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Unique Dog Names – 250 Uncommon Dog Names

Did you just get a new puppy and are sick and tired of seeing the same dog names over and over? Many pet parents end up choosing common names for their new puppy. But many individuals and families are looking for unique dog names that will separate their dog from all the others!

If you are looking for more traditional dog name recommendations, you can read our Girl Dogs Name article or our Boy Dog Names article. If you are looking for unique dog names or looking for inspiration from the least common dog names, then read on!

Unique Boy Dog Names

If you have a male puppy and are looking for a unique name or unusual name, then below are some of our favorite name ideas:

  • Arlo
  • Artie
  • Atari
  • Abbott
  • Abe
  • Achilles
  • Alfie
  • Alistar
  • Baxter
  • Bozo
  • Bruno
  • Casanova
  • Cletis
  • Clyde
  • Como
  • Dexter
  • Diesel
  • Digger
  • Eliot
  • Ember
  • Enzo
  • Ezra
  • Falcon
  • Fargo
  • Fidget
  • Frodo
  • Gandolf
  • Gino
  • Gumby
  • Gizmo
  • Hayes
  • Heath
  • Hector
  • Hulk
  • Ibis
  • Idris
  • Ink
  • Inman
  • Jagger
  • Jet
  • Julius
  • Kai
  • Kalypso
  • Kennedy
  • Kobe
  • Lane
  • Levi
  • Loki
  • Luca
  • Mack
  • Major
  • Marcus
  • Marlo
  • Milo
  • Nash
  • Neo
  • Nico
  • Oakley
  • Obi
  • Oden
  • Oslo
  • Otis
  • Phoenix
  • Picasso
  • Pongo
  • Quaker
  • Quartz
  • Quatro
  • Quentin
  • Quirk
  • Radio
  • Rascal
  • Rebel
  • Roman
  • Shamus
  • Sheldon
  • Starsky
  • Tack
  • Tex
  • Thor
  • Thornton
  • Tiller
  • Toto
  • Uber
  • Udin
  • Ulrich
  • Vader
  • Valant
  • Valarian
  • Vito
  • Wander
  • Watts
  • Wyatt
  • Xander
  • Xavier
  • Xirus
  • Xylo
  • Yancy
  • Yeti
  • Yodel
  • Zander
  • Ziggy
  • Zorro

Unique Girl Dog Names

If you just got a female puppy and are looking for uncommon name ideas then below are a few of our favorite options:

  • Alice
  • Aspen
  • Ariel
  • Bella
  • Betsy
  • Birdie
  • Blair
  • Blossom
  • Bonnie
  • Carmella
  • Chica
  • Canyon
  • Cookie
  • Chanel
  • Daiquiri
  • Diva
  • Dottie
  • Duchess
  • Delilah
  • Eden
  • Elana
  • Ella
  • Elsie
  • Emiko
  • Estelle
  • Fannie
  • Flora 
  • Fifi
  • Felicity
  • Gemma
  • Genesis
  • Gypsy
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Harrietta
  • Holiday
  • Ibeza
  • Inari
  • Indie
  • Ireland
  • Isla
  • Jazzy
  • Jessie
  • Jane
  • Kahlua
  • Kimono
  • Koko
  • Kewpie
  • Kimmie
  • Lola 
  • London 
  • Laika
  • Mabel
  • Moxie
  • Moki
  • Natoya
  • Navi
  • Nori
  • Oki
  • Oprah
  • Pebbles
  • Parsley
  • Qamra
  • Quitara
  • Qunita
  • Rosie
  • Ritzy
  • Rosemary
  • Saffron
  • Sasha
  • Skye
  • Suki
  • Trudy
  • Twinkie
  • Tessa
  • Tilly
  • Tamara
  • Ursula
  • Una
  • Vicky
  • Viper
  • Vespa
  • Wanda
  • Waynoka
  • Willow
  • Xena
  • Xella
  • Yara
  • Yola
  • Yosemite
  • Yumi
  • Zara
  • Zadie
  • Zuri
  • Zelda

How To Get Inspiration For Unique Dog Names

When thinking about unique dog names it is important to think outside of the box. Many popular dog names such as spot, daisy, or bella, have been around for many years so nearly everyone knows a dog with one of those names! A unique dog name should could from personal experience and should have a special connection to yourself or your family.

This could be a great ancestors name, a character from your favorite movie, or a historical person from a different time period. Historical names have grown in popularity in recent years because many names from hundreds of years ago are more unique and uncommon compared to more modern names. This makes it a great option to think about when you are trying to brain storm a unique dog name.

It is also important to think about how easy it will be for your dog to understand the name. You want your dog to quickly learn their name and associate it with themselves. If the name is too closely sounding to common commands such as “No” or “Drop” then it might be confusing for your dog. This is why we always recommend you think through the different options before naming your dog.