Chow Chow Names

Just adopted a new Chow Chow puppy? What name should he or she have? Choosing the right name is an important part of owning a pet as that name will live with you for the life of your Chow Chow and beyond. Make sure you choose a name that is appropriate for your new family member and one that he or she will know is their name. Here is an alphabetical list of popular dog names to help you choose the right name for your new Chow Chow.


Some names can cause people to judge a dog and react positively or negatively/fearfully when meeting it. Depending on whether the dog is a pet, therapy dog, search & rescue dog, tracking dog or any other dog that works with the public, it might be important to use a name that conveys the proper image.


The most popular dog name in North America is Sam, Sammie or Samantha (which means “listener”). The second most popular is Max, Maxie, Maxwell or Maxine (which means “the greatest” in Latin). Third is Lady, followed by Bear, Maggie, Buddy, Tasha, Chelsea (or Chelsie), Holly and Shasta. Other very popular names are Brandy, Ginger and Taffy.



To find the meaning of many of these names we recommend the book When Rover Just Won’t Do by D. Scalisi & L. Moses.

Did you choose a good name? Or do you have one that is not listed? Please feel free to share your Chow Chow name in the comments below. Also be sure to check the Discussion Forums where you can seek input from the community.


  1. KT on April 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Yogurt for a cream one and Chestnut for a red one. Nimbus for a blue or black one

  2. Aleks@doggrooming on January 26, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Cool the most popular dog name generator. Thanks

  3. Dog names on August 16, 2020 at 1:29 am

    Choosing a name for any dog is an incredibly fun task! We recommend using both their personal and physical features to help you do so. Here are some of our top tips which we recommend taking into consideration when naming a dog:

    A dog’s name should never be too short or too long, we recommend choosing one of a maximum two syllables.
    Avoid using colloquialisms or orders which may confuse your dog.
    Find an important name that your dog can identify with.
    Take your time selecting the most appropriate name.
    Choose simpler names that you can pronounce correctly.

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