AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Unisex Dog Names

  • Magic
  • Marley
  • Mellow
  • Midnight
  • Mocha
  • Mochi
  • Moondoggie
  • Morgan
  • Mouse
  • Mr. Rogers
  • Muffin 
  • Muppet
  • Nelly
  • Newbie
  • Nibbles
  • Olive
  • Ono
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Oracle
  • Oregon
  • Oreo
  • Ounce
  • Papillon
  • Peanut 
  • Peyton
  • Pipsqueak
  • Pixel
  • Pooch
  • Pookie
  • Popcorn 
  • Preston
  • Princess Peach
  • Puddles 
  • Pumpkin
  • Quinn
  • Quyen
  • Red
  • Regal
  • Riley
  • Rolls
  • Rory
  • Royce
  • Saber
  • Sam
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.