Explosive leap forward or upright; the action of a rifle.






Emily P. Contributor

Bolt! It's a name that just screams speed, energy, and a dash of superhero flair, isn't it?

I feel Bolt is perfect for a lightning-fast pup who loves to zoom around the park. It also makes me think of the animated Disney film, "Bolt", where a super-dog embarks on a thrilling adventure.

Bolt originates from the Old English word meaning 'arrow' - which is ideal for your swift, straight-running hound.

Plus, it's a great conversation starter at the dog park: "Yes, he's named Usain, the sprinter, not the hardware store!"

So, if your dog's a speedy, adventurous, arrow-like superhero, Bolt takes some beating!

Traits associated with the name Bolt:

Bolt has a strong, powerful sound to it that highlights a dog's strength of character.

Dogs named Bolt tend to be loving, loyal, good-natured, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Bolt?

Naming your dog Bolt suggests that you have a sense of adventure and a love of speed. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the Disney movie of the same name.

Is Bolt a good dog name?

Bolt is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Bolt is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Bolt is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Bolt outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Bolt was, in the past month, the 115th most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Bolt is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Bolt was viewed 0 times, and liked 5 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Bolt's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Bolt is most adored in Arkansas, Michigan and New Jersey.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Indiana, Maryland and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Bolt.

Most popular breeds named Bolt:

  1. Boxer
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Saint Bernard

Famous dogs named Bolt:

  • film icon A white shepherd named Bolt played a role in the movie Bolt.

Bolt is found in these categories:

playful dog names

Associations with speed and energy, reflecting a dog's playful and active nature.

badass dog names

Conveys speed, strength, and energy, reminiscent of lightning and the famous sprinter, Usain Bolt.

guard dog names

Named after a lightning-fast superhero, it implies protection and speed.

hunting dog names

Associations with speed, agility, and precision, qualities often desired in hunting dogs.

disney dog names

He's a super-powered canine protagonist from a popular animated film.

cool dog names

Lightning speed and superhero connotations make it a thrilling choice.

cute dog names

Disney's animated superhero pup shares this charming, energetic moniker.

movie dog names

Disney's super-dog protagonist shares this electrifying moniker.

Gangster Dog Names

Echoes speed and daring, reminiscent of notorious quick-draw outlaws in Wild West.

Police Dog Names

Associations with speed, strength, and protection often link it to law enforcement canine units.

famous dog names

Disney's super-dog movie protagonist shares this electrifying moniker.

energetic dog names

Bolt suggests speed, strength, and a quick, lively nature.

Dog names like Bolt:

Bright and shiny.
Large, loud or notable; also a slang term for people of the Baby Boomer generation.
Deer, Cowboy
Stingy or pointed.
Death, destruction and run.
Bolt dog name meaning

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