501 Badass Dog Names (Ideas For Both Male And Females)

Does your pet belong to a dog breed that looks intimidating or do you think of the name “Baddie” or “Warrior” whenever you see him? That’s an indication for you to select a badass name for your new dog.

No matter whether your big dog is friendly, fun-loving, and harmless but appearances of Rottweiler, German shepherd, Pit Bull, Great Dane, Doberman, Akita, Mastiff can be scary. Owing up to the size, your furry friend deserves a badass name that suits its bulk and looks. Badass dog names also go well for your troublemaker, fierce, naughty dog because such a name suits its attitude.

Even if you cannot find a good enough reason to choose a badass name for your dog, just go with it because you like it. Mostly, it’s fun to call out! Moreover, badass names sound cool, catchy, and do turn heads for sure.

It’s not too difficult to find good badass names for your new girl or boy furry friend. Think about dog names inspired by rock stars, villains, vampires, dragons, gangsters and anything that is associated with something tough and dangerous.

If you are fond of mythology and like classy names, consider Greek goddess names like Artemis, Leto, or Hestia. You can also with Tila (a short form of Attila the Hun) or Zeva (Greek sword). It does sound interesting to find names for dogs that are chic and trendy.

We made a list of 500 badass dog names for both female dogs and male dogs to help you choose the best for your pet baby with a bulk. Call out the names to see what fits your dog the best and go with the most appropriate one. Good luck, we are sure you will discover a badass name that you will adore as soon as you see it.

Badass Dog Names

Badass Girl Dog Names

Here are some stunning female dog names for your tough, gorgeous, and smart girl!

  1. Acadia
  2. Adira
  3. Aella
  4. Agrona
  5. Aiden
  6. Akita
  7. Alexia
  8. Alvara
  9. Alaska
  10. Alexis
  11. Alessia
  12. Ambrosia
  13. Amira
  14. Amethyst
  15. Arma
  16. Andrea
  17. Angelina
  18. Arrow
  19. Astra
  20. Athena
  21. Avril
  22. Battista
  23. Becca
  24. Brie
  25. Beretta
  26. Blaze Babe
  27. Blare
  28. Blitz
  29. Blizzard
  30. Brielle
  31. Bridget
  32. Brooklyn
  33. Callisto
  34. Calixta
  35. Cassandra
  36. Carla
  37. Cleo
  38. Chance
  39. Codex
  40. Crash
  41. Crusher girl
  42. Delphi
  43. Dodger Gal
  44. Danica
  45. Delta
  46. Diamond Dash
  47. Diva (with an attitude)
  48. Duchess
  49. Ebony
  50. Echo
  51. Eleanor
  52. Elektra
  53. Enyo
  54. Ember
  55. Estella
  56. Exie
  57. Finley
  58. Flame
  59. Fella
  60. Fiona
  61. Frannie
  62. Freya
  63. Frida
  64. Fury Fem
  65. Gemma
  66. Hale
  67. Hera
  68. Harley
  69. Heather
  70. Hebe
  71. Hera
  72. Hecuba
  73. Heroine
  74. Hildegard
  75. Hittite
  76. Huntress
  77. Hydra
  78. Indiana
  79. Indy
  80. Ivy
  81. Jade
  82. Jasira
  83. Jedi
  84. Jinx
  85. Jojo
  86. Junda
  87. Juno
  88. Jovi
  89. Justice
  90. Kaia
  91. Katana
  92. Keondra
  93. Koda
  94. Laika
  95. Lakin
  96. Layla
  97. Leia
  98. Leisel
  99. Liberty
  100. Lola
  101. Lula
  102. Luna
  103. Maia
  104. Macha
  105. Maher
  106. Malin
  107. Matilda
  108. Maxine
  109. Medusa
  110. Marcella
  111. Mercy
  112. Metis
  113. Milo
  114. Midnight
  115. Mirta
  116. Miss Beazley
  117. Morgan
  118. Mystique
  119. Myla
  120. Nakoa
  121. Neit
  122. Nemesis
  123. Nikita
  124. Ninja
  125. Nera
  126. Nyx
  127. Odessa
  128. Olga
  129. Oakley
  130. Olympia
  131. Pepper
  132. Power
  133. Punky
  134. Pyro
  135. Queen
  136. Queenie
  137. Raphaella
  138. Ramona
  139. Raquel
  140. Raven
  141. Rebel
  142. Reign
  143. Rexana
  144. Rhea
  145. Rhonda
  146. Ripley
  147. Rogue
  148. Rousey
  149. Ronda
  150. Roxy
  151. Sable
  152. Sacha
  153. Sadie
  154. Sassy
  155. Scout
  156. Shabina
  157. Shadow
  158. Shara
  159. Sheba
  160. Sierra
  161. Skye
  162. Sloane
  163. Starbuck
  164. Steel
  165. Steffi
  166. Stormi
  167. Sylla
  168. Tackle
  169. Taika
  170. Tara
  171. Teegan
  172. Tempest
  173. Thora
  174. Tris
  175. Tove
  176. Tyra
  177. Ursula
  178. Vale
  179. Valentina
  180. Vicious
  181. Victory
  182. Vicky
  183. Vixen
  184. Vega
  185. Velora
  186. Vesper
  187. Vita
  188. Willow
  189. Winter
  190. Wonder Woman
  191. Wrigley
  192. Xena
  193. Yuna
  194. Zelda
  195. Zeline
  196. Zilla
  197. Zenobia
  198. Zondra
  199. Zuna
  200. Zuri

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Badass Male Dog Names

These names are for big dog dudes who are brawny, handsome, and intelligent!

  1. Addo
  2. Adventure
  3. Alonso
  4. Alvaro
  5. Ajax
  6. Anakin
  7. Andrei
  8. Andrew
  9. Ansel
  10. Appollo
  11. Archer
  12. Arnold
  13. Armor
  14. Atilla
  15. Axel
  16. Bandit
  17. Bamboozle
  18. Battle
  19. Barbossa
  20. Bear
  21. Beast
  22. Beefy
  23. Beaux
  24. Bench
  25. Bond
  26. Bones
  27. Bookie
  28. Boomer
  29. Boris
  30. Bow
  31. Brick
  32. Bruce
  33. Brock
  34. Bronson
  35. Bronx
  36. Brutus
  37. Bench
  38. Buster
  39. Butcher
  40. Breaker
  41. Bruiser
  42. Bruno
  43. Brutus
  44. Bugsy
  45. Buster
  46. Buzz
  47. Callan
  48. Cane
  49. Casey
  50. Chase
  51. Champ
  52. Caesar
  53. Chief
  54. Compton
  55. Cognac
  56. Conan
  57. Colt
  58. Cush
  59. Hurricane
  60. Cyrus
  61. Darby
  62. Darko
  63. Damon
  64. Deal
  65. Dean
  66. Diesel
  67. Dom
  68. Domino
  69. Dozer
  70. Doyle
  71. Draco
  72. Dragon
  73. Duke
  74. Duncan
  75. Dustin
  76. Eagle
  77. Echo
  78. Edge
  79. Edric
  80. Ethan
  81. Fang
  82. Faris
  83. Fender
  84. Fist
  85. Flack
  86. Flash
  87. Floyd
  88. Frenzy
  89. Fury
  90. Gash
  91. Gator
  92. Golem
  93. Goliath
  94. Griffin
  95. Gunner
  96. Gunther
  97. Harland
  98. Harold
  99. Hercules
  100. Hendrix
  101. Hector
  102. Herc
  103. Hugh
  104. Hunter
  105. Hodor
  106. Homer
  107. Howler
  108. Irons
  109. Java
  110. Jett
  111. Jumbo
  112. Jupiter
  113. Justice
  114. Kane
  115. King
  116. Knight
  117. Kite
  118. Knuckles
  119. Kobe
  120. Kodiak
  121. Kraken
  122. Kylo
  123. Jax
  124. Lee
  125. Linus
  126. Liam
  127. Luther
  128. Journey
  129. Lava
  130. Lightning
  131. Loch
  132. Luis
  133. Mace
  134. Mack
  135. Malfoy
  136. Maddox
  137. Marcus
  138. Matrix
  139. Maximo
  140. Maximus
  141. Meatball
  142. Mick
  143. Miles
  144. Monster
  145. Murph
  146. Neo
  147. Oscar
  148. Pitch
  149. Pursuit
  150. Pyro
  151. Ragnar
  152. Razor
  153. Ramsay
  154. Rey
  155. Rocket
  156. Roman
  157. Ronin
  158. Rocco
  159. Rooster
  160. Rowdy
  161. Rubble
  162. Ryder
  163. Sirius
  164. Spartan
  165. Scotch
  166. Sloane
  167. Splash
  168. Sting
  169. Stevie
  170. Sultan
  171. Surge
  172. Siege
  173. Segomo
  174. Spinks
  175. Stallone (Sylvester Stallone)
  176. Striker
  177. Surge
  178. Thunderbolt
  179. Tito
  180. Titus
  181. Tex
  182. Tornado
  183. Torque
  184. Touchdown
  185. Trip
  186. Trooper
  187. Troy
  188. Turbo Charger
  189. Tyson
  190. Vince
  191. Viper
  192. Vlad
  193. Warner
  194. Whiskey
  195. Wolf
  196. Xander
  197. Zane
  198. Zeus
  199. Zero
  200. Zod
  201. Zoltan

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Best Badass Names For Dogs

Have you ever thought about what is a good badass name? An excellent badass name is the one that sounds weighty, important, ceremonious, and connects to something super cool and scary.

Badass does not have to be connected to something evil or mischievous. The word badass may offend a lot of people but the word can have a positive connotation too. Being badass in a good way surely rocks! Admirable extreme attitude towards doing good things can be admirable and badass.

Your dog who is fiercely loyal, protective, handsome, and graceful deserves a name that would be fitting to its persona. Greek god of the sea Poseidon, Spartacus the gladiator, Mr. Miyagi the fictional karate expert, Doc Savage are all heroes with valor and might to fight for good.

Here is a list of the best badass names for dogs that look brutal but have a friendly attitude.

Best Female Badass Names

  1. Aeon
  2. Arya
  3. Arom
  4. Bern
  5. Caprice
  6. Charlisa
  7. Espada
  8. Eon
  9. Gala
  10. Gunnila
  11. Imelda
  12. Inanna
  13. Jubilee
  14. Kena
  15. Malou
  16. Medusa
  17. Mercury
  18. Odile
  19. Ramona
  20. Serena
  21. Ultra
  22. Venus
  23. Yashica
  24. Ziana
  25. Zorya

Best Male Badass Names

  1. Axe
  2. Bolt
  3. Brass
  4. Cougar
  5. Crossfit
  6. Dagger
  7. Falcon
  8. Gorilla
  9. Grip
  10. Knuckles
  11. Kong
  12. Pistol
  13. Saber
  14. Slash
  15. Spear
  16. Dagger
  17. Kafka
  18. Lance
  19. Lash
  20. Novak
  21. Oracle
  22. Spirit
  23. Track
  24. Volt
  25. Zinc

50 Unique Badass Names

Why do owners often choose badass names for their male or female puppy? Simply because they sound cool, different, and stand out in the crowd. It is joyful to callout names that are associated with legends, someone brave, something powerful, or forces of nature. No matter how loving, dependable, intelligent your dog is; badass names are a big hit with dog owners of male dogs and female dogs.

Tough badass names suit dog breeds like German Shepherd, Bullmastiff, Wolf dogs, Dogo Argentino, or Argentine Mastiff and other hunting and guard dogs.

Most badass names give a sense of aggression, destruction, strength, power, loyalty, protective attitude. They go well with a strong build, large size, and the muscular appearance of big dogs.

Here are some unique badass dog names for the tough ladies and gentlemen!

Unique Female Badass Names

  1. Adira
  2. Alala
  3. Andri
  4. Atomic Blonde
  5. Blanche
  6. Botilda
  7. Breanna
  8. Buffy
  9. Cammi
  10. Drew
  11. Ebba
  12. Erma
  13. Furiosa
  14. Hedy
  15. Hildo
  16. Letty
  17. Louiza
  18. Maddie
  19. Maliha
  20. Marge
  21. Marvel Girl
  22. Moxie
  23. Sigi
  24. Questa
  25. Yaotl

Unique Male Badass Names

  1. Alien
  2. Brando
  3. Callahan
  4. Chopper
  5. Clubber
  6. Drax
  7. Hooch
  8. Hulk
  9. Indiana Bones
  10. Jaws
  11. Pilot
  12. Rambo
  13. Luke
  14. Radar
  15. Relic
  16. Rocky
  17. Ryker
  18. Sergeant
  19. Slater
  20. Snarls
  21. Strummer
  22. Talon
  23. Valerian
  24. Warhowl
  25. Zephyr

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Gangster Dog Names

Do you have a dog that has an intimidating appearance—something badass and ferocious?

If that’s the case, then you need a gangster name for it. Dog breeds in the likes of Akita, Doberman, Great Dane, German shepherd, Mastiff, and Rottweiler have a gangster-type attitude.

Here are a few crime family dog names you can consider to make your pup feared among other dogs in the community:

Male Gangster Names For Dogs

  • Addo
  • Alonso
  • Andrei
  • Archer
  • Armor
  • Axel
  • Bandit
  • Bamboozle
  • Battle
  • Beast
  • Beefy
  • Bond
  • Bruce
  • Brock
  • Brutis
  • Bruiser
  • Buster
  • Champ
  • Colt
  • Damon
  • Dean
  • Diesel
  • Dom
  • Draco
  • Dragon
  • Eagle
  • Fury
  • Goliath
  • Gunner
  • Hercules
  • Hunter
  • Howler
  • Iron
  • Jumbo
  • Lightning
  • Mack
  • Malfoy
  • Maddox
  • Monster
  • Neo
  • Razor
  • Rocco
  • Striker
  • Thunderbolt
  • Tornado
  • Wolf
  • Xander
  • Zeus
  • Zod
  • Zoltan

Female Gangster Names For Dogs

  • Acadia
  • Aella
  • Akita
  • Alaska
  • Amira
  • Arma
  • Becca
  • Blitz
  • Blizzard
  • Brooklyn
  • Cleo
  • Codex
  • Crash
  • Delta
  • Diamond Dash
  • Elektra
  • Exie
  • Flame
  • Fella
  • Hera
  • Harley
  • Heroine
  • Huntress
  • Jade
  • Jojo
  • Junda
  • Laika
  • Lola
  • Maxine
  • Nemesis
  • Ninja
  • Nyx
  • Olga
  • Ramona
  • Raven
  • Roxy
  • Sassy
  • Sheba
  • Stormi
  • Sylla
  • Tackle
  • Tempest
  • Thora
  • Victory
  • Vixen
  • Zelda
  • Zilla
  • Zenobia
  • Zondra
  • Zuri
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Dog Name Inspiration

50 CUTE GOLDENDOODLE NAMES x

Are you excited about your new dog that’s going to grow big one day and look rather threatening? Bet you are looking for a good name to fit that stony stare and giant stature. Does it seem like a struggle to find names for your dogs? Narrowing down themes may help you get what you have been searching for.

What according to you is the best source of badass name inspirations? Are you thinking of naming your dog Ammo or War, or want to look for the name of a hero in Greek mythology like Achilles and Hector?

Inspirations are everywhere! Movies, geography, destructive natural phenomenon, sportspersons, fictional characters, musical bands, daredevils who try to break all rules and do something different can make interesting sources of names for male and female dogs.

Think about what your pet does best? Is he/she a great guard dog, a tough dog or does your new bunch of furry pups meant to grow up as brave hunting dogs?

To make dog names sound fun you can also go with words like Outlaw, Gangsta, Chino, Tremor, Sing Sing, Quake for your big dog that looks menacing.

Help Choosing The Right Name

Are you still confused about the perfect badass name for your pet?

It’s natural with loving pet parents as they always want to choose the best for their dogs. You may be thinking what if your dog does not like the name or you decide to go with something else after a while?

It’s always better to select a few and jot them down. Use the one you like best for a week to see if your four-legged buddy responds well to it. You always have the scope to change a name that your dog is not still used to.

Things To Remember When Choosing A Name For Your Dog

What’s in a name? A lot! A name is like a door that shows us what’s inside. There are thousands of names that you may like but the difficult task is to only pick the right one.

Don't let the plentiful choices worry you a bit. There are ways to derive what kind of name should you look for, to make it comfortable for you as well as your puppy.

  1. Choose an easily recognizable name.
  2. Go for names that are not too long or difficult to pronounce.
  3. Choose names that cannot be confused with other words like ‘Joe’ may sound like ‘No’. Steer clear of names that may result in errors and can be mixed up with commands.
  4. Depending on the breed, look for heritage names in foreign languages to suit your dog.
  5. Remember your little puppy will not remain tiny and cute forever. It will grow up to be a huge dog. Choose a name that will suit it when fully grown. Names like Minnie, Elf, Peewee, Nugget, may not be suitable for bigger dog breeds.
  6. If you own two or more dogs, choose names that sound distinctly different. Naming your dogs, Ro and Robin or Tricky and Trixie may be extremely confusing for your dogs.
  7. A name is immediately connected to the character. Words with negative meanings are best to avoid when naming your dog. It gives a bad impression and people around be will be unnecessarily scared when they hear a threatening name. Steer clear from names like Killer or names that have culturally negative connotations.
  8. Don’t make it too difficult sounding but preferably go with a name that’s not too common. Too many dogs with the same name in the park can be an issue.
  9. A good name for a dog is that which begins with a sharp sound. If the initial sound is soft, your dog may not respond immediately. Ruckus, Astro, Bandit, Spike sound sharp.
  10. If you are choosing names that are derived from foreign origin, do take time to find out the right meaning of the word.
  11. You may be super excited about getting a new puppy. Wait for the pup to come home before you select a name for it.
  12. Your dog’s name is going to stay with him/her forever. Don’t rush into choosing just any name. Know your puppy first and then look for a name that fits.
  13. Even if you lovingly call your puppy “Farts” at home, don’t call out the same name in public. Keep an alternative name like “Tarts” that sounds similar for using when outside.

Conclusion

Naming dogs is similar to naming kids. With dog names, you have the liberty to have some fun and think about ways of twisting and turning words and human names. You can coin unique names like Bark Twain, Snoopy Dog, Dogzilla, Bow Bow.

There are thousands of names that will perfectly pair up with your dog. Think about the names of prisons, tough guys from books, movies, mythology. Choose confidently and feel proud of your dog’s name.

Did you find a special name on this list? Our favourites are Lance for a male and Mercy for a female. We would love to hear yours in the comments below!

Congratulations dog lovers! Have fun parenting your new badass pup.


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