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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 dog names, or you just need your dog’s name to be a pop-culture reference, we’ve got you covered. 

Recommended: The Best Dog Names of 2023

Need a funny dog tag to go with your funny dog name? Be sure to check out our collection of Pet ID Tags!

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Funny Girl Dog Names

Here are some funny dog 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 dog 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
  • Sarah Jessica Barker
  • Winnie The Poodle


Literature and Books Names:

  • Cthulhu
  • Alice
  • Hamlet
  • Gatsby
  • Zelda
  • Melville
  • Shakespeare
  • Lovecraft
  • Caulfield
  • Sawyer
  • Sport
  • Cujo
  • Marley
  • Ramona
  • Shelley
  • Bark Twain


Movie Names:

  • Godzilla
  • Luke
  • Chewie
  • Ripley
  • Air Bud
  • Asta
  • Peckinpah
  • Beethoven
  • Perdita
  • Toto
  • Barney
  • Jawa
  • Jupiter
  • Beast
  • Bronson
  • Marry Puppins

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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
  • Pup Tart

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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  • Loulou on

    Movie-Muttzilla
    Rare female-Lotus
    Rare male-Boomer
    Human-Osbourne

  • Arthur Gilbert on

    Everybody always liked my dogs name Motor!

  • Matt Tanner on

    How about for movie names?
    Frodo
    Bilbo
    Smaug
    Gandalf
    Pippin
    Merry
    Aragorn
    Gollum
    Sauron
    Gimli
    Forn
    Thorin
    Dís
    Bombur
    Viggo
    Orlando
    Ismael
    Owain
    Blanchett
    Maxim
    Hugo
    Markella
    Serkis
    Otto
    Ian
    Astin
    Sophia
    Elijah
    Pace
    Trystan
    Liv

    Star Wars
    3PO
    Artoo
    Watto

    Waynes World
    Garth
    Wayne

    Star Trek
    Spock
    Tiberius
    Kirk
    Scotty
    Uhura
    Checkov
    Sulu

    Superman
    Zod
    Clark
    Reeve
    Clark
    Lex
    luther
    kent

    Cute Rare Dog Names for Your Unique Puppy
    Astra.
    Poppy.
    Sage.
    Inky.
    Lore.
    Snowdrop.
    Uggie.
    Kiki.

    Rare Female Dog Names
    Uma
    Eden
    Shae
    Trinity
    Lura
    Bekke
    Zobiya
    Paisley
    Oceane
    Eula
    Ioni
    Neroli
    Sorrel
    Yumi
    Tinsley
    Ulani
    Juniper
    Besiana
    Zuri
    Gaia

    Rare Male Dog Names
    Boone
    Akiro
    Faramir
    Ido
    Caradoc
    Edel
    Jabari
    Kingsley
    Naveen
    Brayan
    Sire
    Ellery
    Sergio
    Kanaan
    Wesson
    Brock
    Omari
    Prentice
    Tripp
    Wiatt

    Rare Big Dog Names
    Dozer
    Atlas
    Slade
    Block
    Gunner
    Cosmo
    Axton
    Leonel
    Zephyr
    Daxton
    Epic
    Oberon
    Rockafella
    Marvel
    Valiant
    Axel
    Bartleby

  • Matt Tanner on

    How about for a movie name would be Sackett from the movie the Sacketts

  • Owen on

    What about the name OMEGA for a female dog?


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