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45 Boy Dog Names, Because Good Boys Are Worth It


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One of life's greatest joys is getting a new puppy. Of course, after you get your furry friend, you have to find the perfect name for him. Luckily, we are here to help!

When you bring home a new pup, everything is exciting. Especially the first step: finding the perfect name for your new family member.

Whether you want your new dog to have a puppy name that'll make him stand out in the dog park or you're more into human names for your best dog, we've got a bunch of male dog name ideas for you! Here are 45 boy dog names for your boy puppy (because honestly, Fido and Pooch are kind of boring!), many of which have landed in AKC's top 100 boy dog names:

Human Names for Boy Dogs Big and Smol:

1. Rocky
2. Benji
3. Cooper
4. Archie
5. Max
6. Bailey

7. Chester
8. Ace
9. Casper
10. Dexter
11. Elvis
12. Oscar
13. Charlie
14. Buddy
15. Beau
16. Oliver/Ollie
17. Rex
18. Otis
19. Marley
20. Rufus

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Bonus names!
21. Harley
22. Hunter
23. Milo (like this cutie here!)

Cute Names and Unique Boy Dog Names:

1. Boo (we love this one for a small dog, like a chihuahua!)
2. Oreo
3. Loki
4. Thor
5. Bear
6. Teddy (this is a good name for a dog that resembles a teddy bear!)
7. Atticus
8. Apollo
9. Simba
10. Shadow
11. Scout
12. Coco
13. Ziggy
14. Zeus
15. Moose
16. Peanut
17. Cannoli (I might be impartial to this moniker as it's my own dog's name!)

18. Cash
19. Yoda
20. Truffle
21. Bingo
22. Clover (this will be such a cute name for a rescue dog!)
23. Neon
24. Scooter
25. Waffles

Of course, there are millions of boy dog names for your male doggo out there. (Just a quick search will bring you back more than you can count!) Your options are endless. It's really true what they say about the dog being a man's (or woman's) best friend. Now go forth and find the perfect name for your new furry best friend!

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