Male Pet Names – G

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Male pet names beginning with “G”…

Gadget
Meaning: A mechanical device
Tip: A great name for a small pet

Gandalf
Origin: Norse
Meaning: Wand Elf
Literary Notable: Gandalf is a wizard in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Garfield
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Battlefield
Tip: Garfield is a lazy, lasagna-loving cat from the comic strip by the same name.

Garfunkel
Music Notable: Art Garfunkel is an American singer-songwriter and part of the Simon & Garfunkel duo.

Garrett
Origin: English
Meaning: Spear; brave

Garth
Origin: Norse
Meaning: Enclosed garden; Keeper of gardens
TV Notable: Wayne’s sidekick from Wayne’s World, played by Dana Carvey.

Gavin
Origin: Welsh/English
Meaning: The white hawk of battle

Genghis
Origin: Mongolian
Trivia: Genghis Khan was the founder, ruler and emperor of the Mongol Empire.

George, Georgie
Origin: Greek
Meaning: The farmer

Geppetto
Origin: Italian
Movie Notable: Geppetto is the woodcarver who creates Pinocchio.

Geronimo
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Holy name (derived from Jerome)
Trivia: Apache Indian leader (1829-1909) given the name by Spanish settlers.

Gilligan, Gil
Origin: Gaelic/Hebrew
Meaning: Lad/Joy
TV Notable: Hapless first mate of the SS Minnow marooned on Gilligan’s Island.

Gizmo
Meaning: A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
Movie Notable: The name of the cute, furry Gremlin.

Goliath
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: uncovered
Trivia: The giant Philistine who was slain by David in the Old Testament.

Gonzo
Meaning: Bizarre, unconventional, oddball
TV Notable: The blue, hook-nosed Muppet in ‘The Muppet Show’.

Goober
Origin: African
Meaning: A type of peanut

Google
Origin: American
Meaning: A trademark used for an Internet search engine.
Trivia: The word google was used in Douglas Adams’ book The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Gopher
Meaning: Ground squirrels of the prairie regions of North America.

Grady
Origin: Celtic/Gaelic
Meaning: Of high rank/ A child of nobility

Grant
Origin: Celtic/French
Meaning: Great

Gravy
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The juices that drip from cooking meat

Griswold
Origin: Old German
Meaning: From the gray forest

Grizzly
Meaning: A species of North American brown bear.

Grover
Origin: English
Meaning: From the grove
TV notable: Loveable, huggable, blue Muppet from Sesame Street.

Gulliver
Origin: French
Meaning: Glutton

Gung-ho
Origin: Chinese/American
Meaning: Work together/Enthusiastic and loyal

Guillermo
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Guardian
Triva: The Spanish form of the English name “William”

Gumbo
Origin: American
Meaning: A thick soup or stew usually made with chicken or seafood

Gunner
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Battle warrior

Gustav, Gus
Origin: German
Meaning: Stave of the Goths

Guy
Origin: German
Meaning: Woods/A male given name

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