Traits associated with the name Dewey:

Dogs named Dewey tend to be loving, industrious, brave, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship.

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

Naming your dog Dewey suggests that you have a fondness for classic literature, as Dewey is the surname of the famous American author and librarian Melvil Dewey. It also suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique name.

Is Dewey a good dog name?

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Dewey was, in the past month, the 852nd most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Dewey 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, Dewey was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Dewey is most adored in Alaska, Montana and New Hampshire.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Dewey:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. American Pitbull Terrier
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Pomeranian

Famous dogs named Dewey:

  • film icon A irish terrier named Dewey played a role in the movie Firehouse Dog.

Dewey is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names

Popularized in the 19th century, it echoes Dewey Decimal System nostalgia.

Dog names like Dewey:

English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)
From Donald or Donovan; brown, chief or noble.
From the people's meadow
From Orsay In France
Dark Foreigner
Right-handed, skilled
Dewey dog name meaning

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