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Traits associated with the name Barkley:

Dogs named Barkley tend to be loving, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, intelligence, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Barkley?

Naming your dog Barkley suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy lightheartedness. It could also suggest that you are a fan of basketball or the NBA, as the name is likely a reference to the famous basketball player Charles Barkley.

Is Barkley a good dog name?

Barkley has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Barkley isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Barkley is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Barkley was, in the past month, the 590th most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Barkley is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Barkley was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Barkley's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Barkley is most adored in Alabama, Montana and Iowa.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Maryland, Arizona and Nebraska.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Barkley.

Most popular breeds named Barkley:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. Chow Chow

Famous dogs named Barkley:

  • television icon A sheepdog named Barkley featured in the television show Sesame Street.
  • television icon A old english sheepdog named Barkley featured in the television show Sesame Street.
  • television icon A dog named Barkley featured in the television show The Barkleys.

Barkley is found in these categories:

funny dog names

Plays on words, combining "bark" with basketball legend Charles.

british dog names

Associated with a popular English footballer and a banking corporation.

cute dog names

Evokes playful imagery of Charles Barkley playing fetch.

Dog names like Barkley:

Son Of My Right Hand
Descendant Of Bradach
Bold As A Bear
Genuine, bold or brave
Lower, either in elevation or geography.
Barkley dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think of Barkley is an excellent choice for a dog that is funny and loves to bark.
January 24, 2024

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Person (California, United States)
I have the dopiest dog named Barkley and he’s a aussiedoddle and the name fits him perfectly because, well, he just barks a lot
November 26, 2022

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