Choosing good, original and beautiful names for dogs is not an easy task, since choosing a name implies that it will have to be with him for many years and it is better not to make a mistake. If you are short of ideas, don’t worry, below you can read no less than almost 400 names for dogs that we have put in order according to their breed, size and hair color. We hope you love them and that you can choose the ideal name for your pet!
The importance of giving your dog a good original name
Dogs have been living with people for millennia. Many people can affirm that they are without a doubt “man’s best friend”. Throughout the dog’s life, its owner will have to give it a good education, train it, take care of it, give it love and feed it. First of all, what you will have to do is to give a good original name to your pet. That if, before choosing the best name for your little dog, regardless of whether it is small or big, its hair color or the breed it has, it is very convenient that you read all these tips that we leave you below:
- Use names that are not very long if possible, never longer than three syllables. This way the puppy will get the name right away and will have no difficulty in coming to you every time you call him.
- Do not give him a name of a relative, whether cousin, brother, or any member of the family, not even in diminutive form, because he could get confused and not come to your call.
- Do not use a name that could be confused with an order to be fulfilled in the future. This will confuse them a lot. It is also recommended that you do not use a word that you use a lot in your vocabulary.
- Name it in a way that sounds safe and clear.
- It is totally forbidden to change its name when it already has one, as it will be badly hindered by it.
- You can take into account its most characteristic features. There are owners who choose the name of their puppy according to some characteristic they have on their body, such as a spot on an eye, the color of their hair, etc. For example: Pulguita, Manchitas, Chiqui, Peludo, Canela or Niebla (if white).
If you are going to have a female pet, don’t miss this list of names for female dogs
Cute names for male dogs
Next we are going to separate the names according to the sex your new pet has. If you are still not sure what name your puppy needs, here is an almost endless list of names to inspire you. It is not really necessary that you “plagiarize” the name of other dogs that have existed or that you choose an original name for male dogs that you can find below, but this list will probably help you to find the best option.
Take a look at these names for small male dogs
If you have just recently welcomed a small puppy that belongs to a breed such as poodle, pug, pomeranian, bichon maltese, boston terrier, yorkshire, chihuahua… apart from all the ones we have left above, we want to show you this list of names for small male dogs. You will love them!
Bebé (or Baby)
The best names for giant and big dogs
On the other hand, for all those people who are going to adopt or are planning to adopt a large breed dog such as St. Bernard, Husky, Great Dane, German Shepherd, Dogo Argentino or Labrador, take a look at this great list with nicknames for giant dogs. We are sure that many of them will make you laugh a lot!
Male dog names based on coat color
Do you want to give them a name that has to do with their coat color? Or their eye color? How about that little spot on their paw or ear? If you use one of these characteristics to choose a coat color it would be ideal. Below you have a great range of ideas that will come in handy.
Blacky (if his coat color is black)
Snow (perfect if it is white)
Are you a geek? Check out these cute names for puppies
If without any doubt you consider yourself a geek, superstitious person or you love a mascot from a comic book, movie or series you can always use it to name your dog. Here are some ideas.
- If you are a fan of any of the most famous movies or sagas of recent times you have the following names Frodo, Lannister, Joey Sauron, Gandalf, Dumbledore, Obi-wan or Vader.
- If you like a singer you can use Freddy, Jackson, Axel, Justin, or Chayanne.
- If what you want is to give a brave touch to your little dog you have the names Attila, Goku or Achilles. And if we continue with the super heroes, we have Thor, Hulk or Iron.
- If instead it is a politician who has changed your life, you can choose Obama, Mandela, Nelson… or even Rajoy.
- If you have a Japanese dog you can use one of these names Gohan, Gantz, Note, Ryuk, Shin Chan or Vegetta.