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1000 Unique Dog Names for Every Type of Doggo

Rachel Poli Author
Rachel
Aug 5 ·

So, you brought home a new puppy, and you don’t know what to name it. Don’t worry! We’ve compiled the ultimate list of 1,000 unique dog names for every type of doggo.

You can choose a name for your pooch based on its coat color, breed, or size. In addition, you can pick a name that has meaning to you, that’s funny, or cute. Sometimes, it’s fun to pick a name after your favorite color, food, or TV character.

No matter what name you choose for your furry friend, you can be sure that it’ll be turning heads at the dog park!

1000 unique dog names for your furry friend

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Inspired by your dog’s breed

No matter what your dog looks like, some names suit certain dog breeds. For example, a Poodle may be called “Fido,” but that name doesn’t have the same ring to it if that’s what you name your Rottweiler. So, of course, the choice is up to you. However, here are some unique dog names based on their breed.

Bulldog names

  • Ark
  • Athena
  • Bitsy
  • Brady
  • Bruiser
  • Bruno
  • Brutus
  • Butch
  • Calypso
  • Ceasar
  • Chomper
  • Clair
  • Cookie
  • Deion
  • Diesel
  • Duke
  • Esme
  • Fancy
  • Fennec
  • Hedgehog
  • Hyder
  • Ivan
  • Jagger
  • Jasmine
  • Justin
  • King
  • Mandy
  • Margo
  • Maximus
  • Meg
  • Minnie
  • Peaches
  • Polly
  • Raimond
  • Rambo
  • Renault
  • Rocky
  • Rosie
  • Sarge
  • Shorty
  • Slake
  • Spike
  • Squat
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tank
  • T-Bone
  • Thor
  • Titus
  • Yak
  • Zeus

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Chihuahua names

  • Alfie
  • Angel
  • Baby
  • Barkley
  • Beau
  • Bella
  • Brewster
  • Buddy
  • Button
  • Charlie
  • Cookie
  • Cooper
  • Daisy
  • Dot
  • Elf
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Gracie
  • Hazel
  • Hobbit
  • Honey
  • Lucky
  • Meeko
  • Mia
  • Millie
  • Minnie
  • Munchkin
  • Nugget
  • Olive
  • Oliver
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Peanut
  • Penelope
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Percy
  • Petunia
  • Pixie
  • Pumpkin
  • Rosemary
  • Scrappy
  • Shrimp
  • Sophie
  • Squirt
  • Sugar
  • Teddy
  • Tiny
  • Valentina
  • Zoe

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French Bulldog names

  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Bentley
  • Bloom
  • Blueberry
  • Boo
  • Bruno
  • Butter
  • Buttons
  • Charlotte
  • Chloe
  • Chowder
  • Coco
  • Coconut
  • Cookie
  • Dottie
  • Dumpling
  • Frankie
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Honey
  • Leo
  • Lola
  • Louie
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Marshmallow
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Minnie
  • Molly
  • Moose
  • Muffin
  • Noodle
  • Oatmeal
  • Olive
  • Oliver
  • Pearl
  • Pip
  • Poof
  • Poppy
  • Rocky
  • Socks
  • Squishy
  • Stella
  • Stitch
  • Sugar
  • Tank
  • Winston
  • Zoe

German Shepherd

German Shepherd names

  • Alpina
  • Axel
  • Bach
  • Beatrix
  • Beemer
  • Beethoven
  • Britta
  • Bruno
  • Buddy
  • Bullet
  • Charlemange
  • Dieter
  • Dirk
  • Einstein
  • Elke
  • Franz
  • Frederik
  • Frieda
  • Fritz
  • Gisela
  • Greta
  • Gumpert
  • Handel
  • Hans
  • Heidi
  • Helga
  • Hermann
  • Hessia
  • Hund
  • Ingrid
  • Kasper
  • Katrin
  • Klaus
  • Kurt
  • Luther
  • Manfred
  • Marta
  • Mischa
  • Moose
  • Mozart
  • Opal
  • Otto
  • Petra
  • Ranger
  • Rin-Tin-Tin
  • Schnapps
  • Schnitzel
  • Stein
  • Wolfgang
  • Zelda

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Unique Dog Names – Great Dane

  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Atlas
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Bruce
  • Brutus
  • Charlie
  • Cooper
  • Daisy
  • Diesel
  • Duke
  • Ellie
  • Gracie
  • Gunner
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Harley
  • Harley
  • Jax
  • Kane
  • Lily
  • Loki
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Maggie
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Molly
  • Moose
  • Nala
  • Nova
  • Odin
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Piper
  • Rocky
  • Rosie
  • Sadie
  • Scooby
  • Stella
  • Thor
  • Titan
  • Tucker
  • Willow
  • Winston
  • Zeke
  • Zeus
  • Zoey

the 50 best husky names

Husky names

  • Ace
  • Beau
  • Bethel
  • Blaire
  • Blake
  • Blue
  • Bona
  • Boone
  • Boots
  • Bryce
  • Buck
  • Buddy
  • Cade
  • Chase
  • Coldfoot
  • Cordova
  • Cotton
  • Cubby
  • Elsa
  • Eve
  • Faith
  • Fiona
  • Flynn
  • Fuzzy
  • Gakona
  • Glenn
  • Glimmer
  • Heath
  • Homer
  • Hudson
  • Jet
  • Joy
  • Kodiak
  • Liv
  • Maverick
  • May
  • Muffin
  • Naknek
  • Oreo
  • Palmer
  • Piper
  • Rae
  • Rex
  • Riley
  • Ruth
  • Sitka
  • Sloane
  • Twinkle
  • Val
  • Zoey

the 50 best female pitbull names

Unique Dog Banes – Pit Bull

  • Abby
  • Angel
  • Athena
  • Baby
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Blue
  • Cali
  • Chloe
  • Coco
  • Daisy
  • Diamond
  • Ellie
  • Gracie
  • Harley
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Ivy
  • Junie
  • Kai
  • Karma
  • Lady
  • Layla
  • Lexi
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Luna
  • Luy
  • Maggie
  • Maya
  • Mia
  • Molly
  • Nala
  • Nina
  • Nova
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Piper
  • Riley
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sadie
  • Sasha
  • Sparkle
  • Stella
  • Willow
  • Wren
  • Xena
  • Zoey

Inspired by your dog’s coat color

Colors are everywhere. Your dog can come in quite a few coat colors and patterns. So, when it comes to choosing a name, you can pick something that compliments their appearance.

Black dog

Black dog names

  • Ash
  • Batman
  • Bellatrix
  • Black Widow
  • Blackout
  • Carbon
  • Damien
  • Ebony
  • Eclipse
  • Galaxy
  • Godiva
  • Goth
  • Ink
  • Knight
  • Kylo
  • Licorice
  • Luna
  • Midnight
  • Moon
  • Morticia
  • Nebula
  • Night
  • Nightshade
  • Noir
  • Nova
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Oreo
  • Padfoot
  • Panther
  • Pepper
  • Phantom
  • Raven
  • Razor
  • Rebel
  • Salem
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Sirius
  • Slate
  • Smokey
  • Star
  • Storm
  • Thunder
  • Twilight
  • Vanish
  • Venus
  • Voodoo
  • Zara

the 50 best brown dog names

Brown dog names

  • Acorn
  • Amber
  • Auburn
  • Barky
  • Bean
  • Biscuit
  • Branch
  • Brandy
  • Buck
  • Canyon
  • Caramel
  • Cedar
  • Chestnut
  • Chip
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Copper
  • Cork
  • Dusty
  • Folger
  • Ginger
  • Hazel
  • Kahlua
  • Latte
  • Leif
  • Mahogany
  • Maple
  • Millie
  • Mocha
  • Mushroom
  • Nutmeg
  • Peanut
  • Pecan
  • Penny
  • Pinecone
  • Potato
  • Prairie
  • Reese
  • Rocky
  • Russell
  • Rusty
  • Sable
  • Sandy
  • Scotch
  • Sienna
  • Tawny
  • Umber
  • Walnut
  • Whiskey
  • Woody

the 50 best white dog names

White dog names

  • Alaska
  • Albina
  • Angel
  • Arctic
  • Aspen
  • Avalanche
  • Bianca
  • Birch
  • Blizzard
  • Bolt
  • Brie
  • Cashmere
  • Casper
  • Chalk
  • Champagne
  • Chardonnay
  • Cheesecake
  • Cloud
  • Coconut
  • Crystal
  • Daisy
  • Dove
  • Everest
  • Feather
  • Fleece
  • Fog
  • Frosting
  • Glacier
  • Iceberg
  • Icing
  • Igloo
  • Ivory
  • Jasmine
  • Lacey
  • Lily
  • Linen
  • Marshmallow
  • Meringue
  • Moon
  • Pearl
  • Polar
  • Powder
  • Quartz
  • Snoopy
  • Sprite
  • Sugar
  • Swan
  • Vanilla
  • Winter
  • Yeti

Inspired by your dog’s gender

Next, if you want to narrow your name choices further, you only have to look at gendered names. For example, if you have a boy dog, then some names might sound better than others. However, all names can be gender-neutral, so it’s whatever you decide.

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Boy dog names

  • Ace
  • Asher
  • Baxter
  • Buddy
  • Champ
  • Chester
  • Dash
  • Digger
  • Edison
  • Ember
  • Falcon
  • Forest
  • Gary
  • Gus
  • Harley
  • Hector
  • Iggy
  • Isaac
  • Jasper
  • Jupiter
  • Kalypso
  • King
  • Lincoln
  • Luca
  • Major
  • Milo
  • Nico
  • North
  • Oakley
  • Otis
  • Pheonix
  • Picasso
  • Quaker
  • Quest
  • Rocket
  • Rooster
  • Scout
  • Skippy
  • Tank
  • Toby
  • Uber
  • Vector
  • Vito
  • Wags
  • Wishbone
  • Xavier
  • Yale
  • Yeller
  • Zeus
  • Ziggy

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Girl dog names

  • Aphrodite
  • Arwen
  • Arya
  • Athena
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Bingo
  • Blue
  • Bonnie
  • Cassie
  • Cleo
  • Ellie
  • Ginger
  • Gracie
  • Harley
  • Harper
  • Hermione
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Katniss
  • Leia
  • Lexy
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Marley
  • Maya
  • Millie
  • Molly
  • Olive
  • Peaches
  • Pearl
  • Penny
  • Princess
  • Queenie
  • Remi
  • Rose
  • Roxy
  • Sadie
  • Sansa
  • Sasha
  • Sassy
  • Scarlet
  • Skye
  • Sugar
  • Trixie
  • Xena
  • Zelda
  • Zoe

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Unique boy dog names

  • Albus
  • Anubis
  • Burrito
  • Cashew
  • Cerberus
  • Cheese
  • Chip
  • Clifford
  • Coffee
  • Cricket
  • Draco
  • Dracula
  • Einstein
  • Enzo
  • Finnigan
  • Flapjack
  • Flynn
  • Frodo
  • Goose
  • Klaus
  • Knox
  • Loki
  • Moby
  • Mufasa
  • Nash
  • Neo
  • Odin
  • Pegasus
  • Perseus
  • Phantom
  • Picasso
  • Pippin
  • Potato
  • Pretzel
  • River
  • Romeo
  • Rowan
  • Salem
  • Scotch
  • Sherlock
  • Silas
  • Taco
  • Tater Tot
  • Titus
  • Tofu
  • Ulysses
  • Valentino
  • Watson
  • Xavier
  • Yuri

Inspired by your dog’s personality

Some dogs are funny. Others are stubborn. In addition, some dogs are super affectionate, while others are stand-offish. Depending on your dog’s personality, you can choose a name that compliments that. 

the 50 best badass dog names

Badass dog names

  • Ammo
  • Athena
  • Attila
  • Axel
  • Bane
  • Beast
  • Blaze
  • Bones
  • Boss
  • Bruiser
  • Bullet
  • Butch
  • Cersei
  • Diva
  • Elektra
  • Fang
  • Gamora
  • Goliath
  • Gunner
  • Hades
  • Harley
  • Hera
  • Hercules
  • Hulk
  • Huntress
  • Jinx
  • Justice
  • Katniss
  • King
  • Leia
  • Medusa
  • Mystique
  • Raven
  • Rebel
  • Ripley
  • Rocky
  • Sarge
  • Sassy
  • Sheba
  • Spike
  • Starbuck
  • Tank
  • Thor
  • Titan
  • Trinity
  • Ursula
  • Viper
  • Vixen
  • Xena
  • Zeus

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Funny dog names

  • (The) Hunter/Huntress
  • (The) Joker
  • 50 Scent
  • Baloo
  • Barney
  • Boba Fetch
  • Calamity
  • Chaos
  • Chewbarka
  • Chunk
  • Dogiva
  • Doodle
  • Dumbledore (or Dumbledog!)
  • Elmo
  • Elvis Presley
  • Ewok
  • Fonzie
  • Gollum
  • Grouch
  • Homer
  • Jimmy Chew
  • Kitty
  • Lollipop
  • Mouse (also for a large dog)
  • Munchkin
  • Muppet
  • Peanut (for a large or small dog)
  • Pikachu
  • Prince/Princess of Barkness
  • Pumba
  • Pup Tart
  • Santa Paws
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Scrappy Doo
  • Shark (for that dog who nips)
  • Sir (or Lady) Barks-A-Lot
  • Sir (or Lady) Licks-A-lot
  • Snoop Dog
  • Squeaker
  • Tank (for a small dog)
  • Tater
  • Tiny (for a large dog)
  • Underdog
  • Usain Bolt
  • Waffles
  • White Claw
  • Winnie the Poodle
  • Woofer
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Yoda

hunting dog names

Hunting dog names

  • Ace
  • Arrow
  • Arya
  • Aspen
  • Athena
  • Aurora
  • Beast
  • Bellatrix
  • Blaze
  • Blizzard
  • Bonnie
  • Bullet
  • Captain
  • Cassie
  • Cersei
  • Chase
  • Chief
  • Daenerys
  • Diesel
  • Duchess
  • Fawn
  • General
  • Grizzly
  • Gunner
  • Hunter
  • Huntress
  • Ivy
  • Jet
  • Katniss
  • Khaleesi
  • Lightning
  • Luna
  • Major
  • Max
  • Meadow
  • Misty
  • Nala
  • Nikita
  • Queenie
  • Ranger
  • Rebel
  • Rogue
  • Runner
  • Scout
  • Sprint
  • Trapper
  • Whizz
  • Willow
  • Wolf
  • Xena

Inspired by pop culture

Do you love superheroes? Maybe you enjoy magic and fantasy? If you have a favorite character of a book or movie, consider naming your dog after them.

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Unique Dog Names – Disney

  • Anna
  • Ariel
  • Aurora
  • Bambi
  • Beauty
  • Belle
  • Buzz
  • Coco
  • Copper
  • Dodger
  • Dory
  • Elsa
  • Fawn
  • Flick
  • Flynn
  • Goofy
  • Hades
  • Hans
  • Hercules
  • Jasmine
  • Jessie
  • Judy
  • Kiara
  • Kovu
  • Lady
  • Lilo
  • Meg
  • Merida
  • Mickey
  • Milo
  • Minnie
  • Moana
  • Mogli
  • Nala
  • Nani
  • Nemo
  • Perdy
  • Phoebus
  • Pluto
  • Pongo
  • Pumba
  • Raya
  • Sarabi
  • Scar
  • Simba
  • Snow
  • Stitch
  • Sully
  • Tiana
  • Vixy
  • Zeus

the 50 best harry potter dog names

Harry Potter dog names

  • Arthur
  • Basilisk
  • Bellatrix
  • Buckbeak
  • Cedric
  • Centaur
  • Cho
  • Crookshanks
  • Dobby
  • Dolores
  • Draco
  • Dragon
  • Dumbledore
  • Errol
  • Fang
  • Fawkes
  • Fleur
  • Fluffy
  • Fred
  • George
  • Ginny
  • Goblin
  • Hagrid
  • Harry
  • Hermione
  • Hippogriff
  • James
  • Leta
  • Lily
  • Mandrake
  • Minerva
  • Molly
  • Mrs. Norris
  • Nagini
  • Neville
  • Nymph
  • Petunia
  • Pheonix
  • Pixie
  • Queenie
  • Remus
  • Rita
  • Ron
  • Rowena
  • Scabbers
  • Snape
  • Trelawny
  • Trevor
  • Viktor
  • Willow

Inspired by your dog’s size

In addition, you can always name your dog based on its size. For example, a small dog named “Tiny” is cute. However, you can also name your large dog “Tiny” and be ironic about it. 

the 50 best badass dog names

Large dog names

  • Alaska
  • Aphrodite
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Banshee
  • Bear
  • Beast
  • Beau
  • Bertha
  • Bessie
  • Bjorn
  • Boomer
  • Bruiser
  • Bruno
  • Clifford
  • Colt
  • Daenerys
  • Dodger
  • Duke
  • Elektra
  • Fang
  • Hades
  • Hagrid
  • Hercules
  • Juno
  • Lagertha
  • Lucifer
  • Maximus
  • Medusa
  • Megara
  • Moose
  • Nala
  • Napoleon
  • Nyx
  • Olympia
  • Phoenix
  • Prince
  • Queen
  • Rocky
  • Roxy
  • Siren
  • Sky
  • Storm
  • Tank
  • Valkyrie
  • Venus
  • Vikings
  • Vixen
  • Wrath
  • Zara
  • Zeus

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Unique Dog Names – Small dog

  • Angel
  • Apple
  • Bean
  • Bella
  • Berry
  • Boo
  • Boots
  • Bruiser
  • Bubbles
  • Buddy
  • Button
  • Cally
  • Candy
  • Chip
  • Cinnamon
  • Coco
  • Crusher
  • Daisy
  • Dobby
  • Dot
  • Flower
  • Grumpy
  • Hagrid
  • Hulk
  • Leaf
  • Luna
  • Micro
  • Mini
  • Monkey
  • Mouse
  • Mushroom
  • Peanut
  • Pip
  • Pixie
  • Primrose
  • Princess
  • Queen
  • Rue
  • Snow
  • Star
  • Sweetie
  • Teacup
  • Teddy
  • Tiny
  • Toby
  • Tough
  • Vixen
  • Willow
  • Winky
  • Zip

What’s your dog’s name?

As you can see, the possibilities of unique dog names are endless. When choosing a name for your canine companion, pick a name that has meaning to you. For instance, you can name your doggo after someone or something, or you can pick a name that has a nice ring to you. The choice is up to you.

Similar reading: check out these dog names from around the world

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