A happy consequence of COVID-19 is the sudden surge of pet fostering and pet adoption. Something that has only been encouraged by organisations such as the RSPCA, given the opportunity provided with being told to stay home. This is why we thought it’d be the perfect time to come up with the 121 best dog names for the furry new addition to your family, with most doubling across male dog names and female dog names.
Similar to the matter of human baby monikers, there is an element of nominative determinism when it comes to what you dub your dog. If you name it Brutus, Porkchop, or Toto, you’ll probably get a Brutus, Porkchop, or Toto. If you name it a Luna, Lucy, or Daisy, you’ll probably get a Luna, Lucy, or Daisy. And at the risk of being biased, if you name your dog Pippa or Chickpea, you’re gonna have a popular dog. You get the point. When you give your new dog a name, you’re giving it more than just your top pick of dog monikers – you’re giving it
From pop culture dog names, specifically male dog names, specifically (unusual) female dog names, to the classically popular dog names – here they are.
But first, you’re going to need to decide how you view your new puppy or dog and how your furry friend behaves. That will be based on the dog’s personality, dog breeds, and a whole host of other factors. You’re unlikely to meet a German Shepherd or a Golden Retriever named Sarah Jessica Barker, which is one of the more unusual dog names, to begin with, and wouldn’t at all be appropriate for such a beast.
A unique dog needs a unique name, but that isn’t to say that making your dogs name Ralph or Wilfred is you slapping it with the average label for the rest of its life. Sometimes human names make the best of all the dog names you could possibly think of. They may not be unique boy dog names, but they are somewhat more sophisticated and command a certain sense of respect that other dog names just don’t.
On the other hand, you want to be a bit creative, but not too creative. A dog named kaiser is going to be boring no matter how active he or she is, whereas a dog named Pablo Escobark speaks for itself. Eccentric, interesting, impactful. When you call out the name at the local dog park, you’re bound to get a few (positive) glances.
Here are some ideas, as well as a few random dog photos to hold your attention.
Funny Names For Dogs
- The Notorious D.O.G.
- Pablo Escobark
- Bark Obama
- Bark Webber
- Bark Wahlberg
- Bark Zuckerberg
- Kareem Abdul Ja-Bark
- Sarah Jessica Barker
- Former Duchess Meghan Barkle
- Catherine Zeta Bones
- Jabba The Mutt
- Bilbo Waggins
- Denzel Woofington
- Al Poochino
- Mary Puppins
- Indiana Bones (or just Indiana… it was the dog’s name first, after all)
- George Bernard Paw
- Pawcasso – uncommon dog names get more attention, always.
- Andy Warhowl
Male Dog Names
- Bruiser – really only works for male dogs.
Female Dog Names
Cute Dog Names
- Pork Chop
- Updog (… nothin’ much, what’s up with you?)
- Garry the Child Whisperer
Classic Dog/Human Names
- And the name for the biggest dog of ’em all… Scott
To adopt or foster a dog – of all shapes, sizes, and ages – be sure to visit:
Or simply visit your local council shelter. Remember – this pandemic may be temporary, but a dog is for life. We urge you to be responsible and only undertake the commitment if you’re truly in it for the long haul.
Didn’t find the perfect name for your four-legged friend? Sound off in the comments for your own suggestions or send it through a BH email address and we’ll be sure to add them in. Though in all honesty, how can you top names like Bark Wahlberg and Paw Newman?
And if you enjoyed the entertainment provided in this 101 dog names list, be sure to check out the BH curated run sheets of 101 nicknames to put your mate back in his place and 109 funniest ways to call a beer a beer.