Generate Random Pet Names

Cat and dog name generator

Don't you know what name to put for your pet? We have a list with 20 thousand names of real dogs and cats. Choose your favorite name for your animal.

Ever been stuck while thinking of a name for your pet? Don't worry, it happens to the best of us, especially when you think about the fact that your pet will be stuck with whatever name you choose for years. The best way to find the perfect name for your pet, whether it's a cat or dog, is to use this great tool called the pet name generator.

It's completely free, it's fast, it's accessible, and it will only suggest the best pet names from the Seattle Pet Licensing (where pets are required to be registered and licensed).

It never hurts to get a second or third or even a fifth opinion, and having a couple of randomly generated pet names does precisely that. You don't have to stick with the first list you get either - click the icon and generate random pet names as many times as you want!

However, keep in mind that while it's fun to use the random pet name generator so that you can pick and choose the perfect name for your pet, some names may work better when it comes to training and housebreaking them in the future.

Here are a few rules to follow when choosing pet names.

  1. Don't give your pet a 'food' name.

    Most pet owners make the most common mistake when naming their pet is naming them after a food item, like Peanut or Hotdog or Oreo. While the pet name generator generally doesn't suggest such names, it's still worth mentioning here that this is not a good idea. You can easily confuse your pet, making it harder to train them into understanding and following commands.

  2. Make it short.

    Is one of your friends' pets named His Royal Highness Arthur or Duke Anthony or something very lengthy and wordy? Keeping your pet names short - at least one or two syllables - ensures that your pet will remember their actual names. They can easily remember Bobby or Nigel, but Sir Pounce-a-lot is beyond their ability to retain.

  3. Avoid naming your pet something that sounds like a command.

    Finally - and this can also be avoided using the pet name generator - but you have to avoid giving your pet a name that sounds like a command. For example, if you name your pet Kit, it sounds much too similar to the command 'Sit' and poor Kit will end up sitting all the time.

Frequently asked questions

  1. How many names are in the database?

    There are almost 20k unique pet names in the database and we are continuously adding more animal names.

  2. Are the names real?

    Yes, we use the names from Seattle Pet Licensing. The names are used by people who live in Seattle for their pets to register for a license.

    Seattle gov requires all pet owners to register their pets: cats, dogs, pigs, and goats. This is the law in this city.