Though this breed has a reputation for being courageous and aloof, Rottweilers can also be goofy and sweet—in fact, many owners say they act like (really large) lap dogs. With the proper training, Rotties can be calm, confident family pets. Plus, they’re a good-looking breed! We’ve rounded up the most popular Rottweiler names of the year from our enormous Rover.com database of dog names nationwide. Yes, these are real names given by pet parents, ranked in order of popularity. Did your dog’s name make the list?
Looking for a dog name for your new puppy or adopted family member? Have fun, use your imagination, and be sure to check out other ideas from our wide selection of dog name lists.
The 113 Most Popular Rottweiler Names
Top 10 Female Rottweiler Names
- Roxy / Roxie
- Zoe / Zoey
Top 10 Male Rottweiler Names
- Charlie / Charley
Rottweiler Name Trends
It’s pretty clear that the Rottweiler’s reputation for power has heavily influenced the names that are chosen for them. Our favorites include Xena, Hercules, Athena, and Thor (which all make it into our top 100). Animal-inspired monikers like Moose, Bear, and Oso (Spanish for bear) are also popular options. Interestingly, the most popular name for Rottweilers is Roxy: a nod to their sweetness and strength combined.
You’ll also find color-inspired monikers like Honey, Raven, Shadow, and Coco on the list, which makes sense considering the dramatic coloring of this breed.
There are also a smattering of names that speak to the Rottweiler’s sweet nature including Bella, Lily, Hazel, and Rosie—showing that there’s plenty of sides to this iconic breed.
Rottweiler Name Advice
If you’re having trouble deciding, keep in mind that great Rottweiler names can come from many different sources of inspiration, such as your favorite foods, books, celebrities, your heritage, or even dog breed history. For example, your puppy might sport a dashing leading man name from literature like Romeo or a color-themed moniker like Ginger.
Another consideration when choosing your Rottweiler name? Dog training. This is of particular importance for puppies. When you’re teaching your new dog to respond to commands like sit, stay, or come, you’ll want to be sure their name isn’t a source of confusion. In other words, avoid puppy names that sound like a common dog training cue, such as “Bit,” which could easily be misheard as “sit.”
Of course, what matters most is that the dog name you choose rolls off your tongue. The best Rottweiler names will make you happy. We’re fans of the “backdoor test” for dog name selection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: stand at the back door and call out your new dog‘s potential name. Saying “Dakota, it’s time for dinner!” or “Cleo, leave it!” helps take the name out of your imagination and into reality.
All Dog Names, All the Time
As dog lovers through and through here at Rover, we find dog names absolutely fascinating, and we love searching our data on the topic to discover hot trends, quirky choices, and unique twists on classics. Over the years, we’ve compiled plenty of names for you to peruse—and we keep our lists updated with new data each year.