Classic dog names: 110 Ideas for naming female, male Puppy

Are you looking for great, cute classic dog names? Here is the list of best classic names for male, female dogs.

Time-tested classic names that become the annual list of popular dog names are a good choice. Don’t be too complicated with the name. It’s best to have a two-syllable name as the dog can distinguish its name in conversation. Also, avoid names that sound too close to the command. It can confuse the dog, making it difficult for the dog to learn the name or the desired action.

Classic dog names from famous movies. Some dog novices prefer to use their dog’s famous name based on their favorite characters, both humans and dogs.

Here is a list of 110 classic male and female dog names that may be appropriate for your puppy.

Top classic dog names

Here are 10 most classic dog names suitable for male or female dogs.

  • Buddy – The name Buddy means You and is of American origin.
  • Lassie – Meaning: Young Girl, Maiden.
  • Bandit – The name Bandit means Thief and is of American origin.
  • Lady – Meaning: “female head of a household”.
  • Rex – Rex is used for ‘the King’.
  • Gidget – The name Gidget means Little Girl and is of American origin.
  • Bella – Bella is related to Italian, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese and Latin words meaning beautiful.
  • Duke – Duke is a surname meaning “the leader” or “son of Marmaduke”.
  • Charlie – Charlie’s meaning is “free man”.
  • Bailey –  Meaning: Bailiff, Steward.
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Classic dog names male

You are struggling to know what to name the adorable male puppy you just had? Check out the top 50 classic male dog names below to choose a great name for your puppy.

  • Albert – Meaning “Noble and bright”.
  • Alfred – Meaning “elf counsel”.
  • Amos – Meaning “borne by God”.
  • Angus – Meaning “one”, and “choice”.
  • Archie – Archie means “genuine”, “bold” or “brave”
  • Argos – Meaning “vigilant guardian”.
  • Axel – Meaning “dawn”.
  • Bandit – The name Bandit means Thief.
  • Basil – Meaning: “the willowlands”,” Thick brush”.
  • Bear – The meaning of the name “Bear” is: “Strong, brave bear”.
  • Benji – Meaning “son of the right hand or son of the south”.
  • Blaze – A very large or fiercely burning fire.
  • Bruno – Meaning: “Brown” or “greatest” or “largest”.
  • Charlie – Charlie”s meaning is “free man”.
  • Chase – Meaning “hunter”.
  • Clifford – Clifford The Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell.
  • Cody – Meaning “helpful, pillow”.
  • Cooper – The meaning of Cooper is “barrel maker”.
  • Duke – Duke is a surname meaning “the leader” or “son of Marmaduke”.
  • Fido – Latin, means loyal.
  • George – Meaning farmer.
  • Ginger – Meaning pure, chaste, virginal.
  • Harley – The name Roxy means Dawn.
  • Hunter – Meaning “one who hunts”.
  • Leo – Meaning “genuine”, “bold” or “brave”.
  • Max – Meaning “the greatest”.
  • Milo – Milo means “gracious” or “soldier” or “rival”.
  • Prince – Meaning “chief, prince”.
  • Rex – Rex is used for”the King”.
  • Rocky – Meaning “rest”.
  • Scout – A soldier.
  • Shiloh – Dog saved from abusive owner in Shiloh.
  • Abbot – Meaning: “priest” or “Father”.
  • Archibald – Meaning: “genuine” or “precious”.
  • Audrey – Meaning: “noble strength”.
  • Ava – Meaning: “life; bird; water, island”.
  • Bardot – Meaning: French Surname.
  • Bette – Meaning:  “God’s promise”.
  • Brando – Meaning: “firebrand, sword”.
  • Buster – Meaning: “Tough Guy”.
  • Cedric – Meaning: “bounty”.
  • Chester – Meaning: Camp of soldiers.
  • Happy – Meaning: “Joyful”.
  • Harvey – Meaning: Battle worthy, blazing iron.
  • Patches – Meaning: Noble.
  • Roosevelt – Meaning: “from rose field”.
  • Rosco – Meaning: Roe deer wood.
  • Socks – Meaning: “light slipper”.
  • Sparky – Meaning: to scatter.
  • Spencer – Meaning: “steward” or “administrator”.
  • Spot – Meaning: “Snuggle bug or gift of mine”.
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Classic dog names for females

Are you a fan of the classic dog names? Looking for a classic name for your female dog? These are all suitable choices for a classic female dog’s name.

  • Abby – The name is derived from Hebrew. Meaning “my father joy”, “my father is exultation”, or “my father is joy”.
  • Addie – Meaning: “noble; son of Adam”.
  • Addison – Meaning: “son of Addie”.
  • Adelaide – Meaning: “noble natured”.
  • Agatha – Agatha Christie
  • Alice – The meaning of Alice is “noble, exalted”.
  • Amber – Meaning: “Jewel”.
  • Amelia – The name Amelia means Work.
  • Angel – Meaning: “angel” Or The name Angel means Messenger Of God.
  • Beatrice – Meaning: “foreign woman”.
  • Bella – Bella is related to Italian, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese and Latin words meaning beautiful.
  • Bonnie – Meaning: Pretty, Attractive, Beautiful, Good.
  • Brandy – Meaning: “burned wine”.
  • Caroline – Meaning: “free man”.
  • Coco – The name Coco means Chocolate Bean.
  • Cuddles – Meaning “cuddle”.
  • Daisy – Daisies symbolize innocence and purity Or “day’s eye”.
  • Elizabeth – Meaning “My God is an oath” or “My God is abundance”.
  • Emma – Meaning: “whole” or “universal”.
  • Ginger – Meaning of the name Ginger is: A , meaning pure, chaste, virginal.
  • Holly – Meaning: “the holly tree”.
  • King – The name Zeus means God and is of Greek origin Or meaning “sky” or “shine”.
  • Lassie – Meaning: Young Girl, Maiden.
  • Lucy – Lucy means “light”. Alternative spellings are Luci, Luce, Lucie, Lucia.
  • Maggie – The meaning of Maggie is “pearl”.
  • Mary – Meaning: “bitter”, “beloved”, “rebelliousness”, “wished-for child”, “marine”, “drop of the sea”.
  • Millie – Meaning: King. King’s field.
  • Molly – Molly means “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” and “wished for child” or “beloved”.
  • Nana – The Darling family’s pet in Peter Pan
  • Prince – Meaning: “chief, prince”.
  • Princess – Royal Daughter.
  • Queen – Meaning: Title For A Female Royal.
  • Rose – Red roses symbolize love and romance.
  • Roxy – Meaning: “tenth”.
  • Sadie – Meaning: Lion.
  • Shiloh – Dog saved from abusive owner in Shiloh.
  • Alma – Meaning: kind, nourishing.
  • Beauty – Meaning: Beauty.
  • Goldie – Meaning: Made Of Gold.
  • Gracie – Meaning: favor; blessing.
  • Helen – Meaning:  “light” or “bright”.
  • Honey – Meaning: Sweet As Honey.
  • Joker – Meaning: a person who is fond of joking.
  • Lilly – Meaning: “God is abundance”, “God is my oath” and “God has sworn”.
  • Nibbles – Meaning: “Small”.
  • Tiny – Meaning: “follower of Christ”.
  • Wag – Meaning: wives and girlfriends.
  • Eva – Meaning: “life” or “living one”.
  • Evy – Meaning: “to live”.
  • Maria – Meaning: “sea of bitterness”, “drop of the sea”, “star of the sea”.

About the Author

Henry Mark
Mark is Editor at dognamesbest.com covering Information about breeds, naming dogs. He's a graduate in veterinary medicine at the agricultural academy.