Dog Names that Start with M

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So, you have welcomed a new dog into your family, which is a life changing decision. With a dog comes responsibility to care for this new addition to the household, which includes not only health concerns, but you have to give your new fur companion a suitable name! Rather than just ask your friends what they called their dog, try choosing an original name that suits the character of your dog. Don't rush the name game, try to get to know your new dog first. Find out what his quirky little habits are. Is he a full on, active ball of energy? Or is he a soft, gentle mellow cuddle bug? Big or small, dainty or massive, sleek black or startling white - what makes your dog who he is? I get it that name choosing is stressful, so my advice is to check out lists of dogs names such as this one, and who knows - you may find it in the very first list. By refining your dog's name starting with your favorite letter from the alphabet is a great way to chunk down a task. The letter M has some awesome dog names in it, such as Misty, Miko, Milo, or Mambo. Read on and I bet one of these will suit your new pal.

Dog Names that Start with the Letter M in Pop Culture

Dog Names that Start With M Considerations

Once you have found a few names you like, jot them down, and then go through them one at a time. Speak them out loud so you get a feel of how easy it is to say, or combine it with a command that you will be using to train your dog to see how it works. A dog called LilBit will confuse your dog with the command to sit. Do you see what I mean? Make sure the name you choose doesn't have an embarrassing meaning or racist overtone. When you and your dog are out in public, you don't want to be calling out a name that may upset some people. If you choose a long or foreign name, make sure you can say it easily rather than trip over the name. If you have trouble getting the name out to call your dog to come back, he will be long gone by the time the command finally comes. So choose a name, say it out loud, and  make sure its a name your dog won't grow out of. The name Tiny is cute for a puppy, but if it grows into a Rottweiler it may not be so suitable. Ultimately the choice is yours, so make it work not only for you, but for your dog.

Male Dog Names Starting with the Letter M

Votes Name Vote
7
Major
A rank for officials in the Army Marine Corps and Air Force
6
Mako
A type of shark but suited to a long, lean, sleek dog
5
Merrick
A strong ruler, your dog perhaps
5
Makoto
Japanese for truth, reality and perfect for a distinguished pooch
5
McCoy
Taken from an Irish surname, but love the sound of this for a dog
5
Marley
Taken from the popular movie Marley and Me
4
Mugsy
After the criminal Mugsy Malone
4
Milo
The Jack Russell Terrier in the movie The Mask
4
Milaan
An Indian name that means to meet
3
Moss
A Medieval form of Moses
3
Marcus
From Shakespeare's play Titus Andronicus
3
MacGyver
A popular character in an action-adventure television series
3
Magoo
After the cartoon character Mr Magoo, who had bad eyesight and hearing
3
Moki
It is Native American for deer, but it sounds so cool who could resist
2
Myles
Of Greek origin, meaning destroyer
2
Maverick
A dog who avoids conformity; a dog with a mind of its own
2
Mannix
This means Monk and is Irish in origin
2
Malakai
Angel or messenger or God, of Hebrew origin
2
Mambo
An Afro-Caribbean music and dance type
1
Montes
Italian for Mountain which is just the title for a big brawny dog
1
Monster
A large dog would suit this moniker
1
Manuel
Spanish meaning God is with us; it sounds cool for a male dog
0
Macho
Means tough, as in macho man
0
Mojo
All about your inner spirit
0
Muppet
After the popular puppet series; it sounds cool
0
Mohawk
The Mohawk nation in Canada, or the name of a haircut
0
Moose
Awesome for a Great Dane or similar large breed
-1
Midget
Ideal for a small dog with a large personality
-1
Mars
After the red planet, ideal for a red dog
-1
Maccus
Celtic name for a hammer, good for a large chunky dog
-2
Mace
A medieval weapon used by the knights in the Middle Ages
-2
Mario
Another Spanish name meaning warring; perhaps for a tough dog

Female Dog Names Starting with the Letter M

Votes Name Vote
7
Mitzi
Of German origin meaning strong willed
6
Miracle
Ideal for a dog that has been rescued or suffered a tough time and survived
6
Melody
A sweet tune or song, ideal for a dainty dog
6
Mopsy
A comic strip created in 1939 by one of the few female cartoonists
6
Mashika
A name of Swahili origin, meaning born in the rainy season
6
Magnolia
The beautiful flower of the magnolia tree
6
Macalla
Meaning full moon, and a lovely name for a little female puppy
5
Masya
Russian for little one - soft, subtle and lovely name for your dog
5
Miyoko
A graceful Japanese word meaning generations beautiful child
4
Minx
Describes an impudent, cunning or flirtatious young woman
3
Mirage
If your dog is small but thinks she is big, then its a mirage, its not real but it is cute
3
Mighty Muff
A take from Muffet but a really large sweet treat or huge dog who is a softy at heart
3
Mercedes
An expensive car, suits a purebred pup with expensive tastes
3
Muffin
A sweet small cake
3
Moet
A type of quality French wine
3
Mimi
An Australian word meaning a spirit person depicted in rock
3
Munchkin
Often refers to a cute youngster, best for a forever small dog
2
Mushka
Russian for little fly but its such a cute name
2
Maple
As sweet as the syrup
2
Miko
The name of a female Priestess
1
Mango
Sweet like the fruit , a good moniker for a dog with a little bit of attitude
1
Milady
Refers to an English noblewoman or a great lady
1
Mistique
A name that means magical, just right for a lovely new furry companion
1
Magic
That special something that makes it exceptional; perfect for your pooch
0
Mischief
Self explanatory for a dog that is always into something
0
Minuet
A slow stately ballroom dance for two in triple time
0
Merlin
Remember Merlin the Magician; why not call your dog after someone so powerful
-1
Mystic
A little bit of magic
-1
Misty
A damp misty morning ; grey like a fog
-2
Mocha
A popular chocolate flavored hot drink
-2
Mink
A small furry animal valued for its beautiful coat
-3
Marika
This means one who is wished for or star of the sea; either way its lovely

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