Let’s face it: Naming a dog is a lot more fun than naming a baby. With a baby, you know the recipient of your name will be judged by your pick for years to come by classmates, interviewers, and dates. But with a dog, the stakes are lower. No matter what you choose, everyone will think it’s cute — and so you might as well push the boundaries and pick a unique dog name. After all, you don’t want every pup at the park responding to your call.
With all of the foods, fictional characters, and historical figures at your disposal, you have free rein to come up with the cutest, cleverest name in the book. Browse our picks to choose the most unique moniker for your new best friend. These cute names will delight your friends and family, and make you smile every time you call your dog’s name. Want even more options? These are the 44 Dog Names To Honor the Ancient Ancestry
1- Girl Dog Names
If you’re looking to stay original, skip Bella, Lucy, and Daisy. Instead choose one of these names from Rover.com’s list of the most unique dog names we love.
2- Boy Dog Names
And here are Rover’s most unique boy dog names. Max and Spot are a little too tried-and-true if you know what we mean.
3- Small Dog Names
Cute and tiny, pint-sized pups deserve an appropriately adorable name. We’d take one of each if we could.
4- Big Dog Names
The largest dogs in the world can top 150 pounds, so go for something equally awesome with a super-sized pick.
5- Cute Dog Names
Your new pup is a cutie pie, and so they deserve the most adorable name ever.
6- Cool Dog Names
Give your pet one of these cool names and they’ll be the most popular pup at the park.
7- Funny Dog Names
These names will make you (and everyone else) smile whenever you call your puppy.
8- Good Dog Names
Every dog is a good boy or girl. These classic names will make your pet stand out as a standup pup.
9- Black Dog Names
Fala Roosevelt, Barney Bush, Bo Obama … Black dogs just seem destined for the top. Pay homage with a dark name.
10- White Dog Names
- Alba / Albus.