The Best Dog Names Of 2021

 

As a dog parent, you may find quite a difficulty in choosing a suitable name for your cute little furry friend. The perfect and proper name you choose must suit your dog’s personality while also reflecting your uniqueness and style – and it should be something you will not regret after training your dog.

This article contains around 500+ unique name ideas for your furry friend. So you can sit back and choose a suitable and perfect name for your dog. 

Popular And Unique Dog Names

    • Willie
    • Theo
    • Simon
    • Toby
    • Sydney
    • Sherman
    • Sophie
    • Ron
    • Pete
    • Penny
    • Penelope
    • Phoebe
    • Perry
    • Paco
    • Patrick
    • Owen 
    • Otis
    • Oscar
    • Oliver
    • Norman
    • Maggie
    • Matilda
    • Marvin
    • Mildred
    • Lucy
    • Lily
    • Jack
    • Hugh
    • Jake
    • Herman
    • Humphrey
    • George
    • Gerald
    • Gus
    • Gulliver
    • Ben
    • Jerry
    • Fritz
    • Fred
    • Felix
    • Frances
    • Francine
    • Ella
    • Elsa
    • Chloe
    • Charlie
    • Ajax
    • Bobby
    • Beatrice
    • Betsey
    • Anna
    • Abby 
    • Amos

Literary Dog Names

    • Agatha
    • Capote
    • Bronte
    • Campus
    • Beatrix
    • Chekhov
    • Emma
    • Clancy
    • Victoria
    • Cosette
    • Gatsby
    • Cyrano
    • Daisy
    • Beckett
    • Harry
    • Peter
    • Flannery
    • Flanker
    • Guinevere
    • Damon
    • Catherine
    • Austin
    • Heathcliff
    • Hemingway
    • Sawyer
    • Scout
    • Tolkien
    • Voltaire
    • Yeats
    • Tristan
    • Kafka
    • Herman
    • Tom
    • Huck
    • Edmund
    • Romeo
    • Juliet
    • Scott
    • Poet

Fashionable Dog Names

    • Mercedes
    • Missy
    • Princess
    • Lanvin
    • Louis
    • Lola
    • Lulu
    • Manolo
    • Marilyn
    • Pixie
    • Gidget
    • Guinevere
    • Hermes
    • Ginger
    • Gigi
    • Miuccia
    • Coco
    • Chanel
    • Cristobal
    • Dolce 
    • Gabbana
    • Duchess
    • Frédéric
    • Gucci
    • Baby
    • Bella
    • Bijou
    • Cartier
    • Coco
    • Chanel
    • Cristobal
    • Lagerfeld
    • Posen
    • Prada
    • Pucci
    • Stella
    • Tiffany
    • Vera

Celebrity Dog Names

    • Flossie (Drew Barrymore’s)
    • Atticus ( Jack Gyllenhaal’s)
    • Foxxy Cleopatra (Nicole Richie’s)
    • Charlie (Mischa Barton’s)
    • Honeychild (Nicole Richie’s)
    • Chloe ( Lindsay Lohan’s)
    • Jinxy (Eva Longoria’s)
    • Daisy ( Jessica Simpson’s)
    • Lola (Hilary Duff’s)
    • Flossie ( Drew Barrymore’s)
    • Martha Stewart (Jennifer Garner’s)
    • Penny Lane ( Adam Brody’s)
    • Matzah ball (Adam Sandler’s)
    • Stinky, Scratchy, and Coco (Christina Aguilera’s)
    • Norman (Jennifer Aniston’s)
    • Sid ( Jessica Alba’s)
    • Nancy ( Jessica Alba’s)
    • Sophie (Oprah’s)
    • Solomon (Oprah’s)
    • Zakhi ( Will Smith’s)
    • Ludo ( Will Smith’s)
    • Tinkerbell ( Paris Hilton’s)
    • Winston (Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s)
    • Thurman Murmen (Rachel Bilson’s)
    • Tucker ( Charlize Theron’s)

Flora Dog Names

    • Acacia
    • Daffodil
    • Laurel
    • Dandelion
    • Lily
    • Daisy
    • Poppy
    • Azalea
    • Dahlia
    • Fleur
    • Magnolia
    • Sunflower
    • Flora
    • Edelweiss
    • Begonia
    • Tulip
    • Edelweiss
    • Gardenia
    • Jasmine
    • Honeysuckle
    • Oleander
    • Hyacinth
    • Birch
    • Peony
    • Buttercup
    • Petunia
    • Cedar
    • Periwinkle

Musical Dog Names

    • Amadeus
    • Guns and Roses
    • Otis
    • Bruce
    • Hendrik
    • Metallic
    • Elvis
    • James Brown
    • Mozart
    • Costello
    • Lennon
    • Nirvana
    • Sid and Nancy ( for a pair)
    • Dylan
    • Ludwig
    • Pavarotti
    • Fleetwood and Mac (for a pair)
    • Lynard and Skydard ( for a pair)
    • Gershwin
    • Madonna
    • Grimaldi
    • Marvel
    • Marvin
    • Simon and Garfunkel ( for a pair)
    • Wolfgang
    • Zeppelin
    • Rolling Stone
    • Pink Floyd ( for a pair)
    • Sufjan

Classic Dog Names

    • Truman
    • Rufus
    • Spot
    • Snuggles
    • Sherman
    • Scout
    • Sammy
    • Sadie
    • Rex
    • Rusty
    • Molly
    • Milo
    • Max
    • Lucky
    • Junior
    • Harley
    • Herman
    • Ginger
    • Chester
    • Checkers
    • Champ
    • Chip
    • Cricket
    • Cosmo
    • Clover
    • Charlie
    • Cassie
    • Buddy
    • Barkley
    • Annie

Big Dog Names

    • Samson
    • Rex
    • Montana
    • Mickey
    • Magellan
    • Homer
    • Hermione
    • Hercules
    • Harley and Davidson ( for a pair)
    • Goliath
    • Earl
    • Duke
    • Dakota
    • Cyrus
    • Captain
    • Caesar
    • Butch
    • Buster
    • Bosco
    • Bo
    • Bentley
    • Beethoven
    • Bear
    • Bandit
    • Babe Ruth
    • Aphrodite
    • Amadeus

Scrappy Dog Names

    • Yues
    • Vero
    • Tyson
    • Sneakers
    • Scrappy
    • Scottie
    • Scooter
    • Rookie
    • Rocky and Bullwinkle ( for a pair)
    • Skipper
    • Rocco
    • Pepper
    • Nutmeg
    • Holyfield
    • Jingle
    • Jacques
    • Gretta
    • Ginger
    • Fritz
    • Frisson
    • Frisson
    • Francesca
    • Fitzgerald
    • Cinnamon
    • Aries
    • Ali
    • Aero

Preppy Dog Names

    • Xavier
    • Wheatley
    • Winchester
    • Wellington
    • Winston
    • Tucker
    • Rufus
    • Ramsey
    • Remington
    • Quinn
    • Porter
    • Paddington
    • Morton
    • Langford
    • Langdon
    • Lancaster
    • Lexie
    • Kennedy
    • Kingsley
    • Hunter
    • Hamish
    • Harrington
    • Gingham
    • Gatwick
    • Fenwick
    • Chadwick
    • Baron

Colorful Dog Names

    • Violet
    • Silver
    • Sienna
    • Scarlett
    • Sapphire
    • Sable
    • Rusty
    • Periwinkle
    • Olive
    • Magenta
    • Lilac
    • Lavender
    • Jasper
    • Jade
    • Crimson
    • Bianca
    • Azure
    • Orange

Names of Famous Dogs

    • Tramp
    • Snowball
    • Snowbell
    • Snoopy
    • Scooby
    • Ren
    • Pluto
    • Marmaduke
    • Lassie
    • Lady
    • Huckleberry
    • Goofy
    • Cooper
    • Copper
    • Clifford
    • Bryan
    • Benji
    • Astro

Destination Dog Names

    • Virginia
    • Vienna
    • Venus
    • Sydney
    • Sedona
    • Savannah
    • Santiago
    • Roma
    • Raleigh
    • Montana
    • Kingston
    • Jupiter
    • Jericho
    • Jamaica
    • Israel
    • Ireland
    • Indiana
    • India
    • Houston
    • Hudson
    • Egypt
    • Dallas
    • Dakota
    • Cuba
    • Austria
    • Austin
    • Aspen
    • Andorra
    • Andalusia
    • Amsterdam
    • Albany
    • Alaska
    • Alabama
    • Tokyo

Food Dog Names

    • Snickers
    • Sarsaparilla
    • Sashimi
    • Sage
    • Saffron
    • Pumpkin
    • Pickles
    • Pepperoni
    • Pecan
    • Peanut
    • Peaches
    • Oatmeal
    • Nacho
    • Meatball
    • Matzoh
    • Marshmallow
    • Marmalade
    • Lambchop
    • Kobe
    • Guinness
    • Ginger
    • Dumpling
    • Cupcakes
    • Crumpet
    • Cookie
    • Coco
    • Clove
    • Clementine
    • Cinnamon
    • Chocolate
    • Cherry
    • Cayenne
    • Bubble gum
    • Brownie
    • Brie
    • Biscuit
    • Blueberry
    • Ambrosia

Mythical Dog Names

    • Zeus (the highest of the gods)
    • Victoria (Roman goddess of victory)
    • Pluto ( Greek God of The Underworld)
    • Phoebe ( Titan associated with the intellect)
    • Odysseus ( hero of the homer’s The Odyssey)
    • Odin ( Norse mythology’s most important God)
    • Luna (Roman goddess of the moon)
    • Loki (a mischievous god of fate and chaos)
    • Juno ( Queen of heaven)
    • Hercules ( God of strength and power)
    • Hera ( the highest of the goddesses)
    • Fauna ( Roman goddess of an animal)
    • Atlas ( leader of the Titans)
    • Athena (goddess of wisdom)
    • Achilles ( hero of Homer’s The Iliad)

Female Mythical Dog Names

    • Aphrodite ( goddess of love and beauty)
    • Daphne ( daughter of the river God)
    • Artemis ( goddess of The hunt)
    • Diana (the Roman name for Artemis)
    • Aura ( goddess of the breeze)
    • Echo ( a magical wood nymph)
    • Cassandra ( priestess of Apollo)
    • Gaia ( mother goddess over Earth)
    • Calliope ( Muse of epic poetry)
    • Helen (daughter of Zeus)
    • Clio (muse of history)
    • Thalia ( joyous)
    • Selene (goddess of the moon)
    • Rhea ( goddess of fertility and motherhood)
    • Phaedra (bright)
    • Penelope (devotion and fidelity)
    • Pandora (the first human woman)
    • NYX (goddess of the night)
    • Melaina ( Black or dark)
    • Iris ( goddess of the sea and sky)

Male Mythical Dog Names

    • Vulcan ( God of fire)
    • Theseus ( Athenian King)
    • Poseidon ( God of the sea)
    • Perseus ( destroyer)
    • Pan (God of the wild)
    • Neptune ( Roman complement of Poseidon)
    • Morpheus (God of dreams)
    • Mars ( God of war)
    • Linus ( leader of lyric songs)
    • Leander ( lion-man)
    • Jupiter ( Roman King of the gods)
    • Jason ( leader of the Argonauts)
    • Hermes (God of trade and travel)
    • Helios ( God of the sun)
    • Eros ( love)
    • Evander ( Greek cultural hero)
    • Damon ( trust and loyalty)
    • Brontes (thunderous)
    • Argus ( watchful Guardian)
    • Ajax ( hero of the Trojan war)

Egyptian Dog Names

    • Skylar ( sky)
    • Sabra ( patients)
    • Rashidi ( Wise)
    • Ramses ( one of the most powerful rulers in Egyptian history)
    • Pharaoh (king of Egypt)
    • Pepi (third king of the sixth dynasty )
    • Osiris ( Lord of The Underworld)
    • Omari ( high born)
    • Karim ( of noble birth and generosity)
    • Horus (God of the sun)
    • Ebony ( outer and inner beauty)
    • Cleopatra 
    • Cairo ( capital of Egypt)
    • Azizi ( precious one )

Tips For Naming Your Dog

There are no defined guidelines or rules for naming your dog, but here are some general guidelines that you can follow to choose a name that is pleasing to your pup and doesn’t confuse him/her. They can be much inspiration for you to name your dog on it may be related to ancient history, or your celebrity crush, and many more. The name you pick for your dog is a massive deal as it will be with them for their entire lives. Here are some essential guidelines and tips to keep in mind while you name your dog:

  1. You should pick a name that starts with hard letters like T, S, or R as it might be more comfortable to train with, and your dog can pick up on the name very quickly.
  2. Try and pick a name that is not more than one or two syllables, as it will help your dog understand what their actual name is.
  3. Do not pick a name that can be drawn with key commands like Bo (“no”), may (“stay”), kit (“sit”); this name might confuse your dog. So pick a unique and comfortable character. 
  4. Even for fun, do not pick a name that you can be embarrassed to say out loud in public areas. Remember that you have to call about that name regularly, including in public spaces like parks and vet appointments.
  5. It’s completely ok if you have to change your dog’s name once after naming him. But make sure that you change the word in a couple of days as your dog might get habitual to the given name. 
  6. When you choose a name, try it out loud, see whether you like it or not, and even see how your dog reacts and responds to it. If you do not want the name, it’s better to switch it than stick with it.

Conclusion

Take your time when choosing your dog’s name since it will be theirs forever. Hopefully, you can find a name that suits you and your dog in this list of 500+ dog names.