Best Names for American Staffordshire Terrier Dogs

Mercè Garcia
By Mercè Garcia. June 19, 2022
Best Names for American Staffordshire Terrier Dogs

The personalities of American Staffordshire Terriers are as individual as their guardians. When we adopt one into the home, we want to give them some time before we solidify a name. This time allows us to recognize their personalities to see what sort of a name suits them. This name will also represent the family of the guardians and their personality.

You may have waited some time and started to get to know your Amstaff, but the right name hasn't yet revealed itself to you. In these cases, a little help with inspiration for a dog name can go a long way. This is why AnimalWised provides you our list of the best names for American Staffordshire Terrier dogs. With 200+ American Staffy name ideas to choose from, there will be something suitable for your new canine family member.

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  1. How to choose a name for your American Staffordshire Terrier
  2. Names for male American Staffordshire Terriers
  3. Names for female American Staffordshire Terriers
  4. Unisex American Staffordshire Terrier names
  5. Además...

How to choose a name for your American Staffordshire Terrier

Choosing a name for your dog usually occurs in one of two ways. Either it appears in your mind immediately, or it will take you a long time to decide. Some people may have ideas for names they like, but this doesn't mean it is a name which will suit your new American Staffordshire Terrier. You may want to choose something cool or funny, but these should not take precedence over suitability.

Like all dogs, choosing the best name for your American Staffy should needs to be appropriate for their care. Whichever name you decide, there are some important factors you need to consider, including:

  • Clear and concise pronunciation: you need to choose a name the dog can easily recognize, so it needs to be clear and easy for all in the family to pronounce.
  • Short names: do not have a name with a lot of syllables, between 1 and 3 is more than enough. Names that are too long can distract the dog and make education more difficult.
  • Unique name: don't use the same name as an obedience command, person or another dog. The American Staffordshire Terrier name needs to be unique, so we need to ensure it is not otherwise commonly used in the house (e.g. ‘Hello’ is not a good name for a dog).
  • Be consistent: you may have chosen a name which has many different derivations and nicknames associated with it. However, if you call your dog by various names, it can confuse them. It is important for all in the family to be consistent.

If you adopt an adult dog from a shelter and they already have a name, it is best to keep using it. This is because it will be more difficult to teach the dog a new name. If you adopt a puppy, you have a better chance of providing a suitable name.

Check out some names for a different, but similar, breed with our list of the best American Bully names.

Best Names for American Staffordshire Terrier Dogs - How to choose a name for your American Staffordshire Terrier

Names for male American Staffordshire Terriers

American Staffordshire Terriers are strong and muscular dogs, so it it common for many guardians to give their male Amstaffs a macho-sounding name. Some people like to ironically give their tough-looking dogs a more sensitive name. Others will base their name choice on something completely different. Here are some ideas to get you started if you have a male American Staffordshire Terrier:

  • Abatur
  • Akira
  • Apollo
  • Apple
  • Arnold
  • Axel
  • Bennie
  • Bombon
  • Bonny
  • Boston
  • Bruce
  • Bruiser
  • Champ
  • Charly
  • Chuy
  • Cobbie
  • Cooper
  • Cuba
  • Dalí
  • Daniel
  • Dastmalchian
  • Dick
  • Dobbie
  • Drako
  • Elvis
  • Frodo
  • Furio
  • Gallo
  • Godzilla
  • Goku
  • Goliath
  • Golo
  • Guido
  • Harold
  • Houdini
  • Jimbo
  • Junior
  • Khalo
  • Kobe
  • Manhattan
  • Max
  • Messi
  • Milo
  • Mistos
  • Mufasa
  • Mysterio
  • Nimbus
  • Oddie
  • Oreo
  • Oso
  • Panther
  • Philpot
  • Ponyboy
  • Pope
  • Popeye
  • Punisher
  • Punko
  • Shoko
  • Sugar
  • Tarique
  • Tarzan
  • Timothee
  • Titan
  • Tito
  • Toby
  • Tommy
  • Valkyrie
  • Whiksy
  • Zack
  • Zorro

If you still haven't found what you're looking for, you might want to choose something from our list of the best names for Bulldogs.

Names for female American Staffordshire Terriers

As with male American Staffordshire Terrier dogs, if you adopt a girl, there is no fast rule about what to choose. It can be funny, cute, traditional or inventive, just make sure it is something you think you'll be happy with down the line. Here we present some ideas for female Amstaff names:

  • Akita
  • Alaska
  • Allegra
  • Bea
  • Bellota
  • Betty
  • Bruma
  • Candy
  • Canela
  • Carol
  • Chacha
  • Chazzy
  • Cheryl
  • Cleopatra
  • Crispy
  • Dianne
  • Dorothy
  • Elba
  • Estrella
  • Federica
  • Francesca
  • Frida
  • Gala
  • Gerry
  • Ginger
  • Ginger
  • Ginnie
  • Hanna
  • Helen
  • Inez
  • Jinny
  • Jolene
  • Josa
  • Kells
  • Kissy
  • Lila
  • Lizza
  • Luna
  • Malak
  • Margaret
  • Mary
  • Matiana
  • Maya
  • Misha
  • Molly
  • Mona
  • Moore
  • Mora
  • Mulan
  • Nahir
  • Nala
  • Neyet
  • Nila
  • Ninoshka
  • Pakita
  • Paloma
  • Panchita
  • Patricia
  • Peaches
  • Peggy
  • Penny
  • Pixie
  • Queenie
  • Raksha
  • Rhona
  • Rhonda
  • Rihanna
  • Rita
  • Ruth
  • Sally
  • Sol
  • Sophie
  • Udka
  • Uma
  • Veva
  • Vicky
  • Viking
  • Wanda

Maybe you love pop culture and want to choose a name for your American Staffordshire Terrier which reflects your interests. If this is the case, our list of top Star Wars names for dogs might have the right one for you!

Unisex American Staffordshire Terrier names

Whether you don't know if you will have a boy or girl American Staffy or you simply prefer neutral names for dogs, here we provide our best unisex name ideas for Amstaffs:

  • Adrian
  • Aiden
  • Alex
  • Angel
  • Archer
  • Ash
  • Bailey
  • Blair
  • Blake
  • Cameron
  • Carter
  • Cassidy
  • Clint
  • Dakota
  • Dallas
  • Daria
  • Dean
  • Dodie
  • Drew
  • Easton
  • Eden
  • Elmer
  • Emery
  • Fenix
  • Flash
  • Ford
  • Galaxy
  • Gemini
  • Glenn
  • Hawkins
  • Hayden
  • Hunter
  • Jake
  • Jao
  • Jordan
  • Kennedy
  • Leaf
  • Lee
  • Lincoln
  • Lyric
  • MacKenzie
  • Manny
  • Morgan
  • Oakley
  • Paradise
  • Parker
  • Pemberton
  • Pendleton
  • Quincy
  • Ray
  • Ray Lee
  • Reagan
  • Remi
  • Rhino
  • Rilke
  • River
  • Sal
  • Sam
  • Sydney
  • Taylor
  • Thora
  • Universe
  • Utah
  • Valentine
  • Vermont
  • Wally
  • Walter
  • Wayne
  • Winter
  • Xan
  • Xia
  • Yardley
  • Zara

Whether you have a male or female dog, our list of happy names for dogs might provide the right inspiration for you.

Best Names for American Staffordshire Terrier Dogs - Unisex American Staffordshire Terrier names


Don't forget that before adopting a dog it is very important to find out all the details related to their character, needs or health, among many other traits. Reading our breed file on the American Staffordshire Terrier dogs will help you to discover their origins, physical characteristics and other facts you may not know about this breed. Once you learn more about them, it can help inspire your name choice.

The American Staffordshire Terrier has a reputation which is often unwarranted. As they are related to other types of Pitbull breeds, they are often thought of as being threatening dogs. Some countries even restrict their ownership as they consider them potentially dangerous dogs. It is important to know that Amstaffs can be wonderful and loving companion animals, as long as they are properly trained and socialized.

You may be tempted to give your American Staffordshire Terrier a mean or vicious-sounding name. While this could be suitable for you, remember there is a lot of stigma around this breed. Be aware giving them such as name may feed into the stereotype in an unhelpful way.

Now you have some idea of the best Amerian Staffordshire Terrier names, let us know what you decide by leaving a comment below. You can also add your own suggestions to help the community, as well as upload photos to put a face to the name.

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