Unique dog names to stand out from the pack

Unique dog names to stand out from the pack

Unique dog names to stand out from the pack

Every dog is unique, and so they should have an equally special name to match their personality. Lots of pet parents are now choosing unusual dog names for their four-legged friends, and why not? As a nation of pet lovers, we famously shower our dogs with love – whether that's buying them birthday presents or ensuring they stay safe and happy at home while we’re away. And for those dogs, a simple ‘Rover’ or ‘Fido’ just won’t do!


From pop culture to the contents of the fridge, there are lots of places to find inspiration for cool, unique dog names. So, if you’ve been searching for a creative name for your dog, these are some of our favourites.

Literary dog names

Got a budding wordsmith in your pack? These cool unique dog names are inspired by the world of literature. 

  1. Aramis
  2. Arya
  3. Atticus
  4. Bellatrix
  5. Clifford
  6. D'Artagnan

Unique girl dog names

Bella, Daisy, Molly — they’re all great puppy names (and TrustedHousesitters members agree! Did you know ‘Bella’ was the most popular dog name in our 10-year survey of TrustedHousesitters?). But when it comes to female dog names that are unique, maybe you want to think a little outside-the-box. For example:

  1. Adele
  2. Amelie
  3. Athena
  4. Betsy
  5. Billie (Jean)
  6. Bonnie
  7. Brandy
  8. Bruja 
  9. Chanel
  10. Cici
  11. Coco
  12. Cola
  13. Coraline
  14. Dahlia
  15. Delilah
  16. Dolly 
  17. Dory
  18. Duchess
  19. Fliss
  20. Gigi
  21. Ginger
  22. Giselle
  23. Gloria
  24. Harley
  25. Jojo
  26. Jolene
  27. Kennedy
  28. Lady
  29. Leia
  30. Lilo
  31. Louise
  32. Moana
  33. Ophelia
  34. Presley
  35. Pumpkin
  36. Sasha
  37. Thelma
  38. Venus
  39. Winnie
  40. Xena

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