Best Two Syllable Dog Names for Boy and Girl Dogs

Best Two Syllable Dog Names   by Janice Jones   |Published 10-06-2021

You may want a fancy dog name with multiple syllables, but did you know that most dogs respond best to one or two syllable dog names?  Short names are also easier on you when you go to train your dog and when calling your dog from the other side of a dog park.  

How is the best way to come up with a great dog name for that new furry bundle of joy?  Think about the dog, your lifestyle, and your comfort level with names.

  • What do you first notice about that puppy's personality?
  • Does the color of his hair remind you of something?
  • Is that tiny puppy in need of a big dog name?
  • What do you eventually want to do with that puppy?  (take him to the beach, sail with him, hike up a mountain)

Get Everyone to Agree on a Name

A new puppy can bring great joy to all members of a household, but finding the perfect name is not so easy when you have kids.  Each child is likely to want to choose the name and some of those names may just not be appropriate.  A little guidance from parents may be in order.

Once you have chosen a puppy, the name game begins.  It isn't a bad idea to choose a name long before the puppy can go home to live with you.  If everyone agrees on a name, great.  Ask the breeder to start calling your puppy by his name and by the time the puppy goes home, he will already know his name.

If no one can agree, there are a couple different approaches you can take.

  • Ask the breeder to send you a video or some photos.  Better still, if you live nearby, visit the breeder and play with your puppy.  This type of activity often inspires you to chose one name over another.
  • Older children should be able to articulate why they think one name is better than another.  A preschool age child is not likely to give great reasons other than, "I like that name."  Choosing a name is not easy so if your child has put effort into the thought process, definitely consider the name, assuming it is an appropriate name to call out in a public place.
  • Limit names to one or two syllables as a way to eliminate a long list of possible names.  

Best Two Syllable Dog Names Separated by Male and Female Names

Here is our list of the best two syllable dog names.  After reading our list, please feel free to contact me with your own ideas and I'll add them to this page for all to consider.  A very large percentage of these names come from real dog owner's ideas.  

Best Two Syllable Dog Names for Female Dogs

  1. Abby 
  2. Ada 
  3. Adel 
  4. Adley
  5. Aggie 
  6. Alba 
  7. Alda 
  8. Alfie
  9. Alice
  10. Alma
  11. Amber
  12. Angel
  13. Anna
  14. Annie
  15. April
  16. Arya
  17. Asia
  18. Aster
  19. Autumn
  20. Baby
  21. Bailey
  22. Bambam
  23. Bambie
  24. Barbie
  25. Beanie
  26. Bebe
  27. Bella
  28. Berkley
  29. Berta
  30. Bessie
  31. Betsy
  32. Biscuit
  33. Blossum
  34. Bonnie
  35. Boston
  36. Brandi
  37. Breezy
  38. Brook
  39. Bubbles
  40. Buffy
  41. Busy
  42. Callie
  43. Captain
  44. Candy
  45. Cassie
  46. Charlotte
  47. Checkers
  48. Cheery
  49. Cherry
  50. Chloe
  51. Christy
  52. Coco
  53. Cookie
  54. Connie
  55. Cosmo
  56. Crackers
  57. Crystal
  58. Cupcake
  59. Daffy
  60. Daisy
  61. Dana
  62. Dani
  63. Darla
  64. Debs
  65. Deidra
  66. Delta
  67. Demi
  68. Dixie
  69. Diva
  70. Dolly
  71. Dora
  72. Doris
  73. Eda
  74. Eden
  75. Ellie
  76. Elsie
  77. Emma
  78. Envy
  79. Fanta
  80. Farah
  81. Freida
  82. Gabby
  83. Georgia
  84. Gia
  85. Ginga
  86. Ginger
  87. Ginny
  88. Goldie
  89. Hadley
  90. Halli
  91. Halo
  92. Hanna
  93. Harli
  94. Harlo
  95. Harper
  96. Haven
  97. Hazel
  98. Heidi
  99. Helda
  100. Hershey
  101. Holly
  102. Irma
  103. Isis
  104. Jackie
  105. Jamie
  106. Jasmine
  107. Java
  108. Jenny
  109. Jeri
  110. Jessi
  111. Jingle
  112. Juno
  113. Kaia
  114. Kangra
  115. Kasha
  116. Katie
  117. Kaylee
  118. Kelly
  119. Kika
  120. Krystal
  121. Lady
  122. Latte
  123. Layla
  124. Leelou
  125. Leia
  126. Lilly
  127. Lola
  128. London
  129. Lori
  130. Louise
  131. Lucy
  132. Luna
  133. Lulan
  134. Lulu
  135. Lyra
  136. Macy
  137. Maggie
  138. Mei Ling
  139. Mia
  140. Midnight
  141. Mila
  142. Milan
  143. Millie
  144. Minnie
  145. Minnow (for boys and girls)
  146. Missy
  147. Misty
  148. Mocha
  149. Molly
  150. Muffin
  151. Nanny
  152. Nellie
  153. Netti
  154. Nipper
  155. Noel
  156. Nutmeg
  157. Onyx
  158. Opal
  159. Oprah
  160. Ora
  161. Orca
  162. Orchid
  163. Paisley
  164. Palmer
  165. Paris
  166. Patty
  167. Pebble (Pebbles)
  168. Peggy
  169. Penny
  170. Pepper
  171. Phoebe
  172. Phoenix
  173. Phyllis
  174. Piku
  175. Pilar
  176. Pina
  177. Piper
  178. Pita
  179. Pixel
  180. Pixie
  181. Polly
  182. Poppins
  183. Poppy
  184. Puffer
  185. Puma
  186. Pumpkin
  187. Queenie
  188. Quincy
  189. Rachel
  190. Raina
  191. Randee
  192. Razzle
  193. Reba
  194. Reagan
  195. Reeces
  196. Renny
  197. Rhonda
  198. Rico
  199. Rio
  200. Ricki
  201. Robyn (Robin)
  202. Rocket
  203. Rookie
  204. Roxie, Roxy
  205. Rubi, Ruby
  206. Ruthie
  207. Rylee (Riley)
  208. Sadie
  209. Sally
  210. Sami
  211. Sandy
  212. Scarlett
  213. Shirley
  214. Siggy
  215. Smores
  216. Snickers
  217. Sophie
  218. Stacie
  219. Stella
  220. Summer
  221. Susie
  222. Tabby
  223. Taegan
  224. Taetum
  225. Tammy
  226. Tango
  227. Tanya
  228. Tara
  229. Target
  230. Tasha
  231. Taryn
  232. Tatum
  233. Tawny
  234. Taylor
  235. Tinsley
  236. Tracy
  237. Trista
  238. Trudy
  239. Tropic
  240. Vara
  241. Vega
  242. Velma
  243. Venus
  244. Violet
  245. Wanda
  246. Wendy
  247. Wilma
  248. Willow
  249. Whitney
  250. Winnie
  251. Winter
  252. Yuki
  253. Zara
  254. Zelda
  255. Zoey

Best Two Syllable Dog Names for Male Dogs


  1. Acorn
  2. Adam
  3. A.J.
  4. Ajax
  5. Alex
  6. Alvin
  7. Amos
  8. Anchor
  9. Andy
  10. Archie
  11. Arden
  12. Arlo
  13. Arrow
  14. Arthur
  15. Astro
  16. Atlas
  17. Austin
  18. Bacon
  19. Bailey
  20. Baloo
  21. Balto
  22. Bam Bam
  23. Banjo
  24. Barney
  25. Barkley
  26. Batman
  27. Baxter
  28. Beatle
  29. Benji
  30. Bentley
  31. Berkley
  32. Bingo
  33. Blackjack
  34. Bogart
  35. Bonsai
  36. Boomer
  37. Boris
  38. Boxer
  39. Brando
  40. Bruno
  41. Brutus
  42. Buckeye
  43. Buckshot
  44. Buddy
  45. Bullet
  46. Bullseye
  47. Buster
  48. Caesar
  49. Calvin
  50. Capone
  51. Captain
  52. Carlos
  53. Carter
  54. Casey
  55. Casper
  56. Cedric
  57. Charlie
  58. Charles
  59. Chester
  60. Chewy
  61. Chilli
  62. Chomper
  63. Clayton
  64. Clifford
  65. Cobalt
  66. Cody
  67. Colin
  68. Comet
  69. Cooper
  70. Corkey
  71. Cowboy
  72. Crusoe
  73. Curtis
  74. Cutter
  75. Dagger
  76. Dalton
  77. Dante
  78. Darby
  79. Darwin
  80. Datson
  81. Dayton
  82. Dennis
  83. Denzel
  84. Derby
  85. Devin
  86. Devron
  87. Dewey
  88. Dexter
  89. Dickens
  90. Diego
  91. Diesel
  92. Dilbert
  93. Dingo
  94. Dixon
  95. Dobie
  96. Donnie
  97. Doppler
  98. Dragon
  99. Dryfus
  100. Druid
  101. Dublin
  102. Duey
  103. Duggan
  104. Dustin
  105. Dusty
  106. Dylan
  107. Dyson
  108. Echo
  109. Eddie
  110. Edison
  111. Eeyore
  112. Einstein
  113. Elmer
  114. Elmo
  115. Elton
  116. Elvis
  117. Ernie
  118. Ethan
  119. Evan
  120. Felix
  121. Fenwick
  122. Fido
  123. Fievel
  124. Finlay
  125. Flemming
  126. Fletcher
  127. Forest
  128. Foster
  129. Franklin
  130. Frasier
  131. Frito
  132. Frisbee
  133. Galvin
  134. Galway
  135. Gangster
  136. Garfield
  137. Gavin
  138. Gator
  139. Gatsby
  140. Getty
  141. Gilbert
  142. Ginga
  143. Gizmo
  144. Gordon
  145. Gomez
  146. Gonzo
  147. Goucho
  148. Grover
  149. Gumbo
  150. Gunner
  151. Gunther
  152. Hamlet
  153. Hancock
  154. Happy
  155. Harley
  156. Harper
  157. Harris
  158. Harry
  159. Harvard
  160. Hatchet
  161. Harvey
  162. Hawkeye
  163. Henry
  164. Herbert
  165. Herman
  166. Hermit
  167. Hero
  168. Hershey
  169. Hobbit
  170. Hobo
  171. Homer
  172. Horace
  173. Hoover
  174. Howard
  175. Hubbard
  176. Hudson
  177. Huey
  178. Hugo
  179. Hunter
  180. Huxley
  181. Isaac
  182. Ivan
  183. Jackel
  184. Jagger
  185. Jared
  186. Jaxon
  187. Jekyll
  188. Jenkins
  189. Jeordi
  190. Jerry
  191. Jester
  192. Jiffy
  193. Jimmy
  194. Jingles
  195. Jockey
  196. Joey
  197. Johnny
  198. Joker
  199. Joplin
  200. Justin
  201. Karma
  202. Kato
  203. Keegan
  204. Kelvin
  205. Kenny
  206. Kermit
  207. Ketchup
  208. Kibbles
  209. Kilroy
  210. Kirby
  211. Klingon
  212. Kody
  213. Konrad
  214. Koyu
  215. Krusty
  216. Krypton
  217. Laddie
  218. Landen
  219. Largo
  220. Larry
  221. Lassie
  222. LeBron
  223. Leeroy
  224. Lego
  225. Lenny
  226. Leroy
  227. Lester
  228. Levi
  229. Lewis
  230. Liam
  231. Lincoln
  232. Linus
  233. Lipton
  234. Lisbon
  235. Lister
  236. Logan
  237. Lopez
  238. Lorax
  239. Lucas
  240. Ludwig
  241. Magic
  242. Major
  243. Marcus
  244. Marley
  245. Martin
  246. Marvin
  247. Mason
  248. McCoy
  249. Merlin
  250. Mickey
  251. Miller
  252. Milo
  253. Milton
  254. Mobie / Moby
  255. Mojo
  256. Monster
  257. Morgan
  258. Morris
  259. Moses
  260. Mozart
  261. Murphy
  262. Mustang
  263. Muttley
  264. Nelson
  265. Nemo
  266. Neptune
  267. Nester
  268. Newman
  269. Newton
  270. Niffer
  271. Ninja
  272. Noah
  273. Nolan
  274. Norman
  275. Nugget
  276. Nutmeg
  277. Oakley
  278. Obi
  279. O.J.
  280. Olaf
  281. Olsen
  282. Orson
  283. Osborn
  284. Oscar
  285. Otis
  286. Otto
  287. Oxley
  288. Ozzie
  289. Pablo
  290. Palmer
  291. Panda
  292. Parker
  293. Patches
  294. Patton
  295. Patrick
  296. Paxton
  297. Payton
  298. Peanut
  299. Pebbles
  300. Pedro
  301. Pepper
  302. Perkins
  303. Peyton
  304. Piccard
  305. Pilot
  306. Pinto
  307. Piper
  308. Pirate
  309. Piston
  310. Pogo
  311. Pongo
  312. Popeye
  313. Porkchop
  314. Porthos
  315. Porter
  316. Potter
  317. Prancer
  318. Presley
  319. Preston
  320. Pretzel
  321. Pryor
  322. Puddles
  323. Pukka
  324. Punky
  325. Puzzle
  326. Raisin
  327. Rambo
  328. Rebel
  329. Reggie
  330. Rico
  331. Rino
  332. Rocket
  333. Rocky
  334. Roger
  335. Rolo
  336. Roscoe
  337. Rowan
  338. Rudy
  339. Rufus
  340. Rusty
  341. Sake
  342. Sherman
  343. Snoopy
  344. Spencer
  345. Starbuck
  346. Sumo
  347. Tatter
  348. Tanner
  349. Teddy
  350. Tibbit
  351. Timmie
  352. Tinker
  353. Titan
  354. Toby
  355. Tommy
  356. Tony
  357. Toto
  358. Trapper
  359. Trevor
  360. Trooper
  361. Tucker
  362. Tyler
  363. Vodka
  364. Walker
  365. Wallace
  366. Walter
  367. Whiskey
  368. Wilbur
  369. Willie
  370. Winnie
  371. Winston
  372. Whiskey
  373. Woody
  374. Wyatt
  375. Yeller
  376. Zulu

Best Two Syllable Dog Names: Gender-Neutral 

Tabu

Tofu

Melba

Tadpole

Taffy

Wafer

Waffle

Walnut

Weenie

Whiskey

Wonton

Wishbone

Wassail

Wibble

Meatball

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