Boston Terrier Dog Names

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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.

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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
10
Chewbacca or "Chewy"
Chewbacca is a Star Wars character; it might also refer to the Boston's tendency to chew
8
Bandit
Meaning "a thief", Bostons often steal their owners' hearts
7
Dynamite
Could refer to the hyper personality of the Boston Terrier
6
Dakota
Meaning "allies", can refer to the loyalty of the Boston
5
Angus
Celtic; meaning "exceptionally strong"
5
Avery
English, meaning "elf counsel"
5
Finn
A Star Wars character
5
Gus
Meaning "great, magnificent", the Boston is a magnificent pet
5
Oreo
Refers to the black and white coat of the Boston Terrier
4
Barkley
Could refer to a dog's propensity for mouthiness
4
Bentley
English, meaning "coarse grass meadow"
3
Bodie
Scandinavian; meaning "shelter"
3
Gizmo
May refer to a small gadget, but can also refer to a character in the movie Gremlins
3
Oliver
Germanic, meaning "elf army"
3
Pepper
Usually refers to the dynamic personality of the Boston
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
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
Huck
As in Huck Finn
0
Bailey
English, meaning "enforcer"
0
Brody
Gaelicmeaning "muddy place"; some Bostons do like to get out and play in mud
0
Buddy
Often this refers to the companionship of a dog
0
Gordie
Scottish; short for "Gordon"
-1
Astro
Astro, the dog on the cartoon The Jetsons
-1
Blue
Often refers to coat color; there is a "blue" Boston color, although rare
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Milo
German; meaning "merciful", can also refer to the movie Milo and Otis
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Benji
Benji was a dog featured in several movies in the 80s.
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Axel
German, meaning "my father is peace"

Female Boston Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Cinnamon
May refer to the spicy personality of the Boston Terrier
8
Duchess
Refers to royalty
8
Lady
A character from the Disney movie, Lady and the Tramp
7
Dolly
A traditional female name
7
Penny
Of monetary value; most owners highly value the companionship of the Boston Terrier
6
Lola
Meaning "a princess who rules her domain", fitting for the Boston
5
Coco
May refer to a brindle or brown coat color
5
Macy
As in Macy's Department store
5
Maddie
Short for Madison, meaning "one who does not enjoy leaving friends"
5
Jasmine
A character from a Disney movie
4
Fancy
Can also refer to the perky personality of the Boston Terrier
4
Ginger
A character from Gilligan's Island; can refer to coat color
4
Honey
May refer to the sweet personality of the Boston Terrier
3
Abbie
Hebrew; meaning "my father is joyful"
3
Athena
The goddess of war
3
Bitsy
Can refer to the diminutive size of the Boston
3
Missy
English; meaning "honey bee"
2
Buttercup
A flower, or the Reese's buttercup candy
2
Lily
A water flower; also a traditional female name
2
Tootsie
Refers to the Tootsie Roll or a movie of the same name
2
Minnie
As in Minnie Mouse; sweet, wise, and lovable
1
Lulu
Little Lulu was a comic strip character; the name also means "famous warrior"
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
0
Cookie
A sweet treat; can refer to the sweet nature of the Boston
0
Diva
A name that can refer to the commanding personality of the Boston Terrier
0
Nellie
Refers to a character on Little House on the Prairie
-2
Annie
Hebrew; meaning "favor, grace"
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Ariel
Refers to the lead character of the Disney movie The Little Mermaid
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Teenie
Refers to the diminutive size of the Boston Terrier

Community Dogs with Boston Terrier Names

Clark's name story for Boston Terrier Dog Names
Clark
Male
Boston Terrier
Downers Grove, IL

Main street in Chicago.

Emma's name story for Boston Terrier Dog Names
Emma
Female
Boston Terrier
Boston, MA
Personality
Love
Joyfull

Popular name in Boston

Prince
Male
Boston Terrier
Millsboro, DE

He is always so sleepy and is spoiled like a PRINCE!

Butch
Male
Boston Terrier
Cincinnati, OH

For starters he was born in Ohio. The people for whatever reason didn't want to keep him. My Mother had owned two females in the previous 20 years, she had females. She took him because he was free & her last dog had died. His name was Buster. My Mother didn't like that name so she na ed him Butch.My brother put A gun in my Mother's house after living there for 30 years without one & showed my Mother how to cock it & pull the trigger. Seven mo this later my 80 year old Mother put the gun in her mouth & pulled the trigger. My brother let Butch stay in the house for one year then put him out on the back porch to die. The girl next door called me in Cincinnati & told me he was almost dead, that he could barely make it up the ramp when he went to the yard to potty. I drove 200 miles & took rtwo boys with me. They went on that porch & swooped Butch up.I brought him back to Cincinnati & Buch lived for 3 1/2 years with me. He was about 15 when he died on October 20th, 2017. I loved that dog more than anything or anyone I've ever came in contact with in my life. He was smart, well behaved. You couldn't ask for a better dog. My baby's in Dog Heaven now. I don't know how to share a picture, I,'m 69 years old, not very computer saavy.