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Top Male Dog Names for 2024

Written by: Dina Fantegrossi
Dina Fantegrossi is the Assistant Editor and Head Writer for HomeLife Media. Before her career in writing, Dina was a veterinary technician for more than 15 years.Read more
| Published on January 28, 2021

Congratulations on your new furry friend! Now that you’ve welcomed a boy puppy or rescue dog into your life, what will you name him? With countless male dog names to choose from, how will you pick the perfect one? What is the perfect male dog name for your new pup?

Related: Looking for the top female dog names?

Below you’ll find 500 of the most popular male dog names for 2021. They are listed alphabetically but fall into categories such as trendy, regal, old school, outdoorsy and pop culture.

If you don’t know where to start in choosing a name for your pup, it may help to observe his personality. Does he fearlessly scamper about at top speed? How about a name like Flash or Jet?  Male dog names such as Rebel, Sparky and Rascal are great options for mischievous pups that live to cause shenanigans. And then there are the angelic pups that love to snuggle and kiss your face. These dogs deserve names like Fabio or Romeo to signify their loving nature.

Speaking of nature, how about an outdoorsy name like Yukon, Trapper, Ranger, Scout, Jag or Hunter for your new boy pup?

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Many people choose to give their male dogs royal names to show just how important pets are in our lives. Dogs named King, Rex, Prince, Duke and Baron are seen as strong, regal and adored by their humans.

Another popular option for choosing male dog names is to use your pup’s appearance for inspiration. Tank, Spot, Ghost, Smokey, Oreo, Rusty and Bear all convey a dog’s unique physical characteristics.

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To me, there’s nothing cuter than a classically old school moniker for a pup. Just picture a male dog named Eugene, Walter, Albert or Herman. Adorable, right? These names are especially effective for Bulldogs and Pugs who already tend to look like little old men!

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Perhaps you have a favorite movie or television pooch? Shiloh, Benji, Toto, Snoopy, Pongo, Clifford, Otis, and Marley are excellent male dog names that pay homage to some of our most beloved canine characters.

Along the same lines, pop culture buffs may appreciate names like Mario, Luigi, Sheldon, Leonard, Chewy, Dexter, Bowie, Elvis, or Hamilton. And for those who pride themselves on staying on top of the latest trends, Tyler, Oliver, Sawyer, Riley, Mason, Brady and Jackson are popular names for baby boys that also work as male dog names.

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500 Top Male Dog Names in 2023
Abbott Abe
Ace Achilles
Aero Aiden
AJ Albert
Alden Alex
Alexander Alfie
Alford Ali
Alistar Alvin
Amos Andre
Andy Angus
Apollo Archie
Aries Arnold
Arthur Artie
Ash Ashby
Atlas Augustus
Austin Axel
Bailey Bandit
Barkley Barney
Baron Barry
Barton Basil
Baxter Beans
Bear Beau
Benji Bennett
Benny Benson
Bentley Bernard
Bertrand Beta
Billy Bingo
Blake Blaze
Blue Bo
Boomer Bowie
Bradford Bradley
Brady Braxton
Brigham Brock
Broderick Brody
Brogan Bronson
Brownie Bruce
Bruno Brutus
Bryce Bubba
Buck Bucky
Buddy Buster
Butch Buzz
Byron Cadence
Caesar Cain
Calvin Captain
Carlton Carter
Cash Casper
Cecil Cedric
Champ Chance
Charlie Chase
Chester Chewy
Chico Chief
Chip Chips
Cisco CJ
Clarence Clark
Clement Clifford
Clyde Coco
Cody Colby
Coleman Colin
Conrad Cooper
Corky Cornelius
Cosmo Crawford
Damien Dane
Daniel Dante
Darby Darius
Davis Davy
Denver Dexter
Diego Diesel
Dixon Doc
Dodge Domingo
Donnie Donovan
Drew Dudley
Duffy Duke
Dusty Dylan
Earl Easton
Eddie Edgar
Edison Edmund
Edward Edwin
Eldon Eli
Eliot Elmer
Elvis Elway
Emerson Emmett
Emory Ernest
Eugene Evan
Evander Everett
Ezra Fabio
Fang Farley
Felix Felton
Fenton Fido
Finley Finn
Fisher Flash
Fletcher Floyd
Fonzi Forrest
Foster Francis
Frank Frankie
Franklin Freddy
Frederick Freeman
Fritz Gage
George Gerald
Ghost Gilbert
Gizmo Goose
Gordy Grady
Graham Griffin
Grover Gunner
Gus Hamilton
Hank Harley
Harold Harrison
Harry Hart
Harvey Hawkeye
Hayes Heath
Hector Henry
Herbert Herman
Hilton Hogan
Homer Hooch
Hoover Hoss
Huck Hudson
Hugh Hunter
Hyatt Iggy
Igor Ike
Indy Ira
Irving Ivan
Ives Jack
Jackson Jacob
Jag Jake
James Jameson
Jasper Java
Jax Jefferson
Jerry Jesse
Jet Jethro
Joey John
Johnny Jonas
Joseph Judge
Junior Kane
Kendrick Kent
Kilo King
Kobe Koda
Kona Lambert
Lance Lane
Langston Lars
Lawrence Lemuel
Lenny Leo
Leonard Leroy
Levi Lewis
Liam Lincoln
Linus Logan
Loki Louie
Lucky Luigi
Luke Luther
Mac Maguire
Major Malcolm
Marco Mario
Marley Martin
Marty Mason
Maverick Max
Maximillian Maximus
Maxwell Mccoy
McKinley Mercer
Meyer Michael
Mickey Milburn
Miles Miller
Milo Milton
Moe Mojo
Monroe Moose
Morris Mort
Morton Murphy
Murray Nacho
Napoleon Nash
Ned Nelson
Nero Newton
Nico Niles
Noah Norm
Norman Norris
Oakley Odie
Odin Oliver
Ollie Oreo
Orson Oscar
Otis Otto
Overton Owen
Ozzy Pablo
Paco Parker
Parley Patch
Peanut Pepper
Percival Percy
Petey Phillip
Pierce Piper
Pogo Pongo
Porter Prince
Quincy Quinton
Radar Ralph
Rambo Randall
Ranger Rascal
Raymond Rebel
Reed Reese
Reggie Remy
Reuben Rex
Richard Ricky
Rider Riley
Ringo Ripley
Robert Rocco
Rockwell Rocky
Romeo Roscoe
Roy Rudolph
Rudy Rufus
Rupert Russell
Rusty Sam
Sammy Samson
Sarge Saul
Sawyer Scooby
Scooter Scout
Scrappy Sebastian
Sedrick Shadow
Shamus Sheldon
Shelton Sherman
Sherwood Shiloh
Sigmund Silas
Simba Simon
Skip Smokey
Snoopy Socks
Sparky Spencer
Spike Spot
Stanley Stewie
Stitch Storm
Stuart Summer
Sylvan Taco
Tank Taylor
Taz Teddy
Tesla Thaddeus
Theo Theodore
Thor Thornton
Tiller Titus
TJ Tobias
Toby Todd
Tot Toto
Trapper Tripp
Tristan Truman
Tucker Tyler
Tyson Ulysses
Vaughn Vernon
Victor Vince
Vincent Vinnie
Virgil Wade
Wallace Wally
Walter Warren
Watson Wesley
Wheeler Wilbur
William Wilson
Winston Woody
Wyatt Wylie
Yogi Yoshi
Yukon Zane
Zeus Ziggy
Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Great Name for a Boy Dog?

Any names in this article are great names for a boy dog. If you’re looking for something popular, consider Max, Charlie, or Cooper. If you want something more unique, consider a food name or a dog pun.

What are the Top 20 Male Dog Names?

The most popular male dog names vary based on what source you look at, but here are 20 names that are consistently popular:

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Cooper
  4. Milo
  5. Buddy
  6. Rocky
  7. Bear
  8. Duke
  9. Oliver
  10. Teddy
  11. Tucker
  12. Leo
  13. Bentley
  14. Jack
  15. Winston
  16. Toby
  17. Louie
  18. Finn
  19. Jax
  20. Murphy

What is the Rarest Boy Dog Name?

If you’re looking for a rare boy dog name, you may want to avoid the names on this list. Some examples of unique dog names include Sergio, Zayd, Falafel, and Amadeus. Yet, the rarest dog name will be one that you come up with.

What is a Cute Boy Dog Name?

Any dog name can be cute if they suit your dog well. Some names on the list that are often thought of as cute are Milo, Toby, Charlie, Alfie, Ollie, and Wilbur.

What Should I Name My Small Male Dog?

Any name on the list can be cute for a small dog, but if you want to choose a name in reference to their size, you could name them Peanut, Peewee, Bean, or Nugget. If you want the name to be ironic, you could choose a tough-sounding name like Duke, Brutus, or Zeus.

What is a Loyal Male Dog Name?

Loyal dogs can have any name, but Buddy, Bear, Ranger, Shadow, and Benji are a few names commonly chosen for loyal canines. If you want a name that translates to “loyal” or “faithful,” consider Fido, Dillon, Caleb, Damon, or Zhen.

>Quick, before you pick that perfect name – make sure you get pet insurance! It can save you thousands of dollars and save your pup’s life. 

Top Male Dog Names for 2024

500 Top Male Dog Names in 2023

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