full of fighting spirit






Emily P. Contributor

I just LOVE the name Scrappy. It seems to represent so much about dogs in general: tenacity and determination, without the slightest hint of shame.

It also makes me think immediately of the beloved Scooby-Doo character, Scrappy-Doo, who, despite being pint-sized, was always ready to "puppy power" his way into a mystery.

What I love even more about the name Scrappy is its charming underdog connotation. It makes me think of a small but determined pooch, ready to take on the world. It's a name that says, "I may be small, but don't underestimate me!"

If your dog is a little fighter with a big heart, Scrappy seems the perfect moniker to capture their tenacious spirit. This gets my vote all day long, especially for adopted street dogs of a small to medium size.

Traits associated with the name Scrappy:

Dogs named Scrappy tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, beauty, and friendship.

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

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique and fun name. It also suggests that you are an optimistic and upbeat person who loves to have fun.

Is Scrappy a good dog name?

Scrappy has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Scrappy is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Scrappy was, in the past month, the 269th most viewed dog name on

As of April 2024, Scrappy 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, Scrappy was viewed 109 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Scrappy is most adored in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in North Carolina, Florida and Texas.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Scrappy:

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

Scrappy is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names

Popularized by 70s cartoon Scooby-Doo, its usage has since declined.

small dog names

Shows their feisty spirit and never-give-up attitude despite their size.

cuddly dog names

Shows their playful, feisty spirit despite being small and lovable.

playful dog names

The term suggests a small, energetic, and possibly mischievous character, often associated with playful dogs.

cute dog names

Evokes images of small, endearing pups with playful, tenacious spirits.

Dog names like Scrappy:

A famous cartoon canine sleuth
An electrician
Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
Small light mode of transportation.
To move in a light springy manner. to escape secretly in haste.
offensively curious or inquisitive
Scrappy dog name meaning

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Ermoso amigable paciente amable (California, United States)
The most beautiful and unique dog in his yard, a love that God has in his glory πŸ™
March 05, 2023 β—† Translated

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Janyla (Tennessee, United States)
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April 30, 2022

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Janyla (Tennessee, United States)
And that was my dog name 😭😭😭
April 29, 2022

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