<link rel="stylesheet" href="/html4/css/skel.css" /> <link rel="stylesheet" href="/html4/css/style.css" /> <link rel="stylesheet" href="/html4/css/style-desktop.css" />

Unique Dog Names

Looking for the best dog names?


Name Ideas

 

Xander
Meaning: Defender of men

Xavier
Meaning: The new house

Xenon
Meaning: Foreigner

Xerox
Meaning: A brand of copying machine used to reproduce printed, written, or pictorial matter by xerography

Xerxes

Xing
Meaning: Star

Xylophone
Meaning: A musical instrument with a series of graded wooden bars

Yahoo
Meaning: One of the largest Internet search companies, founded in 1994

Yale
Meaning: Colonial-born merchant and philanthropist who made a series of contributions to the Collegiate School in Connecticut, later renamed in Yale’s honor

Yamaha
Meaning: A Japanese company best known for consumer electronics and motorbikes

Yankee
Meaning: A native or inhabitant of the United States

Yapper
Meaning: From the word ‘yap’ which means to bark sharply, shrilly, or snappishly

Yardley
Meaning: Enclosed grassland

Yates
Meaning: Dweller by the gate

Yeller
Meaning: To cry out loudly
Movie Notable: Name of the Mountain Cur dog in Disney’s Old Yeller (1957)

Yesterday
Meaning: The day before this day

Yoda
Meaning: The last surviving master of Jedi skills who trains Luke Skywalker in Star Wars

Yodel
Meaning: A form of singing, most commonly linked to Swiss Mountaineers

Yoga
Meaning: A Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility

Yogi
Meaning: Master of oneself; One who practices yoga and has achieved a high level of spiritual insight

Yoshi
Meaning: Respectful

Yo-Yo
Meaning: A spool-like child’s toy that moves up and down on a string

Yuppie
Meaning: An acronym from “Young Urban Professional”

Yves
Meaning: Yew Tree

Zachary, Zach
Meaning: The lord remembers

Zander
Meaning: Defender of men

Zane
Meaning: Beloved

Zapper, Zap
Meaning: An electrical device that sends electric currents; bug zapper

Zazu
Meaning: Movement
Movie Notable: Red-billed Hornbill who appeared in Disney’s The Lion King…one of our favorite male dog names.

Zed
Meaning: God is righteousness

Zen
Meaning: A school of Buddhism that asserts that enlightenment can be attained through meditation

Zero
Meaning: Text form of the numerical symbol “0?

Zeus
Meaning: The ruler of the heavens and all other gods in ancient Greek mythology

Ziggy
Meaning: Form of Sigmund

Zigzag
Meaning: To go from side to side

Zinger
Meaning: A quick, witty, or pointed remark or retort

Ziploc
Meaning: A brand of disposable plastic storage bags and containers

Zippo, Zippy, Zip
Meaning: A sudden, brief hissing sound, as of a bullet

Zodiac
Meaning: Circle of animals

Zoolander

Zoomer
Meaning: One who moves quickly

Zorro
Meaning: Fox

Zulu
Meaning: Heaven

Zuma
Meaning: Lord frowns in anger

Apollo
Meaning: Destroyer

Arby

Archer
Meaning: One who uses a bow and arrow

Arrow

Arthur
Meaning: Bear

Arnold
Meaning: Powerful eagle

Ashton
Meaning: Settlement in the ash tree grove

Astor

Atari

Atlas

Axel
Meaning: Father of peace

Axis
Meaning: A straight line about which a rotating body (such as the earth) turns.

Adinga

Adishree

Adissechen

Aditi

Aditya

Adlai

Adler

Adley

Admiral

Adoni

Adonis

Adora

Adora-belle

Adoriee

Adorna

Adrian

Adriel

Adrienne

Aelurus

Aeneas

Aesop

Aethon

aeton

Africa

Agatha

Agnes

Agni

Agrippa

Agrippina

Agro

Ahearn

Ahmed

Aida

Aidan

Aiko

Ailsa

Aimee

Ainsleigh

Airleas

Aishwarya

Aislinn

AJ

Ajax

Ajay

Akbar

Aki

Akira

Akiyama

Akubra

Akuna

Akuti

Al Rakim

Alabama

Aladdin

Alair

Alannah

Alaric

Alaska

Alawn

Alba

Alban

Albert

Albino

Alce

Alcyon

Alden

Alderaan

Aldous

Aldwin

Alec

Aleria

Alesia

Alethea

Alex

Alexander

Alexis

Alfred

Alfresco

Algernon

Algonquin

Ali

Ali Macclaw

Alibi

Alice

Alida

Alidoro

Alina

Alinga

Alistair

Alkira

Allegra

Alley

Allison

Ally

Ally Mcbeagle

Alma

Almo

Almond

Aloha

Aloysia

Aloysius

Alpha

Alpin

Alroy

Alta

Alton

Alva

Alvin

Alvina

Alvis

Am

Amadeus

Amal

Amanda

Amandeep

Amar

Amaretto

Amaroo

Amarus

Amaya

Amazon

Amber

Ambika

Ambrose

Ambrosia

Amelia

Amelinda

Amerigo

Amethyst

Amigo

Amina

Aminta

Amira

Amistad

Amit

Amita

Amity

Amore

Amorette

Amos

Amulya

Amy

An

Anais

Anand

Anastasia

Anchovy

Andre

Andrew

Andy

Anemone

Aneurin

Ang

Angel

Angelica

Angie

Angostura

Angus

Angwyn

Anika

Anita

Anna

Anne

Annie

Annunciate

Anselm

Anta-M-Nekht

Anthea

Anthony

Antoinette

Ants

Anubis

Anuradha

Anusree

Anwar

Anwell

Anya

Anzac

Anzu

Apache

Apanie

Aphrodite

Apolline

Apollo

Apple

Appollinaris

Apricot

April

Arabella

Aragog

Aragorn

Aramis

Archie

Archimedes

Ardath

Ardelle

Arden

Arella

Aretha

Argenta

Argo

Argos

Argyle

Aria

Ariadne

Ariel

Arien

Ariette

Arion

Aristarchus

Aristotle

Arizona

Arlene

Arlo

Armand

Armani

Armed 'n Dangerous

Armina

Arnie

Arnold

Arora

Arramagong

Arrot

Arrow

Arsenio

Artemis

Arthur

Asa

Asahi

Ash

Asha

Ashanti

Asher

Ashish

Ashley

Ashton

Askim

Aslan

Asmita

Aspen

Asta

Asterix

Astin

Astra

Astro

Astrophe

Atalanta

Atara

Athelstan

Athena

Athol

Atlas

Atticus

Audi

Audrey

Augie

Augustus

Aurelia

Aureole

Aurora

Aussie

Austin

Autumn

Ava

Avalanche

Avalon

Avan

Avasa

Averell

Avery

Avice

Aviva

Avril

Axel

Ayesha

Aylward

Ayn

Aytan

Azores

Azreal

Aztec

Azure

Bagel
Meaning: A glazed, ring-shaped roll with a tough, chewy texture.

Bailey
Meaning: Bailiff; trusted guardian of other’s property

Bali
Meaning: An exotic tropical island in the Pacific Ocean.

Banjo
Meaning: A stringed musical instrument with a round body

Barkley

Barney
Meaning: Son of prophecy

Beamer

Bear
Meaning: Furry mammal of the Ursidae family.

Beau
Meaning: Handsome man, beautiful

Beck
Meaning: A gesture used to summon (at someone’s beck and call); swiftly running stream.

Benjamin, Benji, Ben
Meaning: Son of my right hand; beloved youngest son
Movie

Bentley
Meaning: Farm where the grass bends

Bingo
Meaning: A game where numbers are drawn and announced by a caller

Biscuit
Meaning: A kind of bread in small, soft cakes

Blackjack
Meaning: A card game

Boone
Meaning: Good; English surname

Bono

Boris
Meaning: A fighter, warrior; small, short

Bouncer
Meaning: One who bounces up and down; a person employed to expel disorderly persons from a public place

Brady
Meaning: Spirited
Notable: New England Patriots Quarterback, Tom Brady

Brutus
Meaning: Heavy, hearty and stupid

Buddy
Meaning: Friend

Bullet
Meaning: A projectile that is fired from a rifle or gun; quick in speed

Buster
Meaning: Extraordinary one

Butch
Meaning: Masculine in appearance or manner

Butler
Meaning: The chief male servant of a household

Buttons
Meaning: a small disk, knob, or the like for sewing or otherwise attaching to an article, as of clothing, serving as a fastening when passed through a buttonhole or loop.

Buzz
Meaning: To move quickly; village in the woods

Byron
Meaning: From the barns

Caddy
Meaning: An attendant to a golfer; one who does odd jobs

Camper
Meaning: One who camps

Captain

Casey
Meaning: Vigilant in war

Caspian
Meaning: From the Caspian Sea

Champion, Champ
Meaning: Defeater of all opponents

Chance
Meaning: An undetermined outcome; luck; fortune; opportunity

Charlie
Meaning: Free man

Chester
Meaning: A fortress, camp

Chewy

TV Notable: Chewbacca (or Chewie) is the big, hairy co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars.

Chili
Meaning: Hot and spicy

Chops
Meaning: Refers to the jaw or mouth as well as a certain cut of meat.

Cirrus
Meaning: A cloud formation

Coco
Meaning: Spanish word for ‘coconut’

Cody
Meaning: A cushion

Comet
Meaning: A celestial body

Conan
Meaning: Hound, Wolf

Connor
Meaning: High desire

Cooper
Meaning: Barrel maker

Coors

Cosmo
Meaning: Derived from “cosmos” meaning the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system

Crackers
Meaning: A thin, wafer-like biscuit; firecrackers; someone who has gone crazy.

Male dog names beginning with “D”…

Damian
Meaning: To tame, subdue

Dandy
Meaning: Something or someone of exceptional quality

Danny
Meaning: God is my judge

Dante
Meaning: Everlasting

Dasher, Dash
Meaning: To move around quickly

Desmond
Meaning: Man from South Munster

Dexter
Meaning: Dexterous (skillful; artful)

Diablo
Meaning: Devil

Digger
Meaning: Someone or something that digs

Dingo
Meaning: A wild, wolf-like dog of Australia.

Dodger, Dodge
Meaning: One who evades

Dolby
Meaning: Trademark for a system used to reduce background noise

Domino
Meaning: A popular game of matching the dots

Donut
Meaning: Variant of Doughnut; fried dough in the shape of a ring

Doodle
Meaning: To draw or scribble idly

Drake
Meaning: Snake, Dragon

Dudley
Meaning: Wood; clearing of Dudda

Duffy
Meaning: One with a dark face

Duke
Meaning: The male ruler of a duchy; the sovereign of a small state

Dusty
Meaning: Covered with dust

Dwight
Meaning: From Dionysius, the Greco-Roman god of wine

Dylan
Meaning: Great rising tide

Dynamo
Meaning: Short for “dynamoelectric machine”; someone with great energy and force

Earl
Meaning: Nobleman

Echo
Meaning: Reverberating sound

Eddie
Meaning: (Edward) Wealthy guardian
TV Notable: Name of the Jack Russell terrier on the TV sitcom Frasier.

Edge
Meaning: Border; edge of a surface

Eiffel
Meaning: The name of a French engineer who constructed the Eiffel Tower (1832-1923)

Einstein

Elias, Elliot, Ellis
Meaning: My God is the lord

Elijah
Meaning: God is salvation

Ellington

Elmer
Meaning: Noble and famous
TV Notable: Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny’s nemesis in Looney Toons.

Elmo
Meaning: Protector

TV Notable: The adorable, furry, red Muppet on Sesame Street.

Elton
Meaning: The old town; Ella’s town

Elvis
Meaning: All wise; prince of wisdom

E-Mail
Meaning: A computer term short for ‘electronic mail’

Emerson
Meaning: Son of Emery; bravery and power

Emmett
Meaning: All containing; entire

Enzo
Meaning: (Lorenzo) Magnificent

Espresso
Meaning: A strong coffee brewed by forcing steam under pressure through darkly roasted coffee beans.

Ethan
Meaning: Strong and steadfast

Evan
Meaning: God is good/Young warrior

Fabian
Meaning: Prosperous farmer

Faithful
Meaning: Steady in allegiance or affection; loyal

Fandango
Meaning: A type of dance

Fang
Meaning: A canine tooth

Fate
Meaning: That which is inevitably predetermined

Fergus
Meaning: Man of strength

Fido
Meaning: Faithful and Loyal.

Fiji
Meaning: A nation composed of several hundred islands
in the southwestern Pacific Ocean

Finnegan, Finn
Meaning: Fair

Flapjack
Meaning: A pancake

Flash
Meaning: Bright light

Flea
Meaning: Tiny bloodsucking insect

Abe
Meaning: Father of nations

Ace
Meaning: One; one unit

Adam
Meaning: Of the earth

Ajax
Meaning: Of the earth

Aladdin
Meaning: Servant of Allah

Alex
Meaning: Defender of men

Alfie, Alf, Al
Meaning: Diminutive of the name “Alfred” which means counselor

Alistair
Meaning: Defender of men

Alpha
Meaning: As the fist letter of the Greek alphabet, Alpha is used to refer to “the first” and “the strongest”. In every dog pack, there is an alpha male who is considered to be the leader.

Amos
Meaning: Burdened

Amstel

Andy
Meaning: Manly

Angus
Meaning: One strength


Wilson
Meaning: Son of William
Movie Notable: The brand of volleyball in the film Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks.

Winston
Meaning: Joy stone

Wishbone
Meaning: A forked bone
TV Notable: Title character of the PBS children’s television show starring a Jack Russell Terrier.

Wizard
Meaning: A person who practices magic; magician or sorcerer

Wolf
Meaning: Any of several large carnivorous mammals of the dog family

Woodrow, Woody
Meaning: Lane in the woods

Woofsworth, Woofy, Woofer

Wrangler
Meaning: A cowboy

X-Ray
Meaning: Electromagnetic radiation often used to detect something

Xanadu
Meaning: An idyllic, beautiful place


Fletcher
Meaning: Arrow maker

Flint
Meaning: A type of rock used for striking fire

Floyd
Meaning: Grey

Fluffy
Meaning: Light or airy; covered with fluff.

Frank, Frankie, Franklin
Meaning: Free or truthful

Fred, Freddy
Meaning: Peaceful ruler

Friday
Meaning: The sixth day of the week

Frisky
Meaning: lively, playful

Fudge
Meaning: A soft candy made of sugar, butter, milk and chocolate

Fuzz
Meaning: A loose, light, fibrous, or fluffy matter
Slang: The police

Gadget
Meaning: A mechanical device

Garrett
Meaning: Spear; brave

Garth
Meaning: Enclosed garden; Keeper of gardens
TV Notable: Wayne’s sidekick from Wayne’s World, played by Dana Carvey.

Gavin
Meaning: The white hawk of battle

George, Georgie
Meaning: The farmer

Geronimo
Meaning: Holy name (derived from Jerome)

Gilligan, Gil
Meaning: Lad/Joy
TV Notable: Hapless first mate of the SS Minnow marooned on Gilligan’s Island.

Gizmo
Meaning: A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
Movie Notable: The name of the cute, furry Gremlin.

Goliath
Meaning: uncovered

Gonzo
Meaning: Bizarre, unconventional, oddball
TV Notable: The blue, hook-nosed Muppet in ‘The Muppet Show’.

Goober
Meaning: A type of peanut

Google
Meaning: A trademark used for an Internet search engine.

Gopher
Meaning: Ground squirrels of the prairie regions of North America.

Grady
Meaning: Of high rank/ A child of nobility

Grant
Meaning: Great

Gravy
Meaning: The juices that drip from cooking meat

Griswold
Meaning: From the gray forest

Grizzly
Meaning: A species of North American brown bear.

Grover
Meaning: From the grove
TV notable: Loveable, huggable, blue Muppet from Sesame Street.

Gulliver
Meaning: Glutton

Gung-ho
Meaning: Work together/Enthusiastic and loyal

Gunner
Meaning: Battle warrior

Gustav, Gus
Meaning: Stave of the Goths

Guy
Meaning: Woods/A male given name

Handsome
Meaning: Pleasing and dignified in form or appearance

Handy
Meaning: Useful

Hank
Meaning: (Henry) Ruler of the home

Harry
Meaning: (Harold) Leader of an army

Harvard
Meaning: An Ivy League college in Massachusetts

Hash
Meaning: A jumble; a hodgepodge

Havoc
Meaning: Confusion or disorder

Hector
Meaning: Anchor; steadfast

Henderson

Hendrix

Hero
Meaning: Admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities

Hinkley

Homer
Meaning: Pledge or hostage

TV Notable: Homer Simpson of The Simpsons.

Honcho
Meaning: Leader

Hooch
Meaning: (Hootchino) A type of distilled liquor made by Alaskan Indians
Movie Notable: Name of the French Mastiff in 1989’s Turner & Hooch, starring Tom Hanks.

Hoosier
Meaning: A nickname for a native or inhabitant of Indiana

Movie Notable: 1986 film about a small-town high school basketball team starring Gene Hackman.

Hopper
Meaning: A person or thing that hops

Horace
Meaning: Guardian; timekeeper

Houdini
Meaning: American magician known for his great escapes

Howler
Meaning: An animal that howls

Huggy Bear

TV Notable: Informant character in the 70’s cop show Starsky and Hutch.

Hugo
Meaning: Intelligent

Hunter
Meaning: One who hunts or searches

Hyde
Meaning: Exquisite

Icarus
Meaning: Follower

Ice
Meaning: Frozen water

Icon
Meaning: A picture, image, or other representation.

Iggy
Meaning: Fiery one

Igloo
Meaning: A dome-shaped Eskimo house, usually built from blocks of hard snow.

Igor
Meaning: Yew; bow and army

Ike
Meaning: He will laugh

Illusion
Meaning: The act of deception

Imus

Inca
Meaning: (Quencha) Ruler of royal lineage; an established empire in Peru prior to the Spanish conquest

Indiana, Indy
Meaning: The land of Indians

Indigo
Meaning: Blue or purple in color

Inky
Meaning: Black as ink

Ion
Meaning: An electrically charged atom

Iowa
Meaning: A Native American tribe formerly inhabiting areas of the central US

Irie
Meaning: positive emotions and peaceful vibrations

Irwin
Meaning: (Erwin) Wild Boar

Isaac
Meaning: He will laugh

Ishmael, Ish
Meaning: God will listen

Itchy
Meaning: Restless or nervous

Ivan
Meaning: (John) God is gracious

Izzy
Meaning: A gift

Jack, Jackson
Meaning: God’s gift

Jacob, Jake
Meaning: To fill the place of another

Jag
Meaning: The Universe

Jasper
Meaning: Spotted stone

Java
Meaning: Brewed coffee; computer language

Jax
Meaning: Son of Jack

Jazz
Meaning: Style of music originating in New Orleans around the beginning of the 20th century

Jedi
Meaning: Member of the knightly order in Star Wars, trained to defend justice and peace in the universe

Jedo

Jeeves

Jelly
Meaning: A sweet spread made with pectin or gelatin, used on bread and toast or as a filling for cakes, doughnuts, etc.

Jesse
Meaning: A gift; wealthy

Jester
Meaning: A jokester or a clown

Jethro
Meaning: Wealth or abundance

Jett
Meaning: Black in color

Jock
Meaning: (John) To fill the place of another

Joe, Joey
Meaning: (Joseph) To become great
TV Notable: Character in NBC sitcom, Friends, played by Matt LeBlanc.

Jojo
Meaning: Monday born

Joker
Meaning: One who tells or plays jokes; a playing card, usually printed with a picture of a jester

Jolly
Meaning: Joyous; happy

Jonah
Meaning: Dove

Jones
Meaning: Child of John

Josh
Meaning: God is salvation

Judo
Meaning: A method of fighting without the use of weapons

Julian
Meaning: Youthful one

Jumper
Meaning: A person or animal that jumps up and down

Jupiter
Meaning: Roman god of the heavens and weather; the fifth planet from the sun

Justice
Meaning: The quality of being fair and lawful

Kabob
Meaning: A skewer of meat or seafood and vegetables, roasted or grilled

Kahuna
Meaning: Native medicine man or priest

Kaiser
Meaning: Leader or king

Karma
Meaning: The good or bad results of one’s actions; fate; destiny

Kato
Meaning: Good judgment

Keenan
Meaning: Little ancient one

Kelsey
Meaning: Island of the ships
TV Notable: Actor Kelsey Grammar played Dr. Frasier Crane on Cheers and Frasier.

Kelvin
Meaning: From the River Clyde

Kennedy
Meaning: Helmet head

Kensington
Meaning: A suburb of London, England

Kentucky
Meaning: Land of tomorrow; U.S. state

Kenyon
Meaning: From the mound of Einion

Kenya
Meaning: A republic in eastern Africa

Kermit
Meaning: Free man
TV notable: Jim Henson’s most famous and beloved Muppet, Kermit the Frog.

Kibbles
Meaning: To Grind; an iron bucket

Killian
Meaning: Strife, conflict; church

Kingston, King
Meaning: From the king’s town; a male sovereign/ruler

Kipper
Meaning: Pointed hill

Kirby
Meaning: From the village with the church
Sports Notable: Baseball star Kirby Puckett from the Minnesota Twins. This is another of our favorite male dog names.

Kit
Meaning: Bearer of Christ
TV notable: Kit was the name of the car (Trans Am) in the 80’s TV show Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff.

Kiwi
Meaning: New Zealand bird; type of fruit

Klondike
Meaning: A region of the Yukon territory in Canada, also the name of a river in this region

K-nine
Meaning: Play on the word “canine”, meaning of or like a dog

Knox
Meaning: From the hills

Kobe
Meaning: A city in Japan

Kodak
Meaning: Brand of camera by U.S. inventor George Eastman

Kojak

TV Notable: Police drama series starring Telly Savalas as a lollipop-sucking lieutenant.

Koko

Kosmo
Meaning: Order, decency

Kramer
Meaning: Shopkeeper

Kudos, Kudo
Meaning: Honor; glory; acclaim

Lager
Meaning: Aged beer

Lancelot, Lancer, Lance
Meaning: Land

Laptop
Meaning: a portable computer small enough to rest on one’s lap

Larry
Meaning: Crowned with laurel
TV Notable: Larry King – Television show host
Sports Notable: NBA Boston Celtic Hall of Famer ‘Larry Bird’

Laser
Meaning: A device that produces a very narrow, highly concentrated beam of light

Legend
Meaning: A story handed down by tradition from earlier times

Lennox
Meaning: A large collection of elm trees

Leo
Meaning: Lion

Leopold
Meaning: Bold people

Levi
Meaning: United

Liam
Meaning: Determined protector

Licorice
Meaning: A plant from the legume family whose dried root is used for flavoring and medicinal purposes

Lightning
Meaning: A brilliant electric spark discharged in the atmosphere, occurring between clouds

Limbo
Meaning: A place or state of oblivion

Linus
Meaning: One with flax colored hair

Livingston
Meaning: Levin stone

Lloyd
Meaning: Grey

Loco
Meaning: Crazy

Logan
Meaning: From the hollow

Loki
Meaning: The god of mischief

Lorenzo
Meaning: Magnificent

Lucifer
Meaning: Bearer of light

Lucky
Meaning: Fortunate

Lug-nut
Meaning: A large nut fitting on a heavy bolt

Luigi
Meaning: Famous warrior

Luke
Meaning: Man from Luciana

Luther
Meaning: People Army

Mackenzie, Mack
Meaning: Son of Kenneth

Magee
Meaning: Son Of Aodh

Magnet
Meaning: A thing or person that attracts

Magnum
Meaning: Great; big

Marco
Meaning: Warlike

Marley
Meaning: Pleasant wood
Music Notable: Bob Marley, reggae legend.

Marshall
Meaning: Horse keeper

Maui
Meaning: The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands

Max
Meaning: The greatest

Meatball, Meatloaf
Meaning: Food made of ground meat and shaped in balls or loaves, respectively

Memo
Meaning: A written proposal or reminder

Merlin
Meaning: Sea fortress

Midas

Miles
Meaning: Peaceful

Milo
Meaning: Peaceful; calm
Movie Notable: The name of the cute Jack Russell Terrier in The Mask.

Mischief
Meaning: Conduct or activity that playfully causes petty annoyance

Moby

Mocha
Meaning: A mixture of coffee and chocolate

Moe
Meaning: Dark skinned
TV notable: Moe is the surly bartender in The Simpsons.

Mojo
Meaning: A type of magic; magnetism; charm

Monty
Meaning: The power of man

Moose
Meaning: Largest member of the deer family

Morris
Meaning: Dark complexion

Motor
Meaning: A small and powerful engine

Muggs, Mugsy
TV notable: The big, goofy gangster sidekick in Looney Tunes.

Murphy
Meaning: Sea Warrior

Murray
Meaning: Man of the sea

Mustafa
Meaning: Chosen

Nacho
Meaning: A small, often triangular piece of tortilla topped with cheese or chili pepper sauce

Napa
Meaning: A city and county in western California

Napoleon
Meaning: Sons of the mist; a race of dwarfs

Nashville, Nash
Meaning: At the ash tree; the capital of Tennessee

Nathan
Meaning: He has given

Nelson
Meaning: Son of Neil or Nell

Nemo
Meaning: Nobody

Movie Notable: Name of the clownfish in Disney’s animated feature, Finding Nemo.

Neon
Meaning: A gaseous element that gives a red glow in a vacuum tube

Neptune
Meaning: God of the sea

Nerf

Nestle

Nevada
Meaning: Covered in snow

Newman
Meaning: The new man

Nibbles
Meaning: To eat with small, quick bites or in small morsels

Niko
Meaning: Victory of the people

Niles
Meaning: Champion

Nimrod
Meaning: A hunter; (in slang) a person regarded as foolish or silly

Ninja
Meaning: Mercenary agents highly trained in martial arts

Nintendo
Meaning: Live luck to heaven

Nipper
Meaning: Something that nips

Nitro
Meaning: (Chemistry)The name for the group –NO2

Noah
Meaning: Rest; peace

Noel
Meaning: Born on Christmas day

Noggin
Meaning: a small cup or mug; a person’s head

Nolan
Meaning: Champion

Noodle
Meaning: A narrow, ribbon-like strip of dried dough, usually made of flour, eggs, and water

Norbit
Movie Notable: 2007 comedy starring Eddie Murphy

Norman
Meaning: Norseman (Man from the north)

Nosey
Meaning: Prying or meddlesome

Nova
Meaning: A star that becomes suddenly brighter

Nugget
Meaning: A lump of something, usually a precious metal

Nuzzle
Meaning: To burrow or root with the nose, snout, etc.

Oakley
Meaning: From the oak meadow

Oatmeal
Meaning: Meal made from ground or rolled oats

Odie
Meaning: Wood hill

Odo
Meaning: Wealth

Odysseus, Odyssey
Meaning: Full of wrath

Oliver, Ollie
Meaning: Elf army

Olympus
Meaning: The mountain home of the Greek Gods

Omar
Meaning: Speaker

Omega
Meaning: The last of a series

Omelet
Meaning: A thin layer of eggs, usually cooked in a pan and encasing a filling of cheese, meat or vegetables

Opie
TV Notable: Ron Howard’s character, ‘Opie Taylor’, on The Andy Griffith Show.

Opus
Meaning: A musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer’s works

Oran
Meaning: Green

Orbit
Meaning: The path of a celestial body or an artificial satellite as it revolves around another body

Oreo
Meaning: (Brand name) Chocolate cookie with a white cream filling

Orion
Meaning: Boundary, limit

Orlando
Meaning: Famous land

Movie Notable: Orlando Bloom, star of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Orson
Meaning: Bear cub

Orville
Meaning: Golden city

Oscar
Meaning: Divine spearman

Oslo
Meaning: The capital and largest city of Norway

Otis
Meaning: Wealth
Movie Notable: The pug in The Adventures of Milo and Otis, a 1989 animal adventure film.

Otto
Meaning: Possessions

Owen
Meaning: Desire born

Oxford

Oz

Ozzie, Ozzy
Meaning: Divine spearman
TV Notable: Ozzie from The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
Music Notable: Ozzy Osbourne, lead vocalist of the band “Black Sabbath”.

Pace
Meaning: Easter child

Paddington, Paddy

Literary Notable: Paddington is the beloved bear in author Michael Bond’s children’s books.

Pal
Meaning: Friend
TV Notable: The name of the dog in the PBS Kids program, Arthur.

Paladin
Meaning: a heroic champion; defender of a noble cause

Parker
Meaning: Park keeper

Patches
Meaning: A piece or part that differs from the whole

Patriot
Meaning: A person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country

Patton
Meaning: Bald

Pavlov

Paws
Meaning: The foot of an animal

Paxton, Pax
Meaning: Peaceful town

Peanut
Meaning: A pod with an edible seed; a small or insignificant person

Pepper
Meaning: A pungent, spicy condiment

Pepsi

Percy
Meaning: Pierce valley

Perseus
Meaning: To destroy

Petley

Phantom
Meaning: An appearance or illusion without material or substance

Pharaoh
Meaning: Title of an ancient Egyptian king

Phoenix
Meaning: A mythical bird of great beauty, fabled to burn itself on a funeral pyre and to rise from its ashes

Pickle, Pickles
Meaning: A cucumber that has been preserved in brine

Pippen, Pip
Meaning: Lover of horses

Pistol
Meaning: A short firearm intended to be held and fired with one hand

Pitch
Meaning: Determine the key or keynote of a melody; to throw a ball

Pixel
Meaning: the smallest unit of a digital image that can be individually processed

Plato
Meaning: Broad-shouldered

Pogo
Meaning: Polar Orbiting Geophysical Observatory

Popcorn
Meaning: Popped corn

Porter
Meaning: Gatekeeper

Pretzel
Meaning: Crisp, dry biscuit, usually in the form of a knot or stick, salted on the outside

Prince
Meaning: Royal son

Prowler
Meaning: To roam through stealthily, as in search of prey

Puck
Meaning: Devil

Puddles
Meaning: Small pools of a liquid (hopefully your dog won’t leave these around the house!)

Q-Tip
Meaning: A brand of cotton-tipped swab

Quade
Meaning: Descendent of Uad

Quattro
Meaning: Four

Quest
Meaning: Journey; voyage

Quimby
Meaning: From the woman’s estate

Quincy
Meaning: From the fifth son’s estate

Quinlin, Quinley
Meaning: Strong one

Quinn
Meaning: Intelligent; wise

Quintin (or Quentin)
Meaning: Fifth

Quirin
Meaning: A magic stone said to cause a sleeping person to reveal his true thoughts

Quirky, Quirk
Meaning: A peculiarity of behavior

Quota
Meaning: A prescribed number

Racer
Meaning: Having great speed

Raisin
Meaning: A sun dried grape

Ralph
Meaning: Wolf council

Randall, Randy
Meaning: Wolf’s shield

Ranger
Meaning: Forest protector

Rascal
Meaning: a mischievous person or animal

Rebound
Meaning: To bounce or spring back from force of impact

Reece
Meaning: Enthusiasm
TV Notable: Reece is the destructive, bullying brother in the popular TV series Malcolm in the Middle.

Remus

Replay
Meaning: To play again

Rex
Meaning: King

Rhett
Meaning: Ardent

Rhubarb
Meaning: A plant from the buckwheat family

Ricky
Meaning: Brave ruler

 

Riddle
Meaning: A puzzling question, problem or matter

Ridge
Meaning: The back of an animal

Rigby
Meaning: Valley of rulers

Riley
Meaning: Rye clearing

Ripley
Meaning: Strip clearing

Rocco
Meaning: Rest

Rocket
Meaning: To soar or rise rapidly

Rocky
Meaning: Battle cry
Movie notable: Rocky is a 1976 film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.
TV notable: The flying squirrel from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon.

Rodger
Meaning: Famous spear
Sports notable: Roger Clemens, named the greatest living pitcher in a 2006 ESPN poll.

Rogue
Meaning: A playfully, mischievous person

Romeo
Meaning: A pilgrim to Rome

Romulus
Meaning: Rome

Roscoe
Meaning: Doe wood

Rover
Meaning: Wanderer

Ruckus
Meaning: A noisy commotion

Ruben
Meaning: Behold, a son

Rufus
Meaning: Red haired

Rumba
Meaning: A Cuban dance

Ryder
Meaning: Mounted warrior; messenger

Saber
Meaning: Sword

Sam
Meaning: God has heard

Samson
Meaning: Like the sun

Sawyer
Meaning: One who saws wood

Scamper
Meaning: To run playfully about

Scanner
Meaning: One who glances at or reads hastily

Scar
Meaning: A mark left by a healed wound

Schroeder

Scooter

Scout
Meaning: First explorer

Sebastian
Meaning: Venerable
Movie

Sergeant
Meaning: Officer in the army

Seymour
Meaning: From the town of Saint Maur

Shadow
Meaning: A dark figure or image cast

Shaft
Meaning: The long narrow stem or body of a spear or arrow
Movie notable: 1971 Academy Award winning film, directed by Gordon Parks.

Sherlock
Meaning: Fair haired

Shooter
Meaning: A person or thing that shoots; a cocktail served in a shot glass

Sidney, Sid
Meaning: Wide Island

Silas
Meaning: Man of the forest

Sinbad
Meaning: Sinbad the Sailor was a fictional character in several stories throughout Persia, some in the collection of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights)

Skipper, Skip
Meaning: The captain of a vessel

Skittles
Meaning: One of the ninepins used in a British game

Sneakers
Meaning: A sports shoe having soft rubber soles

Snooker
Meaning: A form of billiards; to cheat or dupe

Sparky, Spark
Meaning: Animated; lively

Spencer
Meaning: One who gives out the goods

Spike
Meaning: Long, heavy nail

Spud
Meaning: A potato

Stanley, Stan
Meaning: The stony field

Strider
Meaning: To walk with long steps

Striker
Meaning: A person or thing that strikes

Tag
Meaning: The tail end or concluding part

Tate
Meaning: Cheerful

Taz
TV Notable: The Tasmanian Devil, often referred to as “Taz”, is a cartoon character in Looney Tunes.

T-Bone
Meaning: A thick steak containing a T-shaped bone
TV Notable: The name of the Bulldog in the PBS animated series, Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Teddy, Ted
Meaning: Gift of God

Telly
Meaning: Best
TV Notable: The Television “Telly” Monster Muppet on Sesame Street.

Texas, Tex
Meaning: A southwestern US state

Thatcher, Thatch
Meaning: Roof maker

Thunder
Meaning: A loud, explosive, resounding noise

Tipper, Tippy
Meaning: The top, summit or apex

Toby
Meaning: God is good

Todd
Meaning: Fox
Movie Notable: Todd is the name of the fox in The Fox and the Hound.

Toffee
Meaning: A hard chewy candy made of brown sugar or molasses

Tonka

Trapper
Meaning: A person or thing that traps

Travis
Meaning: Toll collector

Trevor
Meaning: Big village

Trigger
Meaning: To set off; to initiate a chain of events

Tripper
Meaning: A triggering device on a mechanism

Triton
Meaning: A positively charged particle; a moon of Neptune

Triumph
Meaning: A significant success or noteworthy achievement
TV Notable: Triumph is the Insult Comic Dog from Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Trooper
Meaning: A mounted police officer; a police officer on horseback

Troy
Meaning: Foot soldier

Tucker
Meaning: One who folds cloth

Tug
Meaning: To pull with force; to tow

Turbo
Meaning: Turbine driven supercharged engine

Twister
Meaning: A whirlwind or tornado

Tyler, Ty
Meaning: Tile maker

Ubu

Ugg

Ulrich
Meaning: Ruler of all

Ulysses
Meaning: The one who is wrathful

Uncle Sam

Underdog
Meaning: A person expected to loose in a conflict or contest
TV Notable: A 1960s cartoon series about a “humble and lovable” dog who is a superhero.

Unit
Meaning: A group of things or people regarded as an entity

Uno
Meaning: One

Usher
Meaning: A person who escorts others to their seats

Utah
Meaning: A state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons

U-Too

Uzi
Meaning: A compact 9mm submachine gun, designed by Israeli army officer, Uziel Gal

Valentino
Meaning: Good Health

Valet
Meaning: Manservant

Valiant
Meaning: Brave

Valor
Meaning: Courage and boldness, as in battle

Vamoose
Meaning: To leave hurriedly or quickly

Vance, Van
Meaning: From the Marsh

Vaughn
Meaning: Little

Vegas
Meaning: Fallen Eagle

Velcro
Meaning: Nylon fabric used as a fastening

Vesper
Meaning: The Evening Star

Veto
Meaning: To reject a vote

Victor
Meaning: Winner, conqueror

Victory
Meaning: A success or triumph

Viking
Meaning: A sea-roving bandit; pirate

Vincent, Vince, Vinny
Meaning: Victorious
Movie Notable: Vincent Vega (Pulp Fiction); My Cousin Vinny, a 1992 movie starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei.

Virgil
Meaning: Rod or staff bearer

Vito
Meaning: Life

Vladimir, Vlad
Meaning: Rule

Volvo
Meaning: A Swedish brand of vehicles, known for their safety

Voodoo
Meaning: Black magic, sorcery

Vulcan
Meaning: Roman God of Fire
TV Notable: The humanoid species in Star Trek. Mr. Spock’s father was a Vulcan.

Waffle
Meaning: To talk foolishly or without purpose; idle away time talking

Wagner
Meaning: Wagon driver

Wags
Meaning: To move briskly and repeatedly from side to side

Waldo
Meaning: Ruler
Literary Notable: The character you have to find in the children’s books Where’s Waldo?

Wallace, Wally
Meaning: Stranger
Movie Notable: The bumbling, well-intentioned star of the animated films and series Wallace & Gromit.

Walt
Meaning: Ruler

Washington
Meaning: The first president of the United States of America, George Washington; capitol city of the U.S.

Watson
Meaning: Son of Walter
Literary Notable: Dr John H. Watson, assistant to Sherlock Holmes, the fictional 19th-century detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Webster
Meaning: Weaver
TV Notable: The adorable kid adopted by the Papadopolis’ in the 1980s American sitcom, Webster.

Whiskey
Meaning: Alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain

Whistler
Meaning: Piper

Whopper
Meaning: Something uncommonly large of it’s kind

Wicket
Meaning: A small door or gate; a term used in the sport of cricket

Widget
Meaning: A small manufactures item

Wiggles
Meaning: To move from side to side

Wilbur
Meaning: Will, desire and fortress
Literary Notable: “Some pig” in the children’s book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.

Wiley
Meaning: Tricky river

Willard
Meaning: Strong

William, Will
Meaning: Valiant protector

Willis
Meaning: Descendant or servant of Will

Willow
Meaning: Freedom; tree

 




n