Dog Names

Dog Names. You've just met your new best friend and it's time to name the dog. Find the most popular and unusual dog names for female, male and by breeds. Need a dog name suggestion, ask a zootooer or join a group's discussion.


April 23, 2009 | By Marigny D. | 13

My husbands friend gave have us a dog unexpectedly. He is a greyhound. We love him now like family even if we olny had him for week. The only problem is that our whole family disagrees with each others choice of name. Maybe you could post some names … more ›

Marigny D.
M Evelyn F.

April 24, 2009

A: Put all the suggested names in a hat and draw one.

February 9, 2009 | By bobbie c. | 40

we need a little bit of help with deciding on a name, i recently ask the question on wether or not to change the name of our abused adopted cocker and everyone thought it was a good idea.I appreciate all the feed back that was given. Now we are down … more ›


February 9, 2009

A: Ginger, definitely. Not just because of her color, but also because the condiment ginger is kinda spicey and good for so many things that ail us....just like our pups! CJ agrees. She's glued to the tube, watching Westminster, so her back side is the … more ›

February 15, 2009 | By Heather F. | 28

My parents and I just adopted a new puppy from a rescue organization. He comes home this saturday! We cant decide on a name we all like. Right now we are thinking about Yoshi Kona. (middle name being Kona) Yoshi was my Uncles hawaiian name who pass… more ›


February 16, 2009

A: What about Kipper or Lad?

March 25, 2008 | By Pitbullluvr17 | 4

I want to name my dog an indian name meaning something beautiful but i cannot find one. it could be like river, lake, beautiful, playful, mountains, just about anything but i want it to be exotic but still prenouncable.


April 7, 2008

A: You didn't mention gender, so here's a few of each: GIRL'S NAMES "Awinita" - meaning 'fawn' ; Cherokee "Ayasha" - meaning 'little one' ; Cheyenne "Jaci" - meaning 'falling rain' ; Tupi "Kiwidinok" - meaning 'of the wind' ; Cheyenne "Na… more ›

September 1, 2008 | By Gr13340 | 4

they asked me for my dogs prmerial breed he's a beagle and the asked me for a second breed i looked for winner dogs but i didnt find it my dog is a beagle mix with a winner dog so whats the proper name?

kathlene d.

September 1, 2008

A: dachsund

April 24, 2008 | By Sheila C. | 6

The Westie we are adopting from her breeder is 4 years old. We really don't like her name, and would like to change it. I posted this question on another pet forum and pretty much 100% of the answers were in favor of changing her name, some saying t… more ›

Sheila C.

April 29, 2008

A: Just use the two names together and over time, slowly drop the one you want to change from. They'll get the hint more quickly if you pair the new combo with some treats! I wouldn't worry about it, older pets in shelters have their names changed too… more ›

February 9, 2009 | By ashley | 24

Whats your favorite name for any animal?? It dont have to be a dog name it can be any. I have to many. Whats your fav?

Jay T.

February 15, 2009

A: We had a Palamino horse named "Spook". He was a wonderful horse with an unusual name. RIP my friend.

April 17, 2009 | By Mary C. | 12

Ok, this is just for fun, I have 4 dogs and if I say one of their names only that dog looks at me or comes to me, how do the other dogs know thats not their name?

Mary C.

April 17, 2009

A: I'm pretty sure dogs can distinguish the different sounds and tones in our voice. It is just like the way we respond to our name being called

November 12, 2008 | By Veronica (Ronnie) G. | 12

Ok, the news coverage is strong about the special puppy that will be the "First Dog" :). The media is collecting suggested names for this special boy/girl. This is not Obama asking, it is just for fun. Anyone want to suggest some names? Mayb… more ›

Veronica (Ronnie) G.
Heather M.

November 16, 2008

A: I really like the name Hope for a couple of reasons. The first obviously being his election to presidency, period. The second being that dogs (and all pets) are such a source of hope in general. My pets get me through all my bad days, and hopefully t… more ›

February 9, 2009 | By Beth D. | 38

Just curious today, I named my Dogs certain things and they are kinda unique to them. Liberty Belle is my first dog and I'm very patriotic being an Army Brat and now Army Wife so it seemed to fit. Then there is Lucy Mae which is kinda a country name … more ›

Beth D.

February 9, 2009

A: My dog is named Linx. This name came from a crazy thought. He is a miniature dachsund, which everyone knows as a "weiner dog". With that in mind, I thought of hot link's (which are a type of hot dog). So I removed the hot and changed the way link's … more ›


December 3, 2009 | By AmberOnyxPal | 154

This month is huge because it marks the end of the decade! Most importantly, it is the end of the “turn of the century.” In light of this, we’d like your opinion on the best of the best! In the past ten years, we have heard names … more ›

Pet Name Categories - Top 10 of the Decade

April 24, 2009 | By Alieberman | 100

NEW YORK -- Bo, the Obama family's new Portuguese water dog, is sure to get the best presidential care. He is the top dog, after all. But pet experts and Portie owners still have some advice for the First Family on training their new pup.
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First Family Gets Expert Advice on First Puppy


May 4, 2009 | By Marcello D. | 36

With 627,346 registered pets of all kinds and shapes, is happy to share the most popular names in our community of pet lovers. We hope this will be a source of inspiration for anyone looking for a name for their new pet. He… more ›

April 2, 2009 | By Stevecat511 | 4

I never even knew there was such a list. I read this at and just had to share it...Since the number one name is what it is, I hope Carol doesn't mind me using a picture of her beloved Maxie Boy! What are the most popular p… more ›

October 1, 2008 | By Eric W. | 0

I like naming dogs people names (John, Henry, George...) rather than dog names (Rover, Rolly, Fluffy...). I first named a dog a people name when me and some of my friends found a stray weimariener and I named him Steve. Jacquie wanted to call him Fre… more ›

March 8, 2009 | By MariaBredehoeft | 0

Our last dog was named Rascal and he truly lived up to his name. We will be very careful in the future with the name we give our dogs. I'am sure it was probably a fluke but the name Angel is looking real good to us!

February 28, 2009 | By Andy E. | 0

I found a web site with the top 10 dog names (both male and female). I guess I like more unique names since I've never had a dog with any of these names. Top 10 Male Pet Names 1. MAX 2. BUDDY 3. JAKE… more ›

October 25, 2008 | By Mary Ann P. | 6

Here are the 10 most unusual dog names: 1. Rush Limbark 2. Sirius Lee Handsome 3. Rafikikadiki 4. Low Jack 5. Meatwad 6. Peanut Wigglebutt 7. Scuddles Unterfuss 8. Sophie Touch & Pe… more ›

October 2, 2008 | By BabyDaisy13 | 2

Top Male Dog Names 1. Bear 2. Blue 3. Max/Maximus/Maxwell 4. Duke 5. Buddy 6. Jack 7. Prince more ›

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