Bulldog dogs are also referred to as British bulldogs. They were originally bred for the sports of bull baiting and bear baiting. Today, they make great family dogs. Bulldog dogs can be stubborn and should be socialized early on if they are to live with other people or other animals; however, once a dog is comfortable around others, he or she will become part of the family and will want to spend time with them outdoors and indoors.
These types of dogs do not like being left alone for long periods of time due to their sensitive natures. New owners often mistake their neediness as affection but what the dogs really seek is human companionship. These breeds cannot thrive in conditions where they have little or no interaction with humans, so if one is to keep a British bulldog as a pet it should be for life.
Below are the meanings of names given to bulldogs. They are sorted alphabetically by breed or type of name (including unisex ones). The article ends with an image of different dog breeds.
Partial, inexhaustive list of names:
Bulldog Names with Meanings
1. Aries: the name of a constellation in the Northern hemisphere
2. Basil: derived from Greek word basiliskos which means “little king” or “king.”
3. Brutus: Latin for “heavy”
5. Dax : Celtic mythological hero
7. Hercules is known to be one of the most powerful gods in Greek mythology, he was the child of Zeus and Alcmena. He had twelve labors during his life including cleansing himself from the madness of Hera, stealing the golden apples found within Hesperides, slaying Antaeus by holding him off of Earth resulting in crushing his opponent, etc.. Although he was not immortal, he did possess some supernatural abilities, he was also extremely strong and skilled with weapons.
9. Luna is the Latin word for “moon”
10. Maximus: most powerful character in a story or play; one of the central characters of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus
11. Odin is chief god in Norse mythology
12. Orion the hunter constellation named after the Greek mythological hero who was most commonly known for his great hunting skills, might, and stature as well as his unfortunate death at the hands of Diana due to Zeus’ jealous rage towards him because he had an affair with her. He is usually described as being extremely handsome and is often depicted carrying a bow and arrow made by Hephaestus or wearing a lion’s skin.
13. Pluto was the god of the underworld, he was also considered to be Zeus’ brother and Hades’ older brother, Persephone’s husband who kidnapped her resulting in his exile to the Underworld by Demeter until she agreed to eat something that would make her subject to him for six months out of every year. The myths surrounding Pluto also include ancient Eleusinian Mysteries. His other name is Hades which means “the unseen.”
16. Severus: Latin for “stern”
17. Sparky : it is one’s movement with quickness and lightness; a short sudden burst of bright light or sound
18 . Ulric is a variant of an old German name that means “wolf ruler.”
19. Zeus: the head god of all gods in Greek mythology as well as the god of sky and thunder in ancient Greek religion, he was most commonly depicted as having powerful lightning bolts at his disposal. He is also known for being the father to many heroes who killed their fathers. He was also portrayed as being extremely attractive, very intelligent, and very persuasive
20. Tamora: refers to a female given name meaning “queen.” In Ancient Greece, she was the personification of night or death due to her association with Persephone who married Hades after she had been kidnapped by him
22. Demetrius – this name is derived from the Celtic word demetrios which means “loves the earth” or “follower of Demeter.”
24. Quintus : Latin for “fifth born son”
25. Titus Andronicus
26. Marcus: one of the most common given names in ancient Rome, it was used in honor of both men and women but today, it is usually only associated with males
27 . Bassianus
28. Lucius: a masculine given name in its various forms which means “light,” referring to either the sun or moon or an ancestor who came from Ancient Greece where this was a male deity that represented life-giving.
30. Martius: Latin for “of Mars,” it is the name of a month in the Roman calendar, sometimes colloquially known as March, it was named after Mars who was an ancient Roman god of war and agriculture, he also served as a patron for Rome’s citizen army.
31. Publius : Latin for “public” referring to one belonging to or part of the people/populous/rank-and-file members of society, this could be someone’s first or last name . 13. Titus
32. Marcus Andronicus
33. Quintus Andronicus
34 . Lucius Andronicus
35. Aaron the Moor
39. Titus Andronicus
40 . Saturninus : refers to the god of agriculture, freedom, and liberation in Roman mythology who was usually depicted as being an old man with a sickle in his hand, he was the son of Uranus and Gaia , younger brother to Zeus who later married his sister Rhea .
41. Tamora’s three sons
42. Marcus the narrator of the play, this name is derived from Greek meaning “dedicated to Mars” referencing the Roman God of war; it could also mean “to be like Mars” or to bear resemblance to him. Due to its variant forms (such as Mark), can also mean “beast of burden” or “horse rider.”
Other Cute Bulldog Names
- Hairy Paw-ter
- Big Guy
More Bulldog Names
- Queen Bee
- Woofgang Puck
Female Bulldog Names
Male Bulldog Names