Inspired by Rocky Balboa.






Emily P. Contributor

Boy dogs of all breeds and sizes can pull off the name Rocky, and that's what makes it one of today's best loved dog names.

Rocky is a tough, powerful moniker, sparking thoughts of the retired heavyweight boxer Rocky Balboa. As such, it has become a popular choice with Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and all types of guard dogs.

The beauty of Rocky is that it can be a charming name for smaller breeds with big personalities too!

Traits associated with the name Rocky:

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

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

It suggests that you are a fan of classic films and have a fondness for strong, determined characters. It could also suggest that you have a strong sense of loyalty and are willing to fight for what you believe in.

Is Rocky a good dog name?

Rocky has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Rocky is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Rocky is found in these categories:


  • Rocky ranks #12 with users of
  • Rocky ranks #5 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Rocky ranks #4 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

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

In the past week, Rocky was viewed 305 times, and liked 42 times.

Most popular breeds named Rocky:

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

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Famous dogs named Rocky:

  • comics icon A dog named Rocky appeared in the comic book Rocky by Martin Kellerman.

Dog names like Rocky:

A sylvester stallone character.
Fictional English outlaw.
One who is mischievous; a scamp or vagabond
Tough guy; a man of great strength.
Firebrand; son of Denis.
Rocky dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (6)

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Rosa (Lima, Peru)
I love the name, that's how I have given my American bully that I just adopted a 6 month old puppy, he is a very loving and playful puppy.
June 13, 2023 ◆ Translated

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Rocky (Lima, Peru)
My dog is beautiful, he is only 3 months old but he is naughty, playful, friendly, his breed is chizut and his best friend is Tony the cat
September 30, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Rocky,mando foto. (Asuncion, Paraguay)
Beautiful, nice and biting.
August 04, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Que es un nombre muy bello como mi hermoso Rocky (Bogota D.C., Colombia)
beautiful rocky
April 04, 2022 ◆ Translated

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(Departamento de Narino, Colombia)
My dog has a very nice name, which is of the Tibetan mastiff breed 🥺 I really like the meaning of this name, it caught my attention too much
March 18, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Betysaida (Provincia de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
It's a very nice name, the dog in my house has it, it's a German shepherd and I love it 😘
February 26, 2022 ◆ Translated

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