Rap and hip-hop have been around for decades—and the people who love it are incredibly loyal and dedicated. We’re sure that you’ve heard a few newer artists on the radio as these genres have become relatively mainstream, but if you want to get into the nitty-gritty, you need to throw it way back. The pioneers of rap and hip-hop transformed the music industry, and their legacy still lives on through their music. Even now, some of the classics are our party anthems, our hype music, checking our emotions, making us happy, or chilling us out and getting us in the zone.
So when it comes to choosing a new hip-hop or rapper name from a genre you love almost as much as your new pup, we’ve got your back! From the new age artists to the trailblazers, we are sure that you’ll find something cool enough for your funky friend.
Female Hip Hop and Rapper Dog Names
- Lil Mama
Male Hip Hop and Rapper Dog Names
- Jay Z
Other Rap and Hip Hop Dog Names
You’ll be familiar with this next list if you’re an avid rap and hip-hop listener. One of these dog names would be a great suggestion if you can’t narrow down your search to one artist, or you’re looking for a subtle shout-out to the genre.
- OG or Original Gangster
Funny Rapper Dog Names
Nothing quite like a play on words—and when it comes time to naming our pets, a clever rap pun is a fun and goofy approach. Here are our favorite hilarious rap-pun names:
- Puff Doggy
- Notorious DOG
- Snarls Barkley
- Sir-Barks-A Lot
- Chew Chains
- Chris Brownie
- Bone Thug & Harmony (Great for two pups!)
- Cardi Barks
- Poo Stains
- Kid Cuddles
- Whiska Lifa
- Fido Cent
- Bark Walberg
- Petty Wap
- Diggy Azalea
- LL Drool J
- Missy Smelliot
- Swim Shady
- Azealia Barks
- Chance the Crapper
- DJ Collared
- Pro Valone
- Sushi Mane
Bonus: Famous Rappers with Dog Names
Legendary all on their own—and with a name that shows off their love for pets. Here are the most notable artists with dog names.
With a career beginning back in 1992, Snoop Dog is known for his rapping, songwriting, and producing, and has recently been spotted doing many media appearances and taking his shot at the entrepreneurial life. Some of his most notable songs include “Nuthin’ but a G Thang” and “Gin and Juice,” and his collaborations with Katy Perry for “California Girls,” and Pharell with “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” This would be a badass name for the OG dog in your life!
Formerly known as Lil’ Bow Wow, this rapper first emerged in 2002 at only 13 years old. His talents extended into films and television, where he was an actor, presenter, and broadcaster. After dropping the Lil’ in 2015—Bow Wow announced his retirement from rap in 2016. A few songs from his career include Puppy Love from his debut album and Basketball from his movie Like Mike.
Early in his career, Pitbull was recording reggaeton, Latin hip-hop, and crunk music under several labels. His debut album was released in 2004 but wasn’t able to break through until mega-hit I Know You Want Me was released in 2009, and we have seen successful single after single from him since. You can believe that this dog won’t be disappearing anytime soon.
Notorious for his smooth vocals and features in numerous chart-topping songs, Nate Dogg started out as a solo artist but made fast friends with Snoop Dog and Warren G—who soon formed a brilliant trio. Nate Dogg passed away in 2011 from heart failure but will live on through his iconic music and legendary memory.
We hope that you were able to find a hip-hop or rapper dog name worthy enough for your new pooch. With great references to old-school hip hop like Pac and Beastie to new-age rappers such as Kendrick and Uzi—we are sure there is something for every kind of pup!
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