AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Most Popular Dog Names

  • Autumn
  • Bailey
  • Bear
  • Bella
  • Bonnie
  • Brandy
  • Buddy
  • Bullseye
  • Bungee
  • Cadillac
  • Carter
  • Cash
  • Chalupa
  • Champ
  • Chandler
  • Charlie
  • Chloe
  • Cooper
  • Dab
  • Daisy
  • Dallas
  • Darth Vader
  • Dawson
  • Deanna
  • Diamond
  • Doug
  • Dozer
  • Duffy
  • Duke
  • Eddard Stark
  • Fletcher
  • Frisco
  • Frodo
  • Fry
  • Fulgore
  • Gandalf
  • Gidget
  • Giga
  • Gizmo
  • Hannah
  • Harper
  • Hazel
  • Heidi
  • Henry
  • Hitomi
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.