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Funny Dog Names

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If you’ve got a new pooch joining your family, you’ve probably spent a lot of time considering names. The process of choosing the right “handle” for your new canine family member can be quite difficult. Some people like to use names from foreign languages for a little cultural flair while others favor names that reflect common personality traits. But since laughter truly is the best medicine, many people like to combine the best of both worlds by giving their new canine pal a name that makes them giggle. Funny dog names are becoming a popular trend. Since registered purebred dog breeds have two different names, an every day call name and a longer registered name, families can double their fun by thinking up a witty registered name with the perfect call name attached.

Here is our list of the top funny dog names to consider for the next pup to enter your life:

Clever Dog Names from Pop Culture

Since art often imitates life, you can easily come up with some great names with comic flair by doing a play on words from phrases and words used in movies, books, or TV shows. Popular figures also give you lots of opportunity to get creative in naming your new pooch something fun. Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Bark Obama (named for former President Barack Obama)
  2. Chewbarka (named for legendary Star Wars character Chewbacca)
  3. Woofgang Puck (named for famed chef Wolfgang Puck)
  4. Bridget Bones (named for fictional character Bridget Jones)
  5. Orville Redenbarker (named for famed popcorn celebrity Orville Redenbacher)
  6. Droolius Caesar (named for Roman dictator Julius Caesar)
  7. Hairy Paw-ter (named for fictional hero of the book series Harry Potter)
  8. Jimmy Chew (named for shoe designer Jimmy Choo)
  9. The Notorious D.O.G. (named for rapper The Notorious B.I.G.)
  10. Muttley Crew (named for popular 80’s and 90’s rock band Motley Crue)
  11. Cookie Monster (named for the popular Sesame Street character of the same name)
  12. Artoo Dog too (named for beloved Star Wars robot R2D2)
  13. Kanye Westie (named for rapper Kanye West and particularly appropriate for a West Highland White Terrier)
  14. 50 Scent (named for actor and rapper 50 Cent)
  15. Anderson Poop (named for popular journalist and newscaster Anderson Cooper)
  16. Bill Furry (named for comedian and actor Bill Murray)
  17. Boba Fetch (named for Star Wars character Boba Fett)

Funny Names for Girl Dogs

Finding the right funny name for your dog often includes choosing something that is gender specific. There are many cute, girly names from which to select. However, sometimes, families like to draw their humor from the use of opposites like calling an all white dog Spot or a black dog Frosty.

Here is a list of the some of the most popular funny names for girl dogs:

  1. Aphrodite
  2. Babushka
  3. Bo Peep
  4. Chi Chi
  5. Chiquita
  6. Diva
  7. Giggles
  8. Fifi
  9. Here Kitty
  10. Jezebel
  11. Kiki
  12. Ladybug
  13. Marshmallow
  14. Ouiser Boudreaux
  15. Oreo
  16. Pip
  17. Porkchop
  18. Posh
  19. Princess
  20. Puddin
  21. Queen of Barkness
  22. Sausage Pattie
  23. Skittles
  24. Spanx
  25. Squirt
  26. Snickers
  27. Sniffy Longdroppings
  28. Tinkerbell
  29. Waffles
  30. Waltzing Mutthilda

Funny Names for Boy Dogs

Just as there are many silly names for girl dogs, boys have their own unique list of possible handles that are sure to make you giggle. Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Bacon Bits
  2. Barkley
  3. Bender
  4. Biscuit
  5. Bond
  6. Booger
  7. Bubba
  8. Chewie
  9. Chuck Norris
  10. Churchill
  11. Clark Griswold
  12. Dozer
  13. Dumbledog
  14. Fur-dinand
  15. Goliath
  16. Kramer
  17. Jaws
  18. Mac Daddy
  19. MacGyver
  20. Marky Mark
  21. McFly
  22. Meatloaf
  23. OJ
  24. Pugsley
  25. Ricky Bobby
  26. Sir Licks-a-Lot
  27. Stinky
  28. Spud
  29. T-Bone
  30. Yoda

Funny Dog Names Related to Food

Who doesn’t enjoy a tasty treat? If you can combine two of your favorite things to a name that fits your new pup to a “T,” you’ve found a winning combination, for sure. Here are some funny food-related names to consider for your new dog:

  1. Alfalfa
  2. BBQ Ribs
  3. Beans
  4. Butterball
  5. Chalupa
  6. Chili Pepper
  7. Fluffernutter
  8. Gravytrain
  9. Guinness
  10. Hamburgler
  11. Java Chip
  12. Jellybean
  13. Kobe Burger
  14. Liver and Onions
  15. Meatloaf
  16. Nacho
  17. Noodles
  18. PB&J
  19. Pumpernickel
  20. Pup Tart
  21. Rawhide
  22. Root Bear Float
  23. Salsa
  24. Sir Loin
  25. S’Mores
  26. Tater
  27. Where’s the Beef

Funny Names for Big Dogs

Choosing a name that doesn’t quite “fit” the appearance or characteristics of your pup is a great way to make you smile. Here are some funny names for dogs of the larger sort:

  1. Bitsy
  2. Demi
  3. Hobbit
  4. Minnie
  5. Munchkin
  6. Nugget
  7. Pee Wee
  8. Peanut
  9. Scrappy
  10. Squeakers
  11. Squirt
  12. Tidbit
  13. Tiny
  14. Twinkie

Funny Names for Small Dogs

Just as naming a big dog a name more befitting a smaller pooch, it can be equally as humorous to bestow a big dog handle on a more petite pup.

  1. Attila
  2. Bruiser
  3. Chompers
  4. Cujo
  5. Hercules
  6. Jabba
  7. Rambo
  8. Tank
  9. Terminator
  10. Zeus

The Ultimate Silly Names for Dogs

If you want to give your dog a name that is sure to bring a laugh every time you repeat it out loud, this list of silly dog names is for you:

  1. Alfred von Wigglebottom
  2. Captain Sniffer
  3. Count Droolsbury
  4. Doodle
  5. Hot Rod Woofington
  6. Lucky Goodsniffer
  7. Miss Furbulous
  8. Mister Fluffers
  9. Otto Von Longdog
  10. Putt Putt

Looking for a funny name for the new pooch in your life? Take a look at our list of some of the most popular silly names for dogs. You just might find your perfect match here!

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