Unique names for male dogs include Achilles, Bogart, Bengal, Gasper and Hachi. Common origins of unique dog names include comic books, celebrity names, historical figures and foods.
Achilles was a character in Greek mythology with a significant role in Homer's "Iliad." Known for his skills as a warrior, he killed the Trojan leader, Hector, during the Trojan Wars. Some legends refer to Achilles as invulnerable in every body part except his heel. He died from an arrow shot into that heel.
The name Bogart comes from the actor Humphrey Bogart. He appeared in many films during his career, including "The Petrified Forest" and "In a Lonely Place." A nickname for dogs named Bogart is "Bogi."
The name Bengal originates from the Bengal tiger, which has orange fur and dark stripes. One well-known fictional example of this tiger is the character Shere Khan in "The Jungle Book."
Gasper means "treasure." This was the name of one of the three Magi in the Bible who brought gifts to Jesus Christ when he was born. The name can also be spelled Gaspar.
Hachi is the name of a famous Akita that lived in Japan. The name is short for Hachiko. A movie based on the dog's life, "Hachi: A Dog's Tale," was released in 2009.