50 Tough Dog Names for Your Strong Pooches

Tough is an attitude from the heart, not just the strong body. Your new pup is cute, but he or she will grow tough in the near future. So you could consider choosing a tough dog name to match your canine's strong and bold personality. Here comes our selection of 50 unique dog names for your tough pooches with attitude.

Ace: Ace is a name given to one who excels, and it means "number one, the best". Connotations of superiority come from the fact that ace is the playing card with highest face value. White Ace is a brand of cheap, strong cider primarily drunk by the homeless and 14 year old.


Apollo: One of the twelve great Olympian gods, the god of music, prophecy and healing.
Athena: One of the twelve great Olympians, the goddess of war, fortifications and the defence of towns.
Axel: Peaceful.
Aztec: Aztek is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Universe.
Bandit: An outlaw or robber.
Benji: A small, lovable mixed-breed fictional dog in a series of films.
Blitz: Lightening.
Brody: Muddy place.
Buck: Male goat.
Captain: A captain.
Chief: One in highest rank or authority.
Dakota: Forever smiling. Also a Native American tribe and First Nations people in North America.
Dax: Water.
Dexter: The meaning of Dexter is "right-handed, fortunate; woman who dyes".
Diesel: Diesel engine, a compression-ignition engine in which a spray of fuel.
Duke: Latin for Leader. Duke has Western associations because it was the nickname of actor John Wayne, known for his roles in films of the American West. Duke University teams are known as the Blue Devils.
Fang: A canine tooth.
Flash: A very brief moment.
Gauge: Spelling variation of Gage.
Gunther: Battle warrior.
Harley: Made famous by the actress Harley Jane Kozak. Also the name of a great motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson.
Hatchet: A small, single-handed axe.
Hercules: Son of Zeus, famous for his strength and numerous far-ranging adventures.
Hudson: Son of Hugh. Explorer Henry Hudson was the first European to visit the Hudson River. Also city and town place names of the United States.
Hunter: The meaning of Hunter is "pursuer". Hunter green is a deep green color worn by hunters. Lost Star Josh Holloway and wife Yessica Kumala welcomes son Hunter Lee in 2014. Hunter is a baby boy name, but today it is more used as a girl name. The name Hunter is one of the leaders of a distinctive band of boys' names that combines macho imagery with a softened masculinity.
Jax: Jack's son.
King: A male monarch.
Lancer: A cavalry soldier who fights with a lance.
Maverick: Dissenter.
Mud: An English glam rock band, formed in February 1966. Their earlier success came in a pop and then glam rock style, while later hits were influenced by 1950s rock and roll, and are best remembered for their hit singles "Tiger Feet."


Oakley: From the oak meadow.
Phantom: Something elusive, a ghost.
Rambo: A fictional character in the Rambo saga that uses violence to solve problems, and is exceptionally tough and aggressive.
Ranger: Gamekeeper.
Rex: Rex is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Rex is "king".
Riggins: John Riggins, is a former American football running back who played professionally in the National Football League for the New York Jets and Washington Redskins. He was known for his powerful running style and productivity well into the latter years of his career.
Rocky: Battle cry.
Scout: French for "to listen". Bruce Willis and Demi Moore named their daughter Scout, but the name is unusual enough to apply to both genders.
Shadow: The area where light from a light source is obstructed by an object.
Storm: Storm brings to mind the thunderstorms of summer. It is a pleasant sounding word and your lady will love it.
Sultan: A noble title with several historical meanings. Originally, it was an Arabic abstract noun meaning "strength", "authority", "rulership."
Thor: Thor was the Norse god of thunder and power, one of the sons of Odin.
Titan: Comes from Greek mythology, where the Titans were a band of immortal, powerful giants.
Trooper: A state or mounted police officer. Also a member of a cavalry unit.
Tux: A minor character from Super Mario 64.
Whiskey: An alcoholic beverage.
Zeke: Allied code name for the Japanese World War II A6M Zero fighter.
Zelda: German for Dark Battle.
Zeus: The King of the Olympian Gods, God of Sky and Thunder, and rules over the Heavens and Earth.

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