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4 Kinds of Male Dog Names

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Whether created by a name generator or inspired by science, a large dog's name can be sweet and adorable. No matter what, it all deponds the owner's imagination to come up with an unique name.
4 Kinds of Male Dog Names
Last update: 21 October, 2018

Whatever name you choose for your dog, the only important thing that really matters is if you and your pet really like it. Of course, your dog will like it and they will respond to any name you use to call them, as long as you give them hugs and treats. However, sometimes choosing a name can be complicated.  So, below you can look at some tips for naming male dogs.

Throughout history, most people have and still believe that dogs only understand orders, but that’s not true. Dogs understand many things. The empathy dogs have towards people often surpasses human understanding.

Using a Dog Name Generator

If you’re having troubles coming up with a good meaningful name for a male dog, then a name generator could be the answer to your problem.

The process is easy. However, it depends on the generator use. Just simply choose your dog’s gender, and you might be able to select a box with some other options. Next, the generator will show a list of names that are perfect for puppies.

Also, some dog name generators allow you to choose whether the list of names is inspired by books, TV shows, or their favorite food. 

Furthermore, there aren’t any strict rules when it comes to dog names. You can use a dog name generator, or look for inspiration in mythology or by the look on your dog’s face. If you still can come up with a good name, then you can go with any timeless classic. 

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Sweet, Adorable Names

However, you don’t have to pick “tough” sounding names just out of fear of wounding your dog’s masculinity. Some great names for male dogs that your puppy would be proud of are Berry, Black, and Blacky. Who says boy names can’t be adorable?

Here are some more sweet names for male dogs: Caramel, Sandy, Toffee, Lucky, Coffee, Chocolate, Romeo, Benji, Gizmo, Leo, Jax, Simba, or Elvis.

Names for Large-sized Male dogs

It’s absolutely adorable to see a Newfoundland or St. Bernard with funny names like Tiny, Hobbit, or Mini. It makes those big monster dogs look even sweeter than they really are! However, if you like strong names for male dogs that go perfectly with these gentle giants, consider naming them Khan, Hodor, Atlas, or Bear. 

Here are some more names for large dogs: Lord, King, Butch, Hulk, Thor, Beowulf, Baloo, Boxer, Wolf, Captain, Pimp, Kronos, Argos, Zeus, Dante, Ulysses, or Magnum.

Scientific Male Dog Names

No, we’re not talking about giving your dog a scientist’s name, although it wouldn’t be bad to have a dog named Einstein. We’re talking about using science to name your dog. 

Behavioral experts have come to the conclusion that short, one-syllable names for male dogs make training them much easier. That’s because dogs respond well to shorter sounds.

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When it comes to the science of dog names, you need to avoid names that sound similar to the orders you’re teaching your dog. Considering all scientific data, names like Fen, Dash, Ben, or Ash fit perfectly!

More scientific names for dogs: Lou, Sam, Zeb, Moe, Max, Ned, Poe, Ray, Bond, Brad, Liam, Yang, Noah, Flick, Zar, Felix, Koga, Alex.

Names based on pop culture

We can’t mention science without adding science-fiction. For geek dog owners, fantasy books, the most popular movies, amazing video games, and TV shows are a gold mine for dog names.

Some of our favorites include Frodo, Hagrid, Yoda, Peeta, and Shadow. These are great names for male dogs. Let your imagination run wild when you ask yourself how to name the dog that warms your heart.

Some more “geeky” dog names are Kratos, Lunatic, Canuto, Legolas, Chewy, Errol, Anakin, Sonic, Dumbledore, Drogon (Viserion and Rhaegal too!) or Draco.

Choosing a name for your dog — despite being a difficult task — should be a fun and interesting process. It’s not about being stressed over good or bad names for dogs, or worrying that your dog has a boring name. Whatever name you choose for your dog, it will be the most impressive one for you.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.