Nickname for a boy in the south of the US; a slow moving individual.






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Bubba, a name that oozes Southern charm and a dash of good ol' boy humor, is a top-notch choice for your canine companion. It's a nod to the iconic Bubba from Forrest Gump, who knew everything about shrimp, but probably not so much about fetching sticks. Etymologically, Bubba is a term of endearment, often used for a brother. So, if you're looking for a name that suggests your dog is more than just a pet, but a true part of the family, Bubba is the way to go. Plus, it's just plain fun to say. Who's a good boy, Bubba?

Traits associated with the name Bubba:

Bubba has a fun sound to it, and represents a down-to-earth owner who doesn't take life too seriously.

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

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

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique and fun name. It could also suggest that you have a fondness for Southern culture.

Is Bubba a good dog name?

Bubba 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. Bubba is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Bubba is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Bubba outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Bubba was, in the past month, the 120th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Bubba 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.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Bubba was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Bubba is most adored in South Dakota, Kansas and Tennessee.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Bubba:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Rottweiler
  5. American Pitbull Terrier

Bubba is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Evokes images of cuddly, lovable characters from popular Southern culture.

funny dog names

Evokes Southern charm, often associated with humorous, lovable, larger-than-life characters.

calm dog names

Bubba suggests a laid-back, gentle nature, perfect for chill pooches.

tough dog names

Bubba screams burly strength and southern grit, perfect for sturdy canines.

big dog names

Bubba screams burly, robust charm perfect for hefty, loveable pooches.

lazy dog names

Bubba suggests a laid-back, easygoing pooch who loves belly rubs.

Dog names like Bubba:

Short for barnacle.
Small and cute.
Bubba dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Surko H. (Texas, United States)
I love the name Bubba! Concidering naming my next pup... My ex-boss' name was also Bubba! 🤣
December 13, 2023

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Jimmy. Decker (Kansas, United States)
I like the name bubba. I will. Be getting my pitbull on the 18 th March. My first dog. I 57 years old can't wait
March 11, 2022

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