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150+ Funny Dog Names: Hilarious Ideas for Dogs, Puppies, & Pets

Nicole Cosgrove

Are you looking for the perfect funny (or punny) dog name for your new pet? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, we have compiled some of the best funny dog names. Our list includes the best funny boy dog names, funny girl dog names, funny small dog names, and, of course, punny dog names. Even if you don’t find something that suits your dog, our list can help give you the inspiration you need to come up with your own funny pet names.

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How to Name Your Dog

Choosing a name for an animal can feel like a lot of responsibility. After all, you are likely going to have your dog for the next 10-15 years, so if you choose a name, it should suit your pet.

One way to go about naming your dog is to think of a name or word that means something to you. For example, if you met your partner while living abroad in France, you might decide to choose a French name as a symbol of your family’s story. If you had another pet whom you adored, you might consider naming your dog after your old pet in order to honor its memory.

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Another way you might approach naming your dog is by paying attention to your dog’s personality. If your dog has good manners, for example, you might name her Lady. If your dog likes to run after frisbees or tennis balls, you could call him Chase. However, it can take some time to get to know your dog, and it would be understandable if you didn’t want to wait to give it a name! Plenty of dog owners name their dogs based on their size and appearance, and you aren’t just limited to Spot or Brownie.

Of course, if you’re reading this article, you probably want to go against the grain and give your dog a name that will make people laugh. Owners choose punny or funny names for pets in order to get a laugh out of their friends and family. In addition to putting a smile on everyone’s face, funny dog names can also pay homage to your favorite books, movies, TV shows, and historical characters. Are you a fan of Star Wars? If you name your dog R2Dog2, any other Star Wars fans you encounter are sure to crack a smile.

Keep reading for more ideas for funny dog names!

divider-pawFunny Male Dog Names

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  • Babe (like the pig)
  • Bacon
  • Baldie
  • Bertie
  • Brutus – Caesar’s companion
  • Caesar
  • Chewbacca (Chewie for short)
  • Clark Kent (for all the undercover superhero dogs)
  • Cookie Monster
  • Curly (to go with Larry and Moe)
  • Dickens
  • Dilbert
  • Elmo
  • Elvis
  • Fabio
  • Fonzie
  • Freddy Mercury
  • Hamburglar
  • Homer
  • Kevin
  • Larry
  • Mac Daddy
  • Meatball
  • Meatloaf
  • Moe
  • Moose
  • Poo
  • Nacho
  • Notorious D.O.G.
  • Paul Anka
  • Pavlov
  • Phydeaux (pronounced “Fido”)
  • Pot Roast
  • POTUS
  • Professor Wagglesworth
  • Ravioli
  • Sir Barksalot
  • Sir Loin
  • Pepper
  • Slim (funnier for a big dog)
  • Smokey the Bear
  • Squirrel
  • Stinky
  • Taco
  • Thumper
  • Timex (good for a watchdog)
  • Tramp
  • Urkel
  • Waldo

divider-pawFunny Female Dog Names

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  • Barbie
  • Black Betty (for dogs with a black coat)
  • Bo-Peep
  • Buffy
  • Chiquita
  • Diva
  • Fluffernutter
  • Grandma (“gotta go walk Grandma!”)
  • Jessica Rabbit
  • Jolene
  • Kitty
  • Lady Rover
  • Lois
  • Mai Tai
  • Miss Piggy
  • Queen Frostine
  • Queen of Barkness
  • Sookie St. James
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tootsie
  • Waffles
  • Whoopi Goldbeagle (for a beagle, of course)
  • Winnie the Pooch

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  • Beanie Baby
  • Big Guy
  • Biggie Smalls
  • Bilbo
  • Bone Crusher
  • Bruiser
  • Chuck Norris
  • Fang
  • Frankenweenie
  • Godzilla
  • Gordito
  • Grizzle
  • Gus Gus (after the mouse in Cinderella)
  • Hagrid
  • Kraken
  • Macho
  • Micro Machine
  • Mighty
  • Mochi
  • Mouse
  • Munchkin
  • Muscles
  • Napoleon
  • Pee Wee
  • Polly Pocket
  • Puck
  • Rocky
  • Scrappy Doo
  • Scooter
  • Snack Pack
  • Toto

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  • Al Poo-cino
  • Anderson Pooper
  • Arf Vader
  • Bark Obama
  • Bark Twain
  • Bark Wahlberg
  • Beatrix Pawter
  • Beowoof
  • Boba Fetch
  • Catherine Zeta Bones
  • Charles Barkley
  • Chewy Lewis
  • Dogstoyevsky
  • Dogwarts
  • Dumbledog
  • Furdinand
  • Fuzz Aldrin
  • George Bernard Paw
  • George Washington Barker
  • Groucho Barx
  • Hairy Pawter
  • Hairy Styles
  • Indiana Bones
  • Jabba the Mutt
  • James Earl Bones
  • Jane Pawsten
  • Jimmy Chew
  • K. Growling
  • Joan of Bark
  • John Bone Jovi
  • Jude Paw
  • Kanye Westie
  • Karl Barx
  • King Barker
  • Lick Jagger
  • Lisa Vanderpup
  • Luke Skybarker
  • Mariah Hairy
  • Mary Puppins
  • Obi-Wagg Kenobi
  • Ozzy Pawsborne
  • R2Dog2
  • Rosa Barks
  • Salvador Dogi
  • Sandy Paws
  • Sarah Jessica Barker
  • Sherlock Bones
  • Sinead O’Collar
  • Sir Arthur Canine Doyle
  • Snoop Dog
  • T-Bone
  • Underdog
  • Virginia Woof
  • William Shakespaw
  • Woof Bader Ginsburg
  • Woofgang

divider-pawFinal Thoughts

When it comes to pet names, the options are limitless. You don’t need to take yourself or your pet too seriously when choosing a name; at the end of the day, all your dog cares about is your love and affection. We hope you found something that made you laugh and inspired you in our list of 150+ funny dog names!


Featured Image Credit: danielsfotowelt, Pixabay

Nicole Cosgrove

Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.