50 Cool Male Dog Names

50 Cool Male Dog Names

If you've just adopted a dog, you know that naming it is one of the most crucial moments for your bonding. Your dog's name will define your relationship when you need to call him, and experts say that a dog's name should not be excessively short or long and should not be confused with other vocabulary you use with your dog regularly.

Taking this into account, we all want to give our dog a name that's unique and original, so you don't find other dogs that have the same name and to make your dog exclusive and different from all the rest. Forget about Rex and Flash, in this OneHowTo article we'll give you a list of more than 50 cool male dog names you can give your dog.

Cool dog names according to their characteristics

One of the most clever ways to name your male dog is to give it a name that goes according to your dog's characteristics, whether it's a hairy dog, a tiny breed or has a distinctive color, here you'll find cool male dog names according to what they look like:

According to their size

  • Chip
  • Elfy
  • Teensy
  • Dinky
  • Hulk
  • Colossus
  • Nimrod
  • Napoleon
  • Atlas

According to their color

  • Coal
  • Flurry
  • Acorn
  • Truffles
  • Coconut
  • Domino
  • Smokey
  • Two-tone

According to their fur

  • Flocky
  • Fuzz
  • Ruffles
  • Twist
  • Crisp
  • Sponge

Male dog names inspired by famous dogs

Another great way to name your dog is to get inspired by famous dogs you've seen in films, TV, ads... Forget the usual names, take a look at these cool alternatives:

  • Spot (Kids TV show)
  • Fluffy (from Harry Potter)
  • Snoopy
  • Gromit (Wallace and Gromit)
  • Toto (from the Wizard of Oz)
  • Odie (from Garfield)
  • Brian (from Family Guy)
  • Lucky (101 Dalmatians)
  • Rin Tin Tin
  • Milú (from Tintin)
  • Balto
  • Hachiko (especially if your dog is an Akita)
  • Appollo (helped police save lives on 9-11)
  • Mishka (Youtube's "I love you" Husky)
  • Wilfred (from Elijah Wood's series "Wilfred")

Cool dog names inspired by movies

If you're a movie lover, then another source of ideas is your favorite film characters. Think about the coolest guys in Cinema history or choose popular characters that could give great character to your dog. Take a look at the list:

  • Rambo
  • Tyler (from Fight Club)
  • McLovin' (from Superbad)
  • Django (from Django Unchained)
  • Yoda (Star Wars)
  • Austin (from Austin Powers)
  • Maximus (from Gladiator)
  • Aragorn (Lord of the Rings)
  • Neo (The Matrix)
  • Wolverine (X-Men)
  • Vito (The Godfather)
  • Keyser (from Usual Suspects)
  • Lebowski (From the Great Lebowski)
  • Hannibal (Silence of the Lambs)
  • Marty (Back to the Future)

Male dog names inspired by literature

Last but not least, those of you who are bookworms will love these cool dog names that are inspired either by great novels or their cool authors. Read on and find your favorite:

  • Chinaski (from Charles Bukowski's books)
  • Ulysses (both from Homer's Odyssey and Joyce's novel)
  • Atticus (from Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mocking Bird")
  • Falstaff (from Shakespeare's "Henry IV")
  • Kerouac (Author of "On The Road")
  • Renton (from Irvine Welsh's "Trainspotting")
  • Caulfield (from Salinger's "Catcher In The Rye")
  • Dodger (from Dickens' "Oliver Twist")
  • Rodion (from Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment")
  • Sherlock (From Sir Arthur Connan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels)

Now you've chosen your dog's name, take a look at how to teach a dog to learn its name! If you have also adopted a female dog, then take a look at these Cute female dog names too!

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