Bandit, meaning “robber” or “outlaw,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are tough or independent. Find out more about dogs named Bandit.


Name: Bandit

Meaning: “Robber,” “outlaw”

Personality: Tough, Independent

About This Name: A Border Collie with this name is added to the Ingalls family in the second season of Little House on the Prairie. We3, a comic book series, features a dog named Bandit, a cat and a rabbit who were kidnapped and wrapped in robotic armor. A Chihuahua with this name won first place in a celebrity look-alike competition for his resemblance to Donald Trump. Actor George Way is the proud father of a daughter who was given this name. In The New Adventures of Johnny Quest, Johnny has a dog named Bandit.

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