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100+ Bulldog Names: Ideas for Brawny & Mellow Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

White English Bulldog

Bulldogs are muscular, sweet dogs with distinctive wrinkly faces. So what name could do justice to these loyal companions? If you’ve just adopted a Bulldog, you’re in the right place.

To help you find your Bulldog’s name, we’ve gathered over 100 great options, including funny, unique, and cute names for boys and girls. Your Bulldog’s name awaits!

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Female Bulldog Names

  • Anna
  • Pam
  • Rebel
  • Leia
  • Jemima
  • Justice
  • Queen Bee
  • Lady
  • Alex
  • Olga
  • Matilda
  • Nova
  • Beth
  • Mercy
  • Queenie
  • Rachel
  • Harley
  • Felicity
  • Joplin
  • Lizzie
  • Sarah
American Bulldog
Image credit: Pickpik

Male Bulldog Names

  • Bruno
  • Abel
  • Rifle
  • Major
  • Jonathan
  • Jeremy
  • Lord
  • Brutus
  • Patrick
  • King
  • Caesar
  • Felix
  • Jagger
  • Ammo
  • Fergus
  • Diesel
  • James
  • Sam
  • Sergeant
  • Rambo
  • George
  • Hunter
  • Gunner
  • Axel
  • Chomper
  • Butch
  • Duke
  • Maximus
American Bulldog
Image credit: American Bulldog by vilinapetrova, Pixabay

Funny Bulldog Names

If you’re in the market for a bulldog name that will make you laugh each time you call your furry friend over, one of the names below may be the one for you. Of course, any time your bulldog runs towards you, you won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face. Still, a funny name can be a great way to add personality to your already hilarious Bulldog.

  • Yoda
  • Goofy
  • Bully
  • Wag
  • Jedi
  • Tsunami
  • Buddha
  • Flash
  • Tubby
  • Gizmo
  • Goliath
  • Samson
  • Butterball
  • Linguini
  • Dumbo
  • Kitten
  • Medusa
  • Gadget
  • Moustache
  • Giant
  • Turtle
Image credit: Mailgres, Pixabay

Unique Bulldog Names

Many bulldog names are common for a reason – they describe a butch but friendly pup. The names below are a little more unique and will give your Bulldog a sense of originality. Take a peek at our favorite unique Bulldog names below.

  • Macbeth
  • Petunia
  • Mai Tai
  • Spirulina
  • Zumba
  • Pizza
  • Midnight
  • Pudding
  • Bonobo
  • Spaghetti
  • Wilfred
  • Ampersand
  • Winona
Bulldog puppy
Image By: melissaleighstanley, Pixabay

Cute Bulldog Names

There is nothing like looking into the eyes of a wrinkly, squishy, Bulldog puppy. Though they grow out of the baby phase pretty quickly, they will always be your little pup. So, why not give your Bulldog a cute name to prolong their puppy-phase throughout pup-adulthood too? Below are our favorite cute Bulldog names.

  • Lucky
  • Peach
  • Roly Poly
  • Watermelon
  • Reeses
  • Cupcake
  • Duchess
  • Ladybug
  • Strawberry
  • Princess
  • Pumpkin
  • Diva
  • Puddles
  • Wrinkles
  • Marshmallow
  • Speckles
  • Lollipop
  • Pumpernickel
  • Flan
  • Bumblebee
  • Melon

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Finding the Right Name for Your Bulldog

We hope you’ve found a great name for your Bulldog. These adorable pups are mellow, sweet companions — though they often have a stubborn streak — and they deserve equally great names. If you’re looking for something unique, may we suggest Pumpernickel, Linguini, or Jemima?

Regardless of the name you choose, your Bulldog will grow into it and love it, because you picked it just for them. Don’t overthink it. When you say the name aloud, you’ll know it’s the one. And remember, nicknames will form naturally, so even if you go with George officially, you could end up calling him Butterball more often.

Tips for Naming Your Dog

There are many things to consider when selecting a name for your new puppy, but you don’t need to be overwhelmed about it. We’ve put together this easy “how to name your dog” guide to keep it simple and help you make a selection that you’re more likely to love forever, just like you’ll love your dog. 

  • Love the name you choose. Make a list of your top five favorite names that you truly appreciate and enjoy. Review them again in a day or two to confirm you still feel the same about them. At the end of the day, you’ll be the one using it, you should absolutely love it. 
  • Avoid offensive or embarrassing words for names. If a stranger asks for your dog’s name while on a walk would you be proud to share it? What about making an appointment with the vet? The name you choose for your bulldog should be one they can wear with pride – if you insist on a goofy one, maybe use it as a nickname between you and your pooch only.
  • Take a few days to get to know your new pup. Your pup may need a week or so to settle in before their true colors begin to shine. We recommend waiting out this period so you can pair them with a name that is complementary to their unique personality. 
  • See how your pet reacts when you say it out loud. This may be a clear indication that they love or hate a name. If an option provokes an alarming bark, we know that’s not the name for your pup! If you get a curious head tilt or a few puppy kisses, we can bet you have found a winner!

Keep in mind, these aren’t hard rules, just tips to help guide you and help make this exciting decision as easy and fun as can be for you.

If you still haven’t found your ideal name, try one of these lists:

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