245 Strong Dog Names For Your Powerful Pooch

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Whether you have a Rottweiler guard dog or a Bolognese that lives in your purse, you want your dog to have a strong name that will carry her through life with pride.

Finding that perfect name for your pup can be a tough process, but do not fear — we're here to help! Here are 245 handpicked identifiers that will make your dog feel like she has the strength of an army.

Strong female names for dogs.

  • Acadia
  • Akita
  • Alaska
  • Alexis
  • Ambrosia
  • Amethyst
  • Andromeda
  • Angelina
  • Astra
  • Avril
  • Bey (named after Queen Beyonce herself)
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  • Blaze
  • Blitz
  • Blizzard
  • Brooklyn
  • Callisto
  • Codex
  • Crash
  • Crusher
  • Diamond
  • Diva
  • Duchess
  • Ebony
  • Echo
  • Elektra
  • Exene (in honor of the singer of the same name from LA punk icons X)
  • Frannie
  • Freya
  • Frida
  • Harley
  • Hecuba
  • Heroine
  • Huntress
  • Indiana (Indy)
  • J.K. Growling
  • Jade
  • Jedi
  • Jinx
  • Jojo
  • Justice
  • Kaia
  • Kitana
  • Koda
  • Laika
  • Lakin
  • Leia
  • Leisel
  • Liberty
  • Lola
  • Medusa
  • Mercy
  • Midnight
  • Miss Beazley
  • Mystique
  • Ninja
  • Nyx
  • Olga
  • Olympia
  • Pepper
  • Power
  • Punky
  • Pyro
  • Queen
  • Queenie
  • Raven
  • Rebel
  • Ripley
  • Rogue
  • Rousey (named after Mixed Martial Arts fighter Ronda Rousey)
  • Roxy
  • Sable
  • Samus
  • Sassy
  • Shadow
  • Sheba
  • Sissy
  • Sloane
  • Starbuck
  • Steel
  • Steffi
  • Tackle
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  • Teegan
  • Tiger
  • Timber
  • Ursa
  • Ursula
  • Vicious Vicky
  • Vixen
  • Willow
  • Winter
  • Wonder Woman
  • Wrigley
  • Xena
  • Yuna
  • Zilla

Strong male names for dogs.

  • Aragorn (like the character from Tolkien's Lord of The Rings trilogy)
  • Axel
  • Bamm-Bamm
  • Bandit
  • Bear
  • Beast
  • Beefy
  • Beaux
  • Bones
  • Boomer
  • Brock
  • Bronson
  • Bronx
  • Bruiser
  • Bruno
  • Brutus
  • Bugsy
  • Buster
  • Buzz
  • Commish
  • Compton
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  • Conan
  • Deke
  • Doyle
  • Duke
  • Floyd
  • Herc
  • Jimbo
  • Kane
  • King
  • Mace
  • Mack
  • Meatball
  • Mick
  • Murph
  • Roman
  • Rooster
  • Rubbles
  • Sarge
  • Sid Vicious
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  • Sonny
  • Spike
  • Spinks
  • Tex
  • Tyson
  • Vince
  • Vlad
  • Xander
  • Zeus
  • Zod

Badass guard dog names.

  • Bench
  • Butcher
  • Cush
  • Diesel
  • Dozer
  • Fang
  • Fender
  • Gorilla
  • Gunner
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  • Knuckles
  • Kojak
  • Kong
  • Nails
  • O.G.
  • Pistol
  • Pusher
  • Slash
  • T-Bone

Dog names inspired by strong leaders.

  • Albright
  • Ceasar
  • Charlemagne
  • Che
  • Churchill
  • Cleopatra
  • Davis (Angela Davis)
  • Evita
  • Ginsburg
  • Grant
  • Hillary
  • Huey P.
  • Joan of Arc
  • Kennedy
  • King
  • Lincoln
  • Mahatma
  • Malcolm
  • Mandela
  • Milk
  • Napoleon
  • Obama
  • Parks
  • Princess Di
  • Roosevelt
  • Thatcher
  • Ulysses
  • Winfrey
  • X

Strong dog names inspired by sports and athletes.

  • Beckham
  • Bolt
  • Cena (as in John Cena)
  • Court
  • Crossfit
  • Field
  • Hagler or Hags (like the boxer)
  • Jordan
  • Kaepernick
  • LeBron
  • Lift
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  • Mayweather
  • Nadal
  • Novak
  • Phelps
  • Ronaldo
  • Serena
  • Touchdown
  • Track
  • Venus

Strong dog names inspired by pop culture.

  • Alien
  • Andy Warhowl
  • Bark Ruffalo
  • Brando
  • Butch (like the boxer portrayed by Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction)
  • Callahan (as in Dirty Harry, the hardboiled cop played by Clint Eastwood)
  • Chopper (like the junkyard dog from 1986's Stand By Me)
  • Clubber (Rocky's foil in Rocky III, played by Mr. T)
  • Corleone
  • Drax
  • Durden (as in Tyler Durden, Brad Pitt's character in Fight Club)
  • Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger's character from Predator)
  • Groot (as in the character from Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy franchise)
  • Hooch (the dog from the 1989 Tom Hanks vehicle of the same name)
  • Hulk
  • Indiana Bones
  • Jaws
  • Rambo
  • Joplin
  • Katniss
  • L.L. Drool J
  • Lolita
  • Luke (as in Luke Cage, the Marvel superhero)
  • Notorious D.I.G. (or Diggie Smalls)
  • Quint (the hardscrabble fisherman from Jaws)
  • Red ( Morgan Freeman's character from the film The Shawshank Redemption)
  • Riggs (Mel Gibson's character from the Lethal Weapon films)
  • Rocky
  • Snake (as in Snake Plissken of the Escape From New York movies)
  • Snarls Barkley
  • Strummer (as in Joe, co-founder of the band, The Clash)
  • Thor
  • Washington (no one is stronger than Denzel)
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For even more inspiration to name your dog.

You want to make sure you give your dog a name that you will love for a lifetime. Take your time and choose carefully; your pup will thank you! For even more doggy naming inspiration, check out these helpful lists below!