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200+ Unique Dog Names You’ll Want to Steal

200+ Unique Dog Names You’ll Want to Steal - Premier Pups
Published Friday, April 1, 2022 by Elena R.

Naming your new fur baby isn’t as easy as it sounds. You want to capture their looks and personality in the sound you make every time you call them. So how do you choose the perfect dog name?  

Maybe you want a fantasy-inspired dog name or you’re leaning towards mythology-inspired dog names. Maybe an old-fashioned dog name is the way to go for you or perhaps you’d prefer a funny name to give you the giggles when you call out to your dog. Either way, we’ve got you covered.

We've prepared a list of over 200 dog name ideas from every genre you can think of. Check out our list of unique dog names below and find the one that best suits your newest family member.  

Fantasy Inspired Dog Names 

dog in a Superman Costume

Who doesn’t like naming their dog something unique? Say, after a favorite fantasy character? If you’re a fan of the fantasy genre, we’ve got plenty of fantasy-inspired dog names for you to choose from!  

Fantasy dog names for boys Fantasy Dog Names for girls
Gimli  Arwen
Legolas Bellatrix
Gandalf Storm
Dobby Pheonix
Hulk Reyna
Arrow Valette
Sirius Alia
Aslan Alice
Percy Eevee
Conan Xena
Bilbo Fairy
Jon Aurora
Jasper Galaxy
Loki Nova
Odin Scarlett
Thor Zola

Funny Dog Names 

2 cute dogs dressed up in funny costumes on blue backdrop

Want your friends to giggle every time they hear you call your dog? We've got you covered! Here is a list of funny dog names to make you laugh a little every time you call your dog. If you’ve got a funny fur baby at home, make sure to give them a name that fits. These work great for French Bulldog puppies

Funny dog names for boys Funny dog names for girls
Tank Pawpaw
Crazy Fuzzy
Chewy Bunny
Fluffs Chacha
Mojo Jojo Whoopi
Ninja Moonshine
Noodle Siri
Wiggles Zelda
Chachi Pixel
Bandit Pi
Killer Fannie
Boots Fifi

Cute Dog Names 

funny cute Pug dog

The cutest fur baby on earth deserves the cutest dog name! These names work great if you’re the proud pet parent of a Cavapoo puppy.  

Cute dog names for boys Cute dog names for girls
Jolly Honey
Boo Minnie
Cookie Peables
Buddy Ruby
Ginger Sweetie
Bubba Buffy
Chance Daisy
Buttons Baby
Sarge Bee
Captain Gracey

Popular Dog Names in 2022 

curly Cockapoo dog dressed in a funny costume

Every year has its trends, and 2022 has brought on some amazing dog names you might want to look at. Maybe the perfect name for your dog is on this list! Check out the most popular dog names in 2022. 

Popular dog names for boys Popular dog names for girls
Kanye Ray Ray
Boss Spirit
Mister Buzz
Bear Rogue
Harley Storm

Old-fashioned Dog Names 

Pomeranian dog dressed in a funny bat costume

Who doesn't like a good 'Ol fashion name? These dog names have been used for centuries on end and they are still in fashion today. Here are some old-time dog names that never go out of fashion.  

Old-fashioned dog names for boys Old-fashioned dog names for girls
Lucky Dorothy
Rex Pearl
Spike Rose
Happy Sandy
Edgar Pam
Poppy Penny

Mythology-Inspired Dog Names 

selective focus photography of golden Labrador retriever

Gods and Goddesses, boy dogs and girl dogs, it's all just the same. Dogs are our little gods, and they deserve god-like names! Here are a few popular names from mythology that work wonderfully as dog names.  

Mythology dog names for boys Mythology dog names for girls
Apollo Athena
Zeus Juno
Atlas Pheobe
Adonis Freya
Nyx Hera

Dog Names for Small Puppies 

small cute dog in ownwers arms

If you’ve got a dainty, impossibly cute little puppy, you could name them Olive Branch and it won’t make a difference, it will still feel like they’ve got the best name in the world. Nonetheless, here are a few dog names that you might like for your toy puppy. These work nicely for Pomeranian pups and Maltese puppies.  

Dog names for small puppy boys Dog names for small puppy girls
Bane Trixie
Chase Mika
Goku Echo
Ash Jazzy
Onix Pearl
Squirtle Trix
Jimmy Jinxy
Neo Jojo
Freddie Ariel
Prince Dezi

Elegant Dog Names

cute white Pomeranin dog in a field of green grass

How about some elegant, strong names for your gentleman/lady dog? Not everyone is into fantasy characters or cartoon-inspired names, and that’s fine, we’ve got a list for you too! 

Elegant dog names

Food-Inspired Dog Names

white and brown Chihuahua dog with owner

Is your dog too adorable to handle? We've got some awesome food-inspired dog names that you’re going to love!  

Food-inspired dog names

Cartoon Dog Names

cute white fluffy small breed dog

Here are a few cartoon-inspired dog names that your children might love. 

Cartoon dog names

 Famous Dog Names  

Utonagan wolf dog breed

Our history books have no shortage of hero dogs, and if you’re a history buff, some of these famous dog names might appeal to you. Some of them made history with their sacrifice, while others with their unconditional love. You might find one that fits your dog just perfectly.  

Famous dog names
Rin Tin Tin

Foreign Dog Names

black and brown Chihuahua dog in the arms of owner

Looking for a more exotic dog name to call your fur-baby? Here are a few dog names that are popular with European pet parents. 

Foreign dog names for boys Foreign dog names for girls
Chico Fleur
Paco Celine
Pierre Paris
Oliver Bijou
Angelo Stella
Marco Rosa
Lorenzo Sofia
Hans Lola
Kaiser Heidi

 Dog Names That Mean Something 

happy white fluffy Maltese dog

Names with meaning have always been a hit.  

Name Meaning
Ada Nobility
Bianca White
Delilah Delicate
Dolly God's Gift
Fiona Fair
Imani Faith
Asher Happy One
Aristide Perfect One
Jimelle Cheerful
Safyi Best Friend

Posh Dog Names

Posh Yorkshire Terrier dog

They are fashionable, they are gorgeous, and they are absolutely unique! Designer puppies like the Maltipoo, Cockapoo, and Aussiechon deserve posh names. These beauties can’t be called just anything, they need unique names to capture their elegance. Here are a few dog name ideas for your fabulous designer puppy.  

Posh dog names
Bon Bon

Scroll down to see FAQs about choosing the right name for your dog!

Elena R.

About The Author

Elena is a leading expert in the field of dog behavior, care, and training, with over a decade of experience in writing about dogs. As a published writer and lifelong dog enthusiast, Elena currently shares her home with three beloved canine companions. She is dedicated to staying up to date on the latest advancements in dog care and training, ensuring that her articles provide readers with accurate and valuable insights. With her extensive knowledge and passion for all things canine, Elena's contributions to the Premier Pups community offer both expertise and authority on a wide range of dog-related topics.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some unique dog names? Some unique dog names include Luna, Noodle, Buddy, Boo, and Onix. Premier Pups has compiled a list of over 200 unique dog names to help you find the perfect name for your new furry friend.

How do I choose a name for my dog? When choosing a name for your dog, consider their personality, breed, and appearance. You can also choose a name that reflects your interests or favorite things. It's important to choose a name that is easy to pronounce and remember.

Can I change my dog's name? Yes, you can change your dog's name. It may take some time for your dog to get used to their new name, so be patient and use positive reinforcement when they respond to it. It's also a good idea to choose a name that sounds different from their old name to avoid confusion.

Should I choose a unique name for my dog? Choosing a unique name for your dog can be a fun way to reflect their individuality and personality. However, it's also important to choose a name that is easy to pronounce and remember, as well as appropriate for all situations.

Can I use a human name for my dog? Yes, you can use a human name for your dog. In fact, many people choose human names for their pets as a way to reflect their close bond and friendship. Just make sure the name is appropriate for a dog and won't cause confusion in social situations.