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18 Puppy Litter Name Theme Ideas!

Puppy litter name themes are becoming more and more popular as a quick and easy way for breeders to identify individual pups from specific litters with ease and the trend is becoming increasingly popular with each year that goes by.

The more popular the trend becomes for using puppy litter names for quick and easy identification, the more people we see reaching out each month asking for themes that they are able to use to name their own puppy litters.

As we see so many people reaching out and asking for ideas for puppy litter names, we have decided to publish this article going over a number of ideas that our readers are able to use if they wish.

When it comes to puppy litter name theses, you can literally use anything you want though and there are tons of combinations that you are able to use if you wish.

We have added our table of contents below to make it as easy as possible to skip to specific sections of the article going over a litter theme idea that you are able to use.

This can help to save you time as you don’t have to read the whole article and can just skip directly to the specific sections that you want to read.

The Colors Of The Rainbow

A quick and easy puppy litter theme that is ideal for litters of seven pups with both male and female pups are the colors of the rainbow.

Start with Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet for the seven pups and call the mother rainbow to stick to the theme.

If the litter has more than seven pups you can easily add in additional colors to expand as required to fit the litter.

Capital Cities

Capital cities are another very popular puppy litter name theme and it works well for litters of all sizes with both male and female pups.

Some ideas to get you started include Washinton, London, Ottawa, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, and Tokyo but you can add additional capital cities for larger litters if required.

There are plenty of lists online for the capital cities of each country that you can quickly Google if you want to skim pre-made lists for ideas.

US States

Using US States is popular for some breeders as it can work with small and large litters of pups alike as well as for male and female pups too.

A few popular US states that you are able to use to get your puppy litter name themes going include Alaska, Texas, Montana, Floria, Georgia, Oregon, and Utah with you being able to add as many states as required for the litter to give each pup a name within the theme.

The Months Of The Year

Although it’s basic, if you are just wanting a quick and easy puppy litter name theme then the months of the year can be a great option for litters of up to twelve pups with the months of the year usually working well for both male and female pups alike.

You are usually able to pick and choose the shorter months of the year to make it easier to refer to the pups too rather than use the longer months to help you save time if you have to talk about the pups on a regular basis.

Star Signs

The zodiac signs can be a good choice as a puppy litter name theme due to most of the star signs working for both male and female pups pretty easily as well as having enough star signs for larger litters too.

It can be common for some commercial dog breeders to have so many litters going at the same time that they will happily use as many theme names as possible due to having so many litters and the signs of the zodiac is a popular option.

Friends Characters

The various characters from the hit TV show Friends is another good option for a puppy litter name theme with it including names for both male and female pups and having main characters for up to six pups.

If your litter is larger then you can go with Ross, Rachel, Monica, Pheobe, Chandler, and Joey to use the main characters and then add in additional characters such as Gunther, Mike, Janice, and Ursula while being able to add a huge number of characters with both male and female names if needed.

The Walking Dead

Another very popular TV show that people use for puppy litter name theme ideas is the Walking Dead as it has a huge list of main characters offering names for both male and female pups as well as for any litter size you could realistically expect.

Some puppy name ideas from the Walking Dead that you could use include Rick, Daryl, Carl, Glenn, Maggie, Michone, Rosita, and Beth.

Types Of Coffee

People love their coffee almost as much as they love their dogs so it is only natural that people would start to use the various types of coffee as a puppy litter name theme.

Most types of coffee tend to work well for both male and female pups with litter size usually not being that important due to there being so many different types of coffee.

You can start with latte, cappuccino, americano, espresso, macchiato, and mocha for starters and then add more as required.

Justice League

Although the Justice League movies from DC have not been as popular as the Marval movies, there is still a large fan based for the Justice League characters and you are able to use it as a theme for your pups.

You can choose from Batman, Superman, Flash, Wonderwoman, Aquaman, and Cyborg and then add additional names from the DC universe if required depending on the size of the litter.


Disney has a huge number of movies now with there being plenty of male and female characters in Disney movies that you are able to use for your puppy litter name theme.

If you are a commercial dog breeder and need as many puppy names as possible they you can try using the names of the good characters for one litter and the names of the evil characters for another litter.

If you have a large number of litters then you are also able to try to use individual movies for your puppy litter name theme.

The Avengers

The Avengers movies have been extremely popular all around the globe with the various heroes in the movie being a very popular option for a puppy litter name theme.

One problem is that the core group of avengers is a little light on names for female pups so starting with Thor, Ironman, Hulk, and Captain America can be a good start for male pups and then add Romanov for a female pup.

You can also add other female characters that join the Avengers later in the movie series such as Scarlet Witch, Captain Marvel, Gamora, and Wasp.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you have an all male litter of four puppies then you can use the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a puppy litter name theme by using the names Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo for your puppies.

You can also call the father of the litter Splinter too if you wish to try and keep the theme for the litter.

South Park

South Park is a very popular cartoon with Cartman, Kenny, Kyle, and Stan being another great puppy litter name theme for a litter of four male puppies.

There are also various female characters from South Park that you are able to use such as Wendy, Bebe, Sharon, and Sheila.

There are so many characters in South Park that you are able to use for your puppy litter name theme if the litter is particularly large too so you shouldn’t have problems with coming up with names.

Game Of Thrones Dire Wolves

With Game Of Thrones being such a popular TV show for so long, a large number of people grew up watching the show and loved the various dire wolves that were featured in it.

This can be a good puppy litter name theme as it includes both male and female pup names but only works for litters of up to six pups.

Here is a breakdown of each dire wolves and the Stark child that owned them Robb and Grey Wind, Sansa and Lady, Arya and Nymeria, Bran and Summer, Rickon and Shaggydog, and Jon and Ghost.

Game Of Throne Dragons

If you need a puppy litter name theme for a litter of three pups then you are able to use the dragon names from Game Of Thrones with Drogon sounding more male and Visarion and Rhaegal sounding like they could work for a male or female pup.

If you do have a larger litter size that you need names for then you can add dragons from the books too such as Balerion, Meraxes, and Vhagar that original Targaryens who came to Westeros flew.

There are additional names that you are able to use of dragons from the extended lore of Game Of Thrones too if you need even more names.

Game Of Thrones Houses

The various houses from Game Of Thrones can also be used for a puppy litter name theme too with houses like Stark, Targaryen, Lannister, Baratheon, Tyrell, Greyjoy, Frey, Arryn, Tully, and Martel being great options for puppy names.

There are plenty of lesser houses in the Game Of Thrones story that you are able to use for puppy names for larger litters too if needed.

The Witcher

Although the Witcher books and games have been popular for years, the TV show has skyrocketed its popularity and you are able to use Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri as the core of a puppy litter name theme too.

There are a huge number of additional characters in the Witcher universe that you are also able to use for larger litters such as Triss, Calanthe, Jaskier, Renfri, and Sabrina to name a few.

Harry Potter

The Harry Potter universe is so large that it has plenty of names for multiple puppy litter name theme if needed.

You can use the various houses of Hogwarts for a theme or the names of characters from the universe too.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione obviously come to mind but you are also able to use Dumbledore, Dobby, Sirius, and Snape to expand with there being plenty of other characters who name you could use too.


That brings our article going over the various puppy litter name themes that we could think of. We hope that we have been able to help you and that you have been able to get some ideas to use as names for your own puppy litters. As we mentioned back at the start of the article, you can really use anything as a puppy litter name theme and there really are countless possibilities out there.