A Great List of Male Dog Names
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Searching for male dog names on the internet can be exhausting! We've seen the sites who've compiled a bunch of random words together and then made a new page for every letter in the alphabet!

Not exactly what you were looking for, right? We bet NOT! So we made this your one-stop-shop for boy dog names! The names below ARE listed alphabetically, but no more clicking is required! Unless, of course you'd like to learn more about dog adoption, then yes, please feel free to click away!

Let's get to it!


Here are some tips you can use to find the perfect name for your new puppy.


  • Consider your dog. What color will he be? What will he look like? What is a personality trait that you expect your new dog will have based on his breed?

-Now, just for fun, what is the opposite of that? For instance, 'Pookie' might be a really comical name to give a pit bull. The same as naming a docile poodle 'Killer' or a big black dog 'Whitey' might get a few laughs and keep you smiling as well.

  • What does getting this dog mean to you? Does it mean that you'll finally have an excercise partner; someone to walk with (Walker), ride in the passenger seat beside you? How about (Rider) or (Shot-gun)?


A few other points to ponder when choosing a dog name

It's true that there's definitely an art to it, but naming a dog has also been the focus of scientific studies.  

Research indicates that dog names with one or two syllables are usually better and more easily picked up on by the dog or puppy. Of course, this isn't a hard and fast rule, but studies also suggests that gruff consonant sounds "G" and "C", for instance, both hard and soft (and not necessarily as the first letter of the name), elicited the best responses. 

Ending the dogs name with a vowel sound, like long A, E, I, O, or U is also more effective in helping your dog to understand and distinguish his name from other words and commands. Names like Jovi, CoCo, Tango and Khaki would be examples of attention grabbing names for your dog. 

But naming a dog can be very personal. And for perfectionists who feel like they need to find the perfect name, it can be overwhelming. That's where we come in.

Without further ado, below are some of our favorite male dog names as well as some suggestions sent to us by other readers. Enjoy!



OUR
TOP 20 FAVORITE MALE DOG NAMES

1. Moxie

2. Cruiser

3. Pugly

4. Fabio

5. Tango

6. Monet

7. Alphie

8. Dorito

9. Winston

10. Painter

11. Mojo

12. Frisbee

13. Dapper

14. Bentley

15. Hunter

16. Atticus

17. Atlas

18. Carson

19. Stormy

20. Pretzel


There are a lot of really cool foreign words that can roll off the tongue just right and end up sounding like a great name for a dog! Most of these would be great as girl dog names, too! 

Is your new puppy white? Consider Avorio which means Ivory in Italian...



Here are some other foreign words that would make great UNIQUE boy dog names
!


Abunai- "Dangerous" in Japanese

Akuma-"Demon" or "Devil" in        Japanese

Amor-"Love" in Spanish

Argento-"Silver" in Italian

Armanno-"Soldier in Italian

Avorio-"Ivory" in Italian

Baffi-"Bearded" in Italian

Baka-"Silly" in Japanese

Belladonna-"Beautiful lady" -Italian

Bruno-"brown-haired" Italian

Bisoux-"kiss" in French

Carina-"Cute" (feminine-Italian)

Chikara-"strength" or "power"- Japanese

Constantine-"Bold" in Italian

Cyrano-French dramatist with large nose

Elmo-"Loveable" in Italian

Fabrizio-"Craftsman" Italian

Jigoku-"Hell" in Japanese

Kanoa-"The Free One" Hawaiian

Kaimi-"The Seeker" Hawaiian

Kawaii-"Cute" in Japanese


Keona-"God's Gracious Gift" Hawaiian

Kokoro-"Heart" in Japanese

Kuro-"Black" in Japanese

Konnichiwa-
"Hello" in Japanese
(a cute word we like!)

Leona-"Like a Lion" french

Loni-"Heavenly" Hawaiian

Lupo-"Wolf" in Italian

Mako-"Shark" Hawaiian Term

Matteo-"Gift of God" Italian

Nero-"Black" in Italian

Rosette-A "Rose" in french

Senshi-"Warrior" in Japanese

Sicily-An Island in Italy

Silvio-"Silver" in Italian

Suki-"Affection" or "Liking" in Japanese

Tempest-"Storm" or "Outburst"-French

Tito-"Giant" in Italian

Vedette-"Guardian" Italian

Yoshi-"Here I come" in Japanese

A

Abercrombie

Aldo

Alto

Alphie

Amadeus

Amos

Archie

Arturo

Ashes

Asia

Atlas

Atticus

August

B

Bacon

Bach

Bailey

Bandit

Banjo

Barker

Barkley

Benji

Bennet

Bentley

Bird

Boomer

Bosley

Boston

Brendyl

Brewster

Bruiser

Buster

Butch

C

Caesar

Caleb

Cali

Cappy

Captain

Carson

Cash

Casey

Cassidy

Castro

Champ

Chance

Chaucer

Charlie

Cheeto

Chevy

Chewy

Claude

Conan

Cooper

Crash

Cruiser

Cupcake

D

Dallas

Dammit

Dante

Dapper

Desi

Destin

Diesel

Ditto

Domino

Donut

Dorito

Ducky

Duke

Dutch


E

Eddie

Edwardo

Einstein

Elton

Elvis

Eminem

Enrico

Excelsior

F

Fabio

Ferdinand

Ferris

Flash

Fonzi

Fozzy

Frankie

Frito

Fred

Frisbee

G

Garfield

Gibson

Gizmo

Gandhi

Gilly

Grady

Groucho

Guido

Guinness

Gumbo

Gumby

Gunner

H

Hanson

Harley

Harry

Harpo

Herbie

Hollywood

Hooch

Hoagie

Hitch

Hunter

Hutch

I

Isaac

Ishmael

Itchy

Italy

Ivan

Izzy

J

Jack

Jake

Jamar

Jarhead

Jazzy

Jeeves

Jeter

Jesse

Jethro

Jones

Jovi

Jughead

K

Kain

Kahlua

Kalypso

Kelly

Kelsey

Khaki

King

Kip

L

Leroy

Levi

Linus

Lionel

Loki

Lorenzo

Louis

Lucky

Luka

M

Maestro

Maverick

Max

Mickey

Miles

Milo

Moby

Mocha

Mojo

Monroe

Mozart

N

Nacho

Nano

Napoleon

Neiman

Nemo

Nestle

Neville

Newton

Nikko

Niles

Nixon

Norman

O

Oakie

Odie

Olly

Omar

Oozie

Opie

Opposum

Opus

Oscar

Otis

Ouija

Ozzy

P

Painter

Parker

Peanut

Peck

Pedro

PeeWee

Penguin

Pepe'

Pepper

Pepsi

Peso

Petey

Peve

Picaso

Pierre

Pilot

Pluto

Polo

Pookie

Pretzel

Pugly

R

Racer

Raimey

Rainy

Reese

Ricki

Rico

Rider

Riley

Rebel

Rocket

Rolo

Rollo

Romeo

Rosco

Rudy

Rupert

Rusty

S

Sailor

Sam

Scrappy

Scratchy

Sebastian

Shadow

Shady

Shaggy

Shamus

Sharky

Shatzi

Shep

Shiloh

Smitty

Snickers

Snoopy

Spirit

Spock

Spot

Sprocket

Spuds

Sterling

Stormy

T

Taco

Tango

Tattoo

Taylor

Taz

Tiki

Tinker

Titus

Toby

Toto

Tucker

Twiggy

Tyson

U

Uggie

Ulysses



V

Victor

Viper

Vesper

Van Gogh

W

Waddles

Waldo

Walker

Warner

Weasel

Wellington

Wendell

Whistler

Whitey

Wilson

Winky

Winston

Woodstock

Y

Yancy

Yankee

Yeager

Yeates

Yoda

Yogi

Yonkers

Yoshi

Yo Yo

Yuppie




Z

Zane

Zavier (Xavier)

Zeppelin

Zeus

ZigZag

Zippo

Zombie

Zorro


Click here to see Female Dog Names that might also make cute Male Dog Names!


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