Rottweilers are strong, confident, and calm companions. After taking yours home, you will see the traits of an excellent guard dog. This guard dog has an easy-going demeanor that makes it successful in military and police work.
But now it’s time to figure out the right name for your new Rottie. There are so many popular options but the options can be overwhelming.
Let’s take a look at some trending names and a plethora of other unique ideas that will allow your dog to stand out from the pack.
Most Popular Names
Of course, the name you choose has a lot to do with whether you have a male or female. And while they both are lovable, some differences between the two could influence which of the two you would choose.
Females have maternal instincts that tend to make them sweeter and less rambunctious. Conversely, males are stronger, larger, and have more dominant dispositions.
Take a look at these popular names for your Rottweilers:
The history of Rottweilers is a bit convoluted. They were bred by the Romans originally from the Asian Mastiffs as guard dogs for their army. At the time, the place that they occupied was modern-day Germany. After the Roman Empire fell, these dogs remained in cattle herds and guard stores in this area.
In 74 A.D, the Roman army traveled across the Alps. That place is now southern Germany. A town in this particular region was named Rottweil. This city would become the home of the dog breed that we now know as the Rottweiler.
These dogs do not belong to any one area. They’re from Asia and Rome and Germany. However, people still associate the breed mostly with Germany, even in modern times. Therefore below are some German names that you may consider for your Rottweiler.
Coat Color Based Names for Rottweilers
What’s always consistent is a black base color. You may find some Rottweilers are red or even blue but those colors are very rare. Rotties have distinct markings on their cheeks, the throat and chest, their eyebrows, and underneath their docked tails.
Here are cool names for black dogs:
Breed Size Based Names for Rottweilers
Since most dog names based on size are usually for either small or big dogs, we just went with names for large dogs with this category.
Strong Rottweiler Names
Rottweilers were bred to guard livestock but were also used as general-purpose farm dogs, even pulling carts and hauling heavy packages. So, we thought it was fitting to give you a list of names that were a reflection of one of their best traits. These names reflect that strength.
Rottweiler Naming Trends
This breed has a reputation for being powerful, often influencing the names that people choose. Our personal favorites amongst these names are Hercules (of course), Thor, Athena, and Xena.
We have also seen a lot of animal names for Rottweilers, like Bear, Bull, or Moose. These can be fun if it describes your dog best.
We love the coat-based names that seem to be rising to the forefront lately, like Shadow, Raven, Honey, and Cocoa. These names make perfect sense because of the dramatic coloring.
These are the most popular trends, but we’re also fans of names that showcase how sweet Rotties are like Bella, Hazel, Rosie, Max, and Caleb.
Rottweiler Naming Tips
Still stuck on how to choose between names? Try these tips to get your creative juices flowing.
One of the keys to naming your dog is simple sounds that they can recognize. The name should start with any letter with a distinct and sharp sound. Words that begin with a K, T, or D are easier for your Rottweiler to acknowledge.
On the other hand, names that start with F or S have softer sounding beginnings. Names that start with these letters might confuse them, at least initially. Dog names that end with a long “e” or “a” are much better for helping the dog differentiate from other sounds and words.
Syllables matter when you’re choosing a name for a dog. Most commands are only one to two, making it easy for your pup to respond. This is the same concept for your dog’s name. If you give them names longer than a few syllables, they could get it confused.
If you’re stuck on giving your pup a long name, try to also come up with a shorter nickname. A name like Johnny Long Legs may sound cute and funky, but you’ll more than likely end up just calling him Johnny within a few weeks anyway. And he’ll thank you for it.
No Command Words
You don’t want to name your dog anything that sounds close to their everyday command. So names like Phil, Fay, Joe, or Bit may be too close to “heel,” “stay,” “no,” and “sit.” That’s yet again another avenue of confusion for your pup.
A dog’s heritage can be a significant factor in determining its name a lot of times. Rottweilers have German ancestry, as well as a few other places. Why not draw inspiration from that?
These are just a few of our suggestions that we think can help you name your dog. Let the name come naturally, feel natural, and pick one that garners a positive reaction from your Rottie. They can help too.
Hopefully, this list is useful for you as you’re sorting through all the names you could pick for your Rottweiler. We know that it can be overwhelming and even frustrating sometimes to choose the perfect name. After all, you’ll be stuck with it for life.
But don’t fret. This should be a fun process that could serve as a way to bond with your dog. They’ll enjoy hearing you call out to them, and they should give you an idea of which ones they like most.
Also, you might enlist a little help from friends and family. Get their input to see if they have any fresh ideas that you haven’t considered already.
Lastly, pick the names you like best, and if all else fails, toss them into a hat and draw one. If you are spending this much time to get it right, we feel confident that you’ll get a name that you’re happy with, and that showcases the best aspects of your beloved Rottie.