180 Cute Boy Dog Names For Your New Best Friend!

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Getting a new dog is good for the soul. It may not be so good for the wallet, but you’re investing in a new best friend who’s always happy to see you and loves to cuddle. #worthit

We recently shared the news that we brought home this sweet little guy! We worked with a local rescue, so we’re not sure exactly what breed he is, but he sure is cute! The rescue gave him the name Oscar, which certainly fit his little grumpy looking face, but after spending some time getting to know him – we decided to go with a different name – Zorro!

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Don’t be afraid to spend some time with your new puppy before deciding on a name – that way, you can be sure it’ll fit their personality and be something you’ll love for the long haul.

How To Choose a Cute Boy Dog Name:

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Choosing your pup’s name is one of your first jobs as a dog owner! It’s a fun and important task and you’ll wan to get it just right! When thinking about cute dog names, here a couple of fun tips to consider:

1. Shorter is better – Some say that 3 syllables or less is idea for a dog. Of course, you’re welcome to give them a nice long, distinguished name, like Lord Cerulean Larkspur Hamlet, with the intent that you’ll usually just call him Ham, but if you really did want to rattle off that whole name every time – expect training to be extra difficult for both of you.

2. Avoid family names – It’s a cute idea to name your furbaby after your new niece, Bella, but it can cause some confusion. Dogs won’t be able to distinguish when you’re referring to them or not – and neither can small children.

3. Avoid commands – You don’t want a dog name that is similar to a command you’ll be using regularly or even a name that rhymes with a command such as Mo – which sounds like “no”.

4. Have fun – This is your chance to get really creative!  You can even pick a name that is funny and makes you smile (see this list) or is inspired by their coloring (see black dog names here).

5. Take some time – Oftentimes, your puppies unique personality, quirks and looks will inspire the perfect name.

If you’re looking for some great names for your new furbestie, this list will give you a ton of cute boy dog name ideas to get you started. Make sure to download the free pet name tracker in this post to write down your favorites!

30 Most Popular Cute Boy Dog Names:

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  1. Charlie
  2. Cooper
  3. Max
  4. Milo
  5. Oliver
  6. Buddy
  7. Teddy
  8. Bentley
  9. Tucker
  10. Duke
  11. Leo
  12. Winston
  13. Bear
  14. Toby
  15. Louie
  16. Jack
  17. Murphy
  18. Jax
  19. Finn
  20. Bailey
  21. Rex
  22. Oscar
  23. Buddy
  24. Tank
  25. Oreo
  26. Rocket
  27. Scout
  28. Theo
  29. Marley
  30. Ace

Best Cute Boy Dog Names for Small Dogs:

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  1. Acorn
  2. Pebble
  3. Bean
  4. Crumbs
  5. Nugget
  6. Atom
  7. Frodo
  8. Peewee
  9. Cricket
  10. Boo
  11. Chipper
  12. Button
  13. Peanut
  14. Tiny Tim
  15. Tot
  16. Squirt
  17. Smalls
  18. Micro
  19. Peas
  20. Shorty

Best Cute Boy Dog Names for Big Dogs:

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  1. Alpha
  2. Rex
  3. Goliath
  4. Tank
  5. Bubba
  6. General
  7. Brutus
  8. Spike
  9. Buck
  10. Bruiser
  11. Axel
  12. Clifford
  13. Grande
  14. Titan
  15. Zeus

Cute Boy Dog Names Inspired by Nature:

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  1. Comet
  2. Clover
  3. Ash
  4. Sunny
  5. River
  6. Forest
  7. Cosmo
  8. Aqua
  9. Everest
  10. Basil
  11. Sage
  12. Cedar
  13. Leaf
  14. Oakley
  15. Dakota
  16. Dune
  17. Frontier
  18. Glacier
  19. Jasper
  20. Tundra
  21. Brooks
  22. Cyprus
  23. Egypt
  24. Figi
  25. Fresno
  26. Dallas
  27. Denver
  28. Jersey
  29. Athens
  30. Austin
  31. Atlas
  32. Boon
  33. Lightning
  34. Thunder
  35. Shadow

Cute Boy Dog Names Inspired by Food:

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  1. Waffles
  2. Dill
  3. Nacho
  4. Taco
  5. Pretzel
  6. Chip
  7. Croissant
  8. Popcorn
  9. Pickle
  10. Meatball
  11. Coconut
  12. Marshmallow
  13. Donut
  14. Zoodles
  15. White Claw
  16. Earl Grey
  17. Nacho
  18. Taco
  19. Chips
  20. Pringle
  21. Dorito
  22. Ruffles
  23. Spaghetti
  24. Pasta
  25. Sushi
  26. Rolls
  27. Chimichanga
  28. Pumpkin
  29. Kale
  30. Cheetos
  31. Tofu
  32. Bacon
  33. Caesar Salad
  34. Porkchop
  35. Chickpea
  36. Pinto Bean
  37. Feta

Cute Boy Dog Names Inspired by Pop Culture:

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  1. Gandolf
  2. Hulk
  3. Thor
  4. Superman
  5. Batman
  6. Rocky
  7. Blaze
  8. Hercules
  9. Tinman
  10. Thanos
  11. Wolverine
  12. Beast
  13. Casper
  14. Panther
  15. Bucky
  16. Zorro
  17. Scrooge
  18. Mister Miyagi
  19. Screech
  20. Ricky Bobby
  21. Jack Sparrow
  22. Pikachu
  23. Fonzie
  24. Black Fang
  25. Jagger
  26. Ozzy
  27. Simba

Cute Boy Dog Names Inspired By Other Animals:

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  1. Teddy
  2. Mouse
  3. Panda
  4. Chicken
  5. Bear
  6. Monkey
  7. Rhino
  8. Panther
  9. Hippo
  10. Cricket
  11. Bug
  12. Wolfie
  13. Tiger
  14. Grizzly
  15. Moose

Need More Dog Names?

Haven’t found your favorite dog name yet? Maybe these posts will help:


If you’re bringing home a new puppy, you’ll want to have some basic supplies and plan for the transition. I wrote a fun post with easy tips for bringing them home and getting started with your new pup. Check it out here.

And, for our favorite dog products and supplies, you may like this post.

Also, if you’re looking for gift ideas for an animal lover, you won’t want to miss this post.

As always, thanks for reading. Good luck naming your new pup!

Have a fabulous day,



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