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Whether you are a military alumni, historian, veteran, or just an enthusiast, giving your dog a famous general’s name is a great way to honor history’s great minds. There are an absolute ton to choose from since there are names from nearly every branch of the military and names from nearly every country that ever fought a major war, let alone battle. Okay, so maybe they won’t all be necessarily generals per se, but given the rank and file of the names that grace this list, they surely won’t be failing short of recognition, status, or distinction, and neither will your dog should you choose to bestow them with one of history’s great names. 

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Famous General Dog Name Considerations

Given the sheer number of wars, battles, and conflicts throughout world history, let alone the individual members involved that had significant influence on each individual turnout, the possibilities are daunting. But that also means there are a full roster of options at your disposal, so finding one to fit your pooch can be much more individually suitable. 

Consider your dog’s breed, area of origin, looks, and personality when weighing your options, as each could provide inspiration for something suitable. 

For instance, if you have a French Bulldog who is demanding of territory, both Turenne and Massena, two of Napoleon’s best marshals, would be suitable names since they play on your dog’s area of origin, breed itself, and their personal tendencies. If you want to take it a step further, name your Miniature French Schnauzer with Small Dog Syndrome, Napoleon or Bonaparte. 

By a similar measure, if your Japanese Chin loves to splash around in the water and scare the local duck population, Togo might be a perfect name, after Heihachiro Togo, one of Japan’s greatest Admirals, especially if your dog really likes "To-go" for it. 

Whatever you choose, don’t be afraid to take a shot in a few different directions, you’ll never know what you might hit. But it’s almost important to be aware that not all good generals or war heroes were good people, so do your research and be mindful of the types of implications associated with certain names, as they may be offensive to some. More than all else, have fun and find your dog a great name that will be as timeless as the veterans themselves. 

Male Famous General Dog Names

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Patton
After America's best field commander in WWII, George S. Patton Jr., "Old Blood and Guts"
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Caesar
Roman tactician Julius Caesar led the rise of the Roman Empire
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Mac
After General Douglas MacArthur
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Erwin
After Erwin "Desert Fox" Rommel, Germany's most famous WWII commander
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Holland
After Holland "Howlin Mad" Smith, "the father of amphibious warfare"
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Slim
After William Slim, Britain's best WWII general
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Chester
After Chester Nimitz, commander of the Pacific Ocean in WWII
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Heinz
After German Heinz Guderian, "father of the blitzkrieg"
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Ferdinand
After Ferdinand Foch, supreme commander of French, British, American forces in WWI
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Sherman
After William T. Sherman, one of history's first "modern" generals
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Jackson
As in "Stonewall" Jackson
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Stonewall
After Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Robert E. Lee's greatest asset
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Ulysses
After Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant
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Bedford
After Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the Civil War's greatest commanders
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Geronimo
After famous Apache war leader Geronimo
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Pizzaro
After infamous Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro
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Wellington
After "Iron Duke" Arthur Wellesley, who defeated Napoleon's armies in Spain and Waterloo
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Napoleon
After Napoleon Bonaparte, considered history's most brilliant commander
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Washington
After US president and commander of America's Continental Army, George Washington
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Churchill
After Winston Churchill, British great
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Marlborough
After John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, famed English commander
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Cromwell
After Oliver Cromwell who led the "Ironsides" cavalry
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Adolphus
After Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus, "the father of modern warfare"
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Maurice
After The Prince of Orange, Maurice of Nassau, Dutch strategist
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Drake
Privateer and explorer for England, Francis Drake
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Genghis
After Genghis Khan, the fiercest Mongolian warrior and strategist
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Flavius
After Flavius Belisarius, Byzantium's greatest general
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Julius
After famed Roman tactician Julius Caesar
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Alexander
After Alexander the Great
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Leonidas
After Sparta's King Leonidas, led "the 300" against the Persians

Female Famous General Dog Names

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Charlemagne
After "The Father of Modern Europe" King Charlemagne
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Vasily
After Vasily Chuikov, who defended Stalingrad
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Halsey
After William "Bull" Halsey, the naval version of Patton
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Rommel
Germany's most famous WWII commander
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Mao
After Mao Zedong, Guerrilla Warfare expert
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Puller
After Lewis "Chesty" Puller, decorated US Marine
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Moshe
After Israeli commander Moshe Dayan, victor of the Six Day War
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Yama
After Yamamoto and Yamashika, both who landed devastating blows for Japan in WWII
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Pershing
After John J. Pershing, famed American war general
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Jellicoe
After John Jellicoe, British naval strategist
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Togo
After Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo
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Lee
After Robert E. Lee, Confederate military icon
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Zulu
After Shaka Zulu of the Zulu Empire, famed military innovator
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Shaka
Famed military innovator of the Zulu Empire
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Ney
After Michel Ney, one of Napoleon's finest marshals, "the bravest of the brave"
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Massena
Andre Messena, one of Napoleon's best marshals
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Turenne
After Turenne, a marshal of France, revered by Napoleon
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Nassau
Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange
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Francis
After Francis Drake, English privateer and explorer
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Hun
Attila the Hun of the Hun Empire
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Tamerlane
Uzbekistanian who assembled Muslims and Christians to conquer large parts of Asia
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Subudai
Genghis Khan's right hand man, brilliant tactician and siege expert
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Khan
Genghis Khan was a fierce Mongolian warrior
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El Cid
After Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, Castilian nobleman and strategist
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Attila
After "The Scourge of God" Attila the Hun of the Hun Empire
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Agrippa
After Marcus Agrippa, one of Rome's best commanders
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Scipio
Referring to Scipio Africanus the Elder
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Africanus
After Scipio Africanus, who conquered Carthage for Rome
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Hannibal
After legendary Carthaginian general Hannibal
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Miltiades
After Athenian general Miltiades

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