valentine's day puppy names

Valentine’s Day Inspired Puppy Names

Did you know that Americans will spend $815 million on pets this Valentine’s Day? From kitties to birds, and everything in between. This money will be split between gifts for the pets that are already a part of the family, and purchases for new pets that couples and singles adopt over the holiday. We’ve talked before about how the winter holidays might not be the best time to adopt a puppy, but Valentine’s Day can be a whole other conversation.

Assuming of course that you and your partner have talked through this decision together extensively, then Valentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day weekend can be a great time to adopt a new puppy. Now that the craziness of the holidays is gone, your home will be a safer and happier place for a young puppy to call home.

Just a reminder, we do not recommend giving a puppy as a surprise present. It can be tempting to surprise your significant other with an adorable puppy for the holiday, but that cute bundle of joy can quickly become an unmanageable ball of fluff if you’re not prepared. A surprise might be fun for the first few hours, but when your new puppy needs to go potty at 2 am, and 5 am that first night your partner had better be fully onboard for full-time puppy parenting.

Ok, so you’ve decided to adopt a new puppy for Valentine’s Day, woohoo! Now, what are you going to name it? Below we’ve listed out some of our favorite single and paired names for dogs. Give our list of names a read to find your new puppy the perfect Valentine’s Day inspired name!

Literature Couples

From classical works of fiction to modern hits, these couples may not get their happily ever after, but while they’re together, they cherish every moment. Pick your favorite character for a single puppy’s name or use both for matching names.

Famous Couples

Their stories might not end in happily ever after, but for the sometimes brief time that they have together, their love stories are pretty epic. From scientific breakthroughs to the silver screen, these famous couples are household names. Take your pick from the loving couples listed below! Choose one of these names or both if you’re adopting a pair of puppies.

Disney Couples

From animated hits to live-action features, these Disney couples make for the perfect puppy pair names. And just a reminder, Disney is bigger than you think. Since they now own Marvel and Lucasfilm, you might see some names on this list that you weren’t expecting.

Names the mean love

Whether their literal translation is “Love” or they translate into a phrase about love, these sublet love-inspired names will keep the love alive in your household all year.

Movie Character Names

From Valentine’s Day hits to everyone’s favorite romances, these names are sure to keep you feeling the love all year long.

Valentine’s Day

I Hate Valentine’s Day


Bride Wars

The Notebook

Love Actually

10 Things I Hate About You

Pretty Woman

Choosing The Right Puppy Name With PetPlace

Whether you decide to go with a movie character, famous literary heroine, or historical figure, choosing a Valentine’s Day themed name for your new puppy can be a fun way to pay tribute to the special day on which you brought home your new family member. But we know that once the naming is done, there’s still a lot of hard work left to be done when it comes to raising a new puppy. If you need any help, with anything from training to diet, we’re here to help. Check out our puppy section for thousands of articles dedicated to the art of puppy raising. We hope that you and your new furry family member have a great Valentine’s Day.