We have prepared an extended list of unusual dog names together with a short handbook on what to take into consideration while choosing names for dogs especially for you. One thing is certain: by choosing one of our male and female dog names, you will certainly make your puppy stand out of the pack.
What to take into consideration while choosing a dog name for your puppy?
There are no limitations when it comes to the choice of a name for your new pet. However, there are several rules that you should follow, if you want to make life easier for you and your buddy:
- Keep it short and simple. Although dogs are able to recognize words that we say, they usually have trouble understanding long phrases. Keeping your dog’s name short will allow them to easily learn and remember it. It is always convenient in case you need to call them.
- Go for a unique dog name. Many dog owners choose popular dog names for their pets. In fact, this can turn out to be problematic. Imagine that you take your pooch to a dog playground and want to call them. You scream their name and all of a sudden several dogs come closer because they all share the same name.
- Don’t choose words with double meaning. When you pick a name for your furry buddy, avoid words that have double meanings, or resemble commonly used words. Your dog may be confused when you use their name all the time in other contexts than calling them.
- Adjust it to your pet. If you are looking for an unusual name for your dog, focus on your pet’s traits and try to make use of them. Examples? If you have a tiny dog, you can call them Baby, and if they’re big, why don’t you call them Tank?
- Be serious. You will use your dog’s name in a variety of places, so keep in mind that it should be appropriate. Avoid names that may be insulting, ambiguous, or can embarrass people around you. Of course, a name for a dog can be hilarious, but be careful not to cross the line.
Cool dog names for male puppies
If you have a male puppy, check out some of our unique name ideas for boy dogs:
Unique female dog names
Looking for a cute dog name for a female puppy? Choose one of the following:
House-inspired female and male dog names
If you don’t know how to name your dog, look around to find your inspiration. It can be anything that you like – your favorite fruit or veggie, the title of the book that lies on your bedside table, or the brand of your favorite cosmetics. All names that are short (preferably no more than 3 syllables) and will work.
Discover some of our ideas and get a sense of where to find your inspiration:
Uncommon names for pups inspired by geography
Do you like traveling and sightseeing? If so, why don’t you name your dog after one of the places that you desperately want to visit, or you have already seen and won your heart? This way, your dog’s name will mean something to you and bring a smile to your face whenever you call them.
Check our short idea list for inspiration:
Human names for girl dogs
Baby names are not exclusively for people. Our pets can also have them. Have you ever considered giving your adorable pooch a human name? If you have a strong bond with your new best friend and treat them like a family member, why do you have to restrict yourself to giving them a meaningless pet name? Instead, you can choose an actual name for humans. This can be the name of a film star, a protagonist of the book that you are currently reading, or just a name that you like.
Here are some great dog names for female pups:
Baby boy names that suit your dog
If your new dog is a boy, you can also find their name among those for humans. Just like in the case of female names, you can find your inspiration wherever you want. Perhaps you will name your pooch after your favorite actor or a writer? It is up to you to decide!
Find a name for your pooch:
We hope that our tips and moniker proposals will make it easier for you to choose the name for your new furry friend. Keep in mind that you don’t have to look far to come up with an uncommon dog name, and anything that you like can inspire you. If you are still unclear on what name to choose for your truly unique pup, carefully study our name lists and go for one of the monikers that we suggested. Have fun while picking the perfect name!