Punny Dog Names: Laugh Out Loud Monikers for Your Pup

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Wyatt Robinson
Written by Wyatt Robinson

Many people are looking at punny names for their dogs. We all know that punny dog names are entertaining and make people laugh. These types of names are sure to get the attention of other people and make you and your dog popular in your neighborhood.

Punny dog names feel so right, they can’t be wrong. Many people will most probably moan and groan at your dog’s name, but these silly names have meanings too. Punny names are also unique, so your dog will never be the run of the mill Fido or Toto. You can name your dog any name and then give it a twist from a pun to make it funny. Some people will get it, others won’t, but the important part is that you’re having fun.

If you’re one of those people who want their dog to stand out and be different, you’ve come to the right place because we’ve come up with a punny dog name list. Some of the names will sound corny and make you cringe, but that’s the fun part. You can give these names to your dog or perhaps they can serve as inspiration for you to come up with one.

Punny Names for Male Dogs

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You have a male dog that you think will rock a punny name? Not every dog can do that, but if yours is special, check out our selection below!

  • Anderson Pooper – CNN anchor and hottie Anderson Cooper would probably appreciate this.

  • Andy Barkhowl – for the art lover.

  • Arf Vader – Star Wars character and baddie. Good name for black haired dogs with deep barks.

  • Barchimedes – a tribute to Archimedes, Greek mathematician, inventor, and physicist. Good choice for a smart dog.

  • Bark Darcy – this one is about one of the characters in the Bridget Jones’ Diary series of movies and books. Incidentally, the character Mark Darcy was inspired by Mr. Darcy, a character in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Good choice for Austen fans too.

  • Bark Obama – dog lover and former president Barak Obama would probably find this name funny too.

  • Bark Twain – a great idea for those who love Mark. This one is in honor of one of America’s greatest storytellers.

  • Bark Whalberg – this is a good option for “Mark” fans. If you love this name, making a pun out of the actor’s name is a good idea.

  • Barkin Robbins – who doesn’t love ice cream? Dogs love ice cream too. Did you know you can serve homemade ice cream for your dog?

  • Barko Polo – part time explorer, full-time dog.

  • Benedict Corgibatch – everybody’s poking fun at Benedict’s name anyway.

  • Bilbo Waggins – in honor of one of Middle Earth’s greatest heroes. Ideal for The Lord of The Rings or JRR Tolkien fans.

  • Billy Grrystal – a pun on one of America’s funny men.

  • Bob Barker – the bone is always right!

  • Boba Fetch – another pun on a Star Wars character.

  • C3-Pee-O – dogs peeing everywhere is not funny. But it can be hard to get angry at a pup with this name.

  • Chehuahua Guevara – one of the puniest name for a Chihuahua.

  • Chewbarka – this is great if you have a brown-haired dog and you’re a Star Wars fan. Chewbacca is also Han’s faithful sidekick, so this name is ideal for a dog.

  • Chompin – after Frederic Chopin, the French-Polish composer.

  • Conan The Barkbarian – a big strong dog needs a tough name.

  • Corg Clooney – punny name for Corgis.

  • Dane Fonda – this one’s for Great Danes.

  • David Bowie – we can’t have a list without taking a bite out of this English singer’s name.

  • Dingo Star – a tribute to Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

  • Doggie Howser – no punny dog name list can be complete without a pun on one of the smartest fictional kid doctors in the world.

  • Dogzilla – perhaps he’s a large dog but with a good heart.

  • Dr. Cliff Pupstable – make your dog an honorary doctor by naming him after one of the funniest fictional doctors on the planet.

  • Droolius Caesar – a great tribute to one of the greatest military minds in history.

  • Fido Castro – Cuban strongman.

  • Furdinand – the gentle bull but now the gentle dog.

  • Fuzz Aldrin – as one of the men who first got to the moon, show the man some respect with a punny dog name.

  • Fyodor Dogstoyevsky – now available Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dogstoyevsky.

  • Geoffrey Pawcer – the writer of Canterbury Tails.

  • Growlileo – Italian physicist, astronomer, engineer, and philosopher.

  • Harry Pawter – who doesn’t love the Chosen One and Hero of the Wizarding world?

  • Howlexander The Great – dogs are great!

  • Jabba The Mutt – a punny play on the blobby Star Wars character.

  • Jake Gyllenpaw – in honor of Donnie Darko actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Come to think of it, Donnie Barko would also make a good punny name for your dog.

  • James Earl Bones – a great option for fans of the actor and also for Star Wars fans since he voiced Darth Vader.

  • Jimmy Chew – Are you a fashion lover? Don’t you just love his shoes? This is a good pun for Jimmy Choo fans.

  • Jon Bone Jovi – this dog is always there for you. When you breathe, they wanna be the air for you.

  • Jude Paw – a tribute to English actor Jude Law.

  • Kareem Abdul JaBark – basketball legend and dog.

  • L.L. Drool J – a great and funny tribute to one of America’s greatest rappers.

  • Leonardog da Vinci – renaissance dog and painter of the Adoration of the Dogi and Docchus.

  • Luciano Pawarotti – maybe your dog likes to sing like Luna the Husky. Check out our article on music for dogs if that’s the case.

  • Luke Skybarker – you can’t go wrong with punny Star Wars characters.

  • Mephistofleas – after the demon in German folklore.

  • Mutthatma Gandhi – for dogs who prefer a peaceful means of protest.

  • Muttley Crew – a pun on American heavy metal band Motley Crew.

  • Neil Arfstrong – one small paw for dogs, one giant step for dog kind.

  • Obi Wag Kenobi – another punny choice for Star Wars Fans.

  • Pawgustus – First Roman Emperor.

  • Pawkeye – one of our favorite Avengers.

  • Pugtruchio – a derivative of Petruchio, the protagonist in Taming of the Shrew. Awesome name for a Pug.

  • Richard Barx – this dog will be right there waiting for you.

  • Ron Fleasley – this is a good choice if you’re more of a Ron than a Harry.

  • Ronnie Barker – from Ronnie Barker in the Two Ronnies, a BBC TV show.

  • Ryan Fleacrest – a tribute to the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve host.

  • Salvador Dogi – famous for his moustache and surrealist paintings, Salvador Dali was one of the greatest painters of the 20th century.

  • Santa Paws – great name all year round.

  • Sherlock Bones – Sherlock Holmes fans rejoice because this is the punny name for you.

  • Slobber the Hutt – a pun on Star Wars character Jabba the Hutt’s name.

  • Snarls Darwin – a great choice for evolutionists.

  • Snarly Brown – a tribute to Peanuts character and Snoopy lover Charlie Brown.

  • Spaniel Craig – do you have a Spaniel breed? This would be a punny name for them.

  • Stephen Pawking – another great genius and physicist, but this time from England.

  • The Great Houndini – we were hoping that they would somehow make their poo or pee disappear.

  • The Notorious D.O.G. – name your dog after one of the greatest rappers of all time.

  • Will Sniff – for the rapper and American actor Will Smith.

  • William Shakespaw – Do you love Romeo and Juliet? Perhaps Othello? Show Shakespeare some love!

  • Winston Furchill – one of England’s greatest Prime Ministers and characters.

  • Woofy Allen – he left Mia Farrow, but he’s still a great filmmaker.

Punny Names for Female Dogs

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Female dogs can rock punny names too! Check out the list below and find the perfect name for your furry friend.

  • Amy Farrah Howler – this character from The Big Bang Theory is played by real-life genius Mayim Bialik.

  • Billie Hollidog – For Billy Holliday and Jazz fans.

  • Bone Crawford – a tribute to American actress Jane Crawford.

  • Britney Ears – if your dog is always saying “oops did it again,” this could be the right moniker for her.

  • Carmen Sandidogo – who’s afraid of Carmen Sandidogo? Surely not the neighborhood kids.

  • Catherine Zeta Bones – after the Welsh actor Catherine Zeta Jones.

  • Celine Pee-on – some dogs like to belt it out like Celine Dion.

  • Cleopawtra – one of the greatest pharaohs of Egypt.

  • Coco Kennel – great pun for Chanel and fashion fans. You’ll love our article on designer dog collars.

  • Collie Ringwald – do you own a Collie? This is a good punny name for her.

  • Diggy Azelea – after Australian songwriter and rapper Iggy Azalea.

  • Doghpi – after Delphi, a place in Greece where the Oracle lived.

  • Flea Thompson – Nanny McPhee? No, just English actor Emma Thompson.

  • Fleyonce Knowles – you can never go wrong naming a dog after Queen Bey.

  • Grrmione Granger – Hogwarts student Hermione Granger would not be amused by this pun, but Ron and Harry would!

  • Haira – Zeus’ wife and sister in Greek Mythology.

  • Hairy Underwood – a tribute to singer Carrie Underwood.

  • Helga Hufflepup – Hogwarts co-founder Helga Hufflepuff wouldn’t find this amusing, but she would forgive you.

  • Howlen of Troy – the dog that launched a thousand ships.

  • Jane Pawsten – English writer and author of Sense and Sensibility and Emma.

  • January Bones – for Mad Men actor January Jones.

  • Jennifer Pawrence – this is for X-Men and Jennifer Lawrence fans.

  • JK Growling — a tribute to the Harry Potter author. Another alternative would be JK Howling.

  • Joan of Bark – the Maid of Orleans and the Heroine of France.

  • Katy Pawry – is your dog a California Dream or a Firework? For Katy Perry fans or pop fans. Can also be Katy Hairy for variation.

  • KD Fang – in honor of American singer KD Lang.

  • Lady Dogiva – after the English noblewoman who rode around town naked to protest her husband’s odious taxation of their tenants.

  • Margaret Atwoof – a tribute to Canadian writer of The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood.

  • Maria Sharuffpova – a pun on Russian tennis pro Maria Sharapova.

  • Mariah Hairy – perhaps you have a diva dog that’s hairy too. This is a good choice for that type of dog.

  • Mary Higgins Bark – we can’t get enough of the bark puns. Dogs will love one of her books, Kitchen Privileges

  • Mary Puppins – it would be lovely to have Mary Poppins around, but she’s fictitional, so we have to settle for punny names.

  • Nigella Pawson – in honor of one of England’s favorite chefs, Nigella Lawson.

  • Olivia Chewton John – great idea for a smart dog because Olivia Newton John is not only an actor, but she is also an entrepreneur, singer, songwriter, and activist.

  • Pawmpei – after the volcano.

  • Pawsephone – daughter of Zeus in Greek Mythology.

  • Phoebe Ruffay – Friends character Phoebe Buffay is not only pretty, but she is also on the weird side.

  • Princess of Barkness – punny name for all types of dogs.

  • Queen Elizabark – Queen Elizabeth II is not only the longest serving monarch in the world, but she is also a very well-known dog lover. Her mother also loves dogs.

  • Rosa Barks – perhaps one of the greatest fighters for equality on the planet, the great Rosa Parks.

  • Rowena Ravenpaw – this Hogwarts founder could probably find a funnier pun for her name. She’s that smart.

  • Sansa Bark – the Lady of Winterfell or probably your home. An alternative would be Arya Bark and other names of the Stark family.

  • Sarah Jessica Barker – perhaps the best Sex And The City characters. Good choice for fashionistas too.

  • Scarlet O’Hairy – good idea for southern Belles that are also southern dogs.

  • Snow Bite – a good name for a white colored dog.

  • Tina Spay – a funny woman and a good actor.

  • Vera Fang – a tribute to American fashion designer Vera Wang.

  • Virginia Woof – in honor of one of England’s greatest literary minds and crime writer.

  • Winnie The Poodle – do you have a poodle? This name will make you the darling of the dog park. If you don’t have a poodle, they can be Winnie the Pooch.

Wrap Up

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Dogs have some of the best sense of humor among animals. These names are great not only if you’re looking for a laugh but also if you want a unique moniker for your pups.

Punny names put smiles on our faces and the faces of other dog owners too. They give us a creative outlet so that we can be funny not only as people but as dog owners too. Just remember to keep your punny name PG so as not to get embarrassed in public places.

What do you think of our dog names? Do you think they are funny? What’s your punny dog name? Tell us by leaving your comments below. Also, check out our article on funny dog names after punny dog names, excuse the pun.

About the author
Wyatt Robinson
Wyatt Robinson

Wyatt Robinson had a great 25-years career as a veterinarian in United Kingdom. He used to be a member of British Veterinary Association and worked in 3 pet hospitals in London and Manchester. He is shining when he sees his pets healthy and full of energy and it is his duty to help other dog owners to keep their best friends full of life.