American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Names

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Introduction

The American Staffordshire Terrier is often mistaken for the American Pit Bull Terrier. However, he is a smaller version of the Pit Bull, and really only shares a common ancestor, the Bulldog, with the Pit Bull. The Staffy is primarily a Terrier, which means he has a strong prey drive, enjoys digging, and may not get along well with other animals. However, his tenacity and his reputation as a "nanny dog" make potential owners fond of the Staffordshire. He is generally a family companion even though he was once bred to be a small, fast fighting dog. With early socialization, the American Staffordshire Terrier is a wonderful, protective pet.

American Staffordshire Terrier Names in Pop Culture

American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Name Considerations

Although he was originally bred for dog fighting, the American Staffordshire Terrier is now a very affectionate and loyal companion. He is nicknamed the "nanny dog" because of his loving disposition with children. He is happy in either a home with a fenced-in yard or an apartment, and this is because he thrives on a relationship with his family. Due to this part of his nature, names that deal with affection and loyalty are fitting for the American Staffordshire Terrier. Names such as Amy or Charity for female Staffies or Milo for male American Staffordshire Terriers are quite appropriate for the loving demeanor of the Staffordshire. 

American Staffordshire Terriers are also tough and tenacious. While they are not often aggressive, the Terrier in them is often slow to accept other dogs. In addition, they need firm leaders. Staffies are very smart, and they need firm guidance. Because of these personality traits, the American Staffordshire Terrier deserves a strong name depicting his steadfast nature. Names such as Hercules or Angus evoke thoughts of strength in male pups, while the names Audrey and Gabi are fitting female names meaning strength. Finally, the American Staffordshire Terrier is known for its tendency to dig or chew. You might refer to a pup with these habits as Digger or Chewie. 

Male American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Names

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Loki
The Norse god of mischief; this name is fitting of a playful pup
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Zeus
Most powerful Greek god; this name is fitting of a strong dog
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King
This regal name is fitting of a strong, elegant Staffie
1
Prince
A regal name befitting the dapper Staffie
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Thor
Odin's son in Norse mythology; Thor is extremely strong
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Ozzy
May refer to Ozzy Osbourne, who is quite a dog-lover himself
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Caesar
Julius Caesar was a Roman general who was particularly adept at war
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Nitro
This name is perfect for the Staffie owner who also loves auto racing
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Diesel
Denotes energy and power; this name fits the powerful Staffie
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Bear
A powerful animal; the Staffie is incredibly strong
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Rocky
May refer to the film character Rocky Balboa, who was smaller than many of his opponents but quiet tenacious
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Jake
A very popular dog name; this name would fit any good Staffie
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Buster
Buster is English in origin; it is a popular name for male pups, especially those who might enjoy being destructive
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Duke
A rank of nobility; this name is fitting of an elegant dog
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Maximus
This name denotes great power; Max is one of the most popular dog names
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Magnus
A Swedish name denoting power; this name is fitting of a very muscular Staffordshire
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Rogue
Rogue can refer to a Marvel comic character, but it can also refer to a headstrong pup
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Dante
May refer to the ancient Roman poet who wrote The Inferno
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Odin
Chief Norse god; Thor and Loki's father
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Brutus
A name meaning great strength; this is fitting of the strong, muscular Staffie
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Grendel
A literary figure; he was extremely strong
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Ragnor
A Norse name meaning "warrior"; it is perfect for a Staffie
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Steele
Some American Staffordshire Terriers are a steel color; this name would fit the description
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Jax
This name can refer to Jax Teller of the Sons of Anarchy television series; it means "strength"
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Darius
A powerful Persian leader; this name is fitting of a Staffie who is the leader of the pack
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Conan
Can refer to Conan the Barbarian, a character portrayed by strong man Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Rufus
This name actually means "red-head;" Rufus would fit a dog with a rust-colored coat
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Rex
Rex was the name of the Reagan's dog while Ronald Reagan was president
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Cain
A Biblical character who murdered his brother
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Cyrus
This name, Persian in origin, often means "lord" or "powerful"

Female American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Names

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Luna
This name deals with the moon; a pup born by the light of the moon might be named Luna
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Lexie
This English name means "defender of men"
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Brendy
This name deals with the strength of the sword; it speaks to the strength of the Staffie
1
Maya
This name refers to a Hindu goddess
1
Rosie
This name is fitting of a red-coated Staffie female
1
Princess
A royal distinction; Princess fits any intelligent and elegant pup
1
Maggie
This Greek name means "pearl;" a cream-colored Staffie might wear this name well
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Bella
This pretty name fits any beautiful Staffie female
1
Coco
This name is fitting of a Staffie with a brown or chocolate-colored coat
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Bailey
One who guards; this is one of the chief functions of the "nanny" dog
1
Phoebe
This name means "radiant one;" it is perfect for a sweet Staffie girl
1
Lady
This name fits a well-mannered pup; it is one of the most popular dog names
1
Lydia
This Greek name is the name of a Biblical character; it is also featured in the movie Beetlejuice
1
Liza
This name is a derivative of Elizabeth, which means "a gift from God"
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Baby
The American Staffordshire Terrier is often a strong, muscular pup; this name is somewhat ironic
1
Piper
This Scandinavian name refers to one who plays a musical instrument
1
Aayla
Could refer to the Star Wars character Aayla Secura
1
Abby
This name means "joy of the parent;" Abby will bring joy to its owner's life
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Dusty
This name might refer to a light brown coat color
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Adele
This could refer to the singer Adele; it is a regal name for an elegant dog
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Arabella
This Latin name means "yielding to prayer"
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Priscilla
This name means "ancient one;" it is fitting for a regal female
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Duchess
A title of nobility; this name is fitting of an elegant Staffie
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Jada
Jada is a character on The Walking Dead; she is a fearless leader
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Ebony
Associated with the color black, Ebony fits a dark-coated Staffie
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Dinah
Dinah is a Hebrew name meaning "God will judge"
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Misty
This name literally means "fog," but if your pup's coat is a gray color, this name might work
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Sable
This name is fitting of an American Staffordshire Terrier with a sable-colored coat
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Aja
This name is a variation of Asia; it is befitting of a majestic dog
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Alma
This Latin name means "nurturing soul"

Community Dogs With American Staffordshire Terrier Names

Azula's name story for American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Names
Azula
Female
Pit Bull
Evansville, IL

She is a blue nose Pit Bull... blue in Spanish is azul. We added an a because she is a girl.

Lady bug's name story for American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Names
Lady bug
Female
American Staffordshire Terrier
Fresno, CA
Personality
Gentle

She was Lady when I got her, my wife added the"Bug"