Every pup needs at least one.

By Southern Living Editors
April 27, 2021
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There are endless options for Southern dog names, but nicknames are a totally different game. The best dog nicknames are run into naturally. Even if your beautiful golden retriever's name is King Charles IV, he might end up with a nickname like "fluffbutt" or "dude." A massive Great Dane may go by "tiny," while a miniature schnauzer is known as "big guy." Funny nicknames for dogs are often the best ones. You can't help but smile when you hear someone yell, "Hey Goober, get over here!" in the dog park. If you're looking for a little nickname inspiration for your pup, look no further than this list. We've got 100 of the cutest, funniest dog nicknames that are sure to match your puppy's unique personality. The South's best pets have the best nicknames, too, so pick one off this list that's sure to fit your best furry friend.

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Ace

Ace

Baby

Baby

Bandit

Bandit

Barkley

Barkley

Bear

Bear

Beaux

Beaux

Belle

Belle

Benji

Benji

Birdie

Birdie

Biscuit

Biscuit

Blue

Blue

Boo

Boo

Booger

Booger

Boss

Boss

Bow Wow

Bow Wow

Bruiser

Bruiser

Bruno

Bruno

Brutus

Brutus

Bubba

Bubba

Buck

Buck

Buddy

Buddy

Bug

Bug

Butterball

Butterball

Captain

Captain

Champ

Champ

Chewy

Chewy

Chief

Chief

Clifford

Clifford

Cookie

Cookie

Cricket

Cricket

Doodle

Doodle

Duchess

Duchess

Flash

Flash

Floof

Floof

Fuzzy

Fuzzy

Girly

Girly

Goober

Goober

Goofball

Goofball

Gunner

Gunner

Honey

Honey

Jellybean

Jellybean

Lady

Lady

Lily

Lily

Little Bit

Little Bit

Lovey

Lovey

Lucky

Lucky

Lulu

Lulu

Maisy

Maisy

Meatball

Meatball

Mickey

Mickey

Minnie

Minnie

Monster

Monster

Moose

Moose

Muffin

Muffin

Nacho

Nacho

Nemo

Nala

Nemo

Nemo

Nugget

Nugget

Oreo

Oreo

Ozzy

Ozzy

Peanut

Peanut

PeeWee

PeeWee

Pepper

Pepper

Piglet

Piglet

Pooh

Pooh

Poppy

Poppy

Porkchop

Porkchop

Prince

Prince

Pupper

Pupper

Rambo

Rambo

Rascal

Rascal

Rebel

Rebel

Rex

Rex

Ringo

Ringo

Rocky

Rocky

Roo

Roo

Rufus

Rufus

Sarge

Sarge

Scooby

Scooby

Scout

Scout

Scrappy

Scrappy

Simba

Simba

Sir

Sir

Smokey

Smokey

Snoopy

Snoopy

Snoozer

Snoozer

Sparky

Sparky

Spike

Spike

Spot

Spot

Sugar

Sugar

Sweetness

Sweetness

Tank

Tank

Tater

Tater

TBone

T-Bone

Teddy

Teddy

Tiny

Tiny

Toots

Toots

Trooper

Trooper

Tuck

Tuck

Woofer

Woofer