Adorable Dog Names

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Introduction

Sometimes when choosing a dog name people look for something that speaks to their dog’s personality, heritage, or role in history. Other times owners look for something witty that showcases their cleverness. But some people want something that is just plain cute. Why not pick an adorable name that will have people going “d’aawwww,” each time you say your dog’s name? This will endear your pup to strangers and preserve the impression that he is still in puppyhood, long into his adult years. 

Adorable Dog Names in Pop Culture

Adorable Dog Name Considerations

When picking an adorable name for your dog there are many aspects to consider. You can choose a name that reflects your pup’s personality, his appearance, his size, or even his breed! A small, feisty Terrier might be well suited to a name like Spike. I mean, what is more adorable than a bold name for a pint size pup? Consider names like Bruno, Hulk, Arnold, or anything else you might associate with a body builder. The irony is just too cute.

Any name associated with a cartoon character is sure to be endearing, particularly for larger dogs. Names like Clifford, Fozzy Bear, or Scooby remind some people of their favorite fictional characters, and subsequently their childhoods. Naming your pup after nostalgia will warm hearts to him immediately.

Of course, adorableness is a subjective term, so what is adorable to you may not be the same as what is appealing to others. For instance, some people love when dogs are named classic people names, like Kevin, while others think this is strange. At the end of the day it all depends on your personal tastes. But don’t be afraid to think outside the box! Here are some adorable suggestions to get you started.

Male Adorable Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Bruiser
Bruiser, Chihuahua owned by Elle Woods in the movie Legally Blonde
8
Rascal
With a name this cute, you’ll never be able to hold mischievous behavior against your pup
7
Gonzo
Gonzo, goofy character from The Muppet Show
6
Buzz
A cute choice for a small, busy pup
6
Gary
In honor of SpongeBob SquarePants’ adorable pet snail, Gary
6
Snuffles
The family dog from the TV show Rick and Morty has this adorable name
5
Snoopy
America’s favorite cartoon dog from the comic strip Peanuts
5
Barkley
An adorable pun for your pet’s name
5
Buster
This classic dog name is completely charming
4
Fluffy
Fluffy animals are just plain cute
4
Gromit
Faithful canine companion to Wallace on the show Wallace and Gromit
3
Buddy
What could be more endearing than a faithful companion
3
Gizmo
The mischievous out of this world pet in the movie Gremlins
3
Mr. Whiskers
Adding a prefix to any name somehow makes it cuter!
3
Sparky
A silly name fit for an animated dog
2
Grumpy
Pups with naturally grumpy expressions are just irresistible
2
Goonie
Inspired by the classic 80’s film The Goonies
2
Toto
Dorothy’s adorable dog companion in The Wizard of Oz
2
Fetch
A fun activity to engage in with your cute pup
1
Bones
A dog’s affection for bones is charming so why not name him for it?
1
Baggins
Bilbo Baggins, lead character of the book The Hobbit is kind hearted and endearing
0
Corduroy
Corduroy bear is famous teddy bear character from children’s books
0
Wrinkles
They’re anxiety inducing on people, but adorable on dogs
0
Biscuits
Nothing cuter than your dog's puppy dog eyes when hoping for a biscuit
0
R2
The most adorable droid, R2-D2, from the Star Wars franchise
-1
Buttons
Something you might call a stuffed, animal makes an adorable name for a pup
-1
Snowball
A fluffy white pup could easily be mistaken for one of these
-1
Rupert
Rupert Bear, subject of Rupert Bear comic strip by Mary Tourtel
-2
Tiny
Equally adorable for big and small dogs
-3
Scruffy
You can’t go wrong with this classic, cute name

Female Adorable Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Mittens
An adorable name for your pup with markings on her paws
6
Paw Paw
Paw Paw was one of the beloved Chow Chows owned by Gilmore Girls character, Michele Gerard
6
Pumpkin
An old-time term of endearment
6
Princess
You’ll definitely treat your adorable dog like a princess
6
LuLu
You can’t go wrong with this classic, cute name
6
Coco
In honor of Coco Chanel; ideal for a stylish pup
6
Darlin’
Inspired by the song “Oh! Darling” by The Beatles; a fitting name for the object of your affection
5
Blossom
Few things are as precious as baby flowers
4
Cookie
There’s just something charming about animals named after food
4
Bunny
A cute name for a pup with an old soul
3
Cupcake
If you have a sweet tooth you’ll love this name
3
BooBoo
A common baby-talk phrase for injury, somehow becomes a delightful pet name
3
Snuggles
What could be cuter than a snuggle buddy?
3
Daisy
A lovely name for your best girl
3
Nala
A cute name in honor of the fearless character from The Lion King
2
Bubbles
Apt for an upbeat, affectionate dog
2
Angel
Perfect for a gentle girl pup
2
Freckles
Perfect for a spotted pup
1
Ramona
Ramona Quimby is an adorable, accident-prone character in the Ramona series of novels by author Beverly Cleary
1
Wags
A sign of affection that is sure to put a smile on your face
1
Mindy
It just sounds adorable!
0
Barbie
Inspired by Miley Cyrus’s adorable pup by the same name
0
Agnes
The charming young girl character from the movie Despicable Me
0
Fleur
French for flower; this gives your adorable pup a sense of refinement
0
Rosie
Roses smell just as sweet as your dog’s personality
0
Penny
A loveable classic name
-1
Cindy Lou
Cindy Lou Who is a precious character from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
-1
Lola
This cute name just rolls off the tongue
-2
Puppy
There’s nothing cuter than a puppy, right?
-2
Candy
A sweet name for your loving pet

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