450 Best Male, Female & Gender Neutral Dog Names

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Getting a dog is a wonderful gift.

You now have someone who will always be glad to see you, will be up for anything, and will love you unconditionally. Dogs give us so much, and it’s up to us to make sure they’re given all the love and attention possible. And that starts with choosing a name!

Perfect dog names should be something that fits their personality. A dog’s name is personal and, as they get to know it, it becomes part of their identity.

Whether you're looking for male dog names or female dog names, put some thought into it before choosing.

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Do you want your dog’s name to be funny or tough? Should it be a human name? Are you going to name your pup after a TV character, a friend who passed away, or your favorite family member?

Sometimes, when we get a dog from a shelter or breeder, they’re already named, and you have the decision to keep the name or give them a new one. If they’re already bonded with the name, it’s best to leave it as is, or you can modify it slightly so it sounds similar with your twist.

Not sure what to name your new best friend?

Here are 450 dog names — male, female, and gender-neutral — to spark your own creativity and come up with the perfect moniker.

Best Male Dog Names

The best male dog names are those that sound grounded, bold, and muscular. They should be clear so your dog can easily learn and hear it when it's said.

All dogs, especially those who are trained, respond to direct commands, so you want a name that won't get lost when you're giving out directions. You want something that's unique, but not so confusing that the vet or groomer has trouble pronouncing it.

Let your dog's personality help guide you on what name you give them.

1. Ace

2. Aero

3. Alexander

4. Angus

5. Apollo

6. Archie

7. Artemis

8. Ash

9. Bandit

10. Barkley

11. Barney

12. Baxter

13. Bear

14. Beau

15. Benji

16. Benny

17. Bentley

18. Beta

19. Blue / Blu

20. Bono

21. Boomer

22. Brady

23. Brando

24. Brody

25. Brownie

26. Bruno

27. Brutus

28. Buck

29. Buddy

30. Buster

31. Butch

32. Caesar

33. Cairo

34. Captain

35. Cash

36. Casper

37. Cassidy

38. Champ

39. Chance

40. Chase

41. Chewy

42. Chico

43. Chip

44. Coco

45. Cody

46. Copper

47. Corky

48. Demetrius

49. Deuce

50. Dexter

51. Diego

52. Diesel

53. Doc

54. Duke

55. Dusty

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56. Finn

57. Frankie

58. Freud

59. Fuzzy

60. Genesis

61. George

62. Ghost

63. Gizmo

64. Glacier

65. Griffin

66. Gunnar

67. Gus

68. Hamilton

69. Hank

70. Harley

71. Hawkeye

71. Henry

73. Hercules

74. Hershey

75. Hunter

76. Hyatt

77. Jackson

78. Jake

79. Jasper

80. Jax

81. Jet

82. Joey

83. Judge

84. Junior

85. Jupiter

86. King

87. Kobe

88. Leo

89. Loki

90. Louie

91. Luke

92. Mac

93. Major

94. Maverick

95. Milo

96. Moose

97. Murphy

98. Nacho

99. Nash

100. Noah

101. Oakley

102. Odin

103. Oliver

104. Ollie

105. Oscar

106. Otis

107. Ozzie

108. Patrick

109. Petey

110. Piper

111. Prince

112. Radar

113. Ranger

114. Rascal

115. Remy

116. Rex

117. Rider

118. Ringo

119. Ripley

120. Rocco

121. Romeo

122. Roscoe

123. Rudy

124. Rusty

125. Sam

126. Samson

127. Scout

128. Shadow

129. Sherlock

130. Simba

131. Snoopy

132. Spike

133. Sven

134. Tank

135. Teddy

136. Theo

137. Thor

138. Tiger

139. Titus

140. Toby

141. Truman

142. Tucker

143. Tyson

144. Wally

145. Winston

146. Woody

147. Wrigley

148. Wylie

149. Yukon

150. Zeke

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Best Female Dog Names

Some people have the mistaken idea that dogs are masculine and cats are feminine. All animals can be either, or a combination of both.

It's perfectly acceptable to give your female dog a pretty, flirty name, or something stronger; female dogs have distinct personalities, too! Give them a name that suits them and is also one that you like.

If you name your dog and realize the name doesn't work, change it. Naming animals isn't as easy as you may think, and some people are more talented than others.

151. Abby

152. Amelie

153. Angel

154. Apple

155. Aria

156. Brownie

157. Bunny

158. Aja

159. Akira

160. Anika

161. Annabelle

162. Aphrodite

163. Ariel

164. Bailey

165. Bambi

166. Billie

167. Bindi

168. Birdie

169. Biscuit

170. Blanca

171. Blondie

172. Blossom

173. Bronte

174. Brooklyn

175. Buffy

176. Butterscotch

177. Cappuccino

178. Caramel

179. Casey

180. Charisma

181. Chestnut

182. Chi Chi

183. Cinnamon

184. Cleo

185. Coco

186. Cola

187. Colby

188. Cricket

189. Cupcake

190. Cupid

191. Daisy

192. Dallas

193. Diva

194. Dixie

195. Dolly

196. Duchess

197. Edie

198. Electra

199. Elsa

200. Epiphany

201. Fantasia

202. Felicity

203. Fifi

204. Frankie

205. Georgia

206. Gidget

207. Gigi

208. Ginger

209. Goldie

210. Gracie

211. Gypsy

212. Harlow

213. Harmony

214. Harper

215. Honey

216. India

217. Indigo

218. Isis

219. Ivy

220. Jada

221. Java

222. Jazzy

223. Jellybean

224. Jezabelle

225. Jinx

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226. JoJo

227. Jude

228. Karma

229. Kennedy

230. Kenya

231. Kewpie

232. Kiki

233. Kimono

234. Kona

235. Leia

236. Liberty

237. Licorice

238. Lizzie

239. Lolita

240. Lotus

241. Luca

242. Lulu

243. Lyric

244. Mai Tai

245. Mango

246. Marley

247. Marshmallow

248. Medusa

249. Miley

250. Mimi

251. Minx

252. Missy

253. Morgan

254. Navi

255. Nikita

256. Nova

257. Nutmeg

258. Pansy

259. Paris

260. Peaches

261. Pebbles

262. Penny

263. Pepper

264. Pepper

265. Pinky

266. Pippa

267. Poppy

268. Raven

269. Rio

270. Roma

271. Rosie

272. Ruby

273. Sadie

274. Sasha

275. Savannah

276. Serenity

277. Shakira

278. Sidney

279. Simba

280. Skye

281. Smokey

282. Stella

283. Suki

284. Sunny

285. Tallulah

286. Tika

287. Trixie

288. Venus

289. Violet

290. Whoopi

291. Willow

292. Xena

293. Yoko

294. Yuki

295. Yumi

296. Zelda

297. Zia

298. Zoe

299. Zuri

300. Zuma

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Best Gender-Neutral Dog Names

No one says you're required to follow gender-norms when it comes to naming your dog! Let them have a gender-neutral name to go along with their personality. Give them a name that gives them room to fully express who they are.

Gender-neutral names are a popular choice right now and give you some flexibility. You don't have to choose a boy name or a girl name, you can choose a name that works for everybody.

If you don't know what kind of dog you're going to get, you can decide on a gender-neutral name first and then get a dog that matches it.

301. Alaska

302. Angel

303. Ash

304. Avery

305. Aztec

306. Bailey

307. Bandit

308. Bear

309. Beasley

310. Bentley

311. Bijou

312. Bilbo

313. Bing

314. Bingo

315. Biscuit

316. Blaine

317. Blue

318. Boomer

319. Boss

320. Bourbon

321. Brett

322. Brice

323. Butters

324. Butterscotch

325. Button

326. Caden

327. Cameron

328. Cane

329. Cane

330. Casino

331. Cayenne

332. Charger

333. Charlie

334. Cheerio

335. Chunk

336. Ciao

337. Coco

338. Colby

339. Cooper

340. Cory

341. Cracker

342. Crouton

343. Cruiser

344. Crusader

345. Cupid

346. Delphi

347. Diamond

348. Diesel

349. Digger

350. Dijon

351. Dim Sum

352. Dimple

353. Domino

354. Dot

355. Doughnut

356. Dumpling

357. Elf

358. Ellery

359. Emerson

360. Emery

361. Fiji

362. Finley

363. Flame

364. Flash

365. Fluffy

366. Freckles

367. Frisky

368. Frosty

369. Frodo

370. Fuzzy

371. Gilly

372. Gimli

373. Gouda

374. Grady

375. Gray

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376. Guru

377. Happy

378. Harley

379. Hayden

380. Jazz

381. Jedi

382. Kennedy

383. Kibbles

384. Kismet

385. Kit

386. Koda

387. Link

388. Max

389. Mocha

390. Mojo

391. Morgan

392. Munchkin

393. Neon

394. Nova

395. Nugget

396. Oakley

397. Oreo

398. Parker

399. Patches

400. Paws

401. Payton

402. Peanut

403. Pepper

404. Peyton

405. Phantom

406. Phaser

407. Phoenix

408. Pinot

409. Pistachio

410. Piston

411. Pixel

412. Pizzazz

413. Pooch

414. Pookie

415. Pretzel

416. Pumpkin

417. Quinn

418. Rebel

419. Reese

420. Riley

421. River

422. Robin

423. Rory

424. Runt

425. Sailor

426. Sam

427. Sandy

428. Scooter

429. Scout

430. Scrappy

431. Shadow

432. Shaggy

433. Shane

434. Skylar

435. Snowball

436. Spot

437. Stinky

438. Storm

439. Timba

440. Truffles

441. Twix

442. Veggie

443. Velcro

444. Vicky

445. Wag-A-Lot

446. Winnie

447. Woof

448. Zen

449. Ziggy

450. Zuzu

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer and performer. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Woman's Day. Visit her website or her Instagram.