Traditional Dog Names

If you want to give your dog a time-honored, classic name, look no further. Here's a list of the best traditional dog names.

Traditional Dog Names

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Traditional Dog Names For Boys

  • Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
  • A thief.
  • Dark-furred pet cat.
  • A legendary good-natured elf that performs helpful services at night. Also a small square of rich chocolate cake.
  • Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
  • Tough guy; a man of great strength.
  • Short for "champion".
  • Free man
  • The Spice
  • Powdered Chocolate
  • Helpful
  • a medium brown to dark-brown color
  • move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
  • Leader, commander, governor of a province
  • Loyal
  • like down or as soft as down
  • a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
  • Reddish Orange Color
  • Made Of Gold
  • God Is Gracious
  • The first name of agatha christie's miss marple character
  • A master criminal in dc comics' batman.
  • Ruler
  • Fortunate
  • Max
  • eat intermittently; take small bites of
  • Noble
  • The pepper pad a handheld game console.
  • Royal Son
  • Red
    Red Haired
  • Rex
  • Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
  • an adult member of the Boy Scouts movement
  • Always slow-moving.
  • one who is playfully mischievous
  • Small light mode of transportation.
  • First Explorer
  • shabby and untidy
  • Shade From Sun
  • hit hard
  • An electrician
  • characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed
  • a job in an organization
  • Gift of god
  • very small
  • God Is Good
  • Wag
    move from side to side

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Traditional Dog Names: Stats


As of March 2023, traditional dog names seem increasingly popular with new puppy owners. Our stats show that they are more fashionable than they were six months ago.

Teddy is the most popular name, having received more likes than any other in this list of traditional dog names for boy dogs.

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