Male Dog Names - British Isles
Aidan - Irish - An extremely fiery person. A great name for your passionate male dog.
Alan - Irish - One who is in harmony.
Alfred - English - Small, wise counselor. A good name for any small breed of dog.
Angus - Scottish - A strong man.
Arlen - Irish - Promise. This male dog shows a lot of potential.
Arthur - Welsh - Courage of a bear. A great guard dog name.
Avery - English - Small, wise counselor. A good name for any small breed of dog.
Baird - Irish - A traveling ballad singer. This boy dog likes to roam around and bark.
Balfour - Scottish - One who hails from the pasture land. A good name for any shepherd breed dog.
Bancroft - English - A person from the bean field.
Bard - Irish - A poet.
Barkley - English - The man from a birch tree meadow.
Barlow - English - A person who lives on the bare hill.
Baron - A European nobleman. A logical name for your distinguished pure-bred boy dog.
Barry - Irish - An expert with a spear.
Barton - English - A landowner.
Baxter - English - A baker.
Beck - English - A brook. This boy dog loves flowing water.
Beckham - This dog enjoys chasing soccer balls.
Beecher - English - One who lives by the beech trees.
Beeman - English - A professional beekeeper.
Benson - English - Son of Benjamin.
Blaine - Irish - Lean. This male dog keeps himself in good shape.
Blair - Irish - Of the field. A great name for any sporting breed of dog.
Boyd - Irish - Fair haired.
Bradley - English - Broad meadow.
Brady - Irish - Fiery one. This male dog is full of passion.
Brendan - Irish - A sword. A good name for any guard dog.
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.
Cadby - English - The settlement of a warrior.
Caddock - Welsh - One who is desirous of war. A good name for the boy dog who is always spoiling for a fight.
Calder - English - One who dwells near the brook or stream. Your water-loving dog would appreciate this name.
Calhoun - Irish - A resident of the narrow woods.
Calvert - English - A person who herds calves. A wonderful name for any shepherd breed of dog.
Camden - Scottish - A person who comes from the crooked valley.
Camelot - The legendary site of King Arthur's court and palace.
Cameron - Scottish - A crooked nose.
Carlin - Irish - The little victor. A wonderful name for any toy-breed of dog.
Carlisle - English - Tower. A great name for any tall breed of dog.
Carrick - Irish - A dweller of the rocky land.
Carroll - Irish - A winner. This male dog is a future champion.
Cassidy - Irish - A crafty person with wavy hair. A great name for a poodle dog.
Cedric - English - A chief of the battle.
Chandler - English - A professional candle maker.
Chester - English - From the fortress. A good name for your guard dog.
Churchill - Winston Churchill was the prime minister who led Great Britain through World War II.
Cian - Irish - Ancient.
Clay - English - Of the soil. This canine delights in digging holes.
Clyde - Welsh - One with much warmth. This boy dog is welcome in your arms on winter days.
Collin - Scottish - A puppy. You hope this male dog never grows up.
Corbin - English - Raven. A great name for any solid-black dog.
Dacey - Irish - One who comes from the south.
Dagwood - English - A person dwelling in the bright and shining forest.
Dalen or Dale - English - A valley.
Dalton - English - The person from the valley town.
Dane - English - A person who comes from Denmark. A fitting name for any Great Dane dog.
Darby - Irish - Liberty. This canine is always trying to escape.
Darren - Irish - Famous. This boy dog might one day be a champion.
Dearborn - English - One who dwells in the deer brook.
Dempsey - Irish - A person with much pride. This boy dog carries his head high at all times.
Derry - Irish - The one with red hair. A great name for any red-haired pet dog.
Devin - Irish - A poet.
Devlin - Irish - A fearless warrior. A fantastic name for the boy dog that won't back down from any fight or challenge.
Dillon - Irish - A faithful companion. This dog will never leave your side.
Dolan - Irish - Dark one. A great name for any black dog.
Domino - The perfect name for your Dalmatian dog.
Donovan - Irish - The dark warrior. A great name for your fearless solid-black-colored dog.
Douglas - Scottish - Deep water. An excellent name for any water-loving dog.
Druid - "Me and my doggie buddies like to gather 'round the trees."
Duke - A nobleman just below the rank of prince.
Dylan - Welsh - A man from the sea. Another splendid name for your water-loving dog.
Eachan - Irish - A horseman.
Earl - English - A nobleman. This boy dog always holds his head high.
Edgar - English - A very wealthy spearman.
Edric - English - A prosperous ruler of the people. This pet dog has earned countless dog biscuits in his guard-dog duties.
Edward - English - A wealthy guardian. A great name for any guard dog.
Egan - Irish - An eager and fiery person.
Egbert - English - A flaming sword.
Elder - English - One who is in a position of authority. A great name for any dominant male dog.
Eldon - English - One who comes from the holy hill.
Ellard - English - One who is fearless and sacred.
Elton - "My gift is my song."
Ewing - English - Lawyer. This male dog represents you well.
Excalibur - King Arthur's legendary sword.
Fagan - Irish - The little fiery one. A great name for the small breed of dog with a lot of spunk.
Fairfax - English - A person with fair hair. A great name for any blond-haired dog.
Fane - English - Grateful and joyful. This boy dog is so happy that you adopted him.
Farley - English - A person who hails from the bull or sheep meadow.
Farold - English - A mighty traveler.
Farrell - Irish - A very fearless warrior. This boy dog loves conflict.
Fergus - Irish - Powerful and manly. A great name for any extra-large breed of dog.
Fielding - English - A field worker. This pet dog enjoys watching you gather the crops.
Filbert - English - A radiant and intelligent person.
Finis - "I'm the be-all and end-all of boy dogs."
Finley - Irish - A fair-haired soldier.
Fletcher - English - A professional arrow maker.
Flint - English - A stream. This boy dog loves the water.
Floyd - Welsh - Gray-haired.
Forbes - Irish - A very wealthy person.
Ford - English - River crossing.
Forrest - English - From the forest.
Franklin - English - A landowner.
Galahad - A knight of King Arthur's roundtable.
Galen or Gale - Irish - One who is little and full of life. A great name for any small breed of dog.
Gallagher - Irish - Your ardent helper. This boy dog would just love to help you, in matters great and small.
Garnett - English - A person armed with a spear.
Garnock - Welsh - The dweller by the alder river.
Garrett - Irish - A fearless spearman.
Garvin - English - A friend in battle. This dog will remain with you in times of trouble.
Gavin - Welsh - Like a hawk. An excellent name for any guard dog.
Gawain - King Arthur's nephew and one of his Round Table knights.
Gilbert - English - A brilliant pledge.
Gordon - English - The one who comes from the triangular hill.
Gorman - Irish - A small person with blue eyes.
Gower - Welsh - A very pure one. This boy dog comes from excellent blood-lines.
Grady - Irish - A very distinguished person.
Granger - English - A farmer. A good name for the boy dog that's raised on a farm.
Grant - English - Great. This male dog represents his breed well.
Grover - English - From the tree grove.
Guthrie - Irish - A person who comes from the breezy place.
Hagen - Irish - A very small and youthful person. An appropriate name for the runt of the litter.
Hagley - English - Person from a closed meadow or pasture.
Halbert - English - The radiant hero.
Haley - Irish - Clever. This male dog has no problem learning new things.
Halsey - English - A resident of Hal's island.
Harold - English - An army leader.
Harper - English - A harp player.
Harry - English - A fighter.
Hart - English - A male deer.
Haven - English - A safe place. A good name for your guard dog.
Hogan - Irish - Young. You hope this puppy never grows up.
Holden - English - From the hollow.
Howard - English - The chief guard. An excellent name for any guard dog.
Ian - Scottish - God is gracious.
Irving - English - A friend from the sea. Another great name for your water-loving dog.
Jagger - "I have real problems getting any satisfaction."
Jeeves - Your proper English butler dog.
Kane - Irish - A tribute. A good name for the offspring of a much-beloved dog.
Keane - Irish - Clever. This boy dog sure learns fast.
Keefe - Irish - A handsome, gentle, and loved man.
Keegan - Irish - A little, fiery person. A great name for any little breed of dog with a lot of passion.
Keelan - Irish - A little, slender person.
Keller - Irish - A little associate.
Kelly - Irish - A warrior.
Kelvin - Irish - A resident of the narrow river.
Kemp - English - The victorious warrior.
Kendall - English - From the valley.
Kenley - English - One who hails from the royal meadow.
Kent - Welsh - White and brilliant. An appropriate name for your solid-white pet dog.
Kermit - Irish - Liberty. This boy dog just loves to escape.
Kerry - Irish - Dark one. A great name for your solid black dog.
Kevin - Irish - Handsome and lovable.
Kimball - Welsh - Battle chief.
King - "Oh boy, how do I live up to this name?"
Kingston - English - One who lives at the King's estate.
Knight - English - A military aide to the king.
Lach - Scottish - One who dwells by the lake.
Ladd - English - An assistant.
Laird - Scottish - A very prosperous landowner.
Lancelot - He was the bravest and most famous of King Arthur's knights of the round table.
Lane - English - A narrow road.
Langford - English - The person who comes from the long ford.
Latimer - English - The person who interprets.
Leith - Scottish - One who comes from a broad river.
Leland - English - Meadow land.
Lennon - John Lennon was a prolific songwriter, musician, and a founding member of the Beatles.
Leslie - English - A small meadow.
Logan - Scottish - A meadow.
London - "I'll do absolutely anything for a basket of fish 'n chips!"
MacAdam - Scottish - The son of Adam.
MacDonald - Scottish - The son of Donald.
Maddock - Welsh - A good and generous person. This boy dog doesn't mind sharing his chew-toys.
Maddox - Welsh - The benefactor's son.
Maitland - English - The land of the meadow.
Malcolm - Scottish - A follower of St. Columba.
Malin - English - A little mighty warrior. This runt dog won't back down from any fight.
Maloney - Irish - A devoted attendee of church services.
Manfred - English - An extremely peaceful man. This boy dog stays away from any dogfight.
Manley - English - From the man's meadow.
Manton - English - A man from the hero's town.
Marlon - English - Young hawk.
Marshall - English - An agent.
Marvin - English - A true friend. This male dog will never betray you.
Mather - English - A very powerful army.
Melvin - Irish - Chief.
Mercer - English - A shopkeeper.
Merlin - The legendary magician and seer who aided King Arthur.
Murdock - Scottish - Gained his wealth from the sea.
Murray - Scottish - A seafarer.
Nairn - Scottish - A resident at the alder tree river.
Neil - Irish - The champion. This boy dog is a winner.
Nelson - Irish - Son of the champion.
Nessie - Name of the legendary monster residing in Loch Ness in Scotland. A great name for your Scottish terrier dog.
Nevin - Irish - A worshipper of the saint.
Newell - English - The new hall.
Newland - English - A dweller on the new land.
Newlin - Welsh - A dweller at the new lake.
Newman - English - The newcomer.
Newton - "I wear a helmet when sitting under an apple tree."
Nolan - Irish - Noble.
Norton - English - North town.
Norwood - English - North forest.
Oakes - English - The dweller at the oak trees. This boy dog just loves to sleep under the trees.
Oakley - English - A person who comes from the oak meadow.
Odell - English - One who comes from the forested hill.
Ogden - English - A person who comes from the oak valley.
Orrin - Irish - Fair skinned.
Osborn - English - Divine warrior. This guard dog was heaven-sent.
Oxford - "I'm the brainiest pet on the block."
Ozzy - This animal is crazy as a loon - in a lovable sort of way.
Palmer - English - A palm-bearing pilgrim. This boy dog greets you each day with much enthusiasm.
Parker - English - The park keeper.
Parrish - English - A church district.
Patrick - The legendary saint who drove all the snakes off of Ireland.
Patton - English - One who comes from the warrior's town.
Paxton - English - A peaceful town.
Penley - English - An enclosed meadow.
Phelan - Irish - The wolf. A great name for the dog that greatly resembles his wild cousins.
Prescott - English - One who comes from the priest's cottage.
Quid - British - One pound sterling.
Quillan - Irish - A little cub. This puppy reminds you of a little bear.
Quinlan - Irish - One who is very well-shaped and strong. A good name for your powerfully built Irish Setter dog.
Quinn - Irish - Wise.
Rad - English - A counselor. Other dogs come to him for advice.
Radbert - English - An intelligent counselor. The dog shrink.
Radburn - English - One who comes from the red brook.
Radcliff - English - A dweller at the red cliff.
Rafferty - Irish - Very wealthy and prosperous.
Ralph - English - The wolf counselor.
Randolph - English - The shield-bearing wolf.
Reece - Welsh - Eager. This male dog is always ready to learn new things.
Remington - English - Person who comes from the raven-family estate. A fantastic name for any solid-black boy dog.
Renny - Irish - A small, but powerful person. A good name for any toy-breed of dog.
Renshaw - English - One who comes from the raven woods.
Rider - English - A horseman.
Ridgley - English - The dweller at the ridge meadow.
Rigby - English - One who hails from the ruler's valley.
Riley - Irish - An extremely valiant warrior.
Ringo - Ringo Starr was the drummer for the Beatles.
Rochester - English - A rocky fortress.
Ronald - English - A mighty force. An excellent name for any large breed of dog.
Rory - Irish - The red king. A great name for your dominant red-haired dog.
Roy - Irish - Red-haired.
Royce - English - A prince. This male dog comes from champion blood lines.
Ryan - Irish - Little red king.
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Sanborn - English - A person who comes from the sandy brook.
Sawyer - English - The sawer of wood. This boy dog just loves to sleep.
Scully - Irish - A town crier. This dog loves to cry.
Seger - English - The sea warrior.
Severn - English - A boundary.
Seward - English - A guardian over the sea.
Shane - Irish - God is gracious.
Shannon - Irish - Little counselor.
Shelby - English - Shelf manor.
Shepherd - English - A shepherd. A great name for any sheep-herding breed of dog.
Sherman - English - A shearer. An excellent name for any sheep-herding breed of dog.
Slade - English - A person who dwells in the valley.
Sloan - Irish - A fighter.
Spencer - English - A provider.
Squire - English - A knight's assistant.
Stuart - English - A steward or manager.
Tad - Welsh - A father. A wonderful name for the dog that you intend to breed one day.
Taggart - Irish - The son of the priest.
Tanner - English - A person who works with leather.
Tanton - English - One who comes from the still-river town.
Tarleton - English - A dweller of Thor's estate.
Tarrant - Welsh - Thunder. A super name for the boy dog with a great-booming bark.
Tate - English - A very cheerful person.
Tavis - Scottish - Twin.
Telly - English - This dog loves to lay in front of the television.
Templeton - English - A town near the temple.
Thatcher - English - One who repairs roofs.
Thorpe - English - A person who comes from the village.
Thurston - English - Son of Thor.
Tracy - Irish - Fighter.
Trent - Welsh - River. A good name for any water-loving breed of dog.
Trevor - Irish - Noble character. This male dog comes from champion blood lines.
Tripp - English - A traveler. You can take this pet just about anywhere.
Tristan - Welsh - Loud one. This male dog's barking can be heard all over the neighborhood.
Tucker - English - Works with cloth.
Udell - English - A person from the yew tree valley.
Udolf - English - A prosperous wolf. A dog, w/ chew toys to spare, that resembles his wild cousins.
Ulmer - English - A very famous wolf. A dog, known all over the neighborhood, that resembles his wild cousins.
Upton - English - One who comes from the upper town.
Vail - English - One who dwells in the valley.
Vance - English - A resident of the threshing floor.
Wade - English - A person who comes from the river crossing.
Wadley - English - One from the ford meadow.
Wadsworth - English - One from the village near the ford.
Wainwright - English - A professional wagon maker.
Waite - English - A diligent guard. This boy dog takes his job very seriously.
Wakefield - English - One who comes from the wet field.
Wakeley - English - One who comes from the wet meadow.
Wakeman - English - A trustworthy watchman. You can sleep soundly at night with this boy dog around.
Walcott - English - A dweller in the cottage enclosed by a wall.
Walden - English - A person who comes from the forest valley.
Wallace - English - An alien.
Waller - English - One who builds walls.
Ward - English - A guardian. Another excellent guard dog name.
Webber - English - A weaver.
Webster - English - A weaver.
Welby - English - The resident of the spring farm.
Wesley - English - Western meadow.
Westcott - English - One who comes from the western cottage.
Wheeler - English - A wheel maker.
Whitman - English - White-haired.
Whittaker - English - A dweller of the white field.
Wilbur - English - One who lives in a firm fortress.
Windsor - The name of Great Britain's royal family. It was chosen in 1917.
Winston - English - From the friendly town.
Yates - English - Gates.
Yeoman - English - An attendant.