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160+ Dog Names Starting With H: For Your Happy Pup

Written by: Ed Malaker

Last Updated on March 22, 2024 by Ed Malaker

Dog Names Starting With H

160+ Dog Names Starting With H: For Your Happy Pup

Naming a new pet can be a difficult experience, especially if it’s your first pet. You want something unique and original, but you also don’t want it to sound silly, and your dog needs to like it too. Sometimes, all it takes is to hear a few ideas to get the ball rolling so you can find the perfect name. Keep reading for a list of dog names that start with the letter H, divided into several categories.


How to Name Your Dog

  • Dogs tend to respond better to names that are one to two syllables long. Short names are easier for them to recognize and remember.
  • Choose a name that’s easy for you and others to pronounce and that people will likely say the same way each time. For instance, the different ways that people can say “tomato” can confuse a dog if that’s their name.
  • Avoid names that sound similar to other names or commands that you use.
  • Choosing a name that reflects their personality can be fun and fitting.
  • Sometimes a dog’s appearance can inspire their name. For example, if your dog has distinct markings, coloration, or unique features, use those to pick their name.
  • Pick a name that brings positive associations to mind.
  • If you want your pup to stand out at the dog park, avoid common names.
  • Don’t rush it. Sometimes it can take a few days to come up with a name.
  • Make a list of a few names that you like, and try them out for a day or two. See how well your dog responds to them and which one seems to fit best.
  • Involve your family and friends in the naming process for even more ideas.
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Famous Figures With Names Starting With H for Dogs

  • Hanks
  • Harlow
  • Hathaway
  • Hawke
  • Hawkeye
  • Hawking
  • Hemingway
  • Hemsworth
  • Hepburn
  • Hephaestus
  • Heston
  • Hiddleston
  • Hitchcock
  • Houdini
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Food and Drink Names Starting With H for Dogs

  • Hashbrown
  • Hazelnut
  • Herbal
  • Hershey
  • Hibiscus
  • Hoagie
  • Honey
  • Honeybun
  • Honeycomb
  • Honeycrisp
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Hotdog
  • Hummus

Nature-Inspired Dog Names Starting With H

  • Hailstorm
  • Halcyon
  • Harbor
  • Haven
  • Hawthorn
  • Hazelwood
  • Heath
  • Herb
  • Highland
  • Hilltop
  • Holly
  • Hornet
  • Huckleberry
  • Hummingbird
  • Hunter
  • Hurricane
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Hyena
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Literary Characters With Names Starting With H for Dogs

  • Hagrid
  • Hamlet
  • Hazel Grace
  • Heathcliff
  • Hela
  • Henry Higgins
  • Hercule Poirot
  • Hermione
  • Hester
  • Holden
  • Holmes
  • Howard
  • Huck
  • Huck Finn

Colorful Dog Names Starting With H

  • Harlequin
  • Hazy Blue
  • Heather
  • Henna
  • Honeydew
  • Hot Pink
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Music-Inspired Dog Names Starting With H

  • Handel
  • Harmonica
  • Harmonize
  • Harmony
  • Harp
  • Harpsichord
  • Haydn
  • Hendrix
  • Hipster
  • Honky Tonk
  • Hymn
  • Hymnal


Historical Figures With Names Starting With H for Dogs

  • Hadrian
  • Hamilton
  • Hannibal
  • Harding
  • Harriet
  • Harun al-Rashid
  • Hatshepsut
  • Henry
  • Heraclitus
  • Herodotus
  • Hildegard
  • Hiram
  • Hirohito
  • Hoover
  • Horatio
  • Hua Mulan
  • Hypatia
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Geographical Locations With Names Starting With H for Dogs

  • Harlem
  • Havana
  • Hawaii
  • Helsinki
  • Himalaya
  • Holland
  • Honduras
  • Honolulu
  • Houston
  • Hudson
  • Hungary

Dog Names With a Unique Twist Starting With H

  • Helicopter
  • Heptagon
  • Hercules
  • Highlander
  • Holograph
  • Huxley
  • Hybrid
  • Hyperion
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Celestial Dog Names Starting With H

  • Halley
  • Heaven
  • Hemera
  • Horizon
  • Hydra
  • Hypernova

Mythology-Inspired Dog Names Starting With H

  • Hades
  • Hecate
  • Hector
  • Helios
  • Hera
  • Hermes
  • Hestia
  • Hypnos
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Sports-Inspired Dog Names Starting With H

  • Halfpipe
  • Hat-Trick
  • Heisman
  • High-Jump
  • Hike
  • Hockey
  • Homerun
  • Hoops
  • Hurdle

Tech and Science Dog Names Starting With H

  • Hacker
  • HTML
  • Helix
  • Hertz
  • Hub
  • Hubble
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • Hypertext
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Pop Culture-Inspired Dog Names Starting With H

  • Han Solo
  • Hans Gruber
  • Harley Quinn
  • Harry Potter
  • Hawkgirl
  • Hellboy
  • Hodor
  • Hulk

Cartoon Characters With Names Starting With H for Dogs

  • Handy Manny
  • Hiccup
  • Homer Simpson
  • Hong Kong Phooey
  • Huckleberry Hound
  • Huey
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Dog Names Inspired by Emotions Starting With H

  • Happy
  • Heartfelt
  • Hesitation
  • Hilarity
  • Hope
  • Hug
  • Hushed



As you can see, there are many names that you can choose from to name your dog, and these only include ones starting with the letter H. Our favorites include Hulk, Harmony, Hera, and Hoops. If you are still struggling to find a name, invite family and friends over, and make a game out of it. Choose names that remind you of the dog’s personality or appearance, and try out a few to see if there is one that your dog seems to like.

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