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175 Brown Dog Names: Ideas for Your Adorable Chocolate-Colored Pup

Written by: Chris Dinesen Rogers

Last Updated on April 12, 2024 by Dogster Team

175 Brown Dog Names: Ideas for Your Adorable Chocolate-Colored Pup

According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), some of the most popular canine breeds are brown dogs. Think of chocolate Labrador Retrievers and brindle French Bulldogs. As you probably already know, the color of a dog can have a major influence on the name their owners pick.

Of course, they’re not limited to traditional choices. Perhaps their color provides the inspiration that comes from food to alcohol to fictional characters. Nothing is off limits. Looking for the perfect name isn’t surprising, given that 95% of pet owners consider their dogs part of the family. It’s an important decision that’s worth pondering.

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How to Choose the Perfect Name for Your Dog

We suggest getting the family’s input when deciding on a name for your pet. However, remember that canines are much smarter than we may credit them. They can read our emotions and learn words, such as their names. Therefore, think about the tag you’re going to give your pup for life. You’ll undoubtedly have to use it in public, so avoid anything that may offend others or that you might feel embarrassed by saying around anyone other than your friends and family.

Don’t feel as if you must name your pet right away. Sometimes, it’s best to let your pup do it for you based on their personality or appearance. You may also find something short and sweet works best, especially if you have small children. Choose a name everyone can easily say and pronounce. However, feel free to get creative. After all, inviting a pet into your home is a positive experience.

Male Brown Dog Names

Chocolate Great Dane Dog lying on the floor
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Whether your male dog is tough guy or a cuddler, you have plenty of choices for a fitting name. Some are fun, and others are just plain silly. That’s what makes them so great!

  • Angus
  • Bailey
  • Barley
  • Beau
  • Benny
  • Bentley
  • Bobby
  • Bruno
  • Buddy
  • Clyde
  • Cody
  • Cooper
  • Doug
  • Eli
  • Frankie
  • Freddie
  • Harry
  • Henry
  • Herbie
  • Jax
  • Jimmy
  • Leo
  • Louie
  • Luke
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Nico
  • Ollie
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Percy
  • Quincy
  • Rory
  • Rudy
  • Rupert
  • Scout
  • Simon
  • Teddy
  • Toby
  • Tommy
  • Vinny
  • Wilson
  • Willy
  • Winston

Female Brown Dog Names

Chocolate brown Labradoodle dog retieving training dummy
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Likewise, we can find girly names for our canine BFF that fits their personality to a tee. Many are classic monikers that we just can’t see to get enough of them. You probably had a pet with at least one of them growing up as a kid.

  • Alice
  • Autumn
  • Baby
  • Bella
  • Betty
  • Bonnie
  • Brandy
  • Buttercup
  • Chloe
  • Cocoa
  • Daisy
  • Delilah
  • Dolly
  • Dot
  • Emmie
  • Esme
  • Fawn
  • Foxy
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Godiva
  • Goldie
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Jackie
  • Katie
  • Lady
  • Layla
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Maddie
  • Maggie
  • Maple
  • Molly
  • Nickie
  • Nutmeg
  • Penny
  • Pip
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Ruthie
  • Sadie
  • Sandy
  • Sherry
  • Sophie
  • Taffy
  • Winnie
  • Zoe

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Funny Brown Dog Names

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When it comes to naming your dog, there are no rules. Anything is fair game. Sometimes, your pup makes picking a name easy with some odd habit they have or something funny that happened when they were a puppy.

  • Bacon
  • Bailey
  • Benji
  • Bon Bon
  • Bourbon
  • Brownie
  • Cadbury
  • Candy
  • Caramel
  • Chai
  • Chevy
  • Chip
  • Cinnamon
  • Cola
  • Cookie
  • Curry
  • Dakota
  • Digger
  • Duke
  • Fritz
  • Fudge
  • Gouda
  • Guinness
  • Harley
  • Hershey
  • Hops
  • Java
  • Kahlua
  • Koda
  • Kodiak
  • Kona
  • Lucky
  • Luna
  • Malibu
  • Meadow
  • Mocha
  • Moose
  • Muffin
  • Peach
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Reese
  • Reno
  • Rolo
  • Royce
  • Rum
  • Russet
  • Rusty
  • Shelby
  • Sienna
  • Snickers
  • Sparky
  • Sugar
  • Tango
  • Thor
  • Twix
  • Woody

Real Life, Fiction, Film, and TV-Inspired Brown Dog Names

Chocolate Labrador Retriever
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Inspiration can come from anywhere—literally! That’s what makes this last set of names so much fun. Our dogs may remind us of a favorite character in a book or movie. Of course, sometimes, real life is stranger than fiction.

  • Alvin
  • Andy
  • Balto
  • Bambi
  • Bilbo
  • Bogie
  • Butch
  • Caesar
  • Cassidy
  • Charlie
  • Clifford
  • Elmer
  • Goose
  • Heathcliff
  • Heidi
  • Marley
  • Marmaduke
  • Odie
  • Rocky
  • Roo
  • Snoopy
  • Spike
  • Stella
  • Toto

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Conclusion

Choosing a name for your new pet is a big deal and worth spending the time to consider the best choice for your dog. After all, it’s probably going to be one of the first words your pup learns—after “No!” It’s part of the bonding experience with your pooch. A name with a positive association with you will come through every time you call your pet through your voice. Next time you’re out hiking or at the dog park, you can call your dog’s name with pride!

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