76 Strange Dog Names

Uncommon Dog Names

Finding a name for your new dog that is equally unique is difficult, especially if you don't want it to sound like every other dog at the park. Consider distinctive names that express your dog's attitude, size, or background if you want your dog to stand out from the crowd.

We've compiled a list of 76 unusual dog names for you to peruse, so you may pick the one that sticks out the most, just like your new puppy.

Top Uncommon Dog Names 

  • Arrow
  • Ash
  • Atlas
  • Bixby
  • Busy
  • Cinder
  • Happy
  • Harper
  • Rain
  • Ritz
  • Tails

Tips for Naming Your Dog

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to naming your dog. This means that the possibilities for a unique dog name are practically limitless—part of the fun of picking the perfect name! Starting with your dog's breed, kind, color, shape, or size may be beneficial. If you haven't chosen your new furry buddy yet, consider your favorite hobbies or interests—or even your favorite meal. Believe it or not, naming your dog after a popular food is a popular technique to come up with a unique dog name!

Just keep in mind that any name you select should be easily remembered by both you and your dog. This is especially crucial when picking an unusual dog name since you may be tempted to go off the beaten path. It's fine to choose a unique name; just be prepared to pronounce and maybe spell it for family, friends, the veterinarian, and the groomer.

Choosing a name for your dog may take some time. You could spend a lot of time researching or a few days getting to know your new pet before settling on a name that seems suitable. Be patient and don't be scared to go outside the box when it comes to giving your dog a unique name.

Unique Names for Big Dogs

Just like your big dog who never escapes notice, these uncommon names will make a statement. Names like Crush or Ursa are novel options for a dog that is large and in charge.

  • Bertha
  • Chopper
  • Crush
  • Dino
  • Dozer
  • Kane
  • Kodiak
  • Sumo
  • Ursa
  • Yeti

Uncommon Names for Little Dogs

With these unusual little breed dog names, you may go beyond the standard tiny dog names. These names are simply lovely for any pocket-sized pet and are as soft and cuddly as your small canine.

  • Acorn
  • Bantam
  • Blink
  • Dibby
  • Doodle
  • Gadget
  • Jax
  • Mixie
  • Neutron
  • Pip
  • Puck
  • Rolo
  • Roo

Uncommon Male Dog Names

These unusual ideas can make your male dog's name stand out. Choose a traditional name like Oswald or Irving, or something distinctive like Jagger or Jobie that is simple to say in the dog park.

  • Axel
  • Banjo
  • Hutch
  • Irving
  • Jagger
  • Jobie
  • Kai
  • Lars
  • Orion
  • Oswald
  • Radar
  • Ryder
  • Wren
  • Yates

Uncommon Female Dog Names

Uncommon female dog names may be found in nature, with names like Briar, Flora, and Rayne appearing on our list. You might also name your girl puppy Beebee or Keke to emphasize her sweetness.

  • Alta
  • Beebee
  • Birdie
  • Breeze
  • Briar
  • Fern
  • Flora
  • Keke
  • Kit
  • Lottie
  • Midge
  • Norah
  • Priya
  • Rayne
  • Sheena

Uncommon Dog Names Inspired by Food

These creative dog names inspired by everyone's favorite foods and delicacies will be devoured by foodies everywhere. Who doesn't like Nutella or tacos? These unusual yet recognized dog names can show your affection for your pet and your favorite cuisine.

  • Bacon
  • Espresso
  • Gravy
  • Hershey
  • Mayo
  • Nutella
  • Noodle
  • Pepsi
  • Pickles
  • Queso
  • Taco
  • Tater Tot
  • Toast

Other Dog Name Ideas

Have you found your dog's unusual, uncommon, or unique name? There's no shortage of unique dog names to choose from, so if you're still stumped, try out these lists: