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Know the Pit Bull Breed
Pit bulls make wonderful family dogs, despite their unfair reputation. This breed gets a bad rap from the media even though any breed of dog can attack a person at any time. The truth is, pit bulls are excellent guardians and the perfect security system. (Take that, ADT Security!) Don’t let their tough outward appearance fool you; many have a loving heart and just want to be a part of a family that will love them back. They are highly intelligent, strong, and very loyal when raised in a loving environment.
The key to finding the perfect name lies in knowing your dog. When it comes to naming your new pup, pay close attention to the dog’s mannerisms and overall behavior. Though pit bulls' names are often based on their rugged appearance, it is important to take a deeper look into those puppy eyes and find that sweet personality lying within. This is where you will find the best inspiration for the perfect name for your new furry friend.
Just in case you need help in the naming process, we have compiled this categorized list of names. Hopefully, you won’t need to look any further!
Video: Badass Pitbull Names for Males and Females
Male Pit Bull Names
If you have a male pit bull, you might want a name with a masculine ring to it. The name should connote his inner personality traits while still sounding as strong as he is.
Female Pit Bull Names
If you have a female, don’t be afraid to give her a sweet, soft name. When we say look deep, we mean it.
Badass Pit Bull Names
This category is for those who insist on having a badass name. If you want an aggressive-sounding name, look no further.
Funny Pit Bull Names
If you are searching for a funny name, keep in mind that the novelty of a name can eventually wear off, so choose carefully.
Mythological Pit Bull Names
Fauna / Faunus
Phobos / Phoebe
Let Your Pup Pick Its Name
There are so many names to sift through, as you can clearly see. The process can be overwhelming, so we have prepared the following list of tips to help pick a name for your pit bull. The best part is that all of the methods mentioned below involve your pup in the name-picking process. It’s only fair since they will have to hear that name for the rest of their life!
- Call out names. If you are stuck between a few names, sit in a room that the dog is not in and begin to call out names with 20 second pauses between each name. If your dog comes to one of the names, then that might be the perfect one!
- Use index cards. Take a few index cards, say, five or six, and write different names that you like on each one. Place a piece of dog food or a treat on each one and then let Noname into the room. Watch as s/he picks the name; the index card that s/he eats off of first is the one.
- The whole family can help. If there is an argument amongst family members on names, this is a good, fair way to solve the problem. Form a large circle around the dog, but do not get too close because you don’t want to scare it! Each family member should start calling the dog by the name they want it to have. If the dog goes to someone, that person's chosen name becomes the dog’s.
- Pee on trees. This makes for a really funny story later, but it only works with male dogs who have learned to lift their leg. Tack a different name to each tree in your backyard and let your pit bull out to go potty. If he pees on a tree with a name, that becomes his name!
Letting your dog help pick the name might save you time and a headache if you are really stuck between names.
Once you do finally have a name picked out, help the dog get used to the name by giving it a treat each time it comes to you when called. He’ll be running to you every time before you know it! Dogs catch on pretty quickly, so only do it until it is clear that it has learned the new name.
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Corbra on September 03, 2020:
I love the name
BRENDALEETEX on July 15, 2020:
i rescued a year old pittie girl.....took her off a rural , country road.....abandoned, hungry, scared.....had been shot between the eyes with big pellet gun.....the pellet is still there, opted out of surgical removal......named her Bebe.......it suits her.....she is happy to be loved.....
haylee westheider on May 09, 2020:
the name i love isnt on here but if anybody would like karma thats what i named my female pitbull and my male pitbull is killer and my all black with a little white line down his nose is venom.
MV on May 06, 2020:
I know it’s not on here but imma name my male Pitbull Chop is looking for a middle name tho
Jbb on May 01, 2020:
conya on April 03, 2020:
ik a name conya
Tammy on February 07, 2020:
My blue nose is ruger who weighs in at 125 pounds. My red nose is rayne who weighs in at 64 pounds and both think they are lap puppies.
Uhhhyjihjhfghjnhh on February 05, 2020:
I think I'll name my imaginary albino female pitbull Roxanne
Wesley Attack Dog King on December 14, 2019:
My aunt has a Pitbull named boots and has some more dogs.
Blake on October 24, 2019:
brook on October 06, 2019:
you sud make funny names and cut ant the same time
KIRRA on September 20, 2019:
CUTE DOG NAMES!
Naliis12 on September 03, 2019:
I just got a puppy today and named it ranger it was a boy and it was white and brown.
autumn on July 28, 2019:
My other pit is name hazel and she’s tan with hazel eyes
Justin824 on July 26, 2019:
Pitbull owners can’t spell worth ish
Gianna on July 21, 2019:
What should I name my tan Pitbull dog
Tommy Biggers on July 07, 2019:
Sissy is a good 1.
Kenny on June 09, 2019:
What should i name my all black full blooded rednose pit puppie
Kevin Bacon Sandwhich on June 03, 2019:
After throwing around names like Sully, Sam, Sammy, Samson, Ike
I even thought up the name NATION but I decided to go w/ Ghost. (after the band) Mine is all white except for 1 black ear. He is 5 months old and he is a good dog.
Christi Fletcher on May 29, 2019:
Have a female Dynamite aka (BitBit)
and a male Blaze aka (ButtButt) they are both 3 yrs old
Neal on May 28, 2019:
Our 60# is Roman. He's a baby, but don't you or any animal come in the yard unannounced!
Mirage on May 28, 2019:
My baby (well she is 9.. lol) but she has a very unique beautiful name!
bob on May 03, 2019:
zeus is the best
Big mac on April 16, 2019:
Big Mac is such a funny bad ass name lol.
It's going to be a good ass name for my new amaricn bully pups.
They are only 5 weeks old today and one looks like its mom richgirl.
Diva on March 29, 2019:
haha she's so funny this is a perfect name she also think she's a diva
Tanedo on February 26, 2019:
Paris on January 11, 2019:
This is a cute name
Luna on December 31, 2018:
So cute and makes her seem not so bad you know because she is a pit so yeah
Jewals on December 30, 2018:
so I've had this pitbull puppy for about a week he's a beautiful blue nose pitbull bully and I'm really having a hard time with a name I have been calling him so many different names for a whole week and he just comes to me because he loves me I love him just as much he's come to me and a very difficult time which is the holidays for me and he has totally taken the spotlight in my life help please I need a name
casvie on December 19, 2018:
Queen D on November 09, 2018:
I have 2 grown female bullies named Duchess and Queen. And i have 5 grown males named Duke, Buster, King, Bruiser, and Debo. I used to have 2 other males named Pac and Diesel but they passed away. I have an 8 month old female named Diva and now have 2 three week old brindle females that need names. Thinking Princess is going to be one...jus stuck on the other name
Eric on October 14, 2018:
i got Brutus and Jagger
Bailey G. on September 13, 2018:
Pharaoh should've been on the badass name list.
Jamie Cameron on September 10, 2018:
These are the latest and most common names used by people who have no since of creativity. My example: my male who sits and stares at you eye to eye. His name Hypnosis. Hyppie for short because he has a heart shaped Whit spot on his neck. My female who sings her "barks" Sirius. Choir que to sing out loud. Her son who sings the same way. Jon Jon Jovi. Don succumb to this list people. Name you pets based on their personalities not some rediculous list comprised by people who think THESE are "BAD ASS" names....
GJD on September 02, 2018:
I have bully and razor edge puppies for sale hmu
Alexis Valdez Carrasco on August 25, 2018:
Anna you should name her Elle Mae
Anna on July 29, 2018:
I have a female blue nose pitty what shall I name her!?!?
Himanshu on July 16, 2018:
I love beast name
PJ on July 13, 2018:
I have a 2 mouth old puppy and it likes the name Homie
Acey and Michaela on June 10, 2018:
I like Lady she likes Roxy
Angelica martinez on May 29, 2018:
I have a pitbull that is pregnant 1 month and 13 days pregnant already her names oz
Lili on May 13, 2018:
Roxanne on May 08, 2018:
Those dogs look so cute but.. I already had a dog and her name is peaches because it is a really cute girl name
Tatiana (author) from Florida on April 15, 2018:
I'm so happy you liked this article! I hope your client finds a good suggestion on here!. :-)
Tatiana (author) from Florida on April 15, 2018:
She sounds beautiful!
Adrienne Farricelli on April 08, 2018:
Great info. I have a client with a new pitbull pup and she was looking for some names so stumbled on this and sending the link to her.
Miauchiha6914 on April 04, 2018:
I have 2 male pitbull/bullie named "Gotti" (black & white) and "Overdose" (champagne) and im getting a female in 2 weeks cause she to young right now. I'm thinking of naming her "Ice" cause she is solid white with greenish blue eyes
Minika on March 28, 2018:
My PIT bull name is Bakteria :)
nam on March 04, 2018:
These are good na
katie on March 04, 2018:
i have to dogs named callie and rocky and callie is pregnet.when i get one of the puppies i will name it nacho,cheeto,penny or kilo
Chandler douse on February 15, 2018:
I like killer, trigger , and buster ,and others or blade
Pit bulls are the best on February 01, 2018:
I got a pit bull and she is the best. Very playful and my family and I don't know what to name her. I found a very great name and we decided to name her Luna
Red nose Pitbull on January 28, 2018:
I have a red nose Pitbull named Kai he is such a lovely dog only 6 weeks old
anal beads on January 25, 2018:
i like jagger
Madepit on January 18, 2018:
I love the name Trixie
Butthole on January 09, 2018:
Hi I love these names
shyana on December 24, 2017:
love those names
pit bull lover on December 20, 2017:
they are cool and very funny two bad i have grow dogs or i would use one of these names for sure =D
Blue on December 16, 2017:
I love this name with pits
Michael Stow on November 26, 2017:
I named my blue brindle male pit bull hemi after the strongest dodge motor ever made
tia on November 05, 2017:
hey guys I'm getting a male pitbull and I need help naming him, I'm kinda wanting a really badass names
Devin on October 21, 2017:
I think I like max for a dog's name it's rare and Cupid sounds good too.
Cory on October 18, 2017:
A blue razor edge pit male out of a past litter threw a white face female that I decided to keep. Looking for a good name for her. Any suggestions?
Xander on October 16, 2017:
Hi lady's and gents I have 2 pits and they are called Chappie and Chalessi
Ay on October 14, 2017:
I have 3 pits 2 males an 1 female girls name is kasha and boys r Rombo and kilo
Daisy on October 10, 2017:
I ❤❤ the name Coco that's what I'll name my
Triyambak Tripathi on October 03, 2017:
my dog pitbull name is
Lucy on September 30, 2017:
My Pitbull’s named is Cesar named after Cesar Millan.
Brooke B on September 27, 2017:
I had a male pit named Titan. Surprised it's not on it list ! IT SHOULD BE !
Gustavo Flores on September 24, 2017:
My dog is name tiny but don't think his small his big that's why when ppl hear that name thy think it's going to be a small dog but guess what it's not
Happy pit on September 23, 2017:
mt Girls name takes the cake, her name is storm
Ashu chopra on September 08, 2017:
Pitbull dog is very senstive nd carefully dogs
Puppy Girl on September 08, 2017:
@Lynn Smith. What area are you in? I do training
I love pits on September 04, 2017:
Pitbulls are good for a faimily
Jessie D on August 31, 2017:
I have no pit bull but I want one so bad! I thought a golden retriever was the perfect choice but I took a quiz and it said that the pit bull is my ideal companion.
Lisa hill on August 27, 2017:
My pit bull bans are little bit Jayroe coda batman
Avery Truax on August 14, 2017:
My dogs name are Tatum and Ozzie
Kyky on August 04, 2017:
JessOmer on July 29, 2017:
We are the proud parents of 7-year old apricot Meathead. Our hundred-pound baby.
Lynn Smith on July 27, 2017:
I got my puppy when he was 6 weeks old I named him diesel he's awesome he gets along with the cat gets along with my cocker spaniel /Alyssa mix my miniature weenie dog I got in her when she was 6 weeks old I went to stay with a friend when she was 6 months old the friend had a pit she took the weenie dog and treated it just like her baby and now wants Bella smell puppy breath from diesel for the first time ever she thinks she's his mama so I said well a pit raised her so now I guess she thinks she's going to raise a pit I have alot of medical issues nd my goal is to find someone that can or will try to train him to be a service dog I'm on disability and I don't know if I will be able to do it say prayer and keep my fingers crossed
Kyndrik on July 25, 2017:
I have 2 pit bulls
Marcos on July 15, 2017:
My favorite was Thor and Obama
Mackenzie Keith on July 08, 2017:
My Pitbull Boston Terrier Named Karma Is So Sweet Tempered And I Love Her.
Corrine on June 21, 2017:
I named my female pitbull kiearie but she goes by kilo, keke, kia, lowkey, kittykitty, kiearianni. Your site says kilo is a male name tho.
Pitbullballs on June 02, 2017:
Sorry but pibbles is batter than all of those, especially when pibbles looks like he's about to pop your face.
Wkean on June 01, 2017:
We've had four pitty girls, Brandy and Jersey who are now in doggy heaven and Daisy and Pepper our current babies. Love them all so much
babygirl on May 31, 2017:
my chihuahua's name is batman
athena on May 14, 2017:
we named are dog, maxumus meatball novelli
Dhananjai on April 30, 2017:
Thanks for Zeus
gavin on April 19, 2017:
i like big mac
mallory on April 05, 2017:
A suggested name-Boss witch is a god name for a pit
Shelli on March 31, 2017:
My pitbulls name is Mugly cause when she was a puppy she had a mug so ugly only a mother could love.
K.S.J. on March 26, 2017:
My Pitt baby comes home in 3 weeks (she is only 5 weeks old right now and still with her Dame) She is an Aussie/Pitt mix who resembles a red doberman and I think I'm going with Vixen
Buster on March 11, 2017:
I Just got a pup went with xena.... warrior princess lol
Tiffany Rickey on February 28, 2017:
Good information in the article. I had a female named Rodeo. Then came Diamond, named by previous owner. From Diamond came Thunder, Number One, and Ace (males), and MatrieDe and Rubidoux aka Ruby, Doobah, or "The Rube". I've also had Handsome, Amadeus, Ben( males) and Tasha, Kayla, Marmaduke aka" Dukeness", and Sealy (females) oh, and Frisker from a children's book called Frisker the lonely puppy. (He was last of the litter to be taken)
marshall on February 19, 2017:
my dog's name was chico meaning boy in spainish
dave on February 13, 2017:
my family has always raised red nose and blue nose pits beautiful loyal most trustworthy dog in the world with the right training love and support these dogs are nothing short of amazing and gorgeous i named my 9 wk old male puppy Starke which is german for strong
vdp on January 30, 2017:
my pitbulls name is angel
Erica on January 09, 2017:
My pitbulls name is beast and I also have one named baby
tyty on November 29, 2016:
My boys name is Legend