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Tough Dog Names From England for a Bullmastiff

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Dr. Mark is a veterinarian. He has been working with dogs for more than 40 years.

Names for the beautiful, but tough bullmastiff.

Names for the beautiful, but tough bullmastiff.

The Bullmastiff was created by those who needed a tough dog. A dog able to withstand rainy evenings on guard duty, a dog able to get up and check the fences at a moment´s notice, and a dog who could tell the poachers from the strollers.

If you are the proud owner of a new Bullmastiff puppy, congratulations. You have a lot on your mind right now: housetraining, getting the right toys, feeding your puppy properly, basic obedience training, and socialization.

Before all of that, though, you need to know what to call your puppy. Here are a few tough English names to suit a Bullmastiff personality.

Tough English Names for Your Puppy

NameMeaningNameMeaning

Able

Having ability

Lyndon

A grove of Linden trees

Amock

In a murderous frenzy

Mills

A miller

Artie

A legendary hero

Nick

The victorious people

Beck

A summons

Parker

Park keeper

Blake

Dark, or son of the lake

Payden

Warrior´s town

Brent

A high place or steep hill

Pierce

Small rock

Brock

Badger

Peyton

Warrior´s town

Cade

Spirit of the battle

Rad

An advisor

Callus

Thick skin

Radcliff

A cliff with reeds

Clasher

A dog who has harsh enounters

Rambler

A dog who walks around a lot

Dale

Valley

Rayce

Swift

Danger

 

Rod

A famous ruler

Deacon

A person who assists a minister

Royce

Son of Roy

Denzel

From Cornwall, England

Ryder

A man who rides a horse

Fisher

A dog who fishes

Rusty

Reddish-brown

Garrick

A grove of oak trees

Sawyer

A woodworker

Gentry

A gentleman

Shade

A cool and shady place

Gunner

A soldier with a gun

Shep

A shepherd

Hale

Healthy

Slade

Child of the valley

Harley

A rabbit´s meadow

Smith

 

Holt

Forest

Stanton

A stony farm

Hugh

Spirited, a bright mind

Sterling

Something valuable

Jagger

A dog who carries supplies

Stone

 

Jackson

Son of Jack

Storm

 

Karson

A Scottish name place

Tanner

A leather worker

Keaton

Where hawks fly

Thorne

A sharp object

Knox

A hill

Trader

A merchant

Kolt

A young horse

Travis

Crossroads

Kyler

A narrow piece of land

Usher

A doorkeeper

Lake

 

Vance

A grain thresher

Lawton

A town on the hill

Walker

A person who cleans cloth

Lee

Shelter from the wind

Ward

A guardian

Lester

From Leicester, England

Wes

A meadow in the west

Locke

Forest

Will

A determined guardian

Legion

 

 

 

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Those puppy-dog eyes need a name to match.

Those puppy-dog eyes need a name to match.

A few of these names might be of Welsh origin, and a few Scottish, but all are used in some form by the English. Some of them have the spellings changed to the American form so that they will be a little “tougher.”

If these British names are not what you are looking for, try these other tough names:

  • Axel
  • Cason
  • Corbin
  • Damon
  • Jax
  • Rocco
  • Ryker
  • Rusk
  • Trevor
  • Zander

If you do not like any of the names on this list, go ahead and look around but be cautious about what you choose.

  • Do not choose an overused name from the top 10 or top 25 list of dog names. Not only will your puppy be named just like all of the others at the dog park, you will
  • You might find other names with choices like Hercules and Goliath. Don’t go there. Your dog needs a name with only one or two syllables. If you choose a long name, he is not going to respond.
  • If you have a subject matter that you would like to choose from and want to find a really unique name, go to your dictionary and browse. You never know what you might find.
  • Do not give your dog a silly name that he will grow out of. A Bullmastiff is a noble breed, and he deserves a name to go with his status.

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A Bullmastiff all grown up, but still a puppy at heart.

A Bullmastiff all grown up, but still a puppy at heart.

© 2014 Dr Mark

Comments

Bob Bamberg on March 25, 2014:

I think "Tank" has a nice ring to it.

Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on March 21, 2014:

Okay, Able and Clasher are good though! What about "Arthur" instead of "Artie"? Maybe that one is a wash, at least in the People´s Republic.

Bob Bamberg on March 21, 2014:

You lose me on this one, Doc :) I don't find too many of what I'd consider tough names. There are some dignified ones and some mischievous ones, and some wimpy ones too. But, a bull mastiff wearing a studded collar and answering to the name "Artie" would get laughed out of the dog park here in the people's republic. Still a useful and interesting read, so voted that way.

Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on March 21, 2014:

Thanks, Elizabeth. I tried to stick to English names, but I probably have a few Golden/Scotch names in there too. I´m glad you like them.

Elizabeth Parker from Las Vegas, NV on March 21, 2014:

I like the names and love those pictures. Entertaining hub!

Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on March 20, 2014:

Thats a great story, Ann. Bunny Girl sounds like she got the perfect name. When I brought my little Pitbull puppy home she ran through the house and front yard doing the "puppy crazies" and I named her Ajej, which is the Moroccan Arabic word for "sandstorm" (she is sandy brown color). If she was a Bullmastiff I probably would have named her "Amock"!

Ann1Az2 from Orange, Texas on March 20, 2014:

Such beautiful dogs! Great name choices, too. I kind of like Clasher or Slade, but then I'd have to have a puppy for awhile to see if it fit the name. I've found if you have a pet for a month or two, you can usually fit it with a name. I've only changed a pet's name once and that was because she did something that just seemed to fit more with another name. I named my female cat Pixie, but I always called her Little Girl. One day, I heard something near the litter box that sounded like a rabbit kicking their hind legs against the wall. I found out through careful observation that she does this sometimes after she uses the litter box. That did it - she is now Bunny Girl.

Well done and voted up!