250 Best Hunting Dog Names

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A dog is man's best friend, be it as a pet or for hunting.

A hunting dog is a hunter's most precious possession when he or she is out in the field. Therefore, a hunting dog deserves an appropriate name to suit its ferocity and loyalty.

Here is an awesome list of some cool and good hunting dog names that will either curdle your blood or make you feel all cuddly. You be the judge.

If you are interested in learning more about different dog names, you can look at our other articles Big Dog Names and Dog Names Meaning Friend Or Loyal.

Names For Male Hunting Dogs

Man's best friend deserves the best name

Here's a list of male names appropriate for hunting dogs to help you in your dog names search.

1. Ammo (French origin) meaning "ammunition,"; one of the unique gun dog names.

2. Apollo (Greek origin) meaning "destroyer"; amongst the great hunting dog names inspired by Greek mythology.

3. Archer (French origin) meaning "bowman"; one of the best names for a hunting dog.

4. Beast (Latin origin) meaning "wild animal"; one of the best hunting dog names.

5. Beau (French origin) meaning "handsome,"; one of the sweetest names for a handsome hunting dog.

6. Benelli (Italian origin) meaning "in good health."

7. Blaze (Latin origin) meaning "fire,"; one of the toughest hunting dog names.

8. Blitz (German origin) meaning "lightning"; amongst the most powerful hunting dog names

9. Bolt (Anglo-Saxon origin), meaning "bold."

10. Boomer (American origin) meaning "large," "notable," or "loud." One of the most popular hunting dog names.  

11. Brutus (Latin origin) meaning "powerful and heavy."

12. Bucky (American origin) meaning "buck-toothed."

13. Bud (American origin) meaning "friend." A popular name for hunting dogs.

14. Buddy (American origin) meaning "friend."

15. Bullseye (English origin) meaning "the center of the target."

16. Camo (English origin) meaning "camouflage,"; a perfect name for a hunting dog.

17. Colt (American origin) meaning "young horse" or "small gun."

18. Dashiell (French origin) meaning "heaven or sky."

19. Decoy (Dutch origin) meaning "cage"; one of the best hunting dog names.

20. Deringer (German origin) meaning "unknown"; one of the heavy sounding hunting dog names.  

21. Diesel (Australian origin) meaning "virility and speed."

22. Duke (American origin) meaning "leader."

23. Gauge (English origin) meaning "measurer."

24. General (English origin) meaning "commander of an army"; one of the common military hunting dog names.

25. Glock (German origin) meaning "handgun"; another common hunting dog name.

26. Gunner (English origin) meaning "one who hunts game with a gun." Amongst popular male hunting dog names.

27. Hammer (English origin) meaning "a tool used for hammering."

28. Hercules (Latin origin), meaning "glory of Hera."

29. Hunter (English origin) meaning "one who hunts"; one of the best male hunting dog names.

30. Jagger (English origin) meaning "a peddler."

31. Jet (English origin) meaning "fighter plane."

32. King (American origin) meaning "ruler."

33. Kingsley (English origin) meaning "king's wood."

34. Legend (English origin) meaning "myth" or "history."

35. Logger (American origin) meaning "a machine for loading logs."

36. Magnum (Latin origin) meaning "big" or "great."

37. Mauser (American origin) meaning "a repeating rifle."

38. Maverick (English origin) meaning "an independent-minded person."

39. Musket (English origin) meaning "a light gun with a long barrel."

40. Muzzle (English origin) meaning "the open end of a gun barrel."

41. Orion (Greek origin) meaning "hunter ."

42. Outlaw (English origin) meaning "fugitive."

43. Pistol (English origin) meaning "a small gun."

44. Porter (English origin), meaning "bearer" or "dark beer."

45. Powder (English origin) meaning "gunpowder."

46. Radar (English origin) meaning "an apparatus used for detecting something."

47. Ranger (English origin) meaning "forest protector."

48. Remmington (English origin) meaning "from the ridge town."

49. Revolver (English origin) meaning "part of a gun."

50. Rex (Latin origin) meaning "king."

51. Rocky (Germanic origin) meaning "rest."

52. Ruger (English origin), meaning "renowned-spear."

53. Sarge (French origin) meaning "officer."

54. Sheriff (English origin) meaning "a county court officer."

55. Smith (English origin) meaning "metal worker."

56. Spike (American origin) meaning "a long and heavy nail."

57. Tank (American origin), meaning "army vehicle."

58. Target (Scottish origin) meaning "the aim of an attack."

59. Trapper (American origin) meaning "one who traps."

60. Winchester (English origin) meaning "walled city."

Female Hunting Dog Names

Here's a list of the most intimidating hunting names for female dogs to help you in your dog names search.

61. Artemis (Greek origin) meaning "goddess of the hunt"; one of the hunting dog names inspired by Greek mythology.

62. Aspen (English origin) meaning "poplar tree"; one of the most traditional hunting dog names for females.

63. Athena (Greek origin) meaning " the Goddess of war and wisdom"; one of the beautiful hunting dog names inspired from Greek Mythology.

64. Beretta (Italian origin) meaning "gun." One of the perfect names for a female hunting dog.

65. Bess (English origin) meaning "God is my oath"; one of the best dog names for girl hunting dogs.

66. Cabela (Unknown origin) meaning "beautiful Goddess"; one of the best hunting dog names for a girl.

67. Dixie (French origin) meaning "ten." A good name to give a female hunting dog.

68. Echo (Greek origin) meaning "reverberating sound"; one of the best hunting dog names.

69. Huntress (English origin) meaning "female hunter"; amongst the common girl names for hunting dogs.

70. Justice (English origin) meaning "doing right by the law." A perfect name for a hunting dog.

71. Liberty (American origin) meaning "freedom." A great dog name for a hunting dog.

72. Nyx (Greek origin) meaning "night,"; one of the best female hunting dog names inspired by mythology.

73. Olympia (Greek origin) meaning "mountain of the Gods"; one of the most elegant hunting dog girl names.

74. Sable (German origin) meaning "black fur." A great choice from girl hunting dog names.

75. Sage (Latin origin) meaning "wise"; amongst the perfect names for female dogs.

76. Shiloh (Biblical origin) meaning "peace"; one of the perfect female hunting dog names.

77. Sparta (Greek origin) meaning "simple." One of the best names for female hunting dogs.

Gender-Neutral Dog Names For Hunters

Here's a list of hunting names for dogs that apply to both genders of hunter dogs.

78. Ace (Latin origin) meaning "to excel." One of the perfect hunting dog names.

79. Arrow (English origin) meaning "a weapon." One of the greatest dog names for a hunter.

80. Atlas (Greek origin) meaning "support." A great hunter name for a hunting dog.

81. Bones (English origin) meaning "skeleton." The perfect name for your hunting dog.

82. Browning (American origin) meaning "brunette." One of the best hunting dog names.

83. Bullet (French origin) meaning "small ball." An intimidating name for your hunting dog.

84. Copper (English origin) meaning "metal." One of the greatest hunting dogs' names ever.

85. Dakota (Biblical origin) meaning "friend."

86. Dash (English origin) meaning "run."

87. Huntley (English origin) meaning "from the hunt field."

88. Max (Latin origin) meaning "the greatest."

89. Mud (English origin) meaning "wet soil."

90. Mully (Gaelic origin) meaning "noble."

91. Oakley (English origin) meaning "from the oak field."

92. Rebel (English origin) meaning "a defiant."

93. Rogue (English origin) meaning "savage."

94. Ryder (English origin) meaning "a mounted warrior."

95. Scooter (American origin), meaning "Scottish."

96. Scout (American origin) meaning "the first explorer."

97. Shadow (English origin) meaning "shade."

98. Wyatt (Germanic origin), meaning "wood."

Names For Black Hunting Dogs

List of dog names for the darkest black hunting dogs.

99. Chocolate (Aztec origin) meaning "sweet confectionery."

100. Coco (American origin) meaning "chocolate bean."

101. Hershey (Norman origin) meaning "candy maker."

102. Kuro (Japanese origin) meaning "black."

103. Midnight (American origin) meaning "12:00 AM."

104. Mocha (Arabic origin) meaning "chocolate coffee."

105. Neptune (Latin origin) meaning "god of water."

106. Nighthawk (Fictitious origin) meaning "hawk of the night."

107. Nova (Latin origin) meaning "new."

108. Onyx (English origin) meaning "black gemstone."

109. Phantom (English origin) meaning "a specter."

110. Raven (English origin) meaning "dark-haired."

111. Smoke (English origin) meaning "fumes from the fire."

112. Spade (German origin) meaning "late."

Action Hero Hunting Dog Names

Names inspired by action heroes from pop culture to help in your hunting dog names search.

113. Arnold (English origin) meaning "eagle."

114. Blade (English origin) meaning "knife."

115. Bond (English origin) meaning "farmer."

116. Bruce (English origin) meaning "the willowlands."

117. Chuck (English origin) meaning "'tree stump."

118. Clint (English origin) meaning "steep bank."

119. Conan (Irish origin) meaning "wolf."

120. Dutch (English origin) meaning "from the Netherlands."

121. Ford (English origin) meaning  "river crossing."

122. Harrison (English origin) meaning "son of Harry."

123. Hawkeye (American origin) meaning "man of good sight."

124. Hulk (English origin) meaning "large person."

125. Indiana (American origin) meaning "land of Indians."

126. Jackie (French origin) meaning "supplanter."

127. Keanu (Hawaiian origin) meaning "cool breeze."

128. Lara (Latin origin) meaning "shining."

129. Logan (Irish origin) meaning "warrior's descendant."

130. Maximus (Latin origin) meaning " the greatest."

131. Predator (Latin origin) meaning "plunderer."

132. Punisher (English origin) meaning "one who punishes."

133. Rambo (Norwegian origin) meaning "raven's nest."

134. Riddick (English origin) meaning "robin bird."

135. Ripley (English origin) meaning "from the strip field."

136. Rock (English origin) meaning "stone."

137. Sigourney (French origin) meaning "conqueror."

138. Statham (English origin) meaning "landing stage."

139. Sylvester (Latin origin) meaning "woodland."

140. Terminator (Latin origin) meaning "one who terminates."

141. Thor (Norse origin) meaning "thunder."

142. Trinity (Latin origin) meaning "triad."

143. Wesley (Anglo-Norman origin) meaning the "west field."

Hunting Dog Names Inspired By Nature And Animals

Here's a list of the best and most awesome hunting dog names derived from nature to help in your search for dog names.

144. Ash (English origin) meaning "ash tree."

145. Aurora (Latin origin) meaning "dawn."

146. Bay (English origin) meaning "small horse."

147. Bear (German origin) meaning "strong and brave bear."

148. Birch (Germanic origin) meaning "birch tree."

149. Birdy (English origin) meaning "a bird."

150. Boar (English origin) meaning "a wild pig."

151. Buck (English origin) meaning "a male deer."

152. Cedar (English origin) meaning "coniferous tree."

153. Clove (German origin) meaning "spice."

154. Cougar (English origin) meaning "a large cat."

155. Cricket (English origin) meaning "a chirping insect."

156. Dawn (English origin) meaning "daybreak."

157. Doe (English origin) meaning "female deer."

158. Fawn (French origin) meaning "young deer."

159. Fern (English origin) meaning "plant."

160. Finch (English origin) meaning "a bird."

161. Forest (English origin) meaning "woods."

162. Fox (English origin) meaning "a wild dog."

163. Goose (English origin) meaning "a water bird."

164. Hawk (English origin) meaning "a bird of prey."

165. Ivy (English origin) meaning "a poisonous plant."

166. Lark (English origin) meaning "a bird."

167. Lion (Latin origin) meaning "a carnivorous feline."

168. Lynx (Greek origin) meaning "a cat."

169. Maple (Latin origin) meaning "a tree."

170. Marlin (English origin) meaning "hawk."

171. Meadow (American origin) meaning "field."

172. Moose (American origin) meaning "a type of deer."

173. Oak (English origin) meaning "tree."

174. Panther (French origin) meaning "a big black wild cat."

175. Rabbit (English origin) meaning "Female hare."

176. Rain (American origin) meaning "natural precipitation."

177. River (English origin) meaning "water stream."

178. Seal (English origin) meaning "a sea animal."

179. Sequoia (American origin) meaning "redwood tree."

180. Sky (Scandinavian origin) meaning "heaven."

181. Stormy (American origin) meaning "tempest."

182. Sunny (American origin) meaning "bright."

183. Thunder (English origin) meaning "lightning."

184. Tiger (American origin) meaning "powerful cat."

185. Timber (American origin) meaning "wood."

186. Willow (English origin) meaning "tree."

187. Windy (English origin) meaning "breezy."

188. Wolf (Germanic origin) meaning "wild carnivorous dog."

189. Woody (American origin) meaning "wooded."

Best Hunting Dog Names For Hounds

A dog's name stays with you forever just like the love of a dog does

No need to "hound" for unique hunting dog names. We're here to help your search with this list of some good hunting dog names for hunting hounds.

190. Admiral (English origin) meaning "a high ranked officer."

191. Alexa (Greek origin) meaning "defend."

192. Arya (Sanskrit origin) meaning "one with honor".

193. Bandit (American origin) meaning "a thief."

194. Banshee (Irish origin) meaning "screaming woman."

195. Beatrice (French origin) meaning "one who makes happy."

196. Belle (French origin) meaning "beautiful."

197. Bertha (Germanic origin) meaning "bright one."

198. Betsy (Female origin) meaning "God is my oath."

199. Blue (American origin) meaning "color."

200. Boone (English origin) meaning "good person."

201. Boots (English origin) meaning "shoes."

202. Brawler (American origin) meaning "one who brawls."

203. Bruiser (American origin) meaning "boxer."

204. Bubbles (English origin) meaning "happy."

205. Buffalo (French origin) meaning "a bovine animal."

206. Butch (American origin) meaning "manly."

207. Buzz (American origin) meaning "noise."

208. Cairo (Arabic origin) meaning "victorious one."

209. Candy (American origin) meaning "sweet."

210. Captain (English origin) meaning "leader."

211. Caramel (Hebrew origin) meaning "heated sugar."

212. Cersei (Greek origin) meaning "bird."

213. Charlie (English origin) meaning "free man."

214. Chase (French origin) meaning "pursue."

215. Cherry (American origin) meaning "darling."

216. Chief (African origin) meaning "in charge."

217. Chloe (Greek origin) meaning "blooming."

218. Chubby (American origin) meaning "fat and soft."

219. Chunky (Indian origin) meaning "strong."

220. Clue (English origin) meaning "idea."

221. Colossus (Greek origin) meaning "large."

222. Commander (English origin) meaning "leader."

223. Cooper (English origin) meaning "barrel."

224. Cry (Anglo-Saxon origin) meaning "a loud call."

225. Daisy (English origin) meaning "day's eye."

226. Dasher (English origin) meaning "one who runs."

227. Detective (English origin) meaning "crime or mystery solver."

228. Diva (Italian origin) meaning "celebrated."

229. Dot (Greek origin) meaning "God's gift."

230. Droop (English origin) meaning "flail."

231. Duck (German origin) meaning "to dive."

232. Elektra (Greek origin) meaning "incandescent."

233. Elvis (Scandinavian origin) meaning "all-wise."

234. Emma (Germanic origin) meaning "universal."

235. Finder (English origin) meaning "one who finds."

236. Floppy (American origin) meaning "flailing."

237. Frodo (Germanic origin) meaning "wisdom."

238. Frowny (American origin) meaning "one who frowns."

239. Gandalf (Norse origin) meaning " a wand elf."

240. Ghost (English origin) meaning "specter."

241. Ginger (English origin) meaning "reddish-orange color."

242. Gladiator (Latin origin) meaning  "swordsman."

243. Godzilla (Japanese origin) meaning "gorilla whale."

244. Goliath (Biblical origin) meaning "revolution."

245. Gracie (English origin) meaning "grace."

246. Groot (Dutch origin) meaning "big."

247. Hagrid (Latin origin) meaning "worried."

248. Happy (American origin) meaning "joyful."

249. Harley (English origin) meaning "a hare's meadow."

250. Harry (Germanic origin) meaning "home-ruler."

Kidadl has lots of great names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Best Hunting Dog Names, then why not take a look at Country Dog Names, or for something different take a look at Alaskan Dog names.

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