100+ Black Dog Names: Ideas for Cool & Cuddly Dogs

When it comes to naming the latest addition to your family, your black dog, the names to choose from are plenty. This category is perhaps one of the easiest to find inspiration but can be overwhelming with the sheer volume of names to choose from, with so many ideas being drawn from the color black.

You may choose to go with something inspired by the color itself, or maybe a character from your favorite movie that wears the color a lot. Maybe you want something a little ironic or something tough for your black lab hunting dog. Regardless of specifics, we’re sure we’ve got you covered. So, what are you waiting for? Get picking!

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Black Female Dog Names

  • Brena
  • Morticia
  • Coco
  • Coffee
  • Sooty
  • Cinder
  • Nisha
  • Scout
  • Alva
  • Nova
  • Stormy
  • Wednesday
  • Twilight
  • Skylar
  • Nightingale
  • Ophelia

Black Male Dog Names

  • Maverick
  • Ninja
  • Dash
  • Charcoal
  • Licorice
  • Darth
  • Bruno
  • Bear
  • Blackjack
  • Kodiak
  • Bartholemew
  • Noir
  • Nero
  • Ash
  • Smoky
  • Jett
  • Pepper
  • Boomer
  • Kyran
black and white chihuahua long haired
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Black and White Dog Names

Many black colored pups come with spots of different colors which are very often white. There are plenty of black and white dog names out there, but below are our favorite of the bunch, some of which are very unique, leaving you unlikely to cross another dog with the same name at the dog park.

  • Harlequin
  • Moo Cow
  • Oreo
  • Penguin
  • Snoopy
  • Puffin
  • Chanel
  • Betty Boop
  • Lucky
  • Zeb (Zebra)
  • Perdita
  • Badger
  • Marble
  • Raccoon
  • Panda
  • Pongo
  • Tux
  • Domino
  • Freckles
  • Dice

Black and Brown Dog Names

Maybe your puppy is black and brown in color and you want his name to reflect that. Take a peek at our favorite names for black and brown dogs below.

  • Chewbacca
  • Cola
  • Mocha
  • Espresso
  • Whiskey
  • Pepsi
  • Leopard
  • Chocula
  • Peanut
  • Dusty
  • Choco
  • Chip
  • Gremlin
  • Hickory
black tan brown puppy
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Black and Tan Dog Names

The black and tan coloring on dogs brings out more inspiration for names. From Butterscotch to Hooch, we’re sure you’ll love our top picks below.

  • Butterscotch
  • Roman
  • Chestnut
  • Jupiter
  • Sesame
  • Grizzly
  • Sully
  • Tanley
  • Dale
  • Taniel
  • Hooch

Unique Black Dog Names

If you’re looking for something more unique and less common, have a look at our list of favorite unique black dog names.

  • Nimbus
  • Flint
  • Nevermore
  • Sailor
  • Galaxy
  • Indigo
  • Eclipse
  • Spade
  • Asita
  • Kala
  • Shade
  • Mamba
  • Puddle
  • Caviar
  • Smudge
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Black Dog Names for Puppies

Some names are just cuter on puppies. They do grow up, of course, but in the meantime, the names below will be adorable on your little black pup.

  • Squirt
  • Chansey
  • Tank
  • Batman
  • Daisy
  • Willow
  • Cuddles
  • Puffin
  • Elmo
  • Floofer

Black Lab Hunting Dog Names

If you’re planning to train up a hunting dog and he happens to be a Black Lab, try out one of these names. Even if he isn’t a Black Lab, one of the following names will add a bit of toughness to any dog.

  • Radar
  • Buck
  • Thunder
  • Boomer
  • Duke
  • Sarge
  • Chase
  • Yukon
  • Gunner
  • Ranger
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Finding the Right Black Name for Your Dog

We hope that after reading our favorite black dog names you are closer to finding yours. Just remember that whatever you do end up picking your little furball will love it.

If you’re still at a crossroads, don’t worry! We’ve got plenty more names where these came from. Take a look at some of our many lists below.


Feature Image Credit: Pixabay | Lukas Smiertka