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100 Unique names for male dogs

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Modern names for your little guy

Sometimes it's tough to choose the perfect name for your little pooch. One of these 100 names for boy dogs may be the perfect match for your pup.
Modern names for your little guy
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Unique dog names inspired by comic books

Superheroes are back with a vengeance. These names, inspired by some of our favorite heroes, villains and sidekicks, are suitable for any pup who knows his No. 1 job is to protect Mommy.

  • Oliver
  • Thor
  • Loki
  • Astro
  • Doom
  • Toxin
  • Alfred
  • Vertigo
  • Warlock
  • Spectre

Unique dog names inspired by celebrities' babies

Celebrities never cease to amaze us with their ability to come up with the craziest names for their kids. Take a page out of their book, without the disbelieving stares, by unleashing your creativity on your pooch's name.

  • Banjo
  • Gunner
  • Jagger
  • Kai
  • Jett
  • Jax
  • Ikhyd
  • Bear
  • Draco
  • Denim

Unique dog names inspired by Urban dictionary

Slang is a part of our culture, so why can't you use it to inspire your pooch's name?

  • Bobot
  • Hipster
  • Yolo
  • Farkel
  • Neckbeard
  • Swag
  • Pozer
  • Soulja
  • Porb
  • Sleepy Bear

Unique dog names inspired by beer

A dog is man's best friend. We have these names tapped for the pooch who never misses a game with Dad.

  • Widmer
  • Guinness
  • Doppelbock
  • Atwater
  • Unidragon
  • Hoegaarden
  • Abner
  • Zombie Dust
  • Bad Boy
  • Rasputin

Unique dog names inspired by athletes

Have a fur-baby who just can't slow down? Knock it out of the park with one of these athletic names.

  • Ali
  • MJ
  • Lochte
  • Yogi
  • Peyton
  • Manu
  • Revis
  • Griffey
  • Dirk
  • Deion

Unique dog names inspired by sports

To keep the sports metaphor going, we've also got some adorable names inspired by the sports themselves.

  • Fenway
  • Rambo
  • Blitz
  • Grinnell
  • Grubber
  • McNasty
  • Red Zone
  • Cashspiel
  • Scrimmage
  • Bolo

Dog names inspired by's word of the day

Maybe you'd like a name that shows off your mad crossword skills. These dog names, inspired by's words of the day, shows your Words with Friends buddies you mean business.

  • Hoodwink
  • Mulligan
  • Klaxon
  • Cockalorum
  • Galligaskins
  • Inglenook
  • Salchow
  • Scrappy
  • Blatherskite
  • Slake

Dog names inspired by other animals

If your dog's personality might be more suited to another four-legged animal, he'll get along swimmingly with one of these names.

  • Wabbit
  • Phish
  • Leopard
  • Fennec
  • Hedgehog
  • Dingo
  • Coyote
  • Wombat
  • Possum
  • Tarantella

Dog names inspired by automobiles

Gear-heads will love calling their pooches by these luxury names inspired by vehicles.

  • Cooper
  • Berlingo
  • Ferrari
  • Suzuki
  • Bugatti
  • Hyundai
  • Renault
  • Cadillac
  • Aventador
  • Jag

Dog names inspired by exploration

From sailing the ocean blue to going boldly where no one has gone before, name your inquisitive little guy something inspired by exploration.

  • Drake
  • Aldrin
  • Benedict
  • Columbus
  • Picard
  • Pike
  • Hyecho
  • Hudson
  • Pizarro
  • Whymper
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