Dog names that start with a C are popular choices for new puppy parents. It’s not just because there are so many great ones to pick from. Even common C names can still sound unique when you use them on your dog rather than a human! Today I’ll share hundreds of cool ideas for pet names that start with C. Whether you’re looking for a hard C, a crisp CR, a clever CL or a challenging CH!
- Girl and boy names that start with C
- Ch, Cr and Cl dog names
- Dog names that begin with C and end with N
- Cute dog names that start with C
- Unique dog names that begin with C
There are lots of sources of inspiration that you can use to find dog names that start with C. For example, you might have a really good buddy or a favorite uncle or aunt whose name starts with C, and you may decide to name your puppy after them. Or how about using a country or state that begins with C as a source of inspiration?
Movie stars, rock gods, and trendy bands can also have names that would look good on a dog. Just bear in mind that these kinds of names can quickly go out of fashion and become meaningless. However, if you really love a name that’s currently en vogue and you’re sure you won’t get tired of it, don’t let that put you off!
C names for girl dogs
Girl dog names that begin with C can be as traditional as human names, or inspired by something much more individual. Like a reference to your favorite movie. You’ll notice that the most popular girl dog names often start with Ch, or are female C dog names that end with IE or Y. Giving them a softer, more feminine sound.
- Cha Cha
C names for boy dogs
Boy dog names that start with C can be as simple as the top baby names that year, or as obscure as your favorite brand of battleship! Boy names that start with C and end with Y or IE, like the ever popular Charlie, are always well received by friends and family.
Most of the ideas listed here are one or two syllables long to make them a good fit for a dog. But interestingly, one of the trending name types is 7 letter boy names starting with C. Which would make for a bit of a mouthful!
Ch dog names
If your name begins with Ch, you might want to choose a dog name that starts with Ch too! Dog names starting with Ch are especially fun choices for breeds of dog that start with Ch, like the Chihuahua or Chow Chow.
- Chewey (after Chewbacca from Star Wars)
- Chien (French word for dog)
- Chou (Japanese name meaning butterfly)
Dog names that start with Cr
Although you aren’t as likely to find human names that begin with a Cr (although there is always Crystal or Crosby), there are lots of great names for dogs that start with these letters. Because dogs’ names can be inspired by anything!
Dog names that start with Cl
There are plenty of human names that begin with Cl, and even more when you branch into the more unusual and slightly wacky world of dog names. Here are some great ideas for you to get your claws into!
Dog names that start with C and end with N
Do you have a strong idea of the type of name you want, but not the exact name itself? You can find some powerful names by mapping out the sounds you like.
Cute dog names that start with the letter C
Cute C names for dogs can be inspired by anything, but sometimes it’s easier to drill down to exactly what you want when you pick a theme. Like these great C dog names from Greek mythology!
- Cyrene (a fresh water nymph)
- Cronus (Titan god of time and the ages)
- Crius (Titan god of the constellations)
- Corus (spirit of surfeit)
- Clotho (spinner of the life thread)
- Clio (muse of history)
- Chrysus (spirit of gold)
- Chione (goddess of snow)
- Charon (the ferryman of Hades)
- Chaos (nothingness from which all else sprang
- Ceto (goddess of the dangers of the ocean and of sea monsters)
- Cerberus (three-headed hound who guarded the gates of Hades)
- Carpo (goddess of weather, time and prosperity)
- Carme (spirit who presided over the harvest festival)
- Calypso (Oceanide)
- Caicias (god of the northeast wind)
- Caerus (the spirit of opportunity)
Unique dog names that start with a C
If your puppy is a particular breed, you could play on that when choosing a dog name that starts with C. For example, how about Chichi the Chihuahua? Or how about choosing a dog name that starts with C that originates in the country your dog’s breed is from? For example, if you have a French Bulldog puppy, you might want to choose French names that start with C.
What about Curly and Chubby
Someone in need of ch name suggestions (that seem powerful) says
I really only need names for my character. He’s a german shep australian shep mix. Dark blue with specks of gold, a cream underbelly and gold eyes? I really wanted a name that started with ch and seems strong and polite, like my character. Anyone have any ideas?
Ohh just realized I accidentally replied to a random comment…whatever lol
I’m a big fan of unique dog names. Since I compete with mine, names and commands need to stand out. My last coonhound was a female named Olwen. My new male will be Culhwch. Culhwch and Olwen were in a tale from an ancient Arthurian text called The Mabinogion. I took an Arthurian rromance class in college, and always remembered this story. His registered name will be “kennel name The Mabinogion”. It’s either that, or Caibre (think Scottish highland games).
Judy Bailey says
I named my heeler pup Cyrus – I have a traumatic brain injury and needed to remember dog’s name and in years to come, his age. Cyrus rhymes with virus. He was born in 2020.