Every puppy is the cutest, so of course cute dog names are a must when you’re bringing home the most adorable dog ever!
Looking for cute girl dog names to perfectly encapsulate your princess? Or for cute boy dog names fit for a prince? There are even plenty of names that work well for either!
And we’ve got the run-down of the best of the pack.
Top Cute Dog Names
Our ten favorite cute dog names for 2019 are:
As you go through this list, you might want to make a top ten list yourself!
It’s a good idea to have a top ten cute female dog names list, and a top ten cute male dogs list, as well as a list of names that work for either.
Why Choose A Cute Dog Name?
Picture the day that you bring home your new Labrador puppy. He bounds into your house, all full of play and fun, absolutely the cutest thing on four legs.
You get down to call him towards you — and have to stop. You haven’t chosen a name yet!
When you bring home your new dog, one of the biggest moments of your new life 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 even takes into account the dog’s unique personality.
Don’t worry, all of these names are some of the cutest puppy names ever! And that imaginary Labrador won’t go unnamed for long…
Best Cute Dog Names
To start off, below are some of the top general cute pet names.
These work if you need cute puppy names or if you’re bringing home an older rescue.
Either way, they’re a great way to kick off some of the best names for the cutest dogs on earth!
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.
They either use human female names, or denote traits and items that are more traditionally feminine. Regardless of the etymology, they are undoubtedly the top cute dog names for girls.
Cute girl dog names have the added benefit of typically fitting a dog of any age. Have an adult dog that you’ve brought home as a rescue? What about a young pup that you’ve just adopted?
Yep, we’ve got something for you here!
Enjoy these cute girl puppy names!
You’ll also find hundreds of girl names on our page devoted to cute female dog names… and plenty of other kinds of names as well!
Cute Boy Dog Names
These names have more masculine sounds to them. So you might like to pick one of them as your favorite of the top cute dog names for boys.
Enjoy these cute male dog names!
Did you find the cute boy dog names you were looking for? If not, don’t worry! There’s plenty more to come!
Cute Labrador Names
What about finding a name that specifically fits your own precious, precocious Lab?
Well, every dog is different. And sometimes giving them a name that stands out can really hone their personality!
Here, we’ve collected some names of famous Labradors from fact and fiction, in the hopes of inspiring your own pup.
- Little Boo
But what if you want names that fit the color of your dog, whether he is a Lab or not?
Cute Yellow Dog Names
Some common and fun cute names for pets take the dog’s physical appearance into account. That’s easy to do with a distinctive physical trait, like a noteworthy coat color.
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 items especially.
Why bakery items?
- Cookie Dough
- Mellow Yellow
Cute Brown Dog Names
Along similar lines, chocolate Lab names are ripe for adorable monikers.
Their brown coloring leads to food names especially well, making for some sweet doggy names. In fact, they may be even more susceptible to bakery items than yellow dogs!
- Hot Cocoa
Cute Black Dog Names
Naming a black Lab can be a very fun experience. Their dark coloring lends to all sorts of names that sounds both cute and intense.
Of course, “intense” probably isn’t a word you often use to describe your goofball pup. But sometimes a name that doesn’t match a personality is just as enjoyable.
- Adham (male name meaning “black genuine horse” in Arabic)
- Nero (Latin for “dark”)
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!
- Groot (from “Guardians of the Galaxy”)
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 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.
Cute Food Names For Dogs
Apparently we got all inspired by the bakery items mentioned earlier in the article!
Here are some seriously adorable names for dogs inspired by food.
- Shrimp Scampi
Cute Japanese Names For Dogs
If you’re looking for something with a strong cultural background, you might just be interested in these Japanese-inspired names.
Plus, they happen to be adorable.
Cool Cute Dog Names
Want a dog name that seems like it could come from an awesome sci-fi film? What about something that sounds like a rock band name or a dark fantasy? Or even just one that sounds cultural? Below is a list of some suggestions.
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.
- Choo Choo
- Lady Fluffington
- Tater Tot
The Best Cute Dog Names
To round things out, below are some more general, popular cute names for dogs.
These classics just ooze cute. Any adorable puppy or grown dog would be lucky to have one of them.
Cute Dog Names Summary
Choosing a name for your new dog is an incredibly important task. And it shouldn’t be taken lightly!
As you read through these lists, it’s entirely possible that one or two names really caught your eye. But sometimes you might make a snap decision, only to realize later on that a different name might work better.
On the other hand, sometimes a gut instinct really works!
Our advice is to speak the names out loud. Call your new dog by each of the names you are drawn to, and see which one sounds like a good fit. Who knows? Maybe your dog will choose its own name by responding enthusiastically!
Whether you came here looking for cute girl dog names, cute boy dog names, or something that works for either, we hope you’ve found your inspiration! If not there’s even more cute puppy names here!
What’s your dog called? We’d love to hear your own ideas for dog names. Let us know in the comments below!
References and Further Reading
- Five Unforgettable Labrador Retrievers, Canidae
- Zacharias, Y, The Science of Choosing a Dog Name, Modern Dog Magazine
- Hoffman, J, The Art of Naming a Dog, New York Times
- Picking the Right Dog Name, Hartz
- Coren, S, PhD, How We Choose Our Dogs’ Names, Psychology Today
The Labrador Site Founder
Pippa Mattinson is the best selling author of The Happy Puppy Handbook, the Labrador Handbook, Choosing The Perfect Puppy, and Total Recall.
She is also the founder of the Gundog Trust and the Dogsnet Online Training Program
Pippa's online training courses were launched in 2019 and you can find the latest course dates on the Dogsnet website