like down or as soft as down






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Fluffy, a name that screams "pet me, I'm soft!" is a classic canine moniker. It's a nod to the three-headed dog in Harry Potter, making it a magical choice for Potterheads. Etymologically, it's derived from the Old English 'flufan', meaning 'to fly like a feather', perfect for those dogs that seem to float rather than walk. Plus, it's a hilarious contrast for breeds that are anything but fluffy. Imagine a bald Chinese Crested named Fluffy! So, if you want a name that's soft, magical, historical, and potentially ironic, Fluffy is the way to go.

Traits associated with the name Fluffy:

Dogs named Fluffy tend to be loving, loyal, affectionate, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship, and beauty.

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

It suggests that you are a person who values comfort and companionship. You may also be someone who enjoys the company of animals and is looking for a loyal and loving pet.

Is Fluffy a good dog name?

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

Popularity: Overall

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Fluffy was, in the past month, the 344th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Fluffy 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, Fluffy was viewed 0 times, and liked 4 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Fluffy is most adored in Massachusetts, Vermont and Oregon.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New Jersey, Delaware and Nebraska.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Fluffy:

  1. Poodle
  2. Chow Chow
  3. Pomeranian
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Shih Tzu

Famous dogs named Fluffy:

  • literature icon A cerberus named Fluffy was a character in the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling.
  • comics icon A lhasa apso named Fluffy appeared in the comic book Monica's Gang by Mauricio de Sousa.
  • television icon A generic terrier named Fluffy featured in the television show The Casagrandes.

Fluffy is found in these categories:

traditional dog names

Popularized by classic literature and media, it's a timeless canine moniker.

white dog names

Soft, cuddly fur that resembles a cloud or cotton candy.

fluffy dog names

The name mirrors their soft, cloud-like, cuddly fur coat.

cuddly dog names

Soft fur and a warm, friendly nature make this name perfect.

winter dog names

This name evokes images of thick, warm fur, reminiscent of snowy landscapes and cozy, cold-weather cuddles.

Dog names like Fluffy:

Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
covering with fine light hairs
(of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing
Interactive toy creature.
pleasantly cold and invigorating
Fluffy dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (1)

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think fluffy a good dog name for a dog with fur that is definitely soft and fluffy.
April 01, 2024

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