Boo

Unisex

Meaning

a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

Origin

Scandinavian

Pronunciation

/buː/

Alt. Spellings

Boo Boo

Traits associated with the name Boo:

Dogs named Boo tend to be loving, loyal, affectionate, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and beauty.

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

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique and fun name. It also suggests that you are a creative and playful person.

Is Boo a good dog name?

Boo is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Boo 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 Boo is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Boo was, in the past month, the 328th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of March 2024, Boo 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, Boo was viewed 171 times, and liked 10 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Boo is most adored in Arizona, Oklahoma and Colorado.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Boo:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Shih Tzu
  5. Rottweiler

Boo is found in these categories:

cuddly dog names
cuddly

Boo sounds cute, playful, and friendly, perfect for a snuggly pup!

celestial dog names
celestial

Derived from "Bootes," a constellation named after a herdsman.

cute dog names
cute

Evokes playful ghosts, endearing surprises, and affectionate, cheeky teases.

hunting dog names
hunting

The name's simplicity and strong vowel sound make it easy for the dog to recognize during hunts.

Dog names like Boo:

Bright and shiny.
Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
Bear-like
The color; also a colloquialism meaning "sad"
Bo
To live
Explosive leap forward or upright; the action of a rifle.
Boo dog name meaning

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Dale morton (Ontario, Canada)
Unfortunately, my dog Boo is gone. My family had her for 17 years. She was Ausi sheppard/ springer spaniel. My son Jonathan's best friend. Most amazing dog I have ever met. RIP Booboo
September 15, 2022

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