Dog Names Center

Dog Names Center

Your Source for the Most Popular Dog Names and More!

Looking for the perfect name for that new puppy or adopted friend? Want to know which dog names are the most popular for mixes, purebreds or celebrity dogs? And what do these dog names mean, anyway? Get some great ideas for naming your furry friend in’s Dog Names Center. See the most popular male and female dog names and the top dog names for your favorite dog breed. Need help getting started? Learn how to choose the perfect name for your dog.




Top Female Dog Names

Top Male Dog Names

AngelAngelic; messenger of God. (Greek)BearStrong; brave. (English and German)
BellaBeautiful. (Latin)BuddyFriend; brother. (English)
DaisyEye of the day; synonym for Sun. (English)BusterHitter; puncher. (English)
GingerPep; liveliness. (English)CharlieManly; strong; free. (English)
LucyLight. (Latin)DukeLeader; noble. (English)
MaggiePearl. (Greek)JackGod is gracious. (English)
MollyStar of the sea. (Irish and Latin)JakeHeld by the heel; supplanter. (Hebrew)
PrincessRoyal daughter. (Latin)LuckyFortunate. (English)
SadiePrincess. (English and Hebrew)MaxThe greatest. (Latin)
SophieWisdom. (Greek)RockyOne who gives rest; strong, firm. (English)


Top Dog Names By Breed

American Pit Bull Names

Beagle Names

Boxer Names

Bulldog Names

Cane Corso Names

Chihuahua Names

Dachshund Names

German Shepherd Names

Golden Retriever Names

Labrador Retriever Names

Maltese Names

Mixed Breed Names

Rottweiler Names

Yorkshire Terrier Names


Top Dog Names By Theme


Celebrity Dog Names

Football Dog Names

Fall and Thanksgiving Dog Names 

Halloween Dog Names

Holiday Dog Names 

Irish Dog Names

Dog Names Inspired by Horror Films 

Love-Inspired Dog Names

Military Dog Names

Winter Dog Names


Celebrity Dog Names

Irish Dog Names

DaisyJessica Simpson’s Maltese-PoodleArdeenLittle height
LolaHilary Duff’s ChihuahuaLimerickA witty, humorous poem. Also a city in Ireland
MateMiley Cyrus’s German ShepherdCarrickRock
BambiParis Hilton’s ChihuahuaPatrickNobleman; The patron saint of Ireland
FlossieDrew Barrymore’s Chow-Labrador mixMellanLightening
SammyJustin Bieber’s PapillonEnnisIsland
MonaJennifer Love Hewitt’s BoxerBlarneyClever, flattering, or coaxing talk
MeatballAdam Sandler’s BulldogGuinnessA dark, heavy-bodied Irish Stout
BaylorSelena Gomez’s Husky mixKerriganLittle rock
BoPresident Obama’s Portuguese Water DogReganThe king’s child

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Famous Military Dog Names

An official crew member of the Royal Norwegian Navy, the Saint Bernard became a symbol of Norwegian freedon during World War II.
Official mascot of Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. He comes from a family of Bulldogs who are enlisted in the US Marine Corps, most attaining the rank of corporal.Chips
In 1945, the German Shepherd Dog, Collie and Siberian Husky mix was donated to the U.S. Military by his family when word got out that the armed forces needed dogs. Chips became the most decorated war dog of World War II. The Disney movie “Chips The War Dog” was based on his life.

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Small Dog Names

Medium Dog Names

BaileySteward; in charge. (English and French)BaileySteward; in charge. (English and French)
BellaBeautiful. (Latin)BellaBeautiful. (Latin)
BuddyFriend; brother. (English)BuddyFriend; brother. (English)
CharlieManly; strong; free. (English)DaisyEye of the day; synonym for Sun. (English)
DaisyEye of the day; synonym for Sun. (English)LuckyFortunate. (English)
JackGod is gracious. (English)LucyLight. (Latin)
LucyLight. (Latin)MaggiePearl. (Greek)
MaxEye of the day; synonym for sun. (English)MaxThe greatest. (Latin)
MollyStar of the sea. (Irish and Latin)MollyStar of the sea. (Irish and Latin)
SadiePrincess. (English and Hebrew)SadiePrincess. (English and Hebrew)

Large Dog Names

BuddyFriend; brother. (English)MaggiePearl. (Greek)
BaileySteward; in charge. (English and French)MaxThe greatest. (Latin)
DaisyEye of the day; synonym for Sun. (English)MollyStar of the sea. (Irish and Latin)
DukeLeader; noble. (English)SadiePrincess. (English and Hebrew)
JakeEye of the day; synonym for Sun. (English)ShadowShade from the sun. (English)

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