Over 100 Cool Dog Names and Meanings! Updated 2021!

Puppy Names

Looking for some cool dog names?  Lucky you, you found the perfect place!

So, you have a new puppy coming into the family.  One of the most important things that you need to do is pick a name.  It can be somewhat stressful.  What would happen if you picked the wrong name for your new puppy?  Will you become the laughing stock at Dog Park?

Have no fear! Dog and Pup Town is here!  Check out this list of cool puppy names with meanings.

When you have a few choices, be sure to find out what that name means.  After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry in regards to picking a great pooch name. Of course, you are free to roll the dice and choose any old name.  Then again, you can have someone tell you in a year what your puppy’s name means.

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Cool Boy Dog Names

  • Alpha
  • Archer
  • Atticus
  • Bear
  • Beer
  • Blade
  • Blur
  • Boomer
  • Buck
  • Bullet
  • Chase
  • Chill
  • Colt
  • Comet
  • Creed
  • Croc
  • Cujo
  • Dingo
  • Diogee
  • Dude
  • Duke
  • Flash
  • Flint
  • Fonzie
  • Fred
  • Gambit
  • Grimes
  • Hercules
  • Hoss
  • Hux
  • Indy
  • Jack
  • Knight
  • Krypto
  • Logan
  • Loki
  • Mars
  • Mason
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Mercury
  • Oakley
  • Puck
  • Reaper
  • Red
  • Rhino
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Ryder
  • Scout
  • Scrapper
  • Shades
  • Shredder
  • Sonic
  • Thunder
  • Titan
  • Van
  • Walker
  • Wolf
  • Zilla

Cool Girl Dog Names

  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Astra
  • Athena
  • Aurora
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Cali
  • CeCe
  • Cricket
  • Daisy
  • Dash
  • Dixie
  • Dot
  • Dream
  • Ellie
  • Fara
  • Freeda
  • Harley
  • Harper
  • Hera
  • Jag
  • Jazz
  • Jinx
  • Joplin
  • Lila
  • Liv
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Maggie
  • Millie
  • Minnie
  • Molly
  • Neve
  • Nikita
  • Oracle
  • Pepper
  • Phoenix
  • Piper
  • Pixel
  • Raven
  • Ruby
  • Rumor
  • Sadie
  • Scarlett
  • Shadow
  • Sophie
  • Starbuck
  • Stella
  • Stormy
  • Tarot
  • Tess
  • Tinker
  • Venus
  • Willow
  • Zen
  • Zoey
  • Zona

Cool Girl Dog Names A-C

Ash:  Ash is a nickname for Ashley.  But is also the powder that is leftover from a fire.

Aspen:  Aspen is the name of a tree.  It is also a ski town in Colorado. 

Astra:  In the Hindu culture, it was a supernatural weapon. 

Athena:  Athena is the Greek war goddess.

Aurora:  This was the name of Sleeping Beauty.  Aurora’s meaning is, “From the heavenly lights.”  The Roman Dawn Goddess also has this name.

Bailey:  This large wall surrounds a castle.  It offers protection from evildoers.  So, both a Bailey and a pooch offer protection.

Bella:  Bella means, “Beautiful,” in Italian.

Belle:  Belle means, “Beautiful,” in French.  Also, Belle is the “Beauty” in the Beauty and the Beast story.

Cali:  Cali is short for California.  Cali also has the meaning of, “Beautiful and lovely.”

CeCe:  This is one of those creative names.  CeCe is just the initials CC.  So this name can mean anything you want.

Cricket:  A Cricket is a summertime insect that has a grating sound.  Chirp, chirp, chirp.  Because of their size, this is a good Yorkie name.

Cool Puppy Names for Girls D-J

Daisy:  This nature name comes from the popular flower.  This flower has white petals and a yellow center.

Dash:  Dash means to run really fast.

Dixie:  Dixie is slang for the Southern US.  Dixie is all the states under Maryland and east of the Mississippi River.

Dot:  Dot indirectly has the meaning, “Gift from God.”

Dream:  A dream is that crazy movie you watched last night while you were sleeping.

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Ellie:  Ellie stands for Eleanor or Ellie.  These names have the meaning of, “God is my Light”.

Fara:  This is a Romanian word that means, “Free.”

Freeda:  This name is the Italian word for, “Cool.”

Harley:  Two well know Harleys are Quinn and Davidson.  Quinn is from the Batman comics.  Davidson is from the Bike.  This name means, “Hare’s meadow.”

Harper:  Harper is a musical pooch name.  A Harper is a musician whose instrument is the Harp.

Hera:  Hera was the Greek queen of the Gods.  She could be pretty nasty.

Jag:  This means a sharp point.  It can also be short for the Jaguar.

Jazz:  Jazz is a type of music.  This music is often paired with New Orleans.

Jinx:  This something or someone that brings bad luck.

Joplin:  This name is from the 60’s rock star, Janis Joplin.

Cool Female Dog Names L-P

Lila:  Lila means, “Dark-haired beauty,” and “Night.”

Liv:  Liv means, “Life,” in Sweden.  It is also derived from Norse’s word for, “Protection.”

Lola: Lola has two meanings.  The first one is, “Woman of strength.”  The other meaning is, “Sorrow.”

Lucy:  Lucy means, “Light.”  This also has the meanings of, “Shiny,” or “Fair-skin.”

Luna:  Luna is the Roman Moon Goddess.  It also means, “Moon.”

Maggie:  Maggie is short for Margret.  Maggie has the meaning of, “Child of light.”

Millie:  Millie has the meaning of, “Gentle Strength.”  This name is a nickname for Mildred.

Minnie:  Minnie means tiny, little, or small.

Molly:  This name means “Star of the sea.” This might work for a water pooch.  Warning, this is also the name of a drug.

Neve:  In Italian, Neve means, “Snow.”  So this would be cool for a white pooch.

Nikita:  The name Nikita has the meaning of, “Unconquerable.”   Nikita is from the movie La Femme Nikita.

Dog running with a stick

Oracle:  This is a person that gives advice or tells the future.

Pepper:  When it comes to this name, it’s all about the kitchen.  This is where you will find the peppers.  There are the vegetables and the spice.

Phoenix:  This is the mythical firebird.  There can only be one.  When it dies, it will burst into flames.  Then the new one will be born of the ashes.

Piper:  Piper is a musical pooch name.  A Piper is a musician whose instrument is the pipe or flute.

Pixel:  A pixel is the smallest unit of a picture.

Cool Girl Dog Names R-Z

Raven:  A raven is a large blackbird.  It also a description of the color black.

Ruby:  A Ruby is a red jewel.  Ruby comes from the Latin word, “Ruber.”  This word means red.

Rumor:  This is a story that is spread among people.  It is usually about something that can’t be confirmed.

Sadie:  Sadie has the meaning of, “Princess.”

Scarlett:  This is a bright shade of the color red.

Shadow:  This would be a cool name for a black dog.  Shadow is the dark area that is void of light because of an obstruction.

Sophie:  This would make a great name for a Border Collie.  This name means, “Wisdom.”

Starbuck:  This is the name of a popular coffee store chain.  This is also the name of a pilot on Battlestar Galactica.

Stella:  Stella is the brand of an awesome beer.  Stella also means, “Star.”

Stormy:  This is a condition when the weather is turbulent.  Stormy is also the name of a horse that was born during a storm in a kid’s book.

Tarot:  This is a form of fortune-telling using cards.  They can tell the future or offer guidance.

Tess:  This Greek name is short for Teresa.  Both of these names have the meaning of, “To reap.”

Tinker:  This when you try to fix something.

Venus:  Venus is the Roman goddess of love.

Willow:  Willow means, “Peaceful” or “Resolute.”  It is also a reference to the Willow tree.

Zen:  Zen is being in a place of peace, insight, and calm.

Zoey:  This name has the meaning of, “Life.”

Zona:  Zona is the last half of the state of Arizona.  It is also Spanish for, “Zone.”
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Cool Dog Names Male A-B

Alpha:  Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet.  It can also mean a dominant person.

Archer:  An archer is someone that is skilled with a bow and arrow.

Atticus:  Atticus Finch was the main character in To Kill a Mockingbird.  He was a strong and ethical lawyer in the book.

Bear:  This name can go in two different directions.  The first is the big scary bear direction.  The second is the cuddly Teddy bear direction.

Beer:  Beer is the nectar of the Gods.  It’s really the most consumed alcoholic drink and the national pastime.

Blade:  The blade of a knife is the part that cuts.  Another notable Blade is the one from the Marvel Comic Book.  Blade is a half-vampire turned vampire hunter.

Blur:  A blur is something that is hard to see because it is moving.

Boomer:  This could refer to Baby Boomer.   It can also mean something large.  Also, it could mean a Navy ballistic sub.

Bullet:  A bullet is the piece of metal that a gun shoots.  It is also used to describe something that travels fast.

Buck:  A buck is slang for a dollar.  It is also the male deer with huge antlers.

Chill Names For Boy Puppies C-D

Chase:  A Chase is when you try to catch something.  It can also mean to make something go in a different direction.

Chill:  In normal terms, it’s when there is a coldness in the air.  On the street, it means to relax and be cool.   

Colt:  Colt could rep a gun brand.  It can also be a male horse under 4 years.

Comet:  One of Santa’s reindeer is named Comet.  A comet is also an object that flies through space.

Creed:  A Creed is a set of morals or beliefs that a person tries to live their life by.  Creed is also the name of an old rock group and an X-Men villain.

Croc:  This name is short for crocodile.  I hate this animal!

Cujo:  Cujo is the rapid St. Bernard in Stephen King’s novel with the same name.

Dingo:  A Dingo is a wild dog from Australia.

Diogee:  Diogee is the eastern word for Dog, just kidding.  Diogee is a word made when you spell D O G out loud.

Dude:  This is another term for man or guy.  It is usually reserved for someone that is chill.

Duke:  This is from the Dukes of Hazzard, a popular show from the 1980s.  The show followed Bo and Luke Duke getting out of trouble.  The Duke was the nickname for John Wayne.

dog on a skateboard

Cool Boy Pup Names F-J

Flash:  Flash is a hero from DC Comics.  His powers are that he can run and do everything a mega speed.

Flint:  Flint is a hard rock that use to be used in weapons.  It is also used to start fires.  As a gemstone, it is used to drive away bad energy.  For people born in the ’70s, Flint was a member of GI Joe.

Fonz:  If you are from the ’70s, then you know who the Fonz was.  He was the definition of cool.

Fred:  Why is Fred a cool name?  Guess what the dog’s name in Smokey and the Bandit was?  Yes, the pooch’s name was Fred.  This name is short for Fredrick, which means, “Peaceful Ruler.”

Gambit:  A Gambit is a chess move.  You sacrifice one of your pieces to get the upper hand.

Grimes:  This name comes from Rick Grimes.  He is the hero on the TV Show, The Walking Dead.

Hercules:  In Roman Mythology, this hero was a half-god.  His father was the King of Gods, Jupiter.

Hoss:  This name means horse.  It comes from how the word is said with certain accents.  Hoss was also used as a nickname to a large man.

Hux:  Hux is a shout-out to Aldous Huxley.  He was an author who wrote Brave New World.  Hux is also a bad guy in the new Star Wars movies.

Indy:  Indy is short for Independent.  It was also the nickname of Indiana Jones.

Jack:  This is just a normal boy’s name.  If you aren’t into the frills, then naming your pooch Jack will work.

Chill Boy Names For Dogs K-R

Knight:  A Knight is a fighter that dresses in armor.  They fight for their king.

Krypto:  Krypto is the Dog of Steel.  Superman’s K-9 from the planet Krypton.

Logan:  Logan is The Wolverine’s name from the X-Men.  Wolverine is small, mean, and deadly.  This name is high on the cool superhero dog names list.

Loki:  Loki is the Norse god of mischief.  In addition, Loki is Thor’s adopted brother in the comics.

Mars:  Mars was the Roman God of War.

Mason:  A Mason is a trade that builds in stones.

Maverick:  A Maverick is a solo thinker and unorthodox.

Max:  Max stands for maximum.  This means the highest amount possible.

Mercury:  This is a Roman god that was in charge of a lot.  He oversaw communication, luck, financial gain, travelers, tricksters, and thieves.  Most know him as the messenger with winged sandals and a helmet.

Oakley:  This is the brand of super popular sunglasses.

Puck:  The puck is the flat round object that hockey players smack around.  There is also an elf named Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Reaper:  This comes from the Grim Reaper.  This is the clocked dude that takes your soul away after death.

Red:  Obviously, red stands for the color.  So this might fit for a ginger pooch.  This name is for a red-haired canine.

Rhino:  A rhino is a huge animal that has horns on its nose.  It is also the name of a villain in the Spiderman series.

Rocky:  Rocky can mean bumpy.  Rocky can also mean unstable.  Let’s not forget about Rocky Balboa.  The Italian Stallion is a boxer in the Rocky films.

Romeo:  Romeo is from the play, Romeo and Juliet.

Ryder:  Knights that rode and fought on horseback were called ryders.

Pooch with a small ride in his mouth

Cool Boy Dog Names S-Z

Scout:  In The Lone Ranger series, Tonto’s horse was called Scout.  A scout is also the person that travels ahead of the group.  Their purpose is to see if the path is safe.

Scrapper:  A scrapper is something that loves to fight.

Shades:  Shades is another name for sunglasses.  If you throw shade, you are dissing someone.

Shredder:  This is something that shreds.  It can also refer to a fast guitarist. 

Sonic:  Besides the name of hedgehog, Sonic refers to sound waves.  If something travels faster than the speed of sound, a sonic boom is made.

Thunder:  Thunder is the clapping sound that occurs after a lightning strike. 

Titan:  If a person, group, or company dominates an area, they are a Titan.  A titan is a person who is very powerful, smart, and strong.  Titans were also the creators of the Gods in mythology.

Van:  This name has a few different meanings.  The first one is the boxy vehicle that was popular during the seventies.  The second one is the shoe brand, Vans.  The last one is for painter Vincent Van Gogh.

Walker:  This name comes from the TV show, The Walking Dead.  Those hungry flesh-eating zombies are called walkers.

Wolf:  It’s the wild animal that ate grandma.  The wolf and the dog are related through a common ancestor. 

Zilla:  This name comes from the Japanese monster, Godzilla.

cool dog in sun glasses

What are some cool big dog names?

  • Athena
  • Bailey
  • Bear
  • Buck
  • Creed
  • Croc
  • Cujo
  • Hera
  • Hercules
  • Hoss
  • Luna
  • Mars
  • Max
  • Phoenix
  • Rhino
  • Rocky
  • Starbuck
  • Stormy
  • Titan
  • Zilla
  • Zona

What are some cool big dog names? Over 100 Cool dog names to name your new puppy. Each dog name also has a meaning so you don't look like a goof at the dog park. Boys and girls selection of puppy names. #barkinglaughs #puppynames #cooldognames

What are some cool little dog names?

  • Bullet
  • Cricket
  • Daisy
  • Dash
  • Diogee
  • Dixie
  • Dot
  • Dude
  • Fred
  • Logan
  • Loki
  • Mercury
  • Minnie
  • Pixel
  • Puck
  • Tinker

What are some cool little dog names? Over 100 Cool dog names to name your new puppy. Each dog name also has a meaning so you don't look like a goof at the dog park. Boys and girls selection of puppy names. #barkinglaughs #puppynames #cooldognames