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150+ Puppy Names: Cute and Popular Ideas

Written by: Ed Malaker

Last Updated on April 13, 2024 by Dogster Team

Puppy Names

150+ Puppy Names: Cute and Popular Ideas

Getting a new puppy can be extremely exciting, especially for a child, and naming it is one of the first and most important things you will do when you bring it home. However, selecting the proper name isn’t always easy, and many owners like to put considerable time into choosing what they will call their pet. If you want to name your new pup but have difficulty coming up with names, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading while we provide you with more than 150 names that you can use to find the perfect one for your puppy. dogster face divider

How to Name Your Puppy

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Choosing a puppy dog name can be challenging, but the trick is not to put too much thought into it. Overthinking can paralyze you and make it impossible to choose. In this section, we’ll try to list some puppy names to get you started. Many of these names will work for boys and girls, and hopefully, some will match your dog’s personality. Often people will pick a distinguishing trait as the basis for a name. Others may reference the location of purchase or the circumstances that caused the puppy to become part of the family.

  • Alby
  • Aspen
  • August
  • Bacon
  • Bagel
  • Bean
  • Bingo
  • California
  • Dumpling
  • Gumdrop
  • Lennon
  • Milkshake
  • Moon
  • Pebbles
  • Porkchop

Cute Girl Puppy Names

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Image By: Lori Minette, Pixabay

Choosing a girl name is great fun because you get to consider all of the wonderful aspects of the female species. You can reference her smile or her appearance, and many people name girls after flowers and sweet things. There are also plenty of female names from all ethnicities to choose from that all make wonderful choices and will help your girl be more memorable and feel more important.

  • Abby
  • Addison
  • Adele
  • Amber
  • Annie
  • Apricot
  • Belle
  • Blondie
  • Blossom
  • Bonita
  • Bubbles
  • Buttercup
  • Calamity
  • Cleopatra
  • Cougar
  • Dahlia
  • Destiny
  • Dolly
  • Dottie
  • Ely
  • Faith
  • Firefly
  • Flo
  • Foxy
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Harley
  • Hazel
  • Heidi
  • Holly
  • Hera
  • Ivy
  • Juliet
  • Kiki
  • Madison
  • Maggie
  • Marigold
  • Meadow
  • Paris
  • Pearl
  • Pepper
  • Posie
  • Princess
  • Pudding
  • Sophie
  • Stella
  • Sydney
  • Rose
  • Rosebud
  • Ruby
  • Tootsie
  • Trixie
  • Violet
  • Zoe
  • Zya


Cute Boy Puppy Names

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Boy puppy names are also fun to choose from, and many people consider them easier than a female name. Like girl dogs, boy names often reference their appearance, especially their color. It’s also common to give a male dog a warrior-type name or something intending to strike fear into strangers, even though we know they are just big snuggle monsters. Many common human male names make a perfect pet name, so there are plenty of options.

  • Adonis
  • Ajax
  • Apollo
  • Bear
  • Brutus
  • Brick
  • Brownie
  • Bud
  • Bug
  • Chester
  • Cody
  • Conan
  • Damian
  • Dexter
  • Diesel
  • Digger
  • Dragon
  • Elvis
  • Fang
  • Ghost
  • Gunner
  • Hunter
  • Kane
  • Khan
  • Kodjak
  • Loki
  • Maverick
  • Moose
  • Morbeous
  • Ninja
  • Odin
  • Oliver
  • Oscar
  • Pepper
  • Phantom
  • Reggie
  • Remy
  • Ringo
  • Rocky
  • Rogue
  • Sam
  • Sarge
  • Scooby
  • Shamus
  • Sinbad
  • Smokey
  • Specter
  • Taco
  • Thor
  • Tiger
  • Ziggy
  • Zeus


Cute Puppy Names

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It’s hard to pin down what makes a puppy name cute, but they are the ones that let you know you are about to meet a real cuddler. If everyone visiting your home is talking about how cute your puppy is, you will need to make some extra effort to give your puppy a cute name to match.

  • Applejack
  • Autumn
  • Beauty
  • Biscuit
  • Buttons
  • Cheese Puff
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Cutie Pie
  • Dixie
  • Honey Bear
  • Oreo
  • Romeo
  • Rusty
  • Yoda

Most Popular Puppy Names

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Image Credit: Manuela Federspiel, Pixabay

Popular puppy names are the ones you hear all the time, and we’re sure you will recognize a few on this list. These names are popular because they often fit the dog perfectly, and it would be hard to call them any other name. There is nothing wrong with naming your pet something from this list, but we encourage you to spend a little time trying to think of something else before settling on one of these.

  • Bucky
  • Buttercup
  • Caesar
  • Cinnamon
  • Coco
  • Daisy
  • Fifi
  • Fluffy
  • Lancelot
  • Mackenzie
  • Max
  • Patches
  • Peaches
  • Plato
  • Pumpkin
  • Romeo
  • Snoopy
  • Snowball
  • Sparky
  • Spike
  • Spot
  • Sprocket
  • Sweet Pea


As you can see, there are plenty of names that you can use, and we’ve only scratched the surface to help get your mind working. You can name your dog just about anything easy to remember and unique, at least to your area, so you don’t call the wrong dog or cause confusion. We recommend spending some time thinking about it, so you are happy with your choice in the future.

We hope you have enjoyed reading over this list and found a few names you like. If we have made the process easier, please share these 150+ puppy names on Facebook and Twitter.

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