Food Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

For anyone who loves to try new foods, considers themselves a “foodie” or just loves to eat, a food inspired name may be just the thing when choosing a name for your new pup. A particular food may remind you of an experience you have had that you enjoy remembering; the opportunity to remember that each time you call the name of your new friend is a definite plus. You may be a natchos fan, or lead a vegan lifestyle, or perhaps your favorite place to be is in the kitchen. Whatever your reason considering a food inspired name, ideas for a new moniker relating to food are abundant and not without precedent. 

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Food Inspired Name Considerations

Your mind may turn to a food-inspired dog name for a myriad of reasons upon bringing home your new friend. Perhaps your new pooch reminds you of a dog that you connect to a certain food; for example, the Chihuahua in the Taco Bell commercials. You may notice that your new pal takes a liking to a particular edible item, which can inspire his moniker; if your dog gets excited when chicken, steak or even a certain vegetable is in his midst, perhaps you have found his ideal name.

Your dog may also remind you of a certain food; leading to your considering that food as his name. Is there something about your dog that makes you think of a pork chop? If so, you may have stumbled upon the perfect name for your pooch. Should a food bring to mind a particular memory that you love to relive, naming your dog after that food is sure to help keep that memory alive for years to come. Regardless of the reason for your choice, a food inspired name for your dog may be the way to go. 

Male Food Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
20
Waffle
Made from leavened batter or dough and cooked between two plates; can be made fresh or heated from frozen
12
Cheerio
A popular breakfast cereal; also used as a greeting
12
Cheeto
An orange, cheese flavored snack
12
Meatball
Goes well with spaghetti and a great name for a dog with a little extra meat on his bones
12
Oreo
Two chocolate cookies with a white filling in between; perfect for a black and white pooch
11
Barley
A major grain of cereal that is grown in temperate climates throughout the world
11
Taco
A traditional dish from Mexico containing a corn or wheat tortilla wrapped around a filling
10
Caesar
For the salad made of romaine lettuce, croutons and parmesan cheese with a delicious dressing
9
Reuben
A popular hot sandwich that is made of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread
8
Chip
A slice of potato, usually thin, that has been deep fried or baked
7
Basil
An herb commonly used in a variety of cuisines
7
Beans
A great source of fibre and antioxidants
7
Gumbo
A popular stew in Louisiana that includes meat and/or shellfish, celery, bell peppers and onions
6
Burrito
Filling surrounded by a flour tortilla
6
Cheddar
For the yellow cheese; a perfect name for a dog that is yellow in color
6
Frito
For the corn chips as well as for Frito pie
6
Graham
For the graham cracker, typically a medium brown in color
5
Alfredo
A rich sauce made of butter and parmesan cheese, popular on fettucine pasta
5
Pesto
Pesto means “anything made by pounding”; pesto alla Genovese is the most common variety
4
Bacon
A meat product made of cured pork and a treat your dog will love
4
Sausage
A cylinder like meat product; a great name for a Dachshund as a result of his shape
2
Meatloaf
Often considered a comfort food, usually made of ground beef, sauces and spices
1
Nacho
The snack of tortilla chips topped with melted cheese and anything else you choose
-3
Hummus
Comes from the Arabic word meaning “chickpea”, hummus is a dip or spread that is made of cooked, mashed chickpeas
-4
Carrot
An orange vegetable and a good option for a dog with orange or red hair
-4
Pork Chop
A loin cut and the perfect name for a spunky pup
-6
Lentil
A bushy annual plant that is a member of the legume family and often eaten with rice
-7
Kale
A vegetable also known as leaf cabbage
-8
Gravy
A sauce that is often made from naturally running juices of meats

Female Food Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
17
Cinnamon
A spice that is often used in sweet treats
17
Cocoa
Refers to chocolate and is a fitting name for a dark brown canine
16
Biscuit
A small yellow dog who is the main character of a storybook collection; also a flour based food product
12
Bean
For the many varieties of beans, include garbanzo, black, pinto and kidney
12
Pumpkin
A variety of squash plant that is popular in the fall
10
Rosemary
A perennial herb that has needle-like leaves
9
Nugget
Bringing to mind chicken nuggets, this is just the name for a compact dog
9
Nutella
A spread of hazelnut cocoa that is sweetened and a fun moniker for a feisty pup
9
Pancake
A flat cake made of a batter that is starch-based, usually flat and round
6
Ziti
A tubular shaped pasta, a name for a dog with Italian flair
5
Chickpea
Also known as a garbanzo bean, one of the earliest cultivated legumes
5
Lady
For the spaghetti-eating dog in Lady and the Tramp
5
Pita
A flatbread that is soft and slightly leavened
4
Donut
A type of fried dough that is usually circular in shape
4
Jelly
A food with a soft consistency used as a spread for bread or toast as well as a filling for pastries
3
Cashew
A kidney-shaped seed of a cashew tree, which is an American evergreen tree
3
Peanut
A light brown legume that is removed from its shell and eaten, the petite dog will fit this name choice
2
Cookie
A dessert that can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes with different ingredients
2
Nilla
For the sweet snack Nilla Wafers
1
Candy
A sweet treat that may or may not be made of chocolate; a great name for your new sweetheart
1
Skittle
A fruit flavored candy made in bright colors
0
Apple
A type of fruit seen in multiple varieties, typically red, yellow or green in color
0
Brownie
A baked chocolate dessert available in a number of varieties
-2
Gumdrop
A bright colored dome shaped candy
-3
Cupcake
A small cake in any number of flavors
-3
Muffin
A baked product available in many varieties and made in an individual size
-3
Nutmeg
A ground spice used worldwide
-4
Farfalle
A type of noodle that is shaped like a bow tie
-5
Feta
A popular Greek cheese made of sheep’s milk or a mixture of sheep and goat milk
-8
Coffee
A drink brewed from coffee beans; a great name for the dog of a coffee lover

Community Dogs with Food Inspired Names

Mocha's name story for Food Inspired Dog Names
Mocha
Female
Chihuahua
Sioux City, IA
Personality
Crazy
Entergetic

She was very energetic so I figured she was like a mocha.

Buster's name story for Food Inspired Dog Names
Buster
Male
Boxer
Crescent City, FL
Personality
Loyal
Dumb
Pig

We just got him

Grits's name story for Food Inspired Dog Names
Grits
Female
French Bulldog
Roseville, CA

Thought it was cute