Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Names

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Introduction

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a fun, compassionate dog that enjoys playtime with its family and other friends. Playfully called “Staffie”, this breed was first developed in the region of Staffordshire in England, hence the name. Staffies were originally meant for bull baiting, which was a huge sport during the 19th century. However, the interest in the sport died down, and so did the breed’s popularity. It was not until the 20th century when Staffordshire Bull Terriers became prominent again, especially in the United States. Since then, the Staffie has become a family favorite for a pet dog and a staple in most households. Choosing a name for this strong and attractive breed will be a fun task.

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Name Considerations

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a cute, loving dog breed that deserves a special name to match its special personality. When choosing a name for your Staffie, try to pick one that is not too long. Remember, most, if not all dogs recognize the first syllable of their name the most. Therefore, it is important to not give your dog too long of a name. If ever you do want to a really cool but long name, make sure that you have a shorter version for it. For instance, if you are a Star Wars fan who named your Staffie as “Darth Vader”, make sure you have a short form for when you are calling your dog, such as “Darth”.

Another important factor to take into account is the physical appearance, temperament or any memorable habits that your Staffie might have. Since Staffies have a muscular build, you may opt for a name that depicts strength and power. A good example of such a name is “Rocky”, which is also the name of the famous fictional boxer portrayed by Sylvester Stallone. Staffordshire Bull Terriers are also known for being extremely playful with their owners, which can be another basis for choosing a name. By considering your unique pup’s many features, you will surely be able to come up with a long list of possible names for your Staffie.

Male Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Bruiser
A tough person, often aggressive
7
Apollo
Goddess of healing in Greek mythology
6
Bear
A kind of wild, dog-like animal
6
Argus
Greek name meaning “bright”; good for white or light-colored Staffies
6
Rogers
From the comic character Steve Rogers aka Captain America
6
Major
A high-ranking military officer
6
Gus
Derived from Latin name “Augustus” meaning “majestic”
4
Loki
A Norse mythology god known for his mischievous acts; good for playfully naughty Staffies
4
Chaos
Means “mayhem”; good for playful Staffies who likes to make a mess
4
Draco
Latin name meaning “dragon”
4
Rusty
Pet form of the name Ruston, also means “one with a reddish complexion”; good for Staffies with reddish coat
4
Maxx
Pet form of the Latin term “Maximus”, which means “greatest”
3
Snow
Ice crystals that fall from the sky, usually during winter; good for white-colored Staffies
3
Harley
From renowned motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson; depicts toughness
3
Zach
Hebrew name meaning “pure”
3
Achilles
A hero during the Trojan war in Greek mythology
2
Beau
French term meaning “handsome”
2
Rufus
Means red-haired in Latin; good for Staffies with reddish coats
2
Popeye
From cartoon character of the same name
2
Walter
German name meaning “ruler of the army”
1
Brock
Old English name meaning “badger”
1
Buster
Someone who likes to break or overpower something
1
Dredd
From comic character Judge Dredd
1
Samson
A character in the Bible known for his strength
0
Thor
God of thunder and protector of mankind in Norse mythology; good for strong-willed and protective Staffies
0
Butch
Masculine in behavior or look
0
Clark
From comic character Clark Kent aka Superman
-1
Scout
Someone who keeps watch; good for Staffies who also serve as watchdogs
-1
Gaius
Latin name meaning “to rejoice”
-1
Tank
A huge metal vehicle used for combat

Female Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Joan
From historical figure Joan of Arc
6
Chica
Spanish term meaning “small girl”; a funny, ironic name for a female Staffie
5
Gertie
German name meaning “strong spear”
5
Poppet
A British slang term referring to a sweet, little girl
5
Matilda
German name meaning “strong in battle”
4
Callisto
Greek name meaning “most beautiful one”
4
Ivory
A solid white material made out of animal teeth or tusks; good for white or light-colored Staffies
4
Xena
A comic character known as the Warrior Princess
4
Fleur
French term meaning “flower”
4
Helen
A Greek mythology character known as “the face that launched a thousand ships”; good for Staffie showdogs
4
Coco
A French pet name
4
Nyla
Arabic name meaning “winner”
4
Lakin
African-American name meaning “found treasure”
3
Empress
Female ruler with great power
3
Kaia
Hawaiian name meaning “sea”; good for Staffies with a blue-ish coat
2
Psyche
Goddess of soul in Greek mythology who completed impossible tasks to win back her husband, Eros; good for loyal Staffies
2
Artemis
Greek goddess of the hunt and twin sister of Apollo
1
Athena
Goddess of wisdom and war in Greek mythology
1
Koda
Native American word meaning “ally” or “friend”
0
Siren
A type of femme fatale in Greek mythology; good for Staffies with a sweet bark
0
Mulan
From Disney character of the same name
0
Lana
Gaelic name meaning “little rock”
-1
Pax
Latin term meaning “peace”; also pertains to the Roman goddess of peace
-1
Miranda
Latin name meaning “worthy of admiration”
-1
Honey
A kind of sugar-like food substance; good for sweet Staffies that are brownish in color
-1
Leia
From fictional character Princess Leia of the Star Wars franchise
-2
Ebony
A kind of black hardwood; good for dark-colored Staffies
-2
Pandora
Greek name meaning “bearer of all gifts”
-3
Nyx
Greek goddess of the night; good for dark-colored Staffies
-3
Sundance
A native dance performed to honor the sun and to show bravery

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