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100 Unique Dog Names You Won't Mind Shouting at the Dog Park

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 dog names are smart & playful, just like your pup

There's something about having to choose a name for another living thing, be it a baby or in this case your precious new pup, that feels like an impossible task. How to capture the essence of your little love in just a small word? Not to mention finding something you don't mind shouting across a dog park (and hoping you don't end up with 20 other dogs who respond to the same name.)

It can be hard to find something suitable, unique and meaningful, so we've come up with an exhaustive list of names for your new dog based on everything from fashion to locations to beverages. We wish you luck and happy doggie naming!

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

More: 130 Unique Female Dog Names to Match Your Little Princess' Perfect Personality

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

Next Up: Unique dog names inspired by historical figures

Originally published October 2013. Updated June 2017

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