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100+ Funny Dog Names That Exactly Capture Your New Pup

Skip the stereotypical monikers and chew on these funny dog names that are a breed apart.

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Give a dog a rad name

Now that you’ve brought home a new furry addition to your family, it’s time to give that dog a name. Sure, you could go with Disney dog names or the usual popular puppy names like Max, Bella, or even Rover, but in this dog-meet-dog world, it’s time to choose something for your pooch that packs a punch. Does your guy have ears worth naming him after? He might suit one of the 50 most popular boy dog names. Or perhaps your small gal reminds you of a zany sitcom character! One of the 50 most popular girl dog names might fit her perfectly. Either way, with this list you can think outside the box to choose a name with purebred hilarity, that captures your pup’s personality too. These funny dog names are sorted by category so you can get the size-, food-, or literary-inspired dog name that gives your pooch’s alias the bow-wow factor you’re looking for. And if you’re thinking about bringing home a feline friend, check out these funny cat names that are just purr-fect!

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TV-inspired dog names

It’s hard to choose just one favorite television character or notable TV personality. Scooby. Seinfeld. Any of the Simpsons. Spock. The possibilities are endless. Whether you love bingeing classic shows or streaming the latest series, your fave TV programs are probably filled with funny dog names. If you can’t settle on one favorite character, just name your dog after your favorite show. Go for irony and the unexpected.

Kermit the Dog

Phineas

Fresh Prints

Kramer

Fonzie

Mr. Rogers

Baby Yoda

Pikachu

Urkel

Dwight Schrute

Woofgang Puck

Conan

Battlestar Galactica

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Movie-inspired dog names

Is your new puppy ready for her close-up? Movie star names offer a cute absurdity. Or name your pooch after your favorite director. “Sit, Scorsese!” Your favorite movie characters provide a wealth of funny dog names.

Ripley

Mary Puppins

Sarah Jessica Barker

Hairy Paw-ter

Al Pupcino

Moneypenny

Gandalf

Indiana Bones

Dobby

Groucho Barks

Sheriff Woody

Alfred Hitchdog

Gollum

Chewbarka

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Literary dog names

If your dog seems like he was a librarian in a prior life (chewing on books, etc.) then consider the hilarious possibilities in a literary name. Think authors, book characters, and literary devices. Funny dog names are everywhere when it comes to books and reading.

Bark Twain

Fyodor Dogstoevsky

Winnie the Poodle

Sherlock Bones

Frodo

Willy Wonka

Virginia Woof

Furdinand

Dr. Seuss

Bilbo Doggins

Nancy Drew

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Food-inspired dog names

Your pooch is the cutest, squishiest, most lovable little cutie pie ever. Did someone say pie? You can keep everything you love connected when you name your pooch after your favorite food. It’s a foolproof method for cracking up and snacking up.

Enchilada

Avocado Toast

Soupy

Marshmallow

Reeses

Taco

Meatball

Cap’n Crunch

Tofu

Oscar Mayer

Popcorn

Jellybean

Macaroni

Pup Tart

Ginger Snap

Marsala

Taco

Nutmeg

Pork Chop

Cocoa Puff

Fried Chicken

Pringles

Tic Tac

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Dog names inspired by world languages

If your new puppy is all about exploring or has that certain je ne sais quoi, then choose a dog name that hints at world travel or faraway cultures. Also, consider plugging a funny English word into a language translator. Koshka is a great name for a dog. It means cat in Russian. See? Hilarious!

Fondue

Schnitzel

Piki

Matisse

Baguette

Fiesta

Piccolo

Sakura

Tartine

Salvador Dogi

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Dog names from the world of sports

What are some surefire funny dog names? Pretty much the entire baseball roster from the 1930s: Boots Poffenberger, anyone? Get wacky with the most athletic dog names around.

Kareem Abdul Ja-Bark

Alex Ruffdriguez

Barkelona F.C.

Messi

Megan Barkinoe

Woofy Mays

Barky Jean King

Wayne Fetchsky

Slugger

Barky Bonds

Bow-w0w Jackson

LeBark James

Roger Fetcherer

Alex Pawgon

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Dog names based on size

You can also choose a dog name that matches your dog’s actual size. Or you can switch it up. It’s absolutely fine to name a Great Dane Chickpea or to call a Maltese Godzilla. Choose a name that captures your pooch pal’s essence and all will be well, and funny.

Small-sized names

Mini

Weensy

Lilliput

Buttercup

Atom

Iota

Large-sized names

Colossus

Dogzilla

Moose

Jumbo

Galaxy

Humongo

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Names inspired by your dog’s coat

If you want to get wacky, name your dog Jacket, Trench, or Bomber. It’s also an established tradition to choose a name for your dog that captures the color or texture of their fur coat. Feel free to think way outside the box.

Whiskey

Curly

Woolly

Charcoal

Mopsy

Stipple

Dusky

Bourbon

Polkadot

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Music-inspired dog names

So, what kind of music is your dog into? Can he hang with the cool kids? Does she have a discerning taste? Funny dog names abound when you’re using music as your inspiration. Consider nouns like Mixtape, your favorite song (Jolene), or any of your favorite genres, albums, or rock idols.

50 Scent

Beethoven

The Notorious D.O.G.

Linkin Bark

Axl Rose

Snoop Dog

Ozzy Pawsbourne, or the Prince of Barkness

Sinatra

Dog Stewart

Limp Biscuit

Disco

Kanye Westie

The Strokes

Dr. Dog

Franz Furdinand

Wagner

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Personality-style dog names

Your dog is the best dog in the world. She has her own absolutely unique personality. Choose a name that captures that zest and individual flair. Think of the kinds of activities your dog loves for ideas: Shredder, Mr. Smiles, Yippy, etc.

Sparkle

Howler

Zippy

Gogo

Crash

Happy

Jolly Good

Chipper

Angry Joe

Whistle

Sir Barks-a-lot

Imp

Captain Side-eye

Lazy Susan

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Vintage dog names

Choose a century-old throwback to find funny dog names based on the 1920s. It’s the perfect way to get rolling with the 2020s. Retro dog names keep it classic, cool, and comical. How about Horsefeathers? Be a goofball. Choose a name from a long-ago historical era.

Charleston

French 75

Al Capooch

Gladys

Jukebox

Ritz

Marie Antoinette

Bob

Zelda

Duke Ellington

Gatsby

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Dog names inspired by myths

If your new puppy is absolutely out-of-this-world then give them a name of epic proportions. Your pooch may look like a regular dog, but let’s face it, she’s exceptional and god-like. Give this canine a name befitting its place in the universe.

Unicorn

Dragon

Sasquatch

Centaur

Gilgamesh

Aslan

Medusa

Griffin

Zombie

Yeti

Faun

Mermaid

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Dog names inspired by your favorite hobbies

A new puppy keeps you really busy. Maybe even too busy to work on your favorite pastimes or engage with your hobbies. Then again, you might have a mellow, quiet, and respectful dog who honors your personal space and time. Make a list of activities you love to do and see if any funny dog names emerge.

Gamer

Crochet

Mr. Monopoly

Puzzle

Fender

Doodle

Chef

Playdoh

Sourdough

Camper

Scrapbook

Subwoofer

Did you adopt a pup during the coronavirus pandemic? Check out these funny, quarantine-inspired dog names.

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