260 Clever Name Ideas for Boy Dogs

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260 Clever Name Ideas for Boy Dogs

Naming your boy dog can be an intimidating task. You want to capture his personality and spunk, but also give him a creative, unique or cute name—and one that won't embarrass you (or him) when you call out for him at the dog park.

The good news: You can take your time and get to know your boy dog before deciding on his moniker—there's no law, after all, that you have to give your dog a name within the first 24 hours. Does your boy dog remind you of a TV or movie character? You could name him after your favorite sidekick, villain, or hero. Is he eager to please? There are plenty of good-boy dog names to choose from. His special markings might point to a unique boy dog name that's as one-of-a-kind as his looks.

When choosing a name for your dog, you'll want to steer clear of names that sound similar to cues such as sit, stay, down, fetch, and others words you might use and expect your pup to respond.

In the end, there are no rules for naming your male dog (unless you plan to register your pup with the AKC). Social expectations around naming a pet are much more relaxed than those around naming a child. Search this A-to-Z list of boy dog names for inspiration or as a starting point for a family brainstorming session. You'll land on the perfect name for your boy dog in no time.

black and tan dachshund running with ball in his mouth
black and tan dachshund running with ball in his mouth

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Boy Dog Names that Start with A

  • Ace

  • Alfie

  • Andy

  • Archie

  • Arlo

  • Artie

  • Asher

  • Atari

  • Atlas

  • August

Boy Dog Names that Start with B

  • Bailey

  • Banjo

  • Barry

  • Baxter

  • Benji

  • 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

  • Deputy

  • 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

  • Gary

  • George

  • Ghost

  • Gino

  • Gregory

  • Gumby

  • Gus

Boy Dog Names that Start with H

  • Hades

  • Hank

  • Hansen

  • Harley

  • Harry

  • Hector

  • Henry

  • Hickory

  • Hugo

  • Hulk

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tand and white french bulldog being held by man

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Boy Dog Names that Start with I

  • Ian

  • Ibis

  • Idris

  • Iggy

  • Igor

  • Ike

  • Ink

  • Inman

  • Isaac

  • Ivan

Boy Dog Names that Start with J

  • Jack

  • Jagger

  • Jake

  • Jasper

  • Jax

  • Jerry

  • Jet

  • Joey

  • Julius

  • Jupiter

Boy Dog Names that Start with K

  • Kai

  • Kalypso

  • Kennedy

  • Kevin

  • King

  • Kirby

  • Kobe

  • Kody

  • Kona

  • Kool

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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

  • 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

  • Rocket

  • Rocky

  • Roman

  • Rooster

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english bulldog lying on rug on his side

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Boy Dog Names that Start with S

  • Sabin

  • Santana

  • Scout

  • Shadow

  • Skippy

  • Smalls

  • South

  • Sparky

  • Starsky

  • Steve

Boy Dog Names that Start with T

  • Tack

  • Tank

  • Terry

  • Tex

  • Theo

  • Tiger

  • Titan

  • Toby

  • Tony

  • Trevor

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Boy Dog Names that Start with U

  • Uber

  • Udin

  • Ulrich

  • Umbro

  • Uncle

  • 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

  • Warrior

  • 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

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