Cool Dog Names – 400 Awesome Puppy Names

Cool dog names list

Cool dog names can come from so many different places, but it can be hard for you to pin the best name down for your pup! Especially if there are several people involved in your naming decision! The coolest puppies have a name that’s a little off the wall. Cool dog names are catchy, make you think, or give a nod to a current trend or iconic topic.


Finding it hard to agree on a name to suit your new pup? Let’s start by diving straight in to our top 100 cool dog names. If none of those take your fancy, you can scroll down for hundreds more ideas. You’ll see that there are quite a range of name styles for male and female dogs, just in our top twenty!

The Coolest Dog Names On The Planet

  • Flint
  • Harley
  • Coke
  • Boss
  • Groot
  • Chanel
  • Tank
  • Dior
  • Rex
  • Stella
  • Titus
  • Rocky
  • Trixie
  • Spike
  • Ragnar
  • Hulk
  • Jinx
  • Thor
  • Cleo
  • Quinn
  • Hadley
  • Archer
  • Blizzard
  • Tanner
  • Jet
  • Chase
  • Paddy
  • Drake
  • Cooper
  • Roxie
  • Bruno
  • Jazz
  • Troy
  • Chip
  • Mac
  • Pepper
  • Athos
  • Snap
  • Mitzy
  • Skye
  • Opal
  • Buddy
  • Missy
  • Mocha
  • Salsa
  • Toffee
  • Guiness
  • Blaze
  • Patch
  • Arnie
  • Turtle
  • Snickers
  • Flare
  • Risk
  • Kaia
  • Chance
  • Dingo
  • Sable
  • Lucky
  • Pepsi
  • Shades
  • Phantom
  • Rocket
  • Crow
  • Sprite
  • Spirit
  • Dream
  • Zinny
  • Wiggles
  • Monkey
  • Mars
  • Umber
  • Fraggle
  • Jinx
  • Noodle
  • Shaggy
  • Raven
  • Fidget
  • Ghost
  • Bounty
  • Tweek
  • Crash
  • Cosmos
  • Tango
  • Zip
  • Buck
  • Nacho
  • Dragon
  • Shredder
  • Ace
  • Jaws
  • Flash
  • Holt
  • Buzz
  • Van
  • Splinter
  • Moss
  • Mead
  • Slate
  • Neo
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Cool Male Dog Names

Your search for cool male dog names starts with this list. When it comes to naming your puppy you have a massive collection of cool boy dog names that you can choose from

  • Ace
  • Ash
  • Axel
  • Bane
  • Blaze
  • Bruce
  • Chase
  • Connor
  • Cooper
  • Dexter
  • Don
  • Duke
  • Felix
  • Finn
  • Flint
  • Grey
  • Gunner
  • Jax
  • Jet
  • Kane
  • Mack
  • Mitch
  • Phoenix
  • Rocky
  • Scrapper
  • Slate
  • Tanner
  • Taz
  • Zed
  • Zeke

Cool Female Dog Names

  • Angel
  • Blaire
  • Britt
  • Cassie
  • Clara
  • Cleo
  • Coco
  • Dash
  • Eva
  • Fara
  • Flare
  • Flame
  • Hadley
  • Harley
  • Ingrid
  • Kahlan
  • Leda
  • Lila
  • Loki
  • Lola
  • Nel
  • Piper
  • Rebel
  • Rumor
  • Sage
  • Serena
  • Sophia
  • Quinn
  • Thor
  • Trixie

Dog names – girl or boy – are all about expressing the things that you find fun, exciting or entertaining. So let’s carry on by looking first at some cool unusual dog names that could suit your puppy.

Uniquely Awesome Dog Names

You might be surprised to find out just how many people Google ‘unique dog names’ every months. Well, it seems that we all like to be different. So the number is well into the thousands. So with so many of us wanting to be different, how on earth are you supposed to achieve that. It’s an even bigger task wehen you want the name to be cool as well!

I’ve got a lot (and I mean a lot) of animals at home, and as a result have spent more than my fair share of hours mulling over this question. Here are a few off the wall ideas that have emerged! See what you think:

  • Abstract
  • Acid
  • Anode
  • Argon
  • Atom
  • Brick
  • Carbon
  • Charge
  • Cheetah
  • Coke
  • Core
  • Crumbs
  • Dezi
  • Dragon
  • Evita
  • Fawn
  • Fetch
  • Fly
  • Goal
  • Gold
  • Grass
  • Jail
  • Joke
  • Kali
  • King
  • Lead
  • Magma
  • Mika
  • Mock
  • Nebula
  • Radon
  • Ranger
  • Reach
  • Spider
  • Target
  • Tracker
  • Trigger
  • Xenon
  • Zinc

From the world of random ideas to a topic I bet you’ll be on board with – superhero dog names!

Superhero Dog Names

If you’re looking for super cool dog names, then what better place to go for your moniker, than to the world of super heroes!

Superhero movies have taken off massively in the last few years, and fortunately show no signs of slowing down. There are some awesome superhero and super villain characters, including some of their hidden identity names!

We’ve checked out the best of them just for you, in this super set of cool names for dogs.

  • Arrow
  • Atlas
  • Barbara
  • Barry
  • Beast
  • Blade
  • Bruce
  • Bucky
  • Captain America
  • Colossus
  • Cyclops
  • Dinah
  • Donna
  • Eric
  • Flash
  • Fury
  • Gambit
  • Gypsy
  • Hal
  • Hank
  • Hawkeye
  • Hellboy
  • Ironman
  • Jean
  • Jubillee
  • Kitty
  • Logan
  • Luke
  • Nova
  • Oracle
  • Punisher
  • Reed
  • Rita
  • Robin
  • Rogue
  • Rorschach
  • Scott
  • Storm
  • Tula

Cool puppy names can come from anywhere. And though the world of superheroes is mega right now, there is another world that offers you inspiration.

Anime Dog Names

Do you love Anime? Are you a fan of Japanese cartoons? Whether you’re a fan of the genre in general or a more specific lover of a particular series (Escaflowne anyone?!) then consider if these cool anime dog names might work for your puppy.

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  • Allen
  • Antonio
  • Bob
  • Bulma
  • Carlos
  • Erza
  • Faye
  • Folken
  • Frieza
  • Goku
  • Hitomi
  • Jet Black
  • Laughing Bull
  • Light
  • Milerna
  • Natsu
  • Piccolo
  • Punch
  • Roy
  • Spike
  • Taiga
  • Van
  • Vegeta

Your anime names choices number hundreds if not thousands. But there is an area of this cartoon style more popular than most. I am, of course, referring to Pokemon.

Pokemon Dog Names

Have you been a Pokemon fan? Or did you live through years of having to watch it with your kids and the ideas have stuck around?

Pokemon was massive when I was young, and those adorable little faces have stuck in my mind. And so have their names!

If you’re looking for cool Pokemon dog names then check out these. I’ve even thrown in some other characters for you too.

  • Abra
  • Ash
  • Beedrill
  • Brock
  • Chansey
  • Diglett
  • Ditto
  • Eevee
  • Hypno
  • Jynx
  • Krabby
  • Misty
  • Muk
  • Ninetales
  • Oddish
  • Onix
  • Pikachu
  • Raichu
  • Seel
  • Slowpoke
  • Squirtle
  • Vulpix
  • Weedle

Stylish Puppy Names

Let’s take a step back from the world of fiction for a moment, and check out some stylish dog names instead. This selection for you below is inspired by the world of fashion.

If you’re into fashion with style as your forte, then you will want a cool stylish dog name to match. Here are some great ideas for cool pet names for your stylish dog.

  • Armani
  • Boss
  • Carolina
  • Chanel
  • Daphne
  • Dior
  • Donna
  • Hugo
  • Isabel
  • Jimmy
  • Karl
  • Kate
  • McQueen
  • Oscar
  • Phoebe
  • Prada
  • Ralph
  • Satin
  • Silk
  • Stella
  • Tommy
  • Tory
  • Vera
  • Versace
  • Yves

Movie Dog Names

Fancy naming your dog after your favorite movie? You can have great fun using either the title or a cool character as inspiration.

Although I want be naming my pup Die Hard any time soon, there might be something in the handle ‘Hans Gruber’… Here are some cool movie dog names that might take your fancy. From the standard to the slightly out there. Enjoy!

  • Alex
  • Amelie
  • Amy
  • Buzz
  • Clarice
  • Deadpool
  • Donnie
  • Ellen
  • Erin
  • Ethan
  • Ferris
  • Forrest
  • Gollum
  • Gromit
  • Groot
  • Hal
  • Hannibal
  • Harry
  • Hermione
  • Ilsa
  • Inigo
  • Jessica
  • Juno
  • Katniss
  • Kirk
  • Legolas
  • Leia
  • Lester
  • Neo
  • Norman
  • Maria
  • Maximus
  • McClane
  • Randle
  • Red
  • Ripley
  • Sarah
  • Scarlett
  • Woody
  • Xena
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Music Dog Names

Do you love music? Do you want to give him one of the coolest rockstar dog names? Then you have to check out this great list of rock and roll dog names!

  • Aretha
  • Axl
  • Blondie
  • Bob
  • Bono
  • Bowie
  • Buddy
  • Chrissie
  • Chuck
  • Clash
  • Courtney
  • Elton
  • Elvis
  • Eric
  • Floyd
  • Freddie
  • George
  • Hayley
  • Hendrix
  • Iggy
  • Janis
  • Jarvis
  • Jeff
  • Jerry
  • Jimmy
  • Joni
  • Kurt
  • Lacey
  • Liam
  • Lita
  • Madonna
  • MJ
  • Morrissey
  • Pat
  • Pink
  • Presley
  • Prince
  • Queen
  • Ringo
  • Stevie
  • Sting
  • Tina
  • Tyler

Best Cool Dog Names

Picking the coolest dog names for your puppy can be a challenge. Not just because there are so many options out there, but because what’s cool to one of us might not be quite so awesome to you.

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If none of those names above took your fancy, then a great trick is to simply write down a short list of things that you find cool.

Then pick some characters, words or ideas that go with it and that appeal to you. If you collect ideas over the next week or two, one of them is bound to leap off your page at some point!

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  2. Our yellow lab was named Maverick..and he was every bit the coolest dog ever! From watching the movie Tombstone at the drive in my husband came up with the name and it was perfect!

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