The biggest problem for every owner after choosing which dog will become part of the family is choosing a puppy name. In a sea of beautiful names, it’s hard to decide on one that will suit the dog and his character. If you need to get a new furry family member soon, be sure to check out our list of cute boy puppy dog names and cute girl puppy names.
Basic names are not a bad choice, but unique names make your dog special. Also, they make your job easier when choosing because they usually describe the dog. If you want to be different from others and not give, for example, your Pomeranian name Boo or the German Shepherd name Rex, unique names are the right choices for you.
Personality is important
Look for a name that suits your dog’s personality. When you like a name, ask about its meaning. By using the name, people will be able to immediately infer what your dog really is. For example, a dog named Bolt is certainly fast and has good reflexes.
In addition, the dog breed plays a big role. Some names are more appropriate for small dogs and some for large ones. Although it all depends on the personality.
When choosing a name, also pay attention to the number of letters. Names with two or three letters are the best option. Firstly, the dog will remember his name more easily. Secondly, when training and calling a dog, you will pronounce a name that consists of a smaller number of letters easier and faster.
Like baby names, unique girl dog names trend in popularity. You can see many names come and go after film releases and TV shows. These can be a great inspiration.
But, you need to be careful. When choosing a name, take some things into consideration. For example, names like Bo or Jo are very similar to the command ‘no’, so make sure that name doesn’t sound like commands.
Also, when choosing a name consider female dog names that are two syllables and end with a sound such as ‘y’, ‘ie’, ‘ee’, or even ‘eigh’. A few examples of these types of names could be Rosie, Izzy, and Lilly.
Sound is important too
Names with hard consonant sounds make it easier for dogs to recognize when you call them. Of course, short and clear names are easier for dogs to remember and differ from other sounds.
Also, dogs respond better to names that end in a vowel. This is because the frequency in tone changes when you speak a name that ends in a vowel. Names like Bella, Pixie, or Bobbie can be examples.
Dogs understand names as commands. For that reason, it is important to pronounce the name correctly. When the dog remembers the sound of his name, he will react every time you call him.
Cute girl puppy names
If you just adopted an adorable girl puppy — Congratulations! Your life js going to become so much better! But first, let’s choose a name that fits her perfectly.
- Avo (short for Avocado, of course).
- Bon Bon
- Dee Dee
- Fay Wray
- Santa’s Little Helper
- Tam Tam
Cute boy puppy names
If you chose to adopt a male puppy, here are some of the best boy puppy names. We hope you’ll find something that you like.
Most popular puppy names of 2021
In case these many choices overwhelm you, take a look at just these ten. And it’s not just any ten dog names. These are the ten most popular dog names of 2021. They were chosen by dog owners all over the world as a perfect fit for their pet. With the name, we also provided a description for you to see if it fits your canine.
Origin: German. The meaning is: Man; strong and masculine. Charlies are warm-hearted, loyal and love to play. They are the best companions.
Origin: English. The meaning: Barrel maker. They are the sweetest but also up for doing mischievous things when they have the right opportunity.
Origin: English. The meaning is: Bailiff; Trusted Guardian. Smart dogs that are easy to please. They do very well in obedience training. Trustworthy.
Origin: Italian. The meaning: Beautiful; Pretty dog. These are true beauty queens. They are incredibly sweet, don’t like to get dirty, and will only eat the finest food.
Origin: English. The meaning: Lovely blooming flower. They love walks, nature, cuddling up to you in the middle of the night and peanut butter!
Origin: Latin. The meaning is: A Salmon Basin or large spring. They like to be independent and are fierce. Born leaders.
Origin: Italian. The meaning: Moon; The coolest Harry Potter character. They are bit weird but still sweet. Curious and adventurous. Very friendly.
Origin: American English. The meaning is: Messenger Man. Loyal and adore their owners. True buddies.
Origin: Latin. The meaning is: Light; Brightness. They really live up to their name and brighten up the lives of their owners.
Origin: English. The meaning: Princess. If your sweet little angel is spoiled beyond belief, and requires only the best, she’s a true Sadie.
Tell us what you think about these in the comments and if you have found any good dog names.
If you didn’t like any of these, we have some other suggestions too: