Read this Before Naming Your Next Dog

One of the biggest decisions for new pet parents is what to name their dog. You have a lovable, adorable, goofy ball of fur – what will be the name that defines them? Whether you’re looking to add a new pup to your pack or you just want to see how your dog’s name stacks up, check out these lists of popular and unique dog names!

Top Dog Names

With 3.2 million dog visits each year at Camp Bow Wow, we’ve heard just about every name possible. According to Psychology Today, there are a few things that the most popular dog names have in common:

  • Humanization: Farewell Fido! These days, the majority of common dog names are human names
  • Length: Most popular dog names have two syllables
  • Ending: Half of the most common dog names end in the long “ee” vowel sound, such as Bailey or Lucy
Top 10 Camper Names:
  • Bella
  • Charlie
  • Lucy
  • Cooper
  • Bailey
  • Max
  • Daisy
  • Luna
  • Sadie
  • Buddy

Pop Culture Pups

One study found that 25% of people named their pet based on a reference to popular culture such as movies, celebrities or a sports team. Many Camp Bow Wow pet parents follow that trend but some took it a step further and punned up the name.

Punny Pop Culture Names:
  • Albus Dumbledog
  • Chewbarka
  • Lucy
  • Diggy Smalls
  • Franklin Woofsevelt
  • Fuzz Lightyear
  • Paw McCartney
  • Sarah Jessica Barker
  • Snarles Barkley
  • Tobi-Wan Kenobi

One-of-a-Kind Canines

Surprisingly, out of our millions of dog visits, there are a number of names proudly held by only one pup. For pet parents wanting to make their pup’s name stand out amongst the crowd of Bellas and Charlies, let these creative names inspire you.

Unique Names to Make You LOL
  • Doctor Waffles
  • Ginger Butter Sparkle Muffin
  • Millicent The Magnificent Wonderdog
  • Mr. Peter Puddins
  • Pappy Van Wrinkles
  • Pepperoni Tony
  • Princess Daisy Buttercup
  • Schnitzel Von Leichtenstein
  • Scrappy J. McScrapperson
  • Slade DeathStroke