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Naming Your Black Dog: Name Ideas for Dogs with Black Haircoats

By: Dr. Debra Primovic

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Are you looking for that perfect dog name that just fits your pooch? Does your dog have black hair?

Naming a dog can be difficult. One way many pet owners do it is to look for a name that goes with your dog's physical characteristic such as his coat color.

Here are some dog names that can be associated with black hair-coated dogs! I hope this helps you find the perfect name for your dog!

Do you have any suggestions for dog names? Email us your dog name ideas and we will try to add them to our dog name list!

Black colored (dog names for "black hair-coated dogs")

  • Ace (for the ace of spades)
  • Angus
  • Ashes
  • Atticus - This is for the band, the record label and To Kill A Mockingbird.
  • Anisette (French - or Anise), with a nickname of Ani.
  • Blackie
  • Bear
  • Blake (means black)
  • Blackula
  • Black Mamba
  • Blackjack
  • Bogie - as in Humphrey Bogart
  • Buckwheat - Eddie Murphy character on SNL
  • Cave (found our pup in a dark cave hiding)
  • Cesare (after Cesare Borgia who always wore black
  • Cinderella" and call her "Cinders" to reflect her black coat.
  • Charcoal
  • Cheyenne
  • Coal
  • Coffee
  • Colbie (black as coal)
  • Chu Dhub ("Black dog" in gaelic--pronounced coo doo)
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Darth Vader
  • Dragon
  • Daegan Kai - Irish /asian meaning dark haired / fire
  • Dante Alexander- Italian - taken Dante's Inferno and Alexander the Great
  • Draakar Noir (a men's cologne)
  • Dugan – means black haired in Celtic
  • Duncan (means black warrior)
  • Ebony
  • Elvira
  • Espresso
  • Eclipse
  • Flint
  • Forest
  • Gabe, had thick black curly hair like Gabe Caplan`s.
  • Guiness
  • Hades - God of the under world
  • Inky
  • Indigo
  • Ivory (great conversation starter!)
  • Kole - alternate spelling of Coal
  • Kieran Mael - Irish name meaning dark
  • Kodiak (Kodi) for short as he looked like a little black bear
  • "Kuro"(KOO-ROH) which is the Japanese word for Charcoal
  • Jacket
  • Jamaica
  • Jett
  • JAGUAR or Jaggie
  • Johnny Cash (AKA Cash)
  • Leto of the Dark Cloak was the mother of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis
  • Lelia - means black in Hebrew
  • Licorice
  • Matches
  • Maverick
  • Midnight
  • Misty
  • Morticia (after the Adams Family)
  • Musqua (Little Bear)
  • Ninjia
  • Nuit - Nuit was the Egyptian goddess of the night sky
  • Onyx
  • Panther
  • Pearl (she was such a gem – my black pearl)
  • Pepper
  • Pepsi
  • Phantom
  • Prieta- Spanish for Blackie
  • Phantom Menace
  • Poppy (for Poppy Seeds)
  • Raven
  • Retread
  • Rasputin the mysterious dark Russian monk
  • Rubber
  • Sabbath
  • Salem
  • Sammy (for Sammy Davis Jr.)
  • Satchmo, after Louis Armstrong
  • Sheba – as in African Queen
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Sharpie, like a black Sharpie pen
  • Sky
  • Skye
  • Sooty
  • Spooky
  • Skylar
  • Soot
  • Sootie
  • Spider
  • Tar
  • Tarra
  • Tank
  • Trilby Pantera - all black and constantly trills
  • Talladega- named for one as black as the Talladega race track.
  • Tina (for Tina Turner)
  • Vadar




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    Doesn't matter how or what you would like to name your dog, we have the perfect name for you. Are you looking for a dog name to go with personality traits such as independent dogs, playful dogs, funny dogs, cute or beautiful dogs, loving dogs, sweet dogs, big dogs or dogs with big personalities, small dogs, aggressive dogs or good watch dogs, smart dogs, not so smart dogs, strong dogs, fast dogs, ornery dogs, or talkative dogs?

    Or are you looking for a name your dog based on his hair coat color or type such as he is white, yellow,red or brown, silver or grey, black and white, spotted, wrinkled or a fluffy dog. Check out the links associated with any of those words and get our list! We have the perfect name for your dog!

    Or have you found a stray dog or rescued a stray and want a name that fits?

    Here is even a list of over 1200 common dog names. Or maybe you just want to look for an unusual dog name. How about cool dog names? We have tons of those!

    Do you want to know what the most common dog names mean? Learn about the "meaning" behind common Male dog names and Female dog names.

    Do you have a name suggestion?. Email us!

    I Hope these name suggestions help you name your black haired dog.

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