Unique Male Dog Names and Their Meanings
Whether you have a golden retriever, a yellow lab, or a plain old mutt, your dog is special to you and you want to choose a unique male dog name for him. Something that will make him stand out in a crowd, yet have the dignity and class he deserves. Here to help you along as you search for that perfect dog name is a list of unique male dog names and their meanings:
Aladdin — Care to hazard a guess? This is the name of the boy hero who unleashed a magic genie by rubbing a golden magic lamp in the story of the Thousand and One Nights.
Andre — Not too impressed with Aladdin? Well in French, Andre means Andrew, and translates to manly warrier. Sound like your kind of dog? It’s a great name for basset hounds, beagles, bulldogs, Cocker Spaniels, poodles, and Saint Bernards
Aqua — Blue Water. This name is frequently used for huskies.
Axl — If you’re a fan of Guns and Roses you’ve got to name your dog this because it’s after Axl Rose, the groups lead singer.
Beef — While the meaning of this moniker is self-explanatory, do you really want to name your beloved dog after red meat?
Beethoven — Now that’s more like it. Ludwig van Beethoven was a renowned German composer and pianist. This was also the name of the Saint Bernard featured in the movie Beethoven.
Ben — A dog Maxwell Knight discussed in My Pet Friends. For other people it might bring back memories of the popular television series “Gentle Ben”, staring a huge bear with a heart of gold.
Bently — Excellently name for a boxer, German Shepherd or Rottweiler.
Big Red — A popular brand of chewing gum, but also a nick name for people with red hair. Most appropriate for a Saint Bernard. Definitely not a name you want to give your Great Pyrenees.
Bodene — This name means slow and sweet, so if your big boy moves like molasses, you’ve just hit upon his name.
Botzer — Haven’t found the right one yet? Well, don’t give up on unique dog names just yet. Botzer is means “noble” or “high” in Irish. It is also a mountain located in the Stubai Alps of Italy.
Brisco — Compliments of the TV show Law and Order; as in Detective Lenny Brisco. Has a big sound to it.
Buck — This name would fit a Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever nicely.
Buckeye — This name is ideal for a basset hound, Chocolate Lab, or Labrador Retriever.
Chewie — Of course this name is short for Chewbacca, the hairy beast famous from the Star Wars Trilogy. Perfect for your Saint Bernard.
Dash — Unless your dog has only three legs, or weighs more than a small moose, this is a good name for him.
Deisel — If you’ve got a real powerhouse then this is the name for him. A good breed for this name is a Labrador Retriever.
Don Juan — If your big guy is more of a lover than a fighter, then you’ve just stumbled onto the perfect unique male dog name for him.
El Dorado — If he’s worth his weight in gold, then you’ve found the ideal unique dog name for your furry friend.
Finnigan — If your pup’s got a bit of the Irish in him, then why not name him accordingly.
Franz — Best name for a Cholate Lab. It sounds tough, but only you’ll know that he’s a big marshmallow at heart.
Gabe — This name is derived from the Hebrew name Gabriel and translates as Hero of God. Good name for a Golden Retriever.
Gus — This name comes from the short form of Augustus and means “worthy of respect”. You might try this name on your Saint Bernard
Hulk — Use this name for your Great Dane or Saint Bernard.
Ice — Good name for a Siberian Husky.
Napoleon — Got an Italian stallion in your fold? This name translates as Man from Naples. You might want to try it on your Pitbull or Rottweiler.
Radar — Try this one out on your Pitbull or Siberian Husky.
Rico — Name of one of the most intelligent Border Collies in the world. Also sounds good on a Rottweiler.
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Sledge — Sounds tough, like he can take on anyone or anything.
Steeler — Tough enough for a Pitbull, Rottweiler, or Siberian Husky.
Tonga — Got a south paw in your menagerie? Well, Tonga means “South” in Polynesian.
Vader — Translates as tough and persistent. Obviously well-known name because of the character Darth Vader in Star Wars.
Xzavier — Sounds tough enough, doesn’t it? And it’ll be a pretty unique male dog name.
If you are still looking for a name see our full list of dog names here!