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100+ Rottweiler Names: Ideas for Unique & Strong Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove


Rottweilers have been around for a long time – they descended from Roman cattle dogs. Though they have a reputation for being aggressive, many Rotties are confident and affectionate family dogs. They are extremely loyal and have been known to be great baby sitters. But even with their kindness, they are a strong and fearless breed. So, what should you name your tough pup?

To help you pick out a great name, we created this list of over 100 Rottweiler names, including cool options for males and females. And if you want a German name for your Rottweiler, we’ve got that covered, too. What are you waiting for? Get selecting!

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Female Rottweiler Names

  • Elizabeth
  • Lex
  • Susan
  • Ella
  • Leia
  • Indiana
  • Jemima
  • Flash
  • Harley
  • Echo
  • Zoe
  • Blaze
  • Jordan
  • Huntress
  • Winona
  • Rose
  • Ember
  • Cleopatra
  • Pippa
  • Adele
  • Abby
  • Martha
  • Geneva
  • Eva
  • Alice
Rottweiler in snow
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Male Rottweiler Names

  • Axel
  • Roamer
  • Boss
  • Blitz
  • Defender
  • Admiral
  • Billy
  • George
  • Hank
  • Ron
  • Buck
  • Bing
  • Caesar
  • Brutus
  • Captain
  • Samson
  • Bolt
  • Chief
  • Peter
  • Frank
  • Joe
  • Bane
  • Butch
  • Romeo
  • Bear
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Rottweiler Puppy Names

We all understand that our little ones will eventually grow up and no longer be a puppy. This doesn’t mean our Rotties can’t have an adorably youthful name that grows with them as they get bigger. Some of these names may not be your typical choice, but they are excellent for your pups. Here are our favorite Rottweiler puppy names:

  • Ernie
  • Buttons
  • Asterix
  • Cheech
  • Ella
  • Yoga
  • Chip
  • Alfie
  • Dizzie
  • Weina
  • Banana
  • Wiz
  • Gus
  • Whoa
  • Kit
  • Pep
  • Turnip
  • Yin
  • Belle
  • Chewy
  • Buggie
  • Wishbone
  • Zag
  • Alvin
  • Biscuit
  • Lulu
  • Gin
  • Herbie
  • Ollie

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German Rottweiler Names

Rottweilers originated in Germany (their name comes from a German town called “Rottweil”), so why not choose a German name? Below are our favorites, but be sure say the names aloud a few times before you make your decision, and maybe listen to the name on a translation site just to be sure you’re getting it right (especially if you don’t know the German pronunciations perfectly well just yet). Scroll down to see the list.

  • Ernst
  • Hund
  • Wunderbar
  • Kurt
  • Hans
  • Dunkel
  • Louisa
  • Hans
  • Schön
  • Günter
  • Fisch
  • Gretel
  • Liebe
  • Oktober
  • Friedrich
  • Heinrich
  • Glück
  • Gerhard
  • Ja
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Cool Rottweiler Names

Maybe it has something to do with their ease and strong disposition, but these pups are just naturally cool looking. Throw on a pair of shades and a patterned neck bandana and your Rottie will be the trendiest around. Here are favorite picks for easy-breezy Rottweiler names:

  • Buck
  • Bruiser
  • Tug
  • Bandit
  • Pyro
  • Pistol
  • Remington
  • Nitro
  • Rifle
  • Moose
  • Ranger
  • Avalanche
  • Blaze
  • Wag
  • Astro
  • Rambo
  • Bomb
  • Gizmo
  • Maximus
  • Spider
  • Buck
  • Crash
  • Bullet
  • Pirate
  • Snap
  • Ammo
  • Marine
  • Boss
  • Sheba
  • Gangster
  • Maverick
  • Jax
  • Boomer
  • Tank

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Finding the Right Name for Your Rottweiler

Rotties are goofy and playful family dogs, not to mention great defenders. If you haven’t already adopted a Rottweiler but are thinking about it, we know that you will be so happy to welcome one into your home.

And when it comes to selecting the perfect name, there are so many wonderful options out there. It is important you go with your gut because, ultimately, you’ll be the one calling the name most.  Make sure it is easy to say and sounds strong for training purposes but can be said in a calming way for all the cuddle times you will have with your big beautiful dog.

We hope this list helps you honor your loyal Rottweiler with a powerful name. Whether you choose a cool, classic, or German name, your new best friend will thank you for taking the time to find the best possible option.

If you haven’t found your ideal name, take a look at one of these lists:

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