100+ Punny and Funny Dog Names With Steps to Create More

Updated on July 12, 2019
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James Livingood has been a dog sitter for several years. He has written numerous articles and a book about the topic because he loves dogs.

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Sometimes the best way to name your dog is to find the perfect joke. A light-hearted, funny dog name can help be the best introduction of your canine friend to others. In addition, this method can pay homage to your favorite TV show, movie, song, or more! Lastly, naming your hound a punny name can help towards building a future nickname that suits your doggie companion. Below are 100+ funny dog names, steps to build more, and a video.

Funny Dog Names A-F

Name
A-fleas Ansari
Anderson Pooper
Andy War-Howl
Bark Griswold
Bark Obama
Bark Twain
Bark Wahlberg
Barkevious Dingo
Beowoof
Bilbo Fleabaggins
Bilbo Waggins
Bill Furry
Billie Howliday
Bob Scratchit
Boba Fetch
Bone, James Bone
Brad Sit
C3 Pee-O
Chalupa Batman
Chewbarka
Chuck Norris
Darth Maul
Deputy Dawg
Diggie Smalls
Diggy Azalea
Doc McDoggins
Dog Johnson
Dogstoyevsky
Droolius Caesar
Dumbledog
Fleasy E
Franz Fur-dinand
Fur-Dinand
Fuzz Alrdrin
Fuzzbucket
Fyodor Dogstoevsky
Dogs chasing balloons
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Funny Dog Names G-O

Name
George Bernard Paw
Groucho Barks
Hairy Pawter
Hamburglar
Heck-tor Salamanca
Heel Armstrong
Howl Jackman
Indiana Bones
J.K. Growling
Jabba the Mutt
Jack London
Jake Gyllenpaw
James Earl Bones
Jennifer Pawrence
Jim Barksons
Jimmy Chew
Johnny Rottenweiler
Jon Bone Jovi
Jude Paw
Julio Diglesias
Kareem Abdul Ja-Bark
Karl Barx
Katy Pawry
L.L. Drool J
Lady Lump
Luke Skybarker
Ma Barker
Maria Sha-ruff-pova
Mary Puppins
McGruff the Crime Dog
Mr. McGiblet
Mulligan
Muttley Crew
Nerf Herder
Orko
Orville Redenbarker
Ozzy Pawsborne
Dog with glasses and laptop
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Funny Dog Names P-Z

Name
Pablo Escobark
Paw-casso
Pawtrick Stewart
Piss Hardwick
Prince of Barkness
Princess Pee
Queen Elizabark
Ramen
Ron Fleasly
Rosa Barks
Ruth Bader Ginsbark
Ryan Fleacrest
Salacious B. Crumb
Salvador Dogi
Santa Paws
Sarah Jessica Barker
Sasha Fierce
Scarlet O'Hairy
Sherlock Bones
Sin'ad O'Collar
Sir Arthur Canine Doyle
Sir Francis Bacon
Snarls Barkley
Sophia Vergrrra
Taylor Pawtner
The Notorious D.O.G.
Tina Spay
Turtle O'Power
Ubu
Underdog
Vera Fang
Virginia Woof
Weeny Cooper
Whoopi
William Shakespaw
Winnie the Poodle
Winston Furchill
Woofgang Puck
Xena Waggly Princess

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Steps to Building a Pun Dog Name

Sometimes the best way to name your dog is to both pay homage to a particular name while also keeping things fun. This can be accomplished by taking your favorite tv show or movie and contorting it toward a funny name. This may not always work and develop great names, but when it does, the results can be well worth the effort. Here are four steps to building your own punny dog name.

Step 1: Prepare a List of Names

So, what is your favorite TV show or movie? Once you have that, who are the main characters or villains in that show? After that, you can go one level deeper and see which ones are especially funny names. These can be heroes or villains who aren’t normally thought of as cuddly or cute. By making a pun of their name, that adds an extra element of humor.

An example of this could be the Avenger’s movie. In that movie, a scientist turns into a large green monster known as the Hulk. That hero isn’t thought of as cute and cuddly, but rather large and mean. That makes the name perfect for a small and cute dog; because it’s just the opposite. Let’s transform this name into a more punny/funny dog name.

Step 2: Prepare a List of Potential Components

One of the best ways to build a pun is to take components from each element and smash them together. We have a name to use from a favorite show, now we need to look for the other half. What kinds of things do dog do? They bark, drool, yip, wag their tails, shed, fetch and more. What kind of items do they normally like? They like bones, dog food, and chew toys. You can continue to add to this second half of the list by asking things like: components of a dog (paw, ears, etc.), famous dogs, dog tricks (heel, sit, play dead, etc.) and many more.

Step 3: Look at Insertion Points

Now that we’ve built two lists, let’s look for insertion points. The longer the hero/villain name, the better. If the word is only two or four characters, it because much harder to build a pun out of. This is because there are not enough sounds to insert the pun. The name we picked originally, Hulk, only has four characters. That makes it difficult to build a pun. However, the character’s other side “Bruce Banner” is much longer and may work to build something.

On our second list, we look for words that start with the first few letters of the character’s name. In this example, Bruce Banner starts with either Br or Ba. What parts of our second list also start with those letters? The answer is Bark. The next step is to combine the words, sound it out, and determine if it is funny.

Step 4: Sound It Out

Let’s combine the first and second name list at that insertion point: Bruce Barker. That doesn’t sound super funny, until you combine it with the alter ego. Bruce Barker and the Hulk. This could be a great name because it shows a small dog getting angry and then believing they are bigger/badder than they really are.

In addition, if you no longer want to use the full name, you could just say “Bruce” and the dog would respond. This can also be a great name if you get additional dogs as the pack could be the “Avengers” or the “Squirrel Avengers.” The best names are ones that grow with your canine and can change over time.

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