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350+ Black Dog Names: Best Brilliant & Unique Names for Black Dogs

Oliver Jones

One of your biggest (and most fun) jobs as a new dog owner is to pick out the perfect name. Whether you’ve just adopted a puppy or an adult rescue, your new dog deserves a unique name. You don’t want to call out the name at the dog park and have a dozen other dogs respond! Luckily, if your dog is black, there are tons of amazing name options.

If you’re looking for the best names for black dogs, you’re in the right place! We have hundreds of great options that will perfectly suit any kind of dog. From Spooky and Cosmo to Xena and Gretel, we have all the names you’ll need!

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Black Puppy Names

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Puppies are undeniably adorable, and black puppies are arguably some of the cutest dogs on the earth. Here are some unique black puppy names that will suit your grown-up dog, too. Choose a name that will age as well as your furry friend!

  • Celia
  • Naruto
  • Bogart
  • Osiris
  • Muggsie
  • Chaplin
  • Reaper
  • Grayce
  • Bubba
  • Malicious
  • Sander
  • Nemesis
  • Jonga
  • Lancelot
  • Pancake
  • Mouse
  • CJ
  • Leopard
  • Azzurra
  • Goulash
  • Tiny-tink
  • Jinx
  • Thunder
  • Cola
  • Bruno
  • Obi
  • Boots
  • Pokey
  • Chogan
  • Rambler
  • Theseus
  • Luc
  • Zeb
  • Fella
  • Buckley
  • Wasabi
  • Tinkerbella
  • Scar
  • Max
  • Darth
  • Paisa
  • Outlaw
  • Moonflower
  • Schnitzel
  • Avnil
  • Half-pint
  • Fehu
  • Jester
  • Toby
  • Lafayette
  • Playa
  • Silhouette
  • Kaliman
  • Cagney
  • Uzumati
  • Pig
  • Audra
  • Phinn
  • Scosche
  • Black Rose
  • Magpie
  • Eclipse
  • Kappy
  • Scrab
  • Valkyrie
  • Huyen
  • Roxanne
  • Pinky
  • Charleigh
  • Vinoth
  • Bubo
  • Neil
  • Mahan
  • Friday
  • Kapers
  • Devil
  • Jex
  • Tika
  • Guidry
  • Zeke
  • Aynzli
  • Jiffy
  • Xia
  • Dreamer
  • Chicory
  • Uschi
  • Quinn
  • Malarkey
  • Tinkz
  • Gachi
  • Baron
  • Avril
  • Midas

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Black Boy Dog Names

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If you’re looking for boy dog names for black dogs, the first thing to do is consider your pup’s personality. Is he a tough guy, a goofy dog, or a little bit mysterious? Keep reading to find brilliant dog names for any black boy dog!

  • Titi
  • Blackfoot
  • Marcos
  • Noir
  • Satchmo
  • Sully
  • Savage
  • Buger
  • Morris
  • Cinders
  • Stormy
  • Dorjan
  • Scrappi
  • Enigma
  • Cordial
  • Avery
  • Timothy
  • Jiggy
  • Yahtzee
  • Churchill
  • Jet
  • Black Onyx
  • Fenway
  • Chai
  • Taiko
  • Ralph
  • Kaine
  • Blackbean
  • Licorice
  • Condan
  • Moon
  • Theo
  • Kujo
  • Duanna
  • Dapper Dan
  • Osito
  • Gruk
  • Zebedee
  • Huyan
  • Manu
  • Viktor
  • Dugan
  • Mali Kai
  • Chernobog
  • Joey
  • Truffle
  • Black Orchid
  • Zephyr
  • Navarre
  • Kuro
  • Muffin
  • Sucki
  • Down
  • Chantilly
  • Velcro
  • Zen
  • Baiden
  • Count
  • Morgan
  • Vlad
  • Jonquil
  • Donnie
  • Jonesy
  • Koll
  • Fedex
  • Ace
  • Silky
  • Gamina
  • Holo
  • Colby
  • Ranger
  • Beluga
  • Waggafuffel
  • Kona
  • Malcolm
  • Inky
  • Jeter
  • Charlie
  • Poochie
  • Aesop
  • Blackbeard
  • Charmin
  • Scribbles
  • Chacha
  • Goochie
  • Chaedynn
  • Oregano
  • Felix
  • Rastis
  • Jordan
  • Ned
  • Kamar
  • Padoodles
  • Lago
  • Zaxter
  • Titan
  • Santo
  • Poofy
  • Darcy
  • Dowan
  • Black Bart
  • Jethro
  • Kodiak
  • Ayita
  • Nehi
  • New Moon
  • Ram
  • Daegan
  • Umar
  • Koorooda
  • Harpoon
  • Night
  • Tex
  • Pipsy
  • Tikilynn
  • Bandit
  • Jojo
  • Charu
  • Shadow
  • Aye Aye
  • Goofy
  • Espresso
  • Magnus
  • Chachi
  • Hanzi
  • Tico
  • Pepper
  • Guftar
  • Orvis
  • Benji
  • Gargal
  • Mooree
  • Burnt
  • Doyle
  • Dee
  • Toondoo
  • Bucky
  • Sedi
  • Ash
  • Black Diamond
  • Wyoming
  • Jett
  • Scruffy
  • Pogo
  • Pinto Bean
  • C.K.
  • Tilan
  • Tigzy
  • Sappy
  • Cosmo
  • Shadowed Moonlight
  • Guitarra
  • Moppy
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  • Nigel
  • Checkers
  • Morag
  • Pickles
  • Spot
  • Zay
  • Vinnie
  • Oscar
  • Abbott
  • Scarffy
  • Negrito
  • Duggan
  • Siavush
  • Balcundi
  • Idgie
  • Champagne
  • Oil Slick
  • Orion
  • Horseshoe
  • Jollie
  • Sas
  • Mooshu
  •  Zenden
  •  Amaro
  •  Hamlet
  •  Frostie
  •  Pancho
  •  Thunderpants
  •  Daffy
  •  Ozzo
  •  Lassie
  •  Faxon
  •  Adrik
  •  Lando
  •  Luckey
  •  Skylar
  •  Tuxedo
  •  Chanti
  •  Beetle
  •  Zeus
  •  Gutago
  •  Vince
  •  Ajax
  •  Brakani
  •  Cadet
  •  Thatcher
  •  Blackberry
  •  Vas
  •  Chakky
  •  Corbin
  •  Scamperdoo
  •  Greddy
  • Black Secrets
  •  Sabbath
  • Black Lightning
  •  Darko
  •  March
  •  Tinker
  •  X-ray
  •  Mirlo
  •  Abel
  •  Mopsy
  •  Rocky
  •  Otis
  •  Hex
  •  August
  •  Bronson
  •  Duncan
  •  Pantera
  •  Inkwell
  •  Storm
  •  Wrinkles
  •  Panda
  •  Kaiser
  • Toni
  •  Grungie
  • Caci
  •  Kerry
  •  Waffles
  •  Griftar
  •  Kali
  •  Selly
  •  Uno
  •  Ebony
  •  Adonis
  •  Midnight
  •  Pinata
  •  Spooky
  •  Opie
  •  Tinsy
  •  Kaizer
  •  Spider
  •  Theodore
  •  Emi
  •  Tino
  •  Badi
  •  Yada-Yada
  •  Seiko
  •  Melanctha
  •  Sullivan
  •  D’ziel
  •  Bonfire
  •  Omen
  •  Kenya
  •  Sanderson
  •  Mayhem
  •  Rama
  •  Zero
  •  Onyx
  •  Gandun
  •  Token
  •  Tarapunga
  •  Dolan
  •  Hades
  •  Idgi
  •  Glendon
  •  Nathan
  •  Cynge
  •  Nightwalker
  •  Charli
  •  Abercrombie
  •  Emery
  •  Mako
  •  Dwayne
  •  Puddle
  •  Vader
  •  Ceadar
  •  Dougal
  •  Mayon
  •  Jess
  • Knight
  • Aussie
  • Pocono
  • Vortex
  • Aswad
  • Tiplow
  • Paddy
  • Paladin
  • Yager
  • Nightwalker
  • Pugana
  • Indigo
  • Batman
  • Agent
  • Undertaker
  • Ember
  • Nelson
  • Marble
  • Ham
  • Samurai
  • Scappler
  • Grizzly
  • Otto
  • Nighthawk
  •  Rasta
  •  Kasabian
  •  Rascal
  •  Kamryn
  •  Tigger
  •  Tiffen
  •  Grumble
  •  Saxton
  •  Lucer
  •  Gucci
  •  Tiesine
  •  Greece
  •  Goldy

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Black Girl Dog Names

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If your black dog is a girl, there are tons of great name options. Pick out a name that’s cute, dramatic, dark, or funny. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it on this list!

  • Emily
  • Abby
  • Polly
  • Pippi
  • Honey Boo Boo
  • Brunhilde
  • Azalia
  • Chaka
  • Oceana
  • Azula
  • Lovey
  • Xrina
  • Ponya
  • Eloise
  • Xena
  • Lula
  • Leila
  • Karly
  • Karen
  • Polyhymnia
  • Kara
  • Hollycole
  • Hershey
  • Sandy
  • Cocoa
  • Seabiscuit
  • Lucy Lu
  • Tinkabear
  • Ieasha
  • Moxy
  • Piano
  • Europa
  • Autumn
  • Anna
  • Tita
  • Fawn
  • Lela
  • Roxiss
  • Gretel
  • Brynna
  • Xena
  • Celie
  • Dove
  • Bubblegum
  • Mossy
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Jocelyn
  • Doris
  • Dottie
  • Halloween
  • Lava
  • Pearl
  • Misty
  • Caboose
  • Jessica
  • Bell
  • Elsie
  • Emmie
  • Pippy
  • Tara
  • Vampira
  • Black Opal
  • Kasandra
  • Roxy
  • Satin
  • Selma
  • Cocopuff
  • Swirl
  • Aubrey
  • Karlie
  • Oreo
  • Charlotte
  • Black Beauty
  • Charity
  • Gypsy
  • Black Hole
  • Ballet
  • Rebel
  • Caelyn
  • Anise
  • Baby
  • Poppy
  • Honeybear
  • Star
  • Mora
  • Audrey
  • Whirlpool
  • Margo
  • Joan
  • Lucille
  • Lucyloo
  • Rainbow
  • Cloudy
  • Tiva
  • Coco
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How to Choose the Best Name for Your Black Dog

Now that you’ve seen our favorite names for black dogs, it’s time to take your pick! But what’s the best way to figure out which name your dog will love? We recommend taking a moment to test out the names you like. Try whispering, yelling, and writing each name. Think about how the name will look on your dog’s collar and whether you’ll end up shortening it into a nickname. If it’s a common name, will your dog be confused by other owners at the park? On the other hand, if it’s an uncommon name, will your friends and family have a hard time remembering or saying it?

Once you find a name that works for you, try it on your black dog. It may take some time to get your pup to respond to a new name, but most dogs will figure it out pretty quickly.

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Final Thoughts

We hope this list of over 350 brilliant names for black dogs has helped you find the perfect option. Whether you’ve just adopted an adorable black puppy or you’re naming a black girl or boy dog, there are so many hilarious, tough, and sweet dog names! You can’t go wrong with a classic like Coco or Midnight, but you can also opt for a more unusual Vampira, Zero, or Magpie. Whichever name you choose, we hope your black dog loves it!


Featured Image Credit: Brezhneva.od, Shutterstock

Oliver Jones

Oliver (Ollie) Jones - A zoologist and freelance writer living in South Australia with his partner Alex, their dog Pepper, and their cat Steve (who declined to be pictured). Ollie, originally from the USA, holds his master's degree in wildlife biology and moved to Australia to pursue his career and passion but has found a new love for working online and writing about animals of all types.