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100+ Music Inspired Dog Names: Melodic & Tuneful Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove


Music is an integral part of our lives, beginning when we were only babies, molding us as we grew, and, for most people, still plays a major influential role in daily life. Music has the power to lift us up, break us down, make us happy, inspire us, give us courage, and often speaks to our souls. So, when it comes time to name your new pup, a musically-driven name could be just what you need! Maybe you’re looking to pay tribute to your favorite band, musician, or song, or simply discovered your dog’s obsession for music and dancing. Whatever your reasoning might be, we have the ultimate list of music-inspired dog names.

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Music-Inspired Female Dog Names

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  • Blondie
  • Merlot 
  • Adele
  • Patsy
  • Joplin
  • Gaga
  • Rhianna
  • Pink
  • Dion
  • Shania
  • Charo
  • Cher
  • Roxette
  • Dolly
  • Beyonce 
  • Lizzo
  • Dido
  • Shakira
  • Minaj 
  • Madonna
  • Jett
  • Aretha
  • Whitney
  • Jewel

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Music-Inspired Male Dog Names 

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  • Prince
  • Lennon
  • Cobain
  • Nirvana
  • Sting 
  • Bowie
  • Weezer
  • Floyd
  • Usher
  • Snoop
  • Ringo
  • Mercury
  • Gomez
  • Zeppelin
  • Dre
  • Axl
  • Eminem
  • Metallica
  • Mozart
  • Motley
  • Buble
  • Sinatra
  • Hendrix
  • Grande
  • Fleetwood
  • Freddie
  • Garth
  • Jagger
  • Elvis
  • Bono
  • Trooper
  • Bruno or Mars
  • Elton

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Funny Music-Inspired Dog Names 

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Not only does this list include great musical references, but it also has us smirking at the clever ways we can incorporate dog puns into our pet names. If you’re looking for a name to make you laugh each time you call your furry friend over, one of the names below should surely tickle your fancy.

  • Billie Howl-iday 
  • Chews Barkley
  • Diggy Azalea
  • Bone Jovi
  • Doggy Cash
  • Notorious D.I.G.
  • Ozzi Pawsbourne
  • Julio Diglasias 
  • Doggy Parton 
  • Bark Wahlberg
  • Sinead O’Collar
  • LL Drool J
  • Enrique Doglasias
  • Katy Pawry
  • Snarls Barkley
  • Elvis Pawsley

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Music-Related Dog Names

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Maybe you are interested in a classic approach to a music-inspired name. In that case, we have collected a wonderful list of music terms that also double as great pet names. They’re unique and exciting, too, so your pup is likely to turn heads at the dog park when you call him back to you with one of the names below.

  • Lyric
  • Note 
  • Minor
  • Pitch
  • Key
  • Octave
  • Rhythm
  • Harmony
  • Rapper
  • Tempo
  • Major
  • Clef
  • Song
  • Ariette
  • Rock
  • Jive
  • Artist
  • Mariachi
  • Melody
  • Kawai
  • Tune
  • Poco
  • Chord
  • Beat
  • Rumba
  • Broadway
  • Hymn
  • Jazz
  • Soul 
  • Tonic

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Music is such a beautiful tool for changing or emphasizing your mood, and we’re sure your wonderful new pup would agree that a name inspired by music is nothing short of perfection. Whether you’ve chosen something classical, such as Lyric or Broadway, or decided on a more current option, like Beyonce or Bone Jovi, we hope that our list has given you the music notes you need to make a great selection. 

Remember, no matter what you pick, your pup will love it!

But, if this wasn’t the list for you and your hound, try another one of our name lists below for additional inspiration.

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