Winston, meaning “joy stone,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are independent or outgoing. Find out more about dogs named Winston.


Name: Winston

Meaning: Joy stone”

Personality: Independent, Outgoing

About This Name: Dogs named Winston wear their names with dignity. Singer Gwen Stefani adores her Pomeranian, Winston. The animated Disney film Feast stars a Boston Terrier by that name. Famous people named Winston have included British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Winston Marshall of the band Mumford & Sons.

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