So you’re getting a beagle? Yay! We are incredibly pleased that you’ve chosen the best dog breed in the world!
Only the finest name will do, so if you’re stuck on what name to choose for your new beagle, then you’ve landed in the perfect place. Here’s our ultimate list of over 350 Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful Names for a Beagle.
Choosing dog names for our beagles has always been a fun and exciting exercise.
When we were on our way to collect our first beagle puppy we remember spending the whole 5-hour journey going through lists of dog names to look for something that was completely unique, and couldn’t find anything online that provided enough inspiration.
We promise that this comprehensive list of the best beagle names will not only give you a huge selection to choose from, but it will also provide you with ways to come up with a name that will suit your new beagle and your own characteristics perfectly!
How to Choose the Right Name for your Beagle
Beagles provide a fantastic opportunity to get creative when choosing dog names.
Their characteristics are funny, stubborn, goofy, intelligent, and unpredictable, so choosing the right name for your beagle that is unique or clever can be an exhausting task if you don’t already have one in mind.
However, there are a few tips that can assist in the process:
1. Use One or Two Syllables
If you want a beagle who easily and promptly reacts to its name, then choose one with only one or (ideally) two syllables.
This makes it easy for you to immediately get their attention when you need them to respond quickly. One-syllable names can often be confused with other regularly used words, so careful consideration is needed.
Two syllables will actually work better than one for beagles as they are often easily distracted. The first syllable alerts them, and the second one gives them confirmation that you are calling their name.
Anything longer than two syllables can become tiresome when used repeatedly, and ineffective at getting your beagle’s attention.
2. Avoid Names that are Similar to Command Words
When choosing a name for a beagle puppy it’s best to avoid using anything that sounds like a potential command word.
You’ll be teaching your beagle command words throughout their training, such as:
- Drop It
For example, you may have one very confused beagle called TED that doesn’t understand the difference between his name or his bed. Or NOAH who thinks your calling his name when you’re actually saying NO!
3. Say it Out Loud
When you think you’ve found the perfect name, say it out loud repeatedly.
Imagine the scenarios of calling your beagle puppy by their name. Does it sound right in a happy voice? Shouty voice? Would it be embarrassing using it in public? Is your beagle likely to react?
4. Use Sharp-Sounding Words
There are certain letters and words that are more appealing to dogs in general because of the way it sounds to the ears. Names containing the letters D, K, P, and S create more energy and act as better attention grabbers.
5. Use This List for Inspiration
For example, if we’ve covered a list of characters’ names from Star Wars, but your favorite film is The Shawshank Redemption, then you can use this list of names as inspiration to search for the most appropriate for your circumstances.
Equally, you can also make use of the popular beagle names on this list to find a more creative alternative.
6. Future-Proof It
If you’re planning on getting another beagle or dog in the future, then you may want to think ahead and choose a name that is a little future-proof.
Beagles are total food thieves, so a couple’s name like Bonnie and Clyde would make a great talking point as far as creative or funny beagle names go!
350 Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful Beagle Names
The following list of unique beagle names can be used for beagle boys, beagle girls, or on many occasions – both!
Get ready for some of the coolest and most original beagle names you will ever find based on their personality!
Unique and Funny Beagle Names
To kick off our list we’re starting with the most unique and funny names for a beagle puppy based on their breed-specific characteristics!
These are original names that most first-time beagle owners will not associate with a beagle until they learn more about their quirks and traits.
They cover the fact that beagles are professional escape artists, love to steal food and other items, have crazy soft floppy ears, a great sense of smell, and more!
- Bonnie (and Clyde)
Food-Related Beagle Names
If there’s anything you should know about beagles, it’s that they love nothing more than their next snack or meal.
That’s why food-related words make some of the funniest and best names when it comes to a beagle puppy!
Best Beagle Names from Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices can make great names for a beagle as they are generally pretty words.
If you’re looking for cute yet original names for your beagle, then this comprehensive list of herbs and spices will have you covered!
Best Cartoon Character Names for Beagles
Seeing as Snoopy is the most famous beagle in history, it would be rude to have a list of the best cartoon character names for a beagle!
Cartoon names for a beagle puppy can be funny, but they can also be cute! Here’s a great selection of popular names to choose from.
Best Beagle Names from Greek Mythology
What better way to name a beagle than to choose Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Mythological Creatures?!
Here’s a list of the perfect and strong names for a beagle from Greek Mythology.
Best Beagle Names from Star Wars Characters
Whether you’re a casual fan or super-obsessed with Star Wars, it can be incredibly fun naming your beagle puppy after a favorite character.
Here’s a list of the most dog-friendly names from the Star Wars films.
- Vader (or Raider!)
Best Beagle Names from Game of Thrones
One of the most popular TV series of recent times was Game of Thrones, and what better way to name a beagle than choose a favorite character or villain from this hit series?
Best Human Names for Beagles
Using old-fashioned human names for beagles can be the best way to feel like your hound is truly part of the family!
Whether it’s a sweet or funny human name you’re after, there are plenty to choose from here!
Best Human Names for a Beagle Boy
Best Human Names for a Beagle Girl
Best Beagle Names from Colors
Using the full-spectrum color palette can give you endless examples of great and original names for a beagle puppy.
Here’s a list of some of the best out there!
Most Popular Beagle Names
We asked hundreds of our readers what they had named their little pooches and have compiled this list of the most popular and common names for beagle puppies!
Popular Beagle Names for Boys
Popular Beagle Names for Girls
Wrapping Up the Best Beagle Names
Finding a great name for a beagle puppy can be a fun and exciting experience once you have some idea of where to begin.
From funny and sweet to unique and unusual, we hope you’ve found some inspiration for your new hound with this ultimate list of 350 Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful Names for a Beagle.
Did you find the perfect name on this list? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to know which one you’ve chosen!
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