38 Tastefully Cute Food Names for Your New Dog

If you’re looking for a name for your new pup, why not choose something that everyone loves: food.

While the following list of food names for dogs might make you hungry, you’re sure to find a cute name for your new puppy.

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Dog naming tips:

What’s in a name? Your dog is a wonderful creature no matter what you call them, but some names may be easier for them to understand than others. When choosing your pet’s name, keep these tips in mind:

  • Names that are shorter (1-2 syllables) may be easier for your dog to understand
  • Likewise, names with hard consonant sounds will be easier for your pup
  • Try not to pick a name that rhymes with key words that you’ll use, for example “Beau” is a lovely name but it rhymes with “no”, which may be confusing.

38 Food Names for Dogs

  1. Basil: a name for a dog that’s perfect with everything
  2. Blondie: like blondie bars, and also the legendary singer and musician.
  3. Brie: a French type of cheese, and also Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)
  4. Brownie: a cute name for a chocolatey brown dog
  5. Chewie: food-related, but more importantly, Star Wars related
  6. Chip: chocolate chip or tortilla chips, your choice
  7. Chipotle: just don’t give them any guac, since it’s bad for dogs.
  8. Clementine: your darling clementine
  9. Coco: chocolatey, but also with a touch of Chanel
  10. Coconut: a sweet and sunny dog name
  11. Cookie: who doesn’t like cookies? (or puppies?)
  12. Dorito: we didn’t say this list was healthy dog food names
  13. Dumpling: an endearing name for an adorably small dog
  14. Ginger: zippy and tangy
  15. Gnocchi: pronounced “nyow-kee”
  16. Hazel: a classic name that’s food-adjacent (hazelnuts).
  17. Hershey: dogs can’t have chocolate, but they can have cute names
  18. Honey: for a sweet and gentle doggo
  19. Macaroni: maybe “Mac” for short
  20. Miso: a unique taste and a unique dog name
  21. Mocha: coffee lovers unite!
  22. Mochi: a new food trend for your perfect pup
  23. Mojito: more of a drink than a food, but a cute name nonetheless
  24. Muffin: a cute name for a tubby dog
  25. Noodle: some dogs are just noodly-looking
  26. Nugget: perfect for your little nugget
  27. Olive: a good name for foodie dog owners
  28. Oreo: perfect for a black-and-white dog
  29. Peaches: what’s not to love about peaches?
  30. Peanut: another great name for a small dog
  31. Pepper: a name for a speckled pup
  32. Pumpkin: a cute name for dog owners who love fall
  33. Pistachio: for a small and perfect pup
  34. Rosemary: “Rose” for short
  35. Sage: classy and unique
  36. Snickers: a cute and goofy food name for a cute and goofy pup
  37. Sugar: sweet and lovable
  38. Truffle: rare and highly valued, just like your pup

Check out our dog name generator for more great ideas!

If you’ve got the perfect name picked out, check out our two-part guide on how to prepare for your new dog, including what to buy and how to prepare your house.

PuppyLists is written by J., who has owned, trained, volunteered with, and loved dogs for nearly three decades. When she isn't writing or researching, she's out adventuring with her 14 year old Lab mix.