Funny Dog Names – To Give Your Pup A Happy Start

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Why don’t you dive into our collection of funny dog names to inspire you and make you smile. And don’t forget to browse our main dog names section for lots more inspiration and ideas!

So, you are looking for a name for your dog. Maybe you have thought about it but nothing seems to stick and suit your bundle of furry fun. Never fear, because we are here with some funny names for dogs to help you along.

We have divided up these names into a few categories to help you find the perfect fit:

But first, here are our favorite funny dog names to get you started.

Top Twenty Funny Dog Names

  • 50 Scent
  • Snoop Doggie Dog
  • Queen of Barkness
  • Kanye Westie
  • Dumbledog
  • Lady Dogiva.
  • Miss Piggy
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Cookie Jar
  • Sir Licks-a-lot
  • Fur-dinand
  • R2Dog2
  • Pup Tart
  • Abram-Ham
  • Hamburgler
  • Sir Loin
  • Calamity Jane
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Subwoofer
  • Indiana Bones

That’s right – we love a pun!

What’s in a Name?

Life is just better with more smiles in it! As every dog lover already knows, this is one of the many reasons we choose to share our lives with dogs!

The sight of those warm liquid eyes, that toothy grin, the antics, the tail wagging, the wriggling anticipation of treats, that heart-melting puppy clumsiness….all so smile-worthy!

The problem is, sometimes you are faced with a gorgeous new puppy, but you just can’t think of a name for them. Maybe there is too much choice, and a bunch of potential names swirls round in your head.

What if you have a mental block and can’t think of any names at all? Perhaps you try lots of names but can’t find a name the perfect one that fits your new dog’s personality.

Some dogs are big bundles of fun, full of play and puppy humour. They deserve a funny dog name to suit their big and bold personality. Luckily, this article will give you a few suggestions.

Girl puppy on board? Check out our huge female dog names list!

Isn’t it true that your canine sidekick has a personality all his very own? What a fun and funny companion! You are so lucky! Thank goodness you picked this one to share your life with!

One great way to capture the precious uniqueness of your pooch is to give her a funny dog name you love to say and she loves to hear!

If you are searching for funny female dog names and funny boy dog names that might just fit your pup to a “T,” you are going to love these creative funny dog names lists for boy dogs, girl dogs, and puppies!

Funny Pop Culture Dog Names

Imagine if you were a famous celebrity or pop culture icon. Then one day as you were walking down the street, you heard your name being called out.

Suddenly, a big ball of fur in full-on sprint mode streaked by you! Equally as suddenly, the calling stopped. Then it dawned on you – someone had named their dog after you!

Cool? Not cool? You decide! (We happen to think it’s pretty darned cool, by the way!). Here are a few celebrity dog names to get you started, each with a canine twist.

We are sure you will think of many, many more once the creative juices flow.

  • Little Bow Wow
  • 50 Scent
  • Bill Furry
  • Bing Bell
  • Snoop Doggie Dog
  • Django Unleashed
  • Sniffy Longdroppings
  • Fleasy E
  • Queen of Barkness
  • Kanye Westie
  • Dumbledog
  • Rambo Casserole
  • Waltzing Muttilda
  • Bob Scratch-It
  • Andy War-howl
  • Boba Fetch
  • Lucy I’m Home
  • Groucho Barks
  • President Dwight D. Eisen-howler
  • Lady Dogiva.

Maybe celebrity funny dog names are not for you. You look at your beautiful girl and want to give her a unique name, one that suits her huge personality and playful nature.

Funny Girl Dog Names

Some pups are just born comedians. They seem especially made to turn frowns upside down, send storm clouds packing, chase the blues away, and replace them with lots of laughter and cuddles.

If this describes your furry lady love, one of these funny girl dog names might be the perfect choice!

  • Bo Peep
  • Here Kitty
  • Spanx
  • Moneypenny
  • Sausage Pattie
  • Twinkie Turtle
  • Suga Booga
  • Nilla
  • Miss Piggy
  • Trixie Popp
  • Toodle Lou
  • Sugar Pie Honey Bun
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • El Nina
  • Liberty Belle
  • Ouiser Boudreaux (“Wheezer Boo-droh” – Shirley MacLaine’s character in “Steel Magnolias”)
  • Tiptoe Through the Tulips
  • Cookie Jar
  • Gimme More
  • Derby Girl.

This is great if you have a girl pup, but what if you have a boy? Never fear, because we have a few boy dog names to help you on your way.

Funny Dog Names Male

Canines and comedy go together like, well, dogs and dog lovers.

In fact, the two regularly intersect when popular celebrities lend their names and their talents to canine-centric causes such as shelter dog adoption days!

These funny dog names male tip their hat gratefully to laughter, which can open hearts and give so many precious pooches a new “forever home” and a fresh start in life!

  • Sir Licks-a-lot
  • Sits With Wolves
  • Bad Dog
  • Red Leader
  • Markie Mark
  • Fur-dinand
  • Bacon Bits
  • R2Dog2
  • SitStay
  • Eggs-n-ham
  • Phideaux (“Fi-Dough”)
  • Dee-Oh-Gee
  • Fitbit
  • Snow-pee
  • Meatloaf
  • Paws Away
  • Happy Hunting
  • Mac Daddy
  • Squirrelicious
  • Poopsy Meow.

The fun doesn’t stop here, and the names keep on coming. For the next course of delectable names, how about some food-related doggie handles.

Funny Food Dog Names

Mmmmm. Food. If you think your furry family member loves delectable edibles, you may not even know the half of it according to one recent research study!

The study measured training responses among both domestic wolves and dogs when trainees were offered pets and touches (“social interaction”) versus food treats. Guess which was more motivational to participants?

Yup. Food. So here, it just makes sense to consider giving your new pooch one of these funny food dog names!

  • Pup Tart
  • Sweet Teacakes
  • Abram-Ham
  • Hamburgler
  • 2BunNight
  • PB&J
  • Turkey
  • Chick’n’noodle
  • Butterball
  • Sir Loin
  • Chilipepper
  • Woofles
  • Ruffcut
  • Lunchbox
  • Weinerful
  • DuckDuckGoose
  • Where’s the Beef?
  • King Kong
  • Rawhide
  • Gravytrain.

Still with us? What if you have a big dog and want a name that suits his giant size and personality? Luckily, we have some special names just for that loveable big lump who just joined your family.

Funny Big Dog Names

Just like people, dogs come in all shapes and sizes. This means there is a pooch for every person and a person for every pooch!

Whether your dog is literally big in size or simply big in personality, one of these funny big dog names for boy dogs and girl dogs might just be the perfect fit!

For no particular reason, let’s start with the boys and see if we can come up with some great names.

funny puppy namesFunny Big Dog Names: Boys

  • Wyatt Earp
  • Thor
  • Barney
  • Doc Holliday
  • Liberace
  • Napoleon
  • Wild Bill
  • Marlon Brando
  • Elvis
  • Geronimo
  • Jesse James
  • Chief Crazy Horse
  • President Roosevelt
  • The Joker
  • El Diablo
  • Luck Be a Lady
  • Clyde Parker (of Bonnie & Clyde)
  • Clint (as in Eastwood)
  • Babe Ruth
  • Gladiator.

That’s the boys covered, but what about the girls? Can we come up with some equally great names for them? You bet we can!

Funny Big Dog Names: Girls

  • Calamity Jane
  • Belle Star
  • Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie & Clyde)
  • Mae West
  • Stagecoach Mary
  • The Bandit Queen
  • Minnie Pearl
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Nessie
  • Miranda Priestley (“The Devil Wears Prada”)
  • Hollie Golightly (“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”)
  • Joan of Arc
  • Scarlett O’Hara
  • Buffy
  • Hermione (“Harry Potter”)
  • J-Lo
  • Queen Bey
  • Black Widow (“The Avengers”)
  • Golden Girl
  • Serena (as in Williams).

We’ve come up with some excellent funny names for dogs. Now, what if you have a brown dog, like a gorgeous chocolate Labrador? Never fear, there are brown names by the bucketload.

Funny Brown Dog Names

While the underlying genetics tend to be more complex than most dog lovers want to delve into, the truth remains that there are LOTS of brown dogs in this world!

And we all know that chocolate labs are among the best, and the funniest, of those!

This is just one more reason to give your precious brown pup the most funny, fun and unique name possible!

  • Muddy Buddy
  • S’mores
  • Guinness
  • Java Chip
  • Moose
  • My Name is Mudd
  • Acorn
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown (“Titanic”)
  • Eager Beaver
  • Charlie Brown
  • Buff Biff
  • Liver n Onions
  • Root Beer Float
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast (a song)
  • UPS (for the brown delivery truck)
  • Smokey the Bear
  • Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)
  • BBQ Ribs
  • Pumpernickel.

If you have dogs of other colors, don’t worry. We are working on other articles with bundles of names. We already have one for our black Labrador owners.

Maybe the categories and names we picked so far aren’t working for you. We have given cute names and funny names. What if your dog is both? Read on for a few funny and cute dog name ideas.

Cute Funny Dog Names

Ahhhh….the age-old debate of cute versus funny. Or is it funny versus cute?

Well, with these cute funny dog names, you and your pooch can have both – enjoy!

  • First Dibs
  • Shiner Black
  • Jersey Girl
  • Sweet Tea
  • Tinder
  • Bustamove
  • Howl-r-you
  • Bruinhilda
  • Short Fuse
  • Kobe Burger
  • Noodles
  • Bob
  • Crunchie Bones
  • Woolly Butt
  • Bo Peep
  • Fang
  • Potatohead
  • Bitsy BonBon
  • Lovebucket
  • Barley.

Not funny enough? If you have an adorable yet clumsy puppy still trying to find her feet, how about a funny puppy name? Guess what? We have loads of those, too!

Funny Puppy Names

What is cuter than a fuzzy, clutzy puppy who is all head and paws and slobbering eagerness to please?

Truthfully, we have no idea. We just hope you find these funny puppy names are up to the challenge of capturing your cute puppy’s precious personality!

  • Banjo on My Knee (a song)
  • Amber Pamber
  • Little Blaze
  • Encyclopedia Brown
  • Caddylick
  • Pudding Pup
  • Boss Booger
  • Cinder Ella
  • Dusty Miller (a song)
  • Little Brown Fox
  • Velvet Elvis
  • Midnight Moon
  • Rum Runner
  • Toast Chomper
  • Peanut Doodle Bug
  • Subwoofer
  • Beanie Baby
  • Fuzzy Toast
  • Hazel Kiss
  • Coppertop.

Finally, because this is a Labrador site, can we come up with some Labrador names? We’ll see what we can do in an all-new section.

Funny Labrador Names

What about Labradors? We have looked at a few names for them although, of course, you can use them for any dog. Here’s a few that we hope you like!

    • Indiana Bones
    • Ayra
    • Sansa
    • Jumanji
    • Tebow
    • Seabiscuit
    • Hagrid
    • Mr Snuffleupagus
    • Otto
    • Captain Chaos.

We’ll add even more to this new category once you give us some more great suggestions.

We’re almost there and we are almost out of ideas. We can only do so much and now it is up to you to do the rest. We’ve given you plenty of food for thought and we hope that they have helped you decide.

The Labrador Handbook by Pippa Mattinson

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Well, there you have it – over 200 creative, cute, funny dog names, carefully curated by fellow dog lovers! We hope you have enjoyed exploring this list of the best funny dog names!

Did you find “the one?” if so, we sure would love to know which name you chose!

Did one of the names on this list inspire you to come up with the perfect moniker for your pup?

Yay!

Why don’t you let us know which name you chose and why it fits your canine sidekick to a “t!” If you want to suggest a few more names or a few more funny dog names categories, let us know in the comments.

References and Further Reading

    • Redfearn, S, et al, “Healthy Treats for Your Dog,” Pets WebMD, 2014.
    • Koerner, B., “What are the rules for naming a prize pooch?,” Slate, 2003.
    • Feuerbacher, EN, et al, “Relative efficacy of human social interaction and food as reinforcers for domestic dogs and hand-reared wolves,” Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior, 2012.
    • Buzhardt, L., DVM, “Genetics Basics – Coat Color Genetics in Dogs,” VCA Animal Hospital, 2016.
    • Barsky, A., “Comedians Lend a Voice to Shelter Dogs Up for Adoption,” Paste Magazine, 2015.

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