Strong Boxer Dog Names

Updated on January 7, 2018
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Dr. Mark is a veterinarian. He has been working with dogs for more than 40 years.

When Boxer puppies stop playing, are they thinking of good names?
When Boxer puppies stop playing, are they thinking of good names? | Source

Boxers are powerful German dogs that are great with cats, super with kids, and really enjoy just hanging out with their families.

Boxers are also strong and fast men who make their living hitting other strong men.

Dogs a people are really different, but some of the names given to human boxers are great for canine boxers. This list will give you a few to choose from.

There have been a lot of good movies about boxers. Many of them have names that do not work with dogs, but here are some great choices that work:

Raging Bull
Raging Bull
The Hurricane
The Hurricane
Cinderella Man
A Boxer puppy off to the fights.
A Boxer puppy off to the fights. | Source

Some of my favorite boxers are:

  • Ali
  • Cooney, Dempsey
  • Duran
  • Frazier, Foreman, George
  • Hagler, Hearns, Holmes
  • Jack
  • Leon
  • Lennox, Lewis
  • Louis
  • Manny, Oscar, Sugar
  • Spinks
  • Tunney
  • Tyson, Vander

And there are also many great boxing nicknames that you can choose from:

  • Bigfoot, Blade, and Bruiser
  • Bounty
  • Buster
  • Crusher, Dice, and Hitman
  • Irish
  • Iron
  • Lightning, Macho, and Razor
  • Sharpy
  • Smokin’ and Thunder
  • And for a really tough dog, there is always “Wimpy”

You could always call your dog “Greatest”, of course, and everyone will know just who you are talking about!

There are a few rules when should remember when naming your puppy:

  • Don’t forget to choose a name that has one or two syllables. A lot of famous boxers have names with three or more syllables but they did not make this list. De la Hoya does not work, but Oscar is fine. Evander is not a good name to use with your new puppy, but Vander is a great way to shorten the name and your puppy will respond just like you want.
  • If you have a favorite boxer in mind and he did not make this list, be sure to use that for a really special name. Just remember that dog names should only have two (or maybe even one) syllable. If you have one that you really like you should use it, of course, but be sure to find a good nickname for it.
  • Do not use any name that sounds like a dog you already have. When you call your new Boxer the older dog is going to be confused.
  • Don´t give your new dog a name that sounds like one of his training commands—“Grit” sounds too much like “sit”! If you give him a name that sounds like one of his basic commands, he is going to get confused and not perform when he should. None of the dog names I have suggested in this list sound like any commands, but if you use the name of a boxer or another word that is not here, make sure it does not sound like a training word.
  • Give your dog a name that commands some respect and stay away from the dog names I would not use. You might think it is funny to name your dog “Scooter” after he has diarrhea, or “Barfy” after an accident in the car. It will not be funny later when you are out at the dog park with your new puppy, and names like “Scooter” get old fast.
  • Do not brand your new dog with one of the overused dog names. Your dog has a noble history, he is an individual, and the last thing he needs is to be just another Charlie or Jake. Every dog deserves a unique name!

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      Gizmoistheboss 9 months ago

      i love the name gizmo

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      Dr Mark 4 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Hey Bob, I had to laugh imagining Ajej dealing with snow. Even when it rains and gets down to the 60s, she stands at the door and looks at me as if "You expect me to go outside in that kind of weather?" Tough dog!

      Eddy, thanks for taking the time to read this. I remember your forum thread from about a year ago, and hope you do get another great dog.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      I do not have the pleasure of living with a dog at the moment and oh how I miss the company so. However it doesn't stop me from reading wonderful gems like this; thank you so very much for sharing .

      Voted up, across and shared. Have a great weekend.


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      Bob Bamberg 4 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

      I agree with your mind's-eye vision of Dudley; rather dignified (even if his name is liable to get him beaten up at the dog park).

      I'm a happy man now with summer just about here. When I go out for my 5 AM walk, it's daylight, the birds are singing, and my muscles are relaxed. In the winter it's dark, desolate because of the deafening quiet, and my muscles are in their heat-producing tense mode. They don't relax until I get back to the warm house.

      With winter on your doorstep there at the beach, it's almost time to break out the long sleeved shirts and flannel sandals. I hope Ajej is a good musher.

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      Dr Mark 4 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Dudley makes me think of some tall Englishman boxer with a handlebar moustache.

      My thinking cap could not come up with any good girl names for Boxers--women are usually smart enough to stay away from this crazy sport!

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment! Winter is almost here, so I hope you are feeling the summer weather way up on the wrong side of the globe!!!

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      Bob Bamberg 4 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

      It's not a strong name, but I like Dudley as a name for a boxer. His nickname could be Dude. Unless, of course, he is a she. Then it's back on with the thinking cap. Another good hub...voted up, useful and interesting.