50 of the Most Popular Boy Dog Names
Planning to bring home a new boy puppy in the new few months? Here are some of the most popular boy dog names that have made the top of the list year after year.
Scout came in at number 50 on the list of most popular boy dog names. These dog owners might have been influenced by the character in To Kill a Mockingbird. If you’re getting a new puppy soon, these are the most popular dog names of 2020.
Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog, is part of the former Obama White House duo along with Sunny. The name gained popularity while former President Barack Obama was in office. Check out the most popular dog breeds in every state.
Oscar landed in the 48th position for the most popular male dog names. See the cutest dog breeds as puppies.
Benji is likely a fun male dog nickname for Benjamin. Just when you feel like screaming his full name because he was naughty he hits you with those puppy dog eyes that you can’t be mad at. Not sure what kind of dog to get? These are the best medium dog breeds that may just be perfect for you.
Millennials are more likely to become pet parents before becoming human parents. According to Pet Business, seven out of ten millennials own a pet, and 56 percent are dog parents. Jackson topped the human baby name charts for many years in a row. Maybe this nudged the choice for Jackson for pups, too. These popular dog “facts” are actually false.
Lucky has stood the test of time for girl and boy dog names alike. It was certainly more popular back in the day when dogs were given “dog” names, like Spot, Rover, and Fido. But even in a time when human names are common, Lucky remains steadfast. Don’t miss these heartwarming before and after dog adoption photos.
Bailey remains one of the most popular girl and boy puppy names—and it’s even popular for people, too. These are the dog breeds that get stolen the most often.
A dog with a little edge and a lot of attitude can rock this name—no matter their gender. In fact, if you’re looking for gender-neutral dog names, Harley is a good pick. Pet parents may be swayed to engrave Harley on the name tag if they’re fans of Harley-Davidson motorcycles or Harley Quinn, DC Comics supervillain. These are the best dog breeds for kids.
The 42nd most popular male name suits the sporty and tough hunting dog breeds like the German Shorthaired Pointer, Labrador retriever, or English Springer Spaniel. Or a dog who “guns” for balls in the backyard. See what the most popular dog breeds in the country are.
Coming in at number 41, Archie is both adorable and regal, just like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby. These are the most common health problems in popular dog breeds.
A spot-on name for dogs that are smart, tough, and independent. The natural patch on one eye is a clever way to disguise himself—or at least he thinks it is. But we really know who stole the piece of chicken from the counter. This name fits an Australian Cattle dog or Bull Terrier. If you have a Bandit of your own, you’ll definitely want to check out these 15 secrets dog trainers won’t tell you for free.
It’s a strong name with a little bite—but a friendly nip, not a toothy one. You can probably throw some credit towards action movie star Vin Diesel. He’s strong with a soft side, kind of like the Pit Bull. These affectionate dog breeds love to cuddle.
Maverick is one of the boy dog names that fit well with a bold, strong dog with a dominant personality.
A nickname that is on the nose for any pet parent that deems their furbaby the “best” or “number one.” Here’s how to pick the best dog breed for you.
Buster is a time-honored favorite, but recently, Buster, an English Springer Spaniel used his superior sniffing skill set to discover weapons during the Iraq war—saving thousands of lives. He’s since passed on, but Buster is a name of heroic proportions. Read on to learn more about the bravest dogs in history.
Rovers says Fantasy flicks influenced pet names like Thor are on the rise this year. Lovers of Marvel comic heroes or maybe just of Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor, might engrave this name on their dog tag. And now that there’s a female Thor in the Marvel universe, consider this as an option for both girl and boy dog names. Don’t miss these cutest dog breeds as puppies.
Old-timey names are on-trend for parents choosing human baby names, so it stands to reason why Henry is on this list. This name is on target for waterfowl hunting breeds like the Labrador Retriever, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and English Setter.
German for “shield” or “armor” Bruno digs into 32nd place of the most popular boy dog names.
Sounds like a good name for a beefy and stocky dog with a tough attitude. Maybe pet parents watched Dexter, the Showtime series about a vigilante serial killer. Or could it be favored because Dexter is a popular hipster name? Find out diseases you didn’t know you could spread to your dog.
Dog lovers refer to the Great Dane as “The Apollo of Dogs in Size and Spirit.” And at least 30 inches at the shoulder and up to 175 pounds, Apollo is tailor-made for a big dog whose loving nature is as big as his heart, but it would be hysterically ironic to name a feisty Chihuahua Apollo.
Maybe the popularity of this male name stems from the dogs named Koda in the films, Snow Dogs or Eight Below. After all, Koda could be inspired from Kodiak Alaska.
There’s a lot of famous Hanks: Hank Aaron, Marvel Comic superhero Dr. Hank Pym, and the mystery-solving dog, Hank the Cowdog children’s books just to name a few. It’s just a good ole respectable strong and sturdy name well-suited for a loyal companion.
Rugged and folksy with a Wild West vibe, the origin is actually Scottish. It seems like it is well-suited for a good-ole bloodhound relaxing on the front porch after a day of trail running sniffing out evidence. Their upgraded sense of smell is one of the 11 superpowers that dogs have that humans don’t.
Rover’s data reports that dogs named after favorite villains are trending up. Loki is a Marvel Comics villain, he’s the adopted brother of Thor and let’s just say, Loki doesn’t play nice. Find out the other (pet sibling) combinations that shouldn’t live together.
Rover reports 12 percent of pet parents have named their dog after an animal, plant, or nature. Not surprisingly, Moose aptly suits big dogs with stellar reputations for being large-and-in-charge, but who are secretly gentle giants.
Finn, the character in the latest Star Wars franchise is a pretty cool dude. He started as a First Order stormtrooper but ditched them and joined the Resistance on a heroic mission.
Dogs named after Britain’s royal family are trending up according to Rover. So maybe royal loving pet parents are smitten with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest, Prince Louis. By the way, Louis is pronounced loo-ee in the United Kingdom. This is the best dog breed for you, based on your zodiac sign.
Gamers who play Overwatch may favor Winston for their energetic pup with a big and strong attitude. Either way, the gorilla strength and Tesla Cannon that is Winston is the clear choice for the dog who is a brut (but also likes to cuddles on the couch).
Toby is an all-around good “guy” kind of name. Maybe your guys a little shy like Toby, the mild-mannered human resource officer from the Office or maybe the way he howls or steals your socks reminds you of country music “bad boy” Toby Keith.
League of Legends grandmaster of arms, Jax might have inspired the popularity of this name. In this video game, he is aloof and sarcastic, characteristics some pet parents may see in such breeds like the Basenji, Alaskan Malamute, or Shiba Inu who love their families but tend to be a little reserved, cool, and distant with strangers.
Basically, any dog named after a supreme Greek god is going to command attention. It’s pretty awesome to be associated with the god of sky and thunder, no matter what your breed. By the way, here’s how much kibble it’s going to cost to own a dog.
A British manufactured luxury car and one of the most popular boy dog names, according to Rover. It would appear that luxury and regal traits are befitting of a posh pup. Here are some of the ways your pet says “I love you.”
Some dogs look and feel as cuddly as a cherished teddy bear, so it’s totally believable to choose Teddy as a moniker for breeds like a curly and fluffy Golden Doodle or oh-so-fuzzy Chow Chow.
Could it be Oliver is hugely popular because of Oliver, the photogenic Pit Bull? His story is inspirational—as a former shelter dog turned brand ambassador for Bzees shoes, he’s not only famous but famous for being super lovable. And that’s a good reputation to spread for misunderstood Pit Bulls.
That’s a fact, Jack! Yep, it’s just simply a dependable name for any stellar dog. Plus, there’s that popular Amazon series, Jack Ryan that everyone is binging on to serve as inspiration for the hero of a dog in your life. But hey, if you’re not sold on Jack, check out the most popular dog names for the most popular dog breeds.
Calm and cool is Tucker. He’s a dog you can depend on in the clinch. Kind of like Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens, one of the most accurate kickers in the NFL.
Who hasn’t eaten Bush’s baked beans or at least seen the commercial? Duke is the handsome reddish golden retriever who is forever trying to give away the Bush family secret recipe.
If you have a big brown Labrador Retriever with a broad face—much like a brown bear—you might choose Bear for him. He looks like a bear and eats as much as one too.
A true classic for dogs who are eager to please but a little on the shy side. And maybe, just maybe a few pet parents were thinking of the Milo Ventimiglia of This Is Us fame when they were naming their own furbaby with dashing good looks.
Could pet parents be moved to pay homage to the well-accomplished CNN reporter Anderson Cooper? He is the epitome of the cool silver fox. Intelligent, humorous, and fair; it’s not fake news that Cooper is the third most popular male dog name.
It’s so hip and old-school cool that Charlie is a favorite for girls and boys pups.
Let’s get back to the basics. Max—it’s short but with oh-so-much substance. These three letters mean “greatest” and who doesn’t think their little boy is the greatest dog on the planet? Plus, it sounds super cool in the dog park and since it’s only three letters, it stands out nicely on a name tag or dog dish. No matter the name of the puppy, these before and after dog adoption photos are sure to melt your heart.