100 Names for Your Black Pup — Inspired by Pop Culture, Food & More

Apr 5, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. ET
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So, you've just brought home your adorable new black dog. Whether you did it as a protest against the studies that say black dogs get adopted less often or just because you found your new best friend, having a new pup is an exciting time. It also means it's time to give them an appropriate, new dog name just made for a black pup. Need a few ideas? We're happy to help.

We've pulled together 100 names that perfectly suit a dark-coated pooch and will likely serve as an excellent conversation starter at the dog park too.

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Black dog names from culture & pop culture

  1. Adhemar
  2. Al Aaraaf
  3. Alice (Parks)
  4. Annabel Lee
  5. Bart
  6. Batman
  7. Blackfoot
  8. Blackheart
  9. Cinderella
  10. Dahlia
  11. Darth Muur
  12. Darth Syn
  13. Deadshot
  14. Diabolique
  15. Donnie (Darko)
  16. Ghost Rider
  17. Harley Quinn
  18. Hecate
  19. Huntress
  20. Kedavra
  21. KITT
  22. Lestat
  23. Lucifer
  24. Lugosi
  25. Morticia
  26. Nevermore
  27. Odile
  28. Poe
  29. Talladega
  30. Velvet
  31. Von Rothbart
Black pug

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Black dog names based on food & drinks

  1. Angus
  2. Anisette
  3. Black bean
  4. Caviar
  5. Chicory
  6. Guinness
  7. Hershey
  8. Licorice
  9. Olive
  10. Poppy Seed
Black puppy

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Black dog names based on things that are black or dark

  1. Ash
  2. Beetle
  3. Blackjack
  4. Bootblack
  5. Brena (raven-haired)
  6. Burlida (black swan)
  7. Char
  8. Chernobog
  9. Chien Noir
  10. Cinder
  11. Cooyung (black wallaby)
  12. Cronin
  13. Crow
  14. Daegan
  15. Delano
  16. Diamond (yes, they can be black!)
  17. Duff
  18. Elvira
  19. Ember
  20. Fascienne
  21. Fia
  22. Inkblot
  23. King of Spades
  24. Kuno
  25. Raven
  26. Mamba
  27. Midnatt
  28. Minuit
  29. Mystica
  30. Nimbus
  31. Panther
  32. Queen of Spades
  33. Rorschach
  34. Silhouette
  35. Smudge
  36. Soot
  37. Tarmac
Black lab

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Miscellaneous black dog names

  1. Blacklist
  2. (The) Crypt Keeper
  3. Cyan (for dogs so black they appear bluish, blue healers)
  4. Devaki
  5. Fey
  6. (The) Immortal
  7. Magick
  8. Menace
  9. Metallica
  10. Misfit
  11. Necromancer
  12. Nightshade
  13. Omen
  14. Orange (because it's been the new black)
  15. Sabbath
  16. Superstition
  17. Thirteen (or Seven if you like irony)
  18. (The) Undertaker
  19. Vlad
  20. Widow
  21. Widow-maker
  22. Witchy-poo
Black puppy petting

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A version of this article was originally published in May 2015.

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