200 of the Best Food Names for Dogs That Are Anything but Cheesy

Now some of you may be thinking, “Really Napa, FOOD names for dogs?”

Hear me out. With so many name choices out there, it’s always our goal to find something fun and unique. Here at Napa’s Daily Growl, there are two things we adore, dogs (duh!) and food! We started thinking of all the fantastic food names for dogs and thought we’d put together a list for all you new puppy parents hungry for the perfect name. There are 200 of them, so let’s get started.

Tutti fruity

Let’s start off with fruits. Walking through the produce section is sure to give you some great name ideas. I know celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow have gone down that road with their kids, but for dogs, it’s a little more socially acceptable. We’ve made it easy and picked the sweetest names just for you!

food names for dogs

Apple
Cherry
Clementine
Coconut
Cranberry
Fig
Honeydew
Kiwi
Kumquat
Lemon
Mango
Peach/Peaches
Persimmon
Pumpkin
Quince
Raisin
Strawberry
Tomato (yes, it’s technically a fruit!)

Veggie tails

Your mom always said to get enough vegetables, so why not name your pup after one? Whether your a farmer, a vegan, or just a fan of leafy greens, these garden inspired, names are totally fresh and perfect for your pup.

food names for dogs

Alfalfa
Artichoke (Arti, for short)
Beans
Butternut
Carrot
Chickpea
Kale
Mushroom
Olive
Parsnip
Peapod
Pickles
Potato
Radish
Soybean
Sprout
Sweet Pea
Sweet Potato
Zucchini

Herb is the word

Herbs have many properties that make them good for your health. And guess what? Dogs do too! Why not consider one of these herbaceous options for your cute companion?

food names for dogs

Basil
Chive
Cinnamon
Clove
Coriander (Cori, for short)
Ginger
Herb
Lavender
Nutmeg
Oregano
Poppy
Rosemary
Saffron
Sage
Thyme

Let’s get cheesy

Dairy products make for great dog names, but we have to take back our title because this one might get a little cheesy. What’s better than naming your dog after one of the best foods ever created? Nothing! Here are the best cheesy dog names perfect for any dairy lover.

food names for dogs

Asiago
Bleu
Brie
Butters
Cheddar
Colby
Gouda
Jack
Meunster
Pecorino
Queso

Spice is nice

Some dogs have spicy personalities, and it can be fun for owners to give them a name that reflects who they are. Here are food names for dogs that are muy caliente!

food names for dogs

Cayenne
Chili
Chipotle (Chip, for short)
Curry
Frank (after the hot sauce)
Jalapeño
Pepper
Wasabi

Junk food without the calories

Junk food might not be healthy, but it sure does make for some adorable dog names. Here are some deliciously cute options for anyone who loves their snacks enough to name their dog after them.

food names for dogs

Abazaba
Big Mac
Brownie
Buttercup
Candy
Captain Crunch
Caramel
Chip
Cookie
Crumpet
Cupcake
French Fry
Frito
Fritter
Jellybean
Marshmallow
Milky Way
Nacho
Oreo
Pizza
Reeses
S’mores
Snickers
Taffy
Tater Tot
Toffee
Tootsie
Twinkie

Beyond bacon and eggs

I’m sure the breakfast table is the last place you intended to find dog name inspiration, but trust us because breakfast foods make some of the cutest dog names.

food names for dogs

Bagel
Benedict
Biscuit
Cheerio
Chex
Espresso
Flapjack
Fritatta
Honey
Muffin
Pancakes
Quiche
Toast
Trix

We’re nuts over these names

Is your dog a little nuts? Then one of these names might be perfect for your pooch. Also, there’s no need to worry because there’s no risk of allergies with these nutty names.

food names for dogs

Cashew
Chestnut
Hazelnut (Hazel, for short)
Peanut
Peacan
Pistachio
Praline
Walnut

Doggy bag inspiration

Menus are a fantastic place to find food names for dogs. With all the different types of cuisine, you are sure to find some great options. Here are some satisfying names that are inspired by restaurant foods.

food names for dogs

Alfredo
Chai
Churro
Dumpling
Caesar
Gnocchi
Guacamole
Latke
Linguini
Macaroni
Macaroon (Mac, for short)
Noodle
Nori
Pesto
Pierogi
Ramen
Ratatouille
Reuben
Roux
Sushi
Taco
Tofu
Quinoa
Ziti

Well done meat names

Sorry vegans, this one is for the meat lovers out there. Sink your teeth into some meaty names for your carnivorous canine. Whether your dog is big and tough, or tiny, but thinks he’s big and tough, these are great food names for dogs.

food names for dogs

Angus
Burger
Delmonico
Ham
Hambone
Kobe
Lamb Chop
Meatball
Meatloaf
Nugget
Pepperoni
Pork Chop
Porky
Salami
Schnitzel
T-Bone
Tenderloin

Thirsty for more?

Just when you thought we’d covered all the food names for dogs, we have some names that are sure to quench your thirst. Of course, this may be one of my favorite sections because my name fits into this category.

food names for dogs

Asti
Bacardi
Bailey
Beck
Bellini
Brandy
Bud
Colt
Del (for all you lemonade loving Rhode Islanders)
Earl Grey
Guinness
Hops
Kombucha
Jack Daniels
Jameson
Jim Beam
Johnnie Walker
Latte
Margarita (Rita, for short)
Martini (Tini, for short)
Moxie
Napa
Oolong
Pinot
Porter
Red
Reisling
Rose
Sake
Samuel Adams
Scotch
Sherry
Skyy
Sprite
Stoli
Zima
Zin

All of these food names for dogs are making me hungry! Did they satisfy your appetite for unique dog names? Are there any that we should add to this list? If you have any other fun food names for dogs, leave a comment!


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