AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Celebrity Dog Names

  • Asia
  • Atticus
  • Augie
  • Bambi
  • Baxter
  • Baylor
  • Beau
  • Bess
  • Brutus
  • Buddy
  • Charlie
  • Coleman Hawkins
  • Daisy
  • Dora
  • Dot
  • Dozer
  • Emu
  • Esmeralda
  • Finn
  • Foxy
  • Francesca
  • Frankie
  • George
  • Ghenghis Khan
  • Gigi
  • Harley
  • Heidi
  • Henry
  • Hobbs
  • Honey Child
  • Indo
  • Jayden
  • Kola
  • Lauren
  • Lexi
  • Lola
  • Louie
  • Lucky
  • Lupo
  • Madonna
  • Matzoball
  • Meatball
  • Mila
  • Missy
  • Mona
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.