26 Under-The-Radar Strong Dog Names
Strong dog names are a bark a dozen. This list includes some tried and trues, a few interesting takes on old favorites and a few you may not have heard of before!
Big dog lovers are to small dogs what small dog lovers are to cats. You can't imagine having any other kind (or size) of pet and have been dreaming up names for a big, burly pooch since you were 12 years old. Maybe you found just the right name for a large and in-charge best bud and then a Chihuahua won your heart. Hey, you can't fight love's arrow! Cool, strong dog names work perfectly well on the little guys, too. You just have to be OK with a little irony.
Whether the fur baby that won your heart is big or small, or if you're looking for just the right name to match his oversized awesomeness, here are 26 names your pooch can try on for size:
Who doesn't like paying homage to their ancestors?
If she's hard to train, at least you'll know why.
Do you love ancient Greek literature? This was the name of Odysseus' faithful canine companion in Homer's epic poem, "The Odyssey."
Or, you can go for Odysseus' better-known Latin name.
Although it may not be your favorite color, strong dog names like this cast an immediate cool vibe.
Ironic, right? It's great even if you don't live in Kansas!
Strong, powerful and known to take long naps, this is the best name for a big, burly friend.
The Old English version of "bear," Beowulf actually translates into "honey-eating wolf," says Belly Ballot.
Big Red Dog and children's literature fans will get it immediately.
It's the mother -- well, father -- of all strong dog names.
If your fur baby is female, give a nod to history and call her Margaret Thatcher.
While you don't want a dog as angry as this superhero, it's still perfect for both pit bulls and poodles.
- King Kong
Think of the possibilities for a name that includes two cool nicknames!
OK, so it's one of Canada's national animals. But it's also a great name for a dog, big or little.
It's derived from Latin, meaning "the best one." It's a great way to honor the feeling you had when you met your dog.
If your doggie will be given the job of chasing away bad guys, name her after the hammer-wielding Norse god tasked with the protection of mankind (and also known for his great hair).
What could be better than a dog named for Irish mythology's legendary wailing female spirits?
From Gaelic for "excellent strength," this is an excellent name for a super-strong dog.
This is the ultimate bad-boy name for a good dog.
Name your furry dog of steel after Superman's powerful pooch.
From an African region, Ashanti means "warlike," according to Belly Ballot.
If naming your dog for a large, exotic cat works for you, choose this Hebrew translation, according to Belly Ballot, for "lion."
It's a cool dog name, even if you never go near the woods.
This name is perfect for fans of the video game "League of Legends" or the biker drama "Sons of Anarchy."
A strong and stalwart name that's especially fitting for long-haired dogs (or dogs who like to wear hats!).
A plain and solid, easy-to-love name for a gentle giant of a dog. If you want to keep it simple, you can't go wrong with this moniker.
For more ideas, check out Where to Find the Best Dog Names.
Corey Kagan Whelan has let the fates name her dogs, yet somehow they, like her kids, all have names that start with C.
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