When you are considering naming a dog after your love for coffee, there are quite a few factors to consider.
We found 103 (actually good) coffee names for dogs. Surely, you don’t want it to sound cheesy, corny, weird, out-there… or then again, maybe you do. We got you covered for actually good coffee related dog names!
Regardless of whether you are looking for something funky, or something basic, we are sure to have you covered in the following sections.
Coffee Related Dog Name Classics
When you’re looking to incorporate your love for coffee, when deciding what to name your pooch, we would be remiss if we didn’t at least start off with some classic coffee terminology.
- Bean – The seed of a Coffea plant, and the source of coffee. A cute and classic option for any pet owner!
- Barry/Barista – A coffee connoisseur, who brews and delivers delicious cups of joe as a profession. Great for a pup that likes to take charge!
- Caffy/Caffiene – The primary stimulant in coffee which causes increased alertness, and focus. Maybe a good choice if you’ve got a hyper doggo bolting around your house.
- Cream – A popular choice amongst coffee consumers, for the people who want a lighter, more flavorful cup of Joe. When comparing this cream to a dog, it would most likely suit a pup with a brighter coat, and happy demeanor.
- Crema – The tan-coloured foam that forms on top of a coffee beverage, typically an espresso shot, as a result of the brewing process. Plus it presents a cute, fun option to name your dog!
- Joe – A classic name for coffee, and a classic name for a pet as well.
- Java – Another way to refer to coffee, originating way back to the early 1600’s. More of a fun way to integrate an older reference, with your furry friend.
- Roast – The process that transforms the chemical and physical properties of green coffee beans into roasted coffee products. Seems like a solid choice for a dog with an older, more mature style, and one with a deep, dark coat.
- Sugar – A classic way for most people to sweeten their coffee, so it should be assigned to the sweetest little doggo you can find!
Adding in Some Flavor
- Caramel/Cara/Mel – A classic flavour for many coffee drinkers, it seems like a good option for a lighter coloured dog, maybe with some tan elements in their coat. Overall, it seems like a good option for just a nice, sweet pup.
- Cinnamon – A popular flavour as well for many, and an even spicier option for any pet owner!
- Hazel (hazelnut) – A cute option for a dog, as the sweet, hazelnut flavour reminds us of a warm feeling, it should be give to a dog exhibiting these characteristics as well.
- Mocha – A drink made with chocolate, espresso, steamed (sometimes frothed) milk, and topped with whipped cream. Chocolate labs, or other dogs with a similar coloured coat would work perfectly for this choice.
- Tiramisu – A famous coffee-flavoured dessert, that conveniently also provides as a cute name for a pet!
- Vanilla – A go-to flavour for many, why not make it a go-to name as well?
The Drinks We Love
Whether you’re a full-on Starbucks fiend, or prefer to travel to smaller shops around town, we have all been introduced to some classic styles of coffee at some point. Below are some of the classics that we have all come to know and love, that also make for great puppy names!
- America (Americano)– A coffee product with a shot of espresso diluted with hot water to roughly the same consistency of drip coffee, but with the benefits of the espresso. One of the more popular drinks on the market, and would likely work well for any American style doggo!
- Blonde – A light roasted coffee drink, known for it’s bright profile and bitter-free taste. Obviously, when applying this to dogs, it would probably work best with a dog that has a nice, clean, and bright coat.
- Cappuccino (nickname: Cappa) – A 3-layered coffee drink with a shot of espresso, followed by a drizzle of steamed milk, and then a drop of foamed (frothed) milk on top. Another very popular drink choice, and a super cute pet name as well.
- Decaf – Coffee with 97% or more of it’s naturally occurring caffeine removed. A funny name for a dog, but could work perfect if you find that they are lazy, or chill.
- X/Espresso – A one-ounce shot of intense, rich black coffee. A pump-driven machine forces hot water through fine grounds at around nine atmospheres of pressure. Resulting in a rich and flavorful coffee drink, and is used as the base in many caffeinated beverages. Once again, this feels most well suited for a dog with a ridiculous amount of energy, and because espresso typically is served in a shot, maybe this would work with a smaller dog as well.
- Frappe/Frappuccino – A growingly sweet, popular choice for many coffee lovers, and it creates a fun name for your pet as well.
- Latte – A serving of espresso combined with about 3x as much hot milk topped with froth. A very cute option to name your new pup!
- Max/Macchiato – A single or double shot of espresso, marked with a bit of foam (or frothed milk), usually with close to equal portions espresso and foam (or frothed milk). Certainly a great option for dog with maybe a double coat, two solid layers of varying colours, similar to that of a Macchiato.
Don’t Forget the Beans!
Aside from taking the relatively basic approach of naming your pup “Bean”, instead show your true love for coffee by naming them after one of the two most popular coffee beans on earth!
- Ara/Arabica – The earliest cultivated species of coffee plant, and still the most widely grown, producing approximately 70% of the world’s coffee.
- Robbo/Robusta – The only true competitor to the arabica bean, Robusta produces about 30% of the world’s coffee.
Fur The Brand Loyalty
We all make coffee differently; whether it be by press, or drip, we all take on a different approach. No matter what approach you take, you are likely familiar with a lot of the brands listed below, and what better way to show off your love for coffee, than by naming your dog after one of these household brands.
- Bodie/Bodum – A Danish-Swish kitchenware manufacturer, known for a lot of their coffee items. It also seems to be a natural-sounding name for a dog.
- Folger – A famous coffee brand, most commonly sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Once again, it almost sounds like it was meant to be a dog’s name.
- Horton – Why not name them your dog after the most popular coffee shop in the entire Great White North; Tim Hortons.
- Keurig – A classic beverage brewing system, and a cute option to name any pet.
- Maxwell – This one seems almost too easy, but like Folgers, Maxwell is an extremely popular brand of coffee, and sounds like an ideal name for any pet.
- Nes/Nespresso – A quality coffee machine, that doubles as an even more quality name for a fun-loving dog.
- Star/Buck/Starbucks – Starbucks is probably the most well-known coffee shop in the world, so why not show your love for the brand? You could take half the name (star or buck), or use it in it’s entirety (Starbucks), either way it’s definitely a charming option.
It’s Happy Hour Somewhere Right?
For this section, we have collected some of the most popular alcoholic coffee beverages that we believe could also work as fantastic dog names!
- Kahlua – A classic Mexican coffee liqueur that is used worldwide primarily for cocktails, and cooking because of the great versatility, and balance. A unique name for a dog, but in the best way possible. A great fit for a boy or girl, and a fun way to incorporate some of life’s greatest pleasures; coffee, alcohol, and dogs.
- Bailey – Based off the famous Irish cream made with cocoa, cream, and Irish whiskey, commonly mixed in with coffee. A classic name, for a classic beverage.
- Tia Maria – A popular coffee flavored liqueur made with Jamaican beans, known for its distinct and more genuine coffee taste compared to other options on the market. Probably a better fit for a female dog, but who’s to judge.
International Coffee Dog Names (Foreign Language)
With coffee being such an International product, being consumed in nearly every part of the world. Why not try to incorporate it’s diverse background, and unique global reach, by naming your pooch after a fun coffee-themed International term?
- Affo/Affogato – An Italian dessert drowning in espresso. Typically made by covering ice cream with a strong coffee, such as a shot of espresso. Does it get more Italian than this? If you really want to show your Italian roots, and love for coffee, then look no further!
- Bonbon – A sweet coffee drink originating from Spain, made with espresso mixed with condensed milk in a one-to-one ratio. This makes this the perfect choice for a Spanish style pup, or a fun-loving, sweet and excitable doggo as well.
- Breve – An espresso-based hot drink made with half-and-half instead of milk to create a rich, and creamy consistency. An American take on the Italian cappuccino. It’s a strong sounding name for a drink, as well as a pup, I see this as being an instant classic for pet owners!
- Chai – A spiced India tea beverage with a variety of ingredients including ginger, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and then sugar, milk, and (of course) tea. Not exactly coffee, but many coffee drinkers also tend to transition over to this Tea specifically, and if you are looking for a different route, while still showing your love for caffeine, then this is the way to go.
- Cortado – A Spanish coffee beverage consisting of espresso mixed with the equal amount of warm milk, to help reduce the acidity. A good option if a straight shot of espresso is too strong for you, as well as a great option if you’re struggling to find a unique name for your pet.
- Doppio – An Italian espresso drink, consisting of a double shot of espresso, extracted using a double coffee filter, resulting in double the amount of a single espresso shot. A popular drink choice, and an interesting name choice, but one that is certain to garner some attention.
- Espressino – An Italian coffee drink originating from the Apulia region, created by combining espresso with steamed milk, and cocoa (or Nutella). As with the colour and density of the drink, this name could work perfect for a darker, more tanned dog.
- Gesha – An expensive coffee originating from the village Gesha, Ethiopia. A very balanced, sweet cup of coffee with soft honey and fruit flavors, one of the most exclusive coffees in the world. A great way to honour a historic, world-renowned coffee, and assign it to the special pup in your life.
- Grande – A term most affiliated with the mega coffee shop, Starbucks. It is one size down from the largest option (Venti), and so because it is not a small cup, nor a rather large cup, the dog should match these attributes as well.
- Kona – Gourmet coffee grown in the North and South districts of Kona, Hawaii. Cultivated on the slopes of Hualalai and Muana Loa, it is known to be one of the most expensive coffees in the world. A great option for an expensive dog, or one that you know is going to catch people’s eye. Regardless, a very cute name for just about any pet out there.
- Kopi (Luwak) – Coffee from Sumatra, Indonesia, which is widely known not just for its origin, but rather the intimate way it is processed. A mammal called a Luwak (civet) eats ripe coffee cherries, digests the fruit, and excretes the seeds, after which the seeds (or beans) are gathered from it’s dry droppings. It’s one of the most expensive coffees in the world, as it has obvious limitations in terms of its production. With the rarity, and uniqueness of this choice, it should be given to a pup that exhibits the same rare qualities, or one that is uncommon or hard to find.
- Lait – A French term meaning “coffee on milk”, this style of coffee has been used with espresso and milk since the 1950’s in countries around the world. Created using bold or strong coffee (sometime espresso) mixed with steamed milk in a 1:1 ratio. Taking into consideration it’s French roots, potentially best suited for a French bulldog, or another French breed.
- Lungo – An Italian coffee beverage, essentially just an espresso that has been brewed for longer, and with more water. Bigger, and less flavourful, but also more bitter than a normal shot of espresso. Being that this style of coffee is known to be bigger than the average, maybe the dog that best suits this name should be as well.
- Maz/Mazagran – Known as the “original iced-coffee”, having been conceived in the 1800’s in French Algeria. It’s a cold, sweetened coffee drink made with strong coffee poured over ice. Sounds suitable for a sweet, maybe older, more mature dog, or one with that sort of demeanor. A fun, interesting choice for any pet owner.
- Rhys/Ristretto – Or “restricted”, is an Italian drink made with a shot of espresso using half of the amount of water when brewing with the same amount of espresso grinds, and takes the same length of time. Also standing as a fun sounding, Italian style name for your pooch!
- Venti – Most well-known as a size for Starbucks. Being that this the biggest cup size you can get, it should be given to the biggest dog you can find.
- Yirgacheffe – An Ethiopian coffee displaying a sweet, floral aroma, with hints of citrus and wine. A truly exotic flavour, taking the distinct floral, and fruit-toned coffees produced in the southern Ethiopian region. Maybe best suited for a fun-loving dog, with a wild personality, especially being that it’s one of the more unique names on the list.