If you’re searching for unusual dog names, you’re in the right place! What could be more interesting than naming your beloved dog — no matter the breed — after the city you grew up in, loved visiting, or dream of traveling to?
This is going to be a difficult choice since there are so many fascinating cities in the world. To help you choose, we’ve gathered over 100 unique and interesting city names. From Helsinki to Beijing to Buenos Aires, we’re hitting every continent — and we’re confident that you’ll find a special name for your pooch. Scroll down to start traveling!
Female City Dog Names
Male City Dog Names
- Hong Kong
- Buenos Aires
Bonus: A City Dog Question
Q: What is the name of the famous dog statue in New York City’s Central Park?
A: Balto Statue!
If you’ve ever wandered around Central Park, you’ve probably come across an adorable life-size bronze statue of a dog. Who is that dog, and what’s the story behind the statue?
That dog is Balto, an Alaskan sled dog. In 1925, Alaska was hit with a terrible outbreak of diphtheria. The city of Nome suddenly needed a lot of medication — but there was a massive blizzard! Enter: Balto and his fellow sled dogs. Heroic teams of mushers and sled dogs raced 674 miles through the blizzard to deliver life-saving medicines. Balto was one of the lead dogs!
That same year, the city commissioned a famous Brooklyn sculptor named Frederick George Richard Roth to create a statue in Balto’s honor. It’s stood in Central Park ever since. Next time you’re there, take a look! You’ll find Balto near the Tisch Children’s Zoo.
Finding the Right City Name for Your Dog
Whew, that was a lot of cities! We hope you’ve found the perfect geographic name for your puppy — whether it’s Munich, Buffalo, or Bangkok. And if you’re looking for an extra-special namesake for your pup, keep Balto the heroic sled dog in mind. Choose a city near home or use your dog’s name to travel!
If you haven’t found the right name, don’t worry. We’ve got lots of other ideas:
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Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.