There are thousands of names to choose from so how do you FIND possible names for your dog and then make sure you choose the right one?
One way to reduce the number of names you are considering is to start with the TYPE of name you would like for your dog.
It may be surprising, but more than half of all pet names are either human names or nicknames. People largely name their animals as they would name themselves. Another fifth of names are based on the pet’s appearance or personality. A black cat becomes Blacky or Midnight, and active dog Comet or Dash.
You can have some fun playing around with different types of names with our pet name search tool.
Here are our some useful tips in choosing a name for your dog. Please remember that the name you choose will be used dozens of times a day to call, praise and perhaps scold.
Other than this, be adventurous! Naming pets has far more leeway than naming children, where thought has to be given to peer group acceptance, blending first and last names and how the initials may appear.
We have compiled these name lists from the names on thousands of pet ID tags that we process each year. For more name lists and suggestions, please visit our pet names website.
Female Dog Names
Male Dog Names
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