Dog Names that Start with H

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Introduction

Having trouble naming your new puppy? Join the club! This is a step every pet owner has to go through, and some take it very seriously, going as far as taking their time to find the perfect name. And it's a good idea too: rushing into any major decisions can lead to a poor name selection, or one that simply doesn't reflect the dog's identity at all. All you need to get started is an idea, a simple one, like the first letter of the name. Here are some names that begin with the letter H to get you started. The ideal name for your new addition is just moments away.

Dog Names That Start With H in Pop Culture

Dog Name that Starts with H Considerations

When you're selecting a dog's name, it's helpful to think of him as another person. After all, your dog has feelings, wants, needs, dislikes, much like any other living being on the planet. As such, your dog deserves some respect. Much like you wouldn't pick the first name that came to mind for a human child, you shouldn't do it to your new puppy either. 

Sometimes, it's nice to look at the small details. Like maybe your new puppy is very lethargic all the time, and enjoys napping most of the day. Maybe he plays so hard he wears himself out! Taking this into consideration, you may choose to pull from pop culture and name him Sleepy, after one of Snow White's seven dwarfs. Or Homer, after Homer Simpson, assuming he eats himself tired, and absolutely loves doughnuts.  

Of course, the big picture helps too. Maybe you have a huge breed, and he will take over the whole household. He'd need a name that's larger than life! Names like Clifford, King Kong, and Behemoth come to mind. Names that really emphasize his inevitable, massive size. It's a nice warning for any new friends that might come over too. They know what to expect! 

Male Dog Names that Start With H

Votes Name Vote
7
Handy
If he really is helpful around the house
5
Henry
It's a classic for a reason, for the dog who likes to rule
5
Hunger
If he's always starving for some reason
4
Helmer
For the dog who loves to lead, Swedish and means fighting fury
4
Harvey
If he causes chaos and destruction, like the hurricane
4
Hector
Popular name, still a good one
4
Hendrix
For the dog that loves 70's rock n' roll
4
Hansel
After the children's story
4
Honolulu
For the surfer dog that belongs in Hawaii
4
Hubert
After The Duke, means "bright heart"
4
Hot Dog
After his favorite food, or the Archie comics
3
Hulk
If he's huge and has a bit of a temper
3
Hawthorne
For the well-read dog
3
Hawk
If all he ever seems to do is watch everyone like a hawk
3
Hadrian
In case "Adrian" is too boring
3
Hoops
For the dog who loves basketball
2
Herb
For the dog that loves it when you cook
2
Hal
For the manly dog that spends a lot of time hunting
2
Herbert
If you love Family Guy
1
Harrington
For the Game of Thrones fans
1
Heralt
A variation of "Geralt"
0
Harbor
If he hangs out by the sea
0
Hilton
For the dog that demands every detail be taken care of
0
Hamlet
For the Shakespeare fan
-1
Hans
German, Danish, Dutch, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, you get the idea
-1
Heinrich
The German form of Henry
-1
Hummus
If he can't get enough of it
-2
Henderson
If you love the movie Harry and the Hendersons
-2
Herman
For those who want to go for uncommon names
-3
Han
For the Star Wars nerd

Female Dog Names that Start With H

Votes Name Vote
7
Helsinki
Like the capital of Finland
7
Henna
If she goes through passing phases, much like those temporary tattoos
7
Happy
If she's the happiest dog you've ever known
6
Haris
Uncommon, and not overly girly
6
Hygge
If all she ever wants to do is lounge, watch Netflix, and bundle up in blankets
6
Harvest
If you got her in autumn
6
Harmony
If she's the resident peace keeper at home
5
Haley
For the girly girl
4
Hermione
If you're a fan of Harry Potter
4
Harper
If you love Stranger Things and using men's names for girls
4
Hudson
If she could totally wear Fabletics leggings
4
Honesty
If she's the only one who ever keeps things real and direct
4
Hazel
Ideal if she has hazel-colored eyes
4
Haris
Another name that isn't overly girly
3
Houston
For the Texas girl
3
Hollister
Like the beach in California
3
Helen
Like Helen of Troy, perfect for a pup with a strong personality
3
Harley
If you love Harley Quinn
2
Henrietta
Meaning "keeper of the hearth"
1
Hermosa
It means "gorgeous" in Spanish
1
Harlow
Referencing to "hills" or "piles of rocks"
0
Halo
If you love the video games
0
Helma
A German name that means "protective"
-1
Holiday
If you got her around the holidays
-1
Havana
If you love Cuba
-1
Hope
For the dog that came into your life at the perfect time
-1
Heather
Perfect for a grey dog
-2
Haven
If she's you're go-to for some peace, relaxation, and quiet
-2
Haruko
If you really love Japan
-2
Hannah
Meaning "grace" or referencing to being "favored" or "blessed"

Community Dogs with Names that Start with H