The Top 400 Dog & Puppy Names of 2021

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The Top 400 Dog & Puppy Names of 2021

It’s time to bring home your new pup! You’ve stocked up on dog food, picked the perfect leash and collar, and dog-proofed your home. The only thing left to do? Choose the perfect dog name.

Anyone who’s ever had to name a pet can tell you that it’s hard! There are endless options. But we have you covered with this list of 400 dog name ideas. Whether you’re searching for a fun dog name inspired by your pup’s spunky personality or a unique dog name that truly sets your dog apart from the pack, we promise you’ll find the perfect match in this list of the best dog names.

So snuggle up next to your new furry friend and get scrollin’ through these great dog names.

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Abby


This name means "joy of the father" – so if you're a proud dog dad, Abby might just be the name for your pride and joy.

Ace


Ace is often a moniker for someone who's an expert at what they do. If your pup is a pro at something–like catching a Frisbee–give them this cute dog name!

Adalee


This is a unique dog name that comes from Hebrew, meaning "God is my refuge."

Adele


Thanks to the British singer, this name is more popular now, but its origins come from Germany and it means “noble.”

Ajax


A Greek hero in Homer’s “The Iliad,” you could shorten this to Jax.

Alamo


No, it’s not just the name of the battle in Texas, but also the Spanish word for “poplar tree.”

Alani


This Hawaiian dog name works for both boys and girls, and has its origins in the Hawaiian word for “orange tree.”

Alba


If you ever studied Latin, you’ll know that this word means “white,” as well as being actress Jessica Alba’s surname.

Albus


Meaning "white," it’s perfect for a white dog, big or small.

Alexa


The female version of Alexander.

Alika


This lovely name means “truthful” and “most beautiful,” two values your new dog already has.

Allegra


This gorgeous name derives from the musical term “allegro,” meaning upbeat, so it may be a good pick if you’ve got a happy-go-lucky dog.

Alonzo


The name has its origins in Spain where it means “noble.”

Amelia


Got a dog who’s adventurous? Name her after Amelia Earhart, famous aviator of the 1930s.

Angel


A name reserved for only the sweetest, most well-behaved pups.

Annie


For a dog who inspires optimism, just like the musical character who sang “the sun’ll come out tomorrow.”

Apollo


This is a fun dog name for lovers of Greek history as well as NASA junkies.

Arcadia


The Greek name means unspoiled paradise.

Archibald MacLeash


If the love you feel for your dog is epic, try this name that honors (in a funny way) poet Archibald MacLeish.

Archie


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were on to something when they picked this name for their son.

Argus


The name means “watchful traveler,” which might suit a guard dog.

Ariel


The main character in “The Little Mermaid.” This Disney dog name is perfect for a dog who’s equally happy on land and in water.

Arizona


Did you know the name means “little spring”? Well, now you do!

Arlo


The name of a popular home security system and the best dog name for the pup who thinks it's their job to protect your house!

Armani


Got a stylish pup? Give them an Italian dog name honoring the country’s famous designer.

Arno


Yes, it’s a river (in Italy), but this name comes from Germany, where it means “eagle.”

Artemis


The Greek goddess of the hunt.

Asher


This Hebrew name means “fortunate one,” which describes you, now that you’ve got a dog in your life. You can also call your pup Ash for short.

Asta


In the 1930s, this Wire Fox Terrier was the sidekick to the married couple turned detectives in the “Thin Man” movies.

Athena


In the book the "Odyssey," Homer describes Athena as having sparkling eyes, making Athena a cute dog name for your twinkly-eyed pup.

Atlas


The titan who holds up the world in Greek mythology would make a perfect big dog name.

Atticus


The hero of “To Kill a Mockingbird” stood up for what was right even when it wasn’t popular.

Ava


One of the Social Security Administration's top 10 baby names of 2020 and a unique dog name.

Axel


This name sounds familiar because of Axl Rose, but originally it came from Germany, where it meant “father of peace.”

Azalea


An exotic flowering shrub, usually with pink blooms.

Baer


There are lots of dogs named Bear, but you might want to give yours the German spelling.

Baby


Because your dog is your baby, obviously!

Baguette


The French love their bread, and this quintessentially French loaf is a good name for any dog.

Bailey


Names that end in in “y” sound friendly, which is how you feel toward your new pet.

Baize


Originally a girl’s name of French origin that means “dark brown,” but it could be a boy dog’s name, too.

Baloo


The big friendly bear from Disney's "The Jungle Book," and loyal friend to the boy Mowgli.

Balto


Based on a true story about a heroic Siberian Husky, “Balto” tells the story about a dog who went on to lead the sled that brought the diphtheria vaccine to Nome, Alaska.

Bambalina


An Italian name that means “little girl,” and you can shorten it to Bamba or Lina.

Bandit


A great name for a dog who loves to steal things!

Banjo


A two-syllable name that has a musical ring to it.

Bard


An Irish name meaning “poet” or “minstrel.”

Bardot


The last name of the famous French actress from the 1960s, Brigitte Bardot.

Barney


This was President George W. Bush’s Scottish Terrier.

Baxter


This name originally meant "baker," so if you have a dog that loves sweet treats, go with this cute dog name!

Baya


The Spanish word for “berry.”

Bean


After the coffee bean, naturally.

Bear


A cute dog name for any pup that resembles a snuggly teddy bear.

Beast


This could be a funny dog name for a small pup who’s perfectly sweet and cuddly.

Beau


This name literally means “handsome” in French (and is a popular name here in the States, too).

Beethoven


The name of the big, loveable and mischievous St. Bernard in the 1992 movie of the same name. And, of course, the famous German composer.

Bella


The name means “beautiful” in Italian.

Belle


Belle means "beauty" in French.

Benji


The adorable mutt named Benji made his movie debut in 1974, the first of several films in the “Benji” series.

Benny


Short for Benjamin, one of the Social Security Administration's top male names for 2020.

Bentley


The name of a luxury English automobile, Bentley is a unique dog name reserved for the poshest of pups.

Bianca


The Italian word for “white.”

Biggs


This could be a cute dog name that's short for the more formal "Bigsby," or maybe you're just a fan of the actor Jason Biggs.

Blake


Honor country music by naming your dog after country singer Blake Shelton.

Blanca


This is the Spanish word for “white.”

Blazer


Sure, a "blazer" is a jacket, but it's also a unique dog name.

Blue


The name of Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter.

Bo


Bo is a boy's name of Norse origin meaning "to live." So if you're looking for a dog name inspired by your pup's personality to live life to the fullest, this is it!

Bocce


A game that dates back to Roman times, played with a ball in a court of dirt.

Bolt


A white-haired German Shepherd from the Disney movie "Bolt" who thinks his superpowers are real. This is the best dog name for any dog that thinks they’re a superhero IRL!

Bones


Basic? Maybe. But it's still perfect for any dog who loves bones.

Booker


A good name for a smart, attentive puppy.

Boomer


If your dog has a booming big-boy bark, this might just be the name for him!

Brad Pittbull


You’ll get a chuckle from the vet with this funny dog name, a play on movie star Pitt.

Brian


Brian Griffin is the Labrador from "Family Guy" who always seems to be the smartest "person" in the room.

Briscoe


There are several U.S. towns named Briscoe, and this name can also honor Lennie Briscoe, the iconic police detective played by Jerry Orbach on “Law & Order.”

Brody


A name of Scottish origins, it means “broad eye,” but we like it because it’s stylish and friendly at the same time.

Bruno


This is a German name, and originally meant “brown.”

Buck


The star dog from "Call of the Wild."

Buddy


The name of the first dog who was trained to be a Seeing Eye dog for the blind in the United States.

Buffy


In honor of cult TV hit “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Bunco


This game is played with three black-and-white dice.

Buster


Got a tough guy on your hands? Buster might be the best dog name for him!

Button


Is your furball cute as a button? Of course they are!

Buzz


One of the main playthings in “Toy Story.”

Cannoli


Cannolis might be hard on the outside, but they're soft and sweet on the inside. This could be a creative dog name for a rough-looking pup who’s actually a softy.

Cappuccino


Name your favorite brown dog after your favorite hot brew.

Capri


The beautiful island in Italy’s Bay of Naples.

Carey


From Irish origins, meaning “dark, black.”

Carolina


A country dog name that’s shared with two Southern states.

Carrie


Nothing says country like a song by Carrie Underwood.

Carter


A great dog name that can be for a boy or a girl.

Cash


Dollars, money, moolah—a great name for a pup who loves the finer things in life.

Casper


Is your dog as white as a ghost, and friendly, too?

Cassia


This is the feminine form of Cassius, meaning “cinnamon,” so it might be a good name for dogs with brown fur or a spicy-yet-sweet personality.

Chardonnay


This popular white wine might be a suitable white dog name for a swanky dog like a Miniature Poodle or Maltese.

Charlie


A great dog name that can be for a boy or a girl.

Chaser


The world’s smartest dog, a Border Collie, had a vocabulary of thousands of words.

Checkers


The classic white-and-black board game.

Chewy


Maybe we’re biased, but we think this is a pretty great dog name! It's also a fitting name for dogs who love to gnaw on toys.

Chico


The Spanish word for “little” is an obvious choice for a small dog name.

Chief


Is your dog the real leader of your house? Then pick this dog name inspired by his personality.

Chip


A nickname for the more formal "Charles."

Chips


This brave dog took part in World War II and earned many medals for his daring deeds.

Chloe


A super cute dog name that you can shorten to "Chlo."

Cinnamon


For the dog who’s a warm, medium shade of brown. Or maybe you just love cinnamon!

Clifford


This is a perfect name for a big red pup with an even bigger heart.

Clint


As in actor and director Clint Eastwood and country musician Clint Black.

Clover


Plant-based monikers like Daisy and Rose are popular, but here's a more unique dog name!

Coco


This can be the perfect puppy name for your chocolate-colored dog–or if you're a big fan of Coco Chanel.

Cocoa


Another word for “chocolate” and a yummy drink in winter.

Cody


Buffalo Bill Cody was an American soldier and hunter (of buffalo, where he got his name).

Cole


An English black dog name that takes its cue from the word “coal.”

Como


Lake Como is in the northern part of Italy, in Lombardy, and a place that George Clooney calls home.

Cookie


Is your dog oh-so-sweet, like a cookie? Pick this fun dog name!

Coop


Short for "Cooper," a cool dog name that can be a nod to singer Alice Cooper or even journalist Anderson Cooper.

Cooper


Gary Cooper played the all-American, strong, silent type in his movies.

Copper


A fitting dog name for a pup whose fur or eyes are the color of a penny.

Cortado


In Spanish-speaking countries, this is what you order when you want a latte-like coffee.

Cosette


French for “little thing.”

Crockett


Davy Crockett was an American hero and pioneer, the “King of the Wild Frontier,” which in the early 19th century included the state where he was born, Tennessee.

Cujo


Cujo was the name of the star dog from the horror film "Cujo,” but your sweet pup doesn't need to know that.

Cullen


The last name of Edward Cullen, the vampire who loves Bella Swan in the “Twilight” series.

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Daisy


Daisy Duke was a character in TV’s “The Dukes of Hazzard,” a TV show set in rural Georgia.

Dakota


Another pair of states known for their wide-open spaces.

Dali


The name of Hugh Jackman’s French Bulldog.

Darcy


This name originated from France (it meant d’Arcy, or from Arcy) and it later became a popular name for boys (maybe thanks to the fictional Mr. Darcy from “Pride and Prejudice”).

Demi


It means “half,” but is the diminutive of Demetria.

Denali


This Alaskan mountain is the tallest one in the U.S.

Devlin


You don’t have to divulge what this badass dog name originally meant because it doesn’t pertain to either you or your pup! (It meant “unlucky.”)

Dexter


DescriptionSure, Dexter was a serial killer on that TV show, but this could be a creative dog name if your dog likes to "kill" their toys!

Diana


The Roman goddess of the hunt as well as wild animals and the forest.

Diego


The Spanish equivalent of James is a common human name, making it an appealing Spanish dog name, too.

Diesel


If your dog is both "Fast & Furious," pick this name that's a nod to Vin Diesel.

Diva


For the dog who knows exactly what she wants, and isn’t shy about asking for it.

Dixie


Are you or your dog from the South? Dixie could be a fun dog name!

Dobby


The loyal house-elf who’ll do anything for Harry Potter.

Domino


Another classic game, this one played with tiles, doubles as a great black-and-white dog name.

Dot or Dottie


This might be suitable if your dog has spots, too.

Doug


A super cute dog name for a pug. (Get it? Doug the Pug!)

Dozer


Does your dog love to nap? "Dozer" could be a creative dog name!

Draco


As in Draco Malfoy, a sometimes-villainous classmate in the “Harry Potter” series.

Draper


The last name of Don Draper, who personified chutzpah in the TV series “Mad Men.”

Dublin


The capital city of Ireland.

Duke


Just one of the many dog name ideas that we can steal from the characters on "Bridgerton."

Earl


Give your dog a name that's worthy of a British title! Earl means "nobleman."

Echo


The fifth letter in the military alphabet and a pretty cool dog name.

Ellie


Means "bright shining one," perfect for the dog that just lights up your day.

Ember


A fire is a cozy thing to have around during the holidays, and your dog will give you as much of a warm feeling as the glowing bits of wood at the bottom of the fireplace.

Emma


This might be a nod to your favorite celeb, like Emma Watson, Emma Roberts or Emma Stone.

Espresso


If your pup’s got a high-spirited personality, then this caffeinated drink name might be a match.

Fala


President Franklin D. Roosevelt had many dogs, but Fala, a Scottish Terrier, was the most famous.

Fawkes


This smart phoenix is Albus Dumbledore’s companion and saves Harry Potter’s life after Harry was poisoned by a basilisk.

Finn


All dogs are heroic (even if they only chase balls), so name yours after Finn MacCool—now that’s a name!—a hero in Irish mythology.

Fitz


Usually a nickname for someone named Fitzgerald or Fitzpatrick, this can double as an Irish dog name.

Fleur


In the “Harry Potter” series, Feisty Fleur Delacour takes part in the Triwizard Tournament with Harry and Cedric Diggory. It may just be the fanciest-sounding name in the series.

Flynn


Though Flynn is a boy’s name in Ireland (it means “son of the red-haired one”), it’s one of those unisex names that also fits a female pet, too.

Francis


A name taken from St. Francis de Assisi, patron saint of animals, would be a very fitting boy dog name for any pup, especially yours!

Frankie


A cute dog name that can be for a boy or a girl.

Fraser


People often choose a Fraser fir to be their Christmas tree, so this might be a good Christmas dog name for your pup.

Fudge


A sweet name for a brown dog, perhaps, and the last name of Cornelius, the Minister for Magic from the "Harry Potter" series.

Fuji


Japan’s famous mountain.

Gale


As in gale-force winds, which start in winter.

Gaspar


One of the three wise men.

Ginger


Maybe your dog is a reddish-orange color – or is a little spicy!

Gizmo


A gizmo is a device that gets any job done. So if your pup is a doer, pick this creative dog name!

Goliath


This giant was defeated by David in the Bible, but your pooch doesn’t have to know that.

Goofy


Mickey Mouse’s pal and a truly classic Disney character.

Gracie


A name of English origin that means "Grace of God."

Gunner


A name that means “bold warrior,” which is what you want your country dog to be.

Gus


There's no greater dog name than the dog name that simply means "great!"

Hagrid


The half-man, half-giant who befriends Harry, Ron, and Hermione and is the gamekeeper at Hogwarts in the "Harry Potter" series.

Hank


This name means "ruler of the home," which can really be a suitable name for any pet!

Hark


It’s what the herald angels sang, after all.

Harley


Are you a fan of motorcycles? Why not pick this creative dog name that's a nod to the famous Harley Davidson?

Harper


For the literary types, name your dog after Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Harry


This name dates back centuries and was short for Henry (another great dog name), but it’s been made cooler by Prince Harry (and Harry Potter, of course).

Hazel


Hazel is thought to come from the Old English word hæsel, meaning the light brown color.

Henry


A classic name fit for a king!

Hershey


Also known as Chocolatetown, USA, and "The Sweetest Place on Earth," making it a perfect name for your sweet brown fur baby.

Hilo


One of the towns on the island of Hawaii, known for its breathtaking landscape of waterfalls and big mountains.

Hiroko


A Japanese girl’s name meaning “generous” and “fair.”

Hobbes


The name means “bright fame,” but most people know it from the comic “Calvin and Hobbes.”

Homer


People will think of “The Simpsons,” but this is another Greek name that honors the great poet and author of “The Odyssey” and “The Illiad.”

Honey


Is your dog sweet like honey? Pick this cute dog name!

Hooch


French Mastiffs don’t normally get starring roles, but this dog stole Tom Hanks’ heart in the dog-and-detective buddy movie, “Turner and Hooch.”

Huck


Short for Huckleberry Hound, the cartoon dog.

Hudson


Name your dog after the mighty river in New York State with this name that literally means “son of Hud” (another name for Hugh in medieval England).

Hunter


It literally means one who hunts—what could be a better hunting dog name than that?

Ilise


The German variation of Elise, it means “pledged to God.”

Indo


This is the name of one of Will Smith’s Rottweilers (he has a pack).

Indy


If your dog is fast like a racecar in the Indy 500, this would be a creative dog name!

Inu


This literally means "dog" in Japanese, but it's a cute dog name!

Isola


For a self-sufficient dog, this Italian word meaning “island” might be the perfect name.

Izzy


Izzy can be short for Isabel, Isabella or Isadora.

Jabba


Named after Jabba the Hutt from “Star Wars.”

Jack


Jack is a nickname for John and also a popular brand of Tennessee whiskey, Jack Daniels.

Jackson


Jackson literally means "son of Jack," but you could also pick this creative dog name inspired by Jackson Pollock, the abstract painter.

Jake


A nickname for Jacob.

Jasmine


The princess in “Aladdin.”

Jasper


A unique dog name of Persian origin that means "bringer of treasure." So if your pup loves to bring you his most beloved toys, this could be fitting!

Jax


Short for "Jackson" and also a nickname for most populous city in Florida, Jacksonville.

Jedi


After the Knights of the Jedi Order, aka the heroes in the “Star Wars” series.

Jett


A creative dog name if your pup is jet black.

Jimbo


This is probably the cutest nickname for "James" that we've ever heard.

Jinx


A great name if you’ve got a devil-may-care dog with a lot of charisma.

John McCanine


For the dog with the demeanor of a politician.

Jupiter


This is the largest planet in the solar system.

Kahana


The name of a bay on the island of Oahu, which is now a national park.

Kahlo


For Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican artist.

Kai


The word means “sea” in Hawaiian.

Katniss


You can’t go wrong naming your dog after the feisty heroine in “The Hunger Games” series.

Keanu


A name meaning “cool breeze over the mountains,” which perfectly describes Keanu Reeves and perhaps your laid-back pooch.

Kenyon


An English name that means “white-haired,” so pretty perfect for your white pooch.

Kenzo


A boy’s name in Japan, it originally meant “wise” and “strong.”

Koda


Koda is the name of a cute and cuddly bear from Disney's "Brother Bear," which could make a perfect puppy name!

Kona


Are you a fan of coffee or tea? Consider naming your dog after this popular Hawaiian coffee and tea company.

Krishna


A Sanskrit word that means “black.”

Kuchen


The German word for “cake,” this is a typical German dessert, so it might be a sweet German dog name for your new pet.

Kyoto


One of Japan’s famous cities, known for its Buddhist temples.

Laban


The Hebrew word for “white,” and one of those unique dog names that you won’t run into very much.

Lady


The Cocker Spaniel from the classic Disney movie "Lady and the Tramp."

Lassie


In the classic TV series and films, Lassie always saved the day.

Lavender


The sweet-smelling herb.

Layla


The name Layla is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "night," and also a classic Eric Clapton song.

Lennon


Who knew? You’d think this name was just a nod to Beatle John Lennon, but it’s Irish in origin and means “small cloak.”

Leo


You can’t go wrong naming your pup after an animal that symbolizes courage, pride, and strength.

Lestat


The vampire from “The Vampire Chronicles,” famously played by Tom Cruise in the movie “Interview with the Vampire.”

Levi


If you have one of those “shadow” dogs who loves to be by your side, this name means “attached” or “joined” in Hebrew (plus, it’s a very cool dog name).

Lexi


A Greek name that is short for Alexander or Alexis, so it can be for either a girl dog or a boy dog.

Liam


This used to be a nickname for William, but actor Liam Neeson and Oasis singer Liam Gallagher helped make it a popular stand-alone choice.

Lila


Comes from the Arabic word for “night,” which is pretty perfect for a female pup whose fur is as black as night.

Lille


Another French city, close to Belgium, and a nice name for a female fur baby.

Lilly or Lily


This name just sounds pretty, like the flower!

Lilo


One of the title characters in “Lilo and Stitch.”

Linus


Yes, it’s the name of a blanket-carrying character from “Peanuts,” but this name dates back to ancient Greek mythology, where Linus was a great musician.

Lobo


Spanish for "wolf."

Loco


Means "crazy" in Spanish—a perfect name for the dog who’s a little, well, loco!

Loki


If you have a dog who is always getting into trouble, name him or her after the god of mischief.

Lola


The name of a song and the nickname of Madonna’s daughter Lourdes.

Louie


This dog name means "famous warrior," perfect for the pup always ready for a tug-of-war battle!

Lucky


Because you're lucky to have your pup, and your pup is lucky to have you!

Lucy


This name means "light," but is also the name of the hilariously entertaining main character in "I Love Lucy."

Lulu


This name means "famous warrior," but is also an Arabic name meaning "pearl."

Luna


Spanish for "moon," which a cute dog name because you certainly love your pup to the moon and back!

Lupin


Remus Lupin is a popular teacher at Hogwarts, was a friend to Harry Potter's’s dad, and, oh yeah, also a werewolf.

Lupo


A royal name of sorts since it belongs to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Cocker Spaniel.

Maddie


Short for Madeline or Madison.

Maggie


This name got more popular after Rod Stewart's 1971 song "Maggie May." It's short names for like Magdalena, Magnolia and Margaret.

Magnus


A Latin name meaning “the greatest.”

Malia


This is the Hawaiian version of Mary, and a name made famous by President Obama’s eldest daughter.

Marco


A name meaning “warlike,” it was made famous by the 13th century Italian merchant and traveler Marco Polo.

Marley


Labs were already popular pets before “Marley and Me,” but trouble-making Marley made families realize how wonderful they really are.

Maru


A super cute Japanese puppy name!

Matisse


Named after Henri Matisse, the famous French artist.

Maverick


Maybe you're a fan of Tom Cruise's character in "Top Gun" or maybe you're just looking for a cool dog name.

Max


One of the most popular names for dogs.

Maya


In Sanskrit, Maya means "illusion."

Mia


This name is short and sweet and always fitting, whether your dog is a shepherd or a Shih Tzu.

Millie


This English Springer Spaniel belonged to First Lady Barbara Bush, and became the subject of a children’s book.

Milo


Milo may have been the cat in "The Adventures of Milo and Otis," but this would make a cute dog name, too!

Mishka


This means "little bear" or “bear cub” in Russian.

Missy


This shortened version of Melissa is super cute!

Mitsuko


Meaning “light” and “child,” this is usually a girl’s name in Japan. Why not make it a Japanese dog name, too?

Mochi


Take your dog naming to the next level by naming your pup after this Japanese rice cake.

Molly


One meaning of this name is "star of the sea," so if your dog is a big fan of the ocean, this could be a creative dog name.

Monet


This Impressionist is considered one of the landmark French artists.

Montana


As in Big Sky Country.

Moose


What could possibly be a cutter puppy name than Moose?

Murphy


If your dog is always making you laugh, consider naming him or her "Murphy," after comedian Eddie Murphy.

Mushu


Mushu is the teeny tiny dragon from the animated Disney movie "Mulan.”

Nacho


Everyone’s favorite snack.

Nala


Nala is an African name that means "successful."

Nemo


The title character in “Finding Nemo.”

Nero


It means “black” in Italian.

Nisha


Another female name that means “night,” this time from Sanskrit.

Nova


Nova is Latin for "new," which would be a fitting name for your new fur baby!

Oakley


Like Annie Oakley, the American sharpshooter.

Obi


A nod to Obi-Wan Kenobi, a legendary Jedi from the Star Wars films.

Odie


The cutie patootie dog from the comic strip "Garfield."

Odin


In Norse mythology, Odin was the highest of all Norse gods and associated with art, war, wisdom and health.

Oliver


Oliver ranked #3 on the Social Security Administration's top baby names of 2020.

Olivia


The #1 female name on the Social Security Adminstration's top 10 baby names of 2020.

Ollie


A cute dog name that's short for Oliver.

Orca


These killer whales are black and white, just like your pup.

Oreo


What’s cuter than naming your dog after a black-and-white cookie?

Orion


This Greek giant ended up as a constellation, where he’s known as the hunter.

Oscar


This reference to Oscar the Grouch is perfect for pups who get a little grumpy sometimes.

Otis


Yes, cats and dogs can team up, get into mischief and become BFFs—just look at Milo, the orange tabby cat, and Otis, the Pug, in “The Adventures of Milo and Otis.”

Otto


The name means "wealth." So if you plan to spoil your pup with lots of toys and treats, Otto might be a great dog name!

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Pablo


The Spanish equivalent of Paul.

Paco


One of the nicknames for Francisco.

Pancho


Another nickname for Francisco, this was also the name of Pancho Villa, a general in the Mexican revolution.

Pandora


In Greek myth, this is the woman who let troubles into the world—which might be a good pick for a puppy who’s constantly getting into mischief.

Paris


You can’t have France without its capital, which is an iconic city and a suitable French dog name for your iconic pup.

Parker


Originally this meant “park keeper,” and you can’t have a dog without visiting a park or two.

Peanut


Could there be a more endearing puppy name?

Penny


A shortened version of Penelope, which could also be a great dog name.

Pepper


If you want a great dog name inspired by his or her spicy personality, this is the one!

Percy


The spoiled Pug in Disney’s “Pocahontas.”

Perdita


The mother of the brood of Dalmatians in “101 Dalmatians.”

Petey


A cute nickname for Peter, but it also means "rock."

Picasso


If you pup marches to the beat of his own drum, you might want to name him after Pablo Picasso, who invented a new style of painting called Cubism.

Pickles


The real thing may be sour, but this name will make you smile (and so will your dog).

Piper


Referring to a flute player, this name belongs to actress Piper Perabo.

Pippin


According to the dictionary, a "pippin" is a highly admired or admirable person or thing–just like your dog!

Pisco


A type of brandy made from grapes that comes from Chile and Peru.

Pluto


The pet dog in Mickey and Minnie’s crew.

Polenta


An Italian dish made with cornmeal.

Pongo


The father of the brood of Dalmatian pups in Disney’s “101 Dalmatians.”

Posie (or Posy or Posey)


One of the old-fashioned flower names that are so hot today.

Princess


Now here's a dog name inspired by a personality!

Pugs Punny


Got a Pug who needs a funny name? This one might do.

Quince


A fruit that’s like an apple.

Quinn


This was originally an Irish surname, and it meant “chief leader.” If your dog wants to be the boss (not that you’ll let them), give them this moniker.

Rambo


If your dog lives in his very own action movie, Rambo might be the perfect dog name.

Ranger


Another outdoor profession that fits hunting dogs.

Rapunzel


For the yellow, long-haired dog in your life.

Rascal


Is your pup a bit mischievous? Consider naming them Rascal.

Raven


This awesome name for a strong-willed dog comes from Raven, a superhero from “Teen Titans.”

Reagan


Another Irish name meaning “little king,” which pretty much describes any tiny male dog.

Reese


Your four-legged family member deserves a sweet name, and this one is the same as the inventor of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, H.B. Reese.

Remy


Does your dog love food? Consider naming him or her after the aspiring chef in the Disney movie "Ratatouille."

Reno


A cool dog name inspired by the city in Nevada.

Rex


This means "king," which could be a funny dog name for a little pup with a royal attitude.

Rhett


The coolest character in “Gone with the Wind,” and a cool dog name for your pup.

Riley


A name of Irish origin meaning "courageous" and a great dog name for a boy dog or a girl dog.

Rin Tin Tin


A famous dog name popularized by an international dog movie star.

Rizzo


One of the main characters in the movie "Grease" and the leader of the Pink Ladies.

Rocco


The name Rocco means "rest," so if your dog loves lounging around, consider this a great dog name!

Rogue


Meaning a person who doesn’t behave in the usual or acceptable way, this is perfect for a dog who’s always “going rogue.”

Romeo


Is your dog the handsomest around? Name him after the tragic Shakespearian lover Romeo!

Roo


You can’t go wrong with names from “Winnie-the-Pooh,” especially this one that belonged to the young kangaroo.

Rosalita


After the song “Rosalita” by Bruce Springsteen, this is a fun and unique dog name–and you can call her "Rosie" for short!

Rosie


Is your dog beautiful like a rose? Name her Rosie!

Rover Cleveland


The 22nd and 24th president’s name does lend itself to this dog pun.

Ruby


A ruby is a coveted stone often associated with power and wealth. It's a great dog name for the pup who is king of your castle.

Sadie


Sadie means "princess." It's a great girl dog name inspired by her personality!

Sake


The traditional liquor of Japan.

Sarge


Short for "sergeant," and a great dog name for the pup who keeps everyone in line.

Savannah


A city in Georgia, the name has a cool, laid-back vibe.

Sawyer


Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain’s fictional character, was a mischief maker, which may apply to your new puppy, too.

Scarlett


Pay homage to the strong, smart women (IRL and in fiction) who’ve had this name, like Scarlett O’Hara (“Gone with the Wind”) and actress Scarlett Johansson.

Scooby


Named after the famous mystery-solving cartoon dog, Scooby-Doo.

Scooter


A good name for a speedy dog who likes to jog or walk briskly.

Scout


You want a dog who’s as resourceful as a Boy or Girl Scout.

Sequoia


If you are an avid hiker, you might want to name your new pet after these large trees.

Shadow


If your dog likes to follow you around a lot, this could be a creative dog name!

Shannon


A town in western Ireland, and the home of the third busiest airport in Ireland.

Shanti


The word means “peace” in Sanskrit.

Sherlock


Does you dog like to sniff out mysteries? Consider naming him Sherlock!

Shiloh


The adorable Beagle who took center stage in the “Shiloh” series of family movies.

Sienna


A color that’s an earthy, reddish brown. If that fits your dog’s fur, you’ve found your brown dog name!

Simba


The main character from “The Lion King.”

Sirius


Is your dog black? Sirius Black is Harry Potter’s godfather who turned into a black dog to escape the prison of Azkaban.

Skip


The name of the Jack Russell Terrier who accompanies his pal Willie everywhere in “My Dog Skip.”

Sky


You’ll see plenty of sky when you head outdoors with your dog.

Slinky


The toy Dachshund from the movie "Toy Story."

Snickers


Who doesn’t like to give or receive these sweet treats when trick-or-treating?

Snoopy


The famous Beagle from "Peanuts" who has an unbeatable imagination.

Socks


Sure, it’s not the most original name ever, but it’s adorable when dogs have little contrasting colored paws.

Sparky


Does your dog spark joy? Consider this creative dog name!

Spike


Any 90s kid will remember Spike as the family dog from the "Rugrats" cartoon.

Stella


Stella means "Star" and it's also the name of Paul McCartney's daughter.

Sundae


A sweet treat of a name for a super-sweet dog.

Sunny


The name of one of the Portuguese Water Dogs who lived in the White House with Barack Obama during his presidency.

Sushi


A cute and trendy food-inspired dog name.

Tahoe


Derived from a Washo word that means “edge of the lake,” Lake Tahoe is, at 191 square miles, one of the larger lakes in the United States.

Tank


This could be a funny dog name for a teacup pup!

Tate


Got a happy dog? Name him after this Norse word for “cheerful.”

Taylor


Yes, it’s the best dog name for Taylor Swift stans, but if you have a blue-eyed dog, name her after Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary actress whose eyes were almost violet.

Tex


Tex means "from Texas." So if your dog hails from Texas, give him this name.

Thalia


Thalia means "to blossom" or "to flourish."

Thor


Naming your dog after the Norse god of thunder may mean he won’t get scared when he hears it.

Tippi


As in Tippi Hedren, star of Hitchcock’s “The Birds.”

TK


An old-school printing press term that was used as a placeholder (“to come”). It’s a unique dog name that might be useful if you can’t find a name you love!

Toby


This name is short and memorable and ends in the friendly double “y” sound.

Tory


This name of an island also means “outlaw” in Gaelic.

Toto


Dorothy’s scrappy little Cairn Terrier in the classic “The Wizard of Oz.”

Trapper


Another appropriate name for a hunting dog.

Trixie


A good name if you have a little trickster on your hands.

Tubbs


The perfect puppy name for a chubby little doggo.

Tucker


“Christmas With Tucker” was a Hallmark movie hit, and this name has a noble ring to it.

Tupelo


The birthplace of Elvis Presley and the name of a certain kind of honey.

Weasley


The Weasley clan take Harry Potter into their family, and Ron is one of Harry’s best and most loyal friends.

Whiskey


You might think the Scots invented this alcoholic beverage, but the Irish take credit, too.

Whitney


This was originally a last name in England, which meant “white island.”

Wiggum


A cute dog name based on the silly "The Simpsons" characters, Chief Wiggum and his son, Ralph Wiggum.

Willie


Can’t go wrong naming your dog after country singing icon Willie Nelson.

Winn-Dixie


You might be a little obsessed with the grocery store if you name your doggo Winn-Dixie, but it does have a nice ring to it!

Winnie


Short for Winnie the Pooh, the loveable teddy bear.

Winston


A nod to Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the U.K. during World War II. Maybe you can get away with calling your pup "Sir" for short!

Wolf


A great dog name if your dog looks like a wolf.

Xena


Another heroic character, from the TV show “Xena: Warrior Princess.”

Yara


Another girl’s name that’s rising in the popularity charts, maybe thanks to “Game of Thrones” character Yara Greyjoy.

Yoda


The greatest dog name, it is.

Zeke


A name with a country vibe.

Zelda


A video game series as well as the wife of Jazz Age writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Zeus


The Greek god of sky and thunder–a creative dog name for the dog that isn't afraid of thunderstorms!

Ziggy


Ziggy means "victorious protector" and the best dog name for any pup that feels he has to protect your house.
There you have it—the ultimate list of dog names. Looking for more inspiration? Check out our top boy dog names, girl dog names and gender neutral dog names. Happy searching!

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