150 Funny Dog Names Perfect For Your Pup

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You've brought your puppy home but now your new best friend needs a name. There are so many great names to choose from that it can feel like an impossible choice. Our advice? Don’t rush it. Take a few days to get to know your puppy and discover what their personality is like. And while you’re doing that, check out our list of the ultimate funny dog names for inspiration!

Whether you just need a male or female name, you’re looking for punny and funny names, or you just need your dog’s name to be a pop-culture reference, we’ve got you covered.

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Funny Girl Dog Names

Here are some funny names to consider if your pooch is female. Maybe one of these reflects your pup's personality to a T. 

  • Mitzi 
  • Daisy
  • Trix
  • Bo Peep 
  • Goldilocks
  • Caramel
  • Puddin
  • Myrtle
  • Izzy
  • Cupcake
  • Tinkerbell
  • Prada
  • Buttercup
  • Cleopatra
  • Fifi

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Funny Boy Dog Names

The following funny names are ideal for male dogs, ranging from feisty to frolicsome. 

  • Clyde
  • Dave
  • Oreo
  • Porkchop
  • Shinobi
  • Bucky
  • Tiger 
  • Bubba
  • Brando
  • Mugsy
  • Peter Pan
  • Gucci
  • Eggbert
  • Cheeto
  • Pickle 

Check out all male dog names.

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Funny Names For Small Dogs

Maybe your dog is diminutive in stature but dazzling in their temperament. These memorable monikers are tailor-made for the little pups who make a big impression.

  • Bloopy
  • Tootsie
  • Nibblets
  • Tiny
  • Wonton
  • Peanut
  • Zippy
  • Tuffy
  • Bowser
  • Kong
  • Buster
  • Chubby
  • Pistol 
  • Marshmallow
  • Penny

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Funny Names For Big Dogs

Here are some great names for pups that take up the whole backseat of the car, and perhaps one of them can adequately reflect your pooch's signature style. 

  • Buck
  • Big Red
  • Bruiser
  • Fred
  • Wolf
  • Caesar
  • Prince
  • Major 
  • Chief
  • Rex
  • Kitty
  • Hobbit
  • Ditka
  • Moose
  • Tiberius

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Punny Pup Names

Everyone enjoys a good pun from time to time and these nicknames will make your pup a popular one. 

  • Charles Barkley
  • Sir Barks-a-lot
  • Virginia Woof 
  • James Earl Bones
  • Jerry Chewis
  • Chattanooga Chew-Chew 
  • MacGruff
  • Bob Barker
  • Mutt Romney
  • Bea Arfur
  • Andy Warhowl
  • Babe Woof
  • Lick Jagger
  • The Wizard of Paws
  • LL Drool J

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Funny Names From Pop Culture

Sometimes the perfect name comes from classic films, books, or TV shows. Whatever your preferred genre might be, you're bound to find the perfect nom de plume straight from your favorite fandom! 

TV Show Names:
  • Poochie
  • Snoopy
  • Tinkie Winkie
  • Stewie
  • Walter White
  • Hannity
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Pikachu
  • Pugsley
  • Alf
  • Lucy
  • Veronica Mars
  • Conan
  • Magnum
  • Judge Judy

Literature and Books Names
  • Cthulhu
  • Alice
  • Hamlet
  • Gatsby
  • Zelda
  • Melville
  • Shakespeare
  • Lovecraft
  • Caulfield
  • Sawyer
  • Sport
  • Cujo
  • Marley
  • Ramona
  • Shelley

Movie Names
  • Godzilla
  • Luke
  • Chewie
  • Ripley
  • Air Bud
  • Asta
  • Peckinpah, 
  • Beethoven
  • Perdita
  • Toto
  • Barney
  • Jawa
  • Jupiter
  • Beast
  • Bronson

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Funny Human Names For Dogs

Here is a list of names for when your pup has more than just a few human tendencies in his or her personality. 

  • Maggie
  • Whoopi
  • Charlize
  • Annabelle
  • Fergus
  • Rufus
  • Olga
  • Bernadette
  • Uma
  • Kanye
  • Cher
  • Elon
  • Bezos
  • Pam
  • Hank

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Funny Food Names For Dogs

The culinary foodies among us may want to consider this list of delicious names for their pets. 

  • Rolo
  • Taco
  • Meatball
  • Nugget
  • Bonbon
  • Tamale
  • Ziti
  • Candy
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Dumpling
  • Taffy
  • Pumpkin
  • Stringbean
  • Butterscotch
  • Raspberry

Final Thoughts

The best name for your puppy is out there. Maybe it's one of these, maybe it's not. But don't fret, the perfect name will come when you least expect it. Feel free to try a few out first, see if your pooch responds to any of them! You might just realize it isn't even up to you and your pup will pick the perfect name when the time is right. 

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  • Madelyn on

    How about joe

  • Durry on

    I have a 115-pound Pitbull mix I named Cthulhu. Whenever I tell people his name, they smile and laugh.

  • Edsel on

    How about Gizmo.

  • Loulou on

    Rare female-Lotus
    Rare male-Boomer

  • Arthur Gilbert on

    Everybody always liked my dogs name Motor!

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