500+ Male Dog Names for your Pawsome Prince 

Male Dog Names

When you bring home a new puppy, one of the first tasks is to find him the perfect name. There are a number of things to take into consideration when choosing boy names for your new best friend. The most important being to steer clear of names that sound similar to common commands. Here are some top tips to help you name your boy puppy.

Every good boy deserves a great name (and lots of doggy treats!), and that’s why we have compiled the ultimate guide to male dog names. We have scoured the internet, phoned all our friends and harassed people at the dog park to bring you this list of all the best boy dog names that will have tails wagging and tongues hanging out with sheer joy.

From the suave and sophisticated, to the cool and popular, to the downright adorable, you’re sure to find inspiration here. Whether you’re a proud parent to a floppy-eared Basset Hound, a bouncy Boxer, or a dignified Dalmatian, we have something for every breed and size of male dog.

So hop into your boy cave, start channeling that Y chromosome and let’s dive into this doggone delightful list of male dog names and treat your furry friend to the awesome name he deserves.

WARNING: You might end up with a boy dog who struts with pride whenever he hears his fabulous new name! Tm

👍 Popular Male Dog Names for Your Handsome Hound

Following popular trends is always a safe option when choosing a name for your male dog – after all these names are popular for a reason. Firstly, they are great names and many work really well when it comes to training. Unfortunately, you might find many boy dogs with these popular male dog names at the dog park. Nevertheless their popularity may stem from the fact that they are without a doubt some of the best boy dog names out there. We love the names “Buddy” and “Dexter” and you can't go wrong with the boy dog name “Teddy” for a Bichon.

Ace
Alfie
Andy
Archie
Bailey
Bandit
Benji
Bingo
Buddy (one of the most popular boy dog names)
Buster
Champ (one of the most popular boy dog names)
Charlie (one of the most popular human names for dogs)
Chase
Cooper
Dexter (one of the most popular male dog names)
Diesel
Duke (one of the most popular male dog names)
Dusty
Eddy
Edward
Einstein
Fido
Jack (one of the most popular human names for dogs)
Jackson
Jet
Joey
Lucky (one of the truly classic male dog names)
Mac
Marley
Max (Max is one of the most popular human names for dogs)
Milo (this popular dog name is also a chocolate flavored drink)
Neo
Newton
Nico
Ollie
Otis
Patch (one of the truly classic male dog names)
Rascal
Rex (one of the truly classic male dog names)
Rocky
Rusty
Sammy
Sawyer
Scamp
Scooter
Scout
Spot
Teddy (one of the most popular boy dog names)
Toby
Tucker (Tucker Budzyn is a famous internet personality)

😈 Badass Boy Puppy Names for your Adorable Alpha

If you have a strong and regal breed who exudes an undeniable apha air, then these are the best boy dog names to consider. “Havoc” is the perfect male puppy name for those rough early weeks before training starts to sink in. 

Alpha  (first letter of the Greek alphabet)
Archer
Blade
Bones
Boss
Bruiser
Brutus
Bullet
Butch 
Chaos
Chopper
Crusher
Dagger
Demon
Fang
Goliath
Grizzly
Gunner
Havoc
Jinx
Karma
Lucifer
Ninja
Nitro
Rage
Rambo
Raptor
Razer
Reaper
Rebel
Riot
Rogue
Sabre
Savage
Shadow
Shaka (the King of the Zulu’s)
Sniper
Spike
Steel
Talon
Tank
Titan
Tyson
Viper
Voodoo
Zephyr

😍 Super Cute Boy Dog Names for your Cuddly Companion 

This list of cute male dog names makes us want to run out and adopt 10 boy dogs just so we don’t have to choose only one perfect name. Not all boy dogs need a tough name like “Killer” and even the big dog breeds often have such gentle temperaments that they are far better suited to one of these utterly adorable boy dog names. We just adore the name “Munchkin” and if you have a pooch that is just not getting that wee-wee’s belong outside, then “Puddles” is our top pick.

Babykins
Barkley
Beau
Bouffi (French for “puffy”)
Bubbles
Buttons
Checkers
Cottontail
Cuddles
Curly
Dimples
Fluffy
Freckles
Fur Ball
Fuzzy
Fuzzy Wuzzy
Munchkin
Nibbles
Pompom
Poof
Pooky (Garfield’s teddy bear)
Puddles
Pudgepup
Pudgy Pie
Puff
Roly Poly
Ruffles
Scruffy
Shaggy
Smudge
Snowdrop
Snuggles
Socks
Speckles
Tot (a short and sweet name)
Tubby
Uklar (Norwegian for “fuzzy”)
Waggs
Whiskers
Woolly
Ziggy

😎 Cool Good Boy Dog Names for Your New Pup

“Rio” is a really coo dogl name to bestow on a water-loving Newfie and how about “Shep” for a herding breed? “Diego” is one of the coolest boy puppy names ever, and we adore the name “Benny” for a cute boy dog – so many options, so few dogs!

Axel
Benny
Connor (a Gaelic name that means “lover of wolves”)
Delta (the delta symbol is a triangle icon used in geometry)
Diego (popular Spanish boy name)
Levi
Luka
Mateo (popular Spanish boy name)
Rio (a Spanish name meaning “river”)
Shep 
Vici (Veni, Vidi, Vici are Latin words that mean “I came, I saw, I conquered” – all 3 words would make awesome boy dog names)

😁 Hilariously Funny Male Puppy Names for Your Good Boy

Some of the best dog names we have ever heard have an element of humor to them. If you want a boy dog name that stands out from the pack, then this is the list for you. “Furcules” and “Captain Floof” are really cute boy dog names for an Old English Sheepdog. Or what about “Chubbles” for a Shar Pei? But for us, the reigning king on this list of boy dog names is without a doubt “Mancub” – its super adorable and totally unique – one of the best dog names in our opinion.

Bambam
Barker (could also be “Mister Barker”)
Big Mac (after the burger)
Captain Floof
Chewy
Chubbles
Chunky
Dee-O-Gee (spelling out DOG – Dee-O-Gee – get it?)
Digger
Floppy
Furcules (play on the name Hercules)
Furdinand (play on the name Ferdinand)
Gizmo (refers to a gadget – also a character from the movie Gremlins)
Gremlin
Mancub
Mookie
Muttley
Poochie
Sir Fluffers the Third
Squirt
Stretch (such a great name for a Dachshund)
The Fluffmeister
Turbo
Waggers
Wiggles
Woofers
Woofgang (play on the name Wolfgang)
Woofles
Zippy

🍽️ Name Your New Puppy After Your Favorite Food & Drinks

Naming your best friend after things you eat and drink is an age old trend. There are some great male puppy names on this list. We adore the name “Eskimo Pie” for a cute boy Samoyed puppy. And you don’t get a more perfect boy dog name than “Fluffernutter”. Along with these more unusual options there are some of the most popular male dog names, like “Biscuit”, “Chip”, and “Peanut” if you’re a bit more mainstream. For us though, the winner is “Noodle”, for a Poodle

naturally – Noodle the Poodle = laughing for days!

Bagel
Basil (for the herb)
Bean
Biscuit
Boba (for the tea)
Caramel
Cheeto (for the chips)
Chili
Chip
Cinnamon
Cookie
Crumpet
Cupcake
Custard
Donut
Drumstick
Dumpling
Eskimo Pie (yummy chocolate ice cream treat)
Fluffernutter (a sandwich made from peanut butter and marshmallow fluff)
Gummy Bear (for the sweets)
Hot Dog
Java (for coffee)
Joe (a cup of joe is a cup of coffee)
Licorice
Marshmallow
Meatball
Milkshake
Mochi (Japanese rice cake)
Muffin
Noodle
Nugget
Oreo
Pancake
Peanut
Pickles
Pork Chop
Pringle
Pumpernickel
Pumpkin
Sausage
Shrimp
Slush Pup (for the slush puppy drink)
Snickers
Spud (for potatoes)
Sugar
Sweetie (for sweets)
Taco
Tater (for potatoes)
Tater Tot (a cylinder of grated potato that is deep fried)
Tootsie (for the tootsie roll)
Waffles
Worsie (in Afrikaans this means “little sausage”)

🌻 Good Male Dog Names Inspired by Nature for Your Perfect Boy Dog

We have gathered some of the best boy dog names relating to the great outdoors for every breed of nature-loving pup. If you want a dog name that reflects a particular interest that your puppy has or if you want to honor the weather of their country of origin, this is where you need to be. We love “Bondi” for a sun and water loving Australian Shepherd and how about “Blizzard for a Siberian Husky?

For even more inspiration, explore our Nature Dog Names page.

Aeroassociated with air
Aquaassociated with water
Arborassociated with trees
Ashfor the tree
Astroderived from the Greek word for stars
Balosfor Balos Beach in Crete
Bentleyan English name meaning “a meadow of course grass”
Blizzarda snowy storm
Bondifor Bondi Beach in Australia
BudFor the bud of a flower
Caspianthe Caspian Sea
Cliffa rocky face near the sea
Cometcelestial body with a long streaming tail
Cosmofrom the Greek word cosmos meaning whole universe
Dipperthe big dipper constellation
Douglasfor the Douglas Fir tree
EmberAssociated with fire
Everestfor Mount Everest
FlameAssociated with fire
Flinta sedimentary rock
FrostyFor cold and frosty weather
Fujifor Mount Fuji
Gobifor the desert
Jaspera gemstone
Jaya blue jay is a type of bird
Joshuathe Joshua tree
Kaithis name has Hawaiin roots and means “sea”
LeafLeaves grow on trees
LumiFinnish for snow
Mojavethe Mojave Desert
Nurua Swahili name that means “born at night”
Onyxa gemstone
Oriona star constellation
Rangera forest ranger
RavenA type of bird
Reedplant that grows by rivers
Ridgea long narrow hilltop
RiverA body of moving water
Rowana type of plant
Siriusthe dog star – a constellation
SnowballMade from snow to throw at your friends
SnowyA type of weather
Stoneyfor stones
StormThunder and lightning and rain
Tempesta violent windy storm
Thunderthe sound caused by lightning
Tsunamia massive tidal wave
Woodyfor wood
YukiJapanese word for snow

🌎 Male Dog Names Inspired by Places Around the Globe for Your New Dog

There are some really cute boy names on this list, for all the avid travellers out there. Any pup would be proud to sport one of these incredible dog names. We love the idea of a new pup called “Roman”. What is your favorite place in the world? Does it make a good dog name?

Aspena ski town in Colorado
Austina place in Texas
Cairocapital of Egypt
Chestercity in England
Chicagocity in Illinois
Dallasa city in Texas
Denvercity in Colorado
Hamiltoncity in Canada
Hudsona place in Florida
Israelcountry in the Middle East
Kingstonthe capital of Jamaica
Kobecity in Japan
Logana city in Australia near Brisbane
Londoncapital of England
Milana city in Italy
Moscowthe capital of Russia
Nairobicapital of Kenya
Orlandoa place in Florida
Romana person who comes from Rome
Troya city in Ancient Greece
Tuscanya region of Italy
YorkNew York, also a city in England

🐶 Name Your Male Dog After Your Favorite Animal

Do you want a dog name that stays within the Animal Kingdom? There are some great male names for your new dog on this list. “Bear” is one of those really popular boy dog names that never seem to go out of style but is probably most suited to large dog breeds. We adore the name “Goose” for a scruffy and lanky breed like the Goldendoodle. But if you really want to be the talk of the dog park, you can’t beat the name “Stud Muffin” for your new pup – guaranteed to be unforgettable and a real conversation starter.

Bear
Billy (a male goat)
Bob (for the bobcat)
Buck
Bull
Chicken
Cob (a male swan)
Colt (a young male horse)
Coyote
Croc (for crocodiles)
Cub (a baby bear)
Drake (a male duck)
Eagle
Falcon
Flounder (for the fish)
Fox
Gator
Goose
Harpy (for the harpy eagle)
Hawk
Hootie (for owls)
Hopper (for bunnies)
Jag (for the jaguar)
Kit (a young fox)
Leo (for the lion)
Lynx
Mongoose
Moo Moo (for cows)
Moose
Oscar (for the fish)
Panda
Piglet
Puma
Pup (a baby wolf)
Stallion (a male horse)
Stud (a male dog used for breeding – maybe call him “Stud Muffin”)
Tiger (a big cat and the name of the family dog in the Brady Bunch)
Tod (a male fox)
Tom (a male cat)
Wolfie (for wolves)
Wolverine

🫅 Boy Dog Names Inspired by Historical Figures and Famous People for Your Gallant Pup

If your pup has an air of celebrity about him, then you might want a boy dog name that reflects his star quality. Take a look at some of these uber-cool celebs whose monikers make excellent boy dog names. We love the name “Snoop Dogg” for a droopy eyed Basset Hound and how about “Ozzy” for a Beagle  – these dogs tend to be a bit wild and hard to train (just like the name muse!)

BowieDavid Bowie – singer
BrooklynBrooklyn Beckham – son of David and Victoria Beckham
CarterJack Carter – comedian
CruzCruz Beckham – son of David and Victoria Beckham
DougDoug the Pug is a huge social media personality with almost 4 million followers
ElvisElvis Presley – a legendary singer
GeorgeGeorge Clooney – actor
GumbleNicky Gumble – pioneer of the Alpha course
IdrisIdris Elba – Actor
Jiffpoma famous doggy personality who holds 2 Guinness world records and appeared in Katy Perry's Dark Horse music video
KeanuKeanu Reeves – actor
KennedyThe Kennedy's are a famous political family
LegendJohn Legend – singer
NortonGraham Norton – comedian and TV personality
OzzyOzzy Osbourne – English singer
RomeoRomeo Beckham – son of David and Victoria Beckham
Snoop Doggfamous rapper
SylvesterSylvester Stallone
WinstonWinston Churchill – iconic Prime Minister
ZeppelinLed Zeppelin – rock band

🎥 Name Your New Dog After Your Favorite Characters in Movies, TV Shows and Books

Pop culture is full of inspiration for some awesome male dog names. Naming your pup after a favorite character is a great way to honor your fandom and give your boy dog a name that's a little out of the ordinary. We adore all these male names, but our favorite would have to be…Um….yeah it’s…. Nope can’t do it – they’re all great!

A-TrainThe Boys
B-DawgBuddies Movies
BalooThe Jungle Book
BaltoBalto
BatmanBatman
BeastBeauty and the Beast
BeethovenBeethoven
BilboThe Hobbit
BlueyBluey
BoltBolt
BubbaForrest Gump
BudderballBuddies Movies
BuddhaBuddies Movies
BuzzToy Story
Captain AmericaAvengers
CasperCasper the Friendly Ghost – Comics
ChanceHomeward Bound
ChandlerFriends
CliffordClifford the Big Red Dog
CopperThe Fox and the Hound
DobbyHarry Potter
DocDoc McStuffins & one of the dwarves in Snow White
DoogieDoogie Howser, M.D.
DrogoGame of Thrones
DrogonGame of Thrones
DumbledoreHarry Potter
EzraStar Wars Rebels
FlyBabe (in the movie Fly is a girl, but it's a really cool name for a boy dog too)
ForrestForrest Gump
Fresh PrinceThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV Series
FrodoThe Lord of the Rings
GandalfThe Lord of the Rings
GeckoPJ Masks
GhostGame of Thrones
GidgetThe Secret Life of Pets (in the movie, Gidget is a girl, but its a great name for a boy dog)
GoofyMickey Mouse
HachikoHachiko: A Dog's Story
Hairy MaclaryHairy Maclary
HammToy Story
HarryHarry Potter
HomerThe Simpsons
HoochTurner and Hooch
HuckHuckleberry Finn
HulkAvengers
Indiana JonesIndiana Jones
Jack SparrowPirates of the Caribbean
James BondJames Bond 007
JediStar Wars
JockJock of the Bushveld
KananStar Wars Rebels
MacgyverMacgyver
MackSnow Dogs
MagnusThe Shadowhunters
MarshallPaw Patrol
MaverickTop Gun
McFlyBack to the Future
MowgliThe Jungle Book
MudbudBuddies Movies
MufasaThe Lion King
OliverOliver Twist
PaddingtonPaddington Bear
Pete the PupThe Little Rascals
PlutoMickey Mouse
Pongo101 Dalmatians
RhaegalGame of Thrones
RossFriends
RubblePaw Patrol
RyderPaw Patrol
Scooby DooScooby Doo
ScooperSnow Dogs
SimbaThe Lion King
SkywalkerStar Wars
SlinkyToy Story
SnoopyPeanuts
Soldier BoyThe Boys
SpookySpooky the Tuff Little Ghost – Comics
StanDog with a Blog
TarzanTarzan
TerminatorThe Terminator
ViserionGame of Thrones
Winnie the PoohWinnie the Pooh
YodaStar Wars
YodelSnow Dogs
ZebStar Wars Rebels

🧟 Male Dog Names Inspired by All the Best Mythological Heroes for Your Fearless Pup

If you’re looking for a boy dog name thats stood the test of time, there are some good ol’ faithful dog names here to pick – Apollo, Zeus, Thor and Loki are extremely popular boy dog names and come up time and again, especially in large dog breeds. We like a bit of an unusual twist to a name, so our top pick would have to be “Phoenix” for a dog with a red coat, like the Irish Red Setter.

AchillesHero of the Trojan War
AdonisGreek Deity
ApolloGreek God of the Sun
AresGreek God of War
Atlasa Greek Titan
BalderSon of Odin
ErosGreek God of Love
HadesGreek God of the Dead
HeimdallSon of Odin
HeliosGreek God of the Sun
HermesAncient Greek Deity
HorusEgyptian Deity
KhonsuEgyptian God of the Moon
KronosGreek God of Time
LokiNorse God of Mischief
OdinNorse God of War
PhoenixMythological bird of fire
RaEgyptian God of the Sun
SobekEgyptian Crocodile God
ThorNorse God of Thunder
ZeusGreek God of Lightning

🎮 Boy Dog Names Inspired by Video Game Characters for Your Playful Pup

Does your pup like to sit beside you while you game? Does he bark excitedly as you kill mobs and lick you when you win the level? Then you want one of these incredible Video Game inspired boy dog names. We just adore the name “Jigglypuff” for a Shih Tzu.

BanjoBanjo Kazooie
Big ChuggusFortnite
BlathersAnimal Crossing
BoomerAnimal Crossing
BowserSuper Mario Bros
Bruno BuddyValorant (good boy, Bruno Buddy is a buddy that can be used in Valorant)
BushrangerFortnite
CabbieFortnite
ChocoboFinal Fantasy
ColeFortnite
CrashCrash Bandicoot
CreeperMinecraft
CynderSpyro
DiabloDiablo
DoomDoom
DracoRoblox
FiggProfessor Figg – Hogwarts Legacy
FlipAnimal Crossing
JaxMortal Kombat
JekyllFortnite
JigglypuffPokemon
LuigiSuper Mario Bros
MarioSuper Mario Bros
PacmanPacman
PikachuPokemon
RazFortnite
ReddAnimal Crossing
SebastianSebastian Sallow – Hogwarts Legacy
SlayerFortnite
SonicSonic the Hedgehog
SpyroSpyro
SquirtlePokemon
SteveMinecraft
TailsSonic the Hedgehog
ToadSuper Mario Bros
Tom NookAnimal Crossing
TurkFortnite
YoshiSuper Mario Bros
ZenithFortnite

🏈 Boy Dog Names Inspired by Sports Stars for Your Wiggly Woofer

If you have an active male dog that has ants in his pants, then how about choosing one of these famous sports stars to honor his high energy levels. All these boy dog names are legendary, so it’s up to you to pick your favorite sports star.

AliMuhammad Ali – famous boxing champion
BabeBabe Ruth – baseball
BeckerBoris Becker – tennis
BradyTom Brady – American football
CenaJohn Cena – wrestling
GretzkyWayne Gretzky – ice hockey
JordanMichael Jordan – basketball
LeBronLeBron James – basketball
LewisLewis Hamilton – Formula 1
MagicMagic Johnson – basketball
McGregorConor McGregor – MMA
MessiLionel Messi – football
PhelpsMichael Phelps – swimming
RafaelRafael Nadal – tennis
RogerRoger Federer – tennis
RonaldoChristiano Ronaldo – football
RooneyWayne Rooney – football
RoryRory McIlroy – golf

Last Thoughts

We hope you have enjoyed exploring all things boy with us because we sure had fun compiling this list of boy dog names for you. Let us know what you named you fluffy friend in the comments below.

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