Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abner

Father of light

Hebrew

Ace

Number one

English

Adalwolf

Noble wolf

German

Adonis

Lord

Greek

Ajax

“The birdman,” from the Greek aia.

Greek

Albert

Noble, bright, famous

German

Alfie

Elf or magical counsel; ready for battle

German

Aloha
Amos

To carry; borne by God

Hebrew

Anakin

Warrior

American

Angel

Messenger of God

Greek

Angus

One choice

Celtic

Aries

Ram

Latin

Arlo

Armed hill

English

Asa

Doctor, healer

Hebrew

Atlas

Enduring

Greek

Axel

My father is peace

Scandinavian

Banjo

Banjo

English

Banks

Edge of the River

English

Basil

Royal, kingly

Greek

Bay

Berry, water inlet

Latin

Beau

Handsome

French

Benji

Son; son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age

Hebrew

Bentley

Bent grass meadow

English

Bishop

Bishop

English

Blaze

Stutter

Latin

Boaz

Strength

Hebrew

Bodie

Shelter; one who brings news

Scandinavian

Boone

Good

Latin

Briley

Descendant of Roghallach

Irish

Brock

Badger-like

English

Bruce

“The man from the brushwood,” ultimately from the Latin bruscia, brush wood.

Ancient

Bruno

Brown

German

Buck

Male deer

English

Buddy

Brother

English

Burley

Meadow with knotty-trunk trees

English

Buster

English

Buzz

American

Cade

Round, lumpish; cask

French

Cairo

Victorious

Arabic

Case

Box

French

Caspian

White

English

Cassius

“The helmeted warrior,” based on the Latin cassis, a helmet.

Latin

Cedric

Kindly, loved

English

Cesar

Thick head of hair

Latin

Chance

Good fortune

English

Charlie

Free man

English

Chase

Hunter

English

Chauncey

Office holder

English

Chip
Chuck

To chuck

German

Cletus

Illustrious; called forth, invoked

Greek

Cloud

Visible Vapor

American

Clove

A Nail, Spice

German

Clyde

“The keeper of the keys,” from the Greek Meidion, a key.

Scottish

Cody

Helpful

Irish

Colby

Swarthy person's settlement

Scandinavian

Cole

Charcoal

English

Cooper

Barrel maker

English

Cornelius

Horn

Latin

Crew

Group

Latin

Croy

English

Cyrus

Lord

Persian

Dane

From Denmark, Dane

English

Dash

Diminutive of Dashiell

English

Dax

Place name

French

Dex

Right-handed, fortunate; one who dyes

Latin

Dock
Drake

Dragon

English

Duff

Swarthy

Gaelic

Duke

Leader

Latin

Duncan

Dark warrior; brown fighter

Scottish

Dutch
Ebenezer

Stone of help

Hebrew

Elroy

The king

French

Felix

Happy and lucky

Latin

Fitz

Son of

French

Flash

Bright Light

American

Flip

Spanish

Foster

Woodsman

English

Fox

Fox

English

Franco

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Frank

Frenchman

English

Freddie

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

Granger

Farmer

French

Gray

Gray-haired

English

Hank

Home ruler

German

Harley

Hare meadow; the long field

English

Hart

Strong, brave; stag

English

Harvey

Battle ready

English

Hero

Brave One of the People

Greek

Homer

Security, pledge; hostage

Greek

Huck

Short form of Huckleberry

American

Hugo

“An intellectual,” from the Germanic hugu, the mind.

Latin

Hunter

Hunter

English

Huntley

Meadow of the hunter

English

Jace

To heal

American

Jack

God is gracious

English

Jake

Supplanter

English

Jarvis

“A mender of pots and pans; a tinker.” Based on the Latin gero (carry) and vas (a vessel).

French

Jasper

Treasurer

English

Jax

Son of Jack

English

Jett

Black

English

Jockey
Jorah

First rain or autumn rain

Hebrew

Kai

Sea

Polynesian

Kash

Case or money

English

Kentucky

Land of Tomorrow

Native American

Kenzo

Healthy and wise

Japanese

King

King

English

Kingston

King's town

English

Knox

Round hill

English

Ledger

Speared tribe

English

Legend

Story, fable, myth

English

Leo

Lion

Latin

Levi

Joined together

Hebrew

Lobo

Wolf

Spanish

Lock

Woods; fortified place; pond

German

Louie

Famous warrior

German

Lucky

Fortunate

Modern

Mack

Son of; greatest

Latin

Madden

Little Dog

Irish

Maddox

Son of Madoc

Welsh

Magnus

Great

Latin

Major

Greater

English

Malcolm

Devotee of Saint Columba

Scottish

Marley

Meadow near the lake

English

Marmaduke

Follower of Saint Maedoc

Irish

Mason

Stoneworker

English

Maverick

Independent one

American

Max

Greatest

English

McCoy

Son of Aodh

English

Micah

Who is Like God?

Hebrew

Michelangelo

Italian

Mickey

Who resembles God?

Hebrew

Miller

One who grinds grain

English

Milo

Soldier

German

Mortimer

Dead sea

French

Murphy

Sea warrior

Irish

Nash

By the ash tree

English

Neo

New

American

Nico

People of victory

Greek

Nigel

Champion

Spanish

Oliver

Olive tree

English

Onyx

Precious gemstone

Latin

Oscar

Friend of deer

Gaelic

Otis

Wealth; son of Otto

German

Paz

God's gold

Hebrew

Poe

Peacock

English

Poseidon

Husband of Earth

Greek

Prince

Prince

English

Puck

Mischievous one

English

Raiden

Thunder and lightning

Japanese

Rain

English

Ralph

Wolf counsel

English

Ranger

Forest guardian

French

Red

Red color

English

Remi

From Rheims

French

Reuben

Behold, a son

Hebrew

Rex

King

Latin

Ridge

Ridge

English

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

River

Flowing body of water

English

Rocco

Rest

Italian

Rock

Stone

English

Rocket

Jet-propelled Tube

English

Rocky

Stony

English

Rory

Red king

Irish

Roscoe

Deer wood

Scandinavian

Roy

Red

Irish

Rudolph

Famous wolf

German

Rufus

Red-haired

Latin

Russell

Little red

English

Sailor

Boat Man

American

Shadow

Shadow, dark shape

English

Shiloh

His gift

Hebrew

Simon

He has heard

Hebrew

Smith

Blacksmith

English

Snowy

Filled with Frozen Rain

English

Sparky

To scatter

Latin

Spencer

Dispenser of provisions

English

Stetson

English

Storm

Storm

English

Theron

Hunter

Greek

Thor

Thunder

Scandinavian

Thunder

Stormy tempered

English

Titan

Defender

Greek

Triton

God of the sea

Greek

Tucker

Cloth softener

English

Tyson

Firebrand

English

Wade

To ford

English

Walker

Fuller of cloth

English

Wallace

Welshman

French

Walter

Commander of the army

German

Wayne

Wagon builder or driver

English

Wilder

Hunter

German

Wolf

Wolf

German

Wolfgang

Traveling wolf

German

Zev

Picking the perfect name for your pup is hard. Do you opt for something appearance-based like Onyx or go for a classic like Sparky? Is he more of a Mickey or a Michelangelo? We’ve retrieved an assortment of boy dog names to make the process a little more fun. Let’s go through some together.

The most popular male dog names are by far Max and Charlie. No surprise, but these are appearing more often in today’s classrooms too. Cooper is a relatively new face on the dog name scene, seeing a spike in modern use for doggos and kids alike. In the middle of the popular pup name pack are word-name wows, including Buddy, Bear, Rocky, and Duke. Rounding out the top boy dog names are Milo, Tucker, and Jack.

Check out Levi, Leo, and Axel if you’d like to use another popular human name for your doggo. Jax and Dax are just as cool as Max, too, though a little less common if you want to avoid multiple dogs coming when you call your pup at the park. Other standouts here are Finley, Silas, and Jace.

Some pup parents prefer old-fashioned boy dog names, especially for bully breeds. Otis is a shining star here, along with Ralph. Wallace and Walter are great options, too, as is the short and sweet Clyde. For something vintage that’s a little longer, see Cornelius and Mortimer.

If your dog is a fan of swimming, water-themed male dog names like River, Bay, or Rain are a good fit. Poseidon and Triton are bold water picks, too, paying homage to ancient water gods. Those with a hunting dog might love Hunter and Huntley, along with Theron, meaning “hunter.” See Ajax for a more subtle tie to life in the field, meaning “birdman.”

Not all boy dog names are traditional names, either. You might enjoy Chase or Dash for an active puppy or Hero or Legend for a guardian breed. Snowy is a good fit for an all-white pooch, while Midnight suits an all-black pup.

Browse our collection of boy dog names and see what mighty mutt monikers might sing to your heart.