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50 Badass Dog Names for Creatures Large and Small

You're a badass, but your dog's more of a badass — give them a name that counts.

by Jon Gugala
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Parents will spend countless hours coming up with a unique baby name but when it comes to dogs — we too often pick a physical characteristic and move one. Right, Spot? Your badass baby deserves a badass name — but the same goes for a badass dog name.

From the grandest Dane to the most minute Chihuahua, this list of wild, surprising, and badass names provides plenty of fodder. Whether you’re into art, music, history, or just the ring of the unusual, we’ve found some of the indisputably coolest dog names for small dogs, big dogs, and every dog in between.

Badass Dog Names From Music

  • Elvis
  • Johnny
  • Sandman
  • Cobain
  • Crotchet
  • Otis
  • Stallion
  • Orville
  • Patsy
  • Gina

Badass Dog Names From The Arts

  • Venice
  • Sistine
  • Vinci
  • Dada
  • Painter
  • Canvas
  • Surry
  • Vincent
  • Kahlo
  • Googie

Badass Dog Names From Movies

  • Rosebud
  • Rebel
  • Joker
  • Hemsworth
  • Tombstone
  • Rat Pack
  • Cheadle
  • Marlon
  • McQueen
  • Redford

Badass Dog Names From Pop Culture

  • Torta
  • Rita
  • South Bend
  • Mirage
  • Gawker
  • Light Beer
  • Bezos
  • Recon
  • Oppo
  • Ratio

Badass Dog Names Badass Pet Names From Government

  • Filibuster
  • Georgia
  • Caucus
  • Runaway
  • Warren
  • Minnie
  • Lightfoot
  • Whitmer
  • Precinct
  • White House

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