Love is in the air at Rover HQ. Tiny bluebirds of happiness are buzzing around the office, whispering sweet nothings into our ears and chasing the office dogs in circles.
One sweet nothing in particular: the idea to pour through Rover’s extensive database of dog names searching out true love matches just waiting to happen—because no dog should be alone on Valentine’s Day.
We also pulled out the most sweet and sentimental names we could find, just to highlight what a lovely bunch all our dog parents are—and that not every bulldog you meet is necessarily named Chauncey Von Haberdasher III (in fact, that name is totally up for grabs if you take a shine to it).
Read on to see how many dogs have some of the sweetest names around!
The Top 10 Canine Couple Names
We’ve applied our matchmaking skills to our extensive database of dog names. Below are some of our favorite popular couples and the number of dogs with each name. So if your dog is a Hamlet (there are a few), you can discover there are several Ophelias out there, just waiting to experience a short but exquisite Danish tryst.
1. Fred and Daphne
Jinkies! True love and crime fighting are a match made in Heaven, just like Fred Jones and Daphne Blake of Scooby Doo fame. If the Mystery Machine is rockin’ don’t come a knockin’.
2. Beauty and the Beast
A tale as old as time, the love between bookworm Belle and the boorish Beast is one for the ages.
3. Romeo and Juliet
“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo” The doomed love of teen heartthrob Romeo and his fair Juliet has been wrenching hearts since 1597.
4. Napoleon and Josephine
If it’s good to be the King, it’s amazing to be the Emperor (even if you have to do it yourself). Napoleon and Josephine’s love may not have lasted a lifetime but their love letters are a lasting tribute to the fire they shared.
5. Mickey and Minnie Mouse
Yoo Hoo! Can you believe Mickey and Minnie have been together for 87 years? An ageless love of mouse and min.
6. Shrek and Fiona
True loves blossoms in the strangest places—even the swamp! Princess Fiona and Shrek discover that beauty is not skin deep.
7. Pebbles and Bamm Bamm
Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble exemplify a love that lasts a lifetime. Friends since babyhood, their prehistoric passion sealed the bond between their families with twins Chip and Roxy.
8. Boris and Natasha
The…explosive passion of Boris and Natasha is the greatest love story of all Pottsylvania, dahlink.
9. Princess Buttercup and Westley
A romance of unusual size, Buttercup and Westley suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune (and the fireswamp) to reunite. As you wish.
10. Leeloo and Korben Dallas
Big badaboom goes my heart! Leloo quite literally falls into the arms/taxi of Korben who can’t help falling in love with her supreme beingness (but really, who could?).
The Top 4 Doggy Bromances
Since we’re in the matchmaking mood, we pored over the database to discover some long lost friends! These brothers from other mothers have a true bond.
1. Maverick and Goose
Have you lost that lovin’ feeling? These handsome Top Guns top the bromance charts, and would love to do a flyby of your tower anytime.
These cartoon scaredy cats are friends to the very end. And they’ll do just about anything for a couple Scooby Snax! We found quite a few Scoobys and Shaggys in the Rover database.
3. Sherlock and Watson
The consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his esteemed sidekick Dr. John Watson have inspired several pet parents to give their dogs these monikers.
4. Wallace and Gromit
The perfect union of Wallace and Gromit is like that of their cherished Wensleydale cheese and a tasty cracker—just about perfect!
Top Sweet Nothings Dog Names
Some of the sweetest names around!
2. Valentine/ Valentina / Valentino
5. Lolita: 4
Top Lovey-Dovey Dog Names
1. Love / Lovey / Lovely / Lovebug
Top Pet-Names Dog Names
Top Gem Stone Dog Names
These canine treasures are worth more than their weight in gold.
Top Flower Power Dog Names
Flowers are the first language of love, being carriers of secret messages between potential mates for centuries. These sweet bear the name of lovely blossoms
6. Rose / Rosebud
7. Sweat Pea
Top Dog Names for Sweet Tooths
Candy is dandy…Sweets for the sweet! Who can resist a little something nice like this?
Top Dog Names for Booze Hounds
But liquor is quicker…If dog is man’s best friend, beer comes a close second! And when you really need a good wingman, who better than your best friend—or brew? These beer hounds combined the best of both worlds with some malty names.
Like the brandy barrel on the neck of a St. Bernard in the Alps, the love of a good dog can be a true lifesaver. These noble beasts were named for the hard stuff: