What do you call someone that you pal around with? Buddy is one of the old standard dog names that has been around for decades. It’s a popular dog name for males for a few different reasons. It’s not only a name that will be easy for a new dog or puppy to learn, it’s also a term of endearment. You’ve heard the old saying that a dog is man’s best friend? Well, dogs are also buddies that will stick with you through thick and thin. Most dogs have a natural instinct that makes them loyal to their owners or to people who treat them well. There are many people who have ended up naming stray dogs that have eventually become family pets Buddy because it’s the name that they used as a friendly term to encourage a relationship. President Bill Clinton owned a dog that he named Buddy. It’s a sweet name that lets the world know that your dog is your loyal and faithful pal.