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Been racking your brain for the perfect black dog names? Be inspired by these unique and legit names for your sable-coated pooch here. We’ve got you covered from A to Z!

Giving your jet black pet a name is an exciting moment for every new fur parent, albeit rather overwhelming. There are simply many options to choose from – and sometimes, a good name doesn’t seem to come to mind.

Allow us to make it easy and fun for you – take your pick from these 230+ black dog names that will make your pup the coolest guy or gal at the dog park!

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘A’

  • Abby
  • Abyss 
  • Ace (of Spades)
  • Alina (Malagasy for night)
  • Amaya (night rain in Japanese)
  • Ares / Aries
  • Aries
  • Ash
  • Asher
  • Asphalt
  • Athena
  • Azrael

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘B’

  • Bagheera
  • Baki (Hausa)
  • Bakkie (Hausa)
  • Bale
  • Bambi
  • Bami (Korean for night)
  • Bammy (Korean)
  • Bandit
  • Bane
  • Batman
  • Beans
  • Bear
  • Beltza (Basque!)
  • Blackberry
  • Blackie (kinda duh)

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘C’

  • Carbon
  • Carlo (Gujarati)
  • Charcoal
  • Checkers
  • Coal 
  • Cocoa
  • Cola
  • Crona (Slovenian)
  • Crono (Croatian)
  • Crow

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘D’

  • Dahlia 
  • Dakin (Arabic)
  • Denny (Vietnamese)
  • Deva (Hindu goddess)
  • Diablo
  • Diesel
  • Dipper
  • Dobby (cheap spin off but still cute)
  • Domino
  • Donker (Dutch for dark)
  • Donky
  • Dracula 
  • Drogon (Daenerys’ dragon was black!) 
  • Dubbie (Dub is “black” in Hmong)
  • Dubby (dubh in Gaelic)
  • Dudu (Yoruba)
  • Dunky (German)
  • Dusky
  • Dusty (Dutch)

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘E’

  • Ebony
  • Echo
  • Eclipse
  • Eightball
  • Ellie (ele ele is Hawaiian for black)

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘F’

  • Filthy
  • Flint
  • Frankie
  • Fritter
  • Funky
  • Furby

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘G’

  • Gabby / Gabbi (Tagalog)
  • Gabi (Tagalog)
  • Gali (Hindi)
  • Giza (Swahili)
  • Gizzy
  • Gorilla
  • Graphite
  • Guinness
  • Gunner 

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘H’

  • Hades
  • Hei (black in Chinese)
  • Henny (Albanian)
  • Hera
  • Hershey



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Black Dog Names That Start With ‘I’

  • Ice
  • India
  • Indigo
  • Indy
  • Inky

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘J’

  • Jack / Jackie (Blackjack)
  • Jaguar
  • Jet
  • Jinkies
  • Jinx
  • Judas (Juodas in Lithuanian)

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘K’

  • Kalu (Bangla)
  • Kaluku (Tamil)
  • Kapa (Kazakh)
  • Kara (Turkish)
  • Kecha (Uzbek)
  • Ketty (Hungarian)
  • Kuro (black in Japanese)

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘L’

  • Lali (Creole)
  • Licorice
  • Lightning
  • Lilith (female night monster!)
  • Lucifer
  • Luna
  • Luno

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘M’

  • Madow (Somali)
  • Magic
  • Magick 
  • Mallumo (Esperanto for dark)
  • Mamba
  • Mancer (Necro)
  • Mancy
  • Manny (Swedish)
  • Marvo (Greek)
  • Midnight
  • Mondy (German)
  • Moonlight
  • Morky (Mork – Danish)
  • Morky (Norwegian/Swedish)
  • Morticia
  • Musta (Finnish)
  • Musty (Finnish)

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘N’

  • Nago (Afrikaans)
  • Natalie (female Nate)
  • Nate (Albanian for night)
  • Natt (Danish for night)
  • Necro
  • Nero (Italian)
  • Neru (Corsican for black)
  • Nightshade
  • Ninja
  • Nisha (night in Sanskrit)
  • Nitro
  • Noche (Spanish)
  • Nocky (Noc – Czech/Polish) 
  • Nosy (Probable personality AND color!)
  • Noz (Nos – Welsh)
  • Nymeria (Arya Stark’s wolf was black wasn’t it?)
  • Nyx

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘O’

  • Odin
  • Oji (Igbo)
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Orca 
  • Oreo
  • Orion
  • Othello

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘P’

  • Panda
  • Pango (Maori)
  • Panther
  • Pearl
  • Pepper
  • Persie (Persephone)
  • Phantom
  • Pluto
  • Po (Hawaiian for night)
  • Poe (Maori)
  • Poppy (from poppy seeds)
  • Preto (Portugese)
  • Puma

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘Q’

  • Q-tip (ironic)
  • Qara (black in Azerbaijani)
  • Queenie
  • Quilt
  • Quincy

 

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Black Dog Names That Start With ‘R’

  • Ranger 
  • Raven
  • Reaper 
  • Rex
  • Rover

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘S’

  • Sable
  • Sabrina
  • Salem
  • Sesame
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Sidam (Thai)
  • Siddy
  • Siku (Chichewa/Swahili)
  • Siyah (Turkish)
  • Smokey
  • Sookie
  • Sootie
  • Soots
  • Spooks
  • Spooky
  • Starling
  • Steel
  • Storm
  • Stout
  • Suki (Moon in Japanese)
  • Suku (Zulu)

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘T’

  • Tama (Croatian for dark)
  • Tammy (Tama – Russian)
  • Tanner
  • Terry (Terr is Albanian for “darkness”)
  • Thunder
  • Trevor (Portugese)
  • Tulip
  • Tux

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘U’

  • Uganda
  • Uno
  • Ursula
  • Uzbek
  • Uzi

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘V’

  • Vader
  • Velma
  • Velvet
  • Vicky
  • Volana (Malagasy)

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘W’

  • Wadu (Arabic)
  • Wakuda (Chichewa)
  • Watta (Hausa)
  • Watty
  • Wenger (Javanese)

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘X’

  • X-ray
  • Xerox
  • Xollo
  • Xorro
  • Xylo

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘Y’

  • Yama (Zulu)
  • Yammy
  • Yin
  • Yoyo
  • Yuppie

 

Black Dog Names That Start With ‘Z’

  • Zaka (Hungarian)
  • Zane
  • Zany (spin off)
  • Zappy (xap is Mongolian for black)
  • Zarny (czarny in Polish)
  • Zeke
  • Zeus
  • Zeze (Albanian)
  • Zina (Malagasy)
  • Zorro

 

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