a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Pumpkin, a dog name that's as sweet as pie! It's a nod to our favorite fall treat, and who doesn't love a good seasonal reference? Plus, it's a great conversation starter at the dog park. "Why Pumpkin?" they'll ask. "Well, it's a tribute to the Great Pumpkin from Charlie Brown," you'll say, adding a dash of pop culture into the mix. And let's not forget, in fairy tales, pumpkins transform into magical carriages. So, who's to say your Pumpkin won't lead you on some enchanting adventures? It's a name that's fun, festive, and full of charm. Perfect for your furry friend!

Traits associated with the name Pumpkin:

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

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

It suggests that you have a playful and creative side, and that you enjoy the simple things in life.

Is Pumpkin a good dog name?

Pumpkin has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Pumpkin 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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Naming your dog Pumpkin is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Pumpkin was, in the past month, the 1597th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of February 2024, Pumpkin 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, Pumpkin was viewed 101 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Pumpkin is most adored in Minnesota, Iowa and Washington.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Pumpkin:

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

Pumpkin is found in these categories:

nature dog names

This moniker is derived from a commonly grown, earthy vegetable.

fall dog names

This name reflects the popular autumnal vegetable often associated with Halloween and Thanksgiving.

cute dog names

Evokes autumnal charm and sweetness, reminiscent of beloved, cozy holiday treats.

dessert dog names

This name is inspired by sweet treats often made from this orange gourd, like pies and lattes.

food dog names

Named after a beloved, edible autumn gourd often used in pies.

Dog names like Pumpkin:

A hot-tasting powder prepared from dried and ground peppercorns, commonly used as a spice or condiment to flavor food.
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God of hell and wealth in roman mythology.
Pumpkin dog name meaning

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