130+ Fire-Inspired Names for Fire Dogs

From firehouse history, to hot names that mean fire, to fire Gods of yore, these names for fire dogs are sure to sizzle.

Published December 6, 2023
Two Puppies At The Firehouse

Whether your dog has a personality that’s as spicy and fierce as a crackling fire or plays the heroic role of an actual fire dog, standing strong and courageous, this list is tailored just for you. It’s all about names that truly embody that fiery spirit.

Historical Fire Dog Names

There's a list of influential firefighters throughout history. I've selected the least common and some of the most heroic ones I found. Plus, you can learn some fire history as you look through it.

  • Berkman: Brenda Berkman was the first firefighter to arrive at Ground Zero on 9/11 and the first female firefighter in NYC Fire Dept
  • Buff: One of Chicago's most famous firefighter dogs
  • Cheddar: A firedog with the La Crosse Police Department
  • Florian: The patron saint of firefighters in the Catholic Church
  • Molly: Mary Williams was the first known female firefighter in the United States
  • Nosey: Nosey is said to be the first-ever recorded fire dog
  • Riggs: After the NYC firefighter’s mascot
  • Rosemary: Rosemary Roberts Cloud was the first African American to earn the title of Fire Chief in the United States
  • Sparky: Fire Association dalmatian
  • Torch: Served with the Detroit Fire Department 
  • Twenty: Dalmatian who was part of the New York City Fire Department and boosted morale during the tragedy of 9/11

Female Dog Names That Mean Fire 

There are tons of options for female dog names that mean fire. Review different languages and you're sure to find a few that could be 'the one.' 

  • Abenanka: Ainu for 'fire'
  • Adara: Hebrew word for 'fire'
  • Aka: Japanese word for 'fire'
  • Alev: Turkish for 'flame'
  • Chama: Galician word for 'flame'
  • Dabka: Somali word for 'fire'
  • Eldi: Icelandic for 'fire'
  • Flammetta: Italian name that means 'fiery one'
  • Fotia: Greek for 'fire'
  • Hakan: Native American for 'fire'
  • Kamala: Hawaiian word for 'flame'
  • Keahi: Hawaiian for 'the fire'
  • McKenna: Scottish meaning 'from the flames'
  • Sira: Swahili for 'burning ember'

Male Dog Names That Mean Fire

puppy holding a colorful toy in his jaw

Male dog names that mean 'fire' are also extremely unique. 

  • Aidan: Irish name meaning 'little fire'
  • Alev: Turkish word for 'flame'
  • Atesh: Turkish for 'fire'
  • Bodaway: Native American for 'fire maker'
  • Conleth: Irish name meaning 'chaste fire'
  • Egan: Meaning 'little fire' in Irish
  • Fayer: Yiddish for 'fire'
  • Fintan: Old Irish for 'white fire'
  • Fogo: Portuguese for 'fire'
  • Fuego: Spanish word for 'fire'
  • Fuoco: Italian for 'fire'
  • Gimli: Norse word for 'fire'
  • Haco: Celtic for 'fire'
  • Huo: Chinese for 'fire'
  • Ignatius: Derived from the Latin word for fire
  • Ingo: It’s German for 'fire'
  • Lahab: Arabic word for 'fire'
  • Moto: Swahili word for 'fire'
  • Tine: Irish for 'fire'
  • Tuz: Hungarian for 'fire'
Quick Tip

If you're looking for a certain 'hot' word in another language, try out a translater like the one on Google Translate.

Female Names for Firehouse Dogs

Firehouse dogs show bravery and strength and serve alongside our firefighters. As not only strong companions but also as dogs saving lives, they deserve a name that's full of spark. 

  • Adis: Persian word for 'fire'
  • Ashbel: Hebrew for 'an old fire'
  • Aurora: A reference to the fiery night sky
  • Cymbel: Short for cymbeline which translates to 'sun lord' in Greek
  • Cyra: Persian name meaning 'born in the light'
  • Emberly: Referring to the embers 
  • Fiera: Spanish for 'fierce'
  • Scintilla: Latin for 'spark'
  • Sizzle: Reflects the sound of fire
  • Tinder: Refers to the material that ignites fire

Male Names for Firehouse Dogs

These canine heroes play a crucial role in supporting firefighting teams, often facing challenging and sometimes dangerous situations. They're also extremely helpful in crisis situations. What better way to honor them than by giving them a unique name?

  • Ardere: Latin for 'to burn' or 'scorch'
  • Arson: An ironic name for a firehouse dog
  • Boots
  • Brenton: Meaning 'fire town' or 'flame'
  • Chief: To show who is in charge
  • Pike: A handy firefighting tool 
  • Probie: What new recruits are referred to as
  • Res-Q: Short for 'rescue'
  • Siren: Perfect for a loud dog
  • Tanker: A large water container
  • Turnout: Gear that’s always ready
Quick Tip

Visit your local library and ask if they have any historical books related to fires or firefighting to grab some inspiration. 

Female Fire Dog Names from Movies and TV

Male playing with the dog

I'm not gonna lie — many of the pets my family members (including myself) have had have been named after a TV or movie. Take a minute to review the list I've put together, and if you know of any other fire movies, add those to your list, too. 

  • Barnes: Volcano
  • Brynn: Playing with Fire
  • Calder: Volcano
  • Dottie: Planes: Fire and Rescue
  • Dynamite: Planes: Fire and Rescue
  • Finley: Playing with Fire
  • Irma: Backdraft
  • Jane: Backdraft
  • Jaye: Volcano
  • Winnie: Planes: Fire and Rescue
  • Zoey: Playing with Fire

Male Fire Dog Names from Movies and TV

Firefighters definitely deserve recognition from movies and TV. Of course, it's not the same as in real life, but it still allows the public to get a general sense of what these brave men and women do to help society, and they're a good source of inspiration. 

  • Axe: Playing with Fire
  • Blade: Planes: Fire and Rescue
  • Cabbie: Planes: Fire and Rescue
  • Cad: Planes: Fire and Rescue
  • Carson: Playing with Fire
  • Dusty: Planes: Fire and Rescue
  • Emmit: Volcano
  • Gator: Volcano
  • Harvey: Planes: Fire and Rescue
  • Jack: Ladder 49
  • Jasper: Volcano
  • Keegan: Playing with Fire
  • Lumiere: Beauty and the Beast
  • Marshall: Paw Patrol
  • Maru: Planes: Fire and Rescue
  • Mayday: Planes: Fire and Rescue
  • Reese: Volcano
  • Roark: Volcano
  • Rodrigo: Playing with Fire
  • Skipper: Planes: Fire and Rescue

Literary Fire Dog Names 

Silly Dog Tilts Head in Front of Barn

If you stopped by my house, you'd be amazed by the number of bookshelves stacked full. Books have great power, and there's something magical about the characters within them. I've compiled a list of fire names from some of the most popular literary works for your fire dog. 

  • Ancalagon: The Silmarillion
  • Calcifer: Howl's Moving Castle
  • Drogo: A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Daenerys: The Song of Ice and Fire
  • Fahrenheit: Fahrenheit 451
  • Glaurung: The Children of Húrin
  • Jean: Les Misérables
  • Katniss: The 'girl on fire' in The Hunger Games
  • Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles
  • Norbert: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Rhysand: A Court of Thorns and Roses
  • Smaug: The Hobbit

Fire-Related Dog Names 

If you're searching for a name that's a little more common, that's understandable. Not everyone wants that unique-sounding name. Of course, they should still be somewhat distinctive so the dog knows they're being called. Here's what I found:

  • Ash: What is left once the fire burns
  • Blaze: A powerful fire
  • Char: Something that has been burned
  • Cinder: Partially burned coal
  • Elidi: Greek name meaning 'gift of the sun'
  • Ember: Glowing coals in a dying fire
  • Flare
  • Flint: A stone used to start fires
  • Idalia: Italian name meaning 'behold the sun'
  • Inferno: A giant, out-of-control fire
  • Pyro: For the fiery pup
  • Smoky: A good name for a gray dog

Fire Gods and Goddesses in Mythology

Mythology is full of ideas for names, especially those related to fire. Many myths from various cultures show fire as a strong symbol linked to gods, goddesses, and mythical beings. These characters often control fire, embody its spirit, or change because of it, making them great sources for names that reflect fire's strength and transformative nature.

  • Abellona: Norweigan for God of the Sun
  • Agni: Hindu god of fire 
  • Aidan: Celtic god of fire
  • Apollo: A powerful Greek god
  • Brigid: After the Irish Goddess of fire
  • Chantico: After the Aztec Goddess of fire and volcanoes
  • Elio: The apithet to Helios, the Greek god of the sun
  • Hestia: The Greek goddess of hearths and fires
  • Pele: Hawaiian goddess of fire
  • Ra: Egyptian fire god
  • Raiden: Japanese god of thunder and lightning
  • Vulcan: Named after the Roman god of fire

Ask Your Colleagues 

Choosing the best name for a fire dog can be tricky. Their fearless nature and loyal service alongside firefighters make it essential to choose a name that reflects their valor and the vital role they play. A bold name for a firehouse dog is more than just a label; it’s a tribute to their character, their courage, and their invaluable contribution to the safety and well-being of the community they serve. Make your list and ask your colleagues about their thoughts.

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130+ Fire-Inspired Names for Fire Dogs