Unique Dog Names: 250+ Unrivaled Names for Dogs

Does your dog deserve better than just an ordinary name? Does every dog name you find bore you? How about a unique dog name?!

Perfect, because we have searched high and wide to put together a grand selection of over 250 unique dog names.

These unique names will hopefully be just what you are looking for and are perfect for any puppy whether they are female, male, small or big.

We have even added a list of our top 100, check them out below and let us know if we are missing some truly great names.

Unique Dog Names

Top 100 Unique Dog Names

Top 100 Unique Dog Names
Scarlett – The colour red. Meaning love and affection

We have searched far and wide, high and low, to find you our top 100 favourite unique dog names!

These names include the least common dog names in the world, creative dog names, and some which are a little exotic (for those rare breeds) adding that extra bit of uniqueness you may be searching for.

See what you think

  • Alba – After Jessica Alba! A very pretty name for a female pup
  • Albie
  • Alfie
  • Aries
  • Avon
  • Axl – Different spelling on the very cool name “Axel”
  • Bagel
  • Barley
  • Bean – Perfect for your Dachshund!
  • Berry
  • Blaze
  • Blazer
  • Blue Ivy – Great for a blue-nosed Pitbull!
  • Bob – Does anybody actually call their pup, Bob anymore? Let’s bring it back!
  • Bock
  • Boomer
  • Bubble
  • Camilla
  • Carlon
  • Casa
  • Cat
  • Cece
  • Celeste
  • Cheddar
  • Chiquito – Meaning little one in Spanish
  • Cinnamon – A name suited for your chocolate Labrador
  • Daff
  • Diddlly
  • Dora
  • Dream
  • Ember
  • Ernie
  • Eta
  • Finn
  • Flynn
  • Fox
  • Genghis
  • Grandpa
  • Granite
  • Gula
  • Havier
  • Holmes
  • Honor
  • Jackal
  • Kaia
  • Kit
  • Koby
  • Malia
  • Malika
  • Maple
  • Matzoball – Adam Sandler’s dog
  • Maya
  • Meatball
  • Mincie
  • Mink
  • Mirena
  • Mitten
  • Moana
  • Moshe
  • Neo
  • Ochre
  • Onyx – Perfect for any black pup
  • Padre
  • Parker
  • Paws
  • Peanut
  • Pharoah – The Ruler of Ancient Egypt, or the Ruler of the couch?
  • Piglet
  • Poppy
  • Puma
  • Raina – Meaning Queen in Spanish
  • Raisin
  • Sable
  • Saint
  • Saskia – Of Slavic origin, meaning the protector of humankind
  • Scar – A scary name taken from the Lion King
  • Scruff
  • Sepia
  • Sienna
  • Snickers
  • Sniff
  • Sparrow
  • Squiddly
  • Suki
  • Tahiti – A beautiful island of French Polynesia
  • Tao – Chinese philosophy! But a cool name at that
  • Toby
  • Tuesday
  • Vesper
  • Vixen – A name for your dominant and fearless female pup
  • Walnut
  • Watson
  • Wes
  • Winter – A beautiful for any white dog
  • Wolfgang
  • Xena – The Warrior Pupcess
  • Yuki
  • Zeus – The King of the Greek Gods, or the King of Treats?
  • Ziv
  • Zoe

Female Unique Dog Names

Female Dog Names
Athena – The Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War, or the Pup Goddess of Tug of War?

If your furry lady love is one-of-a-kind then surely you want an original name to match?!

We have gathered a list of our favourite unique female dog names just for you.

Some of these names sounds extremely beautiful and are perfect for your loveable pup who loves to give you kisses.

Whether it is her looks, temperament, or personality which make her unique, we know that she deserves the very best name; so here they are…

  • Akila
  • Alaïa
  • Alara
  • Alora
  • Angelica – From the Rugrats
  • Arya – From Game of Thrones, a feisty little character
  • Binx
  • Brea
  • Bridie
  • Briella
  • Cala
  • Cariño – A form of endearment in Spanish
  • Cecilia – Or Cece for short?
  • Cora
  • Corazon
  • Demi
  • Elara
  • Electra
  • Elettra
  • Elisa
  • Esperanza
  • Faya
  • Femi
  • Gianna
  • Heika – Japanese for “Your Majesty”
  • Inklet
  • Jarra
  • Jazelle
  • Ladora
  • Lima – The capital of Peru makes a lovely sounding name for your dog
  • Liya
  • Lolita
  • Luella
  • Lulu Belle – Why settle for one name when you can have one as two?
  • Marisol
  • Mika Ella
  • Nor – This is a unisex name meaning “Divine Light” in Arabic
  • Nur
  • Odelle
  • Pelia
  • Raine
  • Rayna
  • Rei
  • Senna
  • Serilda
  • Sorella – Meaning sister in Italian
  • Svana
  • Tallie
  • Taya
  • Trixie Belle
  • Ulla
  • Vida – Meaning life in Spanish
  • Zera
  • Zosia

Male Unique Dog Names

Funny Dog Picture
Diem – from Carpe Diem! Meaning seize the day. A beautiful sounding name.

We are sure that your little macho dog is original in the most pawfect way!

Maybe he’s a little more feisty than others, or maybe he’s quite goofy?

Whatever makes your little fellow stand out, here are our favourite unique male dog names we have found. Take a look and see if you find any you love.

  • Ace – A very cool name
  • Angelo
  • Arian
  • Arlo – A perfect name for a male Husky
  • Boris
  • Brice
  • Brynn
  • Buzz – Named after Buzz Lightyear of course
  • Coen
  • Cortez
  • Damon
  • Dangelo
  • Dimitri
  • Donte
  • Enoch
  • Ethen – A different spelling here for the common name “Ethan”
  • Flyer
  • Grady
  • Huey
  • Jethro
  • Keon
  • Kingsley
  • Landon
  • Lenny
  • Mako
  • Malaki – Meaning “My messenger”
  • Mavis
  • Monte
  • Night
  • Pierce
  • Pierre
  • Remington
  • Ruben
  • Scout – Perhaps well suited for a Beagle?
  • Sid
  • Sidney
  • Trystan
  • Walker
  • Zeke

Unique Small Dog Names

Small Jack Russell Dog
Bones – A name for the toughest of pups

Even the little dogs deserve a special name!

Here is our list of our favorite unique dog names with weird and odd names for the small dogs out there:

  • Cookie
  • Demi
  • Dinkie
  • Fay
  • Hufflepuff – Yes, this is from Harry Potter.
  • Jumbo – Ironic isn’t it?
  • Lily
  • Milly
  • Orca
  • Pea – Peas are tiny and delicious.
  • Poof
  • Sprout – Your little Sprout
  • Twinkie
  • Whale

Unique Names and Meanings

Dog Names and Meanings
Botitas – Meaning Booties in Spanish. This name will do well for a pup with very furry little feet.

Sometimes it is nice to have a little meaning to a name, something special to describe our beloved dogs.

Here are a few unique names we picked with the sweetest meanings to potray just how much you love your fur-end.

  • Aashi – Meaning smile in Hindu
  • Abner – Meaning father is light
  • Aboli – Meaning flower in Hindu
  • Aisha – Meaning lively
  • Akuti – Meaning Princess in Hindu
  • Ambrose – Meaning immortal
  • Amity – Meaning friendly
  • Amora – Love in Spanish
  • Belva – Meaning beautiful view
  • Blythe – Meaning happy
  • Celine – Meaning moon
  • Cer – Love in Welsh
  • Chava – Meaning life
  • Cyril – Meaning lord
  • Dakshi – Meaning glorious in Hindu
  • Darlene – Dear or loved one
  • Davina – Meaning beloved
  • Della – Meaning noble
  • Divya – Sanskrit meaning divine
  • Elakshi – Meaning woman with intelligent eyes
  • Emilio – Meaning rival!
  • Farrah – Meaning happy
  • Faye – Meaning loyalty and belief
  • Gus – Meaning great
  • Harlow – Meaning army
  • Jett – Meaning protection
  • Kalila – Meaning heaps of love in Arabic
  • Keva – Meaning beautiful child
  • Lenora – Meaning bright
  • Leo – Meaning lion!
  • Lux – Meaning light
  • Naila – Meaning successful
  • Priti – Meaning love
  • Rosaleen – Meaning beautiful little rose
  • Sol – Sun in Spanish
  • Tove – Meaning thunder
  • Yedda – Meaning beautiful voice (or bark)
  • Zahra – Meaning flower in Arabic

Choosing The Perfect Name for your Unique Pooch

When it comes to choosing the perfect name for your unique dog, it can be a little tricky!

Some names (e.g. Fido) are over-used, and, you will want your pup to stand out from the crowd with their unique dog name. But where do you start?

Well, we are here to lend a paw!

Just follow our two-step simple guide and you will be on your way to coming up with a perfect and unique name for your four-legged friend.

Step 1: Think about what makes your pooch unique

This is easy.

What makes your puppy stand out:

  • Is it a personality trait?
  • A habit?
  • Something special about their appearance?

Try pick one main adjective and then move onto the next step.

Step 2: Try a different language!
Turning a very common name into something unique can be extremely easy if you just think of an adjective and then translate it into a different language.

This is definitely thinking outside of the box.

For example: Sun translates to Sol in Spanish, and voila; a unique name which is perfect to describe your little ray of sunshine who brightens up your day.


We hope you enjoyed our collection of unique dog names!

Whether you are trying to find something a little wacky and out of the ordinary for your dog, we hope we were helpful.

Whatever the case, every puppy is unique and special so we understand just why you want a name to match!

What’s your pooch called? Tell us below.

John Woods Headshot
John Woods is the Founder of All Things Dogs and leads our editorial team as our Editor in Chief. A member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, he has been a dog lover since he was 13 years old. John is parent to Nala, a working lab retriever. John has also volunteered at multiple animal shelters, where he gained firsthand experience of rehabilitation and force-free positive reinforcement training methods.

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