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So, you got a puppy for a gift ... and ... now comes the task of naming that playful pup who's cuddling in your lap.  So, where will you get her name?  The possibilities are simply (or not so simply) endless, with potential suggestions and options coming at you from all directions.  Has the stress begun to build yet?  Well, if not, rest assured ... it will come!  We'll help you sort out and prioritize all of those seemingly endless possibilities and to help enable you to focus your creative juices more efficiently in an area that truly trips your doggy name trigger.  Let's consider some cool dog names for your precious playful pup.

Cool Dog Names in Pop Culture

Cool Dog Name Considerations

So, where will you start?  Do you have any possible idea? Have any of those suggestions, options and possibilities stimulated your imagination?  Are you still  juggling all of this while you're cleaning up after the grocery shopping, cleaning the rest of the house, doing laundry, shepherding the kids (who haven't yet gone back to school from the break) and preparing meals for the family ... that is, unless of course, you're a working person who has all of this to do after you get home from work? Well sure, you can just name her after your great, great grandmother or the after the latest and greatest laundry detergent, but is that good enough?  Is the name distinctive and unique enough for your little sweet bundle of love?  Is she so endearing that you simply must have a name which sets her apart or have you wanted her for so long that only a special name will do?  Great! Now, you're getting the idea behind some of the cool dog names you'll see listed below.  Let your imagination run wild, but remember that you need to keep it simple for her to understand and keep her new name (or the shortened version of it) from becoming an embarrassment if you find yourself calling her from across the dog park, down the street or from two blocks away.  Keeping it fun will greatly reduce the stress levels, helping you choose the perfect label for that perfect lump of love who's sitting peacefully in your lap.

Male Cool Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Barnabas
An early prominent Christian
7
Eclipse
An event in which the light of one celestial body is obscured by another celestial body
7
Alcatraz
An island in the San Francisco bay which formerly housed a military and federal prison
6
Johnny Walker
The name of a Scotch whiskey
5
Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-American industrialist and leading American philanthropist
5
Houdini
Harry Houdini, an American stage magician
5
Ludlum
Robert Ludlum, an well-read American author
5
Atticus
A Roman/Latin nickname meaning man of Attica
4
Brando
A Germanic word meaning fighting with sword
4
Cooper
An English word meaning maker of barrels or tubs
4
Bowser
A Nintendo Mario Franchise antagonist
3
Bixby
A virtual assistant developed by Samsung, released in 2017
3
Bootlegger
Illegal transportation of liquor or theft of cable or broadband services
3
Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte, a famous French Emperor
2
Comanche
A North American Indian Tribe in the Southern Great Plains
2
Devereau
An old English and French word meaning bank of the river
2
Frostie
A brand of Root Beer sold in the United States
2
Gandalf
A fictional protagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien novels
1
Reno
A city in the state of Nevada, in the United States
1
Carradine
David Carradine, an American actor and martial artist in 1970 TV series called "Kung Fu"
1
Amarillo
A city in the state of Texas, in the United States
1
Beowulf
An old English epic poem with 3,182 alliterative lines
1
Bluegrass
A form of American roots music
1
Channel
A natural water stream bed
1
Dakota
A native North American Indian tribe
0
Diesel
A type of motor found in some cars as well as large and small trucks
0
Blaze
A term used to describe a large and fiercely burning fire
-1
Capote
Truman Capote, an American novelist
-2
Scrapper
One who is always eager for a fight, argument or contest
-3
Maverick
An unorthodox or independent-minded person or group

Female Cool Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Bubbles
A globule of one substance in another substance
8
Desirae
An American name meaning the one desired
7
Cookie
A yummy sweet treat of endless varieties
6
Chloe
A Greek word meaning little green sprout
6
Ashlee
An American singer and song writer
6
Cassidy
Derived from an Irish and Gaelic surname, Caiside, meaning clever or curly-haired
5
Oakley
A maker of quality sunglasses
5
Autumn
A climatological season of the year
4
Natasha
A feminine version of Natalie which means birthday
4
Collette
Toni Collette, an Australian actress and Academy Award nominee
4
Grenadine
A tart/sweet non-alcoholic bar syrup flavoring used in cocktails
4
Harley
An old English word meaning hari's wood or meadow
3
Casey
Gaelic and Irish word meaning alert, watchful
3
Chelsea
An English word meaning born on a pier
3
Honey Blue
From an English/Latin word meaning sweet or a pre-sugar sweetener
3
Cammie
A Latin word meaning helper of the priest
3
Dawn
The earliest part of the day, just as the sun rises
3
Gypsy
A traveling or nomadic people who make their living by the telling of fortunes
2
Kona
A district on the big island of Hawaii, United States
2
Chianti
A classic Italian wine
2
Gracelyn
Derived from the Latin word grace (meaning God's goodness) with the Gracelyn name meaning poise and beauty
2
Babs
An English/Greek word for Barbaros which means foreigner or strange traveler, from foreign land
-1
Fergie
Former wife of British Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
-1
Gabriella
Strong, graceful feminine form of Gabriel which is Hebrew for woman of God
-1
Donut
A type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food
-2
Maui
An island in the South Pacific, part of Hawaiian Archipelago
-2
Agatha
Agatha Christie, a British authoress of mystery novels
-3
Paget
A disease that disrupts replacement of old bone tissue with new bone tissue
-3
Brandy
A Dutch word meaning distilled wine
-3
Gizmo
A fictional character in the move "The Gremlins"

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