AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Television Dog Names

  • Adrian Monk
  • Al Bundy
  • Angus MacGyver
  • Archie Bunker
  • Arya Stark
  • Barney Fife
  • Barney Rubble
  • Barney Stinson
  • Bart Simpson
  • Basil Fawlty
  • Batman
  • Bender
  • Brian Griffin
  • Buffy Summers
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Carlton Banks
  • Carol Peletier
  • Cersei
  • Chandler Bing
  • Columbo
  • Cosmo Kramer
  • Daenerys Targaryen
  • Daffy Duck
  • Dana Scully
  • Daryl Dixon
  • Data
  • Dean Winchester
  • Derek Morgan
  • Derek Venturi
  • Dexter Morgan
  • Don Draper
  • Donald Duck
  • Dr. Gregory House
  • Dr. John Watson
  • Dwight Schrute
  • Eddard Stark
  • Edith Bunker
  • Elaine Benes
  • Eric Cartman
  • Ernie
  • Ethel Mertz
  • Fonzie
  • Fox Mulder
  • Frank Costanza
  • Frasier Crane
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.