Best Pitbull Names: Picking the Perfect Name For Your Pittie

On a quest to find the perfect moniker for your new puppy? While it can be exciting, finding a name that can grow with your fur baby can also be an intimidating part of pet ownership.

Whether you want a very unusual moniker for your dog or you prefer something classic, you’re in luck because we’ve curated a list of the best Pitbull names for your new best friend.

American Pit Bull Terrier puppy
An American Pitbull Terrier laying on a pillow

Want something cute, sweet, or badass? We got it all here.

How do you pick the right name for your Pitbull?

Pitbull names come in all different types. They can be an American Pit Bull Terrier, an American Bully, an American Staffordshire Terrier, a Pocket Pitbull, or a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

We recommend that you choose a name that matches your dog’s characteristics.

You can get inspiration from their colorful and lively personalities. For starters, did you know that the Pitbull is a type of dog rather than a specific breed?

They were initially developed as fighting dogs, but since dogfighting has been outlawed, they’re now becoming popular companions worldwide.

Despite their reputation for being tough, Pitbulls were also called Nanny dogs, used widely as the ideal babysitter for children.

Pitties are also known to be escape artists. With their stocky build, they’re highly athletic and are great at climbing fences.

Going back to names, steer clear of those that sound too much like other commands, like “sit,” “stay,” “heel,” because that can make your pooch confused.

But once you’ve decided on a name, the last step is to teach it to him. Here’s a video on how to do that:

Don’t forget to give your pup a treat when he responds to the name you picked for him.

Meet the world’s most famous Pitbulls

Even before the age of Instagram, some Pitbulls already made their names through other means. Here are some of the most famous Pitbull names if you want to call your new pup after an icon.

  • Bud: Famous for going on the first trip across the US from NYC to San Francisco with his owner
  • Champion: The Pittie from Parks and Recreation
  • Daddy: The right-hand dog of Cesar Millan
  • Grunt: From the movie Flashdance
  • Jack Brutus: Served for Company K
  • Petey: From The Little Rascals
  • Sergeant Stubby: The most decorated dog of World War 1
  • Sir Thomas: The canine companion of Hellen Keller

For modern celebrity Pitties, check out the famous Pitbulls on Instagram like Roofus and Kilo, Pibbles, and Hulk.

Most popular Pitbull names

And here are the top ten trending Pitbull names in 2021:

a White Pitbull wearing a pink flower headband
A cute White Pitbull wearing a pink tutu and band pair while lying down
  1. Wren
  2. Carl
  3. Godzilla
  4. Poe
  5. Sparkle
  6. Junie
  7. Charli
  8. Rugger
  9. Lebron
  10. Phin

Top 10 female Pitbull names

Finding the best girl Pitbull name can be challenging. Luckily we’ve uncovered the top ten unique Pitbull names for female Pitties.

  1. Athena
  2. Bella
  3. Daisy
  4. Lola
  5. Lucy
  6. Luna
  7. Nala
  8. Nova
  9. Sadie
  10. Stella/Estella

Top 10 male Pitbull names

If you’re looking for a nice name for a male dog, here are a few of the best boy Pitbull names that could be a perfect choice for your new family member.

  1. Ace
  2. Apollo
  3. Blue
  4. Buddy
  5. Diesel
  6. Duke
  7. Jax
  8. Rocky
  9. Thor
  10. Zeus

Unisex dog names for Pitbulls

For unisex dog names, try a few of these monikers out with your pup, and maybe you’ll find the perfect one in this list.

  1. Ammo
  2. Anchor
  3. Apple
  4. Armor
  5. Arrow
  6. Asterix
  7. Aviator
  8. Babyboo
  9. Boomer
  10. Comet
  11. Coopersmith
  12. Dash
  13. Drizzle
  14. Dusti
  15. Echo
  16. Eight Ball
  17. Feather
  18. Fern
  19. Flash
  20. Fortune
  21. Gail
  22. Halo
  23. Hobbit
  24. Hotshot
  25. Inspector
  26. Ion
  27. Jakobie
  28. Jay-jay
  29. Kaboom
  30. Kaos
  31. Keeper
  32. Ko-ko
  33. Latte
  34. Lava
  35. Micro
  36. Mojo
  37. Napa
  38. Neon
  39. Nibbles
  40. Ocean
  41. Omega
  42. Oz
  43. Paws
  44. Quartz
  45. Rainbow
  46. Ritter
  47. Rusty
  48. Shadowtron
  49. Smoothie
  50. Snyper
  51. Sweetie Pie
  52. Tattoo
  53. Timber
  54. Tye
  55. Unity
  56. Uno
  57. Vervain
  58. Victory
  59. Vireo
  60. Wally
  61. Warrior
  62. Watcher
  63. Xenon
  64. Xoxo
  65. Yara
  66. Zest
  67. Zip
  68. Zoie

Pittie Names inspired by appearance

Still confused on what to name your pet? Maybe looking at your Pittie’s physical qualities can help. Some have a distinct red or blue nose, and your pup’s features can be the ideal inspiration for a creative new name.

Blue Nose Pitbull names

An outdoorsy Blue Nose Pitbull
An adorable Blue Nose Pitbull sitting outdoors – Image source

Blue Nose Pitbulls need a unique name to match their unique look. Try some of these blue-inspired names for your pup.

  1. Aqua
  2. Azure
  3. Chalk
  4. Cobalt
  5. Cyan
  6. Drift
  7. Flint
  8. Fog/Foggy
  9. Greyson
  10. Grizzle
  11. Gunner
  12. Lapis
  13. Marine
  14. Moon
  15. Navy
  16. Opal
  17. Pebble
  18. Pumice
  19. Sailor
  20. Sapphire
  21. Saxe
  22. Silver
  23. Sky
  24. Slate
  25. Smokey
  26. Soot
  27. Stich
  28. Stone
  29. Teal

Red Nose Pitbull names

a jolly Red Nose Pitbull
Meet Georgia, a cheery Red Nose Pitbull sitting on wooden floors – Image source

Red Nose Pitbulls also have a striking appearance and deserve an equally awesome name.

  1. Amaretto
  2. Amber
  3. Apricot
  4. Arancia 
  5. Autumn
  6. Blush
  7. Brick
  8. Cherry
  9. Chestnut
  10. Clementine
  11. Copper
  12. Coral
  13. Dorito
  14. Elma
  15. Flame
  16. Ginger
  17. Honey
  18. Marigold
  19. Merlot
  20. Peach
  21. Pumpkin
  22. Red 
  23. Redbull
  24. Redmond
  25. Rose
  26. Ruby
  27. Rudolph 
  28. Russet
  29. Scarlet
  30. Teak
  31. Whiskey

Pitbull names inspired by color

The type of fur your new dog has could also be a great source of excellent dog names. They can have solid-colored coats with black, white, or various shades of brown fur.

Pitties can also be brindle or have a coat with patches or two tones.

White Pitbull name ideas

two White American Staffordshire Terrier dogs lounging
Meet Kratos and Athena, White American Staffordshire Terrier dogs being cuddly buddies – Image source

It’s hard not to notice a Pitbull with fur as white as snow, and people are bound to stop you and ask about your pet’s name. Here are some names for your white-furred pooch that will be #goals.

  1. Angel
  2. Birch
  3. Blizzard
  4. Casper
  5. Chalky
  6. Chilly
  7. China
  8. Cloud
  9. Cotton
  10. Crystal
  11. Frosty
  12. Ghost
  13. Ice
  14. Igloo
  15. Ivory
  16. Lightning
  17. Mist/Misty
  18. Pearl
  19. Polar
  20. Snowy
  21. Specter
  22. Talc
  23. Yeti

Black Pitbull name ideas

a Black Pittie with a lustrous coat wearing a bead collar
Meet Akira, a sweet and majestic Black Pittie on a bed – Image source

Pure black Pitties are mesmerizing doggos that need a name to emphasize that quality. Check out these black coat-inspired names:

  1. Ash
  2. Coal
  3. Ebony
  4. Eclipse
  5. Ember
  6. Guinness
  7. Inka
  8. Jet
  9. Lead
  10. Magic
  11. Midnight
  12. Olive
  13. Onyx
  14. Oreo
  15. Panther
  16. Pepper
  17. Pitch
  18. Shades
  19. Shadow
  20. Shale
  21. Speckle
  22. Tar
  23. Thunder

Brown Pitbull name ideas

a close up picture of a Brown Pittie
A cute Brown Pittie in gray background

One of these brown fur-inspired names could be perfect for your chocolate-colored dog. Some are inspired by anything brown such as chocolates, coffee, and other sweet treats.

  1. Bailey
  2. Beaver
  3. Brownie
  4. Cadbury
  5. Castle
  6. Cedar
  7. Choco
  8. Cocoa or Coco
  9. Coffee
  10. Fawn 
  11. Galaxy
  12. Hazel
  13. Hershey
  14. Mocha
  15. Muffin
  16. Nestle
  17. River
  18. Stream
  19. Tawn
  20. Umber
  21. Walnut
  22. Yorkie

Best dog names for Brindle Pitbulls

a perky Brindle Pittie sitting on pavement
Meet Bandit, a sun-loving Brindle Pittie on a walk – Image source

A brindle coat is a brown or tawny shade with streaks of other colors. If your new pup is lucky enough to have this coat, here are a few name suggestions inspired by the cool coloring.

  1. Blotch
  2. Blur
  3. Brindi
  4. Camo
  5. Dapple
  6. Dotty/ Dottie
  7. Egg
  8. Fleck
  9. Freckles
  10. Marble
  11. Mosaic
  12. Mottle
  13. Paint
  14. Patch
  15. Patches
  16. Pip
  17. Puzzle/ Puzzles
  18. Sable
  19. Smudge
  20. Spatter
  21. Splat
  22. Spotty
  23. Sprinkle
  24. Streak
  25. Stripe
  26. Thatcher
  27. Tie-Dye
  28. Tint
  29. Tweedy

Strong Pittie names for male and female dogs

Pitbulls are undoubtedly powerful dogs. They have strong jaws, muscled bodies, and their stocky build makes them more than deserving of a brawny name.

  1. Attila
  2. Blade
  3. Blitz
  4. Bruiser
  5. Bruno
  6. Butch
  7. Dozer 
  8. Gage
  9. Jezebel 
  10. Kahuna
  11. Mack 
  12. Maverick 
  13. Nitro
  14. Queenie
  15. Rex 
  16. Rogue 
  17. Sampson 
  18. Spike
  19. Sheba 
  20. Sumo
  21. Tank 
  22. Vega 
  23. Vixen 

Tough Pitbull names for male & female dogs

a tough looking Gray American Staffordshire Terrier sitting
Meet Staffa, a charming American Staffordshire Terrier – Image source

Pitties are also tough dogs that can have a rugged name worthy of a gladiator.

  1. Arnie
  2. Bouncer
  3. Boxer
  4. Brawler
  5. Chaos
  6. Chopper
  7. Conan
  8. Craggy
  9. Crash
  10. Devil
  11. Digger
  12. Killer
  13. Kong
  14. Machine
  15. Monster
  16. Punch
  17. Punk
  18. Robber
  19. Rosa 
  20. Rowdy
  21. Sherriff
  22. Smasher
  23. Trooper
  24. Ursula
  25. Viper
  26. Zodiac

Badass Pitbull names for your pet

While Pitbulls are softies, their appearance and personality are nothing short of badass. Here are some of our favorite mean dog names for Pitbulls for you to try out.

  1. Amir
  2. Angus
  3. Apache 
  4. Asher
  5. Aspen
  6. Bandit
  7. Baxter
  8. Beast
  9. Blaze
  10. Bolt
  11. Boudica
  12. Buffy
  13. Bullet
  14. Carter
  15. Casanova
  16. Cash
  17. Cee Lo
  18. Cooper
  19. Diva
  20. Dolce
  21. Eli
  22. Elvis
  23. Gabbana
  24. Harley
  25. Harper
  26. Harvey
  27. Jagger
  28. Jaguar
  29. Jaws
  30. Jedi
  31. Levi
  32. Lexus
  33. Marley
  34. Mayhem
  35. Mowgli
  36. Mulan
  37. Ozzy
  38. Prada
  39. Prince
  40. Queen Bee 
  41. Richie 
  42. Riva
  43. Rocco
  44. Rocket
  45. Romeo
  46. Sage 
  47. Sassy
  48. Simba
  49. Skeletor
  50. Slick
  51. Sparta
  52. Tiger
  53. Tron
  54. Usher
  55. Van
  56. Voodoo
  57. Walrus
  58. Xander
  59. Zelda
  60. Zen
  61. Zola

Cute Pitbull names for male and female dogs

A Staffordshire Terrier on a waterfall
Meet Toby, a Blue & White Staffordshire Terrier being adventurous – Image source

There’s no denying that they’re one of the cutest dog breeds, though, especially when they smile! If you have a cuddly best friend, you can choose a name to match their charm.

  1. Alexa
  2. Amos
  3. Ava 
  4. Baby
  5. Bambam
  6. Benji
  7. Blanket
  8. Blythe
  9. Boe 
  10. Bonbon
  11. Bonnie
  12. Bree 
  13. Bubba
  14. Bubble/s
  15. Bumblebee
  16. Burrito
  17. Cece
  18. Cecilia
  19. Cheeky
  20. Cutie
  21. Dahlia
  22. Darla
  23. Darling
  24. Dee Dee
  25. Dinky
  26. Dolly
  27. Dora
  28. Elysia
  29. Eva
  30. Fantasia
  31. Fefe
  32. Fiona
  33. Flossy
  34. Flower
  35. Gabby
  36. Gabrielle
  37. Gia
  38. Giggles
  39. Gigi 
  40. Google
  41. Gummy
  42. India
  43. Indie
  44. Juniper
  45. Kiki 
  46. Kiwi
  47. Lily 
  48. Lulu
  49. Mama
  50. Mika
  51. Molly (Mol)
  52. Nana
  53. Panda
  54. Pickle
  55. Pogo
  56. Pongo
  57. Poppet
  58. Queen
  59. Rosebud
  60. Rosie
  61. Saffron
  62. Skittles
  63. Spirit
  64. Sprout
  65. Sugar
  66. Tara
  67. Tiara
  68. Tilda
  69. Tinker
  70. Tinkerbelle
  71. Toby
  72. Toto 
  73. Treacle
  74. Trickle
  75. Twinkie
  76. Valentine
  77. Vienna
  78. Viola
  79. Winona
  80. Yogi 
  81. Zara
  82. Zuzu

The Coolest Pitbull dog names

Sometimes, you can find the most interesting dog names from popular tv shows, Disney movies, or other pop-culture sources. Below are just some of our favorite cool Pitbull names for dogs.

  1. Chase
  2. Crow
  3. Dexter
  4. Dollar
  5. Domino
  6. Dragon
  7. Ego
  8. Gadget
  9. Hugo
  10. Huntress
  11. Ingrid
  12. Jazz
  13. Joker
  14. Lady
  15. Lara 
  16. Nebula 
  17. Paris
  18. Phoenix
  19. Pirate
  20. Racer
  21. Raven
  22. Rebel
  23. Rumor
  24. Sabre
  25. Scrappy
  26. Snake
  27. Sparky
  28. Spider
  29. Switch
  30. Tanner
  31. Tramp
  32. Trigger
  33. Twirl
  34. Vadar
  35. Vandal
  36. Versace
  37. Whisper

Funny Pittie names for your pup

a goofy American Staffordshire Terrier laying on the ground
A lovable and jolly American Staffordshire Terrier – Image source

Not many people know that this fido can also be goofy and playful. If you’re not into giving your dog a name with a serious swagger, you can always try one of these funny options.

  1. Astro
  2. Bacon
  3. Big Mac
  4. Bimbo
  5. Biscuit
  6. Cheet/ Cheeto
  7. Chomp
  8. Cujo 
  9. Cupid 
  10. Dubya
  11. Einstein
  12. Fabio 
  13. Flo 
  14. Genghis
  15. Georgio
  16. G-Unit
  17. Hank 
  18. Homie
  19. Nacho
  20. Obama
  21. Peanut
  22. Potato
  23. Rambo
  24. Sergio
  25. Spud 
  26. Taco
  27. Tamale
  28. Tankerbell 
  29. Tater
  30. Waffles
  31. Weezer
  32. Whopper
  33. Wiz
  34. Xena 
  35. Yoda 

Unique name ideas for Pitbulls

Sometimes finding a great name means looking in a different direction. If you want to make sure your Pittie has a one-of-a-kind name, there are plenty of weird yet wonderful names for your new puppy.

  1. Battle
  2. Bullseye
  3. Captain
  4. Coach
  5. Dixie
  6. Dynamo
  7. Fairy
  8. Gamble
  9. Iron
  10. Jinx
  11. Ratchet
  12. Roxie
  13. Softie
  14. Swash
  15. Toast
  16. Trixie
  17. Turtle
  18. Warlock
  19. Wicket

Mythological names for Pitties

a wide eye Pitbull puppy with floppy ears
Meet Achilles, a charming Pitbull puppy – Image source

Greek mythology is full of exciting and unique names that are perfect for your Pitbull puppy. Or maybe Roman mythology! Read on for some of the best dog names from your favorite folktales.

  1. Achilles
  2. Adonis
  3. Aeolus
  4. Althea
  5. Ammon
  6. Andromeda
  7. Antigone
  8. Aphrodite
  9. Ares
  10. Argus
  11. Ariadne
  12. Aries
  13. Artemis
  14. Atlas
  15. Aura
  16. Aurora
  17. Bacchus
  18. Balthazar
  19. Belenos
  20. Beowulf
  21. Bia
  22. Brahma
  23. Brontes
  24. Calypso
  25. Cassiopeia
  26. Chandra
  27. Chronos
  28. Circe
  29. Cybele
  30. Damon
  31. Daphne
  32. Dido
  33. Dionysus
  34. Electra
  35. Eris
  36. Eros
  37. Fauna
  38. Faunus
  39. Finn
  40. Fortuna
  41. Freya
  42. Gandalf
  43. Ganesh
  44. Gilgamesh
  45. Govinda
  46. Gunnar
  47. Hades
  48. Harmonia
  49. Hector
  50. Helena
  51. Helle
  52. Hera
  53. Hercules
  54. Hermes
  55. Hermione
  56. Hippolyta
  57. Icarus
  58. Iris
  59. Isolde
  60. Janus
  61. Jasper
  62. Jocasta
  63. Juno
  64. Jupiter
  65. Kakia
  66. Karpo
  67. Knox
  68. Krishna
  69. Lilith
  70. Lima
  71. Limo
  72. Loki
  73. Mars
  74. Medusa
  75. Mercury
  76. Midas
  77. Narcissus
  78. Nemesis
  79. Neptune
  80. Nike
  81. Nyx
  82. Odin
  83. Olympus
  84. Opus
  85. Oscar
  86. Pallas
  87. Pandora
  88. Pax
  89. Pegasus
  90. Phobos
  91. Phoebe
  92. Pluto
  93. Pontus
  94. Poseidon
  95. Psyche
  96. Puck
  97. Rhea
  98. Roma
  99. Romulus
  100. Saturn
  101. Shiva
  102. Styx
  103. Thanatos
  104. Thesis
  105. Titan
  106. Ulysses
  107. Uther
  108. Valkyrie
  109. Venus
  110. Victoria
  111. Vulcan
  112. Zephyr

Sweet and classic Pittie names

If you’re not looking to make a statement and instead want to stick with traditional, simple monikers, this list is proof that less is more.

  1. Bear
  2. Chance 
  3. Gracie/ Gracy 
  4. Lucky
  5. Maisy
  6. Mickey
  7. Minnie
  8. Oliver
  9. Rascal 
  10. Scout
  11. Spot
  12. Teddy

Which of these Pitbull names is perfect for your puppy?

All dog lovers know the importance of finding the perfect name for their new four-legged friend.

After all, you’re going to be using it for the rest of your life. Not only do you want it to sound amazing, but it also needs to do its job, which is to call your dog.

a sweet Brown American Bully standing outdoors
Meet Cleopatra, a buff Brown American Bully puppy balancing on a rock – Image source

It’s also crucial in dog training as the right name can help make the process a little smoother. Are you still struggling to choose a name for your Pittie?

You can also let your pup pick its name. Try calling it out and see which one your dog responds to best.

What did you name your Pitbull? Drop us a message and tell us all about it.

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