Dog Names - B

Pet names for dogs from A to Z:
  • Baby
  • Bailey
  • Baloo
  • Bandit
  • Barry
  • Baxter
  • Beethoven
  • Belle
  • Benji
  • Beverly
  • Billy
  • Black Beauty
  • Blacky
  • Blade
  • Blanco
  • Blanca
  • Blaster
  • Blob
  • Blue
  • Blue Eyes
  • Bo
  • Bobbie
  • Bobbles
  • Bobby
  • Bolle
  • Bolt
  • Bonnie
  • Bonny
  • Boomer
  • Boor
  • Boots
  • Bounty
  • Boxer
  • Branca
  • Braveheart
  • Bright Eyes
  • Brown Eyes
  • Brownie
  • Bruno
  • Brushy
  • Brutus
  • Buddy
  • Bumblebee
  • Buster
  • Butch
  • Button

Popular dog names beginning with B

One of the most popular dog names is Baloo. You must know him from The Jungle Book, where he cheerfully sings about “The Bear Necessities”. A dog with this name could be just as jolly and cheerful as this bear. It’s best for a medium to large dog that’s on the powerful side (not an Irish Setter or Sighthound).

St. Bernard St. Bernard - Photo: everydoghasastory/Shutterstock

Famous dogs beginning with B

• Barry, the avalanche dog - saved the lives of over 40 people

The best-known real life dog must be Barry the avalanche dog. This St Bernard saved many people that got lost or injured in the mountains. Barry would be perfect for a peaceful, friendly dog with a strong instinct to help.

• Bobbie, the wonder dog – ran 2,550 miles (4,105 km)

Does your dog love to run? Maybe Bobbie would be a great name. We definitely hope that your dog doesn’t have the same fate as Bobbie the wonder dog. This poor chap ran 2,550 miles (4,105 km) across America to get home. He was sadly separated from his family during a trip. Although his family looked long and hard for him, they couldn’t find him. Six months later, he was outside the door: thin, dirty and weak - but happy. What a loyal creature!

• Butz – the poodle of philosophy

If you’d like to name your dog after a great philosopher, maybe Butz is a good choice. That was the name of Arthur Schopenhauer’s brown poodle.

Movie dogs beginning with B

• Beethoven

If you’re looking for a movie name, one thing’s clear: Beethoven is a must. But it would have to be a medium to large, chaotic but lovely, cuddly dog. This name would also suit a dog that likes listening to music!

• Bolt

Or how about Bolt? That’s the name of the dog from the animated movie “Bolt”. In the movie, this little white dog believes he has super powers and goes on an exciting, fun adventure with Mittens the cat and Dino the hamster. This name would be best for active, curious dogs.

Life savers beginning with B

• Blue – even stands up to alligators

Dogs aren’t just loyal companions, they can also be real life savers. The Australian Shepherd Blue saved his 85 year old owner from an alligator in 2001. She had fallen behind her house and was helpless when a dangerous reptile showed up. But Blue stood up to the alligator and barked until it went away. The name Blue would be great for a brave dog with a protective instinct.

• Brutis – even fights snakes

No less brave was Golden Retriever Brutis, who saved a small child from a venomous snake that got dangerously close in 2004. He grabbed the snake and was bitten himself. Thankfully, he was treated with an antidote. Of course, we hope that nothing as dangerous as that happens to your pet.

• Belle – called an ambulance

Beagle Belle called an ambulance in 2006 when her owner passed out from Diabetes. She had been trained to “bite” certain buttons on the telephone in an emergency. Especially clever dogs that like to learn tricks would suit the name Belle. It comes from French and means “beautiful”. It’s pronounced like “bell”.