Black dogs are a special group, from the classic black Labrador Retriever to the showy Great Dane, the Schnauzer, the Portuguese Water Dog, or any adorable mongrel who got the genes for the dark coat. So how do you come up with a good name for your new black dog? Consider height, looks and personality. This listing has options for every dog, from a beautiful Luna to a strong Onyx. We selected these options from our huge database of dog names on Rover.com.
15 Most Popular Black Dog Names
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best names for black dogs
Many of them are gender neutral. For example, a black female can easily outgrow Ash, while a black male can have Raven.
- Amaya (night rain in Japanese)
- Artemis (the moon goddess)
- ashes (ashes)
- Bartholomew (Beard)
- Black Beauty (perhaps for a show dog)
- Blackberry (or just berry)
- black cat
- Bran (means raven)
- Brena / Brena
- Cola (as in Coca-Cola or Pepsi)
- Cole (charcoal)
- Darth (after all, Darth Vader ends up being good)
- Dashiel (screenplay)
- Deva (Hindu moon goddess)
- Eva (late, Evie)
- Kuro (black in Japanese)
- Kylo (from the latest War of stars)
- Leila/Layla (meaning “night”)
- Luna (moon in Spanish)
- Nash (a star in Sagittarius)
- Nisha (night in Sanskrit)
- Oreo (ideal for a black and white dog)
- Oso (Spanish for bear)
- pearl (as in a black pearl)
- Persephone (Persia)
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- Raven (not to be confused with a raven!)
- Selkie (Seal Woman of Gaelic Legend)
- The shade
- Starling (a black bird)
- storm (stormy)
- Sullivan (Sulley)
- Turtle (Fun Fact: kind of black bean)
- Wednesday (as in Addams)
Do black dogs need a theme name?
Sure, a black dog named Shadow, Moon, or Sable is very cute. But you don’t have to go that route. Some of the names on Rover’s list are inspired by your dog’s color, but not all! You don’t have to name your new pup unrelated to his coat if you don’t want to.
Here are some other considerations when choosing a name for your new black dog.
Proper names for dogs
Do you like the sound of a human baby name on a puppy? If yes, you are not alone. In the past, most of us agreed on a good name for a dog. Fido, Rex, Lady – we expected generic options. Now, however, you’re more likely to hear human names in dogs.
Our data shows that dog owners are increasingly using human names for their pets every year. This reflects the broader cultural trend that sees dogs as full members of the family that deserve a special place in our homes and hearts. Our love for dogs runs deep.
Tips for naming a dog
If you’re having trouble deciding, remember that a good black dog name can come from many different sources of inspiration, such as: Your favorite food, books, celebrities, heritage, or even dog breed history. For example, a black Labrador pup might have a water-inspired name like River, while a Latin pedigree dog might have a cute name like Chico.
Another consideration when choosing your dog’s name? dog training. This is especially important for puppies. When teaching your new dog to respond to commands like “sit,” “stay,” or “come,” make sure his name doesn’t cause confusion. In other words, avoid puppy names that sound like a common dog training cue, like “bit” that could easily be misconstrued as “sit.”
Of course, the most important thing is that the name of the dog you have chosen rolls off your tongue. The best names will make you happy. We’re fans of the “back door test” for choosing dog names. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: stand by the back door and call out your potential new dog’s name. Say “Domino, it’s dinner time!” or “Vega, leave it!” Help take the name out of your imagination and make it a reality.
Once you’ve found the perfect name, you can show off the new name and protect your dark haired pet with customizable reflective or sparkly collars, leashes and harnesses. This beautiful black coat can be difficult to see in low light!
Good luck, have fun, and be sure to check out our other dog name coverage. As dog lovers here at Rover, we find dog names absolutely fascinating and love scouring our data on the subject to discover the latest trends, quirky options and unique twists on classics. Over the years we have compiled many names for you and update our lists with new data every year.
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