Action Dog Names

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Introduction

When it comes to iconic titles, most action movie writers throughout history have done a bang-up job in creating some of the most timeless and notable names fans could hope for. Those like Dutch, Snake Plissken, Murtaugh and Riggs all have the innate ability to conjure up a feeling of intensity, of gunfire and explosions, of heroics — at heart, the quintessential action movie stars. Regardless of what genres the movies they starred in tended to blend, they all ended up with heroes so well-named they are almost universally recognizable by that facet alone. And thanks to all those great writers, you now have a bulging list of fantastic action hero names to choose from, to give your equally memorable dog.

Action Dog Names in Pop Culture

Action Dog Name Considerations

When coming up with clever ways to name your dog, the best place to start is to make a list of their most prominent traits in terms of both personality and looks, then compare them to those on our list (or your own, if you feel so bold). 

For instance, if your dog is black and white and has particularly dark eyes and a white face, then Draven, after Eric Draven, aka the Crow, would be perfectly suitable. For the same reason, any dog tucked in a black coat with a white spot on the chest, as if they’re wearing a suit, would be a great candidate for Bond, Vega, or Jules, as these iconic characters were highly-known for being well-dressed. On the other hand, if they are more rugged and dirty, Snake, Plissken, Indiana, and Rockatansky would all work just as well. 

But of course, you can always play on personality too. If they are known for their mouthing or biting, then Jaws would be a great choice. If they have a tendency to expend bursts of energy, then Jet would be apt. If they like to destroy everything in their path, then Terminator would be perfect.

There are certainly plenty of action movies to work with, in both title and character, so feel free to reach beyond the basics we have laid out here. We stuck with the classics but that doesn’t mean you have to. Pick a few favorites, compare them to your trait list and see if anything hits as quick as Action Jackson.

Male Action Dog Names

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Norris
After Chuck Norris, who else?
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Shaft
After private eye John Shaft
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Terminator
This one should be pretty obvious
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Jet
After Jet Li, one of the best hand-to-hand action actors ever
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Mad Max
After the Max Mad movie franchise
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Cameron
After James Cameron, who wrote and directed numerous action hits
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Bond
After Bond, James Bond
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McClane
After John McClane, the protagonist of Die Hard
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Murtaugh
After Roger Murtaugh of Lethal Weapon
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Maximus
The protagonist of Gladiator
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Leonidus
After King Leonidus of reality and the film 300
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Korben
After Korben Dallas, the protagonist of sci-fi/action flick The Fifth Element
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Leon
After Leon, the assassin from The Professional
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Jaws
The scariest shark in film history
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Matrix
After John Matrix, Arnold's character in Commando
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Rambo
After John Rambo, one of history's greatest action heroes
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Wick
After John Wick, a Keanu Reeves action hero
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Dirty Harry
The protagonist from several action/westerns
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Snake
After Snake Plissken from Escape from New York and Escape from L.A.
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Wolverine
Famed X-Men character
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Rockatansky
After Max Rockatansky, aka Mad Max
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Burton
After Jack Burton from Big Trouble Little China
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Hunt
After Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible
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Neo
The protagonist of The Matrix trilogy
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Callahan
After Harry Callahan, aka Dirty Harry
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Blade
The half-mortal vampire hunter
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Durden
After crazed genius Tyler Durden of Fight Club
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Riddick
After Richard Riddick from the action movies/comic books
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Conan
The Barbarian
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Morpheus
From the Matrix

Female Action Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Indiana
After Indiana Jones, the protagonist of one of the best action/adventure film series of all time
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Dallas
After Korben Dallas, Bruce Willis' character from The Fifth Element
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Akira
After Akira Kurosawa, one of Japan's greatest action directors
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McQueen
After Steve McQueen, the timeless anti-hero
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Nolan
After Christopher Nolan, who has written and directed many modern action hits
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Ripley
After Ripley, the protagonist and hero of the Alien movies
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Riggs
After Martin Riggs of Lethal Weapon
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Dutch
The hero from Predator
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Bourne
After Jason Bourne from the action trilogy
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Traven
After Jack Traven from Speed
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Leeloo
One of the most awesome female leads in any action movie, from The Fifth Element
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Mathilda
The aspiring assassin from The Professional
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Brody
After Chief Martin Brody from Jaws
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Hooper
After Matt Hooper, the oceanographer from Jaws
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Connor
After Sarah Connor, the protagonist from The Terminator series
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Plissken
After Snake Plissken, the Kurt Russell-protrayed action hero
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Ash
After Ash Williams from The Evil Dead
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Furiosa
After Imperator Furiosa, from Mad Max
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Sparrow
After Jack Sparrow, the mischievous lead from Pirates of the Caribbean
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Rocky
After the famed action movie boxer, Rocky Balboa
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Balboa
After Rocky Balboa, one of history's most famous boxers
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Montana
After Tony Montana from Scarface
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Vega
After Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction
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Croft
After action/adventure hero Lara Croft
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Jules
After Jules Winnfield of Pulp Fiction
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Trinity
From the Matrix series
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Draven
After Eric Draven, aka The Crow
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Rooster
After Rooster Cogburn from action/western True Grit
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Nikita
Self-titled action hero
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Selene
From the Underworld series

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