Middle names for Dogs

We love our dogs like our very own children. We feed them, train them, play with them and take them places. And before even adopting the dog we think of a suitable name for them. It’s pretty easy to come up with the first name but what about the middle name? What are the common middle names for dogs? What are the unique and funny ones? I‘m here to provide you a complete list so that by the end of this article you already name your doggo. Let’s go!

The name can be anything ranging from your very own family name to your favorite personality’s second name. The food it resembles, the color of its coat, or any other trait you’re a fan of. After all, there is no restriction in naming your doggo, is there?

Most of the names are just one syllable so that they’re easier to pronounce. Others just rhyme and complement the first name.

middle names for dogs

How to choose the perfect middle name for a dog?

With the variety of names and long long lists, it might get tough to choose the most suitable name for the canine companion. So how to go about it?

First, check out the sound. You’ll be calling the dog with this name all the time, sometimes with love, other times in anger, hence, it must be easy to pronounce, call the name out loud to see how easy it’s to say in a variety of tones. Which name is easy to pronounce? Can you proudly call him with this name in a crowd? Is it embarrassing? Does it suit different tones? If you get the answer to these questions is YES, it’s time to move to step 2.

Secondly, try to choose names that are different from the cues you’ll be using to train the dogs. This will create less confusion for him during training.

Now it’s time to test, does your dog like it? How do you know he likes it? Call out the name and see your dog’s reaction. Do his ears perk? Does he wag his tail? This means your dog would get trained to it.

Pro tip: Try to go for a short name after all you’ll be using it on a daily basis.

What are the most widely used Middle names for dogs?

Let’s begin with the commonly used middle names of dogs that easily get along with any other name.


Literally for anything you love dearly. And obviously for female dogs.


Simply beautiful and easy to pronounce.


simple to complete a name.


My favorite middle name is Belle as I am a huge fan of Grey’s anatomy.


Does your dog have patches like a cow? It’s time to name him right.


Perfect middle name for the furry, cuddly ball.


Does the beautiful face and white fur remind you of the moon every time you look at it?


This name fixes with almost everything


Goes about with many female dog names


Anything which is truly dear to you ends in Pie.


It is the cutest name you can give to your dog.


This name has been used for the longest time ever and never gets old.


I would simply name my dog Bean if I find him cheering me up like Mr. Bean.


As common as Brown is in human culture it can go for dogs too. Be it the fur or the color of eyes you name him after.


You can simply add this, and needless to say but it’s gender-specific


A gender-specific middle dog name.

Dogs middle names based on traits

How about you match your dog’s name with his personality trait? Is he funny? Does his fur attract you? Is he energetic? You can turn it all into a dog’s name.

Based on the color of fur and eyes there are so many names to choose from.

Middle names For Dogs based on black features

Sometimes the black is so beautiful, the black eyes or black fur becomes the reason you adopt a dog. Here are a few names you can name your dog after.

  1. Shadow
  2. Raven
  3. Ash
  4. Charcoal
  5. Midnight
  6. Blackberry
  7. Eclipse
  8. Smoke
  9. Panda
  10. Phantom

Names For dogs with brown traits

Brown is another color of beauty and the commonest color amongst dogs. Some names that suit most dogs.

  1. Coco
  2. Clove
  3. Amber
  4. Hazel
  5. Saffron
  6. Sandy
  7. Ginger
  8. Honey
  9. Peanut
  10. Caramel

Names For dogs with white fur

The Great Pyrenees and other dogs have beautiful white fur. You can always name them based on it.

  1. Angel
  2. Casper
  3. Coconut
  4. Cottonball
  5. Ice
  6. Dove
  7. January
  8. Snow
  9. Twinkle
  10. Pearl

Funny middle names for dogs

Some dogs do so much for you that with their original self they magically transform your bad day into a good one. For the companion, you can choose any of the below names.

Funny names for Dogs Female Dogs

  1. Zola
  2. Mimosa
  3. Moneypenny
  4. Fluffernutter
  5. Butters

Funny names for male dogs

  1. Buck
  2. Doubtfire
  3. Miagi
  4. Booby
  5. Spackler

Name based on Food

What does your dog love to eat? Does he get crazy at the sight of a particular food? Or does he resemble a food color? Here is a list of food items that would remind you of your dog and you can name it after that.

  1. Cheddar
  2. Peanut
  3. Nacho
  4. Nugget
  5. Bacon
  6. Cashew
  7. Pista
  8. Honey
  9. Coco
  10. Sprinkles
  11. Oreo
  12. Alaska
  13. Marshmallow
  14. Feta
  15. Beans
  16. Buttermilk
  17. Frosting
  18. Sundae
  19. Almond
  20. Caramel

Unique middle names for dogs from famous movies

It’s a great move to choose the dog’s middle name over your favorite movie character.

  1. Forest (Forrest Gump)
  2. Simba (The Lion King)
  3. Jules (Pulp Fiction)
  4. Vito (The Godfather)
  5. Wednesday (The Addams Family)
  6. Marty (back to the future)
  7. Yoda (The star wars)
  8. Ron (Harry Potter)
  9. Milo (The Mask)
  10. Lady (Lady and the Tramp)
  11. Duchess (the Aristocats)
  12. Woody (Toy Story)
  13. Jane (Tarzan)
  14. Bane (The Dark Knight rises)
  15. Andy (The Shawshank Redemption)
  16. Gale (Scream)
  17. Neo (the matrix)
  18. Eva (Ex Machina)
  19. Eames (Inception)
  20. Spock (Star Trek)

Dog movies with Dog names

How about you name your dog after the famous dogs featured in movies? Dog specific names are:

  1. Milo (The mask)
  2. Buddy (Air bud)
  3. Lady (Lady and the Trump)
  4. Padfoot (Harry Potter)
  5. Shadow (Homeward bound)
  6. Samantha (I am Legend)
  7. Slink (Toy Story)
  8. Dug (Up)
  9. Toto (Wizards of Oz)
  10. Marley (Marley and Me)

Cartoon Dog names

Did you get a new puppy for your little son’s birthday? I have an idea, name it after his favorite cartoon character? What are the famous middle names in the cartoon world?

  1. Scooby-Doo
  2. Pluto (Disney)
  3. Odie (Garfield)
  4. Astro (The Jetsons)
  5. Spike (Looney Toons)
  6. Cooper (The fox and the hound)
  7. Blue (Blues clues)
  8. Martha (Martha speaks)
  9. Snoopy (Peanuts)
  10. Balto


Here is a rough idea and variety of names that would solve much of your confusion. Fun fact: While I was preparing this list I already decided on the future middle names for my dogs.

In my opinion, your dog should be named after what it reminds you of. This could be anything from a movie character to its favorite treat. Decide middle names for dogs today and start calling them from tomorrow!

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