AKC Dog Name Finder

Dog Name Finder

Dog Names

  • Aaliyah
  • Abby
  • Abe
  • Abigail
  • Abu
  • Ace
  • Action
  • Adalyn
  • Addie
  • Addison
  • Adele
  • Adeline
  • Adella
  • Adler
  • Admiral
  • Adrian Monk
  • Aesop
  • Agatha
  • Agent 47
  • Aiden
  • Aigis
  • Aimee
  • Ajax
  • Akuma
  • Al Bundy
  • Aladdin
  • Alaska
  • Alcott
  • Aldous
  • Alexander
  • Alfonso
  • Alfred
  • Alice
  • Alistair
  • Allie
  • Alpha
  • Alton
  • Alucard
  • Amaterasu
  • Ambassador
  • Ambrosia
  • Amelia
  • Amelie
  • Amethyst
  • Amy Rose
Suggestions to consider when naming your pooch:
  • Names often reflect the character of your pet. Observe your dog for a few days and see if his personality suggests a name. Is he regal? Does she always want to be the center of attention? If so, how about “King” or “Star”?
  • Short, sweet and easily recognizable names work best in getting your dog to be responsive. Use a name that is one or two syllables, ending with a vowel, such as “Sadie” or “Rocky.”
  • Don’t choose a name that is too long or difficult to say. A name such as “Sir Barks A Lot” will only confuse your dog.
  • Avoid names that sound like commands. Names like “Joe” sound like “no” when called.
  • Pick a name that will fit your dog regardless of his age. For example, a puppy named "Fuzzy" may not be a good fit after he grows into adulthood.
  • Don’t name your dog after a friend or family member without getting their prior permission. You never know who could be offended.
  • Test out the name you would like to give your dog for a day or two. Remember any name you give your dog will be a 10-to-15-year commitment for the life of the dog.
  • After you chose a name for your dog make sure you use it often so he can learn it more quickly.
  • Don’t raise your voice every time you call him, and try to use his name in positive, playful settings, such as when you feed him, play with him or pet him.