Guide To Unique Dog Names

Unique Dog Names

When you take your dog to the dog park or the pet store, you don't want him getting confused if another pet has the same name. If you want to find a unique name for your furry friend, a little time spent writing down all the ideas and connections you make will help you find the perfect name.

After finding the best name for your dog, create a custom Petventures storybook featuring your pet, then dedicate the storybook to your dog by adding his or her name to the customizable dedication page. Check out the unique dog name ideas below for naming your new furry friend.


Table of Contents

Unique Female Dog Names

Unique Male Dog Names

Unique Names That Work for a Yellow Dog

Unique Names That Work for a Brown Dog

Unique Names That Work for a Black Dog

Unique Names That Work for a White Dog

Unique Names That Work for a Red Dog

Recommended Products


Unique Female Dog Names

To find inspiration, think of your favorite female characters from TV shows, movies, anime and other forms of entertainment. If the person's first name isn't right for your pup, don't forget to consider the last name. You can also try to think of female names that aren't commonly used until you find one that both you and your puppy like. Other ways of finding unique names for female dogs include looking into foreign female names or nostalgic choices such as holidays, favorite sports teams, or locations that bring back happy memories. Bottom line is to use these tools to create a name that appeals to you.

Some ideas of unique female dog names include:

  • Minzy
  • Liliana
  • Jenner
  • Adele
  • Tahira
  • Paloma
  • Ling
  • Chanel
  • Amorette
  • Calypso
  • Jasmine
  • Violet
  • Maisy
  • Lennon
  • Jovie

Unique Male Dog Names

You can find inspiration for unique male dog names in the same way as female dog names by just thinking of your favorite super heroes, athletes, role models, or male characters that have interesting names. Also think of cities, parks, outdoor sites and any other proper nouns that sound good and would be unique for a dog's name.

Examples of unique male dog names:

  • Poseidon
  • Augusto
  • Yellowstone
  • Dublin
  • Aries
  • Flintan
  • Harvey
  • Bale
  • Gosling

Unique Names That Work for a Yellow Dog

List all of the yellow and golden items you can think of, and you will find a fun name that works for a yellow dog. You can also take a word of a yellow item and alter it into a suitable name. For example, take the word “lemon,” it is simple yet strong, but with that inspiration, you could name your dog Lemita.

Other name ideas for a yellow dog:

  • Cheerio
  • Cornelius
  • Maca (from macaroni)
  • Corky
  • Crown
  • Ornament
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Taeyang (Korean word for sun)
  • Vanocka (a type of Czech bread)

Unique Names That Work for a Brown Dog

With so many baked goods and chocolates around the world, you will have plenty of great name options that work for a brown dog. Maybe you want to name your dog Dove—like Dove chocolate—to throw people off that your dog is brown, not white.


Consider naming your brown puppy:

  • Challah
  • Graham
  • Pocky
  • Choco
  • Gingy
  • Shortbread
  • Pumpernickel
  • Schokolade (German word for chocolate)

Unique Names That Work for a Black Dog

You're probably reluctant to name your dog Midnight or Coal because of how common those names are. There has always been power in a name and creating a unique dog name will connect you and your dog on a much deeper level.

Here are unique ideas for black dog names:

  • Eclipse
  • Brew
  • Americano
  • Vast
  • Obsidian
  • Onyx
  • Wilde
  • Noir (“black” in french)
  • Schwarz (“black” in german)

Unique Names That Work for a White Dog

Some of the first names we think of for white dogs are Snow, Marshmallow, Cotton, Lily, and Creme. The downside is these names can be seen as generic, bland, and commonly used. The question we want to answer is, what would be a more unique name for a white dog?

Here are some beautiful, unique names for white dogs:

  • Pluto
  • Tinsel
  • Basmati
  • Marzipan
  • Marzi
  • Raffaello
  • Meringue
  • Verdejo
  • Rioja

Unique Names That Work for a Red Dog

Red dogs can also be hard to come up with unique names for. With a little extra brainstorming, you can find interesting names.

Examples of unique names for red dogs:

  • BBQ (saying it as the abbreviation sounds cute)
  • Mars
  • Gochujang
  • Adzuki
  • Guava
  • Alae (a volcanic clay soil)
  • Annatto
  • Blossom
  • Rojo (“Red” in Spanish)
  • Victor (The word “Red” has symbolism meaning “Victory.”)

There is power in a name, and we hope that this list of unique dog names helped you find the perfect name for your new furry friend. Try some of these names and your own ideas to see what your dog responds to. To think of your own unique names, write down whatever comes to mind and think about things that could be related to that item. If a name for your dog doesn’t come right away, don’t worry; you will find the right unique name for you and your dog, it can just take time.After you've settled on a name, you're in great shape to create a custom Petventures storybook featuring your dog. Create a unique story that stars your beloved dog for a great keepsake.

Recommended Products

Looking for a purrfect gift for that special pet or pet-lover? We’ve put together a list of recommended products below.

Personalized Pet Storybook

Create a custom storybook, starring your pet. Design the look of your dog or cat, write a dedication, and add your name and hometown to create a uniquely personal adventure!

Pet Pop Art Blanket

Looking for a fantastic way to snuggle with your fur-born? Create a custom blanket featuring your pet’s likeness. Perfect for pet beds, your bed, and couches!

Pet Pop Art Canvas

Do you love your pet enough to turn them into a work of art? Design custom canvas prints, featuring your pet, to display in your home. We work with you to capture the look of your dog or cat and select the perfect background from our collection of over 60 options!

Pet Pop Art Phone Case

Is your fur-born always on your mind? Create a custom phone case with your pet’s likeness on a variety of backgrounds. Show off your pet to the world and get tons of compliments on their cute face!

Pet Pop Art Socks

Pet Pop Art Tag

Need the perfect tag for your new furry friend? Make a custom tag with your dog or cat’s name on pop art backgrounds. Create an amazing tag to show off your pet’s personality to the world.

Pet Pop Art Mug

Pet Pop Art Shirts, Hoodies, and Sweaters

Turn your pet into a fashion statement! Make shirts, hoodies, tank-tops and more so you can show off their cute face everywhere you go.


Looking for more names for dogs?

Click the links below for guides specific to other dog names:



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