AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Cute Dog Names

  • Frisco
  • Gator
  • Georgia
  • Ginger
  • Hattie
  • Hunter
  • Indy
  • Jamie
  • Jax
  • Jazz
  • Jellybean
  • Jenna
  • Jersey
  • Jet
  • JoJo
  • Josie
  • Joy
  • Juno
  • Karma
  • Kelly
  • Kenzi
  • Kimmy
  • Kiva
  • Kona
  • Kyra
  • Lacie
  • Lark
  • Laser
  • Latte
  • Lilly
  • Linx
  • Max
  • Mojo
  • Moki
  • Molly
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Piper
  • Quby
  • Quincy
  • Quinn
  • Roxie
  • Ruby
  • Rx
  • Scout
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.