When it comes to naming your dog, there’s a few things to consider.
As well as personal preference and style, there’s the ‘yell test’ and ensuring the name you choose is a timeless one.
Dogs can live for as long as 15 years, and sometimes even beyond that, so you need to make sure that you’re happy to stick with a name for that long. As far as the yell test goes, you’re probably going to be calling for your dog all the time, both at home and out in public. So pick a name that you’re more than happy to yell to your heart’s content, not one that makes you blush!
Top 10 For Boys
If you’ve got a boy pup in your life, these are some of the most popular names that people are giving their male dogs. Of course if you want to step outside of the box, these might be names to avoid!
Top 10 For Girls
When it comes to names for girl dogs, the cute ones make up most of the top 10. These are names that, in many cases, wouldn’t seem that unusual on a human child, which might be explained by the rise in people who consider themselves ‘fur-parents’.
Our society loves a good movie, and there are lots of characters that really stick with us throughout our lives. Sometimes, it can be nice to be reminded of those characters, such as whenever you call your dog. Here are a few movie-inspired dog name ideas spanning the ages, some of whom were dogs themselves!
Yoda (Star Wars)
Maverick (Top Gun)
Zero (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
Pippin (Lord of the Rings)
Falcor (Neverending Story)
Balto (Balto The Movie)
Chewy (Star Wars)
Chance (Homeward Bound)
Ferris (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
Milo (The Mask)
Lady (Lady & The Tramp)
Stitch (Lilo And Stich)
Buzz (Toy Story)
Toto (Wizard Of Oz)
Rocket (Guardians Of The Galaxy)
Boomer (Independence Day)
Doc (Snow White)
Sully (Monsters Inc.)
Got a hankering to bring some wild energy into your life? A dog might be a perfect way to do it, and if they remind you of something else in the animal kingdom, you should just show it.
For those wanting something wild but not seeing the logic of naming their dog after another animal, there are hundreds of nature-inspired names to consider. These are ideal for dogs that love the outdoors, and long walks to just about anywhere!
If your pet is so cute you think you could just eat them right up (not literally) then food names might be right up your alley. We have more than a few to inspire you, but make sure you aren’t drooling.
Of course some people just like to keep it simple and who consider going with these super classic dog name ideas. These have been the go-to names throughout the ages, and who says that has to change?
Got any name ideas for your dog?