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.
To 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.
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|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.|
|Bismarck||Name of a massive German battleship in World War II|
|Blaze||A brilliant burst of fire.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
|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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