Tough Dog Names From England for a Bullmastiff

Updated on August 21, 2019
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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. | Source

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

Having ability
A grove of Linden trees
In a murderous frenzy
A miller
A legendary hero
The victorious people
A summons
Park keeper
Dark, or son of the lake
Warrior´s town
A high place or steep hill
Small rock
Warrior´s town
Spirit of the battle
An advisor
Thick skin
A cliff with reeds
A dog who has harsh enounters
A dog who walks around a lot
A famous ruler
A person who assists a minister
Son of Roy
From Cornwall, England
A man who rides a horse
A dog who fishes
A grove of oak trees
A woodworker
A gentleman
A cool and shady place
A soldier with a gun
A shepherd
Child of the valley
A rabbit´s meadow
A stony farm
Spirited, a bright mind
Something valuable
A dog who carries supplies
Son of Jack
A Scottish name place
A leather worker
Where hawks fly
A sharp object
A hill
A merchant
A young horse
A narrow piece of land
A doorkeeper
A grain thresher
A town on the hill
A person who cleans cloth
Shelter from the wind
A guardian
From Leicester, England
A meadow in the west
A determined guardian
Those puppy-dog eyes need a name to match.
Those puppy-dog eyes need a name to match. | Source

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.

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

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        Bob Bamberg 

        5 years ago

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

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        Dr Mark 

        5 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

        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.

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        Bob Bamberg 

        5 years ago

        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.

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        Dr Mark 

        5 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

        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.

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        Elizabeth Parker 

        5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

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

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        Dr Mark 

        5 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

        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"!

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        5 years ago from Orange, Texas

        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!


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