Top 200 Boy Dog Names

How to Name a Dog

  1. Something You Like
  2. Meaning
  3. Strength
  4. Size
  5. Personality
  6. Funny
  7. Nicknames
  8. Human Names
  9. Dogs in Movies
  10. Celebrities

Something You Like

Liking the name can be one of the best things you can do. Sometimes you will find a boy dog name that is cool or sounds outstanding and that is the name regardless of what puppy you choose. That’s different than looking at the puppy, behavior, coat, or anything else. When you choose something that you like it has nothing to do with the dog, but it will come from you. Something that you think is cool will be a good place to start but if not, there are many areas to find a name.

Name with a Meaning

Meaning can be special to you or something that means something to you. For example, if you like Jazz music and you name the dog Jazz. Unique name and it is something special to you and only you. Bringing the dog closer to you with a name of something that means something can be special for the whole family. Naming the dog General, Sergeant, or Chief and you were in the military is something you will always like and identify with. Small example of what you can come up with, but the possibility is endless.

Names with Strength

Strength can be something like Rocky, Zeus, or Flex. Something that symbolizes something strong. Boy dog names can be something that symbolizes success like Champ, Beef, or Diesel and you know what kind of dog you will be looking at. Sometimes a little dog is getting those huge names and it is funny. Calling a dog bear when they’re 3-6 pounds and a toy breed is going to be cute. Hunter is a name that is someone that is hunting or the predator searching for the prey.

Size Names

Tank, Bull, or even Brute can make you imagine seeing a dog of epic size. Same thing can be said for a little dog by naming them tiny or shrimp maybe even gizmo. Instead of calling a toy sized boy dog Simba you can name him Sims for short. There is no limit to the type of names you can pick out for the build, height, length, and other portions of the dog. Everything should be on the table when considering what to name your boy dog.

Personality Names

Personality names are something you may want to consider as well. Imagine the dog having confidence, brave, shy, or outgoing. There are names you can give them to match how they act. For example, a dog that likes to run fast you can name him flash, quick or gunner. Lazy dogs can get something like sleepy or snooze to give a few examples of different energy levels. You won’t be able to name the dog beforehand and you will need to be around the dog to get an idea of their personality.

Funny Names

Funny names can bring the family joy and fit the dog perfectly. Sense of humor names can be a good way of enjoying the dog. Crazy puppies who are mean can get the name Cujo after a mean dog in a movie. Chase can be given for a puppy that will chase their tail nonstop. Howl for a dog that is always howling at sirens are just a few to start. Comedians are a good name to use as well.

Nicknames

Nicknames are something that aren’t a real name like John, but it is something that will feel like a childhood nickname. Colors like Blue or Red can describe how they look or your favorite colors. Ace, Joker, or Jack can be your favorite card in a card game. Bam isn’t a traditional name but it is something that is a great nickname. Finding names that are not traditional can be fantastic places to start and give you a name for your puppy or adult dog.

Human Names

Human names are in use for a lot of people and they’re easy for them to come up with. Bruce, Joey, or Kobe are traditional first names. Last names can be a huge resource for you as well. Murphy, Jones, or Allen are superior names for a dog. People go by their last name in Sports or the Military and it feels like a first name. At times it is strange to call someone by their real name after knowing them their last name. Keep these names in mind as well.

Dog Names in Movies

There are many people who name their dogs after their favorite dogs in movies. Air Bud is a famous dog in a Movie and people name their dogs Bud all the time because of it. Astro, Lassie, Einstein, or Cujo are all names that people will use repeatedly. Marley or Max are popular names that come straight from Hollywood. You may want to look up some of these names and see if you find one that will work for you.

Celebrity Names

Elvis, Oprah, Miley and other names are frequently in use for dog names. You can also look for the names of the celebrities themselves. Lady Gaga has a dog named Asia after a continent. There are many names you can piggyback from when looking at where to find a cool name that you may want to use.

A

Ace

Ali

Andy

Archie

Asher

Astro

B

Bam Bam

Bang

Banjo

Bell

Bentley

Benz

Berry

Biggie

Bingo

Biscuit

Black

Blackjack

Blue

Bo Bo

Bolt

Bolt

Bones

Boogie

Boots

Boss

Boy

Bruce

Bruce

Bruno

Bubba

Buck

Bucker

Bud

Buddha

Buddy

Buzz

C

Cali

Cane

Cash

Champ

Charlie

Chase

Chewy

Chico

Chico

Chief

Cleo

Clover

Clyde

Cooper

Corndog

Cosmo

Crispy

Cujo

Cyber

D

Daddy

Dash

Dee

Dennis

Diablo

Diego

Dior

Dirk

Django

Dolce

Duce

Dude

Duke

E

E.I.

E.T.

Eddie

Edi

Edward

Eli

Elvis

F

Fame

Fin

Flash

Frank

Future

G

Ghost

Gin

Girl

Goldie

Gonzo

Green

Gucci

Gunner

Gus

H

Harley

Hennessy

Henry

Hercules

I

Ice

J

Jabbar

Jack

Jackson

Jamie

Jesse

Jinx

Joe

Joker

June

June Bug

Jupiter

K

Kareen

King

Legend

L

Lilo

Lonzo

Louie

Lucky

Lulu

M

Major

Mannie

Mano

Marley

Max

Milo

Mufasa

N

Neo

Nipsey

O

Oats

Odie

Oliver

Ollie

Oso

Otis

Otto

P

Pac

Paco

Papa

Papas

Peanut

Pee Wee

Pepper

Pluto

Pookie

Prince

Puma

Pumba

Q

Quack

Quevo

R

Red

Rich

Richie

Rocket

Rocky

Rogue

Ross

Rozay

S

Saint

Scooby

Scorpion

Scout

Shady

Shane

Simba

Sims

Sketch

Skip

Smokey

Snoop

Snoopy

Sonic

Sparky

Spence

Spencer

Spike

Spot

Sprout

Spud

Stitch

Sunny

Supreme

T

Taco

Tarzan

Ted

Teddy

Thor

Tigger

Toby

Tubby

V

Vick

Von

W

Wagner

Wayne

West

White

Willow

Woody

X

X

Z

Zane

Zay

Zee

Zero

Zeus

Zion

Zo

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