Tough Dog Names

If you're adopting a hard nut, try these tough dog names on for size. They're perfect for larger breeds or just dogs with a dominant personality.

Tough Dog Names

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All Tough Dog Names

  • Meaning: Idyllic Place
  • Meaning: the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral
  • Meaning: Mainland
  • Meaning: God of war in greek mythology.
  • Meaning: Short for ammunition.
  • Meaning: character from Tolkien's Lord of The Rings trilogy
  • Meaning: Great
  • Meaning: a city in northwestern Switzerland
  • Meaning: A thief.
  • Meaning: Bear-like
  • Meaning: Sharp edge of a knife, saw or other weapon.
  • Meaning: An overwhelming all out attack.
  • Meaning: a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
  • Meaning: Fictional villain from Nintendo's Mario franchise.
  • Meaning: Brave, courageous
  • Bro
    Meaning: Brotherly love/friendship.
  • Meaning: Badger
  • Meaning: Brawny and tough.
  • Meaning: Brown-haired
  • Meaning: Bad.
  • Meaning: Nickname for a boy in the south of the US; a slow moving individual.
  • Meaning: any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo
  • Meaning: A ruffian; someone who threatens those that are weaker.
  • Meaning: Stalk Of Sugar
  • Meaning: The leader of a group of people
  • Meaning: Glory + father
  • Meaning: Venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
  • Meaning: Cradle of the empire in Roman mythology.
  • Meaning: a device that crushes something
  • Meaning: Dominant woman.
  • Meaning: a machine for excavating
  • Meaning: Football coach/legend.
  • Meaning: the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right
  • Meaning: Leader, commander, governor of a province
  • Meaning: From The Netherlands
  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Meaning: an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  • Meaning: Free
  • Meaning: Lively, energetic, vivacious.
  • Meaning: a general officer of the highest rank
  • Meaning: Fierce teeth gnashing.
  • Meaning: A giant from the bible.
  • Meaning: German noble family name.
  • Meaning: Strong in battle (in Swedish).
  • Han
    Meaning: imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time from 206 BC to AD 220) and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy; remembered as one of the great eras of Chinese civilization
  • Meaning: Short for Stephen Hawking.
  • Meaning: a joke that seems extremely funny
  • Meaning: The son of Hugh
  • Meaning: Righteous lord, studious
  • Jax
    Meaning: Son Of Jack
  • Meaning: Combination Of Kay And Lyn
  • Meaning: Strength, like a kevlar vest.
  • Meaning: Powerful and dangerous.
  • Meaning: "African royal dynasty."
  • Meaning: Narrow
  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • Meaning: a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
  • Meaning: Nickname For Left-handed
  • Lex
    Meaning: Defender of men in greek.
  • Meaning: Lonely Texas pride.
  • Meaning: The collective dead in the afterlife
  • Meaning: any tightly knit group of trusted associates
  • Meaning: As in magnum, private investigator
  • Meaning: Better; a military rank
  • Meaning: Follower Of St. Columba
  • Meaning: Gentle strength
  • Meaning: Bee
  • Meaning: a young person of either sex
  • Meaning: Short for nitroglycerin.
  • Meaning: Geographical Direction
  • Meaning: Black Gemstone
  • Meaning: "Different from the rest."
  • Meaning: The pepper pad a handheld game console.
  • Meaning: As in pyromaniac.
  • Meaning: Female ruler
  • Meaning: A sylvester stallone character.
  • Meaning: Gamekeeper; a rover or wanderer
  • Meaning: Dark-colored.
  • Meaning: Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe
  • Meaning: From The Ridge Town
  • Meaning: Advice Ruler
  • Roo
    Meaning: Short for kangaroo
  • Meaning: Dawn.
  • Meaning: Lightsaber, a weapon in star wars.
  • Meaning: Man with super strength.
  • Meaning: As in sargent.
  • Meaning: an indication of damage
  • Meaning: a lawman with the rank of sergeant
  • Meaning: Praised, Commended
  • Meaning: a small fragment
  • Meaning: aim and shoot with great precision
  • Meaning: a marksman who shoots at people from a concealed place
  • Meaning: Brave, loyal, protector.
  • Meaning: Stingy or pointed.
  • Meaning: To deliver a violent attack or assault. barrage.
  • Meaning: someone who hits
  • Meaning: Bird Claw
  • Meaning: Big.
  • Meaning: God of lightning and thunder in norse mythology.
  • Meaning: Tiger; giant cat.
  • Meaning: Greek giants.
  • Meaning: Saved
  • Meaning: put in motion or move to act
  • Meaning: From The Land Of The Yew Tree
  • Uzi
    Meaning: Power, Strength
  • Meaning: Faith, truth
  • Meaning: Prince of Wallachia.
  • Meaning: Wolf
  • Meaning: Clearing By The River Bend
  • Meaning: Defender of the people
  • Meaning: a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s
  • Meaning: Kindness

Tough Dog Names meaning Warrior

Staying on the tough 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: Famed Warrior
Meaning: all warrior
Meaning: loud warrior
Meaning: Elf warrior

Tough Dog Names meaning Fighter

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

Meaning: the fighter
Meaning: bright fighter
Meaning: Famous Fighter
Meaning: fighter, guide
Meaning: well known fighter
Meaning: well known fighter
Meaning: well known fighter
Meaning: little shining fighter
Meaning: "Brave little fighter"
Meaning: "Joyful warrior" (or "Joyful fighter")
Meaning: a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
Meaning: a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head

Tough Dog Names meaning Brave

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

Meaning: brave
Meaning: brave
Meaning: Brave
Meaning: brave
Meaning: Unknown Meaning
Meaning: Will Brave
Meaning: brave friend
Meaning: Brave power
Meaning: brave warrior
Meaning: Brave Bear
Meaning: Brave As A Lion
Meaning: Brave and bright.

Mean Dog Names

Is your dog going to grow up to the bully of the dog park? If you want a menacing name that strikes fear into smaller puppies, try these mean dog names on for size.

Meaning: Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
Meaning: Greatest
Meaning: Bear-like
Meaning: Bright and shiny.
Meaning: Of The Stars
Meaning: From The Willow Grove
Meaning: First Explorer
Meaning: A thief.
Meaning: A titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity in Greek mythology. It means "to carry".
Meaning: Dark-colored.
Meaning: a woman of refinement
Meaning: To deliver a violent attack or assault. barrage.

Courageous Dog Names

Brave dogs offer the best companionship, because they have the confidence to support and protect you. These courageous dog names are a tribute to strong-willed dogs.

Meaning: Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
Meaning: Bright and shiny.
Meaning: First Explorer
Meaning: The pepper pad a handheld game console.
Meaning: Free man
Meaning: Explosive leap forward or upright; the action of a rifle.
Meaning: The first name of agatha christie's miss marple character
Meaning: King
Meaning: Famous Warrior
Meaning: Dawn.
Meaning: Strong.
Meaning: God Will Strengthen

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