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Short Names for Dogs

 
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: April 1, 2020
Short Names for Dogs

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Have you decided to welcome a dog into your home? This decision that will change your life for the better. The bond between a pet and their human companion is always deep and unique. Nevertheless, caring for a dog is a big responsibility as you'll have to fulfill all their physical, psychological and social needs.

Once you've decided to adopt a dog, the first thing you'll consider is how to name your dog. There are infinite possibilities, which makes deciding on a name for your dog all the more difficult. This is why here at AnimalWised we've compiled a list of short names for dogs so that you can find the one that best fits your puppy.

Why should you choose a short name for your dog?

When naming your pet, the most important factor is making sure it will catch their attention. This will make their training and socialisation period much easier. Dogs learn their name very quickly, especially if they are short. To do this they will analyse the sound and your tone when you're calling them or speaking to them. This is why many people opt for a short name as it is much easier to learn and recognise.

Short Names for Dogs - Why should you choose a short name for your dog?

Short names for male dogs

Here you can find a selection of short names for male dogs. We recommend you choose one based on your dog's particular physical and personality traits.

  • Ace
  • Aiden
  • Apollo
  • Argos
  • Arion
  • Aston
  • Atom
  • Bailey
  • Bear
  • Benji
  • Bingo
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Bolt
  • Bond
  • Bones
  • Boomer
  • Brad
  • Bruno
  • Buddah
  • Buko
  • Champ
  • Charlie
  • Chico
  • Clint
  • Cobi
  • Coco
  • Cooper
  • Dali
  • Dante
  • Doc
  • Draco
  • Elvis
  • Ernie
  • Fido
  • Finn
  • Flip
  • Floppy
  • Frankie
  • Izor
  • Jah
  • Jake
  • James
  • Joey
  • King
  • Kobe
  • Kovu
  • Leo
  • Liam
  • Loki
  • Mango
  • Marley
  • Mickey
  • Mikki
  • Milo
  • Noah
  • Okja
  • Ollie
  • Oreo
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Paul
  • Peanut
  • Pinkie
  • Pookie
  • Prince
  • Pumba
  • Rex Riley
  • Roco
  • Royal
  • Rufus
  • Rusty
  • Sam
  • Scooter
  • Scout
  • Simba
  • Sparky
  • Spikey
  • Sunny
  • Tank
  • Teddy
  • Thor
  • Thunder
  • Tino
  • Toby
  • Yang
  • Ying
  • Yoda
  • Zeus
Short Names for Dogs - Short names for male dogs

Short names for female dogs

If you have a female puppy, you might be interested in these short names for female dogs:

  • Ada
  • Adele
  • Amber
  • Angel
  • Annie
  • Athena
  • Bailey
  • Bambi
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Bonnie
  • Brandy
  • Cali
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Daisy
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dame
  • Diva
  • Dora
  • Ella
  • Emma
  • Fata
  • Fifi
  • Gala
  • Gaya
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Grace
  • Hazel
  • Holly
  • Ina
  • Isis
  • Jazz
  • Katie
  • Kira
  • Kona
  • Lady
  • Laia
  • Layla
  • Lilah
  • Lilly
  • Lizzie
  • Lola
  • Lori
  • Lucky
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Lyra
  • Maca
  • Maggie
  • Marley
  • Maya
  • Mia
  • Mila
  • Millie
  • Mimi
  • Misty
  • Mocha
  • Moka
  • Molly
  • Momo
  • Mona
  • Neeve
  • Noa
  • Nora
  • Olive
  • Paris
  • Peanut
  • Princess
  • Pukka
  • Queen
  • Reina
  • Sadie
  • Samba
  • Sheba
  • Sierra
  • Sophie
  • Spark
  • Sydney
  • Tai
  • Tara
  • Tina
  • Willow
  • Winnie
  • Zira
  • Zoe
  • Zoey
Short Names for Dogs - Short names for female dogs

Unisex names for dogs

If you're looking for a name that could work for both genders, take a look at these short unisex names for dogs:

  • Addison
  • Alaska
  • Andy
  • April
  • Aqua
  • Ariel
  • Ash
  • Autumn
  • Aztec
  • Babe
  • Bear
  • Billie
  • Biscuit
  • Blake
  • Blue
  • Boo
  • Buddy
  • Button
  • Casey
  • Charlie
  • Cherrio
  • Coco
  • Ciao
  • Cookie
  • Cracker
  • Dakota
  • Danny
  • Dijon
  • Dino
  • Flame
  • Flash
  • Fluffy
  • Frankie
  • Fudge
  • Funky
  • Furball
  • Gaby
  • Ginger
  • Gray
  • Happy
  • Honey
  • Indigo
  • Jackie
  • Jade
  • Jade
  • Jamie
  • Jazz
  • Jean
  • Kai
  • Ken
  • Kiwi
  • Kiki
  • Kit
  • Lee
  • Marley
  • Max
  • Maya
  • Milan
  • Milo
  • Muffin
  • Nat
  • Nicki
  • Nugget
  • Olive
  • Ollie
  • Panda
  • Paws
  • Piano
  • Pickle
  • Pluto
  • Quinn
  • Reese
  • Riley
  • Robin
  • Sam
  • Sky
  • Skylar
  • Socks
  • Stinky
  • Sugar
  • Taco
  • Waffles
  • Wags
  • Winnie
  • Zen
  • Zion

Have you decided on a name for your dog?

If you have decided on a short name for your pet, now's the time to start their training. Take a look at our guides on house training a puppy and get to know the basic dog commands.

If you haven't found the right name for your dog, we recommend taking a look at our other lists:

If your favorite short name for dogs isn't on our list, don't forget to tell us in the comments section and we'll add it in!

If you want to read similar articles to Short Names for Dogs, we recommend you visit our Names category.

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