Dog Names that Start with M

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Introduction

You have welcomed a new dog into your family, which is a life changing decision. With a dog comes the responsibility to care for this new addition to the household, which includes not only health concerns, but a suitable name! Try choosing an original name that suits the character of your dog, but don't rush the name game; 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? We get that the process of name choosing is often stressful; our advice is to check out lists of dogs names such as this one, and who knows - you may find it in the very first perusal. Refining your dog's name starting with your favorite letter from the alphabet is a great way to narrow down the selection. The letter M suggests some awesome dog names such as Misty, Miko, Milo, or Mambo. Read on and we bet one of these will suit your new pal.

Dog Names that Start with M in Pop Culture

Dog Name that Starts With M Considerations

Once you have found a few names you like, jot them down, and then go through them one at a time. Say them out loud so you get a feel of how easy they are to say, or combine the name with a command that you will be using to train your dog to see how it works. A dog called L'il Bit may be confused when given the command to sit, for example. If you choose a moniker in a language other than your own, 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 when he takes off on a chase, he will be long gone by the time the command finally comes. Choose a name, say it out loud for clarity, and in addition, make sure it's a name your dog won't grow out of. The name Tiny is cute for a puppy, but if they grow to become a large dog, the name may not be so suitable. Ultimately the choice is yours, so make it work not only for you, but for your dog. Personality is often a fun factor, too. For instance, a dog who loves to sleep could be called Moon or Midnight.

Male Dog Names Starting with 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
Makoto
Japanese for truth, reality and perfect for a distinguished pooch
5
McCoy
Taken from an Irish surname
5
Merrick
A strong ruler, your dog perhaps
5
Marley
Taken from the popular movie Marley and Me
4
Milo
The Jack Russell Terrier in the movie The Mask
4
Mugsy
After the criminal Mugsy Malone
3
MacGyver
A popular character in an action-adventure television series
3
Moss
A Medieval form of Moses
3
Moki
Native American for deer
3
Magoo
After the cartoon character Mr Magoo, who had bad eyesight and hearing
3
Marcus
From Shakespeare's play Titus Andronicus
2
Malakai
Angel or messenger or God, of Hebrew origin
2
Maverick
A dog who avoids conformity; a dog with a mind of its own
2
Myles
Of Greek origin, meaning destroyer
2
Mannix
This means Monk and is Irish in origin
2
Mambo
An Afro-Caribbean music and dance type
1
Monster
A large dog would suit this moniker
1
Montes
Italian for Mountain which is just the title for a big brawny dog
1
Manuel
Spanish meaning God is with us; it sounds cool for a male dog
0
Merlin
Remember Merlin the Magician; why not name your dog after someone powerful
0
Moose
Awesome for a Great Dane or similar large breed
0
Mojo
All about your inner spirit
0
Macho
Means tough, as in macho man
0
Mohawk
The Mohawk nation in Canada, or the name of a haircut
0
Muppet
After the popular puppet series
-1
Maccus
Celtic name for a hammer, good for a large chunky dog
-1
Mars
After the red planet, ideal for a red dog
-1
Midget
Ideal for a small dog with a large personality
-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 M

Votes Name Vote
7
Mitzi
Of German origin meaning strong willed
6
Macalla
Meaning full moon, and a lovely name for a little female puppy
6
Mopsy
A comic strip created in 1939 by one of the few female cartoonists
6
Magnolia
The beautiful flower of the magnolia tree
6
Miracle
Ideal for a dog that has been rescued or suffered a tough time and survived
6
Mashika
A name of Swahili origin, meaning born in the rainy season
6
Melody
A sweet tune or song, ideal for a dainty dog
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
4
Milaan
An Indian name that means to meet
3
Munchkin
Often refers to a cute youngster, best for a forever small dog
3
Mimi
An Australian word meaning a spirit person depicted in rock
3
Moet
A type of quality French wine
3
Mirage
If your dog is small but thinks she is big, then its a mirage
3
Mercedes
An expensive car, suits a purebred pup with expensive tastes
3
Mighty Muff
A take from Muffet but a really large sweet treat or huge dog who is a softy at heart
3
Muffin
A sweet small cake
2
Mushka
Russian for little fly but its such a cute name
2
Miko
The name of a female Priestess
2
Maple
As sweet as the syrup
2
Mystique
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
1
Milady
Refers to an English noblewoman or a great lady
1
Mango
Sweet like the fruit , a good moniker for a dog with a little bit of attitude
0
Mischief
Self explanatory for a dog that is always into something
0
Minuet
A slow stately ballroom dance for two in triple time
-1
Mystic
A little bit of magic
-1
Misty
A damp misty morning ; grey like a fog
-2
Mink
A small furry animal valued for its beautiful coat
-2
Mocha
A popular chocolate flavored hot drink
-3
Marika
This means one who is wished for or star of the sea; either way its lovely

Community Dogs with a Name that Starts with M

Molly's name story for Dog Names that Start with M
Molly
Female
Chihuahua
Mesa, AZ
Personality
Compassionate
Loving

Named her after my disabled dog passed away. His name was Marley and I thought Molly was very similar but different enough so that her name was her own.