Military Dog Names

The military trains everything we expect to see in our dogs: strength, loyalty and discipline. If you've got a larger, more powerful breed, try these military dog names on for size!

Military Dog Names

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All Military Dog Names

  • Meaning: High mountain; exalted, enlightened
  • Ace
    Meaning: One Or Expert
  • Meaning: A hero of the trojan war; the greatest greek warrior in greek mythology.
  • Meaning: protector
  • Meaning: high chief
  • Meaning: well known fighter
  • Meaning: The site of the famous battle (and fort) in Texas.
  • Meaning: Defender Of The People
  • Meaning: defender of mankind
  • Meaning: defender
  • Meaning: Defender Of The People
  • Meaning: Defender Of The People
  • Meaning: noble
  • Meaning: daring
  • Meaning: A golden ram in greek mythology
  • Meaning: Army man; soldier; warrior.
  • Meaning: protector
  • Meaning: young warrior
  • Bea
    Meaning: Happy
  • Meaning: Originally it meant 'female warrior' in Latin, but it's had a pop culture revival thanks to the character Bellatrix Lestrange in the 'Harry Potter' series.
  • Meaning: One of the fiercest fights in Marines history was the Battle of Belleau Wood during World War I."
  • Meaning: Inspired by Berkline.
  • Meaning: powerful
  • Meaning: Large, loud or notable; also a slang term for people of the Baby Boomer generation.
  • Meaning: Battle, Fight
  • Meaning: From The Broad Meadow
  • Meaning: Refers to a curious detective in the show
  • Meaning: From muddy place
  • Meaning: Juniper
  • Meaning: For camouflage
  • Meaning: The leader of a group of people
  • Meaning: Son Of Carr
  • Meaning: war or soldier
  • Meaning: Free man
  • Meaning: This Bulldog, officially known as Chesty XV, is the Marines' official mascot.
  • Meaning: strips of potato fried in deep fat
  • Meaning: Ruddy warrior
  • Meaning: a great hero
  • Meaning: leader
  • Meaning: large American feline resembling a lion
  • Meaning: General Custer is most famously known for his last battle, the Battle of Little Bighorn, but before that he was a hero in the Civil War.
  • Meaning: Upholder Of The Good
  • Meaning: Brilliant Gem
  • Meaning: The people???™s ruler
  • Meaning: Pledge, Nobleman
  • Meaning: fighting a battle
  • Meaning: fit for battle
  • Meaning: Diminutive Form Of The Name Elizabeth
  • Meaning: Adventurous, courageous
  • Meaning: Diminutive Form Of Gabrielle
  • Meaning: God's bravest man
  • Meaning: This Newfoundland became the mascot of a Canadian battalion during World War II.
  • Meaning: A lion-eagle in iranian mythology.
  • Meaning: Warrior
  • Meaning: Strong in battle (in Swedish).
  • Meaning: Warrior
  • Hap
    Meaning: Henry H. Arnold was a famous five-star general who was taught to fly by the Wright Brothers and became U.S. commanding general of the armed forces during World War II.
  • Meaning: a guard in the army
  • Meaning: Before the NATO alphabet was adopted in the mid-50s, there was one from the 1920s that used the names of cities for the alphabet. Havana, the famous city in Cuba, was used for the letter H.
  • Meaning: fighting a battle
  • Meaning: courageous protection
  • Meaning: The queen of the gods and is the wife and sister of zeus in greek mythology
  • Meaning: courageous in battle
  • Meaning: fighting a war
  • Meaning: Person From India
  • Meaning: The Lord exists
  • Meaning: The name of the Marines' first Bulldog mascot, circa 1922.
  • Meaning: During World War II, this English Pointer became a prisoner of war and helped saved the lives of other Allied prisoners by scavenging food for them.
  • Meaning: The word for the letter J in the NATO alphabet.
  • Meaning: powerful
  • Meaning: free man
  • Meaning: Intelligent
  • Meaning: victorious people
  • Meaning: Irish for handsome
  • Meaning: woman of victory
  • Meaning: This Shepherd-Husky mix was rescued by Marines stationed in Iraq, who kept him despite the no-pets rule.
  • Lex
    Meaning: Defender of men in greek.
  • Meaning: Diminutive Form Of Alexander Or Alexis
  • Meaning: Strong willed
  • Meaning: Freedom
  • Meaning: well known fighter
  • Meaning: well known fighter
  • Meaning: Famous Warrior
  • Meaning: Warrior
  • Meaning: rebellious woman
  • Meaning: Better; a military rank
  • Meaning: Dark
  • Meaning: Lord
  • Meaning: Soldier, or merciful
  • Meaning: Of The Sea Or Bitter
  • Meaning: This poodle protected French troops during the Napoleonic Wars by warning them of a surprise attack by Austrian soldiers.
  • Meaning: courageous
  • Meaning: noble
  • Meaning: Goddess of war and wisdom in Egyptian mythology
  • Meaning: armored warrior woman
  • Meaning: Form of Nora
  • Meaning: This cross between a truck and a jeep is a multipurpose armored vehicle that was designed to be resistant to mine blasts.
  • Meaning: defender of man
  • Meaning: woman of honor
  • Meaning: The first woman to become a Marine, in 1918, was Opha May Johnson, who became a sergeant and a clerk at Marine headquarters.
  • Meaning: Latin american for a bitter lady
  • Meaning: first in battle
  • Meaning: From The Priest's Field
  • Meaning: extremely brave
  • Meaning: Capable one
  • Meaning: measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
  • Meaning: Two American soldiers adopted this brave little terrier in France during World War I.
  • Meaning: Before they were known as SEALs, these special forces were called Scouts and Raiders.
  • Meaning: advisor
  • Ria
    Meaning: Diminutive Form Of Maria
  • Meaning: daring power
  • Rip
    Meaning: To move with great speed or violence.
  • Meaning: From Rome, Italy
  • Meaning: Famous Wolf
  • Meaning: savior
  • Meaning: Defender of mankind
  • Meaning: defender of mankind
  • Meaning: By pretending she was a man, Sarah Emma Edmonds was able to join the infantry and fight in the Civil War, where she served as a nurse and a spy.
  • Meaning: An Australian special forces explosives detection dog who saved lives by sniffing out IEDs in Afghanistan.
  • Meaning: First Explorer
  • Meaning: a lawman with the rank of sergeant
  • Meaning: This lovely name comes from Arabic, where it originally meant 'ready for battle.
  • Meaning: Cloth Cutter
  • Meaning: protector of humanity
  • Meaning: Mountain
  • Meaning: marvelous victory
  • Meaning: Victorious Protector
  • Meaning: Expedition, Invasion
  • Meaning: serious
  • Meaning: Peaceful One
  • Meaning: woman of wisdom
  • Meaning: fair, rightful
  • Meaning: Believed to a Boston Terrier mix or some type of pit bull, Stubby served in World War I where he alerted troops in the trenches to gas attacks.
  • Meaning: house of strength
  • Meaning: A ballroom dance of Latin American origin, particularly Argentina
  • Meaning: warrior's attendant
  • Meaning: powerful and mighty in battle
  • Meaning: The famous city named in the Marines' Hymn.
  • Meaning: An acient city in Greek mythology.
  • Meaning: Spear Strength
  • Ula
    Meaning: pearl
  • Meaning: bright fighter
  • Meaning: From the little mermaid.
  • Val
    Meaning: powerful, strong
  • Meaning: Valor, Health
  • Meaning: Strength, health
  • Meaning: brave
  • Meaning: After Veronica Mars
  • Meaning: Winner, Conqueror
  • Meaning: This Scandinavian name means 'war,' and dates back to the Vikings.
  • Meaning: stout protector
  • Meaning: Army Ruler
  • Meaning: victory bearer
  • Meaning: Feminine Form Of Will
  • Meaning: protector of humanity
  • Meaning: The name Southerners gave soldiers from the North of the US during the Civil War.
  • Meaning: courageous
  • Yut
    Meaning: war
  • Meaning: protector of humanity
  • Meaning: Victorious Protector

Military Dog Names meaning Soldier

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

Meaning: soldier
Meaning: war or soldier
Meaning: Soldier or servant
Meaning: Soldier, or merciful
Meaning: Knight; soldier; horseman.
Meaning: Army man; soldier; warrior.
Meaning: The winter soldier in captain america.
Meaning: German military unit trained for sudden assaults.
Meaning: The name Southerners gave soldiers from the North of the US during the Civil War.
Meaning: Two American soldiers adopted this brave little terrier in France during World War I.
Meaning: This poodle protected French troops during the Napoleonic Wars by warning them of a surprise attack by Austrian soldiers.

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As of October 2022, military dog names seem increasingly popular with new puppy owners. Our stats show that they are more fashionable than they were six months ago.

Milo is the most popular name, having received more likes than any other in this list of military dog names.

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