Tough Dog Names From England for a Bullmastiff

Updated on January 9, 2018
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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

Name
Meaning
Name
Meaning
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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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

Providence Engraving Aluminum Pet ID Tags for Cat and Dog
Providence Engraving Aluminum Pet ID Tags for Cat and Dog

As soon as you have decided on a name for your puppy, get a tag. Be sure to add your cell phone number! This is the style that I use for my own dogs.

If your puppy is lost, this may save his life.

Ask your vet about a microchip next time you take your puppy for a visit.

 

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 profile image

        Bob Bamberg 4 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

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

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        Dr Mark 4 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 4 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

        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 4 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 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

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

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        Dr Mark 4 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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        Ann1Az2 4 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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