Unique Dog Names

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Introduction

Sometimes an ordinary name just doesn't cut it. Your dog needs something unique! Because what better way is there to celebrate your dog's original spunk, attitude and overall personality? Much like humans, dogs have different temperaments and ways of perceiving the world. Even different preferences. So, if you've been looking for unique dog name ideas to match, you've come to the right place. 

Take a look through these 60 names, pull out a pen and a notepad, and jot down anything that stands out to you. Remember to pay close attention to the meanings too, as that really guarantees a thorough explanation of each name. You don't want to misname your best friend!

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Unique Dog Name Considerations

Whenever you're naming a dog, it's important to gather as much information as possible. Not enough to go stir crazy with stress, but just some information that you only truly get from spending time with your pet. For instance, pay attention to things like the dog's appearance, size, coloration, and body language. Is your pet shy, more outgoing, energetic, or lazy?

Don't just stick to surface level information, though. Find out which toys your dog prefers. Find out which treats the dog loves the most. And don't forget to put them to the test: introduce strangers, play hide and seek, and see how quick to learn they are. All of these things are not only fun to do, but encourage your bonding time together. And they totally help you better understand your dog's personality!

That makes naming so much easier. Because suddenly, you know which names have potential, and which wouldn't make any sense. Of course, the best names are the ones that celebrate your dog's individuality. Who is your dog? What makes your dog different than the rest? These are the questions you should be trying to answer before settling on a name. Finally, always remember to have fun with the process. This is the time to get to know your dog. Enjoy it and don't rush it!

Male Unique Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Aladdin
Story and Cartoon star
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Alpaca
Type of animal with soft fur
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Basil
Type of herb that's predominantly used in Italian cusine
1
Biscuit
A small bread or cookie, depending on the US or UK
1
Blizzard
Snow storm that can often cause whiteouts
1
Dexter
Towards the right side; also the name of the famous fictional serial killer
1
Doodle
To draw idly; small drawing
1
Dynamo
Somebody with incredible vitality and power
1
Jagger
Famous rocker; someone who owns stable of pack horses
1
Jetta
Latin meaning is "black gem"
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Kirby
From the town with the church
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Al Fresco
In the open air
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Apex
At the very top of
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Balboa
Money in Panama; famous movie character
-1
Beowoof
Oldest story known to man, Beowulf
-1
Berber
Indigenous North African people
-1
Bobo
Highly educated liberal that is non-uniform
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Bomber
Type of airplane that dispenses bombs
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Cappy
Short for "Captain"
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Doyle
Irish name that combines "dark" and "stranger"
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Emerson
Fortitude and force
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Euphrates
Famous river
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Fender
Brand of guitar, or a part on a car
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Ginko
Type of root and Chinese tree
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Griswold
German word meaning from a gray forest
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Jojo
Born on Monday
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Kevlar
Type of woven armor
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Merc
Short for Mercenary, but it can also be short for Mercury
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Morris
Derived from Maurice, which means dark skinned
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Pagoda
Asian temple or sacred building

Female Unique Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Rio
Spanish for "river"
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Gazelle
Small, slender, and dainty like the antelope
1
Sprinkles
Perfect if your dog has unusual spots
1
Spirit
Otherwise known as the "soul"
1
Sharpie
Cunning and sly; permanent marker
1
Spigs
Something that is very big
1
Pudding
Sweet and smooth like the dessert
1
Nikita
Greek name for "unconquered"
1
Kai
To rejoice, be happy
1
Starlight
The light emitted by stars
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Donatella
The first name of a very successful Italian fashion designer
1
Zulu
A member of a South African people
1
Mojo
Magical charm or spell
-1
Tass
To play with
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Termite
An insect that feeds on wood
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Fargo
Perfect for a snow dog; based on the film
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Miko
A female shaman or priestess
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Lilac
A dainty flower of pale pinkish-violet color
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Genevieve
Woman of the people
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Mya
Greek for "mother" or "great one"
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Ishtar
Babylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and war
-1
Juniper
An evergreen shrub or tree
-1
Dahlia
If your pup has a flowery personality
-1
Dakota
Great and unbeatable fighter
-1
Eskimo
Inhabitants of the circumpolar region
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Exodus
Mass departure
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Cusp
An end where two curves meet
-1
Gia
Short for "Giana, "Giada" or "Gian"
-1
Guinevere
The wife of King Arthur and the mistress of Lancelot
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Dauntless
Brave, fearless, and bold

Community Dogs with Unique Names

Ms. french fry
Female
German Shorthaired Pointer
Port Saint Lucie, FL

so my dog was a owner surrender to the humane society of port saint lucie then she was fostered adopted and returned.