It can be difficult to find the perfect name. Names can be inspired by your favorite food, nature, colors, fictional characters, appearance, or your dog’s personality. In this case, the color apricot is a mixture of red, orange, yellow, and brown tones. It is a beautiful color seen on many dog’s coats. If you are planning on welcoming a new puppy with reddish locks into the family, keep reading to discover some adorable apricot dog names for your future best friend. Now, let’s help you find the perfect name!
What Dog Breed can have an Apricot Coat?
Keep in mind, this is not an exhaustive list. There are many dog breeds that can have apricot coats that are not listed here. The following breeds are purely the most common dogs that you will see with red-orange colored fur.
- 1. Akita
- 2. Australian Shepherd
- 3. Cocker Spaniel
- 4. Dashcund
- 5. Irish Setter
- 6. Irish Terrier
- 7. Golden Retriever
- 8. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (Toller)
- 9. Pomeranian
- 10. Shiba Inu
- 11. Standard Poodles (and miniature/toy poodles)
- 12. Vizsla
- 13. Redbone Coonhound
- 14. Australian Cattle Dog
Best Dog Names for Dogs with Apricot Coats
- Amber– in simplest terms, amber is fossilized tree resin. Amber has warm hues and has a honey-like color and appearance.
- Apricot– the inspiration behind this list of dog name ideas. Apricots are a fruit with a yellow-orange skin.
- Honey– oh sweet, sweet honey. Honey has that beautiful golden color to it and would make a good name for apricot-colored dogs.
- Ginger– ginger is a mixture between an orange hue with brown. This is definitely one of the more popular names on this list. Actually, one of my childhood cat’s was named Ginger.
- Scarlett– a red color with hints of orange hues. This adorable name would be a perfect fit for female dogs that have reddish colored fur.
- Ember– if you are looking for more unique names for your apricot dog, then Ember is one to consider.
- Blaze– a large and fiercely burning fire. This name would be fitting for a fiery redhead pup.
- Peach– peach colors can fall under orange-pink or yellowish-orange. Personally, I think Peach is an adorable name for apricot dogs.
- Cinnamon– a warm brownish-orange color (inspired by the spice of course).
- Copper– another popular name for dogs with red-brown colored fur.
More Dog Name Ideas…
- Butterscotch– butterscotch is an orangish-brown color. If you are looking for cute names inspired by your dog’s golden locks, Butterscotch is a top-notch choice.
- Lava– how cool would this name be for your new dog? Lava would make such a unique name for a male dog (especially one with a fiery personality).
- Tiger– another popular pet name. If your dog has orange colored locks, Tiger would be an adorable name.
- Sunny– a perfect name choice for a golden pup such as a golden retriever or goldendoodles.
- Pumpkin– if your dog has orange hues in their coat, pumpkin would be a fitting name…bonus points if your dog is born during the Halloween season. Such a great name for small dogs as well.
- Marigold– Marigolds are cute flowers that range from being gold, yellow, orange, to red in color. I think Marigold would be such an adorable name for dogs with curlicue coats.
- Rose/Rosie– a classic name for both humans and pets.
Apricot Dog Names Cont.
- Papaya– keeping with the food themes, papayas are a tropical fruit that are orange-yellow in color. Personally, I think Papaya would make the cutest name for your precious pup.
- Clementine– a specific type of mandarin orange. Clementine is one of my favorite names on this list.
- Terra (terra cotta)– a mix of red, brown, and orange tones. A nickname would be Terra for this dog name.
- Rusty– if you like human names that also fit well as dog names, Rusty would be a great choice.
- Fox– a simple, short name that everyone is familiar with. If you are into animal names for your dog (like the super popular name Moose) then Fox is the right name for your pup.
- Flame– Flame would make a cool name for your apricot male dog.
- Saffron– a crimson red colored spice derived from a flower.
- Autumn– who doesn’t love the warm beautiful colors of autumn? Can’t you just picture the crisp mornings with trees full of orange, yellow, and red leaves?
- Ruby– a beautiful red gemstone.
- Sangria– if you are on the hunt for unique girl dog names, then Sangria would be such a cute name choice. A sangria is a Spanish punch-like drink made from red wine.
- Maple– if your dog has a golden-brown hue to their coat, Maple could be the right fit.
- Rajah– if you are into more story book names, consider the name Rajah. This name was inspired from Jasmine’s pet Tiger in Aladdin. Rajah is a royal title in India meaning prince or king.
Words of Advice
As you can see, pet owners can draw name inspiration from practically anywhere. My best advice to anyone who is brining home a new puppy and stuck on a name, is to write down a list of your top 10 choices. “Sit on” the names for awhile and see if there are any that you want to eliminate. Consider meeting your dog first to get a taste of their personality and demeanor. There is no right or wrong when it comes to a name- it only matters that you personally love it. Sure, take loved one’s advice if you want to but in the end this is your dog. Go with a name that feels right and you genuinely love. I don’t think you could go wrong with any of these apricot dog names. Good luck and happy naming!
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