111 Terrific Male Dog Names to Consider


Move over Rover, the trend in male dog names is becoming more sophisticated. Find plenty of suggestions for your furry fellow right here.

Great Male Dog Names

You never know where you'll find great inspiration for boy dog names, but perhaps the following examples will turn up a name for your pet that you can gladly live with. Just make sure you pick something that rolls easily off the tongue. You're going to call this name for years, so make it easy on yourself.

People Names

Sure, you'll still hear calls for Scruffy and Spike at the dog park, but names like those are quickly fading out in favor of more sophisticated names for dogs. In fact, people treat their dogs so much like kids that they're naming them that way too. According to a report complied by Veterinary Pet Insurance based on their clientele files, the top male dog names include:

  • Bailey
  • Buddy
  • Buster
  • Charlie
  • Cody
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Max
  • Rocky
  • Toby

Now, you may run across a list from another source that is slightly different from this one, but you'll still likely find that people names predominate the collection. Perhaps one of the names from the table below will suit your next pet?

Male Dog Names
Adam Finn Kieran Riley
Alex Frankie Kyle Roman
Bart Georgie Louie Stevie
Bobby Guy Mack Taylor
Cash Harry Mike Tyler
Chuck Huck Nigel Vinny
Danny Ian Ollie Willie
Davey Indy Owen Xavey
Eddie Jamie Paulie Yancy
Ewan Joey Petey Zach

Rock Star Names

Now if the names above don't have enough pizzazz for you, how about borrowing a name from a famous pop/rock star?

Rock Star Names for Male Dogs
Beck Elvis Marley Presley
Bowie Frampton Mercury Santana
Cooper Jagger Morrisey Sting
Costello Kiedis Ozzy Zappa

Famous Television Character Names

Choosing a television character name for your dog might actually be a clever or funny idea. Here are a few to inspire you, but you'll surely be able to think of more.

Male Television Character Names
Character Show
Burke Grey's Anatomy
Chandler Friends
Crockett Miami Vice
Dwight (Schrute) The Office
Fonzie Happy Days
Hurley Lost
John Boy The Waltons
Kramer Seinfeld
MacGyver MacGyver
McDreamy Grey's Anatomy
Tubbs Miami Vice

Sports Hero Names

Why not borrow your favorite sports hero's name for your dog? Think of great names from the past as well as the present.

Male Sports Hero Names
Athlete Sport
Ali Boxing
Agassi Tennis
Beckham Soccer
Earnhardt Nascar
Gretzky Hockey
LeBron Basketball
Magic Basketball
Montana Football
Namath Football
Pele Soccer
Tyson Boxing

Famous Artist Names

If you've spent a ton of money on a pedigreed pooch, you probably want to give him a name with a bit of class. Try some of these famous artists' names and see how well they trip off your tongue.

Famous Male Artists
Dali Matisse Rembrandt
DaVinci Michelangelo Renoir
Kinkade Picasso Van Gogh

Angel Names

If you're still having trouble naming your little angel, look to heaven for some inspiration. Although angels are technically thought to be androgynous, the following have always been portrayed as males.

  • Michael
  • Raphael
  • Gabriel

As you can see, there is really and endless supply of boy dog names. You just have to figure out which one best suits your dog's personality, and then try it out for a day or two. If it sticks, it's his; if it doesn't, try again. Sooner or later you're going to find just the right one.

111 Terrific Male Dog Names to Consider