Top Dog Names
Top Dog Names designed to make you proud to have a dog! We have a great selection of original dog names on the site - but first some ideas.
Obvious but nonetheless important.
This could be a starting point if you're really unsure. At least this is unlikely to change as your dog grows up whereas crazy puppies do calm down eventually.
'Bailey' for your brown dog may be a good option for example. Check our names for black, brown and white dogs if this is a possibility .
Black Dog Names
White Dog Names
Chocolate Lab Names
Dalmatian Dog Names (great if your dog has markings or is spotty. Some of these names also work well for high energy dogs).
The problem with this is that dogs' personalities can change. We try and mould them into being calmer, or more obedient, or more friendly. So calling a dog, 'Springer' for example, because when you first got your dog they jumped up all the time, may create a self-fulfilling prophesy. They may continue to jump since you are sub-consciously expecting it and reinforcing your belief by naming it accordingly. We all want to be offered the potential to change, and your dog is no different!
Natural names are becoming more popular especially if you and your dog have opportunities to walk in naturally beautiful areas. Possibilities might be Fern, Bracken, Barley, Blade or Willow. Male Dog Names could be a starting point here and many work equally well for male and female dogs.
The dogs belonging to my Father-in-law have all shared a common theme: Roman Emperors! His current dog is Hector, and he has also had Nero, Caesar and Kim. Another member of the family chooses Shakespearean characters and so we currently have Othello and before that, Hamlet, Flute (Midsummer Night's Dream)and Brutus (Julius Caesar).
Maybe you'd like a dog name with a royal flavour. If so take a look at our Royal Dog Names page.
If you have a pedigree dog, find out a little about that breed's origin. For example if your dog hails originally from Scotland (Westies, Cairn Terriers, Border Collies, Border Terriers and Deerhounds to name a few) then maybe a Scottish Dog Name could be the perfect choice.
Naming your dog after a celebrity could mean it goes out of date - depending of course on the longevity of the celebrity status! 'Charlton' and 'Oscar' may stand the test of time but how about 'Posh' and 'Becks'? They're fun names anyway and it probably doesn't matter if the name becomes dated. The important thing is that you choose a name you like - or your children like. We like jazz music so I enjoyed compiling thirty top jazz names for dogs.
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