Dog Names that Start with B

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Ask several individuals why he or she chooses 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, monosyllablic 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 fits the aforementioned guidelines as well as gives a visual of the dog. 

Male Dog Names that Start with B

Votes Name Vote
7
Big Mo
The mascot for Alpo food
7
Beauregard
Akin to the name "Beau," meaning handsome
7
Bully
Mississippi State's mascot; a great name for any Bulldog
7
Beasley
Starred as Hooch in the Tom Hanks' film Turner and Hooch
7
Benedict
A dog named Benedict (a Saint Bernard) is the heaviest on record
6
Blanco
One of President Lyndon Johnson's two dogs while he was in office
6
Barnard's Tom
A Boston Bulldog; predecessor of the modern Boston Terrier
5
Bear
Refers to any large, bear-like dog
5
Benji
The lead character in a series of movies of the same name
5
Bear
Held a starring role in the movie Crimson Tide
5
Bam-Bam
Cartoon character "The Flintstones"
4
Bingo
A traditional dog name; a song of the same name exists
4
Beethoven
A Saint Bernard who starred in a series of movies by the same name
4
Barry
Legendary Saint Bernard who worked as a mountain rescue dog in Switzerland
4
Balto
Siberian Husky who led a group of sled dogs on a lifesaving mission
3
Blue
A generic name for a dog with a blue or gray-blue coat
3
Black Jack
Dog owned by President Teddy Roosevelt
3
Boston Beans
President Calvin Coolidge's Bulldog
3
Barkley
A dog "actor"
3
Bandit
Meaning "one who steals," Bandit usually steals his owners heart
3
Balboa
As in Rocky Balboa of the Rocky series of movies
2
Buck
The perfect name for a Labrador Retriever
1
Boomer
Literally refers to the Baby Boomer generation; could also refer to a booming bark
0
Big Ben
President Herbert Hoover owned Big Ben
0
Barney
"First dog" of the G.W. Bush family during their time in the White House
-1
Belvedere
A cartoon character dog featured in the Looney Toons series
-1
Bat Hound
Although relatively unheard of, one of Batman's accomplices
-2
Beagle
President Johnson's second dog while he was in the White House
-2
Baxter
Ron Burgundy's dog in Anchorman
-3
Barky Marky
A character on Warner Bros. Tiny Toons cartoons series

Female Dog Names that Start with B

Votes Name Vote
7
Bubbles
A flurry of activity
7
Brittany
Hailing from Britain
5
Bindi
The late Steve Irwin's daughter is named Bindi
5
Bonnie
Gaelic; meaning "beautiful"
5
Bambi
A popular Disney character
5
Beauty
Barbie's Afghan Hound
4
Basil
A cooking spice
4
Brooklyn
Refers to a burrough in New York
4
Brie
A type of cheese; also a popular girl's name
4
Bluebell
A brand of ice cream; also the name of a flower
4
Briar Rose
A lead character in a novel of the same name
4
Bess
A variation of Elizabeth; meaning "pledged to God"
4
Belka
Visited space aboard Sputnik 5; this Russian name means "responsible"
3
Beulah
A traditional Southern name; in Hebrew, Beulah means "bride"
3
Babe
Usually a term of endearment
3
Bobbie
Bobbie means "bright fame;" this name is befitting an elegant dog
2
Betty
A variation of Elizabeth
2
Bella
Meaning "beautiful"
1
Blossom
Referring to a flower; also a popular television show in the 1990s
1
Boogie
A dance; can refer to an energetic dog
1
Bonbon
A type of candy covered in chocolate
1
Bridget
Irish, meaning "exalted one"
1
Brandy
Meaning "burning wine;" a perfect name for the dark red Irish setter
1
Berta
A variation of Roberta or Bertha
1
Buckles
A great name for a cuddle buddy
1
Bitsy
Perfect name for a small, toy-sized dog
0
Beatrix
A fictional character, Beatrix Potter
0
Brownie
Can refer to a dog's coat color
-2
Brinkley
Meg Ryan's dog in You've Got Mail; could also refer to supermodel Christie Brinkley
-3
Betty Boop
A classic cartoon character

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