Traits associated with the name Hoss:

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

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

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy classic westerns.

Is Hoss a good dog name?

Hoss is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Hoss 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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Hoss is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Hoss was, in the past month, the 2088th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Hoss 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.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

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

Popularity: United States

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

Hoss is most adored in Kentucky, Utah and Rhode Island.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in District of Columbia, Nebraska and Ohio.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Hoss:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. English Bulldog
  3. American Staffordshire Terrier
  4. Boxer
  5. German Shepherd

Hoss is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Evokes a lovable, burly cowboy from classic TV show Bonanza.

unique dog names

Rooted in Western TV lore, this canine moniker is rarely encountered.

Dog names like Hoss:

Strange brew, distilled liquor made by the Hutsnuwu Indians
Chocolate brand
Harp Player
small crude shelter used as a dwelling
Bright and shiny.
Hoss dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Ken Roberts (Florida, United States)
Oops ,forgot to add we live in Pensacola Fl.
March 30, 2024

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Ken Roberts (Florida, United States)
My Pomeranian is Hoss, and his brother is C.J. for Cadillac Joe. Hoss is 11lbs and C.J.is 5lbs. So Hoss really is a Hoss.
March 30, 2024

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