Cook. it is also used as a nickname for names long names that begin with 'co-.





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Emily P. Contributor

While it might very well make you think of chocolate or a tropical coconut, Coco blissfully strikes the balance between sophistication and fun.

Some see it as a nod to the iconic Coco Chanel, a symbol of elegance and innovation. And either way, naming your dog Coco is to embrace a blend of class and playfulness, perfect for a pet with a stylish personality or a knack for bringing a smile to your face.

Remember Pixar's Coco, the movie that celebrates music, family, and heritage? The name Coco resonates with warmth and joy, much like the film's vibrant journey.

Coco suits any dog, from the smallest Chihuahua to the grandest Great Dane, bringing a dash of pizzazz into everyday life. It's more than a name; it's a daily reminder of life's playful and chic moments.

Traits associated with the name Coco:

Dogs named Coco tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

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

That you have a creative and unique sense of style. You may also be a fan of the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz.

Is Coco a good dog name?

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

Popularity: Overall

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As you can see, Coco is one of the world's most popular dog names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Coco was, in the past month, the 13th most viewed dog name on

As of April 2024, Coco 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 visitors.

In the past week, Coco was viewed 360 times, and liked 29 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Coco is most adored in Connecticut, California and Louisiana.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in West Virginia, Kansas and Mississippi.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Coco:

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

Famous dogs named Coco:

  • television icon A dog named Coco featured in the television show The Donna Reed Show.

Coco is found in these categories:

posh dog names

Chanel's iconic founder lends this moniker its high-fashion flair.

french dog names

Associated with fashion designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, a French icon.

brown dog names

Coco resembles the rich, warm hue of delicious hot chocolate.

small dog names

Coco sounds sweet, playful, and perfectly suits a pint-sized pup!

playful dog names

The name's light, bouncy syllables and association with sweet, fun-loving chocolate.

spanish dog names

Associated with popular Spanish song and a Pixar movie.

fluffy dog names

Coco resembles a soft, cuddly, warm hot chocolate marshmallow.

cute dog names

Chanel's iconic designer lends a chic, endearing touch to canine monikers.

italian dog names

Popular nickname in Italy, often used for people named Niccolò.

old fashioned dog names

Popularized in the 1920s, it harks back to Coco Chanel's era.

famous dog names

Chanel's pet and Courteney Cox's daughter share this moniker.

hunting dog names

Popular among hunting dog owners, the name's brevity and sharp consonants make it easy for dogs to recognize and respond to.

Dog names like Coco:

Gift of god
Free man
Light, buoyant, lively
Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
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Coco dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (14)

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Coco (Kansas, United States)
The name Coco is the best
October 03, 2023

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Coco (Ontario, Canada)
My puppy is 5 months and his name is Coco. Fits him so perfectly!
March 30, 2023

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Coco (England, United Kingdom)
I love that my name is coco
March 27, 2023

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Harper Palmer (California, United States)
I love the name Coco, I have the cutest (in my opinion) Yorkie named Coco and I love how it is also short for coconut
November 26, 2022

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Harper Palmer (California, United States)
I have a tiny 3lb Yorkshire terrier and she’s named Coco
November 26, 2022

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Britney (Wales, United Kingdom)
Oh em gee! Coco is totes adorbes, everytime I hear the name Coco I get sooooooo giddy. Deffo best name around!
September 18, 2022

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Graciela (Formosa, Argentina)
It's a beautiful name my rescue dog is called coco😊🥰
August 31, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Coco (New York, United States)
I have a chitzu, it's white, I put coconut on it and my little boy started calling it x coconut
August 21, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Cruz pilar (Provincia de San Cristobal, Dominican Republic)
I have a brown chihuahuas named coco very playful and affectionate
August 12, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Alba (Madrid, Spain)
I have a yorkshire terrier named coco ❤️
August 10, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Leonardo (Provincia de Panama, Panama)
I have a dog named coco is a cooker spanish
August 09, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Jimena (México, Mexico)
I have a pug and his name is Coco.
June 02, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Thilini senarathna (Western Province, Sri Lanka)
My puppy is coco
April 22, 2022

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Diana (Salem, MA)
Coco is a nice name for white dogs too! We have a 2-year-old Maltese named Coconut, and we call him Coco for short. We love his name and think it really suits him!
November 14, 2021

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