Black Gemstone






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Onyx, a name as sleek and shiny as your pup's coat after a bath. It's a gemstone, known for its black beauty, just like your four-legged friend. It's also a nod to the 90s hip-hop group, Onyx, perfect for music-loving pet parents. Plus, it's a Pokemon character, so if your dog's a rock-type, it's a match made in heaven. Onyx is a name that's as unique and cool as your dog, with a touch of geeky charm. It's a name that says, "My dog is a gem, a rock star, and a Pokemon master." Now, that's a triple threat!

Traits associated with the name Onyx:

Dogs named Onyx tend to be loving, loyal, good-natured, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

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

Naming your dog Onyx suggests that you have an appreciation for unique and interesting names. It also suggests that you have a strong connection to the color black, which is often associated with strength, power, and mystery.

Is Onyx a good dog name?

Onyx has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Onyx is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Onyx was, in the past month, the 160th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Onyx 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.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Onyx was viewed 158 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Onyx is most adored in South Dakota, North Dakota and New York.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Nevada, Minnesota and Michigan.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Onyx:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Rottweiler
  4. Chihuahua
  5. Chow Chow

Onyx is found in these categories:

big dog names

Strong, dark, and mysterious, just like a chunk of onyx stone.

black dog names

Onyx is a dark, shiny gemstone, perfect for a glossy, ebony pup!

tough dog names

Onyx, a hard black gemstone, symbolizes strength and resilience.

nature dog names

Derived from a precious black gemstone found in Earth's crust.

spooky dog names

Its association with dark, mysterious gemstones gives it a Halloween-like vibe.

unique dog names

Derived from a precious black gemstone, it's rarely used for canine monikers.

gothic dog names

This name is inspired by dark, mysterious aesthetics often associated with medieval architecture and literature.

Dog names like Onyx:

Leader, commander, governor of a province
From The Oak Tree Field
A hot-tasting powder prepared from dried and ground peppercorns, commonly used as a spice or condiment to flavor food.
Black and white
Precious Gem
Onyx dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (3)

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Shelly frank (Michigan, United States)
I decided to name my black and white pit bull puppy Onyx because of the meaning.
February 08, 2024

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Ellainah (Ontario, Canada)
I think Onyx is a great name for a dog and I hope our new puppy will love it
June 28, 2023

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LOVE IT (California, United States)
June 16, 2023

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