200 of the Cutest Names for Your Pet

By on November 22, 2014






If your bringing a new pet into your life, naming it can be a big decision. You don’t want to choose an embarrassing name and have to end up yelling it down the street after your pet. Take a look at this list of cute pet names and select one of the best.

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  1. Alvin: The perfect name for a male pet chipmunk!
  2. Atticus: A handsome name for a large male dog. After Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird.
  3. Bagel: An adorable name for a small dog, such as a Chihuahua.
  4. Barclay: A cute name for a small or medium male dog. It has a sweet double meaning, because does “bark”.
  5. Barney: A nice name for a big shaggy buy dog. Rugged and handsome.
  6. Bella: Means beautiful. A gorgeous name for a female dog of any size.
  7. Bellatrix: An ideal name for a black cat. Named after Bellatrix LeStrange from Harry Potter.
  8. Birdie: A sweet name for a female cat.
  9. Biscuit: The cutest name for a small, brown dog, male or female.
  10. Boba Fett: A cool name for a dog. Ideal for Star Wars fans. Can be Bob or Bobby for short.
  11. Bodie: An excellent name for a medium or large male dog. Has a cool surfer vibe.
  12. Bono: A great name for a dog, as it sound a bit like bone. Also could be after Bono from U2.
  13. Booboo: A sickly sweet name for a tiny female dog.
  14. Bordeaux: A classic and sophisticated name. Would be good for a cat.
  15. Brandy: A lovely name for a medium sized dog. It can work well fore males or females.
  16. Bubbles: A cute name for a female cat. Also works well for a goldfish.
  17. Buffy: The perfect name for a female cat. Ideal for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fans.
  18. Buttons: A fun name for a male or female cat. Has a cute vibe, but not too cutesy.
  19. Callie: A pretty name for a female dog of any size.
  20. Candy: A precious name for a small female dog.

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  21. Chandler: Works well for a medium or large dog. Chandler is a unisex name, so it works for males or females.
  22. Chaucer: A cool name for a male dog or cat. Perfect for literature fans.
  23. Cleopatra: A great name for a female cat, since cats were worshipped in ancient Egypt.
  24. Clooney: For a gorgeous salt and pepper male dog. After George Cloony.
  25. Coco: A sweet name for a brown dog or cat. Works best for females, but could suit a boy, too.
  26. Coda: A pretty name for a female cat.
  27. Cosmo: A strong, handsome name for a large, male dog.
  28. Cottontail: A sweet name for a female rabbit.
  29. Crookshanks: A great name for a male cat. Named after Hermione’s cat from Harry Potter.
  30. Cuddles: Cute for a small dog who just loves cuddling.
  31. Cupcake: A super cute name for a small female dog.
  32. Daisy: A pretty name that would suit a female cat.
  33. Daphne: A beautiful name for a female pet. It would suit almost any species.
  34. Delilah: A lovely name for a medium or large female dog.
  35. Diva: A purr-fect name for a cat, because aren’t all kitties little divas in disguise?
  36. Doc: A fun name for a male rabbit, as in “What’s up Doc?”
  37. Domino: A great name for a dalmatian or other spotty dog.
  38. Ebony: A fitting name for a black dog or cat. Works best for females.
  39. Ed: A simple and straightforward name for a male dog.
  40. Elton: After Elton John. A handsome name for a male cat.

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  41. Elwood: A strong name for a larger pet, such as a horse.
  42. Ernie: A cute name for a small male dog. Like Bert and Ernie.
  43. Faith: A pretty name that works well for a female dog or cat.
  44. Fang: A tough but cute name for a large dog. The name of Hagrid’s dog from Harry Potter.
  45. Faye: A short and sweet name for a female dog.
  46. Felix: A classic choice for a male cat, especially a black and white one.
  47. Fido: A funny and ironic name to call a fish.
  48. Foxy: An adorable name for a fox-like dog, such as an orange pomeranian, or even a corgi.
  49. Fritz: Cute for a male dog from a German breed, such as a Doberman or an Alsatian
  50. Fuse: A live wire. Perfect for a cat who never calms down, or a small pet such as a rat or a gerbil.
  51. Gibson: A handsome name for a big male dog.
  52. Gills: An adorable name for a fish.
  53. Gray: A gorgeous name for a gray male cat.
  54. Guinness: A cute make for a dog, especially a black or dark brown one.
  55. Happy: Ideal for a sweet little dog who is always happy.
  56. Hedwig: A good name for a bird. Named after Harry Potter’s owl.
  57. Hershey: A sweet name for a small dog. Works for males or females.
  58. Hutch: A cute name for a male rabbit.
  59. Iris: A pretty name for a female dog or cat.
  60. Ivory: Perfect for a female cat who’s white or cream in color.
  61. Jasper: An adorable name for a medium or large male dog.
  62. Jazz: A strong name for a male dog.
  63. Joy: A lovely name for a female dog who brings joy into your life.
  64. Kalua: A sweet name for a cream colored cat
  65. Kassie: Perfect for a medium sized female dog.
  66. Kingston: A handsome name for a male dog.
  67. Koby: A handsome name which is perfect for a medium or large male dog.
  68. Laguna: An exotic name that would suit a female cat.
  69. Landon: A strong and handsome name for a big male dog.
  70. Larissa: A beautiful name for a female cat.
  71. Lassie: The perfect name for a female collie or sheltie. It has to be done!
  72. Lefty: A cute unisex name for a cat.
  73. Leia: After Princess Leia. Ideal for a female dog.
  74. Lexi: A great name for a female rabbit.
  75. Lil’bit: A sweet name for a small pet like a hamster or gerbil.
  76. Lily: A beautiful and elegant name that would suit a female cat.
  77. Linus: An adorably dorky name that’s perfect for a tom cat.
  78. Logan: A cute name to suit a medium or large male dog.
  79. Lola: A gorgeous name for a female cat or dog.
  80. Lottie: A cute name for a female dog or cat.

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  81. Lucy: An adorable name for a small or medium female dog.
  82. Luka: A handsome name for a male dog of sny size.
  83. Luke: A nice name for a big male dog.
  84. Lupin: Comes from the Latin for wolf, so is the ideal name for a dog.
  85. Mabel: A classic name that would suit a female dog of any size.
  86. Madonna: A good name for the queen of pop, or for a female cat.
  87. Malibu: A fun and exotic name for a female dog.
  88. Margot: A classy name that would suit a female cat
  89. Marshmallow: A sweet name for a small, white dog.
  90. Marti: A cute name for a male cat.
  91. Max: A short and simple name that’s adorable for a male dog.
  92. Maya: This stunning name is lovely for a female cat.
  93. Meadow: A beautiful name to call a female dog.
  94. Mercedes: Great for a white female cat.
  95. Merlin: This is an excellent name for a big male dog.
  96. Merry: A sweet name that would suit a pony.
  97. Mia: A beautiful name for a female dog.
  98. Midnight: The perfect name for a black dog.
  99. Midori: An exotic name that would suit a female cat.
  100. Mika: A stunning name for a small male dog.
  101. Milan: A unisex name that would suit a cat well.
  102. Mira: This simple but pretty name would be good for a female cat.
  103. Mischa: A gorgeous name for a female dog.
  104. Mitzi: The ideal name for a small female cat.
  105. Moby: This strong name would suit a large dog.
  106. Mochi: A cute name for a male for female can.
  107. Monet: A good name for art fans. Would suit a dog.
  108. Monkey: For a little dog who is always misbehaving.
  109. Mooshie: An adorable name that would suit a small dog.
  110. Mozart: A good name for a male cat.
  111. Mr Biggles: A sweet name for a little fluffy hamster.
  112. Mr Bones: An adorable name for a male dog of any size, but especially a scruffy mixed breed. After the dog from Timbuktu by Paul Auster.
  113. Muggle: For a non-magic dog or cat.
  114. Mulder: A cool name for a dog, but you can’t have Mulder without a “Scully”.
  115. Mulligan: An Irish sounding name that would suit a big dog like a red setter.
  116. Murphy: A classic name that would suit a large male cat.
  117. Mylo: A cute but simple name that would be excellent for a male dog.
  118. Nanda: An exotic sounding name that would best suit a female cat.
  119. Nate: A strong name for a large male dog.
  120. Nell: A good name for a sweet, active dog, such as a border collie.
  121. Nico: Great for fans of the Velvet Underground. A pretty name for a female cat.
  122. Nina: This name would best suit a small female dog.
  123. Nola: A pretty name for a large female dog.
  124. Noodle: A precious name to give a tiny dog.
  125. Nugget: The most adorable thing you could call a tiny dog, male or female.
  126. Olive: A sweet name for a female cat.
  127. Onyx: Perfect for a get black dog or cat.
  128. Otis: A gorgeous name for a male dog.
  129. Ozzie: An edgy name for a cool male cat.
  130. Paddington: The perfect name to call a large, bear-like dog, such as a Leonberger.
  131. Padfoot: A handsome name for a large, black, male dog. Inspired by the Herry Potter books and films.
  132. Paisley: A sweet name for a big dog.
  133. Paris: A lovely name for a female cat. Evokes visions of romance.
  134. Parker: The perfect name for a large, shaggy dog.
  135. Paulie: A cute name for a small male dog.
  136. Pazzo: A quirky name that would suit a big male cat.
  137. Peanut: An adorable name for a rat or a hamster.
  138. Pearl: A pretty name for a female dog or cat with pearly white fur.
  139. Pepper: A sweet name for a small, black dog.
  140. Persia: A nice name for a female cat. Especially a Persian cat.
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  141. Peter: A handsome name for a male rabbit, after the rabbit from the Beatrix Potter book.
  142. Phoenix: A gorgeous name for a male dog with a golden coat.
  143. Picasso: A cool name for art fans, works well for a male dog or cat.
  144. Pinot: A classic name that sounds good for a tom cat.
  145. Pipsie: A super cutesy name that is adorable for a small female dog.
  146. Pixie: An adorable name for a small female dog or cat.
  147. Portia: A classy name that is good for a female cat.
  148. Pouches: A cute name for a hamster, because they keep their food in pouches.
  149. Quattro: A stylish name for a male cat.
  150. Raddish: An adorable name for a small pet, such as a gerbil.
  151. Ramona: A cute name for a female dog of any size.
  152. Redford: A handsome name for a male dog. After Robert Redford.
  153. Reece: Sweet for a male dog, especially if his coat is the color of peanut butter
  154. Riley: A name that suits a medium or large male dog.
  155. Rocky: Rocky in the movies was an underdog, so this name is great for a small, male dog.
  156. Roxie: A gorgeous name for a small female dog.
  157. Rufus: Perfect for a name dog. Especially one who has a reddish colored coat.
  158. Sammy: A sweet name for a small or medium sized male dog.
  159. Saul: A handsome name that suits a male cat.
  160. Scabbers: A fun name for a male rat. Names after the rat from the Harry Potter franchise.
  161. Scout: A great name for a small dog. Can work for males or female.
  162. Scully: Great for X-Files fans, especially if you already have a “Mulder”.
  163. Sheba: The ideal name for a prissy female cat who knows what she wants
  164. Silas: A handsome name for a male cat.
  165. Skip: A fun and lively name for a male dog.
  166. Skyler: Ideal for a medium or large female dog.
  167. Snoopy: A great name for a male dog who’s black and white.
  168. Sparky: A fitting name for a male dog who’s always full of life.
  169. Spice: An excellent name for a cat who’s a little bit naughty. Goes with Sugar.
  170. Spike: A cool name for a big male dog. Or somewhat ironic for a tiny dog.
  171. Sprite: A great name for a male or female cat.
  172. Stitch: A cute name for a small dog who’s always in trouble.
  173. Sugar: A name for a cat who’s as sweet as sugar. Goes with spice.
  174. Summer: A classic name for a female pet. Works best for dogs or cats.
  175. Sunny: A good name for a male or female dog who is always happy.
  176. Sushi: Perfect for a cat… because cats love fish, geddit?!
  177. Sweetpea: A sweet name for a female hamster or mouse, because she’s small like a pea.
  178. Taco: An adorable name for a small dog, such as a Mexican hairless or a Chihuahua.
  179. Tallulah: A pretty name that works well for a female cat.
  180. Tango: Ideal for a ginger cat, male or female.

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  181. Tank: Perfect for a small, yet muscular male dog, such as a bulldog or a pit bull.
  182. Tanner: A handsome name for a male dog.
  183. Tatertot: A cute name for a small dog, either male or female.
  184. Theo: A simple but strong name for a male dog.
  185. Tibbs: A cute name for a male cat, preferably a tabby.
  186. Tink: Like Tinkerbell. Nice for a female cat.
  187. Toast: A sweet name for a small, toast-colored dog.
  188. Toffee: A cute name for a female dog.
  189. Tonks: The perfect name for a chameleon – after Tonks from Harry Potter who was a Metamorphmagus and could changer her hair color and appearance at will.
  190. Tortoise: A funny name for a tortoiseshell cat.
  191. Trix: A cute name for a female rabbit. After the Trix cereal rabbit.
  192. Vegas: Great for a female rescue dog, who you took a chance on.
  193. Wednesday: The absolute perfect name for a female black cat. After Wednesday Addams.
  194. Whiskers: An adorable name for a male or female cat.
  195. Wilbur: If you happen to own a pig, this is the ideal name for him.
  196. Willow: A classic and beautiful name for a female cat or dog. Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans will like this name.
  197. Wolfie: An adorable name for a small dog.
  198. Zeke: A badass name for a medium or large male dog.
  199. Zelda: A pretty name for a female cat, because aren’t all cats really princesses?
  200. Zeppelin: A cool name for a male dog. For fans of Led Zeppelin. Or retro aircrafts….

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34 Comments

  1. Rats

    October 9, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I have two female rats I wanted to name the after the console tigons but I don’t know what there called.does anybody know what there called.?

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      October 9, 2016 at 9:33 am

      It seems like you commented twice on this one. I have to answer and approve each comment individually, so it may sometimes take me a while to get around to all of them. If you do not see your comment right away, do not worry because you will. Read through my first response and let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Rats

    October 9, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I have two rats one is skinny and the other is chubby they are both white with a little grey. what should I name them?

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      October 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

      You could call the fat one Tubs or Chubs, and the thin one Green Bean. You could also use one of the names on this list. My sister normally waits a month before naming her animals so that she knows their personalities better, so you could also try that. Good luck!

  3. Celeste

    September 23, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Sadie, Cutie Pie, Bella, Nakita, Dodger, Tazzy, Frankie, Dusty, Socks, Zena, Riley, Geronimo, Charm, Penny, Panther, Tiger, Dream, Sugar, Oreo, Nokio, Simba, Sabastian, Max, Magic, Majesty, Dexter, Ginger, Twinkie, Lovey, Destiny, Shadow, Matrix, Abigail, Bingo, Romeo, Juliette, Star, Fancy, Charisma, Jazzy, Ziggy, Marley, Bashful, Sassy, Mischief, Bailey, Milo, Diggy, Merlin, Diego, Winter, Yoshi, Mario, Harmony, Cherish,
    Rio, Scamper, Rainy, Snowflake, Cuddles, Muffin, Halo, Angelica

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      September 25, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Thank you for such an helpful comment, Celeste! We always appreciate the insights and thoughts of our readers. It is certain that your words will help our community grow and become more positive. It is also likely that someone will use your thoughts and find the perfect nickname for their partner. Feel free to contribute any time that you are able, Celeste!

  4. Lyss

    July 22, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    You gave me great idea for my friends pet!

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      July 23, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      We love to read such positive feedback from our readers. Pet names are always fun.

  5. Amber

    July 3, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I have a female parakeet named Skye (she’s blue) and she used to have a white and blue buddy named Reese (male, i think, i’ts hard to tell budgie genders). I have a dog named Zuko after the character on Avatar: The Last Airbender because he was my favorite. And I have two other dogs named Jackson and Copper. I also have 7 chickens, Twila, Estee, Sterre, Estrella, Esther, Stella, and Lucero. I want to get rats and name them Rainer, shasta, and Vesuvius after the volcanoes!
    =D

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      July 4, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      Those are all such cute names! Thank you for your positive posts and for your readership!

  6. HaleyRA

    June 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    I just got 3 ducklings and we’re trying to think of cute names. So far we’ve come up with Maverick and Moby Duck but we still haven’t decided. Any suggestions?

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      June 6, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Those are adorable names. I always go for simple names like “Ducky” or “Daffy” or “Donald”, but you could also use one of the 200 names on this list. Good luck, HaleyRA!

    • Mary

      June 7, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Nugget, Yokie, and eggy.

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        June 8, 2016 at 8:57 am

        Those all sound like great pet names. Thanks for commenting, Mary!

  7. halebabe

    May 17, 2016 at 3:26 am

    i have 6 dogs and 6 cats and 4 hamsters 4 fish and 2 parrot and 1 pony and6 rabbits my mom and dad are thing about getting 2 budges lol and 2 of my dogs names are there midnight and tango lol

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      May 17, 2016 at 8:51 am

      Whoa! So many pets! You are so lucky! 🙂 Thanks for commenting, Halebabe–I like both of those names!

  8. Abby

    April 9, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    What was the Legally Blond Chihuahua?

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      April 10, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Elle and Paulette named their dogs Bruiser and Rufus in the movie–at least, that is what the Wikipedia page says. 🙂

  9. Amy

    March 30, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Or if you have a group of girls you could name them after the spice ??✌?️???

    • Amy

      March 30, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Girls

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        April 4, 2016 at 9:43 am

        🙂

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      April 4, 2016 at 9:42 am

      Great idea! You could have names like Cinnamon, Thyme and Sugar. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  10. Amy

    March 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I was thinking Floyd for a fish or dog

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      April 4, 2016 at 9:41 am

      That sounds like a good option for either pet. Have you decided if you are going to go with Floyd yet for sure?

  11. Wendy

    January 21, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Marshmallow… That was our new guinea pig’s name but now my daughter wants to change it! You’ve got a lot of great suggestions here, thanks so much for having this page up. My favorite two for our little guy are Wilbur since he’s a little piggy, as I call him, or Gibbs after Mark Harmon’s character on NCIS… our guinea pig’s fur is a silver/gray with some white?

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      January 26, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Both of those names are so cute–plus, you can’t go wrong with the name of an NCIS character. My personal favorite character was Ziva before she left the series, but I rather like Abby and Ducky as well. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  12. soni

    November 30, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    what about sterline and honey

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      November 30, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      Those both sound like rather good names–do you have any pets that you named Sterling or Honey? What type of animal are they? Thanks for commenting, Soni!

  13. Ashlynn Yandl

    November 14, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Poof for a black cat

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      November 16, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      That is such a cute name! Did you name your cat “Poof”?

  14. Irene

    November 1, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Vaughn is also SUCH A BEAUTIFUL NAME! It means in Welsh ‘small’! It’s such an unique name!

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      November 2, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      I like that name–did you name your pet Vaughn? Thanks for commenting, Irene!

  15. Boey

    October 3, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Boey for a female long-haired chiuaha.

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      web admin

      October 5, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      That sounds like a very cute name! 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

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