Top 100 Male Dog Names 2022
Choosing a name for your new dog has got to be right up there as one of the most challenging decisions you can make – especially when additional family members get involved and throw their suggestions into the mix.
Fortunately, we have a couple of tips in this article that will help make choosing a name for your dog a little bit easier.
Choosing a Dog Name
When thinking up dog names, you can often take inspiration from things in popular cultures, like favorite singers, bands, movie characters, actors, etc.
But the most important thing when choosing a name for your dog is that YOU love it!
We would highly recommend short, minimum syllables, and easy to pronounce/say, as you will be using the name a lot over the next 12+ years – especially when it comes to dog training!
Another tip when deciding on a name is to actually vocalize your top choices as if you were calling it in the park, or calling it in from the yard for mealtimes.
As a family, once you’ve agreed on a name, don’t forget to get a dog name tag ordered!
Most Popular Male Dog Names
Here’s a list of the 100 most popular male dog names in 2022.
If you’re already a dog parent, check to see if your dog’s name made it onto the list!
Human Names for Dogs
You’ll notice that a lot of the names found in the top 100 dog names are actually human names. This has been a growing trend for a number of years now and is probably deemed more “normal” than years gone by.
In fact, 7 of the top 10 dog names listed above are human names.
The reason for this shift in pet naming is that now more than ever, dogs are considered a member of the family. This means that human names are more popular than ever for dogs (and pets in general).
Unique Male Dog Names
Whilst we realize that you may want a unique name for your dog, you should probably keep in mind that based on a study of pet ownership by the AVMA from 2018, we are able to see that there are more than 76.5 million dogs, shared between 48 million households across the United States alone.
That’s an average of 1.6 dogs per household!
Being ranked in the top 100 dog names alone will obviously make a name much less unique than an obscure name that is both long, and difficult to pronounce, but with such massive numbers in dog ownership, having a unique dog name is going to prove more than challenging.
Our advice? Choose a name you love, rather than a name that is unique.