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

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

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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!

Name Ideas for Black Haired 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
  • 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
  • ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK
  • 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
  • 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
  • Talladega- named for one as black as the Talladega race track.
  • Vadar

Do you have a black dog name suggestion? Tell us about the dog name and how you came up with it! Contact us!

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