Gizmo

Discover the origin of the Male dog name Gizmo. What does the name Gizmo mean? Find out how popular the dog name Gizmo is with annual rankings since 2013.

Gizmo as a dog name

In this article, we find out about the dog name Gizmo, discover its meaning, where the name originates from, how to pronounce the name, as well as the gender the name is commonly most associated to.

We’ll also discover the change in popularity of the name since 2013.

Gizmo as a dog name

How do you pronounce the name Gizmo?

The name Gizmo is pronounced “giz m oh“.

What does the name Gizmo mean?

Gizmo is a corruption of the Maltese word “x’jismu” meaning “what’s its name”. It is used when the person momentarily cannot recall the name of a thing that they are referring to at the moment. It was picked up by the British when they were stationed in Malta and they integrated it into the English language.

Is Gizmo a popular Male dog name?

Yes, Gizmo is a popular dog name. In fact, in 2021 it ranked 63 in the top 100 most popular Male dog names, according to annual reports comparing over 1 million dogs.

This ranking is based on the most popular dog names, where we’re able to show the popularity change of a name since 2013.

Popularity of the name Gizmo over time

Here is a table showing the popularity change for the name Gizmo, from 2013 to 2021.

Annual popularity ranking for the name: Gizmo
YearPosition
202163
202061
201954
201854
201751
201641
201538
201438
201338
Based on annual results published by Rover.com

Is Gizmo a unique name for a Male dog?

The short answer: Unique enough. Don’t worry about it.

Based on a study of pet ownership by the AVMA from 2018, we are able to see that there are more than 76.5 million dogs, shared between 48 million households across the United States alone.

That’s an average of 1.6 dogs per household!

Being ranked in the top 100 dog names alone will make a name much less unique than an obscure name that is both long, and difficult to pronounce, but with such massive numbers in dog ownership, having a unique dog name is going to prove more than challenging.

Our advice? Choose a name you love, rather than a name that is unique.

Details of the name “Gizmo“

A very basic breakdown of the name Gizmo, including common gender association, origin, and the length of the name.

Letter name starts withG
Length of name5
GenderMale
OriginEnglish