Badass Dog Names: 1,500+ Tough Male and Female Names for your Puppy

Some dogs are just badass – hence the need for badass dog names. And it doesn’t always depend on their size. There are tiny but feisty dog breeds such as the shedding Chihuahua. Then there are the giant dog breeds that can also be very gentle if well trained, such as the large white dog breed known as Dogo Argentino.

It is not unusual to give a gentle dog a badass dog name. It all depends on the dog name that a pet owner desires. Below is a list of badass dog names. Some of them are inspired by movies dogs, celebrities as well as the days gone by when being badass was in vogue.

It is good to remember that choosing a badass dog name for your puppy is not an easy thing. In any case a dog name isn’t easy to change once a dog gets used to it. Just like humans don’t change the names we are given at birth.

Badass Dog Names: Tough Male and Female Dog Names for your Puppy

We have made a list of over 1,500 badass dog names for both male and female dogs. They are grouped by their first letter and are in alphabetical order.

Badass dog names for male and female dogs

Badass Dog Names that Start with A (AA – AZ)

The famous Achilles was the greatest, most-handsome and strongest of all Greek warriors. Achilles is famous for his actions in the Trojan War.

Another badass dog name that starts with A is Adonis. Adonis is a Greek mythological name for the lover of the goddess Aphrodite. This is a great name for male dogs.

The female counterpart to Adonis is Aphrodite, a goddess in Greek mythology who is the lover of Adonis.

Abnus (Abnus in Arabic) is Persian for “ebony”, an ornamental black/brown hardwood. The wood is heavy, blackish and moreover is one of the most expensive wood in the world.

Here are more tough dog names that begin with A:

  • Abaddon
  • Abbas (Arabic)
  • Abdul (Arabic)
  • Abir
  • Abnus (Arabic)
  • Abyss
  • Acadia
  • Ace
  • Achak
  • Achilles
  • Adalwolf
  • Adelaide
  • Adham (Arabic)
  • Admir (Arabic)
  • Admiral
  • Adolfa, Adolfo, Adolfus, Adolpha, Adolpho
  • Adonis
  • Aphrodite
  • Adreanna
  • Adrenaline
  • Agustus
  • Ahsa (Arabic)
  • Aiden
  • Aila
  • Aisha (Arabic)
  • Ajas (Arabic)
  • Ajax
  • Akira
  • Akita
  • Alaska
  • Alba
  • Alec/ Alex
  • Alexander
  • Alexandria
  • Alexis
  • Alien
  • Alma (Arabic)
  • Alpha
  • Amazon
  • Ambush
  • Amethyst
  • Ammo
  • Ammon
  • Amzi (Arabic)
  • Anakin
  • Andrea
  • Andromeda
  • Angel/ Angelina/ Angeline/ Angelos
  • Angus
  • Anika
  • Apache
  • Apollo
  • Apophis
  • Aqwa (Arabic)
  • Aragom
  • Arcadia
  • Archer
  • Archie
  • Arctic
  • Ardolf
  • Ares
  • Argos
  • Argus
  • Armani
  • Arnold
  • Arrow
  • Arsen
  • Artemis
  • Artic
  • Arya
  • Ash
  • Asha
  • Ashanti
  • Asher
  • Aslan
  • Astra
  • Astro
  • Athena
  • Athens
  • Atlas
  • Atom
  • Audrey
  • Augustus
  • Aura
  • Aurora
  • Aussie
  • Austin
  • Autumn
  • Ava
  • Avalanche
  • Avril
  • Axe
  • Axel
  • Axis
  • Axle
  • Azaz (Arabic)
  • Azazel
  • Aziz
  • Azlan
  • Aztec
  • Azzure

Strong Dog Names that Start with B (BA – BZ)

Bigfoot is the ape-like beast in Western folklore who lives in the forests around North America. This is a tough name for big, strong, hairy and independent dog breeds, especially large dog breeds such as the Pyrenean Mastiff, Samoyed and some Poodle mix breeds.

Here are more tough dog names that start with letter B.

  • Baby
  • Bailey
  • Bain
  • BamBam
  • Bandanna
  • Bandit
  • Bane
  • Banner
  • Banshee
  • Barbarian
  • Barrel
  • Bart
  • Batsy
  • Battle
  • Bazooka
  • Beamer
  • Bear
  • Beast
  • Beau
  • Bee
  • Bell
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Bender
  • Benz
  • Beorwulf
  • Beretta
  • Bernard
  • Bernie
  • Bertha
  • Bessie
  • Bianca
  • Big
  • Bigfoot
  • Billy
  • Bimbo
  • Bingbong
  • Bingo
  • Binnie
  • Bishop
  • Bismarck
  • Bites
  • Bitsy
  • Blackbeard
  • Blackbird
  • Blackie
  • Blade
  • Blake
  • Blanca
  • Blast
  • Blaze
  • Blazer
  • Bleak
  • Bling
  • Blitz
  • Blitzer
  • Blizzard
  • Blood
  • Blue
  • Bo
  • Boeing
  • Bolt
  • Bomber
  • Bond
  • Bone
  • Bones
  • Boomer
  • Boots
  • Boris
  • Borris
  • Boss
  • Bouncer
  • Bow
  • Bran
  • Brando
  • Brandy
  • Brassy
  • Bravo
  • Brawler
  • Brawn
  • Brawny
  • Breanne
  • Bree
  • Brett
  • Brewski
  • Briana
  • Brick
  • Bridget
  • Brief
  • Brigadier
  • Brisket
  • Broadway
  • Brock
  • Bronco
  • Bronson
  • Bronx
  • Bronze
  • Brooklyn
  • Brownie
  • Bruce
  • Bruin
  • Bruiser
  • Bruno
  • Bruno
  • Brute
  • Brutus
  • Bubba
  • Buck
  • Buckeye
  • Buckler
  • Bud
  • Buddy
  • Buffalo
  • Buffy
  • Bugsy
  • Bull
  • Bullet
  • Bullseye
  • Bully
  • Bumper
  • Burly
  • Burma
  • Burn
  • Buster
  • Butch
  • Button
  • Buzz

Awesome Dog Names that Start with C (CA – CZ)

Tough names for Great Dane

Cannon, Cash, Centaur, Champion and Chaos are some unusual badass male and female dog names that start with C. Cash is a great hipster name for the most expensive dog breeds in the world. These include the Great Dane, the allergy-free Samoyed, Portuguese Water Dog and Japanese dog breeds such as Akita and Shiba Inu.

  • Caddy
  • Cadet
  • Cadmus
  • Caesar
  • Caesar (Ceasar)
  • Cage
  • Cain (Caine)
  • Cairo (Arabic)
  • Cali
  • Calibur
  • Callan
  • Callisto
  • Calypso
  • Cameo
  • Camilla
  • Candy
  • Cannon
  • Canyon
  • Caper
  • Capone
  • Captain
  • Carl
  • Carla
  • Carlito
  • Carusso
  • Casey
  • Cash
  • Casper
  • Cassidy
  • Cassie
  • Cassius
  • Catalina
  • Caviar
  • Ceasar
  • Cecil
  • Centaur
  • Cerberus
  • Chamberlin
  • Chambers
  • Champ
  • Champion
  • Chance
  • Channon
  • Chaos
  • Chaos
  • Charger
  • Charlie
  • Charm
  • Charmer
  • Chase
  • Chatu
  • Chavez
  • Chaz
  • Cheetah
  • Chester
  • Chevy
  • Chewie
  • Chewy
  • Chico
  • Chief
  • Chipper
  • Chloe
  • Chomp
  • Chopper
  • Chubby
  • Chuck
  • Chui
  • Chunky
  • Churchill
  • Cinder
  • Claws
  • Cleopatra
  • Cliff
  • Clint
  • Cloud
  • Clover
  • Clyde
  • Cobb
  • Cobra
  • Coco
  • Codex
  • Colonel
  • Colt
  • Comet
  • Commander
  • Conan
  • Cooper
  • Copper
  • Cosmic
  • Cosmo
  • Courage
  • Crash
  • Craze
  • Crescent
  • Crow
  • Cruncher
  • Crusader
  • Crusher
  • Crusoe
  • Crypt
  • Crystal
  • Cujo
  • Cy
  • Cyborg
  • Cyrus
  • Czar

Tough Dog Names that Start with D (DA – DZ)

Demon, Desperado, Diesel as well as Duke and the feminine of Duke, Duchess are some of the top badass male and female dog names that begin with D. Other cool D names include Diva for proud female dogs, Doom for hunting dog breeds and Dynamo for energetic dogs such as these badass dog breeds.

  • Da Vinci
  • Daenerys
  • Dagen
  • Dagger
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dallas
  • Damia
  • Damian
  • Damien
  • Damon
  • Dan
  • Dance
  • Dane
  • Danger
  • Dango
  • Dart
  • Darth Vader
  • Darwin
  • Das
  • Dash
  • Dawn
  • Daxton
  • Daze
  • Dazzler
  • Debo
  • Deffo
  • Delilah
  • Delphine
  • Delta
  • Demon
  • Dempsey
  • Denali
  • Denver
  • Denzel
  • Desperado
  • Destiny
  • Devil
  • Devil
  • Dew
  • Dexter
  • Diablo
  • Diamond
  • Diana
  • Dice
  • Dickens
  • Diego
  • Diesel
  • Diesel
  • Digger
  • Dingo
  • Dino
  • Dirk
  • Disaster
  • Ditka
  • Diva
  • Dixie
  • Doc Holiday
  • Dodger
  • Dolph
  • Donovan
  • Doom
  • Dorado
  • Doug
  • Dozer
  • Draco
  • Draconian
  • Dracula
  • Dragon
  • Drake
  • Drako
  • Drax
  • Dre
  • Dreamer
  • Dredd/ Dreadlocks
  • Drill
  • Drud
  • Duchess
  • Duke
  • Dundee
  • Dune
  • Durango
  • Dusk
  • Dutch
  • Dynamo

Badass Dog Names that Start with E (EA – EZ)

The name Epic fits dogs who have outstanding qualities. And then there are badass names such as Erase, Excalibur and for the mother dogs, good-old Eve. But we mustn’t forget Eskimo for dog breeds who thrive in extremely cold weather, such as Samoyed and the Siberian Husky.

  • East
  • Easter
  • Ebert
  • Ebony
  • Echo
  • Edgar
  • Edge
  • Einstein
  • Elektra
  • Elvira
  • Elvis
  • Emerge
  • Epic
  • Erase
  • Erebus
  • Ernest
  • Erupt
  • Escape
  • Escobar
  • Eskimo
  • Espresso
  • Ethan
  • Eureka
  • Eve
  • Everest
  • Excalibur
  • Exit
  • Exterminator

Strong Dog Names that Start with F (FA – FZ)

Badass names for small dogs

Fisi is the Swahili name for the hyena. The African Swahili dog name is associated with greedy animals, including people. Other badass dog names that start with F include Fear, Flash for running dog breeds, Fluffy, Foxy for wolf-like breeds and Frost for dogs who love staying in the cold outdoors.

  • Falcon
  • Fang
  • Fargo
  • Farrah (Arabic)
  • Farrell
  • Fayez (Arabic)
  • Fear
  • Fedora
  • Felix
  • Fender
  • Fenrir
  • Fetch
  • Fiery
  • Fifi
  • Fighter
  • Fin
  • Fiona
  • Fire
  • Fisi
  • Flame
  • Flash
  • Flight
  • Fluffy
  • Force
  • Fox
  • Foxy
  • Frankenstein
  • Frannie
  • Fred
  • Freedom
  • Freeze
  • Freya
  • Fright
  • Frost
  • Frosty
  • Fuji
  • Fury
  • Fuzz

Badass Dog Names that Start with G (GA – GZ)

I bet you will agree that Gangsta, Dreadlocks and Rasta are great names for the Puli and Komondor that have a dreadlocked, corded coat. Gorilla fits well the monkey-like dog breed, the small hypoallergenic Affenpinscher (also called Monkey Terrier). Other badass G dog names include Goliath, Godzilla, Galaxy and Ghost.

  • Gabriel
  • Gael
  • Galactus
  • Galadriel
  • Galaxy
  • Galel (Arabic)
  • Gambino
  • Gandalf
  • Gangsta
  • Gauntlet
  • Geisha
  • Gemini
  • General
  • Genesis
  • Genghis
  • Geo
  • Ghost
  • Ghoul
  • Ginger
  • Giza
  • Gladiator
  • Goblin
  • Goddard
  • Godzilla
  • Goliath
  • Gollum
  • Gonzo
  • Gorilla
  • Govenor
  • Grace
  • Granite
  • Grave
  • Gray
  • Gremlin
  • Grey
  • Griffin
  • Grizzly
  • Grudge
  • Gucci
  • Gunnar
  • Gunner
  • Gus
  • Gustin
  • Gypsy

Badass Dog Names that Start with H (HA – HZ)

Hairy, Hannibal, Hawk, Hellhound and Hero are tough dog names for both male and female dogs. Hercules is great for strong and extremely muscular dog breeds such as the Pit Bull, Rhodesian Ridgeback from Southern Africa, Dogo Argentino and American Staffordshire Terrier.

The following are tough dog names that begin with H.

  • Hades
  • Hairy
  • Hale
  • Hamlet
  • Hammer
  • Hamza (Arabic)
  • Hank
  • Hannibal
  • Hannibal
  • Harbour
  • Harley
  • Harliquin
  • Harper
  • Harry
  • Harvey
  • Haunt
  • Hawk
  • Hawkeye
  • Hazel
  • Heat
  • Heath
  • hector
  • Hecuba
  • Heidi
  • Helios
  • Helldog
  • Hellhound
  • Hellion
  • Helm
  • Hendrix
  • Heracles
  • Hercules
  • Hera
  • Hero
  • Hex
  • Hiba (Arabic)
  • Highlander
  • Holt
  • Honey
  • Hooch
  • Hooper
  • Hopper
  • Horn
  • Hornet
  • houston
  • Howler
  • Hudson
  • Hugo
  • Hulk
  • Hunter
  • Huntress
  • Hurricane
  • Hyde
  • Hydra

Tough Dog Names that Start with I (IA – IZ)

Ice is a badass dog name for dog breeds that do well in cold environments. Other tough names for your puppies include Iron, Icon and Isa (Isa is Spanish for “beautiful”, Persian for “strong-willed” and “Jesus” in Islam).

  • Ice
  • Icon
  • Igor
  • Ike
  • Indiana (Indy)
  • Indigo
  • Iris
  • Iron
  • Irwin
  • Isa
  • Ivan
  • Ivory

Badass Dog Names that Start with J (JA – JZ)

Badass names for racing dog breeds

Do you need a tough name for a hunting dog breed? Just call her Jaws. Jet fits speedy dogs such as Greyhound and Saluki. Then there is Joker for that playful dog, Jumbo for the huge breed such as Great Dane and Jasmine just sounds badass for a dog name.

  • Jabba
  • Jack
  • Jade
  • Jaffa
  • Jagger
  • Jake
  • Jamar (Arabic)
  • Jameson
  • Jasmine
  • Jasper
  • Javier
  • Jaws
  • Jax
  • Jazz
  • Jeckyll
  • Jedi
  • Jenna
  • Jericho
  • Jerry
  • Jersey
  • Jesse
  • Jesse James
  • Jet
  • Jett
  • Jewel
  • Jezebel
  • Jini
  • Jinx
  • Joan of Arc
  • Jojo
  • Joker
  • Joplin
  • Jostle
  • Judas
  • Judge
  • Jumbo
  • Junior
  • Jupiter
  • Jurrassic
  • Jury
  • Justice
  • Justin
  • Justus
  • Jynx

Badass Dog Names that Start with K (KA – KZ)

Kali is commonly associated with brave dogs. It is a Swahili word that means “fierce”. Visitors to African homesteads that own dogs should look out for the inscription “Mbwa Kali” on the gate – a warning that means “Fierce Dog”.

Another strong dog name that starts with K is Kratos. He was the god of war in Greek mythology where he was the personification of great strength.

Kratos is also the name of the Spartan warrior in God of War video game series. One can play the game, Destiny 2 and other MMO games on PC and PlayStation video game consoles.

  • K-9
  • Kahlan
  • Kaia
  • Kali
  • Kalila (Arabic)
  • Kane
  • Kara
  • Karma
  • Katniss
  • Keeper
  • Kelsey
  • Kevlar
  • Khan
  • Kiboko
  • Kiki
  • Killer
  • King
  • Kingkong
  • Kitana
  • Knight
  • Knox
  • Knuckles
  • Koda
  • Kodak
  • Kodiak
  • Kong
  • Koopa
  • Kratos
  • Krill

Strong Dog Names that Start with L (LA – LZ)

Lulu is one of the popular hipster girl dog names. The name means “remarkable” and “wonderful”. Lulu is also a Swahili word that means “precious”, “peaceful”, “beautiful” and “calm”.

Do you have one of those dogs that are so hard to understand? Just call her Labyrinth. Or Mystic.

  • Labyrinth
  • Laika
  • Laila
  • Lake
  • Lakin
  • Lance
  • Lancelot
  • Laser
  • Lee
  • Leia
  • Leisel
  • Lena
  • Lenna
  • Lennox
  • Leo
  • Leonidas
  • Levi
  • Lex
  • Lexa
  • Lexi
  • Lexus
  • Liam
  • Liberty
  • Lick
  • Lightning
  • Lilac
  • Lilith
  • Lincoln
  • Lisa
  • Lobo
  • Loki
  • Lola
  • Lolita
  • London
  • Lotus
  • Lucifer
  • Lucky
  • Lula
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Luther
  • Lynx

Badass Dog Names that Start with M (MA – MZ)

One of the best tough names for huge dogs such as the Great Dane is Mammoth. So is Minotaur, Mighty, Magneto, Maximus, Maestro, Machine and Macho.

However, some breeds, such as the Jack Russell Terrier are very destructive if left alone for too long. Such a dog can be named Maniac. Marshall is one of the best police and military names for dogs.

  • Mac
  • Macbeth
  • Machine
  • Macho
  • Mack (Mac)
  • Mad-dog
  • Maddox
  • Madoc
  • Maestro
  • Maeve
  • Magic
  • Magnetic
  • Magneto
  • Magnum
  • Magnus
  • Maia
  • Maiden
  • Majestic
  • Major
  • Malachi
  • Mali
  • Mammoth
  • Manchester
  • Maniac
  • Marble
  • Marine
  • Marlowe
  • Mars
  • Marshal
  • Marshall
  • Marvel
  • Masha
  • Master
  • Matilda
  • Maude
  • Mauser
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Maximilian
  • Maximius
  • Maximo
  • Maximus
  • Maya
  • Mayhem
  • Mayweather
  • McGruff
  • Meatball
  • Medusa
  • Melkor
  • Melody
  • Memphis
  • Mercedes
  • Mercury
  • Mercy
  • Merlin
  • Midas
  • Midnight
  • Mighty
  • Mika
  • Mike
  • Miles
  • Minotaur
  • Minx
  • Miss Beazley
  • Miss Havisham
  • Mitch
  • Moe
  • Montana
  • Moon
  • Moose
  • Morgan
  • Moto (African)
  • Mouse
  • Moxie
  • Mshale
  • Mufasa
  • Murphy
  • Muscles
  • Musk
  • Mustafa
  • Mustang
  • Mutant
  • Mystic
  • Mystique

Badass Dog Names that Start with N (NA – NZ)

Napoleon is known for his military exploits. The man conquered most of Europe. He was clever, ambitious and skilled in war tactics. This great and tough dog name reminds me of hunting dog breeds such as Boerboel, Labrador Retriever and Weimaraner.

Tough names for lazy dogsBeagles have a great sense of smell and are thus skilled in searching for illegal contents at the airports. One can call them Nosy, Ninja or Nemesis.

  • Nails
  • Napoleon
  • Nash
  • Nemesis
  • Neo
  • Neptune
  • Nero
  • Nevada
  • Newton
  • Nexus
  • Neyo
  • Nia
  • Niagra
  • Night
  • Nike
  • Nikita
  • Nina
  • Ninja
  • Nippy
  • Nirmolak
  • Nisha
  • Nissan
  • Nitro
  • Nitros
  • Nixon
  • Noah
  • Nodin
  • Noel
  • Nomad
  • Nome
  • Nommer
  • Norma
  • Norman
  • North
  • Northwulf
  • Nova
  • Nuke
  • Nuru
  • Nyko
  • Nylah
  • Nyx

Badass Dog Names that Start with O (OA – OZ)

Osiris was the god of the dead and king of the underworld in Greek mythology. He had great stamina, strength and wasn’t easily injured. As a result, Osiris is a great badass name for dogs that have a lot of stamina such as sledge dogs.

Herding dogs such as Anatolians (that guard livestock against cheetahs in Southwest Africa), Turkish Mastiff, Komondor and Pyrenean Mountain Dog are breeds that must fight off attackers such as wild dogs, wolves, coyotes and jackals belong to this category as well.

  • Oakley
  • Ocean
  • Octagen
  • Octavia
  • Octavius
  • Odeda
  • Odin
  • Officer
  • Ogre
  • Ohanko
  • Okami
  • Okie
  • Olga
  • Olis
  • Oliver
  • Ollie
  • Olympia
  • Olympia
  • Omega
  • Oneal
  • Onix
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Ophelia
  • Opperate
  • Oprah
  • Ora
  • Orah
  • Orange
  • Orb
  • Orbit
  • Oreo
  • Oriana
  • Original
  • Orion
  • Orka
  • Orph
  • Oscar
  • Osiris
  • Osouf
  • Ostryth
  • Otis
  • Ottis
  • Otto
  • Outlaw
  • Ovais
  • Owais
  • Owaisy
  • Owein
  • Owen
  • Owl
  • Ox
  • Oxygen
  • Oz
  • Ozouf
  • Ozzie
  • Ozzy
  • Ozzy (Ozzie)

Badass Dog Names that Start with P (PA – PZ)

Phantom sounds cool and mysterious. It is a great name for black dogs and breeds that are known for stealth, such as Basenji, Sloughi, Bergamasco Shepherd, Irish Water Spaniel and Boerboel.

Pandora, Phoenix, Punk and Prince are cool and hippie names for male and female dogs that starts with P. And then there is Poison that is guaranteed to make heads turn.

  • Pablo
  • Pacco
  • Pacman
  • Paco
  • Paddy
  • Paisley
  • Pallaton
  • Pandora
  • Paradise
  • Paris
  • Parker
  • Patient
  • Patton
  • Paw
  • Paws
  • Peanut
  • Pebble
  • Pecca
  • Pecos
  • Peewee
  • Pepe
  • Pepper
  • Perky
  • Perseus
  • Petey
  • Petrie
  • Pewter
  • Peyton
  • Phantom
  • Pharaoh
  • Pharoah
  • Phelan
  • Phobus
  • Phoenix
  • Picasso
  • Pilot
  • Pina
  • Pine
  • Piper
  • Pirate
  • Pistol
  • Platinum
  • Platoon
  • Pluto
  • Poison
  • Polka
  • Polo
  • Pongo
  • Pontiac
  • Pooh
  • Popeye
  • Porkchop
  • Porsche
  • Porter
  • Power
  • Prada
  • Precious
  • Predator
  • Preston
  • Prime
  • Primo
  • Prince
  • Princess
  • Private
  • Prize
  • Puck
  • Puka
  • Punk
  • Punky
  • Purdy
  • Purpex
  • Pyro
  • Python

Terrific Dog Names that Start with Q (QA – QZ)

Badass names for terrier breedsQueen, Queenie and Queeny are good names for bossy and incredibly stubborn female dogs. These include Chihuahua, Pugs, Lhasa Apso, English Bulldog and the solid-black coated Groenendael.

Quicksilver is a badass name for speedy dog breeds such as Sloughi, Saluki and Greyhound.

  • Quasar
  • Quasi
  • Quasimodo
  • Queen
  • Queenie
  • Queeny
  • Quest
  • Quiche
  • Quicksilver
  • Quincy
  • Quirk
  • Quixote
  • Quiz

Badass Dog Names that Start with R (RA – RZ)

There are many popular dog names that start with R. Badass R names include Ruby for female dogs, Runner for both gender and Ranger for the badass male dog. Dogs that do well in the deep woods can be called Rambo, Rhino, Ringo or River.

  • Rabia
  • Radar
  • Radge
  • Radolph
  • Radulfus
  • Radulphus
  • Raedwolf
  • Raegan
  • Raff
  • Rage
  • Ragged
  • Ragina
  • Ragnar
  • Ragnulf
  • Rags
  • Rahoul
  • Raiden
  • Raign
  • Rain
  • Ralf’s
  • Ralph
  • Ram
  • Rambo
  • Rampage
  • Randale
  • Randdy
  • Randel
  • Randolph
  • Randon
  • Randulf
  • Randulfus
  • Randulph
  • Rane
  • Ranger
  • Rango
  • Rania
  • Ransom
  • Raoul
  • Raptor
  • Rascal
  • Rasta
  • Raulf
  • Raulfe
  • Raulin
  • Rave
  • Raven
  • Ravenna
  • Ravu
  • Rawling
  • Rawlins
  • Rawls
  • Rawly
  • Rawson
  • Rawsone
  • Rax
  • Ray
  • Razor
  • Reagan
  • Rebel
  • Recco
  • Red
  • Reggie
  • Relic
  • Remington
  • Rendell
  • Renee
  • Reno
  • Renouf
  • Repo
  • Reuben
  • Rex
  • Rezso
  • Rhea
  • Rhett
  • Rhia
  • Rhino
  • Rhoda
  • Rhodes
  • Rhonda
  • Ria
  • Rider
  • Rieka
  • Riggs
  • Righley
  • Riley
  • Ringo
  • Rio
  • Riot
  • Ripley
  • Riptide
  • River
  • Roa
  • Robinhood
  • Rocco
  • Rock
  • Rocket
  • Rocky
  • Rodeo
  • Rodolphus
  • Rogan
  • Rogue
  • Rohn
  • Roldolf
  • Role
  • Rollin
  • Rollo
  • Roman
  • Romeo
  • Roosevelt
  • Roscoe
  • Rose
  • Roselyn
  • Rotri
  • Roul
  • Rousey
  • Rover
  • Rowan
  • Rowdy
  • Roxie
  • Roxy
  • Royal
  • Ruby
  • Rudder
  • Rudina
  • RudiRudie
  • Rudolf
  • Rudolfa
  • Rudolfo
  • Rudy
  • Rufus
  • Rugby
  • Rule
  • Runner
  • Rupert
  • Rusty
  • Ryder
  • Rylie

Badass Dog Names that Start with S (SA – SZ)

The letter S is popular with names. Simba is the unisex name for dogs in the Lion King movies. The name is very popular with African dog owners, due to the fact that it is a Swahili word for “Lion”.

Other tough S names for male dogs include Stallion, Stallone, Savage, Samson and Samurai. Girl dogs can be named Storm, Sugar, Sherri, Savannah and Spice.

And then there are other super-strong S dog name: Serpent, Skeleton, Spear, Summit, Shooter and Steel. But don’t forget everyone’s favorite cartoon dog: Scooby.

  • Saber
  • Sable
  • Sabre
  • Sacha
  • Sacrafice
  • Safire
  • Saga
  • Sage
  • Saige
  • Sakari
  • Salem
  • Samael
  • Sammy
  • Samson
  • Samurai
  • Samus
  • Sandulf
  • Sanjay
  • Sarge
  • Sasha
  • Saskia
  • Sassaba
  • Sassy
  • Saturn
  • Sauron
  • Sausage
  • Savage
  • Savannah
  • Save
  • Scar
  • Scare
  • Scarlet
  • Scenwulf
  • Scooby
  • Scorpio
  • Scout
  • Scrapper
  • Seargeant
  • Seath
  • Seawulf
  • Selena
  • Sentinel
  • Sephora
  • Serafin
  • Serena
  • Sergeant
  • Serpent
  • Seuss
  • Seven
  • Sever
  • Seward
  • Shabber
  • Shadow
  • Shamrock
  • Shamu
  • Shank
  • Shark
  • Sheba
  • Sheckle
  • Sheena
  • Shepherd
  • Sheriff
  • Sherlock
  • Sherman
  • Sherri
  • Shiba
  • Shield
  • Shiloh
  • Shiro
  • Shiba
  • Shiva
  • Shivani
  • Shooter
  • Shorty
  • Shrimp
  • Sidney
  • Sienna
  • Sierra
  • Sigewulf
  • Siku
  • Silent
  • Silver
  • Simba
  • Simon
  • Siobhan
  • Sirhan
  • Sirhann
  • Sirius
  • Sissy
  • Skeleton
  • Skies
  • Sky
  • Slater
  • Smith
  • Smokey
  • Smores
  • Snake
  • Snake Eyes
  • Sneer
  • Sniper
  • Snow
  • Snowy
  • Solider
  • South
  • Southpaw
  • Spark
  • Sparrow
  • Sparta
  • Spear
  • Spectre
  • Speed
  • Spice
  • Spider
  • Spike
  • Spinner
  • Spite
  • Spook
  • spooky
  • Spring
  • Squat
  • Stag
  • Stallion
  • Stallone
  • Star
  • Starbuck
  • Stark
  • Steel
  • Steele
  • Steffi
  • Stone
  • Storm
  • Striker
  • Strong
  • Sugar
  • Suki
  • Sully
  • Sultan
  • Summit
  • Sumo
  • Sunna
  • Sunny
  • Sunset
  • Sunshine
  • Superman
  • Sura
  • Surge
  • Swag
  • Swan
  • Syaoran
  • Sydney
  • Sylvester

Awesome Dog Names that Start with T (TA – TZ)

Thor is one of the tough guys and ladies, and the strong hammer-wielding god, in Marvel movies. Consequently, Thor is a great badass name for strong dog breeds.

Most Terrier breeds love exterminating vermin such as rats, foxes and badgers. Terminator is a great name for such dog breeds.

Strong names for medium-sized dogsWiener Dog, also called Dachshund (German for “Badger dog”) is a dog breed that was purposely bred to hunt badgers – with small size, short legs and narrow bodies that are perfect for getting into the narrowest of burrows.

If badgers could talk, we bet they would have plenty of T nicknames for this breed: Trapper, Terminator, Teeth, Turbo, Tear and Torment.

  • Taco
  • Tahoe
  • Taj
  • Tako
  • Tala
  • Talia
  • Talon
  • Tamika
  • Tango
  • Tanika
  • Tank
  • Tanker
  • Tanto
  • Tarzan
  • Tasha
  • Tatiana
  • Tatwulf
  • Taz
  • T-Bone
  • Tear
  • Teddy
  • Teegan
  • Teela
  • Teeth
  • Teowulf
  • Termax
  • Terminator
  • Terra
  • Tex
  • Texas
  • Thalia
  • Than
  • Thana
  • Thea
  • Theo
  • Theodulf
  • Theseus
  • Thor
  • Thorin
  • Thorn
  • Thorne
  • Thunder
  • Thurman
  • Tiara
  • Tiberius
  • Tidwulf
  • Tiegan
  • Tiger
  • Tigger
  • Tikani
  • Timber
  • Tiny
  • Titan
  • Tito
  • Titus
  • Toad
  • Toby
  • Tom
  • Topaz
  • Torment
  • Tornado
  • Trapper
  • Trigger
  • Trip
  • Triton
  • Trixie
  • Trojan
  • Troll
  • Tron
  • Trooper
  • Troy
  • Trudy
  • Truffles
  • Trump
  • Tsunami
  • Tucker
  • Tugg
  • Tundra
  • Turbo
  • Tut (Arabic)
  • Twilight
  • Tyra
  • Tyson

Badass Dog Names that Start with U (UA – UZ)

Rugged dog breeds are associated with the cold outdoors. They are agile and most of them love adventures. You can name them Ultra, Umber or Uzi, a short and sweet name.

Ulysses is Latin for Odysseus, another of the Greek mythological figures. He was an eloquent speaker and a cunning trickster.

As a result, the badass name Ulysses is a good fit for noisy dog breeds such as most Terriers, and Miniature Schnauzer, German Shepherd and one the loudest of all dogs – Beagles.

Here are more tough U dog names.

  • Udolf
  • Ulf
  • Ulfhran
  • Ulfr
  • Ulfred
  • Ulfur
  • Ullyses
  • Ulrica
  • Ulta
  • Ultra
  • Ulva
  • Ulysses
  • Uma
  • Umber
  • Una
  • Undermine
  • Untser
  • Urchin
  • Ursa
  • Ursula
  • Usher
  • Uwais
  • Uzi

Badass Dog Names that Start with V (VA – VZ)

Some of the toughest-sounding dog names start with V. These include Vandal, Vegas, Venom, Viper, and the female dog name Vixen. Velvet is a good uncommon dog name for fluffy dog breeds such as Maltese, Poodle, Pomeranian, Terrier dogs and the Shih Tzu.

  • Vader
  • Vakthang
  • Vale
  • Valen
  • Valentine
  • Valentino
  • Valerian
  • Valerie
  • Valko
  • Valkyrie
  • Valyn
  • Vandal
  • Vanilla
  • Vector
  • Vega
  • Vegas
  • Velvel
  • Velvet
  • Venice
  • Venom
  • Venus
  • Vice
  • Victor
  • Victoria
  • Viena
  • Viggo
  • Vigorf
  • Viking
  • Villain
  • Vinnie
  • Violet
  • Viper
  • Viper
  • Virginia
  • Vixen
  • Vlad
  • Vladmir
  • Voltron
  • Voyager
  • Vulcan

Badass Dog Names that Start with W (WA – WZ)

The name Watcher is a natural fit for watch/ guard dogs. War and Warrior fit strong and brave dogs of both gender. Other badass dog names that start with W include White, Wrangler, Wolf, Wild and Winter. German dogs that love travelling can be named Wolfgang.

Tough names for BeaglesWhale is a good tough name for water loving breeds such as Poodle and Portuguese Water Dog. The Dachshund is a natural fit for Weiner.

The following are badass names for dogs that begin with W.

  • Waggy
  • Wagner
  • Wags
  • Wakiza
  • Walter
  • Walther
  • War
  • Warden
  • Wario
  • Warrior
  • Warship
  • Watcher
  • Wayde
  • Weapon
  • Weiner
  • Wellington
  • West
  • Whale
  • Whippet
  • Whiskey
  • White
  • Whitney
  • Whopper
  • Widget
  • Wilbur
  • Wild
  • Willie
  • Willow
  • Willy
  • Wilson
  • Winston
  • Winter
  • Wish
  • Witch
  • Wolf
  • Wolfgang
  • Wolfram
  • Wookie
  • Woppy
  • Wrangler
  • Wrath
  • Wrigley
  • Wyatt
  • Wycomb
  • Wyman
  • Wyonna

Terrific Dog Names that Start with X, Y and Z

Where is Xur this week? Xur is the mysterious vendor on the popular MMO video game, Destiny 5. His is one of the toughest names for dogs that begin with X.

Yolo is the popular acronym for “You Only Live Once”, and a great badass name for dogs that love adventure. Huge strong dogs can be named Zeus. Fast runners can be named Zoom.

But would you name your best friend Zombie?

  • Xander
  • Xavier
  • Xena
  • Xerxes
  • Xia
  • Xur
  • X-Ray
  • Yale
  • Yankee
  • Yeezy
  • Ylfa
  • Yoda
  • Yoggy
  • Yogi
  • Yoki
  • Yolo
  • Yukon
  • Yuma
  • Yuna
  • Zack
  • Zaka
  • Zalia
  • Zane
  • Zara
  • Zara (Arabic)
  • Zeda
  • Zeddy
  • Zeev
  • Zeke
  • Zelda
  • Zene
  • Zephyr
  • Zeppelin
  • Zera
  • Zero
  • Zeus
  • Zev
  • Zillion
  • Zion
  • Zip
  • Ziva
  • Zo
  • Zod
  • Zoe
  • Zombie
  • Zoom
  • Zoro
  • Zorro
  • Zultan
  • Zuma
  • Zylo

Popular Tough Names for your Puppies

  • Ace – a tough dog name for a canine friend who is very good at some particular skill. Ace is one of the popular dog names that start with A.
  • Rambo – the big bad in the Rambo movies. John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) was a popular movie actor in the ’80s and ’90s.
  • Joker – we all know a dog that loves to lazy around.
  • Tiger – this is a good badass name for tough and muscular dogs
  • Aiden – Means “little fire” in Irish. It is a badass dog name for male dogs.
  • Reaper – The grim reaper. Really badass!
  • Simba – Swahili for “Lion”. This dog is courageous and muscular.
  • Rocky – this can be a great name for a bold dog who has a rough coat
  • Sharp – a tough dog name for an intelligent dog such as the hypoallergenic goldendoodle.
  • Chui – This is the Swahili name for “Leopard”. It is a great name for a dog who is light on his feet and loves to approach stealthily and quietly like leopards do. It could also be a good C dog name for spotted dog breeds such as American Hairless Terrier, Dalmatians and the Catahoula Hound (Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog).
  • Fox – This is a great name for foxlike dog breeds such as Shiba Inu and Akita Inu
  • Moto – Swahili for “fire”
  • Flash – Does your dog run really fast? Then give him/ her this badass dog name.
  • Chewy – a tough name for dogs who love to chew things!
  • Gus/ Gustavo – Remember the badass villain in the television series Breaking Bad?
  • AK – It just sounds cool!

How to choose a Terrific Dog Name for your Puppy

Here are some factors to consider when choosing a badass dog name.

  1. Personality – different dog breeds have unique personalities. It is a great idea to give your puppy a name that is related to their personality. Kali is a good Swahili dog name for a ferocious dog. Bruiser, Tiger and Fighter are good badass dog names for aggressive dogs. Kimya (meaning silent) is a great African dog name for a quiet dog such as the barkless Basenji, a non-shedding dog breed from the African continent.
  2. Size – It’s not the size of a dog that counts, but the fight in the dog. However, it is important to consider the size before giving your puppy a name
  3. Boy or girl – there are tough names for male and female puppies. Rambo might be an inappropriate tough dog name for a female dog.
  4. Coat color – dogs come in many colors. Midnight is one of the badass dog names for a black dog

Remember to stick with just one name once you have selected a tough name for your dog. This is because dogs learn their names through repetition. It is also recommended to avoid choosing badass dog names that sound familiar to any commands you might use to train your dog.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harrison M, author, editor and owner at hypoallergenicdogsnames.com

Harrison M, Owner and editor of Allergy-Free Dogs & Cats

Hypoallergenic dog breeds are good for people who have animal allergies, although no dog breed is 100% allergy-free. Harry is a calm person and during his free time you might catch him riding his bike, playing football with his son, watching movies or just chilling. About.me | Twitter | VK | LinkedIn