600+ Military Dog Names



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Do you have an honorable furry friend at home? Or perhaps your canine companion is as loyal and tough as they come. Regardless, there are plenty of cases in which pet parents might want to select a military-inspired dog name for their dedicated dogs. 

Below, we’ll share some of our favorite military dog names so that you can hopefully find the perfect fit for your trusted fur child. 

Military Dog Names: Rank & Positions

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These military names for dogs come from military ranking positions, titles, or assigned duties across the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard, and beyond.

  • Airman: Entry-level personnel in the U.S. Air Force. 
  • Admiral: A senior naval officer. 
  • Bomber: The crew member primarily responsible for targeting bombs.
  • Brigadier: Ranking that’s more commonly used internationally, though appecoolars as Brigadier General stateside.
  • Captain: The commanding officer of a large group of soldiers. 
  • Colonel: A senior military officer rank, usually overseeing about 5000 soldiers. 
  • Commander: A senior officer within the U.S. Navy. 
  • Corporal: The first non-commissioned officer rank.
  • G.I.: Another name for “soldier,” it stands for “General Issue”. 
  • General: A highly ranked senior officer, with the General of the Army serving as the highest ranked official. 
  • Gunner: A soldier who oversees an occupied gun position within a military vehicle. 
  • Lieutenant: A commissioned officer in the armed forces. 
  • Major: An officer in the army ranked above captain but below lieutenant colonel. 
  • Marine: Military forces trained specifically for support in naval operations. 
  • Pilot: These crew members are responsible for operating and flying army planes.
  • Private: The lowest rank of soldier. 
  • Ranger: A special forces unit of the U.S army. 
  • Recruit: Newly enlisted person in any military branch.
  • Sarge: Shorthand for sergeant, who oversees soldiers’ daily tasks. 
  • Scout: Military forces that scope out an area to obtain information. 
  • Seaman: U.S. Navy personnel responsible for operations above deck.
  • Sergeant: A non-commissioned army officer that leads a section of soldiers. 
  • Shooter: Someone responsible for handling firearms. 
  • Skipper: In the U.S. Navy, a skipper is responsible for the care and maintenance of a vessel. A good name for a doggo destined for life on the water!
  • Sniper: Specialized shooters designed to aim from a long distance. 
  • Soldier: General fieldmen of the U.S. Army. 
  • Tracker: A position dedicated to tracking down elusive enemies. 
  • Chief: A chief advocates for sailors’ best interests in the Navy. Also appears in presidential dog names!

Military Dog Names: Code Words

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Most folks know at least a few military code words (more specifically, the NATO phonetic alphabet) – nearly all of us can recite Alpha and Bravo.

But what many civilians don’t know is that some military code words are real names, such as “Oscar” and “Juliet.” Many of these words would make appropriate and fun military names for dogs!

  • Alpha
  • Bravo
  • Charlie
  • Delta
  • Echo
  • Foxtrot
  • India
  • Juliet (Browse more Literary Dog Names!)
  • Kilo
  • Lima
  • Mike
  • November
  • Oscar
  • Quebec
  • Romeo
  • Sierra
  • Tango
  • Victor
  • Whisky
  • X-Ray (Check out more Cool Dog Names!)
  • Yankee
  • Zulu

Military Dog Names: Weapons

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Our canine companions are certainly weapons of uncontained cuteness and companionship. Here are some military names for dogs inspired by weapons that are perfectly fitting for tough, furry friends and double as badass names. 

  • Ammo: Shorthand for ammunition. 
  • AR: Abbreviation for ArmaLite Rifle.
  • Archer: Another name for a bow and arrow. 
  • Bayonet: A steel weapon that is similar to a dagger. 
  • Bazooka: A weapon with a firing tube that shoots an armor-piercing rocket. (Also a great big dog name!)
  • Beretta: A small handgun that’s easy to conceal. (See more Small Dog Names!)
  • Browning: American arms manufacturer.
  • Bullet: A projectile used in guns. 
  • Caliber: The specific diameter of a gun bore. 
  • Cannon: A large caliber weapon that launches using a chemical propellant. 
  • Carbine: An automatic rifle. 
  • Cartridge: A round of ammunition. 
  • Claymore: A type of anti-personnel mine.
  • Colt: A semi-automatic pistol. 
  • Dagger: A very sharp knife. 
  • Gauge: Measurement of the inside diameter of a shotgun barrel.
  • Glock: Austrian gun manufacturer.
  • Grenade: A small explosive device. 
  • Hammer: The part of a gun that strikes the primer. 
  • Kalashnikov: A type of assault rifle, often called AK, short for Avtomat Kalashnikova, meaning “automatic Kalashnikov.”
  • Katana: A large, curved Japanese sword.
  • Kevlar: A material that helps protect against bullets, frequently used in vests and helmets. 
  • Kimber: An American company that manufactures guns. 
  • Laser: An intense beam of light that is often used in gunsights. 
  • Luger: A type of semi-automatic pistol.
  • Machete: A broad blade used for hacking.
  • Madsen: A Dutch light machine gun.
  • Magnum: A firearm cartridge that’s particularly large. 
  • Mauser: A German arms manufacturer. 
  • Missile: A rocket-propelled weapon. 
  • Musket: A shoulder gun with a long barrel. 
  • Nitro: A series of cartridges used in hunting rifles. 
  • Nuke: Short for a nuclear weapon. 
  • Pistol: A small, compact gun. 
  • Primer: The chemical responsible for initiating the propellant through combustion. 
  • Recoil: The kickback after firing a gun. 
  • Reload: To refill a firearm with ammo. 
  • Remington: An arms manufacturer. 
  • Revolver: A handgun with a revolving cylinder of bullets.
  • Ricochet: A strong shot causing the bullet’s shells to bounce or become a projectile themselves. 
  • Rifle: A long-barreled firearm. 
  • Rocket: An unguided, large projectile. 
  • Ruger: A semi-automatic pistol. 
  • Scope: The sight of a gun. (Cute hunting dog name!)
  • Semi: Shorthand for semi automatic.
  • Sig:  SIG is a German gun manufacturer.
  • Striker: The part of a firing mechanism that’s used to ignite the combustion mechanism. 
  • Tank: An armored fighting vehicle that’s slow, steady, and tough. Perfect for a bulldog or another stocky breed! 
  • Taser: An electroshock weapon. 
  • Thompson: Type of submachine gun.
  • Torpedo: A weapon that destroys ships by rupturing hulls underwater. 
  • Uzi: A submachine gun. 
  • Wesson: A brand of arms manufacturer. 
  • Winchester: Defunct American gun manufacturer.

Famous War Dogs: Real-Life Doggo Defenders!

Chesty the dog
Image from the Department of Defense.

If you love patriotic dog names or famous monikers, consider naming your dog after one of these famous dogs from military history! Or, check out our extended list of famous dog names for more ideas.


Chesty is the official mascot of the Marines! He’s the latest in a long and proud history of Bulldogs who are enlisted in the US Marine Corps.

While the exact Chesty changes over the years, most end up attaining the rank of corporal (you go dog)! Bulldogs became the Marines mascot after – according to legend –  defeated Germans compared their conquerors to “devil dogs.”

Soon after, bulldogs began appearing on Marine Corps recruiting posters – the rest is history!


Chips is a real war hero who served during World War II and became the most decorated dog during the war. He served as a tank guard, alerting soldiers to ambushes.

He dodged gunfire to run phone cables and – in an especially incredible moment – launched himself at a pillbox (shooting bunker) as his handler took cover from fire. Moments later the Italian soldiers surrendered, bitten and bruised.

The German Shepherd mix was donated in 1945 to the U.S. Military by this then owner, upon hearing that the military was looking for dogs to help out. Chips even has a movie about him – Disney’s 1990 “Chips The War Dog.”

Chips was initially awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart, but the awards were later revoked when the Commander of the Order of the Purple Heart took offense.


Gander is a Newfoundland dog who served in the Canadian Army in 1941. Originally a pet by the name of Pal, he was given to the Canadian Army and saved several soldiers’ lives during the Battle of Hong Kong in World War II when he took a live grenade and carried it back to the enemy.

Gander was awarded the Dickin Medal (a UK award honoring wartime animal service) for his brave deeds.


Gunner was a Kelpie dog who served the U.S. military in World War II. With an incredible sense of hearing, he would warn soldiers of approaching Japanese aircrafts, alerting them before the sirens and giving enough time for them to prepare for battle.

His hearing was so acute that he could detect and alert soldiers to enemy aircraft 20 minutes before the planes would appear on the radar. He was also able to distinguish between Allied and enemy aircraft, only whining when enemy planes came near!


Judy was an English Pointer who served with the Royal Navy and was awarded the Dickin Medal in 1946. She was captured alongside her comrades by the Japanese and became the only animal to be officially declared a Japanese prisoner of war.

As a canine POW, Judy raised the prisoners’ spirits and even intervened with biting and snarling if captors attempted to beat the soldiers. Her handler Williams credits Judy with giving him a reason to live as a POW, as he worried what would happen to her without him.


Lava was a mixed breed dog who was rescued from Iraq in 2005. He was adopted by the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines Unit – which was nicknamed the Lava Dogs (surprise surprise).


Lex is a military dog who worked alongside his handler Lee in Iraq. In 2007, they were attacked, with Lee being mortally wounded and Lex being severely wounded. Despite his own injuries, Lex wouldn’t leave his handler’s side and had to be dragged away for medics to attempt treatment for Lee.

Lex became the first actively working U.S. Military Dog to be granted early retirement. He was adopted by his handler Lee’s parents, and still has pieces of shrapnel in his back that could not be removed due to potentially damaging his spine. Like the idea of naming your dog for beating the odds? Check out our full list of dog names that mean “survivor”.


Rags is a famous Cairn Terrier who was adopted into the U.S. 1st Infantry Division in 1918. He served during World War I in Paris, running messages back from the front lines.

During the Meuse-Argonne Campaign, Rags ran a vital message back while bombs dropped all around. Despite being gassed and partially blinded, he got his message through and survived.


Rip was a terrier-mix who was found by an Air Raid Warden in London and went on to become the service’s first search and rescue dog during World War II. He is said to have saved over 100 people, earning him the Dickin Medal in 1945.

Rin Tin Tin

This famous German Shepherd dog was adopted from a World War I battlefield. When he returned home, he went on to star in several films, which he is now famous for! If you like Rin Tin Tin’s story, be sure to also check out our dog names that mean “second chance”.

Sergeant Studdy

Stubby is an American Pit Bull Terrier, and is the most decorated American war dog in U.S. Military history! Stubby served during WWI, saving his regiment from surprise mustard attacks and locating the wounded. He is the only dog to be nominated for rank and then promoted to sergeant through combat. Stubby eventually became the mascot for Georgetown University.


Sarbi is an Australian special forces explosives detection dog who spent 14 months missing in action in Afghanistan. Sarbi was discovered by an American soldier and eventually was sent back home to Australia.


Sinbad is the Coast Guard’s most famous mascot and beloved crewman. He was adopted by a crewman prior to World War II, and both enlisted in the Coast Guard. Sinbad spent 11 years at sea, and experienced combat in World War II.


Smoky is a Yorkshire Terrier who served with the 5th Air Force in the Pacific during World War II. She was credited with 12 combat missions and awarded eight battle stars, despite only weight 4 pounds! Talk about one of the mightiest dogs in warfare.

Military Dog Names: Tanks, Aircraft, & Transportation

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If you have a speedy sweetheart, a military transportation vehicle might make a perfect namesake. Be sure to consider naming your pooch after these military models that have all earned their own special nicknames. 

  • Blackhawk: A Blackhawk is a popular model of military helicopter. This makes a badass black dog name for a Lab or similar inky-coated canine!
  • Comanche: The Comanche is a stealth military helicopter made for reconnaissance and attack operations.
  • Bradly: In production since 1981, there are actually two Bradley tank models – one is an armored troop transport, and another is a scout transport.
  • Falcon: The Fighting Falcon is a sleek F-16 fighter jet.
  • Ghostrider: This long-endurance gunship plane is made by Lockheed Martin.
  • Hercules: This Lockheed Martin-made turboprop transport plane carries troops and cargo.
  • Humvee: A military-grade road vehicle known for being big and tough (check out our other tough dog names for more ideas)!
  • Lancer: A jet bomber prized for its supersonic speed.
  • Merkava: The Merkava has been produced since 1979. This Israeli tank was made with quick repairs in mind so that it could be speedily redeployed after being damaged and not have much downtime. It features a unique clamshell design for the rear doors.
  • Osprey: A tiltrotor aircraft capable of vertical, helicopter takeoffs and plane-like flight.
  • Panzer: “Panzer” is simply the German term for an armored vehicle. Historically, the Panzer Army was the major force of the German Blitzkrieg.
  • Sherman: The Sherman was one of the most popular tanks used by Americans during World War II. Its official name is actually the Modern Tank M4, but it was nicknamed the “Sherman Tank” by the British, after Civil War General William Sherman.
  • Sheridan: The Sheridan is a tank that first began being used during the Vietnam War. It’s a light tank, allowing it to be parachuted down into combat.
  • Stinger: A heavily-armed, long-distance gunship plane made to haul ground-attack weapons.
  • Viper: A twin-engine attack helicopter.

Military Dog Names: Ships & Vessels

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The U.S. Navy has had many named vessels in its fleet history, from destroyers to mega-sized aircraft carriers.

  • America (Assault)
  • Ammen (Destroyer)
  • Aspro (Submarine)
  • Bonita (Submarine)
  • Bush (Carrier)
  • Chauncey (Destroyer)
  • Constellation (Carrier) (Adore this mutt moniker? Check out more Space Dog Names!)
  • Craven (Destroyer)
  • Dale (Destroyer)
  • Duncan (Destroyer)
  • Eisenhower (Carrier)
  • Enterprise (Carrier)
  • Essex (Carrier)
  • Fairfax (Destroyer)
  • Fanning (Destroyer)
  • Flasher (Submarine)
  • Ford (Carrier)
  • Grayling (Submarine) (Great for a senior! Discover more Old Dog Names.)
  • Gridley (Destroyer)
  • Haddo (Submarine)
  • Henley (Destroyer)
  • Hopkins (Destroyer)
  • Hornet (Carrier)
  • Indiana (Battleship)
  • Intrepid (Carrier)
  • Jarvis (Destroyer)
  • Kitty Hawk (Carrier)
  • Lexington (Carrier)
  • Lincoln (Carrier)
  • Macon (Airship)
  • Marlin (Submarine)
  • McKee (Destroyer)
  • Miller (Carrier)
  • Nimitz (Carrier)
  • Omaha (Submarine)
  • Perkins (Destroyer)
  • Phoenix (Submarine)
  • Porter (Destroyer)
  • Ramsay (Destroyer)
  • Reagan (Carrier)
  • Roosevelt (Carrier)
  • Sargo (Submarine)
  • Shenandoah (Airship)
  • Stennis (Carrier)
  • Tripp (Destroyer) (Love a short pick like this? See more One Syllable Dog Names.)
  • Truman (Carrier)
  • Tullibee (Submarine)
  • Vinson (Carrier)
  • Washington (Battleship)
  • Wasp (Carrier)
  • Zumwalt (Destroyer)

Military Dog Names: Bases & Stations

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Another fun idea is to name your dog after a military base. It’s not uncommon for service members to name their canines after a base they were stationed at – or the base they were at when they adopting the dog.

  • Andrew (Air Force)
  • Avalon (Coast Guard)
  • Barksdale (Air Force)
  • Barstow (Marines)
  • Beale (Air Force)
  • Beauregard (Army)
  • Benning (Army)
  • Bliss (Army) (Loving this pick? Uncover more Dog Names That Mean “Happy”)
  • Bowie (National Guard)
  • Bragg (Army)
  • Buckley (Space Force)
  • Campbell (Army)
  • Cannon (Air Force)
  • Carson (Army)
  • Cavalier (Space Force)
  • Chatham (Coast Guard)
  • Courtney (Marines)
  • Diego (Navy)
  • Dover (Air Force)
  • Drum (Army)
  • Everett (Navy)
  • Fallon (Navy)
  • Gordon (Army)
  • Hampton (Navy)
  • Jackson (Navy)
  • Kaena (Space Force)
  • Keesler (Air Force)
  • Knox (Army)
  • Langley (Air Force)
  • Lejeune (Marines)
  • Lewis (Army)
  • Luke (Air Force)
  • Mackall (Army)
  • Maxwell (Air Force)
  • McCoy (Army)
  • Montauk (Coast Guard)
  • Nellis (Air Force)
  • Oceana (Navy) (Wild about this one? Meet more Strong Female Dog Names.)
  • Patrick (Space Force) (Digging this moniker for your mutt? See more Irish Dog Names.)
  • Peterson (Space Force)
  • Pope (Air Force)
  • Quantico (Marines)
  • Randolph (Air Force)
  • Redstone (Army)
  • Riley (Army)
  • Rucker (Army)
  • Schriever (Space Force)
  • Seymour (Air Force)
  • Shaw (Air Force)
  • Sheppard (Air Force)
  • Stanley (Army)
  • Stewart (Army)
  • Tinker (Air Force)
  • Travis (Air Force)
  • Tyndall (Air Force)
  • Vance (Air Force)
  • Yuma (Marines)

Military Dog Names: Generals, Commandants, & Admirals

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Check out these real-life military leaders for some namespiration. There are some epic military dog names in their wake, including both amazing male and female dog name options.

  • Amos (James F. Amos)
  • Arnold (Henry H. Arnold)
  • Bender (Chester R. Bender)
  • Benson (William S. Benson)
  • Berger (David H. Berger)
  • Biddle (William P. Biddle)
  • Buckner (Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr.)
  • Cavoli (Christopher G. Cavoli)
  • Chapman (Leonard F. Chapman Jr.)
  • Clarke (Richard D. Clarke Jr.)
  • Clay (Lucius Clay)
  • Collins (J. Lawton Collins)
  • Craig (Malin Craig)
  • Decker (George Decker)
  • DeWitt (John L. DeWitt)
  • Dickinson (James H. Dickinson)
  • Dugan (Michael J. Dugan)
  • Farley (Joseph F. Farley)
  • Fiske (Bradley A. Fiske)
  • Flynn (Charles A. Flynn)
  • Garrett (Michael X. Garrett)
  • Gracey (James S. Gracey)
  • Grant (Ulysses S. Grant)
  • Hamlet (Harry G. Hamlet)
  • Handy (Thomas T. Handy)
  • Hayes (John B. Hayes)
  • Heywood (C. Heywood)
  • Hodges (Courtney Hodges)
  • Jumper (John P. Jumper)
  • Kelso (Frank B. Kelso III)
  • Kramek (Robert E. Kramek)
  • Krueger (Walter Krueger)
  • Krulak (Charles C. Krulak)
  • LeMay (Curtis E. LeMay)
  • MacArthur (Douglas MacArthur)
  • Marshall (George C. Marshall)
  • Martin (Joseph M. Martin)
  • Murray (John M. Murray)
  • Neller (Robert Neller)
  • Neville (Wendell C. Neville)
  • Nicholas (Samuel Nicholas)
  • Patch (Alexander Patch)
  • Pate (Randolph M. Pate)
  • Patton (George S. Patton)
  • Pratt (William V. Pratt)
  • Richardson (Laura J. Richardson)
  • Ridgway (Matthew Ridgway)
  • Roland (Edwin J. Roland)
  • Schultz (Karl L. Schultz)
  • Schuyler (Cortlandt V.R. Schuyler)
  • Shoup (David M. Shoup)
  • Simpson (William Hood Simpson)
  • Spaatz (Carl Andrew Spaatz)
  • Stark (Harold R. Stark)
  • Stillwell (Joseph W. Stillwell)
  • Summerall (Charles Pelot Summerall)
  • Taylor (Maxwell D. Taylor)
  • Truscott (Lucian Truscott)
  • Via (Dennis Via)
  • Vreeland (Charles E. Vreeland)
  • Waesche (Russell R. Waesche Jr)
  • Wainwright (Richard Wainwright)
  • Walker (Walton Walker)
  • Ward (William Ward)
  • Watkins (James D. Watkins)
  • Wharton (Franklin Wharton)

Military Dog Names: Monikers With Mighty Meanings

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  • Aerfen: Welsh name meaning “end of battle.”
  • Agnar: Norse name meaning “terror.”
  • Ajamu: African name meaning “he who fights for what he wants.”
  • Alonzo: Spanish name meaning “ready for battle.”
  • Ambrose: Greek name meaning “immortal.”
  • Apollo: Greek name meaning “destroyer.”
  • Arthur: Celtic name meaning “bear.”
  • Baldo: Italian name meaning “brave.”
  • Bavo: German name meaning “battle.”
  • Bellatrix: Latin name meaning “female warrior.”
  • Blair: Scottish name meaning “battlefield.”
  • Boris: Slavic name meaning “battle.”
  • Borka: Slavic name meaning “fighter.”
  • Boyko: Slavic name meaning “battle.”
  • Caden: English name meaning “fighter.”
  • Caine: Irish name meaning “son of the fighter.”
  • Callan: Irish name meaning “battle.”
  • Clancy: English name meaning “red warrior.”
  • Clotilda: German name meaning “famous battle.”
  • Clovis: French name meaning “famous battle.”
  • Dieter: German name meaning “warrior of the people.”
  • Doherty: Irish name meaning “destroyer.”
  • Emelda: Spanish name meaning “entire battle.”
  • Finley: Irish name meaning “fair warrior.”
  • Gibor: Hebrew name meaning “strong one.”
  • Gonzalo: Spanish name meaning “battle.”
  • Griselda: German name meaning “gray battle.”
  • Gunhilda: German name meaning “battle warrior.”
  • Harvey: French name meaning “battle warrior.”
  • Hedda: German name meaning “battle war.”
  • Hedwig: German name meaning “battle war.”
  • Henrik: German name meaning “strong leader.”
  • Hilda: German name meaning “battle armor.”
  • Imelda: Italian name meaning “entire battle.”
  • Ivor: Irish name meaning “bow warrior.”
  • Kamau: African name meaning “silent warrior.”
  • Kekoa: Hawaiian name meaning “the warrior.”
  • Kemp: English name meaning “fighter.”
  • Kenji: Japanese name meaning “strong and vigorous.”
  • Lova: Scandinavian name meaning “battle noise.”
  • Ludo: Dutch name meaning “famous war.”
  • Ludwig: German name meaning “famous battle.”
  • Lutz: German name meaning “famous battle.”
  • Macaulay: Scottish name meaning “son of the battle leader.”
  • Matilda: German name meaning “battle strength.”
  • Maude: French name meaning “battle might.”
  • Nilda: Spanish name meaning “battle armor.”
  • Orson: Latin name meaning “bear.”
  • Osbourne: English name meaning “bear god.”
  • Rajan: Indian name meaning “king.”
  • Ranjeet: Indian name meaning “battle victory.”
  • Ranvir: Indian name meaning “hero of battle.”
  • Rex: Latin name meaning “king.”
  • Ryder: English name meaning “mounted warrior.”
  • Sahel: African name meaning “leader.”
  • Sanjay: Indian name meaning “conquering.”
  • Simba: African name meaning “power.”
  • Sisu: Finnish name meaning “strength.”
  • Tarak: Indian name meaning “protector.”
  • Thorir: Meaning “Thor’s fighter,” from Scandinavia
  • Tilda: German name meaning “battle strength.”
  • Tilly: German name meaning “battle strength.”
  • Trudi: German name meaning “strength.”
  • Tyra: Scandinavian name meaning “God of the battlefield.”
  • Valen: Latin name meaning “strong.”
  • Valencia: Spanish name meaning “strength.”
  • Vidar: Scandinavian name meaning “forrest battler.”
  • Viggo: Scandinavian name meaning “war-like.”
  • Xio: Spanish name meaning “battle ready.”
  • Zareb: African name meaning “guardian.”
  • Zelda: German name meaning “gray battle.”

Other Names & Ideas for Military Dog Names

Still looking for the perfect military dog name for your pooch? Consider some of these additional ideas! Many of these make great police dog names and guard dog names.

  • Ace
  • Aim
  • Ally
  • Ambition
  • Ambush 
  • Anchor
  • Angus
  • Answer
  • Anthem
  • Apache (Like the sound of this? See more Native American Dog Names)
  • Archer 
  • Armistice
  • Armstrong
  • Arrow
  • Ash
  • Assassin
  • Avenger
  • Ax
  • Axel
  • Azai
  • Badger
  • Bang
  • Banshee
  • Baron
  • Barret
  • Battle 
  • BB
  • Beacon
  • Bear
  • Beast 
  • Blade
  • Blast
  • Blaze
  • Blitz
  • Blitzkrieg
  • Bolt 
  • Bonanza
  • Boomer
  • Boots
  • Boss
  • Brass
  • Bravery
  • Brick
  • Bridger
  • Bronze
  • Bruiser 
  • Brutus 
  • Buckshot
  • Cadence
  • Cadet
  • Cadre
  • Cage
  • Camo
  • Cascade
  • Challenger
  • Chaos
  • Chase
  • Chevron
  • Chinook
  • Chosen
  • Clever
  • Clipper 
  • Clue
  • Cobra 
  • Combat
  • Commando
  • Conqueror 
  • Conquest
  • Constitution
  • Courage
  • Crash
  • Crew
  • Creed
  • Crossfire 
  • Czar
  • Danger 
  • Dare
  • Dart
  • Defender
  • Democracy
  • Destiny 
  • Devil
  • Deux
  • Discovery
  • Dispatch
  • Dodger
  • Doom
  • Draco
  • Dragon
  • Duke
  • Duty
  • Eagle
  • Elite 
  • Faithful
  • Fang 
  • Fierce 
  • Fighter 
  • Finesse
  • Fire
  • Flash
  • Force
  • Freedom
  • Fury 
  • Future
  • Garrison
  • Gentry
  • Glory
  • Guerilla 
  • Grace
  • Griffin
  • Grizzly 
  • Growler
  • Gruff
  • Guardian
  • Gutsy
  • Haven
  • Hawk
  • Hawkeye
  • Hero
  • History 
  • Holster
  • Honcho
  • Honor
  • Hooray
  • Horizon
  • Hotshot
  • Huey
  • Hunter
  • Hurricane
  • Icebreaker (Talk about the perfect husky dog name pick!)
  • Independence
  • Jag
  • Javelin
  • Jaws
  • Jinx
  • Journey
  • Judge
  • July
  • Justice
  • Kaiser
  • Karma
  • Kicker
  • Knight 
  • Leader
  • Legacy
  • Liberty
  • Link
  • Lion 
  • Loyalty
  • Lucky
  • Lux
  • Magic
  • Majesty
  • Major
  • Mammoth 
  • March
  • Marvel
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Mayhem
  • Mighty
  • Muster
  • Mystery
  • Nation
  • Navy
  • Night
  • Nightmare
  • Noble
  • Outlaw
  • Patriot
  • Patrol 
  • Pierce
  • Power
  • Pride
  • Puma
  • Quest
  • Radar
  • Raider (Loving the vibes of this mutt moniker? Check out more Pirate Dog Names)
  • Rambo
  • Raptor
  • Rascal
  • Reaper
  • Reason
  • Rebel
  • Reign
  • Renegade 
  • Reveille
  • Rocker
  • Roger
  • Rogue
  • Rule
  • Rune
  • Saber
  • Sailor
  • Savage 
  • Savannah
  • Savvy
  • Sentinel
  • Seven
  • Shock
  • Silver
  • Sir
  • Sire
  • Skull 
  • Sly
  • Smoke
  • Solo
  • Sortie
  • Spartan
  • Spike 
  • Spirit
  • Spitzer
  • Steel 
  • Storm
  • Swoop 
  • Tactic 
  • Talon
  • Teeth 
  • Tempo
  • Tornado
  • Tower
  • Traitor 
  • Trigger
  • Triumph
  • Trooper
  • True
  • Trust
  • Truth
  • Underdog 
  • United
  • Unity
  • Vale
  • Valor
  • Vanguard
  • Venom 
  • Vice
  • Victor
  • Victory
  • Walther
  • Warrior
  • Watchdog
  • Winner
  • Wisdom
  • Wrecker
  • Wolf
  • Zeal 
  • Zeppelin
  • Zest
  • Zippo
  • Zoomie
  • Zorro


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  1. Mary Gene Martin Avatar
    Mary Gene Martin

    Our first born Lab was named Top. My husband was a Major who needed a First Sargent to help keep him on his toes!! We also have LT and Huey.

    1. Ben Team Avatar

      Great names, Mary! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Clarke Lewis Avatar
    Clarke Lewis

    I named my police K9 Currahee, which is Cherokee for stands alone. Which is the mountain in Toccoa Georgia, where the 101st stood up for airborne school. Also the name of the 506th parachute infantry Regiment.

    1. Ben Team Avatar

      Great name, Clarke!

  3. Megan Ehrhart Avatar
    Megan Ehrhart

    You guy don’t have the name sniper

  4. Tim Avatar

    FYI: Sgt Stubby was a Boston Terrier.

    1. Megan Ehrhart Avatar
      Megan Ehrhart

      They are right he was a pitbull

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