Male Dog Names – H

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Male dog names beginning with “H”…

Handsome
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Pleasing and dignified in form or appearance

Handy
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Useful
Tip: An excellent male dog name for a dog who likes to help out.

Hank
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: (Henry) Ruler of the home

Harry
Origin: Old English
Meaning: (Harold) Leader of an army

Harvard
Origin: Name
Meaning: An Ivy League college in Massachusetts

Hash
Origin: French
Meaning: A jumble; a hodgepodge

Havoc
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Confusion or disorder
Tip: A great male dog name for a dog who creates chaos!

Hector
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Anchor; steadfast
Trivia: The greatest Trojan hero in the Trojan War, killed by Achilles.

Henderson
Origin: Surname; name

Hendrix
Trivia: Jimi Hendrix is an American musician, considered one of the greatest guitarists in the history of Rock.
Tip: A very cool male dog name for a canine belonging to a musician!

Hero
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities
Tip: A perfect name for a dog who’ll save the day…one of our favorite male dog names.

Hinkley
Origin: Name
Trivia: A town in California

Homer
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Pledge or hostage
Trivia: Homer was an ancient Greek poet who wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey.
TV Notable: Homer Simpson of The Simpsons.

Honcho
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Leader
Trivia: “Head honcho” is a phrase used to refer to a person (or in this case, dog) in charge.

Hooch
Origin: Native Alaskan
Meaning: (Hootchino) A type of distilled liquor made by Alaskan Indians
Movie Notable: Name of the French Mastiff in 1989’s Turner & Hooch, starring Tom Hanks.

Hoosier
Origin: American
Meaning: A nickname for a native or inhabitant of Indiana
Trivia: Team name of Indiana University.
Movie Notable: 1986 film about a small-town high school basketball team starring Gene Hackman.

Hopper
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A person or thing that hops
Tip: This male dog name is well suited to a jumpy dog.

Horace
Origin: Greek/Latin
Meaning: Guardian; timekeeper
Trivia: One of the great Roman poets and satirists (65-8 BC).

Houdini
Origin: Name
Meaning: American magician known for his great escapes
Tip: A great male dog name for a cunning canine!

Howler
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: An animal that howls

Huggy Bear
Origin: Nickname
TV Notable: Informant character in the 70’s cop show Starsky and Hutch.
Trivia: In the 2004 movie version, Huggy Bear was played by Snoop Dogg.

Hugo
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Intelligent

Hunter
Origin: English
Meaning: One who hunts or searches
Tip: Perfect for a dog who likes to seek things out…another of our favorite male dog names.

Hyde
Origin: English
Meaning: Exquisite
Trivia: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886.

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