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Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.
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The 50 Best Black Dog Names

Staci
Jul 29 ·

Looking for some black dog names? Here are some great ones!

Some people get their dog as a rescue and love the name. Others get a shelter dog or rescue and don’t jive with the name — they wonder if they can change it (the answer is yes). Some people get a puppy who’s never had a name, and it’s on them to pick a good one from scratch!

It’s good to teach your dog their name as soon as possible, because it can be important for recall and getting their attention. Their name will also provide them with a sense of familiarity in this new life! However, some people agonize over the name. They worry that they’ll choose the wrong one, or hate the name they pick in a year.

This can be avoided by researching all names and making sure you love it and it suits the dog.

Speaking of suiting the dog — what if you have an all-black one, or one that has mostly black fur? These awesome names can be used for any dog, but there’s no denying they fit black ones best.

Male Names

Black dog

These names are perfect for a male dog!

  • Ash
  • Batman
  • Blackout
  • Carbon
  • Damien
  • Goth
  • Ink
  • Knight
  • Kylo
  • Licorice
  • Night
  • Onyx
  • Oreo
  • Padfoot
  • Phantom
  • Razor
  • Salem
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Sirius
  • Slate
  • Smokey
  • Storm
  • Thunder
  • Vanish

Female Names

Black dog.jpg

For a more feminine name, check these out!

  • Black Widow
  • Bellatrix
  • Ebony
  • Eclipse
  • Galaxy
  • Godiva
  • Luna
  • Midnight
  • Moon
  • Morticia
  • Nebula
  • Nightshade
  • Noir
  • Nova
  • Opal
  • Panther
  • Pepper
  • Raven
  • Rebel
  • Shade
  • Star
  • Twilight
  • Venus
  • Voodoo
  • Zara

Don’t be afraid to pick a more female-sounding name for your male dog or vice versa! Ultimately, it comes down to what feels right for you. You’ll know the right name for your black dog when you see it, so go with your heart even if it’s unconventional.

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Staci
Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.
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