100+ Unique Bulldog Names (Plus,Tips for Naming Your Bulldog)
With thousands of names to choose from, finding the perfect monicker for your bulldog can sometimes feel overwhelming. Luckily, naming a bulldog isn’t like naming a child.There’s no need to worry about social acceptance (the other dogs won’t tease your bulldog on the playground if he has a weird name), and this can free you to be more creative and make a unique or even wacky name choice. So long as you’re comfortable with the name and your bulldog responds well to it, then you’re set.
But for those who’d like to go the extra mile and find a truly unique name that no other bulldog baby at the dog park will have, here is a list of 120 cool and unusual bulldog names as well as tips on how to pick the perfect name for your pet.
How to Pick a Name for Your Bulldog
Pick a name your bulldog will easily recognize
Dogs respond best to names that are one-to-two syllables, so select a name that’s short. Even if you choose a longer name to start, you’ll likely end up shortening it over time—Yelling “Come here, Snuggles von LovesALot” across a dog park can get old, fast.
Also, dogs respond to names with common, familiar sounds. Names with “ch,” “sh,” “k” or names that end with a long “e” sound or short “a” sound—like “Shelly” or “Kika,” for instance, will likely get your dog’s attention quicker than “Zufu” or “Xander.”
Choose a name you’re comfortable shouting in a dog park
This perhaps goes without saying, but yelling a name like “Darth Vadar!” in a crowded dog park might earn you some odd looks from your fellow pet owners. Consider your own comfort level with zany names and choose carefully.
Avoid names that sound like commands
Avoid naming your bulldog anything that rhymes with or sounds similar to a common command, such as “No,” “Sit,” “Stay,” “Down,” or “Come.” That may seem like obvious advice, but it’s worth thinking twice about, as dogs aren’t always able to differentiate between similar sounds. Names like “Joe” or “Mo” can sound too much like “no,” for example, and might confuse your bulldog.
Consider your bulldog’s heritage
Oftentimes it’s fun to name a bulldog a traditional English or French name. For an “English Bulldog,” you can call him Henry, Arthur, Harry Potter or Merlin, for example. For a French bulldog, names like “Delphine” or “Louis” might be a fitting choice.
Wait a few days before choosing a name
If you’ve just brought your new bulldog home, you may want to wait a couple of days before selecting a name. This will give you a chance to get to know your pup and become familiar with his personality, which you can use for inspiration in the naming process.
Consider your pup’s personality and appearance
You may want to call your all-white bulldog Snowball (or Snow White, as we did) or if you have a hyper and rambunctious bulldog, then names like “Fizz” or “Chipper” might be a fun option.
Unique female bulldog names
Picking a uniquely female name can help prevent the “Is it a boy or a girl?” question that often comes when you name your bulldog a gender-neutral name. The list below include several more interesting picks.
Unique male bulldog names
Some of the most popular male bulldog names include “Tank,” “Max,” “Winston” and “Rocky;” all great names, for sure, but they’re not the most original. Below is a list of fun and quirky bulldog names that will stand out from the crowd (just like your special bully).
Cute bulldog names
Just because the names are unusual doesn’t mean they can’t be cute, too. The following one and two-syllable names are goofy and cheerful and ideal for a bulldog with a sweet or spunky personality.
Cool bulldog names
If your bulldog has a mellow and calm personality, then a classically cool moniker may be a good choice. Place a stylish pair of sunglasses on your bully and call him “Blaze” or “Lottie” and you have yourself one cool bulldog-y.
Fun bulldog names
Does your bulldog love to play? Is he rambunctious and silly? Maybe even a little mischievous? Then one of these fun bulldog names below might be perfect.
Unusual bulldog names
There are unique bulldog names and then there are unusual bulldog names. If the names above weren’t interesting enough, the 18 names below might work.
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