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Robust and powerful while at the same time loyal and obedient, the Rottweiler makes a devoted companion ready to protect their family and keep their loved ones safe.

Rottweiler Names

With their intelligence, endurance and physical abilities, it’s no wonder that in addition to being a loyal pet, the Rottweiler also makes a great police dog, herder, therapy pet or service dog.

A Remarkable History

Amazingly, their history may be traced back to the Roman Empire. It is believed that the breed descended from one of the drover dogs indigenous to ancient Rome. This mastiff-type dog was dependable and rugged with great intelligence and guarding instincts. Sound familiar?

Around A.D. 74, the Roman army traveled across the Alps into what is now southern Germany. A town in this region was eventually given the name Rottweil, and it was home to the dog breed we now call the Rottweiler.

Inspired by their strong, sturdy physique, high intelligence and German heritage, we’ve rounded up 150+ Rottweiler names to check out.

Get ready for a whole ‘rotta Rottweiler names! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.)

Tough Male Rottweiler Names

Weighing in at 110-130 lbs, the Rottweiler is a strong and sturdy animal with an intimidating appearance.

Sure, they have a heart of gold and make excellent family dogs, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t massive creatures used for serious jobs such as a police dog or guard animal.

With their bulky build and laser focus, these tough names might be a good fit for your Rottweiler:

  • Admiral
  • Avalanche
  • Axel
  • Bane
  • Bear
  • Blaze
  • Blitz
  • Bolt
  • Boss
  • Bruiser
  • Brutus
  • Buck
  • Bullet
  • Butch
  • Caesar
  • Captain
  • Chief
  • Crash
  • Diesel
  • Duke
  • Fang
  • Goliath
  • Gunner
  • Hawkeye
  • Hercules
  • Hulk
  • Hunter
  • Justice
  • Mack
  • Maverick
  • Maximus
  • Moose
  • Rambo
  • Ranger
  • Remington
  • Rex
  • Rocky
  • Sarge
  • Spike
  • T-Bone
  • Tank
  • Thor
  • Tito
  • Trapper
  • Trooper
  • Vinnie
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Tough Female Rottweiler Names

To match their intimidating, tough exteriors, consider these tough Rottweiler names for your female pup. These names names are strong and sassy with a bit of an edge:

  • Alaska
  • Andromeda
  • Blizzard
  • Brooklyn
  • Cleopatra
  • Diva
  • Echo
  • Elektra
  • Harley
  • Huntress
  • Indiana
  • Jinx
  • Joan of Arc
  • Joplin
  • Justice
  • Katniss
  • Leia
  • Liberty
  • Mercy
  • Mystique
  • Nyx
  • Olga
  • Olympia
  • Queenie
  • Raven
  • Rebel
  • Rogue
  • Sable
  • Shadow
  • Sheba
  • Starbuck
  • Tiger
  • Vixen
  • Xena

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Male German Rottweiler Names

As we mentioned before, the Rottweiler traces the majority of its history to Germany. In the Middle Ages, traveling butchers used the breed to guard money pouches around their necks. The dogs were eventually known as Rottweiler Metzgerhunds, or “butcher dogs.”

When the railroad became the primary source for moving goods, people no longer had a need for the Rottweiler, and the population sharply declined.

Soon, however, the breed would see a revival with the First and Second World Wars. As a smart, working dog, the Rottweiler was put to work in various roles, including as a messenger, ambulance, draught, and guard dog.

With their history firmly embedded in the German culture, we had to include German dog names on the list. Not only do these names pay tribute to your dog’s heritage, but they’re also unique, cultured, and fun.

  • Adler – eagle
  • Adolph – noble wolf
  • Albern – white
  • Albert – noble, bright
  • Albrecht – also means noble, bright
  • Alger – clever warrior
  • Aldo – old and wise
  • Alphonse – noble, ready for battle
  • Alvin – noble friend, friend of the elves
  • Arlo – unknown
  • Arnold – ruler, strong as an eagle
  • August – great, magnificent
  • Axel – father of peace
  • Baldwin – brave friend
  • Bach – dweller near the brook
  • Bernard – strong, brave as a bear
  • Bruno – brown
  • Claus/Klaus – victory of the people
  • Dedrick – the people’s ruler
  • Dieter – ruler of the people
  • Dirk – also the people’s ruler
  • Emmet – universal, truth
  • Ernie/Ernest/Ernst – serious, resolute
  • Felix – happy, fortunate
  • Franz – free man
  • Frederik – peaceful ruler
  • Fritz – also peaceful ruler
  • Gunther – bold warrior
  • Hans – God is gracious
  • Heinrich – home of the king
  • Heinz – also home of the king
  • Kaiser – emperor
  • Leonard – brave lion
  • Max – the greatest
  • Otto – wealthy
  • Raymond – wise protector
  • Roland – famous throughout the land
  • Rolf – famous wolf
  • Rudolph/Rudy – also famous wolf
  • Schwartz – black hair or dark complexion
  • Siegfried – victorious peace
  • Sigmund – victorious protection
  • Stein – stone
  • Ulf – wolf
  • Waldo – to rule
  • Walter – army ruler
  • Wolfgang – traveling wolf
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Female German Rottweiler Names

Moving on, let’s look at female German names perfect for your Rottweiler pup. The list includes the most popular female names in Germany right now.

Of course, not only do these monikers make beautiful names for humans, they also are great for our canine companions:

  • Ada – noble, nobility
  • Addie – also noble, nobility
  • Amelia – work
  • Anka – purse
  • Annette – the Lord has favored me
  • Ava – life
  • Beatrix – she who brings happiness
  • Bernadette – brave as a bear
  • Britta – strength or exalted one
  • Brunhilde – armed for battle
  • Caroline – free man
  • Claudia – enclosure
  • Ella – all, completely; fairy maiden
  • Elsa – pledged to God
  • Emma – universal
  • Frederika – peaceful ruler
  • Frieda – also peaceful ruler
  • Fritzi – also peaceful ruler
  • Gretchen – pearl
  • Greta – also pearl
  • Heidi – of noble birth
  • Hilda – battle woman
  • Ida – industrious one
  • Leona – lioness
  • Liesel – pledged to God
  • Lola – lady of sorrows
  • Marta – lady
  • Millie – gentle strength
  • Mischa – who is like God
  • Sofie – wisdom
  • Trudy – spear of strength
  • Ursula – little female bear
  • Wanda – shepherdess; wanderer
  • Zelda – gray fighting maid
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  1. kamo

    How about (when having father and son Rottweilers) Vadar(the father) and Luke(obviously the son)

  2. Angela

    We had a female named Jutta which is German for Judith

  3. Vito

    Vito, meaning life

  4. Jake

    My Rottie’s Name Is Haus because he was the biggest in his litter

  5. Chuck

    We had a female name diamond and a male name kain

  6. Olivia Bushman

    Aww I love that name it fits him 😀

  7. Patricia Haysley

    My big boys name is Hero 🥰

  8. Louisa Byrd

    We have a male named Bane and female named Athena, but will be getting another male and trying to think of good name. Was thinking Ares, Axel, Juggernaut, Zeus, Bruiser, or something strong and masculine but what like for it to have an awesome meaning. Any suggestions?

  9. therotty1

    I have a girl rottweiler named Dinero and Im looking for a boy Rotty to be her brother but when I told her she growled and seemed mad LOL but i know she will look out for me and him anyway . :D

  10. Mutter von spoot

    Our rottie boy’s name is Jäger, German for Hunter! It fits him perfectly!

  11. eboyle

    my moms rotties are Zeus and Zara and their son is Caesar

  12. Marianne

    My rottie is named Ragnar

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