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300+ Human Names for Dogs: Familiar Ideas For New Companion

Written by: Sarah Psaradelis

Last Updated on April 9, 2024 by Dogster Team

300+ Human Names for Dogs: Familiar Ideas For New Companion

One of the first things we do, when we bring a new dog home, is name them. Their name is going to be with them for the rest of their life, so it’s important to choose one that fits them best.

Sometimes, a human name seems to be the best choice for your canine. Although there are various categories of dog names out there, human names remain a top choice.

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Tips On Choosing the Perfect Dog Name

Choosing a “pawfect” name for your dog can be challenging, especially if you don’t even know where to begin. It’s difficult to determine which name might be a good choice for your new dog, and you probably haven’t spent much time with them either. You might have already had a couple of names in your head, only to find that they don’t really suit your new friend.

Here are some tips to get you started:
  • Spend a few days watching their behavior and observing their different traits. Get to know your dog better before rushing to name them. This allows you to determine whether your dog is more playful, silly, affectionate, clingy, or brave. Certain names can describe your dogs’ traits better than others.
  • Compile a list of your top name choices for your dog and ask friends and family to rate them. The one with the highest rating is likely the best choice for your new dog.
  • Try using your top five favorite names for your new dog when calling or talking to them and see which one sticks the most.
  • Place your top name choices on pieces of cardboard with treats behind them and let your dog sniff them out. The first one your dog goes to can be their new name, and they would have chosen it themselves!

Now, let’s dive into the various human names that could be used for dogs.

Unisex Human Names for Dogs

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The following gender-neutral human names are perfect for both male and female dogs.

  • Alex
  • Bailey
  • Angel
  • Rory
  • Harper
  • Jordan
  • Terry
  • Payton
  • Sage
  • Riley
  • Huxley
  • Payton
  • Dakota
  • Robin
  • Morgan
  • Lesley
  • Sky
  • Kirby
  • River
  • Clover
  • Hunter
  • Ginger
  • Shelby
  • Jamie
  • Reese
  • Phoebe
  • Spencer
  • Blaine
  • Norris
  • Oliver

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Female Human Dog Names

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Female dogs are independent, playful, loving, and most importantly they are loyal. Finding a feminine-sounding human name for your female dog could be the right match. Some names are diva-like, while others are fairly basic.

  • Skyler
  • Cheyenne
  • Tatum
  • Kathryn
  • Chloe
  • Amara
  • Addison
  • Lucy
  • Aubrey
  • Koko
  • Zillah
  • Jade
  • Aaliyah
  • Joan
  • Karolina
  • Lily grace
  • Kate
  • Fatema
  • Sofia
  • Hannah
  • Ruth
  • Gabriella
  • Ciara
  • Tori
  • Antoinette
  • Zoey
  • Kimberly
  • Sarabi
  • Celeste
  • Precious
  • Layla
  • Katelyn
  • Whitney
  • Anna
  • Kerry
  • Angelica
  • Rene
  • Olivia
  • Hailey
  • Katrina
  • Judy
  • Artemis
  • Dhana
  • Zola
  • Linda
  • Willow
  • Taylor
  • Amelia Rose
  • Faith
  • Erin
  • Ariana
  • Rosalie
  • Kelsey
  • Kara
  • Susan
  • Lexi
  • Erica
  • Nikhita
  • Jennifer/Jenny
  • Martyna
  • Corina
  • Angela
  • Keiko
  • Halsey
  • Naomi
  • Pamela
  • Matilda
  • Sidney
  • Maya
  • Imogen
  • Ariana
  • Mariska
  • Daniella
  • Holly
  • Sandra
  • Aspen
  • Ruby
  • Madelyn
  • Florence
  • Bella
  • Selena
  • Tania
  • Xena
  • Rebecca
  • Bonny

Male Human Dog Names

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Masculine names can be fitting for many male dogs. Although male dogs can be tough and fearless, they are usually cuddlier and more playful than anything else. So, why not choose a human name for boys that can work for a male dog too?

  • Bensen
  • Toby
  • Felix
  • Rick
  • Finley
  • Elliot
  • Sony
  • Tharindu
  • Joey
  • Paul
  • Mathew
  • Hirato
  • Akira
  • Ruben
  • Austin
  • Davu
  • George
  • Adrian
  • Justin
  • Patrick
  • Robbie
  • Andie
  • Samiah
  • Carson
  • Zach
  • Shane
  • Gregory
  • Luis
  • Connor
  • Luke
  • Emery
  • Troy
  • Clark
  • Sheldon
  • Tom/Tommy
  • Emerson
  • Hayden
  • Jose
  • Benjamin/Ben
  • Christopher
  • David
  • Lennon
  • Yuca
  • Mark
  • Maxwell
  • Jaxon
  • Ethan
  • Shawn
  • Ayami
  • Jacob
  • Winston
  • Zeus
  • Lorcan
  • Mathias
  • Santiago
  • Xipho
  • Maddox
  • Dale
  • Quinn
  • Marley
  • Johnathan
  • Coby
  • Carlisle
  • Aiden
  • Oscar
  • Nathan
  • Renaldo
  • Adam
  • Luther
  • Klaus
  • Nathen
  • Jackson/Jack
  • Frank
  • Liam
  • Thomas
  • Michael
  • Noah
  • Elijah

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Cool Human Names for Dogs

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Many dog owners will admit that their dog is undoubtedly cooler than them! A cool-sounding human name can be a good choice for all the cool dogs out there.

  • Ajax
  • Nadia
  • Berry
  • Kristian
  • Echo
  • Samuel
  • Gaston
  • Blake
  • Stephanie
  • Trista
  • Ausha
  • Vienna
  • Kayla
  • Yuka
  • Octavia
  • Brynne
  • Tristen
  • Annalise
  • Fern
  • Hazel
  • Sebastian
  • Theo
  • Rafi
  • Mirabel
  • Danica
  • Marten
  • Chaya
  • Finn
  • Marco
  • Dean
  • Angus
  • Remy
  • Sullivan
  • Tucker
  • Atticus
  • Jonas
  • Boaz
  • Ryder
  • Ace
  • Lina
  • Leia
  • Gus
  • Martin
  • Wren
  • Daphne
  • Fiona
  • Heidi
  • Branden
  • Joel
  • Cooper
  • Raelyn
  • Dominique
  • Kehlani
  • Opal
  • Tessa
  • Carly
  • Arlo
  • Miles
  • Asher
  • Jett
  • Otis
  • Charmander
  • Octavia
  • Jace

Unique Human Names for Dogs

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Each dog is unique in their own way. Whether your dog has a unique appearance, personality, or other specific traits, a special and unique human name might be the perfect fit for them.

  • Asantewaa
  • Rhett
  • Beatris
  • Constance
  • Raquel
  • Devony
  • Tyron
  • Minette
  • Charmaine
  • Mordechai
  • Kassiani
  • Arden
  • Jubilee
  • Beuford
  • Frostine
  • Jessamy
  • Grover
  • Caspian
  • Alazne
  • Huck
  • Thiago
  • Mason
  • Florian
  • Penelope
  • Coen

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Human Names for Dogs with Meanings

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If you want a name that is not only unlikely to be heard at the dog park but also has a special meaning, the following names are worth checking out.

  • Eira: Meaning “snow,” great for a dog with white fur.
  • Adolfo: Meaning “noble wolf.”
  • Blevine: A wolf cub that is like a child.
  • Kindred: Family and similarity.
  • Americus: Home or work ruler.
  • Lupita: Meaning “river of the wolf.”
  • Vaughn: Meaning “little” or “small.”
  • Geena: Meaning “queen” or a “famous warrior.”
  • Bunda: One with a fur coat.
  • Marne: From the sea.
  • Enya: The kernel of popcorn or nuts.
  • Anmar: A leopard.
  • Vesper: Meaning “evening star” or “prayer.”
  • Samin: An Arabic name meaning “precious, valuable, or self-disciplined.”
  • Tao: Meaning “long life” or “life path.”

Conclusion

Naming your dog can be a fun experience overall, especially if you include friends and family in the naming process. Whether you decide on a feminine, masculine, unisex, cool, or unique name is up to you (and your dog!).

We hope this article has given you ideas or even helped you pick your dog’s new name.

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