Bringing home a new puppy or rescue dog is an exciting experience. Part of that excitement is the process of choosing a name for your new furbaby.
People are much less judgmental when it comes to pet names, so you can get creative. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with naming your dog something more traditional, either.
Though choosing a name is a lot of fun, sometimes it’s a bit difficult. If the dog is going to be a family pet, then there may be multiple opinions about what kind of name your family should choose. Not only that, but the sheer number of names to pick from can be overwhelming.
Narrowing your choice down to a certain letter or theme can be helpful. In this article, we’ll be sharing a ton of names that start with H. We’ve also categorized each name so that it’ll be easier for you to find something you like. We’re sure you’ll find a fantastic name that’ll make both you and your dog happy.
Cute as Heck Dog Names
Dogs’ cuteness is legendary. If you’re a dog lover, you probably think that everything dogs do is cute (and we totally agree). There are hundreds of recognized dog breeds in existence and probably just as many mixed breeds. Somehow, they’re all adorable!
Therefore, we think cute names are perfect for dogs. Here’s a list of some of the cutest names that start with H.
- Habibi (an Arabic term of endearment meaning “my love”)
Cool Names for Capable Canines
Dogs are capable of great things. They work as search and rescue animals, service dogs, bomb detectors, and more. Because of their amazing sense of smell — which is 10,000 to 100,000 times better than ours, by the way — they can even sniff out cancer.
We think all this makes dogs one of the coolest animals on the planet. If you want to acknowledge your dog’s coolness or just love cool names, this is the list for you.
Unique Names for Your One-of-a-Kind Dog
Every dog is an individual. They all have different personalities, behaviors, and things they like and dislike. You can celebrate your dog’s individuality by giving them a unique name. Just like your dog, these names are one-of-a-kind!
Silly Names for Your Hairball
Are you a goofball? Is your dog a goofball? If you love silly and punny names, then this is the list for you. If you’re getting two dogs, matching names such as Hot Dog and Heinz would be both cute and funny!
- Han Solo
- Hot Dog
- Hot Rod
Male Dog Names That Start With H
None of the names on our list doing it for you so far? Maybe you’d like a name that’s a little more down-to-earth. In that case, you’ll want to check out this list of male names that are still in popular use.
Female Dog Names That Start With H
If you’re not interested in themed names and are just looking for something more familiar, we understand. While unique names are a lot of fun, it’s nice to pick a name that you’ve heard of before. Here, we have a list of charming female names that start with H. Though these are traditionally feminine names, feel free to use them on male dogs, too.
- Hermosa (Spanish for “pretty”)
Unisex Names That Start With H
Last but not least, we have some unisex names for dogs. These names didn’t fit into any specific category but would work great for any dog regardless of gender. Take a look.
Quick Tips For Naming Your Dog
Some people instantly fall in love with a name; others have had one planned out for ages. Picking a name for a dog doesn’t happen so easily for everyone, though. You may have opinionated family members, or you may be struggling to choose between a handful of names. Whatever the case may be, we have some tips that may help.
- Names that are two syllables or more are easier to call. Renowned animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell found that dogs come more readily to short sounds that rise in pitch. Think about the sing-song voice you use to call dogs; calling “He-ro” is less awkward than calling “Ho-ope.”
- Choose a name that acknowledges your dog as a beloved member of the family. Some people think names like “dog,” “mutt,” or “mongrel” are funny, but they mark your dog as lesser. Though dogs are a different species, they still deserve love, care, and respect.
- Don’t choose a name that negatively influences your perception of your dog. If you name your dog something like Chaos, you might be more likely to assume the dog is naughtier than average, even if that isn’t the case. A name is just a name, and it has absolutely no bearing on a dog’s personality or behavior.
Heckin Great Names for Heckin Great Dogs
Choosing a name for your new puppy is a lot of fun. You can get creative and choose unique names or stick to something down-to-earth if that’s more you. There aren’t any rules when it comes to naming your dog; just pick something you love.
Of course, choosing a name isn’t always easy. There are so many names to choose from, and you may have to consider the opinions of other family members. Narrowing things down to the letter H is definitely a step in the right direction.
We’ve provided tons of H names that are cute, cool, unique, silly, and popular. Whatever name you choose, we’re sure it’ll be heckin great!