200 Top Classic Dog Names

dog nameChoosing a name for your dog can often prove harder than you may think. With your longed-for new pet now a lively barking reality, inspiration can desert you.

 

In the Petsmiles Dog Name series we have gathered together more than 1,000 wonderful canine names. Here’s the first 200 – Classic Dog Names.

 

 

Angus

An old-fashioned name for male dogs.

Animal

A fundamental name for dogs.

Atom

For small, fast-moving dogs of either sex.

Bach

A music-inspired, punning name for vocal dogs.

Bali

A tropical name for mellow dogs of either sex.

Baloo

For large, friendly dogs, after the bear in The Jungle Book.

Banana

A fruit-inspired name for dogs.

Banjo

A music-inspired name for vocal dogs.

Barker

For noisy male dogs.

Baskerville

For huge hounds, after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation.

Beachcomber 

For male dogs who enjoy finding things.

Bear

For large, bear-like dogs.

Beau

For attractive dogs; from the French for ‘handsome’.

Big

A simple name for large dogs.

Bingo

For lucky dogs; after the game.

Blade

For sleek dogs of either sex.

Blue

A popular name for dogs of either sex and any colour.

Bolero

A musical name for vocal dogs.

Bonkers

An affectionate name for crazy dogs.

Bonzo

A classic male dog name.

Boo

For surprising clogs of either sex.

Boomerang

For dogs that are good at returning to their owners.

Booster

For energetic male dogs.

Boots

For dogs with distinctive- coloured paws.

Bouncer

A simple name for lively dogs.

Bow

An endearing name for canines.

Bubbles

For cheerful, light-hearted dogs of either sex.

Buddy

A classic name for friendly male dogs.

Bug

A cheery, insect-inspired name for dogs of either sex.

Bumble

An affectionate name for slow-moving dogs.

Burger

A food-inspired name for greedy dogs.

Buster

A classic name for friendly male dogs.

Butch

Traditional name for tough dogs.

Butterball

An affectionate name for chubby dogs of either sex.

Buttons

For bright-eyed dogs.

Buzz

For speedy dogs of either sex.

Capricorn

A Zodiac-inspired name for nimble-footed dogs.

Cello

A music-inspired name for vocal dogs.

Challenger

For male dogs who enjoy a challenge.

Chewbacca

A Star Wars-inspired name for large, hairy dogs.

Chewy

For dogs who can’t resist getting their teeth into things.

Chianti

A wine-inspired name for dogs of either sex.

Chip

A down-to-earth name for food-loving dogs.

Chowder

A food-inspired name for greedy dogs.

Chum

A traditional name for friendly male dogs.

Chutney

A relish-inspired name for dogs of either sex.

Clown

For dogs with a sense of humour.

Comet

An astrological name for dogs of either sex.

Couscous

For greedy dogs of either sex; after the North African staple.

Coyote

After the wild wolf.

Cracker

A cheerful, food-inspired name for dogs of either sex.

Cranberry

A fruit-inspired name for dogs of either sex.

Crash

For clumsy male dogs.

Crumpet

A humorous, food-inspired name for greedy dogs.

Cruncher

For dogs who enjoy chewing bones.

Crusher

For strong, tough male dogs.

Dandy

For elegant male dogs.

Dart

For fast-moving dogs of either sex.

Dash

For dogs that like to run around.

Dawn

For early-rising female dogs.

Delicious

For food-loving dogs of either sex.

Digger

For dogs who can’t resist a bit of digging.

Dingo

After the Australian wild dog.

Dino

For large dogs; abbreviated from ‘dinosaur’.

Dog

A fundamental canine name.

Doggie

An affectionate name for lively dogs of either sex.

Doodle

An endearing name for dogs of either sex.

Doughnut

A cheery name for greedy dogs.

Dumbo

For large grey dogs, after Disney’s loveable elephant.

Dumpling

An affectionate name for rotund dogs.

Dynamite

For explosive male dogs.

Elvis

A rock ‘n’ roll name for music-loving hound dogs.

E.T

An extra-terrestrial name for lovable dogs.

Fang

For sharp-toothed dogs.

Fatso

A humorous name for portly dogs.

Fetch

A classic dog name for dogs that enjoy retrieving sticks for their owners.

Fidget

For small, restless dogs.

Fido

A classic male dog name.

Flapjack

A food-inspired name for greedy male dogs.

Flea

An affectionate name for small dogs

Flipflop

For mellow dogs of either sex

Football

For dogs who love to play with balls.

Frisbee

A game-inspired name.

Fungus

A food-inspired name for dogs of either sex.

Galaxy

An apt name for large dogs.

Gale

For dogs who enjoy wild weather.

Garlic

A food-inspired name for dogs.

Genie

For dogs of either sex.

Gobble

For greedy dogs of either sex.

Goliath

For large, male dogs.

Gremlin

For dogs that cause all sorts of trouble.

Growler

For intimidating, male guard dogs.

Gucci

For fashionable dogs of either sex; 4 after the Italian fashion house.

Gulper

For greedy male dogs.

Gumdrop

A humorous name for dogs of either sex.

Gypsy

For wandering canines.

Heinz

For mongrels, after Heinz’s ’57 Varieties’.

Helix

A DNA-inspired name for dogs of either sex.

Hobbit

A The Lord of the flings-inspired name for small furry dogs.

Horse

A popular name for large, strong dogs.

Hot Dog

A food-inspired name for greedy dogs.

Howl

For dogs who enjoy howling at the moon (or the postman).

Hunter

A classic name for good hunting dogs.

Hurricane

For enthusiastic, energetic canines that leave a trail of destruction in their path.

Jabberwocky

A humorous name, from Lewis Carroll’s poem.

Jambalaya

A food-inspired name for greedy dogs.

Jaws

For large-mouthed, sharp-toothed dogs.

Jelly

A humorous name for nervous dogs of either sex.

Jellybean

An endearing name for loveable, sweet-natured canines of either sex.

Jimbob

A humorous name for male dogs, after the character in TV series The Waltons.

Jitterbug

A dance-inspired name for dogs of either sex.

K-9

A punning, robotic name for canines.

Ki

A classic French name, from the Breton for ‘dog’.

Killer

A classic name for savage, feral dogs of either sex.

King

A popular name for regal male canines

Lamb

For sweet-tempered, gentle dogs of either sex.

Leviathan

A biblical name for large, imposing dogs.

London

A capital name for city-living dogs.

Lucky

An affectionate name for dogs of either sex.

Macintosh

For dogs who enjoy getting wet; after the waterproof raincoat.

Magic

A name for dogs of either sex.

Meatball

For large dogs with a healthy appetite.

Meatloaf

A food-inspired name for greedy male dogs.

Mighty

For big, strong male dogs.

Milkshake

A drink-inspired name for thirsty dogs of either sex.

Mini

For small female dogs.

Miss

A classic name for female dogs.

Mister

A classic name for male dogs.

Misto

From the Italian for ‘mixed’; ideal for mongrels.

Molecule

For small dogs of either sex.

Mopsy

For small, very hairy dogs of either sex.

Muddles

An affectionate name for confused dogs

Muddy

A self-explanatory name for dogs who like getting dirty.

Mungo

A classic male dog name.

Mutt

A down-to-earth name for dogs

Nantucket

For dogs who enjoy having a whale of a time.

Navigator

For dogs who are good at finding the way

Nemo

For water-loving male dogs; after Jules Verne’s literary creation Captain Nemo.

Neutron

A molecule-inspired name for small dogs of either sex.

Nibbler

For dogs of either sex who just can’t resist a nibble.

Nipper

For male dogs with a tendency to nip.

Nippy

For quick and nimble dogs of either sex.

Nomad

For wandering dogs of either sex.

Nutmeg

A spice-inspired name for dogs of either sex.

Parma

A food-inspired name — after Italian Parma ham — for dogs who enjoy fine food.

Paws

A classic dogs name.

Podge

A humorous name for chubby a dogs of either sex.

Pudding

A food-inspired name for sweet dogs of either sex.

Pup

A traditional name for youthful canines.

Quince

A fruit-inspired name for dogs of either sex.

Racer

For fast-moving dogs.

Radar

For dogs who are good at finding their way.

Rags

An old-fashioned dog name.

Ragu

A food-inspired name for greedy male dogs.

Rambler

For dogs who enjoy long, leisurely strolls.

Ranger

For outdoor-loving dogs.

Ravioli

A pasta-inspired name for food-loving dogs.

Regalo

From the Italian for ‘present’, for dogs who are gifts.

Ricochet

For speedy, all-over-the-place hounds.

Rocket

For fast-moving male dogs.

Roly-Poly

A cheerful, affectionate name for chubby dogs.

Roma

A cosmopolitan name for city dogs; after the Italian capital.

Roo

A marsupial-inspired name for high-jumping dogs.

Rover

For dogs who like to explore.

Ruff

A classic name for male dogs.

Rugrat

Inspired by the children’s cartoon series.

Runt

For small dogs, or the runt of the litter.

Safari

For adventurous dogs who enjoy long journeys.

Salsa

A dance-inspired name for rhythmic dogs of either sex.

Sandwich

A fun, food-inspired name for greedy dogs.

Sausage

An affectionate name for small dogs.

Scallywag

For cheeky male dogs.

Scrabble

A game-inspired name for dogs of either sex.

Scrap

For small, scruffy dogs.

Scruff

For endearingly messy dogs.

Sesame

A food-inspired name for dogs of either sex.

Shadow

For dogs of either sex who like to follow their owner.

Shaggy

An affectionate name for hairy dogs.

Shrimp

An endearing name for small dogs of either sex.

Sirius

For male dogs, after Sirius the star

Skip

A cheerful, monosyllabic name.

Sky

For graceful dogs, especially blue-grey ones.

Slipper

For dogs with a taste for footwear.

Smiffy

An endearing name.

Smudge

For messy dogs of either sex.

Snappy

For bad-tempered dogs.

Sniff

For dogs who like sniffing about.

Snuff

A humorous name for male canines.

Snufkin

An endearing name for male dogs; from The Moomins.

Snuffles

For dogs who enjoy sniffing.

Socks

For dogs with distinctive markings on their paws.

Sparky

For bright, lively dogs.

Spike

A classic dog name.

Spitfire

For speedy dogs.

Sprocket

A humorous name for male dogs.

Sputnik

A space-inspired name for male dogs; after the world’s first artificial satellite.

Squeak

For small-voiced dogs of either sex.

Star

For bright-eyed, night-loving dogs of either sex.

Strider

For long-legged dogs who enjoy going for walks.

Sumo

For large dogs; after the Japanese wrestlers.

Superdog

For wonder dogs that always save the day.

Talisman

For lucky dogs of either sex.

Terminator

For formidable male dogs.

Thimble

A classic name for small dogs.

Thor

For loud-barking dogs; after the Norse god of thunder.

Titch

An affectionate name for small dogs.

Toggles

A humorous name for dogs of either sex.

Truffle

A food-inspired name for gourmet male dogs.

Tucker

For greedy dogs of either sex.

Uncle

A family-inspired name.

Waddle

A humorous name for slow-moving dogs.

Waffle

A food-inspired name for greedy dogs of either sex.

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