Best 3-Letter Dog Names

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Introduction

Sometimes, you just don't know what you should name your new puppy, and that's just fine. Maybe you know you want to stick to a certain letter-count, for either a short, or lengthy name. It's a start, and certainly a smart way of sticking to something that you're comfortable with for years to come. Perhaps you prefer a longer name, because the dog is large, with a funny personality. Or even a short name, because your dog is on the small-medium side and has a witty way of going about things. Here's a list of short, 3-letter names to get you started.

Best 3-Letter Dog Names in Pop Culture

Best 3-Letter Dog Name Considerations

Choosing a pet name is a lot more difficult than it may appear at first glance. This is another life form that you're having to name! Someone whom you will be caring for, hopefully for a long time to come ‚Äď at least another decade. Choosing the wrong name can lead to some discomfort, or even regret. That being said, if¬†you¬†simply take your time and really analyze your new pet's behaviors, finding the perfect name becomes inevitable. For instance, if you find that your pet is very hyperactive, and enjoys running, jumping, and getting into mischief, you may find that a shorter, spunkier name is the perfect route to take. If your new pet is funny, and is always making you laugh, then a longer name may be ideal. Something else to consider, besides personality, is your willingness to say a long vs¬†short name. This is a name you will be using for years¬†to call your dog to you, to stop bad behavior, to reward them, and make them feel loved.¬†So¬†again, take your time. There's no rush ‚Äď the right name will come to you. In the meantime, just look around for potential ideas. You never know what you might find!¬†

Male Best 3-Letter Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
3
Ace
John Wilker's dog
3
Max
It's a classic and means greatest
2
Leo
If he's always being admired by the ladies
1
Eli
A Hebrew name meaning high or elevated
1
Geo
If he likes rocks
0
Pip
Short for Pippin and fitting for a perky canine
0
Jax
In case you like Sons of Anarchy
-1
Axl
For that huge, muscular dog
-1
Cap
Short for captain, for a dog who likes to take charge
-1
Lou
Short for Louie, or Louis
-1
Moe
Sounds old school
-2
Gus
The perfect name for a Husky
-2
Rex
For the big, serious, protective dog
-2
Bud
After Air Bud, or even Budlight
-2
Hal
Sounds so... outdoorsman
-2
Lex
After Lex Luthor
-3
Dug
The lovable pup from Up
-3
Roy
For the outdoorsman dog
-3
Dax
Sounds like Drax a little, doesn't it?
-3
Ike
It should remind you of the candy
-3
Ken
Works if you already have a dog named Barbie
-3
Tom
For the older, no funny business dog
-4
Ben
For those who want their dog to have a more human name
-5
Abe
Means father of a multitude
-5
Cas
If you love the show Supernatural
-5
Con
If he's always up to shady business
-6
Jon
A shorter spelling of John
-6
Ian
Another name that sounds more human, may be cute for a Dachshund
-6
Ham
If he's unashamed about how needy he is
-7
Ren
After Ren and Stimpy

Female Best 3-Letter Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
3
Kai
The perfect name, with many meanings including sea
2
Mia
Such a pretty name for such a pretty girl
1
Ava
A variation of Eva, for the princess in your life
1
Emi
A variation of Emmy
1
Gia
For the fashionable dog, it is an Italian name
1
Dot
If she's spotted
1
Icy
If she has a white coat, like snow
1
Ivy
If she loves plants
1
Kia
If she likes car rides
0
Sam
Short for Samantha, a name with several meanings including flower
0
Rey
After Star Wars
-1
Luz
Means light in Spanish
-1
Nia
For the calm, laid-back girl
-1
Ida
Perfect for an older dog
-1
Tia
It means aunt in Spanish
-1
Dee
If you're a fan of It's Always Funny in Philadelphia
-1
Fay
If she's a laid back gal
-1
Tai
If she's always into islands, exotic places, and the beach
-1
Iza
If you're a fan of the Roaring Twenties
-1
May
If she was born in May
-2
Eva
Again, a variation of Ava
-2
Liv
For the sassy girl
-2
Noa
A feminine spin on Noah
-2
Ari
For a cute, small dog
-2
Ann
It's a classic and means grace
-2
Kim
For the girly gal
-2
Ina
Meaning pure, for the slightly older girl
-2
Pam
May remind you of the cooking spray
-2
Meg
The perfect nerdy name
-2
Sue
For the introverted pup

Community Dogs With Best 3-Letter Names

Nio's name story for Best 3-Letter Dog Names
Nio
Male
Alusky
Burksville, IL

Just a cool name really has no meaning