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 give your pet an uncommon name.

Unfortunately, the rarer the name, the harder it is to document. So, we decided to create a database of the least common dog names, suggested by PetPlace.com readers like you!

Unique 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. Gucci
  13. Guess
  14. Gunnar
  15. Tilo
  16. Timid
  17. Timmy
  18. Windy
  19. Wink
  20. Zodiac
  21. Zorah

Top Uncommon Dog Names for Male Dogs

  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. Jada
  63. Kilo
  64. Kit-Kat
  65. Kleo
  66. Kneepad
  67. Koo-Koo
  68. Koolaid
  69. Korsakov
  70. Koufax
  71. Mitso
  72. Mitts
  73. Moe
  74. Moe Mojo
  75. Mojo Jojo
  76. Owl
  77. Picca
  78. Pickles
  79. Pig
  80. Piggly Wiggly
  81. Piggy Boy
  82. Podunk
  83. Pokemon
  84. Poker
  85. Pots
  86. Potter
  87. Pres (President)
  88. Prince Charming
  89. Punkin Head
  90. Punky
  91. Puplet
  92. Pupperoni
  93. Puppy Zilla
  94. Puschkin
  95. Qittee
  96. Ramses
  97. Ranch
  98. Reebok
  99. Reef – for Coral Reef
  100. Reggie
  101. Rubicon
  102. Rufus
  103. Rug
  104. Saavik
  105. Sacharov
  106. Shady
  107. Shamas
  108. Sheetrock
  109. Sherlock
  110. Shiba Inu
  111. Shiel
  112. Shipley
  113. Shoes
  114. Shoogie Boogie
  115. Shortstop
  116. Shrub
  117. Shylock
  118. Sid
  119. Sierra
  120. Silly Putty
  121. Silverbell
  122. Sinatra
  123. Sing Hai — he literally did sing high
  124. Sir
  125. Sir Coltrane
  126. Sir Elton John
  127. Spork
  128. Spork Chop
  129. Sport
  130. Spritzy
  131. Sprockett
  132. Squeaky
  133. Squeegie
  134. Squeek
  135. Stroganoff
  136. Stubby
  137. Travis
  138. Trevor
  139. Triple
  140. Tripp
  141. Twizzler
  142. Tzar
  143. Uno
  144. Utley
  145. Vader
  146. Valdez
  147. Vester
  148. Veto
  149. Video
  150. Vikingo
  151. Vinegar
  152. Visage
  153. Vito
  154. Vocal
  155. Wag
  156. Wallet
  157. Warner
  158. Worthless
  159. Wyatt
  160. X-box
  161. Yahnabara
  162. Yogi
  163. Yoshi
  164. Yoshi
  165. YouSing
  166. Yuengling
  167. Z-Z
  168. Zakk
  169. Zeppelin
  170. Ziggy
  171. Zip
  172. Zipper
  173. Zodiac
  174. Zoloft
  175. Zoltan
  176. Zonker
  177. 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. BL
  12. Blogger
  13. Blue
  14. Bo – after Bo Derek in the movie “10”.
  15. Bo-Bo
  16. Bock
  17. Bogie
  18. Bokkie
  19. Boku
  20. Bonanza
  21. Bonita (in Spanish means Pretty Girl)
  22. Booboo
  23. Boodles
  24. Boogie
  25. Briggs
  26. Bristol
  27. Brooklynn
  28. Broom
  29. Buckles
  30. Bucky
  31. Buttons – The first day we had her she was chewing on the buttons on my husbands shirt
  32. Cairo
  33. Calendar
  34. Calloway
  35. Capers
  36. Capone
  37. Cassidy
  38. Castle
  39. Chewie
  40. Chewy
  41. Chicanery
  42. Clean-X
  43. Clementine
  44. Cleopatra- Queen of the Nile
  45. Claudia
  46. Crimson Chin
  47. Crooks
  48. Cry Baby Jane – a dog that loves to talk…always.
  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 (after the poet Allen Ginsberg)
  72. Girlfriend
  73. Grits – stands for Girl Raised In The South
  74. Gypsy
  75. Haruka is a common Japanese name that is about the equivalent of Mary. Haruka would be a good name for a cheery cat.
  76. Isis
  77. Ivy
  78. Ivy- Boo boo
  79. Jaclyn
  80. Journey
  81. Judy
  82. Juliette
  83. June
  84. June-Bug
  85. Kricket
  86. Kryten – named after the robot in my at the time favorite TV series.
  87. Kudzu (vine)
  88. Kylie
  89. Kyreeve
  90. Kyro
  91. Lace
  92. Lady Bird
  93. Lali – means “Darling girl,” in Hindu
  94. Latte
  95. LBC
  96. Leaves
  97. Lefty
  98. Leia
  99. Leighlah
  100. Libby
  101. Liberty
  102. Lickorish
  103. Lika
  104. L’il Bit
  105. Lilianna
  106. Lilith
  107. Linux
  108. Little Bo Peep
  109. Little girl
  110. Little Jack
  111. Little Loco
  112. Lizzie
  113. Lucky Sossidge
  114. Lucy
  115. Lucyfur
  116. LuLuBelle
  117. Luna- It’s in the face to me
  118. Mab
  119. Maddie
  120. Madeleine
  121. Marple
  122. Mary Hellen Walton
  123. Maryann
  124. Marzapan or Marzi
  125. Matches
  126. Mrs Itsy
  127. Mrs. Snitchnose
  128. Muckluck
  129. Mugwai
  130. Munchkin
  131. Munchkins
  132. Munchy
  133. Naomi
  134. Napkin
  135. Narcole
  136. Nash
  137. Natasha Pepsi Bailey
  138. Navarr and Isabeau- from the movie Ladyhawke
  139. Nera
  140. Nia (Hawaiian for calm)
  141. Nibbles
  142. Nickle
  143. Nike
  144. Ninevah – named after a small lake in Vermont
  145. Noggin
  146. Noisy
  147. Noodles
  148. Nosy Rosy
  149. Octane
  150. Octivia
  151. Pitty Pat
  152. Please
  153. PlushKitti -like a plush carpet
  154. Princess Chewibacca
  155. Princess Sugar
  156. Princess Sugar
  157. Princess Tiger Lily
  158. Princeton
  159. Prism
  160. Prudence
  161. Puck
  162. Puddles
  163. Puddy
  164. Rambunctious
  165. Ramona
  166. Rashi, after a revered early rabbi
  167. Rasta
  168. Ratbait
  169. Razzy – short for Rasputin
  170. Reality
  171. Recess
  172. Redunzel- Actually spelt RDNZL from a Frank Zappa instrumental inspired by
  173. Raven
  174. Razzmatazz
  175. Ripley
  176. Samantha (bewitching girl, captured my heart)
  177. Samara
  178. Sammie Lee
  179. Sanibel – Florida Island
  180. Sa-Sa
  181. Sassafras
  182. Sassie
  183. Sehla
  184. Seiko
  185. Semetary
  186. Sequel
  187. Seraphina
  188. Shana
  189. Shanti – peaceful
  190. Sheba Ann
  191. Suchi
  192. SUE-SHE
  193. Suga-Buga
  194. Tahtonka – after “Dances with Wolves”
  195. Tala- Native American word for ‘wolf’
  196. Sweet Lips (George Washington’s dogs name)
  197. Sweet Potato Louise
  198. Sylvie
  199. Teezles
  200. Tefal
  201. Tegar
  202. Teka Leeka
  203. Tekia
  204. Tenza
  205. Tequila
  206. Tereza
  207. Tess Edy the Toenails
  208. Thea
  209. Thomasina
  210. Tickles
  211. Tidbit
  212. Tiddles
  213. Tiffani
  214. Tiggy
  215. Tights
  216. Tika
  217. Tina Turner
  218. Trinity
  219. Trinity (Trinnie)
  220. Trinnie
  221. Tulip
  222. Tundra
  223. Tunis
  224. Veda
  225. Vegas
  226. Velvet
  227. Venus
  228. Vesta and Destiny
  229. Virginia
  230. Xena- because of her distinctive cries
  231. Yuma
  232. Zara
  233. Zeta
  234. Zula
  235. Zu-Zu

Top Uncommon Names for Small Dogs

  1. Cryer
  2. Cubbie (looks like a bear cub)
  3. Cubby
  4. Cupcake
  5. Diego – for “San Diego”
  6. Diesel
  7. Digger
  8. Ding Bat
  9. Jay
  10. Jed
  11. Jellybean
  12. Jeppetto
  13. Jerry
  14. Jeter (for Derek Jeter, of course)
  15. Jib
  16. Jiggs
  17. Jinny
  18. Moody Blue
  19. Morpheus
  20. Mother Smalley
  21. Motts
  22. Mouse
  23. Mr Biz
  24. Mr Trottie Man
  25. Mr. Black
  26. Mr. Butters
  27. Mr. Malone
  28. Sugar Pop
  29. Sugar Toast
  30. The Baby
  31. Tiny Toes with a Ditty Dotty Nose
  32. Tippie
  33. Tipsy
  34. Tobygoodboy
  35. Toenails
  36. Tommyboy
  37. Winkie

Top Uncommon Names for Medium Dogs

  1. Baba Booey
  2. Balthazar
  3. Bam Bam
  4. Bambi
  5. Bandit
  6. Beauregard
  7. Bedsocks
  8. Bee-Bee
  9. Berkley – after the college. for short we call him Berk.
  10. Bernardo
  11. Beta
  12. Chinchilla – his coloring & softness of his fur, as a “Chinchilla”.
  13. Chiro
  14. Chops
  15. ChopSuey
  16. Christmas
  17. Chrysanthemum Joy
  18. Chufta
  19. Cisco
  20. Clapper
  21. Clarence
  22. Claypool
  23. Evergreen
  24. Everly
  25. Exit
  26. Expresso
  27. Fairway
  28. Freedom
  29. Frig
  30. Fry
  31. Fudge
  32. Fudgie
  33. The Brain
  34. The Fabulous Miss Boo
  35. The Nosy Noodle
  36. Theo
  37. Three Socks (because he has three white paws
  38. Thud
  39. Tilkaracha (an ancient Siamese king)
  40. TomTom
  41. Tonka
  42. Tonto
  43. Toomba
  44. Toopee
  45. Tooter
  46. Tori–Short for Toronto
  47. Toughie
  48. Whisper -as in “soft as a whisper” for her coat
  49. Winslet
  50. Wizzie
  51. Woobie named after her favorite blanket

Top Uncommon Names for Large Dogs

  1. 8-Ball
  2. Aden
  3. Ad-Rock
  4. Ajax (my white knight)
  5. Alexander the Great
  6. Alley – is the name of one of my girls who was found in an alley
  7. Allyway
  8. Alma Sonriente (Alma for short) – means “smiling soul”
  9. Anasazi – after the Anasazi Indians or ‘Sazi’ for short
  10. Andre
  11. Angus
  12. Bettis – after the now retired Jerome “the Bus” Bettis of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  13. BIBA – after the seventies store.
  14. Big Red
  15. Biggity Brown
  16. Bijou
  17. Buddha – spiritual
  18. Buddy Holly
  19. Budweiser
  20. Buggie
  21. Bulldozer
  22. Bullet
  23. Diamond
  24. Diary
  25. Didi
  26. Effie
  27. El Nino
  28. Ellie–Short for Ellinora
  29. Emperor
  30. Endo
  31. Eriatarka
  32. Espn
  33. Mavis
  34. Monarch
  35. Monday
  36. Monepenny
  37. Mouse or Mousie
  38. Mouser
  39. Mousey Tongue — variation of Mao se Tung
  40. Moxie

More Pet Name Options

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