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Male Dog Names – Including The Top 40 Choices For 2018
Looking for the best male dog names? Then look no further!

Top Male Dog Names 2018

Charlie
Becks
Max
Buddy
Cooper
Jack
Toby
Henry
Bear
Scout

Tucker
Marley
Monty
Leo
Finn
Dexter
Barney
Alfie
Angus
Milo
Oscar
Shadow
Sam
Gus
Murphy
Harry
Hunter
Teddy
Jasper
Brodie
Rufus
Jake
Winston
Loki
Kona
Bruce
Zeus
Ben
Ollie
Bruno

This top 40 selection came courtesy of Dog Names Survey. And if your dog’s name didn’t appear on the list, you’ll be delighted to hear that you still have the chance to add your favorite.

And there’s more to come!
Best male dog names

One of the most fun ways to pass the time while you await the arrival of your new rescue dog or tiny new puppy? Wondering what he will be like. And thinking about what to call him, of course!

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Maybe you already know exactly what kind of names you like? Or perhaps you chop and change your mind on a daily basis?

Whichever camp you fall into, you’re bound to find some boy dog names to inspire you in these lists.

Do you like to capture the zeitgeist, or do you prefer male puppy names which have stood the test of time?

These dog names for boys have consistently occupied the top male pet names lists for years:

Max
Charlie
Buddy
Cooper
Jack
Rocky
Bear
Duke
Toby
Tucker
Jake
Oliver
Teddy
Harley
Riley
Cody
Buster
Lucky
Milo
Leo

Boy names for dogs

As you can see there’s a real trend towards giving our dogs human names.

It’s a logical progression from thinking of pets as part of the family. A way of saying that in our hearts, our dogs have the same status as people.

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So here are some more names for boy dogs that are human names too:

Thomas
Caleb
Lucas
Jackson
Wyatt
Evan
Gabriel
Carter
Asher
Dylan

People names for male dogs

Boy pet names are also a fun chance to use human names that are a bit more unusual.

These human names aren’t too common, but they’d all be good boy dog names:

Turner
Cedric
Seamus
Gilbert
Harris
Lyle
Reuben
Heath
Alistair
Douglas

Unique male dog names

Coming up with a one of a kind name for your dog can be a real challenge.

You never know when an obscure name is about to surge in popularity, or if someone else on your street is about to have the same flash of inspiration.

But it’s still fun to find something a bit special, like these unusual male dog names:

Zyron
Hurricane
Odin
Corvus
Inchyra
Stirling
Lulworth
Hobbs
Auster
Fisher
Moss
Ash

Check out our big guide to unique dog names for further ideas

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Place names for male dogs

One way to find cute boy puppy names is to pick a theme you like and see where it leads you.

I’ve come up with this list by thinking of American places and landmarks:

Smoky
Rio
Elias
Sanford
Huron
Tahoe
Kennedy
Rockefeller
Bryce
Cimarron (This could be reckless, since cimarrón is Spanish for “wild” or “untamed”!)
Cartwright
Zoar (Cartwright and Zoar are both small settlements in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)

Cute boy dog names

Will your dog be the baby of the family even when he’s fully grown?

Here are some cute boy dog names for puppies that are going to be adorable forever:

Angel
Beau
Prince
Babe
Jesse
Bodhi
Blue
Zebedee
Neo (Neo means both “new” in Greek and “gift” in Tswana – how perfect?)
Fuzz
Cupid

Cool dog names male

Is your dog going to be a legend in his own time?

Obviously what’s cool is a matter of taste and perception, and I’m not saying that I’m an authority on what definitely is cool.

But I might be.

Ace
Maverick
Ryker
Bix
Frank
Cash
Toro
Bogart
Dylan
Jet
Orion
Loki

If those don’t appeal check out our Cool Dog Names page for over three hundred more ideas!
Cute dog names for boys

There seems to be a trend at the moment for naming animals after other animals. For example the A Cat Called Mouse story books, and Rhino the hamster in the Disney film Bolt.

Whether you rate it or hate it, here are some more suggestions that might work as names for male dogs:

Wolf
Tiger
Raven
Bear
Lynx
Puma
Fox
Sparrow
Buffalo (or just Buff!)
Gopher

You’ll find another two hundred more cute names on this page
Good boy dog names

Do you have a hunch that your dog will be a loyal, reliable and upstanding member of the canine community?

Honor his noble side with one of these good male dog names:

Noah
Lincoln
Theodore
Sam
Joe
Captain
Norman
Benjamin
Seth
George
Pops

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Unusual male dog names

An unusual name will help your pup stand out in the park, and be a great ice-breaker when you’re doing that all-important socializing:

Beckett
Bayer
Darwin
Huxley
Logan
Falstaff
Womble
Sunny
Tanner

Strong male dog names

Dogs have amazing amounts of energy, stamina, and muscle.

These names either mean strong, or imply strength:

Mason
Hunter
Chase
Atlas (Atlas is the Greek god depicted carrying the world on his shoulders)
Aaron (Hebrew name meaning “mountain of strength”)
Magnar (Norwegian name meaning “strength”)
Angus (Irish name meaning “unique strength”)
Ryker (Danish name meaning “strength”)
Obelix (Greek name meaning “pillar of strength”)
Zeke (Hebrew name meaning “God strengthens”)
Virtus (the Roman god of bravery and military strength)

Check out our big list of Tough Dog Names for more inspiration
Big dog names – male

Was your pup the biggest in the litter?

Or are you renaming a rescue dog who’s already head and shoulders above his friends?

These names all call great size to mind:

Titus
Groot (as well as a Marvel hero, groot is the Dutch word for “large” although the Dutch pronunciation is tricky! )
Hercules
Jupiter
Montaro (Japanese name meaning “big boy”)
Orson (Latin name meaning “bear”)
Odin
Berg (berg means “mountain” in several Germanic languages)
Tan
Redwood
Everest
Elbrus (Mount Elbrus is the tallest mountain in Russia and Europe)

That’s just a taster of course! We have three hundred and fifty more big dog name ideas just waiting for you!
Small dog names male

Are your puppy’s parents petite? Is your puppy more of a mini than a max?

Maybe your dog is going to fall at the other end of the scale, and there’s nothing wrong with that. They say that the best things come in small parcels.

These great boy dog names celebrate being a little more compact:

Pebble
Bean
Peagreen (from The Borrowers)
Frodo (from The Lord of the Rings)
Atom
Kerwin (Gaelic name meaning ‘little black one’)
Beetle
Nugget
Acorn
Spark

Great dog names male

Some dogs are born great, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

Recognize their nobility with one of these strong male dog names:

William (I can hardly paraphrase his words without including Shakespeare’s name!)
Armstrong
Endeavor
Sirius
Nelson
Majesty
Augustus
Maximus
Hero
Arkin
Zeus

Famous dog names male

Some of our favorite famous dogs:

Marley (From Marley and Me, Marley was a yellow Labrador Retriever)
Brian (From Family Guy, Brian Griffin is a white Labrador Retriever)
Vincent (the Labrador Retriever in the TV series Lost)
Pal (Did you know that Lassie was almost invariably played by male dogs, because they were a better scale next to children? Pal was the first)
Ghost
Grey Wind
Shaggydog (Ghost, Grey Wind and Shaggydog are direwolves in Game of Thrones)
Zuma (A chocolate Labrador, and grossly underused member of kids’ favorite, PAW Patrol)
Bolt (Of the eponymous Disney film)

Best male dog names

The best name for your dog is one you fall in love with, and don’t mind shouting out in public.

Wherever you get your inspiration from, finding the perfect name for your newest family member is a satisfying moment.

Happy name hunting!

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