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.

Al PoochinoInstead of Al Pacino
AmosIn honor of Tori Amos
AnxiousFor the always anxious dog. You might want to get them checked, though
AretteLovely female name
AykroydAfter funny guy, Dan Aykroyd.
BadgerThe ultimate digger, just like the bedger
BallerinaGraceful in her movements
BanditStealer of things. One minute you have some bread in your hands then “bam!’. Gone
BarkusInstead of Markus
Beetle BaileyAfter the famous comic strip
BingoThe name of the farmer’s dog. B-I-N-G-O!
BlondieFor a dog with a blond hair or the strereotyped blond brain?
BlueFor the blue-eyed or blue-furred
BobOK, 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.
BooAn affectionate term. Also a sound made to scare people. Take your pick
ButkusIn honor of the famous football player.
ChainsawDestroys everything that gets into its way, just like a chainsaw
ChanceA possibility od something happening
ChewbaccaThis is on the funny dog names list for the Star Wars fans. You could also go with Chewy.
CujoYes, 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.
CurlyWith curly fur
Daffy…Duck. A very funny duck, indeed.
DancerObviously, for the dancer dog
Dee-O-GeeAs in, D.O.G.
DeGeneresAfter Ellen DeGeneres, the well-known comedienne.
DeziMeans “desired”
DillerAfter Phyllis Diller, another famous comedienne.
DobriVariation of “Dobri” meaning “good”
DunnoAs in, I dunno (I don’t know, silly!).
ElaineMeans “light”
Elmer FuddThe de facto archenemy of Bugs Bunny
Fraidy CatA variation of “Scaredy Cat”
FritzMeans “peace ruler”
GildaMeans “golden”
GomerGomer Pyle was a very funny character on TV when I was growing up. One of his famous catch phrases was “Gaaw-aawl-ly.”
GooberAlso Goob.
GoofusA variation of “goofy”. For the comedian dog
GooseA dgo who enjoys poking everyone between their buttocks
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GrouchoAs in, Groucho Marx of the famous Marx Brothers comic team.
HappySeven Dwarfs, anyone?
HippyThe hipster dog owner by a hipster owner
HomerFor fans of “The Simpsons”, specifically of Homer’s comedic antics
HoochIf 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.
HoundiniA play on words -Instead of Houdini
Howlexander the GreatA play on words – Instead of Alexander the Great
IzzyShort (and a cuter variation) for Elizabeth
Jabba the MuttA play on words – Instead of Jabba the Hut. As a Star Wars fan, I especially like this one.
Jimi HoundrixA play on words for the rockers in the crowd – Instead of Jimi Hendrix
KissyThe dog who loves giving kisses or loves being kissed
LaptopThis made the funny dog names list since it relates to a laptop computer and the place many dogs like to flop.
LexOr Lex Luther for the Superman fans.
LickerLick lover. Licks prractically everything
LilyLovely flower growing in the water
LuckySaw 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 FurInstead of Lucifer. Let’s hope your dog doesn’t take on ALL the characteristics of their name!
MewFor the dog who has an unusual hgih=pitched cry
Minnie PearlOne of my favorite characters on Hee Haw, a comedy TV show from 1969 to 1971, with 20 famous years of re-runs.
MohiniThe only female avatar of the god Vishnu
MooThe sound a cow makes. Or anything that is able to make this sound
MuttildaInstead of Matilda. This is one of my favorite funny dog names.
NakuProbably short for “Nakula” which means “twin” in Indonesia
NemesisOh boy, this could be a challenging dog!
NibblerEats their food in dainty little bites
PawlInstead of Paul. Perhaps you found your dog on the way to Damascus?
PeanutA reference to someone who is small
Pee WeeFor your Great Dane?
Poop DeckWords that definitely fit a dog. Great name
PorterMeans “doorkeeper”. Perfect name for a guard dog
PuddlesEspecially during puppy potty training!
PunchTo strike or pierce with a hole. Can also mean a drink
QuasimodoFor The Hunchback of Notre Dame fans.
RamsieA doggy-fied version of the names “Ramsay” or “Ramsey”
RowdyJust as its name says: rowdy
SandlerFor Adam Sandler fans
SasquatchDo you have a large, hairy dog? Perhaps an Old English Sheepdog or a Newfoundland dog?
SaucyBold, lively, smart
ScrewballWhimsical, eccentric, crazy
ScruffyShaggy look
SeinfeldIn honor of the comedian.
ShazamAn introduction to an extraordinary deed, story, or transformation
Sherlock BonesA play on words for Sherlock Holmes.
ShortyShort. Just it
SlimSlim. Should pass for a model if human
SnuffyLoves snuffing at things
SpankyCute name for a dog
SpiritFull of life
SqueakyDoes your dog squeaks instead of barks? (This might be a little too weird but there might just be at least one)
SquirtSmall and cute
StickySticks to things it gets into contact with (figuratively, I hope)
StilletoPerfect name for a dog with a fashionista or shoe-obsessed owner
StinkerThis is what I should have named my Chocolate Labrador Retriever. If you have a Lab, too, you should check our Labrador dog names page.
StruppiThe dog in the German cartoon “The Adventures of Tintin”
StubsVery short
TankA large receptacle or storage chamber (like food, perhaps?)
TeaserTricky or playful
TinkeyVery annoying but is very hard to hate. Can translate to annoyingly cute
TinyFor the small and funny dog
TizzyAlways excited or agitated over something (could be over everything)
ToasterAn electrical device for making toast (Is this the meaning you are looking for?)
TrackerGreat name for hunting dogs
TroubleThis one is pretty common, but I really like it.
TurboQuick and swift mover
WagsLoves wagging their tail. Can even match that of torpedo when they are super excited
WhiskersA common name for cats. But dogs have whiskers, too, you know
WhoopiAs in, Whoopi Goldberg, the famous comedienne / actress.
WildcatComparable to a wildcat, like a tiger or lion
Winnie the PoochThis made the funny dog names list as one of my favorites. I think it is very clever, cute and funny.
WolverineThe fictional superhero with razor-sharp blades coming out of the backs of his hands
WooferA loudspeaker. For the loud dogs
WoofgangInstead of Wolfgang
WormBrown and perhaps slimy?
YodaIf you are a big fan of Star Wars, name your dog this, you must
YooHooA 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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