Badass Dog Names

Move over, cutie pies. If you're here, it's because you want to give your dog a strong, powerful, badass name. Enjoy this huge selection of truly badass dog names.

Badass Dog Names

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All Badass Dog Names

  • Meaning: Idyllic Place
  • Meaning: One of the greatest greek heroes who fought in the trojan war.
  • Meaning: Japanese dog breed.
  • Meaning: Mainland
  • Meaning: Defender Of The People
  • Meaning: Immortal; the food or drink of the Olympian gods
  • Meaning: God of war in greek mythology.
  • Meaning: Purple Quartz Gemstone
  • Meaning: Rich
  • Meaning: Short for ammunition.
  • Meaning: The daughter of the ethiopian king in greek mythology
  • Meaning: Messenger Of God
  • Meaning: character from Tolkien's Lord of The Rings trilogy
  • Meaning: Weapon in Romanian.
  • Meaning: Melody
  • Meaning: From The Stars
  • Meaning: Divine beauty or strength in german.
  • Meaning: The goddess of war, strategy and wisdom in roman mythology
  • Meaning: A titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity in Greek mythology. It means "to carry".
  • Meaning: Brutal ruler.
  • Meaning: The Month Of April
  • Meaning: Peaceful
  • Meaning: Death, destruction and run.
  • Meaning: Bad boy pronounced super fasts.
  • Meaning: The divine liberator and the patron of wine
  • Meaning: A bad girl.
  • Meaning: Strong and powerful baby.
  • Meaning: A thief.
  • Meaning: An Irish spirit.
  • Meaning: New God from DC comic.
  • Meaning: A fight.
  • Meaning: Bear-like
  • Meaning: Big and burly.
  • Meaning: Handsome, attractive, lovely.
  • Meaning: muscular and heavily built
  • Meaning: persons who administer justice
  • Bey
    Meaning: Named after Beyonce.
  • Meaning: Sharp edge of a knife, saw or other weapon.
  • Meaning: Bright and shiny.
  • Meaning: An overwhelming all out attack.
  • Meaning: a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences
  • Bo
    Meaning: To live
  • Meaning: Explosive leap forward or upright; the action of a rifle.
  • Meaning: From bonnie and clyde.
  • Meaning: Large, loud or notable; also a slang term for people of the Baby Boomer generation.
  • Meaning: Billy the kid's last name.
  • Meaning: Den of the boar
  • Meaning: Higher in rank.
  • Meaning: Fictional villain from Nintendo's Mario franchise.
  • Meaning: Brave, courageous
  • Meaning: Prince
  • Meaning: Dried clay.
  • Meaning: Badger
  • Meaning: From Branson
  • Meaning: Bronck's Land
  • Meaning: Broken Land Or Pretty Brook
  • Meaning: Brawny and tough.
  • Meaning: Brown-haired
  • Meaning: Bad.
  • Meaning: Slang for dollars or money.
  • Meaning: Gangster visionary leader.
  • Meaning: Projectile.
  • Meaning: A ruffian; someone who threatens those that are weaker.
  • Meaning: Tough guy; a man of great strength.
  • Meaning: Bank and train robber.
  • Meaning: someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
  • Meaning: Village In The Woods; echoing of bees and other insects.
  • Meaning: A nymph in greek mythology
  • Meaning: Swift warrior in French.
  • Meaning: Boss of Chicago mafia.
  • Meaning: Strong in French.
  • Meaning: From Game of Thrones.
  • Meaning: an unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll)
  • Meaning: Bigger than average.
  • Meaning: Police Commissioner/Chief.
  • Meaning: United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962)
  • Meaning: Hound, Wolf
  • Meaning: Always on the couch.
  • Meaning: Character in Greek mythology; the titan who fathered the Greek gods
  • Meaning: a device that crushes something
  • Meaning: Soft, comfortable cushion.
  • Meaning: From Game of Thrones.
  • Meaning: Dagger in Basque.
  • Meaning: Swordlike weapon.
  • Meaning: A warning.
  • Meaning: Ordained minister.
  • Meaning: Virtuous
  • Meaning: Brilliant Gem
  • Meaning: Fuel; diminutive form of Matthias.
  • Meaning: A moody princess
  • Meaning: Dark Foreigner
  • Meaning: Snoozing.
  • Meaning: the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right
  • Meaning: Leader, commander, governor of a province
  • Meaning: Dark Black-wooded Tree
  • Meaning: A mountain nymph in Greek mythology.
  • Meaning: Battle
  • Meaning: A Marvel character.
  • Meaning: Defender of man kind.
  • Meaning: Female diety of war.
  • Meaning: In honor of the singer of the same name from LA punk icons X
  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Meaning: an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  • Meaning: Beast in Portuguese.
  • Meaning: Burning.
  • Meaning: Gray
  • Meaning: Short For Frances Or Francies
  • Meaning: A goddess of love in norse mythology
  • Meaning: Peace
  • Meaning: Sheaf
  • Meaning: Rough in Irish.
  • Meaning: Alligator.
  • Meaning: Inner diameter of a gun.
  • Meaning: Founder of Mongolian empire.
  • Meaning: Defend in Lithuanian.
  • Meaning: A giant from the bible.
  • Meaning: Largest anthropoid ape; terrestrial and vegetarian; of forests of central west Africa
  • Meaning: A lion-eagle in iranian mythology.
  • Meaning: Strong in battle (in Swedish).
  • Meaning: Bunny
  • Meaning: Woodland, clearing.
  • Meaning: The queen of troy in greek mythology
  • Meaning: The queen of the gods and is the wife and sister of zeus in greek mythology
  • Meaning: Strong, heroic figure.
  • Meaning: The son of zeus and the king of the gods in greek mythology.
  • Meaning: a woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds
  • Meaning: A fictional characterr.
  • Meaning: A woman who hunts in mythology
  • Meaning: Land Of The Indians
  • Meaning: The first name of agatha christie's miss marple character
  • Meaning: Historical drama; popularized by Star Wars
  • Meaning: The Lord exists
  • Meaning: Country, Province
  • Meaning: Edgy.
  • Meaning: Pun on the author.
  • Meaning: Nickname For Names Beginning With JO
  • Meaning: The queen of the gods in roman mythology
  • Meaning: As in justice.
  • Meaning: Pure
  • Meaning: Little battler
  • Meaning: Beloved and dearest one.
  • Meaning: Destiny.
  • Meaning: Hero from DC comics.
  • Meaning: From The Hunger Games.
  • Meaning: Ruler
  • Meaning: A star in the sky
  • Meaning: (used in the plural) a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
  • Meaning: Friend
  • Meaning: Refers to a television detective
  • Meaning: Bright
  • Meaning: Space dog explorer.
  • Meaning: From The Lake
  • Meaning: From star wars.
  • Meaning: Oath To God
  • Lex
    Meaning: Defender of men in greek.
  • Meaning: Freedom
  • Meaning: The sneaky and trickster god in Norse mythology.
  • Meaning: Sorrows
  • Meaning: Graceful battle maiden in German.
  • Meaning: The collective dead in the afterlife
  • Meaning: Son Of...
  • Meaning: Magnum or magazine.
  • Meaning: The goddess who embodies growth
  • Meaning: Rebellious.
  • Meaning: ground meat formed into a ball and fried or simmered in broth
  • Meaning: The most famous of the monster figures known as gorgons in greek mythology
  • Meaning: Forgiveness.
  • Meaning: Iconic character from Walking Dead.
  • Meaning: Who Is Like God?
  • Meaning: 12:00 AM
  • Meaning: Loyal female companion.
  • Meaning: Loving, loyal friend.
  • Meaning: An air of mystery
  • Meaning: hit hard
  • Meaning: Murderer and robber.
  • Meaning: The god of freshwater in roman mythology
  • Meaning: Unconquerable in russian.
  • Meaning: a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations
  • Meaning: Short for nitroglycerin.
  • Nyx
    Meaning: Goddess of the night in greek mythology
  • Meaning: Original Gangster (or Original)
  • Meaning: Holy
  • Meaning: An ancient sanctuary site dedicated to the worship zeus in greek mythology
  • Meaning: Strong in hebrew.
  • Meaning: The pepper pad a handheld game console.
  • Meaning: A long-lived bird in greek mythology.
  • Meaning: a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
  • Meaning: Delicious dark beer
  • Meaning: energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
  • Meaning: minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects
  • Meaning: a sandal attached to the foot by a thong over the toes
  • Meaning: As in pyromaniac.
  • Meaning: Female ruler
  • Meaning: Fun and sassy.
  • Meaning: From the Batman comics.
  • Meaning: Deadly gas.
  • Meaning: A sylvester stallone character.
  • Meaning: Dark-colored.
  • Meaning: Rebellious.
  • Meaning: Sigourney weaver's character.
  • Meaning: Disturbance in the sea.
  • Meaning: Fictional English outlaw.
  • Meaning: Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
  • Meaning: One who is mischievous; a scamp or vagabond
  • Meaning: From Rome, Italy
  • Meaning: adult male chicken
  • Meaning: Named after Mixed Martial Arts fighter Ronda Rousey.
  • Meaning: Dawn.
  • Meaning: Dawn
  • Meaning: the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
  • Meaning: Cool.
  • Meaning: Man with super strength.
  • Meaning: Space bounty hunter.
  • Meaning: From The Terminator.
  • Meaning: As in sargent.
  • Meaning: With a lot of attitude.
  • Meaning: Shade From Sun
  • Meaning: Satan in Arabic.
  • Meaning: Queen of sheba.
  • Meaning: Punk rock iconography.
  • Meaning: Hybrid girl.
  • Meaning: Diminutive Form Of Cecilia
  • Meaning: Cut Or A /
  • Meaning: Expedition, Invasion
  • Meaning: Our Son
  • Meaning: Stingy or pointed.
  • Meaning: "Brave little fighter"
  • Meaning: Man of steel in Hindu.
  • Meaning: From the river where stakes were got
  • Meaning: get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
  • Meaning: Diminutive Form Of Stephanie
  • Meaning: To deliver a violent attack or assault. barrage.
  • Meaning: A bone.
  • Meaning: put a harness
  • Meaning: Big.
  • Meaning: Kill in Finland.
  • Meaning: Little Poet
  • Tex
    Meaning: From Texas
  • Meaning: God of lightning and thunder in norse mythology.
  • Meaning: Powerful Cat, Tiger
  • Meaning: Tiger; giant cat.
  • Meaning: Short for Attila.
  • Meaning: Wood, Strong
  • Meaning: Greek giants.
  • Meaning: A Marvel superhero.
  • Meaning: Strong.
  • Meaning: Firebrand; son of Denis.
  • Meaning: Bear in latin.
  • Meaning: From the little mermaid.
  • Meaning: Father
  • Meaning: Hammer in Finnish.
  • Meaning: Cruel and malicious.
  • Meaning: A famous general.
  • Meaning: Short Form Of Vincent
  • Meaning: Tough and stinging.
  • Meaning: Attractive and quarrelsome.
  • Meaning: Prince of Wallachia.
  • Meaning: Destitute, bereft
  • Meaning: From The Willow Grove
  • Meaning: The Season
  • Meaning: Heroic female warrior.
  • Meaning: Clearing By The River Bend
  • Meaning: Defender of the people
  • Meaning: A warrior princess in greek mythology.
  • Meaning: Kindness
  • Meaning: Defender of men in greek.
  • Zao
    Meaning: Evil or wicked in Croatian.
  • Meaning: Battle maid
  • Meaning: Revenge in Polish.
  • Meaning: The king of all gods and men in greek mythology.
  • Meaning: Sword; wolf
  • Meaning: Protector of mankind.
  • Zod
    Meaning: From Superman comic books.

Badass Dog Names meaning Warrior

Staying on the badass theme, these names mean warrior or are in some way related to the word.

Meaning: warrior
Meaning: Warrior
Meaning: Warrior
Meaning: Warrior
Meaning: Warrior
Meaning: Warrior woman
Meaning: warrior's attendant
Meaning: famous warrior
Meaning: Lone warrior
Meaning: Famed Warrior
Meaning: loud warrior
Meaning: all warrior

Badass Dog Names meaning Leader

Staying on the badass theme, these names mean leader or are in some way related to the word.

Meaning: leader
Meaning: Leader
Meaning: Leader, Guide
Meaning: Bold leader
Meaning: Chief or leader.
Meaning: Lonely, single, leader.
Meaning: "Brave, wise leader"
Meaning: Brave, strong leader.
Meaning: Noble leader/ruler.
Meaning: Strong, brave leader.
Meaning: "Brave warrior leader"
Meaning: Brave, noble, leader.

Badass Dog Names meaning Bold

Staying on the badass theme, these names mean bold or are in some way related to the word.

Meaning: Valley Bold
Meaning: Bold
Meaning: Bold, sharp
Meaning: Truly Bold
Meaning: bold and brave
Meaning: people-bold
Meaning: people-bold
Meaning: Bold or sad
Meaning: Bold Ruler
Meaning: Bold As A Bear
Meaning: Bold leader
Meaning: daring; bold one

Dominant Dog Names

If your dog is a natural born leader, you'll want to pay tribute to that with one of these dominant dog names. Perfect for large, commanding, powerful pups.

Meaning: Leader, commander, governor of a province
Meaning: Bear-like
Meaning: One Or Expert
Meaning: Bright and shiny.
Meaning: The pepper pad a handheld game console.
Meaning: Free man
Meaning: Dark-colored.
Meaning: The queen of the gods in roman mythology
Meaning: Brown-haired
Meaning: Strong in battle (in Swedish).
Meaning: Ruler
Meaning: Dawn.

Rebellious Dog Names

As sastifying as it is to train a dog, you have to love their wild side. Pay tribute to your dog's challenging nature with these plucky, rebellious dog names.

Meaning: Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
Meaning: Beautiful; short for Isabella.
Meaning: Bear-like
Meaning: From The Flower
Meaning: Sorrows
Meaning: Tough guy; a man of great strength.
Meaning: Dark-colored.
Meaning: Brown-haired
Meaning: An open-source general-purpose programming language.
Meaning: Peaceful
Meaning: a superior dark coffee made from beans from Arabia
Meaning: Large, loud or notable; also a slang term for people of the Baby Boomer generation.

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Our guide to the best badass dog names

If you want your dog to be the center of attention, giving them one of these badass dog names can really help them stand out from the crowd. Badass names are also a great way to reflect your personality, particularly if you’re a fan of action movies, video games, or other forms of entertainment that feature tough, iconic characters.

The beauty of this list of badass dog names is that it’s vast, and covers all kinds of different ways that you might wish to give your dog an edge. If you want your pup to sound a little intimidating, there are names for that. Or if it’s really about making your dog seem grander than the world itself, there are monikers of truly epic proportions that will help you to reflect your pup’s striking appearance or demeanour.

For male dogs, we completely support the rising popularity of Shadow. This works particularly well for large, dark-colored dogs, but also suits a wide variety of breeds. For us, it represents a dog that is fast, agile, independent and just a little bit intimidating. Similarly, for dark-colored boys, especially if they have white patches, Bandit also makes a great name. If your pup likes to snatch snacks from the kitchen counter, it’s even more appropriate!

And if you want a name that’s explicitly badass and really stands out, you can’t go wrong with Storm. This is a fantastic name for an alpha male with powerful attributes, a lot of energy, or a tendency to play the sheriff at the dog park.

We love how many strong female dog names there are in the above list. Raven is as elegant as it is powerful, and makes a great choice for girls of larger sizes. As a talking bird, the raven signifies prophecy and insight. Fabled ravens often connect the material world with the world of spirits, making this a beautiful badass dog name.

Duchess is another great choice that’s soaring in popularity with the PupNames community. This royal name is the equivalent of the male Duke, which is also well-loved for good reason. And for something a bit sleeker and more imaginative, we think Astra makes a wonderful name for girl dogs. This cosmic name simply means “from the stars”. What could be more epic than that?!

Badass Dog Names: Stats


As of September 2023, badass dog names are trending down with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that they are less fashionable than they were six months ago.

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