Violent or wild disorder, confusion. A bright display of color.





Traits associated with the name Riot:

Dogs named Riot tend to be loving, and hard-working. This name is also associated with companionship, and friendship.

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

That you have a strong sense of individuality and a desire to stand out from the crowd. You may also have a rebellious streak and a desire to challenge the status quo.

Is Riot a good dog name?

Riot has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Riot 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

PupNames logo
New York City Dog Name Database
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Riot is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Riot was, in the past month, the 1881st most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Riot 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, Riot was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Riot is most adored in North Dakota, Minnesota and Utah.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Riot:

  1. American Pitbull Terrier
  2. German Shepherd
  3. French Bulldog

Riot is found in these categories:

energetic dog names

Riots are chaotic, lively, and full of uncontrolled action.

Dog names like Riot:

Mischievous person or animal.
Energy drink powerful enough that it got Anna Nicole Smith off of her lounge chair for 20 minutes at a time.
Tough, lawless, and brutal.
A play on rocket and rock it.
Gamekeeper; a rover or wanderer
Sigourney weaver's character.
Riot dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

Commenter icon
Jim (Nevada, United States)
My wife named him Riot when he was 8 weeks old. He was the fun part of the litter. Riot is a Blue Merel Australian Sheppard. Very friendly with people, dogs and cats. He is smart and obedient. Riot will be 14 years old Dec 28, 2023. Unfortunately, he is now deaf. I couldn't figure out to post a picture.
December 10, 2023

Commenter icon
Jennifer Hagen (Texas, United States)
I love the name! It’s cute, and it stands out!!!
June 05, 2022

Let us know what you think of Riot as a dog name!