Our 50 Best Dog Names for 2020

The Perfect Name for Your New Dog..

Names for your newest furry family member are an important decision…

And frankly, it can seem to be a bit daunting.

I mean.. you want a name that not only fits the mood and personality of your dog, but also reflects the interests and personality of you, the owner.

In addition, you also want it to be a Good-Sounding name you won’t be embarrassed with around others. (Shouting “Get back here, Mr. Snuffbutt!!” at the top of your lungs, across a crowded park, might get you some wondering looks.)

Enter our 50 Best Names for 2020 – Our 50 favorite dog names, old and new!

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Old Favorites

Some dog names are ageless classics – loved and known by many, over decades and decades.

  1. Belle
  2. Bonnie
  3. Charlie
  4. Jack
  5. Lady
  6. Lassie
  7. Lucky
  8. Socks
  9. Spot
  10. Rover

Pro Tip:

Google search “Baby Names” for even more inspiration. (That’s frequently how we do it!)

Trending For 2020

The most popular dog names for 2020 are a nod to popular movies – Disney heroes, (and villains!) Star Wars action figure, and other fictional movie characters.

  1. Bella
  2. Bruno
  3. Chief
  4. Elsa
  5. Harley
  6. Loki
  7. Luke
  8. Olaf
  9. Prince
  10. Scar
  11. Simba
  12. Snow White
  13. Stitch
  14. Stella
  15. Ursula


Top Owner Favorites

The most popular dog names from dog owners everywhere, narrowed down to our 15 favs!

  1. Ace
  2. Bailey
  3. Banjo
  4. Brandy
  5. Cooper
  6. Daisy
  7. Diesel
  8. Gunner
  9. Kona
  10. Max
  11. Penny
  12. Pepper
  13. Rocky
  14. Shadow
  15. Tucker

Pro Tip: When choosing names, short -n- snappy can be better. It’s easier for you to say and for your pup to remember!

Unique Names

Last, but not least – Our 10 most unique, fun, and creative dog names!

  1. Blaze
  2. Copper
  3. Crockett
  4. Damon
  5. Luna
  6. Manilla
  7. River
  8. Scarlett
  9. Thor
  10. Xander

More Dog Naming Tips

Finding the perfect name can take some time and effort. Here are some more ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Think of your favorite sports or hobbies. For instance if you enjoy fishing, you might consider “Mercury” or “Stratos”. 

Other dogs are named after planets, (“Pluto”) comic book characters, (“Ironman”), music super stars (“Cash”) or after the latest movie releases – think Frozen II, The Last Jedi, etc. 

When it comes down to it, the perfect name is only in the “eye of the beholder”. So find “The One” that makes sense to both you, and your family. 

Whether that’s funny, unique, catchy, trendy, popular, classic or a some combination of them all, let your creativity shine, and go find that perfect name!


More Resources: There’s many other great articles on the web with hundreds of great names choices – This article from Cosmopolitan, and this one on Rover.com are two great places to start.

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