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100+ Big Dog Names: Ideas for Large & Lovable Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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If you have big dogs, you’re probably wondering what names could possibly do them justice. From Newfoundlands to Great Danes, there are a lot of big dogs out there — and they all deserve amazing names.

You can hardly go wrong if you go for something funny like Peanut or powerful like Thor. Keep reading to find our list of the best big dog names — including great options for females, males, black dogs, and white dogs. Plus, we’ve put together a set of funny and unique names that your pup is sure to enjoy.

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Female Big Dog Names

  • Pandora
  • Emma
  • Grace
  • Speckles
  • Joanne
  • Bess
  • Athena
  • Elizabeth
  • Beth
  • Penelope
  • Captain
  • Alaska
  • Avalon
  • Jamie
  • Carmen
  • Aurora
  • Alex
  • Jordan
  • Aphrodite
  • Arachne
  • Sammy
  • Dakota
  • Helen
great dane in the sea shore
Great Dane | Credit: Maddy Mykoo, Pexels

Male Big Dog Names

  • Bentley
  • Maximus
  • Tank
  • Bear
  • Sebastian
  • Kong
  • Bear
  • Bingo
  • Timothy
  • Bolt
  • Major
  • Dozer
  • Moose
  • Colossus
  • Mammoth
  • Rocky
  • Blue
  • Ambassador
  • Chopper
  • James
  • Arrow
  • Rambo
  • Samson
  • Marmaduke
  • Apollo
  • General
  • Atlas
  • Thomas
Leonberger | Image Credit By: sesheta, Pixabay

Black Names for Big Dogs

If your pup is dark and mysterious, you may want a name that’s black as night. How about one of these great names for big black dogs?

  • Inky
  • Muddy
  • Chocolate
  • Blackjack
  • Black Hole
  • Fudge
  • Nada
  • Ninja
  • Nero
  • Chip
  • Midnight
  • Pepper
  • Onyx
  • Darth
  • Oreo
  • Twilight
  • Smoky
  • Marble
  • Cocoa
  • Cinder
  • Noir
  • Night
white siberian husky in the forest
White Husky | Image Credit: M. Maggs, Pixabay

White Names for Big Dog

Do you have a big white dog, like a Great Pyrenees, Husky, or Samoyed? You’re in luck! We’ve put together this list of great names for big white dogs:

  • Daisy
  • Meringue
  • Marshmallow
  • Bones
  • Cloudy
  • Vanilla
  • Jasmine
  • Peony
  • Yeti
  • Lightning
  • Tofu
  • Ice
  • Snow
  • Sandy
  • Ghost
  • Ramen
  • Luna
  • Sleet
  • Linen
  • Dove
Neapolitan Mastiff
Image Credit: Ricantimages, Shutterstock

Funny Names for Big Dog

If your dog is a giant goofball, you might want a funny big dog name. Why try one of these hilarious options?

  • Hulk
  • Princess
  • Bubba
  • Mr. Bean
  • Tiny
  • Goliath
  • Diva
  • Peanut
  • Runt
  • Junior
  • Mouse
  • Dinky
  • Cupcake
  • Smalls
  • Biggie
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog | Image credit: Pikrepo

Unique Names for Big Dog

Do you have a quirky dog? The best name for a unique dog is – you guessed it – a unique name! Here are our favorites for big dogs:

  • Delphi
  • Artemis
  • Bjorn
  • Europa
  • Aztec
  • Attila
  • Nike
  • Aspen
  • Spock
  • Ammo
  • Kalliope
  • Earth
  • Everest
  • Grenade
  • Hercules

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Bonus: A Famous Big Dog


What’s the biggest (fictional) dog you can think of? We’re willing to bet it’s Clifford the Big Red Dog — a massive 30-foot puppy who stars in his own book series, movies, and TV shows.

This huge dog has been charming kids since 1963. But what breed is he, and where did he get his name? Clifford’s breed isn’t totally clear, but he looks like a combination of a Vizsla, a Bloodhound, and a Labrador Retriever.

Clifford’s name has an unusual source: he was named after a childhood imaginary friend. So if you’re really stumped, why not name your dog after your imaginary friend?

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Finding the Right Name for Your Big Dog

We hope this list has helped you find the perfect big dog name. Whether you choose something classic, funny, or unique, your pup needs a great name that suits its large and lovable size. Why not go with Goliath, Peanut, or Athena? And if your dog is black or white, we have plenty of specific suggestions like Midnight, Muddy, and Vanilla.

If you haven’t found the right name, famous characters like Clifford and Marmaduke could be just the inspiration you need. Otherwise, take a look at one of our other lists:

Featured Image Credit: LFRabanedo, Shutterstock

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