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200+ Popular Chow Chow Dog Names: Unique Options For Your Adorable Pet

Written by: Kristin Hitchcock

Last Updated on June 21, 2024 by Dogster Team

Chow Chow Dog Names

200+ Popular Chow Chow Dog Names: Unique Options For Your Adorable Pet

Chow Chows are not one of the most popular dogs in America. However, they aren’t so rare that you can’t find one, either. There are many breeders and rescue dogs spread throughout America, Europe, and Asia. Therefore, there are plenty of Chow Chows out there.

If you’ve adopted one of these adorable dogs, your first decision as a new dog owner will be to name your canine. There are countless naming options out there. However, finding inspiration can still be challenging, especially if your dog’s personality hasn’t been uncovered.

We’ve listed hundreds of our favorite Chow Chow names below for inspiration. You’re bound to find a name on this list—or at least one that inspires you.

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How to Name a Chow Chow

There are several “rules” to keep in mind when naming your canine. While you don’t necessarily have to follow all these rules, they can help you pick a suitable name for your canine.

Here’s a quick breakdown of some things to consider:
  • Choose something you like. At the end of the day, the only thing that really matters is that you like the name you chose. Your dog couldn’t care otherwise, and everyone else’s opinion doesn’t matter. Of course, figuring out whether or not you like the name can be challenging in some cases.
  • Avoid names that sound like commands. You should avoid names that your dog may confuse for commands or other words. Alternatively, you can change the word for specific commands if they are too close to your dog’s name. Either way, you should ensure that the name differs from any other words your dog knows.
  • Make sure everyone can pronounce it. If you have small children living in your home, ensure they can pronounce the name you chose. There are many instances where the children can’t pronounce the name, and the dog ends up being called whatever name the child comes up with.
  • Try out a few options. Don’t feel like you have to absolutely name your dog right away. You can give your dog a few days to settle in to let their personality come out. You can even try out multiple names to ensure that the option you choose for your dog is suitable. Some names may sound great on paper, but they may not really fit the dog in front of you.

Popular Dog Names for Chow Chows

chow chow sitting near tree
Image Credit: Debbie Kanders, Shutterstock

Here are some popular names that you may want to consider for your canine. These names come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are serious, while others are more humorous. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find an option below.

  • Gracie
  • River
  • Itsy-Bitsy
  • Ghost
  • Thor
  • Betty
  • Kissy
  • Willow
  • Remi
  • Franklin
  • Lucy
  • Chico
  • Josie
  • Blu
  • Simba
  • Middy
  • Lexi
  • Daisy
  • Fred
  • Hannah
  • Tucker
  • Piper
  • Hazel
  • Sammy
  • Shelby
  • Gizmo
  • Bugsy
  • Riley
  • Maddie
  • Jasper
  • Henry
  • Ladybug
  • Shep
  • Khaleesi
  • Mia
  • Mite

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Unique Chow Chow Dog Names

chow chow dog in the grass
Image Credit: Flower_Garden, Shutterstock

If you’re looking for some options that are a bit less common, we’ve got you covered below. Many of these names are plenty suitable for Chow Chows. However, they are not popular for one reason or another. We’ve included both masculine and feminine names on this list, so you can find something suitable for just about any dog.

  • Aspen
  • Yogi
  • Rocky
  • Lola
  • Luna
  • Sweetie
  • Babydoll
  • Athena
  • Bear
  • Dinky
  • Marley
  • Cinders
  • Lucky
  • Venus
  • Pipsqueak
  • Puddles
  • Baby
  • Colton
  • Junior
  • Oliver
  • Brownie
  • Levi
  • Murphy
  • Bodhi
  • Inch
  • Midge
  • Stella
  • Peanut
  • Sandy
  • Princess
  • Denver
  • Bonbon
  • Bandit
  • Casey
  • Koda Bear
  • Lovedy
  • Mocha
  • Ziggy
  • Cody
  • Ace
  • Arya
  • Oso
  • Katie
  • Sophie
  • Oscar
  • Griz

Cute Chow Chow Dog Names

chow chow dog in the garden
Image Credit: Liliya Kulianionak, Shutterstock

If your Chow Chow is adorable (aren’t they all?), then this list is for you. While many of these names are more feminine, we’ve also included cuter male names like “Rascal” and “Baxter.” These names aren’t as hard or tough as others, so they’re an excellent choice for more laidback dogs. Of course, if you’re just interested in a less “scary” name, then these names should work, too.

  • Rascal
  • Doodle
  • Cupid
  • Velvet
  • Incy
  • Cooper
  • Luke
  • Roo
  • Baxter
  • Chaos
  • Vesta
  • Pepper
  • Sparky
  • Nipper
  • Charlie
  • Maple
  • Walter
  • Kewpie
  • Maddy
  • Bailey
  • Foxy
  • Loki
  • Josh
  • Brenda
  • Ezra
  • Molly
  • Minnie
  • Heidi
  • Zeus
  • Rina
  • Nala
  • Siouxsie
  • Brandy
  • Coco
  • Tinks
  • Max
  • Gunnar
  • Empress
  • Slim
  • Lady
  • Laptop
  • Ginger
  • Abby
  • Bentley
  • Duke
  • Finn
  • Bambi
  • Bunny
  • Fifi
  • Tank
  • Harley
  • Babykins
  • Chewy
  • Rudy
  • Teenie
  • Twiggy
  • Emma
  • Munchkin

Cool Chow Chow Dog Names

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Image Credit: VKarlov, Shutterstock

For unique names that are on the tougher side, you should take a look at this list. We’ve included names like “Spike” and “Ruger,” which are generally considered “tougher” than other names. Most of these names are masculine. However, we’ve also included some feminine names that also fall into this category.

  • Ruger
  • Sam
  • Squirt
  • Spike
  • Leo
  • Kona
  • Gus
  • Jax
  • Milo
  • Angel
  • Sheba
  • Holly
  • Roscoe
  • Rusty
  • Cookie
  • Shorty
  • Koda
  • Sasha
  • Honey
  • Flora
  • Titch
  • Jinx
  • Beaux
  • Sassy
  • Cleo
  • Hunter
  • Pixie
  • Samantha
  • King
  • Rex
  • Vicki
  • Lily
  • Jackson
  • Chloe
  • Girlie
  • Brutus
  • Pip
  • Jett
  • Rufus
  • Zoe
  • Layla
  • Payne
  • Tootsie
  • Shadow
  • Sadie
  • Twilight
  • Jack
  • Archer
  • Poco

Interesting Dog Names for Chow Chows

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Image Credit: anvel, Pixabay

Chow Chows are an interesting dog, especially in America where they are less common. Therefore, we highly recommend choosing an interesting name for your Chow Chow. These names aren’t usual names you would typically find for dogs. However, they may work well for those looking for something a little bit more interesting.

  • Penny
  • Oakley
  • Pumpkin
  • Teddy
  • Maggie
  • Ellie
  • Cutie
  • Stumpy
  • Bella
  • Festus
  • Millie
  • Hiccup
  • Cuddles
  • Tiny
  • Button
  • Rosie
  • Ranger
  • Annie
  • Duchess
  • Floyd
  • Harry
  • Bonnie
  • Misty
  • Vicki
  • Bonsai
  • Zelda
  • Romy
  • Goober
  • Buddy
  • Winston
  • Maya
  • George
  • Toby
  • Roxy
  • Jezebel
  • Midget
  • Little Boy
  • Buster

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Final Thoughts

Chow Chows are interesting dogs that deserve unique, interesting names. There are plenty of options out there, whether you want something cute and cuddly or something a bit tougher. We included over 200 names on the list above to help you choose the best option for your canine.

Hopefully, the lists above will help you determine the best name for your canine.

Featured Image Credit: karygrabovski, Pixabay

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