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117 Badass Dog Names to Fit Your Dog’s Spicy Personality

Some dogs are just born with attitude! If you recently rescued or adopted a puppy or dog that needs a badass name, here’s the best list you’ll find on the internet.

Some of my readers contributed their ideas and they came up with some good ones. If I’ve missed any great badass dog names, let me know in the comments.

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28 Badass Male Dog Names

Even if your dog is a snuggle bug with you, their badass personality demands a suitable name. Here are our favorite badass dog names for boy dogs.

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  1. Blaze
  2. Bricks
  3. Bruce
  4. Chaos
  5. Crash
  6. Diesel
  7. Drake
  8. Echo
  9. Harley
  10. Hemi
  11. Hondo
  12. Jägermeister (Yager for short)
  13. Kobie (or Kobe)
  14. Marduk
  15. Magnum
  16. Maximus
  17. Mo
  18. Ozzie
  19. Orion
  20. Sampson
  21. Sabbath
  22. Storm
  23. Thor
  24. Warrior
  25. Whiskey
  26. Yoki
  27. Zander
  28. Zeke

Badass Female Dog Names

Is your girl dog one crazy canine? Check out these badass female dog names that will get her some street cred in the hood.

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  1. Athena
  2. Blade
  3. Cheyenne
  4. Delta
  5. Elektra
  6. Hera
  7. Indigo
  8. Kai
  9. Leia
  10. Mugsy
  11. Nova
  12. Nyx
  13. Phoenix
  14. Raven
  15. Rebel
  16. Rogue
  17. Ryia
  18. Sable
  19. Siren
  20. Tempest
  21. Valkyrie
  22. Vixen
  23. Xena
  24. Zelda
  25. Zara
  26. Ziva

Badass Spanish Dog Names

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Got a spicy chihuahua or a tough bulldog? One of these Spanish-language inspired names will surely suit your badass dog.

  1. Azote (Scourge)
  2. Cazador (Hunter)
  3. Cesar
  4. Diablo (Devil)
  5. Draco (Dragon)
  6. Épico (Epic)
  7. Fuego (Fire)
  8. Furia (Fury)
  9. Halcón (Falcon)
  10. Lobo (Wolf)
  11. Pacquiao
  12. Rayo (Lightning)
  13. Relámpago (Flash)
  14. Rugido (Roar)
  15. Sombra (Shadow)
  16. Tito
  17. Toro (Bull)
  18. Titan (Titan)
  19. Trueno (Thunder)
  20. Valiente (Brave)
  21. Venganza (Vengeance)
  22. Vigor (Vigor)

Badass Country Dog Names

If dirt roads, front porches, and pickup trucks are your dog’s way of life, one of these badass country dog names is sure to fit your dog like sweet tea on a hot summer day.

Sheep dog herding livestock
  1. Bandit
  2. Blaze
  3. Colt
  4. Dusty
  5. Grit
  6. Hank
  7. Maverick
  8. Oakley
  9. Ranger
  10. Rebel
  11. Remington
  12. Rowdy
  13. Rusty
  14. Sawyer
  15. Tex
  16. Trigger
  17. Wrangler
  18. Wyatt
  19. Zane

Badass Guard Dog Names

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When your dog isn’t inside cozying up to you, they’re probably busy guarding the manor. If your best furry friend is also your security system, one of these badass guard dog names is sure to fit.

  1. Beast
  2. Brutus
  3. Chopper
  4. Duke
  5. Fang
  6. Knuckles
  7. Luke
  8. Midas
  9. Spike
  10. Tank
  11. Thor
  12. Titan
  13. Zeus

Badass Irish Dog Names

Irish dog

For the Irish or Irish at heart, one of these names will be a perfect fit for your dog’s feisty nature.

  1. Cian – Pronounced KEE-an, meaning “ancient” or “enduring.”
  2. Fiadh – Pronounced FEE-ah, meaning “wild” or “untamed.”
  3. Finn – Meaning “fair” or “white-haired warrior.”
  4. Guinness – Yes, like the beer.
  5. Jameson – Like the whiskey!
  6. Ronan – Meaning “seal-like.”
  7. Saoirse – Pronounced SEER-sha, meaning “freedom” or “liberty.”
  8. Tiernan – Pronounced TEER-nan, meaning “lord” or “master.”
  9. Torin – Meaning “chief” or “thunder.”

The Final Woof

The name you choose for your dog will become part of their identity and help you bond with them as your new best friend, so choose wisely!

For more information about adopting a new dog, check out this article. Or to learn more about how to bond with your dog after you bring them home, read my guide to bonding with your dog.

Kristen Levine is a nationally acclaimed pet expert, influencer, and Fear Free Certified® Professional with over 30 years of experience working with pets.

Through this blog and her book, Pampered Pets on a Budget, Kristen has helped millions of pet parents solve problems and provide the best care for their dogs and cats.

Working alongside hundreds of pet professionals, including veterinarians, behaviorists and trainers inspired Kristen to become a pet parenting “guide”, providing readers with reliable information about health, wellness and lifestyle for dogs and cats and the people who love them.

A dogged advocate for pet adoption and rescue, Kristen has featured over 1,000 adoptable dogs and cats from the SPCA on live television and radio appearances to get them adopted. Her blog, has been featured in over 100 media outlets – including the New York Times, USA Today, FOX & Friends, Good Morning America, Women's Day, Reader's Digest, Good Housekeeping, Pop Sugar and more.

To stay up to date on the latest health and lifestyle trends for pets, Kristen regularly attends the top veterinary and pet product conferences, where she’s often a featured speaker.

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