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Emily P. Contributor

Scruffy, a name that perfectly encapsulates the lovable, unkempt charm of our canine companions. It's a nod to the beloved janitor from Futurama, a character as endearing and unpredictable as our four-legged friends. The name Scruffy has a rich etymology, derived from the Old English 'scruful', meaning unkempt. It's a name that's been worn by dogs in countless TV shows, books, and movies, making it a pop culture staple. So, if you're looking for a name that's as fun, lovable, and slightly disheveled as your pup, Scruffy is a paw-fect choice!

Traits associated with the name Scruffy:

Dogs named Scruffy tend to be loving, brave, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship.

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

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique name. It also suggests that you may be a bit of a free spirit and enjoy being creative.

Is Scruffy a good dog name?

Scruffy 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. Scruffy 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 Scruffy is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Scruffy was, in the past month, the 1282nd most viewed dog name on

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

Popularity: United States

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

Scruffy is most adored in Colorado, Arkansas and Tennessee.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Illinois, Ohio and Arizona.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Scruffy:

  1. Poodle
  2. Lhasa Apso
  3. Shih Tzu
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Chihuahua

Famous dogs named Scruffy:

  • television icon A possibly a yorkshire terrier named Scruffy featured in the television show Ghost and Mrs Muir.

Scruffy is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names

Popularized in vintage comics and classic films, it exudes nostalgic charm.

traditional dog names

Popularized by old cartoons, it reflects a dog's unkempt, lovable appearance.

Dog names like Scruffy:

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Scruffy dog name meaning

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
Scruffy is a perfect name for a very fluffy dog such as a poodle or a Shih tzu.
March 08, 2024

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