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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Tough Dog Names For Girls

  • Idyllic Place
  • Mainland
  • God of war in greek mythology.
  • A thief.
  • Bear-like
  • An overwhelming all out attack.
  • 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
  • Bad.
  • Nickname for a boy in the south of the US; a slow moving individual.
  • The leader of a group of people
  • Glory + father
  • Venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
  • Cradle of the empire in Roman mythology.
  • a device that crushes something
  • Dominant woman.
  • a machine for excavating
  • Football coach/legend.
  • the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right
  • Leader, commander, governor of a province
  • From The Netherlands
  • Beautiful
  • an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  • Lively, energetic, vivacious.
  • A giant from the bible.
  • Strong in battle (in Swedish).
  • Han
    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
  • Short for Stephen Hawking.
  • a joke that seems extremely funny
  • Righteous lord, studious
  • Jax
    Son Of Jack
  • Powerful and dangerous.
  • "African royal dynasty."
  • Narrow
  • a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
  • Lex
    Defender of men in greek.
  • Lonely Texas pride.
  • The collective dead in the afterlife
  • any tightly knit group of trusted associates
  • Gentle strength
  • Bee
  • a young person of either sex
  • Geographical Direction
  • Black Gemstone
  • "Different from the rest."
  • A hot-tasting powder prepared from dried and ground peppercorns, commonly used as a spice or condiment to flavor food.
  • As in pyromaniac.
  • Female ruler
  • Gamekeeper; a rover or wanderer
  • Dark-colored.
  • Roo
    Short for kangaroo
  • Dawn.
  • Lightsaber, a weapon in star wars.
  • Man with super strength.
  • an indication of damage
  • a lawman with the rank of sergeant
  • Praised, Commended
  • a small fragment
  • aim and shoot with great precision
  • a marksman who shoots at people from a concealed place
  • Stingy or pointed.
  • To deliver a violent attack or assault. barrage.
  • someone who hits
  • Bird Claw
  • Big.
  • Greek giants.
  • Saved
  • put in motion or move to act
  • Uzi
    Power, Strength
  • Faith, truth
  • Wolf
  • Clearing By The River Bend
  • a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s
  • Kindness

Tough Dog Names meaning Warrior For Girls

Tough Dog Names meaning Fighter For Girls

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

Tough Dog Names meaning Brave For Girls

Mean Dog Names For Girls

  • Spear Strength
  • The collective dead in the afterlife
  • "Different from the rest."
  • An outspoken female comedian known for her sassy personality.
  • (used informally) very small
  • a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
  • Football coach/legend.
  • Skeleton King/Lord/Prince
  • Cruel and malicious.
  • Han
    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
  • Magic trickery or mischief.
  • River Crossing

Courageous Dog Names For Girls

  • To be brilliant, lively and vivacious or to effervesce.
  • Immortal; the food or drink of the Olympian gods
  • marvelous victory
  • "Different from the rest."
  • Violent tropical storm, circular in nature.
  • Surfer slang, excited or euphoric.
  • fighting a battle
  • fighting a war
  • Showing qualities that merit recognition.
  • A motto from US Marine Corp which means 'Always Faithful.
  • Cruel and malicious.
  • get ready for something difficult or unpleasant

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How popular are Tough Dog Names?

Tough Dog Names currently rank in 56th place out of all categories.

As of March 2024, tough dog names are trending down with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that they are less fashionable than they were at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation for this category, which suggests its popularity could be seasonal or based on cultural events.

Which are the cutest and most unique Tough Dog Names?

These tough dog names range from cute to badass, and from traditional to unique. Click each circle to see the name.

Wrigley is among the cutest of these. If you prefer tougher, edgier dog names, the one considered the most badass is Duke.

Damaris scored high for its uniqueness, which would help your dog to stand out. But if you prefer more common, old-fashioned names, the more traditional option here is Duke.

How does interest compare across the United States for Tough Dog Names?

The map below compares each state by the number of people browsing Tough Dog Names.

The states that love tough dog names the most are Wyoming, Idaho and Michigan.

The least amount of interest in this category was registered in Hawaii, Connecticut and Nebraska.

Which countries have the most love for Tough Dog Names?

Here's a world map showing the popularity in each country of tough dog names.

Who'd have thought?! Some of the countries you might not have thought about that LOVE tough dog names are Kosovo, Vanuatu and Senegal.

On the flip, PupNames data shows there's not much interest in Malta, Taiwan and Singapore.

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