101 funny names for dogs

"What's in a dog name?"

Well, maybe that isn't the exact quote ... but it is a question that most aspiring dog owners ask themselves while they're looking to add a new member to their pack.

And, unlike the process of naming a human, you have way more freedom to get creative with what your new pup will be called — you can even make it a funny dog name, if you feel so inclined. In fact, a humorous name lets both you and your dog show off your funny bones. 

If you want your new dog to be a splash hit with his doggy day care or dog-walking crews, check out this list of funny names that are perfect for goofy, fun-loving puppies.

Names with wordplay

These dog names take a hilarious spin on familiar names:

  • Bark Twain
  • Chewbarka
  • Doc McDoggins
  • Droolius Caesar
  • Franz Fur-dinand
  • Fyodor Dogstoevsky
  • Hairy Paw-ter
  • Jimmy Chew
  • Kareem Abdul Ja-Bark
  • Mary Puppins
  • The Notorious D.O.G.
  • Orville Redenbarker
  • Ozzy Pawsborne
  • Prince of Barkness
  • Salvador Dogi
  • Santa Paws
  • Sarah Jessica Barker
  • Sherlock Bones
  • Winnie the Poodle
  • Woofgang Puck

Funny names from "pup" culture

If you're a fan of pop culture, some of your favorite characters could make for great and funny dog names, too:

  • Dobby
  • Elmo
  • Frodo
  • Gollum
  • Khaleesi
  • Mister Miyagi
  • Pikachu
  • Pumba
  • Rocky
  • Yoda

Funny human names

The funniest people names for dogs are either nerdy, old-fashioned or very "generic," like these:

  • Archie
  • Barney
  • Betty
  • Bernadette
  • Bob
  • Fergus
  • Gary
  • Kevin
  • Larry
  • Lloyd
  • Matilda
  • Olga
  • Pam
  • Rufus
  • Waldo

Big names for small dogs

These names may not seem funny on their own, but when given to the right dog breed, they're pure comedy.

  • Attila
  • Baloo
  • Bruiser
  • Butterball
  • Chompers
  • Cujo
  • Hercules
  • Jabba
  • Moose
  • Rambo
  • Rex
  • Tank
  • Zeus

Small names for big dogs

Same goes for small names for big dogs. Think about it: How hilarious would it be to meet a Great Dane called Peanut?

  • Binx
  • Bitsy
  • Demi
  • Hobbit
  • Munchkin
  • Nugget
  • Pee Wee
  • Peanut
  • Scrappy
  • Squeakers
  • Squirt
  • Toto
  • Twinkie

Funny food-related names

Fact: Dog names that are based on popular foods are ALWAYS funny. Plenty of dog owners, especially celebrities, like to name their pets after their favorite meals.

  • Alfalfa
  • Beans
  • Biscuit
  • Butters
  • Chalupa
  • Cheeseburger
  • Fluffernutter
  • Jellybean
  • Meatball
  • Nacho
  • Noodles
  • Salsa
  • Tater
  • Waffles

And if you want plain silliness...

Some pet owners like to get seriously with their dogs' names. These funny dog names are pretty out there, but they're all hilarious in their wackyness.

  • Alfred von Wigglebottom
  • Barkley
  • Captain Sniffer
  • Count Droolsbury
  • Deputy Dawg
  • Doodle
  • Lucky Goodsniffer
  • Miss Furbulous
  • Mister Fluffers
  • Professor Wagglesworth
  • Putt-putt
  • Scooter
  • Sergeant Barkowitz
  • Sir Barks-a-Lot
  • Sir Waggington
  • Woofer
     

No matter what name you pick, welcoming a new dog into your life is sure to bring you lots of joy and laughter for years to come. 

Tips and stories from parents and caregivers who’ve been there.

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