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Jack Russell Terriers Dog Names

Dog Names November 17, 2019


Jack Russell Terriers Dog Names

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Jack Russell Terriers (JRT) are extremely active and highly intelligent.

The breed was first bred 200 years ago to hunt foxes by a person named John Russell, an English man from the south who created a breed in search of creating an efficient hunting dog.

When it comes to naming these pets, due to their friendly and companion-dependent nature, it is important to consider options that may bring about feelings of joy, love, and compassion.

There are a million dogs names out there, much like baby names, making the process of naming a somewhat tedious one. So to make it slightly easier for our new dog owners.

We have provided a list of 70 popular dog names for Jack Russell Terrier, separated in various categories.

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Male Dog Names

Some of the names below are part of a list of popular male dog names, but also recommended monikers that fit the overall look or feel of the Jack Russell Terrier.

  • Jack

A very common name for JRTs (it is even in their breed name!)

  • Romeo

A highly gallant dog that is willing to protect and do all for its master (much like how Romeo was willing to die for Juliette)

  • Capone

The name of the famous mafia chief, this name demonstrates the toughness of JRT

  • Blitz

Signifying lightning, this illustrates the quickness and agility of these breeds

  • Iggy

A very famous choice for JRT breeds

  • Maximus

Much like the gladiator character in the movie, ‘The Gladiator,’ this name signifies strength and might

  • Cooper

A nod to some of the many shades this dog possesses

  • Jackpot

Much like the term, this is a name for those scoring lucky with a dog like this

  • Amos

A Hebrew name for strong – an ideal choice to exemplify a JRT breed

  • Parker

A common name for JRT breeds

  • Jazzy

A cool and lively feel, much like what the JRT exudes

Female Dog Names

The list below tries to provide the best list of names that are befitting your Jack Russell Terrier’s appearance or personality, but are specifically great for females.

  • Stella

A name for a beautiful bright dog

  • Nasia

A Russian dog’s name that is commonly used by many Russian dog owners

  • Audrey

Derived from the lovely Audrey Hepburn

  • Madison

A loveable, familiar name for any tender dog owner

  • Abby

A common choice for many dog owners out there

  • Sophia

Coming from the novel, ’Sophie’s World,’ this is for the curious pups out there

  • Holly

A highly spirited, energetic dog

  • Juno

From the Roman goddess and protector of women, this is ideal for a protective dog

  • Geneva

Another name that is befitting the beautiful appearance of a JRT female dog.

  • Diamond

This is a dog that fits the unique quality of the JRT.


Movies Dog Names

Naming your Jack Russell Terrier after a celeb or a  character in a movie or a dog from a famous film is the best way to give a name that is fashionable, unique, and possibly recognizable by many.

  • Rudy

Named after the character from the movie ‘Rudy’

  • Kramer

Derived from the wacky character from the TV series ‘Seinfeld’

  • Flash

A Marvel Universe character that is as fast as the speed of light. This is great to describe the JRT speed

  • Hyde

From the story Jeckyl and Hyde, this is ideal for a breed that can change its personality depending on its environment

  • Merlin

The fabled wizard, this defines the magical characteristics of this lovable pet

  • Casper

The white and friendly ghost, this can be used to describe the dog’s friendly nature.

  • Elmo

Like the cute and adorable character from the TV show ‘Sesame Street’, this dog is like a ball of adorable cuteness.

  • Pan

Similar to Peter Pan, this can be used to describe the childish nature of the JRT.

  • Tinker

Coming from Tinkerbell from Peter Pan, it describes the magical spark of the cute little fairy.

  • Yoda

A Jedi Master from Star Wars movies, this name shows the leadership qualities and wisdom this breed has.

Exotic Dog Names

These days it seems naming your dog something exotic is a great trend. Therefore, we had to include some of these words that may not be commonly known to provide some foreign variety.

  • Helaku

Meaning a sunny day in Miwok.

  • Jaleel

An Arabic word for great and fine great.

  • Waseya

Meaning bright sunshine in Potawatomi.

  • Shauriana

Meaning to counsel together in Swahili.

  • Sarani

This beautiful word may describe the joy you feel from your JRT.

  • Kumi

Meaning rarely seen beauty in Japanese, it is a great word to describe that special Jack Russell Terrier.

  • Trimene

A Greek word meaning ‘triple might,’ it is a name that can be given to a highly intelligent dog like the Jack Russell Terrier.

  • Barik

Greek for ‘a well watered place,’ it is an exotic name to give a JRT.

  • Avidan

A Hebrew word meaning ‘my father is judge,’ and is a beautiful sounding name.

  • Sajjana

Meaning a good person in Hindi, it is worth giving to an obedient dog.

Appearance-Based Dog Names

One thing that many dog owners tend to do is name their dog after its appearance or personality.

There are a lot of factors to consider when examining what goes into a dog’s defining features, whether it’s their actions in itself or simply just the color of their coat and/or size of their body.

  • Arden

Coming from the word ardently, this is used to describe a highly affectionate, dependent dog

  • Midget

A funny name for a small dog breed like the JRT.

  • Winston

This is a highly popular name for a dog that has the look of a Jack Russell Terrier or any Terrier breed in general.

  • Tucker

Maybe it is due to its short fur, but this name seems to resonate with a preppy looking dog like the JRT.

  • Teddy

This is another name that fits the appearance of the Jack Russell Terrier.

  • Stumpy

A name that describes the stumpy, short body of the JRT dog breed.

  • Squirt

For a dog as small as the JRT that has high levels of energy, this name is perfect.

  • Dinky

Another name that refers to the dog’s

  • Jett

A popular name for a dog that is active, fast, and enjoys running around everywhere.

  • Ezra

Quite the befitting name for a Jack Russell Terrier, as polls have shown.

Funny Dog Names

There is no doubt that some people don’t need to give their dog a super serious name that has some profound meaning. Some dog owners like to take it easy and simply name their dog after something funny.

  • Cowboy

A name that is perfect for any wild dog that loves to explore and be out in the wild.

  • Diggy

A humorous term for a dog that loves digging outdoors.

  • Vega

A short and simple name for a dog that is highly popular amongst many owners.

  • Atomic

Related to atoms, this is for those small dogs that are extremely powerful like an atomic bomb.

  • Buzz

The term for a dog that is extremely loud and sometimes irritating in their incessant barking.

  • Bullet

There is no need for explanation, this is for those fast, quick dogs.

  • Zest

A dog with a lot of life, much like the JRT.

  • Dynamite

Just as the term indicates, this is to illustrate an explosive dog.

  • Mouse

A name for a dog that moves around like a mouse, sometimes what some owners say the JRT looks like.

Famous Dog Names

The names below list out some famous dog names grabbed from history, film, TV, and/or simply through the sheer fact that they are the pet of a well-known celebrity.

  • Napoleon

A name from the comic strip Napoleon and Uncle Elby.

  • Muttley

This is a name from the the animated series created by Iwao Takamoto for Hanna-Barbera.

  • Sinbad

The name of a US coast guard’s mascot dog.

  • Fly

The dog on the farm in the blockbuster movie Babe.

  • Hubble

The innocent faced pet in the 2003 movie Good Boy!

  • Pickles

The dog who discovered the stolen FIFA world cup trophy in 1966 which was later won by England that year.

  • Stogie

The name of a dog that acted in the TV series Mission Hill originally called The Downtowners.

  • Wolf

The dog in Rip Van Winkle, a 1819 short story by Washington Irving.

  • Reno

A name of a dog from the 1995 movie Top Dog.

  • Kewpie

A dog name featured in the comic strip Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom since 1965.

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David was a dog trainer for 7 years before joining the team. he still does it part-time. When he's not working he loves going to the park with his two Jack Russell Terrier's Joe and Bells.
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    My JRT, Billy Batson (alter ego of Captain Marvel) had this perfect name for 18 years. He was able to transform into Captain Marvel, a great jumper and runner.

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