60 Ideas For Dog Names

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There are many dog names that you can choose from, and only you can decide what is the best fit for your new family member. Having so many names out there, they can be grouped into certain categories. Ideas abound and we have 60 here!

You may get to know your new companion and see a personality trait that really stands out. Or, you might like to name your new dog based on the appearance, such as Midnight for a dog with a black coat, or Diamond for a dog with a strikingly shiny coat. Choosing to name your dog after the history of the breed, such as what your pup was bred to do, is another consideration to take. For example, if you have a Pointer, you may decide to name your dog Gunner or Grace. You may also choose a human name, such as Susie, Lucy, Beau, or Dexter. The possibilities are endless, the choice is yours, and once you get to know your new friend, the name will naturally come to you!

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60 Ideas For Dog Name Considerations

If you have recently acquired a new dog, whether a puppy or rescue, congratulations to you! They say that a dog is a "man's best friend" and this is so true! A dog can bring you solace, comfort, and joy. A dog is loyal and will always listen when you have a concern, without judgment!

So, now it is time to name your new pup. There are so many names out there, but what is important is that you get to know your dog for a few days and go with your gut feeling. If you are having difficulty finding that ideal name, enlist the help of family and friends. You may be surprised at what they come up with! You can even look in the dictionary or thesaurus to find synonyms of characteristics that describe your new dog, and this can be done online or using a book.

You can choose to name your dog from the appearance, a personality trait, or from any background information you may have. Does your pup have attitude? We've got name ideas for that. Are they tiny, docile and quiet as can be? We've got moniker suggestions for that scenario, too! Either way, the name for your new companion will be well thought out and from your heart, and that is all that matters. Yes, there are popular names, but finding that popular name with a unique twist is possible!

Male 60 Ideas For Dog Names

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Beau
Meaning "boy" in French
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Dexter
A male name with some character to it
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Jiminy
A cute litte dog name, after Jiminy Cricket
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Spot
For the spotted or multicolored dog
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Max
A short and simple name
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Bandit
An adventurous dog name
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Roscoe
A dog name meaning deer forest in Norse
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Gizmo
From the movie Gremlins
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Wishbone
From the well-know PBS Television series
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Tucker
A handsome and cool dog name
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Oliver
English, meaning the olive tree
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Rusty
A great name for a reddish-colored dog
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Bear
A wonderful name for a black dog
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Diesel
For the dog that is always on the go
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Marley
A nice name for a Retriever, like in the movie Marley and Me
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Sparky
For the dog full of life and energy
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Thor
For your superhero
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Gunner
A fitting name for a gundog
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Peanut
An ideal name for a small pup
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Oreo
A black and white dog is the perfect Oreo
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Clark
After Clark Kent...Superman
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Stallone
After the famous Rocky actor
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Stretch
An ideal name for a Dachshund or Basset Hound
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Hulk
For a big, strong dog
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Beast
For a massive, muscular dog
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Skipper
For the dog who loves to sail
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River
For the dog who loves water
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Crimson
Perfect tag for a red dog
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Brownie
Just the fit for a gorgeous Chocolate Lab
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Theodore
A great, classy, name

Female 60 Ideas For Dog Names

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Maggie
A lovely girl name for a dog of any breed
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Lucy
For any I Love Lucy fans
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Daisy
A beautiful flower
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Petunia
A beautiful flower, suits a perky pup
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Angel
Sent from heaven
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Athena
For the goddess girl
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Jasmine
A lovely scent and sophisticated name
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Heidi
A pretty name for mountain dog
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Pepper
For the spunky spotted pup
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Dutchess
Treat your dog like royalty
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Lady
A lovely female name
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Sandy
Suits an affectionate, light brown dog
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Jewel
For the pampered pooch
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Lacey
A nice human name that fits a dog perfectly
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Sugar
For the sweetest dog of all
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Lucky
For a dog who brings you good fortune
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Ginger
Just the title for the reddish-brown dog
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Cocoa
Elegant and cuddly
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Mocha
Name chosen by a coffee lover
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Sunny
A cheerful name for a female
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Ruby
For your precious pal
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Rosie
For the dog who loves rose gardens
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Mae
For the girl born in May
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Precious
A cute name for a tiny dog
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Pearl
An ivory or white Poodle suits the name
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Brandy
Perfect for the Cocker Spaniel in your life
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Lassie
Named after the famous Collie
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Evey
Short for Evelyn
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Emmie
Short for Emerald, a jewel
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Molly
A fun-loving name for a girl

Community Dogs With 60 Ideas Names

Penny's name story for 60 Ideas For Dog Names
Penny
Female
Mini Australian Shepterrier
Seattle, WA
Personality
Inquisitive
Playful
Friendly

Pocket-sized as a puppy, just like a penny.