Pets Names for Cats and Dogs
Choosing a Pet's Name
Choosing a pet's name can be harder than it sounds. It has to be right and it has to suit the animal. For example, Beulah is a terrific name for a cat, snake or even a guinea pig but wouldn't necessarily fit a dog or a horse. Some animal names have a human origin but often have an "ie" sound on the end, which has a friendlier and more accessible tone, such as Mickey, Dougie or Rosie.
However many animal names are nick names, that generally wouldn't apply to humans, such as Fluffy, Blinker, Stinker or Spotty...but really, there's no hard and fast rules with pet names; it's a case of what suits and you are limited only by your imagination. If you love Fudge-Bucket for your Budgie's name, then Fudge-Bucket it should be. Fortunately your pet will not grow up to hate you for giving them an oddball name.
The only thing to keep in mind is that a relatively short name will work better with some pets, especially dogs, who more readily respond to a short snappy moniker. Remember too, you'll be calling it out many times over the pet's life span - do you really want to be yelling out Marmaduke Bradley-Miles...you come here now!? By contrast, if you called your dog Taxi, he would be more likely to respond, though it could cause some confusion if you're in an urban setting.
If you're struggling to find a suitable name, check out the list below, which offers a few suggestions for cats, dogs, crocodiles and other miscellaneous pets and if you can't see anything you like, remember there's always, Rover, Spot, Fido....
List of Pet's Names
Abba, Abby, Abel, Achilles, Abercrombie, Abu, Acme, Achoo, Addy, Ahab, Ali, Alice, Aloysius, Amber, Ambi, Ambrosia, Amon, Amos, Andy, Anders, Angel, Annie, Animal, Apple, Apollo, Ari, Aristotle, Arkey, Arlo, Arab, Arkie, Artie, Arnie, Archer, Archie, Artie, Artemis, Astor, Aziz
Bam, Bambi, Baloo, Barney, Barker, Barkly, Bart, Baxter, Beano, Benji, Bender, Benny, Bernie, Bertie, Bella, Bells, Beulah, Bing, Binky, Bijou, Blackie, Blimey, Bling, Blinks, Blinky, Bluey, Billy, Bimbo, Binkie, Bramwell, Brandy, Brian, Bo, Boofa, Boof, Boomer, Boomchucka, Bouncer, Bowlly, Bozo, Brambles, Brewster, Brian, Bromley, Browney, Brutus, Bumbles,Bung, Bungler, Buns, Bunter, Buntie, Bunny, Buster, Byron
Cally, Carrie, Calico, Catz, Carney, Casper, Charlie, Chaz, Chimp, Chips, Choof, Cinder, Cindy, Clive, Colin, Cobber, Cobbler, Collie, Cool, Coolio, Cosmo, Copper, Corio, Crispian, Crispy, Crumpet, Curt, Cutey, Cutesy, Curry, Cullpepper, Cully, Cumber, Cupid, Curry, Cuzzy
Daggs, Danny Boy, Daisy, Darby, Darth, Davey, Dali, Debs, Dennie, Dennis, Derryn, Dewey, Dex, Dexter, Dibs, Dido, Dickie, Dill, Dimi, Dinker, Dino, Ditzie, Diver, Dizzy, Dolly, Dolores, Donger, Dorrie, Dougal, Dougie, Duke, Dumbo, Dunker, Dusty
Eddie, Edson, Echo, Effie, Effrem, Embers, Enzo, Ellie, Eli, Emmie, Enoch, Elton, Elvis, Eno, Earnest, Ernie, Eton,
Fargo, Fats, Fang, Fanny, Farley, Fester, Fizzy, Flicker, Flipper, Floozy, Fluffy, Fluffball, Frankie, Freddie, Freckles, Felix, Foo, Fruity, Figster, Fundie, Fuzzy
Gabby, Gary, Garth, Gerry, Geyser, Grungy, Gus, Gummy, Gump, Gomer, Gomaz, Goober, Goofy, Goosey, Gooey, Gyro, Guru
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According to one US veterinary insurance company, the two most popular pet's names are "Max"and "Molly"
Habbie, Hally, Harley, Harmon, Harry, Hector, Herbie, Herman, Hermione, Hero, Hildy, Hipster, Hobbs, Holly, Honey, Hopper, Horace, Horatio, Hots, Hugo, Humbert, Hummer, Humper, Hunter, Hymey, Hywell
Ibsen, Iggie, Ino,
Jasper, Jax, Jeeves, Jelly, Jethro, Jiggy, Jigs, jimmy, Jiminy, Jingles, Jinker, Jinx, Jiver, Johnny, Jugs, Jules, Jumper, Juno
Kats, Karma, Kenny, Kev, King, Kington, Kit, Kitty, Kitson, Klutz, Kon, Kong, Kool, Krusty, K-9, K-y
Laddie, Lackey, Lady, Lafette, Lambchop, Lance, Larks, Larue, Lassie, Legs, Lemmy, Lenny, Leo, Leon, Larry, Leroy, Leafy, Lefty, Lily, Lilo, Limey, Lucky, Lulu, Lumpy, Loopy, Lordy, Louie, Lou-Lou,
Maestro, Mable, Magnus, Magoo, Maisie, Maja, Marco, Margie, Markie, Marmalade, Marmaduke, Marnie, Mardi, Marx, Mars, Marvin, Max, Mervin, Miles, Millie, Milo, Minnie, Mintie, Monty, Moonie, Mozart, Miller, Mikey, Molly, Mojo, Moose, Mitzie, Muffa, Mulls
Nan, Nat, Neddy, Nero, Newman, Nobby, Noddy, Nogo, Neddy, Nils, Nim, Nimrod, Nix, Nell, Nevin, Nippy, Numbat, Nutsy,
Oats, Ollie, Oompa, Ophelia, Orson, Ossie, Otis
Panda, Pal, Pansy, Patch, Patsy, Pauley, Penny, Pepi, Pepper, Peta, Petty, Pampas, Pickles, Pimpleton, Piker, Pinkie, Pinto, Pip, Plato, Pluto, Polly, Posy, Poppy, Popoff, Pouncer, Pouncy, Primrose, Prince, Princess, Punky, Putz
Quasi, Quincy, Queenie, Quentin, Quirky, Quisey, Quix
Rabble, Rabelais, Raffles, Ralph, Ranger, Rapper, Rats, Ratso, Rake, Rambler, Rascal, Red, Reggie, Rex, Riley, Rike, Ripper, Rosie, Ruby, Rudie, Rubble, Rubiks, Ruffles, Rufus, Rumball, Rumpole, Rupert, Rusty
Sailor, Sammy, Sassy, Sally, Salty, Sax, Scambles, Scamp, Scarab, Scout, Scooter, Silky, Sissy, Shinto, Shiloh, Shyster, Sister, Snickers, Snoopy, Skip, Skipper, Sylvester, Skittles, Smacka, Snap, Snowy, Soda, Sonar, Sooty, Spats, Spruiker, Spotty, Steamer, Stinker, Stretch, Strider, Sulky, Sultan, Sunny, Suzie,
Tabby, Tallulah, Tammy, Tansy, Tarzan, Taxi, Terry, Terror, Testie, Tex, Thaddeus, Thinker, Thumbellina, Thumper, Tinker, Tinkerbell, Timmy, Timbo, Tin Tin, Tiny, Tippi, Tom, Tommy, Toppa, Tramp, Tricky, Tristan, Trixie, Tully, Tumbles, Twinkle
Ukey, Unger, Umberto,
Vans, Victor, Valli, Vinny, Victor, Voodoo
Waffles, Wally, Walter, Waster, Webster, Willy, Wills, Windy,Winston, Whacko, Whammy, Whazza, Whippa, Whiskers, Whisky, Whistler, Whizzy, Wiley, Wison, Wobbly, Wobbles, Wookey, Wooster
Yabby, Yapper, Yummy, Yum-Yum
Zac, Zapper, Zed, Zee, Zero, Ziggy, Zipper, Zonks, Zoro, Zulu
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