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Names for Male Dogs

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: September 26, 2016
Names for Male Dogs

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If you have decided to adopt a dog and you're on the lookout for a unique and pretty name, you've come to the right place. Here at AnimalWised we'll help you with a wide selection of the best names for male dogs so you can get inspired and choose the perfect name for your new best friend at once.

You must remember that choosing the right name for your dog is very important, since it will be the word you use the most when communicating. Therefore, it must sound good both to you and to your pet. Before starting with the list of names, we'll give you some tips on how to choose a name for your dog.

Read on and discover all our favorite names for male dogs!

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How to choose the best name for your dog

Dogs are highly intelligent animals, and they're able to remember a wide range of words and gestures. However, their mind doesn't catch on subtle differences between words, so we as owners must make an effort to talk with them in a simple, clear and effective manner.

Choosing a good name for a dog, then, means that the name should be easy for you to pronounce and for him to remember. Here are some basic tips on how to choose the best name for your dog:

  • Use a short, direct name: Two syllables is the best length.
  • Don't choose a name that might confuse your dog.
  • Don't choose a name that sounds like a basic order, like Mo/"no" or Spot/"stop".
  • Take inspiration from his appearance, particular traits and personality.
  • Research the names of famous or mythological dogs.

The main aim of a name is to properly identify your dog, but it all comes down to your personal taste. Make sure it's a name worth using for years and spend some time and effort until you find the right one.

Names for Male Dogs - How to choose the best name for your dog

Names for male dogs

Here you can find three different lists for you to name your male dog. Even though we've classified them according to size, remember that you don't necessarily have to refer to his appearance. These are only suggestions to help you find the name that fits him perfectly.

Take a look at our favorites and don't be afraid to mix and match sounds and styles.

Names for big dogs

  • Arnold
  • Aston
  • Aaron
  • Air
  • Alain
  • Alan
  • Albus
  • Aldo
  • Alex
  • Alf
  • Alfalfa
  • Ali
  • Alonso
  • Andy
  • Aslan
  • Bold
  • Babou
  • Baccus
  • Balin
  • Baloo
  • Balto
  • Bambino
  • Bamboo
  • Bandit
  • Bart
  • Batan
  • Baxter
  • Beatle
  • Beau
  • Bell
  • Brutus
  • Burton
  • Byron
  • Croc
  • Cross
  • Cacho
  • Cain
  • Camille
  • Cammy
  • Capone
  • Capricce
  • Captain
  • Carlo
  • Casper
  • Chaman
  • Charlie
  • Cheval
  • Draco
  • Dumbo
  • Duke
  • Drussel
  • Eddie
  • Elmer
  • Elvis
  • Enzo
  • Euro
  • Fion
  • Falbus
  • Federick
  • Felipe
  • Fido
  • Fort
  • Gaston
  • Goal
  • Gourmand
  • Gelb
  • Goya
  • Godot
  • Guanche
  • Gillbert
  • Grand
  • Gatsby
  • Hercules
  • Heller
  • Hollyfield
  • Homer
  • Howl
  • Hugo
  • Hulk
  • Humphrey
  • Hun
  • Iron
  • Ifrid
  • Iron
  • Irun
  • Ideas
  • Illargi
  • Indigo
  • Jet
  • Johan
  • Jordan
  • Julius
  • Junior
  • Jurgen
  • Justin
  • King
  • Kaifas
  • Kaisser
  • Kempes
  • Kenny
  • Kent
  • Kenzo
  • Khalifa
  • Kheops
  • Killer
  • Lobo
  • Louis
  • Luca
  • Lucas
  • Lucky
  • Ludo
  • Luke
  • Lupin
  • Mac
  • Morgan
  • More
  • Mozart
  • Motown
  • Murdock
  • Mus
  • Mutis
  • Magic
  • Malek
  • Mambo
  • Manolo
  • Mantel
  • Marquis
  • Martin
  • Maximus
  • Melon
  • Merlin
  • Nerve
  • Ness
  • Newman
  • Newton
  • Nicky
  • Nico
  • Nile
  • Obelix
  • Orion
  • Oriund
  • Oliver
  • Oppy
  • Padfoot
  • Poncho
  • Poker
  • Pom-pom
  • Pongo
  • Porky
  • Prince
  • Puff
  • Punk
  • Puppy
  • Pushkin
  • Quechua
  • Quevedo
  • Raiser
  • Rally
  • Rambo
  • Raymond
  • Ramses
  • Ranger
  • Ray
  • Rex
  • Richard
  • Rick
  • Ringo
  • Rintintin
  • Risco
  • Rhino
  • Rocco
  • Shrek
  • Sirius
  • Seymour
  • Siniestro
  • Sing-sing
  • Snowy
  • Sugar
  • Sailor
  • Taisson
  • Thor
  • Taj
  • Tajibo
  • Talcum
  • Thumper
  • Tango
  • Thanos
  • Tank
  • Tao
  • Tarzan
  • Tattoo
  • Taurus
  • Teddy
  • Theo
  • Tequila
  • Texmex
  • Thai
  • Thomas
  • Tiger
  • Tim
  • Tintin
  • Titan
  • Titus
  • Tron
  • Tyrion
  • Tyrrell
  • Turko
  • Toro
  • Urko
  • Uzbek
  • Uaji
  • Vincent
  • Vito
  • Valdo
  • Van Damme
  • Verdi
  • Vico
  • Viggo
  • Volton
  • Yeti
  • Yurgen

Names for middle-sized dogs

  • Abel
  • Angus
  • Anouk
  • Anton
  • Anubis
  • Appolo
  • Aramis
  • Archie
  • Ariel
  • Arnus
  • Arnold
  • Anton
  • Aldo
  • Baltimore
  • Brom
  • Beckham
  • Beethoven
  • Bender
  • Benito
  • Benny
  • Bernie
  • Bugsy
  • Bigfoot
  • Bigotes
  • Blacky
  • Blade
  • Blaine
  • Blanco
  • Blinky
  • Blue
  • Bob
  • Boole
  • Carlton
  • Congo
  • Chester
  • Chico
  • Chien
  • Chino
  • Chip
  • Chives
  • Choco
  • Churchill
  • Dingo
  • Duck
  • Dipsy
  • Dixie
  • Doc
  • Dollar
  • Donald
  • Drop
  • Elso
  • Eliott
  • Eden
  • Ernest
  • Fox
  • Francis
  • Freddie
  • Freud
  • Goofy
  • Gordon
  • Gringo
  • Gucci
  • Gulliver
  • Gus
  • Hay
  • Hilly
  • Hummus
  • Hank
  • Happy
  • Harvey
  • Indie
  • Indigo
  • Ion
  • Jambo
  • Jean
  • Junior
  • Klein
  • King
  • Kong
  • Kino
  • Kirk
  • Leo
  • Lobo
  • Lolo
  • Longo
  • Lord
  • Lot
  • Lotus
  • Moka
  • Minto
  • Moritz
  • Nando
  • Nano
  • Narcissus
  • Nash
  • Neil
  • Nelson
  • Nemo
  • Neo
  • Neron
  • Nepal
  • Ollie
  • Otto
  • Oxford
  • Ozzy
  • Percy
  • Pericles
  • Perry
  • Peter
  • Petit
  • Piccoletto
  • Pikachu
  • Pilot
  • Pinto
  • Pippo
  • Pippin
  • Pirate
  • Pisco
  • Pitt
  • Pluto
  • Quentin
  • Queso
  • Quino
  • Ranma
  • Ringo
  • River
  • Robin
  • Rocco
  • Rocky
  • Romano
  • Romeo
  • Ron
  • Rosalino
  • Ross
  • Rover
  • Roy
  • Shadow
  • Spot
  • Socrates
  • Sol
  • Sonny
  • Spike
  • Starsky
  • Steven
  • Stitch
  • Stuart
  • Sultan
  • Sumo
  • Toby
  • Toffee
  • Tolkien
  • Tom
  • Tony
  • Tristan
  • Tofu
  • Übe
  • Ulysses
  • Urajiro
  • Yeron
  • Yuco
  • Zaitos

Names for small dogs

  • Attila
  • Asterix
  • Arnold
  • Arthur
  • Aspen
  • Astor
  • Athos
  • Axel
  • Bill
  • Bat
  • Bob
  • Ben
  • Bombon
  • Bongo
  • Bonifacius
  • Borat
  • Boris
  • Bosco
  • Boss
  • Bull
  • Bruce
  • Bruno
  • Bucky
  • Buddy
  • Bush
  • Buzz
  • Coco
  • Chocolate
  • Cyrus
  • Cisco
  • Cletus
  • Clint
  • Cody
  • Colombo
  • Conan
  • Cookie
  • Cooper
  • Coast
  • Cuzco
  • Dobby
  • Donny
  • Dada
  • Dakar
  • Dalton
  • Dandy
  • Danger
  • Danko
  • Darth
  • Darwin
  • Decker
  • Deco
  • Dennis
  • Denver
  • Diablo
  • Dino
  • Dum
  • Ethan
  • Etienne
  • Evo
  • Este
  • Elegido
  • Frodo
  • Fuego
  • Francis
  • Gaspar
  • Gaudy
  • Georgio
  • Gingko
  • Gizmo
  • Godoy
  • Godzilla
  • Hiro
  • Hören
  • Hichiro
  • Icarus
  • Igor
  • Iker
  • Inca
  • Italo
  • Ivan
  • Jack
  • Jara
  • Jazz
  • Jerry
  • Jersey
  • Kyle
  • Kong
  • Konig
  • Lando
  • Laser
  • Lennon
  • Lennox
  • Leo
  • Leslie
  • Lester
  • Lorax
  • Milou
  • Mickey
  • Mijail
  • Milko
  • Milo
  • Monty
  • Nino
  • Nitro
  • Noah
  • Noel
  • Noir
  • Nono
  • Norman
  • Norton
  • Nuc
  • Oddie
  • Odin
  • Oliver
  • Paddy
  • Panchito
  • Patch
  • Pedro
  • Pluto
  • Quantum
  • Quixote
  • Quino
  • Quito
  • Radu
  • Roy
  • Rudolf
  • Rudy
  • Rufo
  • Rufus
  • Rulfo
  • Rupert
  • Russell
  • Ronnie
  • Sake
  • Sambo
  • Sammy
  • Sancho
  • Samson
  • Satan
  • Scooby
  • Scott
  • Scout
  • Selim
  • Sharik
  • Sheer
  • Sherman
  • Sherpa
  • Sigfrid
  • Silver
  • Simba
  • Sky
  • Smith
  • Sparky
  • Sting
  • Trotsky
  • Troy
  • Truman
  • Turk
  • Tyson
  • Tino
  • Ultra
  • Uno
  • Ursus
  • Wizard
  • Zeus
Names for Male Dogs - Names for male dogs

Still haven't found the best name for your dog?

If none of these names fit your male dog, don't worry; we at AnimalWised have even more lists to help you find the perfect name. Take a look:

If we've forgotten your favorite, please tell us in the comments section!

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