60 Names for Black Dogs: Male, Female, Badass, and Funny (From Astro to Velvet)


My name is Tatiana, but my friends and family call me Tutta. I love writing articles that bring a little creativity to everyday life.

Black Dog Breeds

There’s just something about a black dog that is so beautiful. Perhaps it’s that deep, black, lustrous, gorgeous coat of fur that makes you just want to cuddle every single one you see!

It’s almost as if they are living teddy bears. Many breeds of black dogs are gentle enough to be confused with teddy bears and make terrific pets.

Many breeds of black dogs have a reputation for being gentle, loving, sweet, family dogs.

These breeds are known to make great family pets:

  • German Shepherd
  • Gordon Setter
  • Labrador
  • Newfoundland
  • Poodle
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Pug
  • Russian Terrier
  • Schnauzer
  • Scottish Terrier

This is not a complete list of good family dogs. Any breed can make an excellent family pet if it is provided a loving, nurturing atmosphere to thrive in.

Names For Your Black Dog

Now, you can really name a dog anything you want, but if you are considering getting a black dog, why not look into black dog names?

There’s nothing “dog-racist” about it. Many things and names are associated with the color black!

The list of black dog names can get lengthy, but here, we are going to focus on specific categories to get you thinking on the track of black:

Names for Male Black Dogs

Knight

Astro

Shadow

Graphite

Comet

Harley

Cadet

Usher

Bear

Smokey

Obsidian

Gibraltar

Flint

Onyx

King

Truffle

Jefferson

Prince

Havoc

Slate

Names for Female Black Dogs

Ebony

Eve

Sable

Diamond

Dahlia

Twilight

Velvet

Midnight

Ash

Dior

Raven

Black Swan

Black Beauty

Cleopatra

Pearl

Afrodite

Chanel

Tyra

Licorice

Queenie

Badass Names For Black Dogs

Ninja

Beast

Razor

Panther

Demon

Predator

Jet

Diesel

Black Mamba

Widow

Scorpion

Mayhem

Titanium

Gunpowder

Rocket

Bond

Bullet

Jax

Ace

Sniper

Funny Names for Black Dogs

Batman

Espresso

Cleveland

Django

Dr. Huxtable

Kenyan

Darth Vader

Space Cadet

Fat Albert

Black Jack

Chef

Urkel

"Black" in Other Languages

English

Black

Spanish

Negro

Greek

Mavro

German

Schwarz

French

Noir

Dutch

Zwart

Italian

Nero

Japanese

Kuro

Deciding on a Name

The list of black names goes on and on. If you don’t see one on this list that suits your fancy, or your dog, then try thinking of anything you possibly can that’s related to the color black. You’ll find yourself coming up with many different options, and eventually, one that is perfect for your furry friend!

If you are just having a hard time deciding between a few names, try the following tips for letting your dog pick its own name.

  • Call out names: This method works pretty well if you have three or more different names in mind. Sit across a room and begin calling out names, pausing for 20–30 seconds between each name. When your dog comes running, that’s its name!
  • Family circle: Great for settling disputes among family members as to what to name the pup. Have everyone form a large circle around the dog (but not so close that it gets scared). When the game starts, everyone should begin at the same time to call the dog by the name they desire, whoever the dog goes to gets to name the dog.
  • Index cards: Take a few index cards and write different names on them, placing them all around the room with a piece of food on each one. Whatever one your dog eats off of first shows the name the dog will get.
  • Pees on trees: This one requires a male dog who knows how to lift his leg already, and a backyard with a few trees. Write names on index cards and tack one card on each tree in the backyard. Whatever tree the dog pees on first shows the name that he chose!

However you choose to name your black dog, make it a fun process, since you will only have to do it once!

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© 2014 Tatiana

Kristine Claire on April 20, 2016:

i love truffle name to my puppy male pure black... :)

Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on February 07, 2015:

Voted up and awesome ! :) Great name choices for the darker muts ! Gotta love them

Marie on September 17, 2014:

I have two dogs one lady and the other duke so had a loom at your names and decided to call my puppy prince as they all fit together

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on February 04, 2014:

Hi Tutta. Our girl was from the Humane Society so she probably was not a true pure breed. She looked like a flat-coated retriever with beautiful feathers on her tail and legs. I love your dog's name, Savannah. My BFF named her black dog Dakota.

Tatiana (author) from Florida on February 04, 2014:

Hi Peg!

Thanks for reading and responding! I love Gordon Setters, such pretty dogs. I've got an all black flat-coated retriever named Savannah; not very original now after coming up with all these black dog names. I'll just have to keep them in mind for our next puppy!

All the best,

Tutta

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on February 04, 2014:

I had to laugh at your decision making process for choosing the dog's name. That was really funny. My dog's name was Buckwheat and she was a female Gordon Setter who lived to be sixteen.


200 Best Names for Brindle Colored Dogs (Male & Female)

Here are the 200 best names for a brindle-coated dog. I have categorized them into best overall, brindle pattern-themed names, dog names for various coat colors, and male/female big dog names.

Best Overall

Blaze
Brandy
Brindy
Camo/Cammie
Chili
Cocoa
Diesel
Guinness
Kodiak
Major
Mocha
Oreo
Pockets
Rowan
Skittles
T-Bone
Tiger
Vixen
Winston
Xena

Best Brindle-Pattern Themed Dog Names

Brindy
Camo/Cammie
Checkers
Cheetah
Dot
Fleck
Freckles
Inky
Marbles
Monarch
Patch
Pebbles
Pixel
Pockets
Rainbow
Sargent
Scraps
Skittles
Speckles
Spot
Sprinkles
Streak
Stripe
Swatch
Swirls
Tigger

Best Brown-Colored Brindle Dog Names

Acorn
Bailey
Bambi
Brandy
Brownie
Bruno
Chestnut
Chip
Choco
Cocoa
Cookie
Foxy
Godiva
Guinness
Hershey
Java
Kodiak
Kona
Latte
Maple
Meatloaf
Mocha
Pancake
Peanut
Pretzel
Reeses
Ruffles
Sandy
Snickers
Starbucks
Tanner
Teddy
Timber
Toffee
Tootsie
Truffles
Twinkie
Whiskey

Best Golden and Red-Colored Brindle Dog Names

Amber
Autumn
Bengal
Blaze
Blondie
Bordeaux
Buffy
Cayenne
Chili
Copper
Ember
Flame
Ginger
Hazel
Honey
Nutmeg
Pyro
Rowan
Ruby
Rusty
Sahara
Scarlet
Sienna
Spice
Sundance
Sunkist
Terra
Tiger
Topaz

Best Black-Colored Brindle Dog Names

Ash
Blackie
Blackjack
Blackout
Carbon
Darth
Diesel
Domino
Dusty
Eclipse
Eightball
Jet
Magic
Midnight
Night
Onyx
Oreo
Pepper
Phantom
Raven
Reaper
Sable
Shadow
Shady
Slate
Slick
Smoky
Spade
Storm
Tattoo
Thunder
Twilight
Vader
Velvet
Voodoo

Best Big Brindle Dog Names

Male Names
Angus
Attila
Bigfoot
BigMac
Boomer
Brutus
Bubba
Bunyon
Caesar
Capone
Cargo
Champ
Chewie
Chief
Churchill
Clifford
Diesel
Everett
General
Ike
King
Mack
Magnum
Major
Max
Meatball
Raider
Rambo
Rex
Rocky
Sarge
Shaq
Stallone
Sultan
T-Bone
Tank
Thor
Titan
Vader
Voltron
Warrior
Winston
Woodrow
Yeti

Female Names
Athena
Banshee
Bertha
Cupcake (funny)
Diva
Elektra
Helga
Huntress
Justice
Mama
Marge
Medusa
Midnight
Mystique
Olga
Panda
Queen
Raven
Rebel
Rogue
Rousey
Sable
Shebear
Storm
Sweet Pea (funny)
Venus
Vixen
Xena


Dog Names Inspired by TV Shows

Introduction

When trying to come up with a name for a new canine companion, your favorite television shows are a great place to look for inspiration. Whether you name your pup after a famous doggy character or you name him or her after one of your favorite human characters or even the show itself, the small screen is the perfect place to find a name that suits your pet as well as your personal interests. TV-themed dog names can be as unique or as common as you would like. If you are thinking about coming up with a dog name after a TV show, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Dog Names Inspired by TV Shows in Pop Culture

If you are thinking about naming your dog after a famous TV dog, there are several options to choose from. Dogs are extremely common in pop culture, and they have made appearances in countless television shows. Whether you are a fan of drama, comedy or even reality TV, there is most likely a famous dog from whom you could draw inspiration.

When it comes to famous TV dogs, though, few are as well recognized as Lassie. In 1954, the Emmy-winning television series Lassie premiered, and the name became well-known in households around the world. Lassie was a female Rough Collie played by a dog named Pal. For 19 years, Pal and her descendants appeared on the beloved series. The Lassie character is still played by descendants of Pal today.

The character was originally created in a short story by Eric Knight called Lassie Come Home. The story was published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1938 and then turned into a full-length novel in 1940. The novel was adapted into a film with the same name in 1943. The movie was a major success and spawned sequels, a radio show and, eventually, the television series which many people associate with the beloved canine character.

Lassie aired from 1954 until 1973. During the first several seasons, the lovable Collie resides on a farm with her young male master, Timmy. She is well-known for rescuing Timmy from a variety of perils. Whether he fell down a well or encountered some of type of trouble, Lassie’s help was never far away. In later seasons, rangers of the U.S. Forest Service became the dog’s companions. She was on her own for one season, and in the final season, she resides at a ranch for orphaned children.

Lassie is one of only three animals to ever receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is also one of just a few fictional characters to earn a spot on the Walk. She was also named one of the “100 Icons of the Century” by Variety and is the only animal on the list. Lassie remains one most famous dogs in pop culture. In addition to marketing pet food and making personal appearances, she is also on a pet care TV show called Lassie’s Pet Vet. She was also featured in a Canadian animated TV series known as The New Adventures of Lassie from 2013 until 2016.

Inspired by TV Shows Dog Name Considerations

Choosing the right name for your dog is a big job. Naming your beloved canine companion is much like naming your child, and choosing the right moniker is important. The name you choose will stick with your pet from 10 to 15 years or longer, so you need to choose one that will make sense for years to come. When using a TV show for inspiration, think about your favorite shows and characters and why they are your favorites. Are there certain traits that you like? Does your dog share those traits? Think about any negative connotations the character or show may have. If there is a chance the name could be seen as offensive, you may want to choose a different one. Remember that the name you select will be the one you have to give the vet, groomer, etc., so it’s best to choose something non-offensive. With that in mind, keep reading to discover some possible TV-inspired dog names.


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