Male Dog Names – S

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Male dog names beginning with “S”…

Saber
Origin: French
Meaning: Sword
Trivia: Saber-toothed cats became extinct thousands of years ago, but they are famous for their impressive canine teeth, sometimes reaching up to 7 inches long!

Sam
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God has heard

Samson
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Like the sun
Tip: The hero who was betrayed by Delilah in the bible

Sawyer
Origin: Old English
Meaning: One who saws wood
Trivia: The title character of Mark Twains’ 1876 novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  Also one of the main characters in the TV Series, Lost. This is one of our favorite male dog names.

Scamper
Meaning: To run playfully about

Scanner
Origin: English
Meaning: One who glances at or reads hastily

Scar
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A mark left by a healed wound
Trivia: Scar was the villain lion in Disney’s The Lion King.

Schroeder
Origin: German
Trivia: A character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.

Scooter
Origin: A popular nickname

Scout
Origin: American
Meaning: First explorer
Tip: A great name for a dog who loves to explore…one for our favorite male dog names.

Sebastian
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Venerable
Movie Trivia: Sebastian was the calypso singing crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Sergeant
Origin: French
Meaning: Officer in the army

Seymour
Origin: English
Meaning: From the town of Saint Maur

Shadow
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A dark figure or image cast
Tip: A great male dog name for a black dog, or one who follows you around like your own shadow.

Shaft
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The long narrow stem or body of a spear or arrow
Movie notable: 1971 Academy Award winning film, directed by Gordon Parks.

Sherlock
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Fair haired
Trivia: Sherlock Holmes is the name of the fictitious detective in the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

Shooter
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A person or thing that shoots; a cocktail served in a shot glass

Sidney, Sid
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Wide Island

Silas
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Man of the forest

Sinbad
Origin: Persian
Meaning: Sinbad the Sailor was a fictional character in several stories throughout Persia, some in the collection of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights)

Skipper, Skip
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The captain of a vessel
Trivia: My Dog Skip is an autobiographical book written by Willie Morris. In 2000, the book was made into a movie with Moose, the Jack Russell from Frasier, as one of the canine actors.

Skittles
Origin: English
Meaning: One of the ninepins used in a British game
Trivia: Skittles are the colorful chewy fruit flavored candies with a hard shell

Sneakers
Origin: American
Meaning: A sports shoe having soft rubber soles

Snooker
Origin: English
Meaning: A form of billiards; to cheat or dupe

Sparky, Spark
Meaning: Animated; lively
Trivia: The name of Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite Corgi.

Spencer
Origin: French
Meaning: One who gives out the goods

Spike
Origin: American
Meaning: Long, heavy nail
Trivia: Snoopy’s mustached cousin in the Peanuts comic strip.

Spud
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A potato
Trivia: Spuds MacKenzie was the Bull Terrier featured in Budweiser advertisements in the late ‘80s.

Stanley, Stan
Origin: English
Meaning: The stony field

Strider
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To walk with long steps
Tip: This is a perfect male dog name for a big, muscular dog.

Striker
Origin: English
Meaning: A person or thing that strikes

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