Rottweiler Dog Names
101 Names for your Rottweiler Dog

The Rottweiler Dog names list is filled with names suitable for this stout, confident and imposing dog breed. Many of the names are related to combat, war and leadership. Names like Sargent, Gunner and Tank populate the list.

The Rottie, as they are often known, is a popular guard dog and often leads to tough or macho names like Bear, Duke and Hulk. Have you heard a Rottweiler names Powder Puff, Pinky or FiFi?

In the famous dog names category, the following Rottweiler dog names come to mind. Indo and Zhaki are Will Smith’s Rottweilers and Baby is a Rottie belonging to Leonardo DiCaprio.

OK, Baby may not be so bad as Pinky, but pretty darned close!

Something to remember when naming your Rottweiler Dog is to match your dog’s personality, purpose and stature with their name. This is one tough dog and you might want a tough name to match.

Rottweiler Dog NamesTo learn more about this working dog breed, visit our Rottweiler Dog breed information page. Learn about the Rottweiler Dog temperament, trainability, and even a little of the breed’s history before deciding on this or another dog breed.

Below is a list of my favorite 101 Rottweiler Dog names. If you don’t find a name you like after browsing the list, return to our Dog Names by Breed page to see more categories.

For more great ideas, visit our list of famous dog names or one syllable dog names.

If you have a name to share with the rest of us, please use the form at the bottom of this page. You just might make someone’s day!

You can also expand your search to our list of more than 4,000 puppy names.

Name Meaning
Angus Outstanding and exceptional man.
Arrow A straight, thin, pointed shaft shot from a bow.
Ava From Avis – A bird.
Famous Name: Ava Allan is a TV actress and a model born on March 1, 2000, in Los Angeles California. She had her first modelling career for Disney catalog when she was 6 years old. She was involve in several commercials for some companies like Hyundai, Hasbro, and Nissan. .
Avalanche A fall or slide of a large mass, as of snow or rock, down a mountainside.
Barbarian Savage, someone straight out from the primitives
Bear Large mammal with large head, bulky body and coarse thick fur. Very suited to the Rottweiler dog names list and the Rottie breed.
Bella Beautiful
Bismarck Name of a massive German battleship in World War II
Blaze A brilliant burst of fire.
Blizzard Violent snowstorm.
Boris A fighter, warrior.
Bruno Brown 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”.
Bulldozer A powerful tractor that clears ground; with irresistable power
Caesar Title 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.
Carl From “Karl”, the German form of “Charles”, meaning “free man”
Cassandra Enticer of men – for the female pet who is hard to resist.
Chewbacca For Star Wars fans! Also “Chewy.”
Cleo From Cleopatra – Her father’s glory.
Cougar A large powerful American mountain cat.
Dakota Friends
Famous Name: Hannah Dakota Fanning (born 23 February 1994) is an American actress who launched onto the movie scene with an amazing performance I Am Sam, the 2001 film starring Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer. At 19 (in 2013) she already has 49 TV and Film credits to her name, including appearances in the Twilight movie series.
Diamond An extremely hard colourless gemstone. Also for diamond shaped marking.
Duke Highest ranking nobleman – Leader. This is one of my favorite Rottweiler dog names.
Ebony A black or very dark color
Famous Name: Ebony Vernice Hoffman is an American professional basketball player from Los Angeles, California. She was born on August 27, 1982. Ebony plays for Connecticut Sun in the WNBA. She currently plays for Besiktas Istanbul in Turkey.
Fuzz Having a fluffy or frizzy mass of hair or fur
Gladiator Trained to fight with animals or humans
Goliath A giant who was slain with a sling and stone
Greta Equivalent of Margaret – A pearl.
Grizzly A species of brown bear. Also appropriate among Rottweiler dog names due to the size and stature of this powerful dog.
Gunner Overly ambitious and competitive
Gunther In mythology, king of Burgundy
Hannibal Either Hannibal the general who famously carried elephants across the Alps or the Hannibal the cannibal from the ’90s movie. Take your pick.
Hercules Strong. Yep.
Hulk Turns large and green and mean when angry or agitated
Indo Among famous Rottweiler dog names. Indo is the name of Will Smith’s Rottie. Mr. Smith has another Rottie names Zhaki.
Jabba From “Jabba the Hut”, the fat and slobbish character from Star Wars
Jake From Jacob – To fill the place of another.
Famous Name: Jake Beckley or born as Jacob Peter Beckley was a Major League Baseball player. He was born on August 4, 1867, in in Hannibal, Missouri. He elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971 because of his 2,930 hits during his 20-year career.
Jaws Bones that form the mouth. A dangerous situation – “The Jaws of Death.”
Jericho Means “city of the moon”; a city in Canaan that was destroyed when its walls fell down
Jewel A precious stone or gem. One that is treasured.
Jupiter 5th planet from the sun; also largest planet in the solar system
Kahlua A coffee liqueur.
King Kong A fictional gigantic monster (resembling an ape) that terroroized New York
Kingston Kings farm or royal manor.
Kodiak Large Alaskan brown bear. There’s that bear resemblance again.
Legacy An heritage or inheritance
Liebe German for “love”
Lincoln From the colony by the pool.
Famous Name: Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He was the son of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Together with Hannibal Hamlin as his running mate, Lincoln won the election and declared as 16th president on November 6, 1860 in which he defeated Douglas, John Bell, and John C. Breckinridge.
Lion A large cat; the male has the wall-known flowing and shaggy mane
Lurch To stagger.
Mack Means “son of”; can be a nickname for Mackenzie, Mackinley, Mackey, etc.
Magnum A large type of wine bottle.
Majestic Having impressive (even jaw-dropping) beauty
Marlboro A cigarette brand;  one of the most famous in the world
Marmaduke Sea Leader.
Max Large spring.
Famous Name: Maxwell George “Max” Schneider is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, actor, model, and musician. At the age of 3, he already began acting and he hasn’t stopped since. Together with Ben Charles, they wrote “Show You How To Do” for the Disney hit show Shake It Up.
Mercedes Compassionate, merciful and Reward in Latin.
Midnight Intense darkness, the middle of the night.
Missy Informal term for young woman.
Moose Largest member of the deer family. Moose have heavy brown bodies with humped shoulders and broad antlers.
Muscles Tissues that enables bodily movement. To be forceful – muscled into the conversation.
Nero Stern
Nevada Latin origin, meaning snow.
Ninja Martial arts warrior.
Olga I like this for female Rottweiler dog names because of its German roots.
Panzer German armored fighting vehicles of World War II.
Predator An animal that preys on other animals
Rambo I can just see a little Chi in camouflage.
Raptor A bird of prey, like an eagle, falcon, hawk, etc.
Reese Means “enthusiasm”
Famous Name: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, popularly known as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress and producer. She was born on March 22, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She already began modelling when she was 7 years old. She had her first major acting role in Robert Mulligan’s The Man in the Moon (1991).
Roman A soldier or citizen from ancient Rome
Romeo Man from Rome.
Rugby A game that combines tactical complexity and physical brutality
Sage Aromatic grayish-green herb. Wise or experienced person.
Samson From Sampson – Sun’s man. Great name.
Famous Name: Samson Satele (born on November 29, 1984) is an American football center from Kailua, Hawaii who is currently playing for the Miami Dolphins. On August 2, 2014, he signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins. He was released by his former team, the Indianapolis Colts, on March 6, 2014. Satele graduated from University of Hawaii.
Samurai Skilled and honorable fighters of medieval Japan
Sarge Noncommissioned Army or Air Force rank.
Shadow A rough, dark image cast by an object blocking the sun’s rays.
Shamu Fat and black, just like the famous Orca whale
Sky The expanse of air over the Earth.
Sofie Short for “Sophia” meaning “wisdom”
Stallion An uncastrated male horse that is kept for breeding
Storm Strong winds accompanied by rain or snow, thunder and lightning. Uncontrollable.
Stormy having violent emotions, just like the weather
Tank A large metal container. A heavily armed combat vehicle.
Terminator Love this for guard dogs.
Thor God of Thunder.
Thunder Sound produced from lightning.
Titan Having immense strength, intellect, and importance
Trojan Anything relating to the ancient city of Troy
Tundra A flat and vast region with frozen subsoil
Tyson Son of the German.
Famous Name:Michael Gerard “Mike” Tyson (born on June 30, 1966) is a 48-year old American retired professional boxer from Brooklyn, New York City. He served jail time and he also appeared in several films such as The Hangover. He has a documetary film about his life titled, Tyson ..
Ulysses Roman for “Odysseus”, the king of Ithaca
Vegas From “Las Vegas”, the “Sin City”
Voyager Someone who travels to distant places
Xena One who is hospitable to strangers.
Yukon A type of jeep manufactured by General Motors
Zelda Grey battle-maiden.
Zeus Father of the Gods.
Zorro Masked man of the people; Spanish for “fox”
Zhaki Another on the famous Rottweiler dog names list, Zhaki is a second Rottie owned by actor, Will Smith. His other Rottie is Indo.
Ziba An eye candy; Persian for “beautiful”


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Bullmastiff named Prada 
Prada was the name of my first Bullmastiff. I’m a fashionable person so i named her after this designer.

Its a good strong name and it is uncommon. …

Stella – My Rottweiler Dog’s Name 
Famous from ‘a streetcar named desire’. Stella is my Rotties name. When she get’s into something I say loudly STELLA!!!

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We named our puppy Rocky but my Little nephew couldn’t pronounce it and said lucky. That’s the perfect puppy name full of love.

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