Bulldog Dog Names

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Introduction

The Bulldog is a determined, tenacious, strong canine. He symbolizes toughness; he does not give up. At the same time, the Bulldog is a loyal companion. Despite his rough exterior - a wide, deep chest, massive jaws, and muscular build - he is actually one of the sweetest breeds out there. He is very affectionate toward his family, and is often particularly protective where children are concerned. Although his size does not make him especially suited to be a lapdog, he is often happiest being close to his family members, even if that means sitting beside you rather than on your lap. The Bulldog requires a name that is exemplary of his gentle strength.

Bulldog Dog Names in Pop Culture

Bulldog Name Considerations

The Bulldog is a special breed. Originally bred for the now-outlawed practice of bull baiting, the Bulldog was meant to be tenacious and tough. He was bred and trained to never back down from his opponent. Originally, the Bulldog was little more than a fighting dog and a watch dog. However, as different variations of the Bulldog were developed, breeders began to introduce dogs with a gentler personality. Even those who used the dog for fighting realized that the dog could turn on them, and this was a negative aspect as they wished to have a dog that they could control away from the fighting ring. 

Even dogs with a reputation for being vicious, such as the American Pit Bull, have proven to have the ability to listen to their owners and respond to their commands. Over time, many variations of the Bulldog are known to have an extraordinary patience with children. The English Bulldog in particular is known to be relatively calm and enduring with children. 

Although the Bulldog came from tough beginnings, those who favor the breed tout their fun-loving and kind personalities. The Bulldog's tenacity makes him a great mascot; in fact, universities such as Georgetown, Georgia, Mississippi State, Gonzaga, and even Yale University sport a Bulldog as their school mascot. This is a nod to the tough, never-give-up attitude of the Bulldog. 

Male Bulldog Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Chief
Can refer to "Big Chief" on the TV series Street Outlaws, may also refer to the territorial attitude of the Bulldog
6
Samson
A Biblical character known for his strength; strength is a characteristic of all Bulldogs
6
Hank
A variation of Henry that means "chief ruler"
5
Max
The English Bulldog from TV's Jake and the Fatman
5
Spike
Tom & Jerry featured a Bulldog named Spike
5
Tonka
The name of Mississippi State's Bully XIX
5
Ace
This Latin name means "unity;" it can also refer to someone who is talented in a certain area
5
Caesar
The ruling family of Rome for many years
4
Bullet
A great name for a Bulldog owner who loves firearms
4
Bruno
Can refer to singer Bruno Mars
4
Sarge
Refers to military rank; Sarge is a great name for a dog belonging to a soldier
3
Winston
As in Winston Churchill, this name is fitting of the tenacious attitude of a Bulldog
3
Brutus
May refer to the Shakespearean character, Brutus is a name usually given to a strong dog
3
Jake
A variation of Jacob, one who supplies
3
Rascal
Petey the Bulldog was a member of the Little Rascals
3
Bruiser
A great name for a tenacious dog
3
Rex
This name means "king;" it is perfect for the ruler, your Bulldog
3
Rambo
Portrayed by Sylvester Stallone, Rambo was a vigilante solider
2
Chester
A character on the Looney Toons series
1
Otis
A German name meaning "wealthy;" investing in a Bulldog can be costly
1
Gizmo
Many give this name to smaller dogs, but it is perfect for the quizzical looks your Bulldog may give you
1
Zeus
The ruler of all gods in Greek mythology; a Bulldog named Zeus is ruler of his territory
0
Rocky
Rocky Balboa is a fictional boxer known for his tenacity in the ring.
0
Wally
Meaning "ruler of the army;" fitting for the in-charge Bulldog
0
Thor
Ruling Norse god
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Tank
Currently one of the most popular Bulldog names
-2
Shorty
The English Bulldog is often twelve inches in height at the shoulder
-2
Axel
A variation of Greek hero Alexander the Great
-3
Chewbacca
A perfect fit for the Star Wars fan with a dog that enjoys chewing
-4
Buster Brown
Once a popular shoe brand, Buster Brown is fitting of a tough, tenacious pup

Female Bulldog Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Athena
Chief Greek goddess of the hunt
6
Bella
Meaning "beautiful;" this name is perfect for your pretty Bully
6
Cleo
A variation of Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt
6
Cierra
Meaning "beautiful mountain range;" this name is a commentary on the beauty of the Bulldog
5
Harley Quinn
A Marvel comics character known for her cunning
5
Sugar
Refers to the sweet personality of the Bulldog
4
Mabel
This name means "lovable"
4
Lily
Meaning "water flower;" Lily is a great name for a pretty Bulldog
4
Princess
A royal name for a royal dog
4
Amber
Can refer to the amber color of the coat of a Bulldog
3
Sweet Pea
A great name for your affectionate Bulldog
3
Molly
A variation of "Mary," meaning bitter
3
Luna Belle
Literally, "pretty moon;" this name is fitting of a pretty Bulldog who is also a night owl
2
Xena
The Warrior Princess is a perfect name for your tough little girl
2
Lucy
The name meaning "light" is perfect for the light of your life, your pup
2
Ayla
A Star Wars character; Ayla is brave and loyal
2
Jasmine
A Disney princess
2
Phoebe
A Greek word meaning "shining one;" a Bulldog's sweet personality shines constantly
1
Mimi
A character on The Drew Carey Show; she wore outlandish make-up and loved to bully Drew
1
Queenie
A perfect name for the female ruling Bully of your home
1
Lola
Lola is the "princess of all things"
1
Chloe
A term describing a blooming flower
1
Candy
May refer to the sweet disposition of the Bulldog
1
Sassy
Many Bulldogs can have a sassy attitude at times
1
Bailey
This name refers to one who guards property, which was one of the Bulldog's top purposes
1
Juliet
The heroine of a Shakespearean play
0
Ginger
May refer to the coat color of some Bulldogs
-1
Fergie
May refer to the Princess Sarah Ferguson or Fergie, the singer
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Leia
A great Bulldog name for the Star Wars fan; Leia was a princess but she was undoubtedly tough as nails
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Fiona
Shrek's beloved princess

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