100+ Best unique black dog names in 2022 [Male, Female]

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From the classic black Labrador to the stunning great Dane, to the German Shepherd, the Rottie to the Doodle, or any adorable mixed-breed dog that acquired the dark fur genes there are lots of great names for your black dog.

When choosing the name, consider its size, appearance, and personality. From a sweet Muffin to a powerful Cosmos, there's something for every dog on this list. These names were picked from the pawmenow.com collection of dog names that contains unique black dog names for males and females, along with some badass black dog names.

Despite the stereotyping of black dogs, where some people believe that black dogs are aggressive, I think black is one of the most powerful colors for dogs. So, if you've got a new black dog that needs a name, have a look at this list of creative and powerful black dog names.

How to choose a perfect name for your black pup?

beautiful black dog in snow
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If you're having difficulties picking, remember that a beautiful black dog name can come from a variety of sources, including your favorite celebrity, food, book, movie, origin, or even canine breed history. For example, a black Labrador puppy can be named Coffee after your favorite drink, or Inky after its appearance. Another powerful dog name for your fearless pup could be Panthere or Puma.

What are the best black male dog names?

Black male dog names inspired by food

Orbie black dog Enjoying a Donut Treat
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  • Donut
  • Chocolate
  • Muffin
  • Pudding
  • Olive
  • Berry
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Espresso
  • Beans
  • Roast
  • Mushroom
  • Oreo
  • Noodles

Black male dog names inspired by nature

  • Panther
  • Puma
  • Wolf
  • Wolfie
  • Ash
  • Aki (meaning autumn in Japanese)
  • Bear
  • Dusty
  • Echo
  • Jet
  • Mammoth
  • Marin
  • Onyx
  • Pluto
  • Shadow
  • Shade
  • Thorn
  • West
  • Wind
  • Carbon
  • Scooty
  • Night

Black male dog names inspired by cartoons

  • Baloo - the bear from Mogli
  • Mogli
  • Pongo - from 101 Dalmatians
  • Copper - from the Basset Hound from The Fox and the Hound
  • Boo, from Monsters, Inc.-girl
  • Nemo - from Finding Nemo
  • Stitch, from Lilo & Stitch -boy
  • Moana - from Moana - girl
  • Simba - from The Lion King
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Snoopy
  • Max - from How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory
  • Tom - from Tom & Jerry
  • Mandy - from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
  • Courage
  • Batman
  • Alvin - from Alvin and the Chipmunks

Black male dog names inspired by celebrities

  • Metallica
  • Elvis
  • Jagger (from Mike Jagger)
  • Sting
  • Jackson
  • Mozart
  • Ozzy
  • Floyd

Other black male dogs names

  • Ghost
  • Yoda
  • Coco
  • Whisky
  • Zorro
  • Ziggy
  • Ninja
  • Black
  • Blacky

What are the best black female names?

Black female dog names inspired by food

Black Pug enjoying icecream
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  • Chocolate
  • Muffin
  • Pudding
  • Olive
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Cocoa
  • Cupcake
  • Blackberry
  • Cola

Black female dog names inspired by nature

  • Puma
  • Dusty
  • Echo
  • Forrest
  • Black pearl
  • Mercury
  • Shadow
  • Storm
  • North
  • Wind
  • Earth
  • Moon
  • Flower
  • Magma
  • Raven
  • Night

Black female dog names inspired by cartoons

  • Pebbles - from The Flintstones
  • Kim - from Kim Possible
  • Katara - from Avatar the Last Airbender
  • Suki - from Avatar the Last Airbender
  • Sandy - from SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Bubbles - from The Powerpuff Girls
  • Blossom - from The Powerpuff Girls
  • Buttercup - from The Powerpuff Girls
  • Velma - from Scooby-Doo
  • Daphne - from Scooby-Doo
  • Korra - from The Legend of Korra
  • Cleo - from Heathcliff
  • Lucy - from Peanuts
  • Rosie - from The Jetsons
  • Jenny - from Inspector Gadget
  • Lilo, from Lilo & Stitch -girl
  • Nala - from Lion King

Black female dogs names inspired by seasons:

  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Spring

Other black female dogs names:

  • Sophie
  • Kira
  • Mira
  • Maya
  • Nora
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Lara
  • Lexi
  • Kayla
  • Koko
  • Sansa
  • Chanel
  • Blackie

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a unique name for a male dog?

A unique dog name for a male dog can be chosen by his personality and look. You can get inspired by this dedicated list of best name for male dogs.

What is the coolest female dog name?

The coolest female dog name is whatever you think fits better your dog's personality, look, size, or color. Although, some cool ideas are listed on best name for female dogs article.

How should I name my black pet?

If you're having difficulties choosing a name for your pet, remember that a great black dog name can come from a variety of sources such as nature, favorite movie characters, food, planets etc. Just try to imagine a resemblance depending on breed, personality, or size.

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