The most beautiful dog names for our pelt-noses

Bello, Rocky or would you prefer Tipsy - which one would you like? Finding the right name for your four-legged friend is not that easy - after all, it will accompany you for the rest of your dog's life. When choosing a name, it's not only your personal interests that play a big role, it's also important that the dog's name follows certain criteria. We have put together some tips for the right dog name and some suggestions - from funny to sweet to rare and mystical. Have fun browsing!

The top 10 most popular dog names in Germany in 2022


  1. Luna
  2. Nala
  3. Bella
  4. Maya, Maja
  5. Frida, Frieda
  6. Emma
  7. Lilly, Lilli
  8. Amy
  9. Lucy
  10. Kira


  1. Balu, Balou
  2. Milo, Mailo, Milow
  3. Charly, Charlie
  4. Buddy
  5. Bruno
  6. Rocky
  7. Leo
  8. Loki
  9. Lucky
  10. Sammy
Famous names from film, comics and television

Famous dog names female:

  • Bella
  • Bonnie (in Kombination mit Zweithund Clyde)
  • Jane (in Kombination mit Zweithund Tarzan)
  • Lassie
  • Maja
  • Minnie
  • Nala
  • Sky
  • Wilma

Famous dog names for males:

  • Barney
  • Cäsar
  • Clyde (in Kombination mit Zweithund Bonnie)
  • Idefix
  • Janosch
  • Jerry (in Kombination mit Zweithund Tom)
  • Lucky
  • Mogli
  • Nemo
  • Obelix
  • Pluto
  • Rambo
  • Rex
  • Rocky
  • Simba
  • Snoopy
  • Strolch
  • Tarzan
  • Tom (in Kombination mit Zweithund Jerry)
  • Urmel
  • Marley
  • Hachiko
Funny dog names

Funny female dog names:

  • Cheesy
  • Chili
  • Gnocchi
  • Salsa
  • Zecke

Funny dog names for males:

  • Beethoven
  • Bello
  • Donut
  • Hannibal
  • Joghurt
  • Joker
  • Nacho
  • Rollo
  • Schröder
  • Solero
  • Tiger

Funny dog names for females and males:

  • Blume
  • Cola
  • Fanta
  • Fiffi
  • Fluse
  • Keks
  • Krümel
  • Nudel
  • Pepsi
  • Pommes
  • Sushi
  • Tier
  • Tutnix
  • Twix
Cool dog names

Cool dog names female:

  • Anouk
  • Arya
  • Bandita
  • Coco
  • Coffee
  • Pepper
  • Rumba
  • Sunny
  • Sphinx

Cool dog names for males:

  • Amigo
  • Bailey
  • Blitz
  • Boss
  • Buddy
  • Captain
  • Cosmo
  • Dante
  • Duke
  • Filou
  • Flash
  • King
  • Shadow
  • Thor
  • Rambo
  • Zeus
  • Zorro
Classic dog names

Female dog names:

  • Amy
  • Bonnie
  • Frieda
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Maya
  • Nala

Male dog names:

  • Balou, Balu
  • Billy
  • Bobby
  • Bruno
  • Charly, Charlie
  • Kalle
  • Leo
  • Mailo, Milo, Milow
  • Marley
  • Max
  • Toto

Unisex dog names:

  • Luca
  • Sam, Sammy
Mystic dog names

for females:

  • Clio
  • Gaia
  • Hera
  • Hydra
  • Kali
  • Venus
  • Zora

for males:

  • Adonis
  • Apollo, Apollon
  • Buddha
  • Devil
  • Eros
  • Hermes
  • Odin
Cute dog names

Cute dog names female:

  • Cookie
  • Hanni
  • Honey
  • Mausi
  • Nanni
  • Susi

Cute dog names male:

  • Duplo
  • Dusty
  • Fips
  • Ozzy
  • Snoopy
  • Teddy

Cute unisex dog names:

  • Bubbles
  • Flocke
  • Fluffy
  • Lucky
  • Mousse
  • Muffin
  • Speedy
Modern dog names

Modern dog names female:

  • Bianca
  • Emma
  • Kim
  • Kira
  • Lilly
  • Lotte
  • Nicky
  • Ronja

Modern dog names male:

  • Anton
  • Archie
  • Ben
  • Emil
  • Henry
  • Jack
  • Oskar
  • Paul
  • Tom
Rare dog names

Rare female dog names:

  • Alba
  • Aiko
  • Aura
  • Ivory
  • Priya
  • Yuki

Rare dog names for males:

  • Caius
  • King
  • Pino
  • Remo
  • Shadow

7 tips for the best dog name

We have put together 7 helpful tips that should make it easier for you to find a name for your faithful friend:

  1. You can base your name search on your personal interests, so that the name you choose will still appeal to you years later. Maybe you'll find inspiration in your favourite film?
  2. Think about whether you want your dog's name to have a specific meaning, for example like "Amy", which means "the beloved".
  3. Pay attention to your dog's personality. If possible, decide on a name after your dog has moved in, when you know him and his character better. A name like "Wilma" might be better suited to a calm, quiet dog than "Salsa". Or you can make a joke out of it and call him that because of his relaxed nature - there are no limits to your imagination!
  4. You can also incorporate your dog's appearance into the name and choose it in relation to striking features or its breed. For example, if your four-legged friend has a shiny coat, it makes sense to name him "Shine" or "Sparkle".
  5. Attention danger of confusion! It is best to choose a dog's name that is clearly different in sound from your commands so that your darling does not get confused and it is immediately clear to him what you want.
  6. Short, crisp words with few syllables and at best a vowel ending are best. This makes it easier for your furry friend to prick up his ears and listen for further commands from his master or mistress.
  7. It is understandable if you want your dog to have an unusual, creative name that is not already represented by five other furry friends on the playground. However, keep in mind that it should be easy for you as the dog owner to pronounce the name in front of an audience. To make sure that you have found the right name and that it comes easily to your lips, you can test it. Say it again and again and see how you feel.

In the end, let your feeling decide whether you have found the best dog name. You will notice whether the name suits your dog and you.

Our tip: If you choose a name together as a family, each family member can go through the individual points and collect their ideas before you finally decide on a name together.

Puppy names: the breeder alphabet

If you get your fur friend from a breeder, he often already has a name. This name depends on the number of litters that have taken place in the kennel so far. All names beginning with the letter A indicate that this is the first litter. Puppies with names beginning with the letter B are from the second litter, and so on. The name given by the breeder will be entered in your pet's papers, but don't worry: if you don't like it, you can easily change it.

Change dog name

Of course, you don't have to accept the name chosen by the shelter, animal welfare organisation or breeder: You can name your four-legged treasure according to your interests and preferences - even if it is an adult dog. Your patience is needed. Keep calling your dog by his new name and reward him when he responds. You will see that your dog will gradually get used to the new name. This also works if you want to change a name you have chosen for your dog. Before choosing a name, take a look at our 7 tips for the best dog name to avoid wasting time and effort.

Conclusion: Finding the right name for your pet is not easy. But if you follow our tips and think about your dog's characteristics, our name suggestions can certainly help or give you ideas. Which names are your favourites and why? We look forward to your comments!

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