So these names are picked from lists of ancient gods, movie and television heroes and villains, and some real people who have left their own legacy of toughness.We’ve added a couple of animals—mammals, reptiles, birds that we think represent toughness in the animal kingdom. In some of the articles on this site, I make recommendations on products that have been helpful to me.We’ll crunch the numbers, comparing baby name rankings from your birth year to give you a dog name of equal popularity. As dog lovers through and through here at Rover, we find dog names absolutely fascinating, and we love searching our data on the topic to discover hot trends, quirky choices, and unique twists on classics.Over the years, we’ve compiled plenty of names for you to peruse—and we keep our lists updated with new data each year.What could be cuter than a little black puppy with the name Darth (Vader)? There are already too many Bellas, Mollies, Maxes, and Buddies in the small dog world. We have compiled a list of names that work well with any breed of dog.Maybe a name like Duke, Tonka, or Talon might be a little more unique. Gods and Heros, outlaws and fierce animals all have one thing in common, they all have to be tough, not only physical but mentally robust.
After all, we’ve got the nation’s largest database of dog names to work with.By Janice Jones | Last Updated March 14, 2019Tough dog names are always perfect for that tough looking dog, but are equally great if you want to make a statement about your small breed dog. But why do small dog lovers find these names so irresistible?I’ve already mentioned one reason, but beyond that the cuteness factor comes into play.If you’re having trouble deciding, keep in mind that a name can come from many different sources of inspiration, such as your favorite foods, books, celebrities, your heritage, or even dog breed history.For example, a French bulldog puppy might sport a French-inspired name like Chloe, while a Latin dog breed like the Chihuahua might be perfect for a name like Coco. When you’re teaching your new dog to respond to commands like sit, stay, or come, you’ll want to be sure their name isn’t a source of confusion.
If you love Paris, why not name your dog for the City of Lights? Place names for dogs are on the rise, along with plant, landscape, and gemstone names, all pulled from the natural world.