Best Male and Female Dog Names for 2022

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Introduction

2022 is well underway, and across the country people are adding a fur-baby to their growing families. In 2021 alone, over 23 million U.S. households adopted a pet, which means around 1 in 5 families were looking to name a new four-legged friend. 

With so many new bow-wows on your block, finding the "pawfect" name isn't as straightforward as it seems. We've compiled a list of the 60 best dog names for 2022 to help you find the best moniker for your barking buddy!

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Best Male and Female Dog Names for 2022 Considerations

Your new dog's coloration and personality, as well as how and when you acquired them, are just a few things that may influence your fur-baby's name. For example, Pickle is a cute name for a mischievous petite pup.

Many of the names on this list are related to 2022 pop culture, so your own interests will also play a part. Star Wars fans might be keen on calling their canine Grogu, while a lover of Disney might want to choose Mirabel. 

There's lots of variety on this list, so picking a name that suits your pup should be easy. Just ensure you choose a name you love and won't be embarrassed to yell at your local dog park!

Male Best Dog Names For 2022

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Charlie
Consistently one of the most popular dog names, Charlie is a classic.
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Biscuit
Food-themed dog names are on the rise, and Biscuit is a cute unisex name.
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Grogu
The name of Baby Yoda in "The Mandalorian".
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Max
Another name that's always among the top 10 most popular dog names.
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Thor
One of the best Marvel-themed names for a super doggo.
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Leroy
The name of Winter Olympian and snowboarding legend Shaun White's Yorktese.
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Whiskey
For any pet parent who likes a tipple.
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Maverick
In honor of 2022's Top Gun sequel.
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Ted
After everybody's favorite soccer coach, Ted Lasso.
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Morbius
Another Marvel-themed name, Morbius is an unusual name for any dog with big fangs.
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Buzz
Celebrate the release of Toy Story's "Lightyear" by calling your pup Buzz.
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Lucky
A timeless name for your new fur-baby.
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Scoob
Relive your childhood and name your pup after everyone's favorite mystery-solving mutt.
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Buddy
Your new pooch will be your best "furiend", so why not call them Buddy?
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Reese
The name of Winter Olympian Chloe Kim's Miniature Australian Shepherd.
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Tyson
A fitting name for any dog, especially a Boxer.
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Marley
One of the best and most popular dog names ever since the release of "Marley & Me".
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Chewie
For any Star Wars-loving pet parents with a shaggy fur-baby.
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Elvis
With a new Elvis musical coming this year, there's no better time to honor the King.
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Milo
A dog name that's become one of the most popular in recent years.
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Parker
After everybody's favorite web-slinging superhero, Spiderman.
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Sonic
Get ready for another round of hedgehog heroics this year and name your puppy after Sega legend Sonic.
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Bodhi
A name originating from Buddhism that means "enlightenment".
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Noah
The real name of "Stranger Things" star Will Byers and a popular baby name.
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Kai
A trendy unisex name meaning "sea" in Hawaiian.
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Matthew
After Super Bowl LVI-winning L.A. Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.
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Levi
A memorable yet straightforward name that means "united" in Hebrew.
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Kirby
Name your pup after Nintendo's pink puffball Kirby.
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Cheddar
A cheesy name for your new canine compadre.
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Winston
Give your new puppy a distinguished name and call them Winston.

Female Best Dog Names For 2022

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Willow
A trendy and distinctive name for your new woofer.
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Chanel
One of the best names for any classy canine.
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Luna
Luna has quickly become one of the most popular female dog names.
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Mango
An ideal name for any sweet and exotic pupper.
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Daisy
Flower-themed names for dogs are always popular, and there are few better than Daisy.
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Adele
Get ready for Adele's Las Vegas residency by naming your new pup after this iconic singer.
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Coconut
An adorable fruit-themed name that can be shortened to Coco.
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Mirabel
Name your canine companion after the star of Disney's hit film, "Encanto".
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Chloe
In honor of gold medal-winning Winter Olympian Chloe Kim.
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Billie
After singer, songwriter, and superstar Billie Eilish.
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Nala
While your canine isn't a feline, Nala is still one of the best dog names of 2022.
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Piper
A name that's become popular since the release of the "Charmed" reboot.
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Bella
A name that consistently features among the top 10 most popular female dog names.
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Ember
A unique name for a puppy that lights up your life.
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Sweetie
If your new puppy couldn't be friendlier, name them Sweetie.
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Olivia
A super popular baby name that also fits any female barking buddy.
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Aaliyah
A beautiful name that's ideal for any lover of classic R&B.
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Lola
This simple yet sweet name is popular for pups and babies.
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Amelia
Inspired by Grey's Anatomy character Amelia Shepherd.
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Pickle
A cute and funny food-inspired name for a female fur-baby.
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Scarlett
Name your pup after stylish Black Widow-star Scarlett Johannson.
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Wyatt
After Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's child Wyatt Isabelle.
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Tequila
A unique name for any pup with a bit of a wild side.
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Elle
Prepare for the third installment of "Legally Blonde" and call your new canine Elle.
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Queenie
Honor the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by naming your pup Queenie.
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Sadie
Once an unusual dog name, Sadie now ranks among the most popular mutt monikers.
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Isabela
There are lots of adorable names in Disney's "Encanto", and Isabela is one of them.
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Oreo
A fitting name for a black and white female puppy.
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Frida
If you think your pup is a work of art, name them after Frida Kahlo.
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Muffin
There are few sweeter names to call your dog in 2022 than Muffin.

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