Dog Names Articles

Since the site launched in 2013, My Dog’s Name has helped millions of new dog parents find the perfect name for their pup. In addition to our interactive name generator, we publish articles with name ideas inspired by breed, size, personality, appearance and more.

  1. 250+ Shiba Inu Names – The Ultimate List

    If you’re looking for Shiba Inu names, you’re in the right place. We’ve got the ultimate list of 250+ ideas. A small, agile dog, the Shiba hails from Japan where it was originally bred for hunting in the mountainous terrain. The breed is spirited, bold and independent, and with its fastidious nature, some joke that it’s […]

  2. Australian Dog Names

    Australian Dog Names – 50+ Names From Down Under

    G’day, mate! Are you looking for Australian dog names? If so, you’re in the right spot. We’ve rounded up 50+ Australian dog names that draw inspiration from the Land Down Under. From country nicknames to popular animals to the gorgeous geography, there is no shortage of ideas. Get ready for some serious inspiration! These names […]

  3. Alaskan Dog Names

    85+ Stunning Alaskan Dog Names

    Looking for Alaskan dog names? We’ve got 85+ ideas that are unique, strong and spirited. Alaskan dog names are perfect if you have an Alaskan breed like the Husky, Malamute or American Eskimo. Or really, if you have any type of northern dog breed. They’re also a great choice if you hail from Alaska, love […]

  4. St. Bernard Names

    St. Bernard Names – 130+ Perfect Ideas

    Get ready for a HUGE list of St. Bernard names. In fact, we’ve got 130+ ideas ranging from famous to funny, and everything in between. Among the world’s most famous and beloved breeds, the St. Bernard stands out for its large, strong build, obedient personality and sweet demeanor, especially as a family dog. The breed […]

  5. Fluffy Dog Names

    43 Fluffy Dog Names We Adore

    If you’re getting a new fluffy furbaby, why not explore fluffy dog names? We’ve rounded up 43 fluffy dog names you’ll absolutely adore. A number of dog breeds sport a fluffy coat fitting for fluffy dog names. Breeds like the Pomeranian, Samoyed, Chow Chow, Bichon Frise and Poodle certainly have no shortage of fur, as […]

  6. Shih Tzu Names

    250+ Fantastic Shih Tzu Names

    My Dog’s Name has 250+ Shih Tzu names you have to check out. These names are elegant, classy, cute, colorful and more. Today the Shih Tzu is the 20th most popular dog breed in the United States. Weighing in at 10-19 lbs, the Shih Tzu is considered a toy breed. But don’t let their small size […]

  7. Russian Dog Names

    125+ Unique & Beautiful Russian Dog Names

    Looking for Russian dog names? You’re in the right spot. We’ve got 125+ ideas that are unique, beautiful and full of character. There are many reasons for wanting to give your dog a Russian name. Maybe it’s because you have family ties to the region. Or you simply enjoy the culture and history. Another reason […]

  8. Christmas Dog Names

    Christmas Dog Names – 110+ Joyful Ideas

    Looking for Christmas dog names? You’re in for a treat. We’ve got 110+ ideas that are joyful, merry and bright! Perhaps you got a puppy as a Christmas present and want to commemorate the occasion with a dog name that celebrates the season. Or, you absolutely love Christmastime and want to carry that through to your dog’s name. […]

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    Top Dog Names of 2017 [Infographic]

    The results are in! We’re excited to announce the top dog names of 2017, as determined by the 3.2 million new dog owners who used our site so far this year. My Dog’s Name allows users to save their favorite names, so to determine the most popular dog names, we compiled the most selected options.  What […]

  10. Poodle Names

    250+ Poodle Names – Cute, Classy & More!

    Get ready to explore 250+ perfect Poodle names! Our name ideas are cute, classy and so much more. Today the Poodle is the 7th most popular dog breed in the United States. Active, dignified and extremely smart, the Poodle makes an excellent pet. Another great perk to picking the Poodle: the breed is hypoallergenic. For […]

  11. 85+ Italian Dog Names That Are Bellissimo!

    Italian dog names are soulful, passionate, charismatic and unique. What more could you want in a name? Italy is one of the most beautiful and cultured places in the world. With the most amazing food, we must add. And this lends itself to so many interesting names. No matter what your inspiration, whether it’s Italian […]

  12. Labrador Names

    225+ Labrador Names – The Ultimate List!

    Hunting for the ultimate list of Labrador names? Look no further. We’ve got 225+ ideas perfect for the most popular dog breed in the world. This breed is near and dear to our hearts here at My Dog’s Name. We started this site four years ago when after we got our Labrador Retriever Toby. My […]

  13. Red Dog Names

    110+ Red Dog Names For Fiery-Haired Furballs

    Red dog names are perfect if you have a pup with a reddish-colored coat. Our list includes 110+ fabulous ideas we think you’ll love. Unlike popular fur colors like black, white and brown, red is much rarer.  Still, a number of breeds are known to sport red fur, including the Viszla, Irish Setter, Dachshund and […]

  14. Boxer Dog Names

    250+ Boxer Dog Names – The Ultimate List!

    Get ready for the ultimate list of Boxer dog names. With 250+ ideas, you’re sure to find a name that fits your pup perfectly. Today the Boxer is the 10th most popular dog breed in the United States, and it’s easy to see why this pup is so popular. For starters, their distinctive, slightly smushed […]

  15. Dachshund Names – 150+ Awesome Wiener Dog Names

    If you’re searching for Dachshund names, you’re in the right place, my friend. We’ve got 150+ awesome ideas for your wiener dog. Dachsunds are currently the 13th most popular dog breed in the United States. Spunky and spirited, the breed is short on legs but long on personality. Dog owners love the Dachshund’s friendly, curious […]

  16. 100+ Brown Dog Names You’ll Love

    Looking for brown dog names? You’re in the right spot. We’ve rounded up 100+ perfect ideas for your new pup. Brown is a popular color for dogs with many breeds reporting coats that range from deep espresso brown to a light tan. After searching high and low, we’ve created a list full of ideas that […]

  17. Pomeranian Names

    140+ Furry and Fabulous Pomeranian Names

    If you’re looking for Pomeranian names, you’re in luck. We’ve got 140+ furry and fabulous ideas perfect for your Pom! As Pomeranian owners can attest, this breed is small in size but big on personality. Bold, curious and full of life, the Pomeranian is a popular companion dog who loves to play and curl up in your lap afterward […]

  18. Corgi Names

    130+ Brilliant Ideas For Corgi Names

    Get ready for 130+ Corgi names that are cute, sweet and a little bit sassy – kind of like Corgis themselves! The Welsh Corgi originated in Wales as a herding dog, and two separate breeds are recognized: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll use the word “Corgi” […]

  19. Police Dog Names

    Strong & Courageous Police Dog Names

    Are you on the hunt for police dog names? If so, your search ends here. We are honored to provide name inspiration for dogs serving their communities. Police dogs certainly play an important role on the force. Their jobs include chasing a fleeing suspect and detaining them; sniffing out illegal substances; searching for missing persons; […]

  20. French Bulldog Names

    200+ Perfect French Bulldog Names

    Get ready for an ultimate list of 200+ French Bulldog names. From sweet and sassy to elegant and stylish, we’ve got plenty of inspiration for finding the perfect name for your adorable little Frenchie. Our list even includes French names that pay homage to the breed’s international beginnings. Have a look at these lovely names […]