AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Dog Names

  • Anastasia
  • Anastasio
  • Andrew
  • Angel
  • Angelica
  • Angus
  • Angus MacGyver
  • Anna
  • Annie
  • Anxious
  • Apache
  • Apollo
  • Apple
  • Aqua
  • Aragorn
  • Arbiter
  • Archer
  • Archibald
  • Archie Bunker
  • Argos
  • Aria
  • Arianna
  • Ariel
  • Arthur
  • Arturo
  • Arwen
  • Arya
  • Arya Stark
  • Ash
  • Asher
  • Ashford
  • Ashley
  • Ashton
  • Asia
  • Aspen
  • Astaroth
  • Atari
  • Athena
  • Atlas
  • Atom
  • Atta
  • Atticus
  • Attila
  • Aubrey
  • Audrey
Suggestions to consider when naming your pooch:
  • Names often reflect the character of your pet. Observe your dog for a few days and see if his personality suggests a name. Is he regal? Does she always want to be the center of attention? If so, how about “King” or “Star”?
  • Short, sweet and easily recognizable names work best in getting your dog to be responsive. Use a name that is one or two syllables, ending with a vowel, such as “Sadie” or “Rocky.”
  • Don’t choose a name that is too long or difficult to say. A name such as “Sir Barks A Lot” will only confuse your dog.
  • Avoid names that sound like commands. Names like “Joe” sound like “no” when called.
  • Pick a name that will fit your dog regardless of his age. For example, a puppy named "Fuzzy" may not be a good fit after he grows into adulthood.
  • Don’t name your dog after a friend or family member without getting their prior permission. You never know who could be offended.
  • Test out the name you would like to give your dog for a day or two. Remember any name you give your dog will be a 10-to-15-year commitment for the life of the dog.
  • After you chose a name for your dog make sure you use it often so he can learn it more quickly.
  • Don’t raise your voice every time you call him, and try to use his name in positive, playful settings, such as when you feed him, play with him or pet him.