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100 unique dog names your new pooch will be honored to have

Heather Barnett is a freelance writer and foodie whose work has been featured in blogs, websites, magazines, and TV and radio ads. She spends her free time relaxing with her soulmate, Keith; her dog, Mosby "The Fly Slayer;" and Felix th...

These cool dog names will guarantee you a spot on the cool list at the dog park

According to the American Kennel Club's most recent list of the most popular dog names, the trending picks may already belong to a pup you know and love. That is to say, you've probably heard some of the most-used dog names before, like Tucker or Duke for a boy and Bailey or Sophie for a girl. While these names are popular for a reason, your pooch can stand out with a name that's a little more distinct.

Because who wouldn't love a pup named Aspen, Java or Kutcher?

These cool dog names will guarantee you a spot on the cool list at the dog park
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Unique dog names inspired by fashion

If your pooch is too cute for her (or his) leash, go with one of these names inspired by our favorite fashion gurus.

Boys:

  • Birkenstock
  • Carnegie
  • Helmut Lang
  • Gaultier
  • Rad

Girls:

  • Collette
  • Maripol
  • Vuitton
  • Natacha
  • Dior

Unique dog names inspired by places

Is your "ruff" and tumble pooch always ready to hit the road? Try one of these names inspired by jet lag.

Boys:

  • Bixby
  • Meshik
  • Reno
  • Mavericks
  • Kilkenny

Girls:

  • Aspen
  • Sevilla
  • Maui
  • Kona
  • Makarska

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Unique dog names inspired by drinks

These dog names are inspired by some of our favorite adult beverages. Remember: Always name your pet responsibly.

Boys:

  • Champers
  • Johnny Walker
  • Rémy
  • Bootlegger
  • Cider

Girls:

  • Sambuca
  • Chianti
  • Shandy
  • Grenadine
  • Tanqueray

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