Traits associated with the name Linus:

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

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

Naming your dog Linus suggests that you are a fan of the Peanuts comic strip, as Linus is a character in the series. It could also suggest that you value intelligence, loyalty, and friendship, as these are qualities that Linus is known for.

Is Linus a good dog name?

Linus has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Linus 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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Linus is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Linus was, in the past month, the 1183rd most viewed dog name on

As of February 2024, Linus is becoming a more popular moniker with new puppy owners. Our stats show that the name is more 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, Linus was viewed 90 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Linus is most adored in Maine, Idaho and Utah.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Linus:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Beagle
  3. Cocker Spaniel
  4. Chihuahua
  5. Shih Tzu

Linus is found in these categories:

nerdy dog names

Originates from "Peanuts" comic strip, synonymous with intellectual, socially awkward characters.

cute dog names

Evokes a lovable Peanuts character, adding a charming, endearing quality.

Dog names like Linus:

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Linus dog name meaning

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Cara (Ohio, United States)
I fell in love w this name for my little guy. I am greek but came to the name from peanuts, it was meant to be his name he's flax colored and owned by a Greek girl 💙 we also call him lenny for short. I love that it isn't a popular name also he is always the only Linus in a group.
January 12, 2024

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