Great Ideas For Naming Your Dogs

May 11, 2020 3 min read

Great Ideas For Naming Your Dogs

Looking for unique dog names that not everyone has? Not only do unique names stand out, they’re fun to pick out. This guide will help you generate some awesome ideas for unique dog names that fit your own style & personality! If you are in search of common names, I am sure it will be easy for you to figure it out but if you want to find truly unique dog names for your pup, ones no other dog at the park has, here are a few pointers. Maybe they might help you come up with some interesting dog names.


  • Aja
  • Aria
  • Avalon
  • Buffy
  • Cinder
  • Cora
  • Delila
  • Emmy
  • Farrah
  • Fiona
  • Flora
  • Frida
  • Harper
  • Izzy
  • Kai
  • Kaia
  • Kodiak
  • Maizie
  • Norah
  • Nyx
  • Pippa
  • Phoenix
  • Queenie
  • River
  • Sativa
  • Shasta
  • Starr
  • Winter


  • Alfred
  • Angus
  • Apollo
  • Arlo
  • Axl
  • Barley
  • Beau
  • Boomer
  • Bucky
  • Buddah
  • Casper
  • Cheech
  • Conan
  • Darwin
  • Dixon
  • Finn
  • Gordy
  • Guinness
  • Holden
  • Horace
  • Jagger
  • Jett
  • Knight
  • Legend
  • Maynard
  • Nacho
  • Orion
  • Pierre
  • Presley
  • Saber
  • Tank
  • Tater Tot
  • Titan


Watch for character names in TV & Movies. Writers spend a lot of time finding unique names for their characters. Think about cities you’ve visited or your favorite vacation spots.That might sum up to form some cute puppy names or funny dog names. What are your hobbies & interests? A sport, video game, comic, historical period, musician or book can be a great source of name ideas. Look at lists with the most popular dog names. Stay away from these if you don’t want a common name! Try out a dog name generator, like the ‘My Dog’s Name’. You will get to know a lot more about some of the most interesting dog names once you start searching.


When reading a book or watching TV or a movie, pay close attention to character names. Writers rarely give characters average, boring names which is great for your quest to find unique interesting dog names. For example, in House of Cards one of the main characters is named Remy. This would make a super cool, unique dog name! Here are some ideas:

  • Ahsoka
  • Amelie
  • Archer
  • Boba
  • Bronson
  • Buffy
  • Chandler
  • Costello
  • Meadow
  • Mulder
  • Neo
  • Portia
  • Rambo
  • Rey
  • Ripley
  • Tango
  • Tom Servo
  • Trinity
  • Winnie


Location, location, location! Think about cities you’ve visited or your favorite vacation spots. Look at the street names when you drive down the road as well as park signs and landmarks. Here are some ideas:

  • Aspen
  • Cali
  • Dixie
  • Humboldt
  • Kona
  • Memphis
  • Milan
  • Oslo
  • Paris
  • Rio
  • Tahiti
  • Tex
  • Vegas


Think about your hobbies and interests. This might be a sport like tennis, golf, or football with a unique term, player or location that would make a great name. It could be a character from a game, comic or book. Maybe you have a favorite band or musician or maybe you’re really interested in a historical period like ancient Egypt or Rome. Here are some ideas to get you going:

  • Ace
  • Aesop
  • Akira
  • Amelia
  • Andretti
  • Apollo
  • Aretha
  • Arya
  • Ash
  • Blitz
  • Boomer
  • Bowie
  • Bowser
  • Bucky
  • Cleo
  • Dante
  • Ditka
  • Hendrix
  • Jude
  • Kendrick
  • Kirby
  • Logan
  • Lombardi
  • Wolfgang
  • Yoshi
  • Zelda


A great final option is to use a name generator to just view a ton of names and get a list of ideas going. Try out our dog name search and see what is listed in some of your favorite categories and check off the names to save them to your list. Once you get a few unique dog names you like, don’t forget to test them out. Say the name out loud and make sure you’re OK shouting it in public. Believe me, you’ll have to say it many, many times some days!

So this was all about the interesting dog names. Do not forget to love your dogs, help them in dog socialization and most importantly, buy yourself some really cool Dogmom shirts at PupNPaws as we are offering you some of the best customized shirts. So stay in touch while I get back to you with some more fresh content. Adios!


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