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

Female Jack Russell Terrier Dog Names

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

Community Dogs with Jack Russell Terrier Names

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