Military Dog Names – 50+ Awesome Name Options

by Jessi Larson

If you’re looking into military dog names, we’ve got you covered with a list of 50+ options below.

Since ancient times, dogs have been used to help man with military pursuits. Their purpose varied, from scouts to sentries to trackers. The first recorded use of dogs in the military comes from the mid-7th century BC when the Ephesians waged war against Magnesia on the Maeander and every horseman was accompanied by a war dog and a spear-bearing attendant. The history of dogs in warfare is quite fascinating.

In modern times, dogs have been used World Wars I and II, Vietnam, the Iraq War and other conflicts. They served alongside humans, more than earning the title of “Man’s Best Friend.” The most remarkable stories are captured in these fascinating movies.

So as you can see, the relationship between dogs and the military has existed for years. Whether you’re a member of the military, have a loved one who served or are just plain inspired by the heroics of our service men and women, you’ll find military dog names that are a great fit for your pup in the list below.

Military Dog Names

  • Ace
  • Admiral
  • Apache
  • Bazooka
  • Beretta
  • Blackhawk
  • Bomber
  • Boots
  • Bravo
  • Bullet
  • Camo
  • Captain
  • Charlie
  • Chevron
  • Chief
  • Chinook
  • Colonel
  • Colt
  • Combat
  • Commander
  • Dagger
  • Delta
  • Dodger
  • Duke
  • Echo
  • Foxtrot
  • Gauge
  • G.I.
  • General
  • Gunner
  • Havoc
  • Hercules
  • Hero
  • Honcho
  • Humvee
  • Hunter
  • Jag
  • Jet
  • Juliet
  • Justice
  • Laser
  • Liberty
  • Major
  • Marine
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Missile
  • Navy
  • Nuke
  • Oscar
  • Pilot
  • Private
  • Radar
  • Ranger
  • Remington
  • Remmy
  • Rifle
  • Rocket
  • Romeo
  • Ruger
  • Sailor
  • Sarge
  • Savannah
  • Scout
  • Sergeant
  • Sherman
  • Shooter
  • Sierra
  • Skipper
  • Sniper
  • Solider
  • Stryker
  • Tango
  • Tank
  • Torpedo
  • Tracker
  • Trooper
  • Uzi
  • Victor
  • Walter
  • Yankee

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Military dog names can correspond with the branch of military, service rankings, weapons, equipment, nicknames and more. If you have any military dog names not on the list, let us know! Post a comment below and we’ll add it to our database.

Speaking of our database, if you decide to go another direction, use our dog name generator to find dog names that are tough, funny, sporty, classic and more.

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  1. Georgina Marin

    I named my German Shepherd/ Catahoula mix Sergeant Major. I knew my next dog was going to be named Sergeant. I added Major the day after I named him. He just looks like he’s going to be a formidable looking dog. :)

  2. Lisa

    My name is Semper Fi for short. I was bought while son Jonathan Thomas Eckert was serving his 2nd tour in Afghanistan

  3. Tammy Bagwell

    I named my dog Wilco. It…and he….was perfect
    I miss him. That’s what brought me here. To find my next Poms military name

  4. Christel

    We have four dogs: three with military names bc we are a big military family. Thank you to all the military men and women serving and formerly serving and passed. My family and I deeply appreciate your service and the sacrifice of your family.

    Sergeant Gunner
    Tucker Maverick
    Whiskey Shooter (after 68 Whiskey and the other is obvious :))

    Our girl is Abbie Lane (my Mom is a Beatles fan and I let her name her lol)

    May God Richly Bless all of you!!!!!

  5. Brian Bissonnette

    Great list of military dogs. Thanks for sharing it with us. Military dogs are also very important part of forces and they are used in many critical situations.
    Brian Bissonnette

  6. Saree Anderson

    We have 2 German Shepards named Scout and Ranger then one day someone ditched this homely little black dog in front of our house. He was battered but listened immediately (better than my sheps) and immediately bonded with them. He is the strangest dog- Low to the ground and long. Like a Weinrr dog-Black lab mix? He is known as Ops….as in Black-Ops.

  7. Dean Affholter

    51 years ago, My MWD “GUARDIAN” (M448) were separated… His loyalty and companionship stay with me even today

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