Great Ideas for Male Dog Names

male_dog_namesYou’re bringing home a boy puppy and need a name for him. What do you do? There are so many great options out there, but how do you pick one that’s right for him?

To help you in your search, here are some fun, unique ideas for male dog names.

Tough Male Dog Names
Tough dog names are great for strong, athletic dogs like a Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd or Labrador Retriever. Or, if you have a smaller, daintier pup, a tough dog name can be a funny, ironic choice.

Some ideas:

Admiral
Blaze
Bruno
Butch
Diesel
Duke
Gunner
Sarge
Spike
Tank
Trooper

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Male Dog Names Inspired by Mythology
Looking for a unique dog name? Try one inspired by mythology. They’re great for literary fans and will set your dog apart.

Here’s a list of characters from mythology that make great male dog names:

Apollo
Argo
Atlas
Beowulf
Echo
Griffin
Loki
Sirius
Thor
Zeus

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Male Dog Names Inspired by History
To find an original dog name, sometimes you have to go back in time. Historical figures make great dog names! Their names are regal, recognizable and underused so you’ll likely never meet a dog with the same name.

Abraham (Abe)
Caesar
Churchill
Copernicus
Darwin
Einstein
Jefferson
Lincoln
Napoleon
Nero
Washington

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Geeky Male Dog Names
Are you a geek at heart? There are tons of fun geeky dog names, inspired by technology, video games, comics and other nerd pastimes. Kyle and I (especially Kyle) are geeks at heart and love the names below.

Atari
Beta
Byte
Dilbert
Frodo
Gandolf
Gismo
Java
Sheldon
Woz

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