Dog Names Center

Your Source for the Most Popular Dog Names and More!

Looking for the perfect name for that new puppy or adopted friend? Want to know which dog names are the most popular for mixes, purebreds or celebrity dogs? And what do these dog names mean, anyway? Get some great ideas for naming your furry friend in's Dog Names Center. See the most popular male and female dog names and the top dog names for your favorite dog breed. Need help getting started? Learn how to choose the perfect name for your dog.



Top Female Dog Names


Top Male Dog Names


Angel Angelic; messenger of God. (Greek)   Bear Strong; brave. (English and German)
Bella Beautiful. (Latin)   Buddy Friend; brother. (English)
Daisy Eye of the day; synonym for Sun. (English)   Buster Hitter; puncher. (English)
Ginger Pep; liveliness. (English)   Charlie Manly; strong; free. (English)
Lucy Light. (Latin)   Duke Leader; noble. (English)
Maggie Pearl. (Greek)   Jack God is gracious. (English)
Molly Star of the sea. (Irish and Latin)   Jake Held by the heel; supplanter. (Hebrew)
Princess Royal daughter. (Latin)   Lucky Fortunate. (English)
Sadie Princess. (English and Hebrew)   Max The greatest. (Latin)
Sophie Wisdom. (Greek)   Rocky One who gives rest; strong, firm. (English)


Top Dog Names By Breed


American Pit Bull Names

Beagle Names

Boxer Names

Bulldog Names

Cane Corso Names

Chihuahua Names

Dachshund Names

German Shepherd Names

Golden Retriever Names

Labrador Retriever Names

Maltese Names

Mixed Breed Names

Rottweiler Names

Yorkshire Terrier Names

Top Dog Names By Theme


Celebrity Dog Names

Football Dog Names

Fall and Thanksgiving Dog Names 

Halloween Dog Names

Holiday Dog Names  

Irish Dog Names

Dog Names Inspired by Horror Films 

Love-Inspired Dog Names

Military Dog Names

Winter Dog Names

Celebrity Dog Names


Irish Dog Names


Daisy Jessica Simpson's Maltese-Poodle   Ardeen Little height
Lola Hilary Duff's Chihuahua   Limerick A witty, humorous poem. Also a city in Ireland
Mate Miley Cyrus's German Shepherd   Carrick Rock
Bambi Paris Hilton's Chihuahua   Patrick Nobleman; The patron saint of Ireland
Flossie Drew Barrymore's Chow-Labrador mix   Mellan Lightening
Sammy Justin Bieber's Papillon   Ennis Island
Mona Jennifer Love Hewitt's Boxer   Blarney Clever, flattering, or coaxing talk
Meatball Adam Sandler's Bulldog   Guinness A dark, heavy-bodied Irish Stout
Baylor Selena Gomez's Husky mix   Kerrigan Little rock
Bo President Obama's Portuguese Water Dog   Regan The king's child

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Famous Military Dog Names


An official crew member of the Royal Norwegian Navy, the Saint Bernard became a symbol of Norwegian freedon during World War II.

Official mascot of Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. He comes from a family of Bulldogs who are enlisted in the US Marine Corps, most attaining the rank of corporal.

In 1945, the German Shepherd Dog, Collie and Siberian Husky mix was donated to the U.S. Military by his family when word got out that the armed forces needed dogs. Chips became the most decorated war dog of World War II. The Disney movie "Chips The War Dog" was based on his life.

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Small Dog Names


Medium Dog Names


Bailey Steward; in charge. (English and French)   Bailey Steward; in charge. (English and French)
Bella Beautiful. (Latin)   Bella Beautiful. (Latin)
Buddy Friend; brother. (English)   Buddy Friend; brother. (English)
Charlie Manly; strong; free. (English)   Daisy Eye of the day; synonym for Sun. (English)
Daisy Eye of the day; synonym for Sun. (English)   Lucky Fortunate. (English)
Jack God is gracious. (English)   Lucy Light. (Latin)
Lucy Light. (Latin)   Maggie Pearl. (Greek)
Max Eye of the day; synonym for sun. (English)   Max The greatest. (Latin)
Molly Star of the sea. (Irish and Latin)   Molly Star of the sea. (Irish and Latin)
Sadie Princess. (English and Hebrew)   Sadie Princess. (English and Hebrew)

Large Dog Names


Buddy Friend; brother. (English)   Maggie Pearl. (Greek)
Bailey Steward; in charge. (English and French)   Max The greatest. (Latin)
Daisy Eye of the day; synonym for Sun. (English)   Molly Star of the sea. (Irish and Latin)
Duke Leader; noble. (English)   Sadie Princess. (English and Hebrew)
Jake Eye of the day; synonym for Sun. (English)   Shadow Shade from the sun. (English)

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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

2/8/2016 3:46:30 AM

I enjoy seeing all the names people come up with for their pets.

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Vet Sarah   UNKNOWN, GA

12/24/2015 9:28:48 AM

I have a male Boxer named Duke and a female Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) named Bailey.

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faith   benson, International

6/3/2015 3:19:07 PM

the names i would pick are Tylong, Junior, Ryder, Phoenix, and skylar i do also ideas so i would like some ideas

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faith   benson, International

6/3/2015 3:13:13 PM

hi i would like to know cute but cool names for my friends dog and the dog is a choclate lab puppy

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