Military Dog Names: Over 400 Name Ideas Perfect For Your Dog!

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There are plenty of dashing military dog names out there that are perfect for your new dog.

Perhaps you want them to sound tough. Or maybe you want their name to have a great meaning. But, don’t worry! We have plenty of suitable ideas.

So, you can show everyone to know what a hero your dog is to you.

Top Military Dog Names

So, to start, here are our 50 favorite military dog name ideas.

MajorSergeant
CommodoreGeneral
LieutenantAdmiral
ColonelCommander
CaptainBrigadier
EnsignMarshal
CadetOfficer
LeaderPilot
PrivateCorporal
GuardDefender
SoldierHero
FreedomMarine
WatchdogMessenger
DetectiveSentry
ScoutDuty
SaviorChampion
BraveCourage
VictorWinner
ConquerorKnight
WarriorLion
PaladinChief
BossSkipper
GovernorValiant
GutsyDrafter
ArmyMission

Why Choose a Military Dog Name?

Some people might choose a military dog name so they can make their dog look tougher.

But, maybe you want to honor someone you know! Do you come from a family of military soldiers?

Or, maybe you want to show off your dog’s hero status to the world.

Whatever the reason, you’ll love the ideas we’ve got to offer.

So, let’s take a closer look.

military dog names

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 Dog Names

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. 

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Military Dog Hero 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? Let’s take a look.

  • 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

You can read more about the men and women who have inspired these names: here and here.

Cool Military Dog Names

You can get inspiration from historical military battles and sieges! So, take a look at some of the choices we’ve listed for you below. Plus, we’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!

Tough Military Dog Names

Maybe you want a name that shows what a tough guard dog your pup is going to be.

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

Unique Military Dog Names

A great way to find unique army dog names is to take inspiration from the names of famous historical military leaders. So, here’s some you might like:

  • Montgomery/Monty (Field Marshal Montgomery)
  • Winston (Winston Churchill)
  • Charles (Charles Degaulle)
  • Eisenhower (Dwight Eisenhower)
  • Arthur (Arthur Wellesley)
  • Richard (King Richard the Lionheart)
  • Bruce (Robert the Bruce)
  • Harald (Harald Hardrada)
  • William (William the Conqueror)
  • Edward (Edward the Black Prince)
  • Boudica
  • Caesar (Julius Caesar)
  • Charlemagne (Charles the Great)
  • Sparticus
  • Napoleon (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  • Alex (Alexander the Great)
  • Hannibal (Hannibal Barca)
  • Fred (Frederick II of Prussia)
  • Sal (Saladin)
  • Scipio (Scipio Africanus)
  • Peter (Peter the Great)
  • Nelson (Horatio Nelson)
  • Sun (Sun Tzu)
  • Leon (Leonidas I)
  • Pompey
  • Alfred (Alfred the Great)
  • George (George Washington)
  • Cyrus (Cyrus the Great)
  • Alaric (Alaric I)
  • Ivan (Ivan Konev)
  • Joan (Joan of Arc)
  • Otto (Otto I)
  • Simon (Simon Bolivar)
  • Wallace (William Wallace)
  • Oliver (Oliver Cromwell)
  • Garibaldi (Giuseppe Garibaldi)
  • Drake (Francis Drake)
  • Shaka (Shaka Zulu)
  • Douglas (Douglas McArthus)
  • Haig (Douglas Haig)
  • Matilda (Queen Matilda)
  • Grace (Grace O’Malley)
  • Lizzy (Elizabeth I)
  • Ramesses (Ramesses II)
  • David (King David)
  • Henry (Henry of Agincourt)
  • Nefetiti (Queen Nefetiti)
  • Tudor (Henry Tudor)
  • George (David Lloyd George)
  • Tyler (Tyler Wat)

Military Dog Names Summary

So, army dog names can be inspired by lots of things and people! But, whether you’re looking for a tough name or something with a bit of history. These names are a great choice.

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What’s your dog called? We would love to hear your ideas in the comments below!

And tell us what your dog is called! What’s the meaning behind your pup’s military name?

More Name Ideas

Take a look at these other name guides if you need more ideas! Even if these military dog names aren’t your favorite. We have plenty more:

References and Further Reading

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  1. 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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