130 Patriotic Names for Pets

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If you give your pet a patriotic name, you'll remind yourself of all this country has to offer every day of the animal's life. Unfortunately, it might be easier to find a patriotic pet name for a male than female pet. Whatever patriotic name you choose, make sure it's easy for your pet to understand and doesn't consist of more than a syllable or two. Of course, you can have the formal pet name, and use a diminutive as the call name. Call names are more important for canines than felines, as cat owners know.

Patriotic male and female dog names inspired by American values.

Name your pet after one of the patriotic ideals this country was founded on. Take a hint from President Gerald Ford and name your pet Liberty.

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  • Freedom
  • Glory
  • Independence
  • Liberty
  • Patriot
  • Victory


This patriotic golden retriever waves the flag.
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Presidential dog names

Certain Presidential surnames make wonderful pet names. Think Lincoln, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, along with lesser-known presidents such as Tyler, Taylor or Arthur. Other possibilities include Taft, Wilson, Hoover, Truman, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. Again, there's a lack of suitable female names, but Roosevelt is easily shortened to "Rosie," and Kennedy is appropriate for either gender.


  • Abe
  • Adams
  • Barack
  • Buchanan
  • Bush
  • Carter
  • Chester
  • Clinton
  • Coolidge
  • Donald
  • Eisenhower
  • FDR
  • Ford
  • Garfield
  • Grover
  • Harrison
  • Hoover
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • JFK
  • Kennedy
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  • Lincoln
  • Lyndon
  • Madison
  • McKinley
  • Millard
  • Monroe
  • Nixon
  • Obama
  • Pierce
  • Polk
  • Quincy
  • Reagan
  • Ronald
  • Roosevelt
  • Rutherford
  • Taft
  • Taylor
  • Teddy
  • Truman
  • Trump
  • Tyler
  • Ulysses
  • Van Buren
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Woodrow
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Patriotic female names for dogs inspired by First Ladies.

  • Abigail
  • Anna
  • Barbara
  • Betty
  • Caroline
  • Claudia
  • Dolley
  • Edith
  • Eleanor
  • Eliza
  • Elizabeth
  • Ellen
  • Emily
  • Florence
  • Frances
  • Grace
  • Harriet
  • Helen
  • Hillary
  • Ida
  • Jackie


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  • Jane
  • Jane
  • Julia
  • Laura
  • Letitia
  • Lucy
  • Mamie
  • Margaret
  • Martha
  • Mary
  • Melania
  • Michelle
  • Nancy
  • Rose
  • Sarah
  • Thelma

Patriotic names for male and female dogs inspired by military heroes.

Honor your country by naming your pet after a military hero. From the Civil War, there's Grant, Sherman and Meade. From the First World War, there's Pershing, although "Black Jack" is a fine name for a dark animal. If naming your pet after a World War II general, consider "Eisenhower," but shorten it to Ike. You could name a female pet "Patton" and call her Patty, and the diminutive of Marshall could be Marshy.


  • Ace
  • Admiral
  • Alpha
  • Bravo
  • Bullet
  • Campbell
  • Captain
  • Charlie
  • Colonel
  • Colt
  • Commander
  • Dagger
  • Echo
  • General
  • Gordon
  • Grenade
  • Hampton
  • Hero
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  • Knox
  • Lewis
  • Major
  • Private
  • Ranger
  • Remmy
  • Ricochet
  • Rocket
  • Romeo
  • Sailor
  • Scout
  • Sergeant
  • Sierra
  • Soldier
  • Striker
  • Tango
  • Tank
  • Trooper

Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?

Pets are like our children. We love them, care for them, and we get to dress them up in adorable outfits — if that's a thing we feel like doing! So it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect name that reflects our new pet's personality and potential. Naming can be hard, which is why we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names!