AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Fancy Dog Names

  • Carmen
  • Carter
  • Chandler
  • Chanel
  • Channing
  • Chantilly
  • Chaucer
  • Chauncey
  • Cherry
  • Churchill
  • Clabourne
  • Clancy
  • Cleveland
  • Clifford
  • Cobalt
  • Cormac
  • Cromwell
  • Cyrano
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Darcy
  • Desdemona
  • Diamond
  • Dickens
  • Doonesbury
  • Ebony
  • Edmund
  • Eldridge
  • Eloise
  • Emma
  • Enid
  • Esme
  • Fancy
  • Faulkner
  • Fauna
  • Ferris
  • Fletcher
  • Forrest
  • Frederick
  • Gaia
  • Garbo
  • Gatsby
  • Gibson
  • Goldwin
  • Gucci
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.