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.

5-Letter Dog Names in Pop Culture

Dog Name Type 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 his/her 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 5-Letter Dog Names

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

Female 5-Letter Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Abbey
For the cute gal
6
Irene
If you want a more human name
5
Loree
For the older lady
5
Ginny
A nerdy name
4
Hanna
If she's outgoing and curious
3
Aisha
Meaning life, a name for a precious pup
3
Honey
Another sweet girl name
2
Calla
Sounds exotic
2
Molly
If you just want a standard girl's name you can't go wrong with this choice
1
Adria
A beautiful Latin name that sounds old school
1
Dixie
Perfect if you live on a farm
1
Daisy
For the sweet girl, it means for the day's eye
1
Halie
If she's a girly girl
1
Jewel
If she likes the singer
1
Jodie
If you love Jodie Foster
0
Heidi
Means nobility and is great for the affectionate girl
0
Josie
Not Josie and the Pussycats though
0
Lovie
For the cute, adorable, playful pup
0
Olive
If she's peaceful and laid back
0
Helga
If she's rather hefty
0
India
If both of you live and breathe for curry
-1
Brynn
It's a girl's name, but it's not overly girly
-1
Chloe
Another classic go-to option, meaning blooming
-1
Essie
Sounds like a surfer dog's name
-1
Dolly
After Dolly Parton
-1
Junie
If she was born in June
-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 5-Letter Names