AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Dog Names

  • Augie
  • Augustus
  • Aurora
  • Austin
  • Autumn
  • Ava
  • Avalanche
  • Avery
  • Avril
  • Ayane
  • Baby
  • Bad Boy
  • Bagheera
  • Bailey
  • Bald Bull
  • Baloo
  • Balrog
  • Balthier
  • Bambi
  • Bandit
  • Banjo
  • Banshee
  • Banzai
  • Baraka
  • Barclay
  • Barney
  • Barney Fife
  • Barney Rubble
  • Barney Stinson
  • Bart Simpson
  • Bartley
  • Bashful
  • Basil Fawlty
  • Batman
  • Baxter
  • Bayleaf
  • Baylor
  • Beagle
  • Beamer
  • Bean
  • Beans
  • Bear
  • Beast
  • Beau
  • Beckham
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.