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There is almost nothing more exciting than naming a new puppy! Finding a perfectly unique boy dog name will literally shape your new doggo’s life forever.
Didn’t mean to scare you, but it’s a big deal. The name you decide on is one you will literally probably say 100 times each and every day.
Ready for 121 extremely unique boy dog names for your pup? (If you are looking for female names, check out this list here.)
Check out the graphic with all 121 names here.
Or, jump to a specific letter with explanations by clicking below:
Big into poker? (Or maybe just a fan of the hardware store? Weird…) Well, poker player or not, this name fits a witty, get-his-nose-into-trouble type of pup. Also, a great name if you’re planning on raising a trick dog!
NASA approved! Perfect for the star-gazer, the amateur astronomer or the UFO hunter. Or maybe you’re high on Carl Weathers – Any Rocky fans out there?
Short, simple, a little doofy (is that a word?). It’s perfect for that big-boned pup lumbering around your house grabbing that chunk (or entire box) of Krispy Kreme you dropped on the floor.
This hungry, little, wiseguy caused some major havoc! Don’t know who Alf is? Time for a history lesson, youngster…
Everyone knows Alfred is a butler name, right? If you’ve got a real proper pup, this may be the name for him.
“You’re a wizard, Harry!” The Hogwart’s headmaster would be proud.
Kinda nerdy, kinda cool. If you’ve got a smart pup, this might be a good option.
Is your dog a real badass? Say hello to his new name.
If you’ve got a heavy-set fella waddling around the house, this name might be the perfect fit.
“He’s not fat, he’s big-boned!”
Is your dog kind of a big deal? Does he own many leather-bound books and his apartments smells of rich mahogany? I’m Ron Burgundy? – This one is a great name for a pup of any size or shape.
This one is a classic. If your little friend is rough and tumble or a real tough guy, this might be a perfect fit for him. Make sure he’s got his hair/fur cut high and tight.
Does your good boy look like the type that would snatch some cinnamon rolls off the counter? This one is for the rowdy pups and the troublemakers. If you’ve got one of those, then you’ve got your pup a name.
Is your pup totally excellent?! Just make sure to get him a best friend named Ted.
Some pups just seem to make a racket no matter what they’re doing… here’s the ultimate name.
If he were a football player, he would be a middle linebacker! Ala Mike Ditka.
Take your pick:
The friendly little dude with a sidekick stuffed tiger named Hobbes. Or, the EDM artist Calvin Harris. Option A seems more fitting for a cute pupper.
“If you ain’t first you’re last.”
Was your dog voted one of the most forgettable US Presidents? #mustachelife
Our go-to name here at Pupford for toothless pups. But dang is he a cute boy.
In the Greek language, Dimitri means ‘Earth-Lover’. I know a handful of people just found the perfect boy dog name!
For every dog with tons of flair and not much recent success (sorry, not sorry Cowboys fans)!
You can’t beat this name for a pup that can bench press more than your neighbor!
Is your dog the next air bud? His Blue Devils scholarship is waiting!
Reserved for the quirkiest of pups. The real science-experiment-loving quirky dogs, ya know?
Maybe the dingo ate your baby.
If you want your doggo to have any hope of being the next greatest rapper, the name Drake is a great place to start.
Oddly relevant lyrics for a pup… “I only love my bed and my momma, I’m sorry”.
Boy Dog Names That Start With E
Calling all vampire pups… and scissorhanded pups. I pray neither actually exist.
Does your dog think life is a joke? Eddie Murphy, or should I say Doctor Dolittle would be proud!
Tell me you remember that guy from Hey Arnold with the open can of food for hair?! Send us pics of your pupper’s hair groomed like that, please!
Just add the middle name Humperdinck and you’re all set.
You ain’t nothin but a hound dog
Boy Dog Names That Start With F
Your pup’s Halloween costume decision just got SO easy
What better name could there be for man’s best friend? Also, it rhymes (sort of) with doggo.
It’s unique just because it is so common. Weird how that works right?
Finn The ‘human’ from Adventure Time. Role reversal makes for a great name pun… Finn the Dog.
Balding? Can’t catch a break? Always seen as the loser (in reality, no pup is a loser)? Your pup’s spirit human may be George Costanza.
Every group of friends has a Gerald. Kind of quiet, strangely lovable and often misunderstood.
Reserved for the wisest of puppers.
Just when you had forgotten about Gremlins and all the nightmares that accompanied it…
I bet you didn’t know one of the all-time great memes is known as Harold. What amazing inspiration for a dog name!
Things I’m saving my money for:
✅ Future children’s college education
✅ A motorcycle with a sidecar my dog can ride in
Hank the tank. The ultimate name for your stocky little pup.
Bryce is that you? I knew I’d get some Washington Nationals fans with this one.
Boy Dog Names That Start With I
I played high school soccer with a guy named Ivan. He was a bit lanky but super kind. Well, there ya go.
Female rapper aside, this is such a cute name for a cuddly little boy.
It rolls off the tongue nicely, and trust us that is important.
Do you rock that preppy upscale style? Make sure your dog’s name reflects that.
Have you ever met someone named Jeff you didn’t like?!
Not to be confused with Casper the Friendly Ghost. Although, that’s also a nice name for a new pup.
Suitable for a rugged pup who loves to explore. Comes with some wonderful nicknames as well.
Jeremiah was a…. prophet… or was he a bullfrog? Children must be so confused.
Is your pup an evil leader who will stop at nothing to steal the magic genie lamp?
Kenny Chesney must have been thinking about dogs when he wrote “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem”.
Is your pup tough as nails and loves to wrestle, even if it’s just for play? Meet Knuckles.
Every time I shoot a basketball or throw anything in the garbage… “KOBE!!”
We’ve got a little wiener dog here at Pupford named Kevin. He thinks he runs the place…
Strong, wise, brave, fearless. The perfect pup name.
The choices for middle names are unbeatable. Da Vinci. DiCaprio.
I love the nickname Leo, too. This name literally means “lion strength”.
You will get laughs and smiles, guaranteed.
LOTR fans, look no further.
If your dog is literally the Greatest of All-Time.
Quiet Michael Jordan fans…
I envision a pup that’s well-learned, sophisticated, and basically the smartest pup on the planet.
Suited for doggos that have a real need for speed!
Is your pup bound to be best-in-class? Maven literally means “an expert or connoisseur”.
Dogs should never be weapons, but this name is still epic.
Got a big, burly, slow-moving, grass-eating pup?! Okay, maybe not grass-eating, or maybe he is?
Read the puppy checklist, 21 items you need for your new pup!
You remember ol’ Ned Flanders from The Simpsons right?
Means “Man from the North”. I’m sure this would suit some type of pup out there!
Just keep an eye on him so he doesn’t go missing at ‘The Dropoff’.
Sounds a bit mystical and unique to me. I think I found the name for my next boy dog.
All dogs love popcorn, right?
Sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Black and white pups are a perfect fit for this cute name.
“And the winner for Best Actor in a Leading Role is…”
You can always call the little furball Shrek too…
This one is a sure-fire hit with little kids!
I’ve always wanted a dog that can fly… what would that be called?
Pedro: Do you think people will vote for me?
Napoleon: Heck yes! I’d vote for you.
Pedro: Like what are my skills?
Napoleon: Well, you have a sweet bike, and you’re really good at hooking up with chicks. Plus you’re, like, the only guy at school who has a mustache.
Pedro: That’s true.
Super badass name for a Black Lab, Pitbull, Rottweiler, Great Dane, or any other jungle animal looking doggo!
This name bodes well for that tiny little doggo in your life.
“Come here little Peanut”
For all those pups of Welsh origin!
I can’t think of a better name for a sweet, chunky, and lovable Bulldog.
Some pups seem to always be on their own adventure. What are they always searching for?!
Some pups really just look like a Q-ball, or is that “cue”-ball? Who knows
Because everybody loves Raymond.
Every neighborhood needs a Roy. It’s just standard. Whether it’s dog or human, it really doesn’t matter.
Was it just me who dreamed of owning a pet dinosaur as a kid?
We all love an underdog dog, dawg.
Okay, if you know Stranger Things maybe you think this should be a girl’s name… but I love it for a boy too! Such a unique dog name!
I named my little Lab Scout, that’s how much I love this name.
You do know this is the name of the dog on Rugrats right?!
You can also refer to your pup as Gollum… depending on which mood he’s in.
Continuing with the Lord of the Rings theme, every human needs a loyal and somewhat goofy sidekick.
Probably an 11/10 on the uniqueness rating scale.
Not just a name for a raunchy, foul-mouthed stuffed bear.
Another super unique one. Imagine a dog in that futuristic landscape!
Oh, your dog fought in the Trojan War?
Is your dog thicker than you are?
Don’t mess with Tank!
Also known as the God of Thunder. Only bad-ass dogs qualify here.
If you want to confuse people when you call out your dog’s name, here ya go.
Ideal for any dog that calls New York, LA, or Chicago home.
It derives its meaning from German words meaning “noble heritage” and “rich & powerful”.
I’ve always wanted to teach my dog to dunk like Vince Carter… one can dream.
Please only use this name if you plan on filling an entire mini-van with dogs.
History lesson here. Virgil was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period.
“The greatest wealth is health.”
Especially if you are gonna name one of his puppies Luke.
Whatchu talkin’ about Willis?
I’ve met a handful of dogs who should bear this name. Always following their nose and wandering off…
Wendel the Wise.
No, I made that up… but it sounds good, right?
Come on, you don’t watch New Girl?!
I think I’ve only ever heard this name because of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And even, then I had to look it up to remember. At least it’s unique!
This may be my favorite on the entire list. I’ll give you $5 if you can find another dog named Xenos in your city!
Honestly, this might be one of the most unique boy dog names on our list.
The sound a coyote makes… Maybe your pupper will learn to communicate with them?
Some people (and pups) just keep yammering on and on…
“He was a big ugly, slick-haired yeller dog.”
I mean, isn’t Old Yeller what made most of us cry for the first time?
Just imagine yelling this in public! Also, 10/10 on our grading scale for unique boy dog names.
My childhood. They just don’t make video games like they used to…
The bass-dropping EDM artist or the guy whose motorcycle got stolen in Pulp Fiction. Take your pick.
Sorry, this may not be the most unique, BUT it’s still a fantastic boy dog name!
Still can’t decide on a name for your sweet little boy pupper?
Try combining two unique names for an even more special title for your four-legged friend.
Drake Oreo? Wander Yeller? Urban Spike? That last one is actually pretty solid!
No matter what boy dog name you decide on, make sure to feed him and take care of him right.
We also might know a thing or two about that!
Tell us some of your other favorite boy dog names in the comments below.