500+ Dog Names: The Best A to Z of Names for Dogs

Dog Names

What did the skeleton say to the puppy at dinner? Bone Appétit! What better way to start an article about some of the world’s most hilarious, best and popular dog names than with a dog joke?

We believe that canines are the best all-round pets, epitomizing everything you’d ever want in a companion.

Their sense of fun makes every day exciting, their adorable faces and personalities make you want to cuddle them non-stop, and their compassion and loyalty sets them apart from all other pets.

To celebrate the awesomeness of these pets, we’ve compiled over 600 varied and fascinating dog names.

Like dogs, our monikers come in all shapes and sizes, so we hope you find that special one for your pawfect pup.

Female Dog Names

Names For Girl Dogs

Female canines are effortlessly adorable, whilst also maintaining their feisty side and sense of adventure.

Our titles range from the cutest choices for a beautiful female dog, such as ‘Cookie’ and ‘Dolly’, to monikers with a more rebellious ring, such as ‘Trixie’.

We also included some color-based names, like ‘Sienna’ and ‘Ginger’, to suit female dogs of a specific color.

Looking for female dog names ending in ‘ee’ sounds, such as ‘Beauty’ and ‘Mimi’ is a good place to start.

These often sound sweeter than shorter, blunter words, and will therefore suit your majestic and loveable pooch more.

Try saying some of your favorites out loud to practice how it will sound when you call your puppy in the park.

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Aqua

Aqua
a stunning color that will suit a bubbly dog with a unique and beautiful personality!

  • Angel
  • Angelina
  • Athena
  • Aurora
  • Bailey
  • Beauty
  • Bella
  • Blue
  • Bonnie
  • Britney
  • Callie
  • Ceska
  • Claudia
  • Cleo
  • Cloud
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Coral
  • Crimson
  • Cyan
  • Daisy
  • Dancer
  • Dolly
  • Emmie
  • Fizzy
  • Fliss
  • Forest
  • Frannie
  • Fuchsia
  • Ghost
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Ginny
  • Goldie
  • Gracie
  • Gretchen
  • Harley
  • Hazel
  • Heart
  • Indigo
  • Ivory
  • Ivy
  • Izzie
  • Jemima
  • Jolie
  • Josie
  • Lacey
  • Leia
  • Lilac
  • Lilly
  • Lissy
  • Lolly
  • Lou
  • Lucie
  • Lucky
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Maeva
  • Maggie
  • Maroon
  • Millie
  • Mimi
  • Misty
  • Mocha
  • Molly
  • Olive
  • Peach
  • Pearl
  • Pink
  • Piper
  • Polly
  • Poppy
  • Primrose
  • Princess
  • Rainbow
  • Rosy
  • Roxie
  • Ruby
  • Sadie
  • Sandy
  • Sasha
  • Saskia
  • Scout
  • Sherbet
  • Shimmer
  • Shine
  • Sienna
  • Silver
  • Skye
  • Smoke
  • Stella
  • Sunny
  • Suzie
  • Teal
  • Tess
  • Tiffany
  • Trixie
  • Turquoise
  • Willow
  • Zoey

Male Dog Names

Male Canine

If you’re searching for a brilliant moniker for your male dog, start by using the pets of famous people as inspiration.

Our list contains many of the choices used by our famous celebrities for their pet dogs.

So whether it is the pooch belonging to Miley Cyrus, Adam Sandler or Barack Obama that inspires you, we hope you love these dog names as much as celeb do.

Another tip is to try shortening words to create the cutest names possible, such as ‘Tobias’ which you could shorten to ‘Toby’.

Finding a moniker that starts with the first letter of your dog’s breed such as ‘Winston the Westie’ is another great idea as these titles often have a great alliterative ring.

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Bo

Bo
after the Portuguese Water dog belonging to former president Barack Obama!

  • Ace
  • Alfie
  • Asia
  • Atticus
  • Augie
  • Axel
  • Bambi
  • Bandit
  • Barkey
  • Baxter
  • Baylor
  • Boom
  • Brutus
  • Buzz
  • Charlie
  • Coby
  • Cody
  • Cooper
  • Dallas
  • Dante
  • Dasher
  • Diego
  • Diesel
  • Dozer
  • Dudley
  • Duke
  • Elvis
  • Emu
  • Ernie
  • Finn
  • Freddie
  • Gabbana
  • Genghis Khan
  • George
  • Gizmo
  • Gunner
  • Gus
  • Harvey
  • Hendrix
  • Henry
  • Indo
  • Jake
  • Jamie
  • Jinxy
  • Julius
  • Kai
  • Kola
  • Leo
  • Leo
  • Levi
  • Loca
  • Logan
  • Louie
  • Luca
  • Lupo
  • Mate
  • Matzoball
  • Maverick
  • Meatball
  • Meatloaf
  • Milo
  • Mocha
  • Mojo
  • Famous
  • Murphy
  • Noodles
  • Norman
  • Ollie
  • Porter
  • Puddy
  • Rambo
  • Rascal
  • Rex
  • Ricky
  • Rocky
  • Roscoe
  • Rusty
  • Sammy
  • Scallion
  • Scamper
  • Sharky
  • Sherriff
  • Sid
  • Sidi
  • Simba
  • Spencer
  • Tank
  • Teddy
  • Theo
  • Tiger
  • Tobias
  • Toulouse
  • Tucker
  • Vincent
  • Wilson
  • Wink
  • Winston
  • Woody
  • Zest
  • Ziggy

Best Dog Names

Best Dog Portrait

The best kinds of names for dogs sum up everything you adore and admire about your incredible pooch!

What better way to find a moniker than to explore your favorite characters from literature and film, and match their brilliant qualities with your canines.

We have compiled a list of some of the world’s most loved characters, from ‘Eeyore’ the adorable donkey to ‘Winnie the Pooh’.

Think of your favorite films and books, and consider which characters have attributes similar to your puppy (e.g. their affectionate nature, sense of humor or beauty)!

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Celie

Celie
after the brave and courageous woman from Alice Walker’s inspiring novel The Color Purple.

  • Adela
  • Alden
  • Algernon
  • Archer
  • Armstrong
  • Arthur
  • Atticus
  • Augie
  • Augustus
  • Benjy
  • Binx
  • Blanche
  • Bloom
  • Bond
  • Brodie
  • Caddie
  • Charles
  • Clarissa
  • Clyde
  • Cosimo
  • Dante
  • Dean
  • Dixon
  • Edna
  • Eeyore
  • Elinor
  • Éowyn
  • Finch
  • Florentino
  • Frankie
  • Gandalf
  • Gatsby
  • Geoffrey
  • Golightly
  • Gregor
  • Grendel
  • Hana
  • Hans
  • Harriet
  • Havisham
  • Hester
  • Holmes
  • Humbert
  • Ignatius
  • Jeeves
  • Jekyll
  • Jimmy
  • Joey
  • Judge
  • Kari
  • Kimball
  • Kurtz
  • Lennie
  • Leopold
  • Lolita
  • Lyra
  • Marcel
  • Marlow
  • Mary Lou
  • Maurice
  • Moriarty
  • Mr Darcy
  • Nate
  • Neddy
  • Newland
  • Nick
  • Nora
  • Orlando
  • Oskar
  • Peace
  • Pip
  • Poldark
  • Portia
  • Potter
  • Prince
  • Quentin
  • Ramsay
  • Rhett
  • Ripley
  • Rochester
  • Rupert
  • Ryder
  • Samsa
  • Santiago
  • Scarlett
  • Sebastian
  • Seymour
  • Smiley
  • Spade
  • Sula
  • Tarantino
  • Tarzan
  • TinTin
  • Toad
  • Ursula
  • Wentworth
  • Winnie
  • Yuri
  • Zhivago
  • Zuckerman

Funny Dog Names

Funny Dog Face

Once you have found that perfectly hilarious name to suit your funny pooch, you have hit the jackpot.

But sometimes the search can seem quite difficult.

So we put together 100 of our favorite funny dog names, from puns on celebrities, to traditional human names that hilariously don’t fit with a canine!

Our ideas also include some big names, such as ‘Goliath’ and ‘Giant’.

We also recommend pairing a traditional human title with a funny, dog-related surname, such as ‘Harold Woofington’.

These ideas sound ridiculous and are perfect for a pooch with a great sense of humor and a brilliant personality, whatever you pick, we hope it will generate loads of laughs!

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Kate Barkinsale

Kate Barkinsale
a doggy pun on British actress ‘Kate Beckinsale’ which will have everyone laughing!

  • 50 Scent
  • Al Poo-chino
  • Anderson Pooper
  • Artoo Dogtoo
  • Bark Twain
  • Biggie Smalls
  • Bob
  • Bustamove
  • Calamity Jane
  • Captain Sniffer
  • Catherine Zeta Bones
  • Chew Barka
  • Chewbacca
  • Cinder Ella
  • Cookie Monster
  • Craig
  • Cujo
  • Doc Mcoggins
  • Doggy Howlser M.D.
  • Doggy Parton
  • Doodle
  • Droolius Caesar
  • Ellen Degeneruff
  • Elmo
  • Ewok
  • Ezra Hound
  • Fido
  • Fitbit
  • Fresh Prints of Bel Air
  • Frodo
  • Furdinand
  • Fuzzy
  • Gary
  • George Bernard Paw
  • Giggle
  • Groucho Barks
  • Hairy
  • Hairy Paw-ter
  • Harold
  • Harold Woofington
  • Hotdog
  • Indiana Bones
  • Jabba the Mutt
  • James Earl Bones
  • Jimmy Chew
  • Kanye Westie
  • Kareem Adbul Ja’Bark
  • Liberace
  • Lloyd
  • Lucky Goodsniffer
  • Ma Barker
  • Markie Mark
  • Mary Puppins
  • McGruff
  • Mini-Pearl
  • Mittens
  • Moneypenny
  • Bean
  • Muttley Cru
  • Orville Redenbarker
  • Oswald
  • Ozzy Pawsborne
  • Pablo Escobark
  • Pam
  • Paw-casso
  • Peanut
  • Pickle
  • Prince of Barkness
  • Pumba
  • Rex
  • Rufus
  • Rusty
  • Salvador Dogi
  • Santa Paws
  • Sarah Jessica Barker
  • Scary Spice
  • Scooter
  • Scrappy
  • Sherlock Bones
  • Sir Barkington
  • Sir Wag-A-Lot
  • Sir Woofington of the Valley of Bark
  • Sniffy Longbottom
  • Snoop Dog
  • Snuffles
  • Socks
  • Spark Pug
  • Sparky
  • Speedy Gonzalez
  • Spot
  • Squeaker
  • Sue Barker
  • The Notorious D.O.G.
  • Thor
  • Virginia Woof
  • Winnie the Poodle
  • Woofgang Amadeus
  • Woofgang Puck
  • Woofie Goldberg
  • Yoda

Unique Dog Names

Unique Female Dog

When looking for a unique name for a dog that stands out from the crowd.

We recommend researching the background and origins of your breed and then using their language. A good example is the ‘Pomeranian’ from Poland, and find a unique moniker in that language.

This gives your dog a connection to its breed, as well as a name that many people won’t have heard of!

We believe the crazier, the better, so don’t hold back when choosing your quirky moniker.

You could try unique short versions of words, such as ‘Fia’, short for ‘Sofia’, or ‘Bram’, short for ‘Abraham’.

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Olinda

Olinda
a Spanish word meaning ‘one who guards the property’, great for a tough guard dog!

  • Alba
  • Albion
  • Aldis
  • Alegra
  • Ansel
  • Arden
  • Artemis
  • Aslan
  • August
  • Avon
  • Beta
  • Bjorn
  • Bodhi
  • Bram
  • Buffy
  • Carlisle
  • Carmela
  • Cecelia
  • Cian
  • Cora
  • Cosimia
  • Cruz
  • Dante
  • Demetria
  • Dream
  • Duffy
  • Eira
  • Evelina
  • Evine
  • Fauna
  • Faye
  • Fia
  • Fleur
  • Giana
  • Gracia
  • Henley
  • Ion
  • Ivo
  • January
  • Jericho
  • Juliette
  • Jupiter
  • Kaira
  • Kapono
  • Keir
  • Kenji
  • Kit
  • Koa
  • Lakshmi
  • Larson
  • Laszlo
  • Leif
  • Lev
  • Logan
  • Luigi
  • Maia
  • Mariko
  • Marlow
  • Marvel
  • Massi
  • Mercy
  • Milana
  • Mina
  • Nola
  • Nova
  • Omari
  • Otto
  • Percival
  • Quincy
  • Ren
  • Renata
  • René
  • Reverie
  • Reza
  • Rocco
  • Romano
  • Romie
  • Saul
  • Serafina
  • Storm
  • Suri
  • Taj
  • Tea
  • Tempest
  • Teo
  • Thunder
  • Urban
  • Vamp
  • Venus
  • Verena
  • Verity
  • Veronia
  • Vida
  • Virtue
  • Viviana
  • Winslow
  • Wolfrick
  • Xen
  • Zahra
  • Zelda

Cute Dog Names

Cute Puppy

A list of dog names is not complete without a section on cute words.

After all, dogs are some of the most adorable pets around!

Our favorites are based on types of sweets, as these treats make varied and fun names for the sweetest dogs, so think of your favorite sweets and try them out on your new adorable pup.

This list also includes the names of famous dogs, renowned for appearing in movies and books, or playing integral roles in major scientific discoveries!

There is nothing is cuter than a canine who looks adorable and has a special personality to match.

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Toto

Toto
after Dorothy’s adorable puppy from ‘The Wizard of Oz’!

  • Airbud
  • Apple
  • Barley
  • Beethoven
  • Benji
  • Biscuit
  • Bolt
  • BonBon
  • Boo
  • Brian
  • Bubblegum
  • Buddy
  • Buttons
  • Candy
  • Capitan
  • Caramel
  • Carrot
  • Chance
  • Charlie B. Barkin
  • Cherry
  • Chewy
  • Chocolate
  • Chrystal
  • Chupa Chups
  • Clifford
  • Cola
  • Comet
  • Cotton
  • Custard
  • Delight
  • Éclair
  • Eddie
  • Einstein
  • Flump
  • Fly
  • Frank
  • Goofy
  • Gumball
  • Gummy Bear
  • Haribo
  • Harlow
  • Herbie
  • Hercules
  • Hershey
  • Honey
  • Honeycomb
  • Hooch
  • Jelly Belly
  • Kit Kat
  • Lady
  • Laika
  • Lassie
  • Lemon
  • Lentil
  • Licorice
  • Lollipop
  • Marley
  • Marnie
  • Marshamallow
  • Max
  • Milky Way
  • Minty
  • Mishka
  • Moose
  • Mousse
  • Muffin
  • Odie
  • Old Yeller
  • Peanut
  • Pebble
  • Perdita
  • Pete the Pup
  • Petey
  • Pinball
  • Pluto
  • Pongo
  • Rhubarb
  • Rin Tin Tin
  • Sage
  • Scooby Doo
  • Shadow
  • Sinbad
  • Slink
  • Snaps
  • Snickers
  • Snoopy
  • Strawberry
  • Sugar
  • Sweetheart
  • Timmy
  • Toast
  • Toffee
  • Tramp
  • Tuna
  • Twix
  • Twizzler
  • Velvet
  • Wham
  • Winn Dixie
  • Wishbone

Summary

We have reached the end of our list of over 600 dog names. We hope you enjoyed exploring them and discovering your favorites!

Whether it was the funky ‘Twizzler’, the adorable ‘Marley’ or the hilarious ‘Winnie the Poodle’ that got your attention, we hope you were inspired by our ideas.

Whatever name you have settled on, the perfect one will brings out all the best aspects and traits of your new pooch!

If you are still looking, enjoy the process of finding dog names and trying them out, as we had a great time researching and putting these words together.

Let us know your favorites in the comments below and leave your suggestions for brilliant dog monikers too.

David Woods Autho Bio Picture
David is the pet lover behind My Pet's Name. He is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, holds two degrees and has studied Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare. As well as writing, David has helped over 50,000 people choose the best name for their pet.

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