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170+ Amazing Names for Your New Bloodhound

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Every good dog needs a good name, and your new Bloodhound is no exception! If you’re stuck for ideas on a cute name for your dog, we have good news for you! We have compiled a list of the 300 most amazing dog names we’ve ever heard to help you on your journey – famous names as well as classic ones, inspired by nature, hunting, and more – and each name is perfect for a bloodhound, too! Congratulations on your new best friend and happy naming!

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Famous Bloodhound Names

  • The Bumpus Hounds from A Christmas Story
  • McGruff the Crime Dog
  • Hanna/Barbara’s Huckleberry Hound
  • Duke from Beverly Hillbillies
  • Hubert from Best in Show
  • Ladybird from King of the Hill
  • Deputy Sniffer from Air Bud
  • Bayard Hamar is a character appearing in the 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland
  • Buddy from the animated movie Cats and Dogs
  • Lightning from Racing Stripes
  • Sniffer from Air Buddies
Image Credit: LinaS1998, Pixabay

Disney’s Bloodhounds

  • Pluto
  • Bruno from Cinderella
  • Trusty from Lady and the Tramp
  • Copper from Fox and the Hound
  • Napoleon and Lafayette from The Aristocats
  • Towser from 101 Dalmatians
  • Stella The Princess and the Frog
  • Toby from The Great Mouse Detective

Famous Dog Names that Aren’t Bloodhounds

You can’t go wrong naming your bloodhound after a famous dog from a movie, TV show, comic strip, or book.

  • Toto from The Wizard of Oz
  • Buck from Married with Children
  • Shaggy from The Shaggy Dog
  • Lassie from Lassie Come Home
  • Petey from The Little Rascals
  • Comet from Full House
  • Rin Tin Tin From Where the North Begins
  • Snoopy from Peanuts
  • Marley from Marley and Me
  • Spot from Watership Down
  • Odie from Garfield
  • Old Yeller
  • Hooch from Turner and Hooch
  • Eddie From Frasier
  • Benji from Benji
  • Buster from Arthur
  • Hercules a.k.a. the Beast from The Sandlot
  • Bruiser Woods from Legally Blonde
  • Beethoven from Beethoven
  • Gidget the 90s Taco Bell Mascot
  • Chase from Paw Patrol
  • Rubble from Paw Patrol
Image Credit: Bloodhound by FabianoAdvertising, Pixabay

Classic Bloodhound Names

Masculine Names

  • Rufus
  • Spot
  • Max
  • Fido
  • Rover
  • Wags
  • Buddy
  • Duke
  • Lucky

Feminine Names

  • Lulu
  • Daisy
  • Belle
  • Maggie
  • Sassy
  • Hazel
  • Zoey
  • Brandy
  • Scarlett
  • Pixie
  • Puddles
  • Princess
  • Sweetie
  • Baby
  • Pretty Girl
close up of a bloodhound dog
Image Credit: e2grafikwerkstatt, Pixabay

Nature-Inspired Bloodhound Names

  • Lily
  • Rose or Rosemary
  • Ginger
  • Nova
  • Midnight
  • Mars
  • Rocky
  • Sierra
  • Dakota
  • Bug
  • Breeze
  • River
  • Skye
  • Willow

Hunting Dog Names for Bloodhounds

  • Gopher
  • Hunter
  • Fetch
  • Wesson
  • Remington
  • Rifle
  • Gunner
  • Sarge
  • Sniffer
  • Beast
  • Chance
  • Bandit
  • Ruger
  • Blaze
  • Bullseye
  • Diver

Famous Detective, Hunter, and Explorer Names for Bloodhounds

  • Sherlock Holmes, Detective
  • Enola, Sherlock Holmes’s Sister
  • Watson, Sherlock Holmes’s Sidekick
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter
  • Josh Gates, Explorer, Archeologist
  • Indiana Jones from Indiana Jones
  • Olivia Benson, TV Detective on Law N’ Order SVU
  • Elliott Stabler, TV Detective on Law N’ Order SVU
  • Hardy, The Hardy Boys
  • Veronica Mars, TV Detective
  • Shaggy
  • Velma
  • Daphne
  • Fred
  • Scooby
  • Frodo from The Lord of the Rings
  • Bilbo from The Hobbit
  • Magnum from Magnum PI
bloodhound dog standing on grass
Image Credit: KennethSchulze, Pixabay

Even More Bloodhound Names

Here are some more names that we think are perfect bloodhound names.

  • Baxter
  • Barnaby
  • Bates
  • Boo
  • Buttercup
  • Chilly
  • Cookie
  • Curly
  • Daffy
  • Delta
  • Deuce
  • Domino
  • Frodo
  • Fluff
  • Fuzzy
  • Gizmo
  • Ginger
  • Gumby
  • Hammy
  • Huckleberry
  • Humphrey
  • Indy
  • Jack
  • Jilly
  • Judy
  • Kipper
  • Lady
  • Leo
  • Louie
  • Lolly
  • Lola
  • Lou
  • Lucky
  • Maxine
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Mitzi
  • Molly
  • Nala
  • Nemo
  • Nero
  • Nicky
  • Noelle
  • Paddy
  • Pearl
  • Pooh
  • Pug
  • Puddles
  • Rags
  • Rosie
  • Rusty
  • Sam / Sammy
  • Scooter
  • Shadow
  • Snickers
  • Snowball
  • Teddy
  • Tootsie
  • Topsy
  • Trixie
  • Tyrone
  • Vicky
  • Zippy
  • Zsa Zsa
  • Zorro
bloodhound on the porch
Image By: Anna Tronova, Shutterstock

More Ideas for Naming Your Bloodhound

Consider names that you already know and love.

Think of the names of some of your favorite people, places, and things. From there, branch out to related words and phrases until you land on one that feels right. It could be your favorite teacher, your grandmother, or the name of a dog you loved as a child.

Consider looking to history for a name.

You can look to the Bible or Shakespeare. You can reference an important person in the past, such as a former president or famous astronaut. Start with historical events that are of personal significance to you.

Consider your dog’s personality.

Does your dog always seem happy? Is she always wagging her tail? Is she loyal and protective? These are all qualities that can translate to names. For example, you could name a dog “Lucky” or “Happy.”

Consider your hobbies and interests.

Your hobbies and interests are great inspiration for dog names. If you’re a photographer, for example, you might name your dog “Cam” after the camera. A surgeon may opt to name her dog “Healer” or “Scar.” You can look at names of famous musicians, athletes, authors, actors, and more.

Remember, there are no rules!

The sky really is the limit. There’s no rule or law that says you can’t name your dog anything you want, even if it’s something seemingly odd like Table, Egg, or Weirdo. Anything goes when you’re naming pets!

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In conclusion, naming your dog doesn’t have to be about being creative and unique. It can also be about being descriptive and relevant. A name should not only tell the world what the dog is, but also what it can do. The name should be short, easy to pronounce, and should make the world fall in love with the dog. It should also be memorable, but not too long. Finally, you want to make sure that the name is one you will be able to call the dog for years to come, without tiring of it.

Featured Image Credit: Vera Zinkova, Shutterstock

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