Is Your New Dog The Most Adorable Pooch On The Planet? Then She Will Need A Name To Match! Check Out These Super Cute Dog Names To Get Inspired.
We’ve got the cutest dog names ever, from cute names for little dogs to big dogs. Cute unique names and even traditional ones for males or females.
Nothing is more fun than picking out an adorable dog with big brown eyes, floppy ears, and four tiny little paws to match.
Getting a puppy or rescue dog can be a long process. And not always an easy one.
Did you spend hours hemming and hawing over the perfect breed? And then finding the best breeder or adoption agency?
Then you may have completely forgotten about one of the most fun activities of all; picking out a cute dog name!
Names do not only allow you to identify your dog, but they reveal a great deal about your own personality. And, of course, your new canine companion’s traits as well.
If you are ready to pick out that perfect name, we have you covered with over 200 wonderful cute names for dogs in this article. We’ve cute boy dog names and cute girl dog names. Find the perfect name for your pup right here.
Our ten favorite cute dog names for 2019 are:
- Tinker, Tinker Bell, Tinker Boy or Tinker Toy
- Sir Wagsalot
- Tess or Tessie
- Teddy or Teddy Bear
Finding cute dog names
Nothing is cuter than a puppy, so why not give your doggo a cute dog name to match that cuteness?
If you have a fun-loving personality and describe yourself as a spur of the moment type of person, then go ahead and run with whatever cute unique dog names come to mind.
You can use almost anything for inspiration in picking a name for your pup. Movie stars or movie characters, authors or book characters, famous or infamous personalities, food, drinks, games, places, you name it – the sky’s the limit. In fact, Sky is a cute name!
Here are some cute puppy names that really spring to life.
If your dog is simply “electric” with personality, then here a few more cute dog names that you might choose.
Of course, if your dog is full of it….full of energy that is, then the following cute dog names are wonderful choices.
Puppies are adorable. But sometimes young dogs are a bit too mischievous for their own good!
If you see a bit of a troublemaker in your pup soon after he arrives at your home, then these cute pet names might say a lot about your canine.
Some experts recommend choosing a two syllable name so that you can use the inflection in your voice to communicate emotion and urgency to your pup. That’s harder to do with very short names.
Cute Female Dog Names
If you have a female pup, choose from cute girl dog names that are cute as a button, just like she is. Fortunately, there are hundreds of options when it comes to cute names for girl dogs.
Some of our favorites are definitely both human and flower inspired like some of these goodies.
If you want a bit of a feminine touch, but are not so keen on the flower names, then some more traditional cute girl dog names include:
If these cute female dog names didn’t catch your fancy, we have a lot more ideas for you. Read on for cute food names for dogs and cute Japanese names for dogs.
Cute Male Dog Names
You know that names are used to identify a person. They also identify your pup.
A name says a great deal about personal identity. A gender-specific name is one way that we can signal whether our dogs are male or female. There are lots of options when it comes to cute male dog names.
Let’s start with some cute boy dog names. The following are great and traditional ones.
Super cute dog names for boys include:
If none of those cute boy dog names caught your eye, perhaps your boy needs a cool cute name.
Cool Cute Dog Names
Some of the coolest cute names for puppies that you can come up with are ones that already have special meaning.
When naming your pup, you may want to think about your favorite sport, pastime or vacation spot. With that said, Lebark James, Knitter’s Helper and Cayman are a few good options.
If a deeper meaning is something you want to explore, then consider the name Sinbad. According to the United States Coast Guard, Sinbad was a mixed breed puppy that was adopted by the Coast Guard and traveled extensively on the cutter ship Campbell.
Not only was Sinbad a great comfort to the members of the Campbell crew, but he was an actual enlisted member of the guard and served on the ship during World War II.
If you have a military background, then you can see how Sinbad is the perfect dog name.
If you are a history buff, then you can take inspiration from the first POTUS, George Washington.
You may have learned that the president had a whole slew of pets, including a donkey and at least 50 dogs in his lifetime.
However, did you know that George’s dogs had some pretty cute names, like the following:
Thomas Jefferson had a dog named buzzy, Abraham Lincoln owned a canine named Jip, and James Garfield had a pup named Veto, so these are great cute doggy names as well if you are feeling presidential.
Unique Cute Dog Names
While most of the dog names that we have already shared are unique to say the least, there are some standout names that can really pique curiosity.
If your dog is one of a kind, then there are some names that are just as unique as he is.
Cute Small Dog Names
If you have a small doggo like a Maltese or Miniature Pincher, or maybe a gorgeous Pom, then the name you choose can certainly match the smaller stature of your pup.
After all, your tiny dog is going to grow into a small dog, so why not take a look at cute little dog names befitting his or her size, like…
Cute Big Dog Names
Your dog may be small now, but you will see an amazing amount of growth within just one year. Especially if you have chosen a large or giant breed.
You may be shocked that your “giant” St. Bernard, Bullmastiff, or Cane Corso may gain a whopping 70 pounds in just one year.
You better prepare for life with a massive dog with an equally massive name.
Some of our favorite cute names for pets include:
- Big Ben
Funny Cute Dog Names
If you are described as the class clown and you see your new dog following in his owner’s foot steps, then you may want to think about a funny, but cute, dog name.
There are so many choices when it comes to funny cute dog names that make your chuckle, but here are a few to consider.
- Mr. Barks-a-lot
- Brad Sit
- Droolius Maximus
- Bad News
- Miss Sprinkle
- Diamond in the Ruff
- Mary Puppins
- Sir Chews-a-lot
- Pavlov’s Dog
These are just a few examples of some of the pun-tastic names you can come up with.
Be creative and let your pup be the laugh of the dog park.
You can, of course, choose an “ironic” or quirky name like one of the following. These are always good for a laugh or two.
- Puptimus Prime
Cute Japanese Names for Dogs
Japan is rich in culture, blessing the world with food, technology, fashion and so much more.
So, don’t be surprised if you hear some of the following popular Japanese dog names at the dog park.
- Yoshi – Lucky
- Hotaru – Firefly
- Keiko – Blessed child
- Kyo – Cooperative
- Haru – Spring
- Akira – Clear
- Hiro – Generous
- Daiki – Nobility
- Pikachu – Anime character
- Nao – Honesty
- Sake – A Japanese drink
- Totoro – Anime character
- Yori – Trust
- Yuki – Happiness or Snow
- Toshi – Wise
- Kiko – Chronicle child
- Aiko – Child of love
There’s something a little exotic and mysterious about a foreign name. You might also consider naming your new pup after your favorite food.
Cute Food Names for Dogs
Depending on what your favorite food is, it might make a cute name for your cute dog.
Here are some suggestions based on our favorite food and drinks:
Cute Dog Names Summary
If you have a new dog or if you are planning on getting one soon, then naming your new companion is half the fun of puppy ownership.
The best name is the one that really speaks to you and fits your dog, and we have provided you with a ton of options that we feel are fun, cute and interesting.
Our advice is to speak your favorite names out loud. You’ll want to pick a name you don’t mind saying again and again.
Call your new dog by each of the names you are drawn to, and see which one sounds like a good fit. Who knows? Maybe your dog will choose its own name by responding enthusiastically!
What’s your dog called? We’d love to hear your cute dog name ideas. Let us know in the comments below!
This article has been revised and updated for 2019.
References and Further Reading
- Coren, S. “The Art and Science of Naming a Dog.” Psychology Today. 2011.
- Hoffman, J. “You Named Me Brutus? Really?” The New York Times. 2013.
- Miller, P., CPDT-KA, CDBC, “The Importance of a Dog’s Name with Regards to Training,” Whole Dog Journal, 2011.
- PetMD, “Naming Your Puppy.” www.petmd.com
- Zacharias, Y, “The Science of Choosing a Dog Name,” Modern Dog Magazine.