For further ideas and inspiration consider the size, gender, appearance and country of origin, such as German, Italian and Irish names, and suitable dog names for each breed.
Choosing Dog Names - Short and Sweet!: The best dog names should be short, preferably one or two syllables, so that your dog can quickly become familiar with its name. To avoid chaos at home make sure that it is not the same as anyone else in the family! It's also a good idea to make sure that names do not sound anything like the verbal commands you want your pet to learn and respond to.
Types of Dog Names: Consider the type of name you would like. Cute? Cool? Edgy? Unique? Funny? Tough? Check out some of the ideas on this page to come up with a selection of good dog names and choose the very best for your dog or puppy.
Examples of Male Dog Names: This article provides the opportunity to find the best examples of different types of dog names. Examples for male and female dog breeds are included in the end of each of our articles. Check out the Australian Cattle Dog article that provides suitable male dog names such as Bluey, Ragnor, Rave, Tempest, Victor, Wolf, Buster, Cody, Alex and Baruch. This selection would suit medium, even large, male dogs retaining the masculinity of the names and the size of the animal.
Examples of Female Dog Names: Our examples of good female male dog names for the same breed are selected for similar reasons and include Bella, Cinder, Kaige, Luna, Mayze, Velvet, Willow, Zurie and Abby, all of which reflect the size of the dog but retains its femininity. We have provided thoughtful examples of all the top breeds together with a different type name for each breed, described as cute, funny, unique etc. which we hope will give you some good ideas and inspiration. Check out Man's Best Friend Dog Names for even more examples.
Top 10 Female Dog Names: The top, best female dog names are usually more gentle and cute than top male dog names. Many share the same as humans. The top 10 female dog names include Bella, Lucy, Molly, Daisy, Sophie, Lola, Abby, Maggie, Coco and Roxy.
Top 10 Male Dog Names: The top, best male dog names are generally tougher and stronger than female dog names. The top 10 male dog names are Buster, Bailey, Buddy, Rocky, Jake, Toby, Cody, Duke, Max and Tucker.
Girl Dog Names: Maybe you're looking for something a little more unusual for your girl dog or puppy. Our choice of good, but less popular, girl dog names are Honey, Sweetie, Pepper, Lexi, Brandy, Lady, Missy, Penny, Jaz and Gracie.
Boy Dog Names: Here's our choice of good, but less common, boy dog names are Henry, Boomer, Beau, Rudy, Milo, Gus, Rusty, Zeus, Baxter and Bandit.
Cute Dog Names: There is a vast range of cute dog names that are usually the first choice for the smaller, miniature sizes and many of the newer 'Designer Dog' breeds. The informal word 'cute' tends to be used to describe an adorable, cuddly, appealing, dainty, pretty, fetching or attractive dog. So what measures up to the definition of cute dog names?
Cute Male Dog Names: Our top cute male dog names are Cookie, Doodle, Gidget, Juju, Pickles, Muffin, Cooch, Puddles, Sausage and Tash. They are all cute dog names, but are still suitable for a boy puppy.
Cute Female Dog Names: Our top 10 choice for cute female male dog names are Lulu, Peaches, Luvvie, Kizzy, BooBoo, Belle, Smoochy, Puddin', Precious and Cutie.
Cool Dog Names: Cool Dog names are for people looking for trendy, top, first rate cool handles for their pets. Out top choice for a cool male name include Colt, Devo, Ice, Cookie, Crash, Klute, Flynn, Woofer and Vadar. Out top selection for a cool female name for your girl puppy are Bardot, Yana, Swish, Garbo, Clara, Mouse, Hedi, Classy and Pashion.
Good Dog Names: Good dog names for boys and girls last the test of time, they are positive, often more traditional and worthy of respect. Out top choice for a good male dog names include Rinty, Cal, Buddy, Ben, Buzz, Rocky, Rover, Fido and Jake. Out best selection for a good female name for your girl puppy are Lassie, Sadie, Molly, Ginger, Sasha, CoCo, Ruby, Lady, Merry and Princess.
Hunting Dog Names: We have taken our inspiration for hunting dog names from the classics, from legends and ancient mythology which we believe are suited to the hunters.
Male Hunting Dog Names: Our choice of good male hunting dog names are selected to exude strength and determination and include Chronus, Zeus, Hades, Apollo, Pontus, Eros, Ares, Greas, Pan and Triton.
Female Hunting Dog Names: Our choice of good female hunting dog names are Hera, Rhea, Phoebe, Bia, Hebe, Pallas, Selene, Tyche, Psyche and Leto.
Funny Dog Names: Those looking for funny dog names clearly have a good sense of humor and want to raise a smile on other people's faces. The choice of funny dog names are selected to be funny but not detract from the dignity of dogs.
Male Funny Dog Names: The selection of funny dog names reflect both humor and respect for the pet. Our choice of male funny dog names are Bubba, Bacon, Bones, Hooch, Pluto, K-9, Pugsley, Yoda, E.T., Bilbo and Brains.
Female Funny Dog Names: : Our choice of female black dog names for your girl pet are Flo, Diva, Cupcake, Gumdrop, Bubble, Truffle, Mouse, Maud, Kitty and Bubbles.
Black Dog Names: Those who would like to a selection of black dog names to reflect the dark coloring of a black coat include names taken from other languages which literally mean 'Black'.
Female Black Dog Names: Our choice of female black dog names for your girl pet are Ebony, Suede, Smudge, Sweep, Shadow, Raven, Pepsi, Leila (Arabic meaning "dark as a night") and Kerry (Irish meaning "dark as a night").
Male Black Dog Names: Our choice of male black dog names for your boy pet are Ashes, Dargan (Irish for black haired), Smokey, Charcoal, Coke, Dorjan (Latin for dark), Coffee, Inky, Nero and Voodoo.
White Dog Names: Those who would like to a selection of white dog names to reflect the dark coloring of a black coat include names taken from other languages which literally mean 'White'.
Female White Dog Names: Our choice of female white dogs for your girl pet are Bianca, Luna, Angel, Lily, Pearl, Sugar, Sweetie, Dove, Cotton and Crystal.
Male White Dog Names: Our choice for male black dogs for your boy pet are Alpine, Arctic, Frosty, Polo, Snow, Polar, Cloud, Ice, Zero and Blizzard.
Male and Female German Dog Names: If you have a dog that has German ancestry then perhaps you're looking for German Dog Names.
Our selection for Male German dogs with a Germanic flavor include Leo, Point, Manfred, Luther, Otto, Ritter, Verner, Milo, Kurt and Jaegar. Our selection for Female German dogs include Carla, Amara, Chloris, Ava, Ada, Hera, Sami, Princess, Sally, Berta and Helga.
Male and Female French Dog Names: If you have a dog that has French ancestry then perhaps you're looking for French Dog Names. Our selection for Male French dogs include Beaufort, Francois, Gaspard, Marceau, Flash, Jagger, Mojo and Henri. Our selection for Female French dogs include Cherine, Renee, Richelle, Pepper, Joelle, Lisette, Violetta, Yvette, Tasha and Chantel.
Male and Female Japanese Dog Names: If you have a dog that has Japanese ancestry then perhaps you're looking for Japanese Dog Names. Our selection for Male Japanese dogs include Kotaro, Haruki, Kei, Daichi, Shota, Kotaro and Areshi. Our selection for Female Japanese dogs include Risa, Sakura, Miki, Tally, Saya, Hana, Pepper, Mika and Akari.
Male and Female Italian Dog Names: If you have a dog that has Italian ancestry then perhaps you're looking for Italian Dog Names. Our selection for Male Italian dogs include Nicolo, Koda, Alessio, Mauro, Paolo, Leo, Zeke, Loki and Guido.. Our selection for Female Italian dogs include Giulia, Elisa, Marta, Sadie, Lucia, Serena, Luna and Letizia.
Male and Female Irish Dog Names: If you have a dog that has Irish ancestry then perhaps you're looking for a good Irish choice. Our selection for Male Irish dogs include Felan, Griffin, Lyam, Devlyn, Malachy, Tavin, Finn, Tyrone and Gadhra. Our selection for Female Irish dogs include Breena, Graina, Fallyn, Dympna, Eila, Bree, Grainne, Cait, Darci and Doon.
Best Dog Names for Girls: The best dogs names are a matter or taste and personal choice. Saying that our selection for the best dog names for girls are chosen so that they would suit any size, type or breed of female dog. Our best female dog names are Lexi, Bailey, Roxie, Bella, Cinders, Kaige, Luna, Mayze, Velvet, Willow, Zurie and Abby, Belle, Daisy, Maggie, Trixie, Lulu, Peaches, Luvvie, Kizzy, BooBoo, Belle, Smoochy, Puddin', Precious, Cutie, Bonnie, Darci and Cleo.
Best Dog Names for Boys: Our selection for the best dog names for boys are chosen for their masculinity and to suit any size, type or breed of male dog. Our best male dog names are Gus, Baxter, Jax, Bluey, Ragnor, Rave, Alex, Tempest, Victor, Felan, Griffin, Malachy, Tavin, Finn, Lyam, Devlyn, Wolf, Buster, Cody, Baruch, Riley, Max, Toby, Finn, Buddy and Rufus.