Cute Dog Names – 125 Adorable Puppy Names

Best and most popular cute dog names

Looking for some of the best cute dog names around? You’re in luck!

Below we’ll cover some of the top names to give your new puppy or rescue dog.

To make it super simple to find the best cute dog names for you, we’ve separated them into categories.

When you bring home your new dog, one of the biggest moments of your new lives together is choosing the new dog’s name.

That name will follow both of you for years to come, so getting it right matters.

A sound plan is to choose a name that encapsulates how adorable your dog is, and maybe even takes into account the dog’s unique personality.

Don’t worry, all of these names are some of the cutest puppy names ever!

Best cute dog names

To start off, below are some of the top general cute pet names.

Best Cute Dog Names

These work if you need cute puppy names or if you’re bringing home an older rescue.

  1. Wags
  2. Peanut
  3. Cuddles
  4. Snacks
  5. Roo
  6. Petey
  7. Ruffles
  8. Sweet
  9. Gingersnap
  10. Rascal

Cute girl dog names

Want something a little more feminine for your sweet new dog? Below are some of the top cute female dog names.

Cute Girl Dog Names

They either take human female name,s or denote traits and items that are more traditionally feminine. Making them the top cute dog names for girls.

Enjoy these cute girl puppy names!

  1. Sasha
  2. Violet
  3. Penelope
  4. Sassy
  5. Belle
  6. Tulip
  7. Terra
  8. Flora
  9. Geld
  10. Magy

You’ll also find hundreds of girl names on our page devoted to female dog names

Cute boy dog names

These names have more masculine sounds to them. So you might like to pick one of them as the top cute dog names for boys.

Enjoy these cute male dog names!

  1. T-Bone
  2. Ab-Ab
  3. Pipa
  4. Bookie
  5. Papi
  6. Roomba
  7. Yapper
  8. Homer
  9. Frisbee
  10. Marauder
  11. Newt

Cute yellow dog names

Some common and fun cute names for pets involve taking the dog’s physical appearance into account.

Cute Yellow Dog Names

So with yellow dogs, like yellow Labs, you may want to go with the yellow/light colored theme.

Their light yellow coloring makes for some sweet, cute names for puppies inspired by shades of yellow, yellow flowers and bakery especially.

  1. Vanilla
  2. Yellow
  3. Frosting
  4. Cookie Dough
  5. Flower
  6. Daffodil
  7. Tulip
  8. Cream
  9. Mellow Yellow
  10. Khaki

Cute brown dog names names

Along similar lines, chocolate Lab names are ripe for cute dog names.

Their brown coloring leads to food names especially well, making for some cute doggy names.

  1. Coco
  2. Mocha
  3. Java
  4. Biscuit
  5. Cake
  6. Chocolate
  7. MudPie
  8. Hot Cocoa
  9. Browner
  10. Browning
  11. Brownie

Cute black dog names

Naming a black Lab can be a very fun experience.

Cute Black Dog Names

Their dark coloring lends to all sorts of names that sounds both cute and intense.

  1. Night
  2. Nighttime
  3. Ashes
  4. Adham (male name meaning “black genuine horse” in Arabic)
  5. Blacky
  6. Burnt
  7. Nero (Latin for “dark”)
  8. Coke
  9. Smokey
  10. Smudge

Cute big dog names

Who doesn’t love a bigger dog breed?

These cute dog names for big dogs will suit any larger pup down to the ground. Or make a fun way to name a small dog ironically!

  1. Boat
  2. Biggie
  3. Lion
  4. Rhino
  5. Mighty
  6. Beowulf
  7. Groot (from “Guardians of the Galaxy”)
  8. Moose
  9. Stag
  10. Fenrir
  11. Sumo

Giving a big dog one of the cute puppy names denoting magnitude in preparation for their future size is a great way to capture one of the defining elements of your new Dog.

Cute unique dog names

Maybe you want some cute pet names that are as unique as both you and your pet are?

Below are some less common cute unique puppy names that have some attitude, history and/or character to them.

  1. Rebel
  2. Trixibell
  3. Merlin
  4. Ira
  5. Tao
  6. Twinkle
  7. Giselle
  8. Wonton
  9. Matilda
  10. Attina

Cool and cute dog names

Want a dog name that seems like it could come from a sweet sci-fi, a rock band name or a dark fantasy, or sounds cultural? Below is a list of such cute doggy names.

  1. Dreamweaver
  2. Fuchsia
  3. Stargazer
  4. Gizmo
  5. Sirius
  6. Cerberus
  7. Rocca
  8. Opal
  9. Addison
  10. Trevi
  11. Xena
  12. Shiitake

Funny cute dog names

No one said choosing a dog’s name has to be a serious affair!

If you love humor as much as you love your dog, funny cute pet names might be right up your alley.

We chose the list of cute dog names below for either the inherent humor (like Wagalot) or because the name just sounds funny and playful.

  1. Tinkertoy
  2. Bigfoot
  3. Wagalot
  4. GummieBear
  5. Choo Choo
  6. ChewChew
  7. Chewbaca
  8. Medea
  9. Doglet
  10. Pandemonium
  11. Puffinstuff
  12. FuzzFace
  13. Lady Fluffington
  14. Tater Tot
  15. Adora-dog

Best cute dog names

To round things out, below are some more general, popular cute names for dogs.

These classics just ooze cute and any adorable puppy or grown dog would be lucky to have one of them.

  1. Bunny
  2. Windy
  3. Rags
  4. Tugboat
  5. Booboo
  6. Muffin
  7. Gidget
  8. Doodle
  9. Dumpling
  10. Adorable
  11. ZuZu
  12. Popeye
  13. Nibbles
  14. Raisin
  15. Truffles

Your Favorite Cute Dog Names

Do you have a favorite cute dog name that isn’t on the list? Feel free to sound off in the comment section so we can all see some of those cute puppy names.

After all, who couldn’t use more names for cute dogs in their life?

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  1. Hi, I need some advice. I am getting my daughter a Teacup (either) Pomeranian, Maltese, or Yorkie. These are obviously very tiny and adorable. We need help on picking names. She wants the names to be unique and different, but cute at the same time. Please leave comments on any ideas you have. We’ve come up with some as well :
    Girls : Bambi, chai, or honey
    Boys : Milo, peanut, or bear

  2. My labs have been Bailey, Kimmer’s Onyx, Mocha Java Delight, Froathy Steamy Latte, Lulu my Paradise, and Lola, my Lo-Lo-Lo-Lola, and my sweet senior Tuk, Plum Tucker’d Out. BEST GIRLS EVER!