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Top 250 Boy Dog Names – Popular Male Dog Names A-Z

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Written By: Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA | Professional Services Veterinarian, Wild Earth

When you’re naming your new boy dog, it can be difficult to find the perfect name. You want him to have a memorable, creative name that reflects his personality, and is also as adorable as he is. Many individuals believe boy dog names are more difficult to decide on than girl dog names.

It’s best to take your time and get to know your boy dog before deciding on his moniker. For example, does he remind you of a TV character? Or does he remind you of your favorite athlete? There are plenty of good male dog names to choose from! For even more inspiration you can read our Unique Dog Names article. If you are choosing a name for a girl pup too, check out our girl dog names article.  

When choosing a name for your dog, you may want to think of steering clear of names that may sound like common command words such as  ‘no’, ‘sit’, and ‘stay’.

Remember you will be calling your dog by his name every day.  We hope this A-to-Z list of boy dog names gives you some inspiration to start thinking about what to call your new puppy!

What To Look For When Choosing a Boy Dog Name

When picking out a name for the newest addition to your family, certain questions pop into mind, such as: 

Do I want a more traditional name or something different? What about famous people’s names – can I make them my pup’s namesake? Do I lean toward a short and sweet name or longer and more meaningful name? We hope our list of dog names was helpful in providing you some options! 

Popular Male Dog Names Trending This Year

Each year there are typically male puppy names that are more popular because of events that happened that year or trending media such as TV shows, movies, new books, new artists, or more. Some of the most popular male dog names of this year come from pop culture and many are actually popular human names as well for this year. For many years, male dog names from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Forrest Gump, or other classic movies have been popular, but this year we have seen a shift in names for new dogs. 

Below are a few of the trending boy dog names of this year:

  • Bear
  • Loki
  • Rocky
  • Finn
  • Bruno
  • Duke
  • Zeus
  • Dexter
  • Ziggy
  • Milo
  • Ollie
  • Bailey
  • Oscar
  • Thor
  • Ozzy
  • Harley
  • Ace
  • Brody
  • Tank
  • Griffin
  • Buster
  • Bruiser
  • Bruce
  • Baxter
  • Diesel
  • Banjo
  • Gunner
  • Jax

Boy Dog Names that Start with A

  • Ace
  • Alfie
  • Andy
  • Archie
  • Arlo
  • Artie
  • Asher
  • Atari
  • Atlas
  • August
  • Abbott
  • Abe
  • Achilles
  • Aero
  • Aiden
  • Alex
  • Alexander
  • Alfie
  • Alford
  • Alistar
  • Amos
  • Andre
  • Andy
  • Angus

Boy Dog Names that Start with B

  • Bailey
  • Banjo
  • Barry
  • Baxter
  • Benji
  • Bandit
  • Barkley
  • Barney
  • Baron
  • Blue
  • Bozo
  • Bruno
  • Buddy
  • Buster
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Boy Dog Names that Start with C

  • Carl
  • Casanova
  • Cash
  • Champ
  • Charlie
  • Chester
  • Cletis
  • Clyde
  • Como
  • Cooper

Boy Dog Names that Start with D

  • Dallas
  • Dash
  • Denver
  • Denzel
  • Dexter
  • Diesel
  • Digger
  • Dude
  • Duke

Boy Dog Names that Start with E

  • Earl
  • East
  • Edgar
  • Edison
  • Edward
  • Einstein
  • Eliot
  • Ember
  • Enzo
  • Ezra

Boy Dog Names that Start with F

  • Falcon
  • Fargo
  • Fidget
  • Fletcher
  • Flynn
  • Floyd
  • Forest
  • Frank
  • Fred
  • Frodo

Boy Dog Names that Start with G

  • Gabe
  • Galant
  • Gandolf
  • Gerald
  • Ghost
  • Gilbert
  • Gizmo
  • Goose
  • Gordy
  • Grady
  • Ghost
  • Gino
  • Gregory
  • Gumby
  • Gus

 Boy Dog Names that Start with H

  • Hades
  • Hank
  • Hansen
  • Harley
  • Harry
  • Harvey
  • Hawkeye
  • Hayes
  • Heath
  • Hector
  • Henry
  • Hector
  • Henry
  • Hickory
  • Hugo
  • Hulk

Boy Dog Names that Start with I

  • Ian
  • Ibis
  • Idris
  • Iggy
  • Igor
  • Ike
  • Indy
  • Ink
  • Inman
  • Isaac
  • Ivan

 Boy Dog Names that Start with J

  • Jack
  • Jagger
  • Jake
  • Jerry
  • Jet
  • Joey
  • Julius
  • Jupiter

Boy Dog Names that Start with K

  • Kai
  • Kalypso
  • Kennedy
  • Kevin
  • King
  • Kirby
  • Kobe
  • Kody
  • Kona
  • Kool

Boy Dog Names that Start with L

  • Land
  • Lane
  • Larry
  • Lester
  • Levi
  • Logan
  • Lincoln
  • Loki
  • Luca
  • Lucky

Boy Dog Names that Start with M

  • Mack
  • Major
  • Marcus
  • Marlo
  • Marshall
  • Maverick
  • Maximus
  • Mickey
  • Milo
  • Murphy

Boy Dog Names that Start with N

  • Nash
  • Nate
  • Ned
  • Nelson
  • Nemo
  • Neo
  • Newton
  • Nico
  • Noah
  • North

Boy Dog Names that Start with O

  • Oakley
  • Obi
  • Oden
  • Ollie
  • Oreo
  • Orion
  • Otis
  • Otto
  • Overton
  • Owen
  • Oscar
  • Oslo
  • Otis
  • Ozzie

Boy Dog Names that Start with P

  • Pablo
  • Paco
  • Parker
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Peyton
  • Phoenix
  • Picasso
  • Pongo
  • Prince

Boy Dog Names that Start with Q

  • Quaker
  • Quarantine
  • Quartz
  • Quatro
  • Quentin
  • Quest
  • Quigley
  • Quincy
  • Quinn
  • Quirk

Boy Dog Names that Start with R

  • Radio
  • Ralph
  • Reece
  • Riley
  • Ringo
  • Robin
  • Ranger
  • Rascal
  • Raymond
  • Rebel
  • Reed
  • Reese
  • Reggie
  • Remy
  • Reuben
  • Rex
  • Richard
  • Ricky
  • Rocket
  • Rocky
  • Roman
  • Rooster

Boy Dog Names that Start with S

  • Sabin 
  • Santana
  • Scout
  • Shadow
  • Skippy
  • Smalls 
  • Scrappy
  • Sebastian
  • Shamus
  • Sheldon
  • Shelton
  • Sherman
  • Sherwood
  • Shiloh
  • South
  • Sparky
  • Starsky
  • Steve

Boy Dog Names that Start with T

  • Tack
  • Tank
  • Terry
  • Tex
  • Theo
  • Thor
  • Thornton
  • Tiller
  • Titus
  • TJ
  • Tobias
  • Toby
  • Todd
  • Tot
  • Toto
  • Tiger
  • Titan
  • Toby
  • Tony
  • Trevor

Boy Dog Names that Start with U

  • Uber
  • Udin
  • Ulrich
  • Uno
  • Upton
  • Urban
  • Uris
  • Utah

Boy Dog Names that Start with V

  • Vader
  • Valant
  • Valarian
  • Valor
  • Van
  • Vector
  • Venture
  • Victor
  • Vinnie
  • Vito

Boy Dog Names that Start with W

  • Wags
  • Wallace
  • Walter
  • Wander
  • Watts
  • West
  • Willy
  • Wishbone
  • Wyatt

Boy Dog Names that Start with X

  • X-Ray
  • Xador
  • Xander
  • Xavier
  • Xenon
  • Xerxes
  • Xian
  • Ximenes
  • Xirus
  • Xylo

Boy Dog Names that Start with Y

  • Yak
  • Yale
  • Yancy
  • Yang
  • Yaris
  • Yearly
  • Yeller
  • Yeti
  • Yodel
  • Yukon

Boy Dog Names that Start with Z

  • Zander
  • Zeal
  • Zeke
  • Zero
  • Zeus
  • Ziggy
  • ZigZag
  • Zippo
  • Zoom
  • Zorro

Naming your new puppy (or rescue) can be a difficult task. Whichever name you choose, we are confident it will be the perfect one for your pup! Remember, it is important to pick a name that your new pup will be able to understand, and  Sometimes the best dog names are ones that perfectly fit the personality of your new dog.

Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva, VMD, cVMA

Dr. Tiffany Ruiz Dasilva is the Professional Services Veterinarian here at Wild Earth. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Brown University, and attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, she has worked in general practice, on telehealth platforms, and in animal rehabilitation. She has worked tirelessly to gain expertise in the field of canine nutrition through numerous certifications and coursework, and plans to pursue her Masters in Animal Nutrition.

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