Naming a big dog can be tough. They are such big personalities, and you want their name to reflect that. Still, you can be pretty creative about it! There are no rules when it comes to big dog names – all that matters is if you think they have the right feel to them. Without further ado, let’s go through some ideas.

Female Big Dog Names

If you’re the proud owner of a large dog, you’ll need a name that matches her size and personality. It could be a name with a regal sound, or something more playful that jokingly references her big size. Whether your big girl is a hound or a mastiff, you can use one of the ideas below for inspiration.

  • Boom-Boom;
  • Cleopatra;
  • Duchess;
  • Elektra;
  • Empress;
  • Gargantua;
  • Ginormica;
  • Kali;
  • Maxine;
  • Sasha Fierce;
  • She-Ra;
  • Supernova;
  • Tsunami;
  • Queenie;
  • Zsa Zsa.

For the last name on our list, Zsa Zsa (after the Miss of Hungary, Zsa Zsa Gabor), you may need to look up the pronunciation! It’s sure to turn heads when you call your big dog by this name. You may even be asked where you got the idea from.

Male Big Dog Names

For a big male dog, you might want to go with something that’s a play on size, like Tiny or Shorty. Or perhaps you have a particularly large dog, in which case you may want to call him Hercules or Titan. We’ve put together a list of our favorite male big dog names to help you narrow down your search. 

  • Atlas;
  • Attila;
  • Bane;
  • Bruce;
  • Brutus;
  • Chester;
  • Diesel;
  • Einstein;
  • Goliath;
  • Henry;
  • Hercules;
  • Maximus;
  • Shorty;
  • Titan;
  • Zeus.
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Wouldn’t you turn around at the dog park to see which dog is named Einstein or Bruce? We bet you would! We love big dog names that are both unique and memorable, and ones that spark conversation with other dog owners.

Funny Big Dog Names

Big dogs have big personalities. They’re goofy, clumsy, and clumsy. Sometimes, you need a name that fits all that. And sometimes, you’re just in the mood for something less serious than kings and gods. Here are some ideas for funny names for your big doggo!

  • Big Foot;
  • Chomper;
  • Commander;
  • Hulk;
  • Lumberjack;
  • Mama Bear;
  • Mega Man;
  • Puff Daddy;
  • Pup-a-Razzi;
  • Sir Loin.

Wouldn’t it be funny if you shouted ‘Commander, come!’ or ‘Puff Daddy, fetch!’ at the dog park? We guarantee you’d get some laughs. Or, you could name your dog the opposite of what they look like. For example, if you have a big and burly dog, you could name him ‘Tinkerbell.’

Breed-Specific Names for Large and Giant Breed Dogs

Are you looking for breed-specific name ideas? It makes sense, as each large breed has its own distinct personality and look. If you want a name that reflects your dog’s heritage, here are some ideas for giant breed dogs that we think go well with their vibes.

  • Bernese Mountain Dog – Bear, Bernie or Moose;
  • Great Dane – Dante, Legend or Thor;
  • Irish Wolfhound – Boomer, Brigid or Grizzly;
  • Labrador Retriever – Beethoven, Samson or Sassy;
  • Leonberger – Leo, Maui or Sandy;
  • Mastiff – Bentley, Brawny or Chewie;
  • Newfoundland – Bear, Duke or Harper;
  • Saint Bernard – Bailey, Benny or Droopy.
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These are just some ideas to get you started. The possibilities are endless when it comes to big dog names, and there are more large breeds we haven’t mentioned. But hopefully, this list has given you some inspiration for what to name your big furry friend.

Big Dog Names Inspired by Pop Culture

If you’re a fan of pop culture, consider giving your big dog a name inspired by some of your favorite characters. After all, there are plenty of beasts, monsters, and giants in fiction. Here are some of our top picks.

  • Aragog (from Harry Potter);
  • Azog (from The Hobbit);
  • Godzilla;
  • King Kong;
  • Kraken (from Pirates of the Caribbean);
  • The Hulk;
  • Sauron (from Lord of the Rings);
  • Smaug (from The Hobbit);
  • Zoom (from The Flash).

Which one does your pooch resemble the most? Chances are, they’re too gentle or lazy to be like either of them – but that doesn’t mean you can’t give them an intimidating name!

You could also name your dog after your favorite superhero movie. For example, if you’re a fan of Captain America, you could name your dog ‘Bucky’ or ‘Peggy.’ If Batman is more your thing, consider ‘Alfred’ or ‘Harley.’

How to Come Up with Your Own Names for Big Dogs?

If you want to be more original than just using big dog names from a list, you can make up your own. Brainstorm a list of adjectives that describe your pup’s personality or looks. Is he playful or calm? Is she big or tiny for her breed?

Once you have a list of adjectives, brainstorm nouns that fit those descriptions. For example, if your big dog is playful, you could name him ‘Bouncer’ or ‘Jumper.’ If she’s calm, you might go with ‘Napper’ or ‘Snuggles.’

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Finally, put it all together to come up with a big dog name that’s uniquely yours. For example, ‘Spotty Jumper’ or ‘Giant Snuggles.’ We hope you find the perfect name for your big dog!

Have You Found the Right Name for Your Large Dog?

We hope you’ve enjoyed our roundup of big dog names. No matter what you choose, we’re sure your pet will love it. And if you can’t decide on just one name, don’t worry – you can always teach them to respond to a few! After all, they’re big dogs, so they can handle it.

Do you have a giant dog? If so, did you find the perfect name on our list? Let us know in the comments below!


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