So you just got a dog who is a little on the chunky side….maybe they are really chunky…chunky enough for you to consider naming them something that meats 'fat'. Well, then you are in luck as there are tons of names that will be perfect for your pup and, in one way or another, mean fat. Don't worry though as all of these names are also very affectionate - we love our chunky pups!
This list will give you dog names from all over the globe; from China to Portugal, Scotland to Iceland, everyone loves a roly poly pup! There are names for dogs who are simply large and names for small dogs who may have a lot of rolls. When it comes to your pup, being fat is something that should be celebrated so pick a name that suits your pooch and honors their awesome size!
Dog Names Meaning Fat in Pop Culture
Meatball was a brindle Bulldog who belonged to actor Adam Sandler. Sandler got the dog as a puppy in 2000 and the dog and actor were practically inseparable from there on. The round, chunky Bulldog was the perfect friend for Sandler's other dog Matzoball. The name Meatball was very fitting for this pup's size and also to accompany Sandler's other pooch.
One of the dogs most notable moments was when he famously participated in Sandler's wedding to his wife Jackie Teton. Meatball wore a black tuxedo and a skull cap hat as well to the wedding, and was photographed numerous times throughout the event (how could anyone with a camera resist?!? Adorable!). Meatball also acted as the couple's ring bearer and walked down the aisle with the rings immediately after the couple's parents - what an honor!
While joining in the wedding festivities may be Meatballs most notable role, he also starred in a movie with Sandler entitled " A Day With Meatball". This comedy followed Sandler and his pup around as they went about their daily life. While the film did not have the best reviews (sorry Meatball!), it showed how close the actor and his pup were. It is hard to find such a close friend in Hollywood but Sandler certainly did with Meatball!
Sadly, Meatball's life ended too quickly as the pup had a heart attack in 2006. Sandler publically grieved the passing of his pup and even brought his collar with him to a red carpet event. While Meatball had a very short life, I am sure that it was full of love and constant attention! Adam Sandler does love his pups!
Comedian Chelsea Handler also had a dog with a name that means fat, her pup Chunk. Chunk was an Instagram star and loved by many. Chunk passed away in 2018 and left Handler heartbroken. Luckily, the star was consoled by thousands who had grown to love Chunk through social media. Singer Fergie has a pup named Meatloaf, a Dachshund whom the star can be seen playing with along with her other dog, Zoe.
As you can see, lots of dogs in Hollywood are named for their larger than life appearance. It's great that celebrities celebrate the chunky dogs and awesome how so many plump pooches are in the media. Yay for dogs with names meaning fat!
Dog Name Meaning Fat Considerations
If you are thinking about naming your dog something that means fat, you should, obviously, consider their size. If your dog is chunky, obese, puffy, round or just plain large, then a name that means fat is perfect! You should celebrate your dog's place in the fat community with a name that suits his bulk. If, instead you just got a dog who is tiny or skinny, maybe skip a name which means fat unless you are going for a contradictory name (could be a funny paradox).
Other than considering your dog's size when picking a name that means fat, any breed, gender or color dog will do. Names meaning fat are not restricted to just one type of dog! Boxers, Bulldogs, Labs and Pugs may all be the perfect fit for a name from this list. Yes, some breeds tend to be skinnier and therefore a fat name just may not do (sorry Greyhounds and Whippets, you might be excluded from this category unless you've been eating a lot of bones!). But black or white, yellow or brindle, your tubby dog needs a big name. So get out your thinking cap and pick a nice fatty name for your nice pudgy pup!