Puppy Names: The Best List Of 600 Names For Puppies

Puppy Names

It is many people’s dream to have an adorable puppy to call their own.

If this dream has recently become a reality for you, then you will no doubt be on the hunt for the best and most special puppy names to give to your new canine!

That’s where we come in… we have got over 600 ideas for the best names for puppies to help you get on track with naming your dog!

We have got loads of names to suit loads of different pooches, from Dachshunds of all different colors, to large dogs with big personalities.

So enjoy exploring our lists and remember to choose a title that you feel a connection with, as your dog will have it for the rest of its life!

Best Puppy Names

Cute Puppies

The best puppy names are the ultimate combination of all the categories listed in this article!

Try looking for ideas that are cute and funny simultaneously, that bring out all the best qualities of your puppy and that make your special dog stand out from the crowd!

We have put together a great list of 100 of our favorites, including the names of famous puppies from films, comics and the internet (such as insta-famous dogs like ‘Tunameltsmyheart’)!

There are also some monikers to make people laugh, such as names like ‘The Rock’ for small dogs, and human names that seem out of place, but hilarious, for a dog!

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Hacker

Hacker
after the puppet dog who hosts the ‘CBBC’ channel

  1. Aloysius
  2. Ayumi
  3. Balto
  4. Barkley
  5. Baxter
  6. Beethoven
  7. Benji
  8. Bo
  9. Bolt
  10. Boo
  11. Boop
  12. Bow-wow
  13. Brian
  14. Bruiser
  15. Buddha
  16. Buddy
  17. Captain
  18. Cecil
  19. Charles
  20. Chewy
  21. Clifford
  22. Comet
  23. Corgnelius
  24. Dave
  25. Denver
  26. Digby
  27. Dixie
  28. Dog
  29. Doodle
  30. Dug
  31. Eddie
  32. Einstein
  33. Erin
  34. Fabio
  35. Fifty
  36. Fly
  37. Francis
  38. Gollum
  39. Goofy
  40. Hairy Pawter
  41. Hamilton
  42. Harlow
  43. Hooch
  44. Jimmy Chew
  45. Kesha
  46. Laika
  47. Larry
  48. Lassie
  49. Lentil
  50. Linkon
  51. Loca
  52. Maddie
  53. Manny
  54. Marnie
  55. Max
  56. Maymo
  57. Millie
  58. Milo
  59. Minnie
  60. Mishka
  61. Missy
  62. Nigel
  63. Perdita
  64. Perro
  65. Petey
  66. Piglet
  67. Pongo
  68. Prawn
  69. Rosie
  70. Sadie
  71. Sage
  72. Samantha
  73. Sandy
  74. Scooby
  75. Scooter
  76. Scout
  77. Shadow
  78. Sharon
  79. Shiloh
  80. Sinbad
  81. Skip
  82. Slinky
  83. Snoopy
  84. Stacie
  85. Stan
  86. Stumphrey
  87. Sumo
  88. Sunny
  89. Susie
  90. The Rock
  91. Toast
  92. Toni
  93. Toto
  94. Trotter
  95. Turner
  96. Uggie
  97. Waggle
  98. Winnie
  99. Woof
  100. Zero

Girl Puppy Names

Girl Puppy Names

Our favorite female puppy names are inspired by literary characters from film, TV, comics and works of literature.

They range from characters from older literature, such as ‘Pollyana’ and ‘Fantine’, to more modern literature like ‘Hermione’ and ‘Sansa’!

Most of these titles are recognizable, and it is really fun to give your special pooch a moniker that generates a happy reaction from friends and family!

Our names are perfect for any breed of female puppy, as they range from beautiful, regal and fierce to adorable and cute so enjoy exploring them and spotting your favorite characters!

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Buffy

Buffy
after ‘Buffy Summers’ from the well-known TV show ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’!

  1. Alexia
  2. Alice
  3. Annabeth
  4. Aphrodite
  5. Ariana
  6. Arwen
  7. Arya
  8. Athena
  9. Beatrice
  10. Bellatrix
  11. Bridget
  12. Brienne
  13. Briony
  14. Brunhild
  15. Calypso
  16. Cassandra
  17. Celie
  18. Cersei
  19. Cinders
  20. Clarice
  21. Clarissa
  22. Claudia
  23. Coraline
  24. Cordelia
  25. Daenerys
  26. Daisy
  27. Daphne
  28. Darling
  29. Demeter
  30. Desdemona
  31. Dorothy
  32. Elinor
  33. Eliza
  34. Elizabeth
  35. Elphaba
  36. Éowyn
  37. Éponine
  38. Eugene
  39. Evelyn
  40. Fantine
  41. Fern
  42. Fleur
  43. Freya
  44. Frigg
  45. Galadriel
  46. Ginny
  47. Gretchen
  48. Guinevere
  49. Hazel
  50. Hebe
  51. Helen
  52. Hera
  53. Hermione
  54. Hester
  55. Hestia
  56. Iseult
  57. Johanna
  58. Juliet
  59. Karenina
  60. Katniss
  61. Liesel
  62. Lily
  63. Lisbeth
  64. Luna
  65. Madeline
  66. Marple
  67. Matilda
  68. Melanie
  69. Minerva
  70. Minny
  71. Molly
  72. Morgana
  73. Nancy
  74. Narcissa
  75. Natasha
  76. Nora
  77. Ophelia
  78. Pandora
  79. Penelope
  80. Piper
  81. Pippi Longstocking
  82. Pocahontas
  83. Pollyana
  84. Portia
  85. Ramona
  86. Rapunzel
  87. Rosaline
  88. Sabrina
  89. Sansa
  90. Scarlett
  91. Scout
  92. Tess
  93. Tiger Lily
  94. Tinker Bell
  95. Tris
  96. Undine
  97. Violet
  98. Virginia
  99. Wendy
  100. Ygritte

Boy Puppy Names

Boy Puppy Names

When researching our favorite male puppy names, we really loved location ideas that give a puppy a sense of their origin… connecting them to the the roots of their breed!

Try looking up where your dog originates from, whether it be Russia, America or Germany, and find a word associated with this country.

You could name them after the country itself, or a city within that country with a cool name!

If this doesn’t work, a great idea is to name your puppy after something found in that country, such as a mountain range, a type of food or a company which originates there… good luck!

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Zugspitze

Zugspitze
after the tallest mountain in Germany, making it the perfect name for a long-legged puppy who originates from this country!

  1. Alsek
  2. Ansoo
  3. Aragon
  4. Arlington
  5. Arran
  6. Arthur
  7. Aruba
  8. Arvada
  9. Asia
  10. Atoka
  11. Austin
  12. Berkeley
  13. Berlin
  14. Bonito
  15. Boomer
  16. Boston
  17. Bowen
  18. Brantley
  19. Breton
  20. Bruce
  21. Cameron
  22. Carlton
  23. Carson
  24. Carson
  25. Chad
  26. Chandler
  27. Chisos
  28. Clinton
  29. Clovis
  30. Columbus
  31. Conrad
  32. Corona
  33. Dallas
  34. Daly
  35. Darwin
  36. Davis
  37. Dayton
  38. Denton
  39. Denver
  40. Diego
  41. Dijon
  42. Douglas
  43. Duncan
  44. Easton
  45. Eden
  46. Edward
  47. Elton
  48. Estling
  49. Eugene
  50. Everett
  51. Fez
  52. Flint
  53. Franklin
  54. Ganges
  55. George
  56. Gilbert
  57. Groot
  58. Haddix
  59. Harlem
  60. Harris
  61. Harvey
  62. Hayward
  63. Heron
  64. Holland
  65. Houston
  66. Hudson
  67. Hunter
  68. Isar
  69. Jackson
  70. Jordan
  71. Kelani
  72. Kent
  73. Knox
  74. Koros
  75. Lewis
  76. Logan
  77. Loko
  78. Lourdes
  79. Mario
  80. Mason
  81. Memphis
  82. Milford
  83. Oliver
  84. Orlando
  85. Perry
  86. Powell
  87. Rio
  88. Sajo
  89. Santiago
  90. Seymour
  91. Solomon
  92. Storm
  93. Tomo
  94. Troy
  95. Tyler
  96. Walker
  97. Watson
  98. Wilbur
  99. York
  100. Zoar

Unique Puppy Names

Unique Names

If you really want to set your pooch apart from all others, choosing a unique name is the best idea you can have.

You want to look for words that are memorable, and make an impact when you share it with friends and family, after all… you want your puppy to be the memorable one in the park!

Try looking for words that are not usually used as names, and that might seem risky, but do actually work when paired with your special puppy (e.g. Ash)!

If that doesn’t work, you can try names spelt backwards, they always make cool names in themselves – see if you can spot them hidden in the list below…

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Nevar

Nevar
which is ‘Raven’ spelt backwards, making it a great name for a unique dog with dark-colored fur!

  1. Adaven
  2. Ainsley
  3. Ajay
  4. Alba
  5. Amil
  6. Aries
  7. Arlo
  8. Ash
  9. Autumn
  10. Avalon
  11. Barley
  12. Bear
  13. Beauregard
  14. Bertram
  15. Blondie
  16. Cerberus
  17. Cinder
  18. Coal
  19. Conan
  20. Cricket
  21. Daffodil
  22. Damon
  23. Del
  24. Dioretsa
  25. Dzuwa
  26. Eastwood
  27. Ebony
  28. Eclipse
  29. Emery
  30. Enid
  31. Etta
  32. Evan
  33. Fara
  34. Finn
  35. Fletcher
  36. Gail
  37. Granite
  38. Hana
  39. Harvest
  40. Ink
  41. Iris
  42. Jackal
  43. Jasmine
  44. Jinx
  45. Knight
  46. Leon
  47. Lexa
  48. Liquorice
  49. Merlin
  50. Mila
  51. Milo
  52. Moana
  53. Moon
  54. Morticia
  55. Nacirema
  56. Neo
  57. Nevaeh
  58. Nimueh
  59. Obsidian
  60. Ocean
  61. Ochre
  62. Onyx
  63. Ophelia
  64. Orion
  65. Panther
  66. Parker
  67. Prairie
  68. Presley
  69. Rae
  70. Raf
  71. Rafa
  72. Raven
  73. Sable
  74. Sabre
  75. Saira
  76. Sappho
  77. Saskia
  78. Sedge
  79. Semaj
  80. Sepia
  81. Shasta
  82. Shea
  83. Siri
  84. Sirius
  85. Spectre
  86. Stealth
  87. Straw
  88. Tahiti
  89. Thor
  90. Traeh
  91. Umit
  92. Vanilla
  93. Vanta
  94. Watson
  95. Wes
  96. Wolfgang
  97. Xander
  98. Yensid
  99. Zeus
  100. Ziv

Cute Puppy Names

Cute Aussie Puppy

It goes without saying that most people associate puppies with cuteness, this is known as the science of cuteness.

So to show off just how adorable they are, we put together 100 of the cutest food and drink names to give you inspiration!

We believe that the sweetness of many of these foods, and their different colors and sizes are what gives them that extra adorable-factor!

Why not try:

  • Finding a foodie word which matches the color of your new pooch
  • Finding a type of food to match their personality, like ‘Marshmallow’ for a cuddle puppy, or ‘Pickle’, for a crazy and chaotic little dog
  • Finding a name to match their size, such as ‘Raisin’ for a small dog or ‘Pumpkin’ for a larger dog

We also recommend naming your canine after your favorite food to make it more personal and to show how much you love it!

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Sprout

Sprout
an adorable name for a dog that is tiny like a brussel sprout!

  1. Acai
  2. Apple
  3. Bagel
  4. Baguette
  5. Banana
  6. Beans
  7. Biscotti
  8. Biscuit
  9. Brownie
  10. Butterscotch
  11. Candy
  12. Caramel
  13. Carrot
  14. Chalupa
  15. Cheese
  16. Chili
  17. Chipotle
  18. Chive
  19. Choco
  20. Cinnamon
  21. Clementine
  22. Coconut
  23. Cookie
  24. Crumble
  25. Crumpet
  26. Cupcake
  27. Custard
  28. Donut
  29. Dumpling
  30. Éclair
  31. Falafel
  32. Fig
  33. Fondue
  34. Fudge
  35. Goji
  36. Gooseberry
  37. Hazelnut
  38. Honey
  39. Huckleberry
  40. Jelly
  41. Kiwi
  42. Latke
  43. Lemon
  44. Lime
  45. Macaron
  46. Mango
  47. Marshmallow
  48. Meatball
  49. Melon
  50. Milkshake
  51. Mocha
  52. Muffin
  53. Nacho
  54. Noodle
  55. Nugget
  56. Nutella
  57. Nutmeg
  58. Okra
  59. Olive
  60. Onion
  61. Oregano
  62. Oreo
  63. Pancake
  64. Pavlova
  65. Peach
  66. Peanut
  67. Pear
  68. Pepper
  69. Pickle
  70. Pie
  71. Pineapple
  72. Plum
  73. Porkchop
  74. Potato
  75. Pudding
  76. Pumpkin
  77. Radish
  78. Raisin
  79. Reese’s Pieces
  80. Rhubarb
  81. Sage
  82. Shallot
  83. Snickers
  84. Soda
  85. Spaghetti
  86. Sponge
  87. Spud
  88. Squash
  89. Strawberry
  90. Taco
  91. Tater Tot
  92. Toffee
  93. Tofu
  94. Tomato
  95. Truffle
  96. Turnip
  97. Waffle
  98. Walnut
  99. Wonton
  100. Yam

Popular Puppy Names

Golden Retriever Puppy

The most popular and best-loved puppy names are definitely the cutest, liveliest and the most special choices around!

They are loved by all, and their popularity shows just how incredible they are!

Our list of the top 100 puppy names spans long and short words, monikers for dogs of all different breeds and colors, and titles for dogs with contrasting personalities.

Whether you’re looking for a fierce or a cool choice, a sweet or a crazy title, our list has got them all!

Some of our ideas are unique whilst some are known by many, and we hope you enjoy exploring them…

Our Favorite

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Pip

Pip
a tiny name which will perfectly suit the smallest and most adorable pup around!

  1. Abby
  2. Ace
  3. AJ
  4. Alfie
  5. Amber
  6. Angel
  7. Annie
  8. Archie
  9. Bandit
  10. Basil
  11. Baxter
  12. Benji
  13. Bertie
  14. Betty
  15. Billy
  16. Blossom
  17. Brandy
  18. Bruno
  19. Chance
  20. Chester
  21. Chief
  22. Cleo
  23. Coco
  24. Cody
  25. Cooper
  26. Delilah
  27. Dixie
  28. Dolly
  29. Duke
  30. Elma
  31. Elsa
  32. Fluffy
  33. Foxy
  34. Frankie
  35. Freddy
  36. Gee
  37. Goldie
  38. Gracie
  39. Gus
  40. Gypsy
  41. Harper
  42. Henry
  43. Hope
  44. Ivan
  45. Jasper
  46. Jessie
  47. Joey
  48. Josie
  49. Juliet
  50. Juno
  51. Kali
  52. Lena
  53. Lenny
  54. Leo
  55. Levi
  56. Lola
  57. Louie
  58. Lucky
  59. Lulu
  60. Macey
  61. Maggie
  62. Maisy
  63. Mandy
  64. Maximus
  65. Mickey
  66. Milo
  67. Mimi
  68. Minnie
  69. Mocha
  70. Moe
  71. Moxie
  72. Murphy
  73. Ned
  74. Oakley
  75. Oliver
  76. Oscar
  77. Otis
  78. Otto
  79. Pebble
  80. Petey
  81. Piper
  82. Pippa
  83. Pixie
  84. Poppy
  85. Ralph
  86. Remy
  87. Rex
  88. Romeo
  89. Rufus
  90. Rusty
  91. Simba
  92. Smoky
  93. Tabby
  94. Tilly
  95. Toby
  96. Tucker
  97. Willow
  98. Winston
  99. Yogi
  100. Yoshi

Summary

Sadly, we’ve reached the end of our foray into the world of puppy names!

We had a fabulous time collating all our favorites, and we hope you had fun exploring them, picking out the best and trying them out on your pooch!

Whether it was a food, literary or location-related names that caught your eye, we really hope you found a connection with it, and that it is a perfect match for your perfect puppy.

Let us know all your favorites in the comments below, and leave suggestions for any amazing puppy names we may have left out, as we’d really love to hear them!

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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