AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Most Popular Dog Names

  • Honey
  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • James “Sawyer” Ford
  • Jersey
  • Jock
  • Julian
  • Kain
  • Keaton
  • Ken
  • Kendrick
  • Kermit
  • Khaleesi
  • Khan
  • King
  • Kirby
  • Kona
  • Landon
  • Largo
  • Laser
  • Latte
  • Liam
  • Lilly
  • Link
  • Logan
  • Lola
  • Louie
  • Lucky
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Macy
  • Maggie
  • Major
  • Marley
  • Max
  • Mila
  • Milo
  • Mimi
  • Mocha
  • Molly
  • Nala
  • Peanut 
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Piper
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.