Ziggy, meaning “protector,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are independent or outgoing. Find out more about dogs named Ziggy.


Name: Ziggy

Meaning: Protector

Personality: Independent, Outgoing

About This Name: Most often this name is chosen in honor of the comic strip character. Actress Mischa Barton (The Sixth Sense) adores her Pomeranian/shih-tzu mix, who has this name. The oldest son of musician Bob Marley was given the name Ziggy. The Detroit Lions football team includes defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, known to his friends as Ziggy. Iconic singer David Bowie had a persona named Ziggy Stardust in the 1970s. On HBO’s series The Wire, there was a character named Ziggy Sobotka.

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