AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Television Dog Names

  • Fred Flintstone
  • Fry
  • George Costanza
  • George Jefferson
  • Ghost
  • Gilligan
  • Glenn Quagmire
  • Gustavo Fring
  • Hank Hill
  • Hawkeye Pierce
  • Heathcliff Huxtable
  • Herman Munster
  • Homer Simpson
  • Hugo “Hurley” Reyes
  • J.R. Ewing
  • Jack Bauer
  • Jaime Lannister
  • James “Sawyer” Ford
  • James T. Kirk
  • Jean-Luc Picard
  • Jeannie
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Jesse Pinkman
  • Jim Rockford
  • Joey Tribbiani
  • John Locke
  • Joker
  • Jon Snow
  • Kenny McCormick
  • Kermit
  • Kevin Arnold
  • Khaleesi
  • Kyle Broflovski
  • Lassie
  • Leonard Hofstadter
  • Leonard McCoy
  • Leroy Jethro Gibbs
  • Leslie Knope
  • Lex Luthor
  • Lexa
  • Lisa Simpson
  • Liz Lemon
  • Lt. Frank Drebin
  • Lucy Ricardo
  • Lurch
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.