Guard dog Names for Male, Female Puppies

If you’re looking for a guard themed name for your new dog, you’ve come to the right place. Mythology inspired guard dog names, hero, protective dog fighter.

If you have a brave protective male and female puppy, then this is exactly what you are looking for. They are strong and show a lot of confidence, which is exactly the kind of message you want to convey to the guardian who is about to become a protector of your home.

If you like mythology, you’ll love our next suggestion: Ares – You can name it after the all-powerful and ruthless Greek god of war. Athena – Greek goddess of war and wisdom. Hera – a powerful goddess in Greek mythology. Suffice it to talk about its importance and superior strength, and therefore, a worthy name for your dog.

Here are some guard dog name options to choose from, just like the true nature of your puppy. Be it Dobermann, Rottweiler or German Shepherd, you’ll find the best name for your watchdog right here.

Good guard dog names

  • Ajax – The name Adonis is of Greek origin. Meaning “Lord”.
  • Ares – The meaning of the name Aramis is: Fictional swordsman.
  • Athena – The meaning of the name Ash is: Happy.
  • Bruno – Meaning: “Brown” or  “greatest” or “largest”.
  • Brutus – The name Blake means Pale Blond One Or Dark.
  • Blitz – Meaning “she who brings happiness; blessed”. 
  • Banshee – “woman of the fairy mound” or “fairy woman”.
  • Beast – “It means brave and is fearless”.
  • Bruiser – A person who is tough and aggressive and enjoys a fight or argument.
  • Butch – The name Butch means Manly.
  • Crusher – “Crushers”.
  • Devil – “Devil”.
  • Echo – Meaning “reflected sound”.
  • Fang – “Fragrant; pleasant”. 
  • Gunner – Meaning “bold warrior”.
  • Kaitsja – Protector in Estonian.
  • Major – “greater; or, a military rank”.
  • Alois – Meaning “famous warrior”.
  • Ammo – The name Ammo means “Strong”.
  • Anax – Anax is an ancient Greek word for “tribal chief, lord, (military) leader”.

Female guard dog names

  • Blitz – Meaning “she who brings happiness; blessed”.
  • Duke – Duke is a surname meaning ‘the leader’ or ‘son of Marmaduke’.
  • Steffi – Meaning of Steffi: “garland, crown”.
  • Ursa – The meaning of Ursa is “little she-bear”.
  • Aegea – The meaning ‘shield’.
  • Aine – It means “radiance”.
  • Artis – The meaning of Artis is “bear”.
  • Bai – Meaning: Pure. 
  • Bethany – Meaning “house of welcome” or “house of figs”
  • Bliss – The meaning of Bliss is “joy, cheer, intense happiness”.
  • Carica – “Carica means beautiful, kind hearted and smart“.
  • Countessa – The name Contessa means Countess, Royalty.
  • Echo – Meaning “reflected sound”.
  • Faith – Names meaning faith.
  • Freyja – Meaning “Lady, noble woman”
  • Guard – Protection.
  • Hilda – Meaning: “Battle” or “battle woman”.
  • Jenna – “white shadow, white wave”.  
  • Juno – “queen of heaven”.
  • Leala – “night”, “dark”, “Faithful”.
  • Leya – “the law; lion”.
  • Loyce – The meaning of the name Loyce is: Renowned warrior.
  • Mimi – Meaning “sea of bitterness”.
  • Nakia – Pure, Faithful.
  • Pisto – “Agressor of men”.
  • Sandy – Defender of men; protector of mankind.
  • Shield – Meaning: Wolf’s Shield; Shield the Shallows.
  • Velma – “With Gilded Helmet” or “determined protector”.
  • Anax – Greek tribal king or ruler.
  • Armina – English for warrior princess.
  • Athena – The goddess of wisdom and war in Greek mythology.
  • Attila – Brutal ruler of the Huns.
  • Cersei – Fictional character in Game of Thrones.
  • Denali – ‘The Great One’ in Sanskrit.
  • Diva – Female name for a dog with a bit of attitude.
  • El Cid – Spanish state hero.
  • Elektra – Inspired by the Marvel character.
  • Gamora – Fictional tough and talented female character.
  • Harley – Inspired by a DC Comics super villain Harley Quinn.
  • Hera – The goddess with a mean streak in Greek mythology.
  • Huntress – The female version of Hunter.
  • Juno – Goddess and wife of Zeus, protector of women.
  • Katniss – Fictional character heroin character of The Hunger Games.
  • Knight – The basic rank of the aristocracy.
  • Leal – English, means loyal.
  • Leia – Princess Leia of Star Wars.
  • Loyce – German for a female warrior.
  • Medusa – A human female monster with living venomous snakes in hair.
  • Mlinzi – Swahili.
  • Mystique – The blue, shape-shifting baddie from X-Men.
  • Queenie – A fun and sassy name.
  • Raja – An Indian word for a ruler.
  • Ramesses – Pharaoh who ruled Egypt for 66 year.
  • Raven – Gorgeous name, perfect for a dark-colored furbaby.
  • Rebel – A person who is against authority.
  • Ruari – Scottish word meaning ‘red king’.
  • Sable – This name just sounds cool.
  • Sassy – A name full of attitude.
  • Schutz – German.
  • Semper Fi – A motto from US Marine Corp which means ‘Always Faithful.’
  • Sheba – Inspired by the Queen of Sheba.
  • Shield – Celtic, means loyal.
  • Trinity – Sound’s great name for a female dog.
  • Ursula – A fictional villain character from The Little Mermaid.
  • Valda – Norse for spirited warrior.
  • Valor – Great courage in the face of great danger.
  • Vixen – An attractive and quarrelsome lady.
  • Vörn – Icelandic.
  • Worthy – Showing qualities that merit recognition.
  • Wrath – Extreme anger.
  • Xena – As in Xena: Warrior Princess.
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Guard dog names male

  • Aaron – Mountain of strength. 
  • Achilles – warrior.
  • Aegeus – Protector.
  • Alajos – Well known fighter.
  • Alastair – Defender of the people.
  • Ammo – Short word for ammunition.
  • Anax – Greek tribal king or ruler.
  • Ares – The god of war in Greek mythology.
  • Axel – Badass name of a dog.
  • Bane – Strong and intelligent fictional super villain in comic books.
  • Baron – Rank of royalty.
  • Beast – Big and burly name of a dog.
  • Besnick – Albanian, means loyal.
  • Blaze – Brightest name among badass dog names.
  • Blitz – Great name for a sharp and strong dog.
  • Bolt – Cool dog name for tough and fast running dog.
  • Bones – A name for a badass but cute dog.
  • Boss – Badass name for a bossy dog.
  • Brahman – Member of the highest Hindu caste.
  • Brick – Beeth means ‘beetroot’ and Hoven means “farm”.
  • Bruiser – Brawny and tough name for a pup.
  • Brutus – The name Blake means Pale Blond One Or Dark.
  • Bullet – Fun name for a speedy dog.
  • Butch – Cool strong name for your canin.
  • Caesar – Julius Caesar of the dreaded ‘Cesarean Section’
  • Cal – French, means faithful.
  • Caleb – Hebrew, means faithful.
  • Connor – Fictional lead character in The Terminator movies.
  • Dagger – Fictional lead character in The Terminator movies.
  • Damon – Greek, means loyal.
  • Danger – Cool badass dog name.
  • Dauphin – French word meaning son of king.
  • Denali – ‘The Great One’ in Sanskrit.
  • Diesel – A name for a strong but not outwardly aggressive dog.
  • Duke – Highest title of nobility.
  • Earl – English nobility rank.
  • Fang – Sounds cool and cutting name.
  • Fidel – Latin, means loyal.
  • Fido – Latin, means loyal.
  • Gentry – People who landed with good social position.
  • Goliath – The giant in a Bible Story.
  • Gunner – A strong and sporty name.
  • Hades – Ancient Greek god of the dead and the underworld.
  • Hercules – The divine hero from Greek mythology.
  • Hulk – Fictional giant green superhero in Marvel comics.
  • Jesse James – The infamous American outlaw.
  • Jinx – A badass dog name for a female pup.
  • Justice – Doesn’t this name just sound badass$1
  • Kai – In Māori, kai means “food” or “meal”. In Swahili, Kai is a female name meaning “lovable”. In Swedish, Kai is a male name meaning “rejoice”. In Tamil, kai means vegetables or cooked vegetables.
  • Kaiser – A German emperor.
  • Khan – Means ‘lord’ in Turkish and Mongol.
  • King – No one messes with the King.
  • Laird – Feudal Scottish title of rank.
  • Leal – English, means loyal.
  • Magnus – Scandinavian, French, Latin. 
  • Malik – Arabic and Hebrew term for king.
  • Mansa – Mali, Emperor. 
  • Maverick – A rebellious person.
  • Max – A short form of the Latin Maximilian, from Maximus, meaning “the greatest”
  • Morza – Tartar name for “prince” the morza is ranked just below Khan. 
  • Nitro – Short word for the highly explosive chemical Nitroglycerin.
  • Noble – Latin word meaning well known or famous.
  • Paladin – One of the 12 knights of Charlemagne’s court and a knightly champion.
  • Patrizio – An Italian word for patrician.
  • Perandor – Greek word meaning imperator.
  • Pyro – Short word for pyromaniac.
  • Rambo – The famous Sylvester Stallone character.
  • Ramesses – Pharaoh who ruled Egypt for 66 year.
  • Raven – Gorgeous name, perfect for a dark-colored furbaby.
  • Rex – Rex is used for ‘the King’.
  • Rian – Gaelic word for little king.
  • Ripley – Ripley of the Alien franchise.
  • Riptide – Opposition tide that causes disturbances in the sea.
  • Rocky – Tough character played by Sylvester Stallone.
  • Rogue – Popular name following the release of Rogue One.
  • Ruari – Scottish word meaning ‘red king’.
  • Sarge – The informal version of Sergeant.
  • Semper Fi – A motto from US Marine Corp which means ‘Always Faithful.’
  • Shah – A Persian word meaning ‘He who rules’
  • Sharif – Title of tribal protector in Arabic.
  • Sheikh – Title for an Arab leader in Arabian Peninsula.
  • Shield – Celtic, means loyal.
  • Spartan – Feared warriors and self-discipline race of people.
  • Spike – Cute and badass name of dog.
  • Starbuck – Fictional badass character in the tv series Battlestar Galactica.
  • Sultan – An Arabic position which literally means ‘One who has power’
  • Tank – Cool name for dog.
  • T-Bone – Fictional badass character.
  • Tenno – Heavenly sovereign in Japanese.
  • Thor – As in the Marvel superhero.
  • Titan – Race of ancient Greek deity.
  • Trapper – A sporty, athletic name.
  • Truman – English, means faithful.
  • Valor – Great courage in the face of great danger.
  • Viper – Stinging and tough name for a pup.
  • Waren – German, means loyal.
  • Worthy – Showing qualities that merit recognition.
  • Wrath – Extreme anger.

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