Playful Dog Names

Does your new pup love to play? Why not name your puppy after their playful nature. Here are the most playful puppy names to choose from.

Playful Dog Names

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All Playful Dog Names

  • Meaning: A Projectile Fired From A Bow
  • Meaning: Aston martin sports cars remain james bond's preferred mode of conveyance.
  • Meaning: Of The Stars
  • Meaning: Listen
  • Meaning: Short for barnacle.
  • Meaning: BMW Motorcycle Rider.
  • Meaning: Little Bird
  • Meaning: Any of various small flat sweet cakes or cookies. Literally means "twice cooked".
  • Meaning: Busy, energetic, active.
  • Meaning: Carefree, heedless, joyful and merry
  • Meaning: An overwhelming all out attack.
  • Meaning: Explosive leap forward or upright; the action of a rifle.
  • Meaning: To dance energetically, especially to rock music or blues.
  • Meaning: Relaxed.
  • Meaning: Wild Horse
  • Meaning: Bubbly, effervescent, lively and enthusiastic."
  • Meaning: a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
  • Meaning: Bright, Sweet
  • Meaning: The void before the birth of the universe, titan god, total disorganization and confusion.
  • Meaning: Skilled hunter or huntsman.
  • Meaning: annoy continually or chronically
  • Meaning: A word short for a chipset, or a splinter. Also the diminutive form of Charles.
  • Meaning: Happy and upbeat, also the name of the braves monosyllabic former baseman, chipper jones.
  • Meaning: Sparkle
  • Meaning: A technology company known for its networking products in the us.
  • Meaning: Cook. it is also used as a nickname for names long names that begin with 'co-.
  • Meaning: "From the crow's hill."
  • Meaning: One Who Dances
  • Meaning: A short fast race; to move quickly.
  • Meaning: To daze or confuse with bright light
  • Meaning: Club or party at which people dance to recorded music.
  • Meaning: Australian outback slang.
  • Meaning: Earnest, serious
  • Meaning: Caprice, whim or illusion.
  • Meaning: be sold for a certain price
  • Fig
    Meaning: a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
  • Meaning: Clear, fair or white
  • Meaning: Bubbly, effervescent.
  • Meaning: To react to something with excitement or astonishment."
  • Meaning: Foolishness, madness or lunacy, the ziegfeld follies were elaborately staged productions incorporating hundreds of beautiful smiling young ladies endlessly fanning out across the stage.
  • Fox
    Meaning: Television detective from the x files
  • Meaning: marked by skill in deception
  • Meaning: Lively, frolicsome and playful.
  • Meaning: Peaceful ruler; diminutive of Friedrich.
  • Meaning: Playful behavior, merriment and fun. to gambol merrily.
  • Meaning: Wisteria
  • Meaning: A festive celebration.
  • Meaning: Full of energy and vitality. a mod 1960s discoteque the whisky a go-go.
  • Meaning: Silly, ridiculous.
  • Meaning: Famous dark beer
  • Meaning: Strong in battle (in Swedish).
  • Meaning: Joyful
  • Meaning: Devastation or ruinous damage.
  • Meaning: Rest day.
  • Meaning: (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
  • Jet
    Meaning: To move or travel rapidly, especially if jet-propelled.
  • Meaning: Cute, playful, fun.
  • Meaning: An instant or a flash.
  • Meaning: Good humored, merry.
  • Meaning: Younger; lower in rank or experience.
  • Kai
    Meaning: Victorious
  • Meaning: Extremely sensitive and responsive, possessing acute perception and showing a strong desire.
  • Meaning: the name of a star
  • Meaning: a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral
  • Meaning: A playful excursion, frolic or adventure.
  • Meaning: Full Of Life, Energy
  • Meaning: The sneaky and trickster god in Norse mythology.
  • Meaning: Candy-coated treat.
  • Meaning: Person From Lucania, Italy
  • Max
    Meaning: Greatest
  • Meaning: Joyous and playful.
  • Meaning: (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
  • Meaning: reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
  • Meaning: Mary, Mother Of God (Bitter)
  • Meaning: Created Name
  • Meaning: one who is playfully mischievous
  • Meaning: suggestive of sexual impropriety
  • Meaning: Cute, small, playful.
  • Meaning: Wealth
  • Meaning: The Yew Tree Or Youth
  • Meaning: Strong in hebrew.
  • Meaning: Ground Nut Legume
  • Meaning: Smooth, Round Bead Formed By A Mollusk
  • Meaning: The pepper pad a handheld game console.
  • Meaning: Full of drive and fast on the pickup.
  • Pip
    Meaning: a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
  • Meaning: Flute Player
  • Meaning: Fairy
  • Meaning: move down on as if in an attack
  • Meaning: Spanish for quickly or immediately.
  • Meaning: a vulcanized rubber disk 3 inches in diameter that is used instead of a ball in ice hockey
  • Meaning: A raccoon in marvel comics.
  • Meaning: Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
  • Meaning: an enclosure for cattle that have been rounded up
  • Meaning: To frolic or behave in a free, jovial way.
  • Meaning: Dawn.
  • Meaning: Dawn
  • Meaning: Red
  • Meaning: To move with great speed, often in a hurried manner.
  • Meaning: Always slow-moving.
  • Meaning: A famous cartoon canine sleuth
  • Meaning: Small light mode of transportation.
  • Meaning: old Scottish breed of small long-haired usually black terrier with erect tail and ears
  • Meaning: full of fighting spirit
  • Meaning: The shelby cobra; initially manufactured in 1962 using the a/c ace shell.
  • Meaning: Glow or emit light, the take a fancy to or a practical joke such as monkey shines.
  • Meaning: Insect, mosquito, pest, bug.
  • Meaning: To move in a light springy manner. to escape secretly in haste.
  • Meaning: Ship Captain Or Master
  • Meaning: Jumping kangaroo mascot.
  • Meaning: a bowling pin of the type used in playing ninepins or (in England) skittles
  • Meaning: a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins
  • Meaning: Scholar
  • Meaning: a marksman who shoots at people from a concealed place
  • Meaning: offensively curious or inquisitive
  • Meaning: Lily
  • Meaning: Playful, mischievous child.
  • Meaning: Small, fiery particles; ignition.
  • Meaning: Shine brightly with flashes of light.
  • Meaning: An electrician
  • Meaning: Spastic.
  • Meaning: Soul
  • Meaning: Spirited, plucky
  • Meaning: hot or warm and humid
  • Meaning: someone who hits
  • Meaning: Sunny
  • Meaning: Raw Fish
  • Meaning: Leaping Water
  • Meaning: A ballroom dance of Latin American origin, particularly Argentina
  • Meaning: Cute, mischievous fairy.
  • Meaning: caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
  • Meaning: Rogish practical joke or illusion.
  • Meaning: To disturb the mental calm or to worry another.
  • Tug
    Meaning: a sudden abrupt pull
  • Meaning: Puller, pusher, tugger.
  • Meaning: Short for turbocharger, the turbo kicks speed up a notch.
  • Meaning: Stooping Eagle
  • Meaning: Wild Animal
  • Meaning: Whales - blessed reconciliation
  • Meaning: Lovable wolf character.
  • Meaning: Gift of God/Grace.
  • Meaning: Princess
  • Zip
    Meaning: Energy, vim and vigor.
  • Meaning: One who zips around at lightening speed.
  • Meaning: A play on Zip-a-Dee- Doo-Dah, Oscar winning song from Disney's Song of the South.
  • Meaning: quick and energetic
  • Meaning: To increase or rise suddenly.
  • Meaning: Sly, Fox

Playful Dog Names meaning Lively

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

Meaning: Full Of Life, Energy
Meaning: Lively
Meaning: To live
Meaning: Lives By The Stream
Meaning: cheerful and lively
Meaning: Alive; lively
Meaning: lively one
Meaning: lively, animated
Meaning: Lives by the forest or bush
Meaning: Creative, lively, optimistic.
Meaning: Funny, loving, lively.
Meaning: Lively, Joyful Child

Mischievous Dog Names

Snatching food from the counter and trawling through garbage are some of the delights you can look forward to as a dog owner. Embrace their naughtiness with these mischievous dog names.

Meaning: Cook. it is also used as a nickname for names long names that begin with 'co-.
Meaning: The sneaky and trickster god in Norse mythology.
Meaning: One Or Expert
Meaning: An electrician
Meaning: Victorious
Meaning: Whales - blessed reconciliation
Meaning: Always slow-moving.
Meaning: Genuine, bold or brave
Meaning: Peaceful
Meaning: Ruler
Meaning: Meadow Flower
Meaning: An overwhelming all out attack.

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Our guide to the best playful dog names

While some dogs are more playful than others, it’s fair to say most of them possess a frisky, fun-loving side. Sometimes this wanes after puppyhood – but not always. When it’s clear that you’ve adopted a pup with a lively zest for life, it seems fitting to recognize their infectious energy by giving them a playful name.

Whether you’ve got a dopey Retriever or a bright-eyed Pomerianian, we’ve picked out some playful names for dogs that are sure to fit the bill. These names are great for people who don’t take themselves too seriously – and are keen to acknowledge the fun side of owning a dog!

For male dogs, let’s get the glitter ball rolling with Disco. This name just screams joy, and hints at a dog that’s always on the move. It works for both large and small breeds, on one condition – that there are only good vibes to be shared!

Another good option for boys would be Scooter. There’s something zippy and energetic about this name, and we particularly adore the connection it has to childhood toys. For something short and snappy, Chase also works well for boy dogs. It calls out one of the oldest and most primal games that dogs play with each other.

For female dogs, we love the innocent energy of the name Roxie – and it’s versatile enough to work for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Another name for girls with a similar level of playfulness is Mitzi, which works particularly well with small breeds like Chihuahuas and Dachshunds.

For something more elegant, we really love Jet as a playful name for girl dogs. Historically, it has been a shortened form of the name Henriette, meaning “home ruler”. But it also makes us think of a jet engine, soaring above the clouds, alluding perfectly to the adventurous nature of your playful pup!

Playful Dog Names: Stats


As of October 2023, playful dog names seem increasingly popular with new puppy owners. Our stats show that they are more fashionable than they were six months ago.

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