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Introduction

If you are a leader yourself or maybe just appreciate the type of universal results great leaders generate out of less than ideal circumstances, giving your dog a leader’s name will undoubtedly attribute them some level of prestige, even if they do still choose to clean themselves on the living room carpet while you’re entertaining. But whether you realize it or not, leadership is an inherent quality of anyone who properly trains a dog, and if they have an adventurous personality, let alone one with a protective nature or the drive to lead whatever family unit they’re a part of, giving them a famous leader’s name will be the perfect fit. 

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Famous Leader Dog Name Considerations

Compared to some of the other famous people you could name your dog after, choosing a famous leader’s name is usually more of a specific fit, as there are limited criteria to help make it most suitable. Of course, you can always start simple and just choose a storied favorite, but many find it much more rewarding to give their dog a name that matches them on multiple levels. 

The three easiest attributes to work from are their looks, their breed or type, and their personality. For instance, in terms of looks, if you have a dog with a mustache or rings around their eyes, Gandhi would be a great fit. Of course, it’s even more perfect if they have a very chill personality and are a Golden Indian Dog. 

Personality provides just as many options, if not more. If your dog is small and has a big attitude, Napoleon would be highly suitable, especially if they are any type of French mix. If they are a small dog yet attempt to pick fights with much larger breeds, Arminius would be a good pick, and even better if they have any German roots. 

Whatever you choose, don’t hesitate to do a bit of research. There are plenty of famous leaders who had specific countries of origin, distinct looks, or unique personalities, all of which provide ample fodder for pairing your pooch up with something appropriate. 

Male Famous Leader Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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King
Martin Luther King Jr., advocate of nonviolence
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Junior
After Martin Luther King Jr., activist and American Baptist Minister
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Caesar
Julius Caesar, Roman politician and general responsible for the rise of the Roman Empire
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Napoleon
After Napoleon Bonaparte, French statesman and military leader
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Nelson
After Nelson Mandela, South African revolutionary
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Otto
After Otto I the Great, German king and ruler of the Holy Roman Empire
1
Hannibal
After Hannibal Barca, Carthaginian general
1
Khan
After Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire, history's largest contiguous empire
1
Titus
After Titus, Roman emperor and military leader
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Buddha
After Siddhartha Buddha, ascetic, sage, and founder of Buddhism
1
Strive
After Strive Masiyiwa, progressive world counselor, board member of Africa Progress Panel
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Washington
George Washington, first US president
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Lincoln
After the 16th US president, Abraham Lincoln, who also paved the way for abolition of slavery
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Luther
After Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights icon
-1
Bismarck
After Otto von Bismarck, the first Chancellor of the German Empire
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Gandhi
After Mahatma Gandhi, Indian civil rights activist who promoted nonviolence
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Moses
After Moses the prophet
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Locke
After John Locke, English philosopher, the "Father of Liberalism"
-1
Arminius
After Arminius, chieftain of early Germanic tribes, defeated numerous Roman legions
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Kopp
After Wendy Kopp, CEO and co-founder of Teach for All
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Aurelius
After Marcus Aurelius, last of the Five Good Roman Emperors
-1
Thatcher
After Margaret Thatcher, longest-tenured British Prime Minister of the 20th century
-1
Ramses
After Ramses, the Egyptian pharaoh
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Theodore
After 26th US president Theodore Roosevelt, hero of the Progressive Era
-1
Geronimo
Geronimo, famed leader and medicine man of the Chiricahua Apaches
-1
Che
After Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine revolutionary
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Guevara
After Ernesto "Che" Guevara, author, diplomat, guerrilla leader
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Abreu
José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema, which teaches poor Venezuelan kids music, discipline, and culture
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Barack
After Barack Obama, 44th US president

Female Famous Leader Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Kyi
After Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner who stood up against military rule in Myanmar
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Dalai
After the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader
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Klawe
Maria Klawe, leading in the charge to bring women into STEM fields
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Charlemagne
After Charlemagne, ruled many empires during the Middle Ages
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Madison
After the fourth US president James Madison, who was pivotal in creating the Bill of Rights and Constitution
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Kennedy
After John F. Kennedy, the 35th US president and military hero
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Paine
After Thomas Paine, US Founding Father, political activist, philosopher, revolutionary
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Jolie
After Angelina Jolie, actress, activist and humanitarian
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Mandela
After Nelson Mandela, political activist and philanthropist
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Arc
After Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and heroine of France
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Constantine
After Constantine the Great, saint and Roman Emperor
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Malala
After Malala Yousafzai, teenage activist, stood up against the Taliban and stood for women's rights
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Leif
After Leif Erikson, famous Norse explorer and leader
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Monroe
After fifth US president James Monroe, Founding Father who helped launch the Era of Good Feelings
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Cleopatra
After Cleopatra VII Philopator, last active Egyptian ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom
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Barca
After Hannibal Barca, one of history's greatest military commanders
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Tzu
After Sun Tzu, Chinese general, philosopher, wrote The Art of War
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Reagan
After Ronald Reagan, 40th US president
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Martel
After Charles Martel, Duke and Prince of the Franks, military leader
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Joko
After Joko Widodo, highly-progressive Indonesian politician
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Widukind
After Widukind, leader of the Saxons
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Boudicca
After Boudicca, queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe and British folk hero
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Ashoka
Ashoka the Great, Indian Emperor and hero of Hinduism
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Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero, one of Rome's greatest orators
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Nikola
After Nikola Jurišić, great Croatian hero, defeated 100k Turkish soldiers with 750 men
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Isabella
After one of many famous Queen Isabellas
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Indira
Indira Gandhi, first and only female Prime Minister of India
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Shaka
After Shaka Zulu, highly influential monarch leader of the Zulu Kingdom
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Zulu
Shaka Zulu, leader of the Zulu Kingdom
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Merkel
Angela Merkel, leader of the EU, massively influential on world economics and politics

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