Are you ready for some cute dog names and meanings? I hope so! Because we have over 200 of them! There is an unwritten rule about cute names. You can pretty much take any word and throw an “ie” or a “y” on the end of it. Whatever you end up with, is probably cute.
Below you find your pup’s new name! Warning, some of these are too cute!
Cute Girl Dog Names
- Kit Kat
Cute Dog Names for Girls: A-B
Aggie: This has a great sound to it. Aggie has the meaning of, “Virtuous.” Students and alumni from Texas A&M are also called Aggies.
Ally: This cute name means, “Nobility.” Just make sure that you don’t get this confused with Allie. It’s weird but they are pronounced differently. The name has an ending sound of “lee”. The friends in war have an ending sound of, “lie.”
Amber: Amber is a gold resin that has been fossilized. The name means, “Jewel.” Amber can also be the name of a beer or a color.
Angel: The name Angel means, “Messenger of God.” They are depicted with wings, a halo and dressed in all white.
Anna: Anna was the name of the younger princess in Frozen. She was the one without ice powers. Anna means, “Beautiful.”
April: April is the fourth month. It symbolizes spring. April comes from a Latin word that means, “To open.”
Ariel: Ariel is the from The Little Mermaid. The meaning behind it is, “Loin of God.”
Bambi: Bambi is the name of the deer, in the movie, Bambi.
Bee: A Bee is a flying insect that stings. They are known for making honey and buzzing around.
Boo: This word is used when you are trying to scare someone. It is also part of the name of Yogi Bear’s buddy, Boo Boo.
Bubbles: Bubbles are round balls made up of soap and air.
Bug: Cute as a Bug? Kind of a crazy saying. Anyway, a bug is a tiny insect.
Bunny: Everyone should know, Bugs Bunny! He is the best cartoon rabbit, ever! Plus, bunnies are pretty cute. So, if you have a small pooch, Bunny would be cute.
Buttercup: This is a flower. It is a yellow flower that grows like a weed.
Cute Girl Dog Names: C-D
Callie: This cute name could be slang for California. So, if you have a beach pup, this could work!
Candy: A cute name full of sweetness. This is a sweet treat that is made of sugar.
Cassie: This name is both cute and cool. To be cool, just use Cass. Cassie has the meaning of, “Purity.”
Cookie: A cookie is a crispy baked treat. They have flour, sugar, and oil.
Cuddles: Cuddles are the best. These are like hugs that last for days.
Cupcake: Cupcakes are mini cakes. They are baked in a cupcake pan, so the cake looks like a cup.
Cutie: Pretty fitting for this name to be on this list. Cutie is what you call a person or animal that is cute.
Daisy: How can a flower not be cute? Daisies are small flowers with white petals and a yellow middle.
Dally: Dally can be a nickname for Dallas. However, it also means to move slow. So, this could work for a pooch with short legs.
Dilly: Have you ever heard, dilly dally? It means to waste time. However, the word dilly means to exceed expectations. Besides all the symbolism, it sounds cute. Plus, if you have two pups, you can call one Dilly and the other one Dally.
Dinky: Dinky is a word to describe something small. Dinks would be a cool offshoot of this.
Dixie: This is the nickname for the South-Eastern US. States south of Maryland and to the right of the Mississippi River is part of Dixie.
Dolly: This is what a kid calls dolls. As a name, it means, “Gift of God.”
Doodle: A doodle is the nickname of a poodle mix. It can also mean a drawing with no purpose.
Cute Girl Puppy Names: E-I
Elsa: Let it go, this can be a cute name! Elsa was the ice princess in the movie, “Frozen.”
Emma: This is a short and sweet thing to call your pooch. “Universal,” is the meaning behind Emma.
Evy: Evy is related to Eve. These names have the meaning of, “Life.”
Fairy: A fairy is a tiny magical creature with wings. People have been writing about fairies for hundreds of years. Plus, there is also the Tooth Fairy. She sneaks into kid’s rooms at night and gives them money for their teeth.
Fluffy: This is a descriptive name. An animal is fluffy if its coat is soft and appears full.
Fudge: Fudge is a soft and spongy candy made of sugar, butter, and milk.
Fuzzy: Fuzzy is a term that refers to something that has fuzz. If something is fuzzy, then it is hard to understand.
Gigi: This French name means, “Earth worker.” It does have an uppity sound to it.
Goldie: This name means that something is made of gold or looks like gold.
Gummy: Gummy worms, bears, and fish are fun to eat. Gummy comes from the sweet treat. Gummies are a soft sticky pieces of candy.
Hannah: What a great thing to call your new puppy! Hannah has the meaning of, “Favor.”
Heidi: Heidi has the meaning of, “Nobility.” Most people know this name from the book and the movie, Heidi.
Izzy: Izzy has the meaning, “God is my oath.”
Girl Names for Cute Puppies: J-K
Jazzy: Jazzy means that something is showy, flashy, and bright. So, if your pup has some character and is cute this would work.
Jelly: Jelly is a sweet thick spread that is made from sugar and fruit.
Jellybean: This is a bean-shaped piece of candy. It has a gel-like center.
Jemma: Jemma is an offshoot of the item, Gem. Pretty cute name for a precious pup.
Joy: Joy is an emotion of being happy.
June: June is the sixth month of the year. It represents the beginning of Summer. As a name, it means young.
Kayla: This name has the meaning of, “Pure.” It can also mean, “Beloved.”
Kit Kat: This is a candy bar. It has a chocolate coating over a crispy wafer. Gimmie a break!
Kiwi: A Kiwi is a brown fruit that looks like a furry egg. However, when you cut them open, you get a sweet-tart green fruit.
Koko: In Japan, this name means, “Stork.” Koko was also the name of a famous Gorilla. Koko knew sign language. If you spell it, Coco, then it would refer to the chocolate stuff.
Kori: A cute name that has a couple of meanings. The meaning of Germany is, “God’s peace.” A Gaelic meaning is, “Hallow.” If you want to go with the Greek meaning, then it’s, “Maiden.”
Cute Dog Names for Girls: L-N
Lily: The Lily is a flowering plant. It can come in many different colors. So, if your pooch has a cool coloring this might work.
Lola: This cute name has a somber meaning. It means, “Sorrow.”
Lolli: This name comes from the sweet round candy on a stick, the Lollipop!
Lulu: Lulu has a few different origins. If you want it to be the girl form of Louis, then it means, “Famous warrior.” In Hawaii, Lulu means, “Calm and peace.” Sure, both meanings contradict each other, so you can change it based on your mood.
Maple: A maple is a tree that produces syrup. So, if you have a stick sweet pooch, then go for it!
May: May is the 5th month of the year. This name is derived from the Greek Spring Goddess, Maia.
Mila: This is a Slavic name, that indirectly means, “Dear.” It does have an eastern European sound do it.
Muffin: A muffin is a baked sweet bread that people eat for breakfast. They are a little bigger than a cupcake.
Myrtle: This name comes from the flowering bush.
Nala: Nala is the lioness in the movie, The Lion King. Nala is one of the up-and-coming things to call your pooch.
Nola: This means, “Fair shoulder.” I have no idea what that means. New Orleans, Louisiana, is also known as NOLA.
Nori: This cute-sounding name is from Japan. It has the meaning of, “Belief.”
Nyla: It sounds cute and has a kicking meaning. Nyla was an Egyptian Princess. The meaning of this name is, “Winner.”
Cute Girl Dog Names: P-So
Panda: A Panda is a type of bear. It is a black and white bear from China.
Peanut: How can this salty snack be cute? When it’s used as a term of endearment for a small kid. You usually hear this used by older people.
Pebbles: Peebles are tiny little rocks. It is also the name of Fred Flintstone’s kid. This would be a cute thing to call a gray pooch.
Pinky: A pinky is your smallest finger and toe. So, if you have the runt, this might be good.
Pippi: This funny name comes from the kid movie, Pippi Longstocking. She was a goofy redhead with crazy hair. The meaning of Pippy means, “Horse lover.”
Poppy: This is a flower that produces a black seed. These seeds are thrown on the top of bagels and other baked goods.
Pudding: If you want to take this sweet dairy treat to the cute level, just drop the, “g.” That would make this, Puddin. This is the pet name that Harley Quinn calls the Joker.
Rainbow: A rainbow is a multicolored arch that happens after rain on a sunny day. Also, if you find the end of it, you score some gold.
Raisin: A raisin is a grape that has been nuked by the sun.
Sadie: This is an offshoot of Sara. Sara means, “Princess.”
Scampers: Scamper means to run away quick.
Skittles: Taste the rainbow with this cute name! These are small round fruity candies.
Snuggles: Snuggles are cuddles are pretty much the same thing. It’s hugging for long periods of time.
Sorbet: This is a sweet frozen treat. It is made with fruit, water, and sugar.
Cute Girl Puppy Names: Sp-T
Sparkle: Sparkle is when light is reflected in a glimmering way. Sparkles are tiny pieces of glitter.
Sprinkles: These are tiny pieces of candy that look like colored rice. They’re usually on top of cupcakes. If your pooch has a lot of colors this would be a cool name.
Sugar: Sweet and cute go hand in hand. Sugar is the stuff that makes foods and drinks sweet. It looks and feels like fine white sand.
Summy: Summy is a play on the name Summer.
Sunny: Sunny is what happens when there are no clouds in the sky. Sunny means bright and warm.
Sweetie: Sweetie is pretty obvious. It is based on sweet. Sweet is how sugar tastes.
Sydney: This name comes from the land down under. It is the name of a large city in Australia.
Taffy: This sticky treat isn’t just for the beach. It would a great thing to call a pooch. Taffy is a gooey and chewy light candy.
Tara: In Irish myth, this was a secret doorway to the otherworld. In Sanskrit, it means, “Star.” Either way, Tara seems like a solid choice.
Tilly: This cute name means kind of the opposite. It has the meaning of, “Strength of Battle.”
Tootsie: It’s a candy and a name. Tootsie rolls are chewy chocolate pieces of taffy. The name means, “Sweetheart.”
Tricky: Tricky is an offshoot of the work trick. If you are using in terms of a situation, then it means it will be difficult. In terms of a person, it means cunning.
Trixie: This name means, “Bringer of joy.” Everyone that’s ever had a pup, knows that they do bring joy.
Twinkie: This a massed produced small yellow cake that has a center filled with whipped cream.
Adorable Girl Pup Names: V-Z
Violet: I’m not sure what came first, the color or the flower. Either way, they are both purple.
Wiggles: This cute-sounding name comes from an action. To wiggle something, you move either up and down or side to side. However, the movement is little and quick. The only downside would be if you used, wig.
Willa: This is a cool cute name. It has a little badass in it. Willa means, “Determined protection.”
Yummy: Yummy is a common word. This is when something tastes really good. You usually hear it at an ice cream shop.
Zanna: A unique and cute thing to call your pup. This Latin name means, “Lilly.”
Zipper: This is the funky metal thing on your pants, jackets, and bags. It joins two things together.
Zippy: Zippy is used to describe something that moves around quickly. So, if you got a little spaz on your hand, this might work.
Zola: Zola has a pretty cool meaning and it’s fun to say. It is from Latin and means, “Earth.”
Cute Boy Dog Names
- Pee wee
Cute Boy Dog Names A-B
Alfie: Alfie is short for Alfred. The name Alfred is derived from, “elf counsel.”
Artie: Artie is short for Arthur. This name means, “Brave and noble.”
Bacon: If your pooch has some sizzle this might work. Bacon is pieces of fried pork.
Balto: Balto was the pooch that is credited for the Nome serum run. There is a carton movie of the same name and the same pooch.
Barney: This name means, “Strong as a bear.”
Beaker: This is a name from the Muppets. Beaker has orange hair and golf ball-sized eyes.
Benji: Benji is a famous pooch that was the star of a lot of movies.
Bingo: Bingo is a name based on the famous kid’s song.
Biscuit: This name comes from the little puppy that is in several children’s books.
Boa: This name comes from the huge snake that loves to cuddle.
Bogart: A name that has a couple of meanings. Bogart is a shout-out to the actor, Humphrey Bogart. It also means not to share. As a name, it means, “Bow strength.”
Brownie: This name is based on the chocolate treat. This would go great for a brown lab!
Bucky: Bucky can be a nickname for Buck. Buck means, “Deer or goat.” Bucky has also been said to come from, “Little Buck.”
Buddy: Buddy means, “Friend.” Let’s face your new pup is going to be your bud!
Buttons: I really don’t know what, “Cute as a button,” means. But this name comes from that phrase. Somewhere, it was determined that buttons were cute.
Buzz: Buzz is a name and a word. Buzz means, “A low humming noise.” It also means, “To move fast.” Another meaning is, “A feeling of excitement.” Buzz is the name of the astronaut in “Toy Story.”
Adorable Boy Puppy Names C-E
Cal: This name would be an awesome thing to call your new bestie! It means, “Devoted.”
Champ: Champ means, “Warrior.” It can be short for the champion. There is also a monster that lives in Lake Champlain named, Champ.
Chancy: This cute dog name comes from the word, chance. This means, “Risky.”
Chili: Sure this could come from the food, but not in this list. It comes from the description of the chill in the air.
Chip: Chip comes from the saying, “Chip off the old block.” This means like father, like son. A chip is also when a small piece of something is broken off.
Cooper: The name Cooper was used to describe a barrel maker. This was the name of the Basset Hound in the movie, The Fox and the Hound.
Cub: A cub is a baby bear.
Curley: To be honest, Curley is on this list because of the 3 Stooges. Ironically, Curley was bald. Curly is a descriptive term for wavy and tight hair. This could work for a doodle. It would funny for a hairless pooch.
Dingo: A Dingo is a wild dog from Australia. If you have a pooch from down under, this might be a good name.
Dino: Dino was the name of Fred Flintstone’s pet in the cartoon. He was the first purple dinosaur! Dino was known to wait for Fred to come home and tackle him.
Doobie: This one might not be in your wheelhouse. I think it would a cute thing to call a pooch. A doobie is a marijuana cigarette.
Ernie: How can a name that means, “Battle to the death,” be cute? Mainly because of a Sesame Street character.
Cute Dog Names for Boys F-J
Finn: This comes from, Huck Finn. The classic story of a rascal from Mark Twain.
Flick: To flick means, “To propel with a quick action.” It is also a slang term for movies.
Forest: A forest is a large piece of land that is covered with trees and bush.
Fry: This is a method of cooking. When you fry something, you cook it in oil on high heat, quickly. Fry could also mean to, “Destroy.”
Gage: As a name, Gage means, “Pledge.” As a word, it means to measure.
Gazoo: The Great Gazoo is from the cartoon, The Flintstones. Gazoo was a space alien.
Gears: The name Gear means, “Changeable.”
Geo: Geo is a prefix that is heard in science buildings. This word means, “Associated to the Earth.”
Ghost: A Ghost is a spirit of a dead person or animal.
Gizmo: Gizmo was the name of the cute creature from the “Gremlins.” It is also a term for a small gadget.
Halo: A Halo is a round light that shines above a holy person. It is also the name of a cool video game.
Happy: Happy is an emotion. It means, cheerful, content, and glad. This was also the name of one of the seven dwarfs.
Hugo: Hugo means, “Mind.” This cute name is given to someone that is smart.
Iggy: “Fiery one,” is the meaning behind this name. This is most known with Iggy Pop, the Punk musician.
Ike: Don’t laugh, but this name actually means, “To laugh.”
Izzy: Izzy has the meaning, “God is my oath.”
Jagger: We have some punk in this list. So, let’s add some rock. This is the last name of the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger.
Cute Puppy Names for Boys K-N
Kazoo: This is a small instrument that makes a vibrating noise when it is blown on.
Kid: A kid is a child, young person, or baby goat.
Kip: This cute name has a wacky meaning, “Pointed hill.”
Koda: Koda means, “Friend,” in the Dakota language. It was the name of the little bear in, “My Brother Bear.”
Leo: Most people think of a Lion when they hear this name. Funny enough its meaning is, “Lion.”
Lucky: This is what they call someone who keeps getting lucky. If you think your pup is lucky, this might work.
Mac: Mac is short for macaroni. As a name, it means, “Son.”
Maui: In Hawaii, Maui means, “God of fire.” It is also the name of one of the Islands.
Mellow: This word means, “Easygoing.” This would be a great thing to call a chilled pup.
Milo: Milo was the name of the funny dog in The Mask. It means, “Soldier.”
Moe: Another one of the Three Stooges! Moe means, “God’s helmet.”
Munch: Munch means to eat. It can also be short for munchkin.
Nano: This is a measurement prefix for length and time. It is a very small unit. There are a billion nanoseconds in one second. It is also the way Mork from Ork said hello.
Nemo: This was the fish in the movie, Finding Nemo. He was the brat that didn’t listen to his father and got taken. Nemo in Latin means, “Nobody.”
Adorable Pup Names for Boys O-R
Odie: Odie has the meaning of, “Woad hill.” Don’t ask. I have no idea. I do know, this is the dog’s name in Garfield.
Olaf: This is the name of the snowman in the movie, Frozen.
Opie: This name has its origins in the Viking culture. It indirectly means, “God bear.” Let’s not forget about Ron Howard. This was his name when he was on the Andy Griffith Show.
Otis: We are not in Mayberry, so don’t even think it. Otis means, “Wealth.”
Patches: For a pooch, patches refer to their fur. They are the different sections of colors on their coat.
Paws: Paws are the pooch’s feet.
Peewee: This name means smaller than small.
Pico: This is a prefix for very tiny. There are a trillion picometers in one meter. So, this would be something that can work for a tiny pooch.
Pip: The name Pip has the meaning of, “lover of horses.” Pip is also the tiny seed in a fruit.
Pixel: A pixel is the smallest unit of an electronic display. What you are looking at right now, is made up of several thousand pixels. A pixel can only be one color at a time.
Rascal: This is a kid that misbehaves in a funny way.
Ringo: This is the name of the drummer of the Beatles. Ringo Starr got this name because he wore a lot of rings.
Runt: A runt is the smallest one out of the litter. It is usually used for something that is small.
Cute Boy Puppy Names S
Scamp: A scamp is like a rascal. It’s a man or a kid that misbehaves in a funny way.
Scooter: This is usually a nickname for Scott. Scooter is the name of a Muppet.
Scrappy: Scrappy is someone that likes to fight. It was also the name of the pup in Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo.
Shrek: Shrek is the lovable gross green ogre from the movies. It is also when a person makes a loud piercing sound.
Simba: Simba was the name of the lion cub from the Lion King.
Skip: Skip is a nickname for Skipper. A Skipper is a boat captain. The word skip means to walk in a springy jumping fashion.
Sparky: Sparky is the fire dog. He helps educate kids about fire safety. This name isn’t just reserved for a Dalmatian. It can be used for any lively pooch.
Spot: When you call a pooch Spot, it’s because of spots of different color fur they have.
Sprout: Sprout means to grow. It is usually given as a nickname to a kid that is growing.
Spud: This is another word for a potato. Spuds Mackenzie was the poster dog for Bud light back in the day.
Boy Cute Puppy Names T
Teddy: This name comes from the Teddy Bear. Teddy means, “Divine gift.”
Thumper: This was the name of the Rabbit in the movie, Bambi. He always thumped his foot on the ground really quickly. A Thumper is also a nickname for someone that beats things.
Tiger: This is a big orange cat with black stripes. As a name, it means, scrappy.
Tito: Tito is short for Titus. It is also the name of a member of the Jackson 5. Tito was the name of the funny pooch in the movie, Oliver & Company.
Tonka: Tonka is a famous brand of truck toys. Boys everywhere use to play with Tonka trucks. They were tough and lasted.
Toto: Toto was the name of the dog in the movie, The Wizard of Oz. This was also the name of a music group from the late ’70s.
Tucker: Tucker is a funny and cute thing to call your pup. Tucker means to tire out.
Male Cute Pup Names W-Z
Waldo: This gem comes from the books, Where’s Waldo. Waldo actually means, “Powerful ruler.” If you use Waldo, be sure to get him and red and white hat!
Wicket: This was the name of an Ewok from the movie, Return of the Jedi. He later was part of a cartoon.
Widget: A widget is like a gizmo. It is a small part of a larger system.
Willie: Willie means, “Protector.” What an awesome thing to call your new doorbell.
Winnie: This was the name of the yellow bear in the Winnie the Pooh series.
Woody: Woody is the name of the cowboy in the Toy Story movies. It is also the name of a woodpecker, that has a great laugh.
Wylie: Sure he wasn’t that smart as a coyote, but it can work for your pooch. Wylie means, “Clever.”
Yogi: This is a shout-out to the coolest bear in cartoons, Yogi Bear.
Yoshi: Yoshi was the name of the dino in Super Mario World. In Japan, it means, “Good luck.”
Yo-Yo: A name of an old-school toy. This toy spins up and down a string. Yo-Yo also is used to describe something that goes up and down.
Zazu: This is the name of the cartoon bird in the Loin King.
Ziggy: Sure the cartoon Ziggy was not cute. But saying Ziggy is fun. It has the meaning of, “Winning protector.” So, it would be awesome for a cute tough pooch!
Zoomer: Zoom is a word for really fast. Zoomer would be a title of some that can zoom.