Clever dog names: 120 Ideas for Female, Male Dog

Check out our long list of clever dog names. With a grand variety you are sure to find many that you like. These names are unique, fun.

Choosing the perfect name for your new dog is one of the most important things you can do as a new owner.

If you want to give your dog a really unique name, smart dog names are always a good choice. They will make everyone laugh and add a bit of fun and humor to the world.

Check out this list of 120 clever dog names and see if you can spot your dog’s name among the ranks.

Top clever dog names

  • Ammo
  • Chewbarka
  • Jimmy Chew
  • Bark Wahlberg
  • Droolius Caesar
  • Bark Twain
  • Hairy Paw-ter
  • The Notorious DOG
  • Orville Redenbarker
  • Jimmy Kibble 
  • Beau Dacious 
  • Koby Teeth 
  • Reeses Puppycups
  • Abracadabra
  • Scout
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Clever dog names female

  • Athena – The meaning of the name Ash is: Happy.
  • Neon – Meaning “New”.
  • Nisha – Meaning “night”.
  • Misha – Meaning “who resembles God”.
  • Gypsy – Meaning “wanderer”.
  • Juno – Goddess and wife of Zeus, protector of women.
  • Mae – Mae means “goddess of springtime, warmth, and increase”, “midwife”, “mother” and “sublime”.
  • Pixie – It means “fairy”.
  • Skye – Meaning “cloud”.
  • Queen – Meaning: Title For A Female Royal.
  • Opal – Meaning: “jewel”.
  • Banshee – “woman of the fairy mound” or “fairy woman”.
  • Faye – Meaning “fairy” Or “loyalty” or “belief”.
  • Penny – Meaning: “weaver”.
  • Holliday – The meaning of Holliday is “holy day”.
  • Bella – Bella is related to Italian, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese and Latin words meaning beautiful.
  • Luna – Meaning: “wood carver, sculptor”.
  • Lucy – Lucy means “light”. Alternative spellings are Luci, Luce, Lucie, Lucia.
  • Daisy – Daisies symbolize innocence and purity Or “day’s eye”.
  • Lola – Lola means “sorrows”, “free”, “proficient” and “army”.
  • Sadie – Meaning: Lion.
  • Bailey – Meaning: Bailiff, Steward.
  • Molly – Molly means “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” and “wished for child” or “beloved”.
  • A.J. – Meaning: “unconquerable”.
  • Abby – The name is derived from Hebrew. Meaning “my father joy”, “my father is exultation”, or “my father is joy”.
  • Ada – Meaning of “noble, nobility”, “adornment”.
  • Adele – Meaning: “nobility” or adal, “noble”.
  • Alfredo – Meaning: “Wise counsellor”.
  • Almond – Meaning: “Noble protection”
  • Apple – Meaning: The Apple Fruit.
  • Bagel – Meaning: “ring” or “bracelet”.
  • Baguette – Meaning: “wand”, “baton” or “stick”.
  • Banana – Meaning: “fruit of the wise men”.
  • Barley – Meaning: “grower or seller of barley”.
  • Adara – Meaning: “virgin; beauty; noble”.
  • Addie – Meaning: “noble; son of Adam”.
  • Addison – Meaning: “son of Addie”.
  • Adelaide – Meaning: “noble natured”.
  • Virginia Woof
  • Mary Puppins
  • Sarah Jessica Barker
  • Billie Holidog
  • Katy Pawry
  • Rosa Barks
  • Tina Spay
  • Queen Elizabark
  • Piper Gina
  • Reply
  • Hashtag
  • Dingo

Clever dog names male

  • Buddy – The name Buddy means You and is of American origin.
  • Max – A short form of the Latin Maximilian, from Maximus, meaning “the greatest”.
  • Bear – The meaning of the name “Bear” is: “Strong, brave bear”.
  • Charlie – Charlie’s meaning is “free man”.
  • Toby – Toby is a short variant of the name Tobias
  • Lucky – The meaning of Lucky is “fortunate”.
  • Cooper – The meaning of Cooper is “barrel maker”.
  • Teddy – Meaning “wealthy protector”, “brave people”, or “God’s gift”.
  • Loki – A mischievous god of fate and chaos.
  • Basil – Meaning: “the willowlands”,” Thick brush”.
  • Beau – The name Beau means Beautiful, Handsome.
  • Bolt – Meaning: “arrow”.
  • Ace – The name Ace means “one, unity”.
  • Alfie – The name Alfie means “counsel” and is considered “wise”.
  • Milo – Milo means “gracious” or “soldier” (from Miles) or “rival”.
  • Albert – Meaning “Noble and bright”.
  • Asher – Meaning of Asher is “ash wood”/”one who lives near an ash tree or grove”.
  • Archie – Archie means “genuine”, “bold” or “brave” – and is more popular in Britain than the US.
  • Arlo – The name Arlo means Hill.
  • Beethoven – Meaning: “defender”.
  • Shadow – Shade From Sun.
  • Barkley – Meaning: Birch valley; birch tree meadow.
  • Bean – Meaning: Farmer.
  • Bingo – Name of a very popular board game.
  • Biscuit – Meaning: “twice-cooked”. 
  • Andy – Meaning: “manly, masculine”.
  • Artie – Meaning: “noble, courageous” or “bear”.
  • Atari – Meaning: “hit the target”.
  • Alexander – Meaning: “Defender, protector of man”.
  • Aristotle – Meaning: “Superior” or “the best purpose”.
  • Beaker – The surname Beaker is a nickname for a person with a prominent nose.
  • Benjamin – Meaning: “Son of my right hand”.
  • Bing – Meaning: “kettle-shaped hollow”.
  • Brain – Meaning: “high, noble” or “strength”.
  • Seuss – Meaning: “sweet”, “pleasant”, “agreeable”.
  • Smoky – Meaning: “The soul of the fire”.
  • Snoopy – Meaning:  curious or nosy. 
  • Snowball – Meaning: a bald patch.
  • Stewie – Meaning: “Cool”.
  • Stitch – Meaning:  “Loving”.
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Clever dog names from movies

  • Baxter – Anchorman.
  • Barney – Gremlins.
  • Beethoven – Beethoven.
  • Bolt – Bolt.
  • Boris – Lady and the Tramp.
  • Brinkley – You’ve Got Mail.
  • Bruiser – Legally Blonde.
  • Bruno – Cinderella.
  • Yoda – Star Wars.
  • Falcor – Neverending Story.
  • Hairy Pawter – Harry Potter.
  • Ferris – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
  • Norman – Psycho.
  • Samantha – I Am Legend.
  • Frank – Men in Black. 
  • Lucky – The 101 Dalmatians. 
  • Puffy – There’s Something About Mary. 
  • Pedro – Lady and the Tramp.
  • Jack – Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Han Solo – Star Wars.
  • Jones – Indiana Jones.
  • Hannibal – Silence of the Lambs.
  • Toto – The Wizard of Oz.
  • Slinky Dog – Toy Story.
  • Bruiser – Legally Blonde.
  • Butkus – Rocky.

About the Author

Henry Mark
Mark is the animals Editor at dognamesbest.com covering Information about breeds, naming dogs, naming pets. He's a graduate in veterinary medicine at the agricultural academy.