100 Funny Dog Names That are Popular Around The Globe

Choosing a name for a pet pal is a serious business. As one will be using that name more than a thousand times over the coming years and will want it to fit the dog’s personality. Name searching is fun when one zero on a name not only with clever wordplay but also chooses one that is goofy as well as funny. This article lists the 100 funny names that one can give their fun-loved pooch.

Funny pop culture pooch names

Many individuals prefer to name their pets with famous personalities of Western culture. The section beneath gives a short list of some names of this category that is used.

NameMeanings and origin
Little bow wowName of the famous American rapper, television host and actor. The bow-wow signifies the bark of the dog or noisy clamor or an arrogant dogmatic manner.
50 CentIs an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and a television producer, entrepreneur, and was an investor too. This name is a metaphor for change.
Boba FetchThis name is derived from the famous fictional character and bounty hunter in the Star Wars franchise ” Boba Fett”.  This name suits hunting dogs as the meaning of the name.
Lady Dogiva.This name is derived from an old English noblewoman “Lady Godiva” which means Countess of Mercia.
Queen of BarknessInspired by a famous Gothic cloth brand name “Queen of Darkness”.
Waltzing MuttildaInspired by one of the famous country-folk songs of Australia “Waltzing Matilda” that is also considered as the unofficial national anthem of this country.
Bing bellIs a name of the character in the 1972 made-for-television spoof-Western comedy film “Evil Roy Slade”.
Snoop Doggie DogInspired from the name of an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, television personality, entrepreneur, and actor “Snoop Dogg”.
Indiana Bones
Inspired by the famous American TV show that began in ” The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” that began in the 1930s.
Cinder EllaInspired by the famous Disney character ” Cinderella”.
Mr. BeanThe famous British sitcom that is still popular among people.
ChewbaccaA famous star war character
Biggie SmallsOne of the most famous American rappers of all time.
Money pennyA fictional character in the James Bond movies and novels.
Muttley CruA famous dog training center in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.
Santa PawsThis name is inspired by an American Canadian adventure-fantasy-film released in 2010 “The Search for Santa Paws”.
Fresh PrintsA professional graphics clothing designer brand in New York.
Woofie GoldbergInspired by the famous American actress, comedian, author, and television personality “Whoopi Goldberg”.
Jimmy Chew
Is inspired by the name of a famous Malaysian fashion designer and the founder of Jimmy Choo Ltd.: a popular handmade women’s shoe brand ” Jimmy Choo”.
Woofgang PuckThis name is recreated from the famous Austrian born-American chef “Wolfgang Puck”.

Goofy male and female dogs inspired by food

Many pet owners zero on their favorite foods as their dog names.

NamesMeanings with origin
AngusA Scottish breed of small beef cattle.
Banana A nutrient-rich fruit variety.
DonutA type of fried dough confection or dessert food.
GoudaA mild yellow cheese variety.
Hash brownA popular American breakfast dish prepared with potato.
JelloGelatin dessert.
RanchAn area of the land where the livestock like cows, sheep, etc. live.
QuesoSpanish name of the cheese.
PestoAn Italian green sauce variety.
OkraA cultivated edible plant which is commonly called as the lady’s finger.
KaleLeaf cabbage variety.
LemonA citrus fruit.
MacaroniNarrow tube-shaped dry pasta.
NoodleA famous Chinese food.
LemonA citrus fruit.
KaleLeaf cabbage variety.
SnowconeA variation of shaved or ground-up ice desserts that are served in paper cones or foam cups.
TacoTraditional Mexican dish consisting of corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling of choice.
WontonFried Chinese dumpling.
YamStarchy edible tuber.
ZitiExtruded pasta variety.

Canine names inspired by inanimate objects

The section below enlightens about some funny names of the pooches inspired from inanimate things.

AmpThe unit of electric current.
BanjoPlucked string instrument.
CredenzaA dining room sideboard cupboard.
DandelionA flowering plant with various health benefits.
GadgetA small tool such as a machine with a particular function.
High TopA shoe that extends slightly over the wearer’s ankle and is commonly worn by basketball players.
JeansPant or trouser type that is made of denim or dungaree cloth.
LilacViolet tone tinge.
MittensA glove variety that contains two sections, one for the thumb and the other for all four fingers.
NickelA chemical element.
PokerA family of card games that combines gambling, strategy, and skill.
QuarterUnited states coin that depicts 25 cents.
RoombaA series of an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner.
SporkA hybrid spoon like cutlery.
TugboatA powerful boat that is used to tow larger vessels, mostly in the harbor.
UnoAn American shedding-type card game.
WalletA small flat case that is used to carry personal belongings by both the sexes.
YahtzeeClassic dice game.
ZeppelinRigid airship.
ZipperA fabric binder also known as the clasp locker.

Funny dog names inspired by literature and art

This list will fantasize individuals who have a keen interest in reading novels, seeing plays and are more interested in art.

NamesMeaning and origin
Do-LittleInspired from the American fantasy comedy film “Dr. Do little”.
Sherlock BonesAdapted from the name of a fictional character detective” Sherlock Holmes”.
George Bernard PawAdapted from the name of “George Bernard Shaw” who was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist.
Bilbo WagginsInspired from the title character of the movie “The Lord of Rings”
Andy WarhowlInspired from the name of an American artist, director, and producer known as “Andy Warhol”
Winnie the PoochAdapted from the name of a famous fiction “Winnie the Poodle” that was published in the year 2009.
Miss HavishamThe character of the famous Charles Dickson novel ” Great Expectations”
Bark TwainAdapted from the name of an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer “Mark Twain”.
Paw-cassoInspired from the name of the most dangerous American mobster and former underboss of the Lucchese crime family “Anthony Salvatore Casso”.
Virginia WoofInspired from the name of the famous English writer “Adeline Virginia Woolf”.

Goofy big names for small dogs

Some individuals prefer to choose big names for their tiny pals. The list below are examples of such names.

NameMeaning and origin
Andre the GiantName of a French professional wrestler and actor.
ChunkA thick solid piece of something.
DogzillaAdapted from the movie “Godzilla” which depicts a fictional monster.
HulkA fictional superhero.
SamsonThe name of the last of the judges of the ancient Israelites that is mentioned in the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible.
BruiserA tough person who enjoys a fight or argument
CujoA popular horror or thriller English movie.
King KongA Fantasy English Drama
BrutusA politician of the late Roman republic.
MooseIs an animal that belongs to the deer family.

Funny small names for big canines

Some pet parents like to name their big dogs small tiny names that will not suit their appearance but may most of the time suit its character.

NamesMeaning or origin
ChickpeaAn annual legume.
Bon BonA small bun coated with chocolate.
MunchkinA cute baby or a short person.
PeanutThe oval seed that is widely roasted and salted and eaten as a snack.
Pee WeeInspired from the name of a comic fictional character “Pee-wee Herman”.
BitsyVery small.
NuggetA small chunk or lump of another substance.
Bear BurritoInspired by the Mexican dish “burrito” that is made of tortilla and other ingredients.
Little Bunny Foo FooA children’s poem.

Funny pooch names from the digital and tech world

The following section provides insights on some of the funny pooch names that has be given to some pet pals due to the parent’s inspiration from the digital and technological world.

NamesMeanings or origin
GizmoMathematics and science simulation website.
BetaA Greek alphabet that indicates the financial growth.
Dot MatrixA documentation software.
GigaA unit prefix in the metric system.
QuarkA subatomic particle types.
AppletA small simple functioning program.
FifoAccounting software.
ByteUnit of digital information.
HashtagA type of metadata tag used on social networks.
QwertyOne of the keyboard types.
NapsterMusic focused online service company.
TinderA location-based social search mobile application.
FitbitA family fitness product company.
WooferA technical term for a loudspeaker.
OrkutA social networking website that doesn’t exist anymore.

Longest funny dog names

Some people prefer to christen their dogs with long funny names, this gives the pet a uniqueness. This section has some names that we encountered.

Funny long names
Lord Wafflestack of Buttercreme Shire
Chunky Face Monkey Butt
Herr Pickles Von Wiener Schnitzel
BlueperLuper Super Duper Dog
Speed Queen Leontine Von Washateria
Dynamite Diesel Duddley Do
Lord Geoffrey Wiggleton of the Yorkshire Wiggletons
Doctor Guiseppe Suppertime
Chauncey Von Poopsalot
Howyadoin’ Mr. Beaujangles

Final thoughts

This article will be helpful for folks looking to give funny names for their dogs that will not coincide with their personality but may be linked to their character. Happy name finding new pet parents!


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Yeshwanthi Kamalraj
Yeshwanthi Kamalraj is a freelance copy editor, Pet sitter, and content writer who mainly focuses on scientific journals and health-related web pages. Before becoming a freelance content writer Yeshwanthi worked for Cenveo publishers as document analyst for various science journals published by Taylor and Francis Journals and later continued as a freelance copyeditor for the same publishers. Post marriage in 2009 Yeshwanthi developed a keen interest in pets after her husband and she brought a labrador puppy home. This interest helped her to explore a new niche of the pet sitting world whose journey is still on. Yeshwanthi is a dog lover who in her freetime enjoys listening to music, cooking, and meeting new people.


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