400+ Dog Names Ideas For Your New Pup

By FamilywaveTeam | Jun 06, 2024

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You are ready to welcome a new furry friend to your family. But what should you call it? Anyone who has had pets before will know that naming them is hard. After all, it is the name your dog will have throughout its life.

Whether you want to name your dogs based on country, size, personality, gender, or your favorite food and movies, we have covered all areas. Here is a list of over 400 names for your dogs for you to choose from.

Also Read: 100+ Most Popular Dog Names For Male and Female

Dog Names By Country

Naming your dogs on the basis of their country of origin is quite popular. Especially if your pup is an original breed, you can find it fun to research the breed's origin and name them accordingly. Below we have discussed ten different countries and relevant names for the dogs.

  • Spanish Dog Names

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Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world after Chinese. Over 595 million people speak Spanish.

So, whether you have Spanish family heritage, or your dog breed has Spanish or Latin roots, or you are just fascinated by the language, you can name your dogs some unique Spanish names listed below.

  1. Corazón
  2. Querida
  3. Risa
  4. Inigo
  5. Fernando
  6. Chiquito
  7. Domingo
  8. Frida
  9. Renata
  10. Boni
  • Italian Dog Names

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Italy is a romantic country that reminds us of Venice, Rome, and Florence. Naming your dog with an Italian-inspired name will make them unique.

Whether the dog has an Italian origin or you want to pay homage to the country, you can choose plenty of cute Italian names for your dog.

  1. Biscotti
  2. Lupo
  3. Sicily
  4. Amore
  5. Bianca
  6. Valentina
  7. Guido
  8. Paisano
  9. Rocco
  10. Lazio
  • Korean Dog Names

Korean actress Jisoo with her dog
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Korean names for you dog can be based on some Korean words with beautiful meanings, Korean city, Korean brands or more. Here are some Korean names for your dog that will make it stand out.

  1. Noonsol
  2. Chingu
  3. Danchu
  4. Onew
  5. Ha-eun
  6. Seori
  7. Heebeom
  8. Yoonmin
  9. Yeojachingu
  10. Jindo
  • French Dog Names

A cute dog in front of Eiffel tower in France
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Many popular dog names we have heard of are of French origin. Giving a French name to your lovely pup will give it that exotic vibe and let's face it. French is also one of the most romantic languages. So, what's best than naming your love a romantic name?

  1. Arnaud
  2. Beau
  3. Citrouille
  4. Dubois
  5. Eiffel
  6. Francine
  7. Jessamine
  8. Margaux
  9. Monet
  10. Chamonix (Pronounced: SHA-muh-nee)
  • Mexican Dog Names

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There are some dogs with Mexican origin like the hairless Xoloitzcuintle, Chihuahua and others. So, if you want a name that reflects their origin or simply your love for the country Mexico, here are some Mexican dog names that are cool and unique.

  1. Churro
  2. Pedro
  3. Mateo
  4. Poncho
  5. Ezra
  6. Margarita
  7. Poblano
  8. Salsa
  9. Cancun
  10. Mérida
  • German Dog Names

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Most common dogs having German origin are the Pomerians, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher and Poodle. Many dogs we pet are bred in Germany. So to pay homage to their origin, why not name the dogs in German? Here are some German dog names you will love.

  1. Perle
  2. Hans
  3. Schatzi
  4. Schwartz
  5. Kuchen
  6. Alphonse
  7. Alsace
  8. Otto
  9. Pumpernickel
  10. Ahren
  • Japanese Dog Names

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The world-renowned story of Hachiko the dog from Japan reminds us of the loyalty these furry pets have toward their owners. Naming your dog with a Japanese name will give you that vibe of loyalty from your pup too. Here are some Japanese dog names apart from Hachiko you might like.

  1. Haruki
  2. Katsu
  3. Kyo
  4. Yoshio
  5. Taro
  6. Minori
  7. Saki
  8. Kiyomi
  9. Tadashi
  10. Yori
  • Greek Dog Names

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Dogs have played an essential part in ancient Greek society and mythology. Gods and goddesses used to take dog for hunting, protection, and companions. So why not give your dog a unique name with a Greek twist? We have listed these varieties of Greek dog names you may like.

  1. Cyclops
  2. Ursulaii
  3. Harpy
  4. Papadopoulos
  5. Cupid
  6. Pistos
  7. Andreia
  8. Malakos
  9. Sokratis
  10. Sapphira
  • Icelandic Dog Names

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Apart from the beauty and uniqueness of the sparsely populated European country, Iceland is famous among dog lovers for the breed Icelandic Sheepdog.

Dogs were also thought to be the companions for the Vikings and used for protection, hunting, and protecting the flocks. So we have listed some Icelandic dog names which will be unique for your lovely pup.

  1. Astrikur
  2. Trygg
  3. Falleg
  4. Klár
  5. Stelpa
  6. Umönnun
  7. Selfoss
  8. Krafla
  9. Baula
  10. Skyr
  • English Dog Names

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If you don't want to keep explaining the meaning behind name of your dog to each and everyone, it is easy to just name your dog an English name. It can be either a British or an American name. Here are some beautiful English dog names you will love.

  1. Cheerio
  2. Bear
  3. Chester
  4. Poppy
  5. Jammy
  6. Frenzy
  7. Hope
  8. Archie
  9. Buster
  10. Ginger

Dog Names From Movies and Characters

If you are a movie buff as well as dog lover, you can easily name your dog based on your favorite movies and characters. Classic and all time favorite movies and shows have plenty of unique names which can be best fit for your dogs.

  • Marvel Dog Names

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Marvel movies have introduced us to many superheroes from comics. Our dogs are also the superheroes in real life. So there are plenty of unique and cute Marvel dog names for your little avenger. Here we have listed some of them.

  1. T'Challa
  2. Gamora
  3. Loki
  4. Groot
  5. Phastos
  6. Shuri
  7. Nebula
  8. Okoye
  9. Odin
  10. M'Baku
  • Harry Potter Dog Names

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Calling your dog with a name as easy as reciting a magical spell would be fun if you are a Harry Potter fan. The essence of the wizarding world can still be felt at your house with the constant Harry Potter themed name buzzing around. Find some fun and unique Harry Potter dog names below.

  1. Helga
  2. Hermione
  3. Snape
  4. Draco
  5. Cedric
  6. Dobby
  7. Hippogriff
  8. Patronus
  9. Gryffindor
  10. Winky
  • Star Wars Dog Names

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You can name your dogs as strong as its force with an out-of-this-world moniker. Inspired by a Galaxy far, far away, these Star Wars dog names are perfect for your furry pet if you are a movie fanatic.

  1. Yoda
  2. Jedi
  3. Saber
  4. Falcon
  5. Aayla
  6. Grogu
  7. Nevarro
  8. Chewbacca
  9. Anakin
  10. Vader
  • Disney Dog Names

Golden Retriever dog dressed as a Disney famed cartoon character Minnie mouse
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As we are on the topic of Movies Dog names, we cannot miss the magical world of Disney. They have been giving us fun movies since 1930s and with so many varieties of names you can choose from Disney, here are some that can be best suited for your pup.

  1. Pongo
  2. Pluto
  3. Goofy
  4. Gus Gus
  5. Dixie
  6. Mowgli
  7. Hercules
  8. Rapunzel
  9. Mitchie
  10. Moana
  • Anime Dog Names

Kawaii Japanese anime dog
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Your Kawaii canine friend will be unique if you give him a name based on your favorite anime. So many anime has cute pet names while some names you can give your dog inspired by the lead characters. Here are handpicked 10 anime dog names that are cool and unique.

  1. Zoro
  2. Mingo
  3. Satsuke
  4. Natsu
  5. Totoro
  6. Nami
  7. Riri
  8. Usopp
  9. Inosuke
  10. Beelzebub
  • Vikings Dog Names

A dog and human bonding in Vikings series
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If you are a fan of the Vikings series and the Viking history, you will love these names for your dog. You can either name them as per your favorite character name, the name of pets in the show, or the villains you find intimidating.

Here are the top 10 most popular names from Vikings you can give your dogs.

  1. Björn
  2. Ivar
  3. Astrid
  4. Rune
  5. Floki
  6. Ubbe
  7. Lagertha
  8. Ragnar
  9. Rollo
  10. Aslaug
  • Lord of The Rings Dog Names

Two dogs dressed as Lord of the Rings characters
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Another classic movie series that reminds us of our childhood is Lord of the Rings. With the fictional names from elves, wizard, or human characters from the LOTR you can give a catchy moniker for your dog that has a nice "ring" to it.

  1. Gandalf
  2. Elanor
  3. Hayward
  4. Sauron
  5. Frodo
  6. Legolas
  7. Wormtongue
  8. Pippin
  9. Lotheriel
  10. Aragorn

Dog Names By Size

Dogs come in different sizes. Some are too big and fluffy while some are so small that they can fit in a cup. Standard sized dogs also have varieties ranging from a heavier to lighter ones. So you can name them according to the one suitable for their size.

It may also be funny to name them just the opposite, for example, a large intimidating dog named as Trinket.

  • Big Dog Names

A big dog breed is taller than its human owner
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Whether you have a big dog or small dog, the names can be big as we all feel the dogs have a huge heart. Such loving creatures should be named with such a moniker that implies it is huge. Below are some big dog names that are unique and beautiful.

  1. Atlas
  2. Zeus
  3. Hulk
  4. Medusa
  5. Beast
  6. Teddy
  7. Goliath
  8. Pegasus
  9. Andromeda
  10. Jupiter
  • Tall Dog Names

Some dog breeds like Irish Wolfhound and Great Dane have exceptionally large height of around 35 inches. This unique characteristics of a tall dog will complement with a unique tall dog name. Here are some ideas to name your height furry pal.

  1. Andre
  2. Everest
  3. Redwood
  4. Burj
  5. Denali
  6. Lincoln
  7. Hyperion
  8. Titan Arum
  9. Mingming
  10. Falcon
  • Small Dog Names

Chihuahua is a small dog
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Your new pup can be so small now that you have just brought it home. Similarly, your dog can already be a small-sized breed even when fully grown. In either of these situations, your pup can have names that suit their small size.

Dogs like Chihuahua, Pug, Yorkshire Terrier, Pugs, French bulldogs are small. Some names that can be suitable as per their size are:

  1. Pixie
  2. Coco
  3. Boba
  4. Pebbles
  5. Snowflake
  6. Butterball
  7. Bambino
  8. Piccolo
  9. Bajo
  10. Toto
  • Miniature Dog Names

We have had large and small dogs, but there are miniature dogs that are too small that they can even fit into your pockets. They obviously deserve a name that resembles their extra cuteness because of the smallest size possible. Here are some ideas for miniature dog names:

  1. Liten
  2. Lille
  3. Xi
  4. Micro
  5. Mimi
  6. Floof
  7. Tootsie
  8. Tiddly
  9. Poppers
  10. Pepper

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  • Short Dog Names

Some dogs are short in height but still heavy and medium-sized. Breeds like Dachshund, Welsh Corgi, and Tibetian Spaniel are some of the cutest short dog breeds. You can name these dogs based on some short but cute things.

  1. Gizmo
  2. Quark
  3. Bunnie
  4. Goblin
  5. Liliput
  6. Kelpie
  7. Sprite
  8. Brownie
  9. Arnis
  10. Kolibri

Dog Names After Food

A dog named after the popular biscuit Oreo
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We all love and need food to survive, much like our adorable dogs. Combining our passion for both of our favorite items by naming your pup with a tasty food items is win-win situation for us. So without further ado, here are some of the cutest dog names inspired by foods.

  1. Nugget
  2. Margarita
  3. Waffles
  4. Oreo
  5. Kimchi
  6. Sashimi
  7. Udon
  8. Cashew
  9. Crumbs
  10. Gnocchi
  • Fruit Dog Names

  1. Peaches
  2. Kiwi
  3. Pina
  4. Mango
  5. Lychee
  6. Melon
  7. Cherry
  8. Olive
  9. Guava
  10. Clementine
  • Vegetable Dog Names

  1. Chili
  2. Cucumber
  3. Zucchini
  4. Cauli
  5. Daikon
  6. Cilantro
  7. Pumpkin
  8. Lettuce
  9. Brinjal
  10. Broccoli
  • Coffee Dog Names

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  1. Latte
  2. Cappucino
  3. Bunna
  4. Kopi
  5. Brew
  6. Java
  7. Mocha
  8. Frothy
  9. Lavazza
  10. Macchiato

Dog Names By Color

Dogs come in multiple variety of colors ranging from pure black, white, grey, brown, red, chocolatey and mixed. As such, naming them with such a moniker that defines their appearance will do justice for them. 

So here we have discussed some dog names based on their coat color and appearance.

  • White Dog Names

When we say white dogs, we may immediately think about Pomerian, Japanese Spitz, Coton de Tulear, and more. The 10 best names suitable for such white colored dogs are listed below:

  1. Frosty
  2. Cloud
  3. Bones
  4. Alaska
  5. Cotton
  6. Dove
  7. Vanilla
  8. Coconut
  9. Pearls
  10. Ivory
  • Black Dog Names

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The black dogs like Portuguese Water dog, Black Labrador Retriever, Puli, Doberman, and Rottweilers are famous for their silky shiny black coat. To match their name with their appearance, here are some ideas to name them.

  1. Shadow
  2. Blackberry
  3. Noir
  4. Eightball
  5. Gloom
  6. Blackie
  7. Supernova
  8. Night
  9. Dawn
  10. Coal or Cole
  • Brown Dog Names

Brown is another most common coat color of dogs. Name them with these names listed below that complements their beautiful fur.

  1. Hazel
  2. Sandy
  3. Bambi
  4. Maple
  5. Goldie
  6. Champagne
  7. Donut
  8. Toffee
  9. Sepia
  10. Bruno 
  • Red Dog Names

Red colored coats of dogs like Irish Setter, Vizsla, and Bloodhound are so distinct. Even their breed name represents their appearance a little bit. Here are 10 red dog names you will love.

  1. Ruby
  2. Rose
  3. Copper
  4. Brick
  5. Amber
  6. Mars
  7. Flame
  8. Dynamite
  9. Cranberry
  10. Henna
  • Grey Dog Names

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Weimaraner dog is best known as the Grey ghost because of its striking grey colored coat. Other dogs also have grey color and the names listed below would perfectly suit them

  1. Smoky
  2. Silver
  3. Smoke
  4. Puff
  5. Rhino
  6. Mushroom
  7. Titanium
  8. Luna
  9. Florentina
  10. Allium
  • Chocolate Dog Names

Some dogs like Barbet, chocolatey Labrador Retriever, and American Staffordshire Terrier are neither brown nor black and somewhat in-between. Such chocolatey dark dogs are adored by many pet owners and they surely deserve a unique name like their coat.

Here are some chocolate dog names for your pup.

  1. Fudge
  2. Hershey
  3. Coco
  4. Cookie
  5. Chocolate
  6. Snickers
  7. Rum
  8. Pretzel
  9. Mudd
  10. Truffles
  • Blue-Eyed Dog Names

Blue eyed  Alaskan Klee Kai dog breed
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While we are all talking about the color of the dog coat, how can we forget the striking color of the eyes. Especially when those huge eyes of your sweet innocent puppy keeps looking at you lovingly, all we can notice about is their beauty. Hence, based on just the color of their blue eyes, we can name them in unique way. Here are some name ideas.

  1. Navy
  2. Azure
  3. Ocean
  4. Sky
  5. Clematis
  6. Grape
  7. Blueberries
  8. Sapphire
  9. Lapis
  10. Admiral

Dog Names By Personality

Personality is a major factor one should consider when naming their dogs. Each dog have unique personality that defines them. Some are intimidating, some are really smart, some are hilarious while some are too gentle.

Based on such individuality we have listed some names that can be best match for your little pal.

  • Scary Dog Names

A scary dog looking intimidating because of its size and personality
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Some dogs are scary by their intimidating personality and behaviour. Giving them a perfect name that matches this baddass feature is a great idea.

  1. Voldemort
  2. Ghoul
  3. Hardy
  4. Thor
  5. Raptor
  6. Tyson
  7. Inferno
  8. Hurricane
  9. Tiger
  10. Butch
  • Powerful Dog Names

Just like the scary dogs, power is also another feature a dog can be named upon. Here are some names that mean power which you could use for your strong pups.

  1. Thunder
  2. Montgomery
  3. Godric
  4. Adira
  5. Ricarda
  6. Oscar
  7. Brigitte
  8. Everett
  9. Alistair
  10. Andronicus
  • Clever Dog Names

Your dog can find the treat no matter where you put it. They know you are leaving the house and reach the car before you so that you wont leave them alone? Well, if yes, then you have a very clever dog and they deserve a smart sounding name.

  1. Athena
  2. Raymond
  3. Conrad
  4. Hugo
  5. Higgins
  6. Kenji
  7. Okos
  8. Fahima
  9. Cassidy
  10. Newton

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  • Funny Dog Names

You can also call your dog by a funny name based on their personalities. Some dogs are so silly and hilarious that you can't resist to call them by something you find funnier.

  1. Bullwinkle
  2. Chewie
  3. Furdinand
  4. Bloopy
  5. MacGruff
  6. Poochie
  7. Tinkie Winkie
  8. Snoopy
  9. Cruella
  10. Goofball
  • Gentle Dog Names

Dogs having calm and gentle personality even around the noisy environment makes you feel like having a mature companion. You can name them with such unique words that represents their gentleness. Here are some examples.

  1. Harmony
  2. Nirvana
  3. Axel
  4. Kona
  5. Delilah
  6. Grace
  7. Callum
  8. Melvin
  9. Tulia
  10. Noxolo

A cute and innocent dog looking aesthetic by wearing a Tiara
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  • Cute Dog Names

This one goes without saying. All dogs are cute in their own way. There are many ways you can name your dog, but just based on their appearance you can name them with monikers that mean cute.

  1. Cuddles
  2. Belle
  3. Dinky
  4. Bonny
  5. Pyaro
  6. Akamaru
  7. Pompompurin
  8. Dimples
  9. Alfalfa
  10. Snookums
  • Aesthetic Dog Names

Do you have a pretty exotic and classy dog with that regal look? If so, you may want to give them some aesthetic names. We have handpicked top 10 of aesthetic dog names for your lovely pup.

  1. Ophelia
  2. Primrose
  3. Fleur
  4. Dorothea
  5. Valencia
  6. Phoenix
  7. Onyx
  8. Anastasia
  9. Agatha
  10. Lissy
  • Guard Dog Names

Guard dogs are your protector, saviour, healer. They are the most alert dog breeds and highly energetic ones too. Giving a name that mean protection is best suited for dogs with such personality.

  1. Wali
  2. Alvar
  3. Chadd
  4. Duarte
  5. Edo
  6. Hafiz
  7. Teddie
  8. Willem
  9. Lexi
  10. Tesha

Dog Names By Gender

Male and Female dogs
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Based on your pooch's gender, you can give them a male name, female name or unisex gender neutral name.

  • Girl Dog Names

For a girl dog, there are several varieties of unique feminine monikers you can choose from. Here are 10 female dog names listed below:

  1. Penny
  2. Maggie
  3. Bella
  4. Daisy
  5. Lucy
  6. Minnie
  7. Nala
  8. Zelda
  9. Charlotte
  10. Moxie
  • Boy Dog Names

Similarly, if you want to give a masculine name for your male dog, here are some cool boy dog names:

  1. Juniper
  2. Stitch
  3. Rusty
  4. Champion
  5. Boss
  6. Rue
  7. Dickens
  8. Cobalt
  9. Wolfgang
  10. Cheeto
  • Gender Neutral Dog Names

Now, there is nothing wrong with saying your dog "Good girl" or "Good Boy." But some pet owners might want to take their dogs the same way regardless of their gender. They may also want some gender-neutral names for the lovely dogs. So, we have a list of 10 unisex gender-neutral dog names you may like:

  1. Bailey
  2. Bambi
  3. Bonbon
  4. Cadbury
  5. Chance
  6. Cupcake
  7. Dumpling
  8. Eggroll
  9. Fluffy
  10. Journey