Rocky, meaning “masculine” or “of the rock,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are outgoing or tough. Find out more about dogs named Rocky.


Name: Rocky (see also: Rocco)

Meaning: “Masculine,” “of the rock”

Personality: Outgoing, Tough

About This Name: Although some celebrities, like Kim Kardashian, choose the name Rocky for their pets (she had a Boxer named Rocky), it is also a popular name for people. The name was made famous by Sylvester Stallone in his movie portrayal of Boxer Rocky Balboa. Other Boxers with this name include Rocky Graziano and Rocky Marciano. Obviously, the name Rocky would be a great match for a canine boxer, too.

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