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
9
Gonzo
Gonzo, goofy character from The Muppet Show
9
Rascal
With a name this cute, you’ll never be able to hold mischievous behavior against your pup
8
Bruiser
Bruiser, Chihuahua owned by Elle Woods in the movie Legally Blonde
8
Buzz
A cute choice for a small, busy pup
7
Barkley
An adorable pun for your pet’s name
7
Buster
This classic dog name is completely charming
6
Snoopy
America’s favorite cartoon dog from the comic strip Peanuts
6
Gary
In honor of SpongeBob SquarePants’ adorable pet snail, Gary
5
Bones
A dog’s affection for bones is charming so why not name him for it?
5
Snuffles
The family dog from the TV show Rick and Morty has this adorable name
5
Gizmo
The mischievous out of this world pet in the movie Gremlins
5
Gromit
Faithful canine companion to Wallace on the show Wallace and Gromit
4
Goonie
Inspired by the classic 80’s film The Goonies
4
Toto
Dorothy’s adorable dog companion in The Wizard of Oz
4
Sparky
A silly name fit for an animated dog
3
Fluffy
Fluffy animals are just plain cute
3
Mr. Whiskers
Adding a prefix to any name somehow makes it cuter!
2
Rupert
Rupert Bear, subject of Rupert Bear comic strip by Mary Tourtel
2
Corduroy
Corduroy bear is famous teddy bear character from children’s books
2
R2
The most adorable droid, R2-D2, from the Star Wars franchise
1
Buddy
What could be more endearing than a faithful companion
1
Baggins
Bilbo Baggins, lead character of the book The Hobbit is kind hearted and endearing
1
Fetch
A fun activity to engage in with your cute pup
0
Grumpy
Pups with naturally grumpy expressions are just irresistible
0
Wrinkles
They’re anxiety inducing on people, but adorable on dogs
-1
Scruffy
You can’t go wrong with this classic, cute name
-1
Snowball
A fluffy white pup could easily be mistaken for one of these
-2
Buttons
Something you might call a stuffed, animal makes an adorable name for a pup
-2
Tiny
Equally adorable for big and small dogs
-2
Biscuits
Nothing cuter than your dog's puppy dog eyes when hoping for a biscuit

Female Adorable Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Darlin’
Inspired by the song “Oh! Darling” by The Beatles; a fitting name for the object of your affection
8
Nala
A cute name in honor of the fearless character from The Lion King
7
Cookie
There’s just something charming about animals named after food
7
Pumpkin
An old-time term of endearment
6
Paw Paw
Paw Paw was one of the beloved Chow Chows owned by Gilmore Girls character, Michele Gerard
6
Blossom
Few things are as precious as baby flowers
6
LuLu
You can’t go wrong with this classic, cute name
6
Coco
In honor of Coco Chanel; ideal for a stylish pup
5
Bubbles
Apt for an upbeat, affectionate dog
5
Bunny
A cute name for a pup with an old soul
5
Daisy
A lovely name for your best girl
4
Mittens
An adorable name for your pup with markings on her paws
4
Princess
You’ll definitely treat your adorable dog like a princess
3
Rosie
Roses smell just as sweet as your dog’s personality
2
Cupcake
If you have a sweet tooth you’ll love this name
2
BooBoo
A common baby-talk phrase for injury, somehow becomes a delightful pet name
2
Penny
A loveable classic name
1
Ramona
Ramona Quimby is an adorable, accident-prone character in the Ramona series of novels by author Beverly Cleary
1
Fleur
French for flower; this gives your adorable pup a sense of refinement
1
Freckles
Perfect for a spotted pup
0
Snuggles
What could be cuter than a snuggle buddy?
0
Angel
Perfect for a gentle girl pup
0
Wags
A sign of affection that is sure to put a smile on your face
0
Lola
This cute name just rolls off the tongue
-2
Barbie
Inspired by Miley Cyrus’s adorable pup by the same name
-2
Mindy
It just sounds adorable!
-3
Agnes
The charming young girl character from the movie Despicable Me
-3
Puppy
There’s nothing cuter than a puppy, right?
-4
Candy
A sweet name for your loving pet
-5
Cindy Lou
Cindy Lou Who is a precious character from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Community Dogs with an Adorable Name

Milo
Male
Boston Terrier
Grimes, IA
Personality
Playful
Goofy

We were going on a walk thinking of dog names and I came up with Milo and everyone loved it so much and that is how we got that name .

Keffy's name story for Adorable Dog Names
Keffy
Male
American Pit Bull Terrier
Claremore, OK

We like the name lefty

Keffy's name story for Adorable Dog Names
Keffy
Male
American Pit Bull Terrier
Claremore, OK

We like the name lefty

Daisy's name story for Adorable Dog Names
Daisy
Female
Mutt
San Ramon, CA

When I was little I would tell myself one day when I got a dog I'd name it Daisy, so 15+ years later I did (: