Black Dog Names

Is your dog as dark as night? Give him or her one of these beautiful names for black dogs.

Black Dog Names

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All Black Dog Names

  • Ace
    Ace cards are often dark, symbolizing mystery, strength, and elegance.
  • Ash
    Ash resembles the dark, smoky hue of a midnight bonfire.
  • He's a dark, mysterious hero prowling the night, just like your pup!
  • Beltza means "inky night" in Basque language, perfect for dark pups!
  • Jack is a popular, friendly name and matches their dark fur perfectly.
  • Keys unlock joy, like playful pups, and both can be dark-hued.
  • Pearls are precious, just like our dark-furred, tail-wagging friends!
  • Mysterious, sleek, and fierce, just like the deadly spider!
  • The name mirrors their dark, glossy fur, like ripe, juicy fruit.
  • The card game reference matches their playful, lucky nature.
  • Dark as night, they blend in when lights are out, like a blackout.
  • Carbon is dark and essential, just like your furry best friend!
  • Charcoal's dark hue matches the deep, smoky shade of these pups.
  • Resembles a dark, playful game board full of fun jumps and captures!
  • The game's dark pieces mirror their sleek, midnight-hued fur.
  • Coal shares the same dark hue as these furry friends.
  • Darkness at night matches their fur, making them sneaky, shadowy pups!
  • Dice are often dark and spotted, just like these playful pups!
  • Dominoes are dark and spotted, just like our furry friends!
  • Duke oozes regality, perfect for a majestic, dark-furred pooch.
  • Dusk captures the mystery and beauty of nightfall, just like pooches!
  • Ebony is a dark, rich wood, perfect for a shadowy, sleek pup!
  • Dark as night, they vanish like the moon during this celestial event.
  • Eight Ball mirrors their dark fur and round, playful nature perfectly!
  • Fog
    Foggy nights are mysterious, just like dark-furred, enigmatic pooches.
  • Stars twinkle in the night sky, just like their dark, glossy fur.
  • Graphite mirrors the sleek, dark shade of a midnight pup!
  • Inky resembles the dark hue of a spilled ink bottle.
  • Jet
    Jet is a shiny, dark stone, just like our furry friends!
  • Knights are dark, strong, and brave, just like these pooches!
  • Kuro means dark as midnight in Japanese, perfect for shadowy pups!
  • Licorice is sweet, dark, and a favorite treat, just like these pups!
  • Moon's dark side mirrors their sleek, mysterious, and enchanting charm.
  • Mystical and mysterious, they're like enchanting shadows come to life.
  • Dark as night, they blend in when the clock strikes twelve!
  • Mist evokes mystery, like a shadowy figure in the foggy night.
  • She's a spooky, dark-haired character from the Addams Family.
  • They're big, strong, and majestic, just like towering peaks!
  • Musta means dark as night in Finnish, perfect for shadowy pups!
  • Nebula mirrors the dark, mysterious beauty of a starry night sky.
  • Dark as midnight, they blend into shadows, like silent, furry ninjas.
  • Dark as twilight, mysterious as shadows, silent as the descending dusk.
  • Nightshade plants are dark and mysterious, just like these pups!
  • Nocturne means night music, perfect for dark, moonlit pups!
  • Noir means night in French, perfect for a shadowy pup!
  • Onyx is a dark, shiny gemstone, perfect for a glossy, ebony pup!
  • The cookie's dark exterior matches their fur, with a sweet personality inside.
  • Pandas are cuddly, white and dark creatures, just like these pups!
  • Pango means dark as night in Maori language!
  • Panthers are sleek, dark, and powerful, just like these pups!
  • Pawn suggests mystery, intrigue, and stealth, perfect for dark pooches!
  • Pepper matches their dark, spicy, and lively personality!
  • Pinot, like the dark wine, matches their glossy, deep-hued coats.
  • Preta means "dark" in Portuguese, perfect for shadowy pups!
  • Preto translates to dark as midnight in Portuguese!
  • Ravens are dark, mysterious birds, just like these shadowy pups!
  • Rook mirrors the dark, mysterious charm of a midnight chess piece.
  • Sable means dark, perfect for pooches with midnight fur!
  • Witch trials history and spooky vibes make this name fitting.
  • Shades evoke darkness, mystery, and the night, just like ebony pups!
  • Shadows are dark, mysterious, and always by your side!
  • Shady evokes darkness, mystery, and the cool side of a tree!
  • She's mysterious, elusive, and cloaked in the night's own hue.
  • Dark as night, this name mirrors the hue of a midnight sky.
  • Slade sounds like shade, perfect for a dark, mysterious pup!
  • Smokey hues remind us of charcoal, perfect for a dark-furred pooch!
  • Sombra means shadow in Spanish, perfect for a dark, stealthy pup!
  • Soot is dark and smoky, just like our furry friends!
  • Dark as night sky, mysterious like the cosmos, endless like the universe.
  • Dark fur mirrors thunderclouds, and their energy can feel like lightning!
  • Dark clouds during a storm match their fur color perfectly.
  • Svart means dark as night in Norwegian, perfect for shadowy pups!
  • Thunder embodies their powerful presence and mysterious, stormy charm.
  • Twilight evokes the dark, mysterious beauty of evening skies.
  • Mysterious, magical aura associated with night and enchanting spells.

Black Dog Names meaning Dark

Staying on the black theme, these names mean dark or are in some way related to the word.

Meaning: Little Or No Light
Meaning: dark
Meaning: darkness
Meaning: Dark
Meaning: Dark
Meaning: Dark
Meaning: Dark
Meaning: Dark-eyed
Meaning: Dark-colored.
Meaning: Dark princess
Meaning: Dark Skinned
Meaning: Dark Stranger

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How popular are Black Dog Names?

Black Dog Names currently rank in 14th place out of all categories.

As of June 2024, black dog names are trending down with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that they are less fashionable than they were at this time last year.

In general, this category has held a pretty consistent rank with visitors.

Which are the cutest and most unique Black Dog Names?

These black dog names range from cute to badass, and from traditional to unique. Click each circle to see the name.

Oreo is among the cutest of these. If you prefer tougher, edgier dog names, the one considered the most badass is Black Widow.

Pinot scored high for its uniqueness, which would help your dog to stand out. But if you prefer more common, old-fashioned names, the more traditional option here is Duke.

How does interest compare across the United States for Black Dog Names?

The map below compares each state by the number of people browsing Black Dog Names.

The states that love black dog names the most are Delaware, Texas and California.

The least amount of interest in this category was registered in Wyoming, Arkansas and South Dakota.

Which countries have the most love for Black Dog Names?

Here's a world map showing the popularity in each country of black dog names.

Who'd have thought?! Some of the countries you might not have thought about that LOVE black dog names are Tanzania, Uganda and Nicaragua.

On the flip, PupNames data shows there's not much interest in North Macedonia, Austria and Kenya.

Comments icon Comments (4)

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Raven (Cusco, Peru)
Es un bonito nombre
February 02, 2023
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trixie (Georgia, United States)

February 23, 2022
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there ok (England, United Kingdom)
there very already proper word like coal or space
February 10, 2022
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thunder (Michigan, United States)
it's a awesome dog name
February 18, 2022

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