dog names

  1. Carl
    • Origin:

      German variation of Charles
    • Meaning:

      "free man"
    • Description:

      This no-nonsense German variation of Charles is strong and sturdy. A top choice throughout the 20th century, Carl is now verging on falling off the charts.
  2. Daisy
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Margaret or flower name, English
    • Meaning:

      "day's eye"
    • Description:

      Daisy, fresh, wholesome, and energetic, is one of the flower names that burst back into bloom after a century's hibernation. Originally a nickname for Margaret (the French Marguerite is the word for the flower), Daisy comes from the phrase "day's eye," because it opens its petals at daybreak.
  3. Freddie
    • Origin:

      Short form of Alfreda or Frederica
    • Description:

      Freddie, especially with the ie ending, is one of the old-school boy-names-for-girls that came into vogue at the turn of the last century. Freddie, all on its own, ranked among the Top 1000 girl names until 1958, but in 2021 it was given to just 8 baby girls. Maybe that makes it prime for a comeback, ala Billie?
  4. Garfield
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "triangular field"
    • Description:

      Despite the presidential pedigree, it's still hard to shake the image of the cartoon cat (named after his creator Jim Davis's grandfather). However, there are other Garfields, such as Barbadian cricket player Sir Garfield Sobers, who carries it with gravitas.
  5. Goalie
    • Lazerwolf
      • Pepper
        • Origin:

          English from Latin
        • Meaning:

          "berry"
        • Description:

          Parents are beginning to scan the whole spice shelf for inspiration, picking up on Saffron, Sage, and Cinnamon -- and opening up a chance for this spiciest possibility of all; used for peppy TV characters.
      • Rookie
        • Rover
          • Ruffian
            • Selkie
              • Origin:

                Scottish
              • Meaning:

                "seal folk"
              • Description:

                In Scottish folklore, selkies are mythical creatures that resemble seals in the water but assume human form on land.
            • Sonny
              • Origin:

                English
              • Meaning:

                "son"
              • Description:

                Sonny is one of the generic boy nickname names making a surprise reappearance, and it was recently used by actor Jason Lee. Another surprise: It's been on the US Top 1000 list every year since 1927, reaching a peak in 1975, when it hit Number 428.
            • Timmy