War Dog Names

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Introduction

History buffs aside, there are many people who simply like the sound of names that are associated with wartime or evoke memories of a distant era. Masculine names seem to top the list, however those with female dogs should not despair! There are plenty of fun and interesting names that inspire thoughts of war; or maybe memories of a specific era with good memories. While this is a large list, there are plenty more war inspired names that did not make the list. Take your time and have fun when trying to decide on a war inspired name for your new puppy.

War Dog Names In Pop Culture

War Dog Name Considerations

Some people have a tendency to shy from war inspired names because of the bad memories these names may evoke. However, there are also names that may help keep a good memory alive. Specific war dogs that have made it into the history books have fun names and this may be a good place for your name search to begin. There was Kaiser, the first war dog killed in Vietnam or there is the famous Chesty, the mascot of the Marines. Specific locations of wars can also be considered, such as calling your new pup Nam which is short for Vietnam. When people think of war inspired names, generally visions of German Shepherd Dogs or other larger dogs come to mind. However, many small dogs can have names that are inspired by war. Torpedo is a great name for a small dog with a big heart and fast legs. Chopper is also another good name for a smaller dog. It may even be fun to name a smaller dog after Bamse the Saint Bernard that became a naval officer in the Royal Norwegian Navy. Girl dogs can also carry names that are inspired by war. There were numerous women that made a difference in all of the wars that have been fought. There is no better way to honor those women than to name your newest pooch after one of them.

Male War Dog Names

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Torpedo
Self-propelled missile shot from submarines or planes
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Stonewall
After General TJ “Stonewall” Jackson of the Confederate Army
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Megiddo
The Battle of Megiddo in 1918
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Washington
Famous general of the Revolutionary War; 1st President of the U.S.
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Beret
After the Green Berets a special operatives force
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Grenade
Small bomb
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Treaty
Documents signed to prevent or stop wars
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Camo
As in camouflage used to hide in the desert or jungle
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Lincoln
President credited with starting the Civil War
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Apache
Operation Apache Snow thwarted North Vietnamese forces from attacking the coast
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Chopper
Nickname for helicopters
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Admiral
The highest ranking officer in the Navy
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Thompson
The submachine gun that was popular during WWII
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Bomber
Medium sized airplanes used starting in WWII
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Nemo
Vietnam war dog
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Luger
The German’s prized sidearm was the Luger P08
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Stubby
Pit Bull that became the most decorated war dog in U.S. history
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Lee
The Lee-Enfield .303 was the standard rifle of the British Army in WWI
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Gander
Newfoundland that served in the Canadian Army during WWII
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Hero
Numerous people during wars become selfless to save lives
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Huey
The Bell UH-1 helicopter used in the Vietnam War
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Ragnar
Ragnar Borsum smuggled Jews out of Nazi occupied countries
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Chesty
The Bulldog official mascot of the Marine Barracks in Washington D.C.
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Tank
Sometimes called “land battleship”, almost indestructible weapon
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Chips
The most decorated war dog in WWII
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Kaiser
First war dog killed in action during the Vietnam War
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Gunner
The Kelpie that warned soldiers of Japanese approach during WWII
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Sniper
Sharp shooter used in special operations
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Bamse
Royal Norwegian Navy official member; Saint Bernard in WWII
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Nam
Short for Vietnam

Female War Dog Names

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Opha
The first woman to enlist in the Marine Corps in 1918; Opha M. Johnson
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Saigon
The Fall of Saigon during the Vietnam War
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Ally
As in Allied Forces
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Somme
Battle of the Somme in 1916 during WWI
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Loretta
The first woman to enlist in the U.S. Navy in 1917; Loretta Walsh
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Snow
Operation Apache Snow during the Vietnam War in 1969
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Clara
Famous Civil War nurse; Clara Barton
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Adela
Flight nurse Adela Lutz
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Lorraine
The French invaded Lorraine in 1914 resulting in the Battle of Lorraine
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Rose
Russian Lydia Litvyak was known as the White Rose of Stalingrad
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Zoya
Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya was first woman named a hero of the Soviet Union in WWII
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Violette
British spy during WWII; Violette Szabo
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Oveta
First woman awarded the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal
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Natalia
Natalia Peshkova was a combat medic for the Russians
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Kara
The Karabiner 98K rifle was designed during WWII and used by the Germans
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Cathay
Freed slave Cathay Williams served in the Union army
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Susie
After Susan Travers a General in the French Foreign Legionnaire
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Pistol
Handgun that was mainly used by officers in WWI
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Whiskey
For the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794
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Leigh
After Leigh Ann Hester a National Guard reservist that received the Silver Star
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Annie
First woman to receive the Purple Heart
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Navy
A branch of the military
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Amazon
Large group of female warriors known as the Dahomey Amazons
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Lise
Lise Borsum smuggled Jews out of Nazi occupied countries
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Bayonet
The bracketed dagger that is on the end of a rifle barrel
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Marne
WWI battle called Battle of the Marne
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Lydia
For Soviet fighter pilot Lydia Litvyak
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Barb
For barbed wire was used to slow military advances
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Smoky
Yorkshire Terrier in WWII that carried cables through war zones
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Judy
The only dog to ever be considered a prisoner of war

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