Boomer

Boomer, meaning “full-grown kangaroo,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are tough or outgoing. Find out more about dogs named Boomer.

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Name: Boomer

Meaning: “Full-grown kangaroo”

Personality: Outgoing, Tough

About This Name: Boomer was the title character in the movie Boomer, about a stray dog who was always helping people in trouble. A Labrador Retriever with this name was a family pet in the movie Independence Day. In the late 1970s and early ’80s, a man named Gary Matthews roamed around Pittsburgh, eating dog biscuits and wearing a collar around his neck. He believed he was a dog named Boomer. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has a son with this name, born in 2016. There was a woodpecker in Disney’s The Fox and the Hound whose name was Boomer.

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