If you’re looking for the best black dog names for your ebony-colored pup, you’re in luck!
We’ve rounded up over 150 fantastic ideas for male and female dogs.
From synonyms for “black” to names inspired by mythology, you’ve got a lot to choose from!
Let’s get started!
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Black Dog Names for Male & Female Pups
The color black is normally associated with things like authority, boldness, confidence, dramatic, elegance, mysterious, power and strength.
Below, you’ll find dozens of names that represent those attributes!
You’ll also find some synonyms for “black” that make for great monikers!
Related: black and white dog names
MALE NAMES FOR BLACK DOGS
- Darth Vader
- King of Spades
With so many fabulous black dog names for males, it’s definitely a challenge to choose a favorite!
I love Tuxedo for a black dog with a bit of white on him, but if you want something a little more unique, Somnus is pretty cool!
FEMALE NAMES FOR BLACK DOGS
- Queen of Spades
Again, we have such an awesome selection that it’s hard to pick a favorite!
Personally, I love Nyx (after the Greek goddess of night). It’s a fantastic mythology-inspired dog name!
Dahlia is also pretty and one of my favorite flowers. Although the Black Dahlia that inspired it’s inclusion on our list is kind of a creepy story!
When you’re deciding which of these black dog names to go with, remember the basic rules of naming a dog:
- Choose something short (or something that can be shortened to a name used during training).
- Go with a strong first consonant (like Kala or Flint).
- If you use a vowel, make sure it’s followed by a strong consonant. For example, Angus or Artemis.
- Make sure you’re comfortable saying it in public! All of our names are dog-park-appropriate.
Finally, make sure you choose a name that you’ll love for years to come, because hopefully you’ll have well over a decade with your pup!