75 Best Dog Names That Are Perfect for Very Good Boys

Naming your new pet isn't always a walk in the park. Ever try coming up with a name that's unique, easy to say, and can fit on a dog tag? It can be ruff—especially if you haven't even met your dog yet. When we were searching for a new pup, we had our hearts set on a female and picked out the perfect girl dog names. But life had other plans, and we ended up choosing a boy. I had no idea where to start with boy puppy names, but eventually settled on one we love.

Most dog owners want a name that will fit the pup's personality, looks, and breed. (Bonus points if there's an available Instagram handle!) There are so many boy dog names to choose from and ideas can come from just about anywhere. Pop culture fanatics can draw inspiration from TV shows and movies, like The Office, the Marvel Universe, or even Star Wars. (We predict running into lots of little Grogus at the park!) Human names can be fitting for pooches, too, especially popular boy dog names like Max and Charlie. Pet parents can even try to match their new best friend's name with their breed, whether they do so ironically or not. (It would be hard to imagine a Great Dane with the name Tiny, but we're sure the right pup could make it work!)

If you're trying to fetch the best boy dog names for your new puppy, this list is here to help.

Most Popular Names for Boy Dogs

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  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Milo
  4. Buddy
  5. Rocky
  6. Bear
  7. Leo
  8. Duke
  9. Teddy
  10. Tucker
  11. Beau
  12. Oliver
  13. Jack
  14. Winston
  15. Ollie

Strong Names for Boy Dogs

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  1. Zeus
  2. Bruce
  3. Ace
  4. Beast
  5. King
  6. Buster
  7. Jax
  8. Grizzly
  9. Dexter
  10. Fang
  11. Bruno
  12. Tyson
  13. Hardy
  14. Talon
  15. Hero

Boy Dog Names Inspired by Pop Culture

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  1. Maverick
  2. Thor
  3. Kevin
  4. Ziggy
  5. Scooby
  6. Harry
  7. Loki
  8. Ozzy
  9. Buck
  10. Marley
  11. Grogu
  12. Beethoven
  13. Brinkley
  14. Bruiser
  15. Cujo

Food Names for Boy Dogs

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  1. Oreo
  2. Coco
  3. Nugget
  4. Noodle
  5. Peanut
  6. Bean
  7. Mochi
  8. Taco
  9. Alfredo
  10. Sausage
  11. Kale
  12. Nacho
  13. Chuck
  14. Angus
  15. Vino

Unique Boy Dog Names

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  1. Atlas
  2. Kenobi
  3. Dirt
  4. Kai
  5. Keanu
  6. Oakley
  7. Odin
  8. Koda
  9. Remy
  10. Kylo
  11. Conan
  12. Dodge
  13. Quark
  14. Plato
  15. Orion

What are some boy dog names you've seen? Tell us on our Wide Open Pets Instagram!

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