150+ Cute Dog Names for Your Adorable Pup
You know those lists of the year’s most popular dog names? During the late ’90s, my name—Molly—was, in fact, among the top 3 female dog names in English-speaking countries. A dubious honor, perhaps, but one that has inspired a fascination with dog naming trends over the years.
Like everything, name trends evolve. So while there’s nothing wrong with naming your dog Molly—I’m personally rather attached to the name—choosing a name for your new puppy requires a level of originality, an adorable quality of its own, and of course a relationship with the cute dog itself.
Of course you think your dog is adorable! That’s why your new dog requires a cute dog name. But there are other qualities that will help you find the perfect cutie-pie name. Is your girl dog cool-cute? Maybe she needs a name inspired by a female musician (we have some of those, below). Maybe your pooch is a cute small dog. Try something from our list of names inspired by cuddly animals or our list of names especially for tiny dogs. Sweet dog names get a little extra oomph in our list of sweet-and-salty names. And if your big dog needs a cute name, don’t miss the geography-inspired ideas we’ve compiled.
Here's our collection of cute dog names to help you find the ideal designation for your cuddly friend.
Cute Dog Names that Celebrate Grandma
Cute Dog Names Inspired by Places
Cute Dog Names Inspired by Nature
Cute Dog Names Inspired Spices
Cute Dog Names Inspired by Sweet & Salty Snacks
Cute Dog Names Inspired by Cuddly Animals
- Budgie (a type of parrot)
Cute Dog Names Inspired by Being Preppy
Cute Dog Names Inspired by Gem Stones
Cute Dog Names Inspired by Animated Leading Ladies
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Cute Dog Names Inspired by Colors
Cute Dog Names Inspired by Musicians
- Lady Gaga
Cute Male Dog Names Inspired by Music
Cute Dog Names Inspired by Tiny Dogs
Cute Dog Names Inspired by Being Original
Cute Dog Names Inspired by Southern Places