With such a vast variety of brown dogs to choose from, it’s only natural that so many future puppy owners are looking for the best brown dog names for their pooch. And there are some great ones.
We’ve made a list of popular names, unusual names, and even some inspired by our favorite drinks. (How cute is Chai the Chihuahua?) Let us know which ones you love and which one you end up choosing for your adorable dog!
How to choose the perfect brown dog name?
When choosing a name for your pooch, there are lots of things to consider. If you’re adopting a dog from your local shelter, talk to the staff working there about what’s best for your pup.
Many older dogs won’t do well with having their name changed and it could be very confusing. Some younger dogs, especially those who were given a name by the shelter, may be more adaptable to being called a new forever name!
So, if you’re adopting a puppy or a dog that’s happy to have a new name, it’s important you think about the following things when choosing from our list of brown dog names.
Does it suit them? This is one of the most important things to consider. Like babies, some puppies just don’t suit a name for whatever reason. A good starting point is to look at the breed. Check out the DogsPlanet breed profiles for an idea of what to expect from your dog. Are they a water breed? Will they grow really big? Will they be super fluffy? These factors can help you to choose the perfect name.
Do you like it (and will you keep on liking it)? Yes, it’s hard to know for sure but it’s important you choose a name that you really love. Don’t, for example, choose Pepsi the Poodle if you’re more of a Cola lover. It’s rarely a good idea to change a dog’s name after they’ve gotten used to it, so make sure you’re sure from the beginning!
Do your research. In this list, for example, there are a couple of great Pokemon dog names. Double-check that you like the Pokemon, it suits your dog, and maybe that it resembles them? There are also some words inspired by foreign languages. In this case, it’s important you know how to pronounce them so you don’t embarrass your pup down the dog park!
Female Brown Dog Names
For some dog owners, it’s important they have a list of cute brown girl dog names to choose from. Even though these make amazing names for your brown dog with blue eyes, we actually love them for any furry female!
Male Brown Dog Names
Food-Inspired Names for Brown Dogs
Some of the best food in the world is brown. Chocolates, brownies, extra crispy bacon… so we totally understand if you want to call your pup with a brown coat after your favorite food. There are so many to choose from!
Name Your Brown Dog Like Your Favorite Drink
Like food, there are a lot of great brown drinks which could also make super cute names for your pooch with a brown coat. We particularly love Bourbon for any little, fluffy pup like a Pomeranian.
Funny Brown Dog Names
This really depends on your sense of humor (and your dog’s). Willy Wonka? Yes. Wholegrain? You’d certainly be unique!
Nature-Inspired Names For a Brown Dog
For many of us, the best moments with our pups happen on a great hike, walk, or time spent playing in the park. This is why calling your dog a name inspired by nature could be perfect!
Brown Dog Names Inspired By Movies, TV Shows, and Books Characters
There are so many wonderful names you could call your dog from some of our favorite movies, TV shows, and books. Some are actual dogs (like Dug) and others are, well… talking potatoes.
|Baloo||The Jungle Book|
|Bojack Horseman||Bojack Horseman|
|E.T.||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial|
|Fozzie Bear||The Muppet Show|
|Jar Jar Binks||Star Wars|
|Mr. Potato Head||Toy Story|
|Pumbaa||The Lion King|
|Puss in Boots||Shrek|
|Tasmanian Devil||Looney Tunes|
|The Beast||Beauty and the Beast|
|Timon||The Lion King|
|Toto||Wizard of Oz|
|Yogi Bear||The Huckleberry Hound Show|
Names Inspired by Brown Animals
It’s not just dogs that are commonly brown. Lots of animals are! It might not be for everyone to call their pup another animal’s name, but it’s unique and some of them are really cute.
Music-Inspired Names for Brown Dogs
How great is the name Ukulele for a dog? Individual, cute, and it can also be shortened to Uku. So many famous instruments can actually make great brown dog names!
Brown Dog Names Inspired by Video Games Characters
Have you got a fairer dog and are looking for light brown dog names? Then video games could be a good place to start. There are so many iconic, brown characters to choose from to suit your dog’s personality.
|Donkey Kong||Super Mario|
|Tom Nook||Animal Crossing|
Brown Dog Names in Other Languages
Choosing a name inspired by a foreign language isn’t always easy. You need to know how to pronounce it and what it really means. There are so many amazing Italian dog names and also so many brown pup names inspired by other languages. Here are just a few of our favorites.
|Albero||“Tree” in Italian|
|Albóndiga||“Meatball” in Spanish|
|Braun||“Brown” in German|
|Chokoreeto (チョコレート)||“Chocolate” in Japanese|
|Gom (곰)||“Bear” in Korean|
|Harinezumi (ハリネズミ)||“Hedgehog” in Japanese|
|Mono||“Monkey” in Spanish|
|Oso||“Bear” in Spanish|
|Ramo||“Branch” in Italian|
|Sonbahar||“Autumn” in Turkish|
|Yèzi (叶子)||“Leaf” in Chinese (simplified)|
Brown and Black Dog Names
As well as brown breeds, there are many amazing black and brown dogs which deserve some unique brown dog names. They’re really cute and will definitely get heads turning in the dog park!
Brown and White Dog Names
Many of the most popular brown dog breeds often have a little white on them. Whether it’s a spot, a stripe, or a very cute eye patch. We particularly love Macchiato as a beautiful coffee-inspired dog name!
Choosing the ideal name for your pooch is important. For many of us, adopting a new furry friend is a really exciting time, and choosing the perfect name is part of that. There are so many inspirations in daily life that make adorable and unique brown dog names. We’d love to know which you end up choosing for your dog!
I’m Charlotte, a content and copywriter from the North of England and currently living in Berlin. Animals have always been a huge part of my life, so writing about dogs is a total pleasure! I love all kinds of dogs and their cheeky personalities, but I’d have to say Weimaraners are my favourite!