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170 Unique Dog Names: Uncommon & Silly Options for Your Pup

Kristin Hitchcock

By Kristin Hitchcock

Unique Dog Names

So, you’re looking for a name for your new furry friend, a dog. However, you may have grown tired of the common names on every online list. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of unique and fun dog names for both male and female dogs.

We have many unique names listed below, and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect one for your new pet. These names range from cute to cool to nature inspired. Let’s dive in.

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Finding a name for your new dog is a very important part of your dog’s life journey. It will remain with them forever, so you want to find the perfect name. However, there are just so many names out there.

Perhaps you’re looking for a name that fits a certain theme or just a simple one to match your dog’s gender. Either way, this list is for you. You could name your dog based on their personality or attributes, such as “Dash” for a wild and speedy dog. Many different names are silly and fun, like “Bark Vader” and “Wafflepaws.”

You could also base your dog’s name on a certain theme. Perhaps “Cosmo” for a space lover or “Lily” for a nature theme. Your dog’s silly quirks could also come into play while searching for the perfect name. “Wigglebottom” would be perfect for a dog whose tail wags and wags. Perhaps even “Mr. Puddles” for a dog that just loves to get dirty.

Whatever path you choose in your journey, this list of unique names is a great tool to find that perfect name.

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Unique Male Dog Names

Whether your male dog is speedy, soft, cool, or fun, this list could be his perfect name. These male names range from many different aesthetics and ideas, putting all of them into one easy-to-find place.

  • Bane
  • Blitz
  • Brody
  • Bronx
  • Bruno
  • Cairo
  • Cosmo
  • Czar
  • Dash
  • Dexter
  • Diesel
  • Django
  • Enzo
  • Finnegan
  • Gizmo
  • Hendrix
  • Indigo
  • Jagger
  • Jet
  • Kairo
  • Kane
  • Knox
  • Koba
  • Koda
  • Loki
  • Magnus
  • Maverick
  • Nash
  • Odin
  • Onyx
  • Orion
  • Ozzy
  • Phoenix
  • Reef
  • Zephyr
  • Tango
  • Rocco
  • Gunner
  • Jaxson
  • Thor
  • Ziggy
  • Axel
  • Gideon
  • Magnum
  • Zeppelin
  • Bodhi
  • Renegade
  • Titan
  • Marley
  • Saxon
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Quirky Female Dog Names

These names for female dogs are all unique and like the list for male dogs, this list contains many themes and ideas. Many of these are themed around goddesses, beauty, and perhaps cuteness.

  • Aella
  • Amara
  • Arya
  • Astra
  • Athena
  • Aviva
  • Calliope
  • Calypso
  • Cassia
  • Cleo
  • Cyra
  • Echo
  • Elowen
  • Ember
  • Emberly
  • Faye
  • Freya
  • Gemma
  • Inanna
  • Inara
  • Indie
  • Irie
  • Isolde
  • Jada
  • Jinx
  • Jora
  • Juno
  • Kaia
  • Kalista
  • Kora
  • Lumina
  • Luna
  • Lyra
  • Marigold
  • Mira
  • Misty
  • Moxie
  • Nala
  • Nerissa
  • Nirvana
  • Nix
  • Nixie
  • Nymeria
  • Nyssa
  • Nyx
  • Oona
  • Orla
  • Paloma
  • Pandora
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Silly Dog Names

These are some names you won’t find anywhere else! They are unique and funny, ranging from puns to popular references to just plain silly. If you’re looking for a unique and possibly the perfect name for your silly pup, this list is perfect for you.

  • Admiral Snugglepaws
  • Bark Twain
  • Bark Vader
  • Barkley McBarkface
  • Barky McBarkerson
  • Biscuit McSnorty
  • Bubbles
  • Bumblebee
  • Captain Wigglepants
  • Chewbacca
  • Chewy Louie
  • Doodlebop
  • Doodlebug
  • Drools-a-Lot
  • Drooly McDroolface
  • Fido Foxtrot
  • Fluffbucket
  • Furrball
  • Fuzzinator
  • Fuzzy McFuzzface
  • Fuzzy McWiggle
  • Puddles
  • Wigglytail
  • Poochie Paws
  • Puddlepaws
  • Ruff Ruffman
  • Ruffles McFluffington
  • Slobberwoof
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Sniffles McGee
  • Snuffles McNugget
  • Snuggle McSnuggleface
  • Snugglepuff
  • Wafflepaws
  • Waggles McWoofer
  • Wagglesworth
  • Waggly Wiggles
  • Waggly Woo
  • Wigglebottom
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Unique Nature-Inspired Dog Names

Nature is everywhere in the world. There are many nature lovers out there, and if that applies to you, this list is perfect. You will find that these names are mostly unisex, making them perfect for any gender of dog. These names range from referencing the sky to the land and the sea. All parts of nature can be seen in this list.

  • Acorn
  • Aspen
  • Aurora
  • Autumn
  • Blaze
  • Cedar
  • Clover
  • Comet
  • Coral
  • Fern
  • Finch
  • Forrest
  • Hazel
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Maple
  • Meadow
  • Moss
  • Olive
  • Petal
  • Poppy
  • Ridge
  • River
  • Rocky
  • Rose
  • Sandy
  • Savannah
  • Sierra
  • Sky
  • Stone
  • Thunder
  • Willow

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We truly hope these lists have aided you in your journey. Finding your new dog’s perfect name can be a struggle, as you want to find the perfect name for your pup. The names on these lists are unique, special, and varied, including unique names from every part of the world.

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