400 Badass Military Dog Names

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Military dog names are a great way to honor those that protect our freedom. Your puppy might be destined to grow up into a spirited warrior, home defence dog or loyal family pet, but whatever dreams you have for their future a strong name based on one of our country’s heroes can’t really go wrong.

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Our loyal companions have a bravery all of their own just in our ever day lives. But there are plenty of dogs that deserve a name with the gravitas that military dogs share. Therapy, service and even pet days are the every day heroes of our homes and hearts.

Top Military Dog Names

  • Major
  • Sergeant
  • CommodoreGeneral
  • Lieutenant
  • Admiral
  • Colonel
  • Commander
  • Captain
  • Brigadier
  • Ensign
  • Marshal
  • Cadet
  • Officer
  • Leader
  • Pilot
  • Private
  • Corporal
  • Guard
  • Defender
  • Soldier
  • Hero
  • Freedom
  • Marine
  • Watchdog
  • Messenger
  • Detective
  • Sentry
  • Scout
  • Duty
  • Savior
  • Champion
  • Brave
  • Courage
  • Victor
  • Winner
  • Conqueror
  • Knight
  • Warrior
  • Lion
  • Paladin
  • Chief
  • Boss
  • Skipper
  • Governor
  • Valiant
  • Drafter
  • Mission
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Female Military Dog Names

Here are some great ideas for military dog names female dogs will love. Military names can have strong, tough meanings. So, we’ve put their meanings in brackets!

  • Ailani (high chief)
  • Alessa (protector of humanity)
  • Alexa (protector of humanity)
  • Alice (noble)
  • Andrea (daring)
  • Biddy (powerful)
  • Brenda (sword)
  • Edda (fighting a battle)
  • Gabby (God’s bravest women)
  • Hedda (fighting a battle)
  • Hera (heroine)
  • Ilda (fighting a war)
  • Latoya (woman of victory)
  • Lexi (protector of humanity)
  • Liberty (free woman)
  • Lovise (well known fighter)
  • Lulu (well known fighter)
  • Mairi (rebellious woman)
  • Maura (rebellious woman)
  • Meredith (ruler of battle)
  • Nanna (courageous)
  • Nediva (noble)
  • Neith (goddess of war)
  • Nilda (prepared for battle)
  • Noreen (honor)
  • Onora (woman of honor)
  • Polly (rebellious woman)
  • Rhetta (advisor)
  • Ria (rebellious woman)
  • Sandra (protector of humanity)
  • Shura (protector of humanity)
  • Sigfrid (marvelous victory)
  • Sloane (warrior)
  • Solange (serious)
  • Sonia (woman of wisdom)
  • Stien (fair, rightful)
  • Sylvi (house of strength)
  • Tilda (powerful and mighty in battle)
  • Trudy (strongest spear)
  • Ula (strong as a bear)
  • Ursula (strong as a bear)
  • Valencia (strength, power)
  • Valerie (strong)
  • Veronica (victory bearer)
  • Vilma (stout protector)
  • Wera (victory bearer)
  • Willa (will to protect)
  • Xandra (protector of humanity)
  • Yong (courageous)
  • Zandra (protector of humanity)

Male Military Dog Names

We’ve looked at some female military dog name ideas. But what about our boy dogs? Here are some great ideas male dogs will love! Don’t forget to look at their meanings in brackets.

  • Aaron (mountain of strength)
  • Achilles (warrior)
  • Aegeus (protector)
  • Alajos (well known fighter)
  • Alastair (defender of the people)
  • Alexander (defender of man)
  • Aries (battle)
  • Asim (protector)
  • Barnes (young warrior)
  • Berk (man of strength)
  • Boris (battle, fight)
  • Chad (war or soldier)
  • Colvin (a great hero)
  • Conn (leader)
  • Darius (a good, wealthy protector)
  • Dieter (army of the people)
  • Earl (noted warrior)
  • Elonso (fit for battle)
  • Ferdinand (brave yet peaceful)
  • Gabe (God’s bravest man)
  • Griffin (fierce person)
  • Gunnar (army)
  • Harvard (a guard in the army)
  • Helm (courageous protection)
  • Hillard (courageous in battle)
  • Kadir (powerful)
  • Kalle (free man)
  • Kolya (victorious people)
  • Lex (defender of man)
  • Liam (strong mind and protection)
  • Ludek (well known fighter)
  • Luther (an army of people)
  • Milo (army man)
  • Olek (defender of man)
  • Preben (first in battle)
  • Priam (extremely brave)
  • Qadir (full of power)
  • Rick (daring power)
  • Salvatore (savior)
  • Sandro (defender of men)
  • Sigmund (victorious protector)
  • Solomon (man of peace)
  • Thane (warrior’s attendant)
  • Umberto (bright fighter)
  • Val (powerful, strong)
  • Veera (brave)
  • Victor (man of victory)
  • Walter (army rule)
  • Yut (war)
  • Ziggy (victorious)

Famous Military Dogs

Dogs are used in the military too! Working dogs in the military are usually breeds like the Labrador, German Shepherd and Doberman Pinscher. Plus, there are some hugely brave dogs out there. So, here are some of their names:

  • Conan
  • Chips
  • Nemo
  • Cairo
  • Herta
  • Rex
  • Dino
  • Bdak
  • Adak
  • Annie
  • Xena
  • Pito
  • Cooper
  • Floki
  • Kirby
  • Tresji
  • Rexo
  • Lexi
  • Kenner
  • Glory
  • Holi
  • Tony
  • Stubby
  • York
  • Wolf
  • Bruce
  • Buster
  • Pal
  • Peefke
  • Silver
  • Bobo
  • Dick
  • Sandy
  • Teddy
  • Duchess
  • Blackie
  • Queene
  • Dannie
  • Bertie
  • Diesel
  • Chyba
  • Rocky
  • Katja
  • Conny
  • Candy
  • Udo
  • Baron
  • Ajax
  • Oori
  • Geron

You can find out more about these dogs, and even more of them, on the US War Dogs website. 

Heroic Dog Names

We can also take inspiration from human military heroes. We’ve looked at some dogs who have served bravely. But what are some names inspired by human heroes?

  • Alvin
  • Audie
  • Murphy
  • Daniel
  • David
  • Desmond
  • Douglas
  • Edward
  • Eugene
  • Frank
  • Luke
  • George
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Herman
  • Howard
  • Jack
  • James
  • Joel
  • John
  • Jonas
  • Kenneth
  • Lawson
  • Leo
  • Leon
  • Lewis
  • Lloyd
  • Louis
  • Matej
  • Matt
  • Melvin
  • Merritt
  • Neel
  • Patrick
  • Raymond
  • Richard
  • Robert
  • Samuel
  • Smedley
  • Thomas
  • William
  • Sarah
  • Ann
  • Elsie
  • Cathay
  • Eileen
  • Deborah
  • Emma
  • Florence
  • Rosie

Cool Military Dog Names

You can get inspiration from historical military battles and sieges! I’ve included their dates beside them.

  • Waterloo (1815)
  • Hastings (1066)
  • Huai-Hai (1948)
  • Antietam (1862)
  • Liepzig (1813)
  • Yorktown (1781)
  • Saratoga (1777)
  • Constantinople (1453)
  • Trafalgar (1805)
  • Marne (1914)
  • Granada (1492)
  • Gettysburg (1863)
  • Lepanto (1571)
  • Poltava (1709)
  • Tannenberg (1410)
  • Megiddo (1475 BC)
  • Tet (Offensive, 1968)
  • Borodino (1812)
  • Lutzen (1632)
  • Metaurus (207 BC)
  • Pharsalus (48 BC)
  • Edgehill (1642)
  • Seacroft (1643)
  • Braddock (1643)
  • Hattin (1187)
  • Valmy (1792)
  • Boyne (1690)
  • Leuthen (1757)
  • Nancy (1477)
  • Alkmaar (1573)
  • Mylae (260 BC)
  • Patay (1429)
  • Leuctra (371 BC)
  • Sacheon (1592)
  • Castillon (1453)
  • Julu (207 BC)
  • Thymbra (547 BC)
  • Colenso (1899)
  • Sentinum (295 BC)
  • Chalons (451 BC)
  • Navarino (1827)
  • Boyaca (1819)
  • Agnadello (1509)
  • Taraori (1192)
  • Naseby (1645)
  • Jutland (1916)
  • Ipsus (301 BC)
  • Pharsalus (48 BC)
  • Adrianople (378 AD)
  • Cannae (216 BC)

If you’re interested in military history, you’ll want to take a look at some of those decisive battles!

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Tough Military Dog Names

Maybe you want a name that shows what a tough guard dog your pup is going to be. Then take a look at some of these ideas for more inspiration:

  • Bullet
  • Fighter
  • Soldier
  • Shooter
  • Fang
  • Target
  • Crossfire
  • Battle
  • Aim
  • Chaos
  • Danger
  • Blast
  • Doom
  • Ambush
  • Chopper
  • Fugitive
  • Defender
  • Gunner
  • Bomb
  • Ally
  • Casualty
  • Hazard
  • Ignite
  • Breach
  • Destruction
  • Jets
  • Ambush
  • Patriot
  • Legacy
  • Carrier
  • Rifle
  • Brigade
  • Patrol
  • Rebel
  • Nightmare
  • Mayhem
  • Enemy
  • Carnage
  • Missile
  • Armor
  • Pistol
  • Cargo
  • Bunker
  • Shock
  • Attack
  • Dread
  • Elite
  • Fear
  • Assassin
  • Cannon

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2 COMMENTS

  1. My dad was a Marine for 25 years, and so when we got my childhood dog when I was 6 we named him Chesty, after Chesty Puller. Sadly, he passed away at the end of January at the ripe old age of 17. I loved him greatly.

  2. Most appealing reason I’ll name my canine buddy a military inclined name is to honor the souls of selfless departed hero(s).
    Of recent, a K9 dog was named in honor of a falled hero some years back.

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