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Best Food Names for Dogs

So, you all have probably seen my new puppy if you follow me on Instagram! If you've followed me for a while then you know I lost Otto last fall, and he was the absolute love of my life. He was my best friend and true soul mate. He had an amazing long life of 14 1/2 years, and he went on his own in my arms. I couldn't have been luckier and I'm so thankful for our time together and for him.

But, I am a dog person, so I knew I would get another dog. And we just got an Apricot Pug (in Otto's honor) and we named him John John Sushi Council. I kind of wanted to name him Muffin, as that was one of Otto's main nicknames, but Delaney couldn't imagine naming him that as he was insistent that we would call him that no matter what, haha! Delaney also really wanted a human name, which I also love for dogs, I think they are so great. Obviously, as Otto is a human name.

girl wearing Pugs and cookies t shirt holding a pug puppy

We kept going back and forth and back and forth on names. I even had some polls on my Instagram page for you guys to play along! Ultimately, we decided that he was just a John John and we also really loved Sushi, so we decided he would have a full name of John John Sushi Council. Plus, then I could say that he was so cute we named him twice! Plus, we don't know a single dog ever named John John or even any person, besides John John Florence, obviously. But, we don't know him personally, so it worked out great!

We knew we were going to be getting a Pug, because Otto was just so special that he made us fall in love with Pugs. And when we were thinking of names, we were thinking of food names. It was either full human name, or food name – and both ended up winning!

apricot pug puppy

So, I was searching for the best food names for dogs for a long time (basically since last fall after Otto passed when I found the breeder). So much so, that I compiled my own list and I thought I would share them with you. I was getting these names from everywhere – internet searches, Instagram dogs I follow, friends dogs, neighbors dogs, and even just thinking of my favorite foods that would be sweet dog names. And you guys even threw out some that were on here!

So if you are thinking of naming your new puppy after food, you will find over 150 of the best food names for dogs right here! I have food names for boy dogs, girl dogs, and ones that could literally be used for either – like Mochi (which was a close runner up for us). Getting a puppy is such an amazing thing, you are signing up for a life long friend and companion. And naming them is something that can be challenging but also incredibly fun!

I've separated out the list into food categories, incase you feel that your dog must be named a dessert, a brunch item, or a drink! I hope you enjoy this list of the best food names for dogs. I also put in some possible nicknames next to the name to give you some inspiration or to tell you where I got the name incase you don't know that food. And if you have a new puppy with a food name – reach out to me on Instagram as I'd love to see photos and hear what you chose!

girl wearing Pugs and cookies t shirt holding a pug puppy

Brunch Food Names for Dogs

  1. Acaí 
  2. Bagel (thanks Darcy for this one, so amazing!)
  3. Benedict
  4. Cannoli
  5. Danish
  6. Donut
  7. Éclair (Clair)
  8. Fritter
  9. Jelly
  10. Mimosa
  11. Muffin
  12. Omelet
  13. Pancake
  14. Quiche
  15. Toast (we met a lady at Whole Foods in Colorado on our way to get him that had a Pug named Toast!)
  16. Waffle

Cheese Names for Dogs

  1. Asiago
  2. Brie
  3. Cheddar
  4. Colby
  5. Feta
  6. Fontina
  7. Gouda
  8. Jack
  9. Manchego
  10. Mozzarella
  11. Parmesan
  12. Pimento
  13. Queso
  14. Ricotta
  15. Stilton
  16. Swiss

Fruits & Veggie Names for Dogs

  1. Alfalfa
  2. Apricot
  3. Avocado
  4. Banana
  5. Berry
  6. Blueberry
  7. Cherry
  8. Chipotle
  9. Clementine
  10. Fig
  11. Goji
  12. Guava
  13. Huckleberry (Huck)
  14. Kale
  15. Kiwi
  16. Lettuce (Letty)
  17. Lilikoi (Lili)
  18. Mango
  19. Melon
  20. Papaya
  21. Peach
  22. Plum
  23. Portabella
  24. Potato
  25. Scallion
  26. Strawberry
  27. Tomato
  28. Yuzu (this was one of my faves, but Delaney didn’t like as much)

Herbs & Spices Names for Dogs

  1. Basil
  2. Caraway
  3. Cassia
  4. Chai
  5. Chive
  6. Cilantro
  7. Cinnamon
  8. Clove
  9. Cumin
  10. Ginger
  11. Herb
  12. Kava
  13. Nutmeg
  14. Oregano
  15. Paprika
  16. Parsley
  17. Pepper
  18. Poppy
  19. Rose
  20. Rosemary (Rosie)
  21. Rue
  22. Saffron
  23. Sage
  24. Tarragon

Dinner Food Names for Dogs

  1. Ahi
  2. Alfredo (call him Alfie)
  3. Angus
  4. Bacon
  5. Bologna
  6. Burrito
  7. Curry
  8. Dumpling
  9. Fajita
  10. Gumbo
  11. Ham
  12. Kobe
  13. Macaroni (Mac)
  14. Miso
  15. Mushu
  16. Nacho
  17. Nugget
  18. Pasta
  19. Penne
  20. Pizza
  21. Poké (this was one of our runner ups)
  22. Porkchop
  23. Salami
  24. Sushi
  25. Taco
  26. Taquito
  27. Tofu
  28. Turkey
  29. Tuna
  30. Wonton
  31. Ziti

Dessert Names for Dogs

  1. Biscotti
  2. Biscuit
  3. Blondie
  4. Boba
  5. Brownie
  6. Butterscotch
  7. Cocoa
  8. Cookie
  9. Cupcake
  10. Custard
  11. Frosty
  12. Gelato
  13. Hershey
  14. Hostess
  15. Macaron (Mac)
  16. Madeline
  17. Marshmallow
  18. Marzipan
  19. Mochi
  20. Oreo
  21. Pudding
  22. Shortbread (Shorty)
  23. SMores (met an Aussie named SMores, perfect fit)
  24. Sorbet
  25. Sundae
  26. Truffle
  27. Twinkie
  28. Sprinkles

Drink Names for Dogs

  1. Bailey
  2. Cosmo
  3. Eggnog
  4. Espresso
  5. Java
  6. Latte
  7. Mojito
  8. Porter
  9. Rosé
  10. Scotch
  11. Soda
  12. Whiskey

Candy Names for Dogs

  1. Abba (or Zabba)
  2. Cadbury
  3. Crunch
  4. Dot (Dottie)
  5. Heath
  6. Laffy (or Taffy)
  7. Licorice
  8. Lolly
  9. Mamba
  10. Mars
  11. Reese
  12. Rolo
  13. Sixlet
  14. Skittle
  15. Skor
  16. Smartie
  17. Snickers
  18. Spree
  19. Taffy
  20. TicTac
  21. Tootsie
  22. Trolli
  23. Twix
  24. Wonka
  25. York

Ingredient Names for Dogs

  1. Barley
  2. Bean
  3. Buns
  4. Butter
  5. Butternut
  6. Cashew
  7. Cesar
  8. Chia
  9. Chip
  10. Coconut (Coco)
  11. Dijon
  12. Dorito
  13. Frito
  14. Garbanzo
  15. Graham
  16. Hazelnut
  17. Honey
  18. Hummus
  19. Jasmine
  20. Juniper
  21. Kamut
  22. Kimchi
  23. Leche
  24. Maca
  25. Maple
  26. Matcha
  27. Noodle
  28. Nori
  29. Olive
  30. Peanut
  31. Pecan
  32. Pesto
  33. Pickle or Pickles
  34. Pistachio
  35. Ranch
  36. Rye
  37. Sesame
  38. Snacks (someone told me this one on Instagram!)
  39. Tamari
  40. Teriyaki
  41. Vanilla (Nilly)
  42. Walnut
  43. Wasabi
  44. Yolk

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