250 Unique & Unusual Dog Names

Spot, Rover, Fido: Good names all.

But sometimes a fancy pup calls for something more, well, distinguished or off the beaten path.

Enter the list below, which collects 250 unique and unusual dog names for your scrolling pleasure.

Drawing inspiration from food, places, pop culture, and more, our list of unique and unusual dog names is guaranteed to help you match your new four-legged BFF with a fab name that reflects their personality and just how special they are.

Plus, you won't get stampeded at the dog park when you call out to them!

Unique names for male and female dogs

  • Acorn
  • Almond
  • Anise
  • Arrow
  • Axel
  • Banana
  • Bash
  • Beebee
  • Biden
  • Biloxi
  • Bixby
  • Blade
  • Bolo
  • Bolts
  • Brauts
  • Brooklyn
  • Cannoli
  • Chablis
  • Chinook
  • Cinder
  • Clooney
  • Codex
  • Corky or Corks
  • Curby
  • Dibbs
  • Dillinger
  • Dino
  • Doodle
  • Dozer
  • Drax
  • Dredd
  • Dutch
  • Espresso
  • Exley
  • Fabs
  • Fenway
  • Frex
  • Gadget
  • Giblet
  • Godiva
  • Griffin
  • Grimsby
  • Hans
  • Harper
  • Henna
  • Hershey
  • Hobbs
  • Hutch
  • Huxley
  • Irving
  • Jagger
  • Jezzy
  • Kane
  • Kees
  • Keke
  • Kelby
  • Kolpin
  • Komet
  • Krypto
  • Kutcher
  • Lamont
  • Landon
  • Latka
  • Leopold
  • Lipton
  • Lottie
  • Mabel
  • Mallory
  • Maripol
  • Merlin
  • Midge
  • Mulder
  • Nalla
  • Noodle
  • Noop or Noopers
  • Nutella
  • Oswald
  • Paget
  • Parsnip
  • Peaque
  • Polk
  • Porb
  • Puck
  • Queso
  • Quigley
  • Radley
  • Randle
  • Ree
  • Reginald
  • Revis
  • Ritz
  • Rolo
  • Rooney
  • Rusky
  • Ryder
  • Sable
  • Samus
  • Sepia
  • Shrub
  • Soho
  • Somerset
  • Sorrel
  • Specs
  • Spigs
  • Stoli
  • Suede
  • Sutton
  • Syrup
  • Taco
  • Taron
  • Tawny
  • Thermos
  • Tonks
  • Tuba
  • Umber
  • Utah
  • Vortimer
  • Wren
  • Wriggles
  • Wrinx
  • Xabat
  • Yack
  • Yeats
  • Zeek
  • Zinc

Unusual names for male and female dogs

  • Aja
  • Alta
  • Amaris
  • Banjo
  • Bantam
  • Bertha
  • Bertie
  • Birch
  • Blimp
  • Blink
  • Bono
  • Boots
  • Brighton
  • Bug
  • Bunny
  • Burbank
  • Busy
  • Cashew
  • Catia
  • Chai
  • Chalky
  • Chopper
  • Cibola
  • Cirrus
  • Clue
  • Coconut
  • Crackers
  • Cramps
  • Crayon
  • Crumbs
  • Crumpet
  • Cry
  • Cups
  • Czar
  • Denali
  • Dinky
  • Dozer
  • Droop
  • Durango
  • Eggroll
  • Fern
  • Fjord
  • Flea
  • Glitter
  • Gravy
  • Hiccup
  • Hoss
  • Indus
  • Jax
  • Jericho
  • Jet
  • Kai
  • Kay
  • Kindle
  • Kisses
  • Kodiak
  • Kunlun
  • Laces
  • Legos
  • Leviathan
  • Magpie
  • Marble
  • Marzipan
  • Mayo
  • Molasses
  • Mookie
  • Moscato
  • Navi
  • Neutron
  • Notes
  • Nova
  • Nutmeg
  • Odyssey
  • Onyx
  • Page
  • Pasta
  • Pepsi
  • Pico
  • Pip
  • Pistachio
  • Pizza
  • Pockets
  • Polaris
  • Potato
  • Powder
  • Prunella
  • Puck
  • Pudge
  • Radar
  • Rama
  • Rayne
  • Ridgewell
  • Roo
  • Root Beer
  • Rosamund
  • Royston
  • Saber
  • Salty
  • Sheena
  • Shiva
  • Soy
  • Spoons
  • Stag
  • Starling
  • Sumo
  • Sylph
  • Tadpole
  • Taka
  • Talfryn
  • Tank
  • Thimble
  • Toast
  • Tofu
  • Truffle
  • Turtle
  • Tycho
  • Vertigo
  • Vivi
  • Weensy
  • Yogurt
  • Yuri
  • Zander
  • Zee
  • Zippers
  • Zuul

Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?

Pets are like our children. We love them, care for them, and we get to dress them up in adorable outfits — if that's a thing we feel like doing! So it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect name that reflects our new pet's personality and potential. Naming can be hard, which is why we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names!