Names for Bulldogs - Over 200 Names for all Bulldog Types

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. February 26, 2019
Names for Bulldogs - Over 200 Names for all Bulldog Types
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Regardless of breed, all bulldogs are known for their huge personalities. They turn heads when walking down the street, have years worth of footage uploaded to YouTube and even when sleeping they just make you want to give them all your love. As they are so popular as companion animals, naming your bulldog something unique and interesting can be tricky. You want your bulldog name to be something which suits both their personality and your own. As bulldogs tend to have fun, loving and friendly personalities, we often want to choose a name which reflects these traits.

That's why AnimalWised has this list of names for Bulldogs with over 200 ideas for all Bulldog types. We're not saying you have to choose one from the list necessarily, but you can use them as inspiration for your own unique bulldog name ideas.

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  1. Characteristics of Bulldogs
  2. How to choose a name for your Bulldog
  3. Names for French Bulldogs
  4. Names for French Bulldogs
  5. Names for American Bulldogs
  6. Names for Bulldog puppies
  7. Famous names for Bulldogs

Characteristics of Bulldogs

As we state above, Bulldogs come in different breeds with different shapes and sizes even within these breeds. There are some key characteristics with one of the most noticeable being their facial shape. They are brachycephalic dogs, which means they have a shortened skull and snout which derives from selective breeding traits. It can lead to breathing problems which puts stress on other areas such as the heart. They can be territorial and dominant with other dogs, but with proper socialization, they will learn to behave. If they can be stubborn, it is often just part of their fascinating personality and they will respond well to training so it is not problematic.

Despite their tendency to certain health problems, they are just like any other dog.They need care, exercise, education and, especially, lots of love. Fortunately, they are fantastic at returning the love they get (with interest).

Some people think only of the English Bulldog breed when we talk about Bulldogs, but there are three main types. They are:

  • English Bulldog: this is one of the most recognizable Bulldog breeds, especially because they have become to mascot for various entities over the years. Almost synonymous with British culture, they are a cultural phenomenon and have come to represent tenacity and resoluteness. They measure about 40 cm high and weigh an average of 25 kg.
  • French Bulldog: the smallest of the Bulldog breeds, they have a maximum height of 35 cm and weigh anywhere between 8 and 14 kg. They can come in a range of colors, but are known for their black mask around the muzzle.
  • American Bulldog: the largest of the Bulldog breeds, the American Bulldog isn't as squat as its European cousins. They do have prognathism (the extended jaw) like other Bulldog breeds, but have a longer snout. They are well-built and generally live longer than other Bulldogs. They measure up to 70 cm high and weigh around 55 kg.

There are other types of Bulldog which don't actually go by the bulldog name. Their inclusion in this type is due to breeding as there are other related breeds connected to the Bulldog. These include the Boxer, the Alano Español and the Old English Bulldogge. However, the top three above are by far the most common (with the possible exception of the Boxer).

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How to choose a name for your Bulldog

The way you choose the name of your Bulldog is essentially how you choose the name for any companion animal. You need to make some general considerations about their personality and looks which will be the basis of your decision. Once you have done this, then you can look at some names which might be more specific to Bulldogs. Here are some of the considerations you should make:

  • You should use names which are between 2 and 3 syllables. Only 1 syllable might be difficult to distinguish from other sounds and anything more than 3 syllables is too lengthy to determine.
  • Avoid names which are similar to words you will use on a regular basis which might confuse the dog.
  • Look at the physical characteristics of your dog. Do they have any unusual or specific features? Do they have any distinct markings? If they do, they might remind you of something which can be the basis of your name choice.
  • Is there anything they do which can be used as inspiration? Maybe they have certain habits which will lead you to an appropriate name.
  • Get creative and don't forget to use aspects of your own personality. If you love a particular comic book and your dog reminds you of one of the characters, this could be a great name choice.
  • Once you have chosen your Bulldog name, don't modify it into a nickname unless this is what you are going to use to call them. If you call them by different names the dog can get confused and it can create difficulties with training.

Names for French Bulldogs

We start with the English Bulldog, one of the most popular dogs to be used in logos and brands. During WWII, they came to symbolise British war spirit and was even believed to have a certain resemblance to British Prime Minister at the time, Winston Churchill. Here are some ideas which might be suitable for an English Bulldog, both male and female

  • Bebe
  • Bertha
  • Blue
  • Buddy
  • Caesar
  • Caley
  • Campo
  • Castor
  • Cairo
  • Churchill
  • Dan
  • Dandy
  • Dollar
  • Donnie
  • Eire
  • Ezra
  • Fabergé
  • Fidel
  • Fido
  • Gordo (means ‘fat’ in Spanish, so particularly good for rotund Bulldogs)
  • Gus
  • Guru
  • Iona
  • Ishiko
  • Jasper
  • Jimmy Chew
  • Kamikaze
  • Kobe
  • Lucas
  • Lupe
  • Mack (from the mascot for Mack trucks)
  • Mark
  • Mammoth
  • Miguel
  • Mona
  • Nacho
  • Nadia
  • Nana
  • Oro
  • Otto
  • Paco
  • Ramona
  • Ranger
  • Red
  • Sacha
  • Venus
  • Winnie
  • Winston
  • Wilfred

English names for English Bulldogs

Since the English Bulldog is a distinctly English breed of dog, it would make sense to have some distinctly English names for them. Below are some English names which might be suitable for your female or male English Bulldog.

  • Abbie
  • Andy
  • Baby
  • Billy
  • Candy
  • Channel
  • Chester
  • Colin
  • Cooper
  • Daddy
  • Dolly
  • Fiona
  • Fluffy
  • Frankie
  • Geoffrey
  • George
  • Goldie
  • Graham
  • Hannah
  • Happy
  • Nanny
  • Nougat
  • Pretty
  • Puppy
  • Spike
  • Sweet
  • Teddy
  • Zoe
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Names for French Bulldogs

The French Bulldog is one which is of a particularly serene character, ideal for a home companion. They are becoming increasingly more popular, especially as they get seen on various YouTube videos and TV shows. They are more diminutive than other Bulldog breeds, so you can give them names of smaller animals or give them a larger or heroic dog name in an ironic way

  • Aaron
  • Anna
  • Antoine
  • Apollo
  • Achilles
  • Argo
  • Aston
  • Athos
  • Atilla
  • Axel
  • Bane (good for one with a pronounced black mask)
  • Bruno
  • Brandy
  • Buffy
  • Bull
  • Chachi
  • Charlie
  • Cygne
  • Cyril
  • Denis
  • Didier
  • Étoile
  • Evisa
  • Fleur
  • Florie
  • Galán
  • Galo
  • Gandalf
  • Ghiru
  • Gnomo
  • Golf
  • Hades
  • Hancock
  • Humphrey
  • Isis
  • Jano
  • Kala
  • Keiko
  • Lucky
  • Lulú
  • Luna
  • Manolo
  • Niko
  • Noa
  • Noé
  • Noi
  • Norman
  • Odi
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Names for American Bulldogs

In this list of American Bulldog names, we have some ideas which might be suitable. They are either names which might be found in American culture or are simply good choices for male and female American Bulldog temperaments.

  • Brad
  • Conde
  • Frau
  • Frida
  • Hummer
  • Goose
  • Gosling
  • Igor
  • Iker
  • Jack
  • Joker
  • Kruger
  • Layla
  • Lazer
  • Lex
  • Lion
  • Max
  • Max
  • Miller
  • Murray
  • Nacho
  • Napoleon
  • Natasha
  • Orion
  • Pally
  • Rufus
  • Rulo
  • Runny
  • Russo
  • Sampson
  • Sargent
  • Sarita
  • Saruman
  • Sauron
  • Screech
  • Sherman
  • Smokey
  • Star
  • Sultan
  • Tambor
  • Veep
  • Velvet
  • Vladimir
  • Whoopi
  • Wilson
  • Woolley
  • Zack
  • Zed
  • Zeus
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Names for Bulldog puppies

Some people will inherit their dog from another family situation, others might choose to be kind and adopt. Others still might want to bring a puppy Bulldog into their lives. If this is the case, here are some puppy Bulldog names to help you start from scratch

  • Aldo
  • Alex
  • Alfalfa
  • Almiar
  • Américo
  • Blaster
  • Brutus
  • Byron
  • Camille
  • Captain
  • Elmer
  • Elvis
  • Fozzie
  • Gandalf
  • Gareth
  • Galactico
  • Gaston
  • Granite
  • Gringo
  • Jadyn
  • Jeremy
  • Kaiser
  • Kayla
  • Kelly
  • Kent
  • Kiara
  • Leonard
  • Mousse
  • Niles
  • Pedro
  • Rambo
  • Ramses
  • Rayo
  • Rex
  • Ron
  • Sanjit
  • Sonsi
  • Waylon
  • Wilbur
  • Yohan
  • Yoko
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Famous names for Bulldogs

Sometimes it's fun to think of famous names which might work well for your pet Bulldog. Here is a list of some of the famous Bulldogs which have found their way into the larger culture, as well as some other famous Bulldogs you might want to transpose to your Bulldog companion.

  • Ace: better known as Batdog, the faithful companion of Batman.
  • Santa's Little Helper: the dog of the Simpson family.
  • Slinky: the toy dog from Toy Story.
  • Courage: the title character of Courage the Cowardly Dog.
  • Daisy: Kevin Costner's dog.
  • Dante: the dog of Miguel in the movie Coco.
  • Dino: the dog from The Flintstones.
  • Dollar: the best friend of Richie Rich.
  • Sammy: the dog of Justin Bieber.
  • Pongo: character from 101 Dalmatians.
  • Pinky: dog from Phineas and Ferb.
  • Rita: the dog from Oliver and Company.
  • Scooby Doo: one of the most famous dogs in the world.
  • Lou: lead dog character from Cats & Dogs.
  • Lucky: one of the many animals from Doctor Dolittle.
  • Marley: the inspiring dog from the movie Marley & Me.
  • Snowy: the famous best friend of the adventurous Tintin.
  • Argos: the dog from the epic work of Homer's Oddyssey.
  • Lucas: the name of Enrique Iglesias’ German Shepherd.
  • Leon: the name of the dog of Penélope Cruz.
  • Spike: the famous sometimes antagonist of Tom from Tom and Jerry.
  • Tyke: famous cartoon Bulldog puppy from Tom and Jerry.
  • Jofi: famously Sigmund Freud's dog who sometimes used him in psychoanalysis sessions.
  • Daphne: female dog from the movie Look Who's Talking Now.
  • Rocks: male dog from the movie Look Who's Talking Now.
  • Isabelle: name of Mel Gibson's dog in the movie Signs.
  • Ivy: another dog from the movie Cats & Dogs.
  • Sam: name of Will Smith's dog in I Am Legend.
  • Odie: Jon's dog from the comic strip Garfield who Garfield often tries to get in trouble.
  • Tod: from The Fox and the Hound.
  • Seymour: the mythical dog of Fry in Futurama.
  • Dinah: in the Disney cartoons, she is the girlfriend of the more famous dog Pluto.
  • Everest and Skye: two of the beautiful characters in the TV Show Paw Patrol.
  • Laika: known for being the first dog in space.
  • Lady and Tramp: bit obvious, so we don¡t feel the need to tell you.
  • Chips: one of the most awarded dogs from the Second World War.

If you want some more ideas for famous dog names, we can give you some of the following options to help you:

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