Pet Names

There's a lot of crossover between pet names and baby names today, with the names of dogs and cats often reflecting baby name popularity trends. Here are some of the most creative, popular, and coolest names for dogs, cats, goldfish, and more exotic pets today.

  • Badass Names for Cats

    Badass names, meaning names with attitude, swagger and sass, are popular for babies, and names that are cool for children are hot for pets too. Attitude names for kittens and cats underscore your feline's natural speed and aggression. If you've got a badass cat who deserves a badass name, here are several attitude cat names that fit the bill.

  • Badass Names for Dogs

    Names with attitude are becoming more popular as baby names, but badass names for dogs can be an excellent idea too. If you've got a badass puppy with lots of swagger and sass, one of these doggie attitude names might be the perfect choice. There are badass dog names here to fit female dogs and male dogs, large dogs and small, any color or breed -- as long as it's got lots of attitude!

  • Black Cat Names

    Black cats are famously unlucky...and also sleek and beautiful. If you cast superstition aside and welcome a black cat into your life, you'll want to give him or her a mystical name. The cat names here mean have black-related or magical associations. Here, some perfect names for your black cat.

  • Creative Names for Cats

    Cat names are less likely to cross over with baby names than dog names are, but there are still plenty of popular names for cats that are also found on the lists of names for babies. If you're looking for a name for your new kitten, consult this list of creative cat names.

  • German Shepherd Puppy Names

    Congratulations on your new German Shepherd puppy! Great dogs deserve great names, and this list includes the most popular names for German Shepherd dogs as well as some creative and unique German Shepherd puppy names.

  • Goldfish Names

    Goldfish names can be as creative as the names for any other pet. And why shouldn't your goldfish have an awesome name? We looked for names for your fish that mean gold or yellow and also focused on names with fish-related meanings as well as names of famous fish -- hi, Dory! Here, some inspired names for pet goldfish.

  • Great Names for Big Dogs

    Sure, you can name your dog Spot. But naming your best friend can be a chance to use one of those guilty pleasure names, a name that was just a bit too cutesy to use on a baby, or a name that gives your pooch dignity and gravitas. Basically, have fun!

  • Great Names for Small Dogs

    When picking dog names for smaller breeds, you need to choose something that reflects all the charm, personality and good things that come in your small package. Many of the names here mean small, little, or tiny, or are diminutives that convey that message -- perfect names for a small dog. And while Baby and Tiny are too obvious for some, here is a list of other names you may want to consider for your tiny pooch.

  • Irish Names for Dogs

    Irish names for dogs might be a nod to your dog's breed, as in Irish setter. Or maybe you've got a red-haired dog that looks Irish and so needs an Irish name. Or it might be you who's Irish or who simply loves names from the Emerald Isle. These Irish names are perfect for dogs.

  • Most Popular Names for Cats

    What are the top cat names in the US? Fluffy doesn't rank anymore, but cool people names like Orion and Bella are becoming stylish for cats too. If you've got a kitten or a cat go name, you'd do well to look through lists of names that also work for babies to find one for your feline. Here are the most popular names for kittens and cats.

  • Most Popular Names for Dogs

    The top dog names today are also baby names. While there is no authoritative list by country of popular names for dogs, different organizations such as the American Kennel Club and locales like New York City keep their own lists of popular dogs names. While the dog names here appear in different order on different lists, here is our compilation of the 20 most popular names for dogs today.

  • Poodle Names

    Poodles might be one of the most fun dogs to name. Why? Well, there's the French thing. And then there's the curly-haired thing. And poodles might also get their names from their colors and their size, which can vary a lot. Here, some inspirational names for your brand new poodle.

  • Reptile Names

    Reptiles deserve great names just like any other kind of pet. Names for pet reptiles can be funny or cute, meaningful or silly. The names here can work for pet snakes, lizards, chameleons, iguanas, turtles, and, um, alligators, crocodiles, and dinosaurs. Names for your pet reptile that you might want to consider include the following names of famous reptiles, names that mean green, badass pet names, and popular names for reptiles.

  • White Cat Names

    White kittens and cats have a world of names all their own: names that mean white as well as names that reference white things like snow, stars, and diamonds. A white female cat might get a girls' name that means white such as Bianca, Guinevere, or Fiona. A white male cat might be named Finn, Gavin, or -- how cute is this? -- Albus. We also love nature names such as Frost, Snow, or Pearl for white cats. Here's further inspiration for perfect names for white kittens or cats.