Male Dog Names – Y

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Male dog names beginning with “Y”…

Yahoo
Origin: American
Meaning: One of the largest Internet search companies, founded in 1994
Tip: Male dog names don’t get happier than this!

Yale
Meaning: Colonial-born merchant and philanthropist who made a series of contributions to the Collegiate School in Connecticut, later renamed in Yale’s honor
Tip: If your pooch is super-intelligent, this ivy league name may be perfect for him.

Yamaha
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: A Japanese company best known for consumer electronics and motorbikes

Yankee
Origin: American
Meaning: A native or inhabitant of the United States
Trivia: “Yankee Doodle” is a well-known American song and the state anthem of Connecticut.

Yapper
Origin: English
Meaning: From the word ‘yap’ which means to bark sharply, shrilly, or snappishly

Yardley
Origin: English
Meaning: Enclosed grassland
Tip: This name has a posh ring to it and is also a cute play on words for a dog who loves to be in the yard. It’s one of our favorite male dog names.

Yates
Origin: English
Meaning: Dweller by the gate

Yeller
Origin: English
Meaning: To cry out loudly
Movie Notable: Name of the Mountain Cur dog in Disney’s Old Yeller (1957)

Yesterday
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The day before this day

Yoda
Origin: George Lucas (Star Wars)
Meaning: The last surviving master of Jedi skills who trains Luke Skywalker in Star Wars
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a small, intelligent dog.

Yodel
Origin: German
Meaning: A form of singing, most commonly linked to Swiss Mountaineers
Tip: A funny, playful male dog name for a pooch who likes to be heard.

Yoga
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: A Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility

Yogi
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Master of oneself; One who practices yoga and has achieved a high level of spiritual insight
Trivia: Yogi Bear, a fictional cartoon character, made his debut in 1958. His name is said to have been inspired by the famed baseball star, Yogi Berra.

Yoshi
Origin: Japanese
Meaning:
Respectful
Trivia: Yoshi is the dinosaur in Nintendo’s ‘Mario’ games (e.g. Super Mario World)

Yo-Yo
Origin: Trademarked name
Meaning: A spool-like child’s toy that moves up and down on a string
Tip: Another fun, whimsical male dog name.

Yuppie
Origin: American
Meaning: An acronym from “Young Urban Professional”

Yves
Origin: French
Meaning: Yew Tree
Trivia: Yves Saint-Laurent is a famous French fashion designer.

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