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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

  • Maverick

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    At the rate it's growing, Maverick soon won't seem like such a maverick anymore. Heard first in a 1950s James Garner western TV series, and then as the Tom Cruise character in Top Gun,... Read More 

  • Mingus

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Supermodel Helena Christensen named her son in honor of jazz great Charles Mingus, opening up a whole category of jazzy possibilities: Kenton, Calloway, Ellington, Gillespie, Mulligan, Tatum, and... Read More 

  • Monroe

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Monroe is a presidential name which, thanks to the immortal beauty of Marilyn Monroe, seems to fit best with a girl. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon chose it for their twin daughter, honoring Marilyn... Read More 

  • Otto

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Cutting-edge parents have revived this German name a la Oscar.

    Like most German names, Otto fell out of favor during and... Read More 

  • Power

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Power is one of the new crop -- Justice, Liberty, Peace -- of strong, clear-cut, declarative choices, though this one carries more assertiveness than virtue. Read More 

  • Puck

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Puck was Shakespeare's mischievous pixie whose only known real-life incarnation was the insufferable neohippie on an early season of MTV's "Real World." Now, though, the attractive bad boy... Read More 

  • Queen

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Not even when followed by Latifah. Read More 

  • Ransom

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Ransom may be rakish and handsome, but it carries an unavoidable association with holding someone for ransom. But that kind of bad boy image might be exactly what attracts you to Ransom in the... Read More 

  • Rebel

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Rebel Wilson is a hilarious Australian actress -- in Bridesmaids, she and her "brother" evicted Kristen Wiig -- who put a female spin on this contemporary badass baby name. Rebel might... Read More 

  • Rocky

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    How many decades will it take for Rocky to triumph over its association with Sylvester Stallone's battered but not beaten boxer? The moment may have come, now that Sarah Michelle Gellar and... Read More 

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