AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Baby Dog Names

  • Jacob
  • James
  • Jayce
  • Jayden
  • John
  • Julian
  • Kara
  • Kaylee
  • Landon
  • Layla
  • Leah
  • Levi
  • Liam
  • Lillian
  • Lily
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Lucas
  • Luke
  • Mackenzie
  • Madelyn
  • Madison
  • Maria
  • Mason
  • Matthew
  • Mia
  • Michael
  • Mila
  • Muhammad
  • Natalie
  • Nathan
  • Nicholas
  • Noah
  • Nora
  • Oliver
  • Olivia
  • Owen
  • Peyton
  • Riley
  • Ryan
  • Sarah
  • Scarlett
  • Sebastian
  • Sophia
  • Ulyana
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.