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

Female Best 3-Letter Dog Names

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

Community Dogs With Best 3-Letter Names

Nio
Male
Alusky
Burksville, IL

Just a cool name really has no meaning