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Introduction

The Russell Terrier is a spirited little dog. Made famous by movies such as My Dog Skip, the Russell Terrier is known for his amazing energy and his high level of intelligence. He is extremely clever and charming, and, generally, once a person owns a Russell, they will own no other breed. Although he is recommended for experienced owners only, due to the fact that he needs a knowledgeable handler who can manage the antics of the Russell Terrier, he brings a great deal of joy to his pet parents. He makes friends with anyone he meets, and he is quite entertaining as well!

Russell Terrier Dog Names in Pop Culture

Russell Terrier Dog Name Considerations

Some new pet parents like to observe their pup's behavior before giving him a name. Others like to give their fur baby a name upon bringing the newest family member home. If you're more like the latter, then you can count on some definitive parts of the Russell Terrier's personality to influence you as you choose the perfect name for your recently acquired dog. 

First, the Russell Terrier is highly energetic. Therefore, a name that has to do with the awesome energy of this Terrier breed will fit a new pup. For a male puppy, names such as Barnaby or Murphy have both an old-world European feel (the Russell Terrier was developed in southern England and further developed in Australia). In addition, the names depict an energetic dog. The name Dash would fit a puppy who has a propensity for moving quickly. Also, the name Rory relates to one having a lot of energy (and it's a cute, fairly original name as well). Of course, female Russell Terriers are no less energetic than their male counterparts. A peppy girl might deserve a name such as Clancy or Mitzi. The name Juniper is original, and it refers to an evergreen bush (the energy of the Russell Terrier is often never-ending, so this is an appropriate name). Another rather unique energetic name for a Russell female is Dasha (pronounced "Day-sha"). 

The Terrier breeds (Jack Russell, Parson Russell, Russell) are closely related and were originally bred to hunt, so a hunting  name is also appropriate. Names like Ranger and Scout are not only a nod to this canine's hunting nature, but also to the adventurous side of the breed. Known for digging out of enclosed areas and jumping over high fences, the Russell Terrier is always up for a quest. 

Male Russell Terrier Dog Names

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Dash
Denotes a quick-moving Russell Terrier; this name is perfect for an energetic pup
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Brenn
This Gaelic name means "prince"; the Russell Terrier is sure to be top dog in your home
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Ranger
A great name for a dog that is an instinctual hunter
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Scout
Illustrates the adventurous nature of the Russell Terrier
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Barnaby
Also a name that denotes high energy; this unique name fits the extraordinary personality of the dog
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Amos
This Hebrew name means strength; Amos is fitting of a pup that shows character
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Murphy
A name that might denote a sense of being studious; the Russell Terrier looks very wise but is often a clown
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Boogie
Another name that denotes the high energy level of the breed
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Blitz
Often used in the term "blitzkrieg," which means lightning attack; the Russell Terrier often moves as quickly as lightning
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Aiden
One of the top names for Russell Terriers
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Elmo
In the tradition of "St. Elmo's Fire," this name can denote a puppy that seems to be a "fireball"
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Hobo
The Russell Terrier may often look like a scruffy hobo, so this name would be fitting of his appearance
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Baxter
This name means "baker;" the Russell Terrier is always cooking something up
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Jack
An obvious moniker for a Russell Terrier
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Eddie
Martin Crane's indubitable Jack Russell on NBC's Frasier
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Milo
Jim Carrey's pup in the movie The Mask
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Loki
A Norse god, often known as a trickster; what better name for a Russell Terrier
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Bolt
Denotes a lightning fast pup; might also be reminiscent of Disney's Bolt character
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Cosmo
Can refer to Cosmo Kramer, a character on Seinfeld known for his antics
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Patches
Refers to the tri-color coat of the Russell Terrier
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Rascal
This name is the perfect name to describe the personality of the Russell
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Enzo
The real-life name of the Jack Russell who played Eddie on Frasier
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Scamp
A scamp is usually into mischief, much like the Russell Terrier
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Moose
The first Jack Russell Terrier to play the part of "Eddie" on TV's Frasier
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Tinker
One of the most popular Russell Terrier names; this name might denote the mischievous nature of the dog
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Flash
Denotes the quickness of the breed
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Webster
This English name means "weaver"
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Peanut
A type of food, but often used as a nickname to denote affection
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Kali
Means "fierce" in Swahili; the Russell is definitely a fierce dog
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Dandy
Denotes a very smart and remarkable pup; might even be called "Jim Dandy"

Female Russell Terrier Dog Names

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Amber
A beautiful yellow-gold color; might refer to your jewel of a pup
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Daisy
A flower; this popular dog name fits a flowery Russell Terrier female
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Amy
This French name means "beloved," which your Russell Terrier is sure to be
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Candy
A sweet name for a sweet, if mischievous, pup
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Dixie
A great name for a Russell Terrier from the Southern United States
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Duchess
A name denoting royalty; the Russell is apt to rule your home
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Beauty
A classic dog name for a dog with its own distinct look
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Ginger
The Russell Terrier has a bit of ginger-colored hair in its coat
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Pippa
This name just seems to denote a pup with extra energy
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Ladybug
Denotes cuteness and is a nod to the small stature of the Russell Terrier
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Sophie
A French name meaning "wisdom;" the Russell Terrier is highly intelligent
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Bess
This name, a derivative of Elizabeth, means "loyal"
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Casey
This name means "brave and vigilant;" the Russell is always courageous
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Bailey
This name denotes one who upholds the law; it may also refer to one who wanders
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Sugar
The Russell Terrier may be mischievous, but can be very sweet as well
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Gypsy
The Russell Terrier is known to break out of barriers and roam, like a gypsy
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Piper
A name denoting energy; this name is fitting of a JRT that barks a lot
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Jade
A jewel; your JRT is likely to be very valuable to you
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Annie
This name means "grace;" sometimes living with a Terrier requires allowing for a little grace
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Jazzy
A popular dog name; denotes a lively personality
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Minnie
A great name for a rather small female pup; this name is a derivative of Mary
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Bonnie
This name denotes a beautiful dog; the Russell Terrier has a look all its own
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Fig
A small, fuzzy fruit; the fuzz on the Russell's face resembles the fuzz on a fig
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Lucky
This name will be perfect for a rescued pup
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Hazel
The Russell Terrier often has hazel-colored eyes
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Ivy
A cute name for a puppy that seems inseparable from you
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Juno
The chief Roman goddess whose main role was to protect women
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Maggie
A derivative of Margaret; this name means "pearl"
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Zena
A great name for a tenacious Russell Terrier
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Penny
Might denote the copper color present in the tri-color coat of the breed

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