Boxer Dog Names
101 Names for your New Boxer Dog

The Boxer dog names list is filled with names suitable for your new puppy. Some are associated with the breed’s look, like “Bruiser,” or “Admiral,” and others remind you of their dignified nature, like someone who is in charge, a leader, the head of the class, so to speak.

Throughout history, many famous people and celebrities have owned one of these striking dogs. From Rocky Marciano, the famous boxer, to George Clooney, Charlton Heston and Sylvester Stallone.

Visit our Famous Dog Names list if you are looking for more famous names.

The Boxer dog names list has dog names that sound tough, like Brutus and Duke, stately or important, like Napoleon and Caesar, as well as many that I just like.

Something to remember when naming your Boxer puppy is to match your dog’s purpose and personality with their name. You might want to choose from our list of famous dog names or one syllable dog names.

Boxer Dog NamesOr maybe you want to name your new pup for a secret or personal reason, such as to remember a special person or time in your life.

To learn more about this dog breed, visit our Boxer dog breed information page. It’s always a good idea to learn about temperament, trainability, and even a little of the breed’s history before deciding on a dog breed. It’s also fun.

Below is a list of my favorite 101 Boxer dog names. Browse or study the list and have fun.

If you don’t find a name you like, return to our Dog Names by Breed page to see more categories, or expand your search to our list of more than 4,000 puppy names.

AceTopnotch or first rate/ Latin “unity.”
AdmiralCommander in chief of a fleet of ships.
AlexFrom Alexandra – Defender of mankind. Female equivalent is Alexis.
AliMuslim – Noble, Exalted. Also the famous boxer, Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay).
ApolloDestroyer or Beautiful Man.
ArmstrongWith strong arms, or limbs
Famous Name: Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He is an Astronaut and the first man to walk on the moon. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Purdue University and later, completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California.
BabyA young animal. An object or personal concern or indulgence.
BabyfaceSomeone who is very cute and young-looking
BambamAlways active and bouncing; full of life
BanditoA law-breaker, usually steals things
BanzaiMeans “1000 years”  or “long live”
BarbarianReminds me of the movie, “Conan the Barbarian.”
BearLarge mammal with large head, bulky body and coarse thick fur
BenjiStands for “son of my right hand”
BingoA game where numbers are drawn and announced by a caller
BorisA fighter, warrior.
BozoA dunce or fool.
BrittanyA Britain.
BruiserA large heavyset man.
BrunoBrown haired man.
Famous Name: Born on October 8, 1985, Peter Gene Hernandez or also known for his stage name: Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer from Honolulu, Hawaii. Some of his hit songs are: “Nothin’ on You”, “Billionaire”, “Just the Way You Are”, and “When I Was Your Man”.
BrutusHearty and Stupid.
CaesarTitle for Roman Emperors – long haired.
Famous Name: Gaius Julius Caesar was born on 12 July 100 BC in Rome. He is the son of Gaius Caesar and Aurelia. He became the dictator of Rome which paves the way for the imperial system. Caesar also became the Governor of Gaul.
CakesLarge and round. Pleasing to the eye
ChampA champion.
ChipsA thin fried potato chip.
ClydeMeans “cleansing”. Can refer to a dog who is astonishingly clean.
CosmicRelating to the universe. Greatness, a cosmic force.
CubaIsland country in the Caribbean.
CujoAggressive and unpredictable behavior.
DarcyFrom the stronghold.
DarwinBeloved friend.
Famous Name: Charles Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist born on February 12, 1809, in Shrewsbury, England. At the age of 16, he enrolled at Edinburgh University then became a student at Christ’s College in Cambridge after two years. He’s best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.
DukeHighest ranking nobleman – Leader. A favorite among Boxer dog names.
ElvisAll wise. The prince of wisdom, friend
Famous Name: One of the famous singer in 1950’s was Elvis Aaron Presley. He’s the son of Vernon and Gladys Presley. He was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. His first hit single on the pop charts was “Heartbreak Hotel”.
FawnSubmissive, pretty, and young. Named for females.
FearlessBrave and intrepid. Unafraid of anything
FrasierA dog who makes you laugh with his antics, deliberate or otherwise.
FreudSexually-preoccupied, just like the famous psychologist.
GabbiMeans “God is my might”
GeneralHigh Army or Air Force rank above Lieutenant General.
GingerA spice.
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GovernessA woman who teaches children in a private household.
GuinnessBrand of stout beer from Ireland.
HamletIts origin is German and it means Hero.
HannibalA strong and determined general who invaded Italy.
HarleyFrom the hare meadow. Also short for Harley Davidson, a rather “tough” motorcycle.
HolyfieldA tough boxer who TKOed Mike Tyson.
HomerBlind person or hostage, also means promise.
HoneySweet syrup produced by bees.
JabbaFat and lazy. Loves lounging around, not doing anything.
JackFrom John – God’s gracious gift.
Famous Name: Jack Black is a 44-year-old actor, musician, and comedian born in Santa Monica, California. He attended the University of California at Los Angeles but was dropped-out to pursue his career. His acting career began with prime time TV in which he played roles on several shows such as: The Golden Palace (Taxi Driver), Life Goes On (skinhead), Northern Exposure (Kevin Wilkins, prom king), HBO’s Mr. Show, and Picket Fences (Curtis Williams).
JupiterPhysically big, just like the planet. Also means “Father God”.
KeeperGreat name for a soccer player.
KingA male sovereign/Ruler.
LegendA romanticised story from earlier times. One who achieves legendary fame.
LoverboyA seductor. Easily gets the ladies.
LucyAmong famous Boxer dog names. Jodi Foster’s Boxer dog.
Famous Name: Born in New York City on December 2, 1968, Lucy Liu is an American actress, model, artist, film producer (occasional), and director. She got her first big break on the hit comedy Ally McBeal. She was also one of the main casts
MaestroMusic master, composer or conductor.
MaxLarge spring
MischiefOne that causes minor trouble or disturbances.
MollyIrish for Mary.
Mona LisaBeautiful and charming, yet mysterious, just like the famous painting.
Mr TI pitty the fool that doesn’t like this name. For those who don’t know, that was one of Mr. T’s famous lines.
NapoleonLion of the woodland dell.
Famous Name: Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader. He was born on the 15th of August 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica. He was a reformer first before he became an Emperor. Napoleon is one of the greatest military commanders in his time. He died on the 5th of May 1821 in St. Helena.
NilesCreative, muscular, and popular.
NixoDark-skinned. Feared.
OscarDivine spearman – a fighter for God.
PlutoThe ninth and most distant planet from the sun.
PongoOne who smells.
PrinceMale member of a royal family.
QueenA female sovereign.
RamboFearless. A valient fighter.
RexThe King. The all powerful monarch.
RockyAn underdog who made it big.
RomeoMan from Rome.
RoseBeatiful and delicate, just like the flower.
ShonaForm of Jane – God’s gift of grace.
SkipperMaster of a ship.
SlyOne who is cunning, tricky and crafty. Short for Sylvester.
StingerOne that stings.
Sugar RayAfter the 1980s welterweight boxing champion.for the pet who likes to throw his weight around!
Famous Name: Sugar Ray Leonard (born May 17, 1956) is considered one of the best fighters of all time. Aside from being a professional American boxer, he’s also a motivational speaker, and occasional actor. Sugar Ray retired in May 27, 1987.
SullivanThinks of himself as the leader.
TankA large metal container. A heavily armed combat vehicle.
T-boneA thick steak containing a T shaped bone.
TillyFrom Mathilda – Brave little maid.
TobyFrom Tobias – God is good.
TriumphSuccess or victory.
TurboDriven by a turbine – turbocharged.
TysonSon of the German. One of my favorite Boxer dog names.
WarriorOne who is experienced in battle.
WillyResolute protector
WoolfGreatly loves and greedily eats food.
XenaOne who is hospitable to strangers.
YogiFunny and spoiled. Goes his own way to get what he wants.
YummyLooks, smells, and even feels delicious.
ZandraDefender of mankind.
ZeusFather of the Gods.
ZigzagMoves in a left to rught pattern. Unsteady on his feet.

Can’t find the name you like on the Boxer dog names list? Don’t give up. Return to our Dog Names by Breed page to do some more exploring. If you have a great name, tell us about it!

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