Looking for Marine inspired dog names to show off your dedication to the Corps? These 13 names are perfect for your family’s new recruit! The United States Marine Corps has been in existence since November 10, 1775. As of 2016, there are 182,000 active Marines. Their colors are scarlet and gold, their mascot is the English Bulldog and their motto is “Semper Fidelis.” Here are some awesome Marine inspired dog names to consider!
Male Marine Inspired Dog Names
- Boot– A boot is a term for a recruit or someone just out of boot camp.
- Cadence– Marines absolutely love cadences. There are numerous cadences but the most famous ones include Hey Captain Jack, Running Through the Jungle, Little Yellow Birdie, and Diddley Bop Bop.
- Chesty– Chesty is the mascot of the Marines. The bulldog mascots started being named Chesty in 1957, named after the most-decorated Marine, Lieutenant Lewis “Chesty” Puller.
- Chevron– Chevrons are designed to symbolize the ranks of enlisted Marines, that are above the ranking of private.
- Gunner– Short for a Marine Gunner. Gunners are experts in combat arms and tactics.
- Jarhead– Jarhead is a term sometimes used for a Marine. There are a few theories about where the term actually came from. One theory is that the haircuts of Marines are said to look like mason jars. Another theory is that it is named after the Mason Jar Company, who made helmets during WWII for the Marines.
- Lejeune– Camp Lejeune, located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, is a popular Marine Corps training facility.
- Semper– Short for Semper Fidelis, or Semper Fi, which is the motto of the Marine Corps and the Latin word meaning “always faithful.”
- Sergeant– Marine Sergeants are mainly Staff Non-Commissioned Officers, with the exception of E-5 Sergeants, which are Non-Commissioned Officers. In addition to the E-5 Sergeant, there is also Staff Sergeant, Gunnery Sergeant, Master Sergeant and Sergeant Major.
- Tank– A tank is a vehicle used in the Marine Corps, mainly for combat.
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Female Dog Names
- Lucca– Lucca is employed by the Marine Corps and is a German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois mixed breed of dog. She has been part of 2 tours of duty, completing about 400 missions and retired in 2012.
- Molly– During WWII, female Marines were often referred to as Molly Marines. Also, the term Molly is given to the highest ranking female Marine in a recruit platoon.
- Opha– Opha May Johnson was the first female to enlist in the Marines in 1918. While enlisted in the Marine Corps, she was a clerk at the headquarters of the Marines. She was disenrolled in 1919, at the end of WWI.