Dog Names That Start with M

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. November 5, 2019
Dog Names That Start with M

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When adopting a dog, the most important thing is to ensure you are able to meet the responsibility and have all the practical measures in place to ensure their well-being. Choosing a name for your dog is the fun part, but not everyone finds it easy. Some people want to get it perfect so much, they struggle to find the right one. Others have an idea of a cool name for their dog, but can't quite put their finger on it. Starting with a letter for the name can be a good way to get some inspiration.

This is why AnimalWised brings you our list of over 200 dog names that start with M. We bring you female, male and unisex names which hopefully meet your dog's (and your own) personality. Some are cute, some are funny, but all are designed to help you choose the perfect one.

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  1. How to choose your dog's name
  2. Male dog names that start with M
  3. Female dog names that start with M
  4. Funny dog names that start with M
  5. Other names for dogs

How to choose your dog's name

There are many ways to choose a dog's name, but there are some ways we can help ensure it is the right one. The first thing you need to do is look at the characteristics of your adopted canine friend:

  • Breed
  • Size
  • Sex
  • Character
  • Coat type
  • Color
  • Body shape
  • Personality

However, the meaning is only one aspect of choosing a dog name, beginning with M or any letter. You need to choose one which is appropriate for the kind of relationship you will develop together. Our dogs rely on us for everything, so good communication with them is essential. This means choosing a dog name which:

  • Ideally no more than 2 syllables since longer names are more difficult for the dog to recognize. This makes it difficult for the dog to receive commands or even know if they are being addressed.
  • The chosen dog name is not too similar to a word commonly used in the home. For example, f you have a son called ‘Adam’ and a dog called ‘Alan’, it can confuse the dog when the other name is called.
  • Choose something which is easy for the whole family to pronounce and use.
  • It is believed that, neurologically, dogs interpret sounds differently to us. For this reason, names using the vowels ‘a’, ‘e’ and ‘i’ are easier for a dog to assimilate than those containing the vowels ‘o’ and ‘u’. There are, of course, many examples where a dog can understand their name with the latter vowels.
  • Be consistent when you use their name. Don't keep using various iterations or nicknames as it may confuse the dog and they do not realize they are being addressed.

When you choose a name for your dog, you can look at their personality and actions to find one which is suitable. For example, one of the most famous dog names ‘Rover’ can be given to a dog which likes to run around extensively. If choosing a dog name that starts with M, we might choose something like ‘Marshall’ if they have a particularly commanding air.

Male dog names that start with M

Looking for names for boy dogs with the letter M? Generally, short names are not only easier to recognize for our pets, they can learn their name much faster if it is short than if it is very long. Here we bring you some of the best male names for dogs beginning with M:

  • Mac
  • MacLean
  • Macbeth
  • Machi
  • Mack
  • Mafer
  • Mafu
  • Magic
  • Magnum
  • Magnus
  • Magoo
  • Maiko
  • Mailer
  • Maili
  • Makoto
  • Malak
  • Malcolm
  • Malik
  • Mallick
  • Malloy
  • Malone
  • Maloney
  • Malu
  • Malvolio
  • Man
  • Mango
  • Manny
  • Manolo
  • Manon
  • Manuel
  • Marcelo
  • Marcos
  • Marcus
  • Marino
  • Marky
  • Marley
  • Marlowe
  • Marty
  • Mascot
  • Master
  • Matey
  • Matty
  • Maury
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Maxim
  • Maxwell
  • McCoy
  • Mel
  • Melon
  • Melvin
  • Mervin
  • Mickey
  • Miel
  • Mike
  • Mike
  • Mikhail
  • Miko
  • Milo
  • Milton
  • Mime
  • Mister
  • Mitch
  • Mo
  • Mochi
  • Monkey
  • Monster
  • Monty
  • Morty
  • Mos
  • Mousse
  • Mozart
  • Mufasa
  • Muffler
  • Muggles
  • Murphy
  • Murray
  • Mushy
  • Myles
                                                                                                                                                            Dog Names That Start with M - Male dog names that start with M

                                                                                                                                                            Female dog names that start with M

                                                                                                                                                            If looking for a female dog name that starts with the letter M, you have come to the right place. Maybe you have adopted a puppy or an adult dog, regardless, there'll be something for you. Whether your dog is cool, goofy, funny looking or anything which might be applied to your girl dog, we have some great ideas for you.

                                                                                                                                                            • Mable
                                                                                                                                                            • Madison
                                                                                                                                                            • Madonna
                                                                                                                                                            • Maeve
                                                                                                                                                            • Maggie
                                                                                                                                                            • Maggie
                                                                                                                                                            • Magi
                                                                                                                                                            • Maia
                                                                                                                                                            • Maki
                                                                                                                                                            • Malena
                                                                                                                                                            • Malia
                                                                                                                                                            • Marcia
                                                                                                                                                            • Margot
                                                                                                                                                            • Mariah
                                                                                                                                                            • Marla
                                                                                                                                                            • Marlen
                                                                                                                                                            • Marquise
                                                                                                                                                            • Marsha
                                                                                                                                                            • Martha
                                                                                                                                                            • Maruka
                                                                                                                                                            • Mary
                                                                                                                                                            • Marylou
                                                                                                                                                            • Mathilde
                                                                                                                                                            • Matita
                                                                                                                                                            • May
                                                                                                                                                            • Maya
                                                                                                                                                            • Medea
                                                                                                                                                            • Megan
                                                                                                                                                            • Mel
                                                                                                                                                            • Melanie
                                                                                                                                                            • Melody
                                                                                                                                                            • Memphis
                                                                                                                                                            • Mercy
                                                                                                                                                            • Meret
                                                                                                                                                            • Meryl
                                                                                                                                                            • Meteor
                                                                                                                                                            • Mia
                                                                                                                                                            • Mica
                                                                                                                                                            • Michelle
                                                                                                                                                            • Midori
                                                                                                                                                            • Miffy
                                                                                                                                                            • Mika
                                                                                                                                                            • Milli
                                                                                                                                                            • Millicent
                                                                                                                                                            • Millie
                                                                                                                                                            • Mindy
                                                                                                                                                            • Mini
                                                                                                                                                            • Mink
                                                                                                                                                            • Minorca
                                                                                                                                                            • Minty
                                                                                                                                                            • Mipsy
                                                                                                                                                            • Miranda
                                                                                                                                                            • Mireia
                                                                                                                                                            • Miska
                                                                                                                                                            • Misty
                                                                                                                                                            • Mitsky
                                                                                                                                                            • Money
                                                                                                                                                            • Moni
                                                                                                                                                            • Monique
                                                                                                                                                            • Monkey
                                                                                                                                                            • Monroe
                                                                                                                                                            • Moon
                                                                                                                                                            • Mopsie
                                                                                                                                                            • Morag
                                                                                                                                                            • Morna
                                                                                                                                                            • Moselle
                                                                                                                                                            • Mosley
                                                                                                                                                            • Moxie
                                                                                                                                                            • Muffy
                                                                                                                                                            • Mulan
                                                                                                                                                            • Myra
                                                                                                                                                            • Myrtle
                                                                                                                                                            Dog Names That Start with M - Female dog names that start with M

                                                                                                                                                            Funny dog names that start with M

                                                                                                                                                            Choosing the right M name for your dog might also reflect your own personality. Maybe you are into movies, get called funny by your friends or just have a positive demeanor, so choosing a funny dog name that starts with M could be for you. Some of these are longer names, so you should always use a shortened version if addressing the dog directly.

                                                                                                                                                            • MacGuyver
                                                                                                                                                            • Macho
                                                                                                                                                            • Madchester
                                                                                                                                                            • Mailo
                                                                                                                                                            • Maitoc
                                                                                                                                                            • Makoy
                                                                                                                                                            • Malevo
                                                                                                                                                            • Malfoy
                                                                                                                                                            • Marbles
                                                                                                                                                            • Marlon
                                                                                                                                                            • Marshmallow
                                                                                                                                                            • Marvel
                                                                                                                                                            • Mary Puppins
                                                                                                                                                            • Mac N Cheese
                                                                                                                                                            • Medusa
                                                                                                                                                            • Maggot
                                                                                                                                                            • Magnum
                                                                                                                                                            • Mai Tai
                                                                                                                                                            • Malteaser
                                                                                                                                                            • Marple
                                                                                                                                                            • Margarita
                                                                                                                                                            • Marzipan
                                                                                                                                                            • Maybelline
                                                                                                                                                            • McFluffy
                                                                                                                                                            • Mogg
                                                                                                                                                            • Mazzie
                                                                                                                                                            • McDoggins
                                                                                                                                                            • McFly
                                                                                                                                                            • McGruff
                                                                                                                                                            • Meatball
                                                                                                                                                            • Mein Hair
                                                                                                                                                            • Mendoza
                                                                                                                                                            • Merle
                                                                                                                                                            • Merlot
                                                                                                                                                            • Methane
                                                                                                                                                            • Mezcal
                                                                                                                                                            • Milkshake
                                                                                                                                                            • Milky
                                                                                                                                                            • Milord
                                                                                                                                                            • Mincemeat
                                                                                                                                                            • Mint Humbug
                                                                                                                                                            • Miss Furbulous
                                                                                                                                                            • Mister Fluff
                                                                                                                                                            • Mister Miyagi
                                                                                                                                                            • Mittens
                                                                                                                                                            • Mophead
                                                                                                                                                            • Mormon
                                                                                                                                                            • Mouse
                                                                                                                                                            • Muggles
                                                                                                                                                            • Munchkin
                                                                                                                                                            • Muppet
                                                                                                                                                            Dog Names That Start with M - Funny dog names that start with M

                                                                                                                                                            Other names for dogs

                                                                                                                                                            If you still haven't chosen the right M name for you, or have now decided you don't need a dog name that starts with M at all, maybe you want to see some other options. Here you can find some of the best ideas for your pet, whether a puppy or adult dog, mixed breed or pedigree.

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