Large, loud or notable; also a slang term for people of the Baby Boomer generation.






Emily P. Contributor

Boomer, a name that packs a punch! It's a nod to the explosive character in Battlestar Galactica, and a wink to the baby boomer generation. It's perfect for a dog with a big personality, or one that loves to make noise. Etymologically, it's derived from the Dutch 'boemer', meaning 'noisy', so it's historically apt for your barking buddy. Plus, it's a great conversation starter at the dog park. "Why's your dog called Boomer?" "Well, he's a sci-fi fan with a penchant for history and a booming bark!" So, if your pup's personality is larger than life, Boomer could be the perfect fit.

Traits associated with the name Boomer:

Boomer has a fun sound to it, and represents a down-to-earth owner who doesn't take life too seriously.

Dogs named Boomer tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and courage.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Boomer?

Naming your dog Boomer suggests that you are a fan of classic American culture and have a sense of nostalgia. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the outdoors and enjoy spending time with your pet.

Is Boomer a good dog name?

Boomer has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Boomer is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Boomer is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Boomer outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Boomer was, in the past month, the 395th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Boomer is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Boomer was viewed 0 times, and liked 8 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Boomer's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Boomer is most adored in South Dakota, Arizona and West Virginia.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Delaware, South Carolina and Kentucky.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Boomer.

Most popular breeds named Boomer:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Boxer
  5. Australian Shepherd

Famous dogs named Boomer:

  • comics icon A dog named Boomer appeared in the comic book Pooch Cafe by Paul Gilligan.
  • television icon A mixed breed terrier named Boomer featured in the television show Here's Boomer.

Boomer is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Echoes playful energy and reminds us of adorable kangaroos from cartoons.

hunting dog names

The name Boomer suggests energy and enthusiasm, traits often associated with hunting dogs.

military dog names

Derived from "boomerang," a weapon used by soldiers, symbolizing strength and return.

movie dog names

Featured in "Independence Day", this canine hero stole viewers' hearts.

famous dog names

Popularized by TV canines and explosive etymology, it's a standout choice!

badass dog names

Conveys strength and energy, suggesting a dog with a bold, lively personality and a strong presence.

Dog names like Boomer:

Explosive leap forward or upright; the action of a rifle.
Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
Short for barnacle.
From bonnie and clyde.
Boomer dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (3)

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Sona (Nebraska, United States)
My Saint Bernard is named Boomer. I wanted to be able to say, “OK Boomer” lots and have it be appropriate and entertaining :)
April 13, 2023

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Shawn (New Mexico, United States)
Have a 4 mo. old Cocker Spaniel named Boomer. Live near an airbase that broke the sound barrier the day we brought him home. Named after the Sonic Boom.
December 18, 2022

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Anonymous (Île-de-France, France)
My dogs name is Boomer. He is a long haired Jack Russell terrier.
October 28, 2022

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