While we tend to approach baby names with more reserve than celebrities (remember Apple, Maddox, and Blanket?), when it comes to naming our dogs, all bets are off. The quirkier the better.
If you’re getting a new dog or puppy, naming your soon-to-be best friend can be an exciting task. Why not give him a unique name that he won’t share with the rest of his friends at the dog park? After all, he is one in million. His name should reflect that!
Obscure Harry Potter references, Canadian athletes and musicians, sci-fi sidekicks—they can all serve as inspiration for unique dog names. Here at Rover.com, we’ve reviewed our extensive Canadian database of dog names and compiled this list of unique male and female dog names. Happy name hunting!
Most Unique Dog Names on Rover in Canada
Ranked by order of popularity
Unique Dog Names by Category
Harry Potter dog names
- Luna Lovegood
- Cornelius Fudge
Fun food dog names
- Tater Tot
- Vienna Sausage
- Won Ton
- Pecan Sandy
Sci-fi/fantasy dog names
- Princess Leia
- Bruce Wayne
- Harley Quinn
- Pepper Potts
- Luke Skywalker
- Ernest Hemingway
- Willie Nelson
- Biggie Smalls
- Coco Chanel
- Stevie Nicks
- Farrah Fawcett
- Joni Mitchell
Cannabis dog names
- Mary Jane
Least common dog names
These dog names are unusual because they fall at the bottom of the list of Rover’s top 1000 dog names. If you’re looking for a unique dog name, you won’t hear many of these at puppy kindergarten.
20 Most Unusual Female Dog Names on Rover (ranks 980 – 1000)
20 Most Unusual Male Dog Names on Rover (ranks 980 – 1000)
Most Unusual People Names for Dogs
The data doesn’t lie: generic, run-of-the-mill dog names are out. Replacing them are unique, topical names that sing with individuality.
How about a human baby name for your new puppy?
According to our database of Canadian dog names, dog owners are increasingly turning to human names for their furry friends. Boy dog names like Declan, Scott, and Edward are popular at the dog park, while common girl dog names include Molly, Ruby, and Teagan.
Even mythical names like Apollo or Zeus (or Simba!) are far more popular for a new puppy than an old-school dog name like Buddy. This reflects the larger cultural trend that embraces dogs as family members who deserve their own special place in our homes and hearts.
But what are the most unusual people names for dogs? Here are the least common human names in Rover’s database. These are truly uncommon for dogs, as they fall well below the top 1000 dog names.
- Maggie May
Find a Great Name for Your Dog with Rover
Looking for more dog name ideas? Check out Canada’s top dog names for inspiration. If you’re looking for a name that will earn you a few chuckles, take a gander at our compilation of the 50 Most Funny Dog Names in Canada. Get your creative juices flowing with more name ideas here.
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