Princess, meaning “royal daughter,” is a great name for girl dogs who are independent or shy. Find out more about dogs named Princess.


Name: Princess

Meaning: This name is English in origin and means “royal daughter.” Typically, it is used as a title to indicate a daughter of royal descent.

Personality: Independent, Shy

About This Name: Although we are not aware of any people whose actual name is Princess, it has long been a favorite nickname bestowed by doting parents. Historically there have been several influential princesses, including the iconic Princess Diana. The movie The Princess Bride has enjoyed a huge following and has become a cult classic. A little-known movie called Dancer and the Dame stars a female German Shepherd named Princess — and of course there are numerous beloved Disney princesses, known all over the globe.

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