These cute names for brown dogs make a perfect fit for chocolate-colored pups of all shapes and sizes.

By Leah Lopez Cardenas
October 20, 2020
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Many pet parents gather dog name inspiration based on the color of their fur. Whether you’ve already gotten a chocolate pup or you’re doing research before you adopt, you know you’ve got to pick the perfect name for your brown dog.

Many dogs live for their walks outside, hikes with their favorite humans, and rousing games of fetch (and maybe enjoy chasing a squirrel or two). For canines with a particular paw-ssion for nature, a name like Branch, Buckeye, Honey, or Leif help connect your pup to his beloved outdoor adventures.

A fair share of celebrities are fans of mocha-colored doggos, including Amanda Seyfried with her brown Australian shepherd named Finn (who you should definitely check out on Instagram), Reese Witherspoon with her chocolate Lab named Hank, and “Gossip Girl” star Kelly Rutherford with her adorable long-haired Dachshund named Cappuccina. Fun fact: President Bill Clinton also had a handsome chocolate Lab named Buddy while in the White House from 1997 to 2001.

Several other popular brown dog breeds that tend to have dark-colored hair include Boxers, Bloodhounds, Poodles, Airedale terriers, and German shorthaired pointers, among many others!

Whether your new dog or puppy has golden, auburn, or dark chocolate fur, there’s a cute name for your brown-hued pup. Find the perfect one from this list of favorite names for brown dogs.

Brown Dog Names for Female Dogs

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Carmella
  • Nutmeg
  • Maple
  • Tawny
  • Sable
  • Hazel
  • Penny
  • Canela
  • Tea
  • Amber
  • Auburn
  • Sienna
  • Henna
  • Mahogany
  • Sandy
  • Goldie
  • Heather
  • Millie
  • Bailey
  • Brandy
  • Reese

Brown Dog Names for Male Dogs

  • Chip
  • Rusty
  • Pecan
  • Umber
  • Rocky
  • Corky
  • Teddy
  • Chuck
  • Buck
  • Russell
  • Bruno
  • Bran
  • Dusty
  • Woody
  • Buster
  • Charlie
  • Jack
  • Daniel
  • Scooby
  • Yogi
  • Copper
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Brown Dog Names That Mean “Brown” In Various Languages

  • Brown (English)
  • Braon (Bosnian)
  • Braun (German)
  • Barna (Hungarian)
  • Donn (Irish & Scots Gaelic)
  • Marrone (Italian)
  • Marrón (Spanish)
  • Café (Spanish)
  • Brun (French)
  • Castanho (Portuguese)
  • Rudas (Lithuanian)
  • 棕色 [Zōngsè] (Chinese)
  • 褐色 [Kasshoku] (Japanese)
  • Kahverengi (Turkish)
  • Nâu (Vietnamese)
  •  بنى [Bunaa] (Arabic)
  • Bruin (Afrikaans)
  • Bunni (Somali)
  • Coklat (Indonesian and Malay)
  • Kayumanggi (Filipino)

Good Names for Brown Dogs That Love Nature

  • Acorn
  • Leif
  • Mushroom
  • Pinecone
  • Branch
  • Walnut
  • Cedar
  • Squirrel
  • Buckeye
  • Barky
  • Honey
  • Bee or Bea
  • Prairie
  • Sahara
  • River
  • Canyon

Fun Food Names for Brown Dogs

  • Coco
  • Chocolate
  • Mocha
  • Brownie
  • Coffee
  • Latte
  • Ginger
  • Peanut
  • Caramel
  • Cookie
  • Potato
  • Meatball
  • Hazelnut
  • Whiskey
  • Scotch
  • Coconut
  • Almond
  • Biscuit
  • Butternut
  • Chai
  • Sugar
  • Fudge
  • Bean
  • Snickers
  • Folger
  • Tootsie
  • Cola
  • Kahlua

Brown Dog Names Inspired by Other Animals

  • Owl
  • Bunny
  • Monkey
  • Bear
  • Moose
  • Yak
  • Camel
  • Wolf
  • Fox
  • Mouse
  • Bambi
  • Fawn