Rocky IV Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Rocky Balboa is a film icon. He is synonymous with the term "underdog" as he is often smaller or otherwise inferior to his opponents in the boxing ring. However, somehow, he finds the fortitude to literally fight through to a victory. Balboa worked his way up to the status of world heavyweight champion, and at the beginning of Rocky IV, the prolific boxer plans to retire and enjoy life with his ever-supportive wife, Adrian. Balboa's plans are foiled when his former adversary turned best friend, Apollo Creed, is killed by a Russian boxer during an exhibition match. Rocky vows to re-enter the boxing ring once more; this time to take on the man who murdered Apollo, Ivan Drago.

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Rocky IV Dog Name Considerations

Rocky Balboa is often the underdog when it comes to his opponents. He may not be as well-trained (for many years Rocky only boxed locally, so, when taking on professional boxers, he was at a disadvantage), or he might not be the same size as his opponent. (In fact, Rocky's opponent in Rocky IV, Drago, towered over the 5' 10" Stallone.) When considering naming your pup something inspired by the Rocky IV movie, size definitely matters! You may own a Dachshund, a Boston Terrier, or a Chihuahua. Each of these breeds are small, but quite powerful. 

The Dachshund may be short, but don't let his tiny legs fool you. His paws are powerful digging machines! He is also reputed to be rather aggressive when it comes to strange dogs, and he may not always be accepting of strange people. His small body contains the heart of a lion! 

The Boston Terrier is another small dog that does not realize he is not the same size as a Mastiff. He will defend his territory, and he should be socialized from a young age when it comes to other dogs. He is fearless as well! 

The Chihuahua is perhaps the tiniest of dogs, yet he does not realize how small he truly is! He is just as likely to bark at a large dog in his territory as he is one that is similar in size. The Chihuahua is highly protective of his family at all times. He is never afraid in any situation! Each of these breeds will carry a Rocky IV-inspired name well and with pride. 

Male Rocky IV Dog Names

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Rocky
The star of the movie; always a tenacious underdog
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Paulie
Rocky's trainer; this name is fitting of an Italian Greyhound
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Apollo
Apollo Creed; Rocky's best friend who is killed by Drago
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Drago
The Russian boxer who will stop at nothing to win
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Duke
One of Rocky's companions; this name is fitting of a regal dog
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Nicoli
One of Drago's handlers; this name is perfect for a Russian hound
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James Brown
The Godfather of Soul makes a cameo appearance in the film
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Igor
One of Drago's handlers; this name is perfect for a pup that is strong
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Sylvester
As in Stallone; he is the primary character in all Rocky films
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Dolph
Dolph Lundgren; plays the part of Ivan Drago
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Mickey
Rocky's original trainer; this name fits any tough and wiry pup
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Butkus
Rocky Balboa's dog throughout the movies
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Gazzo
One of Rocky Balboa's earliest financial supporters
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Jergens
One of Rocky Balboa's coaches; this name fits a yellow-colored dog
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Mike
A fellow boxer; also trained by Mickey
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Dipper
One of Rocky's rival boxers; he seems to be favored by Mickey
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Tony
The actor (Tony Brown) who portrayed Apollo's trainer
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Chiptooth
A fellow boxer; this name is fitting of a pup who tends to chew
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Burgess
Burgess Meredith played the part of Mickey; this name is fitting of a small, light-colored pup
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Fats
An acquaintance of Rocky's; this name is fitting of a chubby pup
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Frank
Sylvester's brother, Frank, makes a cameo in the film
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Frazier
Joe Frazier, former boxer, makes a cameo in the original Rocky
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Stallone
Sylvester Stallone often wrote and directed the Rocky movies
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Arthur
Arthur Chobanian was the executive producer of Rocky IV
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Conti
Bill Conti composed many of the scores for the movie
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Carl
Carl Weathers played the recurring role of Apollo Creed
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Vince
Vince DeCola was also a musical composer for the Rocky IV movie
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Joe
Joe Spinelli played the part of Gazzo; this name fits a hunting dog
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Gene
Gene Kirkwood was the executive producer of the movie
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Spencer
James Spencer was an art director for the Rocky movies

Female Rocky IV Dog Names

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Adrian
Rocky's wife; this name is fitting of a loyal pup
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Talia
Talia Shire played the part of Adrian Balboa in all the Rocky films
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Ludmilla
A part of Drago's handlers/entourage; this name is fitting of a Russian Spaniel
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Brigitte
Brigitte Nelson played the part of Ludmilla; she later married Sylvester Stallone
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Sylvia
Sylvia Meals played the part of Apollo Creed's wife; she was also Adrian's friend
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Marie
One of Rocky's antagonists in the original film; this name is fitting of a Yorkie
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Mary Anne
Apollo Creed's wife; this name is fitting of a hunting dog
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Gloria
Pet shop owner; she is Adrian's boss
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Frannie
Fran Ryan played the part of Adrian's nurse in Rocky II
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Apollonia
A female version of Apollo Creed's name
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Ivana
A feminine version of Ivan Drago's name; this name fits an elegant dog
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Olga
Russian name meaning "holiness;" this name fits a loyal dog
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Anna
A traditional Russian dog name; this name is fitting of a dog with a sweet personality
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Tatiana
One of the royal Romanoff girls; this name is fitting of an elegant pup
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Renata
This name means "reborn;" Rocky's career was reborn after Apollo's death
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Zilya
This name means "harvester" in Russian; this fits a working dog breed
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Danya
A Russian variation of Danielle; a very unique name for a pup
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Yeva
This name means "giver of life;" Rocky fought in memory of his friend
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Anastasia
The Russian princess who was rumored to survive her family's assassination
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Sonia
This name means "wisdom" in Russian; it is fitting of a regal dog
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Nikita
A popular female Russian name; it means "unconquerable"
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Pasha
This Russian name means "small;" it is fitting of a Maltese or a Yorkie
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Misha
This Russian name means "who is like God?"; it is fitting of a rescue pup
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Katya
This female Russian name means "pure;" it is fitting of a Maltese
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Lena
This name can mean "alluring" in some variations; it is fitting of a designer pup
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Anya
This Russian name means "favor;" it is fitting of a Labrador Retriever
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Oksana
This Ukranian name means "welcoming;" this name is fitting of a Pug
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Karina
This female Russian name means "dear little one;" it is fitting of a Yorkie
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Tasha
This name refers to the birth of Christ, and is appropriate for a pup given as a Christmas gift
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Irina
This Russian name means "peaceful;" it is fitting of the Basenji (barkless dog)

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