100 Names for male dogs and their meanings

names for male dogs

There are thousands of meaningful names for male dogs, so choosing the right one for your furry companion can become a problem. If you have just adopted a dog, choosing the right name can take time, there are so many that it is difficult to know where to start!

Thinking about this, we offer you several lists with original and meaningful dog names. Choose the best one for your new friend!

100 Names for male dogs and their meanings
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Names for large dogs

Do you have a large breed dog and you don’t know what to call it? The idea is to choose an imposing name, which expresses power and strength. Choose the one you like best!

  • Shadow: means shadow in English.
  • Hercules – Greek demigod famous for his strength.
  • Draco: dragon in Latin.
  • Boss: boss in English.
  • Dark: black or dark in English.
  • Thor: Norse god of thunder.
  • Horus: Egyptian god of creation.
  • Lucky: lucky in English.
  • Nero: of Latin origin, it means strength.
  • Hades: Greek god of thunder.
  • Fento: fern in Galician.
  • Wolf: Wolf in English.
  • Zeus: Greek god of thunder.
  • Ra: Egyptian god of the sun.
  • Hunter: Hunter in English.
  • Bragi: Norse god of wisdom.
  • Kwan: strong in Korean.
  • King: King in English.
  • Hephaestus: Greek god of smithy.
  • Sarangi: emperor in Korean.
  • Masaki: of Japanese origin, it means large tree.
  • Sand: sand in English.
  • Choi: governor in Korea.
  • Takao: of Japanese origin, it means hero.
  • Wyatt: English name, means warrior or fighter.
  • Boris: of Slavic origin, it means big bear and reminds us of strength.
  • Liam: originally from Ireland, means protector.
  • Ero: sword in Galician.
  • Sergio: name of Latin origin, means guardian.
  • Achilles: Trojan warrior considered invincible.
  • Corvo: crow in Galician.
  • Trevo: clover in Galician.
  • Uxío: Galician version of Eugenio, it means the one who was born well.
  • Atreus: Greek mythological character.
  • André: Galician version of Andrés, it means virile.
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Names for small male dogs

Small breed puppies can also have an original name with an interesting meaning. Which one of these is your favorite?

  • Duke: Duke in English.
  • Saltón: grasshopper in Galician.
  • Kin: gold in Japanese.
  • Dino: The Flintstones mascot.
  • Prince: Prince in English.
  • Merlo: blackbird in Galician.
  • Osián: fawn or small deer in Galician.
  • Benji: means the smallest, its origin is Hebrew.
  • Fluffy: fluffy in English.
  • Anxo: Galician version of Angel, it means messenger.
  • Cookie: cookie in English.
  • Kenta: of Japanese origin, it means strong.
  • Danger: Danger in English.
  • Hugo: of German origin, it means intelligent.
  • Almond: almond in English.
  • Makki: means the smallest in Korean.
  • Asher: name of Hebrew origin, means happy.
  • Viño: wine in Galician.
  • Álvaro: name of German origin, means defender.
  • Bacon: Bacon in English.
  • Figo: fig in Galician.
  • Hiroshi: means generous in Japanese.
  • Junior: refers to someone small in English, or from minor leagues.
  • Chingu: a friend in Korean.
  • Coffee: coffee in English.
  • Gray: Gray in English.
  • Mel: Honey in Galician.
  • Yepee: happy in Korean.
  • Golden: means golden in English.
  • Pixie: forest fairies of English origin.
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Arabic names for male dogs with meaning

If you are interested in Arabic culture, you will be happy to know that you can choose from many meaningful names for your male dog:

  • Nader: exceptional or special.
  • Hakin: wise.
  • Salim: peaceful.
  • Zah: Bright.
  • Amin: faithful.
  • Halim: patient.
  • Zafir: victorious or winner.
  • Khalil: means faithful friend.
  • Ali: noble.
  • Tahir: pure.
  • Rabi: spring wind.
  • Husain: beautiful.
  • Nazeh: chaste.
  • Kaliq: creative.
  • Mishaal: illuminated or bright.
  • Ghaith: rain.

Names for white male dogs

Just adopted a white dog? Pick one of these awesome names for him!

  • Snow: means snow in English.
  • Guior: of Hebrew origin, it means brilliant or fantastic.
  • Néboa: mist in Galician.
  • Hamal: lamb in Arabic.
  • Neve: snow in Galician.
  • Ghost: ghost in English.
  • Dollar: the dog from the movie Ricky Ricón.
  • Orballo: dew in Galician.
  • Allo: garlic in Galician.
  • Aldo: German name that means noble.
  • You will see summer in Galician.
  • Dubu: tofu in Korean.
  • Queixo: cheese in Galician.
  • Courage: the dog from the cartoon Courage, the cowardly dog.
  • Winter: Winter in English.
  • Alaska: about the country of the North, known for being a land of ice.
  • Archer: archer in English.
  • Soft: soft in English.
  • Lopo: wolf in Galician.
  • Silver: means silver in English.
  • Shiro: white in Korean.
  • Fiz: Happy in Galician.
  • Sky: sky in English.
  • Everest: refers to the highest mountain in the world.
  • Cloud: cloud in English.
  • Rain: rain in English.
  • Darwin: name of English origin, means friend.
  • Cotton: cotton in English.
  • Charlie: English version of the name Carlos.
  • Milk: milk in English.
  • Iron: steel in English.