Best 5-Letter Dog Names

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Introduction

Even if you don't know what to name your new puppy, you might know how many letters you want to use in a name, and that is a start. Maybe you've decided on five letters, because it isn't too short, nor long. It's easy to use a five-letter name, because training your puppy, or calling them to you, won't require such a long name. Maybe you find super short names too witty, or even lazy, for your taste. Whatever your reasoning, the perfect name for your dog is out there. Here are some five-letter name ideas to get you started.

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Best 5-Letter Dog Name Considerations

When selecting a dog's name, it is important to keep a few things in mind. For one thing, it helps to get a goal. Maybe your dog is very serious in nature, always straight-faced and ready to greet anyone at the door with a bit of sternness. A name that reflects their character would be a great goal, and one that will certainly limit the countless name options out there. Suddenly, instead of sifting through name after name, you can just focus on the ones that sound very serious. 

Another thing to consider is the dog's appearance. Dogs with white coats tend to be named after winter, usually related to snow, the wind, or even ice. Meanwhile, dogs with darker coats, like brown or black tend to vary. Sometimes they're named normal names, but other times, they steer more toward darkness, mystery, or superstition.  

 Finally, consider the length of the name. What is your ideal length? Short names, long names, they can all be either serious, or witty, funny, or sweet. Ultimately, it's important to adhere to a length that is convenient for you. Maybe a long name is just too long for you, and you prefer not to have to use a nickname? 

Male Best 5-Letter Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Leroy
The perfect name to scream when you're angry or on a mission
6
Davie
For the cute boy that loves to play
6
Rufus
Perfect for a short, fluffy pooch
6
Lukas
In Latin means light; a fancy spelling of a classic name
6
Caden
Not a common name, in Arabic means companion
5
Jimmy
A Hebrew moniker, If you want a more human name
4
Kenny
Rogers? It's possible, but he needs to love the country
4
Linus
An uncommon name taken from the Peanuts franchise
3
Luigi
Assuming your other dog is named Mario
3
Orson
If he's well-read
3
Mario
Assuming another one of your dogs is named Luigi
3
Maury
For the shy, awkward dog
3
Jayce
It's an edgy boy's name
2
Bryan
For the serious gentleman
2
Ozzie
If he looks good in round sunglasses
1
Marco
Imagine playing Marco Polo
1
Rocky
If he loves Sylvester Stallone
1
Ottis
After Milo and Ottis
0
Hardy
For that fashionable dog
0
Craig
If you love the new Bond
0
Julio
If he's fiery tempered
0
Aaron
It's a classic go-to name and means exalted
-1
Elton
If he can howl or sing, it's a must
-2
Claude
For the dog that goes around solving crimes
-2
Rhett
A Welsh name, for the country dog
-2
Homer
If he's a smarty pants
-2
Heath
If you miss Heath Ledger
-3
Adolf
It's a serious name, come on now
-4
Philo
If he loves dough, cooking, or food in general
-4
Hideo
If you love Hideo Kojima

Female Best 5-Letter Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Abbey
For the cute gal
6
Irene
If you want a more human name
5
Ginny
A nerdy name
5
Loree
For the older lady
4
Hanna
If she's outgoing and curious
3
Honey
Another sweet girl name
3
Aisha
Meaning life, a name for a precious pup
2
Molly
If you just want a standard girl's name you can't go wrong with this choice
2
Calla
Sounds exotic
1
Adria
A beautiful Latin name that sounds old school
1
Jodie
If you love Jodie Foster
1
Jewel
If she likes the singer
1
Halie
If she's a girly girl
1
Daisy
For the sweet girl, it means for the day's eye
1
Dixie
Perfect if you live on a farm
0
Helga
If she's rather hefty
0
Olive
If she's peaceful and laid back
0
Lovie
For the cute, adorable, playful pup
0
Josie
Not Josie and the Pussycats though
0
Heidi
Means nobility and is great for the affectionate girl
0
India
If both of you live and breathe for curry
-1
Junie
If she was born in June
-1
Dolly
After Dolly Parton
-1
Essie
Sounds like a surfer dog's name
-1
Chloe
Another classic go-to option, meaning blooming
-1
Brynn
It's a girl's name, but it's not overly girly
-2
Adele
After the singer
-2
Holly
Perfect if you get her around Christmas time
-3
Agnes
The name of Hemingway's nurse crush
-3
Kirby
If your dog looks like a Pokemon, look no further

Community Dogs With Best 5-Letter Names

Romeo's name story for Best 5-Letter Dog Names
Romeo
Male
Alaskan Husky
Marengo, IA

He’s pure white and super sweet. Hence his name. The charmer. The lover of hoomans. Lol.