More Than 400 Popular Pet Names for Dogs and Cats

9 February 2013

Fun and Endearing Names for Dogs and Cats:

Naming your new pet is an important fist step in bring your new dog or cat into your family! Here is a list of popular, fun, and creative names to consider for your new pet! Be sure and read The Adjustment Period to assure success for your new pet and you!

Pet Names Beginning with A:

Abby
Addison
Adele
Addy
Ainsley
Akia
Alamo
Alexa
Ali
Ally
Alyiah
Amy or Amie or Aimee
Angel
Annie
Apollo
Archer or Archie
Arial
Arie
Astro
Audie
Auggie
Austin
Ava

Pet Names Beginning with B:

Babu
Baby
Baby Girl
Bach
Bailey
Bambi
Barbie
Barkley
Basil
Bart
Baxter
Bear
Bebe
Beckett
Bella
Belle
Benji
Bentley
Bessie
Besso
Bethoven
Betsy
Bindi
Bingo
Bitsy
Blondie
BJ
Bo or Beaux
Boaz
Bogie
Bon Bon
Bonita
Bonnie Bon Bon
Boo
Brady
Bree or Brie
Breezy
Bria
Brisa
Brody
Bronte
Bruster (nickname of Bruce)
Bruiser
Bruno
Brutus
Bubba
Buddy
Bullet
Buster or Buster Brown
Butch or Butchess

Pet Names Beginning with C:

Callie
Candy
Captain
CeeCee
CeeLo
Cecil
Chachi
Champ
Chanel
Chardonnay
Charlie and Charlie Brown
Chelsie or Chelsi
Chica
ChaCha
ChiChi
Chilli
Cinnamon
Chloe
Chuy
Cindy Lou
Cleo or Clio
Clyde
Coco
Cody
Comet
Cosmo
Cosette
Cowboy
Cricket
Critter
Crosby

Pet Names Beginning with D:

D’argo
Dagwood
Daisy or Daysie
Dakota
Darby
DeeDee
Diego
Dino
Dog
Don Juan
Doogie
Dora
Dougie
Droopy
Dublin
Duke
Duncan
Dusty

Pet Names Beginning with E:

Eddie
Edison
Elle
Ellie
Ellie Mae
Elton
Emma
Enzo
Ernie
Essie
Evie

Pet Names Beginning with F:

Faith
Farley
Felicity
Felix
Fernando
Finn
Fitz
Flower
Fluffy
Frankie
Franklin
Fraiser
Freddie
Freckles
Frisbee

Pet Names Beginning with G:

Gabby
Gabe
Garfield
Gator
Gen
General
George
Georgia
Gidget
Gigi
Ginger
Ginny
Godiva
Goliath
Goldie
Gomez
Gracie
Gretel
Griffin
Grover
Guido
Gus
Gypsy

Pet Names Beginning with H:

Halle
Hannah
Hank
Happy
Harley
Harry
Holly
Honey
Hope
Hoss
Huckleberry Hound
Humphrey
Hunter

Pet Names Beginning with I:

Iggy
Isis
Issac
Ivanka
Ivor (Short for Survivor)
Izzie

Pet Names Beginning with J:

Jabba
Jack
Jackson
Jagger
Jago
Jake
Jazz
Jello
Jenny
Jerry Lee
Jet
Jethro
Jordan
Jewel
Jules

Pet Names Beginning with K:

Kaylee
Karma
Kate the Great
Keely
Kelso
Kennedy
Kenzie
Kesha
Kia
Kiki
Kiko
Kismet
Kissy
Kizzy
Koko
Kramer
Kylie

Pet Names Beginning with L:

Lady
Lady Bug
Lanie
Lexa
Lexi
Lily
Lindsay
Little Girl or Lil Girl
Little Man
Lola
Lovie
Lucky
Lucy
Luke
Lulu

Pet Names Beginning with M:

Mackenzie
Macy
Maddie
Maggie
Maggie Mae
Major
Marky
Marlee or Marley
Marmaduke
Matilda
Max or Maximus
MeeLee
Mercedes
Mercy or Mercie
Merlenka
Merlot
Mia
Micah
Midnight
Mikey
Mildred
Miley
Millie
Mimi
Mindy
Mikela
Mikey
Milagros
Milo
Mischa
Mischi
Missy
Mitzi
Moka or Mocha
Mokie
Molly
Monet
Monkey
Morgan
Moses
Moose
Ms Priss
Muffin

Pet Names Beginning with N:

Nacho
Nikita
Nala
Naji
Napolean
Newman
Nicholas
Nike
Niño or El Niño
Noelle
Nyssa

Pet Names Beginning with O:

Olivia
Olive
Oliver
Opie
Oscar
Otto
Othello
Ouiser (Weezer)
Oz
Ozzie

Pet Names Beginning with P:

Paco
Paris
Paulie
Peanut
Pearl
Pearlie
Peggy
Pepper
Petey
Pez
Phantom
Piggy or Miss Piggy
Pippi
Pixie
Pokey
Poppy
Portia
Precious
Pria
Prince
Princess
Prissy
Pumpkin

Pet Names Beginning with R:

Rainy
Raleigh
Ralphie
Rambo
Ranger
Rebel
Riley
Rocky
Roscoe
Rose
Rose’
Rosie
Roxie or Roxy
Rowdy
Rudy
Rufus
Rusty

Pet Names Beginning with S:

Sadie
Sally
Sandy
Sarge
Sam
Samantha
Sammy or Sami
Sampson
Sasha
Scarlett or Miss Scarlett
Scout
Sebastian
Shadow
Shakespeare
Sheba
Shelby
Sherman
Simon
Skeeter
Skip
Skipper
Skippy
Sissy
Skylar
Skye
Smiley
Sookie
Snoopy
Sonny
Sophie
Sox
Sparky
Spirit
Spud
Stanley
Stevie
Stormy
Stretch
Striker
Sugar
Sunny
Suzy Q
Sweet Pea

Pet Names Beginning with T:

Tabby
Tank
Tansy
Tashi
Tate
Taterbug
Taz
Tazi
Ted
Teddy
Tejas
Tex
Theo
Thor
Tia
Tico
Tigger
Tiko
Tilly
Tink
Tinker
TinkerBelle
Tinky
Tino
Tipper
Tippy
Toby
Tomas
Tonka
Toto
Tramp
Trixie
Tucker
Tulip
Tux

Pet Names Beginning with Q:

Quigley

Pet Names Beginning with V:

Vinnie
Violet
Victory

Pet Names Beginning with W:

Waldo
Wally
Walker
Watkins
Waylon
Webster
Whitley
Willie
Willow
Wison
Winnie
Winslow
Winston
Wishbone

Pet Names Beginning with Z:

Zapata
Zane
Zeke
Zeus
Zora
Zula
Zuzu

Additional Names for Cats & Dogs:

If you have a favorite dog or cat name not listed here, please be sure to add it to the comments below!

<h2>Pet Adoption – The Adjustment Period:</h2>

It’s important to understand that all new pets will need a little time to acclimate to their new home, family, and other pets. This is a very good article that tells you what to expect and how to help your new pet – Pet Adoption: The Adjustment Period: http://pawsitivelytexas.com/pet-adoption-the-adjustment-period/

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Comments

  1. My boys name is Tino. He was rescued around the time the actor, Nick Santino, committed suicide over euthanizing his dog. The rescue named him, and I have kept it.

  2. Tansy – Tansy is a small common herb with yellow flowers. Like her namesake, my Husky/mix Tansy was a small, overlooked puppy I found at the shelter.

    Quigley – My little terrier mix was a matted mess of fur when I saw him at the shelter but, with a little care, he bloomed into a squiggly bundle of love.

  3. My dad loved the cartoon character Droopy so I named him after him I also had a dog named Butches because they called my dad Butch growing up as a nickname. Butches passed away two years ago.

  4. My son had a female poodle named Critter when he was a little boy. He got the name from Ellie Mae on The Beverly Hillbillies.

  5. My dogs’ names are –
    Ivor – short for Survivor – a rescued female Jack Russell mix
    Archer – shoots out (runs) straight and fast – a rescued male Jack Russell mix
    Beckett -regal looking – a rescued male lab/boxer mix

  6. she is a boxer and shakes her butt like a bowl of Jello, hince the name, we almost called our second dog pudding but she looks like an Abby, and after meeting Jello you see that the name fits her. lol and she is not mean, how could she be mean with that name lol

  7. My dogs names are Micah…17 yrs old and still going! Jerry Lee, my jack russel, and finally my girl, Nyssa, named after a vampire in the movie Blade!

  8. we had a pair or blonde cockers named blondie and dagwood. dagwood, the male, has passed away, but blondie is still living. cute for a pair of dogs.

  9. Not the rescue’s pups … ;)
    but my personal furkids. All were rescues, adopted or given to me:
    Already at RB: Tasha – miniature poodle (rescued from an Amish puppy mill)
    Dini or Houdini… foster failure (after 4 previous adoptions)

    Current with names not on list: Mushi (German term of endearment) – Maltese mix who my MIL handed to me one day 10 years ago
    Heidi – rescue Cocker

    All the rest on RB and at home are listed :) Good to know I have a list to go to if I’m tearing my hair out not to repeat names, lol <3
    Dani

    • Ha! I’m writing a series on pet names inspired from different aspects of our lives. So far, I have more than 400 popular pets names and this one inspired by music. Several more are in development! Be sure and bookmark the page for more inspiration!

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