101 Funny Names For Dogs

Whether you’re a fan of puns or pop culture, here are some great ideas for funny names you can give your fun-loving pooch!

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I believe it was Shakespeare who once asked, “What’s in a dog name?”

Well, maybe that wasn’t the exact quote…but it is a question most aspiring dog owners ask themselves while they’re looking to add a new member to their pack.

And, unlike the process of naming a human, you have way more freedom to get creative with what your new pup will be called — you can even make it a funny name, if you feel so inclined. In fact, a humorous name lets both you and your dog show off your funny bones.

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If you want your new dog to be a splash hit with his doggy day care or dog-walking crews, check out this list of funny names that are perfect for goofy, fun-loving puppies.

Names With Clever Wordplay

These dog names take a hilarious spin on familiar names:

  1. Winnie the Poodle
    This name is for a poodle who’s cuddly as a bear.
  2. Doggy Howlser M.D.
    Paging Doctor Dog!
  3. Santa Paws
    For the jolly holiday pup.
  4. Spark Pug
    Doesn’t this suit a pug with an electric personality?
  5. Chew Barka
    Can you play fetch with a lightsaber?
  6. Kareem Abdul Ja-Bark
    The dog, the legend.
  7. Ozzy Pawsborne
    Give this one to a rockin’ cool pup.
  8. Prince of Barkness
    Good for a yippee yelper.
  9. Orville Redenbarker
    A poppin’ fun name.
  10. Mary Puppins
    Yes, a spoonful of funny helps the medicine go down!
  11. Droolius Caesar
    Et tu, doggy?
  12. The Notorious D.O.G.
    How about this for a notoriously funny name?
  13. Fur-dinand
    A regal name for a bullish fur ball.
  14. Woofgang Amadeus
    Try this one for your classically trained pooch.
  15. Sarah Jessica Barker
    This name is both stylish and hilarious.
  16. Bark Twain
    A funny author plus a funny name equals a funny dog!
  17. Doc McDoggins
    Laughter, and puppies, are the best medicine.
  18. Hairy Paw-ter
    This magically funny name will charm everyone he meets.
  19. Sherlock Bones
    No mystery here — it’s just silly!
  20. Salvador Dogi
    For your arf-tistic pooch.
  21. Jimmy Chew
    Though chewed shoes are never funny, the name is.

Traditional Names

Once commonplace, these too-familiar conventional dog names now seem funny and a little out-of-place:

  1. Spot
  2. Fido
  3. Socks
  4. Rusty
  5. Scooter
  6. Sparky
  7. Boo
  8. Squeakers
  9. Scrappy
  10. Rex
  11. Snuffles

Pop Culture Character Names

If you’re a fan of pop culture, some of your favourite characters could make for great and funny dog names, too:

  1. Frodo
    Master Frodo could be the Lord of the Funny Dog Names.
  2. Yoda
    A wise and witty dog, you will have.
  3. Elmo
    Everyone loves a lovable, furry dog!
  4. Brutus
    Just tell your pet sitter to watch her back.
  5. McGruff
    This one takes a bite out of criminally funny names.
  6. Charlie Brown
    Snoopy will be jealous of this clever spin.
  7. Mister Miyagi
    Wag on. Wag off.
  8. Pumba
    With this name, your dog becomes your comedic sidekick.

People Names

The funniest people names for dogs are either nerdy, old-fashioned or very “generic,” like these:

  1. Bob
  2. Rufus
  3. Bernadette
  4. Alfalfa
  5. Fergus
  6. Archie
  7. Oswald
  8. Pam
  9. Gary
  10. Harold
  11. Kevin
  12. Lloyd
  13. Barney

Big Names for Small Dogs

These names may not seem funny on their own, but when given to the right dog breed they are pure comedy.

  1. Cujo
    His bark might be bigger than his bite, but he sure is cute.
  2. Thor
    He wields the biggest hammer on four legs.
  3. Rambo
    This time he’s fighting for his chew toy.
  4. Tank
    Built for war, but made for cuddling.
  5. Shredder
    Just hope he’s not shredding your shoes.
  6. Butterball
    He may be little, but he’s no turkey.
  7. Terminator
    He’ll be back — right after he fetches that tennis ball.
  8. T-Bone
    This is the perfect name for the little bruiser who you just want to eat right up.

Small Names for Big Dogs

  1. Mittens
    Even big paws get cold sometimes.
  2. Fluffy
    Adding bows, ribbons, and a bejeweled collar really takes this name all the way home.
  3. Snowball
    A name for all seasons, but it works especially well in winter.
  4. Tiny
    It’s a funny nickname for tall people, and for tall dogs.
  5. Pee Wee
    With this funny name you (and your dog) are headed for the big leagues.
  6. Slim
    The bigger your dog, the funnier this is.
  7. Squirt
    As long you’re not talking about a drool situation, this is hilarious.
  8. Peanut
    It doesn’t get any nuttier than this.
  9. Twinkie
    This is for a sweet dog (with or without the cream filling).
  10. Kitty
    There is a picture of this dog next to the entry for “ironic” in the dictionary.
  11. Fuzzy
    Try this one on a hairless breed for a double joke.

Food Names

Food names are funny. Plenty of dog owners, especially celebrities, like to name their pets after their favorite meals.

  1. Burrito
  2. Cheeseburger
  3. Meatball
  4. Beans
  5. Butters
  6. Waffles
  7. Chalupa
  8. Tater
  9. Cheeseball
  10. Noodles
  11. Oscar Mayer
  12. Nacho

Just Plain Silliness

Some pet owners like to get seriously silly coming up with names. These funny dog names are pretty out there, but they’re all hilarious because they are just wacky.

  1. Sir Waggington
  2. Woofer
  3. Doodle
  4. Sergeant Barkowitz
  5. Deputy Dawg
  6. Sir Barks-a-Lot
  7. Alfred von Wigglebottom
  8. Count Droolsbury
  9. Mister Fluffers
  10. Lucky Goodsniffer
  11. Otto Von Longdog
  12. Hotrod Woofington
  13. Putt Putt
  14. Professor Wagglesworth
  15. Miss Furbulous
  16. Barkley
  17. Captain Sniffer

No matter what name you pick, welcoming a new dog into your life is sure to bring you lots of joy and laughter for years to come. Check out these 8 Tips For Raising The Perfect Puppy.

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