Top 100 Male Dog Names

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Boy dog names can be hard to choose. Whether it’s a boyish, handsome moniker you want, something tough, or a unique standout, it’s gotta be perfect. Choosing the best dog name, like choosing the perfect dog sitter, is a fun and important task for every pet parent. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some great options for you.

Top 100 Male Dog Names

Rocky
Max
Charlie
Cooper
Buddy
Milo
Bear
Duke
Tucker
Jack
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Oliver
Teddy
Leo
Bentley
Zeus
Jax
Toby
Winston
Ollie
Louie
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Finn
Murphy
Moose
Loki
Gus
Hank
Koda
Blue
Apollo
Dexter
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Beau
Bruno
Henry
Thor
Buster
Ace
Jake
Maverick
Diesel
Bandit
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Archie
Harley
Gunner
Bailey
Lucky
Jackson
Benji
Oscar
Bo
Scout
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Jasper
Otis
Simba
Cash
Baxter
Kobe
Shadow
Tank
Riley
Rex
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Gizmo
Sam
Benny
Brody
Theo
Sammy
Rocco
Cody
Luke
Boomer
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Ranger
Roscoe
Oakley
George
King
Copper
Ziggy
Chance
Marley
Prince
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Oreo
Odin
Hunter
Coco
Zeke
Chewy
Bruce
Tyson
Chase
Frankie
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Rudy
Rusty
Ruger
Walter
Mac
Joey
Romeo
Bubba
Remy
Chico
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Top Cool Male Dog Names

These names are hot, trending up over 50% and given to at least 50 dogs each.

Lyle
Mando
Mamba
Dior
Togo
Dewy
Herbert
Walnut
Rigatoni
Ransom
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20 Tough Male Dog Names

These names exude strength and power. They’re fitting for strong dog breeds and feisty little guys.

Ajax
Atlas
Blaze
Brutus
Captain
Caesar
Diesel
Grizzly
Gunnar
Harley
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Hercules
Legend
Maverick
Maximus
Samson
Tank
Thor
Titan
Tyson
Zeus
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Top Food Names for Male Dogs

Food and drink names for dogs are on the rise. Check out the top ten food names for male dogs chosen by real dog owners.

Pepper
Oreo
Peanut
Whiskey
Biscuit
Nugget
Guinness
Brownie
Snickers
Taco
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Double-Name Boy Dog Names

All names on the list were given to a minimum of 15 individual dogs.

Bam Bam
Charlie Brown
Jack Jack
Teddy Bear
Tater Tot
Little Man
Gus Gus
Bruce Wayne
Little Bear
Scooby Doo
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Boo Boo
Willie Nelson
Peanut Butter
Big Boy
Biggie Smalls
Scrappy Doo
Pooh Bear
Kylo Ren
Han Solo
Jack Daniels
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Top 10 Gentleman Dog Names

Along with the rise in human names for dogs, we’re seeing many vintage and/or antique names in our dog data. These genteel “grandfather” names for dogs are as charming as they are sophisticated. They’re especially popular for breeds like the French bulldog or the Schnauzer, but they’re certainly a great choice on any dog.

Oliver
Winston
George
Walter
Louis
Franklin
Stanley
Sebastian
Theodore
Percy
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Top 10 Mythological Dog Names

Gods and myths inspired pet parents this year. Names are listed in order of popularity.

Zeus
Loki
Apollo
Thor
Odin
Titan
Hercules
Ares
Achilles
Ajax
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Top 10 Nature Male Dog Names

These names are especially popular for huskies, pointers, retrievers, and hounds.

Shadow
Aspen
Smokey
River
Storm
Timber
Thunder
Snow
Huckleberry
Midnight
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Male Dog Name Trends

We’re noticing some interesting trends, like the rise of -er names like Cooper, Dexter, and Tucker, as well as mythological names like Thor, Odin, Loki, and Zeus. In fact, Thor and Loki went up almost 50% in rankings from last year! The classics remain in favor, of course, from friendly Max and Charlie to strong Rocky and Duke. All kept a spot in the top ten.

The three fastest-rising male dog names of the year were Chester, Finn, and Ollie, while Theo and Archie both debuted in the top 100 for the first time this year.

Human Names for Dogs

Dogs are considered family members, so human names have become very popular for pets. These days, in fact, you’re more likely to meet a golden retriever with a human name like Dylan than a name like Fido. You’ll see that reflected in our top male dog names list: six of the top ten are human names.

Your new dog could be an Eddie, a Theo, a Max—or a Kobe, an Ozzy, or a Bosco. From cute dog names like Taz or Otis to Irish choices like Murphy and Logan, the sky’s the limit when it comes to giving a traditionally “human name” to your dog.

Humor is another popular source of dog naming inspiration: Sir Barkley and Muttley Crue are both boy puppy names in our database. A Great Dane named Chico? An American bulldog named Sparky? A small dog named Rocket? Why not?

Lastly, dog breeds sometimes shape dog naming choices. Huskies often sport Alaska-themed names like Juneau, while hunting dogs might get a “country name” like Dallas or Tucker. Retrievers love water, so an aquatic dog name could be a good fit for your new Lab or golden. We like Ocean, Jacques, and Captain.

Choosing a Name

Puppy names can be inspired by anything from food to pop culture to nature. What’s most important is that YOU love the name. Every time you say it, you should feel a little spark of happiness. “That’s my dog!”

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