Tough guy; a man of great strength.






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Buster, a classic canine moniker, is a dog name with a punch! It's got a playful, mischievous vibe, reminiscent of Buster Keaton's slapstick comedy or Buster Bluth's quirky charm in "Arrested Development". Etymologically, it's a term for someone who breaks things - perfect for your lovable, shoe-chewing furball. Plus, it's a nod to history, with Buster Brown, a comic strip character and his trusty pit bull, Tige. So, if you're looking for a name that's fun, a bit cheeky, and full of character, Buster is a tail-wagging winner!

Traits associated with the name Buster:

Dogs named Buster tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

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

Naming your dog Buster suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy having fun. It also suggests that you are a loyal and loving pet owner who is willing to give your pet a unique and memorable name.

Is Buster a good dog name?

Buster has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Buster is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Buster was, in the past month, the 115th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Buster 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 PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Buster was viewed 0 times, and liked 10 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Buster is most adored in Delaware, Michigan and Arkansas.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in District of Columbia, South Carolina and Minnesota.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Buster:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Boxer
  4. Chihuahua
  5. American Pitbull Terrier

Famous dogs named Buster:

  • literature icon A scottish terrier named Buster was a character in the book Five Find-Outers by Enid Blyton.
  • comics icon A dog named Buster appeared in the comic book Oh, Brother by Bob Weber Jr. and Jay Stephens.
  • television icon A beagle named Buster featured in the television show The Wonder Years.
  • film icon A dachshund named Buster played a role in the movie Toy Story series.
  • television icon A dog named Buster featured in the television show The Fantastic Flying Journey.

Buster is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Evokes playful imagery, reminiscent of beloved animated canine, Scooby-Doo's sidekick.

Farm Dog Names

Originates from rural slang, meaning "someone who breaks things".

brown dog names

Buster evokes images of playful, energetic pups with a mischievous streak.

badass dog names

Conveys strength and tenacity, suggesting a dog with a bold, fearless personality and a knack for adventure.

traditional dog names

Popularized by early 20th century media, it's stood the test of time.

sassy dog names

Brimming with boldness, this moniker suits dogs with a cheeky spirit.

old fashioned dog names

Popularized in early 20th century, often linked to silent film comedian Keaton.

Dog names like Buster:

Son Of My Right Hand
Son Of My Right Hand
Gangster visionary leader.
From Branson
Brawny and tough.
Buster dog name meaning

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