A leather dog collar without a name on a wooden tableA leather dog collar without a name on a wooden table
A leather dog collar without a name on a wooden tableA leather dog collar without a name on a wooden table

There are common names for dogs, like Maggie, Max, and Ginger, but it’s always cool to do something original and choose from the almost-limitless list of uncommon dog names.

Unfortunately, the rarer the name, the harder it is to document. So, we decided to create a database of some of the best uncommon dog names, suggested by PetPlace.com readers like you! Read on for hundreds of unique dog names to suit just about any dog in the world, from terriers to retrievers to mastiffs.

Uncommon Dog Names

  1. Airy
  2. Aja
  3. Arbie
  4. Archemedes
  5. Doolittle
  6. Doorknob
  7. Dough Boy
  8. Dr. Spock
  9. Draino
  10. Findi
  11. Fishbone
  12. Funny
  13. Gucci
  14. Guess
  15. Gunnar
  16. Pickles
  17. Super
  18. Tilo
  19. Timid
  20. Timmy
  21. Windy
  22. Wink
  23. Zodiac
  24. Zorah

Top Uncommon Male Dog Names

  1. Bionic
  2. Bismark
  3. Bitey
  4. Bivouac
  5. Bookbag
  6. Casino
  7. Casirole
  8. Chicken
  9. Chickie-Monkey
  10. Chimp
  11. Cletus
  12. Clone
  13. Club
  14. Coats
  15. Cobwebb
  16. Coder
  17. Cody
  18. Coffee
  19. Colombo
  20. Colonel
  21. Columbus
  22. Compound
  23. Cookie
  24. Cooper
  25. Coup
  26. Cowboy
  27. Cozmo
  28. Darth Vader
  29. Dash
  30. Davidson
  31. Deja
  32. Dogger
  33. Fizzgigg
  34. Flash
  35. Flex
  36. Garage Boy
  37. Glasses Diddle Doodle
  38. Glory
  39. Godzilla
  40. Godzooky
  41. Golly Gee
  42. Granite
  43. Grayson
  44. Green Greenie
  45. Gremlin
  46. Grimace.
  47. Guster
  48. Hairspray
  49. Halftime
  50. Harvey
  51. Heckle
  52. Herbie
  53. Hercules
  54. Heshel
  55. Highway
  56. Ignorance
  57. Indy
  58. Ireland
  59. Isaiah
  60. Ivan
  61. Jacques Pierre
  62. Jagger
  63. Jeter
  64. Kilo
  65. Kit-Kat
  66. Kleo
  67. Kneepad
  68. Koo-Koo
  69. Koolaid
  70. Korsakov
  71. Koufax
  72. Mitso
  73. Mitts
  74. Moe
  75. Moe Mojo
  76. Mojo Jojo
  77. Onyx
  78. Owl
  79. Picca
  80. Pickles
  81. Pig
  82. Piggly Wiggly
  83. Piggy Boy
  84. Podunk
  85. Pokemon
  86. Poker
  87. Pots
  88. Potter
  89. Pres
  90. Prince Charming
  91. Punkin Head
  92. Punky
  93. Puplet
  94. Pupperoni
  95. Puppy Zilla
  96. Puschkin
  97. Qittee
  98. Ramses
  99. Ranch
  100. Reebok
  101. Reef
  102. Reggie
  103. Rubicon
  104. Rufus
  105. Rug
  106. Saavik
  107. Sacharov
  108. Shady
  109. Shamas
  110. Sheetrock
  111. Sherlock
  112. Shiba Inu
  113. Shiel
  114. Shipley
  115. Shoes
  116. Shoogie Boogie
  117. Shortstop
  118. Shrub
  119. Shylock
  120. Sid
  121. Sierra
  122. Silly Putty
  123. Silverbell
  124. Sinatra
  125. Sing Hai
  126. Sir
  127. Sir Coltrane
  128. Sir Elton John
  129. Spork
  130. Spork Chop
  131. Sport
  132. Spritzy
  133. Sprockett
  134. Squeaky
  135. Squeegie
  136. Squeek
  137. Stroganoff
  138. Stubby
  139. Travis
  140. Trevor
  141. Triple
  142. Tripp
  143. Twizzler
  144. Tzar
  145. Uno
  146. Utley
  147. Vader
  148. Valdez
  149. Vester
  150. Veto
  151. Video
  152. Vikingo
  153. Vinegar
  154. Visage
  155. Vito
  156. Vocal
  157. Wag
  158. Wallet
  159. Warner
  160. Worthless
  161. Wyatt
  162. X-box
  163. Yahnabara
  164. Yogi
  165. Yoshi
  166. Yoshi
  167. YouSing
  168. Yuengling
  169. Z-Z
  170. Zakk
  171. Zeppelin
  172. Ziggy
  173. Zip
  174. Zipper
  175. Zodiac
  176. Zoloft
  177. Zoltan
  178. Zonker
  179. Zoro

Top Uncommon Dog Names for Female Dogs

  1. Archie
  2. Ari
  3. Ariel
  4. BabyGirlRiley
  5. Banshee
  6. Banshee Stardust
  7. Barfly
  8. Baskerville
  9. Beasky
  10. Beatrice
  11. Bella
  12. BL
  13. Blogger
  14. Blue
  15. Bo
  16. Bo-Bo
  17. Bock
  18. Bogie
  19. Bokkie
  20. Boku
  21. Bonanza
  22. Bonita
  23. Booboo
  24. Boodles
  25. Boogie
  26. Briggs
  27. Bristol
  28. Brooklynn
  29. Broom
  30. Buckles
  31. Bucky
  32. Buttons
  33. Cairo
  34. Calendar
  35. Calloway
  36. Capers
  37. Capone
  38. Cassidy
  39. Castle
  40. Chewie
  41. Chewy
  42. Chicanery
  43. Clean-X
  44. Clementine
  45. Cleopatra
  46. Claudia
  47. Crooks
  48. Cry Baby Jane
  49. Cyclone
  50. Cyril
  51. Dahnja
  52. Daisy Doodle
  53. Damio
  54. Dancer
  55. Daz
  56. Deanie Dumpling
  57. Debra
  58. Decker
  59. Funguy
  60. Future
  61. Gabby
  62. Gato
  63. Genevieve
  64. Genny
  65. Geordi
  66. Gertrude
  67. Gia
  68. Gidget
  69. Gimpie
  70. GinaRae
  71. Ginsberg
  72. Girlfriend
  73. Grits
  74. Gypsy
  75. Haruka
  76. Isis
  77. Ivy
  78. Jaclyn
  79. Journey
  80. Judy
  81. Juliette
  82. June
  83. June-Bug
  84. Kricket
  85. Kryten
  86. Kudzu
  87. Kylie
  88. Kyreeve
  89. Kyro
  90. Lace
  91. Lady Bird
  92. Lali
  93. Latte
  94. LBC
  95. Leaves
  96. Lefty
  97. Leia
  98. Leighlah
  99. Libby
  100. Liberty
  101. Lickorish
  102. Lika
  103. L’il Bit
  104. Lilianna
  105. Lilith
  106. Linux
  107. Little Bo Peep
  108. Little girl
  109. Little Jack
  110. Little Loco
  111. Lizzie
  112. Lucky Sossidge
  113. Lucy
  114. Lucyfur
  115. LuLuBelle
  116. Luna
  117. Mab
  118. Maddie
  119. Madeleine
  120. Marple
  121. Mary Hellen Walton
  122. Maryann
  123. Marzipan
  124. Matches
  125. Mrs Itsy
  126. Mrs. Snitchnose
  127. Muckluck
  128. Mugwai
  129. Munchkin
  130. Munchkins
  131. Munchy
  132. Naomi
  133. Napkin
  134. Narcole
  135. Nash
  136. Natasha Pepsi Bailey
  137. Navarr
  138. Nera
  139. Nia
  140. Nibbles
  141. Nickle
  142. Nike
  143. Ninevah
  144. Noggin
  145. Noisy
  146. Noodles
  147. Nosy Rosy
  148. Octane
  149. Octivia
  150. Pitty Pat
  151. Please
  152. PlushKitti
  153. Princess Chewibacca
  154. Princess Sugar
  155. Princess Sugar
  156. Princess Tiger Lily
  157. Princeton
  158. Prism
  159. Prudence
  160. Puck
  161. Puddles
  162. Puddy
  163. Rambunctious
  164. Ramona
  165. Rashi
  166. Rasta
  167. Ratbait
  168. Razzy
  169. Reality
  170. Recess
  171. Redunzel
  172. Raven
  173. Razzmatazz
  174. Ripley
  175. Samantha
  176. Samara
  177. Sammie Lee
  178. Sanibel
  179. Sa-Sa
  180. Sassafras
  181. Sassie
  182. Sehla
  183. Seiko
  184. Semetary
  185. Sequel
  186. Seraphina
  187. Shana
  188. Shanti
  189. Sheba Ann
  190. Suchi
  191. SUE-SHE
  192. Suga-Buga
  193. Tahtonka
  194. Tala
  195. Sweet Lips
  196. Sweet Potato Louise
  197. Sylvie
  198. Teezles
  199. Tefal
  200. Tegar
  201. Teka Leeka
  202. Tekia
  203. Tenza
  204. Tequila
  205. Tereza
  206. Tess Edy the Toenails
  207. Thea
  208. Thomasina
  209. Tickles
  210. Tidbit
  211. Tiddles
  212. Tiffani
  213. Tiggy
  214. Tights
  215. Tika
  216. Tina Turner
  217. Trinity
  218. Trinity
  219. Trinnie
  220. Tulip
  221. Tunis
  222. Veda
  223. Vegas
  224. Velvet
  225. Venus
  226. Vesta and Destiny
  227. Virginia
  228. Xena
  229. Yuma
  230. Zara
  231. Zeta
  232. Zula
  233. Zu-Zu

Top Uncommon Names for Small Dogs

  1. Cryer
  2. Cubbie
  3. Cubby
  4. Cupcake
  5. Diego
  6. Diesel
  7. Digger
  8. Ding Bat
  9. Jay
  10. Jed
  11. Jellybean
  12. Jeppetto
  13. Jerry
  14. Jib
  15. Jiggs
  16. Jinny
  17. Moody Blue
  18. Morpheus
  19. Mother Smalley
  20. Motts
  21. Mouse
  22. Mr Biz
  23. Mr Trottie Man
  24. Mr. Black
  25. Mr. Butters
  26. Mr. Malone
  27. Sugar Pop
  28. Sugar Toast
  29. The Baby
  30. Tiny Toes
  31. Tippie
  32. Tipsy
  33. Tobygoodboy
  34. Toenails
  35. Tommyboy
  36. Winkie

Top Uncommon Names for Medium Dogs

  1. Baba Booey
  2. Balthazar
  3. Bam Bam
  4. Bambi
  5. Bandit
  6. Bean
  7. Beauregard
  8. Bedsocks
  9. Bee-Bee
  10. Berkley
  11. Bernardo
  12. Beta
  13. Chinchilla
  14. Chiro
  15. Chops
  16. ChopSuey
  17. Christmas
  18. Chrysanthemum Joy
  19. Chufta
  20. Cisco
  21. Clapper
  22. Clarence
  23. Claypool
  24. Evergreen
  25. Everly
  26. Exit
  27. Expresso
  28. Fairway
  29. Fido
  30. Freedom
  31. Frig
  32. Fry
  33. Fudge
  34. Fudgie
  35. Sammy
  36. Spot
  37. The Brain
  38. The Fabulous Miss Boo
  39. The Nosy Noodle
  40. Theo
  41. Three Socks
  42. Thud
  43. Tilkaracha
  44. TomTom
  45. Tonka
  46. Tonto
  47. Toomba
  48. Toopee
  49. Tooter
  50. Tori
  51. Toughie
  52. Whisper
  53. Winslet
  54. Wizzie
  55. Woobie

Top Uncommon Names for Big Dogs

  1. 8-Ball
  2. Aden
  3. Adonis
  4. Alexander the Great
  5. Andre
  6. Angus
  7. Apollo
  8. Atlas
  9. Bettis
  10. Big Red
  11. Biggity Brown
  12. Bijou
  13. Buddha
  14. Budweiser
  15. Buggie
  16. Bulldozer
  17. Bullet
  18. Caesar
  19. Chopper
  20. Diamond
  21. Diary
  22. Dino
  23. Emperor
  24. Endo
  25. Goliath
  26. Kodiak
  27. King Kong
  28. Knight
  29. Monarch
  30. Moose
  31. Moxie
  32. Tank
  33. Titan
  34. Tundra
  35. Yeti

More Unique Male Dog Names

  1. Abbott
  2. Acorn
  3. AJ
  4. Alfie
  5. Bingo
  6. Biscuit
  7. Blaze
  8. Buddy
  9. Bullseye
  10. Champ
  11. Cheerio
  12. Darby
  13. Ernesto
  14. Edison
  15. Eli
  16. Errol
  17. Eugene
  18. Everest
  19. Falstaff
  20. Garth
  21. Gibson
  22. Goose
  23. Griffin
  24. Gulliver
  25. Gustave
  26. Hank
  27. Harold
  28. Harvey
  29. Herbie
  30. Hobbs
  31. Homer
  32. Hooch
  33. Jeeves
  34. Jethro
  35. Kane
  36. Kennedy
  37. Lenny
  38. Leo
  39. Leroy
  40. Loki
  41. Lupin
  42. Maguire
  43. Mitch
  44. Morris
  45. Nitro
  46. Norman
  47. Ollie
  48. Opus
  49. Owen
  50. Oswald

More Uncommon Female Dog Names

  1. Almond
  2. Amber
  3. Beauty
  4. Belle
  5. Bindi
  6. Carnation
  7. Cinnamon
  8. Cleo
  9. Coco
  10. Cupid
  11. Destiny
  12. Duchess
  13. Espresso
  14. Fancy
  15. Faith
  16. Fifi
  17. Florence
  18. Frances
  19. Gabby
  20. Galaxy
  21. Juno
  22. Karma
  23. Kiwi
  24. Laney
  25. Lovely
  26. Magenta
  27. MJ
  28. Melody
  29. Nabisco
  30. Nibbler
  31. Odessa
  32. Opal
  33. Ophelia
  34. Payton
  35. Penny
  36. Princess
  37. Raven
  38. Rosie
  39. Sappho
  40. Sherbet
  41. Sophie
  42. Spirit
  43. Starfire
  44. Taffy
  45. Twinkie
  46. Whimsey
  47. Violet
  48. Yoko
  49. Zelda
  50. Zorah

More Unique Male and Female Dog Names

  1. Abe
  2. Adelaide
  3. Agnes
  4. Alden
  5. Aspen
  6. Audra
  7. Axel
  8. Barton
  9. Blanche
  10. Boo
  11. Boomer
  12. Bosco
  13. Brownie
  14. Bruce
  15. Buzzy
  16. Cali
  17. Captain
  18. Carmela
  19. Chewy
  20. Chocolate
  21. Cocoa
  22. Deliah
  23. Dexter
  24. Diva
  25. Domingo
  26. Dorothea
  27. Dozer
  28. Eloise
  29. Enid
  30. Ethel
  31. Elvis
  32. Fanny
  33. Frida
  34. Hawkeye
  35. Hershey
  36. Hunter
  37. Jada
  38. Jenny
  39. Kipper
  40. Kona
  41. Llewellyn
  42. Lois
  43. Luca
  44. Mason
  45. Maverick
  46. Maya
  47. McKinley
  48. Mocha
  49. Murphy
  50. Nicko
  51. Otto
  52. Ozzie
  53. Pepper
  54. Prince
  55. Quincy
  56. Reese
  57. Reggie
  58. Rupert
  59. Sampson
  60. Sarge

Picking a Name For Your Dog

Have you tried and failed to find a perfect name in the past? Check out some tips from the experts:

  1. Avoid names that sound like common commands
  2. Pick a name that you’re okay repeating¬†a lot
  3. Reflect both your unique personality and your dog’s character

Don’t get discouraged if the right name doesn’t come to your overnight. Take time to test out a few with your new pup and find the perfect fit together. If you’re still struggling, read even more expert tips for selecting a unique dog name.

More Dog Name Options

Still in search of the ideal dog name? Check out more unique names from the PetPlace team. With a little more research, we’re sure you’ll find a great name to suit your great dog.

Unique Dog Names Based on Personality Type

No two dogs have the same personality quirks. Find a name that fits your pet’s unique disposition.

Uncommon Dog Names Based on Appearance

Sometimes a dog just looks like an Eddie or a Scooter, other times it’s harder to put your finger on the ideal name. Read on for more appearance-based name suggestions.

If all else fails, check out these lists of cool dog names and common dog names for a few more ideas. The best name for your best friend is out there!

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