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Dog Names & Puppy Names

Deciding on names for dogs is often quite a challenging task! Personal preferences usually play a role when choosing a dog name or puppy name. Many people choose a dog name or puppy name in memory of a previous pet they have owned. Others consider the looks or characteristics of their dog.

Whatever your dog naming inspiration, there are a few practical tips you should consider when choosing a dog name or puppy name:

  • Pick a dog name with one or two syllables. Short dog names are more easily recognized by dogs.
  • If you decide to go with a long dog name, think about what the short version of this dog name will be. You will probably use the short version of the dog name more than you think.
  • Pick a dog name or puppy name that you are happy to call out in the dog park.
  • Avoid dog names that sound like commands. For example, ‘Joe’ is probably too closed to ‘No’. It can be difficult for dogs to the tell the difference between similar sounding words.
  • Choosing a dog name or puppy name that includes high pitched tones will help to get your dog’s attention more easy.
  • Keep in mind that your dog will change its life stages. E.g. choosing a dog name or puppy name like “Puppy” may not be that suitable anymore for a senior Bullmastiff.
  • You want to make sure you can easily pronounce the dog name or puppy name. It should just roll off your tongue.

For some inspiration check out our Top 50 Dog Names and Puppy Names for Australia and the USA.

Top 50 Dog Names and Puppy Names in Australia

1. Max

2. Jessie

3. Molly

4. Sam

5. Jack

6. Chloe

7. Bonnie

8. Lucy

9. Jake

10. Toby

11. Oscar

12. Sasha

13. Sally

14. Tess

15. Daisy

16. Zoe

17. Charlie

18. Jess

19. Zac

20. Monty

21. Coco

22. Missy

23. Tyson

24. Buddy

25. Holly

26. Rosie

27. Bella

28. Ben

29. Buster

30. Harry

31. Rocky

32. Sophie

33. Beau

34. Rusty

35. Ruby

36. Maggie

37. Shadow

38. Lady

39. Simba

40. Bear

41. Milo

42. Lucky

43. Rex

44. Harley

45. Cassie

46. Penny

47. Honey

48. Jasper

49. Jesse

50. Misty

 

Top 50 Dog Names

  • 1. Max
  • 2. Jessie
  • 3. Molly
  • 4. Sam
  • 5. Jack
  • 6. Chloe
  • 7. Bonnie
  • 8. Lucy
  • 9. Jake
  • 10. Toby
  • 11. Oscar
  • 12. Sasha
  • 13. Sally
  • 14. Tess
  • 15. Daisy
  • 16. Zoe
  • 17. Charlie
  • 18. Jess
  • 19. Zac
  • 20. Monty
  • 21. Coco
  • 22. Missy
  • 23. Tyson
  • 24. Buddy
  • 25. Holly
  • 26. Rosie
  • 27. Bella
  • 28. Ben
  • 29. Buster
  • 30. Harry
  • 31. Rocky
  • 32. Sophie
  • 33. Beau
  • 34. Rusty
  • 35. Ruby
  • 36. Maggie
  • 37. Shadow
  • 38. Lady
  • 39. Simba
  • 40. Bear
  • 41. Milo
  • 42. Lucky
  • 43. Rex
  • 44. Harley
  • 45. Cassie
  • 46. Penny
  • 47. Honey
  • 48. Jasper
  • 49. Jesse
  • 50. Misty

Top 50 Dog Names and Puppy Names in the USA

1. Max

2. Jake

3. Buddy

4. Maggie

5. Bear

6. Molly

7. Bailey

8. Shadow

9. Sam

10. Lady

11. Sadie

12. Lucky

13. Rocky

14. Lucy

15. Daisy

16. Buster

17. Casey

18. Cody

19. Brandy

20. Duke

21. Charlie

22. Bandit

23. Jack

24. Ginger

25. Harley

26. Abby

27. Rusty

28. Sasha

29. Sandy

30. Toby

31. Murphy

32. Pepper

33. Dakota

34. Katie

35. Annie

36. Chelsea

37. Princess

38. Sammy

39. Sophie

40. Smokey

41. Missy

42. Shelby

43. Bo

44. Coco

45. Reward

46. Alex

47. Tasha

48. Sparky

49. Samantha

50. Sheba

 

Top 50 Dog Names

  • 1. Max
  • 2. Jake
  • 3. Buddy
  • 4. Maggie
  • 5. Bear
  • 6. Molly
  • 7. Bailey
  • 8. Shadow
  • 9. Sam
  • 10. Lady
  • 11. Sadie
  • 12. Lucky
  • 13. Rocky
  • 14. Lucy
  • 15. Daisy
  • 16. Buster
  • 17. Casey
  • 18. Cody
  • 19. Brandy
  • 20. Duke
  • 21. Charlie
  • 22. Bandit
  • 23. Jack
  • 24. Ginger
  • 25. Harley
  • 26. Abby
  • 27. Rusty
  • 28. Sasha
  • 29. Sandy
  • 30. Toby
  • 31. Murphy
  • 32. Pepper
  • 33. Dakota
  • 34. Katie
  • 35. Annie
  • 36. Chelsea
  • 37. Princess
  • 38. Sammy
  • 39. Sophie
  • 40. Smokey
  • 41. Missy
  • 42. Shelby
  • 43. Bo
  • 44. Coco
  • 45. Reward
  • 46. Alex
  • 47. Tasha
  • 48. Sparky
  • 49. Samantha
  • 50. Sheba

Do you need more help and inspiration finding a suitable dog name or puppy name? Try our Pet Name Search to search from thousands of dog names and puppy names in our database. Select your dog’s sex and categories such as famous people or cartoons, or just search by alphabet to find the perfect dog name or puppy name for your pet!

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