Male Dog Names: 38 Brilliant Names for Male Dogs and Its Meaning

We always want to give our dog the brightest and most unique name, as a dog owner. However, thinking of a meaningful and brilliant name for our four-legged buddies is difficult, and it could be very confusing. You don’t have to worry about that now though.

In this article, I already wrote down most of the possible unique and brilliant name for your dog with an elaborated meaning on each name. So, also you have to do now is scroll down, and continue reading to choose the best name for your dog.

Male dog names with meaning based on his personalities or traits

  • Toby – this dog name is for a dog who gets jealous or possessive yet playful, devoted and love to cuddle with their owner.
  • Obriene – This dog name fits a dog who’s shy yet calm and obedient.
  • Albert – This name came from the genius man named Albert Einstein. So, perfect for dogs who have an enhanced intellect or easy to train, and obedient.
  • Cal – This name is a French word that means “loyal.” A perfect name for dogs who are extremely loyal to their owners.
  • Jam-jam – This is a perfect name for dogs who loves to sleep a lot. Yes, there are breed of dogs who love to sleep, but they can be awake all night. This name is derived from the word “pajama.”
  • Murphy – This name is a great choice for dogs who are obedient and carefree.
  • Valor or Val – This dog name is a perfect one for dogs who are brave, strong and easy to train. This name came from a warrior who has extraordinary fighting skills, wise and brave.
  • Perky –  A perfect name for dogs who are lively and cheerful.
  • Chief – A name that will be perfect for your Canine dog. This name symbolizes of a good leader, yet obedient, and a perfect name for a Polis dog.
  • Dom – A name derived from the word “dominant.” This name suits dogs who have strong dominance, and dogs who usually are the leader of the pack.
  • Couthy – A great name for a dog who is friendly to other animals and easy going.
  • Chewy – This name is a perfect fit for a dog who loves to chew or bite some random stuff at your house.
  • Speedy – This name is for a dog who can run more than the usual speed of a normal dog. This name also symbolizes for a runner dog and a dog who loves to run around your yard.
  • Tommy – a name for a dog who loves to have a belly rub or who loves to lay on the floor with his belly on top.

Male dog names based on his physical features

  • Prince – A perfect name for a dog with neatly trimmed fur, and a good looking dog.
  • Kent – Another perfect name for a good looking dog, with a tan brown, and neatly trimmed fur. This is also a perfect name for a dog who loves to dress up.
  • Brad – A great name for a huge dog, that has a mixed blonde and light brown fur.
  • Jett –  This is the name of a gem that is black as coal. This is also a perfect name for a dog that has a plain black fur and has a round black on its eye.
  • Jasper – This is an ornamental stone that has a color brown or red beige. This can also be a perfect name for a dog that has beautiful brown eyes or fur.
  • Brownie – This is a perfect name for a dog that has a plain and pure brown fur with hazel brown eyes.
  • Rocky –   This is a name that will fit a masculine and long-legged dog. This name also symbolizes of a fighter, since it is the name of a boxer.
  • Tod – This name is perfect for short-legged dogs with V-shaped or Button eared dog. Tod as a name that is derived from the word “Toddler” that means little kid.
  • Stuart – This is another perfect name for a short-legged dog, or for a dog that’s just short, with plain white fur and candle flame ears. This name came from a mouse in the movie titled “Stuart little.”
  • Murdo – This name is a Scottish term for a “wild bear.” This name will be a perfect choice if you have a huge size dog, pricked eared, with pure brown and double-layered fur just like a bear.

Male dog names based on dog movies

  • Shaggy – This dog name came from the movie titled “The shaggy dog.” The story of a father who exchanged a body with their dog named Shaggy. This name symbolizes of a protector, and a great family dog, so another perfect name for your four-legged and furry buddy.
  • Beethoven – Now I’m definitely sure that everyone knows this movie. This was a movie about a family who named their dog “Beethoven.” From that movie, this name symbolizes of a wise family dog who has an extraordinary level of devotion, not just to one member of the family but for the whole family.
  •  Bolt – A Disney animated movie about a celebrity dog named “Bolt” who thought that the whole movie he was doing was a real-life situation. This name symbolizes of a brave and smart dog, that’s capable of protecting his owner.
  • Hachi or Hachiko – A movie based on real-life events titled “Hachi: a dog’s tale.” A story of a dog who was found on a subway by a college professor. An unfortunate event, where Hachi’s owner, died at his workplace, without being aware of it. This name symbolizes of a smart dog that has an unmeasurable loyalty and love for his owner.
  • Delgado – This is one of the dogs in a movie titled “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.” This German Shepherd dog named Delgado was a former polis dog who helped Chloe (the fancy Chihuahua dog) get back to her owner. The name Delgado symbolizes of a dog that has courage, enhanced intellect, and well-trained polis dog that would always want to have an everyday task.
  • Papi – This dog was in the same movie titled “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.” Chloe’s lover. This name “Papi” is also a term for a male lover in Spanish. So, this name symbolizes of a loving and loyal dog that loves to get a lot of cuddle and reward from his owner.
  • Courage – A dog from a cartoon series titled “Courage the cowardly dog.” This is a timid dog who still has the courage to save his owner from any harmful creatures. This name symbolizes of true courage from a small farm dog who is willing to save his owner no matter what.
  • Max – This is the name of a dog character from a movie titled “Max.” This story was about a polis dog who lost his owner into a sabotaged mission and got trauma from it. However, the dog was given a second change to save the life of his owner’s younger brother from the same guy who killed his owner. This name symbolizes loyalty and bravery. Max is also a perfect name for a dog who can be easily trained.
  • Sparky – A dog named “sparky” died in an accident during his owner’s baseball game. However, his owner couldn’t move on from what happened to his dog, so he did an experiment where he brought back his dog to life. This name symbolizes a real devotion and friendship between the dog and his owner.

Male dog names based on Greek mythology

  • Zeus – A God of lightning, one of the Gods in Greek mythology. This name might be a perfect choice for a husky dog who has a light gray fur with stormy eyes.
  • Poseidon – A God of Ocean, this name can be a great fit for your dog who loves to play with water with the other dogs.
  • Ares – God of war, this name can be a perfect choice for a dog who loves to be on a dog fight or a dog who would be on a fight to protect his owner.
  • Chronos – God of destruction, a great name for a dog who loves dig a lot on your yard, to chew or bite some of your furniture at home.
  • Hermis or Loki – The messenger of Gods and Goddesses, not just a messenger but he is also a trickster. This can be a great name for your dog who loves to do a lot of tricks and a dog who is easy to train.

Conclusion

We are the parents of our dogs, that’s why giving them their name is important. The name that we want to give to our dog should be unique and meaningful. Those list of names I wrote above are my suggestions to give you some options if you’re a bit confused on thinking for a great name for your dog.

As a dog parent, we should know that by giving our dog the most unique and meaningful name is the first and the best reward we could give to them. You can also see this list of names for your female dog and their meaning and Japanese Names for Dogs and Their Meanings guides article.

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