Funny Names for Dogs

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. March 11, 2018
Funny Names for Dogs

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Choosing the name for our dog can be tricky. When we invite one into our family, it can take a little time to get to know their character. When they are a puppy, they are just getting to know their own sense of being. With an adult dog, it may take less time, but you still want to make the right decision. Having a funny name for a dog is a great option. It means you can share a laugh with anyone who meets them for the first time and it could also just be perfect for their character. Like people, some dogs are simply born funny and they may need an appropriate name to suit their antics. However, you need to be careful. You don't want a name for your pet which is funny once and then grows increasingly annoying with repeat use. This is why AnimalWised has an expansive list of funny names for dogs to make sure you choose the right one and never tire of calling it out.

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  1. Funny names for male dogs
  2. Funny names for female dogs
  3. Funny general names for dogs
  4. Funny names for small dogs
  5. Do you have any more funny dog names?

Funny names for male dogs

When selecting any name for your dog, it's important to remember it is a name for them more than you. This means it needs to be 3 syllables or less so that they can better internalize them. Also, it is important to choose one which is not easily confused with other words you may use regularly such as ‘kitchen’ or ‘couch’. Lastly, if you have other dogs, then don't use a name which is too similar. This way, it is more likely the right dog will come when called.

Here are some funny names for male dogs to help us get started:

  • Alf
  • Bam-Bam
  • Bambino
  • Bandit
  • Barrel
  • Beardy
  • Big Ears
  • Binky
  • Biscuit
  • Boop
  • Brando
  • Bucky
  • Burrito
  • Caddy
  • Cantaloupe
  • Casanova
  • Cheese
  • Chickpea
  • Coco
  • Cognac
  • Coquito
  • Cumin
  • Danger
  • Darth Woofer
  • DeVito
  • Dollar
  • Dribbles
  • Epi
  • Euro
  • Flabs
  • Food
  • Fresh Prints
  • Gasbag
  • Glutton
  • Gordito
  • Gordo
  • Hair Cut
  • Hashtag
  • Hiccup
  • Houdini
  • Juice
  • M+Ms
  • Melon
  • Mr. Bean
  • Mr. Dog
  • Ninja
  • Noodle
  • Otto
  • PC
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pellet
  • Peso
  • Picasso
  • Pistacho
  • Pompon
  • Potato
  • Rabbit
  • Ralph
  • Rasta
  • Rin Tin Tin
  • Roller
  • Ron Swanson
  • Shag
  • Sheldon
  • Slice
  • Slob
  • Strawberry
  • Stumpy
  • Sumo
  • Taco
  • Tater
  • Torpedo
  • Toto
  • Tripe
  • Ukelele
  • Whiskers
  • Whisky
  • Yen
  • Yoda
Funny Names for Dogs - Funny names for male dogs

Funny names for female dogs

While we want to share funny names for both female and male dogs, it's important to remember that some of these names are great for dogs of any gender. Choose the one which best suits their personality and has a happy feeling to it. These are funny names for dogs, but that doesn't mean they have to be eye wateringly hilarious. They should refelct the feeling of happiness we get with hanging out with our pooch, so it will suit your sense of humor.

Here is a list of funny names for female dogs to help get you inspired:

  • 420
  • Alfalfa
  • Apple
  • Audi
  • Auntie Flo
  • Bamba
  • Banana
  • Beancurd
  • Beyonce
  • Bomb
  • Brandy
  • Bruiser
  • Caffeine
  • Catherine Zeta Bones
  • Catniss
  • Cauliflower
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate chip
  • Cookie
  • Crunk
  • Diet Coke
  • Erykah Bow-wow
  • Flavor
  • Fluffy
  • Frankie
  • Frida
  • Fries
  • Glazer
  • Goddess
  • Grenadine
  • Gypsy
  • Hilary
  • Ice Cream
  • Janine
  • Lady
  • Lama
  • Leeloo
  • Lolita
  • Mary
  • Minnie the Munch
  • Muncher
  • Nala
  • Nana
  • Napster
  • Nutella
  • Papaya
  • Paris
  • Pavlova
  • Pear
  • Pila
  • Pippy
  • Pizza
  • Piñata
  • Pomegranate
  • Princess... (fill in the rest)
  • Private Benjamin
  • Raspberry
  • Riches
  • Shallot
  • Slimer
  • Sprite
  • Spuds Mackenzie
  • Stay Puft
  • Tiramisu
  • Trampoline
  • Trifle
  • Truffles
  • Trumpet
  • Trunchbull
  • Venus
  • Whitey
  • Yaya

Funny general names for dogs

Many of the funny names from dogs come from making the names somehow related to everything dog. This means thinking of things dogs do and enjoy. Many of them come from making puns on a famous or notable name. Others come from adapting an existing name by adding some sort of canine element. Others are dogs which can be found in movies or other parts of pop culture.

Here are some general funny dog names which might be good to use for your pet pooch:

  • Ally McBeagle
  • Beefy
  • Callickula
  • Christopher Walkies
  • Clifford
  • Dog Benson
  • Ezra Hound
  • Human the Bounty Hunter
  • Indiana Bones
  • Jude Paw
  • King Kong
  • Kitty
  • Macho Man Randy Savage
  • Mary Puppins
  • McDoggins
  • Meatloaf
  • Pablo Escobark
  • Paul Ruff
  • Paws
  • Pooch Marin
  • Queen Elizawoof
  • Richard Pawson
  • Sakamoko
  • Santa Paws
  • Santa's Little Helper
  • Señor Perro
  • Slob Roberts
  • The Dogfather
  • VIA (Very Important Animal)
  • VID (Very Important Dog)
  • Winnie the Poodle
  • Woofrow Wilson
  • Woofy Harrelson

Funny names for small dogs

Small dogs can be particularly fun to think of names for. This is because you can use their diminutive size as a reference. Either going for something also small or going from something massive as an ironic title. Of course, it can work the other way round if you have a big dog. A good example is calling a Great Dane ‘Tiny’.

Here are some funny names for small dogs you might want to consider:

  • Andre the Giant
  • Arepita
  • Bark Jackson
  • Bean
  • Behemoth
  • Blofeld
  • Brutus
  • Cerberus
  • Chichi
  • Chip
  • Chuchi
  • Chunk
  • Chupito
  • Dogzilla
  • Dynamite
  • Goliath
  • Gulliver
  • Hulk
  • Jaws
  • Leon
  • Little Bones
  • Machete
  • Mommy
  • Mosquito
  • Mothra
  • Peaches
  • Petit Filous
  • Pin
  • Popo
  • Rambo
  • Ramen
  • Ratboy
  • Samson
  • Shrimp
  • Sloth
  • Stain
  • Stymie
  • Thor
  • Tigre
  • Tortilla
  • Vespa
Funny Names for Dogs - Funny names for small dogs

Do you have any more funny dog names?

While some of these dog names might be tongue-in-cheek, you don't want to be mean with these names. Your dog isn't going to understand the actual meaning, so there is little chance of you offending the dog. However, if you think of something which is funny, but might be offensive to others, it may cause problems when you're shouting it out at the dog park. In saying this, are there any more funny dog names you would like to add to this list? If there are, please share them in the comments below.

Also, if you are still in need of some information, here are some more name idea articles for your consideration:

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