Cujo

Unisex

Meaning

Killer St. Bernard.

Origin

Portuguese

Pronunciation

/ˈkjuːdʒoʊ/

Traits associated with the name Cujo:

Dogs named Cujo tend to be loving, loyal, brave, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and courage.

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

Naming your dog Cujo suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy pop culture references. It may also suggest that you have a fondness for Stephen King's work.

Is Cujo a good dog name?

Cujo 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. Cujo 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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Cujo is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Cujo was, in the past month, the 1103rd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Cujo 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, Cujo was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Cujo is most adored in Louisiana, Wisconsin and South Carolina.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Delaware, Iowa and Colorado.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Cujo:

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

Famous dogs named Cujo:

  • literature icon A st. bernard named Cujo was a character in the book Cujo by Stephen King.
  • film icon A st. bernard named Cujo played a role in the movie Cujo.

Cujo is found in these categories:

big dog names
big

Fierce, strong, and intimidating, just like Stephen King's rabid St. Bernard.

famous dog names
famous

Stephen King's rabid St. Bernard terrorized readers, making the name notorious.

movie dog names
movie

Stephen King's rabid St. Bernard terrorized audiences in a popular film.

Dog names like Cujo:

Order, harmony, beauty.
Fortune, Luck
Cook. it is also used as a nickname for names long names that begin with 'co-.
a reddish-brown color resembling the color of polished copper
Infant
informal terms for a human `tooth'
Cujo dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (3)

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Scot Kinney (Massachusetts, United States)
We are buying a Yorkshire terrier next week and we have already named it Kujo! We're excited for the humor he will receive as he will be no more than about 6 lbs.
April 18, 2023

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KPW74 (England, United Kingdom)
I recently adopted an 18 month old Romanian street dog Husky Cross with striking blue eyes. I named him 'Cujo' as a homage to Stephen King. Cujo was the first King novel I ever read, over 30 years ago. I have always had dogs and have always known that when the right dog came in to my life, it would be called Cujo. The rescue dog took to the name straight away.
April 16, 2022

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Natalie (Colorado, United States)
My puppy named kujo was the best friend a girl could ever have. Where ever he is today I pray he’s happy and loved.
February 01, 2022

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