Roscoe, meaning “from the deer forest,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are independent or shy. Find out more about dogs named Roscoe.


Name: Roscoe

Meaning: “From the deer forest”

Personality: Independent, Shy

About This Name: In the comic strip Pickles, Roscoe was a dog who lived with a retired couple. Actor James Best made Rosco P. Coltrane a household name with his portrayal of the bumbling sheriff in the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. Other notable Roscoes are Roscoe Parrish (NFL football player), composer and educator Roscoe Mitchell, and biochemist Roscoe Brady, whose research paved the way for critical enzyme replacement therapies.

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