Are You & Your Partner New Dog Parents? Consider These 150 Dog Names

Congrats on your fur baby—but now they need a name...
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Updated Aug 02, 2023

Once you and your partner have decided to become pet parents together, there is so much to do to prepare. From food and accessories, puppy-proofing and brushing up on pet parenting techniques, it can be a bit overwhelming. But perhaps the toughest part is navigating your way through thousands of dog names to find just the right one. After all, you're now a family of three: you, your partner and fill in your new pup's moniker here. (This is where picking a dog name becomes so important!)

You'll want to find a name for your dog that perfectly suits them, their temperament and uniqueness. You may also want to consider a name that is reflective of your family or common interests. And, above all, it has to be a name you're comfortable with saying hundreds of times per day.

While some couples may have the name picked even before they pick their dog, for others, it can take hours of compromise to settle on one. So to help you fill in the blank, we've rounded up 150 of the best dog names for your newest addition. From funny and unique to cute and popular, scroll on to see some of our favorites.

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What To Know About Getting Your First Dog Together

Getting your first dog together is such an exciting time. Welcoming a little (or big!) new furry companion into your lives is a big, life-long commitment, and symbolic of a shared future together.

But it's not as simple as coming home from a pet adoption center with a new pup in tow. You'll have to do your due diligence as a couple—which includes ample research on dog breed types, unique needs, basic care and potential medical needs, local pet registration requirements, stocking up on the right supplies and finding the right veterinarian for your new pup and your family.

Once you have all your ducks (or pups) in a row, then it's finally time to settle in and welcome your doggo into their new home. (And give them the best dog name possible, OFC.)

Funny Dog Names

Perfect for the couple that loves to laugh, here are some of our favorite funny dog names.

  • Hairy Pawter
  • Fabio
  • Chewbacca
  • Barkley
  • Snoop Dog
  • Moose
  • Grits
  • Bear
  • Tipsy
  • Tom Cruiser
  • Fetcher

Unique Dog Names

Prefer to name your pup something you won't hear being called at the dog park? These are some great options for unique dog names.

  • Oxford
  • Maximus
  • Caesar
  • Apollo
  • Zeus
  • Marlon
  • Marcus
  • Reign
  • Royal
  • Chippy
  • Cloud
  • Reynolds
  • Waldo
  • Brutus

Famous Dog Names

Is your dog destined for more Instagram followers than their parents? Take inspo from your favorite celebrity dogs, and give them one of these famous dog monikers.

  • Comet
  • Astro
  • Bingo
  • Bluey
  • Buddy
  • Clifford
  • Spot
  • Benji
  • Bruiser
  • Einstein
  • Lady
  • Lucky
  • Oliver
  • Penny
  • Champ
  • Major
  • Bo
  • Sunny
  • Spot
  • Barney
  • Buddy
  • Spot

Cute Dog Names

All dogs are undoubtedly cute (duh), but you can up their aww-factor even more by giving them one of these adorable, cute dog names.

  • Cutie
  • Sweetie
  • Fuzzy
  • Sparkles
  • Floof
  • Cookie
  • Sprinkles
  • Stinky
  • Cupcake
  • Princess
  • Baby
  • Buddy
  • Buttons
  • Gumdrop
  • Popsicle
  • Lolly

Popular Dog Names

Looking for a popular or trendy name for your new dog? Can't go wrong with these!

  • Cooper
  • Scout
  • Ollie
  • Tucker
  • Max
  • Spot
  • Snoopy
  • Bandit
  • Bruiser
  • Buddy
  • Stella
  • Rocky
  • Coco
  • Milo
  • Lola
  • Leo

Disney Dog Names

Disney fans, unite! These dog names are all inspired by popular Disney characters, from princesses to villains.

  • Aurora
  • Smee
  • Tinkerbell
  • Elsa
  • Boo
  • Zero
  • Ursula
  • Stitch
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Belle
  • Pluto
  • Goofy
  • Buzz
  • Perdita

Black Dog Names

Sometimes, you don't have to look any further than the color of your dog's fur for all the naming inspo you need.

  • Java
  • Americano
  • Noir
  • Shadow
  • Binx
  • Raven
  • Inky
  • Phantom
  • Vader
  • Pepper

White Dog Names

Just adopted a snow-hued cutie? These names are perfect for dogs with white coats or fur.

  • Snowflake
  • Zinfandel
  • Milky
  • Blanco
  • Frosty
  • Blizzard
  • Snowball
  • Olaf
  • Powder

Brown Dog Names

Whether they're fluffy or short-haired, big or small, these dog names are ideal for Hershey-hued pups.

  • Brownie
  • Chocolate
  • Reeses
  • Mudslide
  • Mocha
  • Cocoa
  • Cinnamon

Boy Dog Names

Trying to think of a great name for your boy dog? We love these.

  • Spike
  • Rocco
  • Rocky
  • Max
  • Toby
  • Chase
  • Chance
  • Jack
  • Charley
  • Hudson
  • Fred
  • Finn
  • Graham
  • Gus
  • Hank

Girl Dog Names

Here are some fun and feminine dog name options for your new girl dog.

  • Kenzie
  • Scarlett
  • Mila
  • Mia
  • Zelda
  • Cora
  • Bella
  • Lucy
  • Lola
  • Roxy
  • Piper
  • Reese
  • Maxie
  • Jules
  • Carly
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