When you have a badass dog, it needs an equally badass name. This power list will make it easy to give your dog the perfect identity.

By Molly Reid Sinnett
August 24, 2020
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Is your new dog tough? Or maybe she THINKS she’s tough? Even cute dogs like to play alpha dog once in a while. So why not give your new dog a cool, badass name to match that attitude? Even if it’s a name your puppy needs to grow into, there are plenty of badass names for your girl dog or boy dog that could be just right for your new puppy.  

Maybe you want an identity that makes it very clear that he or she is strong and flinty, such as Rambo or Xena. Or maybe you’d rather your pooch showcase a name that speaks to her softer side, such as Ruby or Roxie. But no matter your goal, you’ll find 150 badass dog names that will inspire you and hopefully provide you with a moniker that will stick. 

Badass Dog Names Inspired by the Gods

  • Zeus
  • Xena
  • Aries
  • Hermes
  • Poseidon
  • Hades
  • Spartacus
  • Leo
  • Hercules
  • Artemis

Badass Dog Names Inspired by Classic Action Films

  • Rambo
  • Spike
  • Duke
  • Rocco
  • Butch
  • Floyd
  • Dominic
  • Rocky
  • Gus
  • Vinnie

Badass Dog Names Inspired by The Boys Next Door

(because it’s unexpected and he is your best friend)

  • Steve
  • Rick
  • Clark
  • Nathan
  • Hank
  • Bill
  • Derek
  • Roger
  • Craig
  • John

Badass Dog Names Inspired by Female Power

  • Zelda
  • Sheena
  • Harley
  • Rebel
  • Roxy
  • Blaze
  • Roxanna
  • Ruby
  • Vixen
  • Valencia

Badass Dog Names Inspired by Movie Villains

  • Luther
  • Lex
  • Hannibal
  • Norman
  • Vader
  • Scar
  • Loki
  • Dr. Doom
  • Bane
  • Gollum 

Badass Dog Names Inspired by TV Characters

  • Magnum
  • Fonzie
  • Marshall
  • Chandler
  • Carlton
  • Frasier
  • Tyrion
  • Rufus
  • Andre/Dre
  • Walter

Badass Dog Names Inspired by Just Being Badass

  • Pyro
  • Malice
  • Chaos
  • Cyclone
  • Inferno
  • Hurricane
  • Bedlam
  • Renegade
  • Tempus
  • Mayhem
  • Brutus
  • Brick
  • Diesel
  • Dash
  • Boomer
  • Tank
  • Chase
  • Kong
  • Damien
  • Maximus

Badass Dog Names Inspired by Famous Athletes

  • Lebron
  • MJ/Jordan
  • Rafael
  • Gordie
  • Cristiano
  • Serena
  • Peyton/Payton
  • TIger
  • Danica
  • Brady 

Badass Dog Names Inspired by Importance that Requires Formality

  • Mr. Miyagi
  • Dr. Dre
  • Doc Savage
  • Dr. Drool
  • Mz. Manners
  • Dr. Demon
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Mr. Mackey
  • Mr. Bill
  • Mr. Wonderful 

Badass Dog Names Inspired by the Letter A, for Awesome

  • Ajax
  • Archer
  • Axel
  • Ace
  • Aphrodite
  • Apache
  • Ansel
  • Anson
  • Ash
  • Atlas

Badass Dog Names Inspired by the Universe

  • Luna
  • Venus
  • Comet
  • Leo
  • Jupiter
  • Orion
  • Pluto
  • Sirius
  • Haley
  • Apollo

Badass Dog Names Inspired by Music

  • Cardi
  • Blondie
  • Elvis
  • Hendrix
  • Iggy
  • Prince
  • Lizzo
  • Chance
  • Motley
  • Sid Vicious

Badass Dog Names Inspired by Booze 

  • Barley
  • Jameson
  • Captain
  • Tito
  • Porter
  • Kendall
  • Bud
  • Whiskey
  • Spudz
  • Ice

Badass Dog Names Inspired by Superheroes

  • Spidey
  • Hulk
  • Thor
  • Wonder Woman
  • Rogue
  • Conan
  • Elektra
  • Hawkeye
  • Wolverine
  • Asterix