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Girl Puppy Names Beginning with S

by Janice Jones  |Updated January 29, 2020

Need some great Dog Names?  Here is our girl dog names beginning with S 

Check our other dog names pages for more ideas and for suggestions on how to name your puppy. 

Girl Puppy Names Beginning With S:  Retro Style

There is a trend towards rediscovering and reinventing names that haven't been used in a long time.  Not only are we seeing this in the choice of names for human children, but also in the naming of our pets.  

These names are a great choice for someone who loves real feminine names for their dogs, but has a yearning for a bit of nostalgia.












Girl Puppy Names Beginning with S for High Tech, Nerdy Pet Parents

Let's now switch our attention from the "good old days," to high tech, geeky and futuristic names.  This group is reserved for the true geeks and nerds among us.  If you feel you fit that definition, read on,  (don't forget to contact me if you can come up with a few more great girl names that might be a bit nerdy.)

Safari - Apple's web browser

Samba - open source program normally used on linux computers

Scala - Programing language

Selfie - Perfect for the little gal that loves to pose for photos

Seti - (search for extraterrestrial intelligence); A great choice for that gal that is always hearing something you can't see

Shadow - a term used in graphic design but great for a black dog that tends to follow his human around.

SiriusSatellite radio;  Is your dog a news junky or loves to listen to music?

Socket - has many meanings but refers to a connection within the computer

Squiggy - character on the computer keyboard ~

Surfer - One who visits websites

Lovely Asian Girl Puppy Names Beginning with S

Sachi - Japanese girl name meaning child of bliss or one who is blessed

Saki - a Japanese wine

Saku - Japanese for Remembrance of the Lord

Sakura lovely Japanese name meaning "cherry blossom," 

Sala - A Hindu girl name meaning From the sacred Sala Tree

Sanyu - A Japanese girl name meaning one who brings happiness

Sasa - Japanese meaning one who is helpful

Sato - Japanese name which means of a sweet nature

Shu Fang - From Chinese meaning one who is gentle and kind

Sita (Hindu) goddess of the harvest

Soo - Korean meaning having a long life

Sora - a Japanese unisex name meaning sky

Mother Nature Inspired Girl Puppy Names Beginning with S

If you or your dog love the great outdoors, one of these names may be just what you are looking for.  If you don't see the perfect name, we have more nature inspired dog names for both girls and boys.

Saffron - red colored spice from the flower of Crocus sativus, a great name for a red colored dog.

Sage - Herb

Sapphire - a precious blue metal used in jewelry.  A good name for a blue or silver colored dog.

Serenity - how you will feel when you commune with nature.

Sequoia - Large Tree

Sol - meaning Sun

Soleil -French for Sun

Snow - Snowy - Good choice for a white dog or one that loves the winter

Snowflake - Another good choice for a white dog

Sorrel- green herb sometimes used in salads

Summer - A popular girl name no matter what month they were born in.

Sunny - Sunshine both good choices for that sunny disposition you love so much in your dog.

Storm - Stormy  Storm or Stormy make good names for black or grey colored dogs.

Sparrow - A tiny bird name for your tiny dog

Solstice - the time of the year, either in the winter or summer where the sun is at its northernmost point (beginning of Summer) in the northern hemisphere or its southernmost point from the equator (first day of winter) in the northern hemisphere. 

Star - Stardust - No mention of nature would be complete if we didn't explore the celestial sphere.  Good name for a white, gray or silver colored dog.

“Study Nature, love Nature, stay close to Nature. It will never fail you.”

Frank Lloyd Wright 

Clever Place Names
Girl Puppy Names Beginning with S

Girl names that were once derived from a location or place name have become so common place that we often forget where they originated. Here are some common human girl names that also make wonderful dog names.

Savannah - City in Georgia

Sedona - City in Arizona

Seville - City in Spain

Sharon - Plain in ancient Palestine

Sierra - Mountain Range

Shasta - Volcanic Peak in California

Shiloh - City in Ohio

Suri - many locations including India

Salem - City in Massachusetts 

Sydney - City in Australia

Food and Drink Inspired Girl Puppy Names Beginning with S

What do you think about when you think of food.  Is it simply a means to sustain life or do you make connections between food and emotions?  If you do, you are not alone.

According to Medical News Today, "Food cravings are caused by the regions of the brain that are responsible for memory, pleasure, and reward."

It's no surprise that people choose food (or drink) names for their four-legged friend for the same unconscious emotional feelings they have for certain foods.  Think comfort foods - think comfort animals.


















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Lovely Girl Puppy Names Beginning with S and Their Meanings

Saba (Greek)  Girls from Sheba, born in the morning

Sable (English) one who is sleek

Sabrina (English) A legendary princes

Sacha (Greek) A form of Alexandra meaning helper and defender of mankind

Sadie (English) Form of Sarah meaning princess, lady

Sakari (Native American) meaning, a sweet girl

Salina (French) One of a solemn dignified character

Sally (English) Form of Sarah meaning princess, lady

Salva (Latin) A wise woman

Samatha (Aramaic) One who listens well

Sammy, Sam (See Samantha)

Sandra (Greek) Form of Alexandra meaning helper and defender of mankind

Sandy (See Sandra)

Santana (Spanish) A saintly woman

Sara, Sarah (Hebrew) Princess, Lady

Sasha (Rusan) Form of Alexandra meaning helper and defender of mankind

Scout (American) an explorer

Selene (Greek) Of the moon; in mythology, goddess of the moon

Shanta (Hindi) one who is calm

Shannon (Gaelic) Having ancient wisdom

Sharon (Hebrew) From the plains;  a flowering shrub

Shasta (North American) From the Triple peaked mountain

Shayla (Irish) Of the fairy palace

Shayna (Hebrew) A beautiful woman

Shea (Gaelic / Irish) Of Admirable character also from the fairy palace

Sheba (Hebrew) an oath; a biblical place

Sheila (Irish) Form of Cecilia

Shelby (English) From the willow farm

Shelley (English) From the bank's meadow

Sherry (English) Form of Cherie

Shiloh (Hebrew) One who is peaceful

Sienna (Italian) Ladies with red-brown hair

Sissy (English) form of Cecilia

Skye (Gaelic) Women from the Isle of Skye

Skylar (English) one who is learned, a scholar

Sloane (Irish) a strong protector

Sophie (Greek) having great wisdom and foresight

Spencer (English) An administrator

Stacey - (English) Form of Anastasia meaning one who shall rise again

Stella (English)  Star of the sea

Stephanie (Greek) Feminine form of Stephen

Sully (Gaelic) a dark eyed woman from the south meadow

Susie (Susanna, Susan) Hebrew Resembling a graceful white lily

A Few More Girl Puppy Names Beginning with S, Just for Fun

Care to add your own definition?  I'll help you out by defining one of these real names. Swiffer: a long haired dog breed that would make a great mop.










About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with Poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, English Bulldogs, Carin Terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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