Buddy

Buddy, meaning “messenger” or “friend,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are eager to please or outgoing. Find out more about dogs named Buddy.

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Name: Buddy

Meaning: “Messenger,” “friend”

Personality: Eager to Please, Outgoing

About This Name: Dogs named Buddy love their caretakers. Many Buddys are mixed breeds and rescues. Movies featuring dogs named Buddy or Bud include Air Bud, in which a talented puppy plays basketball, and Bring Him Home, about a pooch named Buddy who goes missing but is found at just the right time. Several singers, too, have the name: think Buddy Holly and Buddy Guy.

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