Congratulations on your new furry friend! Now that you’ve welcomed a boy puppy or rescue dog into your life, what will you name him? With countless male dog names to choose from, how will you pick the perfect one?
Below you’ll find 500 of the most popular names for male dogs. They are listed alphabetically, but fall into categories such as trendy, regal, old school, outdoorsy and pop culture.
If you don’t know where to start in choosing a name for your pup, it may help to observe his personality. Does he fearlessly scamper about at top speed? How about a name like Flash or Jet? Male dog names such as Rebel, Sparky and Rascal are great options for mischievous pups that live to cause shenanigans. And then there are the angelic pups that love to snuggle and kiss your face. These dogs deserve names like Fabio or Romeo to signify their loving nature.
Speaking of nature, how about an outdoorsy name like Yukon, Trapper, Ranger, Scout, Jag or Hunter for your new boy pup?
Many people choose to give their male dogs royal names to show just how important pets are in our lives. Dogs named King, Rex, Prince, Duke and Baron are seen as strong, regal and adored by their humans.
Another popular option for choosing male dog names is to use your pup’s appearance for inspiration. Tank, Spot, Ghost, Smokey, Oreo, Rusty and Bear all convey a dog’s unique physical characteristics.
To me, there’s nothing cuter than a classically old school moniker for a pup. Just picture a male dog named Eugene, Walter, Albert or Herman. Adorable, right? These names are especially effective for Bulldogs and Pugs who already tend to look like little old men!
Perhaps you have a favorite movie or television pooch? Shiloh, Benji, Toto, Snoopy, Pongo, Clifford, Otis, and Marley are excellent male dog names that pay homage to some of our most beloved canine characters.
Along the same lines, pop culture buffs may appreciate names like Mario, Luigi, Sheldon, Leonard, Chewy, Dexter, Bowie, Elvis, or Hamilton. And for those who pride themselves on staying on top of the latest trends, Tyler, Oliver, Sawyer, Riley, Mason, Brady and Jackson are popular names for baby boys that also work as male dog names.
You’ll find all these male dog names and many more below!
Abbott Abe Ace Achilles Aero Aiden AJ Albert Alden Alex Alexander Alfie Alford Ali Alistar Alvin Amos Andre Andy Angus Apollo Archie Aries Arnold Arthur Artie Ash Ashby Atlas Augustus Austin Axel
Bailey Bandit Barkley Barney Baron Barry Barton Basil Baxter Beans Bear Beau Benji Bennett Benny Benson Bentley Bernard Bertrand Beta Billy Bingo Blake Blaze Blue Bo Boomer Bowie Bradford Bradley Brady Braxton Brigham Brock Broderick Brody Brogan Bronson Brownie Bruce Bruno Brutus Bryce Bubba Buck Bucky Buddy Buster Butch Buzz Byron
Cadence Caesar Cain Calvin Captain Carlton Carter Cash Casper Cecil Cedric Champ Chance Charlie Chase Chester Chewy Chico Chief Chip Chips Cisco CJ Clarence Clark Clement Clifford Clyde Coco Cody Colby Coleman Colin Conrad Cooper Corky Cornelius Cosmo Crawford
Damien Dane Daniel Dante Darby Darius Davis Davy Denver Dexter Diego Diesel Dixon Doc Dodge Domingo Donnie Donovan Drew Dudley Duffy Duke Dusty Dylan
Earl Easton Eddie Edgar Edison Edmund Edward Edwin Eldon Eli Eliot Elmer Elvis Elway Emerson Emmett Emory Ernest Eugene Evan Evander Everett Ezra
Fabio Fang Farley Felix Felton Fenton Fido Finley Finn Fisher Flash Fletcher Floyd Fonzi Forrest Foster Francis Frank Frankie Franklin Freddy Frederick Freeman Fritz
Gage George Gerald Ghost Gilbert Gizmo Goose Gordy Grady Graham Griffin Grover Gunner Gus
Hamilton Hank Harley Harold Harrison Harry Hart Harvey Hawkeye Hayes Heath Hector Henry Herbert Herman Hilton Hogan Homer Hooch Hoover Hoss Huck Hudson Hugh Hunter Hyatt
Iggy Igor Ike Indy Ira Irving Ivan Ives
Jack Jackson Jacob Jag Jake James Jameson Jasper Java Jax Jefferson Jerry Jesse Jet Jethro Joey John Johnny Jonas Joseph Judge Junior
Kane Kendrick Kent Kilo King Kobe Koda Kona
Lambert Lance Lane Langston Lars Lawrence Lemuel Lenny Leo Leonard Leroy Levi Lewis Liam Lincoln Linus Logan Loki Louie Lucky Luigi Luke Luther
Mac Maguire Major Malcolm Marco Mario Marley Martin Marty Mason Maverick Max Maximillian Maximus Maxwell Mccoy McKinley Mercer Meyer Michael Mickey Milburn Miles Miller Milo Milton Moe Mojo Monroe Moose Morris Mort Morton Murphy Murray
Nacho Napoleon Nash Ned Nelson Nero Newton Nico Niles Noah Norm Norman Norris
Oakley Odie Odin Oliver Ollie Oreo Orson Oscar Otis Otto Overton Owen Ozzy
Pablo Paco Parker Parley Patch Peanut Pepper Percival Percy Petey Phillip Pierce Piper Pogo Pongo Porter Prince
Quincy Quinton Radar Ralph Rambo Randall Ranger Rascal Raymond Rebel Reed Reese Reggie Remy Reuben Rex Richard Ricky Rider Riley Ringo Ripley Robert Rocco Rockwell Rocky Romeo Roscoe Roy Rudolph Rudy Rufus Rupert Russell Rusty
Sam Sammy Samson Sarge Saul Sawyer Scooby Scooter Scout Scrappy Sebastian Sedrick Shadow Shamus Sheldon Shelton Sherman Sherwood Shiloh Sigmund Silas Simba Simon Skip Smokey Snoopy Socks Sparky Spencer Spike Spot Stanley Stewie Stitch Storm Stuart Summer Sylvan
Taco Tank Taylor Taz Teddy Tesla Thaddeus Theo Theodore Thor Thornton Tiller Titus TJ Tobias Toby Todd Tot Toto Trapper Tripp Tristan Truman Tucker Tyler Tyson
Ulysses Vaughn Vernon Victor Vince Vincent Vinnie Virgil
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Wade Wallace Wally Walter Warren Watson Wesley Wheeler Wilbur William Wilson Winston Woody Wyatt Wylie Yogi Yoshi Yukon Zane Zeus Ziggy
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