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. I have a PEANUT (pug crossed with jack Russell) RINGO but we call him dingo (neighbor calls him bingo) ha I had a HARLEY (solid black RIP) LEXI (Staffie cross) TOOTSIE (chihuahua – named after tootsie rolls) also has a German Shepard growing up his name was REBEL my sister has a jack Russell shitzu cross named OLIVER and a Rottweiler named RUBY my hubby had a black pitbull growing up he named DAYTONA and a Merle Great Dane named LACEY

  3. I had a rare breed called Argentine Dogo, which are all white, muscular and huge with cropped ears. He was a big, friendly guy but at first look, most people were afraid to go near him. A ‘Doberman on steroids with an over-sized Pit Bull head’ was the best description of the breed I’ve heard. All that, combined with the fact he was born on Halloween night, gave me an idea for the perfect name – Spooky (short Spook).

  4. I am picking out potential names for my new puppy…could use some help, I’ve got quite a list:
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  5. My dog has the best name! She is a female party toy poodle. Her name is Palette. We named her Palette, because of my interest in oil painting. But Palette could also be a great name for a dentist or construction worker.

  6. Mongo. 140 pound yellow lab, great pyrenees mix. He was the character Alex Karas played in Blazing Saddles.
    We adopted him from the local no kill shelter when he was 10 months old. We were his fourth family.

  7. We have a Golden Retriever named Faeden, which is Gaelic for golden. My brother in law’s Golden Retriever had the name Lyric. Two very cool and unusual names.

  8. My 2 year old yellow female is Rainey, should have called her Hurricane lol. 9 yr black is Sophie and just an easy going eager to please girl. We have had Joker ,Cricket both blacks and Maggie was my first yellow❤

  9. I have two dogs. A girl and a boy. The girl is a pure bread Golden Retriever and her name is Josie. The boy is a Goldendoodle; half Golden Retriever and half standard poodle. His name is Teddy or Ted for short. It’s not short for Theodore,It’s just Teddy. My favorite name out of the 300 is Blaire. There were a lot of others I liked as well but if I had to pick. It would be that one.

  10. Kizzie – a loopy foxy coloured Yorkie X Pom 1yr in May, head down ears back and charges round the garden with Libby my champagne and apricot cockerpoo, 1yr in July very loving to my new sable cockerpoo puppy Piper 12 weeks who is so determined independent and persistent, all different personalities playing together and have made me so happy to be with the girls.

  11. I have 3 dogs who gives me so much pleasure, kizzi was the first a Yorkie X Pom 1yr in May, foxy type colour, the second Libbie a champagne and apricot cockerpoo, so pretty and loving 1yr in July,I now have a sable cockerpoo, piper 12 weeks, very persistent and determined, all beautiful girls and different personalities.

  12. We Have a Black female named Bay, the breeder lives on a Bay, and Yellow male named Niko, he looks like my side of the{Italian) family , they are great companions and we love them both. They are both retired therapy dogs.

  13. Loved this!! I always need dog names for the stories I write and I can’t believe you included Bucky on superheroes!!! I ended up choosing Bono though….due to a conversation I had with a friend earlier…but thanks for the useful resource!

  14. I got a 2 year old rescue black labrabull, lab/pit mix, her name (female) was Trixie, but didn’t think the name fit her as she was very strong and stout looking, but ready to lay on your lap and cuddle with you. I joke around and tell people i got a 70lb lap dog. We came up with Frankie derived from Frankenstein.. her looks with her personality is like a big monster baby..

  15. Rescued a 2 year old mix just before Christmas – he’s Lucas (after the Rifleman)
    Another coming home tomorrow – he’s Jet (because he’s black and very sleek) and in 2 weeks, were taking in one last older dog and were trying to decide between Einstein and Zeppelin. He’s got messy hair and bushy eyebrows!

  16. Riggs – named after the character Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon and he looked like the characters dog Sam. We rescued him when he was one and he went on to become an agility champion, our lethal weapon! We just had to say goodbye to him, he lived to be 17+

  17. our rescued MaltiPoo was named Zeke but he never responded to it (he was 4 months old)… we tried numerous names on him and my husband called out “Rowdy!” and he responded immediately… so Rowdy it is… He is a love but definitely a rowdy!

  18. My chocolate Lab is named Vada. I named her after my grandmother. My late Great Dane’s were named Danger, Kiah pronounced (Ky ah), and Gentle.

  19. I had a Black Lab. Her name was Apollonia. It was a great name for her. I now have a Chocolate Lab 6 month old male and his name is Monk.

  20. Jericho was my female black lab I had for 13 years! She was the sweetest & smartest dog I’ve ever had! Miss her so much!

  21. I’m a kid of late 60’s. My three rescue (05.05.14, 3 yo)(females) pointer/lab mixes, at 8 weeks old are named: Kasper – she’s all white, dwarf dominant lab features, at. 25 lbs. Snoopy: spots on her back like Charlie Brown’s Snoopy. She’s red baron like, stands on Her dog house. Pebbles: she all shades of brown, hazel eyes. Looks like her moms Choco lab. All named after sum of my favorite toon charters. (“Casper” the friendly ghost, “Peanuts gang” and “Flintstones”) Hope one of them can be add to you list. Had many compliments on my name selections. Thank You!

  22. River (female) We recently got a black lab puppy who will be spending plenty of her time on our boat and kayaking on the river – hence her name. btw…she is loving it and swims like a champ in her doggie lifejacket!