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206 Awesome Pitbull Names for Your Tough and Smart Dog


May 2, 2023
tricolor pitbull standing


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If you’ve just adopted a Pitbull, you’ve probably been to the pet store to get them all the necessary items you’re going to need to raise your new dog. That includes water and food bowls, of course, as well as brushes, combs, nail clippers, toys, and the requisite collar and leash.

However, you can’t purchase a fitting name for your new pup. Let’s face it, the name you choose is critical as you’ll be saying it many times. To help you, we’ve compiled this list of 206 awesome Pitbull names. Read on to see them all and, hopefully, find a name that fits your Pit like a glove!


How Do You Name a Pitbull?

Pitbulls are phenomenal dogs and, unlike their reputation, are one of the sweetest, most affectionate breeds. Yes, they look tough and sound tough, but most Pits are exactly the opposite.

With a sweet dog that looks like it could bite off your arm in one chunk, how exactly do you name your new Pitbull? That depends on your Pit’s personality, coloring, size, sex, and several other factors. It also depends on your personal taste. Remember, your Pitbull won’t care about what you name them as long as they get the TLC they need to be happy.

Still, naming a Pitbull takes some time and thought. To help you before we get to the names, here’s a list of the traits most Pitbulls have that could be used to choose a fitting name for one.

  • Tenacious
  • Fearless
  • Stubborn
  • Intelligent
  • Thoughtful
  • Fierce
  • Gentle
  • Affectionate
  • Playful
American Pitbull Terrier with flowers
Image Credit: Jumpstory

Pitbull Names Based on Their Traits

We’ve started with Pitbull names based on the traits we just listed above. All of them have something in common with one of the Pitbull’s common characteristics. If you plan to use one of the names, we suggest you wait for a few days or weeks to see your Pitbull’s personality. Once you know, choosing a name will be much easier.

  • Ace
  • Beast
  • Blaze
  • Boomer
  • Brick
  • Brutus
  • Buddy
  • Bully Boy
  • Butch
  • Donkey
  • Duke
  • Gentle Giant
  • Hurricane
  • Killer
  • Loverboy
  • Mauler
  • Mayhem
  • Rocco
  • Spike
  • Stormy
  • Stripe
  • Stubby
  • Tank
  • Tenacious D
  • Thunderstruck

Fun and Friendly Pitbull Names

These names are meant to tamp down the outward ferociousness that some might see when they see your Pitbull. The names below will help to make your pet less threatening and more approachable to strangers. It will also be fun to say and make people happy when they hear your Pit’s name being called.

  • Abbie
  • Alfie
  • Archie
  • Benji
  • Betsy
  • Cassie
  • Charlie
  • Edith Bunker
  • Florence Barkingdale
  • Frankie
  • Freddie
  • Georgie Boy
  • Kiki
  • Leonardo
  • Maddie Boy
  • Olivia
  • Sally
  • Timmy
  • Wilson
  • Zachary
Pitbull Terrier Dog walking on a leash in a dog park, South Africa
Image Credit: Elizabeth Grieb, Shutterstock

Pitbull Names Based on Characters from Books, TV, Music, and Movies

Fictional names are sometimes the best for a dog, especially a Pitbull. You can grab them from whichever medium you like, including comic books, movies, TV programs, songs, actors, etc. If you’re a fan, give your Pitbull a name other fans will instantly recognize by choosing one of the ones we’ve listed below.

  • Apollo Creed
  • Archer
  • Ash
  • Atlas
  • Atticus
  • Baby
  • Blonde Bombshell
  • Bob Barker
  • Boo
  • Bone-crusher
  • Brutus Beefcake
  • Butch Cassidy
  • Buttercup
  • Calvin
  • Fang
  • Fearless Fosdick
  • Finn Bonemaster
  • Forrest Hump
  • Freddie Mercurial
  • Garth
  • Indiana Bones
  • Luke Dogwalker
  • Marty McFlies
  • Mario
  • Mary Puppins
  • Opie
  • Rhett Barker
  • Rocky Barkboa
  • Santa’s Big Helper
  • Scooby Doo
  • Sid Less Vicious
  • Sundance
  • Superdoggo
  • Tenacious D
  • The Dude
  • Thor Doginson
  • Tony Soprano
  • Underdog
  • Vito Corley-bone
  • White Fang
  • Wolvie
white pitbull with a dog harness
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Silly or Cute Pitbull Names

Pitbulls look fierce but can often be playful, silly, and even ridiculous. For this sweetness and playfulness, you need a good name like one of the choices below. Be aware that sounding silly when you say these names is a big prerequisite to liking them.

  • Bimbo
  • Biscuit
  • Blackie
  • Blurry
  • Butterface
  • Chew-Barka
  • Dogzilla
  • Dotty
  • Finkelstein
  • Freckles
  • Furball
  • Fuzzy Face
  • Groucho Barks
  • Jiminy Cricket Catcher
  • Jimmy Chews
  • Midnight Blu
  • Peewee
  • Peppercorn
  • Pupperpuss
  • Pup Tart
  • Shadow Dancer
  • Smudgy the Dog
  • Splatter
  • Sprinkles
  • Stoner
  • Tick Magnet

Pitbull Names for Female Pitbulls

Female Pitbulls are different from males in several ways and demand a name that fits their affectionate ways. The names below will get you started finding one that fits your female Pit well. Most are soft, soothing, and simply fabulous!

  • Abbey
  • Ava
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Blue
  • Chloe
  • Cocoa
  • Daisy
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Harper
  • Hazel
  • Leia
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lovey Dovey
  • Lucy
  • Lulu
  • Maggie
  • Molly
  • Nala
  • Nova
  • Phoebe
  • Princess
  • Riley
  • Rosie
  • Skye
  • Stella
  • Sugar
  • Zoe
Image Credit: Arttu Päivinen, Unsplash

Pitbull Names for Male Pitbulls

Male Pitbulls can be even sweeter than females (and sillier than a 5-year-old). For them, you need a name that will set your dog apart. The following names should get you off to a good start naming your male Pitbull. You can also mix and match to come up with something completely different, like Charlie Diesel or Titus the Tank.

  • Ace
  • Axel
  • Atlas
  • Baxter
  • Bear
  • Benny
  • Bubba
  • Buster
  • Champ
  • Charlie
  • Diesel
  • Duke
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Jasper
  • Jazzy
  • Jax
  • Leo
  • Mac
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Moose
  • Ollie
  • Ozzy Osbone
  • Pongo
  • Roscoe P Bonetrain
  • Smoky
  • Tank
  • Titus
  • Tucker
  • Tyson
pitbull puppy sleeping comfortably on its bed
Image Credit: dogboxstudio, Shutterstock

Pitbull Names Based on Favorite Foods 

While these names have nothing to do with your Pit, they’re still fun and memorable, which is sometimes more important than one that fits your dog’s personality. Everyone has a favorite food, and using yours to name your Pitbull can be fun. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a name that goes down easy.

  • Asiago Cheesehead
  • Beansie
  • Beer
  • Biscuit
  • Bone Boy
  • Buttercup
  • Chicken Nugget
  • Chocolate Chunk
  • Cinnamon
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Dill Pickle
  • Hoagie
  • Holey Cannoli
  • Fluffernutter
  • Franks – n – Beans
  • Lemon Meringue Paws
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Mello Yello
  • Miso Soup
  • Mocha
  • Noodles
  • Peaches – n – Cream
  • PB and J
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Pickles
  • Popsicle
  • Sugar Pops
  • Taco Supreme
  • Vanilla Puddin’
  • Walnut Brownie
  • White Claw


Final Thoughts

Did you see a name on our list that you loved for your Pitbull? We sure hope so since we looked far and wide for the best of them! Whichever name you choose, be sure you like it, that it rolls off your tongue, and that it won’t cause you embarrassment if you have to yell it loudly out in the street!

Regardless of your puppy’s name, the most important thing is that you provide a good home to your new Pitbull and raise it to be a well-behaved, calm, and affectionate dog. If you do that, everyone will love your Pitbull!

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