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100+ Food Names for Dogs: Scrumptious Options for Your Pup

Written by: Kerry-Ann Kerr

Last Updated on June 6, 2024 by Dogster Team

Food Names for Dogs

100+ Food Names for Dogs: Scrumptious Options for Your Pup

Narrowing down a name for your furry family member can be tricky, but you’re already halfway there by considering a food-inspired name. Even with a theme in mind, there are still so many choices, and it can feel like a lot of pressure to pick the right one. So, we’ve done all the hard work for you and found some food-inspired names for you to peruse.

How to Name Your Dog

Many people have a name ready to go before picking out a dog, and some like to take their time and meet their new pet first. You may want to name your dog after your favorite snack, or you could use their coat color to inspire you. However, it helps to observe your new pet for a while to get an idea of their personality.

After you’re familiar with some of their mannerisms, you can make notes about possible titles. It’s vital to remember that you don’t have to rush the process, but we can help you get started with 100 food-based names.

Names Inspired by Baked Goods

small dog lying next to a bowl with baking tool on its mouth
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Whether it’s a sweet pastry or a savory quiche, you can find many potential names in this list of yummy baked goods.

  • Amandine
  • Apple Crumble
  • Babka
  • Baguette
  • Biscotti
  • Breadstick
  • Cake Pop
  • Cheesecake
  • Ciabatta
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Cream Puff
  • Croissant
  • Crumpet
  • Doughnut
  • Eclair
  • Flan
  • Pancake
  • Pie
  • Quiche
  • Scone
  • Shortbread
  • Sponge
  • Swiss Roll
  • Toast
  • Waffle

Food Names for Boys and Girls

We’ve separated the list into guys and gals, but there aren’t any rules, so if you want to mix and match, that’s always fun, too!

Food Names for Girls

cute labrador dog and cookies against wooden table
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  • Brie
  • Bell (Pepper)
  • Caramel
  • Chia
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Ginger
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Maple
  • Marshmallow
  • Mochi
  • Muffin
  • Peaches
  • Peanut

Food Names for Boys

labrador retriever dog balancing bone shaped dog biscuit on his nose
Image Credit: Jaromir Chalabala, Shutterstock
  • Bacon
  • Beans
  • Biscuit
  • Cheddar
  • Chip
  • Chive
  • Gumbo
  • Mac
  • Nacho
  • Nugget
  • Noodle
  • Oreo
  • Taco
  • Tofu
  • Tuna


Names Inspired by Fruit and Vegetables

female hands feeding jack russell dog with watermelon
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You might have met a Cherry or Pumpkin before, but we’ve expanded this list for even more yummy fruits and veggies for you to choose from.

  • Apple
  • Artichoke
  • Apricot
  • Banana
  • Barley
  • Berry
  • Brussels (Sprout)
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cherry
  • Chestnut
  • Chive
  • Cilantro
  • Clementine
  • Elderberry
  • Fig
  • Grape
  • Honeydew
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon
  • Lettuce
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Olive
  • Papaya
  • Pickle
  • Plum
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish
  • Raisin
  • Strawberry
  • Squash
  • Tomato
  • Walnut
  • Watermelon
  • Yam

Funny Food Names

border collie dog in chef hat holding ladle in mouth
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Is your dog goofy or mischievous? These names will showcase how unique your pup is and serve as a reminder never to take life too seriously!

  • Alfalfa
  • Avocado
  • Cheerio
  • Cheeseburger
  • Chilli
  • Ding Dong
  • Drumstick
  • Dumpling
  • Fish
  • Fluffernutter
  • French Fry
  • Hotdog
  • Meatball
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Peppercorn
  • Salami
  • Sausage
  • Scrapple
  • Shrimp
  • Spaghetti
  • Spam
  • String Bean
  • Tater Tot

Food Names Inspired by Cozy Nights

labrador retriever dog holding feeding bowl in his mouth
Image Credit: Jaromir Chalabala, Shutterstock

There’s nothing more perfect than snuggling with your dog at the end of a busy day with a good movie and tasty snacks. So, why not get some inspiration from these snacks and drinks?

  • Almond Joy
  • Baby Ruth
  • Bubble Gum
  • Butterfinger
  • Chocolate
  • Dip
  • Gumdrop
  • Gummy Bear
  • Heath Bar
  • Hershey
  • Jellybean
  • Kit Kat
  • Lollipop
  • Milkshake
  • Milky Way
  • Mozzarella
  • Nerd
  • Pez
  • Pizza
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzel
  • Punch
  • Reeses
  • Skittle
  • Smartie
  • Soda
  • Sushi
  • Taffy
  • Tootsie
  • Twix


In Conclusion

Finding the perfect name for your new dog can be challenging, even if you have a theme in mind. There are so many options, and if you’re anything like us, we have more than one favorite food! But we hope our list has made your job a little bit easier and you’ve been inspired today. Just remember that whatever name you pick, your dog will love it because their favorite human chose it for them!

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