As a certified professional dog trainer, I’ve encountered hundreds of Zoe, Sadie, Gingers, Lucky, Marley, Tuckers. They are great names, but I know many new pup owners are looking to think outside of the box.

So if YOU are trying to figure out a unique name for your newly adopted dog or puppy, watch the video down below, or read a list of unique names I’ve encountered.

Mexican Food Names

  • Caliente
  • Picante
  • Queso
  • Taco

Japanese Food Names

  • Miso
  • Mochi
  • Ramen
  • Nori (seaweed)
  • Shiso
  • Uni
  • Wasabi

Korean Food Names

  • Anju
  • Bae
  • Bap
  • Bingsu
  • Kimchi


  • Burrata
  • Cannoli
  • Ghnocci
  • Macaroni
  • Noodle
  • Ravioli

American/General Food

  • Cashew
  • Chili
  • Cabbage
  • Dijon
  • Pepper
  • Poptart
  • Gravy
  • Stilton

Any other unique names you’ve come across that I didn’t mention?

Let me know in the comments below.



Lisa Ullery Gallegos

I’m a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with free training videos on my YouTube channel, “Lisa Gallegos Dog Training”