50+ Biblical Names for Male Dogs and Cats

Male Pet Names
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The Bible is an excellent source for naming your dogs and cats. Sometimes it's just the sound of the name that makes it a good fit for your pet. Two-to-three syllable names tend to sound best. Often, though, it's the meaning of the name that influences your choice.

This collection of names for male dogs and cats suggests several ideas from the
Bible and explains why each might make a good name for your pet. Also included
here is the original language of the name, it's meaning, and where it can be found in the Bible.

If you're in the market, here is a collection of Bible names for female dogs and cats as well.

Bible Names for Male Dogs and Cats

Abihu - Could be shortened to Abi; This is a good name for a fatherly pet.
(Hebrew) - Exodus 6:23 - "he is my father."

Apollos - Great name for a tough breed such as a Pit Bull or Doberman
(Greek) - Acts 18:24 - "one who destroys; destroyer."

Aaron - Excellent name for a smart, tall, and strong pet.
(Hebrew) - Exodus 4:14 - "a teacher; lofty; a mountain of strength"

Asa - Perfect name for a nurturing male.
(Hebrew) - 1 Kings 15:9 - "physician; cure."

Asher - Is your pet a happy animal?
(Hebrew) - Genesis 30:13 - "happiness."

Barak - Consider this name if your pet a noisy animal.
(Hebrew) - Judges 4:12 - "thunder."

Bartholomew - This name brings to mind a Saint Bernard.
(Aramaic) - Matthew 10:3 - "a son that suspends the waters."

Boaz - Consider this name for a strong and reliable pet.
(Hebrew) - Ruth 2:1 - "strength."

Caleb - How can you go wrong with this name for a puppy?
(Hebrew) - Numbers 13:6 - "a dog; a crow; a basket."

Caesar - For the pet who knows how to take charge.
(Greek) - Matthew 22:21 - "emperor; dictator."

Cyrus - Is your pet destined to leave a legacy?
(Hebrew) - Ezra 1:1 - "Persian prince; emperor."

Eli - Need a name for a pet that likes to jump or climb?
(Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 1:3 - "ascent; the offering or lifting up."

Ethan - Good name for a strong animal.
(Hebrew) - 1 Kings 4:31 - "strong; the gift of the island."

Felix - Consider this name for an all-around good-natured animal.
(Latin) - Acts 23:24 - "blessed; merry; fortunate; good; pleasant, desirable, happy."

Gabriel - Is your animal strong? This name could be shortened to Gabby.
(Hebrew) - Daniel 9:21 - "God is my strength."

Gideon - Is your pet destructive?
(Hebrew) - Judges 6:11 - "he that bruises or breaks; a destroyer."

Goliath - Works well for either a Great Dane or a Chihuahua.
(Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 17 - "great; a giant"

Herod - Everyone knows this pet is king of the kennel.
(Greek) - Acts 12:20 - "king."

Hushai - Hushai was the friend of the king. Perfect name for a dog.
(Hebrew) - 2 Samuel 15:37 - "their haste; their sensuality; their silence."

Ira - Great name for the family watchdog.
(Hebrew) - 2 Samuel 20:26 - "watchman; making bare; pouring out."

Jesse - Is your pet a gift?
(Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 16:1 - "gift; oblation; one who is."

Jonah - Great name for a pet bird or a bully-type.
(Hebrew) - Jonah 1:1 - "a dove; he that oppresses; destroyer."

Jordan - Does your pet like to dunk in the river?
(Hebrew) - Judges 6:33 - "the descender."

Levi - Are you and your pet inseparable?
(Hebrew) - Genesis. 29:34 - "joined; associated with him."

Lucas - Perfect for a pet with an all-white coat.
(Greek) - Colossians 4:14 - "luminous; white."

Lucifer - Fitting name for a pet snake.
(Latin) - Isaiah 14:12 - "morning star; light-bearing."

Luke - Perfect for a pet with an all-white coat.
(Greek) - Colossians 4:14 - "luminous; white."

Magi - Cool name for a wise pet.
(Latin) - Matthew 2:1-12 - "wise men."

Malachi - Great name for a talkative breed.
(Hebrew)- Malachi 1:1 - "my messenger; my angel."

Marcus - Is your animal extremely polite?
(Latin) - Acts 12:12 - "polite; shining."

Meshach - For three pets, try Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
(Hebrew) - Daniel 1:7 - "who is what God is?"

Micah - The name fits a small, sweet-natured pet.
(Hebrew) - Judges 17:1 - "poor; humble."

Moses - Great name for a pet with leadership skills
(Hebrew) - Exodus 2:10 - "taken out; drawn forth."

Nekoda - Try this name for a pet of many colors.
(Hebrew) - Ezra 2:48 - "painted; inconstant."

Noah - This is the name of our friend's Chihuahua.
(Hebrew) - Genesis 5:29 - "repose; consolation."

Nebo - Also a great name for a talkative breed.
(Hebrew) - Deuteronomy 32:49 - "proclaimer; prophet."

Omar - We once had a rooster named Omar.
(Arabic, Hebrew) - Genesis 36:11 - "he that speaks; bitter."

Pharaoh - This pet rules the roost.
(Egyptian) - Genesis 47:20 - "a ruler."

Philip - Is your pet a true warrior or a lover of horses?
(Greek) - Matthew 10:3 - "warlike; a lover of horses."

Phineas - Give this name to a loyal protector; Perhaps a German Shepherd.
(Hebrew) - Exodus 6:25 - "bold aspect; a face of trust or protection."

Pontius - This pet is destined to be a beach bum.
(Greek) - Luke 3:1 - "belonging to the sun; of the sea."

Rufus - Good name for a pet with a red coat.
(Latin) - Mark 15:21 - "red. "

Samson - Does your pet have long hair and unusual strength?
(Hebrew) - Judges 13:24 - "his sun; his service; there the second time."

Satan - A bit tongue in cheek -- or a good fit for a noisy dog!
(Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 21:1 - "adversary."

Seth - Just seems like a nice name for a good pet.
(Hebrew) - Genesis 4:25 - "appointed; who puts; fixed."

Shadrach - This name is just fun to say.
(Babylonian) - Daniel. 1:7 - "tender, nipple."

Silas - Need a name for your third pet?
(Latin) - Acts 15:22 - "three, or the third."

Simon - Popular name for a Siamese.
(Hebrew) - Matthew 4:18 - "that hears; that obeys."

Solomon - Good name for a pet with exceptional wisdom.
(Hebrew) - 2 Samuel 5:14 - "peaceable; perfect; one who recompenses."

Titus - Does your pet aim to please?
(Latin) - 2 Corinthians. 2:13 - "pleasing."

Tobiah - A solid name for a big, lovable pet.
(Hebrew) - Ezra 2:60 - "the Lord is good."

Tobias - A quite fitting name for a big, lovable pet.
(Hebrew) - Ezra 2:60 - "the Lord is good."

Victor - Does your pet have a competitive nature?
(Latin) - 2 Timothy 2:5 - "victory; victor."

Zion - A fitting name for a kingly pet.
(Hebrew; Greek) - Hebrews 12:22 - "monument; raised up; a sepulcher."

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