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

Unique dog names inspired by historical figures

Four score and seven years ago (more or less), these would’ve been some pretty popular dog names.


  • Bonaparte
  • Crockett
  • Goethe
  • Houdini
  • Schwarzkopf


  • Thatcher
  • Keller
  • Oakley
  • Stowe
  • Sojourner

Unique dog names inspired by celebrities

Is your pup a gossip hound? Try one of these adorable names inspired by celebrities from film, television and more.


  • Cumberbatch
  • Barrymore
  • Kutcher
  • Meat Loaf
  • Barkevious Mingo


  • Paget
  • Demi
  • Fergie
  • Famke
  • Charlize

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Unique dog names inspired by mythology

Mythological names are a brilliant way to add a little majesty to your pet’s name. Skip the old standbys like Thor and Athena and go for something a little more creative.


  • Amon-Ra
  • Dionysus
  • Terminus
  • Eoghan
  • Herakles


  • Antigone
  • Lakshmi
  • Enyo
  • Priya
  • Sarosh

Unique dog names inspired by writers

Whether they’re novelists, bloggers or social commentators, your pup will be in well-written company with names like these.


  • Gruber
  • Kerouac
  • Capote
  • Updike
  • Ludlum


  • Ree
  • Agatha
  • Angelou
  • Lovecraft
  • Harper

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