Funny Dog Names
More than 100 Names for your Funny Dog

The Funny dog names list has names for dogs who are memorable, unique and downright Funny. Even if you don’t have a funny pup, you may just want a name that tickles you every time you call your dog. If you are a comedian or wanna-be, that might be another reason for a funny name.

Take at look at the photo to your right. The photographer obviously has a thing for capturing funny moments. That dog looks like a very wet Benji (actually, his name is Beto).

Here are a few more funny names that might fit the dog in the picture. Chewbacca or Chewy, Happy, Yoda, Scruffy or Pawl, a play on words for Paul.

For this list, I tried to avoid the most popular dog names like Max, Bella, Buddy, Rock and Lucy, just to keep you out of the mainstream. If you DO like popular names, check the top 100 dog names list for suggestions.

My Favorite Funny Dog names

Three of my favorite Funny dog names are Muttilda, Winnie the Pooch sand Jabba the Mutt. I also think Bob is very Funny, but you will have to check the list to see why.

Funny Dog NamesI love one syllable dog names and there are quite a few on this list, including Boo, Fritz, Goose, Hooch, Lex, Moo and Punch. Feel free to head straight to the one syllable list and start snooping around.

One word of caution: Try to avoid one syllable names that sound like one of your dog training commands as it may confuse your dog. There may also be something you like on the Hunting dog names list, even if you don’t hunt.

Below is a list of more than 100 of my favorite Funny dog names, many with reasons why they made the list. Have fun while you are hunting. That’s the whole ideas of this list, right?

If you don’t find a name you like, visit our Dog Names by Breed page or one syllable dog names list to see more options. For even more names, search our list of more than 4,000 puppy names.

Name Meaning
Al Poochino Instead of Al Pacino
Amos In honor of Tori Amos
Anxious For the always anxious dog. You might want to get them checked, though
Arette Lovely female name
Aykroyd After funny guy, Dan Aykroyd.
Badger The ultimate digger, just like the bedger
Ballerina Graceful in her movements
Bandit Stealer of things. One minute you have some bread in your hands then “bam!’. Gone
Barkus Instead of Markus
Beetle Bailey After the famous comic strip
Bingo The name of the farmer’s dog. B-I-N-G-O!
Blondie For a dog with a blond hair or the strereotyped blond brain?
Blue For the blue-eyed or blue-furred
Bob OK, you might wonder why this is on the funny dog names. A good friend of mine had a Beagle named Bob and it was the funniest thing to hear Douglas (my friend) call Bob.
Boo An affectionate term. Also a sound made to scare people. Take your pick
Butkus In honor of the famous football player.
Chainsaw Destroys everything that gets into its way, just like a chainsaw
Chance A possibility od something happening
Chewbacca This is on the funny dog names list for the Star Wars fans. You could also go with Chewy.
Cujo Yes, this comes from the Stephen King novel of the same name. But, it also comes from my childhood when my Dad would make jokes about the neighbors naughty dog. It was funny to me.
Curly With curly fur
Daffy …Duck. A very funny duck, indeed.
Dancer Obviously, for the dancer dog
Dee-O-Gee As in, D.O.G.
DeGeneres After Ellen DeGeneres, the well-known comedienne.
Dezi Means “desired”
Diller After Phyllis Diller, another famous comedienne.
Dobri Variation of “Dobri” meaning “good”
Dunno As in, I dunno (I don’t know, silly!).
Elaine Means “light”
Elmer Fudd The de facto archenemy of Bugs Bunny
Fraidy Cat A variation of “Scaredy Cat”
Fritz Means “peace ruler”
Gilda Means “golden”
Gomer Gomer Pyle was a very funny character on TV when I was growing up. One of his famous catch phrases was “Gaaw-aawl-ly.”
Goober Also Goob.
Goofus A variation of “goofy”. For the comedian dog
Goose A dgo who enjoys poking everyone between their buttocks
Groucho As in, Groucho Marx of the famous Marx Brothers comic team.
Happy Seven Dwarfs, anyone?
Hippy The hipster dog owner by a hipster owner
Homer For fans of “The Simpsons”, specifically of Homer’s comedic antics
Hooch If you have seen the movie Turner and Hooch, you will know why I picked this name. Hooch was a French Mastiff or Dogue de Bordeaux dog breed.
Houndini A play on words -Instead of Houdini
Howlexander the Great A play on words – Instead of Alexander the Great
Izzy Short (and a cuter variation) for Elizabeth
Jabba the Mutt A play on words – Instead of Jabba the Hut. As a Star Wars fan, I especially like this one.
Jimi Houndrix A play on words for the rockers in the crowd – Instead of Jimi Hendrix
Kissy The dog who loves giving kisses or loves being kissed
Laptop This made the funny dog names list since it relates to a laptop computer and the place many dogs like to flop.
Lex Or Lex Luther for the Superman fans.
Licker Lick lover. Licks prractically everything
Lily Lovely flower growing in the water
Lucky Saw this one in a lost dog ad. LOST: Black Lab with one eye, missing one hind leg, crooked tail, mangled ear, recently castrated. Answers to the name LUCKY.
Lucy Fur Instead of Lucifer. Let’s hope your dog doesn’t take on ALL the characteristics of their name!
Mew For the dog who has an unusual hgih=pitched cry
Minnie Pearl One of my favorite characters on Hee Haw, a comedy TV show from 1969 to 1971, with 20 famous years of re-runs.
Mohini The only female avatar of the god Vishnu
Moo The sound a cow makes. Or anything that is able to make this sound
Muttilda Instead of Matilda. This is one of my favorite funny dog names.
Naku Probably short for “Nakula” which means “twin” in Indonesia
Nemesis Oh boy, this could be a challenging dog!
Nibbler Eats their food in dainty little bites
Pawl Instead of Paul. Perhaps you found your dog on the way to Damascus?
Peanut A reference to someone who is small
Pee Wee For your Great Dane?
Poop Deck Words that definitely fit a dog. Great name
Porter Means “doorkeeper”. Perfect name for a guard dog
Puddles Especially during puppy potty training!
Punch To strike or pierce with a hole. Can also mean a drink
Quasimodo For The Hunchback of Notre Dame fans.
Quick Lighting-speed
Ramsie A doggy-fied version of the names “Ramsay” or “Ramsey”
Rowdy Just as its name says: rowdy
Sandler For Adam Sandler fans
Sasquatch Do you have a large, hairy dog? Perhaps an Old English Sheepdog or a Newfoundland dog?
Saucy Bold, lively, smart
Screwball Whimsical, eccentric, crazy
Scruffy Shaggy look
Seinfeld In honor of the comedian.
Shazam An introduction to an extraordinary deed, story, or transformation
Sherlock Bones A play on words for Sherlock Holmes.
Shorty Short. Just it
Slim Slim. Should pass for a model if human
Snuffy Loves snuffing at things
Spanky Cute name for a dog
Spirit Full of life
Squeaky Does your dog squeaks instead of barks? (This might be a little too weird but there might just be at least one)
Squirt Small and cute
Sticky Sticks to things it gets into contact with (figuratively, I hope)
Stilleto Perfect name for a dog with a fashionista or shoe-obsessed owner
Stinker This is what I should have named my Chocolate Labrador Retriever. If you have a Lab, too, you should check our Labrador dog names page.
Struppi The dog in the German cartoon “The Adventures of Tintin”
Stubs Very short
Tank A large receptacle or storage chamber (like food, perhaps?)
Teaser Tricky or playful
Tinkey Very annoying but is very hard to hate. Can translate to annoyingly cute
Tiny For the small and funny dog
Tizzy Always excited or agitated over something (could be over everything)
Toaster An electrical device for making toast (Is this the meaning you are looking for?)
Tracker Great name for hunting dogs
Trouble This one is pretty common, but I really like it.
Turbo Quick and swift mover
Wags Loves wagging their tail. Can even match that of torpedo when they are super excited
Whiskers A common name for cats. But dogs have whiskers, too, you know
Whoopi As in, Whoopi Goldberg, the famous comedienne / actress.
Wildcat Comparable to a wildcat, like a tiger or lion
Winnie the Pooch This made the funny dog names list as one of my favorites. I think it is very clever, cute and funny.
Wolverine The fictional superhero with razor-sharp blades coming out of the backs of his hands
Woofer A loudspeaker. For the loud dogs
Woofgang Instead of Wolfgang
Worm Brown and perhaps slimy?
Yoda If you are a big fan of Star Wars, name your dog this, you must
YooHoo A name that fittingly is something that you can use to call the dog from afar

Can’t find the name you like on the Funny Dog 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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