170 One-Syllable Dog Names

It's cool if you want to give your dog a moniker like Maximiliano or Alexandria, but some dogs need a name that's a little snappier. Here are 170 one-syllable names for your new dog.

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One-syllable names for male dogs

  • Ace
  • Art (can be short for Arthur, which comes from Artos, the Celtic word for 'bear')
  • Axe
  • Baz (can be short for Basil, which is derived from the Greek word for 'king')
  • Bear
  • Ben (from the Hebrew word for "son")
  • Bert (from the German word for "bright")
  • Biff
  • Björn (from the Old Norse word for "bear")
  • Blaze
  • Buck
  • Buzz
  • Cash
  • Chance
  • Chap
  • Chaz
  • Che (an Argentinian expression for "hey!")
  • Chief
  • Chip
  • Chuck
  • Claude
  • Clay
  • Cliff
  • Colt
  • Dax
  • Dex
  • Dov (from the Hebrew word for "bear")
  • Drake
  • Duff (from the Gaelic word for "dark")
  • Duke
  • Earl
  • Finn
  • Fitz
  • Fletch
  • Floyd (derived from the Welsh word for "grey")
  • Flynn
  • Frank
  • Fred
  • Gaz (short for Gareth, derived from a Welsh word for "gentleness")
  • Gil
  • Gus
  • Hobbes
  • Jack (or get fancy and spell it Jacques)
  • Jake
  • Jet
  • Jude
  • Ken (from Japanese for "healthy, strong")
  • King
  • Lev (from the Russian for "lion")
  • Mac or Mack (from the Gaelic word for "son")
  • Mao (from the Chinese word for "hair")
  • Mars
  • Max
  • Mick
  • Miles
  • Mitch (derived from a Middle English word for "big, large")
  • Nash
  • Ned
  • Newt
  • Pace (from the Middle English word for "peace")
  • Pete
  • Prince
  • Ralph (derived from Ráðúlfr, an Old Norse name containing the elements ráð, meaning "counsel," and andúlfr, meaning "wolf")
  • Red
  • Rex
  • Rock
  • Russ
  • Sam
  • Shaw (derived from a Gaelic word meaning "wolf")
  • Shep
  • Sid
  • Sly
  • Spike
  • Stag
  • Steel
  • Stud
  • Tad
  • Tag
  • Ted
  • Tex
  • Thor
  • Trace
  • Troy
  • Tug
  • Vaughn (derived from a Welsh word meaning "little")
  • Vuk (means "wolf" in Serbian)
  • Ward (derived from the Old English word for "guard")
  • Wes
  • West
  • Wolf
  • Zeus
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One-syllable names for female dogs

  • Ai (from the Chinese word for "love" or "friendly," depending on pronunciation)
  • Bea
  • Belle
  • Bess
  • Blanche (derived from a Germanic word, blanc, meaning "white" or "fair")
  • Cher
  • Chic
  • Cho/Chou (means "butterfly" in Japanese)
  • Dot
  • Elle
  • Fawn
  • Fay/Fey (derived from a Middle English word meaning "fairy")
  • Fern
  • Fleure
  • Flick
  • Flo
  • June
  • Kim (means "gold" in Vietnamese)
  • Lark
  • Luce/Luz (means "light" in Italian/Spanish)
  • Madge
  • Marge
  • Maude
  • Mei (means "beautiful" in Chinese)
  • Minx
  • Na (means "elegant, graceful, delicate" in Chinese)
  • Nell
  • Nyx (means "night" in Greek)
  • Peach
  • Queen
  • Rei (means "beautiful, lovely" in Japanese)
  • Reine (means "queen" in French)
  • Rose
  • Roz
  • Ruth (derived from a Hebrew name meaning "friend")
  • Shae/Shay (derived from the Irish Gaelic word for "majestic")
  • Shu (means "good, pure, virtuous, charming" in Chinese)
  • Sky
  • Star
  • Tess
  • Trix
  • Wren
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One-syllable names for everyone!

  • Bean
  • Beau/Bo
  • Cub
  • Fish
  • Flick
  • Fox
  • Fuzz
  • Ham
  • Imp
  • Goose
  • Gray/Grey
  • Jazz
  • Joon/Jun (Chinese "king," or "talented, handsome," depending on pronunciation)
  • Juice
  • Kip
  • Kit
  • Kook
  • Lex
  • Linx/Lynx
  • Loup (derived from the Latin word for "wolf")
  • Lux
  • Moose
  • Moon
  • Mouse
  • Nix
  • Pax/Paz (means peace in Latin/Spanish)
  • Quinn
  • Reese/Rhys (means "enthusiasm" in Welsh)
  • Roo
  • Sal
  • Scout
  • Scrap
  • Skip
  • Skunk
  • Smalls
  • Snap
  • Speck
  • Squirrel
  • Speed
  • Stack
  • Sweets
  • Zip

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 so it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect pet name that reflects their personality and potential. Because settling on a name for your new pet can be hard and emotionally wrenching (oh the indecision!), 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 below!