Whenever a girl meets a cute little puppy for the first time, she would go “aww” and pet it with glee. She then would usually try to come up with an equally adorable name to call it, and that’s when things may not go as smoothly. Coming up with a name on the spot can be rather difficult, especially if you never thought about it beforehand. The best names for puppies tend to be simple and have one or two syllables since it has to be easy enough to call out on a whim and the dog should be able to recognize it. However, that’s not really a hard and fast rule, so a three or four-syllable name is still good if it does fit the dog. If you’re out of ideas on what to call your new bundle of joy, here are 10 great puppy names for girls who want the best for their cute canine companions.
It’s a one-syllable name that’s very simple yet also sounds distinct. It has always been a popular name throughout the years, perhaps the most popular one since you’ll find it in just about any top ten list. Max is also gender neutral, so you can name this to any dog, especially one who’s particularly energetic. If you wish to make it more unique, you can customize it a bit to your liking, whether it’s Maxie or Maxene for a girl puppy or Maximus or Maximillian for a boy puppy.
Whether physically active or more laid back, the name Peanut can be quite nice for just about any kind of puppy. It’s also quite a jovial name on its own and also references the famous comic strip. Snoopy can be a good name as well, especially if you happen to have a white beagle. But for the most part, Peanut should be a good name for most puppies, especially those with light brown coats.
A classic boy puppy name along the same lines as Max, and it fits well with a puppy that likes to run, referencing the iconic movie. Perhaps you can name your puppy as Butkus if you really are a big fan of the film, but Rocky is a great name for an active puppy with a certain level of boldness.
This one has been getting more popular lately for girl puppies and quite different from most others on this list. It doesn’t sound like a puppy name at first, but it can grow on you like a Maggie, a Daisy, or a Lola. Stella has become especially popular with pugs and bulldogs, but should be a good fit for any female puppy.
Another classic boy puppy name that’s simple and fitting for one with a headstrong temperament. Duke denotes strength and bravery, like a medieval knight leading an army. If you have a particularly adventurous puppy, then this is a great name for it. You can also give it a cute twist by making it Dukie, although be warned that it does sound exactly like dookie, which may or may not be appropriate depending on what you’re looking for.
This one is great for puppies with black and white coat like dalmatians, obviously alluding to the popular brand of sandwich cookies. It also sounds pretty good; just try saying it a few times and imagine calling out to your puppy with it. The image of a happy puppy wagging its tail as it walks towards you after calling out “Oreo” should have you sold.
This is a pretty good girl puppy name, especially for those from smaller breeds. Just about any girl puppy that acts really cute, whether she’s especially affectionate or acts very princess-like, can do well with Barbie. Pomeranians and poodles actually fits this description quite nicely, but you can also use it for girl puppies of bigger breeds if you wish.
This one is a lot like Max and Duke – a boy puppy name that immediately denotes action and excitement. Buster is a great name for a playful puppy that likes morning walks and playing fetch. Whether it’s a terrier or a corgi, you’ll find this name to be quite fitting for the more physically active puppy who really likes to run around a lot.
Quite similar along the lines of Barbie, Zoey is a cute-sounding girl puppy name that can be quite pleasing to the ear and sounds pretty distinct. It also fits smaller breeds quite well, but can fit girl puppies of bigger breeds equally well. It also rolls off the tongue more smoothly than Barbie, so it can be quite a catchy name for a cute puppy.
If you have a puppy that is either a bit plump or just loves to eat, this name could be a good fit. It’s also fitting for bully breeds; it’s like a match made in doggy heaven. Porkchop is quite a novel-sounding name that you’d expect from a cartoon, which actually makes it quite appropriate as a name for a puppy.
Of course, these ten aren’t the only good puppy names out there, but they can be at the top of your list. Whatever you decide to name your new best friend, remember that the important thing with a puppy name is how much you like calling your pet with it, how it fits the puppy’s personality, and how it eventually responds to the name.