Male Dog Names – N

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Male dog names beginning with “N”…

Nacho
Origin: Mexican
Meaning: A small, often triangular piece of tortilla topped with cheese or chili pepper sauce
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a Chihuahua or any other small dog.

Napa
Origin: Probably Native American
Meaning: A city and county in western California
Trivia: Napa Valley is famous for its wine production.

Napoleon
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Sons of the mist; a race of dwarfs
Trivia: The name of the famous French general and emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte.
Tip: Another great male dog name for a small (but commanding) dog.

Nashville, Nash
Origin: English
Meaning: At the ash tree; the capital of Tennessee

Nathan
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: He has given

Nelson
Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Neil or Nell
Trivia: Nelson Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist who became the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994.

Nemo
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Nobody
Trivia: Captain of the Nautilus in Jules Verne’s novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Movie Notable: Name of the clownfish in Disney’s animated feature, Finding Nemo.

Neon
Meaning: A gaseous element that gives a red glow in a vacuum tube

Neptune
Origin: Latin
Meaning: God of the sea

Nerf
Trivia: Nerf is a trademark for toys made for safe, indoor play.

Nestle
Trivia: A Swiss food company, famous for its chocolate products
Tip: An excellent choice for a chocolate Labrador or any other brown dog

Nevada
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Covered in snow

Newman
Origin: English
Meaning: The new man
Trivia: In the TV show Seinfeld, Newman is a scheming mail carrier who lives in the same building as Jerry and Kramer.

Nibbles
Origin: English
Meaning: To eat with small, quick bites or in small morsels
Tip: A great male dog name for a small, cute dog.

Niko
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Victory of the people

Niles
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Champion

Nimrod
Meaning: A hunter; (in slang) a person regarded as foolish or silly

Ninja
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Mercenary agents highly trained in martial arts
Tip: A cool name for a black dog with stealth…one of our favorite male dog names.

Nintendo
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Live luck to heaven
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a canine belonging to a video game fanatic!

Nipper
Origin: English
Meaning: Something that nips

Nitro
Meaning: (Chemistry)The name for the group –NO2
Trivia: Many nitro compounds are unstable and are used as explosives.
Tip: This male dog name is perfect for an energetic, excitable dog.

Noah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Rest; peace
Trivia: In the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the ark.

Noel
Origin: French
Meaning: Born on Christmas day
Tip: A great male dog name for a pooch born in December or received as a Christmas gift.

Noggin
Meaning: a small cup or mug; a person’s head

Nolan
Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Champion

Noodle
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: A narrow, ribbon-like strip of dried dough, usually made of flour, eggs, and water
Tip: This name is perfect for a Dachshund! It’s another of our favorite male dog names.

Norbit
Movie Notable: 2007 comedy starring Eddie Murphy

Norman
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Norseman (Man from the north)
Trivia: This is the name of one of Jennifer Aniston’s dogs.

Nosey
Meaning: Prying or meddlesome
Tip: A funny male dog name, perfect for a curious dog or one with a particularly prominent schnozzle.

Nova
Origin: New Latin
Meaning: A star that becomes suddenly brighter

Nugget
Origin: English
Meaning: A lump of something, usually a precious metal
Trivia: A quirky male dog name, perfect for a small pooch

Nuzzle
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To burrow or root with the nose, snout, etc.
Tip: A great male dog name for an affectionate puppy.

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