So how do you find the perfect dog name? Rover has you covered. Our list of popular dog names starting with “O” includes classics like Oliver and Otis, along with some surprising delights like Oz, Ocean, and Oona. For a great dog name starting with “O,” look no further.
These names are handpicked from our Rover.com database of dog names. They’re ranked in order of popularity from the top ten all the way down to names that barely squeak into the top 1000. Their numbers here represent their relative popularity in this list, not their actual rank in the master database. Based on this data, many more male dogs have names beginning with “O”. Enjoy this list, and best of luck choosing the perfect puppy name!
Top Dog Names that Start with O
In order of popularity in Rover’s database
- Oliver James
10 Most Popular Female Dog Names that Start with O
10 Most Popular Male Dog Names that Start with O
Human Names for Dogs
You’ll notice that many of the names on this list are people names as well, and would sound equally at home on a baby as they do on a puppy. Why is that? Our data shows that each year, dog lovers increasingly turn to human names for their pets. This reflects the larger cultural trend that embraces dogs as full-fledged family members rather than “just” pets.
In the past, male dog names and female dog names alike were less likely to be personalized to the dog. For instance, a boy dog might have been named Rex, Duke, or Rover, while a girl dog might have been called Lady or Princess. Nowadays, however, you’re more likely to hear Oliver, Odessa, or Oscar called out at the local dog park.
Tips for Choosing a Dog Name
So how do you find the perfect name for your dog? Think about personality—yours AND theirs! The variety in this list gives you something for every pup – from the playful Osita to Ozzy the loving spaz.
Don’t worry if you don’t stick to your chosen theme, either. The best dog names fit the individual dog and make you smile. Because dogs are part of our family, and their names reflect what’s important to us as well as our love for them.