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There’s nothing better than looking for cute dog names when you get an adorable new puppy. Don’t you agree? After all, a darling dog deserves a sweet name that fits its irresistible appearance and personality.

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And what is it about dogs that are so, well, doggone cute?

According to science, it’s a combination of several things. Large, loving eyes, a cute button nose, and soft, snuggly fur all contribute to a dog’s innate cuteness. A playful personality also goes a long way, as do canine cuddles.

Is it no surprise then that many new pup parents look for cute dog names?

Dogs are arguably the cutest creatures on the planet. (We might be biased, but a lot of people would back us up!) And these names are a perfect way to recognize this.

Here are 200+ cute dog names you are sure to love.

Top Cute Girl Dog Names

With over 4.3 million people searching for a name for their dog each year, we’ve uncovered their favorite cute dog names. Here are the top 50 girl dog names for you to find the perfect name for your pup!

  1. Bella
  2. Daisy
  3. Luna
  4. Bailey
  5. Willow
  6. Coco (Cocoa)
  7. Roxy
  8. Addie
  9. Bambi
  10. Lola
  11. Nala
  12. Harper
  13. Ava
  14. Piper
  15. Hazel
  16. Angel
  17. Sadie
  18. Zoe (Zoey)
  19. Bell (Belle)
  20. Dixie
  21. Gracie
  22. Ellie
  23. Addison
  24. Biscuit
  25. Blue (Blu)
  26. Winnie
  27. Cleo
  28. A.J.
  29. Millie
  30. Honey
  31. Cookie
  32. Amber
  33. Lucy
  34. Alice
  35. Maisie (Maisy)
  36. Oreo
  37. Chloe (Khloe)
  38. Ella
  39. Kiki
  40. Poppy
  41. Lulu
  42. Koda
  43. Penny
  44. Pixie
  45. Maggie
  46. Buttercup
  47. Paris
  48. Ruby
  49. Molly
  50. Pippa
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Top Cute Boy Dog Names

Here we have the top 50 cute boy dog names from our visitors’ favorite picks. Hopefully, one of these is a perfect fit!

  1. Bear
  2. Milo
  3. Charlie
  4. Biscuit
  5. Bailey
  6. Archie
  7. Buddy
  8. Blue (Blu)
  9. Alfie
  10. Caesar (Ceasar)
  11. Coco (Cocoa)
  12. Tiger
  13. Oreo
  14. Chewie
  15. Benji
  16. Arlo
  17. Teddy (Ted)
  18. Bacon
  19. Finn
  20. Barkley
  21. Barney
  22. Pluto
  23. Scout
  24. Augie (Augie Doggy)
  25. Jasper
  26. Banjo
  27. Bingo
  28. Copper
  29. Brownie
  30. Toto
  31. Waffles
  32. Casper
  33. Gizmo
  34. Angus
  35. Yoshi
  36. Marley (Marly)
  37. Lucky
  38. Ghost
  39. Cookie
  40. Ziggy
  41. A.J.
  42. Angel
  43. Nugget
  44. Dino
  45. Otis
  46. Louie (Lou)
  47. Simba
  48. Oscar
  49. Bosco
  50. Ali
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Unique Cute Dog Names

These names are not only super cute, but they’re not very common. So these can be great if you’re looking for a name that not every dog on the block will have!

  • Aggy
  • Ames
  • Amos
  • Ansel
  • Argo
  • Autumn
  • Avery
  • Bowie
  • Brodie
  • Bucky
  • Coby
  • Cora
  • Fonzie
  • Jinx
  • Jojo
  • Jordi
  • Josie
  • Kenji
  • Kirby
  • Lady
  • Laika
  • Lincoln
  • Mika
  • Meeko
  • Miles
  • Mowgli
  • Nikita
  • Percy
  • Ripley
  • Snowball
  • Sofie
  • Spencer
  • Willie
  • Wrigley
  • Yogi
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Cute Small Dog Names

Do you have a small dog breed like a Bichon, Terrier, Spaniel, Maltese, Pug, etc.? These names for little pups might be just right for your tiny pal!

  • Artie
  • Babe
  • Bee
  • Boo
  • Boots
  • Buttons
  • Elmo
  • Fuzzy
  • Gigi
  • Gulliver
  • Jawa
  • Mimi
  • Minnie
  • Munchkin
  • Pebbles
  • Pee Wee
  • Pip
  • Pixie
  • Poppy
  • Princess
  • Squirt
  • Teddy
  • Tiny
  • Trixie
  • Widget
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Cute Big Dog Names

Have a great big breed like a Lab, Shepherd, Dane, or Akita? These names may better fit a larger dog while still being super cute.

  • Balto
  • Beethoven
  • Brewster
  • Bugsy
  • Clifford
  • Digby
  • Duffy
  • Ernie
  • Madden
  • Monty
  • Moose
  • Reggie
  • Rigby
  • Rocky
  • Roosevelt
  • Shrek
  • Spud
  • Wally
  • Walter
  • Zeus

Cute Food Dog Names

These name ideas are a mix of funny, cute, and unique. They might be your favorite snack or the perfect name for your favorite pup.

  • Applejack
  • Bean
  • Cappuccino
  • Carmel
  • Cherry
  • Cinnamon
  • Cupcake
  • Ginger
  • Hershey
  • Kiwi
  • Kona
  • Marshmallow
  • Mocha
  • Muffin
  • Olive
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Porkchop
  • Snickers
  • Waffles

Looking for More Dog Names?

Want even more great dog names? Then, you’re in luck – we have plenty of other ideas to explore.

Check out these other name ideas and see what you think:

or try a Dog Name Search!

How Do You Pick The Right Name?

How do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your dog? That’s a question all new dog parents ask.

After years of helping new pup parents, we’ve picked up a few tricks along the way when it comes to selecting a name for your dog:

  • Is it easy to say? Some names are great in theory but tough to pronounce in everyday life. Before you lock in on a name, make sure it rolls off the tongue. After all, you’ll be saying it a whole lot!
  • Say it out loud. Can you imagine loudly calling for your dog with this name? If not, then it’s not the right name and you should move on.
  • Does it fit your dog? Check to see if the name matches your dog’s personality and appearance. This is important for both you and your pup.
  • And finally, trust your gut. When you find the right name, you’ll know it!

5 Easy Steps to Teach a Dog Their Name

Once you have a name, how do you teach it to your dog?

All pup parents go through this scenario. They’ve picked out a perfect name and can’t wait to start using it for their dog.

The only problem is their dog doesn’t recognize it yet.

If you’re in this situation, don’t fret. Teaching your dog their name is a lot easier than you think.

Here are five easy steps to take to teach your dog their name.

  • Get some small treats and put your dog on a leash in a location without any distractions.
  • Say your puppy’s name in a clear, happy, excited voice.
  • As soon as they look at you, say “yes” and give them a treat.
  • Wait until they look away and then repeat the process 3-5 times.
  • Play this name game several times a day and soon they’ll know and love responding to their name!

Want to learn more about how to teach a dog their name? We have an excellent guide that makes it easy.

Got Dog Name Ideas?

If you have ideas for cute dog names, let us know in the comments below. We love hearing from readers.

It could be the name of a beloved dog in your life, whether they’re your pup or one that belongs to someone you know. Or it could be the name of a fictional dog from a book, TV show, or movie. Or perhaps you’ve just thought of a random name now!

We love hearing from our readers and use your ideas to keep our site fresh.

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  1. Kittie

    These names are really wonderful. I am going to select one for my new pup.

  2. Jayden


  3. Joojie

    How about Georgie? Or Juno? Or Nova?
    Georgie is the name of my dog btw ^-^

  4. Kaitlynn

    What about Taco or Sweet.

  5. Kaitlynn

    What about Lila.^-^

  6. paisley

    Such cute names it really helped me .my dogs name is porky . What about India?

  7. lilly

    Awesome ,mika?

  8. Wendy Kramer

    I had a Malti-tzu for 15 years all black, they called my husband Elvis at the Harley club I so wanted to make my male dog Presley hubby hated it, so I suggested Harley he said that do is too small to be a Harley, he’s a Scooter.. the name fit!! It was the perfect, cutes name for him for 15 years.. I miss my Scooter

  9. Cookie


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