500+ Pitbull Names You’ll Love


500+ Pitbull Names You’ll Love

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by Jessi Larson

Finding Pitbull names can seem daunting. With so many ideas out there, where do you begin? 

Don’t stress. We’ve found plenty of ideas perfect for your adorable Pit – 500+ to be exact!

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Best Pitbull Names

Picking the right name for your Pitbull puppy is a critical decision. After all, you’ll be saying this name every single day for years to come.

Inspiration is everywhere, from their strong, athletic demeanor to their sweet personalities to their unique coat coloring.

Our guide has over 500 ideas, so we guarantee you’ll find at least a few you love.

Strong Male Pitbull Names

There’s no denying that the Pitbull is a powerful type of dog. Their athleticism and strength are awe-inspiring.

Many people like to draw inspiration from this and if you fall into this category, you’ll love these ideas.

  • Ace
  • Alpha
  • Ares
  • Avalanche
  • Bandit
  • Bane
  • Beast
  • Blade
  • Blaze
  • Blitz
  • Brando
  • Bruiser
  • Bruno
  • Brutus
  • Butch
  • Caesar
  • Chief
  • Crash
  • Denali
  • Diesel
  • Dozer
  • Duke
  • Fang
  • Fury
  • Gage
  • Ghost
  • Grudge
  • Hulk
  • Hunter
  • Jaws
  • Jumbo
  • Killer
  • King
  • Macho
  • Mack
  • Magnum
  • Maverick
  • Moose
  • Nitro
  • Panic
  • Raider
  • Rambo
  • Reaper
  • Rex
  • Rocky
  • Samson
  • Scorpio
  • Spartacus
  • Spike
  • Sumo
  • Surge
  • Tank
  • T-Bone
  • Thor
  • Titan
  • Trooper
  • Tyson
  • Vader
  • Vice
  • Vinnie
  • Yeti
  • Yukon

Check out more tough male dog names.

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Strong Female Pitbull Names

Just because you have a female Pitbull doesn’t mean you can’t go with a strong name. These options are powerful and impactful but with a feminine touch.

  • Alaska
  • Alpha
  • Amazon
  • Baroness
  • Beastie
  • Brawny
  • Cinder
  • Dahlia
  • Diva
  • Echo
  • Elektra
  • Foxy
  • Gypsy
  • Harley
  • Hera
  • Huntress
  • Indy
  • Jericho
  • Jezebel
  • Jinx
  • Justice
  • Kahuna
  • Katniss
  • Khaleesi
  • Kodiak
  • Liberty
  • Midnight
  • Mystique
  • Nova
  • Nyx
  • Onyx
  • Queenie
  • Raven
  • Rogue
  • Rousey – as in Ronda Rousey
  • Scrappy
  • Sheba
  • Stella
  • Tiger
  • Vega
  • Vixen
  • Xena

Check out more tough female names.

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Cute Male Pitbull Names

Pitbull names certainly don’t have to be tough. Cute options work equally well for these charming canines.

After all, Pitbulls make sweet, loyal pets who stay by your side and provide lots of love.

Here are cute pitbull names perfect for a male.

  • Alfie
  • Archie
  • Augie
  • Barkley
  • Barney
  • Bear
  • Beau
  • Benji
  • Bernie
  • Blue
  • Brody
  • Buddy
  • Buster
  • Champ
  • Chance
  • Charlie
  • Chase
  • Chewie
  • Comet
  • Cooper
  • Dino
  • Ernie
  • Fido
  • Finn
  • Flash
  • Hank
  • Henry
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Leo
  • Louie
  • Lucky
  • Marley
  • Max
  • Mickey
  • Milo
  • Morty
  • Murphy
  • Murray
  • Odie
  • Oliver
  • Oscar
  • Patches
  • Percy
  • Perry
  • Pluto
  • Rascal
  • Rex
  • Rudy
  • Scout
  • Shiloh
  • Skip
  • Spot
  • Sully
  • Teddy
  • Waldo
  • Wally
  • Wishbone
  • Ziggy

Check out more cute male dog names.

Cute Female Pitbull Names

Continuing the inspiration for Pitbull names, let’s look at cute ideas, especially for female dogs.

They’re adorable – just like your new pup.

  • Amelia
  • Angel
  • Autumn
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Buffy
  • Candy
  • Charlotte
  • Chloe
  • Clara
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Cricket
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dixie
  • Dory
  • Elsa
  • Emma
  • Gigi
  • Gracie
  • Hannah
  • Happy
  • Harper
  • Hazel
  • Izzy
  • Jojo
  • Joy
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Mabel
  • Macy
  • Madison
  • Maggie
  • Maisie
  • Mia
  • Millie
  • Minnie
  • Nellie
  • Olive
  • Paisley
  • Petunia
  • Phoebe
  • Piper
  • Poppy
  • Pumpkin
  • Riley
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Sadie
  • Sophie
  • Willow
  • Zoey

Check out more cute female dog names.

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Unique Pitbull Names for Males

A Pitbull is a distinctive looking breed and deserves a unique name.

Check out these ideas for unique names that are elegant, uncommon, and perfect for your pup.

  • Alcott
  • Alfred
  • Arthur
  • Asher
  • Ashton
  • Augustus
  • Baron
  • Berkeley
  • Bernard
  • Charleston
  • Churchill
  • Clancy
  • Coach
  • Duke
  • Edwin
  • Emerson
  • Fairfax
  • Francois
  • Gatsby
  • Hamilton
  • Jacques
  • King
  • Kingsley
  • Kingston
  • Lincoln
  • Lord
  • Prince
  • Princeton
  • Redmond
  • Wesley
  • William
  • Winston

Unique Names for Females

If you’re welcoming a female Pitbull into your home and like the idea of an uncommon name, then you must explore these clever name ideas.

  • Afton
  • Amelie
  • Aspen
  • Aurora
  • Bianca
  • Buffy
  • Camilla
  • Chanel
  • Constance
  • Diamond
  • Duchess
  • Effie
  • Elizabeth
  • Fifi
  • Genevieve
  • Gertrude
  • Gizmo
  • Harper
  • Jewel
  • Jules
  • Juliet
  • Lady
  • Lux
  • Octavia
  • Paris
  • Portia
  • Princess
  • Queen
  • Ruby
  • Taboo
  • Trudy
  • Victoria
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Funny Pitbull Names

Switching gears, let’s look at some hilarious dog name ideas. Anyone with a sense of humor will love these fun Pitbull names.

Laughter is the best medicine, and these humorous monikers provide a heavy dose.

  • Baby 
  • Bacon
  • Biscuit 
  • Bitsy
  • Brunhilda
  • Bubba
  • Chunk
  • Cujo 
  • Cupid 
  • Fabio 
  • Flo 
  • Frito
  • Frodo
  • Genghis 
  • Homer
  • Jabba
  • Munchkin
  • Nacho
  • Nugget
  • Olga
  • Peanut 
  • Pee Wee
  • Rambo 
  • Romeo 
  • Spud 
  • Squeeky
  • Taco
  • Tamale 
  • Tankerbell 
  • Tiny
  • Tootsie
  • Toto
  • Xena 
  • Yoda 
  • Whopper 

Check out more funny male and female dog names.

Exotic Pitbull Names

These names are not only unique, but also have an exotic, cool vibe. Some of these ideas also come from greek mythology which is a great source for ideas.

  • Achilles
  • Adonis
  • Akira
  • Artemis
  • Ares – Greek god of war
  • Attila
  • Athena – Greek goddess of wisdom
  • Atlas – A Titan from Greek mythology
  • Eros
  • Hercules
  • Kali
  • Keiko
  • Kenzo
  • Odin – King of gods from Norse mythology
  • Medusa
  • Prometheus
  • Ramesses
  • Suri
  • Toshi
  • Zeus – god of the sky
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Ideas Inspired by Color

Pitbulls encompass a wide range of shades, including white, brown, black, tan, and red. (Check out this Pitbull color chart to see the whole gamut.)

The color of your dog’s coat can provide cool ideas for Pitbull names that fit their fur.

This comprehensive list includes every Pitbull coloring you can imagine.

Red Nose Pitbull Names

  • Amaretto
  • Amber
  • Ambrosia
  • Autumn
  • Brandy
  • Burgundy
  • Cayenne
  • Cheyenne
  • Chili
  • Clementine
  • Copper
  • Flame
  • Fox
  • Goldy
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Marigold
  • Merlot
  • Peaches
  • Penny
  • Poppy
  • Red
  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Rusty
  • Saffron
  • Scarlet
  • Sepia
  • Shiraz
  • Sienna
  • Tabasco
  • Terra
  • Tiger
  • Valentine

Discover more red dog names.

Brown or Tan Names

  • Acorn
  • Bambi
  • Bean
  • Bear
  • Braun – brown in German
  • Brownie
  • Brun – brown in Swedish
  • Charlie Brown
  • Chestnut
  • Chewbacca
  • Chip – like chocolate chip
  • Cocoa
  • Fawn
  • Godiva
  • Guinness
  • Heath
  • Hershey
  • Java
  • Kahlua
  • Kobicha – one of the Japanese traditional colors used in kimonos
  • Maple
  • Marron – brown in French
  • Mocha
  • Moose
  • Peanut Butter
  • Porter
  • Pumpernickel
  • Russet
  • Sandy
  • Sesame
  • Tanner
  • Teddy
  • Topaz

Discover more brown dog names.

Black Names

  • Ash
  • Coal
  • Cinder
  • Ebony
  • Ember
  • Inky
  • Jet
  • Midnight
  • Nero – black in Italian
  • Noir – black in French
  • Olive
  • Onyx
  • Pepper
  • Raven
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Smokey
  • Stormy
  • Tarmac
  • Thunder
  • Zorro

Discover more black dog names.

White Names

  • Alabaster
  • Al Bino
  • Bianco/Bianca – white in Italian
  • Blizzard
  • Bones
  • Boo
  • Casper
  • Cotton
  • Crystal
  • Dove
  • Frosty
  • Gardenia
  • Ghost
  • Ice
  • Ivory
  • January
  • Marshmallow
  • Pearl
  • Polar
  • Powder
  • Snowball
  • Snowy
  • Sugar
  • Winter

Discover more white dog names.

Black and White Names

  • Chaplin
  • Cruella
  • Domino
  • Harlequin
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Oreo
  • Puffin
  • Shamu
  • Snoopy
  • Spade
  • Tuxedo 
  • Whaley

Discover more black and white dog names.

Brindle Names

Brindle pitbulls have a rare coat pattern that is similar to tiger stripes but with a subtle pattern.

  • Camo
  • Caramel
  • Checkers
  • Dos – two in Spanish for coats with two colors
  • Dot
  • Freckles
  • Harlequin
  • Hazel
  • Marble
  • Monarch
  • Mosaic
  • Oriole
  • Patches
  • Pebbles
  • Pixel
  • Rainbow
  • Speckles
  • Spot
  • Sundae
  • Tre – three in Italian for the number of colors in a tri-color coat
  • Tres – three in Spanish
  • Turtle
  • Twix

Gray and Blue Nose Pitbull Names

  • Aqua
  • Ash
  • Azure
  • Blue
  • Cobalt
  • Cyan
  • Dusty
  • Flint
  • Fog
  • Gray
  • Grey
  • Marine
  • Misty
  • Navy
  • Pewter
  • Sapphire
  • Silver
  • Sky
  • Slate
  • Stone
  • Storm
  • Teal

Discover more gray dog names.

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Famous Pitbull Names

The Pitbull is a popular dog that has graced TV and movie screens, advertisements, and training videos. There are even Pitbulls famous for making history.

As you search for the best Pitbull names, why not consider the names of these well-known Pitties.

  • Bud – Bud is famous for making the first trip across the US from NYC to San Francisco with his owner
  • Champion – Three-legged Pitbull of Andy and April from Parks and Recreation
  • Daddy – Cesar Millan’s right-hand dog
  • Grunt – Pit from the movie Flashdance
  • Jack Brutus – Served for Company K
  • Petey – The pitbull from The Little Rascals
  • Sergeant Stubby – The most decorated dog of WWI
  • Sir Thomas – Helen Keller’s dog
  • TigeBuster Brown mascot

Final Thoughts

With so many great Pitbull dog names, how do you pick the right one for your pup?

The Pitbull is a strong, athletic dog that can hold its own, so you could lean into this and go with a tough name.

At the same time, they’re also charming and sweet. People report their Pittie to be a devoted companion and excellent family dog.

With this in mind, cute and elegant options are an excellent choice.

Or you could lean into the color of your Pitbull. This type of dog comes in a fantastic array of colors and patterns, and our naming guide includes options for every appearance imaginable.

With 500+ ideas on this list, we’re confident you’ll find plenty of inspiration and hopefully the perfect pup name.

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More Dog Name Ideas

If any of these ideas does not inspire you, try our online generator and discover even more options. You can sort by your favorite styles and themes to find the perfect name for your pup.

Our site helps millions of new dog owners each year and offers thousands of unique ideas. We know you’ll find the name for your dog on our site.

These naming guides also provide great ideas for a Pitbull:

Check these out for even more name inspiration. The options are endless!

How Do You Pick the Right Name?

How do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your dog? That’s a question all new dog parents ask.

After years of helping new pup parents, here are some tips we’ve picked up when it comes to selecting a name for your dog:

  • Is it easy to say? Some names are great in theory but tough to pronounce in everyday life. Before you lock in on a name, make sure it rolls off the tongue.
  • Say it out loud. Can you imagine loudly calling for your dog with this name? If not, then it’s not the right name and you should move on.
  • Does it fit your dog? Check to see if the name matches your dog’s personality and appearance. This is important for both you and your pup.
  • And finally, trust your gut. When you find the right name, you’ll know it!

Need some more help teaching a dog their name? We have an awesome guide that makes it easy.

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Did You Know?

Here’s an interesting fact: Did you know that the Pitbull is technically a type of dog, not a dog breed?

The Pitbull category includes the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bully, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

According to Barkpost, the Pitbull was originally developed in the 1800s by breeding a bull-baiting dog and a Terrier.

By combining the strength of a Bull Dog and the agility of the Terrier, the result was a tough, powerful and energetic animal used for bull-baiting and bear-baiting and later for dogfighting. (Luckily, these activities were soon outlawed.)

Today, the Pitbull is a popular pet, especially in the United States. But since you’re welcoming a Pitbull into your home, we don’t have to tell you that!

More Inspiration?

If you have an idea for a name, let us know in the comments below. We love hearing from readers and using your ideas to keep our site packed with the absolute best options.

Also, please share what you decide to name your new Pitbull. Tell us about your dog, what you selected for a name and how you picked it out.


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Published at Sat, 23 Oct 2021 01:21:00 -0400

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