Creative and Unique Bulldog Names For Your New Puppy

Last Updated on April 20, 2023

Bulldogs are an adorably bashful dog breed characterized by their short legs, wide face, wrinkles, and broad shoulders. As a firm favorite amongst dog lovers, every Bulldog deserves a name that is just as unique as it is.

But choosing the perfect name for your pup is often easier said than done. We’re hoping that this article will spark some inspiration to make it easier.

A happy bulldog side portrait
A Bulldog laying outside smiling

What should I name my Bulldog?

When choosing a name for your Bulldog, you want to pick something that matches the physical attributes and spirit of the breed.

Names that start with S, T, and R are most comfortable for dogs to pick up on. Also, as dogs understand brief commands, names that are one or two syllables work best.

A Bulldog puppy with an overly long or complicated name likely won’t respond to you very well.

You also want to avoid names that sound like or rhyme with common commands like sit or stay, which could confuse your pup. Same thing with names that are rude or offensive and shouldn’t be called out in public.

If you want the perfect name for your Bulldog puppy, try letting your dog choose.

Call out your favorite names and see which one best suits your dog’s personality and appearance while also seeing which one she reacts to the best.

Another way to get your dog to choose his name is by scattering random cards with names around the room and let your dog decide which one he wants.

Finally, you could also attach names to trees in your garden, and whichever one your dog pees on first determines his name! It’s a fun activity that family members can join in.

Famous Bulldog names

A fun way to choose a name for your fido is to take inspiration from famous Bulldogs from TV shows, movies, books, or even history.

Here are a few famous Bulldogs to get you going:

  1. Angus – the character from the movie Mr. Magoo. This dog was played by four Bulldogs – three female and one male.
  2. Butch – a Bulldog that first appeared in the Pluto cartoon in the 1940s
  3. Colossus – the loveable dog character in the movie Van Wilder
  4. Hector – the famous Bulldog in the Tweety and Sylvester comic
  5. Spike – the giant bulldog features in Tom and Jerry
  6. Max – the dog of the main character in the Jake and the Fatman TV series that ran from 1987 to 1992
  7. Mr. Beefy – a talking Bulldog from the movie Little Nicky
  8. Curly – The name of the team mascot in the 2008 movie Leatherheads 

Several universities also have Bulldogs as their mascots. They could act as inspiration when it comes to naming your pup:

  1. Bruiser – Adrian College mascot
  2. Spike – Allan Hancock College mascot
  3. Jerry – Arkansas Tech University mascot
  4. Bully – Barton College mascot
  5. Butch – Bowie State University mascot
  6. Ironclad Tupper – Bryant University mascot
  7. Butker Blue – Butler University mascot
  8. Timeout and Victor E – California State University, Fresno mascots
  9. Boomer – Dean College mascot
  10. Griff – Drake University mascot
  11. Brutus – Ferris State University mascot
  12. Handsome Dan – Yale University mascot
  13. Jack – Georgetown University mascot
  14. Barney – Gardner-Webb University mascot
  15. UGA – University of Georgia mascot
  16. Duke dog – James Madison University mascot
  17. General Determination – Kettering University mascot
  18. Ben – McPherson College mascot
  19. Buster – Union University mascot
  20. Rocky – University of North Carolina at Asheville mascot
  21. Tarzan – University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez mascot

Meet Walter, a puppy who goes by the stage name Handsome Dan and is the new mascot of Yale University:

Several celebrity dog owners also gravitate towards Bulldogs. Love a particular celeb? Then consider naming your pup after theirs:

  1. Adam Sandler owns bulldogs named Metaball, Matzoball, and Babu
  2. Ozzy Osbourne and Olivia Wilde both own a Bulldog named Lola
  3. Pink owns a Bulldog named Elvis
  4. Brad Pitt owns Jacques
  5. Willow Smith owns Rockefeller 
  6. Joe Jonas owns Winston
  7. Chris Brown owns two bulldogs named Chief and Diamond
  8. Michael Phelps owns Herman
  9. Jessica Biel owns East 
  10. Gloria Estefan has three bulldogs named Isaac, Biggie, and Noelle
  11. David Beckham owns Coco
  12. Reese Witherspoon owns Frank Sinatra 
  13. John Legend & Christy Teigen own Puddy
  14. Miley Cyrus owns Ziggy

Popular dog names for Bulldogs 

Still wondering what to name your Bulldog? Check out our comprehensive list of the best Bulldog names below, and hopefully, you’ll find one you love:

Bulldog puppy names

A tiny French Bulldog puppy standing on wood floor
A French Bulldog puppy with bat ears

With loose skin, large heads, and little wobbly legs, Bulldog puppies are too cute!

Choose a name that suits their playful puppy personality or small size, but always keep in mind that the title you give your dog now will be around for years to come:

  1. Apollo
  2. Attila
  3. Brawler
  4. Chaos
  5. Chubby
  6. Chunky
  7. Chewy
  8. Jumbo
  9. Muscles
  10. Featherweight
  11. Sumo
  12. Krinkles
  13. Jelly Roll
  14. Dump Truck
  15. Teacup
  16. Tiny

Top female Bulldog names

They may look tough on the outside, but they’re delightful on the inside. And names for female Bulldogs should reflect how beautiful or regal they are.

An English Bulldog wearing a princess costume
An English Bulldog enjoying being a princess for a day
  1. Dixie
  2. Ingrid
  3. Lady
  4. Lily
  5. Peaches
  6. Luna
  7. Roxy
  8. Mimi
  9. Lucy
  10. Sweet Pea
  11. Snooki
  12. Clover
  13. Baby
  14. Buffy
  15. Rosanne
  16. Bertha
  17. Piper
  18. Olga
  19. Lulu
  20. Jojo
  21. Wilma

Top male Bulldog names

A Brindle Bulldog sitting with orange stripes harness

Male Bulldogs are often given a name that matches their robust and fearsome appearance. 

  1. Olaf
  2. Buford
  3. Luigi
  4. Bruno
  5. Kobe
  6. Bubba
  7. Fozzy
  8. Thurston
  9. Rocko
  10. Stogie
  11. Thurman
  12. Bully
  13. Benji
  14. Marley

Bulldog names inspired by colors 

Bulldogs come in a variety of colors. You can use your Bulldog’s coat color to inspire a unique name for her.

Here are some names perfect for white Bulldogs:

  1. Snowy
  2. Powder Puff
  3. Snowball
  4. Snowflake 
  5. Sugar
  6. Pearl

For Bulldogs with soft tan coloring:

  1. Buttercup
  2. Goldie
  3. Marigold
  4. Amber
  5. Sahara
  6. Acorn
  7. Sandy
  8. Toffee

For Bulldogs with luscious auburn coat:

  1. Copper
  2. Ruby
  3. Hot Sauce
  4. Rosie
  5. Rufus
  6. Big Red

For brindled- or multi-colored Bulldogs:

  1. Patches
  2. Pepper
  3. Freckles
  4. Sprinkle
  5. Oreo

British vs. American vs. French Bulldog names

There are three types of Bulldogs: English Bulldogs, American Bulldogs, and French Bulldogs. Although each breed has a distinct appearance, they’re all quite muscular and stocky with a friendly, social personality.

An English Bulldog drinking from a bowl
Source: @king.englishbulldog / IG

English Bulldogs are often given classic English or royal sounding names that reflect their heritage. These names recognize your dog for the queen bee or king that she or he is. 

For your classy or royal Bully, here are some traditional English Bulldog names:

  1. King
  2. Baroness
  3. Dame
  4. Diana
  5. Duchess
  6. Elizabeth
  7. Empress
  8. Monarch
  9. Victoria
  10. Queenie
  11. Duke
  12. Princess
A strong American Bulldog running on a field
Source: @sarge_the_americanbulldog / IG

For the American-inspired fido that reflects the US military, working titles, or muscle cars, here are American Bulldog names you might like:

  1. Admiral
  2. Captain
  3. Chevy
  4. Dodger
  5. Sarge
  6. Soldier
  7. General
  8. Mustang
  9. Skipper
A Frenchie eating and sniffing a muffin
Source: @ameliefrenchbulldog / IG

And of course, the Frenchie. Do you want your pet’s name to reflect their heritage, or maybe a French word? There’s definitely a lot, but here are some endearing French Bulldog names:

  1. Amelie
  2. Antoinette
  3. Brigitte 
  4. Camille
  5. Andre
  6. Juliette
  7. Marie
  8. Odette
  9. Jerome
  10. Pierre
  11. Rene

Names for sweet and chunky Bulldogs

Is your dog a big, loveable sweetheart? Then be sure to choose a great name that suits your dearest fur baby. It has to be short yet memorable – just like your doggo!

Here are some names for sweet and chunky girl Bulldogs:

  1. Daisy
  2. Grace
  3. Honey
  4. Lily
  5. Petunia
  6. Poppy
  7. Violet
  8. Sweetie
  9. Angel
  10. Babette
  11. Butterball
  12. Peach 
  13. Puddin
  14. Pumpkin 
  15. Fifi
  16. Sassy
  17. Tootsie
  18. Tulip

 Some sweet and chunky boy Bulldog names:

  1. Baloo
  2. Bear
  3. Bingo
  4. Bogart
  5. Boo
  6. Chunky
  7. Dumbo
  8. Goofy
  9. Piglet
  10. Pookie

Names for a meaty Bully

A cheerful Frenchie wearing colorful clothes
Source: @meatloafbulldog / IG

Muscular square stature with broad shoulders and a meaty torso — there are names that match the Bulldog’s meaty appearance:

  1. Meatloaf
  2. Bratwurst
  3. Meathead
  4. Ham
  5. Cutlet
  6. Beefcake
  7. Big Mac
  8. Coldcut
  9. Bacon
  10. Porkchop
  11. T-Bone
  12. Meatball
  13. Frankfurter
  14. Chuck
  15. Porky

Names for brave and energetic Bulldogs

A smiling Frenchie wearing a blue checkered harness
Source: @champthefrenchiee / IG

Bulldogs are inherently brave and protective, making them fantastic watchdogs. If you want a name that reflects just that, check out these names:

  1. Champ
  2. Blaze
  3. Fury
  4. Lash
  5. Mafia
  6. Olympia
  7. Puma
  8. Beast
  9. Dynamo
  10. Godzilla

Tough Bulldog names

Tough names often reflect those inspired by rugged vehicles, guns, or prominent characters in history. Just like these names:

A smiling Bully on the garden
Source: @bossbulldog / IG
  1. Boss
  2. Torque
  3. Tank
  4. Bullet
  5. Caesar
  6. Diesel
  7. Thor
  8. Titus
  9. Zeus

Female dogs can also be tough, and choosing a forceful name with a bit of a feminine edge can be an excellent choice for this breed.

  1. Athena
  2. Harley
  3. Liberty
  4. Medusa
  5. Xena

Strong Bulldog names

This dog breed is celebrated for its strength and resilience. After all, they were bred to protect and control livestock.

Unfortunately, they were also used in bull-baiting, but thankfully, it has been banned.

Bull in the breed’s name comes from that nightmarish sport. But you can choose a strong name that shows how Herculean Bulldogs are.

A sitting strong Bulldog
Source: @brutusbulldog / IG
  1. Titan
  2. Brutus
  3. Butch
  4. Chomper
  5. Goliath
  6. Hanibal
  7. Maximus
  8. Rambo
  9. Rex
  10. Rocky
  11. Sarge
  12. Bronco
  13. Huntress
  14. Justice
  15. Rebel
  16. Rogue
  17. Sparta
  18. Storm
  19. Tigress
  20. Vixen

Cute Bulldog names

Not many will agree to it, but Bulldogs are unbelievably charming, so why not a cute name, right? It can be inspired by food or your pup’s best features:

  1. Cuddles
  2. Dimples
  3. Bubbles
  4. Marshmallow
  5. Twinkie
  6. Milk dud 
  7. Cookie
  8. Ginger
  9. Cinnabon
  10. Honey
  11. Apple
  12. Bon-Bon
  13. Cupcake
  14. Giggles 
  15. Hershey
  16. Donut
  17. Waffles

Cool Bulldog names

You can get name ideas from fearsome movie characters, favorite TV series, sporting heroes, the best musicians, or even top brands:

  1. Brando
  2. Stallone
  3. Buffy
  4. Neo
  5. Marilyn 
  6. Hulk
  7. Rizzo
  8. Jagger
  9. Axl
  10. Slash
  11. Ozzy
  12. Whitney
  13. Jackson
  14. Jovi
  15. Bono
  16. Jordan
  17. Montana
  18. LeBron
  19. Kobe
  20. Venus
  21. Aston
  22. Jag
  23. Bentley
  24. Shelby
  25. Viper
  26. Joplin

Funny Bulldog names

Have a goofy Bulldog? There are plenty of funny names to choose from! Just make sure it isn’t too novel, or you could get bored of it quickly.

A brown and white Bulldog sitting on a couch
Source: @barbiethebulldog / IG
  1. Ms. Piggy
  2. Honey Booboo
  3. Babushka
  4. Barbie
  5. Bitsy
  6. Cookie monster
  7. Heffalump
  8. Tankerbell
  9. Chewbacca
  10. Bozo
  11. Wookie
  12. Jedi
  13. Megabyte
  14. Darth Vader
  15. Fatboy
  16. Nacho
  17. Chewy
  18. Yoda
  19. Droolius caesar
  20. Jabba
  21. Pumba

Unique Bulldog names 

Bulldogs are one of the most recognizable breeds because of their squashed faces, prominent jaws, and wrinkly skin.

But those qualities also make them unique. Here are some names that also stands out:

  1. Buckwheat
  2. Babyface
  3. Gizmo
  4. Turbo
  5. Wasabi
  6. Noodles
  7. Yankee
  8. Zsa Zsa
  9. Barkley

One-Syllable Bulldog Names

If you easily forget names, go for something easy to remember:

  • Mack
  • Dot
  • Sal
  • Ace
  • Nell
  • Bear
  • Dax
  • Nash
  • Trix

What should I name my Bully?

Throughout your Bulldog’s life, you are likely to use her name countless times, so be sure to pick a name that you like.

A Bully puppy wearing a wooden plate
An English Bulldog puppy standing with a wooden nameplate

We recommend choosing one that’s associated with something positive, and you’ll always be happy when saying it.

However, try not to settle on a name 100% until you’ve met your Bulldog and can ensure the moniker matches his personality and appearance.

What’s the name of your Bully dog? Did you like one of our Bulldog names? Let us know which one you like by typing it in the comment box below.

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