25 Design-Inspired Pet Names

Celebrate your love of interior design and decorating with these adorable dog and cat names.



A calico cat sits in a mid century Danish design chair.

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Adopting a new pet this summer? If you're obsessed with HGTV, your new furbaby can rep design pride with these names inspired by fabrics, furniture, famous designers and more.



Cute french bulldog puppy looking at the camera lying on the floor in a pink living room setting

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Whether you’re celebrating the iconic designers Charles and Ray Eames or their iconic '50s lounge chair, Eames is a great name. And just imagine yelling that from across the dog park.


If you love going to weddings inspired by the roaring '20s and love browsing thrift stores for antique Art Deco pieces, celebrate the clean lines and geometrics with Deco.


For the Southern fashionista who loves Anthropologie storefronts, it doesn't get much cuter than Linen.


Your friends might think it's redundant to name a Calico cat Calico, but the name also refers to a type of cotton fabric with small, dainty floral patterns.


Rusty is simply perfect for those obsessed with rustic style.


If you love country-cottage style, it doesn't get any cuter than Hutch. The name refers to an open cupboard that rests on a table or buffet in country-style kitchens.


If you love beachy, nautical style, try Jute. Short for Jute rope, this material is used to make everything from rugs to coasters in coastal design.


Short for ottoman. It's a bit cheesy, but we love it.


Fans of the Junk Gypsies and shabby-chic style, look no further. Patina, meaning weathered fabric or metal, would be a hilarious name for a female bulldog.


In honor of the iconic chairs designed by Eero Saarinen, Tulip would be an adorable name for any toy breed such as a Yorkie or Pug.



Funny yorkshire terrier sitting on chair isolated on white

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Honor your love of mid-mod design with Panton. Named after Danish designer Verner Panton, the curved S-shaped Panton chair is one of the most iconic furniture pieces from the '60s.

...Or Pantone

For those obsessed with the color of the year and paint chips, celebrate your love of color with Pantone. We think it's the perfect name for an apartment cat.


Another adorable, color-inspired choice.

...Or Pallet

Just change the spelling and now you’ve got a name for those who love industrial, rustic style. Or just love DIYing with salvaged wood.


If Fallingwater is on your bucket list and you love Arts and Crafts style, try Frank for the famed architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright.


If modern architecture is more your speed, Gehry (for Frank Gehry) is a clever choice. Gehry is famous for modern marvels such as The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle.


Inspired by the pioneering New York interior designer Elsie de Wolfe, this is a fun name for a pup in the big city.


This unisex name is a subtle nod to the not-so-subtle interior designer, Dorothy Draper, who was known for loud and colorful floors and wallpaper.



Portrait of Siberian kitten on a beige background, studio shoot

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Perfect for those obsessed with the boho-chic look.


Inspired by the popular Windsor chair, Windsor would make a cute dog or cat name and is also perfect for those who love the British royal family.


Perfect for those obsessed with preppy, summer style.


For fans of Restoration Hardware, try the name Chester. It's short for the Chesterfield sofa and tufting design. It's also the perfect name if you plan on buying bow-tie collars.


Lawson is a great unisex name inspired by the iconic Lawson sofa designed for Thomas Lawson near the turn of the 20th century.


We went deep into the furniture and design world for this one. The name of a metal hole or eyelet in curtains, Grommet is the perfect name for a pet of a hardcore DIYer.


The name for a floral-patterned fabric, Chintz would also be a fitting name for cute cats such as a Scottish Fold.


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