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Male Dog Names... Make Him Proud!

Naming your dog isn't always the easiest task, though I find this one of the most exciting aspects of welcoming a new dog home!

To help you out, here is a comprehensive list of male dog names from A to Z - some popular and common, some unique and unusual.  

My first dog was a mixed breed (part Shepherd, part hound) and we named her Justice.  I loved the name, and it made her sound tougher than she really was... read about how Justice came to join us here.

We got our male black-and-white Cockapoo when our son was five, so the name choice became a family decision. Some concessions needed to be made, though, as my son's name suggestions were mostly, ah, embarrassing.

We looked at so many male dog names, but in the end, he was dubbed Milo Thunder Bullets, with his "call" name being Milo. Not a bad compromise, if I say so myself :)

And yes, it is possible to change a puppy's name if you don't like the one that he or she came with.  Justice came to us as "Princess", and that just really didn't sound right to me.

It might take a little bit for the new name to stick, but it's do-able.  That being said, it can be confusing for your dog to change its name, especially if he is older.  It can help to pick a new name that sounds quite similar to the old one - "Justice" sounds similar to "Princess", so there were no issues there!

Whoops... are you maybe looking for female dog names?  There's another great page with lots of awesome names for the girls! 

Have a great male dog name that's not on the list?  Scroll down to the end and brag about it there!  I love to hear about other cool names that your furry friends have :)

Begins with "A"

  • Ace
  • Achilles
  • Admiral
  • Ajax
  • Aladdin
  • Alastair
  • Alger
  • Ali
  • Allegro
  • Alpine
  • Amigo
  • Ammo
  • Amos
  • Angus
  • Apache
  • Apollo
  • Archie
  • Aristotle
  • Astro
  • Atari
  • Atlantis
  • Atlas
  • Atom
  • Atticus - this name was top of the list for our pup!
  • Atilla
  • Austin
  • Avanti
  • Axis
  • Axle

Begins with "B"

  • Bach
  • Bacon
  • Badger
  • Baguette
  • Bailey
  • Bandit
  • Bandito
  • Banjo
  • Banshee
  • Barfy
  • Barnaby
  • Barney
  • Baron
  • Bart
  • Bartholemew
  • Barton
  • Basil
  • Bass
  • Baxter
  • Beans
  • Bear
  • Beethoven
  • Ben
  • Benji
  • Bennington
  • Bentley
  • Beowoof
  • Beta
  • Bic
  • Bingo
  • Bishop
  • Black
  • Blake
  • Blackjack
  • Blue
  • Bo
  • Bogart
  • Bond
  • Bones
  • Bono
  • Bonsai
  • Boo
  • Boomer
  • Boone
  • Boots
  • Bouncer
  • Bourbon
  • Bozo
  • Brewsky
  • Bronson
  • Brownie
  • Bruin
  • Bruno
  • Brutus
  • Buck
  • Budd
  • Buddy
  • Bugsy
  • Bullet
  • Buster
  • Butch
  • Buzz

Begins with "C"

  • Cadbury
  • Cadet
  • Cash
  • Ceasar
  • Cajun
  • Caliber
  • Calvin
  • Capo
  • Capone
  • Captain
  • Cargo
  • Casanova
  • Casper
  • Cassidy
  • Cassius
  • Champ
  • Champion
  • Chaos
  • Chaplin
  • Charlie
  • Check / Checkers
  • Cheddar
  • Chester
  • Chewbacca
  • Chewy
  • Chico
  • Chief
  • Chili
  • Chip(s)
  • Chocolate
  • Chopin
  • Chopper
  • Chops
  • Chowder
  • Chutney
  • Cisco
  • Clipper
  • Clyde
  • Cocoa
  • Coconut
  • Cody
  • Cosmo
  • Cola
  • Colonel
  • Comet
  • Congo
  • Cookie
  • Corky
  • Corona
  • Cousteau
  • Cracker
  • Cruiser
  • Crumb
  • Cruncher
  • Curry

Begins with "D"

  • Dagwood
  • Dakota
  • Dallas
  • Damage
  • Dante
  • Darth
  • Daytona
  • Derby
  • Deuce
  • Diablo
  • Diddley
  • Digger
  • Digit
  • Dino
  • Dodger
  • Domino
  • Doodle
  • Dough-Boy
  • Draco
  • Dragon
  • Dudley
  • Duffy
  • Duke
  • Dune
  • Durango
  • Durk
  • Dusty
  • Dynamo
  • Dynamite

Begins with "E"

  • Earl
  • Echo
  • Edge
  • Eddy
  • Einstein
  • Elmer
  • Elmo
  • Elvis
  • Expo


Begins with "F"

  • Falafal
  • Falcon
  • Fang
  • Felix
  • Fender
  • Fido
  • Finn
  • Fizz
  • Flannel
  • Flash
  • Fletcher
  • Flicker
  • Floyd
  • Flurry
  • Fonzi
  • Frankie
  • Frazier
  • Frisbee
  • Fritz
  • Frodo
  • Frosty
  • Fur-Ball
  • Fuzzie

Begins with "G"

  • Gadget
  • Gator
  • Ghengis
  • Genius
  • Genie
  • George
  • Geronimo
  • Ghost
  • Gilligan
  • Gnome
  • Goliath
  • Gomer
  • Goober
  • Gopher
  • Grits
  • Grizzly
  • Grover
  • Gulliver
  • Gunner
  • Gunther
  • Gus

Begins with "H"

  • Ham
  • Hamlet
  • Harvey
  • Havok
  • Hawk
  • Heathcliff
  • Hercules
  • Hermes
  • Hero
  • Hersey
  • Hobbit
  • Hobo
  • Hofman
  • Homer
  • Hooch
  • Hoover
  • Horace
  • Houdini
  • Huck
  • Hudson
  • Hugo
  • Humphrey
  • Hunter

Begins with "I"

  • Ice
  • Id
  • Igor
  • Iota
  • Irving
  • Isaiah

Begins with "J"

  • Jack
  • Jack Daniel
  • Jackpot
  • Jag
  • Jagger
  • Jake
  • Jalapeno
  • Jasper
  • Java
  • Jazz
  • JD
  • Jedi
  • Jekyll
  • Jersey
  • Jessie
  • Jet
  • Jethro
  • Jigsaw
  • Jinx
  • Joker
  • Judge
  • Jumbo
  • Junior
  • Justice

Begins with "K"

  • Kaiser
  • Keeper
  • Keno
  • Kermit
  • Kibbles
  • Kilo
  • Krypto
  • Kryptonite
  • Kujo

Begins wtih "L"

  • Laker
  • Lance
  • Laser
  • Lenny
  • Levi
  • Lexus
  • Link
  • Litmus
  • Lucky
  • Ludwig

Begins with "M"

  • MacBeth
  • Macho
  • Macintosh
  • Mack
  • Macmillon
  • Maestro
  • Magic
  • Magnet
  • Magnum
  • Major
  • Malcom
  • Marble
  • Marley
  • Mambo
  • Matzoball
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Maynard
  • McCoy
  • Melvin
  • Merlin
  • Metro
  • Mickey
  • Midget
  • Miles
  • Milo - our newest pup :)
  • Mojo
  • Montgomery
  • Monty
  • Morris
  • Mort
  • Mozart

Begins with "N"

  • Nacho
  • Napolean
  • Nate
  • Neon
  • Newton
  • Nickles
  • Nike
  • Ninja
  • Nip
  • Nitro
  • Noah
  • Noel
  • Nomad
  • Nugget

Begins with "O"

  • Oak
  • Obelix
  • Odie
  • Oliver
  • Ollie
  • Omega
  • Onyx
  • Orbit
  • Oreo
  • Orion
  • Oscar
  • Othello
  • Otis
  • Otto
  • Outlaw
  • Oz
  • Ozzie
  • Ozone

Begins with "P"

  • Paco
  • Paddington
  • Pal
  • Panther
  • Patch
  • Patriot
  • Pavlov
  • Paws
  • Peanuts
  • PeeWee
  • Penn
  • Pepper
  • Peso
  • Pete
  • Phantom
  • Phoenix
  • Picasso
  • Pickles
  • Pickwick
  • Ping
  • Pinocchio
  • Piper
  • Pistol
  • Pluto
  • Pogo
  • Pongo
  • Presto
  • Pretzel
  • Prince
  • Proton

Begins with "Q"

  • Quad
  • Quasar
  • Quasi
  • Quasimodo
  • Quibble
  • Quip
  • Quinn

Begins with "R"

  • Racer
  • Radar
  • Rage
  • Rages
  • Raisin
  • Raider
  • Ralph
  • Rambo
  • Ranger
  • Rascal
  • Razz
  • Rebel
  • Red
  • Reebok
  • Remington / Remi
  • Renegade
  • Repo
  • Rex
  • Rhodes
  • Rich
  • Ricochet
  • Ryder
  • Ringo
  • Rio
  • Ripley
  • Rocket
  • Roco
  • Rodeo
  • Rolls
  • Roma
  • Romeo
  • Rook
  • Rufus
  • Rupert
  • Rusty

Begins with "S"

  • Saber
  • Saga
  • Sake
  • Salty
  • Sam
  • Samson
  • Samurai
  • Sarge
  • Sausage
  • Savage
  • Savoy
  • Scamp
  • Schwarzkopf
  • Schwepps
  • Scoobie
  • Scooter
  • Scotch
  • Scout
  • Scrooge
  • Scruffy McDuff
  • Sega
  • Seuss
  • Shadow
  • Shakespeare
  • Sherlock
  • Shredder
  • Shrek
  • Sigmund
  • Silhouette
  • Silver
  • Sinatra
  • Sinbad
  • Skeeter / Skeet
  • Skywalker
  • Slippers
  • Smokey
  • Snap
  • Snickers
  • Snoopy
  • Socks
  • Socrates
  • Solo
  • Sonata
  • Sparky
  • Specs
  • Spike

Begins with "T"

  • Tofu
  • Tonka
  • Tornado
  • Torro
  • Torte
  • Toto
  • Touche
  • Tripp
  • Trouble
  • Trump
  • Tsunami
  • Tug
  • Turbo
  • Twinkie
  • Twister
  • Tycoon
  • Typhoon

Begins with "U"

  • Udo
  • Uno
  • Urchin

Begins with "V"

  • Vader
  • Vagabond
  • Valentino
  • Van Gogh
  • Veggie
  • Velcro
  • Venga
  • Victor
  • Viper
  • Visa
  • Volt
  • Voyager

Begins with "W"

  • Waddles
  • Wag / Wags
  • Waldo
  • Wasabe
  • Wellington
  • Whiskey
  • Whoof
  • Wiggles
  • Wilbur
  • Wilson
  • Windsor
  • Wink
  • Winston
  • Wolfgang
  • Woody
  • Wrigley

Begins with "Y"

  • Yahoo
  • Yankee
  • Yoda
  • Yosemite
  • Yoyo
  • Yule

Begins with "Z"

  • Zander
  • Zac
  • Zeppelin
  • Zephyr
  • Zero
  • Zeus
  • Ziggy
  • Zippo
  • Zippy
  • Zion
  • Zoom
  • Zorro

With such a comprehensive list, I'm sure you'll find a male dog name that fits your new family member just right.  Does your dog have a great name not in this list?  Share it with the rest of us in the comment box below (and maybe how you came up with it or chose your dog's breed, too)!

Oh, and don't stop here... if you're looking for a name for your new dog or puppy, that means you're probably looking for information on raising and training him, as well.  This whole site is dedicated to helping you and your dog (Paco, Laser, Jake - whatever his name is!). 

A good place to start?  Dog care and training.  Or maybe you need a quick, straightforward guide to house training your dog.  Whatever you're looking for, you'll find it here!

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