1001 Best Dog Names for Smart Pets

The best dog names have been compiled in this list for you and your new furry friend. If you are about to get a new dog or just adopted a puppy, this list will help you find the perfect name to raise a smart pet.

Naming your dog is the first experience you share with your new pet and it can be a bonding experience too. That is why finding good dog names is important and sometimes a little difficult, there are so many to choose from!

If possible, a dog name should be short and sharp. It should also be memorable or cute or special to you. It should also be a sound that is not often said in common situations, you want the name to sound unique to your dog.

Finally, you must teach your dog its name! Don't assume that he or she will learn it on its own. Most dogs I know think they are called "Look what I have!". Below you will find the best dog names for male and female pets.

Click on the links for gender or category to find a list of best dog names:


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Best dog names for male dogs

A

Ace

Admiral

Adolf

Agent

Alan

Alaska

Alex

Alfie

Alfonso

Alpha

Amani

Amaretto

Amos

Angel

Anwin

Apache

Apollo

Archer

Arjun

Ark

Arrow

Aslan

Axel

Aztech

B

Bach

Balto

Barett

Bean

Bear

Beta

Big

Blaze

Blue

Boddy

Bolt

Bookie

Booster

Boris

Boss

Boston

Bracco

Brave

Brisby

Brody

Bruce

Bruno

Budderball

Buddha

Buddy


C

Caeser

Caine

Canelo

Ceazer

Channel

Chaparo

Chewy

Ciro

Coco

Cooper

Cotton

Crash

Cujoe

Cake

Caliber

Cannibal

Cannon

Casey

Charlie

Cody

Cooper

Chief

Cinder

Colt

D/E

Dakota

Duke

Dallas

Dart

Delta

Diego

Diesel

Dino

DJ

Dominick

Diggle

Dodge

Drake

Dude

Echo

Edi

Egon

Einstein

Elf

Elvis

Ely

Emmet

Eskimo

Espresso

Eureka

Everett

Ewok

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F

Fajita

Fatal

Favor

Felix

Fido

Finn

Fire

Fizz

Flash

Fly

Forrest

Fox

Foxy

Frodo

Fun

Furious

G

Gabe

Gallon

Garrett

Gene

Giant

Gizmo

Gordon

Grant

Greg

Grey

Grit

Gus

H

Hachi

Hank

Harley Quinn

Hercules

Halo

Hancock

Happy

Harley

Henry

Hunter

Hex

Hook

Hydro


I/J

Ice

Indian

Iggs

Iron

Jack

Jackson

Jake

Joey

Jack

Jansen

Jerry

Johnny

Junior

Jasper

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K/L

Kaiser

Keeper

Koda

Koko

Krypto

Kukey

Kuno

Kurt

Levi

Lexie

Limbo

Lucas

Lucky

Lemon

Leo

Looper

Luke

M

Mac

Major

Maynu

Melo

Mike

Marcus

Matt

Max

Maximus

Mikey

Milo

Murphy

Mink

Minx

Mix

Monk

Moss

N/O

Neo

Niko

Norman

Onyx

Optimus

Ozzy

Neon

Newt

Ninja

Nolo

Nut

Oleo

Oliver

Onyx

Orion

Orzo

Owl

P/Q

Pang

Panky

Papu

Pat

Pepper

Peter

Porter

Patch

Pawn

Pax

Pear

Plug

Quake

Quark

Quest

Quirk

Quiz

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R

Raff

Rage

Rags

Rainier

Raja

Rake

Rambo

Randy

Rap

Rat

Rave

Raven

Raw

Red

Remi

Rex

Rexu

Ribs

Rigz

Riley

Ringo

Ritz

Rocco

Rocky

Rudy

Rusty

Ruzo

S

Sage

Sam

Sammy

Samson

Sargent Pepper

Satan

Saurabh

Scooby

Seed

Shado

Shadow

Shiloh

Silas

Smokey

Snaider

Snicker

Snnofy

Snoopy

Soda

Spam

Sparky

Speed

Spike

Springsteen

Sting

Sulu

Sun

T/U/V

Teddy

Toby

Tarso

Thor

Tiger

Tisane

Titan

Tito

Trooper

Tyson

Tank

Tam

Tut

Tic

Tip

Tad

Tabu

True

Tune

Ulyses

Udon

Volt

Vox

Vamps

Vibes

Victor

Vigor

W/X/Y/Z

Wags

Wallace

Walli

War

Wart

Web

Wiley

Wilford

Wimbo

Wind

Wink

Winston

Wiz

Wyatt

Xenon

Xerox

Yogie

Zafiro

Zag

Zak

Zeta

Zeus

Zinc

Ziti

Zouk

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Best Dog Names for Female Dogs

A

Abby

Aissi

Akeya

Akila

Akira

Alaska

Alexia

Alice

Almond

Aloha

Alya

Amani

Amaretto

Amber

Angel

Angela

Anja

Annika

Anwin

Armani

Arya

Ashanti

Aspen

Athena

Aurora

Avalon

Ayra

B

Baby

Baby

Bacardi

Bailey

Bambina

Barbie

Batik

Bay

Becca

Bella

Belle

Bhahiar

Bianca

Bizi

Blair

Blossom

Blue

Blue Ivy

Bluebell

Bonbon

Boonie

Bora

Bree

Bubblegum

Buffy

Buttercup

Buttons

C

Cabaret

Cala

Candy

Capybara

Carey

Casey

Cha-Cha

Chakra

Champagne

Chanay

Chaska

Cheesecake

Cherry

Chica

Chichi

Chilli pepper

China

Chocha

Chyna

Cianna

Cierra

Cleo

Coco

Cookie

Cora

Coraline

Creole

D

Daiquiri

Daisy

Dakota

Dalila

Danica

Danitza

Daring

Darla

Darling

Dash

Data

Day

DeeDee

Delilah

Delta

Demi

Destiny

Diamond

Diva

Dizzy

Dollar

Dolly

Donna

Dove

Drusilla

Duffy

Duna

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E/F

Ebony

Éclair

Edna

Eire

Ellen

Ellie

Elsa

Emma

Enya

Eva

Ezra

Faberge

Faith

Fang

Fanny

Fantasia

Felicity

Fifi

Fiona

Flirt

Flo

Flora

Franny

Freida

Fu Fu

G/H

Gabbana

Gaga

Gaia

Gala

Geisha

Gemma

Genesis

Gigi

Ginger

Goldin

Grace

Grenella

Gretchen

Gretta

Gucci

Gypsy

Hailey

Hanna

Happy

Hashi

Heaven

Henna

Holly

Honey

Hope

I/J

Ianna

Ina

Indigo

Iona

Iris

Isana

Ishika

Ishka

Isis

Ivory

Ivy

Izzy

Jackie

Jamaica

Janet

Jazz

Jellybean

Jenny

Jewel

Jill

Jody

Jolli

Josie

Joy

June

K/L

Kahlua

Kali

Kanook

Karma

Keela

Keiko

Kenna

Keyla

Kia

Kiara

Kiki

Kuka

Kyra

Lady

Laila

Lassie

Liesl

Lilo

Lily

Lisa

Lola

Louie

Lucy

Lulu

Luna

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M

Maddie

Maisy

Makaila

Mali

Malvasia

Mamacita

Mandy

Mary Jane

Melody

Mia

Mika

Millie

Mint

Mishkia

Missy

Mitzy

Mocca

Molly

Mona

Montana

Mooshu

Mossy

Muffin

Muffy

Mystique

N/O

Nala

Nanna

Naomi

Nappy

Neekah

Nelly

Nemesis

Nessa

Nevada

Nhua

Nibbles

Nikki

Nina

Ninja

Nirvana

Noori

Nova

Nutmeg

Odessa

Okra

Olga

Olive

Olivia

Onyx

Opal

P/Q

Paige

Pandora

Panther

Paprika

Paris

Party

Pasha

Patches

Payton

Peaches

Peanut

Pearl

Peggy

Penny

Pepper

Pippi

Poet

Polly

Popcorn

Posh

Prada

Princess

Priscilla

Puffy

Queen

R/S

Rainbow

Raisin

Randy

Raven

Regina

Rhonda

Rita

Rory

Rosie

Roxy

Ruby

Sachi

Saddie

Sakari

Salem

Sasha

Scarlet

Serena

Shadow

Sheba

Shelly

Sienna

Snow

Sophie

Storm

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T

Taffy

Tainy

Tala

Talia

Tallie

Tallulah

Tatum

Taylor

Tequila

Terry

Tessa

Tiana

Tiera

Tina

Tiny

Tizzy

Tonka

Trixie

Truffles

Tulip

Tundra

U/V

Ultra

Unity

Ursula

Vanilla

Vanity

Vedette

Vegas

Velvet

Venus

Vera

Vibe

Vicky

Viola

Violet

Vivi

Vodka

Vogue

Voltage

W/X

Waffles

Wag

Wally

Wanda

Wank

Wendy

West

Whim

Whitney

Whoopie

Wiggles

Willa

Willow

Wilma

Windy

Winnie

Woolly

Wriggley

Wynona

Xana

Xenia

Y/Z

Yasmine

Yellow

Yoga

Yoko

Yvette

Yvonne

Zafrina

Zaida

Zaria

Zenna

Zumba

Zury

Zuzu

Zelda

Ziggy

Zinc

Zoe

Zuri

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Best Dog Names in Spanish

One way to pick good dog names is to choose from another language. Because these are words that you do not use daily, every time your say them your dog may pay more attention to them. You must teach your dog its name though!

Best dog names for females

Abril (April)

Aceituna (Olive)

Amelí

Azúcar (sugar)

Azul (Blue)

Bala (Bullet)

Beba (Baby girl)

Blanca (White)

Botitas (Little Boots)

Brisa (Breeze)

Bruma (Ocean fog)

Campanita (Little Bell)

Canela (Cinnamon)

Carmela

Carola

Cereza (Cherry)

Chula (Pretty)

Conga

Daga (Dagger)

Dama (Lady)

Diabla (Female Devil)

Dulce (Sweet)

Duquesa (Duchess)

Enana (Dwarf)

Enchilada

Espia (Spy)

Espuma (Foam)

Estrella (Star)

Fajita

Fama (Fame)

Fausta

Fiera (Beast)

Fiesta (Party)

Foca (Seal)

Franca (Truthful)

Frutilla (Strawberry)

Fugaz (Fleeting)

Furia (Fury)

Gata (Cat)

Gitana (Gypsy)

Gorda (Fat)

Gota (Drop)

Huella (Foot-print)

Humita (Corn filling)

India (Indian)

Isla (Isle)

Jacarandá (Type of tree)

Jamas (Never)

Jota (Letter J, also a type of dance)

Juerga (Slang for party)

Jungla (Jungle)

Justa (Just)

Leona (Lioness)

Luna (Moon)

Luz (Light)

Marea (Tide)

Medusa (Jellyfish)

Miel (Honey)

Mimosa (Likes to be pampered)

Mona (Monkey)

Mora (Blackberrie)

Morena (Dark skinned)

Negra (Black)

Niebla (Fog)

Noche (Night)

Nube (Cloud)

Nuez (Nut)

Ojalá (Hopefully)

Onda (Wave)

Paloma (Pigeon)

Peca (Freckle)

Pelusa (Lint)

Petisa (Short)

Pimpollo (Flower bud)

Pluma (feather)

Rabia (Rabid)

Reina (Queen)

Risa (Laughter)

Rubia (Blond)

Rulos (Curls)

Rumba

Runa (Rune)

Salsa

Samba

Sirena (Mairmaid, sirene(

Sol (Sun)

Tequila

Violeta (Violet)

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Acero (Steel)

Ajo (Garlic)

Antifaz (Mask)

Bandido (Bandit)

Bicho (Bug)

Bolero

Capitán (Captain)

Caracol (Snail)

Caramelo (Candy)

Carnaval

Carozo (Pit)

Chiste (Joke)

Copete (Pompadour)

Dante

Diablo (Devil)

Duque (Duke)

Encanto (Charm)

Espiritu (Spirit)

Feroz (Fierce)

Franco

Fuego (Fire)

Furioso (Furious)

Genio (Genie)

Glotón (Eats too much)

Gordo (Fat)

Gringo (Slang for American(

Jabón (Soap)

Jalapeño

Juguete (Toy)

Justo (Just)

Ladrón (Thief)

León (Lion)

Limón (Lemon)

Loco (Crazy)

Macho (Male)

Mafioso (Mobster)

Mambo

Manchas (Spots)

Mono (Monkey)

Nacho

Negro (Black)

Novato (Newbie)

Nudo (Knot)

Oeste (West)

Ojito (Little eye)

Orejas (Ears)

Orondo (rounded)

Parche (Patch)

Pato (Duck)

Pelos (Hair)

Perico

Piluso

Pino (Pine tree)

Piojo (Lice)

Poroto (Pea)

Pulga (Flea)

Quemado (Burned)

Queso (Cheese)

Rabito (Little tail)

Rey (King)

Ringo

Sable (Saber)

Santo (Saint)

Susto (Scare)

Tango

Terremoto (Earthquake)

Timón (Rudder)

Toro (Bull)

Truco (Trick)

Tuco (Tomato Sauce)

Viento (Wind)

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Famous Dog Names

Another way to find cool dog names is to look into famous dogs, movie dog names or even celebrity dog names. The best dog names are sometimes those that are known to everyone.

Famous Dogs

Ashley: Alex Stein and her dog, Ashley were the founders of the dog sport Disc Dog. They also won the first three world cup championships!

Buck: He is a the main character in the book "Call of the wild" by Jack London. Buck is a pet dog that gets stolen and must learn to live in the wild.

Chaser: He is a border collie that has been tested by many scientists because of his amazing memory and cognitive skills. He has learned over 1000 words already!

Chips: He is a war hero who helped save his soldiers and capture enemies in world war II.

Donnie: He was a Doberman Pinscher featured in a National Geographic show because he was able to organize his toys in geometric shapes, Genius!

Gibson and Zeus: They are two great danes that made the Guinness World record for tallest dogs. Gibson was 107 cm and Zeus 110, standing they are over 2 meters high!

Laika: She was a street dog, but the first one to travel to space during the Russian space trips. Sadly she didn't make it back home.

Belka and Strelka: Two dogs that also travelled to space and were the first ones to make it back home safely.

Togo and Balto: Two of the leader dogs that participated in the Alaskan expedition to bring medicine to the small town of Nome in the middle of the winter. This event is celebrated in Alaska with the traditional Iditarod race.

Movie Dog Names

Male dog names

Toto - The Wizard of Oz

Rin-tin-tin

Benji

Winn Dixie

Marley - Marley and Me

Beethoven

Buddy - Air Bud

Einstein - Back to the future

Frank el Pug - Men in Black

Jerry Lee - K9

Kyle - Despicable Me

Ace - Danny Boy

Bo - Th Billion Dollar Hobo

Buck - Antarctic Rescue

Capitan - Fighting Fury

Cujo

Fly - Babe

Rhett - Steel Magnolias

Scraps - The Bride Corpse

Zero - A Nightmare Before Chritmas

Brinkley - You’ve got mail

Delgado - Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Fang - Harry Potter

Rocks - Look who is talking now

Rusty - Home on the range

Underdog - Underdog

Milo - The Mask

Hachiko - Always by your side                      

Dollar - Richie Rich                                          

Papi - Bevery Hills Chihuahua

Budderball - SnowBuddies

Buddha - Snow Buddies

B-Dawg - Snow Buddies

Mudbud - Snow Buddies

Pluto

Pongo - 101 Dalmations

Colonel - 101 Dalmations

Lucky - 101 Dalmations

Scooby-Doo

Toby and Copper - The Fox and The Hound

Chase - Paw Patrol

Charlie B. Barkin - All dogs go to heaven

Bolt

Buster - Toy Story

Scud - Toy Story

Slinky - Toy story

Gromit - Wallace and Gromit

Droopy

Female dog names

Famous Toto in the movie Wizard of Oz.

Bruiser - Legally Blond

Asta - The Thin Man

Camile - Turner and Hooch

Cloe - Beverly Hills Chihuhua

Daphne - Look who’s Talking Now

Pooka - Anastasia

Sandy - Annie

Lassie                                                        

Rosebud - Snow Buddies

Cloe is a chihuahua in Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

Nanna - Peter Pan

Lady - The Lady and the Tramp

Jenna - Balto

Fifi - The Rugrats

Lafayette - Aristocats

Perdita - 101 Dalmations

Anabelle - All dogs go to heaven

Niebla - Heidi

Blanquita - 102 Dalmations

Pinky - Phineas and Ferb

Rita - Oliver and company

Dinah - Pluto

Fifi - Pluto

Skye - Paw Patrol

Pluto!

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Best Dog Names from Movie Characters

One way to find best dog names is to look into names from movie characters, you can certainly think about memorable characters that touched you in a personal way.

Male dog names

Korben - The Fifth Element

Vito - The Fifth Element

Zorg - The Fifth Element

Yoda - Star Wars

Luke - Star Wars

Jabba the Hutt - Star Wars

R2-D2 - Star Wars

Han Solo - Star Wars

Chewbacca - Star Wars

Jar Jar - Star Wars

Lando - Star Wars

C3PO - Star Wars

Watto - Star Wars

Tyrion - Game of Thrones

Petyr - Game of Thrones

Hodor - Game of Thrones

Ramsay - Game of Thrones

Daario - Game of Thrones

Oberyn - Game of Thrones

Gendry - Game of Thrones

Jojen - Game of Thrones

Kristoff - Frozen

Olaf - Frozen

Kai - Frozen

Meeko - Pocahontas

Kocoum - Pocahontas

Kekata - Pocahontas

Flit - Pocahontas

Aragom - Lord of the Rings

Gandalf - Lord of the Rings

Legolas - Lord of the Rings

Frodo - Lord of the Rings

Gollum - Lord of the Rings

Sauron - Lord of the Rings

Bilbo - Lord of the Rings

Samwise - Lord of the Rings

Galadriel - Lord of the Rings

Ronald - Harry Potter

Voldemort - Harry Potter

Draco - Harry Potter

Severus - Harry Potter

Albus - Harry Potter

Rubeus - Harry Potter

Remus - Harry Potter

Sirius - Harry Potter

Dobby - Harry Potter

Ace - Ace Ventura

Rocky - Rocky Balboa

Freddy - Freddy Krueger

Forrest - Forrest Gump

Terminator - The Terminator

Willy Wonka - Willy Wonka

Gordon - Wall Street

Indiana - Indiana Jones

Abu - Aladdin

Jafar - Aladdin

Akela - The Jungle Book

Baloo - The Jungle Book

Kaa - The Jungle Book

Dumbo

Merlin

Mushu - Mulan

Pip - Enchanted

Simba - The Lion King

Zazu - The Lion King

Loki - Prisoners

Flipper - Flipper

Willy - Free Willy

Shaft - Shaft

Flash - Flash Gordon

Koons - Pulp Fiction

Pai Mei - Kill Bill

Tyler - Fight Club

Female dog names

Ruby - The Fifth Element

Leeloo - The Fifth Element

Diva - The Fifth Element

Amidala - Star Wars

Leia - Star Wars

Padme - Star Wars

Rey - Star Wars

Daenerys - Game of Thrones

Catalyn - Game of Thrones

Margaery - Game of Thrones

Brienne - Game of Thrones

Sansa - Game of Thrones

Ygritte - Game of Thrones

Arya - Game of Thrones

Elsa - Frozen

Anna - Frozen

Pocahontas

Nakoma - Pocahontas

Amelie

Arwen - Lord of the Rings

Eowyn - Lord of the Tings

Hermione - Harry Potter

Ginny - Harry Potter

Luna - Harry Potter

Cho - Harry Potter

Nymphadora Tonks - Harry Potter

Minerva - Harry Potter

Bellatrix - Harry Potter

Lily - Harry Potter

Fleur - Harry Potter

Bonanza

Elektra

Oda - Whoopi Goldberg’s character in Ghost

Sandy - Grease

Aurora - Sleeping Beauty

Fauna - Sleeping Beauty

Flora - Sleeping Beauty

Maleficient - Sleeping Beauty

Bambi

Nala - The Lion King

Sarabi - The Lion King

Sarafina - The Lion King

Shenzi - The Lion King

Kata - Brother Bear

Megara - Hercules

Pepper Potts - Iron Man

Cruella - 101 Dalmations

Gogo Yubari - Kill Bill

Vernita - Kill Bill

Sookie - True Blood

Mina - Dracula

Regan - The Exorcist

Scarlett - Gone with the Wind

Pippi - Pippi Longstoking

Buffy

Morticia - Adam’s Family

Nina - Black Swan

Rose - Titanic

Lizzie - Pride and Prejudice

Juno - Juno

Bridget - Bridget Jones Diaries

Satin - Moulin Rouge

Viola - Shakespeare in Love

Loretta - Moonlight

Sera - Leaving Las Vegas

Katniss - The Hunger Games

Effie - The Hunger Games

Storm - X-men

Rogue - X-men

Trinity - The Matrix

Fiona - Shrek

Here is a list of the most popular character names in movies, in case you need to keep looking.

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Hope this list of best dog names helps you find the perfect way to call your new family member.

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