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New home, new pet: The top 100 dog names for your furry friend

Bethany RamosAnimals, Family Fun, First-Time Homebuyer, Home Buying, Homeowners, Lifestyle

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Pets’ needs are a big deal when it comes to picking the perfect house — whether you have one or plan to get one. Nearly 95 percent of pet owners say their pets played an important part in the homebuying process. Having a garage, a spacious yard, extra square footage, and access to outdoor spaces are all biggies for pet lovers planning to purchase.

Maybe your pet is the reason you just bought a house, or maybe you bought a home so you can finally add a furry member (or two) to your family. Two-thirds of U.S. households currently own or plan to adopt a pet. If you don’t have a name picked out yet, this is the fun part. These ideas from our team members can get you started.

100 cute & clever dog names for breeds big, small & in-between

There’s a fantastic name for your furbaby out there somewhere. We’ve compiled a list of our top choices:

Classic dog names

  • Bo
  • Bonnie
  • Dexter
  • Frankie
  • Gus
  • Missy
  • Odie
  • Sandy
  • Star
  • Thomas
Bo, furbaby of Augarite Smiley, Regional Marketing Manager.

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Clever dog names

  • Anderson Pooper
  • Bark Wahlberg
  • Benedict Cumberbark
  • Chewbarka
  • Dog Marley
  • Hairy Pawter
  • Kanye Westie
  • Mary Puppins
  • Ruth Bader Ginsbark
  • Sigourney Retriever
  • The Notorious D.O.G.
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Tilly, furbaby of Alejandra Chapa, Production Artist.

Cute dog names

  • Angel
  • Ashby
  • Babe
  • Bear
  • Buttercup
  • Charlie Brown
  • Kip
  • Remi
  • Rowdy
  • Tilly
Elliott reading to Ashby: grown-up baby and furbaby of Mark Ramos, Web Developer, and Bethany Ramos, Creative Writer.

Colorful dog names

  • Blue
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa
  • Copper
  • Honey
  • Indigo
  • Midnight
  • Rainbow
  • Ruby
  • Sunny
Blu, furbaby of Diandra Ellis, Regional Marketing Manager.

Creative dog names

  • Bauer
  • Bix
  • Dr. Waffles
  • Indy
  • Mars
  • Moby
  • Rebel
  • Sprocket
  • Tank
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Mars, furbaby of Vicki Holz, Proofing & Writing Dept.

Famous dog names

  • Bowie
  • Buzz
  • Curie
  • Dickens
  • Einstein
  • Elvis
  • Frida
  • Goose
  • Oprah
  • Winston
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Dickens, furbaby of Kelli Chambers, Web Content Administrator.

Foodie dog names

  • Bacon
  • Bagel
  • Biscuit
  • Cupcake
  • Honeydew
  • Huckleberry
  • Mango
  • Marshmallow
  • Muffin
  • Taco
Angel, furbaby of Carli King, Regional Marketing Manager.

Superpup & sidekick dog names

  • Astro
  • Cowboy
  • Cyclone
  • Dynamo
  • Jet
  • Ranger
  • Rocket
  • Royal
  • Thunder
  • Zeus
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Moby and Sunny, furbabies of Chris Dias, Video Producer.

Should you be looking for official recommendations, Trupanion, a pet medical insurance provider, recently released its top 20 dog names for 2020:


  • Bella
  • Charlie
  • Max
  • Lucy
  • Molly
  • Bailey
  • Daisy
  • Lola
  • Buddy
  • Maggie


  • Sir Willemstad of Curacao (Great Dane)
  • Pumpkin Pillsbury (Havanese)
  • Glee (French Bulldog)
  • Numchucks (Pomeranian)
  • Mia Sparrow (Labrador Retriever)
  • Cookie Diablo (Yorkshire Terrier)
  • Yogi Berra (Mixed Breed)
  • Vroom Vroom (Pug)
  • Raisin Cain (Miniature Pinscher)
  • Beatrix Hollywoof (Yorkshire Terrier)

If you’re thinking about buying a house: What’s holding you back?

Worries about debt, credit, job security, and saving for a down payment are some of the biggest barriers to homeownership today’s renters face. Sound familiar? Fortunately, historically-low rates have pushed home affordability to new highs.* Connect with a local loan officer to address your concerns and learn more about low- and no-down-payment loan programs.

*“Tell your clients: It hasn’t been this affordable to buy a house in years.”, Sept. 2020.

For educational purposes only. Please contact your qualified professional for specific guidance.

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