100+ of The Best Boy Dog Names in 2022

New Puppy Pet Names

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Coming up with a name for your new pup takes some time. Not only do you need to get to know your pet’s personality and demeanor, but you also want to pick a name that makes sense for the duration of the dog's life. If you have a puppy, this is going to be a considerable length of time. 

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

We've got a range of ideas, from the 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 to get your puppy's attention. 

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Need a unique dog tag to go with your pup’s unique name? Be sure to check out our collection of Pet ID Tags!

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Hard Consonant 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 

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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 for choosing from this list or coming up with one of your own. 

  • Eric
  • Simba
  • Jafar
  • Buzz
  • Baloo
  • Goofy
  • Donald
  • Mowgli
  • Yoda
  • Olaf
  • Zasu
  • Gaston
  • Hans
  • Pumba
  • Eeyore
  • Beast
  • Chip
  • Dale
  • Pluto
  • Meeko
  • Timon

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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. 

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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 pooch 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

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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

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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

Looking for more name ideas for your pup? Be sure to check out the Two Tails Blog for even more lists and tips for dog owners!

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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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