A Basset Hound rolling their eyes.A Basset Hound rolling their eyes.
A Basset Hound rolling their eyes.A Basset Hound rolling their eyes.

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!

Top Uncommon Dog Names for Male Dogs

  • Arbie
  • Archemedes (Archie)
  • Aristophanes
  • Aristotle
  • Arizona
  • AskHim
  • Aspirin (gives them a headache!)
  • Asthma
  • Astro – after the dog from the cartoon “The Jetson’s.
  • Ateret
  • Atticus – from Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird”
  • Attitude
  • Austin
  • Awesome
  • Azrael
  • Bill Clinton
  • Binky (short for Thackery Binks)
  • Bionic
  • Bismark
  • Bitey
  • Bivouac
  • Bookbag
  • Bookie
  • Bootdonnie
  • Bootsie
  • Bootstrap Bill
  • Bou-Tee-Waits
  • Bowser
  • Boz
  • Bray
  • Brewster
  • Bungee Cord
  • Butterfinger
  • Buttersworth
  • Capri
  • Captain Jack Sparrow – for the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
  • Cardiac
  • Carson
  • Cash
  • Casino
  • Casirole
  • Cassanova…is very loving but demanding of attention
  • Cerebus – given his name because it is reminiscent of Cerberus (three-headed dog in Greek and Roman mythology) because he chews as if there were three heads. Also the name of a comic book character that is satire on Canadian politics.
  • Chab (great for a lab chow cross!)
  • Chaco – after Chaco Canyon National Park.
  • Chai
  • Chaia (pronounced “Kiya” – named after the Hebrew word for life, which is “CHAI”.)
  • Challenger
  • Chansey
  • Chaos – (first of the gods)
  • Charles Chaplin
  • Charlie
  • Chauncy Gardener (From the movie “Being There” with Peter Sellers)
  • Chicken
  • Chickie-Monkey
  • Chimp
  • Cletus
  • Clone
  • Club
  • Coats
  • Cobwebb
  • Coder
  • Cody
  • Coffee
  • Colombo
  • Colonel
  • Columbus
  • Compound
  • Cookie
  • Cooper
  • Copernicus (Copper)
  • Corazon – heart in Spanish
  • Corn
  • Corona
  • Coruba (male)
  • Cosmo (Cos-dude)
  • Coup
  • Cowboy
  • Cozmo
  • Crawford
  • Cricket (she chirps)
  • Crimson
  • Curley
  • Cuy
  • Danger
  • Dara – which means “gift” in Bulgarian language.
  • Dargo – for the character Dargo in the Sci-Fi show Farscape
  • Darin
  • Darth Vader
  • Dash
  • Davidson
  • Deja
  • Delphyne – the mother of the monsters.
  • DeNiro, after the actor Robert DeNiro
  • Derbyshier (Derby)
  • Didhebite?
  • Divot
  • Divot – because of his eye and we play golf and tend to take a lot of
  • Django – after the jazz guitarist Django
  • Dobbie – from Harry Potter
  • Doc–from Snow White
  • Dogger
  • Doolittle
  • Doorknob
  • Dough Boy
  • Dr. Spock
  • Draino
  • Dreifach – is German for “three-footed”.
  • Drexel
  • Dublin
  • Dudl
  • Dundee
  • Dunkin
  • Duntada ( strange name)
  • Easton
  • Eastwood – for Clint Eastwood
  • Echo
  • Eclipse
  • Edward Scissorjaws
  • Faulk
  • Fenicia
  • Fenster
  • Fever
  • Fibb
  • Fiel – means faith as in ‘faithful friend’ in Portuguese
  • Fieldy – after the bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu of the band “Korn”
  • Figment (as in my immagination)
  • Findi
  • Fishbone
  • Fizzgigg
  • Flash
  • Flex
  • Flo
  • Fluffy George
  • Flyin-Flynn
  • Flynn
  • Foster
  • Foxburg
  • Franic
  • Frank
  • Frankie -short for Franken-bunny
  • Frankie-Blueeyes
  • Frats
  • Gadu (Armenian for cat)
  • Gala – after the apple
  • Garage Boy
  • Glasses Diddle Doodle
  • Glory
  • Godzilla
  • Godzooky – Godzilla’s nephew from an old cartoon series
  • Golly Gee
  • Granite
  • Grayson
  • Green Greenie
  • Gremlin
  • Grimace….after the purple McDonald’s character.
  • Gucci
  • Guess – Can you see the ramifications in “What’s its name?”
  • Gunnar
  • Guster
  • Habibi Chun-Ji -Loosely translated Beloved of Heaven and Earth
  • Hairspray
  • Halftime
  • Hamlette
  • Hammerhead
  • Hammy
  • Handsome
  • Handsome Devil
  • Harley – because he’s so small
  • Harry (for Harry Houdini, escape artist)
  • Harvey
  • Heckle
  • Herbie
  • Hercules
  • Heshel
  • Highway
  • Hiho
  • Hipster
  • Homer–The Simpson
  • Honda
  • Hood
  • Hooter
  • Hoover
  • Hopie
  • Hotdog
  • Howard
  • Howzat!
  • Huck
  • Huckleberry
  • Huggie Bear
  • Icabaud
  • Idayia – pronounced Eye-Day-Ya
  • Ignorance
  • Indy
  • Ireland
  • Isaiah
  • Isbad – because it “is bad”
  • Ivan
  • Jacques Pierre
  • Jada
  • Jaeger
  • Jamima Puddle Duck
  • Jammer Bammer
  • Jareth the Goblin King
  • Jawaharal Nehru
  • Joey
  • Joggs
  • Johnny Cash
  • Joker
  • Jonah
  • JoSeppe
  • Jupitor
  • Kaelar (phonetic spelling of a Klingon name)
  • Kahlua
  • Kai
  • Kalonna
  • Kamiko, means ‘tortiose child’ in Japanese
  • Kanga
  • Kansas–like the state
  • Karlee
  • Karma
  • Kayunguq – In Alaskan Aluttiq language it means Storm
  • KC
  • Keelie
  • Keira
  • Kemo Sabe
  • Keppi – for joy of life
  • Keshnal
  • Kid Courage (KC)
  • Kilo
  • Kit-Kat
  • Kleo
  • Kneepad
  • Koo-Koo
  • Koolaid
  • Korsakov
  • Koufax
  • Kramer
  • Lampshade
  • Lance
  • Leon
  • Lepu the skunk cartoon character
  • Leutienent Colonel Puddles Von Puddingworth III
  • Lex Luthor
  • Lkaika, which means “the brave one” in Hawaiian
  • Logan – for the movie “Logan’s Run”.
  • Loki – is the mythical Fire-giant/deity of mischief in Norse mythology
  • LongDogNog
  • Louie Mattias
  • Loverboy- ’nuff said, solid white, long haired, just like his name.
  • Lucky
  • Lucky number Slevin. (7th pup)
  • Luther Sage
  • Mahettibell (accent on the ‘het”)
  • Mahogany
  • Makita
  • Mali Chito – which means “Storm” or “Big Wind” in the Choctaw language.
  • Mall
  • Mancha (means “spot” in spanish)
  • Manchita (little spot in Spanish)
  • Mandel (yiddish for “almond”)
  • Mao Tse Tung
  • Maple
  • Marguerita
  • Marguerite
  • Mariner
  • Maris
  • Marlin
  • Marmie
  • Maybe
  • Maynard
  • McClane – john mcclane in the die hard movies.
  • Meat
  • Meatloaf
  • Mehetabel (Bella)
  • Meisho (Me-shoe)
  • Meoko
  • Metchee
  • Mew
  • Mia – Italian for “mine”
  • Mia Marie
  • Mighty
  • Mike Tyson
  • Miko
  • Mildred
  • Minnie Moo
  • Minnie the Moocher – after an old Cab Calloway song that was in the movie “The Blues Brothers.”
  • Minus
  • Miracle
  • Mis Donatella Versace
  • Misery
  • Mishee Mul Foof – which is stuffed cabbage in Lebanese
  • Mishka
  • Miss Moochie
  • Missy Brown Dome
  • Mister Tim burton
  • Misty BLu
  • Mitso
  • Mitts
  • Moe
  • Moe Mojo
  • Mojo Jojo
  • Mokey Bob
  • Moku, meaning island in Hawaiian
  • Mole
  • Molotov.
  • Momona (Hawaiian for sweet)
  • Mompeli (doesn’t mean anything, named after another Mompeli)
  • Momster Meister
  • Monet
  • Monkeyjoe
  • Mr. Moky
  • Mr. Pickles
  • Mr. President
  • Mr. Trottie Man
  • Mr. Tugger Magoo – he would tug on our pants to get our attention
  • Munky
  • Munky Fields – named after the lead guitarist (James “Munky” Sheffield)
  • Munster
  • Murdoch
  • Murrrtul — variation of Myrtle
  • Mustafa means “the Chosen”
  • Mustard
  • Muta
  • My Left Foot
  • Mydnyte – not that unusual except for the spelling
  • Myrtle
  • Mystic
  • Nails
  • Nala from the lion king
  • Nanuck – from the movie The Lost Boys a vampire movie from the 90s real cool
  • Nipper Bubsby
  • Nisse
  • Nixon
  • Not Again!
  • Notebook
  • Nyomah
  • O’Toole
  • Oatmeal (Otis)
  • Oblomov
  • Odor
  • Oh NO!
  • Okie Dokie – because of his positive attitude!
  • Old yeller, an ugly ol yellow tabby.
  • Opal
  • Orejas
  • Orson
  • Oshi
  • Osirus
  • Othello
  • Otto
  • Ottolynn
  • Outlaw Josie Wales – after the Clint Eastwood character.
  • Owl
  • Ozmosis (ozzy for short) from an ozzy osbourne album
  • Ozone
  • Pacia
  • Pacino (he came to us with a scar over his eye and my husband called him Scarface, but I was afraid he’d get a complex, so we named him after Al Pacino, who starred in the movie Scarface)
  • Paco
  • Pallas – Athena’s girlfriend
  • Pandora
  • Panthro
  • Paris
  • Paula
  • Pavlov
  • Peace
  • Pebble
  • Pele – after the “Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes”
  • Pelusa – loosely translated, hair ball
  • Pepe -after Pepe’
  • Pepper–Short for Pepsi
  • Percy
  • Perfect
  • Petrus (after the famous Chateau Petrus)
  • Phineas – Phineas in A Separate Peace – knick name Finnie
  • Phoenix
  • Picca
  • Pickles
  • Pig
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Piggy Boy
  • Pilgrim – for thanksgiving
  • Pinky Toebiter or PinkyToe
  • Pippen
  • Pippin – from the movie Lord of the Rings
  • Poddy Three-Leg (as in Tri-pod!)
  • Podunk
  • Pokemon
  • Poker
  • Polaris
  • Police
  • Pollyanna
  • Pooh bear
  • Pookey Shoo
  • Pookie
  • Pookie Mew
  • Poolcover
  • Poona
  • Poppet
  • Poppy
  • Porkchop
  • Porsche
  • Port
  • Portia
  • Poser
  • Posey
  • Pots
  • Potter
  • Pres (President)
  • Prince Charming
  • Punkin Head
  • Punky
  • Puplet (Scooner)
  • Pupperoni
  • Puppy Zilla
  • Puschkin
  • Qittee
  • Ramses
  • Ranch
  • Reebok
  • Reef – for Coral Reef
  • Reggie
  • Reiken
  • Remington Steele
  • Remy – after Rem Dog from the Red Sox
  • Reno
  • Report Card
  • Rico
  • Ripcord
  • Roadster
  • Roamin
  • Roast Beef
  • Rodie – short for Rodeo
  • Rollerskate
  • Rolling Thunder aka “Rolly.”
  • Ronin
  • Rookie
  • Rooster. After John Wayne in the movie, rooster cogburn, because they both have one eye.
  • Rose
  • Rosita Mae
  • Roudy..he bounces off the walls
  • Rubber Ducky
  • Rubicon
  • Rufus
  • Rug
  • Saavik
  • Sacharov
  • Sago
  • Satin
  • Saturn
  • Sausage
  • Sausage Patty
  • Sawdust – born under a sawmill in the sawdust
  • Sayuri – small lily
  • Schmeka
  • Schnapps
  • Scoobie
  • Scooter
  • Scrapper..very independent
  • Scrapple
  • Scrunt (Runtini)
  • Seamare Hop-a-long
  • Sebastian
  • Secret
  • See More
  • Serious
  • Setzer
  • Seven
  • Seymor
  • Shadow (grey fluff ball)
  • Shady
  • Shamas
  • Sheetrock
  • Sherlock
  • Shiba Inu
  • Shiel
  • Shipley
  • Shoes
  • Shoogie Boogie
  • Shortstop
  • Shrub
  • Shylock
  • Sid
  • Sierra
  • Silly Putty
  • Silverbell
  • Sinatra
  • Sing Hai — he literally did sing high
  • Sir
  • Sir Coltrane
  • Sir Elton John
  • Sir Maxwell
  • Sir~viver
  • Sirus
  • Skeezer
  • Skittle
  • Skittles
  • Sklypedypedoo
  • Skully
  • Slipper
  • Slippers
  • Smackers (couldn’t keep his paws to himself)
  • Smasher
  • Smitty
  • Smudge
  • Snapon
  • Snaptight
  • Sneezy
  • Snezzy
  • Sniffels
  • Snigglefoot
  • Snipper
  • Snoops
  • Snowcone
  • Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street character)
  • Socrates
  • Solan – a historical Greek figure
  • Somo, Swahili for friend
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Spain
  • Spanky
  • Spark..she is little but live wire
  • Sparx
  • Spaz
  • Spider
  • Spinach
  • Sponge
  • Spook
  • Spooky Mulder – all white and noisy
  • Spork
  • Spork Chop
  • Sport
  • Spritzy
  • Sprockett
  • Squeaky
  • Squeegie
  • Squeek
  • Squid
  • Squidney Lou
  • Starlight
  • Stinkie – his biggest problem which persisted most of his first year with us was diarrhea – hence he became known as Stinkie
  • Stinky Pete
  • Stitch
  • Strayhorn
  • Stripes
  • Stroganoff
  • Stubby
  • Stymie
  • Subway
  • Sully
  • Surabaya – little city in Indonesia
  • Surge
  • T.V.
  • Tamlin
  • Tango
  • Tanker
  • Tanoose
  • Tanzie–Short for Tangerine (the marigold)
  • Tarus
  • Tasso
  • Tater Tot
  • Tax – dumped on April 15 (which is Tax day)
  • Taxi
  • Taz
  • Tazmo
  • Tazz
  • Teacake
  • Teeto
  • Thai-yoda
  • Toulouse
  • Traggie
  • Trap
  • Travis
  • Trevor
  • Triple
  • Tripp
  • Tristan – after the imperfect knight of Tristan and Isolde fame torn between
  • Trixie
  • Trogdore
  • Tucker
  • Tumbles
  • Tummy Tum Tum
  • Tupac
  • Tupelo Honey – from a famous Van Morrison song
  • Turbo
  • Twig
  • Twinkie
  • Twizzler
  • Twofer – from the old Payless slogan “Two for Five”
  • Ty-Bo
  • Tybee
  • Typhon – the father of some of the best monsters in Greek Mythology.
  • Tyra
  • Tysen
  • Tzar
  • Uno
  • Utley
  • Vader -short for “Invader”
  • Valdez
  • Vester
  • Veto
  • Video
  • Vikingo
  • Vinegar
  • Visage
  • Vito
  • Vocal
  • Wag – because his tail is like run by a motor that never stops
  • Wallet
  • Warner
  • Warrior
  • Way Cool
  • Weasel
  • Wee-wee
  • Westie
  • Wexford
  • Whiskey
  • Whispering Dawn
  • Who (short for who’s on first)
  • Wiggle
  • Wiggles
  • Wild Thing
  • Winston Churchill
  • Witlof (Dutch for a kind of cabbage)
  • Wolfface
  • Woogie
  • Worthless
  • Wyatt
  • X-box
  • Yahnabara
  • Yogi
  • Yoshi – Mario Bros. pet dinosaur
  • Yoshi – which means adopted male child in Japanese.
  • YouSing
  • Yuengling – for Yuengling beer, the oldest brewery in the country
  • Z-Z
  • Zakk – for guitar player is Zakk Wylde.
  • Zenite (zen-eat) which means zenith in Portuguese
  • Zeppelin
  • Ziggy
  • Zip
  • Zipper
  • Zodiac
  • Zoloft
  • Zoltan
  • Zonker
  • Zoro

Top Uncommon Dog Names for Female Dogs

  • Airy
  • Aja
  • Archie
  • Ari
  • Ariel
  • BabyGirlRiley
  • Babyrella – since she is Royalty in our eyes and our little princess
  • Banshee
  • Banshee Stardust
  • Barfly
  • Baskerville
  • Beasky
  • Beatrice
  • BL
  • Blogger
  • Blue
  • Bo – after Bo Derek in the movie “10”.
  • Bo-Bo
  • Bock
  • Bogie
  • Bokkie
  • Boku
  • Bonanza
  • Bonita (in Spanish means Pretty Girl)
  • Booboo
  • Boodles
  • Boogie
  • Briggs
  • Bristol
  • Brooklynn
  • Broom
  • Buckles
  • Bucky
  • Buttons – The first day we had her she was chewing on the buttons on my husbands shirt
  • Cairo
  • Calendar
  • Calloway
  • Capers
  • Capone
  • Cassidy
  • Castle
  • Chewie
  • Chewy
  • Chicanery
  • Clean-X
  • Clementine
  • Cleopatra- Queen of the Nile
  • Claudia
  • Crimson Chin
  • Crooks
  • Cry Baby Jane – a dog that loves to talk…always.
  • Cyclone
  • Cyril
  • Dahnja
  • Daisy Doodle
  • Damio
  • Dancer
  • Daz
  • Deanie Dumpling
  • Debra
  • Decker
  • Funguy
  • Future
  • Gabby
  • Gato
  • Genevieve
  • Genny
  • Geordi
  • Gertrude
  • Gia
  • Gidget
  • Gimpie
  • GinaRae
  • Ginsberg (after the poet Allen Ginsberg)
  • Girlfriend
  • Grits – stands for Girl Raised In The South
  • Gypsy
  • Haruka is a common Japanese name that is about the equivalent of Mary. Haruka would be a good name for a cheery cat.
  • Isis
  • Ivy
  • Ivy- Boo boo
  • Jaclyn
  • Journey
  • Judy
  • Juliette
  • June
  • June-Bug
  • Kricket
  • Kryten – named after the robot in my at the time favorite TV series.
  • Kudzu (vine)
  • Kylie
  • Kyreeve
  • Kyro
  • Lace
  • Lady Bird
  • Lali – means “Darling girl,” in Hindu
  • Latte
  • LBC
  • Leaves
  • Lefty
  • Leia
  • Leighlah (Layla) Falling Star
  • Libby (Libby’s, Libby’s Libby’s on the label, label, label)
  • Liberty
  • Lickorish – but we spell it Lykrysh
  • Lika – endearment in Romania (which means love), also means Lisa in Hawaiian.
  • L’il Bit
  • Lilianna – because, she was like a lili color, and soft, her eye was sky blue
  • Lilith, I actually named her after the ex-wife of TV’s Frasier Krane,
  • Linux
  • Little Bo Peep
  • Little girl
  • Little Jack
  • Little Loco
  • Lizzie
  • Lucky Sossidge
  • Lucy
  • Lucyfur
  • LuLuBelle
  • Luna- It’s in the face to me
  • Mab
  • Maddie
  • Madeleine
  • Marple
  • Mary Hellen Walton
  • Maryann
  • Marzapan or Marzi
  • Matches
  • Mrs Itsy
  • Mrs. Snitchnose -after a witch in a book called bangers and mash
  • Muckluck – after an eskimo boot
  • Mugwai
  • Munchkin
  • Munchkins
  • Munchy
  • Naomi
  • Napkin
  • Narcole
  • Nash
  • Natasha Pepsi Bailey
  • Navarr and Isabeau- from the movie Ladyhawke
  • Nera
  • Nia (Hawaiian for calm)
  • Nibbles
  • Nickle
  • Nike
  • Ninevah – named after a small lake in Vermont
  • Noggin
  • Noisy
  • Noodles
  • Nosy Rosy
  • Octane
  • Octivia
  • Pitty Pat
  • Please
  • PlushKitti -like a plush carpet
  • Princess Chewibacca – chewed everything on hand
  • Princess Sugar
  • Princess Sugar
  • Princess Tiger Lily
  • Princeton
  • Prism
  • Prudence
  • Puck – named after the fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Puddles
  • Puddy
  • Pudgy
  • Pumper
  • Quarter
  • Queentut
  • Qwerk
  • Raianne
  • Rain
  • Rainbow
  • Rambunctious
  • Ramona
  • Rashi, after a revered early rabbi
  • Rasta – because Rastafarians wear their hair in dreadlocks.
  • Ratbait
  • Razzy – short for Rasputin
  • Reality
  • Recess
  • Redunzel- Actually spelt RDNZL from a Frank Zappa instrumental inspired by
  • Raven
  • Razzmatazz
  • Ripley
  • Samantha (bewitching girl, captured my heart)
  • Samara
  • Sammie Lee
  • Sanibel – Florida Island
  • Sa-Sa
  • Sassafras
  • Sassie
  • Sehla
  • Seiko
  • Semetary
  • Sequel
  • Seraphina
  • Shana
  • Shanti – peaceful
  • Sheba Ann
  • Suchi
  • SUE-SHE
  • Suga-Buga
  • Tahtonka – after “Dances with Wolves”
  • Tala- Native American word for ‘wolf’
  • Sweet Lips (George Washington’s dogs name)
  • Sweet Potato Louise
  • Sylvie
  • Teezles
  • Tefal
  • Tegar
  • Teka Leeka
  • Tekia
  • Tenza
  • Tequila
  • Tereza
  • Tess Edy the Toenails
  • Thea
  • Thomasina
  • Tickles
  • Tidbit
  • Tiddles
  • Tiffani
  • Tiggy
  • Tights
  • Tika
  • Tina Turner
  • Trinity
  • Trinity (Trinnie)
  • Trinnie
  • Tulip
  • Tundra
  • Tunis
  • Usa (pronounced oo – sa). I named her this because I got her my senior year the University of South Alabama (USA).
  • Veda
  • Veda Blue Paws
  • Vegas
  • Velvet
  • Venus
  • Vesta and Destiny
  • Virginia
  • Xena- because of her distinctive cries
  • Yuma
  • Zara
  • Zeta
  • ZOE – short for Zodiac!
  • Zorah
  • Zula
  • Zu-Zu

Top Uncommon Names for Small Dogs

  • Cryer
  • Cubbie (looks like a bear cub)
  • Cubby
  • Cupcake
  • Diego – for “San Diego”
  • Diesel
  • Digger
  • Ding Bat
  • Jay
  • Jed
  • Jellybean
  • Jeppetto
  • Jerry
  • Jeter (for Derek Jeter, of course)
  • Jib
  • Jiggs
  • Jinny
  • Moody Blue
  • Morpheus
  • Mother Smalley
  • Motts (the color of applesauxe)
  • Mouse
  • Mr Biz
  • Mr Trottie Man
  • Mr. Black
  • Mr. Butters
  • Mr. Malone
  • Sugar Pop
  • Sugar Toast
  • The Baby
  • Tilo
  • Timid
  • Timmy
  • Tiny Toes with a Ditty Dotty Nose
  • Tippie
  • Tipsy
  • Tobygoodboy
  • Toenails
  • Tommyboy
  • Windy
  • Wink
  • Winkie

Top Uncommon Names for Medium Dogs

  • Baba Booey
  • Balthazar
  • Bam Bam (from the cartoon The Flintstones)
  • Bambi Deer
  • Bandit – eyes were black so you couldn’t see his eyes. It looked like he was wearing a mask!
  • Beauregard
  • Bedsocks
  • Bee-Bee
  • Berkley – after the college. for short we call him Berk.
  • Bernardo
  • Beta
  • Chinchilla – his coloring & softness of his fur, as a “Chinchilla”.
  • Chiro
  • Chops
  • ChopSuey
  • Christmas
  • Chrysanthemum Joy
  • Chufta
  • Cisco
  • Clapper
  • Clarence
  • Claypool
  • Evergreen
  • Everly
  • Exit
  • Expresso
  • Fairway
  • Freedom
  • Frig
  • Fry
  • Fudge
  • Fudgie
  • The Brain
  • The Fabulous Miss Boo
  • The Nosy Noodle
  • Theo
  • Three Socks (because he has three white paws
  • Thud
  • Tilkaracha (an ancient Siamese king)
  • TomTom
  • Tonka
  • Tonto
  • Toomba
  • Toopee
  • Tooter
  • Tori–Short for Toronto
  • Toughie
  • Whisper -as in “soft as a whisper” for her coat
  • Winslet
  • Wizzie
  • Woobie named after her favorite blanket

Top Uncommon Names for Large Dogs

  • 8-Ball
  • Aden
  • Ad-Rock
  • Ajax (my white knight)
  • Alexander the Great
  • Alley – is the name of one of my girls who was found in an alley
  • Allyway
  • Alma Sonriente (Alma for short) – means “smiling soul”
  • Anasazi – after the Anasazi Indians or ‘Sazi’ for short
  • Andre
  • Angus
  • Bettis – after the now retired Jerome “the Bus” Bettis of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • BIBA – after the seventies store.
  • Big Red
  • Biggity Brown
  • Bijou
  • Buddha – spiritual
  • Buddy Holly
  • Budweiser
  • Buggie
  • Bulldozer
  • Bullet
  • Diamond
  • Diary
  • Didi
  • Effie
  • El Nino
  • Ellie–Short for Ellinora
  • Emperor
  • Endo
  • Eriatarka
  • Espn
  • Mavis
  • Monarch
  • Monday
  • Monepenny
  • Mouse or Mousie
  • Mouser
  • Mousey Tongue — variation of Mao se Tung
  • Moxie

More Pet Name Options

For tips on how to choose the right name, read What’s In a Name – Naming Your Dog.

Looking for something popular? Check out Top Names for Dogs and Top Names for Cats.

Are you looking for a dog name to go with personality traits for independent and 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?

Need a name for a dog based on hair coat color or type? Try these articles on white, yellow, red or brown, silver or grey, black, spotted, wrinkled and fluffy dogs.

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

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