Last Updated on April 20, 2023
If your doggo is a tough guy or you’re looking for an ironic name for your scaredy-cat, we’ve compiled some of the most badass dog names for your best companion. Let’s check out the list!
How do you pick a badass name for your dog?
Before we get started, what makes a badass dog name?
The sound and meaning of the name, for one. You can have a name that simply means “tough” if you’d like.
Overall, you want to have strong, bold names that will show off your dog’s personality or breed.
Remember, when naming your pooch, try not to rhyme it with another pet’s name or command. Choose something your pup will respond to, which will be easy for everyone to remember.
Are you ready to name your doggo? Let’s begin the list.
What’s in a name? Who is the most famous badass dog?
What better way to honor some strong people in history by sharing their name with your dog. Let’s start with some strong female dog names from history.
- Amelia Earhart
- Harriet Tubman
- Margaret Fuller
- Marie Curie
- Mary Seacole
- Maya Angelou
- Melita Norwood
- Rosa Parks
And here are some strong male dog names from history.
- Alexander the Great
- Edmund Hillary
- Hugh Glass
- Jesse Owens
- Marco Polo
- Napoleon Bonaparte
- Neil Armstrong
- Nelson Mandela
- Robert Falcon Scott
- Winston Churchill
If you want to name your pooch after a leader from history, then here are some dog names inspired by strong leaders to think about.
- Huey P.
- Joan of Arc
- Malcolm (X)
- Princess Di
If you’re more into sports, then check out these badass dog names inspired by famous athletes and famous tough fighters.
If you’re more musically inclined, then there are some tough dog names for that as well.
Here are a few badass male and female dog names inspired by rappers, singers, and bands.
There are also strong dog names inspired by pop culture.
- Andy Warhowl
- Indiana Bones
- Snarls Barkley
If you have a really feisty doggy, then here are the most famous aggressive dog names for you to think about.
If you would like some more inspiration, take a look at these five famous badass dogs on instagram.
The best badass dog names
Are you still looking for a name? Don’t worry; we have plenty more no matter your dog breed, whether it’s a Poodle, Doberman, Bulldog, or anything in between.
Let’s take a look at some of the best badass dog names.
Badass dog names inspired by TV and movie characters
If you have a soft spot for TV shows and movies, such as Game of Thrones, here’s a quick list of badass dog names inspired by superheroes.
- Wonder Woman
We can’t forget about those villains! Here are some badass dog names inspired by movie villains.
- Dr. Doom
Or, if you’re looking for a unique name that’s more on the classy side, here are a few badass dog names inspired by classic action films.
What about these badass dog names inspired by TV characters?
- Andre (Dre)
If you love TV, you’ll enjoy these badass dog names inspired by The Boys Next Door.
Dogs names inspired by famous prisons and jails
You can’t get tougher than a dog named after prison or jail, can you?
- Sing Sing
Or what about these badass dog names inspired by real criminals?
- Robin Hood
And here are some more outlaw and gangster dog names.
- Colombo (crime family in New York)
Badass working-dog names
There are many working dog breeds, and those pups are tough.
So, here are some female working dog names.
Of course, we added male working-dog names as well.
Badass military dog names for your fearless pup
Are you into the military? Maybe you know a few veterans, or maybe you’re a World War history buff.
If so, these female military dog names might be for you.
You can check out these male military dog names as well.
Need more military dog names?. Pick one from these 400+ names.
Badass guard dog names
Is your doggy a good watchdog? What makes a good guard dog name for them?
Try to find a name that’s one or two syllables. You’ll be able to keep it short and sweet, all the while conveying enough emotion to your doggo.
Of course, a great name will also sound tough.
What are some good guard dog names for you to name your pooch?
Badass hunting dog names
If you have a hunting dog, check out these badass hunting dog names.
- Ultimate Warrior
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Sled dog names for your Husky, Alaskan Malamute, or Samoyed
Here are some more working pups, female sled dog names inspired from Alaska.
- Snowflake (Snow)
And here are the male sled dog names.
Need more Husky names? Check out our list of 500+ Husky names here.
Scary dog names
Check out these scary dog names for your pooch.
Funny yet strong dog names
Here are a few funny yet strong dog names if you’re into puns.
- Bark Ruffalo
- Barky Rogers
- Clint Eastwoof
- Dogtor Strange
- Dogtor Watson
- Hairy Pawter
- J.K. Growling
- Kahl Dogo
- Luke Skywoofer
- Muttley Crew
- Ned Bark
- Notorious D.O.G.
- Pup Norris
- Sherlock Bones
- Tony Bark
- Uma Ferman
Looking for more funny names? Check out our list of the best funny dog names here..
Dog names inspired by strong names from mythology
You can’t go wrong with badass dog names inspired by Greek mythology to ensure your dog sounds tough.
Badass dog names inspired by the universe
There are also these names inspired by the universe.
Badass dog names inspired by music
Check out these few names inspired by music.
- Sid Vicious
Badass dog names inspired by the letter A, for Awesome
Do you have more than one dog, and you’re looking to give them similar names? Check out these names inspired by the letter A.
Dog names inspired by strong-sounding words
Or here are some names inspired by strong-sounding words.
Badass puppy names from powerful words
If none of the words above tickled your fancy, what about these names from powerful words?
- Brendan (Gaelic for “brave”)
Badass dog names based on breed
Do you have a German Shepherd? Take a look at these badassGerman Shepherd pet names.
Check out for more German Shepherd Names here!
If you have another breed, check out these badass dog names for Australian Shepherds.
Check out for more Australian Shepherd Names here!
How about these badass dog names for Golden Retrievers?
Check out more Golden Retriever names here!
Badass dog names by nationality
Honor your roots by naming your doggo after your nationality. Here are some badass Russian dog names.
Check out these badass Irish dog names.
And here are a few badass Italian dog names.
Badass dog names inspired by just being badass
Are you still looking for a name? Why not consider one of these badass dog names inspired by just being badass?
Badass dog names inspired by booze
Give your pet a unique name inspired by booze.
For more alcohol-inspired dog names, check out here!
Badass dog names inspired by the importance that requires formality
Give your pup a title with these important names that require formality.
- Doc Savage
- Dr. Demon
- Dr. Drool
- Dr. Pepper
- Mr. Mackey
- Mr. Miyagi
- Mr. Wonderful
- Mz. Manners
Best male and female badass dog names
Are you still torn between a couple of names? Why not narrow it down by gender?
Female badass dog names
Here are some badass girl dog names.
Male badass dog names
Check out these badass names for boy dogs.
What should I name my badass dog?
It’s not easy to come up with the perfect name for your pooch. Once you get to know their personality a bit and keep their breed in mind, it’s easy to find a unique name.
Which names on this list are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.
Cess is the Head of Content Writing at K9 Web and a passionate dog care expert with over 5 years of experience in the Pet Industry. With a background in animal science, dog training, and behavior consulting, her hands-on experience and extensive knowledge make her a trusted source for dog owners.
When not writing or leading the K9 Web content team, Cess can be found volunteering at local shelters and participating in dog-related events.