Unique Dog Names to Stand Out From the Pack

Danielle Petch
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Every dog is unique, and so they should have an equally unique name to match! Lots of pet parents are now choosing unique dog names for their four-legged friends — and why wouldn't they? As a nation of pet lovers, we famously shower our dogs with love — from buying them birthday presents to ensuring they stay safe and happy at home, even when we’re away.

From Harry Potter to Star Wars to celebrities, there are many places to take inspiration for unique dog names. So, if you’ve been searching for the best unique dog names (that’ll have your pooch standing out from the pack!), then look no further — we’ve got you covered.

Unique Dog Names

Unique Dog Names for Female Dogs

Bella, Daisy, Molly — they’re all great puppy names (and TrustedHousesitters agree! Did you know ‘Bella’ was the most popular dog name in our 10-year survey of TrustedHousesitters?). But if you’re looking for something a little more unique, then try these out for size…

Adele

Amelie

Betsy

Billie (Jean)

Bonnie

Brandy 

Cannoli 

Chanel

Cici

Coco

Cola

Coraline

Dahlia

Delilah

Dolly 

Dory

Duchess

Fliss

Gigi

Ginger

Giselle

Harley

Jojo

Jolene

Kennedy

Lady

Leia

Lilo

Louise

Moana

Ophelia

Presley

Pumpkin

Sasha

Thelma

Venus

Winnie

Xena

Unique Dog Names for Male Dogs

Charlie, Max, Rover — there are some great traditional dog names out there. But it’s you’re looking for something with a little more pizazz for your male pooch, then check out these unique male dog names...

Adonis

Albus

Beethoven

Boris

Buzz

Chaplin

Chewie (Chewbacca) 

Clyde

Einstein

Elvis

Fang

Galileo

Gatsby

Guinness

Hemingway

Jimmy (Chew)

Kibble

Kodak

Matcha

Mozart

Nori

Ozzy

Picasso

Thor

Whiskey

Yoda

Ziggy

Literary dog names

Got a budding wordsmith in your pack? Check out these cool dog names inspired by the world of literature!

Arya

Bellatrix

Clifford

Dobby

Gatsby

Holden

Katniss

Matilda

Mr. Darcy

Poe

Poirot

Romeo

Romeo

Sansa

Sherlock

Tennyson

Tybalt

Watson

Movie inspired dog names

Fan of the big screen? Then take a look at these star-studded dog names inspired by the movies...

Dug 

Fang 

Frank

Indiana Bones

Lassie

Leia

Loki

Luke

Marley

Marmaduke

Pongo

Reno 

Dog names inspired by snacks

Some say their dogs are almost cute enough to eat. So, what about a dog name inspired by your favourite snack?

Beans

Beans

Biscuit

Chilli

Cookie

Cream Puff

Fudge

Kiwi

Muffin

Nori

Oreo

Peanut

Pepper

Pickles

Taco

Toast

Tofu

Wonton

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