Funny Dog Names: 400+ Fun Names You’ll Love For Your Dog

Last Updated on April 20, 2023

Having a dog is a constant source of happiness and fun. And when it comes to naming your canine, why not name them something clever and funny to give you another reason to smile?

So show off your funny bones by giving your new puppy a funny name. 

A wacky English Bulldog upside down

We’ve listed some of the best funny names that are sure to make your new best friend stand out from the crowd and be memorable. 

How do you pick the right funny name for your dog?

Choosing a name for your dog can be the most challenging part of adopting a new pup. There are thousands and thousands of name possibilities out there. It can be hard to settle on just one perfect name!

Even if you’ve decided to give your dog a funny name, there will be hundreds of other options that will pop around. 

When choosing a name, others will surely give you their opinions, but you are still the one to decide. So, make sure that it’s the one you like. Start by making a list of all your favorite funny dog names. The shorter the list, the better. 

Then, try each word out on your pup for a few hours to see if he will respond. He won’t get confused by the different names, as it takes dogs a couple of days to learn their name. 

Here’s a tutorial on how you can teach your pup his name in just 60 seconds:

Sometimes, you may want to wait a bit before naming your dog so that you can get to know his personality. No matter how much you like a name, some names are just not fitting for some dogs. It must reflect his personality.

Famous Funny Dog Names

Funny French Bulldog playing
Source: @dexter_frenchielife_ / IG

Movies and pop culture are an excellent place to start looking for funny dog names. For instance, Tramp is a funny name for a male dog, based on the movie Lady and the Tramp.

Rowlf is a funny name from the Muppets, and Slinky is a similarly funny name from Toy Story

You can also name your dog Toto, the sidekick from The Wizard of Oz. Bruiser from Legally Blonde would be funny for some canines, especially if they were smaller and not a bruiser in the least. 

Best Funny Names for Dogs 

A silly Corgi peeking behind a brick wall
Source: @genthecorgi / IG

If you’re looking for gender-specific names, have a go at these lists. We’ve got you covered for boy and girl dog names. Or if you’re after something neutral or genderless, we have a list of unisex dog names as well. 

Funny Female Dog Names 

  • Diva
  • Miss Piggy
  • Giggles
  • Cinder Ella
  • Fifi
  • Posh
  • Princess
  • Queenie
  • Lucy Liu
  • Mittens
  • Mouse
  • Bean
  • Brunhilda
  • Button
  • Olga
  • Oreo
  • Flo
  • Foxy
  • Ladybug
  • Lady Rover
  • Pip
  • Sheba
  • Tootsie

Funny Male Dog Names

  • Arf Vader
  • Bark Wahlberg
  • Bond
  • Lenny Pickles
  • Einstein
  • Freud
  • Dude
  • Kanye Westie
  • Houdini
  • Spud
  • Waldo
  • Wags
  • Hairy Paw-ter
  • Fido
  • Gordo
  • Groucho
  • Hobbit
  • Moniker
  • Homer
  • Chewie
  • Dozer
  • Elmo
  • Booger
  • Doggy
  • Einstein
  • King
  • Kramer
  • Furdinand
  • Jimmy Chew
  • Mr. Muggles
  • Ninja
  • Poodle
  • Puck
  • Charlie Brown
  • Pugsley
  • Scooter
  • Sheldon
  • Mutt
  • Oscar Mayer
  • Waldo
  • Bingo
  • Little Bow Wow

Unisex Funny Names for Dogs

As most funny names are explicitly based on words and things dogs do, here is a list of our favorite funny unisex puppy names.

  • Bullwinkle
  • Gogo
  • Tickle Humperdink
  • Bacon
  • Taco
  • Barkley
  • Doge
  • Doodle
  • Subwoofer
  • Chewie
  • Meatloaf
  • Muddy Buddy
  • Nacho
  • Cookie Monster
  • Meathead
  • Tequilla
  • Slink
  • Snoop Doggie Dog
  • Chewbacca
  • Pup Tart
  • Sushi
  • E.T.
  • Hooch
  • McGruff
  • Munchkin
  • Phideaux (“Fi-Dough”)
  • Woofer

Funny Dog Names Inspired by Appearance

A Poodle adorably wearing a green dino costume
Source: @frodo_canichetoy / IG

Some names are hilarious for small dogs but would sound appropriate for larger dogs. In this section, we’ll look at these appearance-specific names. 

For example, name your Great Dane “Tiny” for a subtly funny name. 

Funny Names for Small Dogs

  • Andre, the Giant
  • Chunk
  • Dogzilla
  • Fang
  • Gladiator
  • Hercules
  • Hulk
  • Jabba
  • Jumbo
  • Samson
  • Sumo
  • Atilla
  • Cujo
  • Pixel
  • Rambo
  • Rex
  • Rocky
  • Squirt
  • Tank
  • Lilliput
  • Tinkerbell
  • King Kong
  • Brutus
  • Moose
  • Baloo
  • Bean
  • Bug
  • Zeus
  • Pug
  • Bella
  • Killer
  • Napoleon
  • Weensy
  • Yoda

Don’t miss out: The most fun and funky small dog names

Funny Names for Big Dogs

  • Pee Wee
  • Thor
  • BonBon
  • Yeti
  • Bear Burrito
  • Chickpea
  • Bitsy
  • Tiny
  • Biggie Smalls
  • Humongo
  • Peanut
  • Nugget
  • Little Bunny Foo Foo
  • Sumo
  • Tankerbell
  • Pikachu
  • Clifford
  • Godzilla
  • Gordo
  • Hulk
  • Moose
  • Nessie
  • Retriever

Don’t miss out: The most popular big dog names

Funny Dog Names From Literature and Art

Chihuahua in a harry potter costume

You can also be extra creative by drawing names from literature and art. Here are some of our favorites based on authors and some favorite characters:

  • Virginia Woof
  • Mary Puppins
  • Sniffy Longdroppings
  • JK Growling
  • Jane Pawsten
  • Miss Havisham
  • Winnie the Pooch
  • Droolious Caesar
  • Bilbo Waggins
  • Andy Warhowl
  • George Bernard Paw
  • Ezra Hound
  • Bark Twain
  • Sherlock Bones
  • Dumbledog
  • Sir Arthur Canine Doyle
  • Paw-casso

Funny Dog Names That Are a Play on Words

With some imagination, you can also play on words and turn them into funny dog names. Here are a few examples to get you started:

Longest Funny Dog Names

  • Lord Wafflestack of Buttercreme Shire
  • Chunky Face Monkey Butt
  • Dynamite Diesel Duddley Do
  • Lucky Goodsniffer
  • Professor Wagglesworth
  • Doctor Guiseppe Suppertime
  • Chauncey Von Poopsalot
  • Howyadoin’ Mr. Beaujangles
  • Dunkle Doxie Graben Stein
  • Lord Geoffrey Wiggleton of the Yorkshire Wiggletons
  • Smokey Bottom Jeans Boots With the Fur
  • Herr Pickles Von Wiener Schnitzel
  • BlueperLuper Super Duper Dog
  • Speed Queen Leontine Von Washateria
  • Sir Mooska Moo Bernie
  • Alfredo Moonglow
  • Sir Archie the Hungry
  • Big Max the Ultimutt
Dachshund dog wearing a detective outfit
Source: @crusoe_dachshund / IG

Pun Names for Dogs

  • Al Pupcino
  • Bark Obama
  • Boba Fetch
  • Chewbarka
  • Muttley Crue
  • Salvador Dogi
  • Sherlock Bones
  • Indiana Bones
  • Joan of Bark
  • Mary Puppins
  • Sir-Barks-A lot
  • Sir Licks-a-lot

Other Funny Dog Names

Here are some of our other favorites and if you haven’t found anything thus far, you’ll probably find something here.

Cute Yorkshire Terrier puppy
Source: @porkchopandpepper / IG

Funny Food Dog Names

These names are based on food. Any of these names would be perfect for food-obsessed dog breeds. 

  • Cupcake
  • Nacho
  • Cocoa Puff
  • Pickle
  • Waffles
  • Jellybean
  • Eggroll
  • Pup Tart
  • Tater Tot
  • Tofu
  • Porkchop
  • Nutella
  • Kumquat
  • Crouton
  • Maple Sizzup
  • Charleston Chew
  • Chickpea
  • Fried Chicken
  • Chew-ritto
  • Marshmallow
  • Won Ton
  • Fluffernutter
  • Meatball
  • Noodles
  • Tic-Tac
  • Sir Tabasco Hot Shot
  • Snow-pee
  • Sir Loin

Don’t miss out: Funny and Unique Food Names for Dogs

Funniest Dog Names From the Tech and Digital World

The land of technology is another place to find inspiration for funny dog names. 

  • Gizmo
  • Alexa
  • Quark
  • Applet
  • FiFo
  • Hashtag
  • Qwerty
  • Beta
  • Dot Matrix
  • Giga
  • Napster
  • Byte
  • Tinder
  • Fitbit
  • Woofer
  • Slo Moe

Funniest Dog Names on Social Media

Here are some of our favorite social media-inspired dog names. We’re sure you could find plenty more on your favorite social media site.

  • Underdog
  • Putt-Putt
  • Bon Scratch-It
  • Here Kitty
  • Suga Boga
  • Flop
  • Scratch
  • Boy Dog
  • McTummy
  • Lovebucket
  • Grandma
  • Grandpa
  • First Dibs
  • Woolly Butt
  • Wonder Naughty
  • HoneyLeggs
  • Rumpypumpy
  • Snorts
  • Fluffernaut

Goofy Human Names for Dogs

Some human names are pretty funny when used for dogs. 

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

What Funny Name Should I Call My Dog?

A dog reaching food up high
Source: @lauramorariu_photography / IG

As you’ve seen, there are hundreds of funny names that you could call your furry friend. We’ve listed our favorites in this article, but you probably thought of funnier names after this.

Choose a great name that you like that is also fitting (or completely unfitting) for your canine. 

Either way, whether you have a Bulldog or a Chihuahua, we’re sure you’ll find some fun inspiration for your new dog’s name in this article. 

Leave a comment below to share with us other funny and hilarious names you can think of!

Further reading: Other name inspirations for your pup

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