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Popular and Unique Dog Names?

Popular and Unique Dog Names?

Deciding on a name for our new family members can be really hard. There’s a seemingly endless list of suggestions online, and you can get overwhelmed trying to narrow down the list in searching for the perfect name. But how to decide?

  1. Don’t select a name before you actually get your new dog.

This is extremely tempting, but it’s always best to wait until you physically get to spend time with your dog prior to settling down on a name. A good idea that you have in your head may not always pan out when you get to know their quirks and characteristics, and something better may come to your head that suits their personality better!


  1. Keep it short, or use a nickname with a longer name.

No one wants to be calling for Sir Mixalot at 10pm over and over again. Keeping the “call name” to 1-3 syllables max is ideal for using it on a daily basis. Often, you will see longer names listed under dogs with given pedigrees but almost all of these dogs have another name they are called on a daily basis that’s really different from their “show” name.


  1. Name your dog what you want, not what everyone else wants.

On various forums we often see people asking for opinions on what they should they name their new pup – which is completely fine! But at the end of the day, take suggestions into account and let the final choice be your own. Whether your name is super popular or never heard of, if you like it and it suits your dog that’s really all that matters.


What are the top customized names at Alpine Dog Co.?

Here’s a list of the names we have customized the most amount of times for each gender.


  1. Ace
  2. Zeus
  3. Kilo
  4. Rocky
  5. Duke
  6. Ceasar
  7. Remy/ Remi
  8. Jax/ Jaxson/ Jackson
  9. Cane/ Kane
  10. Theo



  1. Luna
  2. Daisy
  3. Athena
  4. Zena/ Xena
  5. Nova
  6. Lola
  7. Bella
  8. Pepper
  9. Molly
  10. Roxy


So what are our best picks for the top name suggestions so far? We’ve saved a few that we were total fans of. Because some of the names are unisex, we’ve combined the list for the top 30 name picks from what we’ve seen submitted right here at Alpine!

  1. Suki/ Sookie (female)
  2. Kiwi (female)
  3. Pope (male)
  4. Gigi (short for Giselle or Gianni) (female)
  5. Churro (male)
  6. Mamba (unisex)
  7. Aries (Unisex)
  8. Royce (Male)
  9. Mercy (unisex)
  10. Chloe (female)
  11. Bear (unisex)
  12. Sansa (Female)
  13. Mars (Male)
  14. Pharaoh (male)
  15. Sushi (unisex)
  16. Solo (unisex)
  17. Vader (Male)
  18. Maui (Female)
  19. Santo (Male)
  20. Zara/ Zarra (Female)
  21. Panda (unisex)
  22. Fin (Short for Finnegan) (Male)
  23. Simone (female)
  24. Freya (female)
  25. Chino (Male)
  26. Kyro (Male)
  27. Alpha (Male)
  28. Knox (Male)
  29. Ocho (Male)
  30. River (Unisex)

And what's our TOP PICK for the best unique name we've heard? We chose Blush (female) as our absolute fav unique name!

This was not an easy list to make, but here’s hoping it sparks some great ideas and gets the creative juices flowing! We love to see unique names and colour combinations. At the end of the day, go with your gut and what comes to mind when you first spend time with your new dog. Happy name searching!