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430+ Top Unisex Dog Names for Your New Puppy

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When a family welcomes a furry friend into their life, one of the most important decisions they will make is choosing the right name for him or her.

If you are searching for the perfect name for your new pup that does not conform to typical gender roles, then you are in the right place. We have compiled the ultimate list that’s full of ideas of unisex dog names for your new pet. From funny names to cute ideas, we have all the best unisex names right here in one place as well as some top tips to help you choose a great name.

So grab your furry friend and settle in for a fun read – we guarantee you will have many ideas for the perfect moniker for your unisex dog by the end of this article.

💑 Human Gender Neutral Names for Dogs

The best place to start when trying to choose the right unisex name is to look at people names that you like. There are some great ideas for unisex dog names here for your pup. We adore the name “Hunter” for a pet Beagle – it’s super cute for a male or female dog. 

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Alex (short for Alexandra and Alexander – many a King has had this name)
Billy/Billie
Carmen
Casey
Dakota
Dylan
Emerson
Frankie (Frankie is a nickname for Frank as well as Francis/Francesca)
Harper
Hunter
James (becoming increasingly popular as a girls name)
Jamie
Jo/Joe
Jordan
Jules (short for Julia and Julian)
Lee/Leigh
Quinn
Ronnie (a gender neutral name meaning wise ruler)
Rowan (a name of Scottish origin)
Theodore/Theodora (both names mean gift from God)
Wren

😍 Cute and Playful Gender Neutral Names for Your Beloved Baby

If we have to confess, the cute lists of names are absolutely our favorite. Gender neutral by design, any of these names would ensure you are a proud mom or dad wherever you introduce your puppy.

We think “Paws” is a fabulous name for a Great Dane and we love the name “Smudge” for a pup with dark patches or splotches on their fur. “Cuddles” is one of the most popular unisex names amongst dog parents and for good reason – your new friend is going to be your cuddle buddy for life!

Baby
Bambino (a baby or young child)
Bubbles
Buttons
Chunky
Cottontail
Cuddlepuff
Cuddles
Curly
Darling
Fluffball
Fluffy
Freckles
Fur Ball
Furby (after the popular toys)
Fuzzy
Lovebug
Mittens
Patch
Pawcasso (a play on Picasso)
Paws
Pom Pom
Pookie Pie
Puff
Smudge
Snugglebum
Snuggles
Waggles
Whiskers
Wiggles
Ziggy

😂 Funny Unisex Dog Names to Make Dog Parents Laugh

Funny names are always a great choice for dog owners with a sense of humor and if you are one of them, your searching is over. You absolutely cannot beat the unisex name “Chewbarka” – it’s hilarious! We also think “Ruff” is a great name for the pet Chihuahua in your life – these dogs are known to be “chatty”.

Boo
Chewbarka (a play on the character Chewbacca in Star Wars)
Chewy
Flipper
Floppy
Frisky
Gizmo (a gadget)
Happy
Jazzy (after the music genre – “Jazz” is also a great name)
Lucky
Ninja (who says girls can’t be ninja’s?)
Pat (Pat is short for Patrick or Patricia – you can also pat a dog and that’s why it’s funny)
Patches
Pudge (the fat on a person’s body)
Reggae (a music genre)
Rocket
Rogue
Ruff (the sound a dog makes when it barks)
Wags
Woofer
Woofles

😎 Cool Gender Neutral Dog Names for Your Pooch

When dark colored dogs have white socks on their feet, most people call these dogs “Socks” or “Boots”. We like being a little different though, and love unusual unisex dog names. How about “Bijou”, the French word for jewel for your little pup? We also love the idea of calling your unisex dog “Warrior” – this name is not just for males, it suits a girl dog perfectly too.

Alpha
Bijou (French word for “jewel”)
Boots
Boss (girls can be the boss too)
Checkers
Domino
Echo
Flash
Harley (for the uber cool bikes)
Hashtag
Indie (one that is independent)
Indigo (a blue-purple color)
Izzy (short for both Isabel and Isaac)
K-9
Karma
Marbles
Pip (nickname for the names Philip and Philippa)
Pixel
Puppinator (a play on The Terminator)
Rebel
Remi (a name of French origin that is gender-neutral in other parts of the world despite being a masculine name in France)
Scout
Socks
Trigger
Warrior (a warrior can be a man or a woman)

🐻 Fun Unisex Dog Names Inspired by Other Animals

“Bear” is always a popular unisex name amongst dog owners because it is the perfect fit for almost all breeds, from smaller breeds like the Boston Terrier or Pugs with their broad eyes to huge breeds like the Great Dane with their massive paws. If you love all animals, great and small, then you are sure to find the right unisex name for your pooch on this list.

If you want more ideas, here’s our full list of dog names inspired by animals.

Bear
Beetle
Bug
Cricket
Cub
Dusky (a type of dolphin)
Falcon
Fox
Froggy
Gecko
Goat
Guppy (a type of fish)
Hellbender (a giant aquatic salamander)
Lynx
Mamba (black and green mambas are snakes)
Monkey
Munchkin (a breed of sausage cat)
Panda
Peeper (the spring peeper frog)
Puff (for the puff adder)
Puffin (a type of bird)
Puma
Pup
Pupfish (for the devil’s hole pupfish – the rarest fish in the world)
Ragamuffin (a breed of cat)
Raven
Snapper (a marine fish)
Spinner (a type of dolphin)
Squirrel
Tiger
Viper
Wagtail (a type of bird)
Wolf

🧁 Food Inspired Gender Neutral Names to make Everyone at the Dog Park Hungry! 

Naming the furry friend in your life after your favorite food has always been a popular choice, even if it isn’t wise (it makes sticking to your diet that much harder when you are reminded of baked yumminess everytime you talk to your pup). We think “Cupcake” is an awesome unisex name and having a “Gumbo” or a “Fluffernutter” is sure to make you feel like a proud mom or dad at the dog park – everyone will comment on your delightfully unusual dog names.

Bean
Biscuit
Bon Bon (a sweet)
Brownie
Butternut
Butterscotch
Cheerio
Cream Puff
Crumpet
Cupcake
Dumpling
Fluffernutter (a peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich)
Fudge
Gumbo (a stew that combines several varieties of meat or seafood with a sauce or gravy)
Hot Dog
Jelly
Kumquat (an edible orange-like fruit)
Licorice
Marshmallow
Mochi (a Japanese rice cake)
Muffin
Nacho
Noodle
Nori (a dried edible seaweed)
Nugget
Oreo
Pancake
Peanut
Pickles
Popsicle
Pork Chop
Puddin'
Pumpkin
Puppacino (a small cup of whipped cream for your dog from Starbucks)
Pupperoni (play on pepperoni)
Sausage
Schnitzel
Shrimp
Snickerdoodle (a type of cookie)
Sprout (for brussels sprouts)
Taco
Tater Tot (grated potatoes formed into small cylinders and then deep fried)
Tic Tac (small sweets)
Toffee
Waffle

🧑‍🎤 Gender Neutral Names of the Rich & Famous for Your Star-Quality Puppy

Does your pet exude an undeniable air of celebrity? Then they need one of these famous unisex dog names. We really adore the Taylor cubed triangle thats all over socials at the moment – Taylor Lautner and his wife Taylor, jamming along to his ex Taylor Swift at her Era’s Tour concerts – life goals, right there!

AndyAndy MacDowell (female) & Andy Cohen (male)
BlakeBlake Lively (f) & Blake Shelton (m)
BobbyBobby Brown (m) & Bobbie Gentry (f)
BodhiBodhi Elfman (m) & Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder (f)
CameronCameron Diaz (f) & Cameron Boyce (m)
Carrie/CareyCarrie Underwood (f) & Carey Hart (m)
DannyDanny De Vito (m) – Danni can also be a girls name (short for Daniella)
DrewDrew Barrymore (f) & Drew Fuller (m)
HaydenHayden Christensen (m) & Hayden Panettiere (f)
JackieJackie Chan (m) & Jackie Onassis (f)
JudeJude Law (m) – Jude is also short for Judy (f) – Hey Jude is also a hit song from The Beatles
KellyKelly Slater (m) – Kelly is a typically female name
KendallKendall Broadbent (m) & Kendall Jenner (f)
KennedyKennedy Claire Walsh (f) & Kennedy Nelson (m)
KimKim Kardashian (f) & Kim Jong Un (m)
LeslieLeslie Nielsen (m) & Leslie Jones (f)
MicahMicah Berry (f) & Micah Alberti (m)
MonroeMarilyn Monroe (f) – Monroe can also be a boys name
MorganMorgan Freeman (m) & Morgan Fairchild (f)
Nicky/NikkiNicky Gumbel (m) & Nikki Reed (f)
ParkerParker Posey (f) & Parker Stevenson (m) – this surname is becoming a popular unisex first name
ReeseReese Diggs (m) & Reese Witherspoon (f)
RickyRicky Lake (f) & Ricky Martin (m)
SamSam Smith (m) & Samantha Jane Morton (f)
SashaSasha Baron Cohen (m) & Sasha Luss (f)
ShayShay Astar (f) & Shay Hatten (m)
Stevie/SteveStevie Nicks (f) & Steve Carell (m)
TaylorTaylor Swift (f) & Taylor Lautner (m)
TerryTerry Pratchett (m) & Terry Dexter (f)
Toni/TonyToni Braxton (f) & Tony Danza (m)
TracyTracy Morgan (m) & Tracy Chapman (f)

🌿 Quirky Gender Neutral Dog Names Inspired by Nature

You cannot go wrong with a nature-inspired name for your dog ever. And if you see the incredible unisex names that fall into this category, you’ll see why we adore all the fabulous outdoor, weather type names.

We love the name “Pebbles” but if you are looking for something funny for your excitable new pup, how about “Thundertail”?

Aero (of the air)
Amazon (the Amazon River)
Amur (the Amur River)
Aqua (for water)
Arvon (Mount Arvon)
Ash (for the tree – Ash can be a boys name or a nickname for Ashley which is a girls name)
Astro (of the stars)
Baldy (Baldy Mountain)
Barkley (for tree bark – it’s a funny name because dogs also bark)
Blizzard
Bolt
Bramble (for bramble bushes)
Chilly (for cold weather)
Comet
Conchos (the Conchos River)
Cypress (for the trees)
Danube (the Danube River)
Denali (a mountain in Alaska)
Dipper (for the Big Dipper)
Eclipse
Ember (embers are the glowing bits of coal as a fire dies out)
Everest (a mountain)
Fern (a type of plant)
Flame (for fire)
Flurry
Frosty
Fuji (Mount Fuji)
Jupiter
Lotus  (for the Lotus flower)
Maple (for the trees)
Midnight
Nile (the Nile River)
Nova (a bright star that appears suddenly and releases powerful energy)
Onyx
Orion (a star constellation – also a Greek name)
Pebbles
Puddles
Rainier (Mount Ranier)
Shadow
Smokey
Snowball
Snowflake
Snowy
Sparky (for the sparks of flames)
Storm
Thunder (“Thundertail” is a fun dog name for a pup who’s always thumping their tail with happiness)
Tigris (the Tigris River)
Typhoon
Zephyr (a gentle breeze)

🎥 Gender Neutral Dog Names Inspired by Fun Characters in Movies, TV Shows and Books

One of our favorite and iconic funny moments in Friends is when Phoebe’s brother names his daughter Chandler. We think this is the perfect name for boy dogs as well as female dogs. We have to say “Fizzgig” is a pretty cool name too.

AveryDog with a Blog – Avery Jennings (female) – Avery is also a masculine name
BanthaStar Wars – large furry mammals that are used as beasts of burden by the Tuskan Raiders on the planet Tatooine
BingoBluey – she's Bluey's sister even though typically Bingo is name for boys
BlairGossip Girl – Blair Waldorf (female) – Blair is also a masculine name
ChandlerFriends – Chandler was a guy, but Phoebe's brother named his daughter Chandler too
CharlieGood Luck Charlie – in the show Charlie is a girl but Charlie is typically a masculine name
DarcyPride and Prejudice – Mr. Darcy was a man, but Darcy is traditionally a girls name
DobbyPeep Show – Dobby is a girl – Dobby is a boy in Harry Potter
EwokStar Wars
FathierStar Wars – they are non-sentient quadripeds similar to horses but with larger ears – often used as mounts in the films
FizzgigThe Dark Crystal – he was a boy, but this is a cute girl name too
GeorgieIT – Georgie was a boy, but this is also a nickname for girls named Georgina
JessieJessie – boys can also be Jesse
LassieLassie – in the story the Collie Lassie was a girl character but she was only ever played by male dogs
MarleyMarley and Me
MogwaiGremlins
MushuMulan – in the movie he's a boy, but the name Mushu can be female too, depending on which country it is used in
PorgStar Wars – a fuzzy beakless creature that looks a bit like a penguin with oversized eyes
R2D2Star Wars
RobinHow I met Your Mother – Robin Sherbatsky (female) – Robin is also a guys name
RoryGilmore Girls – Rory Gilmore (female) – Rory is also a boys name
SandyHow I met Your Mother – Sandy Rivers (male) – Sandy is also a girl name
StitchLilo and Stitch – in the movie the character is male, but Stitch can be a girls name too
TribblesStar Trek
WookieeStar Wars

🗼 Unisex Dog Names Inspired by Cities and Countries for the Cute Pup in Your Life

Place names are a popular choice for humans and dogs alike. Check out these awesome unisex dog names that pay tribute to some of the most incredible destinations on our beautiful planet. We would love a Newfoundland named “Tahoe”.

Alaskaa US state
Asiaa continent
Aspena ski resort town
Balian Indonesian island
Berlincapital of Germany
Bristola city in England
Brooklyna neighborhood in New York City
Cairothe capital of Egypt
Chicagoa US city
Dallasa city in Texas
Denvera city in Colorado USA
Devona county in England
Dublincapital of Ireland
Egypta country
Harlema neighborhood in New York City
Havanacity in Cuba
Indiaa country
Indianaa US state
Irelanda country
Israela country
Japana country
Kenyaan African country
Londoncapital of England
Mauian island in Hawaii
Milana city in Italy
MontanaMontana is a US state
Nairobicity in Kenya
Nevadaa US state
Pariscapital of France
Sydneycity in Australia
TahoeLake Tahoe
Tennesseea US state
Texasa US state
UrbanLatin name meaning “of the city”
VegasLas Vegas – sin city

🐲 Unisex Dog Names for Your Puppy Inspired by Mythology

Mythology is a great place to look for unisex dog names, especially if you are a fan of all things mystical. We adore the name “Phoenix” for a red-coated dog like the Irish Red Setter.

AresGreek God of war – also a star sign that can be used as a unisex name (Aries)
DragonA huge winged reptile
ElfA small pointy eared supernatural being
GhostThe soul or spirit of a dead person
Gremlinan imaginary mischievous sprite
Griffonhalf eagle, half lion
Impa mythical being similar to a fairy or demon
Jinngenies
Nyxthe personification of night (a female in mythology but a great unisex name)
Pegasuswinged horse
Periwinged beings like fairies in Persian mythology
PhantomSimilar to a ghost
Phoenixa firebird
Werewolfmales and females can get bitten and turn

🏅 Sporty Unisex Dog Names for Every Dog’s Personality

Instead of looking for sporting stars this time, we decided to find some fun and quirky sporting terms that make excellent unisex dog names. We would love a dog named “Dimples”, especially if it was a smiley breed like a Samoyed or a Golden Retriever. Or how about “Speedy” for a Greyhound?

Chasermany sports require the players to chase a ball
Daggera shot that guarantees victory for a basketball team
Dimplesthe indentations on a golf ball
Fungoa lightweight training bat in baseball
Mittshockey gloves
Ping PongFor the sport
Puckthe thing you pass and score with in ice hockey
Punchwhat you do in boxing – “Punchy” is a great dog name
Rangerthe New York Rangers play ice hockey
Rookiea person in their first year of a particular sport
Scratcheven par in golf
Speedyany kind of racing sport requires speed
Sweepera defensive position in team sports
Swishwhen the ball goes through the hoop in basketball without hitting the rim or backboard
Tumblesyou do many different kinds of tumbles in gymnastics
Victoryeveryone wants to win the game
Yankeea type of sports bet
Zingerwhen you get hit by a ball and its very sore

🕹️ Playful Unisex Dog Names Inspired by Video Game Characters for Your Pooch

Pokemon is the quintessential place to find unisex dog names as none of the characters have an assigned gender. However, if you don’t want to run around your neighborhood with your dog finding Pokemons, then you can choose another videogame to inspire your dog naming process. “We love the perfect name “Guardian” after the Elder Guardian in Minecraft – after all, your dog is going to be your best friend and protector for all their days.

AllayMinecraft
ArcaninePokemon
ArchenPokemon
AsariMass Effect
AudinoPokemon
BirdoSuper Mario Bros
BlisseyPokemon
BobAnimal Crossing
BurmyPokemon
CaterpiePokemon
CharizardPokemon
CherubiPokemon
ChespinPokemon
ChocoboFinal Fantasy
ClankRatchet & Clank
CottoneePokemon
CubchooPokemon
DelphoxPokemon
DiglettPokemon
DrowzeePokemon
DwebblePokemon
EeveePokemon
FinneonPokemon
FlaaffyPokemon
FleaChrono Trigger
FrillishPokemon
FriskUndertale
FurretPokemon
GlaceonPokemon
GrumpigPokemon
Guardianthe Elder Guardian in Minecraft
HappinyPokemon
HariyamaPokemon
HoppipPokemon
HypnoPokemon
IgglybuffPokemon
JigglypuffPokemon
JumpluffPokemon
JunimoStardew Valley
JynxPokemon
KeldeoPokemon
KirbyKirby Series
KlonoaThe Klonoa Series
KricketotPokemon
LickitungPokemon
LillipupPokemon
LitleoPokemon
LucarioPokemon
LumaSuper Mario Galaxy
LuxioPokemon
MagbyPokemon
MimikyuPokemon
MinunPokemon
MooglesFinal Fantasy
MooshroomMinecraft
MukPokemon
MunchlaxPokemon
NatuPokemon
PaolumuMonster Hunter
PikachuPokemon
PikminPikmin
PiplupPokemon
PoisonFinal Flight
PrinnyDisgaea Series
PupitarPokemon
Quina QuenFinal Fantasy
RuffletPokemon
ScatterbugPokemon
ScraggyPokemon
ShayminPokemon
ShinxPokemon
SkittyPokemon
SmoochumPokemon
SnorlaxPokemon
SquirtlePokemon
StarfyThe Legendary Starfy
SundanceBattlefield 2024
TangelaPokemon
TonberryFinal Fantasy
TotodilePokemon
TyruntPokemon
VulpixPokemon
WeedlePokemon
WigglytuffPokemon
WooperPokemon
WurmplePokemon
XatuPokemon
YordleLeague of Legends
YoshiSuper Mario Bros
ZigzagoonPokemon

Last Thoughts

We hope you have enjoyed reading our list of unisex dog names as much as we enjoyed writing it. Let us know your favorite unisex name in the comments below.

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