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The Best Male Dog Names Ever 

Anabel Conner
Updated January 29, 2020 17.6k votes 1k voters 26.8k views 80 items

List Rules Which of these popular boy dog names are the best? Vote on your favorites!

Congratulations on your new fur baby! Now comes the important task: choosing an appropriate name for your newest family member. It's not as easy as it seems! You'll be yelling it every time you find a chewed-up shoe, a destroyed newspaper, or he's barking his fool head off at something a mere mortal cannot see, so you best make sure you pick a good one!

Thankfully, if you're looking for names for dogs, there are folks who dig through data and compile a list of the most popular dog names each year. VPI Pet Insurance releases the official list of top boy dog names and top girl dog names each year, so nobody needs to remain in the dark about which dog names all the "cool kids" are choosing. Vote up your faves in this list of the most popular male dog names, and maybe you'll discover the perfect name for your new fuzzball! Don't see you favorite on this list, be sure to add it.
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Toby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Toby
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Moose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Lucas Myers added Moose
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Riley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Riley
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Samson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Samson
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Thor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
MalcolmMehaffey added
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Teddy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Teddy
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Lucky is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Lucky
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Gus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Gus
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Hank is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Coolza added Hank
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Cody is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Cody
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Otto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
StevenHess added Otto
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Bentley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Bentley
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Jake is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Jake
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Rufus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Coolza added Rufus
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Ziggy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Coolza added Ziggy
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Dakota is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Jean Petrunak added Dakota
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Gizmo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Gizmo
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Spencer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
HitenChoudhary added Spencer
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Odie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
CSHorseman added
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Tyson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Coolza added Tyson
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Sarge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
Patti Riley Graham added
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Koby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
MadyGreer added Koby
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Dodger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Dodger
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Thunder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
TonyPortello added Thunder
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Dammit is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Male Dog Names Ever
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Dammit
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