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Great Dane Dog Names

Dog Names April 5, 2018
Great Dane Dog Names


Great Dane Dog Names

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Great Dane Dog Names

The Great Dane, known as Deutsche Dogge in German is a large sized domestic dog. This breed is well known for its gigantic size. The Great Dane is one of the tallest dogs in the world. They might appear tough and solid in appearance but they are very friendly in nature. They always seek affection from their owners. For the most part they are calm and composed, but if they are not eased into a new environment, they can become quite fearful and aggressive. Overall, this breed has such an unique temperament.

For such a large, loyal dog with such a colorful personality, it is important to give it the right name. To make things a bit easier for your naming needs, we suggest to look at the following list below to get an idea of what you may want to name your Great Dane dog breed.

Male Dog Names

Some of the names below are part of a list of popular male dog names, but also recommended monikers that fit the overall look or feel of the Great Dane.

  • Champ

Short for champion, your Great Dane is one champion of a dog, hence its name.

  • Hugo

This is a German name and it means intelligent.

  • Bulldozer

This is word for a tractor. This name perfectly matches the Great Dane’s square-shaped head.

  • Alexander

It is a Greek word which means defending man. It could be good for this breed as they are ready for it to protect its master at all costs.

  • Asher

Meaning fortunate, it is a nice unique name to give your male Great Dane.

  • Chewbacca

The big brown creature in Star Wars.

  • Cappy

Meaning captain, this name sounds better is great for a dog that has the face of a leader.

  • Jack

This name means god is gracious. It could be a meaningful name yet a noble name for your dog.

  • Stein

A German word for stone, this is a tough name for a tough dog.

  • Miles

It means merciful in German, a quality that may define your Great Dane quite well.

Female Dog Names

The list below tries to provide the best list of names that are befitting your Great Dane’s appearance or personality, but are specifically great for females.

  • Heidi

It means a noble birth. It is definitely a great name to give to your majestic Dane.

  • Alisha

A cool sounding name which means having the most excellent qualities. This would be an ideal name for your flawless Great Dane.

  • Emily

It means a hardworking dog. If your dog continues to fetch the bone you throw without getting exhausted, this defines the dog quite well.

  • Bella

It means beautiful in Italian. It suits any dog that is considered beautiful.

  • Huntress

This name means means someone who hunts. This can be a suitable name for Great Danes who hunt for food.

  • Alaska

The big and white state in the US. This name suits white coated Great Danes.

  • Zala

This name is a very feminine name for a dog.

  • Sadie

Meaning princess, it is a great for a dog that is so loyal like the Great Dane.

  • Minna

It means mother in German. There are no names that as lovely and sweet as this name.

  • Viveka

Meaning little woman, this name sounds good for your cutie little Great Dane.

Movie Dog Names

Naming your Great Dane after a character in a movie or a dog from a famous film is the best way to give a name that is fashionable, unique, and possibly recognizable by many.

  • Ace Hart

It was a German Shepherd which featured in the animated series called Dog City.

  • Astro

It was the Great Dane that gained more success for debuting in Hanna-Barbera TV series.

  • Barkley

Barkley was from the TV show Meego in 1997.

  • Baby Face Nelson

It is a funny name of a dog that got famous from the movie called The Doberman Gang.

  • Bascomb

It is another Great Dane which is known for being owned by a Hollywood star.

  • Benji

This was a reputed dog actor during 1960-1970s.

  • Bullet

This professionally trained German Shepherd was a star in the Roy Rogers Show, An American TV series.

  • Samantha

It was a pet dog from the book I Am Legend.

  • Stinky

It was a Briard Mix which was one of the two pets of Dharma and Greg TV series.

  • Hector

Hector was a Bulldog which you can find in the animated show called The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries by Warner Brothers.

Exotic Dog Names

These days it seems naming your dog and child something exotic is a great trend. Therefore, we had to include some of these words that may not be commonly known to provide some foreign variety.

  • Royce

One of the most luxurious cars in the world, the Rolls Royce.

  • Jupiter

The largest planet in the universe. It can be a good name for a large dog breed like the Great Dane.

  • Nightmare

A dream that can cause a strong negative emotional response.

  • Mitis

It means a ‘gift of God’. This is probably the best name you can ever have for your Dane if you really mean it.

  • Vega

The brightest star in the constellation Lyra, this name would sound nice for your little charming Dane.

  • Gucci

An Italian fashion and leather goods label. This could be a stylish name for this breed that you will never feel bored of calling it and gives a sense of class.

  • Luna

This is another word for the moon. This can be a perfect name for cheerful and bright Great Dane.

  • Silver

It is a lustrous white metallic element used mostly in jewelry. If your dog always brightens your face, this would be the name.

  • Gasper

Meaning ‘treasure keeper’. It is probably a good name for your dog that protects you.

  • Buster

It means extra-ordinary. Call your dog Buster and display his qualities with this name.

Appearance-Based Dog Names

One thing that many dog owners tend to do is name their dog after its appearance or personality. There are a lot of factors to consider when examining what goes into a dog’s defining features, whether it’s their actions in itself or simply just the color of their coat and/or size of their body.

  • Fawn

A perfect name for your Great Dane that has a light in color coat.

  • Goldy

This is another name that describes the color of its coat, since the Great Dane comes in many variations of colors.

  • Wheaten

A name that can be used to describe the light colored coat of a Great Dane.

  • Raven

For Great Danes that have a dark coat, this is perfect.

  • Black Jack

Another name that perfectly describes the black coat.

  • Brindi

Some Great Dane’s coats will have yellow coat with black markings, hence this will fit.

  • Tiger

A perfect name to describe those Great Danes that have a golden-yellow with black markings.

  • Dot

Many Great Danes have checkered coats, and in that way, this name is perfect.

  • Checkers

This is a name that many Great Danes should have if they have dotted coat.

  • Oreo

There are many Great Danes that are checkered and dotted, this is a funny name to have.

Funny Dog Names

There is no doubt that some people don’t need to give their dog a super serious name that has some profound meaning. Some dog owners like to take it easy and simply name their dog after something silly or ridiculous.

  • Ice

Ice is something that melts by nature. Does your Dane make your heart melt all the time? This is the right name for it.

  • Scooby

The famous Great Dane that we know from the animated series. It is a funny character which made us all in stitches during our childhood times. Eventually, that makes ‘Scooby’ sounds funny as a name.

  • Jojo

It is a funny name that suits the dogs born on Monday.

  • Scooter

This is a funny name to give a dog that is agile and speedy.

  • Weather

It could be the name if your dog is unpredictable, making a mess around.

  • Bookie

This name simply sounds funny as this name doesn’t make any sense as a dog name.

  • Espresso

Yes, this name is referring to the coffee. This name may suit a Great Dane with brown coat.

  • Sea

If your Dane is calm and patient, then this is the name.

  • Dancer

If your dog always making some unusual moves, that means it is dancing. So, it would be better to call it as a dancer.

  • Brewster

An old English name for Brewer.

Famous Dog Names

The names below list out some famous dog names grabbed from history, film, TV, and/or simply through the sheer fact that they are the pet of a well-known celebrity.

  • Toto

The name of the dog in the novel The Wonder Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank Baum

  • Hubert Black

This is the dog’s name cast in the film The Duke.

  • Sparky

From the name of the dog from the TV series South Park.

  • Dodger

One of the characters from Oliver and Company from the famous novel, Oliver Twist.

  • Doggie Daddy

The name of the The Quick Draw McGraw Show.

  • Delgado

A name of the dog in the film Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

  • Poncho

This is from the comic strip Pooch Cafe.

  • Batty

The name of the pet of the photographer in Sesame Street.

  • Roscoe

Based on the character in the comic strip Pickles.

  • Rusty

Featured in Home on the Range from Walt Disney Studios.


David was a dog trainer for 7 years before joining the team. he still does it part-time. When he's not working he loves going to the park with his two Jack Russell Terrier's Joe and Bells.
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