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195 Dog Names That Start With M

My oh my! Are you’re looking for dog names that start with M? You know, the cute monikers that you’ll go “mutts” over? 😉 Then hold on to your dog leash because we’re going to take you through a marvelous round up of M dog names. Plus, we’ve organized names into categories—female, male, cute, unique—so you can jump right to the type of name you’re searching for.

And with over 195 names to choose from, you’re sure to find one that’s a perfect match for your pupper.

Let’s get started!

Girl dog names that start with M

Molly and Maggie are popular girl dog names that start with M. (In fact, they’ve both appeared on “most popular” dog names lists, according to But have you considered other amazing names like Marble, which could be adorable for a multi-colored dog with a coat that’s a swirl of color?

Or, how about the name Maple for the puppy that sports a coat the color of golden brown maple syrup?

Check out this list of girl dog names that start with the letter M and includes a variety of cute, human, and even food-inspired M names.

Basket with 3 puppies and the name "Maple" as an example of a dog name starting with the letter M
  • Mabel
  • Mackenzie
  • Maddie
  • Madeline
  • Madge
  • Madison
  • Maggie
  • Magnolia
  • Makayla
  • Mama
  • Mami
  • Mandy
  • Mango
  • Maple
  • Marble
  • Marcella
  • Marcia
  • Margaret
  • Margie
  • Marguerite
  • Marlo
  • Maria
  • Marie
  • Marigold or MaryGold
  • Marjorie
  • Marlene
  • Marshmallow
  • Martha
  • Marvel
  • Mary
  • Mary Ann
  • Matilda
  • Mattie
  • Maudel
  • Maureen
  • Maurice
  • Mavis
  • Maxine
  • May
  • MayBell
  • Mel
  • Melanie
  • Melinda
  • Melissa
  • Melody
  • Merci
  • Mercy
  • Meredith
  • Merrygold
  • Michelle
  • Midge
  • Mila
  • Mildred
  • Miley
  • Millie
  • Minnie
  • Miss Piggy
  • Missie
  • Moana
  • Mocha
  • Mollie
  • Monica
  • Mulan
  • Muriel
  • Myrtle

BTW…if grandma names like Mildred and Mable are some of your favorites from the list above, check out my mega list of old-fashioned girl dog names from A-Z.

Boy dog names that start with M

Here’s a fun fact: Every year, the dog lovers over at round up the most popular dog names for the year.

One boy dog name in particular has consistently been a top pick for the last five years. (Yes, it starts with the letter M!) Do you know which name has been the most popular for five years and running?

It’s on this list and the answer is below:

A fluffy white puppy in play position on green grass with the name "Meringue" as an example of a dog name starting with the letter M

  • Mace
  • Mack
  • Major
  • Malcolm
  • Malvern
  • Mango
  • Manlee
  • Manuel
  • Marcel
  • Marco
  • Marcus
  • Mario
  • Marion
  • Mark
  • Marlo
  • Marsh
  • Marshall
  • Marshmallow
  • Martin
  • Marty
  • Marvin
  • Mason
  • Master
  • Mateo
  • Mater
  • Matt
  • Matthew
  • Maury
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Maximum
  • Mel
  • Melvin
  • Mesquite (inspired by BBQ)
  • Merit
  • Merle
  • Merlin
  • Michael
  • Mickey
  • Mike
  • Miles
  • Miller
  • Milton
  • Mister
  • Mitch
  • Mitt
  • Mo
  • Moby
  • Mocha
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Moose
  • Morris
  • Morton
  • Moses
  • Mufasa

Drum roll please…

The dog name that’s been on the list of “most popular” from 2017 through 2021 is…MAX. 🐾

But if you prefer old-timey names like Marion and Martin over popular names like Max, then check out my mega list of old-fashioned boy dog names from A to Z.

Cute dog names that start with M

A happy white puppy running on the beach with "Merry", a the dog name that starts with M, in white lettering

Cute puppies deserve the cutest names! Try these adorable, endearing dog names that start with M on for size…

  • Merry
  • Mia
  • Midnight
  • Mimi
  • Minuet
  • Mitzi
  • Molasses
  • Moonbeam
  • Moonpie
  • Moppet
  • Moxie
  • Muffin
  • Muppet

Unique dog names that start with M

Maybe you’d like to go beyond human names like Max and Maggie, and name your dog something that’s unique and stands out from the pack!

Here are unique and creative dog names that start with the letter M.

A happy dog surfing on a surfboard in the ocean with the dog name that starts with M "Maui" printed on the photo
  • M&M
  • Macademia
  • Maestro
  • Magi
  • Magic
  • Maine
  • Mallard
  • March
  • Marina
  • Mars
  • Martini
  • Maui
  • Mead
  • Meadow
  • Melbourne
  • Mello/Mellow
  • Memphis
  • Mercedes
  • Merit
  • Merlot
  • Mesa
  • Messina
  • Midas
  • Milwaukee
  • Miracle
  • Misha
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Mojito
  • Mojo
  • Mondo
  • Monet
  • Montant
  • Mork
  • Mosquito (for that tiny pupper)
  • Mouse
  • Mousse
  • Moz
  • Munich
  • Myrtle
  • Mystique

Dog names that start with M and end with Y

Adding the long ‘ee’ vowel sound at the end of a name adds a certain lilt and rolls off the tongue.

Try out these M dog names with the added feature of a Y (long ‘ee” sound) at the end.

A close-up of a very fluffy white dog with long hair and the M dog name "Mopsy"
  • Macy
  • Maisey
  • Majesty
  • Malley
  • Merrily
  • Milly
  • Mindy
  • Minksy
  • Misty
  • Money
  • Monty
  • Moppy
  • Mopsy
  • Mosey
  • Mumsy
  • Murphy
  • Murray

For more dog names ending in Y or IE, be sure to check out my mega name list of dog names that end in Y or IE for your cutie pie.


Naming your dog is one of the first decisions a new puppy parent makes. Now that you’ve poured over this list of M dog names, you’re well on your way to finding the moniker you’ll love.

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