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Funny Dog Names

Last updated: by Jessi Larson

When naming your dog, sometimes it’s fun to go off the beaten path and pick a clever, funny name you likely won’t hear anywhere else. Forget the boring, traditional names and the trendy, popular ones, too, while you’re at it. Funny dog names are where it’s at!

Why? Dogs are funny, goofy creatures naturally. Spend some time at the dog park and you’ll witness lots of silly behavior. Or, search for dog videos and you’ll find thousands of results. Dogs are funny bundles of fur.

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In addition to this, giving your pup a hilarious dog name is just plain fun. Every time you call his or her name, you’ll get a smile on your face, and it’s sure to delight others as well. We have a large female French bulldog in our neighborhood named Tankerbell, and it cracks me up every time I see her.

Make sure to pick a name you’ll love for the long term, and one you don’t mind yelling across the dog park. But it can be good to shake things up and a pick a fun name that feels right to you.

Here is a list of funny dog names that range from mildly amusing to flat out goofy.

Top Funny Male Dog Names

  • Barkley
  • Bond
  • Booger
  • Bubba
  • Byte
  • Chewie
  • Dozer
  • Dude
  • Einstein
  • Freud
  • Gordo
  • Groucho
  • Homer
  • Houdini
  • Einstein
  • King
  • Kramer
  • Mr. Muggles
  • Ninja
  • Puck
  • Pugsley
  • Scooter
  • Sheldon
  • Spud
  • Waldo
  • Wags

Top Funny Female Dog Names

  • Aphrodite
  • Bean
  • Brunhilda
  • Button
  • Diva
  • Giggles
  • Fifi
  • Flo
  • Foxy
  • Ladybug
  • Lady Rover
  • Lucy Lu
  • Miss Havisham
  • Mittens
  • Mouse
  • Olga
  • Oreo
  • Pip
  • Posh
  • Princess
  • Queenie
  • Sheba
  • Tootsie
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Funny Pop Culture Dog Names

These dog names come from pop culture such as actors, movies, tv shows, and books.

  • Baloo – Jungle Book
  • Billy the Kid – cowboy
  • Brain – Pinky & The Brain
  • Brando – Marlon Brando
  • Brian Griffin – Family Guy
  • Butters – South Park
  • Darth – Star Wars
  • Deputy Dawg – cartoon character
  • Dobby – Harry Potter
  • Dogbert – comic strip characters
  • Elmo – Sesame Street
  • Elvis – famous singer
  • Ewok – Star Wars bear
  • Farley – Chris Farley
  • Frodo – Lord of the Rings
  • Gizmo – Gremlins movie character
  • Hodor – Game of Thrones
  • Huck – Huckleberry Finn
  • Hulk – Marvel Comics hero
  • Khaleesi – Game of Thrones
  • MacGyver – TV show character
  • McGruff – The AntiCrime Dog
  • Mr Miyagi – Karate Kid
  • Norris – Chuck Norris
  • Pikachu – Pokemon
  • Ricky Bobby – Will Ferrell in Talladega Nights
  • Sheldon – Big Bang Theory
  • Stewie – Family Guy
  • Toto – Wizard of Oz
  • Whoopi – Whoopi Goldberg
  • Winnie – Winnie the Poo(dle)
  • Xena – Warrior Princess
  • Yoda – Star Wars

Funny Food Dog Names

These food names fit perfectly with a dog and add a little humor!

  • Angus
  • Bacon
  • Bean
  • Biscuit
  • Chalupa
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Custard
  • Frito
  • Fry
  • Hot Dog
  • Jellybean
  • Mai Tai
  • Marshmellow
  • Meatball
  • Nacho
  • Oreo
  • Peanut
  • Pickle
  • Porkchop
  • Puddin
  • Sir Loin
  • Skittle
  • Taco
  • Tater
  • Twinkie
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Funny Big Dog Names

These names either fit your giant (or soon to be giant) dog perfectly, or they’re completely the opposite name you’d expect for a big dog.

  • Bear
  • Bigfoot
  • Brutus
  • Clifford
  • Godzilla
  • Gordo
  • Hulk
  • Jumbo
  • Moose
  • Munchkin
  • Nessie
  • Peanut
  • Pee Wee
  • Sumo
  • Tankerbell
  • Thor
  • Tiny
  • Yeti

Funny Small Dog Names

Just like the big dog names above, these names either fit a small pup in a funny way or they’re funny because they don’t fit at all!

  • Attila
  • Baloo
  • Bean
  • Bitsy
  • Bruiser
  • Bug
  • Chunk
  • Dogzilla
  • Fang
  • Gladiator
  • Hercules
  • Hulk
  • Jabba
  • Killa
  • Moose
  • Napoleon
  • Pee Wee
  • Pixel
  • Rambo
  • Rex
  • Rocky
  • Squirt
  • Tank
  • Tankerbell
  • Yoda
  • Zeus

Goofy Human Names for Dogs

These human names can be pretty great for a dog as well. They tend to be more old fashioned and unexpected for a dog name, which makes them great!

  • Archie
  • Barney
  • Betty
  • Brian
  • Bubba
  • Cletus
  • Clive
  • Doris
  • Ernie
  • Fergus
  • Jethro
  • Larry
  • Rufus
  • Waldo
  • Walter

Funny Dog Names for Fluffy Dogs

Does your pup have a thick coat of hair? Check out these ideas or this full list of fluffy dog names.

  • Afro
  • Bill Furry
  • Cloud
  • Curly
  • Flo
  • Fluffy
  • Fozzie
  • Furball
  • Fuzzball
  • Fuzzy
  • Polar
  • Poof Daddy
  • Puff
  • Woolly

Pun Names for Dogs

These names can be great fun & typically merge some famous name or word with a dog specific trait.

  • Barkley
  • Bark Twain
  • Chewbarka
  • Indiana Bones
  • Jimmy Chew
  • Joan of Bark
  • Kareem Abdul Ja Bark
  • Mary Puppins
  • Muttley Crue
  • Notorious D.O.G.
  • Pugsley
  • Salvador Dogi
  • Sherlock Bones
  • Sir-Barks-A lot

For even more names like this check out our full list of punny dog names.

Comedian Dog Names

Try out some of these famous comedians. Their first or last names are great for a funny dog name. Here are some suggestions:

  • Aziz – Aziz Ansari
  • Bea – Bea Arthur
  • Belushi – John Belushi
  • Bernie – Bernie Mack
  • Bo – Bo Burnham
  • Burnett – Carol Burnett
  • Carlin – George Carlin
  • Carrey – Jim Carrey
  • Chappelle – Dave Chappelle
  • Cheech – Cheech Marin
  • Chevy – Chevy Chase
  • Chong – Tommy Chong
  • Cleese – John Cleese
  • Conan – Conan O’Brien
  • DeVito – Danny DeVito
  • Eddie – Eddie Murphy
  • Eugene – Eugene Levy
  • Ferrell – Will Ferrell
  • Foxx – Jamie Foxx
  • Gilda – Gilda Radner
  • Groucho – Groucho Marx
  • Hardy – Oliver Hardy of Laurel & Hardy
  • Harvey – Steve Harvey
  • Howie – Howie Mandel
  • Kaufman – Andy Kaufman
  • Leno – Jay Leno
  • Letterman – David Letterman
  • Marlon – Marlon Wayans
  • Martin – Martin Lawrence
  • Murray – Bill Murray
  • Norm – Norm MacDonald
  • Ricky – Ricky Gervais
  • Rodney – Rodney Dangerfield
  • Rogan – Joe Rogan
  • Rogen – Seth Rogen
  • Rowan – Rowan Atkinson
  • Sandler – Adam Sandler
  • Stiller – Ben / Jerry Stiller
  • Tina – Tina Fey
  • Whoopi – Whoopi Goldberg

We hope this this list of funny dog names helped you in your search. If not, other ways to find funny dog names include:

  • Think of your favorite comedy movie or TV show and find inspiration. Don’t remember all the character names? Go to IMDB for a refresher.
  • Get silly. Think about sayings or funny things that make you laugh and craft it into a dog name. Maybe these nerdy dog names are a fit.

Good luck!

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