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
17
Loki
A Norse mythology god known for his mischievous acts; good for playfully naughty Staffies
12
Apollo
Goddess of healing in Greek mythology
11
Bear
A kind of wild, dog-like animal
9
Thor
God of thunder and protector of mankind in Norse mythology; good for strong-willed and protective Staffies
5
Beau
French term meaning “handsome”
5
Gus
Derived from Latin name “Augustus” meaning “majestic”
3
Draco
Latin name meaning “dragon”
3
Buster
Someone who likes to break or overpower something
3
Major
A high-ranking military officer
2
Snow
Ice crystals that fall from the sky, usually during winter; good for white-colored Staffies
2
Harley
From renowned motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson; depicts toughness
2
Bruiser
A tough person, often aggressive
1
Rusty
Pet form of the name Ruston, also means “one with a reddish complexion”; good for Staffies with reddish coat
0
Chaos
Means “mayhem”; good for playful Staffies who likes to make a mess
-1
Argus
Greek name meaning “bright”; good for white or light-colored Staffies
-1
Maxx
Pet form of the Latin term “Maximus”, which means “greatest”
-2
Rufus
Means red-haired in Latin; good for Staffies with reddish coats
-2
Brock
Old English name meaning “badger”
-3
Dredd
From comic character Judge Dredd
-3
Achilles
A hero during the Trojan war in Greek mythology
-4
Butch
Masculine in behavior or look
-4
Rogers
From the comic character Steve Rogers aka Captain America
-4
Samson
A character in the Bible known for his strength
-4
Popeye
From cartoon character of the same name
-4
Zach
Hebrew name meaning “pure”
-4
Tank
A huge metal vehicle used for combat
-7
Scout
Someone who keeps watch; good for Staffies who also serve as watchdogs
-7
Clark
From comic character Clark Kent aka Superman
-7
Walter
German name meaning “ruler of the army”
-9
Gaius
Latin name meaning “to rejoice”

Female Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
12
Nyla
Arabic name meaning “winner”
11
Koda
Native American word meaning “ally” or “friend”
8
Ivory
A solid white material made out of animal teeth or tusks; good for white or light-colored Staffies
8
Kaia
Hawaiian name meaning “sea”; good for Staffies with a blue-ish coat
6
Xena
A comic character known as the Warrior Princess
4
Athena
Goddess of wisdom and war in Greek mythology
4
Chica
Spanish term meaning “small girl”; a funny, ironic name for a female Staffie
3
Callisto
Greek name meaning “most beautiful one”
3
Siren
A type of femme fatale in Greek mythology; good for Staffies with a sweet bark
3
Artemis
Greek goddess of the hunt and twin sister of Apollo
2
Empress
Female ruler with great power
2
Poppet
A British slang term referring to a sweet, little girl
1
Fleur
French term meaning “flower”
1
Coco
A French pet name
0
Ebony
A kind of black hardwood; good for dark-colored Staffies
0
Gertie
German name meaning “strong spear”
0
Psyche
Goddess of soul in Greek mythology who completed impossible tasks to win back her husband, Eros; good for loyal Staffies
0
Matilda
German name meaning “strong in battle”
-1
Lakin
African-American name meaning “found treasure”
-2
Honey
A kind of sugar-like food substance; good for sweet Staffies that are brownish in color
-2
Leia
From fictional character Princess Leia of the Star Wars franchise
-2
Mulan
From Disney character of the same name
-2
Lana
Gaelic name meaning “little rock”
-3
Joan
From historical figure Joan of Arc
-3
Nyx
Greek goddess of the night; good for dark-colored Staffies
-4
Pandora
Greek name meaning “bearer of all gifts”
-5
Helen
A Greek mythology character known as “the face that launched a thousand ships”; good for Staffie showdogs
-8
Pax
Latin term meaning “peace”; also pertains to the Roman goddess of peace
-10
Miranda
Latin name meaning “worthy of admiration”
-12
Sundance
A native dance performed to honor the sun and to show bravery

Community Dogs with Staffordshire Bull Terrier Names

Naz's name story for Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Names
Naz
Male
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Glasgow, WV
Personality
Affectionate
Silly
Funny

Named after Prince Naseem Hamed boxer.

Sadie's name story for Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Names
Sadie
Female
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Hedgesville, WV
Personality
People oriented

I had her name picked out before I met her

Tank's name story for Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Names
Tank
Male
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Lincolnshire, IL

My female staffy had puppy's and tank was the first born he was really big a fatty and out the litter of 9 he was always the biggest and even today at 4 years old he's still the biggest but he has a loving caring nature and thinks he's my baby still

Patch's name story for Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Names
Patch
Male
Shih Tzu
England, AR
Personality
Lazy

He is named it because he had lts of ptches on him when he was a pup The white one on the photo

Holly's name story for Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Names
Holly
Male
Golden Retriever
Texas City, TX
Personality
Hiper
Nice

PPPIINKY is named holly because we like the name PPPIINKY.

Holly's name story for Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Names
Holly
Male
Golden Retriever
Texas City, TX
Personality
Hiper
Nice

PPPIINKY is named holly because we like the name PPPIINKY.

Gemma's name story for Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Names
Gemma
Female
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Fredericksburg, TX
Personality
Sweetheart
Silly
Loving
Protective

Gemma means "jewel" or "gem",and she certainly is our precious gem- so the name just fit like a puppy glove!

Nyx's name story for Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Names
Nyx
Female
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Paris, OH
Personality
Playful
Funny
Loving

We wanted a name that represent a brightful night with all the stars and the shinning moon for our little puppy and I came with "Nyx", the goddess of the night. I needed something powerful and poetic, juste like her. Actually she's kind of scared in the dark lol.