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Introduction

The Boston Terrier - he is a ball of energy, yet he is one of the most loyal, loving breeds available today. He is nicknamed "The American Gentleman," and not without good cause! His traditional black and white coat gives the illusion of a tuxedo, and the Boston Terrier was bred and developed right here in the United States! He has quite an endearing personality as well. He is great with children and other pets. He is as much of a lapdog as he is companion during activities. When it comes to choosing a name for your Boston, you will want to take his personality into account. He will be a member of your family for a number of years, so choose wisely.

Boston Terrier Dog Names in Pop Culture

Boston Terrier Dog Name Considerations

The Boston Terrier has a classic look; should you purchase a traditional Boston, he or she will have a black coat with white markings. However, there are variations to coat color, and this many influence your choice of name. The Boston Terrier may be red, gray, or brindle. Some may have more white markings than others. Names like "Blue" or "Rusty" might be appropriate to match the dog's coat color. Many Boston Terrier owners prefer to name their dog based on the size of the dog. Munchkin, Pipsqueak, or Midget might be apt names for the small Boston Terrier; keep in mind that even as an adult, the Boston generally does not weigh over twenty-five pounds. An owner of a Miniature Boston might even choose the name "Teenie" to describe the small size of his pup. However small, the Boston Terrier has a large personality, and dozens of Boston pet parents use this method to choose a name for their pup. 

Most all Boston Terriers are somewhat hyper, happy, and generous with love. They love to entertain their families, and they are never so happy as when they are at play. Many Bostons are quite tenacious; they do not realize their size, and they are rarely fearful. Some owners may choose names such as Rocky or Rascal to exemplify the hardiness of the Boston. Still others may name their pup Cuddles or Buddy, which is a nod to the idea that Bostons do enjoy cuddles on the couch after a play session. Regardless, the Boston Terrier is a special breed, and he deserves a name which exemplifies his uniqueness. 

Male Boston Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Chewbacca or "Chewy"
Chewbacca is a Star Wars character; it might also refer to the Boston's tendency to chew
6
Bodie
Scandinavian; meaning "shelter"
6
Gus
Meaning "great, magnificent", the Boston is a magnificent pet
6
Oreo
Refers to the black and white coat of the Boston Terrier
5
Avery
English, meaning "elf counsel"
5
Bandit
Meaning "a thief", Bostons often steal their owners' hearts
5
Dakota
Meaning "allies", can refer to the loyalty of the Boston
5
Dynamite
Could refer to the hyper personality of the Boston Terrier
5
Finn
A Star Wars character
4
Angus
Celtic; meaning "exceptionally strong"
4
Barkley
Could refer to a dog's propensity for mouthiness
3
Rebel
One who defies authority; the Boston can be an independent thinker
2
Banjo
Refers to an instrument; musically inclined owners might choose this moniker
2
Bentley
English, meaning "coarse grass meadow"
2
Buster
A traditionally popular dog name
2
Rambo
A character in a series of Sylvester Stallone movies in the 80s
1
Artie
English; meaning "strong, noble"
1
Astro
Astro, the dog on the cartoon The Jetsons
1
Brody
Gaelicmeaning "muddy place"; some Bostons do like to get out and play in mud
1
Buddy
Often this refers to the companionship of a dog
1
Gizmo
May refer to a small gadget, but can also refer to a character in the movie Gremlins
1
Huck
As in Huck Finn
1
Oliver
Germanic, meaning "elf army"
0
Benji
Benji was a dog featured in several movies in the 80s.
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Gordie
Scottish; short for "Gordon"
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Pepper
Usually refers to the dynamic personality of the Boston
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Milo
German; meaning "merciful", can also refer to the movie Milo and Otis
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Axel
German, meaning "my father is peace"
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Bailey
English, meaning "enforcer"
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Blue
Often refers to coat color; there is a "blue" Boston color, although rare

Female Boston Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Cinnamon
May refer to the spicy personality of the Boston Terrier
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Macy
As in Macy's Department store
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Dolly
A traditional female name
6
Duchess
Refers to royalty
6
Lady
A character from the Disney movie, Lady and the Tramp
5
Abbie
Hebrew; meaning "my father is joyful"
5
Athena
The goddess of war
5
Jasmine
A character from a Disney movie
5
Missy
English; meaning "honey bee"
5
Penny
Of monetary value; most owners highly value the companionship of the Boston Terrier
4
Fancy
Can also refer to the perky personality of the Boston Terrier
4
Lola
Meaning "a princess who rules her domain", fitting for the Boston
3
Bitsy
Can refer to the diminutive size of the Boston
3
Coco
May refer to a brindle or brown coat color
3
Maddie
Short for Madison, meaning "one who does not enjoy leaving friends"
2
Buttercup
A flower, or the Reese's buttercup candy
2
Ginger
A character from Gilligan's Island; can refer to coat color
2
Honey
May refer to the sweet personality of the Boston Terrier
2
Lily
A water flower; also a traditional female name
2
Tootsie
Refers to the Tootsie Roll or a movie of the same name
1
Pippa
English and meaning "lover of horses", this could also refer to the bold personality of the dog
0
Doodle
A cute name for a cute breed
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Annie
Hebrew; meaning "favor, grace"
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Cookie
A sweet treat; can refer to the sweet nature of the Boston
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Diva
A name that can refer to the commanding personality of the Boston Terrier
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Minnie
As in Minnie Mouse; sweet, wise, and lovable
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Lulu
Little Lulu was a comic strip character; the name also means "famous warrior"
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Teenie
Refers to the diminutive size of the Boston Terrier
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Nellie
Refers to a character on Little House on the Prairie
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Ariel
Refers to the lead character of the Disney movie The Little Mermaid

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