Most of us want unique dog names for our new puppies, but also want to pick something that we’re comfortable with.
And it can be really hard to choose.
That’s why we’ve broken down some of the most unusual puppy names into a couple of different lists here.
You’ll find unique boy dog names, unique girl dog names and some really cool rare dog names in general.
20 Best Unique Dog Names
Let’s kick off with our current favorite top 20 unique dog names:
We’ve got plenty more rare dog names ideas below, but you can also check out our huge Dog Names library for ideas to suit every pup. And find some more specific ideas here:
What Makes Your Dog Unique?
Unique dog names can be hard to find. Because every likes to be different, standing out can be a challenge.
One way to approach the task is to take a look at your dog.
Questions to Ask Yourself
What makes them special?
Is it their color or size?
Do they have any interesting markings?
Is there something about their personality, or the way they act?
Do they respond well to certain actions or words?
All of these things can give clues as to what might be a good name for them!
Every dog is unique, just like every owner is unique in their preferences and style.
Finding Unique Puppy Names
Unique puppy names don’t have to stick to any specific set of rules.
Just about anything can work as a good puppy name, as long as you and your dog both like it.
Try out different weird dog names and see what your dog responds to best.
So without further adieu, let’s start with a list of our top unique female dog names!
Unique female dog names
Below is a list of some unique dog names female dogs are sometimes named after.
This list is certainly not exhaustive; there are many other spin-offs that can be used as well.
Obviously, we’ve only covered 50% of dogs with this list.
So let’s move on to the other half!
Unique male dog names
This list compiles some of the more interesting unique male dog names we can think of.
Do you think they would suit your little boy pup? Or how about something similar to one of them?
Have fun browsing this list and getting ideas!
Of course, if you want to be a little more unique you can always use the unique female dog names for your little boy, and vice versa.
But another great way to name your pup is with a cute rare dog name. And you can be adorable and still fairly unique.
Cute unique dog names
Some of the most unique names for dogs can be after a place or thing, or even an action.
We have thought of a neat selection that we’re sharing with you here:
Cute names are great for some people, but others might want to give across a bit of a different image.
And if you are after something unique, I am willing to bet that you’d like it to be cool.
Cool unique dog names
Cool unique dog names can be inspired by anything that you find totally awesome.
This list compiles both unique female and unique dog names male dogs can be named after.
Not a fan of any of those? Then think about your favorite hobby, tv series or movie and go from there for inspiration for weird dog names!
Fun Dog Names
Naming your dog should be fun.
Here is a list of some of our top unusual, fun dog names:
Unusual Dog Names
Let’s face it, it’s tough to be unique. But it certainly isn’t an impossible task.
Another great option is to use a traditional name, but a rarer one, or one with an unusual twist. .
Check out these unusual dog name ideas and see if anything leaps off the screen at you!
Unique Dog Names from Nature
The natural world is a wonderful place to get inspired with unusual and interesting dog names.
See if any of these unique dog names take your fancy:
Best Unique Dog Names
The sky is the limit when it comes to naming your dog!
We’ve compiled this list of dog names unique dogs might be named after, but the choice is up to you.
These are just suggestions as to interesting and fun names that people can choose from when naming their dog.
Remember, be creative and keep an open mind and you’ll find something that’s just right for your new puppy.
Find Inspiration Everywhere
Finding inspiration is another fun part of naming your dog.
Look around you, check out the sky, stars and landscape, and other animals, people and places. You’ll see that unique dog names can be found anywhere.
And please share your names, too! We’re always on the lookout for unique puppy names to add to our list.
If you’re out of ideas, a good idea is to try reading through our list of names and revising them to create something unique and your very own made-up name.
Or, think about the people around you – family, friends and co-workers, and their names, and see if you can come up with something that is a variation of their name or even of someone’s middle name.
Whatever you pick for your unique new friend, please let us know in the comments section below!