440 of the Cutest Dog Names Ever

by | Feb 24, 2022 | Puppies | 0 comments

So you’ve bought a new dog and now comes the exciting task of finding the perfect name for your cute little bundle. Puptology is here to help with a compilation of the cutest dog names ever uttered. We’ve found some of the most fierce, fun and just plain fabulous K9 names and brought them together in one place for you to peruse. This article gives you a list of 440 super cute dog names to choose from, along with some useful dog naming tips to help you pick a name your dog responds to. 

What are the Cutest, Coolest, Toughest and Sweetest Dog Names Ever?

Dare we say it? Puptology has found and listed the cutest dog names ever to inspire you when naming your pet. We’ve compiled this comprehensive list using inspiration from dogs we know and love, celebrity dogs and popular dog names. We’ve also used a little creative licence. Get ready to be calling out one of these great names at your local dog park, because we’re confident you can find the right name for your fur-baby in the following lists:

220 Awesome Dog Names for Boys

 

Ace
Aero
Alfie
Ajax
Archer
Archie
Arlo
Arrow
Atlas
Axel
Apollo
Bacon
Bandit
Banjo
Barnaby
Barnie
Baxter
Bear
Beau
Belly
Benny
Bentley
Bo
Boss
Bruce
Brutus
Bud
Bullet
Carter
Cash
Chilli
Chance
Chase
Chewy
Chops
Clyde
Cisco
Cody
Cooper
Comet
Cosmo
Cruz
Dash
Dax
Diego
Diesel
Disco
Ditto
Dougie
Dragon
Dude
Duke
Echo
Eddie
Einstein
Elvis
Eric
Evan
Fabio
Fang
Felix
Fenix
Finn
Flash
Flint
Fletcher
Fox
Frankie
Freddie
Gabe
Gabriel
Garry
George

Gilbert
Gizmo
Goose
Groot
Gucci
Gus
Gustav
Hank
Harley
Harry
Hartley
Hero
Howard
Hudson
Hugo
Iggy
Ike
Indy
Jagger
Jackson
Jake
Jasper
Jax
Jeffrey
Jensen
Jesse
Jet
Jimmy
Jolt
Justice
Kai
Kaos
Kelvin
Kenzo
Kevin
Kingston
Kong
Larry
Lawson
Levi
Lennox
Leonard
Link
Loki
Louie
Luca
Lucky
Mac
Maverick
Max
Meatball
Midas
Midget
Mike
Miles
Monty
Motley
Mozart
Murphy
Nacho
Nate
Nero
Nixen
Noodle
Nougat
Nova
Oliver
Ollie
Onyx
Oreo
Orion
Orlando
Oscar

Otto
Pablo
Parker
Pax
Pearce
Pedro
Pepper
Percy
Pickles
Pierre
Pilot
Pluto
Pocky
Porter
Rafaello
Rambo
Ralphie
Remi
Remington
Rocket
Rocky
Rocco
Roger
Romeo
Rookie
Rory
Rusty
Saint
Sammy
Sampson
Schnitzel
Scooter
Scout
Socks
Snake
Spencer
Spike
Stanley
Stevie
Tank
T-Bone
Teddy
Tiger
Timmy
Tim Tam
Titan
Theo
Thor
Vegas
Victory
Vincent
Vito
Waffles
Walter
Wally
Watson
Wells
Wesley
Wilbur
Winston
Winx
Wolfe
Wolfgang
Woodrow
Wyatt
Yogi
Zack
Zap
Zander
Zeke
Zeus
Ziggy
Zorro
Zulu 

220 Awesome Dog Names for Girls

Abby
Akira
Alice
Amber
Angel
Annie
Astra
Ava
Bambi
Bean
Beatrix
Bella
Beyonce
Bessie
Bianca
Bindi
Blaze
Bliss
Blossie
Bonnie
Bubble
Buffy
Button
Buttercup
Carmello
Cassie
Charm
Clara
Cleo
Clover
Coco
Coffee
Connie
Cookie
Crystal
Dahlia
Daisy
Dakota
Daphne
Darby
Darcy
Delta
Diana
Dixie
Dolly
Dottie
Ebony
Ella
Ellie
Elsa
Elsie
Emmy
Empress
Esme
Evie
Faith
Fanta
Fifi
Flame
Flora
Florence
Flossie
Fluffy
Freya
Gertie
Gidgit
Gigi
Giddy
Ginger
Georgie
Glory
Goldie
Gracie

Gretta
Gypsy
Harmony
Harper
Hattie
Heidi
Holly
Honey
Hope
Indie
Isla
Ivy
Izzy
Jade
Jasmine
Jelly
Jessie
Jewel
Jojo
Josie
June
Jynx
Kahlua
Karma
Kiki
Kira
Kitty
Klara
Kyra
Lacey
Lady
Lala
Lara
Lexi
Lila
Lilo
Lily
Lizzy
Lotty
Lola
Lulu
Luna
Mabel
Macy
Maggie
Matilda
Melody
Milly
Mimi
Minnie
Mira
Missy
Misty
Molly
Muppet
Nala
Nelly
Nikki
Nikita
Nova
Nutmeg
Odette
Olivia
Olive
Olympia
Panda
Pandora
Paris
Patty
Peaches
Pebbles
Pepper
Petal

Penny
Phoebe
Piper
Pippa
Pippi
Pixie
Polly
Poppy
Prada
Puff
Pumpkin
Raven
Rebel
Riley
Rosa
Rosie
Roxy
Ruby
Sabre
Sadie
Sandy
Sasha
Scarlett
Scout
Shelly
Silky
Skittles
Skyla
Sophia
Snickers
Snuggles
Sparrow
Squirt
Starr
Stella
Storm
Sugar
Sunnie
Taffy
Tali
Tammy
Terra
Tessa
Tiara
Tiera
Tilly
Tinker
Tortie
Trixie
Trudy
Truffles
Tulip
Twix
Twiggy
Vada
Valkyrie
Venus
Vera
Verity
Violet
Vivian
Wanda
Wendy
Willow
Winnie
Winter
Xena
Yoko
Zali
Zara
Zelda
Zoe
Zola
Zuzu

Tips for naming your dog

If you’re wondering how to name your dog when there are so many options to choose from, we’ve got some great tips to help you decide. Here are our top dog naming tips:

1. Be emotive

Dogs conjure up beautiful emotions in people every day. Joy, happiness, wonder, love and endearment are just some of the feelings dog lovers experience when spending time with their pets. So a great way to name your dog is to think about the emotions he or she evokes and find a name that speaks to that. For example, the name Dash might suit a bright-eyed cheeky pup that is fast, fun and high spirited and leaves you feel upbeat and happy. Winnie might be perfect for a doe-eyed girl that is gentle, sweet and timid and makes you feel protective and loving.

2. Consider short names

Dogs may find it easier to recognise one or two syllable names rather than long names. So as cute as a name like Maximiliano might be, your dog might respond better to Max or Maxy. Repetitious sounds can also be easy for dogs to pick up, so names such as Coco, Kiki and Lulu might help your dog learn its name quickly. Of course, if you prefer a long name, your dog will still respond; it may just take a lot of repetitions for them to make the association.

3. Embrace your dog’s breed and personality

Finding a name that truly suits your dog’s individuality can be a winning move. Think of a sleek greyhound called Twiggy or a lanky and goofy boxer called Moose. You can have fun with names that match your dog’s temperament as well. For example, imagine the name Nougat for chocolate brown Labrador with loving eyes that make you want to melt. Or consider Truffles for a busy West Highland Terrier that loves sniffing out exciting finds in the garden.

 4. Skip family and friend’s names

 When you choose your dog’s name it’s best not to risk offence to those around you by borrowing a much loved family member’s or friend’s name. You might think of it as a compliment, but not all people want their namesake to be an animal! Also avoid names that are similar to your family and friends’ names as this can be confusing for your dog. For example if your son’s name is Harley, best not to call your dog Marley.

 5. Consider a little humour

Dogs make us smile, so you could consider sharing the joy with those around you by giving your dog a fun name or a name that juxtaposes its physical attributes. For example, a big tough bulldog could be named Tulip or a tiny chihuahua might be named named Butch. Try thinking of names that are endearing and fun.

6. Avoid names that sound like commands

It’s really important to avoid names that sound like commands as this can be highly confusing for a dog and frustrating for you. It might seem fitting to name your hilarious new pug Clown, but when your teaching him the command ‘down’ it may not be you having the last laugh. So consider all of the commands you’d like to teach your dog and double check that none of them rhyme with your chosen name. Here’s a few to consider: sit, stay, down, come, fetch, no.

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