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Beyond 'Rover': Here Are the 101 Most Unique Dog Names Ever

Erica Loop
June 22, 2017

Gone are the days of "Fido" and "Rover." Here are 101 unique dog names that should fit a dog of any size, breed, and personality.

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You've just brought your new bundle of (furry) joy home and -- like any parent -- you're already smitten. You want to give this dog the best of EVERYTHING: The best food, the best toys, the best spot on the couch, the best dog walkers -- even the best dog name. But those old standbys of "Fido" and "Spot" just won't do for your precious pooch. What you need to do is find the ultimate in unique dog names.

But where do you start? How do you find this diamond in the ruff (pun absolutely intended)?

Don't worry, we're here to help. We scoured the internet for the most unique dog names that people have given their dogs, and put together this list of the 101 best unique dog names ever.

(And if you've got a goofball-in-the-making on your hands, be sure to check out our article: "101 Funny Names for Goofy Dogs (and Their Owners).")


Unique Dog Names Inspired by Famous People

Female Dog Names

Male Dog Names

Unisex Dog Names

 

Unique Dog Names Inspired by Food

  • Cornchip
  • Cannoli
  • Giblet
  • Nacho
  • Noodle
  • Olive
  • Pickles
  • Queso
  • Scampi
  • Tater Tot

 

Unique Dog Names Inspired by Literature

Female Dog Names

Male Dog Names

Unisex


Unique Dog Names Inspired by Mythology

Greek & Roman Mythology

Norse Mythology

 

Unique Dog Names Inspired by Sports

  • Arnie (Arnold Palmer, former professional golfer)
  • Beckham (David Beckham, former English soccer player)
  • Fenway (Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox)
  • Gretzky (Wayne Gretzky, former Canadian hockey player for the New York Rangers)
  • Hamm (Mia Hamm, former American soccer player)
  • Jeter (Derek Jeter, former baseball player for the New York Yankees)
  • Manning (Peyton Manning, former American football player)
  • McCovey (Willie McCovey, former baseball player for the San Francisco Giants)
  • Ortiz (David Ortiz, former baseball player for the Boston Red Sox) 
  • Pele (Pele, former Brazilian soccer player)
  • Wrigley (Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs)

Do you have kitties, too? Check out the 51 Cutest Cat Names


Originally written by Erica Loop. Updated by Katie Bonadies on 21 June 2017.

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