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100+ of The Best Boy Dog Names in 2023

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Coming up with a name for your new pup takes time, energy, and creativity. It's one of the most important parts of getting a dog! When choosing a boy dog name, you want something that fits his personality and demeanor and makes sense for the duration of his life.

The selection of your dog's name is also a way to create a bond with your new buddy. A good name helps to promote a healthy relationship based on good communication, understanding, and observance. This paves the way for good obedience. You want your boy dog to be responsive in every situation, and that starts with choosing the right name.

We've got a range of ideas for boy dogs, from cool names for chill pups to names that recall some of the best-known figures throughout world history. There are even some names that might help train your dog quicker and more effectively. 

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How to Choose the Right Male Dog Name

Choosing the right name for your dog can be a challenge. You want to choose something that's unique and memorable, but not too long or complicated. It also needs to sound good with your dog's breed—you don't want to call a small white poodle "Butch", or a German Shepard "Snowball". Popular lists of names are helpful for coming up with ideas, but don't forget to use your own creativity to add some personalization.

What to Consider When Choosing Your Boy Dog Name

There are a few important things to consider when naming your boy dog. For one, make sure not to use a name that rhymes with a common command. If you name your dog "Clay", it may be difficult to teach them the "stay" command. Second of all, try using hard consonants—they're easier for dogs to distinguish and remember.

Hard Consonant Male Dog Names

Studies have shown that names with hard consonants are easier for dogs to hear and respond to when they are being called. This is particularly helpful for pets who live in loud, busy urban environments with plenty of distractions and noise pollution. Dog experts also suggest you choose a name with these hard sounds to train them for obedience purposes. 

  • Cooper

  • Jackson

  • Conrad

  • Kirk

  • Crosby

  • Jett

  • Kirby

  • Atticus

  • Parker

  • Tucker

  • Brock

  • Drake

  • Jacob

  • Blake

  • Duncan

  • Dexter

  • Patrick

  • Angus

  • Bart

  • Petey 

Disney Names

If your fandom tends toward the classic characters of Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom, we've compiled a list of some of the most popular and beloved names that would fit a male dog of all breeds, colors, and temperaments. Take a look at these ideas and see if they light a spark of creativity. Choose from this list or come up with a creative Disney boy dog name of your own. 

  • Eric

  • Simba

  • Jafar

  • Buzz

  • Baloo

  • Goofy

  • Donald

  • Mowgli

  • Yoda

  • Olaf

  • Zasu

  • Gaston

  • Hans

  • Pumba

  • Eeyore

  • Beast

  • Chip

  • Dale

  • Pluto

  • Meeko

  • Timon

Food Names

While your new pup may not have a discerning palette, you might be the world-class gourmand who prefers naming a pet with a nod towards your culinary habits. These monikers span both ends of the menu from tasty dishes to scrumptious desserts and a few drink options in between. If these names make you hungry, then you may just find the perfect choice for your pup on this enticing list. 

  • Calzone

  • Pepperoni

  • Mushroom

  • Dumpling

  • Taco

  • Oreo

  • Peanut

  • Biscuit

  • Noodles

  • Reuben

  • Honey

  • Cupcake

  • Sprinkle

  • Caramel

  • Bran

  • Cheddar

  • Starbuck

  • Licorice

  • Porter

  • Whiskey

  • Coconut

  • Barley

Celebrity Names

If you're one of those avid watchers of TMZ and subscribe to People and US Magazine, you're very likely to consider naming your boy dog after one of these paparazzi targets. You will no doubt recognize every one of these names on our list and hopefully find a famous alias for the newest member of your family. 

  • Leo

  • Bruno

  • Harrison

  • Ryan

  • Kanye

  • Idris

  • Liev

  • Morgan

  • Keanu

  • Kendrick

  • Channing

  • Zac

  • Dwayne

  • Jared

  • Orlando

  • Colin

  • Milo

  • Ashton

  • Vin

  • Tom

Cool Names

Your dog is the coolest pup on the block. He's got the style, the smarts, and the looks, now he just needs the name to go with it. These options are some ideas to help you kickstart the legend of your pooch and give him an undeniable reputation as the renegade he truly is. If these names aren't to yours or your pup's liking, keep reading as we have one more list of ideas below.

  • Ace

  • Colton

  • Dante

  • Nash

  • Jake

  • Ranger

  • Luther

  • Maverick

  • Kane

  • Dillon

  • Cassius

  • Dante

  • Gunnar

  • Cole

  • Memphis

  • Jasper

  • Bronx

  • Bear

  • Apollo

  • Hunter

 

Pop Culture Names

The best part about pop culture dog names is that they're relevant and fun! We've got you covered with these popular dog names from movies, TV, and music. 

  • Scooby

  • Jonas

  • Frodo

  • Fresh Prince

  • Dwight

  • Atticus

  • Harry Potter

  • Forrest Gump

  • Beckham

  • Beethoven

 

Popular Boy Dog Names 

You may not stand out from a crowd with these popular male dog names, but they're tried and true. Here are the 10 most popular boy dog names of the last year:

  • Charlie

  • Max

  • Buddy

  • Rocky

  • Teddy

  • Oliver

  • Duke

  • Toby

  • Murphy

  • Winston

 

Historic Names 

Last but not least, we come to a list of names that have helped to shape and define the timeline of history. Spanning the course of centuries, this list features the names of thinkers, politicians, generals, strategists, artists, heroes, and icons. These are recognizable names who made a lasting and unforgettable impact on our world, kind of like the effect your new furry friend has on your heart. 

  • Copernicus

  • Alexander

  • Lincoln

  • Galileo

  • Churchill

  • Mozart

  • Roosevelt

  • Patton

  • MacArthur

  • Revere

  • Edison

  • Caesar

  • Aristotle

  • Heracles

  • Charlemagne

  • Tesla

  • Newton

  • Franklin

  • Napoleon

  • Hannibal

 

Final Thoughts

Still looking for a great male dog name? Check out Two Tails' cute dog tags for more inspiration for your new boy dog.

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    • Wingman on

      I’m actually very happy and glad my service dog’s name isn’t anywhere in those lists…🤙🏽🤷🏽‍♂️

    • Renee Goggans on

      Here are a few names that are left off boy Cooper Max Oscar Schlitz there’s so many that are left off that are so popular


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