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Boy Dog Names – 350 Ideas for Male Puppies

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

We have compiled 350 boy dog names that will make naming your pup easy. Take a look through this list and find the perfect name for your male puppy today!

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There are so many names to choose from when you’re looking for a boy dog name. You could pick something simple, like Max or Jack, or go with something more complex, like Nikola.

Whatever the case may be, you need to find the perfect name for your future best friend! Below are some of our favorite male puppy names to help you out.

The Best Boy Dog Names

Each year we gather all the names visitors like on My Dog’s Name to find the most popular choices. Here are the 20 most popular boy dog names:

  1. Asher
  2. Axel
  3. Buddy
  4. Finn
  5. Duke
  6. Milo
  7. Rocky
  8. Leo
  9. Charlie
  10. Apollo
  11. Bear
  12. Thor
  13. Max
  14. Echo
  15. Blue
  16. Diesel
  17. Cooper
  18. Shadow
  19. Hunter
  20. Scout

You can see the complete list of top dog names here.

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Charming Boy Dog Names

One of the most popular categories for dog names is these charming boy names. Typically being sweet by nature, these names are great for almost any puppy.

  • A.J.
  • Alfie
  • Ali
  • Angel
  • Angus
  • Archie
  • Arlo
  • Augie
  • Bailey
  • Banjo
  • Barney
  • Benji
  • Bingo
  • Bosco
  • Caesar
  • Casper
  • Chewie
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Copper
  • Dino
  • Ghost
  • Gizmo
  • Jasper
  • Louie
  • Lucky
  • Marley
  • Ollie
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Pluto
  • Romeo
  • Simba
  • Sparky
  • Teddy
  • Tiger
  • Toby
  • Toto
  • Waffles
  • Yoshi
  • Ziggy

Our article full of cute boy dog names is here.

Unique Boy Dog Names

These boy dog names are less commonly used. If you want to make sure your pup doesn’t share a name with anyone else’s at the dog park, these are a great option.

  • Alfred
  • Amigo
  • Argo
  • Arnold
  • Atlas
  • Axl
  • Aztec
  • Barley
  • Bash
  • Beau
  • Bock
  • Boomer
  • Boris
  • Bucky
  • Buddah
  • Buzz
  • Cheech
  • Cobalt
  • Conan
  • Cosmo
  • Dart
  • Darwin
  • Digby
  • Dixon
  • Fido
  • Flyer
  • Frost
  • Gordy
  • Griffin
  • Guinness
  • Happy
  • Hogan
  • Holden
  • Horace
  • Huey
  • Jagger
  • Jameson
  • Jett
  • Kai
  • King
  • Kip
  • Knight
  • Kona
  • Legend
  • Lemmy
  • Loki
  • Lupin
  • Maynard
  • Merlin
  • Miller
  • Napoleon
  • Niles
  • Orion
  • Pierre
  • Porter
  • Presley
  • Royce
  • Saber
  • Spartan
  • Sushi
  • Tank
  • Titan
  • Trip
  • Tucker
  • Tyrion
  • Watson
  • Whiskey
  • Willie
  • Xerxes
  • Yates
  • Yeti
  • Zeus

See more ideas for unique dog names in our complete list.

Male Dog Names From Foods

If you’re looking for some creative options for your dog, these food names are a unique choice. They’re light, and a little bit funny, plus they’re perfect for anyone who is a foodie.

  • Alfredo
  • Angus – Quality beef
  • Applejack
  • Asiago – cheese
  • Bacon
  • Bagel
  • Bailey – Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Barley – brewing ingredient
  • Basil
  • Beans
  • Beignet – French deep-fried pastry
  • Berry
  • Biscuit
  • Brewski
  • Brownie
  • Bud – beer staple
  • Burrito
  • Cheddar
  • Cheerio
  • Cheeto
  • Chestnut
  • Chili
  • Chip
  • Churro – fried-dough pastry
  • Cocoa
  • Crisp
  • Crunch
  • Curry
  • Dijon – mustard
  • Donut
  • Dorito
  • Flapjack
  • Frito
  • Fry
  • Fudge
  • Gelato – Italian ice cream
  • Grits – boiled cornmeal
  • Guinness – famous dark beer
  • Gumbo – southern dish
  • Hershey
  • Hoagie
  • Jameson – whiskey
  • Java
  • Jellybean
  • Kale
  • Kix
  • Lucky – Lucky Charms cereal
  • Maple
  • Meatball
  • Mojito
  • Muffin
  • Nacho
  • Newton – Fig Newton
  • Nugget
  • Nutmeg
  • Oreo
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Pistachio
  • Porky
  • Pork Chop
  • Porter – Delicious dark beer
  • Queso – cheese
  • Reuben
  • Shrimp
  • Sprout
  • Spud – potato
  • Stout – Another dark beer
  • Taco
  • Taquito – rolled taco
  • Tater Tot
  • T-Bone
  • Toffee
  • Tofu
  • Tuna
  • Twinkie
  • Twix
  • Wedge

Find even more ideas like this in our full food dog names article.

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Pop Culture Names

There are quite a few dogs that are well-known from movies, tv, comics, and other pop culture sources. These names are probably familiar to you and a fun option for naming your boy.

  • Argos – the Odyssey
  • AstroThe Jetsons
  • BanditLittle House on the Prairie
  • BarkleySesame Street
  • BaxterAnchorman
  • BeethovenBeethoven
  • BenjiBenji
  • BingoBluey
  • BlueyBluey
  • BoltBolt
  • BrianFamily Guy
  • BuckCall of the Wild
  • BuddyA Dog’s Purpose
  • Charkie – Curious George
  • Chase Paw Patrol
  • CliffordClifford the Big Red Dog
  • CometFull House
  • Cujo – Stephen King’s Cujo
  • DogbertDilbert comic strip
  • DugUp
  • EddieFrazer
  • EinsteinBack to the Future
  • EverestPaw Patrol
  • Fang – Hagrid’s Mastiff in Harry Potter
  • GhostGame of Thrones
  • GromitWallace And Gromit
  • LassieLassie
  • Lucky101 Dalmatians
  • Marmaduke – Marmaduke
  • MarshallPaw Patrol
  • Mr. PeanutbutterBoJack Horseman
  • OdieGarfield
  • Pluto – Disney character
  • Pongo101 Dalmatians
  • Rin Tin TinRin Tin Tin
  • SnoopyPeanuts
  • Toto The Wizard Of Oz
  • YellerOld Yeller

For more ideas, try our list of famous dog names.

Tough Boy Dog Names

If you have a dog with a tough appearance, these names might be a great fit. Or if you have a smaller, more timid pup, they’re a hilarious option.

  • Ace
  • Ajax – a hero in Greek mythology who held off the Trojan army.
  • Ares – The Greek god of war.
  • Ammo
  • Bane With a mix of brute strength and exceptional intelligence, Bane is a super villain adversary of Batman.
  • Beast
  • Blaze
  • Blitz
  • Bones
  • Bolt
  • Boss
  • Bruiser
  • Brutus
  • Bullet
  • Butch
  • Danger
  • Elvis
  • Fang
  • Goliath
  • Gunner
  • Hades – In Greek mythology, the name of both the underworld and the god who guarded it.
  • Hercules – The divine hero from Greek mythology
  • Hulk – The giant green superhero from the Marvel comics.
  • Jake
  • Jax
  • Kobe
  • Maverick
  • Nitro
  • Odin
  • Pyro
  • Rambo – The famous Sylvester Stallone character.
  • Rex
  • Riptide – A tide that opposes other tides, causing a violent disturbance in the sea.
  • Rocky Inspired by Rocky Balboa, another tough Sylvester Stallone character.
  • Rogue
  • Samson – strong man from the Bible
  • Sarge
  • Sawyer
  • Smokey
  • Spike
  • Titan – Titan has many definitions, including an ancient Greek deity and a person of enormous size, strength and influence.
  • Thor – As in the Marvel superhero.
  • Trapper
  • Vader – the villain from Star Wars
  • Viper

You can find even more tough dog names here.

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Funny Boy Dog Names

These funny dog names will bring a smile to people’s faces when they hear you call them out.

  • Barkley
  • Bark Twain
  • Bond
  • Bubba
  • Chewbarka
  • Einstein
  • Freud
  • Groucho
  • Homer
  • Houdini
  • Indiana Bones
  • Jimmy Chew
  • Kramer
  • Mr. Muggles
  • Muttley Crue
  • Ninja
  • Notorious D.O.G.
  • Salvador Dogi
  • Sheldon
  • Sherlock Bones
  • Spud
  • Waldo
  • Wags

We have even more funny dog names in our complete list!

Old Man Names

Here are some classic male names that aren’t used as much any more, but might provide some inspiration for your new pet.

  • Albert
  • Arthur
  • Bernard
  • Bernie
  • Buster
  • Charles
  • Chester
  • Dexter
  • Duncan
  • Edgar
  • Eugene
  • Felix
  • Frank
  • George
  • Harold
  • Harvey
  • Henry
  • Hugh
  • Ivan
  • Jasper
  • Leonard
  • Lloyd
  • Louis
  • Murphy
  • Murray
  • Oliver
  • Otto
  • Percy
  • Ralph
  • Rory
  • Theodore
  • Walter
  • Winston

You can find even more old man dog names here.

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Finding More Ideas

Hopefully, you’ve found some awesome ideas for your male puppy, but if you want even more ideas check out some of the links above for each of the name categories, or try out our dog name search engine.

Teaching Your Dog Its Name

Once you’ve selected a name, the next step is teaching it to your dog. The basic steps are:

  • Use your dog’s name, but only in a positive way.
  • When they respond by looking at your after calling their name, give them a treat.
  • Don’t use a nickname to begin with, unless that’s the name you’re going to use most often.
  • Repeat the process of rewarding them for acknowledging their name until they do it without rewards.

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