Male Dog Names

When choosing a name for your dog, any things goes. Still, there should be a few ground rules. Your dog may be the cutest little thing that's ever graced the earth, but you need to give a male dog a masculine name! Sure, he may not know the difference, but ask yourself this: how would you feel if you were shackled with a wimpy moniker? Please, give your male doggie the respect he deserves. Choose a name that reflects his personality, his appearance, and, of course, the fact that he is a male! Here are a few ideas for male dog names for your consideration.

Male Dog Names

TV and movie-themed names seem to be a popular choice for male dogs. Sci Fi enthusiasts have named their dogs Spock, Hulk, Yoda, and Chewbacca (or, if you liked the film "The Matrix", you can Male dog namesalso go with Neo, Tank, or Dozer). Rambo is another popular movie-inspired name, perfect for your bulldog. Of course, you can always name your dog after the famous film and television dogs that came before him like Lassie or Benji. Love music? How about Ozzy or Pink or some such name?

Popular Male Dog Names

An online poll suggests that the top three male dog names are Max, Buddy and Bailey. Other popular male dog names are Jake and Duke. Some dog owners like to use humour or irony when choosing a name - so tiny dogs become "Jaws" and friendly dogs become "Killers". Perhaps you want to base your dog's name on his appearance. If that's the case, then try a name like Spot or Patches.

Unique Male Dog Names

Male dogs tend to be more aggressive than females, so military-inspired names can be interesting and unique. Colonel, Ace, Captain, and Jet are excellent choices. Just like with female dogs, food is a great inspiration for names. If your dog has a bit of an attitude, give him a spicy name like Jambalaya, Cajun, Chili, Tandoori, or Pepper. If your dog is a bit of a bully, try naming him Butch or Boss.

Other Names

Here is a random list of other names you might consider as well:

  • Ace
  • Bacon
  • Bailey
  • Bandit
  • Bear
  • Benji
  • Bentley
  • Biscuit
  • Blue
  • Buddy
  • Chad
  • Charlie
  • Cody
  • Cooper
  • Dante
  • Dexter
  • Dozer
  • Duke
  • Floyd
  • Ernie
  • Jake
  • Loki
  • Lucky
  • Max
  • Oliver
  • Rebel
  • Rocky
  • Rufus
  • Sarge
  • Scoobie
  • Scrappy
  • Shadow
  • Sparkey
  • Spencer
  • Spot
  • Tank
  • Toby
  • Tucker
  • Wrigley
  • Yogi

Choosing a name for your dog is a great opportunity to flex your creative muscle. Try to pick something lighthearted and fun. Just make sure it is something you won't mind using over and over again for years to come. The name you choose for your dog will be a reflection of his personality and yours as well, so take the time to give it some thought.

Annie Klacks
@annieklacks

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