100+ Funny Names for Dogs

100+ Funny Names for Dogs
October 4, 2018

Getting a dog should never be a light decision, neither should naming your dog. Once they’re used to their name, there’s no going back from it! So, we thought we’d give you a helping hand in deciding on the perfect name for your dog.

When it comes to naming your dog, try to come away from the usual thinking that their name needs to be gendered and traditional. Play around with the possibilities! Most of the names on our list will be hilarious for both male and female dogs. 

There’s a good chance your dog won’t get bullied for its name as a child would, so be as inventive as you like and make them that little bit more adorable. Perhaps you’re a fan of Pop Culture or clever word play, either way we’ve collated the ultimate list of hilarious dog names to choose from. 

Funny Dog Names for Pun Enthusiasts 


Winnie the Poodle 


Any fans of the classic cartoon are sure to fall in love with this name that takes them right back to the bumbling amiability of the lovable character. 


Spark Pug 

If your pug looks like a ball of energy, this one is an obvious choice which will go down well with motor enthusiasts! 

Chew Barka 

Let the force be with your dog! Especially if you fancy yourself as a Han Solo character! 

Prince of Barkness 

Any Ozzy Osbourne fans are sure to appreciate this one. 

Ozzy Pawsborne 

If one Ozzy name wasn’t enough, have another! 

Charles Barkowski 

For any fans of the legendary author and poet, this one is sure to win you favours in the park! 

Mary Puppins 

Perhaps the cutest pun entry so far? 

The Notorious D.O.G. 

What will your dog be notorious for? 

Furdinand 

A no-brainer for any avid football fan! 

Sarah Jessica Barker 

For the classier pooch with a penchant for Chanel. 

Jimmy Chew

This one may be a little bit of a bad omen! 

Harry Paw-ter 

Some dogs are just magical, aren’t they? 

Sherlock Bones 

In a role reversal, it looks like you will be the sidekick Watson! 

Salvador Dogi 

Dogs can be creative too, right? 

Bark Obama 

If you’re missing the former president, why not welcome him back into your home? 

William Shakespaw 

It’s pretty much a given that you’ll have to teach your dog how to give paw. 

Jabba the Mutt 

Whilst it isn’t the most flattering name, it’s definitely one of the funniest! 

Fuzz Aldrin 

Yeah, it’s a little nerdy, but it’s also genius. 

Jake Gyllenpaw 

His acting may be terrible, but the pun definitely isn’t! 

Winston Furchill 

Here’s one for the history buffs! 

Virginia Woof 

Pay an ode to a literary hero! 

Kanye Westie 

If there are any Kanye West fans left in the world… 

Vera Fang 

For the classier pooches. 

J.K. Growling 

How vocal is your dog? 

L.L Drool J 

A must if you welcome a bulldog into your home! 

Snarls Barkley 

Probably the perfect name for a Chihuahua. 

Ally McBeagle 

Is there any better name for a Beagle? 

Christopher Walkies

Beware, they may get excited whenever they hear their name! 

Indiana Bones 

If your dog loves digging, this one is an obvious choice! 

Jude Paw 

For any fans of the smooth lothario. 

Pablo Escobark 

Only for those brave enough to name their dogs after drug dealers. 

The Dogfather 

This pooch will demand some serious respect. 

Woofy Harrelson 

Who doesn’t love Woody Harrelson? 


Funny Old-School Dog Names


These names may have been fairly commonplace back in the day, but now, they’re positively nostalgic and a little out of place. 


Spot 

See how he runs 

Fido 

A perfect choice for the horror enthusiast. 

Socks 

Whilst it’s a little uninventive, it’s pretty much a must if your dog has socks! 

Sparky 

Have you ever met a grumpy dog called Sparky? 

Scrappy 

Scooby Doo fans should be all over this one! 

Rex 

A positively archaic choice! 

Buddy 

What better name for your new best friend? 

Bandit

You better hope they don’t live up to their name! 

Patches 

Everyone surely has encountered a dog named patches in their childhood! 

King 

Reserved for the most regal pups! 


Famous Dog Names from Pop Culture


If you want to love your dog that little bit more, why not name them after one of your favourite canines from Pop Culture. Naturally, dogs have stolen our hearts when it comes to TV, Film, Cartoons and even internet famous dogs. We’ve picked out the funniest ones for you! 


Baxter 

Ron Burgundy’s sidekick from the Anchor Man.

Frank 

Arguably the best agent in Men in Black. Sorry Will Smith. 

Milo 

Who can ever forget the dog from the Mask? 

Slink 

Everyone fell a little bit in love with Slink from Toy Story! 

Zero 

An excellent choice for fans of Tim Burton’s Night Before Christmas! 

Brian 

What would Family Guy be without Brian? 

Santa’s Little Helper 

Could your dog live up to the name? 

Gromit 

Beware that this will make you Wallace by default! 

Mr. Peanutbutter

Bojack Horseman isn’t the only mammal to steal the show in the popular Netflix series. 

Mr Pickles 

The most adorable cartoon Satanic dog! 

Barkley 

Will your dog be more infamous than the lovable character from Sesame Street? 

Captain Kirk

Let your dog take charge of the enterprise! 

Brinkley 

Who doesn’t get nostalgic about You’ve Got Mail? 

Bolt 

For the dog’s that fancy themselves as a superhero. 

Cujo 

If your dog can match the reputation of the most terrifying dog on earth! 

Ghost 

Jon Snow’s trusty companion from Game of Thrones. 

Chance and Shadow 

Why not choose from one of the stars of Homeward Bound? 

Marley 

Marley and Me may have devastated us all, but he was still a furry hero! 

Puffy 

Who could ever forget the fierce little star from Something About Mary? 

Funny Names for Big Dogs 


Big Foot 

If you’ve opted for a big pooch, you’re going to want a name to suit their personality and stature! 

Biggie Smalls

Why not have a little fun poking at your dog’s stature?  

Direwolf 

Which Game of Thrones fan hasn’t wanted a Direwolf of their own? 

The Hound 

Another Game of Thrones firm favourite name! 

Tinkerbelle 

This one may confuse fellow dog walkers! 

Hellboy 

An easy choice for those who want their dog’s name to strike fear! 

Hodor 

Will your dog hold the door? 

Marmaduke 

Let’s hope your dog is better behaved than the famous Great Dane! 

Beefy 

For pups who have a healthy appetite. 

Sirius Black 

You don’t get much bigger and more fearful than this Harry Potter character. 

Brutus 

A name for an alpha beast. 

Slim 

The bigger the dog, the more hilarious this name gets. 

Hagrid 

Yet another Harry Potter entry. 

Sumo

Will you ever be able to take your dog seriously? 

Funny Names for Small Dogs


Everyone knows that small dogs usually have the most attitude, so why not choose a name to match? Or celebrate the fact that they’re positively minuscule with an adorable choice? Remember, everyone loves ironic names for small dogs. 

Bilbo 

A firm favourite amongst Lord of the Rings fans! 

Bruiser 

Take a little inspiration for your little one from Legally Blonde. 

Button 

Because they’re as cute as a… 

Underdog 

For the dog that’s an unsuspecting hero! 

Yoda 

Perfect for a dog with pointy ears! 

Chip 

Short and sweet, perhaps they’ll even sit on your shoulder. 

Binky 

A little upper-class, but still absolutely adorable 

Beans 

I bet you’ve never encountered a dog named beans before! 

Twinky 

For the dog who is light on their feet.

 Andre the Giant 

Give your dog a name as big as their personality. 

Mosquito

The insects may not be cute, but this name definitely is. 

Little Bones 

Who couldn’t find your dog cute with this name? 

Thor

Superhero’s come in all sizes. 

T-Bone 

If your dog thinks they’re a little bit street. 

Gollum 

This one is a little mean, but we’re going with it anyway. 

Sasha Fierce 

For the little dogs with fabulous attitudes! 

Pip 

Perfect for the tiny pup in your life. 

Elf 

A must if you have a tiny pointed eared dog! 


25 Hilarious Dog Names Which Need No Explanation 


Sometimes, funny names need no context, they just sound adorable and inventive. They may raise a few eyebrows with some people, but you’ll have endless amounts of fun with these top 20 names for playful, mischievous dogs! 


BamBam 

Brunhilda 

Butterball 

Clive 

Doris 

Eggroll 

Huckleberry 

Milkshake 

Nacho 

Pancakes 

Pup Tart 

Sprite 

Tater Tot 

Toast 

Widget 

Waldo 

Zippy 

Nugget 

Sir Francis Bacon 

Elvis 

Jellybean 

Kazoo 

Oreo 

Squirt 

Fink 


Dog Names to Match Any Personality 


Sloth 

For dogs who love to nap! 

Dynamite 

For the dog who runs rings around you. 

Peaches 

The perfect name for a sweet dog. 

Rambo 

For the dog who likes to go on a mission. 

Ratboy 

Perfect for a scruffy pup with a lot of attitude. 

Stain 

If your dog is a little bit gross but you love them anyway. 

Gypsy 

Is your dog the free spirited sort? 

Trunchbull 

For the bruisers of the dog world. 

Lady 

If your dog is a little refined, give them a name to suit! 

Napster 

For the dogs who struggle to stay awake! 

McGruff 

For the not so easy to please dogs. 

Flash 

For the dog who can’t be seen for dust when they’re off the lead. 

Crash 

The perfect choice for the accident prone pup. 

Anarchy 

Is your dog as Punk Rock as you? 

Found Your Inspiration?


Whilst some people think that it’s hilarious to give their dogs human names like Gary, Paul or Beth, let’s face it, that’s a little creepy. Take your time when you’re naming your dog. Take the time to do some research and make sure you come out with a name you’ll be happy shouting for the next decade and beyond! 

Take some time to get to know your dog, are they playful, dopey, energetic, charismatic? Do they remind you of someone? You can always choose to come up with a clever pun of your own! A hilarious name is the perfect icebreaker! Use your dog’s name to reflect both of your personalities. As you’ve probably seen in this article, you can pretty much name your dog anything you like. Although we would advise to steer clear of naming your dog anything which would cause offense to anyone. Whilst it may seem hilarious at the time naming your dog anything offensive or derogatory probably won’t work out well for you in the long term! But, there are plenty of ways to keep it clean and hilarious! You’ll have seen that simply naming your dog after an inanimate object or your favorite food can be absolutely hilarious, so why not give it a go?