To move in a light springy manner. to escape secretly in haste.






Emily P. Contributor

I've always had a soft spot for the name Skip.

Maybe it's because it harks back to those childhood days watching My Dog Skip, a heart-warming tale of a boy and his Jack Russell Terrier.

It's got that old-school charm, reminiscent of classic canine heroes like Lassie or Rin Tin Tin. Plus, it's a verb that suggests fun, energy, and a touch of mischief - all key traits of our favorite pups.

Can you imagine yelling out "Skip!" at the park, and watching your pooch bound over with a wagging tail? That's gonna be your life.

If you're after a name that's playful, nostalgic, and pop-culture approved, you simply can't go wrong with Skip.

Traits associated with the name Skip:

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

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

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique name. It could also suggest that you are a fan of classic literature, as the name Skip is often associated with the character of Tom Sawyer's best friend in the novel of the same name.

Is Skip a good dog name?

Skip is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Skip 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 Skip is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Skip was, in the past month, the 749th most viewed dog name on

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

Popularity: United States

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

Skip is most adored in Nevada, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Oregon, Montana and New Jersey.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Skip:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Jack Russell Terrier
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Dachshund
  5. German Shepherd

Famous dogs named Skip:

  • comics icon A samoyed named Skip appeared in the comic book Kapitein Rob by Pieter J. Kuhn.
  • film icon A jack russell terrier named Skip played a role in the movie My Dog Skip.

Skip is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Evokes playful imagery, reminiscent of childhood games and joyful canine antics.

small dog names

They often hop around joyfully, like they're skipping!

energetic dog names

The term implies lively movement, like hopping or jumping.

movie dog names

Starred as Jack's loyal companion in "My Dog Skip".

old fashioned dog names

Popular during the 50s, evokes nostalgia, like "My Dog Skip" movie.

playful dog names

The association with the energetic, joyful action of skipping conveys a sense of playfulness.

Dog names like Skip:

Small light mode of transportation.
First Explorer
full of fighting spirit
An electrician
a job in an organization
Explosive leap forward or upright; the action of a rifle.
Skip dog name meaning

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