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150 Old Man Names for Dogs: Classic Options For Your Pet

Codee Chessher

By Codee Chessher

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Some names just never go out of style, which is why you might want one for your dog. Whether your new dog is a bit gray around the ears or your puppy has a distinctly dignified appearance, there are tons of “old man” names to choose from. The same goes for the older golden gal dogs out there, too!

Your dog doesn’t necessarily have to be old for this list to be of use to you. Does your dog have an old soul? Cute little wrinkles that make them look older than their true age? Let’s look at some of the best names for older dogs to give them a bit more gravitas in their day-to-day life.

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Old Man Names

For male dogs, you have no shortage of historical and famous names to browse and compare against your dog’s unique look and personality. Maybe they’re more of a sly Clyde instead of a distinguished Humphrey. Scroll down to compare and judge for yourselves. You’re bound to already know most of them from somewhere.

  • Abraham
  • Albert
  • Alfred
  • Ambrose
  • Archibald
  • Arthur
  • Bernard
  • Barney
  • Basil
  • Benedict
  • Buddy
  • Byron
  • Calvin
  • Cedric
  • Charles
  • Chester
  • Clyde
  • Conrad
  • Cornelius
  • Duncan
  • Dwayne
  • Dwight
  • Edgar
  • Edwin
  • Elmer
  • Ernest
  • Errol
  • Eugene
  • Eustace
  • Frank
  • George
  • Gerald
  • Gilbert
  • Glenn
  • Godfrey
  • Gordon
  • Gregory
  • Franklin
  • Hal
  • Harold
  • Harvey
  • Henry
  • Hugh
  • Ike
  • Johnny
  • Kenneth
  • Leland
  • Melvin
  • Milton
  • Morris
  • Moses
  • Nelson
  • Niles
  • Norman
  • Leonard
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Otto
  • Percy
  • Percival
  • Quincy
  • Ralph
  • Reuben
  • Roland
  • Rudy
  • Sherman
  • Theodore
  • Ulysses
  • Walter
  • Wendall
  • Willard
  • Wilson
  • Victor
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Old Lady Names

Senior lady dogs have a plethora of names to choose from, whether you’re looking for something truly antiquated or something closer to your grandma’s era. If your senior rescue or younger pup that looks like an old lady needs a suitable name, look no further than our list below.

  • Abigail
  • Ada
  • Agatha
  • Agnes
  • Alma
  • Beatrice
  • Bernadette
  • Bertha
  • Bessie
  • Betty
  • Blanche
  • Carol
  • Charlotte
  • Clara
  • Constance
  • Daisy
  • Della
  • Donna
  • Dorothy
  • Edith
  • Elizabeth
  • Evelyn
  • Florence
  • Francis
  • Genevieve
  • Gertrude
  • Gladys
  • Gretchen
  • Harriet
  • Hattie
  • Helen
  • Hilda
  • Ida
  • Irene
  • Josephine
  • Loretta
  • Lottie
  • Lucille
  • Mabel
  • Maggie
  • Margaret
  • Martha
  • Maud
  • Mildred
  • Millicent
  • Nell
  • Olive
  • Ophelia
  • Pearl
  • Rose
  • Ruth
  • Sadie
  • Sophia
  • Stella
  • Theresa
  • Ursula
  • Victoria
  • Wanda
  • Wilma
  • Winifred
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Famous & Fictional Old Man Names

No collection of old man names would be complete without a section honoring the most venerable silver-haired seniors of Hollywood, fictional and otherwise. Whether you want something flashy and obvious or prefer an understated name for your pet, there are tons to peruse and choose from.

  • Oak
  • Gandalf
  • Yoda
  • Carl
  • Gable
  • Emmett
  • Dumbledore
  • Hagrid
  • Humphrey
  • Clark
  • Rhett
  • Lloyd
  • Xavier
  • Logan
  • Vernon
  • Nebbercracker
  • Pierce
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Final Thoughts

Many of the names on our list above can suit a dog of any age, but most of us probably know them as simply sounding old, which is good enough. Have a suave dog? Consider naming them after Hollywood leading man Clark Gable, or perhaps Pierce after the oldish James Bond actor. As many of us begin to age, we’ll see our names on lists like this startling soon!


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