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Badass Dog Names

Names with attitude are becoming more popular as baby names, but badass names for dogs can be an excellent idea too. If you've got a badass puppy with lots of swagger and sass, one of these doggie attitude names might be the perfect choice. There are badass dog names here to fit female dogs and male dogs, large dogs and small, any color or breed -- as long as it's got lots of attitude!

Badass Names for Dogs

  • Alabama

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alabama is a hot southern place-name, picking up from Georgia and Savannah. This is not a geographical name come lately, though--there have been girls named Alabama dating back well over a... Read More 

  • Axel

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Axel is the perfect heavy metal rock name, thanks to Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose (born William). Axel is a popular Scandinavian form of the Biblical Absalom, who was a son of King David, and is the... Read More 

  • Blaze

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Originally a form of Blaise, though now more likely to be a hot word name used for both sexes, though heavily weighted toward the boys. It has been in the boys' Top 1000 since the year 2000. ... Read More 

  • Boris

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Boris is one of the old Russian names being revived by chic Europeans; it hasn't quite made a comeback yet in the U.S., but it does have potential.

    For a long time the name has been... Read More 

  • Breaker

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    One of the aggressive new boys' names, ala Tracker and Heller, that have become fashionable among parents who are courting trouble.Read More 

  • Brutus

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Brutus is the quintessential brute--far too close to the word brutal. And any child with this name would spend much of his life hearing "Et tu."

    Originally an old Roman family name,... Read More 

  • Buck

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Comedian Roseanne Barr chose this for her son...which seems in character. In the 18th century it was used to describe a dashing, fashionable dressed man.Read More 

  • Buster

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    An old-fashioned nickname in the Bud/Buzz/Biff mold; this one's kind of belligerent. Michelle Hicks and Jonny Lee Miller moved outside the box when they used it for their son--given the safer... Read More 

  • Butch

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Old-school nickname ala Spike and Babe that's favored by some hipster parents.Read More 

  • Cleo

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Cleo, one of the few girls' names to boast the cool-yet-lively o ending, is of course short for Cleopatra, the name of one of the most powerful women in history.

    Cleo was most popular... Read More 

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