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425 Dog Names Starting With B: Brilliant Ideas for Your New Pooch

Dog Names Starting With B

Naming your puppy is one of the most exciting things about bringing home a new best friend. So if you have decided for sure that B will be your letter, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up 425 of the best B names we could find.

We thought up everything from character names to random words that double as super cool titles for your spoiled pooch. Let’s dig in!

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How to Name Your Dog

You might wonder, how will you ever pick the final name? After all, there are so many good suggestions. Here are a few ways you can trim the fat and finalize the pick.

Draw a Name from a Hat

Go old school. Take your favorite names, write them down on a piece of paper, and stick them in a hat or bowl. Fluff up the names really well so you don’t know what’s what. Without looking, put your hand in, and snatch up a piece of paper.

You can leave it up to fate, and whatever you draw is what the name will be—easy peasy!

Take an Online Poll

Need some input? Take an online poll! Many social media platforms have a feature where you can create a poll with options and allow people to vote. You might also be able to ask for suggestions if you’re open to new ideas.

It’s a good way to get others involved, and it could provide a source of inspiration that you didn’t have otherwise.

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Use a Website

There are tons of websites out there that will gladly pick a name for you. You input all of your names, click a button, and voila! You have your selection. Isn’t technology so helpful?

Pick a Favorite Character

There is a broad selection of characters with names. In fact, we have several listed right here in this article. You could look down through them to see if any of these characters are your favorite.

Base It on Personality

Sometimes, a name just clicks. Your dog displays certain traits that make a title basically fall in your lap. If you can’t get a name off of your brain and you continue to gravitate towards a specific one, it might just be the most fitting option.

People Names for Dogs

Why not give your dog a name that fits in with the whole family? Giving your dog a human name can personalize them even more and get a few giggles along the way. After all, you can name your dog something silly that you would never dream of naming a child.

Here are some options for your viewing pleasure.

Male Names

  • Bernard
  • Bartholomew
  • Benjie
  • Benjamin
  • Balthazar
  • Bookman
  • Barry
  • Barnaby
  • Bronson
  • Brody
  • Bodie
  • Bentley
  • Braelin
  • Baylor
  • Bennet
  • Bradley
  • Bo
  • Blake
  • Braxton
  • Beckham
  • Brooks
  • Brantley
  • Bruce
  • Brock
  • Billy
  • Bobby
  • Branson
  • Briggs
  • Bruno
  • Boston
  • Broderick
  • Bernardo
  • Burke
  • Brighton
  • Baxter
  • Brawley
  • Barney
  • Benny
  • Birch
  • Baker
  • Blaise
  • Bjorn
  • Bridger
  • Bishop
  • Byron
  • Bastian
  • Bellamy
  • Benedict
  • Barrett,
  • Benicio
  • Boswell
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Girl Names

  • Beatrice
  • Bridget
  • Bonnie
  • Beryl
  • Brook
  • Blythe
  • Brenda
  • Becca
  • Beighton
  • Brigid
  • Brie
  • Bray
  • Briella
  • Bianca
  • Brianna
  • Blair
  • Bethany
  • Bailey
  • Britney
  • Bertie
  • Barbara
  • Blaine
  • Brenda
  • Bernadette
  • Brylee
  • Braylee
  • Babette
  • Berta
  • Bronwyn
  • Bellarose
  • Benika
  • Batsheva
  • Bjork
  • Bokang
  • Birkita
  • Bindi
  • Buena
  • Betsy
  • Bobbi
  • Berta
  • Bess
  • Bea
  • Bella
  • Bethany
  • Beulah
  • Bradley
  • Breena
  • Brandi
  • Birdie

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Character Names for Dogs

As promised, here are several character names you can use to get some inspiration. Do you love these characters? Do you think that your dog acts like any of these characters? If so, you might have struck gold.

Male Names

  • Barbosa—Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Batman—Batman
  • Bambi—Bambi
  • Bagheera—The Jungle Book
  • Bart—The Simpsons
  • Buzz—Toy Story
  • Bugs—Looney Tunes
  • Big Bird—Sesame Street
  • Bullseye—Elektra
  • Ben—Ben 10
  • Boots—Dora the Explorer
  • Bob—Bob’s Burgers
  • Brain—Pinky and the Brain
  • Boo Boo—Yogi Bear
  • Bullwinkle—Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • Baloo—The Jungle Book
  • Brian—Family Guy
  • Bootstrap Bill—Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Blu—Rio
  • Boom-Boom—Mario
  • Buddy—Ratatouille
  • Blastoise—Pokemon
  • Bert—Sesame Street
  • Bolt—Bolt
  • Bendy—Bendy the Ink Machine
  • Baymax—Big Hero 6
  • Bashful—Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • Barnacle—Spongebob Squarepants
  • Banzai—Lion King
  • Boog—Open Season
  • Butters—South Park
  • Bing Bong—Inside Out
  • Balto—Balto
  • Binky—Arthur
  • Brainy—The Smurfs
  • Blinky—Pac-Man
  • Buddy—Secret Life of Pets
  • Bumblebee—The Transformers
  • Bulbasaur—Pokémon
  • Butch—The Good Dinosaur
  • Buck Cluck—Chicken Little
  • Bender—Futurama
  • BB-8—Star Wars
  • Beavis—Beavis and Butthead
  • Butthead—Beavis and Butthead
  • Boba Fett—Star Wars
  • Bilbo—Lord of the Rings
  • Buck—The Good Dinosaur
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Female Names

  • Barbie—Barbie
  • Blue—Blue’s Clues
  • Betty Boop—Betty Boop
  • Buttercup—Powerpuff Girls
  • Belle—Beauty and the Beast
  • Bailey—A Dog’s Purpose
  • Brooke—Ice Age
  • Bernice—Bernice Bobs Her Hair
  • Bathilda—Harry Potter
  • Beverly—Beverly Gray Mystery Stories
  • Billina—Oz Books
  • Bessie—Greyfriars School Stories
  • Baby—Dirty Dancing
  • Butterfree—Pokemon
  • Bellatrix—Harry Potter
  • Birdo—Mario
  • Betty—The Flintstones
  • Blossom—Powerpuff Girls
  • Bubbles—Powerpuff Girls
  • Baby Bop—Barney
  • Boo—Monsters Inc.
  • Bo Peep—Toy Story
  • Babs—Tiny Toons
  • Bonnie—Toy Story
  • Becky—Finding Nemo
  • Bellwether—Zootopia
  • Brittany—Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Bingo—Bluey
  • Bluey—Bluey
  • Batgirl—Batman

Famous People Names for Dogs

Maybe you’re liking the character theme, but you want to get to the core of it and choose the actor instead. Or perhaps you’re a history buff who loves learning about important figures of the past. Here is a list of well-known folks throughout history whose names start with B.

Male Names

  • Baron—Baron Trump
  • Blake—Blake Shelton
  • Benedict—Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Barack—Barack Obama
  • Bruce Lee—Bruce Lee
  • Bob—Bob Ross
  • Bruno—Bruno Mars
  • Brad—Brad Pitt
  • Bruce—Bruce Willis
  • Brendan—Brendan Fraser
  • Bryan—Bryan Cranston
  • Buzz—Buzz Aldrin
  • Brock—Brock Lesnar
  • Bacon—Kevin Bacon
  • Bear—Bear Grylls
  • Bing—Bing Crosby
  • Boone—Daniel Boone
  • Buffett—Jimmy Buffett
  • Bukowski—Charles Bukowski
  • Ben—Ben Affleck
  • Benjamin—Benjamin Franklin
  • Bad Bunny—Bad Bunny
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Female Names

  • Bella—Bella Thorne
  • Beyonce—Beyonce Knowles
  • Britney—Britney Spears
  • Blake—Blake Lively
  • Blanchett—Cate Blanchett
  • Betty—Betty White
  • Brie—Brie Larson
  • Billie—Billie Eilish
  • Berry—Halle Berry
  • Baker—Josephine Baker
  • Barbara—Barbara Bush
  • Biel—Jessica Beil
  • Blige—Mary J. Blige
  • By—Nellie Bly
  • Boo Boo—Honey Boo Boo
  • Bellucci—Monica Bellucci

Nature-Related Names for Dogs

Are you a lover of the great outdoors? Or maybe you’re just inspired by the beauty of nature. If so, we have a bunch of related names we think you might enjoy. Below, you will find flowers, trees, animals—and even names of crystals. Have a little look to see if a suggestion strikes your fancy.

  • Blackburn
  • Blossom
  • Blaze
  • Ballota
  • Bay
  • Berkheya
  • Beaufortia
  • Berzelia
  • Bio
  • Boulder
  • Baboon
  • Bison
  • Blackbird
  • Boa
  • Boar
  • Bischofia
  • Bittercress
  • Bullfrog
  • Bumblebee
  • Beetle
  • Blue Ash
  • Blackhaw
  • Blighia
  • Borago
  • Bristle
  • Buffalo
  • Bellflower
  • Bluebell
  • Bluestars
  • Baneberry
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Bismuth
  • Bornite
  • Bloodstone
  • Boxelder
  • Bright
  • Begonia
  • Bearberry
  • Bactris
  • Bounty
  • Briar
  • Bucolic
  • Brisk
  • Brook
  • Butterfly
  • Bandicoot
  • Badger
  • Bass
  • Batty
  • Barracuda
  • Blade
  • Barberry
  • Basil
  • Bramble
  • Balsam
  • Bergamont
  • Birch
  • Balm
  • Barley
  • Bittersweet
  • Bridewort
  • Bogbean
  • Bistort
  • Bugle
  • Bala
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Random Word Names for Dogs

We really couldn’t fit all of these names in a specific category, so we’ll just go with random. Here are some really interesting, odd, common, and funny names for your furry friend.

  • Britches
  • Bonita
  • Blackfire
  • Blizzard
  • Benz
  • Banjo
  • Bullet
  • Bear
  • Basil
  • Baboon
  • Babadook
  • Butch
  • Baja
  • Blazer
  • Blarney
  • Baphomet
  • Bandit
  • Beans
  • Bash
  • Beast
  • Beck
  • Biscuit
  • Bitsy
  • Biter
  • Bishop
  • Blizzard
  • Blush
  • Boink
  • Bonanza
  • Boomer
  • Boots
  • Borg
  • Boone
  • Brazen
  • Breeze
  • Buggy
  • Buster
  • Babycakes
  • Baby Ruth
  • Bachelor
  • Bacon
  • Bagel
  • Baguette
  • Besame
  • Big Mac
  • Bossypants
  • Boss
  • Bigly
  • Bigwig
  • Billabong
  • Bahama
  • Baklava
  • Balloon
  • Ballerina
  • Bamboozle
  • Bamboo
  • Bourbon
  • BamBam
  • Brillo
  • Bananarama
  • Bullet
  • Bugsy
  • Burger
  • Barnacle
  • Bigfoot
  • Burl
  • Bouquet
  • Brahma
  • Brainiac
  • Bravo
  • Bazaar
  • Brawny
  • Brewdog
  • Bristol
  • Brisket
  • Brisbane
  • Bro
  • Brioche
  • Brown
  • Bronx
  • Brownie
  • Bubblegum
  • Brute
  • Bucko
  • Buckwheat
  • Burly
  • Burlap
  • Bushhog
  • Bushwacker
  • Butterfinger
  • Butternut
  • Butterscotch
  • Brisket
  • Breezy
  • Blanco
  • Bliss
  • Bijou
  • Beebee
  • Bevy
  • Beowulf
  • Bungee
  • Bibsy
  • Bovine
  • Belvis
  • Bimbo
  • Biff
  • Birdman
  • Bex
  • Bromley
  • Barty
  • Broach
  • Buffy
  • Broseph
  • Bumpkin
  • Beardman
  • Bocephus
  • Biblio
  • Becks
  • Belo
  • Biker
  • Bizmo
  • Bumbo
  • Bento
  • Bantam
  • Botham
  • Banger
  • Bixie
  • Brahms
  • Baz
  • Blabbermouth
  • Busboy
  • Bogo
  • Bongo
  • Bitzy
  • Briggs
  • Bonnet
  • Bop-Bop
  • Bibble
  • Biopsy
  • Biltmore
  • Bojangles
  • Braveheart
  • Boogie
  • Bobblehead
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Conclusion

Now that you’ve sifted through these vivacious B names, which ones caught your attention? Perhaps you found yourself in even more of a pickle now, realizing you like several. Remember, if you’re having trouble deciding, you can always ask others to chime in.

The bottom line is that you will have to call your dog this for their entire life. It’s a big decision, and we understand why choosing can be tough. Hopefully, you found the name you love most here. Of all 425, which name was your favorite?


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