Dog Names that Start with B

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Introduction

Ask several individuals why they choose a particular name for a new dog, and you will likely get a different answer from each person questioned. Some new pet parents may choose to honor a friend or family member by naming their pooch after a loved one. Other owners may name their dog according to personality traits of the dog. Still others may consult lists of popular names for ideas. Perhaps you already have a pet, and you want to give your new pup a name that goes with your existing pet's name. Your current pet's name might start with the letter "B", which would prompt you to choose another name that starts with the same letter.

Dog Names that Start with B in Pop Culture

Dog Names that Start with B Considerations

First, when considering a name for your dog, think about what experts have to say about naming Fido. Most dogs do best with a name that is short, generally only one or two syllables long. Scientific studies show that dogs are less likely to get confused with a short, monosyllabic or two-syllable name. Next, you should never give your new pup a name that sounds a lot like the most highly used commands your dog is likely to hear such as "sit" or "stay." Choose a short name that is both cute and easy for your pup to understand. After all, you will be using the name to call your dog multiple times a day for years to come - make it a name that both of you will be at ease while using. 

One great reason to choose a name for your dog that begins with "B" can also be attributed to science. Dogs tend to pay more attention to words beginning with sharp, hard consonant sounds. Consider the sound you make when simply saying the letter B, and you will see that you are easily following this guideline.

Finally, many pet owners name their new dog according to coat color or the personality of the pup. "Blackie" or "Brownie" most definitely fit the aforementioned guidelines as well as give a visual of the dog. 

Male Dog Names that Start with B

Votes Name Vote
6
Benedict
A dog named Benedict (a Saint Bernard) is the heaviest on record
6
Beasley
Starred as Hooch in the Tom Hanks' film Turner and Hooch
6
Bully
Mississippi State's mascot; a great name for any Bulldog
6
Beauregard
Akin to the name "Beau," meaning handsome
6
Big Mo
The mascot for Alpo food
5
Balto
Siberian Husky who led a group of sled dogs on a lifesaving mission
5
Barry
Legendary Saint Bernard who worked as a mountain rescue dog in Switzerland
5
Barnard's Tom
A Boston Bulldog; predecessor of the modern Boston Terrier
5
Blanco
One of President Lyndon Johnson's two dogs while he was in office
5
Bingo
A traditional dog name; a song of the same name exists
5
Black Jack
Dog owned by President Teddy Roosevelt
4
Benji
The lead character in a series of movies of the same name
4
Bandit
Meaning "one who steals," Bandit usually steals his owners heart
4
Bear
Held a starring role in the movie Crimson Tide
4
Blue
A generic name for a dog with a blue or gray-blue coat
4
Bam-Bam
Cartoon character "The Flintstones"
4
Bear
Refers to any large, bear-like dog
3
Beethoven
A Saint Bernard who starred in a series of movies by the same name
3
Barkley
A dog "actor"
2
Boomer
Literally refers to the Baby Boomer generation; could also refer to a booming bark
2
Boston Beans
President Calvin Coolidge's Bulldog
2
Balboa
As in Rocky Balboa of the Rocky series of movies
1
Buck
The perfect name for a Labrador Retriever
-1
Baxter
Ron Burgundy's dog in Anchorman
-1
Barney
"First dog" of the G.W. Bush family during their time in the White House
-1
Big Ben
President Herbert Hoover owned Big Ben
-2
Bat Hound
Although relatively unheard of, one of Batman's accomplices
-2
Belvedere
A cartoon character dog featured in the Looney Toons series
-3
Beagle
President Johnson's second dog while he was in the White House
-4
Barky Marky
A character on Warner Bros. Tiny Toons cartoons series

Female Dog Names that Start with B

Votes Name Vote
8
Brittany
Hailing from Britain
8
Bubbles
A flurry of activity
6
Bonnie
Gaelic; meaning "beautiful"
5
Bluebell
A brand of ice cream; also the name of a flower
5
Brooklyn
Refers to a burrough in New York
5
Basil
A cooking spice
4
Bindi
The late Steve Irwin's daughter is named Bindi
4
Beauty
Barbie's Afghan Hound
4
Bambi
A popular Disney character
3
Bella
Meaning "beautiful"
3
Bess
A variation of Elizabeth; meaning "pledged to God"
3
Briar Rose
A lead character in a novel of the same name
3
Brie
A type of cheese; also a popular girl's name
3
Belka
Visited space aboard Sputnik 5; this Russian name means "responsible"
2
Buckles
A great name for a cuddle buddy
2
Babe
Usually a term of endearment
2
Beulah
A traditional Southern name; in Hebrew, Beulah means "bride"
2
Bobbie
Bobbie means "bright fame;" this name is befitting an elegant dog
2
Blossom
Referring to a flower; also a popular television show in the 1990s
1
Betty
A variation of Elizabeth
1
Beatrix
A fictional character, Beatrix Potter
0
Bitsy
Perfect name for a small, toy-sized dog
0
Boogie
A dance; can refer to an energetic dog
0
Berta
A variation of Roberta or Bertha
0
Brandy
Meaning "burning wine;" a perfect name for the dark red Irish Setter
0
Bridget
Irish, meaning "exalted one"
0
Bonbon
A type of candy covered in chocolate
-1
Brownie
Can refer to a dog's coat color
-3
Brinkley
Meg Ryan's dog in You've Got Mail; could also refer to supermodel Christie Brinkley
-4
Betty Boop
A classic cartoon character

Community Dogs with Names that Start with B

Buddy
Male
Yorkshire Terrier
Palm Coast, FL

Well we did not have a name and we just called him buddy and soon that name started to stick and now he has a name tag on his collar and buddy’s his name