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!

Top Uncommon Dog Names for Male Dogs

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

Top Uncommon Dog Names for Female Dogs

  1. Airy
  2. Aja
  3. Archie
  4. Ari
  5. Ariel
  6. BabyGirlRiley
  7. Babyrella – since she is Royalty in our eyes and our little princess
  8. Banshee
  9. Banshee Stardust
  10. Barfly
  11. Baskerville
  12. Beasky
  13. Beatrice
  14. BL
  15. Blogger
  16. Blue
  17. Bo – after Bo Derek in the movie “10”.
  18. Bo-Bo
  19. Bock
  20. Bogie
  21. Bokkie
  22. Boku
  23. Bonanza
  24. Bonita (in Spanish means Pretty Girl)
  25. Booboo
  26. Boodles
  27. Boogie
  28. Briggs
  29. Bristol
  30. Brooklynn
  31. Broom
  32. Buckles
  33. Bucky
  34. Buttons – The first day we had her she was chewing on the buttons on my husbands shirt
  35. Cairo
  36. Calendar
  37. Calloway
  38. Capers
  39. Capone
  40. Cassidy
  41. Castle
  42. Chewie
  43. Chewy
  44. Chicanery
  45. Clean-X
  46. Clementine
  47. Cleopatra- Queen of the Nile
  48. Claudia
  49. Crimson Chin
  50. Crooks
  51. Cry Baby Jane – a dog that loves to talk…always.
  52. Cyclone
  53. Cyril
  54. Dahnja
  55. Daisy Doodle
  56. Damio
  57. Dancer
  58. Daz
  59. Deanie Dumpling
  60. Debra
  61. Decker
  62. Funguy
  63. Future
  64. Gabby
  65. Gato
  66. Genevieve
  67. Genny
  68. Geordi
  69. Gertrude
  70. Gia
  71. Gidget
  72. Gimpie
  73. GinaRae
  74. Ginsberg (after the poet Allen Ginsberg)
  75. Girlfriend
  76. Grits – stands for Girl Raised In The South
  77. Gypsy
  78. Haruka is a common Japanese name that is about the equivalent of Mary. Haruka would be a good name for a cheery cat.
  79. Isis
  80. Ivy
  81. Ivy- Boo boo
  82. Jaclyn
  83. Journey
  84. Judy
  85. Juliette
  86. June
  87. June-Bug
  88. Kricket
  89. Kryten – named after the robot in my at the time favorite TV series.
  90. Kudzu (vine)
  91. Kylie
  92. Kyreeve
  93. Kyro
  94. Lace
  95. Lady Bird
  96. Lali – means “Darling girl,” in Hindu
  97. Latte
  98. LBC
  99. Leaves
  100. Lefty
  101. Leia
  102. Leighlah (Layla) Falling Star
  103. Libby (Libby’s, Libby’s Libby’s on the label, label, label)
  104. Liberty
  105. Lickorish – but we spell it Lykrysh
  106. Lika – endearment in Romania (which means love), also means Lisa in Hawaiian.
  107. L’il Bit
  108. Lilianna – because, she was like a lili color, and soft, her eye was sky blue
  109. Lilith, I actually named her after the ex-wife of TV’s Frasier Krane,
  110. Linux
  111. Little Bo Peep
  112. Little girl
  113. Little Jack
  114. Little Loco
  115. Lizzie
  116. Lucky Sossidge
  117. Lucy
  118. Lucyfur
  119. LuLuBelle
  120. Luna- It’s in the face to me
  121. Mab
  122. Maddie
  123. Madeleine
  124. Marple
  125. Mary Hellen Walton
  126. Maryann
  127. Marzapan or Marzi
  128. Matches
  129. Mrs Itsy
  130. Mrs. Snitchnose -after a witch in a book called bangers and mash
  131. Muckluck – after an eskimo boot
  132. Mugwai
  133. Munchkin
  134. Munchkins
  135. Munchy
  136. Naomi
  137. Napkin
  138. Narcole
  139. Nash
  140. Natasha Pepsi Bailey
  141. Navarr and Isabeau- from the movie Ladyhawke
  142. Nera
  143. Nia (Hawaiian for calm)
  144. Nibbles
  145. Nickle
  146. Nike
  147. Ninevah – named after a small lake in Vermont
  148. Noggin
  149. Noisy
  150. Noodles
  151. Nosy Rosy
  152. Octane
  153. Octivia
  154. Pitty Pat
  155. Please
  156. PlushKitti -like a plush carpet
  157. Princess Chewibacca – chewed everything on hand
  158. Princess Sugar
  159. Princess Sugar
  160. Princess Tiger Lily
  161. Princeton
  162. Prism
  163. Prudence
  164. Puck – named after the fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  165. Puddles
  166. Puddy
  167. Rambunctious
  168. Ramona
  169. Rashi, after a revered early rabbi
  170. Rasta – because Rastafarians wear their hair in dreadlocks.
  171. Ratbait
  172. Razzy – short for Rasputin
  173. Reality
  174. Recess
  175. Redunzel- Actually spelt RDNZL from a Frank Zappa instrumental inspired by
  176. Raven
  177. Razzmatazz
  178. Ripley
  179. Samantha (bewitching girl, captured my heart)
  180. Samara
  181. Sammie Lee
  182. Sanibel – Florida Island
  183. Sa-Sa
  184. Sassafras
  185. Sassie
  186. Sehla
  187. Seiko
  188. Semetary
  189. Sequel
  190. Seraphina
  191. Shana
  192. Shanti – peaceful
  193. Sheba Ann
  194. Suchi
  195. SUE-SHE
  196. Suga-Buga
  197. Tahtonka – after “Dances with Wolves”
  198. Tala- Native American word for ‘wolf’
  199. Sweet Lips (George Washington’s dogs name)
  200. Sweet Potato Louise
  201. Sylvie
  202. Teezles
  203. Tefal
  204. Tegar
  205. Teka Leeka
  206. Tekia
  207. Tenza
  208. Tequila
  209. Tereza
  210. Tess Edy the Toenails
  211. Thea
  212. Thomasina
  213. Tickles
  214. Tidbit
  215. Tiddles
  216. Tiffani
  217. Tiggy
  218. Tights
  219. Tika
  220. Tina Turner
  221. Trinity
  222. Trinity (Trinnie)
  223. Trinnie
  224. Tulip
  225. Tundra
  226. Tunis
  227. Veda
  228. Vegas
  229. Velvet
  230. Venus
  231. Vesta and Destiny
  232. Virginia
  233. Xena- because of her distinctive cries
  234. Yuma
  235. Zara
  236. Zeta
  237. ZOE – short for Zodiac!
  238. Zorah
  239. Zula
  240. 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. Tilo
  32. Timid
  33. Timmy
  34. Tiny Toes with a Ditty Dotty Nose
  35. Tippie
  36. Tipsy
  37. Tobygoodboy
  38. Toenails
  39. Tommyboy
  40. Windy
  41. Wink
  42. 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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