250+ Funny Dog Names to Embrace Your Dog's Silly Personality

Unleash a hilarious lineup of funny dog names, perfect for adding a dash of humor and personality to your furry friend's identity.

Updated February 20, 2024
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If you like to enjoy a little comic relief with your pets, forget traditional puppy names and look for the funniest dog names you can find. When you introduce your dog to friends in person or post about them on social media, you'll be rewarded with laughter and applauded for your creativity. Move over, Rover. These funny dog names make memorable monikers.

Punny Pup Names for Female Dogs

Everybody loves a solid pun. Consider naming your furry friend something that plays on a well-known celebrity or character name. There are so many iconic names that you can easily give a canine twist.

These female pup name puns will have everyone at the dog park slow clapping when you call your dog's name.

  • Bark-yonce
  • Bone Crawford
  • Dolly Pawrton
  • J.K. Howling
  • Jennifur Aniston
  • Katy Pawry
  • Madogna (play on Madonna)
  • Mary Puppins
  • Olivia Chewton John
  • Op-ruf
  • Pawdrey Hepburn
  • Paw-ris Hilton
  • Queen Latifur
  • Sarah Jessica Barker
  • Spanx
  • Vera Fang
  • Virginia Woof (Literature buffs, go ahead and fall all over yourselves here)(
  • Woofie Goldberg
Quick Tip

Try making some funny, punny names on your own by picking out a few celebrity names and letting your creativity run wild.

Derpy Dog Names for Your Wacky Pooch

Silly chihuahua

Ready for a dose of cuteness overload? Here are derpy dog names that are as adorably goofy as your furry friend's lovable antics. Perfect for the pup who's always tripping over their own paws or chasing their tail with unmatched enthusiasm. Get ready to smile!

  • Bloop
  • Doodle
  • Goof
  • Klutz
  • Muffin
  • Noodle
  • Puddles
  • Quirk
  • Scoots
  • Wobble

Hilarious Male Dog Names

Silly dog

If you enjoyed the punny female dog names, you'll get a kick out of this one, too. Check out the names we came up with for boy doggos!

  • Bark Twain 
  • Captain Sniffer
  • Dog Vader
  • Elmo Fudd
  • Fur-dinand
  • Howlbert Einstein
  • Jean Luc Picbark
  • J.R.R. Tolkennel
  • Pawsanova
  • Salivador Dali
  • Sherlock Bones
  • Sir Waggington
  • Snarls Barkley
  • Woof Blitzer

Hilarious Female Dog Names For Awesome Oddballs

Ladies and lassies, get ready to roll over with laughter! For the diva dog in your life who deserves a name as sassy and spirited as she is, check out these names that will have your tail wagging in approval. 

  • Bella Woofington
  • Coco Chanelle
  • Diva Doodles
  • Duchess Droolsbury
  • Fifi La Fuzz
  • Gigi Von Waggins
  • Lady Sniff-a-lot
  • Miss Furbulous
  • Princess Pawley
  • Queen Barktoria

Punny Celebrity Dog Name Puns for Male Dogs

Your dog needs a name that complements his bubbly, boisterous personality. These puny puppy names are perfect choices for a funny fur baby.

  • Al Pupcino
  • Bilbo Waggins
  • Bill Furry
  • Brad Pittbull (breed specific, but still so funny)
  • Charles Barkley
  • Christian Lou (for a fancy little fellow)
  • Furt Reynolds
  • George Clawney
  • Harrison Furd
  • Harry Paw-ter
  • Indiana Bones
  • Jason Biteman
  • Jason Mutt-Moa(for the dreamiest dog on the block)
  • Jim Hairy
  • Kanye Westie
  • Lick Jaggar
  • Lick Perry
  • Mis-fur Miyagi
  • Mutt-hammad Ali
  • Mrs. Doubtfur
  • Paw-casso
  • Paw-trick Swayze
  • Phillip Seymore Ruffman
  • Ricky Pawbby
  • Tupac Shak-fur
  • Will Furrell
  • Winnie the Pooch
  • Zac Efuron

Funny Names for Wrinkly Dogs

Silly dog lying on back

Short legs, a round body, and a wrinkly face and body should be your inspiration in picking out a funny name for an English bulldog, pug, or other wrinkly breed.

  • Accordion
  • Baggy
  • Botox
  • Bunched
  • Chubs
  • Corrugate
  • Crease
  • Crinkle
  • Crumple
  • Crumpelstiltskin
  • Dumpling
  • Elvis Pugsley
  • Flapjack
  • Folds McGee
  • Furrows
  • Jabba the Mutt
  • Meatball
  • Ms. Piggy
  • Pleat
  • Pleats
  • Prune
  • Pucker 
  • Pugly
  • Pumba
  • Raisin
  • Rip Van Wrinkle
  • Ripple
  • Rumple
  • Rumplesnoot
  • Scrunchie
  • Shar-Pei Shenanigans
  • Slinky
  • Squish
  • Suede
  • Waffle
  • Wavy
  • Wrinkle
  • Wrinkles
  • Wrinklypuff
  • Zigzag

Hilarious Names for a Hairless Dog

Hairless canines are kind of funny-looking, so of course, they need names that jibe with their unique appearance and style. Be ironic with your choices or go for the obvious, whichever floats your boat.

  • Bare Bear
  • Brigitte Bardot
  • Cher
  • Chewbacca or Chewbarka
  • Fabio
  • Fluffy
  • Fuzz Aldrin
  • Fuzzy
  • Fur-rah Faucet
  • Glimmer
  • Locks
  • Lucille Bald
  • Mariah Hairy
  • Mr. Clean
  • Smooth Criminal
  • The Baldwin Brothers

Chuckle-Worthy Chihuahua Names

When it comes to small dogs with big personalities, Chihuahuas are kings and queens. Play on the Chihuahua's roots and all things related to the iconic breed with one of these names.

  • Bruiser (Elle Wood's dog in Legally Blonde. You must purchase a puppy purse if you name your dog Bruiser. This is non-negotiable.)
  • Cha-Cha Chihuahua
  • Chewy Vuitton
  • Chimi-Changa
  • Dinky (the name of the first Taco Bell dog)
  • Don Julio (the king of all tequilas)
  • Jalapeño Popper
  • Jefe (because everyone knows who the boss is)
  • Jimmy Chew-huahua
  • Picante Pedro(means "Spicy Pete")
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Nacho Average Dog
  • Primo (the little furball isn't your cousin, but they are your fur family nonetheless)
  • Ruidosa (Means loud in Spanish. Anyone with a Chihuahua will tell you this is about the most accurate breed name ever.)
  • Tiny Tyrant

Ironic Dog Names for Small Dogs

Silly small dog

Is your miniature pup known for their tiny figure and huge personality? Choose one of these ironic names for your dog.

These hilarious names are ideal for pint-sized breeds with big barks.

  • Bear
  • Bigfoot
  • Boulder
  • Brutus
  • Chuck Norris (A dainty Yorkie named Chuck Norris? Yep. Doing it!)
  • Everest
  • Giant
  • Godzilla or Dogzilla
  • Goliath
  • Hercules
  • Hulk
  • Kodiak
  • Magnum
  • Moose
  • Rambo
  • Sasquatch
  • Summit
  • Tank
  • Thor
  • Thunder
  • Titan
  • Vin Diesel 

Ironic Names for Large Breed Dogs

Does your big dog seem scared of their own shadow? Just because your dog is huge and looming doesn't mean they aren't a furry ball of love and snugs. Give your seemingly ferocious beast a name that is anything but scary.

  • Atom
  • Baby
  • Bitsy
  • Bonsai
  • Button
  • Dinky
  • Elf
  • Flea
  • Half-Pint
  • Kitty (for your sweet-as-sugar, 100-pound Rottweiler)
  • Little
  • Micro
  • Mini
  • Minnie 
  • Minnow
  • Mouse
  • Munchkin
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Pebble
  • Pipsqueak
  • Pixie
  • Pup Tart
  • Runt
  • Shorty
  • Smidge
  • Sprout
  • Squirt
  • Teacup
  • Thumbelina
  • Tiddlywink
  • Tiny
  • Tinkerbell

RELATED: Best Big Dog Names to Make a Huge Impression

Names for Your Dog Gang

If you have more than one dog, these pack names are perfectly adorable and so funny.

  • Bark Sabbath(great for a pack of very fierce-looking canines that are actually total sweethearts)
  • Barky-Bark and the Furry Bunch (Laughing. Out. Loud.)
  • Bone Pups-N-Harmony
  • Chewy Lewis and the Drools
  • Fleetwood Pack (perfect for a female dog named Stevie Licks and a male dog named Lindsay Barkingham)
  • Fur-iends (Corgi Cox, Mutthew Perry, Jennifur Aniston after the Friends sitcom)
  • Kim Kardogshian and Kanye Westie (perfect for two pups who are beautiful and have a beef with each other)
  • Red Hot Chili Puppers  (dogs can be Anthony, Chad, and Flea — the actual names of Red Hot Chili Peppers band members)

  • Lincoln Bark
  • Deep Puple
  • Simon and Barkfunkle
  • Smashing Pupkins (channeling all your inner grunge with a lead singer dog named Billy Corgi)
  • Nine-Inch Tails
  • Muttley Crüe
  • Mutticia, Pugsley, and Growl-mez 
  • Mutt Damon and Ben Aff-lick

Epic Dog Names That Deserve a Standing Ovation

French bulldog sitting on toilet at home

Sometimes a dog name is just too good to pass up. These names are some of my favorites. They're full of personality and let everyone know that the animal's owner is basically a naming genius.

  • Apollo Thunderpaw
  • Artemis Nightseeker
  • Athena Wisefur
  • Aurora Dawnwhisper
  • Cookie Monster
  • Dante Infernostride
  • Electra Sparkfang
  • Fonzie (after the iconic character on Happy Days)
  • Freya Moonhowl
  • Galahad Bravepaw
  • Griffin Skywatcher
  • Little Bow Wow
  • Loki Tricksterwhisk
  • Merlin Spelltail
  • Neptune Tidecaller
  • Notorious D.O.G.
  • Odin Stormbringer
  • Orion Starkeeper
  • Phoenix Flameheart
  • Santa's Little Helper (nod to The Simpsons)
  • Scooby
  • Sirius Lightfoot
  • Sir Lick-a-Lot
  • Snoop Dog
  • Valkyrie Shadowrun
  • Zephyr Windchaser

Funny Nicknames for Our Silly Sidekicks

Whether they're chasing their tails, gobbling down treats, or just giving us those irresistible puppy dog eyes, our canine companions never fail to bring a smile to our faces. So, why not give them a nickname that captures their quirky personalities and the joy they bring into our lives?

  • Captain Fluffypants
  • Count Chewula
  • Duchess Droolface
  • Lady Furrington
  • Madame Wagglebottom
  • Mister Sniffles
  • Princess PuddlePaws
  • Professor Barkowitz
  • Sir Licks-a-Lot
  • The Great Snarlski

Goofy Names for Our Partners in Crime

Goofy dog wearing hat

Every dog has its day, but some pups are born to stand out in the most hilariously unforgettable ways. If your furry friend is more of a clown than a canine, see if these names match their silly antics:

  • Cha Cha
  • Disco Thunder
  • Gumbo
  • Jellybean
  • Moo Shu
  • Puddin' Pop
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Tater Tot
  • Wigglebutt
  • Zoodle

Funny Names for Funny Dogs

Choosing a puppy name is never easy because there are so many great options. The best dog names are the ones that mean something to the owners. When it comes to picking your pup's funny name, settle on something that makes you smile every time you say it.

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250+ Funny Dog Names to Embrace Your Dog's Silly Personality