Unique Dog Names - Picking A Name For Your Special Companion

Picking unique dog names are daunting tasks. A dog’s name not only says a lot about your dog, it also says a lot about you too! 

 

The only suggestion is being mindful of the number of syllables in the chosen name.  One syllable is good, three syllables are OK. The sweet spot? Two syllables name. They are better than one because the chance of using or sounding similar in everyday conversations are greatly reduced. For example; “Have you seen my Ipad?” might have your dog, Pat frown curiously at you for the third time since your hunt for your missing Ipad all morning.

 

Don’t let this discourage you from choosing and running with a great single or three syllables name thou!


Four or more syllables are not recommended, your dog will have a harder time memorizing her new name and the likelihood of young kids or old folks in your household mispronouncing and causing confusion for your dog. On that note, make sure your family is on-board with the new name, an admittedly sometimes-challenging feat especially with kids involved. Again, if you have a great four syllables name that everyone in your family love to bits, go ahead!

 

With that out of the way, the world is your oyster when it comes to dog naming (Oyster sounds like a great name! Just a thought).

 

Below are 2 lists of female and male unique dog names. If you can find a name here that sings to you, great! If not, I hope this list at least inspired you.

 

Small disclaimer, I’m a huge pop culture/movie/gaming geek so some of these names are drawn from such materials. If you are not a fan of them, that’s OK! An awesome name is an awesome name nevertheless so keep an open mind.


For 'Her'




                             Female unique dog names

A

Ada

Annie

Aries

Adeline

April

Ava

Amber

Alexis

Amelia

Anne

Angela

Amy

Abby

Alice

Azure

B

B.B

Briana

Brandi

Bridget

Bali

Bambi

Beda

Berdine

Blissful

Blondie

Blue

Belle

Bollywood

Bibi


C

Cathy

Chelsea

Clamy

Cauli

Celeste

Claudie

Claire

Celina

Chun Li

Cammy

Campbell

Cassandra

Carin

Clarice

Ciri

Carbuncle

Clover

D

Dell

Dawn

Dee Dee

Dixie

Disney

Daisy

Demi

Dory

Dena

Darci

Daris

Delfi

E

Eva

Elva

Elf

Elvish

Emma

Erika

Elsa

Essie

Ema

Eleven

Elly

Elda

Eden



F

Flora

Fiona

Faye

Faith

Freya

Faelyn

Fairy

Fania

Fifi

Freda

Fatima

Felicia

Fantasy

Ferry


G

Gale

Geradine

Gwen

Glacier

Gina

Genevieve

Gigi

Gabi

Galatia

Garnet

Gem

Gizi

Gildie

Goldie

Gwenda

Gracella

H

Heather

Helena

Healer

Hope

Holiday

Holly

Hollywood

Hilary

Hollie

Harper

Heidi

Heaven

Harmony

Hayden

Heart

I

Irene

Iris

Isley

Istana

Ion

Ivy

Ipomea

Ilsa

Ivory

Ilia

Ilka

Indigo

Isa

Ino


J

Joya

Jojo

Jewel

Joyful

Jade

Jasmine

Judy

Jody

Jenelle

Jenova

Jina

Jacy

June

Jill


K

Karine

Katie

Kiara

Kim

Kimchi

Krystal

Kacy

Kaisu

Kalli

Kelly

Kari

L

Lumi

Lily

Leena

Lina

Lilac

Lunastra

Luna

Lolly

Levi

Levis

Lulu

Lala

Lanka

Lapis


M

Monica

Melbourne

Mei Mei

Min Min

Minty

Mia

Mara

Maggie

Moon

Marisa

Melody

Mimi

Mindy



N

Nelle

Nala

Noemi

Norin

Nuna

Nutella

Nura

Nardia

Nier

Nelda

Nizana

Novena

Neptune

Narmaya

Noel

Nami

O

Ophelia

Olivia

Olive

Opel

Oifa

Orchid

Oyster

Oinky

Orange

Oria

Oana

Owena

Oasis



P

Phina

Princess

Priscella

Paolumu

Pinkie

Pandora

Pegi

Peggy

Pearly

Pristine

Pollen

Q

Queenie

Queberly

Quistis

Quina

Quince

Quincy

Admittedly I have some difficulties coming up with unique dog names in the 'Q' department.

R

Ruby

Rainy

Reena

Rosie

Regina

Rayna

Riva

Rahele

Rena

Roxanne

Riful

Rita

Riku



S

Sistina

Sica

Siren

Saya

Sayang

Scarlet

Sofia

Starry

Star Dust

Sydney

Sunny

Sarina

Sake

Sakura


T

Tifa

Taeyeon

Teresa

Trinity

Tianna

Tiara

Tami

Trisha

Tori

Tala

U

Unicorn

Ulla

Undine

Uma

Ursa

Udon

Una

Uli


V

Vera

Velvet

Vivi

Violet

Vice

Venny

Veda

Vida

Veron

Vivian

Venus

Vanilla

Victoria

Vicky


W

Winnie

Wanda

Winter

Willow

Waltz

Wendi

Willa

Wiki

Whitney

Windy

X

Xena

Xenia

Xandra

Xin Xin

Xenos

Xenny

Y

Yara

Yennefer

Yenny

Yvonne

Yasmine

Yuna

Yuri

Yoona

Yulia

Yara

Yuki

Yasmina

Yazmin



Z

Zelda

Zeta

Zara

Zoey

Zoe

Zella

Zelena

Zoelle

Zeva

Zahara

Zanna

Zofie


More Unique Female Dog Names...

For 'Him"







                             Male unique dog names


A

Abel

Adon

Akuma

Aladine

Alaska

Azul

Auron

Ace

Axel

Arnold

Apollo

Acel

Achilles

Alson

Anjanath

B

Benny

Beowulf

Bankai

Benson

Baby

Bagel

Biggie

Beethoven

Batman

Balthazer

Bunny

Barney

Barroth

Bazel

Bahamut

Bullet

C

Casey

Cartman

Cannon

Carlin

Carlos

Carmino

Casper

Castor

Caulton

Chance

Chaos

Charlie

Chico



D

Dodo

Donney

Dio

Delma

Delex

Dexter

Dreadking

Drill

Daichi

Daiki

Dalton

Dante

Davi

Djinn

Dracon

Delta

E

Ebony

Enma

Espinas

Evan

Eagle

Eaton

Elvish

Eden

Egor

Eldritch

Eureka

Elon

Exo



F

Farmboy

Fatalis

Fulgur

Frenzy

Felyne

Foro

Frodo

Fairman

Falcon

Falkner

Fang

Faust

Felix

Feng

Feng shui

Fenton

G

Gravy

Granite

Glavenus

Gianomous

Gobu

Goku

Girros

Gojira

Godzilla

Goldie

Goldbeard

Goldbert

Gravios



H

Hagen

Hain

Harudo

Hokaido

Haku

Hailstorm

Hunter

Hamlet

Han

Hanson

Happy

Hartwell

Hashbrown



I

Ina

Icarus

Ido

Ike

Igor

Ip man

Indigo

Iza

Irvine

Isaac

Ivan

J

Jagras

Jerry

Jacky

Jacob

Jaeger

Jin

Jaime

Jalen

Janos

Jasper

Javier

Javis

Jenemba



K

Kira

Kamu

Kirin

Khezu

Kulu

Kain

Kaiser

Kareem

Kasper

Kazim

Kyler


L

Legiana

Leshen

Lolo

Lucent

Lago

Levi

Lancer

Lance

Lancelot

Lando

Lagoon

Langley

Lassi

Lavelle


M

Max

Monday

Makili

Mi Ru

Mido

Molten

Monoblos

Moofah

Mike

Metaru

Mizu

Mack

Mebius

Maxwell

Matty

Mickey

N

Nico

Nagar

Nike

Niki

Norman

Nelson

Nathan

Nate

Nash

Nissan

Nergi

Nugget

O

Opa

Odo

Oroshi

Oni

Oinki

Omar

Olsen

Oscar

Orlando

Othello

Ovid

Owen

Otis

Otter


P

Pegasus

Paolumu

Popo

Pukei

Pumpkin

Parco

Perry

Paxton

Percy

Ping Pong

Pittman

Pika

Pippin

Preston

Prince

Piston

Q

Quro

Quincy

Quest

Quinlan

Quenton

Quirky

Don't have many unique dog names propositions in the 'Q' section for HIM too.

R

Rathalos

Rathy

Radoban

Rajang

Royal

Raijin

Raphael

Randy

Rico

Ricardo

Riddick

Robert

Rider

Ronnie


S

Sailor

Sherlock

Salmon

Safi

Shara

Silver

Shaggy

Scooby

Steven

Sunny

Sora

Shaman

Squall



T

Tiger

Teostra

Tobi

Tigrex

T-rex

Tywin

Tristan

Tiamat

Tyler

Taichi

Taiga

Taro

Tiga



U

Uno

Urei

Uzzy

Unicorn

Utah

Ussuri

V

Vaal

Vito

Vaan

Viktor

Vox

Velkana

Viper

Vernier

Vinland

Vincent

Vergil

Vila

W

Wasabi

Watson

Waffer

Wednesday

Wolfgang

Warrior

Wyvern

Walley





X

Xavier

X.O

Xeno

X-wing

Xander


Y

Yojimbo

Yoda

Yavor

Yeti

Yasin

Yasu

Yogurt





Z

Zidane

Zorah

Zero

Zenny

Zenith

Zoha

Zeno

Zinogre

Zeru

Zorro




Other inspirations for unique dog names

Think about places, people or food that inspired you. Could you use the name as it is? Or perhaps shorten it. What about using any of the above inspirations combine with another language?


Personally, I find using foreign language for coming up with unique dog names makes everything (well, almost everything) sound unique and often way cooler!  For example; ‘Baby’ in Japanese is ‘Akachan’ and in Chinese it pronounces as ‘Bao Bao’. ‘Spider’ in German is known as ‘Spinne’ while ‘Foxy’ is ‘Rusée’ in French.


Have fun discovering!


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