200 of the Best Dog Names, Because We Take This Stuff Seriously

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Congrats on winning life. If you’re here, that most likely means you’ve become a new puppy parent, and that’s worthy of allll the celebration. While I’m sure you’re doing quite a bit to get your new fur bb acquainted with their new home, stop everything for just a moment. If they’re still nameless, all the rest of your efforts won’t matter! (But still, like, take them to get their shots and all that jazz, please.) Naming is of the utmost importance and requires some serious deliberation! Don’t stress though—we’re here to assist.

Are you aware there are dog name trend cycles? Yup, just like handbags and high-rise jeans, some names kinda just fade into the background over time (my apologies, Bingo…). So if you’re going with a trendy moniker, it should be one that you’ll still love if it falls from popularity. Rue, for instance, is a precious name that will be just as adorable even if Euphoria stops trending (as if that’ll happen). Allow me to break down what’s hot right now. According to Rover, some of 2022’s trendiest pup names include Bella, Lucy, Max, Charlie, Milo, and Daisy. Fruit-inspired names have really been on the uptick as well! Don’t be shocked to meet a Mango or Coconut trottin' around the neighborhood.

If you simply can’t decide what to name your newest addition, no worries! We’ve searched high and low for not only the popular picks, but also a ton of other name categories for your furry BFF to be sure there’s something for every pup and pet owner. Looking for a whimsical, ethereal name? We’ve got ya covered in our cottagecore-inspired section. Is your furbaby a surefire diva? The celeb category is for you. (There is nothing funnier than a dog named Doja Cat, IMO.) Check out all the best dog names we’ve rounded up—you’re def going to find the perfect fit for your bb pup.

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For the flower-loving pups

  1. Daisy

  2. Magnolia

  3. Iris

  4. Rosie

  5. Dahlia

  6. Poppy

  7. Jasmine

  8. Azalea

  9. Lily

  10. Tulip

For the most colorful doggos

  1. Violet

  2. Lavender

  3. Hazel

  4. Scarlet

  5. Coral

  6. Blue

  7. Amber

  8. Mauve

  9. Olive

  10. Indigo

For the pet-parent who's super into crystals

  1. Jade

  2. Jasper

  3. Amethyst

  4. Sapphire

  5. Onyx

  6. Opal

  7. Emerald

  8. Garnet

  9. Topaz

  10. Ruby

For the sport fanatic canines

  1. Mia

  2. Shaq

  3. Serena

  4. Ronaldo

  5. Ali

  6. Pele

  7. Billie

  8. Kobe

  9. Tiger

  10. Venus

For the pups who travel (or wish their parents would take them)

  1. Paris

  2. Sydney

  3. Santiago

  4. Valencia

  5. Cairo

  6. Oslo

  7. Milan

  8. Siena

  9. Mali

  10. Rio

For the doggos who prefer the United States

  1. Dakota

  2. Virginia

  3. Dallas

  4. Maui

  5. Brooklyn

  6. Carolina

  7. Georgia

  8. Austin

  9. Nola

  10. Aspen

For the dogs who might as well be outdoor pets

  1. Sky

  2. River

  3. Blossom

  4. Maple

  5. Cloud

  6. Chestnut

  7. Glacier

  8. Pebbles

  9. Meadow

  10. Cliff

For the pet parents who love a classic read

  1. Gatsby

  2. Ernest

  3. Romeo

  4. Homer

  5. Finn

  6. Alice

  7. Woolf

  8. Toni

  9. Walt

  10. Hugo

For the dog parent who can't go without caffeine

  1. Chai

  2. Latte

  3. Brew

  4. Beanie

  5. Fredo

  6. Java

  7. Mocha

  8. Sugar

  9. Brulee

  10. Cocoa

For the pup who's friendly with all animals

  1. Bear

  2. Panther

  3. Badger

  4. Otter

  5. Grizzly

  6. Moose

  7. Fox

  8. Fawn

  9. Beaver

  10. Panda

For the furparent who totally reads their pup’s birth chart

  1. Celeste

  2. Comet

  3. Cosmo

  4. Stella

  5. Galileo

  6. Leo

  7. Luna

  8. Nova

  9. Pluto

  10. Ursa

For the punny pups

  1. Jimmy Chew

  2. Arf Vader

  3. Bark Obama

  4. Chew Barka

  5. Furby

  6. Bark Ruffalo

  7. Mutt Damon

  8. Mary Puppins

  9. Sarah Jessica Barker

  10. Harry Pawter

For the badass good boys

  1. Beast

  2. Blaze

  3. Bruiser

  4. Cash

  5. Diesel

  6. Hercules

  7. Koda

  8. Spike

  9. Storm

  10. Thor

For the doge that loves to eat

  1. Pickles

  2. Basil

  3. Tofu

  4. Coconut

  5. Pepper

  6. Miso

  7. Mango

  8. Noodle

  9. Nugget

  10. Peanut

For dog moms who majored in art history

  1. Basquiat

  2. Claude

  3. Diego

  4. Frida

  5. Matisse

  6. Michelangelo

  7. Monet

  8. Pablo

  9. Van Gogh

  10. Warhol

For the Disney-addicted dog mama

  1. Simba

  2. Buzz

  3. Chewie

  4. Freckles

  5. Genie

  6. Lilo

  7. Mickey

  8. Mushu

  9. Nala

  10. Tinkerbell

For dog moms with a cottagecore aesthetic

  1. Lilac

  2. Buttercup

  3. Clover

  4. Fleur

  5. Willow

  6. Ivy

  7. Lilith

  8. Periwinkle

  9. Petunia

  10. Sage

For the doggo with an oddly human face

  1. Arthur

  2. Ben

  3. Nancy

  4. Hank

  5. Frankie

  6. Josie

  7. Lucy

  8. Max

  9. Phoebe

  10. Sawyer

For the goodest rescue rock star

  1. Doja Cat

  2. Bowie

  3. Cardi

  4. Elton

  5. Elvis

  6. Gaga

  7. Jagger

  8. Yoko

  9. Madonna

  10. RiRi

For the basic classic

  1. Lola

  2. Birdie

  3. Buddy

  4. Scout

  5. Goose

  6. Lady

  7. Lassie

  8. Marley

  9. Milo

  10. Scooby

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