Ideas For Jack Russell Terrier Names

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Good Jack Russell Terrier names are hard to decide on. Do you go with a classic name, or try to come up with something original? Here I've provided a list of common, tried-and-true Jack Russell names, as well as some less common, outside-the-box ideas.

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I've also provided some tips and suggestions for finding the perfect name for your pup and more resources to help you decide. For more creative ideas for coming up with your own JRT name, check out the links at the bottom of this article.

Tip: Try to get a feel for your pup's personality before you name it, so you can choose an appropriate name. Even at a young age, pups will usually show some personality traits. Try to pick up on your pup's individuality early on.

Common Jack Russell Names

You may want a classic, traditional name for your Jack Russell. There are plenty of names for Jack Russells that have stood the test of time. Here's a list of some of the most often-heard classics:


  • Jack
  • Russ
  • Russell
  • Jackson
  • Joey
  • Eddie
  • Tyler
  • Louis
  • Shorty
  • Willie
  • Jordie
  • Max
  • Mickey
  • Trouble


  • Bella
  • Angel
  • Katie
  • Ruby
  • Tina
  • Jackie
  • Jacqueline
  • Sally
  • Suzanne

Other Creative Names

You may not be the type of person who likes a classic name, or you want your dog to have a name that not many other dogs will have. If you want to be a trail-blazer, here are some more original, unique name ideas:

  • Tiger
  • Cyclone
  • Napoleon
  • Munchkin
  • Thunder
  • Cuddles
  • Rocket
  • Mad Max
  • Fox
  • Trickster

Tips For Coming Up With Your Own Names

One great way to come up with a name for your Jack Russell is to check out some baby naming books. Considering the range of names in these books, you're bound to come across one or two you like - or at least get your creativity flowing to think of a few of your own.

Often baby-naming books will include the meaning of each name. This can be really helpful for choosing a name that's appropriate to your dog's personality.

You can also take full names and make them into shorter ones, or use common family names as a first name for your dog. Try going through a phone book and seeing if any names catch your eye.

More Naming Ideas

In my Jack Russell ebook, I've included a section on naming Jack Russells puppies. It includes my top ten names for males and females, as well as some more creative ideas for chposing a meaningful name for your pup that can help to build a stronger bond. The ebook is also an excellent training resource for any new Jack Russell owner to have on hand.

Does you have a great Jack Russell Terrier name that you'd like to share with the world? Go ahead and post a photo of your dog and I may add your pup's name to the list!

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