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Unusual, Offbeat & Funny Names for Dogs

Here are some unusual and off-beat names for dogs:

Absalom

Ash or Asher

Astoria

Atlas

Artemis

Banks or Banksey

Beezus (the character from Beverly Cleary’s books)

Bitey

Bomber

Booker

Budgie

Buffalo or Buffalo Bill

Burpee (the workout exercise or the Seed Catalog)

Carhart (the outdoor and work clothing brand)

Chiffon

Cosmo

Cotton (for Cotton Mather)

Cruiser (or Tom Cruise)

Dash

Darwin

Dinky

Dooley

Dreama

Echo

Everly (an old fashioned girls’ name or for the Everly Brothers)

Fergus

Fern

Fizzy

Flash Gordon

Freya

Friday

Frisbee

Galaxy (and all the other space names)

Gilligan (Gilligan’s Island)

Gizmo

Glory

Grover

Hamlet (or Romeo or Juliet or any Shakespeare Name)

Honest Abe

Hap

Hiawatha

Hobbes (for Calvin and Hobbes)

Hobbit

Hoover (after the President or the Vacuum cleaner or the noun)

Horace

Indigo

Isolde

Izzy (Isabel)

Ivanhoe

Jinx

Journey

Juniper

Kenzo

Kip

Lake

Lancelot

Lemony Snicket

Little Bear

Loki

Lolly

Ludwig

Maple (for the tree) or Maple Leaf (for the Canadian team)

Manley

Martini

Michelob (the beer)

Mighty Mouse

Moxie

Navy

Nella

Nero

Overalls

Overby

Rascal

Rumba (the dance)

Sacajawea

Sassafras

Sailor

Scout

Sneakers

Story

Tuesday

Thora

Uma

Waldo

Weasel

Wemberly

Wingo

Winnie

Wizard

Yahtzee (or almost any board game such as Sorry or Othello or Monopoly)

Yogi

Zeppelin

Zoo

Zeus

Here are some more funny names for dogs:

Bam Bam (from the Flinstones)

Big Gulp

Biggie Smalls

Bummer

Butkus

Dogbert (from the Dilbert cartoon)

Dopey

Droopy

Sir Drools a Lot or Drooley

Freckles

Kimye (Kim Kardashian plus Kanye West)

Mr. Bojangles

Sleepy

Slurp

Thud

Thumper

Very simple but unexpected human names can be funny:

Bob

Bill

Carol

Karen

Kevin

Food Names make funny Dog Names:

Meats work well: Baloney, Meatball, Meatloaf, Pork chop, Pot Roast

Italian Foods: Gnocchi, Tortellini, Ravioli, Ossobuco, Pizza

Mexican Foods: Nacho, Taco, Quesadilla, Chalupa, Jalapeno

Japanese: Sushi, Mu Shu (Moo Shoo)

Vegetables: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrot

Condiments: Pickles, Mustard, Ketchup, Mayo

Drinks: Soda pop, Tang, Red Bull

Other foods: Cheese Toast, Peanut Butter, Tater Tot, Waffles

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