166 Amazing Dog Names That Start With B

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Written by Megan Martin

Published: November 2, 2023

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Bringing home a new dog can be exciting. However, you’ll want to make sure to pick a great name that will leave a lasting impression. After all, your dog’s name will be one of the number one ways the both of you learn to communicate with each other. Below, we explore 166 amazing dog names that start with B to get your imagination flowing.

Top Dog Names That Start With B

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“Buddy” is one of the most popular of many dog names that start with B.

  • Buddy
  • Bakes
  • Bear
  • Bella
  • Blitz
  • Bailey
  • Bess
  • Betty
  • Birdie
  • Benard

Female Dog Names that Start With B

  • Baby
  • Blair
  • Beatrix
  • Brenda
  • Bridget
  • Brianna
  • Beverly

Male Dog Names that Start With B

  • Baxter
  • Barny
  • Bobby
  • Blade
  • Barry
  • Bennett
  • Bentley
  • Blake.
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“Biscuit” is a perfectly sweet name for your new dog.

  • Bento
  • Broccoli
  • Bean
  • Bell Pepper
  • Banana
  • Beet
  • Bok Choy
  • Boniato
  • Brooklime
  • Brussels Sprout
  • Butter
  • Babaco
  • Berry
  • Barberry
  • Bergamot
  • Bilberry
  • Blueberry
  • Bread
  • Biscuit
  • Beef
  • Burger
  • Burrito
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Blue Cheese
  • Brown Sugar
  • Baklava
  • Baked Alaska
  • Bacon
  • Beignet
  • Biscotti
  • Bisque
  • Blackberry
  • Bolognese
  • Baguette
  • Barbecue 
  • Barley
  • Basil
  • Brisket
  • Bouillon 
  • Bourbon
  • Brine
  • Brioche
  • Boysenberry
  • Butterscotch
  • Bratwurst
  • Brazil Nut
  • Béchamel 
  • Bresaola 
  • Brie
  • Broth
  • Buttercream
  • Brownie
  • Bun
Portrait of a Portuguese Water Dog

Nature-based dog names that start with B can be a great way to help your dog connect to their roots.

City-Based Dog Names That Start With B

Silver Fox Portuguese Water Dog Puppy Portrait

Naming your dog after a beloved city can be a memorable and meaningful name.

  • Brooklyn
  • Baltimore
  • Buffalo
  • Boise
  • Birmingham
  • Bend
  • Boulder
  • Burbank
  • Bloomington
  • Bristol
  • Berwyn
  • Biloxi
  • Brentwood
  • Bartlett
  • Banning
  • Bell
  • Belfast
  • Bray
  • Bantry
  • Bandon
  • Bundoran
  • Bradford
  • Boston
  • Boone
  • Brisbane
  • Ballarat
  • Bunbury
  • Burnie
  • Bordeaux
  • Bianca, meaning “white” or “pure”
  • Bellamy, meaning “beautiful friend” or “fine friend”
  • Brielle, meaning “heroine of God”
  • Beckett, meaning “stream” or “brook”
  • Beckham, meaning “homestead by the stream”
  • Bryce, meaning “speckled” or “freckled”
  • Banks, meaning “edge of the river”
  • Briggs, meaning “bridges”
  • Belen, meaning “Bethlehem” or “house of bread”
  • Blaze, meaning “fire” or “flame”
  • Beau, meaning “handsome”
  • Brody, meaning  “ditch” or “mire”
  • Barlow, meaning “bare hillside”
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One way to pick a unique name for your dog is to name them after a character from your favorite show, game, or book.

  • Bard from League of Legends
  • Brand from League of Legends
  • Blitzcrank from League of Legends
  • Boltund from Pokemon
  • Benji from the movie of the same name
  • Bruno from The Triplets of Belleville
  • Bolt from the movie of the same name
  • Beethoven from the movie of the same name
  • Brandy from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Balto from the movie of the same name
  • Baxter from Anchorman
  • Barfolomew “Barf” from Spaceballs
  • Bruiser from Legally Blonde
  • Blue from Blue’s Clues
  • Batman from the series of the same name
  • Bugs Bunny of Warner Bros’ creations
  • Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit
  • Benjamin Barry from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Brimstone from Valorant
  • Breach from Valorant
  • Bonnie from Five Nights at Freddy’s
  • Bruce from Finding Nemo
  • Bubbles from Finding Nemo
  • Billy from The Polar Express
  • Blitzen, one of Santa Claus’ reindeer
  • Beth from Little Women.

What to Know Before Choosing a Dog Name

Your dog’s name is more than just a title or a word. It is an important part of communicating with your pet, from recall to learning commands. As a result, you’ll want to make sure that you take time to think about what to name your dog. There are also a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. 

For instance, you’ll want to make sure that your dog can clearly understand this name. This means you should avoid names that are difficult to understand, such as those that are long or complex. You’ll also want to avoid names that sound like other important words. This can include names that sound similar to commands or other names in the household. As an example, if you have a cat named Lou, you might not want to pick the name Blue for your dog. In this same way, you may want to avoid “Kit” because it can sound similar to “sit.”

There are also certain names that dogs can understand better. Names with one or two syllables are preferred. Shorter names can also make it easier to learn commands, as there is less for your dog to understand before reacting. Names that end in a vowel are also often a better choice for your dog. 

However, while there are tips to help make naming your dog easier — for both you and them — you can still let your imagination roam. If you’re not interested in any of the names above, you may find that other names suit your new puppy better. This can include naming them after a loved one.

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Choosing the right name for your dog can aid in training and future communication.

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About the Author

Megan is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is birds, felines, and sharks. She has been researching and writing about animals for four years, and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in biology and professional and technical writing from Wingate University, which she earned in 2022. A resident of North Carolina, Megan is an avid birdwatcher that enjoys spending time with her cats and exploring local zoological parks with her husband.

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