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Cute puppy with a unique male dog name.

Your new baby boy of a dog will need a name to match his unique personality. And it’s a name he’ll be living with for the rest of his life, so it’s crucial you pick a name that stands out from the rest and is easily recognizable. Furthermore, picking a good name will actually enhance your relationship and improve communication between you.

How to Choose a Good Dog Name

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when selecting a name for your dog. Dogs have a much easier time hearing long vowels and hard consonants, so a name like “Apollo” or “Beckett” will be much easier for him to distinguish from other words.

Most dog trainers recommend a name that has one or two syllables. Something you can say quickly. They also recommend that you avoid names that sound like commands. For example, “Bo” sounds like “no”, and “Shay” sounds like “stay”.

Make sure to choose a name that you’re comfortable yelling across a dog park. You’ll be saying his name a lot throughout his life, so be sure the name you choose is an attention grabber and as unique as possible.

Just like human names, dog names vary in popularity, depending on current social trends. For example, names from the “Game of Thrones” series have risen over time, so you’ll definitely meet male dogs named “Tyrion” or “Ghost”. Boy dog names after “Frozen” characters rose dramatically within the year the movie was released, so you’ve likely run into an “Olaf” at some point.

At least 20% of male dogs have human names like “Todd” or “Bobby”. Sports figures are also a common influence; the year Tom Brady won his first Superbowl, the name “Brady” was a fan favorite among new boy dog owners.

A bit of advice. Meet your new dog and get to know his personality. Perhaps he’ll inspire his own name. In any case, if you’re having trouble picking a dog name for your baby boy, then check out this list of unique dog names for males.

101 Unique Male Dog Names

  • Ajax
  • Albus
  • Alistair
  • Apollo
  • Arlo
  • Asher
  • Astro
  • Auster
  • Baker
  • Bayer
  • Bear
  • Beckett
  • Berg
  • Biggie
  • Bix
  • Benedict
  • Bodhi
  • Bogart
  • Boomer
  • Boris
  • Bruiser
  • Brutus
  • Buffalo
  • Bungie
  • Captain
  • Carter
  • Cartwright
  • Cash
  • Cedric
  • Cheeto
  • Cimarron
  • Corvus
  • Cosmo
  • Crew
  • Darwin
  • Dexter
  • Diesel
  • Elbrus
  • Everest
  • Everett
  • Falcon
  • Falstaff
  • Farmer
  • Fuji
  • Finn
  • Gibson
  • Gopher
  • Griffin
  • Groot
  • Heath
  • Huron
  • Huxley
  • Hobbes
  • Inchyra
  • Jasper
  • Jax
  • Juju
  • Keanu
  • Kennedy
  • King
  • Knight
  • Koda
  • Kovu
  • Licorice
  • Lincoln
  • Lulworth
  • Magnar
  • Maverick
  • Montaro
  • Moose
  • Moss
  • Nipsey
  • Nyx
  • Obelix
  • Odin
  • Omega
  • Orion
  • Orson
  • Ozzy
  • Pops
  • Remy
  • Rio
  • Rockefeller
  • Rufus
  • Ryker
  • Seamus
  • Sparrow
  • Stark
  • Sterling
  • Tank
  • Theo
  • Tobin
  • Tonka
  • Toro
  • Vader
  • Vinnie
  • Virtus
  • Wagner
  • Womble
  • Zebedee
  • Zoar
  • Zyron

There you have it, 101 unique male dog names. Be patient with the process. The name will come in time. But if you’re still having trouble choosing a name for your male dog, then check out the dog naming tool on the AKC (American Kennel Club) website.

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