More Than A Dozen Pet Names Inspired By Food

Growing up, we always had a few fur babies in our home, as well as feathered and finned ones!

Collage of fur, feathered and finned pets. Find a pet name in this list,  inspired by food


Over the years, we came up with some interesting names for our pets, to say the least.

 My Dad had a rule, none of our pets could be named after a human.  Their name had to be a fictional character, an adjective, an object or a place.

When I became an adult, I carried on this tradition of pet naming criteria, my favorite are those inspired by nature.   It seems this tradition has  rubbed off on my children as well!  My one child is drawn to naming pets after their favorite snacks or food.

So in honor of my wonderful childhood memories and my amazing children, I'm sharing a few pet names!  You guessed it, of course they are food related!


Pet Names Inspired by Food 


  • Acorn
  • Aero
  • Biscuits
  • Bonkers
  • Butters
  • Cheeto
  • Crackers
  • Cocoa
  • Frosty
  • Honey
  • Jelly
  • Kitkat
  • Kiwi
  • Licorice
  • Lolly
  • Muffin
  • Marshmallow
  • Newton
  • Nips
  • Oreo
  • Pickles
  • Pixy
  • Popcorn
  • Rolo
  • Ruffles
  • Salty
  • Snickers
  • Skittles
  • Spree
  • Tator
  • Taffy
  • Tootsie
  • Triscuit
  • Waffles
  • Wonka
  • Yogurt
  • Zonkers

Have you ever named a pet of yours after a favorite snack or food item?  Would love to hear all about your pet and the story of their name!

Hope you enjoyed this list.  Tootsie, my Chihuahua, says this list is making her hungry...

Tootsie the Chi needs a snack after reading a list of pet names inspired by food


 Off to get her a treat ❤



50 comments

  1. Haha, that's such a fun post! James his mommy is a brown lab and is called after a choco brand: Kwatta! His sister is Pepsi :D!

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    1. So happy you enjoyed the list, Valerie! Love the names of your pets, so creative ❤

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  2. Love the photo montage you created. No, my pets (even fish) have always had people names. I recently lost my cat Kaitlynn. That was a trendy name - so many people told me during the last 17 years, "my grand-daughter is named Kaitlynn." No one has told me their grand-daughter was named Fudge - fortunately. (Though one of my favourite horses was named Kiwi).

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Sherri. I'm sorry for the loss of your cat, Kaitlynn is such a pretty name. Pretty neat that your granddaughter has the same name! Fudge would be a fun name for a pet, I've always loved Kiwi, but haven't had a pet that fits that name, not yet anyway ❤

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  3. Lots of fun names! I have a friend with a dog named Cous Cous.

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    1. Thanks Carleen, glad you enjoyed them. I absolutely love that name, so cool!

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  4. YUM!!! I love this! Aero might be my favorite. What a great list!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and visit. I picture a dog that's agile and athletic with the name Aero ❤

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  5. Teddy wants to change his name to Paul Newman! :) Coco was my first dog...for Cocoa Puffs!

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    1. Love it! So when will the name change take effect?! Coco is a pawsome name ❤

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  6. Oh, I love this! You could add my cat's name to the list -- Olive! Although I wasn't thinking about actual olives when I named her. :-)

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    1. Haha, yes Olive does qualify! So glad to hear you enjoyed the read. Thank you for your visit ❤

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  7. Kona was on our list of dog names but we ended up keeping Mr. N's name from foster care.

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    1. Mr N fits perfect for your adorable pup! I am partial to Kona, being an Island girl at heart ❤

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  8. I volunteer at an animal shelter and we always had to come up with creative names. My favorite food names were for two kittens, which we named peanut butter and jelly!

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    1. Thank you for volunteering your time to animals in need. I can only imagine the number of names you have to come up with! Love the two you chose for those kitties, hope they are now in furever homes ❤

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  9. I love those name choices! We always give our pets human names but never name them after someone.

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    1. Thank you! I bet that can get tricky making sure you're not naming the family dog after a relative 😉

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  10. LOL as a child we had a dog called Whiskey but other wise non have not named our pets after foods. I gave her the name Layla which means night in Hebrew as she arrived at night from the shelter

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    1. Love the way Whiskey rolls off the tongue... (No pun intended!) Layla is such a pretty name and wonderful story/meaning behind your pups name ❤

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  11. These names are so cute! I love the candy ones - Rolo and KitKat. I have 6 cats - 3 have human names (Delilah, Sampson, and Sophie), and 3 have "other" names (Sassy, Caster - named after my husband's guitar a Stratocaster, and Kylo Ren - named after the villain in the newest Star Wars movie).

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    1. Such creative names you have for your kitties, love them all! Thanks for your visit and kind words ❤

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  12. This post makes me chuckle. My husband and I met at a wine bar called 'Henry's' so, that is where his name came from. Our second little mill dog was called Breeze Kent. We shortened it to Reese - after the petite actress who has played some strong female roles. It never occurred to me that people would assume they were named after chocolate bars until my friend Amy pointed it out.

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    1. That is so cool how you came up with your pet's names, and they have double meanings! Double coolness ❤

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  13. We had two rescue dogs in a row (over many years) called Cookie. Now I have Kilo which could be part of a recipe I guess. Our rescue kittens were named after Disney characters like Simba and Nala.

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    1. Love the names you have for your furbabies! Thanks for sharing and visiting ❤

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  14. It is funny how many pets are named after food! I had a rabbit named Cookie when I was a kid. Technically speaking, my cat, Manna, is named after food too. Manna is the miraculous bread eaten the the Israelites during their time in the desert according to the Bible.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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    1. Cookie is such a cute name, what type of rabbit did you have?
      I didn't know the meaning of Manna, that is so cool. Thanks for sharing the origin of your kitties name ❤

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  15. What a cute list of names. We have human names - Lola and Lexy. Mommy kept our names from the shelter because she felt the fit us.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment and visit. I love that your cat's names both start with L, so sweet ❤

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  16. Seeing that my last four cats were named Praline, Truffle, Beignet, and Brulee, I'd say I name my cats after food. MOL

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    1. Yes, I see a pattern developing... Love it! Thank you for the visit ❤

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  17. I love the naming process for my pets. It gets pretty complicated sometimes, too. :) Bobby Flay O'Fish is the silliest one we've ever come up with!

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    1. Teeheehee... I've been known to take weeks to name a pet, so I get the intricacies! I just love Bobby Flay O'Fish, fabulous name ❤

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  18. How cute is this post!! As a dog trainer, I've trained dogs with many of the names on your list! I always ask folks how they came up with the names for their dogs because I think that's always interesting and tells me a lot about the owner!

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    1. That is so neat that you encounter so many different names and get to hear the story behind the names. Name stories really do run deep ❤

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  19. My parents named our first Bullmastiff, Custard, and then named a Yorkie Pudding. Which I didn't get at the time, but now I think a Yorkshire named Pudding is pretty funny. I love fun names for dogs, but most of my dogs have had human names.

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    1. I like the sound of Custard, I'll have to remember that one! Oh yes, love Pudding, so creative ❤

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  20. My cat's name was Pumpkin! He was born in the fall and he was orange, so I named him Pumpkin! I don't like giving my pets human names either. Gracie already had her name when I got her, but it fits her perfectly anyway. She is very graceful. Echo's name unfortunately fits him too! Lol. He is very noisy.

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    1. Pumpkin is such an endearing name, love it. Sounds like perfect names for your two furbabies, love that they have completely opposite personalities to compliment each other ❤

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  21. These are totally adorable. My favorite movie is the original Willy Wonka with Gene Wilder, so of course, that one caught my eye in your cute list.

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    1. Yes, I love that movie and the book too! Thank you for visiting ❤

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  22. I've always like the name Oreo, especially for black & white pets. Maybe 'cause I just love oreo's! We had a feral cat my Mom named Peaches years ago. Mom loved that sweet kitty. For a feral cat she was so friendly & sweet.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. I'm partial to Oreo too! I've always thought it to be the perfect name for a Tuxedo kitty. Peaches is a nice name, I picture an orange tabby with a name so sweet ❤

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  23. What a fun post! I am hungry now! LOL! I love hearing origins of pets' names! Three of our Huskies are named after someone or something in music... Gibson Les Paul, the guitar, of course! Wolfgang is for VanHalen & Mozart. Chloe Van Wylde for VanHalen & Zakk Wylde (Chloe because it's a fave name of my daughter's). Harley is actually not after the motorcycle, but rather another favorite name of my daughter's, and it's the perfect moniker as it suits her perfectly because if she could drive one, she would! And Bandit because her puppy mask looked liked a bandit's!

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    1. Fabulous names you have for your furbabies, love the story behind them as well.

      Haha, I was hankering for a snack after writing this post ❤

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  24. For five years or so I volunteered at the largest cat and kitten rescue in Southern California -- a couple of thousand rescues a year -- so you can imagine how many names we had to come up with. Litters of kittens had fruit, vegetable, spice names etc. We even once had a mom cat named Tomato.

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    1. Love the name Tomato! Thank you for dedicating your time for all those felines. Sounds like an amazing rescue organization ❤

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  25. I love these unique names, I'll have to check back if an animal comes into my life! I love human names for animals, too!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the names and would love to know if you use any of the names for future additions ❤

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