So, you’re getting yourself a pup and you need a great name. This list of boy dog names with meanings will help you out.
When choosing from the dog names list below, just remember that the name should fit your dog. Also, it should fit you. Whatever name you choose, it will tell the world a little about you.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, just keep a list of possibilities. Let the list sit, then come back to it and start crossing some off. You should also look at these naming rules, to help you out.
We also have an entire girl names section too!
Some names can sound awesome, but it could mean something goofy. Plus, the name you choose will tell everyone a little about you. Do you want to be known as a poser, a hipster dufus or a goofball? If not you better know what your dog’s name means.
Absolut: If you like vodka, then you already know what this is. It is a famous vodka brand.
Ace: Ace is the term for a person that has a huge number of enemy takedowns. This could be a flying ace, a tank ace, or a sniper ace. Also, this name can rep the playing card. The Ace is the highest card you can get in many games.
Adler: This name is the word for, “Eagle,” in Germany.
Admiral: An Admiral is the commander of a naval fleet. It is also a shade of blue. Admiral would also be good for a canine with blue eyes.
Aegir: Aegir is the Norse Sea God.
Agro: This name means, “Slaughter and battle.”
Ajax: This was the name of one of the main soldiers in the Trojan War.
Aldo: “Wise and old,” is the meaning behind this German name. It also is an Italian name that means, Little sword.” If you have a little pooch with a lot of bite, this could work.
Ale: Ale is a fruity and sweet beer.
Alfie: Alfie means, “Elf Counsel.” This is a nickname for Alfred.
Alpha: Alpha refers to a dominant and leading personality. It is also the starting letter in the Greek alphabet.
Angus: Angus is from the high-quality steak Black Angus. This name means “Choice one” and “One strength.” Gus would be a choice nickname.
Aoki: Aoki has the meaning of, “Blue tree,” in Japan.
Apache: One of the most known Native American tribes was the Apache.
Apollo: Apollo was the Sun God in both Roman and Greek myth.
Arby: This is a shout-out to the Roast Beef food chain, Arby’s.
Archer: This is what you call a person that is an expert with a bow and arrow.
Archie: Archie means, “brave and bold.” It can also be a nickname for Archer.
Arctic: This is the frozen region on the top of the Earth, where the North pole is.
Ares: Ares is the Greek God of War. A K-9 with this name should be a beast. This is the first of many god names for dogs on this list.
Arlo: Arlo means, “Fortified hill.”
Arnold: Arnold comes from the German name that means, “Eagle power.” That is pretty badass.
Arrow: An arrow is a weapon that is shot from a bow. It is also the name of a TV show about the Green Arrow.
Artie: Artie means, “Brave and noble.”
Asher: This name comes from Hebrew and means, “happy.”
Astro: This is the name of the pooch on the cartoon, The Jetsons.
Atlas: According to Greek myth, Atlas was a Titan. After the Titans lost the war. Zeus made Atlas hold up the sky forever.
Atticus: This is the name of the main character in To Kill a Mockingbird. The name embodies the traits of Atticus Finch, fairness and strength. It implies that you like literature.
Audi: Audi is the name of a car from Germany.
August: August has the meaning of, “Impressive and respected.” It is also the name of a month.
Avalanche: This is when there is an event in the snowy mountains. It causes a landslide of ice, rocks, and snow.
Axle: Axle means, “Father of peace.” But due to pop culture, it has an opposite meaning. This is due to the member of the rock group, Guns N’ Roses, Axle Rose.
Azul: Azul means, “Blue,” in Spanish.
Bacardi: This is a major rum brand. They also own a bunch of other booze brands.
Backup: A backup is a safety net. You can have backup files, in case of a computer crash. Or you can have backup watching your back if you are going into a stick situation.
Bacon: Everyone knows what bacon is. If you love the grizzly and the sizzle this might work for your pooch.
Badge: This is a metal emblem. It provides proof that the person has authority.
Bagel: A bagel looks like a donut but is made out of bread.
Baldwin: This name from Germany can fit most pooches. It means, “Bold friend.”
Baloo: This is the name of the bear in The Jungle Book. In Hindi, Baloo means, “bear.”
Balta: Balta means, “White,” in Lithuanian.
Balto: There is a kid flick called, Balto. It is about a Husky that was the lead dog in the Nome run, that saved a town.
Bam: Bam is a word that describes the sound of a crash or hit. Bamm-Bamm is also the name of the super-strong toddler on the Flintstones.
Bandit: Bandit is an outlaw that robs others. Bandit was also the name for Burt Reynolds in the Smokey and the Bandit movies.
Bane: Bane is something that destroys, or annihilates. This is also the villain that broke the Batman in DC Comics.
Banjo: A Banjo is a string instrument similar to the guitar. It is popular in mountain regions.
Banks: Banks was a name that was given to someone that lived by the river banks.
Barkley: Barkley means, “birch tree meadow.” However, a lot of people use this name for their dog because of the word, “bark.”
Barkus: The Mystic Krewe of Barkus is a Mardi Gras parade. In this parade, dogs are the participants. They get dressed up according to the theme. Barkus is also the name of a dog in a children’s book.
Barley: Barley is wheat that is one of the core ingredients in beer.
Barney: “Strong as a bear,” is the meaning behind this name.
Baron: Baron is a title of nobility. The most known Baron is the Red Baron. He was a German fighter pilot in WWI.
Barrett: If you have a strong dog, this would be a good choice. Its meaning is, “Strength of a bear.”
Barry: Barry will make a symbolic name for a pooch with blue peepers, as a play on Blueberry.
Bash: Bash means to hit hard. It also refers to a party.
Battle: A fight between two forces is a battle.
Baxter: This is a surname that came from the surname Baker. So back in the day, you got your surname from your profession.
Bay: When a body of water is surrounded on three sides by land it is called a bay.
Bazooka: Bazooka is a hand-held rocket launcher. For a pooch, I would shorten the name to Zook. Zook should be on every list of manly dog names.
BB: Since these are initials, BB can stand for anything you want. BB is also a small metal ball that is shot out of a BB gun.
Beaker: A beaker is a glass measuring cup. It is used primarily in science. Beaker was also one of the Muppets. He was the one with huge white eyes and an orange nose and hair.
Beam: A beam is a strong piece of wood or steel that supports a floor or ceiling in a house. A beam is also a ray of light. It can also mean throwing very hard. Don’t forget about Jim Beam. It’s the famous Kentucky whiskey.
Bean: As a name, Bean means, “friendly person.” It’s also the name of a seed that is considered a vegetable.
Bear: Everyone knows what a bear is. However, there are two different meanings. The Teddy Bear is the first kind. The second one is the animal, the big mean kind. This is one of the more popular chocolate lab puppy names.
Beast: Beast means a non-human animal. However, the term is never used to describe a cute or cuddly animal. Humans are often referred to as beasts when they show animal-like behavior. Beast is also the code name of the Blue genius of the X-Men, Dr. Hank McCoy.
Beau (Bo): Beau means, “beautiful,” in French.
Beer: Beer is an alcoholic drink. It is made from water, yeast, hops, and barley.
Ben: Ben has the meaning of, “Blessed.” It is also a shortened version of Benitoite. This is a bluish gemstone.
Benedict: This name is from Eggs Benedict. A Wall Street trader in 1894, Lemuel Benedict, created this breakfast dish. He was trying to find a cure for his hangover. The name itself means, “Blessed.”
Benji: This name means, “Son of my right hand.” I have no idea what that means. This was also the name of a movie star pooch.
Benny: This popular name comes from Benjamin. It has a pretty wacky meaning. It means, “son of the south,” or “son of my right hand.”
Bentley: A Bentley is a clearing with thick grass.
Berlin: Berlin is the large capital city of Germany.
Berry: A Berry is a small pitless fruit.
Bertie: This can be a nickname for Albert. It means, “noble.”
Beryl: Beryl is crystal. Emeralds and Aquamarine are Beryl.
Billy: Billy comes from the name William. It has the meaning of, “unwavering protection.”
Bingo: This name can refer to the game or the expression. In regards to the expression, this is said to express a pleasing outcome. Bingo is also the name of a dog that belonged to some farmer.
Binx: A Binx is a slang term for a binky. This is a baby pacifier.
Biru: In Malay, Biru has the meaning, “Blue.”
Biscuit: The carb and fat-loaded breakfast treat. This would be a great food name for a little dog. Plus, most kids are familiar with the pooch named Biscuit from the books.
Bismarck: This would be a good name for a GSD. Bismarck brought Germany together in 1871 as one nation.
Bixby: This name is from the actor Bill Bixby. He played Dr. Banner in the TV Show the Incredible Hulk.
Black Hawk: The Black Hawk is the name of a US Army helicopter. This copter has been in military use since 1979. For a canine, I think I would just him Hawk.
Blade: This name can have several different meanings. Blade is the vampire hunter in Marvel Comics. This name can also represent the blade of the knife.
Blitz: Is an all-or-nothing crazy attack. It can be on Sundays during most football games.
Blizzard: This is a windy and long snowstorm with a lot of white stuff.
Blue: Obviously, the name Blue is in reference to the color. Blue has two references in the canine kingdom, the Blue Merle or a K-9 with some baby blues. This is also a name of a character in the Will Farrell movie, Old School.
Blur: A Blur occurs when an object moves so fast that it is hard to focus on it.
Blut: In German, this word means, “blood.” This word sounds better if you treat the, “lut,” like the “lut,” in flute.
Boa: Boa has two different meanings. One is a giant snake that crushes its prey, the Boa Constrictor. The second is a fufu scarf that has feathers.
Bobby: Bobby comes from the name Robert. This name means, “bright fame.”
Bock: Bock is a dark beer that is strong. It is made in the Autumn time and drank in the spring. There is a famous Texas beer called Shiner Bock.
Bodhi: This name means, “enlightenment.” It was also the name of the surfing bank robber from the movie, Point Break.
Bogart: “Bow strength,” is the meaning of Bogart. As a slang term, it means, “Stingy.”
Bolt: There are a few meanings for bolt. The first one is to leave fast. The second one is the lock on a door. It is also a reference to a lightning bolt.
Bomber: A bomber is a combat plane that drops bombs. Bombers can also drop missiles.
Bones: Bones make up the skeleton in bodies. They protect the internal organs and provide structure for the body.
Boomer: This word is a slang term in the Navy. A Boomer is a ballistic missile sub. Of course, it can also refer to a Baby Boomer.
Boone: This name is from the French word, Bon, which means, “Good.” It is also the last name of the legend, Daniel Boone. So, if your dog is going to hang out in the woods or go hunting, this might be a cool name.
Boots: Boots are durable footwear that protects the feet and ankles.
Boris: The name Boris might have been derived from the Turkish word for, “wolf.” In Russia, this name means, “fighter.”
Boss: A boss is a person in charge of a workplace.
Bourbon: Bourbon is a type of whiskey. For a whiskey to be a bourbon it must be made a specific way. It must be made in the US, aged in oak, and the majority of it must be from corn.
Brand: This isn’t what you think it is. Brand means, “Blade.”
Brandon: There are three different origins of this name. I’m sticking with the Welsh origin. Brandon came from the name, Bran. Bran means, “Crow.”
Bravo: This is from the NATO alphabet. It is used for the letter “B.” Additionally, the word is used when a person does something well.
Breaker: A breaker regulates electricity for safety. It is also what you call an animal or person that likes to break things.
Brew: Beer and brew are the same things.
Brick: This name is from the strong building block. Bricks are hard and tough.
Brody: This name doesn’t have a 100% agreed-upon meaning. Some believe it might come from Gaelic words. One word means, “muddy place.” The second word means, “fortification.”
Bronx: The Bronx is part of New York City. It has a reputation for being the tough part of the city.
Brownie: A brownie is a cross between fudge and cake. It always has chocolate in it. If you have a sweet brown dog, this might work.
Bruce: Bruce means from the thick brush.
Bruin: A Bruin is another term for a bear.
Bruiser: This is a person that likes to scrap and fight.
Bruno: Bruno is from a German boy name, Brun. Brun has the meaning, “Armor or shield.”
Brutus: Brutus was a Roman politician that helped killed, Caesar. The murder was depicted in the play, Julius Caesar.
Bubba: Bubba is a term that derived from the word, “brother.” It is usually used in the south.
Buck: When you imagine Bucks, you picture big deer with their glorious antlers. Those Bucks can strike fear in their aggressors. Also, Buck can imply money, making your Buck a valuable asset.
Bucky: This nickname comes from Buck. A Buck is a male deer.
Bud: Bud is short for Buddy. A buddy is a friend. This can also rep the beer, Budweiser.
Buddy: A buddy is one of your best friends. This was also the name of the first US seeing-eye canine. Buddy was a German Shepherd.
Bullet: This is the metal that is shot out of a gun. It also can mean fast.
Burgundy: Is this a shout-out to Ron Burgundy from Anchorman? Or is a nod to the French wine? You pooch, your call.
Buster: Buster means the tough guy. So, if you got a tough pup, then this would be a choice.
Butkus: If you are from Chi-town, then you already know where this came from. Dick Butkus was the hard-hitting maniac that played for the Bears Football team.
Buttons: Buttons are those round things that close your shirt. They can also be used on pants, coats, and jackets.
Buzz: Buzz was the spaceman in the movie, Toy Story. It also has a few meanings. The first one is noise. It is a small humming sound that bees make. The second one is to move around quickly. Another one is an “Excited feeling.” This feeling is sometimes created by booze. Also, there is a short haircut.
Caesar: This name is from the food item Caesar salad. Since it has a lot of stuff in it, this name might be good for a mutt. You could also use this name from the Roman Emperors. Then this would be a good name for a strong dog.
Cal: Cal has the meaning of, “Devoted.” That is a pretty cool thing to call your new pup.
Cane: This isn’t the stick that helps people walk. Cane is an Italian word. Translated it means, “Dog.”
Captain: This name has many meanings. Captains are military ranks. They are also in charge of ships or boats. A well-known Captain is Captain America. Of course, don’t forget about Captain Morgan, the rum.
Cash: Cash is the slang term for paper money.
Caspian: This is the name of the Earth’s biggest inland area of water, the Caspian Sea.
Cavan: This would be a good name for a blue-eyed pooch. Cavansite is a bright blue crystal.
Champ: A champ is a winner and labeled the best. The name actually has the meaning of, “Warrior.”
Chancy: This name means, “Risky.”
Chase: Chase has the meaning, “To hunt.” It also means to pursue.
Cheddar: This is a yellow cheese. It is also slang for money.
Cheech: This name is a shout-out from the old Cheech and Chong movies. These funny movies centered on two characters that liked to indulge in a certain leafy product.
Chester: A Chester is a fortified camp or fortress.
Chewie: This is the nickname for the Wookie from Star Wars, Chewbacca.
Chico: Chico is the Spanish word for, “boy.”
Chief: Chief means, “Leader.” A head of a department or a tribe is the chief. It is also a rank in most military branches.
Chili: This is from the hot Chili pepper. Sure, it could also represent the meat and beans dish. But the pepper is cooler or hotter. This can also come from the description of a chill in the air.
Chill: Chill has two meanings. The first one is to be at ease. The second one is when there is a cold feeling in the air.
Chip: The crunchy side dish of a thousand lunches. This is actually a nickname for Charles, Richard, or Christopher. Chip also comes from the saying, “Chip off the old block.” This means like father, like son. A chip is also when a small piece of something is broken off.
Chive: That herb that is mixed with your sour cream for your potato. This could also be a shout-out for the popular website, The Chive.
Chong: Tommy Chong was the second part of the Cheech and Chong movie series.
Chopper: Chopper has a few meanings. First, it is slang for a helicopter. The second is the name of an ax with a big blade and a short handle. The last meaning is a type of motorcycle, which has tall handlebars.
Chubby: Chubby means overweight. However, it was the name 60’s icon, Chubby Checker.
Chunk: A chunk is a large piece of something. It was also the name of one of the boys in the movie, The Goonies.
Churchill: This name is from Winston Churchill, the leader of England during WWII. It was also the name of the cat in Pet Cemetery.
Citron: A Citron is one of the original citrus fruits. It looks like a lemon. Absolut, the vodka brand also makes a vodka called Citron. Want to take a guess on what it is flavored with?
Clark: Clark means, “scribe.” It comes from the word, “Clerk.”
Clyde: This name comes from a Scottish river. It is also the name of the outlaw in the Bonnie and Clyde duo.
Coal (Cole): Coal is a black rock that is combustible. It is used as a fossil fuel.
Cobalt: Cobalt is an element, that is most known for producing the unique Cobalt Blue color. So, if you have a male puppy with some blue peepers, this might be a unique name for him. On a side note, you can nickname him Bolt.
Cobb: Could mean either Corn on the Cobb or Cobb Salad.
Cobbler: A cobbler is a guy that makes shoes. It is also a name of a dessert. It’s like a pie with fruit and a batter crust on top.
Cody: Cody means, “helpful.”
Coffee: The breakfast of champions. Coffee is a drink made from the coffee bean.
Cola: This is another word for soda or pop. It is a sweet carbonated beverage. Back in the day, cola was made from the Kola nut.
Colby: This is the name of a semi-hard US cheese.
Collins: This name is a shout-out to Tom Collins. This is a mixed alcoholic drink.
Colonel: This is a senior rank in the military branches. It is usually below Brigadier General.
Colossus: A person or thing that is much larger than normal. A colossus overpowers all others just by size. Colossus is also a Russian member of the X-Men.
Colt: Colt is a gun maker. They have been making firearms for the military since the Civil War. This is one of the cool gun names for dogs. Colt is also a young male horse. Also, Colt 45 is a malt beer.
Comet: A Comet is a celestial body that speeds through the realm of space. Also, Comet is the name of one of Santa’s reindeer.
Cooper: Cooper was the name of the hound in the flick, The Fox and the Hound. The name is actually what they use to call people that made barrels.
Coors: This is a shout-out to one of the world’s largest beer makers, Coors.
Copernicus: This dude was a scientist in the 16th century. He is considered the father of astronomy. He was the one that proposes that the Sun was the center of the universe and not Earth. If you got some geek in you, this might work. It might also work if you want people to think that you’re smart.
Corona: This can be a tricky name! When someone said Corona, you grabbed a lime and drank some beer. This association ended in 2020 when the world stopped. Now when you say Corona, you think of the virus that created a pandemic.
Crash: Crash is a verb, noun, adverb, and adjective. As a verb, it means to collide. The result of the collision is the noun. As an adverb, it is a sudden huge sound. So, for a strong dog, the version you choose will work.
Creed: Creed is the name of Saber-tooth in Marvel Comics–a ferocious feral creature. This is also the name of a sub-par grunge rock group.
Creole: Creole is used to describe a style of cooking from New Orleans. It can also be used to denote anyone and their decedents that originated in Louisiana during the colonial era.
Croc: This name is for the swamp-loving killing machine, the Crocodile.
Cronus: In Greek Mythology, he was the ruler of the Titans. He was also the father of Zeus. He was a legit badass, he castrated his own father and ate his own children.
Crown: A crown is a piece of gold that Kings and Queens wore on their heads. It is also the name of a Canadian blended whiskey, Crown Royal.
Crumb: These are the tiny pieces of a baked product that is left over.
Crush: This word means to squeeze and apply force, which results in destruction. You could also use Crusher as a name.
Cub: A baby bear is called a cub.
Cuervo: This is a shout-out to the guy that makes a mean tequila, Jose Cuervo.
Cujo: Cujo is the St. Bernard who contracted Rabies in Stephen King’s novel, Cujo. Of course, this can be one of those ironic dog names for a small pooch.
Curley: If something is made up of curls or curves, then it is curly. Often this term is used to describe hair. There are several pooches that have this kind of hair. Also, Curley was the name of one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, Curley Howard. He was one of the Three Stooges.
Dagda: In Celtic Myth, Dagda was a “Good God.” He was the God of Knowledge
Dagger: This is a short knife-like weapon designed to stab, instead of cut.
Dallas: The meaning of Dallas is, “meadow dwelling.” It is also the name of one of the biggest cities in Texas.
Dammit: This word is used to express anger or used with a negative outcome. It’s not a family-friendly name.
Danger: This when a situation can cause injury.
Darwin: Darwin means, “Dear friend.” This is also the last name of the scientist that brought evolution to the scene.
Deacon: Deacon was President Carter’s Secret Service code name. The name Deacon has the meaning of, “Dusty one,” or “Servant.” A Deacon is also a religious minister.
Dev: Dev means, “Divine or God.” It can also reference, Blue Devils. Blue Devils can rep a lot of different things.
Dexter (Dex): Dexter was a TV show about a nice serial killer? Dex would work for a pup with some baby blue eyes. This would be because of the cleaner, Windex.
Diesel: This internal – combustion engine is used in Trucks. The engine was invented by Rudolf Diesel.
Dill: Dill is a popular herb and seed in cooking. The most notable use of Dill is with the pickle.
Dingo: This is an Australian wild dog.
Dino: Dino is the name of the Flintstones pet. It is also an Italian name that means, “Little sword.”
Diogee: You will need to be an extrovert if you pick this name. Explaining it will always lead to talking with people. Diogee is the exact spelling of D O G.
Dipper: A dipper is someone or something that dips. It is also the name of a bird.
Dobby: Dobby was the house-elf in the Harry Potter series.
Doc: Doc means, “Wise person.” It is also the nickname of the gunslinger, “Doc” Holiday. Doc Holiday was a major character in the movie Tombstone.
Dodge: Dodge is an American carmaker. It also means to move quickly to avoid something. Additionally, it is part of the saying, “Get out of Dodge.” This means leaving a dangerous area.
Dog: Dog is the name of Daryl’s Belgian Malinois in The Walking Dead.
Dolphus: This German name means, “Noble wolf.”
Doobie: If you use this name, you might get some strange looks. This is the slang term for a pot joint. I’m not talking about the pot that you use on your stove.
Donner: Donner is from Germany. It is the word they use for, “Thunder.”
Donut: A donut is a ring of fried cake dough that is sweet.
Dooby: This is a slang term for a pot joint.
Doom: This is a terrible fate. Doom is also a computer game.
Dozer: Dozer is a nickname for a bulldozer. A bulldozer is a powerful vehicle that moves earth, rocks and other objects with its large movable front blade. It could also be used to describe a person or a thing that powers through life and other situations.
Drake: This is a pretty cool name. It means, “snake, “or “dragon.”
Drax: Drax is from the Marvel Universe. He is in the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Dave Batista plays Drax in those films.
Dredd: This is another Comic book name. Judge Dreed is a futuristic cop and judge. He has the power to arrest, convict and punish. Also, the word dread is the feeling of fear.
Drogon: Because of Game of Thrones, dragons are popular again. Drogon is one of the three dragons from the show. It is the biggest and most forceful one.
Dude: Dude is another way to say, guy or man.
Dudley: Dudley started out as a last name. It was used by people that lived in Dudley, England.
Dug: This is a pooch pun with a twist. It is based on the name Doug. Doug means, “Dark Water.”
Duke: Duke is a royal rank. It is one level below King. It is also the nickname of one of the greatest, John Wayne.
Duncan: This Scottish name means, “dark warrior.” It is also the name of a cake mix company, Duncan Hines. So, it might be a good name for a foodie that is also a bad-ass.
Dunkin: Dunkin Donuts is a popular donut and coffee chain.
Durden: This is a shout-out to Tyler Durden. He was in the movie, “Fight Club.”
Dutch: Dutch refers to the Netherlands. This was also the nickname for Ronald Reagan.
Eagle: The Eagle is the official bird of the United States. Also, it was President Clinton’s Secret Service code name.
Earl: Earl means, “warrior.”
Eddie: This can be short for Edmund, Edwin, or Edward. Edmund and Edward mean, “Wealthy guardian.” While Edwin means, “Rich friend.” Either way, it deals with wealth.
Einstein: Hopefully you know that this is a shout-out to Albert. If you have a smart pooch this would be a cool choice.
Eli: Eli means, “high or elevated.”
Elliot: As a first name Elliot means, “the Lord is my God.”
Elvis: Elvis means, “all-wise.” However, it is mostly associated with Elvis Presley.
Enzo: Enzo means, “ruler of the home.”
Ernie: Sure this might a name of a puppet from Sesame Street, but it’s meaning is cool. Ernie means, “Battle to the death.”
Everest: Most people link this name with Mt. Everest. This is the highest mountain above sea level.
Face: Face is from the TV show, A-Team. Templeton Peck was the con man of the group.
Falcon: Falcons are badass birds. They’re total meat-eaters, with wicked talons.
Falk: This what the Germans use for the word, “Falcon.”
Fang: This is what Hagrid called his pooch in Harry Potter. It is also the slang term for canine teeth.
Feta: This is a Greek cheese made from goat’s milk.
Finley: Finley means, “hero,” or “warrior.”
Finn: The name Finn means, “White or fair.” It is also the last name of one of America’s first bad boys, Huck Finn. This would be a cool name for a White Husky or GSD. It would also be good for a minion pooch.
Fire: This would be a crazy name. First, there is the fire that burns. Then there is the fire command to a gunner.
Fireball: This is a ball of fire. It can refer to a meteor. Back in the day, they were used in warfare. Flammable material was set on fire a launched at the enemy. There is also a cinnamon-flavored whiskey call Fireball. Also, this is the name of hard candy.
Fish: Fish are animals that live under the water. They smell really bad, but some taste really good.
Flash: Flash is the scarlet speedster from DC Comics who can move at super speed. This would also make a funny ironic name for a slow pooch.
Fletch: This name means, “Arrow maker.” Fletch is also the name of a 1985 Chevy Chase Comedy.
Flick: Flick is another term for a movie. It also means, “To launch with a fast movement.”
Flint: This name has a couple of meanings. Most people know that flint is a rock used to create sparks for a fire. Flint was also a character on GI Joe. Back in the day, flint was used for tools and weapons.
Floyd: Floyd means, “gray-haired.”
Flump: Flump is a marshmallow treat from the UK. It can also be a word the describes the sound of a fall.
Flynn: This is an Irish name that means that you are the son of a red-haired man.
Fonz: The Fonz was how cool was defined in the late ’70s and early ’80s. He was a character on the TV show, Happy Days.
Ford: Ford is a name of a US carmaker. A Ford is a shallow place in a river where you can cross.
Forest: This is like the woods. A huge area that has trees and bushes.
Forge: Forge was how blacksmiths made metal stronger. They would heat it then beat it. They would keep doing this until it reached a perfect strength and shape. This is how they use to create weapons.
Foster: The name Foster came from people that took care of a forest. A foster is also a person that cares for animals or children. But let’s not forget about the beer from down under, Foster’s Lager. This would be cool for a foster dog.
Frank (Franky): Sure, it’s a human name, but it can reference a few different meanings. As a name, Frank means “Free one.” Frank as a word means to be open and honest. It could also reference Frank Sinatra, Ol’ blue eyes. Also, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is a staple in most people’s kitchens. If you don’t have a bottle, go out and get one. Frank would be a cool name for a spicy pooch.
Fred: Fred means, “Peaceful Ruler.”
Freeway: A freeway is another term for a highway. If you rescued a pooch from the road, this would be a cool choice.
Frito: This crunchy corn chip would make a great name for a little scrappy pooch.
Fritz: Fritz is the German version of Fredrick. This name means, “Peace and king.”
Frost: This is when condensation freezes and forms tiny ice crystals.
Fry: Fry is when you cook food at high heat in oil. It is also what people call French fries.
Fury: This name means, “Wild or violent anger.” Fury is also the last name of a comic book hero. Nick Fury is the leader of Shield.
Gage: Gage means to measure. When used as a name it means, “Pledge.”
Gagan: This is an Indian name. Gagan has the meaning of, “Heaven” or “Sky.”
Gambit: A Gambit is a sacrificing move in Chess to gain an advantage. Gambit is also the mutant thief in the X-Men.
Gator: This is slang for alligators. Alligators are known for eating everything and for their huge jaws.
Gazoo: Gazoo was a little green space alien. He was featured in The Flintstones. He was also magical and did weird tricks. Don’t let this confuse you with a kazoo. Even though both are annoying.
Gears: A gear is a piece of equipment that helps drive machinery. It also means equipment. Like Fishing gear or football gear. As a name, it has the meaning of, “Changeable.”
George: George comes from Greece and means, “farmer.”
General: General is a highest-ranking officer for the Army, Air Force, and Marines.
Geo: Geo means, “Global.” When Geo is used as a prefix, it means, “Associate with Earth.”
Ghost: Most people would associate this name with Game of Thrones. Ghost is Jon Snow’s Dire wolf. Also, the Native Americans called the Border collies they encounter, Ghost Eye. This is due to their multicolored eyes. Regardless, this would be great for a Husky or Border collie.
Gimlet: This is a gin mixed drink.
Gin: Gin is a spirit, with a Juniper berry flavor. It is the main ingredient in several drinks. A couple of them are martinis, Gimlets, and Tom Collins.
Gizmo: When someone can’t remember what a gadget is called, they often call it a gizmo. This was also a Mogwai in the movie, Gremlins. He was the good guy.
Goose: A goose is a large waterfowl. It also means to grab someone’s butt. Goose is also the nickname for the wingman in Top Gun. Grey Goose is the name of high-end vodka.
Gorm: In Ireland, Gorm means, “Blue.”
Gotcha: This word means, “I got you.” It is usually said after someone is tricked.
Gouda: Gouda is a round yellow cheese made in the Netherlands.
Graham: This is a foodie name. It refers to Graham crackers. These crackers are often used in desserts and pie crusts.
Grimes: Grimes is the last name of the hero in the Walking Dead; Rick Grimes.
Growler: What a perfect thing to call your pup! A growler is something that growls. It is also the name of a beer jug.
Guinness: Is this for the book of world records or the Irish stout?
Gumbo: This name is based on the famous stew from Louisiana. If you love New Orleans, this canine name would be great.
Gunnar: This Nordic name means, “Soldier.”
Gunther: “Warrior,” in the meaning of this name.
Gyro: A Gyro is a popular Greek sandwich. They are made by folding a round piece of flat bread around cut meat.
Hades: Hades was the God in Greek Mythology the ruled the underworld.
Hail: This name comes from the sky. Hail occurs when water freezes then melts then refreezes on its way to Earth. The results are ice balls, which can hurt.
Halo: This is a golden light that is above an angel’s head. It often looks like a metal ring. This is also a crazy video game.
Ham Bone: This is the large bone that is in a cut of ham.
Hammer: This is the tool used to drive in nails or to break things.
Hank: Hank means, “home-ruler.” Hank is sometimes used as a nickname for Henry.
Hannibal: He is one of the best military commanders in history. He lived from 247 BC to 183 BC. There are also two fictional Hannibals. The first one is Hannibal Lector from The Silence of the Lambs movie. The second is Hannibal Smith, commander of the A-Team. Hannibal would be a great name for a tough dog. It could also good for a small dog that likes to bite.
Happy: This is a feeling. The good kind. If you are happy you are content and cheerful.
Harvey: This name has the meaning of, “Battle worthy.” It can also refer to Harvey Wallbanger. This is a mixed drink made with vodka.
Havoc: Is the result of complete destruction. It can also refer to the acts the led to the destruction.
Hawk: This is a bird of prey, that hunts small animals and other birds.
Hawkeye: Hawkeye is the archer in the Avengers. It is also the name of a gemstone, Hawk’s eye. It is a gray and blue version of a Tiger’s eye.
Heller: This is what you call someone that causes chaos.
Helmer: Helmer has the meaning of, “The wrath of a warrior.”
Helo: A Helo is a slang word for the helicopter.
Hemi: A Hemi is an engine that has a hemispherical combustion chamber. This produces a vehicle with great power.
Hendriks: Hendricks is for Jimmy, one of the top guitarists ever.
Henry: Henry has the meaning of, “home-ruler.”
Herb: An Herb is from the leaves of a plant or a flower. Herbs are usually used for flavoring. Just like a pooch, a little goes a long way and it certainly adds flavor to your life.
Hercules: Hercules is the son of Jupiter in Roman Mythology. He is known for his feats of strength.
Hero: A Hero is someone that saves the day. This is a great name for a dog because they save more than the day. They save our sanity and our souls.
Hershey: This is the name of the famous chocolate company.
Hinto: Hinto has the meaning of, “Blue.” It is a Native American name.
Hoagie: If you are a sandwich fan, then this name might fit your canine. A Hoagie is a submarine sandwich.
Homer: Homer means, “security.” It is also the name of the greatest dad ever, Homer Simpson.
Hooch: Hooch was the name in the cop movie, Turner and Hooch. It is also a reference to illegal booze.
Hops: A rabbit and kangaroo hops. Hoping is jumping short distances from place to place. Hops is also a key ingredient for beer.
Hoss: In the US South, Hoss is how some people say, “Horse.” It is used to describe someone that is strong and big.
Huck: Huck means to throw something. It is also the nickname of Mark Twain’s iconic character, Huckleberry Finn.
Huckleberry: Huckleberries are a small round fruit, like blueberries. Also, Huckleberry Hound is from Saturday morning cartoons.
Hudson: Hudson means, “the son of Hudd.” Not sure who Hudd is. It is also the name of the famous Hudson River that flows through New York.
Huey: Huey means, “bright in soul and mind.”
Hugo: Hugo has the meaning of, “Smart.” So, if your pup is a smart breed this would work.
Hund: This name is the word for, “Dog,” in Germany.
Hunter: Hunter is a person that goes out and hunts for animals. This also became a hunter’s last name in the middle ages.
Hux: General Hux is a new bad guy in the Star Wars flicks. It is also a reference to the “Brave New World,” author, Aldous Huxley.
Huxley: This name comes from Aldous Leonard Huxley. He wrote the novel, Brave New World.
Iggy: Iggy means, “Fiery one.” Anytime you heard the name Iggy, you thought of Iggy Pop. He was a punk rocker. However, recently another Iggy has popped up, Iggy Azalea. She is a rapper from Australia. So, this might be a name that could go to a boy pup or a girl pup.
Ike: Ike has one funny meaning. “To laugh,” is the meaning behind this name.
Indy: This name comes from the Indiana Jones Movies. The main character’s name is Indy. However, fans of the movie know that he stole that name from his childhood dog.
Izzy: “God is my oath,” is the meaning behind Izzy. A well-known Izzy is, Izzy Stradlin. He was a guitarist that was a founder of Guns N’ Roses.
Ion: Ion is either a neg or pos charged atom. Also, the Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner later became the being Ion for a storyline.
Jack: Jack is just a popular normal human name. This works if you like to keep it simple and don’t need added attention. Jack Daniels is also a Tennessee whiskey.
Jackson: This name means, “the son of Jack.”
JAFO: JAFO is an acronym that was in the movie, Blue Thunder. It stands for, Just Another F’n Observer. Because this name rhymes with, “no” you might have to use another word for “no. “
Jag: JAG comes from the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. This is part of the military that deals with the law.
Jäger: This word means, “Hunter” in German. It also reps the booze that makes you regret everything, Jägermeister.
Jagger: Jagger is a surname that means, “Peddler.” However, most people would use this for their pooch because of Mick Jagger. He is the frontman for the iconic rock group, The Rolling Stones.
Jake: This can be a nickname for Jacob. One meaning of Jake is a person who supplants. Which means to replace or takeover.
Jameson: Can you guess what Jameson means? It means, “Son of James.” It is also a well-known Irish Whiskey. This is a famous brand of Irish Whiskey.
Jasper: This Persian name means, “treasurer.”
Java: Most people use java as slang for coffee. However, back in the day, coffee was grown on an Island called Java. If you love coffee this might be a cool name for your canine.
Jaws: Jaws often refers to the movie shark. However, it can also refer to the bad guy in the 70/80’s James Bond flicks.
Jax: Jax is the nickname for the Florida city, Jacksonville.
Jay: The name meaning is, “To rejoice.” Also, this is a shout-out to the bird Blue Jay. So, this would make a cool name for a blue-eyed pooch.
Jet: A jet is a plane that uses jet engines instead of propellers.
Jethro: This name means, “overflow.”
Jim: Jim means to, “Supersede and replace.” It also a brand of Kentucky whiskey, Jim Beam. So, if you like whiskey, this could work.
Johnnie: Johnnie comes from Johnathan. This has the meaning of, “God has given.” However, Johnnie reps the Scottish whiskey, Johnnie Walker. This name comes from Johnnie Walker. It is a famous Scottish whiskey. Then you also have Johnny Carson, the famed host of the Tonight Show. “Here’s Johnny!”
Jose: Jose is from the wicked tequila. Jose Cuervo is a famous brand of this attitude juice.
Kaiser: Kaiser is the German word for Emperor. The last Emperor gave up the throne after WWI.
Kal: This name is short for Kal El. Most of you know Kal El as Superman. Superman is known as the Man of Steel and Big Blue. So, Kal would be a good name for a Husky that had blue eyes.
Kane: Kane is an Irish name that means, “Fighter.”
Kazoo: This is a tiny noisemaker. When you blow on it, a vibrating noise is produced.
Keats: This name is from the last name of the famous poet, John Keats.
Kevin: Kevin means, “of noble birth.”
Kevlar: This material is used to make bullet-proof vests. This would be a cool tag for a police canine.
Kid: This is another term for child.
Kilo: This is from the NATO alphabet. It is used for the letter “K.” Of course, Kilo is also a unit of metric measurement.
King: The King is the ruler of a country. They usually inherit the role by birth. King is also a character in The Walking Dead. The last meaning is a nod to Elvis, the King.
Kip: Kip is another term for nap. It also has the kooky meaning, “Pointed hill.”
Kirby: This German name means, “settlement by a church.”
Knight: There are many meanings for Knight. The first is from the middle ages, a warrior who fought for a Lord. This Knight is characterized by a chivalrous code of conduct. The second meaning is from the pages of Batman. Batman’s nickname throughout the comic books and movies is the “Dark Knight.”
Kobe: The Kobe name meaning is “God” and “door,” which is Japanese. Additionally, Kobe steak is a high-end steak from Japan. This steak wasn’t allowed in the US until 2012. It is also pricey. A pound in the US can go for $130. If you’re a meat person, this would be a cool shout-out to a steak you will probably never eat.
Koby: Koby means, “supplanter.”
Koda: Koda comes from the Dakota language. If you are using Koda as a nickname for Dakota, then the meaning is, “Friend.” If you are using it as a standalone, then it means, “Little Bear.” Either way, this would be a cool thing to call your pup.
Kodiak: This is the type of bear that is the ultimate beast. They are just below the Polar bear in size. They live in Alaska.
Kong: This name comes from the huge gorilla monster, King Kong.
Konrad: “wise counselor,” is the meaning of Konrad.
Kort: This is a cool pooch name. It means, “Bold and brave.”
Krieger: This German name has the meaning of, “Warrior.” Which is good, since it means, “Warrior,” in German.
Krypto: This is Superman’s dog’s name. He stands for everything that Superman stands for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
Kurgan: If you want an evil or badass name, look no more. This was the evil immortal in, “Highlander,” the movie.
Kylo: This name is most known for the Star War’s villain, Kylo Ren. Kylo means, “sky.”
Lager: Lager is a type of beer.
Lancer: A lancer was the person that used a lance as a weapon. Also, this was President Kennedy’s Secret Service code name.
Larry: The name Larry means, “from Laurentum, Italy.”
Laser: A Laser is a device that uses emitted light. This tech has medical, military, and many more applications.
Legend: A legend is a famous person in a specific field. It could also be a story or a person that is special but cannot be proven.
Lenny: This is a nickname for Leonard. This name means, “bold as a lion.”
Leo: Whenever you hear Leo, do you think of the lion? Most people do. It makes sense since, Leo has the meaning of, “Lion.”
Leon: Leon means, “lion.”
Ler: Ler is the Sea God in Irish myth.
Levi: This name is from the brand of famous blue jeans. An ideal name for a K-9 will s set of blue peepers.
Linus: This name means, “flax.” It is also the name of a Peanut’s character.
Lobo: Lobo is a DC comic character that is an alien bounty hunter. This is also the Spanish word for “Wolf.”
Logan: This is one of the more popular Marvel dog names. The Wolverine from X-Men. Wolverine is always depicted as small, stocky, ferocious, and deadly.
Loki: The trickster Norse god. Also, Thor’s adopted brother and often an enemy in the Marvel Universe.
Louis: Louis means, “famous warrior.” Lou and Louie are nicknames for Louis.
Luca: Luca is from the name, Lucas. This name means, “light.”
Lucifer: Lucifer in Latin means, “light-bringer.” However, this is also the name of the Devil.
Lucky: When events or situations turn out good, the term luck is thrown around. When luck keeps happening for one person, then they are called Lucky.
Luke: Luke originally comes from the name Lucas. So, Luke means, “light.”
Luger: The Luger was a kind of gun that was used by Germany during WWI and WWII.
Mac: Here is another name that comes from food, macaroni, and cheese. Also, Mac means, “Son.” It can also be a term that you call a man that you don’t know.
Macho: Macho means, “man,” in Spanish. It also is a word that describes a pride associated with manliness.
Mack: Mack means, “son of.” It is also a name of a truck company.
Magnus: Magnus has the meaning of, “The greatest,” in Latin.
Major: Major is an Officer rank in the Army, Air Force, and Marines.
Malt: Malt is a kind of beer. The fermentation process is shortened compared to regular beer. This makes malt have a sweeter taste.
Marley: Marley is a unisex name. If used for a boy, it can be a shout-out to Reggae legend Bob Marley. As a name, it means, “wood clearing.”
Mars: Mars is the red planet, right next to Earth. This was also the name of the War God in Roman myth.
Marvel: Marvel is something that is spectacular. This can be a person, thing, or action. It is also the name of one of the biggest comic book companies.
Mason: Mason is a person that works with stones. The name symbolizes strength with a solid foundation.
Maui: This is an island in Hawaii. It also has the meaning of, “God of fire.”
Maverick: An independent thinker and doer is a maverick. While it’s true that Tom Cruise ruined this name for a while. We believe there’s been enough time elapsed since Top Gun to make it cool again.
Max: Another normal name implying a need to blend in, not stand out. Max was also the name of the bionic German shepherd in the Bionic Woman TV show.
Maximillian: “The greatest,” is the meaning of this name. It is related to Maximus. If you know you have a great pup, then this could work.
Mayhem: This is when a hell breaks loose. Destruction and disorder are the results.
Meatball: The Italian ball of ground beef that people eat with spaghetti. A pooch with this name would probably resemble a ball with short legs.
Mellow: It’s all about attitude. This word means, “Laidback.” If you want a relaxed house, this might could be good for you.
Mercury: Mercury was a Roman God. His main task was communications. Mercury is also the name of the planet that is next to the sun. This is also the name of an element. Mercury is dangerous and toxic.
Merlin: Merlin means, “sea fortress,” in Welsh. Merlin is also the wizard in the King Arthur story.
Midnight: This name means exactly what you think it does, 12 AM. People use this for a black dog name.
Miles: Miles has the meaning of, “Merciful.”
Milo: Milo is a name that is all over the place. It has the meaning of, “Soldier.” Milo was also the goofy pooch in the movie, The Mask.
Miller: Miller was given to anyone that ran a mill. It is also the name of an American beer maker. Miller Lite and MGD are two of their products.
Mizu: Mizu means, “Water,” in Japanese.
Moe: “God’s Helmet,” is the meaning behind Moe. Which is a wacky meaning. Whenever I hear Moe, I think of only Moe Howard. He was the legendary chief stooge of the Three Stooges.
Mogul: This a name that is given to a powerful person that is important. Mogul is also President Trump’s Secret Service code name.
Molson: This is a successful beer company from Canada. The merged with Coors in 2005. Ten years later they have almost 80 different brands under their belt. Some of their beers are Miller, Coors, Blue Moon, and a whole lot more.
Monty: Monty means, “mountain.”
Moody: Hank Moody is the main character on the TV show, Californication. It’s can also reference the rock band, The Moody Blues.
Moose: This name comes from the big animal from the deer family.
Mousse: This can stand for the animal or the dessert. It depends on how you spell it. The dessert, Mousse, is like pudding. The animal, Moose, is like a bigger version of a deer.
Munch: This means to chew loudly. Also, if you like Dunkin Donuts, this can rep their munchkins.
Munchkin: Munchkin is from Dunkin Donuts. A good nickname would be Munch. This would fit a puppy that chews everything.
Murdoch: Murdoch is a name from Scotland, that has the meaning of, “Protector of the Sea.”
Murphy: This Irish name means, “Sea Warrior.” It is also the name of an Irish stout.
Murray: Of course, Murray is the last name for the great, Bill Murray. Also, it has a pretty cool meaning, “Lord of the sea.”
Nacho: The ultimate football snack, chips, and melted cheese. To use this name, you will people in your life with a good sense of humor.
Nano: This was a popular word in the ’80s. This was because of the TV Show, Mork and Mindy. It was the way that the alien, Mork, said greetings. It is also a prefix, which means super tiny.
Nanook: Nanook is from the Inuit language. It’s a pretty cool meaning. It means, “Polar bear.”
Neel: Neel means, “Blue,” in Hindi.
Negan: Negan is the bad guy in The Walking Dead. Probably the most known psycho of the last couple of years.
Nelson: Nelson means, “son of Neil.”
Nemo: This name means, “Nobody.” The meaning is from Latin. It also the name of the fish in the cartoon, Finding Nemo.
Neptune: Neptune was the Roman God of the sea. Neptune is also the blue planet in our solar system. So, this name would be awesome for a water breed or a blue-eyed K-9.
Nero: Nero means, “Genius,” in Finnish. It means, “Black,” in Italian.
Neron: Neron is a Spanish name that has the meaning of, “Strong.”
Night: Everyone knows what Night means. It’s when the world goes dark and the freaks come out.
Nico: Nico is a Greek name. It means, “victory of the people.”
Nilam: This is the Sanskrit word for a “Sapphire.” Sapphire is a blue gemstone.
Ninja: This is a special class of assassins from Japan.
Nitro: This is for Nitroglycerin. The explosive used in munitions and demolitions.
Noble: Noble is a social or political upper class. It can also be used if you are scientific or a chemist, from Noble gases.
Noir: Noir means, “Black,” in French.
Noodle: Noodle is often used to describe something that is limp. It comes from the food, pasta.
Nugget: A nugget is a small piece of something. The most known nuggets are gold and chicken.
Nuke: Nuke is to destroy or attack with nuclear weapons. It also can mean that something was destroyed.
Oakley: Oakley is a major brand of sunglasses.
Obi: This name means, “heart.” However, most choose this after the Star War’s Jedi, Obi-Wan.
Ocean: Everyone should know what an Ocean is since there are only 5 of them. Oceans are massive bodies of water.
Odie: Odie is the pooch in the Garfield comic strip. Odie actually has a weird meaning, “Woad hill.” Even though the meaning is wacked, it has a cool sound to it.
Odin: In Norse myth, Odin was the leader of the Gods.
Olaf: Have ever seen the movie, Frozen? This was what the funny snowman was called.
Oliver (Ollie): Oliver means, “olive tree planter.” Ollie is also the name of the Green Arrow.
Omega: Omega is used to mark the ending. It comes from the letter in the Greek alphabet.
Opie: This has become a slang term for red-haired boys. This was because Opie from The Andy Griffith Show was played by red-headed Ron Howard. It actually means, “God bear,” in Viking origins. So, if your pup has red fur, this might be a cool name.
Oreo: The Oreo is a cookie. They are made with a white sweet filling surrounded by two chocolate cookies.
Orion: This is one of the cool celestial dog names. Orion was a hunter in Greek mythology. Zeus placed him in the stars. This is how he became a constellation.
Oscar: Oscar means, “God’s spear.” It is also the brand name of some famous hot dogs, Oscar Meyer.
Otis: “Wealth,” is the meaning behind Otis. The most popular Otis was Otis Redding. He was one of the greatest singers of the 20th Century. One of his songs was, “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.”
Otto: This German name means, “rich.”
Ox: An Ox is obviously in reference to the big strong animal. Paul Bunyan had a blue Ox named Babe. It can also be a reference to the color Oxford Blue.
Ozzy: Ozzy has two different meanings. “God’s spear,” is one meaning. The other is, “Divine Protector.”
Pablo: Pablo is the Spanish version of Paul. So, this name means, “humble,” or “small.”
Padfoot: This was Sirius Black’s name when he became a big black dog in the Harry Potter series.
Patches: Patches are distinct portions of an item. So, if your pup, has different color fur, this would be a cool choice.
Patrón: This is a brand of top-shelf Tequila.
Paws: Paws are the feet of any animal with 4 legs.
Pee wee: Pee wee is a nickname for something little. People are familiar with Pee-Wee Herman, a kid’s show host. Warning! Pee-Wee Herman got into a lot of trouble for some wacky stuff.
Perry: This name comes from the Periwinkle. This is a small snail that lives in the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the name of a blue and purple flower.
Pesto: Pesto is a sauce made from olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, and parm. It is from Italy and is green.
Pez: This is the company that makes Pez dispensers and the little candy that goes in them.
Pico: This has two meanings. The first is the translation of the Spanish word, Pico. It has a meaning of, “Peak.” The second one is the prefix for measurements. Pico means very small. So, if your pup is small or huge, this name could work.
Pip: Pip is what a tiny fruit seed is called. It also means, “lover of horses.”
Pixel: This a unit for a computer image or screen. It is the smallest item that can be controlled. An image is made up of several thousand of them. If you are a techie, this might work for your new pup.
Pooter: Taken from the metal Pewter. This is a common metal that has a shiny finish. Pewter Blue is also a shade of blue. For this reason, Pooter will be a good name for a K-9 with blue peepers.
Porter: The meaning of Porter is, “Gatekeeper.” It is also a kind of dark beer.
Porterhouse: This is a cut of steak, much like a T-Bone but thicker and meatier. If you are a meat person, then this might be a good name for your new best friend. Of course, I’d shorten the name to Porter.
Potato: This is a root vegetable that is the main component in French Fries.
Potter: This name can be a shout-out to Harry Potter. Potter refers to people that made drinking objects.
Prost: If you like to be happy, this might be a good fit. Prost means, “Cheers,” in Germany.
Providence: Providence is a city in the Northeastern US. It has the meaning of, “Protection from God or nature.” This was also President Eisenhower’s Secret Service code name.
Puck: The mischievous elf from the Shakespearean play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Puck will also make a cool name if you’re a hockey fan.
Pyro: This is a bad guy in the X-Men world. If a person has a metal need to start fires, then they are called a pyro.
Quake: Quake comes from Earthquake. This is where everything shakes because of the earth’s plates.
Rad: Rad is a unit of measure for radiation absorption. It is also slang for the word, “Radical.”
Radar: Radar was created by the Military. It is used to detect planes, boats, subs, and other enemy vehicles. This tech uses radio waves.
Ragnar: This Norse name means, “Warrior or judgment.”
Raiden: In Japan, Raiden is the Lightning and Thunder God.
Rainier: “Warrior,” is the meaning of this Norse name.
Ralph: Ralph means, “wolf counselor.”
Rambo: This name comes from the movie character, John Rambo. The first Rambo movie was First Blood.
Ranger: This name comes from the United States Army Rangers. It can also, be from the Texas Rangers.
Rascal: A rascal is a kid or man that acts naughty.
Rawhide: Rawhide is a leather that is untanned. Rawhide was also the Secret Service Code Name for President Reagan.
Reaper: A reaper takes stuff away or harvests. The Grim Reaper takes your soul away.
Red: Generally reserved for a red-haired canine. Also, Red is the name of Morgan Freeman’s character in The Shawshank Redemption.
Reggie: Reggie comes from the meaning of, “ruler’s advisor.”
Remo: This wicked name means, “Strong.”
Remus: Remus and Romulus were twin brothers in Roman lore. As babies, they were sent to die, however, a wolf saved them. They were later found and raised by a shepherd. The rest of their story explains the founding of Rome.
Renegade: This is word is used when a person betrays loyalty. Renegade was the Secret Service Code name for President Obama.
Reuben: A Reuben is corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on rye sandwich.
Remy: This French name means, “Oarsman.” However, for a pooch, it would be short for Remington. This is a major US gun maker. So, your K-9 can protect you just like a gun. This is also the name of Gambit, from the X-Men.
Repo: A repo happens when someone takes something back when payment is not met.
Rex: Rex is actually Latin, and means, “King.”
Rhino: This is a large destructive animal. They have huge horns on their snout.
Rico: Rico is a Spanish name that means, “strong ruler.”
Rip: Rip means to tear. It also means, Rests in Peace.” It used to be put on gravestones.
Ringo: This is a shout-out for the Beetles. Ringo Starr was their drummer.
Ritter: “Knight,” is the translation of this German word.
River: A nature-inspired name. This could a good name for a water breed. Additionally, since most rivers are blue or they were at one point, this could fit a blue-eyed pooch.
Roadie: This is a nickname given to people that work for a rock group’s tour. They live and work on the road.
Rob: Rob is short for Robert. Rob means, “bright fame.” This can also be a reference for the mixed whiskey drink, Rob Roy.
Rocco: Rocco means, “rest.”
Rock: This name has a couple of different meanings. A rock is a natural solid that is hard and been around forever. Rock is also a music style. Rolling Rock is a popular beer. The last is the name of a Wrestler, Dwayne Johnson.
Rocket: A rocket can be a missile or a vehicle that obtains its thrust from a rocket engine.
Rockwell: This name means, “Rock Springs.” It is also the last name of the famous painter, Norman Rockwell.
Rocky: Rocky is the name of boxers, especially the fictional Rocky Balboa from the Rocky movies.
Roger: In communications, Roger means “I have received your message.” The name Roger means, “famous spear.”
Rollo: This is for the candy company, Rollo. This candy has a caramel middle surrounded by chocolate.
Roman: This name dates back to Roman times. This described anyone from Rome.
Romeo: Romeo is the star-crossed lover from the play, Romeo and Juliet. Someone that fixates upon romance is often called Romeo.
Ronnie: This name means, “powerful.”
Rooster: The rooster is an adult boy chicken.
Roscoe: This name means, “deer wood.” It is also the name of Roscoe P. Coltrane from Dukes of Hazzard.
Roy: Roy has a few meanings. In Ireland, Roy means, “Red.” Another meaning is, “King.” It can also rep the mixed drink, the Rob Roy.
Rubble: Rubble is broken stone, bricks, or concrete. It’s usually what left after a building gets destroyed.
Rudy: This is a German name that means, “famous wolf.”
Rum: This is the sweet booze made from molasses.
Runt: Runt is what you called someone that was small. It is from the animal world. Every litter has a runt. The runt is usually the last one that comes out. Even though they are the smallest of the litter, they usually end up being normal-sized.
Rupert: This name means, “shining,” or “famous.”
Rusty: Rusty as a name means, “red-head.” It also describes something with rust on it.
Ryder: What they use to call Knights, so symbolizes the same.
Rye: Rye is a widely used mega grass. It can be used in beer, flour, bread, and some whiskey.
Salty: Salty is slang for abrasive or tough.
Sam: Sam is short for Samuel. It has the meaning of, “God has heard.” This also reps Sam Adams. Sam Adams was a founding US father, but it’s also a beer.
Sampson: This name means, “child of the sun.”
Sandor: Sandor is the first name of the “Hound” from the Game of Thrones.
Santa’s Little Helper: There is not a special meaning behind this one. This is Bart Simpson’s pooch from The Simpsons. This pooch was a racer but got kicked out of the sport, and Homer took him home.
Sarge: Sarge is the informal nickname for Sergeant.
Saxe: Saxe is a blue and gray color. If you drop the e, it is a musical instrument.
Scamp: This is a man or a child, who acts naughty in an innocent way.
Scampi: Scampi is a European dish. It’s prawns from Dublin Bay that are fried.
Scooter: A scooter is a motorized bike. Scooter was also a Muppet from the TV show. A lot of people use Scooter as a nickname for Scott.
Scoro: This name is from the blue gemstone, Scorodite.
Scotch: This is what you call a person from Scotland. It is also what you call whiskey that is made in Scotland.
Scout: Is scout a boy or girl dog name? Scout can be both a boy and a girl’s name. A scout is a person that travels alone to gather intel for a large group. This is also the name of Atticus Finch’s daughter in To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout is also the name of Tonto’s horse in The Lone Ranger.
Scrapper: If someone likes to fight, then they are scrappers.
Scrappy: Do you remember, “Puppy power?” If you do then you know that phrase is from the cartoon puppy, Scrappy-Doo. If you love to fight, then you are a scrapper. So, scrappy is a term people use for a scrapper.
Schäfer: If you have any kind of shepherd, this would-be choice. “Shepherd,” is the meaning of this German word.
Search: Search means to look for something. Also, President Nixon’s Secret Service Code name was Searchlight.
Sergeant: Sergeant is a rank for enlisted servicemen in the Army, Air Force, and Marines.
Shades: This is a slang term for sunglasses. It implies a coolness factor.
Shadow: A shadow is a dark area that is made by when something blocks the light. Shadow also means to follow someone closely. Most pooches become shadows to their humans. Of course, this would be a great name for a black pooch.
Sharpie: This name comes from the brand of markers. You can shorten it to Sharp, which gives it an edge.
Shep: This is a nickname for a shepherd. So, it might be an obvious name for a GSD. I like how it sounds for a pooch.
Shiner: Shiner is the slang term for a black eye. It can also rep, Shiner Bock. This is a Texas dark beer.
Shredder: A Shredder is a fast guitar player. It is also what you call a tool that shreds.
Shrek: A Shrek is when someone makes a high piercing sound. Shrek was also the funny ogre from the Shrek movies.
Simba: In The Lion King, Simba was the cub that became king. The actual meaning of this is, “Lion.”
Skip: Skip can be a nickname for a ship’s captain. Skip is also when something moves in light and springy movement. Kids often skip. They glide across the ground by walking in a jumping movement.
Slash: Slash is to slice someone or something with a knife or a sword in a wide motion. Also, the lead guitarist of the original Guns N’ Roses is named Slash. Slash could also represent a canine’s toughness.
Slate: Slate is a grey rock. It is also associated with Slate Blue, which is a shade of blue.
Sledge: This name is from the Sledgehammer. A larger than normal hammer that takes two hands to swing. This name indicates strength for a canine.
Sleet: Sleet is frozen rain. Which is dangerous and can hurt when it hits you.
Slink: Slink means to move slowly and quietly.
Smokey: Smokey can refer to a few things. Smokey is the nickname for police. It is also the name of the bear that warns you about forest fires. Smokey can also describe a place or event. This is when a location is filled with smoke.
Snots: This one isn’t pretty. Snot is the liquid junk that comes out of your nose. The reason it’s on this list is because of the movie, Christmas Vacation. Snots was a Rott in the flick.
SoCo: This is from a lot of people’s high school days, I mean college days. Southern Comfort was an inexpensive whisky. SoCo is what everyone called it. short for Southern Comfort.
Soda: Soda is another name for a soft drink or pop. This is also short for Sodalite. This is a bluestone.
Sonic: Sonic the Hedgehog is a popular video game. The word sonic relates to sound waves.
Sonny: This name is a nickname for, “son.”
Sparky: Sparky means, high energy and lively. Sparky is also the fire dog. He helps educate kids about fire safety. This name isn’t just reserved for a Dalmatian. It can be used for any lively pooch.
Specs: Specs is slang for glasses and is a nickname for people that wear glasses.
Spike: A spike is a sharp large nail. It is also a term for throwing, blocking or hitting a ball into the ground. For a pooch, this is a great name for a big intimidating canine. A lot of cartoon dogs from the seventies were called Spike.
Spot: Probably the first dog you ever read about. See Spot run. Pups with this title have different colored spots on them.
Sprocket: A sprocket is a round metal piece with teeth that is on a bike that moves the chain.
Sprout: Sprout would be a cool name for a little pooch. It was also the name of the Jolly Green Giant’s sidekick. Sprout means to grow. It is usually given as a nickname to a kid that is growing.
Spud: Spud is a term for a potato.
Stanley: Stanley means, “Stoney clearing.”
Starbuck: Starbucks is an overpriced coffee chain.
Stark: The word Stark has many meanings. Stark is the last name of the heroic family in Game of Thrones. Additionally, Stark is also the last name of Iron Man, Tony Stark. In Germany, This word means, “Strong.”
Steel: Steel is a strong metal alloy. Steel is also a shade of blue that leans towards the gray side of the spectrum.
Stein: This name comes from the German word for “Stone.” It is best associated with a beer stein.
Stitch: Stitch is the main character in the movie, Lilo and Stitch. This word also means to sew together.
Stoli: Stoli is a vodka brand.
Stone: A stone is another name for a rock. Yet some believe that a stone is a rock that is used by humans. Stone is also part of the name of wrestling legend Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Strong: This is a shout-out to one of the most famous GSDs in the US. Strongheart is one of the famous dog names that most people have forgotten. He was one of the three canines that are on the Hollywood walk of fame. He was a movie star before Rin Tin Tin in the 1920s.
Stout: Stout means short and thick. It is also a kind of beer.
Stryker: This is the name of a family of 8 wheeled armored military vehicles. The Stryker has mobility and firepower.
Styx: The River Styx is the River that divides the earth from the underworld in mythology. Styx is also the name of a Rock group from the late 70s to early 80s. Also, calling a dog, Sticks is somewhat funny.
Sullivan: Sullivan has a meaning or, “dark-eyed.”
Sully: Sully is from the animated movie, Monsters Inc. He is the big blue monster.
Sumo: This would be a great name for a huge pooch. Sumo is a heavyweight wrestling contest.
T-Bone: This is from the cut of steak. A nickname of this would just be “T”. This could also stand for the beverage. A canine called T-Bone would definitely need to be tough.
Taco: Taco is a perfect name for a little pooch with a lot of crunch.
Talon: A Talon is the claw of a bird of prey. They can shred and are sharp. If you have a little hunting pooch, this might be a cool name.
Tank: A tank is an armored fighting vehicle that is used in war.
Tannin: Do you what makes some wine bitter? It’s a compound called Tannin.
Tanz: Tanz is short for Tanzanite. This is a cool gemstone, that changes color based on the light.
Taranis: This was the Thunder God in Celtic mythology.
Taron: Taron is a cool-sounding name. It means, “Earth Man.” It might be weird to call a dog, but it is unique.
Taser: A Taser is a non-lethal weapon that shocks a person.
Tater: This is another word for a potato.
Taz: Taz is the nickname for the Tasmanian Devil from the Cartoons. Taz was an impatient animal that had massive temper tantrums. He also left a path of destruction anywhere he went.
Teddy: Teddy comes from Edward or Theodore. The meaning of Teddy is, “Divine gift.” Ted also references the Teddy bear. So, if your pup is going to be like your new Teddy Bear, this could work.
Tequila: This is an alcoholic drink. It is from Mexico and made with blue agave. It’s the booze with the worm in it.
Tesla: Tesla was an inventor that helped bring AC/DC to the world. He is thought to have invented several futuristic creations.
Tex: Tex is the nickname for someone from the state of Texas.
Thanatos: Don’t confuse this with the Avenger’s Foe. However, they do have a lot in common. Thanatos was the Death God in Greek Myth.
Thanos: Thanos is a villain in the Marvel comics. He was recently the main bad guy in the last two Avengers movies.
Theodore (Theo): This name means, “God’s gift.”
Thor: Thor is the God of Thunder. He is also a badass comic book hero.
Thumper: A Thumper is a nickname for someone that bangs things. Thumper was also a bunny in the flick, Bambi. This would be a funny thing to call a pup that always ran into walls.
Thunder: This sound happens after lighting. In old times, people use to think the sound was from the Gods.
Tier: This is the German translation of the word, “Beast.”
Tiger: This term is usually given to someone that is scrappy. It is also a kind of wild cat. It’s the orange one with stripes.
Timberwolf: This was President Bush’s (41) Secret Service Code name. It is also what some people call a Grey Wolf.
Titan: A titan is a person who is very powerful, smart, and strong. Titan is also a word to describe something massive.
Tito: Tito really doesn’t have a cool meaning. It comes from Titus. Titus means, “Title of Honor.”
Titus: This name has the meaning of, “Title of honor.” It was used in Rome to denote leadership.
Toby: This name means, “God is good.”
Tofu: This is a bean curd that vegetarians eat for protein.
Tom (Tommy): Tom is from the name Thomas. Thomas means, “Twin.” Tom is also a name of a drink, Tom Collins.
Tonka: Every little boy and some girls that grew up during the ’50s through the 80’s know the word Tonka. These were toy trucks made out of steel. It’s when toys were toys and lasted. The word Tonka is from the Dakota word, tanka. This means, “Great.”
Tonks: Tonks is the last name of a Harry Potter character, Nymphadora Tonks. She was in the Order of the Phoenix. Even though the character was a girl, the last name is masculine.
Tony: Tony is a nickname for Anthony. This name means, “priceless.”
Toro: Toro is the Spanish word for, “bull.”
Toryn: Toryn is an Irish name that means, “Chief.”
Toto: This was Dorothy’s dog in The Wizard of Oz. It also means, “In total.”
Tracker: A Tracker is a dog or person that can follow anyone’s trail. Dogs usually use their nose in tracking.
Trailblazer: This word is used to describe a person that doesn’t follow the norm and blazes a new trail. This was also the Secret Service code name for President GW Bush.
Tramp: This might not be PC anymore. A tramp is a person that has no fixed home and travels from place to place. It can also be an insult to a woman. The reason it is on this list is because of the Brady Bunch. Tramp was their pooch. I’m not even sure if this should be used.
Tucker: Tucker is another for being tired. Playing with your pooch all day will tucker you out.
Tumbler: Tumbler is a slang term for a drinker. This is because alcoholic drinks are served in a Tumbler glass.
Tuna: This is popular fish to eat and catch. Tunas are massive.
Turk: This can be a name of a pooch with blue eyes. Turk is the short form of Turquoise, the famous greenish blue stone.
Tyson: This name means a person who is a “firebrand.” That means they like to fight.
Ulf: “Wolf,” is the meaning behind this name from Germany. This would be cool for a GSD.
Utah: This is one of the States of America. The name is from a Native American term. Some believe it is from the Ute tribe, meaning, “people of the mountains.” Others believe it is from the Apache word, “yuttahih.” This word means, “Those that are higher up.” It is also the last name of the hero in the Point Break Movie.
Vader: Vader is the all-black-wearing villain in the Star Wars movies.
Van: This can either represent the Man, the myth the legend, Van Gogh. Or it can be a shout-out to Van’s shoe empire.
Vincent: This one might be a winner. Vincent means, “Winning.”
Vino: This is slang for wine. It actually means wine, in Italy.
Vodka: Vodka is a special type of alcoholic. It is the go-to drink for a lot of people. They either drink it straight or get it mixed.
Vulcan: This was the Fire God in Roman mythology. It is also what Spock was in Star Trek.
Waffle: A waffle is a food item. It is made with batter and fried in an iron.
Waldo: This is the kid that always gets lost. So much so that he is part of a bunch of books called, Where’s Waldo? “Powerful ruler,” is the meaning behind the name.
Walker: Walkers are zombies on the popular show The Walking Dead. A creature that will stop at nothing to eat. Sounds like a lot of canines I’ve encountered.
Wallbanger: This is what happens when you get so trashed you… Want to take a guess? You bang into walls.
Walter: This name can have two different meanings. The first is, “Army leader.” The other one is, “Powerful warrior.”
Ward: Ward means to, “Guard and protect.” Sound like this would fit every pooch.
Watson: Watson means, “son of Walter.” It is also the name of Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick.
Whisky: Of course, this is an alcoholic drink. It is also from the NATO alphabet. It is used for the letter “W.”
Widget: A widget is a mechanical device that is part of a huge system. People say widgets when they can’t recall the name of the device. It is kind of like a gizmo.
Willie: Willie is a cool thing to call your new security pup. It means, “Protector.” It can also be a shout-out to Willie Nelson.
Wilson: This old English name means, “son of Will.”
Winnie: This name is for Winnie the Pooh. He is a bear in a kid’s book series.
Winston: This name means, “joyful stone.”
Wit: This is how the Dutch say, “White.” Wit is also smart humor.
Wolf: Every canine has some wolf in it.
Wolfgang: This has been a popular German name for centuries. The name is made up of two words, wolf and gang. The gang portion means “journey,” while the wolf means “wolf.”
Woody: Woody was a cartoon woodpecker. It was also the name of the cowboy in the Toy Story flick. Warning! It also has a not-so-safe other meaning. One that I’d rather not discuss.
Wrangler: Another shout out to another blue jean brand. It is also a Jeep model. Also, a Wrangler handles cattle and or horses.
Wylie: When someone is clever or crafty, they are considered wylie. There is even a cartoon star with this name, Wile E Coyote. If your pooch is smarter than this coyote, then this might work.
Yankee: This is from the military alphabet. It is used for the letter “Y.” This was also the nickname of the North during the Civil War.
Yeats: This is the last name of the famous Irish Poet W.B. Yeats.
Yoda: Yoda is a Jedi Master in the Star Wars movies.
Yogi: A Yogi is a master of Yoga. It is also a shout-out to Baseball’s Yogi Berra. And let’s not forget about Yogi Bear. So, if your pooch is going to steal picnic baskets, this might work!
Yonder: Yonder is a large distance in a given direction. It is also for the saying, “Wild Blue Yonder.”
Yoshi: Yoshi means, “Good luck.”
Yo-Yo: A description of an up and down movement. It comes from the toy.
Zale: Zale means, “Sea Strength,” in Greek.
Zander: Zander is from Alexander. This name means, “Man warrior.”
Zazu: As a word, this means, “Movement.” In The Lion King, this was the name of the goofy bird.
Zeke: Zeke comes from the name Ezekiel. This is a Hebrew name that means, “God will strengthen.”
Zero: Zero is a number and a concept. Zero indicates nothing. Nothing as in, no value. Does your head hurt yet? It’s a cool-sounding thing for a pup. However, are you saying that they have no value?
Zeru: Zeru means, “Sky,” in the Basque language.
Zeus: Zeus is the king of Gods in Greek Mythology. He rules Mt. Olympus and the Earth.
Ziggy: Don’t let this name remind you of the cartoon. This name means, “Victorious protector.”
Zilla: This name is short for Godzilla. This was a monster from Japan.
Zinc: Zinc is a metal that is used to prevent rust on iron. It is also a mineral that is needed for proper nutrition.
Zip: Zip means to move very fast. You can also use Zippy for the name.
Zircon: Zircon is a sparkly gemstone.
Zod: General Zod is one of Superman’s greatest villains. Zod also has the same powers as Superman.
Zodiac: This name is from the star systems that horoscopes are based on. It is also the name of a small boat.
Zook: Zook is for Bazooka. This is a hand-held rocket launcher.
Zoom: Zoom means to move very fast. It is also the name of a Comic Book Villain of the Flash.
Zoomer: This is what you would call a pooch that loves to zoom around. Zoom is running around quickly.
Zorro: Zorro is a fictional character. He is a masked vigilante that fights against corruption with his sword.
Zucchini: Zucchini is a green and long vegetable. I probably would just use Zucc.
Zuko: This name, “Glory.” It is also the name of the main character in the movie, Grease.
Zulu: This is from the NATO alphabet. It is used for the letter “Z.” Additionally, Zulu is the largest ethnic group in South Africa.
I recommend that you read our Puppy Names Starting Page. This page has some tips and hazards in regards to choosing a puppy name from this dog’s name list!
Of course, Dog and Pup Town also have a page for girl dog names.
Additionally, we have the following posts. These posts highlight certain niche names. Check them out!