Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".





Traits associated with the name Buddy:

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

Dogs named Buddy tend to be good-natured, loving, loyal, and affectionate. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

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

Naming your dog Buddy suggests that you are a friendly and loyal person who values companionship.

Is Buddy a good dog name?

Buddy has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Buddy is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Buddy is found in these categories:


  • Buddy ranks #15 with users of PupNames.com.
  • Buddy ranks #9 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Buddy ranks #5 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

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

In the past week, Buddy was viewed 198 times, and liked 29 times.

Most popular breeds named Buddy:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Cocker Spaniel

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Famous dogs named Buddy:

  • film icon A golden retriever named Buddy played a role in the movie Air Bud.
  • film icon A bloodhound named Buddy played a role in the movie Cats & Dogs.

Dog names like Buddy:

Short for barnacle.
Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
An electrician
Gift of god
Dog in Oz stories.
Buddy dog name meaning

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Francys Salcedo (Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador)
I didn't know what name to give my puppy that I would like and that would be cute and easy. I thought of Max, Perito, Chester, Ramón and Buddy. I loved what it means because my children are already grown up and he will always accompany me....
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