Unique Dog Names

    Your pet is part of your family. He deserves a name. There is a wide list of unique dog names you can choose. Some people like to name their pets after a physical characteristic. Others prefer to name them after a place or individual. In the past, a dog name was part of making fun of people, but that has changed.

    Nowadays, dog names are selected with the most care. They are inspired by the fact that it is a companion for life. Some people chose names of those they admire, like a famous person. Some others use the name of a place they like, as their favorite city.

    To help your search for the perfect dog name, here are some examples of unique dog names. They are arranged in alphabetical order, with some references of where do they come from. In some cases, the names come from a different language, and we give you the translation. That way you can give your pet a meaningful name.

    The Huge List of Unique Dog Names

    A-D
    Abner
    Ace
    Affectueux (affectionate)
    Akira
    Aldrin
    Ali
    Amie (friend)
    Amoureux (lover)
    Antoinette (Marie Antoinette)
    Archie
    Ash
    Atwater
    Aventador
    Avignon
    Axl
    Baby
    Bad Boy
    Banjo
    Bear
    Bear
    Benedict
    Berlingo
    Bijou (jewel)
    Bilbo Fleabaggins
    Bitcoin
    Blatherskite
    Blitz
    Blondie
    Blue
    Bobot
    Bolo
    Bordeaux
    Bronco
    Bugatti
    Bumfuzzle
    C3 Pee-O
    Cadillac
    Calisto
    Cashspiel
    Cassoulet (sausage and bean soup)
    Chalupa Batman
    Champagne
    Chanceux (lucky)
    Chevelle
    Chevrefeuille (honeysuckle)
    Clark
    Cockalorum
    Coco (Coco Chanel)
    Collywobbles
    Columbus
    Cooper
    Coquelicot (poppy)
    Coquette (flirt)
    Countess Von Scuttlebutt
    Coyote
    Croissant
    Croquembouche (tower of pastries)
    Cub
    D.J. Doggywampus
    Darth Maul (for a small, harmless dog)
    Defense Secretary Waggles (used for a guard dog)
    Deion
    Délicieux (delicious)
    Denim
    Deputy Dawg
    Descartes (René Descartes)
    Diablo (devil)
    Dingo
    Dirk
    Donglebum
    Doppelbock
    DOTUS (Dog of the United States)
    Draco
    Drake
    Droolina
    DudeBro
    E-H
    Earl Yippington III
    Éclair (lightning bolt or the pastry)
    Eiffel
    Electra
    Eleventeen
    Elf
    Elway
    Esme
    Falcon
    Fang
    Fanny
    Fans
    Fanta
    Farkel
    Fea
    Fennec
    Fenway
    Ferrari
    Fille (girl)
    Fire Dragon
    Flâneur (aimless loafer)
    Flash
    Flee/Fleigh (the latter for a girl)
    Fleur (flower)
    Fondue
    Fopdoodle
    Forex
    Foxy
    François (François Hollande, current president)
    Fu Dog Chew
    Fuzzbucket
    Gabrielle
    Gaby
    Gadget
    Galad
    Galligaskins
    Gambler
    Ganache
    Gandalf
    Gardyloo
    Gatsby
    Geisha
    Gérard Depardieu (actor)
    Gimp
    Gin
    Ginny
    Ginx
    Gordo
    Grand-père (grandfather)
    Griffey
    Grinnell
    Grrrrace
    Grubber
    Gubbins
    Guinness
    Gunner
    Hairy Pawter
    Hamburglar
    Hamlet
    Hammit
    Hannibal
    Hansel
    Harajuku
    Hedgehog
    Herbie
    Hercules
    Hero
    Heureux (happy)
    Hipster
    Hobbit
    Hoegaarden
    Hoodwink
    Hudson
    Hyecho
    Hyundai
    Iceman
    I-N
    Ikhyd
    Infinity
    Inglenook
    Ion
    Jabba the Mutt
    Jacques
    Jacques (Jacques Torres)
    Jag
    Jagger
    Jamboree
    Jasper
    Java
    Jax
    Jax
    Jazzy
    Je t’aime (I love you)
    Jeff
    Jet
    Jett
    Joker
    Jump
    Junk
    Kai
    Kaladin
    Karter
    Keno
    Kentucky
    Kick
    Kid
    Kiss
    Klaxon
    Knucklehead Wonderpup
    Lady Lump (for a lazy dog)
    Lancelot
    Leah
    Leanora
    Leesha
    Leopard
    Libellule (dragonfly)
    LIberty
    Lightening
    Lille
    Lobo
    Lochte
    Lollygag
    Lord/Lady Lapdog
    Louis (Louis Pasteur, King Louis)
    Lyon
    Madame Barklouder
    Magnifique (magnificent)
    Manu
    Marquis (Marquis de Sade)
    Marseille
    McGruff the Crime Dog
    McNasty
    Mille-feuille (puff pastry dessert)
    Mittens (perfect for a large-breed that looks tough, like the doberman)
    MJ
    Mollycoddle
    Monet (Claude Monet)
    Montpellier
    Mousse
    Mowgli
    Mr. McGiblet
    Mr./Ms. Kitty
    Mrs. Mugglesworth
    Mulligan
    Mulligan
    Murphy
    Napoleon
    Narcissique (narcissist)
    Neckbeard
    Nerf Herder
    Niçoise (type of salad)
    Noah
    Noir (black)
    O-Z
    Orko
    Pain (bread)
    Papillon (butterfly)
    Parfait (perfect)
    Paris
    Pascal (Blaise Pascal)
    Pâtisserie (pastry shop)
    Peyton
    Phish
    Phoenix
    Picard
    Pickles McPorkchop
    Piewacket
    Pike
    Pistache (pistachio)
    Piston
    Pizarro
    Porb
    Possum
    Pozer
    Princess Pee
    Rambo
    Ramen
    Rasputin
    Rear Admiral Dan/Ann Ruffington
    Red Zone
    Renault
    Rendez-vous (meeting)
    Revis
    Rififi (trouble)
    Rudy Loosebooty
    Sacré-Coeur
    Salacious B. Crumb (name after Jabba the Mutt’s Sidekick)
    Salchow
    Sasha Fierce (used for a cowardly dog)
    Sassafras
    Scarlet O’Hairy
    Schnigglepeuf (supposedly, this means an enjoyable fart)
    Scrappy
    Scrimmage
    Sir Yaps-a-lot
    Slake
    Sleepy Bear
    Slyboots
    Snickersnee
    Socks
    Souffle
    Soulja
    Suzuki
    Swag
    Tara Diddle
    Tarantella
    Tiger
    Tomato/Tom-ah-to
    Toondoo
    Triomphe
    Turtle O’Power
    Ubu
    Underdog
    Unidragon
    Versailles
    Virginia Woof
    Wabbit
    Wallaby
    Weeny Cooper (used for a dachshund)
    Whoopi
    Whymper
    Widdershins
    Widmer
    William the Conquerer
    Winnie the Poodle
    Wombat
    Xena Waggly Princess
    Yogi
    Yolo
    Zombie Dust

    Last Words

    As you see, there are no rules. Names are inspired by ordinary things like Socks, or in book’s characters like Hobbit. Some others come from names in other languages. Famous people also resemble some names in the list.

    There are some unusual combinations you would not expect. Like Dotus that is simply an acronym. You can use one of these unique dog names, or you may use them as inspiration to create an original option to add to the list. Don’t be afraid to experiment and let your imagination fly.

    The most important thing about your dog’s name is that he likes it. You will know by the way he reacts when you say the name. If your new companion is fond of it, then it is a right fit.

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