Emily P. Contributor

Perhaps the ultimate in regal dog names, none can argue with a dog named King. And I'm not just talking about other dogs.

Naming your dog King cements your pup's position in the hierarchy. Screw around at your peril!

It's also like giving a nod to Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, and Martin Luther King Jr., a king of civil rights.

It's a name that just oozes power and majesty, perfect for a regal or commanding breed like a Doberman or even something smaller like a King Charles Spaniel.

Plus, think of the fun you can have chatting about this at the dog park. "Why did you name your dog King?" "Well, he's named after King Arthur, because he pulls sticks out of the ground like they're Excalibur."

Royal flush, right? If you're feeling bold, go with King. It's good to be the King!

Traits associated with the name King:

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

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

Naming your dog King may suggest that you have a strong sense of loyalty and respect for your pet, and that you want to give them a name that reflects their importance in your life.

Is King a good dog name?

King is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. King is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

King was, in the past month, the 478th most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, King 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, King was viewed 0 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

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

King is most adored in Mississippi, Texas and Arkansas.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named King:

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

Famous dogs named King:

  • comics icon A alaskan malamute named King appeared in the comic book Challenge of the Yukon by Fran Striker and George W. Trendle.

King is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names

Royalty-inspired monikers harken back to canine naming trends of yesteryears.

big dog names

Royalty implies grandeur, power, and majesty, perfect for large pooches.

celestial dog names

Royalty often symbolizes heavenly bodies in various cultures.

cute dog names

Royalty-themed monikers often evoke endearing, playful pet personas.

Gangster Dog Names

Royalty often equates to power, a common theme in mobster lore.

badass dog names

Conveys authority, power, and leadership, suggesting a strong, commanding presence.

guard dog names

Royalty often symbolizes protection, hence its classification.

winter dog names

Royalty often symbolizes the cold, majestic season due to its grandeur and dominance.

funny dog names

Royalty title for a canine sparks humor through unexpected grandeur.

spanish dog names

Rey is the Spanish word for a male monarch.

sassy dog names

Royalty often has a bold, commanding presence, just like these pups.

traditional dog names

Royalty-inspired monikers have long been favored for canine companions.

lazy dog names

Royalty often lounges around, much like these pooches.

british dog names

Monarch title in UK, symbolizes sovereignty and historical royal lineage.

Dog names like King:

From the ford by the cliff
Farmer, worker of the Earth
Bank and train robber.
God of lightning and thunder in norse mythology.
King dog name meaning

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