Jack Russell Terrier Dog Names

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Introduction

Jack Russell Terriers are one of the most clever and dynamic dog breeds in existence. They were specifically bred by The Reverend John Russell (the inspiration behind the breed’s name) so that they could be used for fox hunting. Their muscular build made for a reliable hunting buddy. The Jack Russell’s liveliness carried on through the years. While their tiny physique might fool you, Jack Russells are highly active and never seem to run out of energy. Hence, this particular breed needs regular stimulation and have high exercise levels. Despite this, however, Jack Russells are easily trainable and can become an excellent family dog, especially when raised alongside kids. Enlist your family in the process as you choose the name.

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Jack Russell Terrier Dog Name Considerations

Jack Russell Terriers are a special breed that deserve an equally special name. In general, most dog experts agree that choosing a name for a pet dog must be short and should not sound like common dog commands (sit, stay). However, when it comes to Jack Russells, probably the most important is to choose a name that matches your dog’s look and personality, even if you have to ignore these dog naming “rules”.

The ideal name for a Jack Russell would be something that matches their description – small but go-full-blooded rascals. Since it is quite a challenge to find such a name that fits the bill, what you can do is pinpoint a certain facet that truly stands out in your dog. This may be anything from a unique coat color or mark to a bizarre mannerism that your dog has. You may also choose a name that pertains to the Jack Russell’s unlimited energy and knack for running and playing around. It is normally easier to choose a name for male Jack Russells than their female counterparts. For female Jack Russells, you would want to choose a name that does not sound too mischievous and still has a hint of sweetness and docility.

Male Jack Russell Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
16
Milo
A brilliant wrestler in Ancient Greek history
8
Zeus
The most powerful god in Greek mythology
7
Bolt
Means “scram” or “run”
6
Dash
To “scurry” or “sprint”
6
Harvey
English name meaning “battle worthy”
4
Poco
Spanish term meaning “little”
3
Lucky
Means “blessed” or “fortunate”
2
Taz
A cartoon character known for spinning like a vortex
0
Bullet
A metal cylinder used for shooting guns
0
Turbo
Shorter term for “turbocharger”
-1
Rocket
A missile that shoots at high speed
-2
Ryder
Old English name meaning “rider” or “knight”
-3
Ajax
A strong warrior in Greek mythology
-3
Bandit
Means “outlaw”
-3
Aiden
Gaelic name meaning “little fire”
-3
Sonic
Approaching levels of the speed of sound
-4
Capone
Italian name which means “someone with a big head” or “stubborn”
-4
Angus
Gaelic name meaning “one choice”
-5
Havoc
Means “mayhem” or “destruction”
-5
Rudy
German name meaning “famed wolf”
-7
Rocky
Name of the famous fictional boxer played by Sylvester Stallone
-7
Squirt
A slang term normally used to refer to a small person
-8
Victor
Lithuanian name meaning “conqueror”
-8
Shorty
Slang term meaning “shorter than average”
-9
Baron
German name meaning “free man”
-10
Jet
An aircraft known for its speed
-12
Sawyer
Celtic name meaning “cuts timber”
-13
Ethan
Hebrew name meaning “strong”
-13
Iggy
English name meaning “fiery one”
-14
Cyclone
A strong windstorm

Female Jack Russell Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
13
Sadie
Hebrew name meaning “princess”
10
Ginger
English name meaning “pure”
8
Belle
French name meaning “beautiful”
7
Molly
Pet form of the Gaelic name Maili
6
Fifi
French name meaning “God gives”
6
Pearl
A kind of precious stone found in the ocean
5
Cleo
Greek name meaning “pride”
5
Bailey
English name meaning “bailiff”
5
Hershey
A brand of sweet chocolate
4
Kali
Swahili name meaning “fierce”
4
Venus
Roman goddess of love and beauty
3
Pixie
A kind of fairy-like being that is known for being playful
3
Juno
A Roman goddess known for protecting women
2
Bambi
Means “little girl” in Italian
1
Trixie
Latin name meaning “bringer of joy”
0
Sasha
Russian name meaning “defender of mankind”
0
Zoe
Greek name meaning “life”
-1
Vena
Sanskrit name meaning “yearning”
-1
Penny
Pet form of the name “Penelope”
-1
Maddie
Pet form of the name “Madison”
-3
Annie
Hebrew name meaning “grace”
-6
Foxy
Means “fox-like”
-6
Queenie
An affectionate version of the name “Queen”
-6
Sparky
Slang term meaning “spunky” or “enthusiastic”
-7
Bijou
Means “jewel” in French
-7
Sassy
Means “energetic” or “lively”
-8
Audrey
Derived from an Old English name meaning “noble strength”
-8
Abby
Hebrew name meaning “rejoice”
-9
Bonnie
One half of the Bonnie & Clyde bandit duo
-9
Fanny
Latin name meaning “free one”

Community Dogs with Jack Russell Terrier Names

Koukis's name story for Jack Russell Terrier Dog Names
Koukis
Male
Jack Russell
Athens, WV

Γλυκός κ όλο μαζί.. χαριτωμένος και παιχνιδιαρης!!!τον αγαπώ

Male—luke. female—lillie
Male
Jack Russell Terrier
Nashville, TN

Both Jack Russell dogs are rescues. They are loving, loyal, and boundless energy

Cookie
Female
Jack Russell Terrier
Monmouth Junction, NJ
Personality
Cute
Playful
Active

I looked at the dog and saw how sweet she was... like a cookie.

Daisy's name story for Jack Russell Terrier Dog Names
Daisy
Female
Jack Russell Terrier
Melbourne, KY
Personality
A people dog, Prefers humans.

We have had Daisy for 2 days now and would love any advice you can give us please.

Captain jack hanna's name story for Jack Russell Terrier Dog Names
Captain jack hanna
Male
Jack Russell Terrier
Malta, OH

Named after Jack Hanna and Jack Sparrow.

Max's name story for Jack Russell Terrier Dog Names
Max
Male
Jack Russell Terrier
Sacramento, CA

We named him after Max the dog on the movie Mask

Blaze's name story for Jack Russell Terrier Dog Names
Blaze
Male
Jack Russell
Nassau Village-Ratliff, FL

Always on the move Blazing up the ground

Kensington's name story for Jack Russell Terrier Dog Names
Kensington
Male
Jack Russell Terrier
Roanoke, VA
Personality
Playful
Humorous
Smart
Sporty
Fun-loving
Loyal
Loving
Possessive
Protective

British in origin, street I grew up on

Koku
Female
Jack Russell Terrier
Chesapeake, VA
Personality
Energeticly sweet

My dog is very funny and my called her cockoo like a cockoo clock and I said well that seems like a good name but I had an idea to change it up a bit so I named her koku