AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Dog Names

  • Boba Fett
  • Bobo
  • Body
  • Bogey
  • Bohemian
  • Bolt
  • Bond
  • Bongo
  • Bonkers
  • Bonnie
  • Boo
  • Boomer
  • Boone
  • Boston Beans
  • Bowen
  • Bowser
  • Brady
  • Brandy
  • Brayden
  • Breeze
  • Brently
  • Brian Griffin
  • Briar
  • Brie
  • Britton
  • Brock
  • Brody
  • Brooklyn
  • Brownie
  • Bruno
  • Brutus
  • Bubba
  • Buddy
  • Buffy
  • Buffy Summers
  • Bug
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Bullet
  • Bullseye
  • Bungee
  • Bunker
  • Burhbank
  • Buster
  • Buttercup
  • Butterfly
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.