Rottweiler Dog Names

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Introduction

The Rottweiler is a majestic dog. He is descended from the war dogs of ancient times. Today, he continues to serve in positions as a military dog and service dog. The Rottweiler was highly popular as a family pet and watchdog until the mid-1990s, when a rash of bad publicity had many Americans questioning whether the Rottweiler should be a family dog. Tenacious and serious, the Rottweiler deserves a regal name, one worthy of the somber personality of the dog. The Rottweiler is also an extremely powerful dog, and many owners name their Rottie due to the raw strength he possesses. Naming one's gentle but tough Rottweiler serves to be a considerable task.

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Rottweiler Dog Name Considerations

The Rottweiler is an excellent working dog. His demeanor is quite serious, and he is an excellent guard dog. He is often described as tenacious yet tender, and tough but good-natured. His name should be special, reflecting the many wonderful characteristics of his vast personality. Some owners consider the idea that the Rottweiler originated in Germany (although there is an American Rottweiler as well), and they choose a name that is Germanic in origin. Other owners study the history of the Rottie, particularly his time as a war dog in the Roman army. This might prompt them to choose a name that is Latin or Italian. While these options work well for a Rottweiler, many Rottie enthusiasts would rather choose a name that exemplifies the persona of their own Rottweiler. 

Many Rottweiler pet parents will wait a few days to study the individual personality of their new Rottie. Generally, a Rottweiler is standoffish around strangers. He can be somewhat stubborn, even with his own family or handler. However, once a person earns the trust of a Rottweiler, he can be certain of a friend for life. Rotties often need to be convinced that they need to follow a command; they do not blindly obey their handlers. However, the Rottie is regal and majestic in how he carries himself at all times. In summary, naming the Rottweiler is never an easy task, and owners must choose a moniker wisely. 

Male Rottweiler Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Klaus
Common German name, meaning "victorious"
7
Oscar
Germanic, meaning "spear"
6
Cato
A character from Julius Caesar, meaning "shrewd"
5
Kaiser
German word meaning "king"
5
Kurt
This means "courteous", the Rottweiler is generally a serious, polite dog
5
Luther
Meaning "famous warrior", Martin Luther was a brave warrior for his beliefs.
5
Otto
Meaning "prosperous", could refer to the steadfast and strong Otto Frank, Anne's father
4
Happy
Meaning "joyful"
4
Boris
Germanic, meaning "fighter"
4
Panzer
The name of Germany's armored vehicles during WW II
4
Theobold
A Germanic name meaning "bold", perfectly denoting the bravery of the Rottweiler
3
Apollo
He is the Roman god of the sun
3
Axel
Meaning "peaceful", this is a good name for a laid back pup
3
Angel
Refers to a sweet personality
3
Henry
A nod to the German name Heinrich, meaning "ruler"
2
Hank
A variation of Henry; Hank also means "estate ruler"
2
Vulcan
Roman god of fire
1
Dieter
Germanic, meaning "the people's ruler"
1
Casper
Germanic, meaning "treasurer"
0
Aldo
Meaning "wise one"
0
Gunther
A Germanic name, meaning "battle warrior"
0
Luger
A type of German gun
-1
Brutus
A nod to the Romans, meaning "heavy"
-1
Markus
Related to Mars, Roman god of war
-1
Prinz
A version of "prince" and has German origin
-1
Udo
A variation of "Odo"
-2
Arnold
A cute dog name, meaning "powerful"
-2
Maximus
Meaning "the greatest", this is also a nod to the Rottie's time as a Roman war dog
-2
Odo
Germanic in origin, meaning "wealthy"
-3
Blitz
Germanic word, meaning "flash"

Female Rottweiler Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Gretchen
German, meaning "pearl"
6
Olga
A Scandinavian moniker meaning "holy"
5
Frieda
German, meaning "peaceful"
5
Leni
Meaning "angel", of Germanic origin
5
Trudi
A very strong feminine name, meaning "of the spear"
4
Berta
Germanic, meaning "bright and strong"
4
Flora
Roman goddess of flowers
4
Lucia
Germanic form of "Lucy", meaning light
4
Sofie
Germanic version of Sophie, meaning "sweet"
4
Suzi
Meaning "lily", a water flower
4
Utta
Meaning "rich", is reminiscent of the Rottie's German heritage
4
Vesta
Roman goddess of the hearth
4
Sheba
Meaning "queen", perfect for the queen of your abode
3
Greta
Meaning "little pearl", indicative of her importance in the family
3
Schatzie
Germanic word meaning "little sweetheart"
3
Wilma
Germanic, meaning "bold protector"
2
Anka
German, meaning "graceful"
1
Leta
Germanic, meaning "glad"
0
Kristel
Germanic form of "Crystal"
0
Liebe
Germanic, meaning "love"
-1
Bellona
Roman goddess of war
-1
Erika
German, a good name for a dog who likes to rule the house
-1
Gerta
Meaning "protection", fitting for the protective and loyal Rottweiler
-1
Tilli
Germanic name meaning "battle maiden"
-1
Viktoria
Germanic version of Victoria
-2
Alice
This name, meaning "noble", is perfect for a ladylike Rottie
-2
Ava
A Germanic name meaning "bird-like", denotes the agility of the Rottie
-2
Elsa
German, meaning "strength"
-2
Pax
A Roman word for "peace"
-2
Raina
Meaning "mighty", this suits your powerful girl

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