The best cute dog names aren’t just adorable. They are easy to say, fun to hear, and don’t sound like any other common words.
Names don’t only allow you to identify your dog, they can reveal a little something about your own personality too.
And, of course, your new canine companion’s traits as well!
The world is filled with the adored and adorable, so how do you narrow your search down?
Let’s start by going straight to some classic cuteness.
Cute Dog Names
When you think ‘cute’, what springs to mind?
Sweet, sugary, fluffy, teeny tiny things?
Here are some puppy names that have cute covered:
Sickeningly sweet enough, but not quite right for your pup?
You can always take a more traditional slant on naming!
Cute Female Dog Names
Classic feminine names can be super cute.
Especially with floral themes, or a delicate nature.
If your little girl is a delicate darling, why not choose something that shows that off even more.
But let’s not forget about the boys!
Cute Male Dog Names
You might not associate masculine names with cuteness, but they can totally be both!
After all, your little boy is just as adorable as any little girl puppy.
Super cute dog names for boys include:
It’s amazing how many male names are actually really sweet when you start to think about it!
But what if you love cute, but not too cute…
Cool Names for Cute Dogs
Some of the coolest names for puppies are ones that already have special meaning.
Which makes them really quite adorable, as well as cool.
When naming your pup, you may want to think about your favorite sport, pastime or vacation spot.
Something or somewhere that puts the ‘awwwww’ into awesome.
Being cool is always fun, but what if you want something even more standout for your little cutie?
Unique Cute Dog Names
We all want to be different. Which can be a challenge, given that it’s a rather universal desire!
Fortunately, there is so much scope out there when it comes to names.
You can literally be inspired by anything, or anyone you like.
So if your dog is one of a kind, then why not go for a name that is just as special as he is.
Another way to be different, is to look further afield for your inspiration.
Cute Japanese Names for Dogs
Japan is rich in culture, blessing the world with food, technology, fashion and so much more.
How unique would you sound calling out one of these gorgeous 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, to be a bit different!
Cute Food Names for Dogs
There is something seriously sweet about foody dog names.
Either those based on candies, or those that are a little more off the wall.
Do any of these hit your taste buds just right?
- Tutti Frutti
- Cotton Candy
Cuteness is as cuteness does. And there is nothing quite as delightful as a petite puppy!
Cute Small Dog Names
Something short, sweet, and definitely cute.
But let’s not leave out our more substantial pupsters!
Cute Big Dog Names
Your puppy may be small now, but you will see an amazing amount of growth within just a year.
Especially if you have chosen a large or giant breed.
But big certainly doesn’t mean brutish.
And your full grown pup will be just as adorable as your dog is now.
Some of our favorite cute names for big pets include:
- Big Ben
When you start trying to think of giant names that are still cute, things can get a little silly…
Funny Names for Cute Dogs
You can be cute and also amusing.
Which is great, because laughter is joyful. Funny names can bring a real smile to your friends’ faces.
From the pun-tastic, to the plain absurd, here are some ideas to kick you off.
- 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
Be creative, but remember not to take the joke too far.
You don’t want to end up red faced at the dog park!
The Best Cute Dog Names
The best name is the one that really speaks to you and fits your dog.
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!
Having trouble deciding?
Just because your pup is super cute, doesn’t mean they need a cute name!
Or check out these other fun category specific lists, packed full of awesome ideas for naming your pup.