The cute puppy names list has more than 100 names for the cutest canine companions. Includes cute dog names, one syllable dog names and more. Just remember, cute is in the eye of the beholder!
Take a look at the Shiba Inu dog in the picture to your right. How can you deny he is a very cute puppy?
The name Riki suits him well as he is a Japanese breed oozing with self confidence. Riki means “Strength” or “Power.”
For those who prefer one syllable dog names, there are plenty on the cute puppy names list like Babe, Bear, Boots and Brook, and those are only the “B” variety. Duff, Gus, Link, Moose and Rags are just a few of the other one syllable names on this list.
If you choose to go with a popular name, visit our most popular dog names for a wide variety of options. To really narrow your choices, have a look at the top 100 dog names list for the most popular names in use today.
My Favorite Cute Puppy names
Three of my favorite cute puppy names are Maggie, Duff and Tucker. We actually had a Cockapoo named Maggie, and she difinitely fit in the cute category.
The name Barkley is also a very cute dog name, although I have never thought of Charles Barkley as being cute. If you don’t recognized Sir Charles’ name, you either don’t follow professional basketball or you are much younger than I am.
Just in case you don’t know, I have a thing for one syllable dog names and there are quite a few on the cute puppy names list. Just remember not to use a one syllable name that rhymes with a training command as it can be confusing for your dog.
That’s why many people warn against one syllable names. For me, Hunting dog names are a great use of one syllable names as they make it easier to issue voice commands.
Below is a list of more than 100 of my favorite cute puppy names, including many of the reasons why they are on this list. Have a sniff around and see if you can find something perfect for your cute puppy.
|A semi-precious gemstone that is made up with bands of colors
|With a fur yellowish in color; urine-like, to be exact
|Spanish for “friend”
|Great name for small dog breeds.
|A term for endearment, like with your girlfriend or boyfriend. Just make sure that you do not confuse the two.
|A robber or thief, mostly of food
|As in “Sir Charles” or Charles Barkely, the NBA basketball great.
|With coarse fur, just like the cereal
|One of my dogs is named Bailey, which is the most common spelling. I put this name on the cute puppy names list because I like the unique spelling.
|A big and hairy predator
|A variant of “baby”, if you want to get a little fancier
|This is on the top 100 dog names list and has been for many years. Also a great name for fans of the Twilight movies and books.
|Just like what its name says: big boy; a perfect contrasting name for their size
|The name of the farmer’s dog from a popular children’s song. B-I-N-G-O!
|You could also go with Bikki, which could also be on the cute puppy names list.
|A popular gravy brand made in Britain
|Great name for a Black Labrador Retriever. Visit our Black Lab Dog Names list for more ideas.
|Female with blonde hair
|A dog with a great love gnawing on bones
|A dance that requires fast and repetitive movements
|Sounds like a cat name, but I think it works for dogs, too!
|An abundance of something, whatever that is
|Someone who tolerates or allow
|With soft and brown fur (and obviously not edible fur), like this yummy dessert
|Small and cute; like “cute as a button”
|Could be a variant for “Button”, just to shake things up
|A low and continuous humming sound, mostly made by a bee or mosquito
|Means “to hide or conceal”; also a nymph in Greek mythology
|A sweet food that makes for a cute dog name
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|A small, red, and sweet fruit that also makes for a cure dog name
|Girl’s name of Spanish origin that means “little gift”
|Another word for “friend”; a great alternative to the more common dog name “Buddy”
|Do you have a Chocolate Labrador Retriever like me? This makes a great name. Find more like it on the Chocolate Lab Names list.
|Small and sweet cake, mostly round and flat
|Similar to a cookie but it is mostly salty and crispy
|A city in the northeatern part of USA
|Someone who dazzles and gets attention all the time
|Very hard and expensive precious stone; revered by women
|Great name for small dog breeds.
|This is one my favorite cute puppy names. Duffy “Duff” Senf was my barber as a kid and he played a mean clarinet.
|The act of fiddling something
|The dog puppet from the Mr. Dressup television show
|That dainty blossom growing from flowering plants
|Full of fluff that your hands sink into their thick fur
|I picked this for white colored dogs like an American Eskimo dog.
|Soft and sweet
|A masculine name that can be short for “Augustine”, “Augustus”, “Gustav”, and other names that you can think of that contains these three-letter name
|Reddish-brown or greenish-brown color; can refer to their eyes or fur
|When I thought of this name, I pictured a Bloodhound. It’s a great name for any breed, but it seems sophisticated to me.
|Homeless or tramp (although this would not be applicable to your dog, unless it really does not have a home)
|A common nickname for “Israel”, “Isaac”, or “Elizabeth”
|Large price acquired in a game; can refer to your dog
|As in Janis Joplin, the famous female rocker from the 1960s.
|Something ground or chopped (refer to this on your dog’s size and not on the actual grounding or chopping)
|Love this name.
|Fitting name for their small size
|Means “little and womanly”
|A German priest, monk, and professor
|Means “maiden” or “young, unmarried woman”
|This was the name of our precious black Cockapoo. She died in a tragic accident, but she was the cutest puppy!
|Name of the cute Yellow Labrador Retriever in the 2005 book and the 2008 movie Marley and Me.
|An adjective that describes the flavor of the mint
|Means “who resembles God” in Hebrew
|Among cute dog names, this can be used for small dog breeds or large dog breeds.
|A quick bread that is made in small portions
|Refers to a child; can also those round little desserts made by a popular donut company
|Roman emperor who was famous for his cruelty
|To eat with small, quick bites or in small morsels
|The dog model for a painting that is titled “His Master’s Voice”. This image has become the basis for the dog and gramophone logo that is now used by a number of audio recording and brand
|Refers to the olive tree which stands for beauty, dignity, and fruitfulness
|What’s not cute about Oreo cookies?
|Can be a nickname for Corley, Morley, Sorley, etc
|A male name of Latin origin; means “bear”
|…and Harriet, if you have two dogs.
|A name for endearment; also the name of the baby mammoth in “Ice Age”
|…and Bam Bam.
|Good Chihuahua name. Check our Chihuahua names list for more ideas.
|A variant of “pixie”, a small, humanlike, and mischevous supernatural being with pointed ears and pointed hat
|A plant with showy flowers
|A soft pad for applying powder to the skin, especially the face
|Variant for “Queenie”, meaning small queen
|I really like this name for a longer haired dog. Maybe a Lhasa Apso or a Pekingese dog.
|Cheeky and mischevous little dog
|Long and narrow strip of fabric used for binding or tying
|Japanese name meaining Strength or Power.
|Means “courageous”; of Irish origin
|Means “ring”; also the name of the drummer of the legendary band the Beatles
|“Means “”wood worker””; most familiar as the name of Mark Twain’s boy hero, Tom Sawyer”
|Popular among cute dog names.
|Shabby and untidy, referring to their fur
|Having long, thick, unkempt hair or fur
|Perfect name for a dog with fluffy snow-white fur, just like a snowball
|For the big Boston Red Sox fan
|Slang for a small person or thing
|A sweet name for a sweet puppy.
|Chewy candy that is similar to toffee
|Means “leather maker”
|Does your dog remind you of a cuddly litte teddy bear?
|As in Tinker Toys.
|Small, petite, minute, all the other synonyms that you can think of
|This is not in honor of the ill-fated Tucker automobile. I just love the sound of this name and it is one of my favorite cute puppy names.
|Sparkles or gleams, like a star
|A common name for cats but is also just as fitting for dogs. They also have whiskers, you know.
|Greek for “guest” or “stranger”
|Great enthusiasm and energy
|In Greek this name means “Life.” If your puppy is a spunky one, this is a great name.
Can’t find the name you like on the Cute Puppy names list? Don’t give up. Visit our Dog Names by Breed list or one syllable dog names list to do some more searching. If you have a great name, tell us about it!
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