People always need more male dog names! Here’s a list of the top 50 male dog names, according to VPI pet insurance:
Top male dog names
As you can see, most people seem to prefer to give their dogs people names. But you could go with a theme.
How about football?
Or baseball? Lots of great baseball names!
- RBI (Ribby)
Maybe a nautical theme?
- First Mate (Matey)
What about an art theme?
- Da Vinci
- Van Gogh
How about a classic dog name? A name that everyone will nod their head and say, “Ah, yes. That’s perfect.”
How about a Hollywood name?
Maybe a space age name?
You could always name your dog after a famous historical figure. There are lots of them!
- George Washington
- Alexander the Great
- Davy Crockett
- Genghis Khan
What about politics? Politics is always popular. If you love politics you could give your dog a political name:
- Tea Party
And, finally, how about a high tech dog name? If you spend a lot of time on the computer or with your PDA, your dog might think this is appropriate!
There’s no end to the names you can come up with for your male dog. Look around you. See what’s important in your life and then think of something that would fit your dog. Is there something that stands out about him? Does his face make him special? Is his coat unique? Is he very large or very small? Is he extremely smart — or not? Consider the things that make you love him and go from there.
You’re probably just getting your new puppy or dog since you are trying to find a name for him so you may not know him very well yet. That’s okay. Often dogs have a way of choosing their own name. Look in his eyes. What’s he telling you about himself? How does he act? Does he act like a big boss dog? Or, does he act like a clown? If he’s a clown then you probably shouldn’t give him a name like Brutus because he’ll never fit the name.
Choose a name that seems to fit your dog’s personality. Pick out several names that you like and try them on your dog for size. See what he seems to like. Does he respond to any of them? Of course he won’t “know” them yet but does he seem to like any of them? Do you get a good feeling about any of them? Sometimes a name will seem to fit.
When you choose a name for your dog you should also think of possibly diminutives. How will the name sound when it’s shortened? if you name your dog Alexander the Great, for instance, do you like Alex? Or Al? Because it’s unlikely that you’ll go around calling your dog Alexander the Great when you’re at home together.
Once you decide on a name you and your dog should live with it a few days and make sure that you like it. You can always change it if you decide you don’t like it.
If you’re getting an older dog who already has a name it’s all right to change his name, especially if he has some negative baggage associated with his past. If your dog is coming from an abusive situation and he’s starting a new life with you, go ahead and give him a new name so he can start fresh. It won’t take him long to get used to his new name and he can put the past behind him.
Choosing a name for your dog is a personal experience. People have very definite likes and dislikes when it comes to naming a pet. The choice is between you and your dog. You don’t have to rush into choosing a name. Take your time and pick something that both you and your dog like. Consider carefully before giving your dog an embarrassing name. You and your dog may be together for 15 years. Do you really want to call him Stinky for 15 years? Be kind. Give him a name he can be proud of. Afterall, you may have a middle name that you don’t like. Do you like for people to use it? Think how your dog will feel if you give him an embarrassing name.
Choose a good name for your dog and show people that you’re proud of him. Be creative. Then you and your dog can both enjoy his name.Click here for reuse options!
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