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85 Funny Names for Dogs

The happy, perky nature of man’s best friend is only enhanced with a hilarious name that makes the most of your pet’s lighthearted nature.

There are plenty of typical dog names to choose from, but by picking a funny name for Fido, your dog is sure to stand out in the crowd—whether it’s at the vet’s office, the grooming salon, or at a doggy meet-and-greet. Here are 87 funny names to choose from to make your dog the class clown in their obedience class or give everyone in the room a reason to laugh.

Top Funny Dog Names 

  • Bacon
  • Bark Twain
  • Bullwinkle
  • Elmo
  • Furdinand
  • Jimmy Chew
  • Kanye Westie
  • Little Bow Wow
  • Notorious D.O.G.
  • Taco

Tips for Naming Your Dog

Picking the perfect name for your pooch can be daunting. But don’t let that take away all your fun when picking the right funny name for your dog. Yes, your dog will have this name for years to come—but naming your dog doesn’t have to be too serious. Not every dog is cut out to lead a simple life being called by one of the ‘classic’ dog names, like Buddy or Daisy. When it comes to naming your pet, there are really no rules about how to pick a name for your furry friend.

If you’re looking for a good place to start in naming your new puppy or rescue pooch, it can help to think about your dog’s breed, appearance, or traits. If you have a favorite character from the movies or history, a play on the character’s name also makes for a funny dog name. If your dog’s name makes you smile and is easy enough to be understood by your pooch, then you’ve achieved your goal of picking the perfect funny dog name.

Funny Names for Dogs

  • Bacon
  • Barkley
  • Bingo
  • Charlie Brown
  • Chewbacca
  • Chewie
  • Cinder Ella
  • Cookie Monster
  • Einstein
  • Elmo
  • E.T.
  • Hooch
  • Lady Rover
  • Little Bow Wow
  • Oscar Mayer
  • McGruff
  • Meatball
  • Meatloaf
  • Miss Piggy
  • Muddy Buddy
  • Munchkin
  • Muttley Cru
  • Nacho
  • Pee Wee
  • Phideaux (“Fi-Dough”)
  • Porkchop
  • Pup Tart
  • Sir Barks-a-Lot
  • Sir Licks-a-Lot
  • Slink
  • Snoop Doggie Dog
  • Subwoofer
  • Sushi
  • Taco
  • Tater
  • Waffles
  • Waldo
  • Woofer

Funny Dog Names That Are a Play on Words

Everyone loves a good pun, and these funny dog names make the most of a clever twist. You’ll find familiar names from history morphed into doggone hilarious versions for your four-legged friend, or catchy phrases turned into a name that won’t be easy to forget.

  • Al Poo-Chino
  • Bark Twain
  • Catherine Zeta Bones
  • Chew Barka
  • Droolius Caesar
  • 50 Scent
  • Fresh Prints
  • Furdinand
  • Groucho Barks
  • Indiana Bones
  • Jimmy Chew
  • Kanye Westie
  • Mary Puppins
  • Orville Redenbarker
  • Salvador Dogi
  • Sherlock Bones
  • Spark Pug
  • Winnie the Pooch
  • Woofgang Amadeus
  • Woofgang Puck

Funny Names for Small Dogs

Some of the best names for small dogs have the biggest meaning—like Tank for your tiny toy poodle or Brutus for your itty bitty chihuahua. Other options make the most of your dog’s small stature with a funny name that will bring a smile to anyone’s face when they hear it. A dose of irony is often a good recipe for a funny name for small dogs!

  • Angus
  • Bear
  • Beethoven
  • Boss
  • Bruiser
  • Brutus
  • Button
  • Byte
  • Dozer
  • Gumdrop
  • Jellybean
  • Jitterbug
  • King Kong
  • Rambo
  • Spud
  • Subwoofer
  • Squirt
  • Tank

Funny Names for Big Dogs

Give your big dog a supersized funny name with one of these humorous options. Whether you make the most of your dog’s big and strong nature with a funny name like Mac Daddy or have a little fun by naming him something out of character—like Pee Wee or Tiny—these are the best funny names for big dogs.

  • Atom
  • Bubba
  • Bullwinkle
  • Captain Chaos
  • Chuck Norris
  • Marshmallow
  • Mac Daddy
  • Napoleon
  • Pee Wee
  • Tiny
  • The Notorious D.O.G.

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