Male Dog Names A - B
Abacus - "I can count to 10 on my paws."
Abba - Aramaic - The Father. A good name for the puppy that you intend to breed one day.
Abbot - The chief of an abbey or monastery. This boy dog prefers peaceful and secluded areas.
Abdul - Arabic - A servant of Allah.
Abel - The 2nd born son of Adam and Eve. A great name for your 2nd dog.
Abner - Hebrew - The Father is light.
Abraham or Abe - Hebrew - The father of many nations. You intend for this puppy dog to be the sire of many litters.
Abraham - Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States - he was a leader in the effort to free the slaves.
Abu - The monkey in Disney's "Aladdin." For the doggie that resembles a little monkey.
Ace - Latin - One or unity. This dog is loyal to a fault.
Achilles - The hero of Homer's "The Iliad." This legendary dog is known all over the neighborhood for his bravery.
Adam - A wonderful pet name for your first dog.
Addax - An African antelope.
Adel - German - A noble person. An excellent name for any pure-bred German dog breed such as Affenpinscher, Boxer, German Shepherd, Great Dane, etc.
Aden - Located in southern Arabia, it's now a part of Yemen.
Adlai - Hebrew - A term that means - my ornament. You just love to show off this boy dog.
Adler - German - Eagle-like.
Adolph - German - A noble wolf. Another good pure-bred dog name.
Adonis - Greek - A very handsome and youthful guy. You hope this pretty puppy never grows up.
Adrian - Latin - The dark one. Any dark black or brown dog would appreciate this name.
Aegis - A protective shield. A good choice for your guard dog.
Aeneas - Greek - Most praised. He is definitely the pick of the litter.
Aesop - An ancient Greek author of fables.
Ahab - The king of Israel who married Jezebel. She led him into idolatry.
Ahaggar - A large mountain range in Africa.
Ahmed or Ahmad - Arabic - The most praised. This puppy stood out in the litter.
Aidan - Irish - An extremely fiery person. A great name for your passionate Irish Setter or Irish Wolfhound.
Ajax - Greek Mythology - A hero of the Trojan War.
Aladdin - "Your wish is my command."
Alan - Irish - One who is in harmony. This canine exhibits no flaws.
Alaric - German - The ruler of all people. He is truly the leader of all packs.
Albern - German - A very noble warrior. An excellent name for any pure-bred German dog breed such as a German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Dachsund, Poodle, etc.
Albert - The title character of a Saturday morning cartoon show in the 1970's. He was a fat and lovable sort of guy who always did the right thing.
Albert - The patron saint of scientists. This doggie loves to experiment - for good or bad.
Aldo - German - Wise one. Other animals come to this canine for sage advice.
Aleppo - The 2nd largest city in Syria.
Alexander - A Macedonian king and world conqueror. This doggie is constantly exploring and conquering new territory.
Alexander - The patron saint of Corsica.
Alfred - English - Small, wise counselor. A good name for toy dog breeds such as Maltese, Yorkies, Shih Tzus, or Chihuahuas.
Alger - German - A noble spearman. Another of the good guard dog names.
Ali - Arabic - Lion of Allah. See above.
Ali Baba - A poor woodcutter in the Arabian Nights story. He finds treasure that was hidden in a cave by 40 thieves.
Alistair - Greek - Guardian or protector. Your guard dog would appreciate this title.
Alonzo - Spanish - Noble and prepared. You can never catch him off guard.
Alpha - The prototype of any dog breed.
Alphonse - German - One who is noble and always ready.
Alva - Latin - Fair haired. An excellent name for any light colored canine.
Alvin - German - A true friend to all. This doggie never meets a stranger.
Amasa - Hebrew - A person who carries heavy burdens. A good name for any working dog breed such as a Boxer, Great Dane, Mastiff, Newfoundland, or Siberian Husky.
Ambrose - Greek - Immortal. You wish that this puppy could live forever.
Ambrose - A 4th century saint who heavily influenced St. Augustine. He is the patron saint of students.
Ammon - Egyptian - Something that is hidden. A good name for your Egyptian dog breed - Greyhound or Saluki.
Amos - An Old Testament prophet with a book bearing his name.
Andre - French - Masculine.
Andrew - Greek - Masculine.
Andrew - An apostle of Jesus Christ and the patron saint of fishermen.
Androcles - A legendary Roman slave who ran away from his master. He soon came across a lion suffering with a thorn in his paw and he removed the thorn. He later faced the same lion in the Roman Arena and the lion spared his life.
Angelo - Greek - Angel. This boy is the best-mannered puppy dog that you've ever come across.
Angus - Scottish - A strong man. A good name for Scottish dog breeds such as Bearded Collies, Cairn Terriers, Golden Retrievers, Gordon Setters, etc.
Ansgar - The patron saint of Scandinavia. A good name for any Scandinavian dog breeds such as Finnish Spitz or Norwegian Elkhound.
Anthony - Latin - Priceless. You would never sell this doggie - for any price.
Anthony - The patron saint of those with lost items. A good name for a search and rescue dog.
Antipas - He was mentioned in the New Testament as a friend of Paul. He was burned to death for his Christian faith.
Antony - The patron saint of domestic animals and butchers.
Anubis - An ancient Egyptian god with the head of a jackal. His responsibility was to judge a man's deeds after death.
Anwar - Anwar Sadat was the president of Egypt during the 1970's.
Apollo - Greek and Roman Mythology - The god of the sun. This male dog just loves to sun bathe.
Aquila - A Jewish man who was prominently mentioned in the New Testament as a Christian convert and provider to the early Church. He was martyred by the Romans.
Archibald or Archie - German - Royal and bold. Another good name for any pure blooded German dog breed such as a German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Pomeranian, etc.
Ares - Greek Mythology - The god of war. It's all you can do to keep this feisty puppy in line.
Argus - Greek Mythology - The giant with a hundred eyes. A wonderful name for your very-large guard dog - Mastiff, Great Dane, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Boxer, etc.
Arion - An ancient Greek poet.
Aristotle - An ancient Greek philosopher who studied under Plato.
Arlen - Irish - Promise. This male dog shows a lot of potential.
Armand - German - Guardian. Another great choice for your guard dog.
Arnett - German - Small eagle. A good choice for any toy dog breed such as Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, Chihuahua, Pug, etc.
Arnold - German - Eagle's power.
Arthur - Welsh - Courage of a bear. This doggie will protect you at all costs.
Asa - An early king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament. He was very righteous.
Asher - Hebrew - One who is a happy blessing. Also one of the 12 tribes of Israel. You feel truly blessed to have this boy dog in your life.
Aspen - "I like to ride on the ski-lift."
Atlas - A large mountain range in Africa.
Atlas - Greek Mythology - A giant who supported the heavens on his shoulders. Any large dog breed would fit this name nicely - Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Saint Bernard, etc.
Attalus - A 2nd century Roman citizen who was burned to death by the Romans for his Christian faith. He became a saint.
Attila - The legendary king of the Huns who invaded Europe in the mid 400's A.D. This canine is truly fearless.
Aubrey - French - Fair leader.
Augustine - He lived during the 4th and 5th centuries. He is considered the most influential scholar and writer of the Catholic Church. His ideas and writings continue to influence Western thinking to this day.
Augustus - The 1st emperor of Rome. He was the grandnephew of Julius Caesar.
Austin - He's an international dog of mystery.
Avatar - The Hindus believe that this is a god who comes down and takes human form.
Avery - English - Small, wise counselor. Another good name for toy dog breeds.
Axel - German - Peaceful.
Bacchus - Greek and Roman Mythology - The god of wine and good times. Also called Dionysus. This doggie is the life of any party.
Baikal - A huge lake in Siberia. The world's deepest freshwater lake. A great name for your Siberian Husky.
Bailey - French - A bailiff or steward. A good name for any French dog breeds such as French Bulldogs, Bichon Frise, Basset Hound, or Papillon.
Baird - Irish - A traveling ballad singer. This boy dog likes to roam from house to house while displaying his beautiful barking voice.
Balboa - A Spanish explorer who discovered the Pacific Ocean. An excellent name for water dogs - Water Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Irish Setters, etc.
Baldwin - German - A fearless friend and protector. A good solid guard dog name.
Balfour - Scottish - One who hails from the pasture land. An excellent name for Sheepdogs, German Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, etc.
Ballard - German - Strength.
Baloo - The big bear character in Disney's "The Jungle Book." A good name for any canine that resembles a bear.
Balthasar - Greek - May God protect the king.
Bambino - An Italian child. A good name for your Italian Greyhound, Cane Corso, or Maltese.
Bancroft - English - A person from the bean field.
Bandit - "I just made off with the neighbor's kitten."
Banjo - This name sent in by Lori and her very special Boxer.
Bantam - A small, spirited fighter. An excellent name for any toy dog breeds - Maltese, Shih Tzu, Pekingese, Yorkshire Terrier, Pug, etc.
Banzai - The hyena in Disney's "The Lion King."
Bard - Irish - A poet.
Barkley - English - The man from a birch tree meadow.
Barlow - English - A person who lives on the bare hill.
Barnabas - An early Christian who introduced St. Paul to the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ and the patron saint of Cyprus.
Barnaby - Aramaic - Son of sympathy.
Barney - He loves you... you love him.
Barnum - P.T. Barnum was a famous American promoter and showman of the 19th century. This canine is always putting on a show.
Baron - A European nobleman. A logical name for your distinguished pure-bred boy dog.
Barrett - German - Bear-courage. Your German guard dog would fit this name nicely - Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Boxer, etc.
Barry - Irish - An expert with a spear.
Bartholomew - One of the 12 apostles of Jesus Crist and the patron saint of plasterers.
Barton - English - A landowner.
Bashful - This dwarf-dog likes to hide.
Basil - Latin - Royal. This male dog comes from champion blood lines.
Basil - A 4th century saint who was tortured and martyred for his preaching against the pagan gods.
Baxter - English - A baker.
Bazooka - "Even dogs like to chew bubble-gum sometimes."
Bear - This dog is big, round, and cuddly.
Beast - A mean-looking male dog with a heart of gold.
Beau - French - A very handsome man. All the girl dogs think he's hot.
Beaufort - French - A beautiful fortress. A fantastic name for any pure-bred guard dog.
Beaumont - French - A beautiful mountain. A wonderful name for any large dog breed.
Beck - English - A brook. Another good name for any of the water dog breeds.
Beckham - This canine can do amazing things with a soccer ball.
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The first 4 months of a dog's life is known as the Imprinting Phase. Much of a dog's personality and social skills are learned during this period of time.
Beecher - English - One who lives by the beech trees.
Beeman - English - A professional beekeeper. This doggie just loves a little taste of honey.
Bellamy - French - Your pretty friend. A good name for French dog breeds such as Bichon Frise, Basset Hounds, French Bulldogs, and Great Pyrenees.
Benedict - Latin - A blessing. This puppy was truly a gift from God.
Benedict - The patron saint of those who have been poisoned.
Bengal - An excellent name for any brindle coated dog.
Benito - Spanish - A blessing. Your Chihuahua or Xolo would fit this name nicely.
Benjamin or Ben - Hebrew - The son of my right hand.
Benjamin - A 5th century saint who was tortured and killed by the Persians for preaching his Christian faith.
Benoni - Hebrew - The son of my sorrow. A wonderful name for the canine that you adopt to replace another.
Benson - English - Son of Benjamin.
Berkley - "I'm the most liberal dog on the block."
Bernard - German - A person that's as brave as a bear. Would naming a Saint Bernard this name be too obvious? You decide.
Bernard - A mouse in Disney's "The Rescuers." An excellent name for any of the toy dog breeds - Chihuahuas, Maltese, Yorkies, Papillon, Toy Poodles, etc.
Bernard - The patron saint of candlemakers and skiers.
Bernardine - The patron saint of advertising.
Bishop - "I always stalk my prey diagonally."
Bjorn - Swedish - Courage of a bear. You can sleep soundly at night knowing that this canine is protecting you.
Blackjack - "I plan on living to the age of 21."
Blaine - Irish - Lean. This male dog keeps himself in good shape.
Blair - Irish - Of the field. An excellent name for field dogs such as Golden Retrievers, Irish Setters, Field Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, etc.
Blaise - The patron saint of those with throat problems.
Blake - William Blake was a great English poet who died in 1827. Among his best known works are "Songs of Innocence" and "Jerusalem."
Blitz - This dog comes at you from all angles.
Blizzard - A forceful, solid-white dog.
Blue - A good name for any blue coated dog.
Bluto - "I am more than just a good pair of forearms."
Bojangles - A good name for a Cocker Spaniel?
Bolivar - A Venezuelan revolutionary who led forces against the Spanish rule of South America.
Bombay - An Indian port on the Arabian Sea.
Bonsai - Another good name for the toy dog breeds.
Boo - "I sometimes bump into things in the house at night."
Boogie - "I could have danced all night."
Boomerang, Boomer - "I'll always come back to you."
Boone - "My abilities to live off the land are legendary, but please feed me anyway."
Boreas - Greek Mythology - The north wind god.
Boris - Slavic - A proud fighter or warrior. Another good name for your guard dog.
Boris - The patron saint of Moscow.
Boss - "Baby I was born to run."
Botswana - An African country.
Boyd - Irish - Fair haired. A good choice for any light-colored canine.
Bozo - The circus beckons this male dog.
Bradley - English - Broad meadow.
Brady - Irish - Fiery one. A good name for any of the Irish dog breeds - Irish Setter, Irish Terrier, or Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.
Brahma - The Hindus believe that Brahma is the spirit who created the Universe.
Brando - He could very well be a contender.
Bravo - "I demand constant praise."
Brendan - Irish - A sword. A good name for any guard dog.
Brendan - The patron saint of sailors.
Brian - Irish - Strength.
Brice - Welsh - A person who is awake, alert, and highly ambitious. This boy dog never sleeps while on duty.
Brock - English - A badger.
Bronco - This puppy is a real challenge to train.
Bruce - "I was born in the USA."
Bruiser - "I love the smell of a good dog-fight in the morning."
Bruno - The dog in Disney's "Cinderella."
Brutus - An exceptionally large dog who stands his ground. I picture a Bullmastiff, Great Dane, or Pit Bull fitting this name.
Bubba - "I'm just a big ol' redneck hound dog."
Buck - The prototypical male dog.
Bushido - The code of conduct of the Japanese Samurai. An excellent name for any Japanese dog breed such as a Shiba Inu or Akita.
Butkis, Butkus - "I have been known to tackle my master."
Buzz - This boy is light-years ahead of any other dog.
Byron - French - From the country. Another good name for French dog breeds.