Male Pet Names – S

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Male pet 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!

Sake
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: an alcoholic drink made of rice

Salem
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Peace
Trivia: Salem, Massachusetts is known for it’s witchcraft trials in 1692.

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

Saturn
Origin: Latin
Meaning: The god of agriculture and father of Zeus; a planet

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.

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

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

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

Siam
Meaning: Former name of Thailand in South East Asia
Movie Notable: Si & Am were the terrorizing twin Siamese cats in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp

Sidney, Sid
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Wide Island

Sigmund
Origin: German
Meaning: Victorious protector
Trivia: Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis

Silas
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Man of the forest

Simba
Origin: Swahili
Meaning: Lion
Movie Notable: Simba is the young male lion and protagonist of Disney’s animated feature The Lion King

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

Socrates
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Socrates was a Classical Greek philosopher and teacher of Plato

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

Spartacus
Meaning: Animated; lively
Trivia: Spartacus is a famed roman slave and gladiator who became a leader in the slave uprising against the Roman Republic.

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

Stitches
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: One complete movement of a threaded needle through a fabric or material such as to leave behind a single loop or portion of thread

Strider
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To walk with long steps

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

Sushi
Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Cold cooked rice shaped into bite-sized pieces and topped with raw or cooked fish, or formed into a roll with fish, egg, or vegetables and wrapped in seaweed

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