Spunky

Unisex

Meaning

Spirited, plucky

Origin

English

Pronunciation

/ˈspʌŋki/

Traits associated with the name Spunky:

Dogs named Spunky tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, friendship, and courage.

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

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy having fun.

Is Spunky a good dog name?

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Spunky was, in the past month, the 1161st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of February 2024, Spunky is becoming a more popular moniker with new puppy owners. Our stats show that the name is more 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, Spunky was viewed 119 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Spunky is most adored in North Dakota, Illinois and Maine.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Michigan, New York and Texas.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Spunky:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Shih Tzu
  4. Poodle
  5. Cocker Spaniel

Famous dogs named Spunky:

  • television icon A mixed breed terrier named Spunky featured in the television show Happy Days.
  • television icon A miniature bull terrier named Spunky featured in the television show Rocko's Modern Life.

Spunky is found in these categories:

independent dog names
independent

Shows spirit, courage, and a lively, energetic personality.

playful dog names
playful

The term suggests energy, enthusiasm, and a lively, spirited nature often associated with playful dogs.

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Spunky dog name meaning

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