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Updated: October 06, 2023

      The American Bulldog, or Bully, is a strong and athletic dog that is commonly adopted for working or as a family protector. For this reason, many of the top names for males have a sporty or powerful theme that reflects their build and personality. Historical military figures, Greek gods, and sports teams are common sources from which to derive this type of name. Females hold a greater variety of names, but stronger choices like Athena and Xena are also semi-popular. Because the American Bulldog’s coat is typically white with patches of varying colors, names like Aspen and Blanco have become favorites. This list is made up of the most prominent American Bulldog names among owners today.
Name Reason to Choose
Lobo This name, meaning 'wolf' in Spanish, is fitting for the breed's strong and fearless nature
Lynch This name is reminiscent of the breed's tenacity and determination
Magnum This Latin term for greatness reflects the large size and personality of the breed
Maverick It's a name that reflects the American Bulldog's independent and adventurous spirit
Max A simple, strong name for a large, powerful breed
Mazen An Arabic name meaning cloud, reflecting the solid and sturdy nature of the breed
Moose This name is a fun choice for a large and playful Bulldog
Mya A popular name for female dogs, suitable for a sweet and loving American Bulldog
Ned This is a classic, robust, and easy-to-remember name, fitting for a sturdy dog breed like the American Bulldog
Oscar A classic name, fitting for a Bulldog with a laid-back personality
Patriot A perfect title for a breed that is quintessentially American
Pride It signifies self-respect and dignity, resembling the breed's confident and proud demeanor
Python A name that reflects the breed's muscular and powerful build
Raid This name signifies the breed's adventurous and daring spirit
Rambo The name of a famous action movie character who is tough and resilient, just like an American Bulldog
Ranger A great name for a dog with a protective nature
Rascal This name embodies the playful and mischievous spirit of many American Bulldogs
Rebel This name admirably reflects the independent and spirited nature of the breed
Rex This name, meaning 'king', is suitable for a dog who rules the roost
Riley This name is suitable for a Bulldog with a playful, outgoing personality
Rocco A popular name for dogs, may suit an American Bulldog with a strong and bold personality
Rocky Inspired by the fictional boxer, this name suits a tough and tenacious Bulldog
Rodeo Inspired by the wild and adventurous spirit of the American Bulldog
Ruger A name that conveys power and strength, perfect for a robust American Bulldog
Rumble A name that suits the breed's powerful and strong nature
Rusty An affectionate name, often given to dogs with reddish coats
Saber This sharp and edgy name is perfect for a spirited and energetic American Bulldog
Sadie A classic dog name for a female American Bulldog with a gentle and friendly nature
Samson Named after the biblical figure known for his strength
Sarge Short for sergeant, a military rank, it reflects the breed's discipline and courage
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Names Based on Origin

American Bulldogs originate from the United States. Names that reflect this origin or American culture can be a good fit.
Name Description
Bama A common nickname for Alabama
Boone Named after American pioneer, Daniel Boone
Brooklyn Based on the popular borough in New York City
Cheyenne The name of a Native American tribe
Dakota This is a name in homage to the Dakota people and states
Denver This name is based on the capital city of Colorado
Hollywood The famous district in Los Angeles known for its film industry
Hudson Named after the Hudson River in the United States
Indiana This name pays tribute to the midwestern state
Jazz A music genre that originated in the United States
Justice This name represents a core value of the American judicial system
Liberty An iconic term symbolizing American freedom
Lincoln A name that pays tribute to the 16th president of the United States
Mason A reference to the Mason-Dixon line, a symbol of the cultural boundary between the North and South of the US
Monroe Named after the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe
Orlando Named after the popular city in Florida
Patriot A term often associated with American pride and history
Phoenix This name reflects the capital city of Arizona
Raleigh This name refers to the capital city of North Carolina
Rocky Inspired by the Rocky mountain range
Savannah This is a well-known city in Georgia
Sooner This name is inspired by the settlers of Oklahoma
Texan This name is inspired by the large, southern state of Texas
Vegas Named after the vibrant city in Nevada
Yankee It's a colloquial term for people from the United States
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Names Based on Color

American Bulldogs come in a variety of coat colors, which can provide inspiration for unique and descriptive names.
Name Description
Amber Perfect for an American Bulldog with a coat resembling the golden color of amber
Ash Resembles the grey color of ash
Blanco Ideal for a dog with a pure white coat
Charcoal Resembles the dark grey color of charcoal
Chestnut Derived from the reddish shade of brown seen in chestnuts
Cloud Ideal for a dog with a fluffy white coat
Cocoa Stems from the brown shade of cocoa
Copper Perfect for a dog with a reddish or copper-colored coat
Ebony Inspired by the dark, black color of the ebony wood
Goldie Perfect for an American Bulldog with a coat resembling the color of gold
Hazel Inspired by the warm brown color of hazelnuts
Inky Ideal for a dog with a coat as black as ink
Ivory Inspired by the pale shade of some American Bulldogs
Jade Perfect for a dog with a unique, greenish coat
Jet Perfect for a dog with a deep black coat
Mocha Inspired by the rich brown color of mocha coffee
Onyx Great for a dog with a shiny black coat, just like the gemstone
Pearl Symbolizes the pure white color of a pearl
Rusty Perfect for a dog with a reddish-brown coat
Sandy Inspired by the light brown color of sand
Shadow Ideal for a dog with a dark or black coat
Silver Stems from the shiny grey shade of silver
Smokey Resembles the grey color of smoke
Snowy Inspired by the pure white color of snow
Vanilla Inspired by the light, creamy color of vanilla
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Names Inspired by Famous Bulldogs

There are many famous American Bulldogs in pop culture and history, and naming your dog after them can be a great tribute.
Name Description
Beast Mark Zuckerberg's pet Bulldog
Bosco A famous canine character in 'Bosco Adventure'
Brutus The mascot of Ohio State University
Buddy The lovable Bulldog in 'Air Bud'
Bully The mascot of Mississippi State University
Butkus Rocky Balboa's loyal canine companion in the 'Rocky' series
Chance Inspired by the adventurous American Bulldog from the movie 'Homeward Bound'
Chesty After the official mascot of the US Marine Corps
General The Bulldog mascot of Georgetown University
Hercules The unforgettable pet from 'The Sandlot'
Hooch The slobbery dog from 'Turner and Hooch'
Jake The dog in the 'Adventure Time' series
Luiz The comical character from 'Rio' animation
Max The moniker of the Bulldog in 'The Pacifier'
Meatball Adam Sandler’s pet in real life
Otis Bulldog character from 'The Adventures of Milo and Otis'
Pudsey From the talented dog who won Britain's Got Talent
Rocky Inspired by the mascot of Western Illinois University
Roscoe Named after the Bulldog in the movie 'Legally Blonde'
Rufus The first Bulldog to win Westminster Dog Show
Smokey The live mascot of the University of Tennessee
Spike Drawn from the tough Bulldog in 'Tom and Jerry' cartoons
Tyson Inspired by the Bulldog in the film 'Snatch'
Uga The live mascot of the University of Georgia
Yale After the mascot of Yale University
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Names Based on Personality

American Bulldogs have distinct personalities, often described as confident, friendly, and loyal. Names that mirror these traits can be a good choice.
Name Description
Barkley For a bulldog who loves to express himself vocally
Brave A testament to a bulldog's courageous spirit
Buddy For the bulldog who's the ultimate companion
Champ For the bulldog who's a winner in your eyes
Chewy A name for a bulldog who loves to chew on toys
Chill For the bulldog who loves to relax
Dopey For a bulldog with a lovable, goofy character
Grunt For a bulldog who makes unique noises
Huffy For a bulldog with a comical grumpy demeanor
Jester For the bulldog who loves to entertain
Jolly Captures the happy-go-lucky nature of a playful bulldog
Loyal A testament to a bulldog's faithful nature
Mighty Perfect for a bulldog with a strong presence
Munchkin A cute name for a bulldog with a soft and sweet demeanor
Pouncer For a bulldog who loves to jump and play
Pudgy A name that reflects a bulldog's unique body shape
Rascal For a bulldog with a mischievous streak
Rumble Perfect for a bulldog with a big bark
Snooze A name for a bulldog who loves his nap time
Snore A humorous nod to a bulldog's love for sleep
Snuggle For a bulldog who loves to cuddle
Squish A name that captures a bulldog's love for cuddles
Stubborn Reflects a bulldog's determined character
Waggy For a bulldog with a tail that never stops moving
Wrinkle A humorous name for a bulldog with wrinkly skin
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Names Based on Size

American Bulldogs are known for their large and muscular physique, so names that reflect this characteristic can be fitting.
Name Description
Atlas Symbolizes strength and size, like the mythical Titan who held up the sky
Boulder It indicates raw strength and size
Brawny For a strong, large muscular dog
Brick This signifies both physical size and strength
Colossal A name reserved for a dog of impressive size
Dynamo For a large dog with lots of energy
Elephant It's a cute name for a big, gentle dog
Giant A no-brainer for a large dog
Goliath Perfect for a large, powerful dog, as it signifies strength
Grizzly Perfect for a large dog with a gruff exterior but a soft heart
Hefty It's a playful name for a large, solid dog
Hulk Ideal for a large, muscular dog, as it symbolizes strength
Jumbo It's a fun name for a big, lovable dog
Jupiter Perfect for a large dog as it's the biggest planet
Mammoth For a dog with a large, imposing size, like the prehistoric creature
Maximus Latin for 'greatest', perfect for a large dog
Moose This name is a nod to the dog's big size, just like the animal
Mountain A name that signifies a large, unmovable presence
Rex Latin for 'King', perfect for a large regal dog
Sumo It signifies a large, hefty stature
Tank This name represents a big, solid presence
Thor For a large dog with a strong and powerful presence
Titan Represents a larger-than-life presence, perfect for a big dog
Whale It's a fun name for a big, friendly dog
Zephyr For a large dog that moves with surprising grace
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Rex Photo of Rex for American Bulldog Names Rex means king
Billie Bleu Photo of Billie Bleu for American Bulldog Names I'm a fan of blues music and her full name is Billie Bleu Holiday
Bronx Photo of Bronx for American Bulldog Names we chose Bronx because we wanted an irish feel but unique at the same time. Plus we thought it would run well with my mothers 4 yr old lab Harlee....At the park...Bronx and harlee!
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Gunney Photo of gunney for American Bulldog Names He’s the boss or thinks he is.
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Roho Photo of Roho for American Bulldog Names Roho was the name of a burly gambler who lived in our town.
Leonidas Photo of leonidas for American Bulldog Names We didn't have a name picked out for him actually at that time we got him. The family and I were watching the movie "300".. We noticed every time the king Leonidas would yell. He would stand up walk over to the t.v. and sits there. Even at times he would bark.. We didn't think of it at first. But then my boyfriend wanted to turn up the volume but ended up hitting the wrong button causing him to start over. While finding where we last left off. King Leonidas yells again and he comes, popping his head up and this time he got excited and starting bark while doing all types of turns and puppy flips and butt in the air.. Then it dawned on us that he has chosen his own name. Leonidas it was.. He has lived up to the name since.
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Bolo Photo of bolo for American Bulldog Names Well I have a Dog named Abramond so I decided that since my first dogs name starts with an 'A' my second would start with a 'B'. Then I wanted a name that was shorter but sounded tough so I decided on Bolo.
Abramond Photo of abramond for American Bulldog Names He's an American Bulldog so I wanted to resemble that and I knew he was going to be big. So I thought of the American Tank the Abrams. The people I got him from, their son named him Diamond because he has a diamond on his back. I want to pay homage to their sons choice. So I combined Abram with Diamond and made Abramond, pronounced A-Bra-Mond.
Chops Photo of chops for American Bulldog Names He tells it all
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Tess Photo of Tess for American Bulldog Names My American bulldog Tess . No idea why I chose the name. But it suits her. I am picking up a new American bulldog female pup and have no idea what to call it.

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Buster: An American Bulldog Tale

In the sprawling, sun-drenched countryside of Georgia, where lush pastures and rolling hills stretched as far as the eye could see, there lived an American Bulldog named Buster. Buster was a powerful and muscular dog, with a broad chest, strong jaws, and an unwavering gaze that spoke of his determination and courage.

Buster belonged to a cattle rancher named Hank, who had been breeding and raising American Bulldogs for many years. Hank recognized the breed's incredible strength and tenacity, and he knew that Buster was destined for greatness as a catch dog – a dog trained to catch and hold livestock, particularly unruly cattle.

From the moment Buster was old enough to learn, Hank began training him to become the best catch dog the ranch had ever seen. Day after day, they worked together in the fields, Hank teaching Buster the art of tracking, catching, and holding cattle with his powerful jaws.

As the months passed, Buster's skill and confidence grew. His ability to catch even the most elusive and stubborn cattle became a thing of legend, as he leaped through the air with incredible agility, gripping the animals firmly but carefully, never causing them harm.

The other ranchers in the area soon caught wind of Buster's extraordinary talent, and they began to seek Hank's help in managing their own unruly cattle. Buster's reputation as a catch dog spread far and wide, and he quickly became a sought-after asset to ranchers all across Georgia.

One day, Hank received a call from a desperate rancher named Sam, whose prized bull had escaped its enclosure and was wreaking havoc on his property. The bull was incredibly strong and aggressive, and Sam knew that he needed the best catch dog around to bring it under control. Without hesitation, Hank and Buster set off to lend their assistance.

Upon arriving at Sam's ranch, the duo was met with a scene of chaos. The bull had torn through fences, destroyed feed troughs, and was now charging at anything that moved. The other ranch hands were scrambling to keep a safe distance, unsure of how to regain control of the situation.

With a quiet nod from Hank, Buster leaped into action, his muscles rippling as he raced towards the rampaging bull. As the bull lowered its massive head to charge, Buster nimbly dodged to the side, using his incredible speed and agility to avoid the powerful horns.

With the bull momentarily off balance, Buster seized the opportunity to leap onto its back, gripping the thick, muscular neck with his powerful jaws. The bull bucked and twisted, trying to throw Buster off, but the courageous American Bulldog held firm, his tenacity and skill shining through.

Slowly, the bull's wild thrashing began to subside, as it realized that it was no match for the steadfast catch dog. With a final, powerful tug, Buster brought the bull to a halt, holding it in place as Hank and Sam moved in to secure the animal and return it to its enclosure.

As they watched the bull safely locked away, Sam turned to Hank with gratitude and admiration in his eyes. Buster had saved his ranch from disaster, and he knew that he had just witnessed the work of a true catch dog legend.

In the years that followed, Buster continued to serve as an invaluable asset to the ranchers of Georgia, his bravery and skill as a catch dog becoming the stuff of legend. And as his story spread across the land, the name of Buster, the fearless American Bulldog, became synonymous with the heart and spirit of a true working dog, inspiring generations to come.

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