Buck

Unisex

Meaning

Deer, Cowboy

Origin

English

Pronunciation

/bʌk/

Traits associated with the name Buck:

Dogs named Buck tend to be loving, good-natured, strong-willed, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

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

Naming your dog Buck suggests that you have a sense of adventure and a love of the outdoors. It could also suggest that you have a strong connection to nature and the natural world.

Is Buck a good dog name?

Buck is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Buck isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Buck is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Buck was, in the past month, the 344th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of March 2024, Buck is becoming a more popular moniker with new puppy owners. Our stats show that the name is more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

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

In the past week, Buck was viewed 95 times, and liked 7 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Buck is most adored in West Virginia, Missouri and Tennessee.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Michigan, North Carolina and California.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Buck:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. American Pitbull Terrier
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Rottweiler

Famous dogs named Buck:

  • literature icon A st. bernard & scotch collie named Buck was a character in the book The Call of the Wild by Jack London.
  • film icon A alaskan malamute named Buck played a role in the movie Eight Below.
  • television icon A briard named Buck featured in the television show Married... with Children.

Buck is found in these categories:

cute dog names
cute

Evokes images of adorable, playful deer from beloved childhood animations.

hunting dog names
hunting

Association with strength and masculinity, often used for large, powerful breeds.

famous dog names
famous

Popularized by Jack London's novel, "Call of the Wild".

nature dog names
nature

Buck refers to a male deer, linking the name to wildlife and outdoors.

brown dog names
brown

Buck resembles a sturdy, adventurous deer, perfect for lively pups!

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popularized in classic literature, it evokes images of rugged, frontier canines.

animal dog names
animal

He's named after Jack London's adventurous canine protagonist.

country dog names
country

It's often associated with rural activities like hunting and outdoor sports.

Dog names like Buck:

Bear-like
Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
Explosive leap forward or upright; the action of a rifle.
God Is Gracious
Targeted accuracy goal.
King
Buck dog name meaning

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jim mitrano (New York, United States)
Our German Shepherd is named Buck. We love his name.
January 13, 2022

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