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Looking for a name for your new puppy or adopted dog?
If you’ve got a boy dog, then you’ll enjoying looking through this list of the best male dog names, plus cool baby names that also make great dog names!
Here are some fun dog names for your male pet.
A trend which appears to have started in 1997 (and has has continued through today) is to give your dog a human name!
In fact, many people browse through the pages of baby name books or lists when choosing names for their pets.
- Dominic – Latin: Of the Lord; a name traditionally given to a child born on Sunday
- Gannon – Irish, Gaelic: Fair-skinned
- Jace – American: Familiar form of Jason and Jacy
- Kendi – African: Loved one
- Colin – Gaelic: A child or cub
- Maddox – English, Welsh: Son of Maddock; (Celtic) beneficent
- Carson – English, Scottish: Son of Carr
- Savion – Contemporary: Possibly derived from Xavier
- Wyatt – English: Guide
- Ty – French: Hot tempered, firebrand; nickname for Tyson
More great tips for choosing a name for your male dog or puppy.
I like to help Dog Parents find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Dog Tips and Dog Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I’m a lifelong dog owner — currently have 2 mixed breed Golden Aussies that we found abandoned on the side of the road as puppies. I've always trained my own dogs and help friends train theirs, as well. Professionally, I worked at a vet and have several friends who are veterinarians — whom I consult with regularly. (And just because I love animals so much, I also worked at a Zoo for awhile!) I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). My daily motivation is to help first-time dog owners be better prepared from the first day your new puppy enters your home. I like to help dog owners understand what's 'normal' and what you can expect in terms of living with and training your dog — how to get through the ups & downs of potty training, chewing, teaching commands, getting your dog to listen, and everything else that takes place during that hectic first year! When I'm not training, walking, grooming, or making homemade treats for my dogs, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've written over 500 articles for dog owners on this site!