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350+ Wonderful Names for Great Pyrenees: Ideas for Mountaineer Dogs

Chantelle Fowler

By Chantelle Fowler

Wonderful Names for Great Pyrenees

Are you welcoming a brand new pup into your home soon? Congratulations! Bringing home a new dog is an exciting and overwhelming time. First, you must ensure you have all the equipment your dog will need—food, bowls, toys, beds, and leashes, to name a few. Once you have the essentials in hand, you can start thinking about the fun aspects of dog ownership, such as choosing the name for your new little fluffy family member.

Picking a name is a big task because it’s something that’s going to stick with your dog for its entire life. If you buy a bed your dog doesn’t like, you can replace it down the line. Unfortunately, you can’t really change your dog’s name, especially after it’s had time to get used to it.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of naming your pooch, we can help. We’ve compiled a list of over 350 clever names for your Great Pyrenees inspired by its country of origin, coloration, personality, and size. Keep reading to see if you can find the perfect name for your dog on our list.

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Great Pyrenees Names Inspired by Its Country of Origin

The Great Pyrenees is a traditional dog breed for the Pyrenees, a mountain range between France and Spain, though it originated on the French side of the range. The breed has long been a livestock guardian dog in France. You might consider using its French lineage as inspiration for its name.

Female French Names

  • Adrienne (dark)
  • Alair (cheerful)
  • Amie (friend)
  • Angeline (messenger of God)
  • Celine (moon)
  • Cherie (beloved)
  • Elle (she)
  • Eloise (healthy)
  • Felicite (lucky)
  • Fifi (God gives)
  • Fleur (flower)
  • Jolie (pretty)
  • Juliette (youthful)
  • Lulu (pearl)
  • Noelle (Christmas)
  • Parfait (perfect)
  • Penelope (weaver)
  • Rosalie (rose garden)
  • Sabine (woman of the Sabine people)
  • Soleil (sun)
  • Sophie (wisdom)
  • Sylvie (forest)
  • Violette (violet)

Male French Names

  • Andre (manly)
  • Archibald (genuine)
  • Armand (soldier)
  • Beau (beautiful)
  • Beauregard (beautiful gaze)
  • Enzo (conquering)
  • Felix (lucky)
  • Gaston (guest)
  • Hugo (mind)
  • Jacques (supplanter)
  • Louis (warrior)
  • Luc (light)
  • Noir (black)
  • Odie (mountain)
  • Pierre (rock)
  • Remy (the city Rheims)
  • Sebastian (revered)
  • Serge (servant)
  • Theodore (gift of God)

Names of Places in France

  • Beauvais
  • Cannes
  • Chapelle
  • Dijon
  • Eiffel
  • Fontaine
  • Geneva
  • Lille
  • Louvre
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Montauban
  • Nice
  • Paris
  • Praline
  • Pompidou
  • Riviera
  • Tarte
  • Versailles

Names of French Foods

  • Bonbon
  • Brie
  • Brioche
  • Croissant
  • Custard
  • Éclair
  • Fondue
  • Ganache
  • Macaron
  • Madeleine
  • Meringue
  • Mousse
  • Pistache
  • Praline
  • Tart

Names of Famous French People

  • Auguste – Auguste Rodin, sculptor
  • Charles – Charles De Gaulle, army officer
  • Coco – Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel, influential fashion designer
  • Curie – Marie Curie, Nobel Prize winning physicist and chemist
  • Descarte – René Descartes, philosopher and scientist
  • Edith – Édith Piaf, a singer and actress
  • Gerard – Gérard Depardieu, actor and businessman
  • Joan – Joan of Arc, military leader
  • Marie – Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI
  • Marquis – Marquis de Sade, a nobleman and writer
  • Monet – Claude Monet, painter and founder of impressionism
  • Napoleon – Napoleon Bonaparte, military and political leader
  • Victor – Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables
  • Voltaire – François-Marie Arouet, a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher
Great Pyrenees in deep snow
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Great Pyrenees Names Inspired by Its Size

The Great Pyrenees is a huge breed. Females can weigh up to 115 pounds, while males can tip the scales at 160 pounds. A dog of this size might call for a name inspired by its large stature. Below you’ll find some of our favorite size-inspired names (and some ironic ones, too):

  • Atilla
  • Bug
  • Bunyon
  • Button
  • Chi Chi
  • Colossus
  • Diablo
  • Gidget
  • Hagrid
  • Half Pint
  • Hulk
  • Jumbo
  • Kong
  • Mammoth
  • Marmaduke
  • Maximus
  • Meatball
  • Medusa
  • Minnie
  • Monster
  • Munchkin
  • Petal
  • Pippin
  • Shamu
  • Shaq
  • Shrek
  • Shorty
  • Spartacus
  • Squat
  • Sumo
  • Teensy
  • Tiny
  • Whale
  • Whopper
Great Pyrenees, flock guardian, sheep dog in pasture
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Great Pyrenees Names Inspired by Its Work Ethic

The Great Pyrenees is a powerful working dog initially bred to deter wolves and other predators from stealing sheep. This breed is still used as a livestock guardian throughout the French Alps and even in the United States today. You might consider using its guard dog origins to inspire your pup’s name. Below you’ll find some fantastic options for your tough working dog:

  • Ace
  • Admiral
  • Akira
  • Alexa
  • Apollo
  • Bailey
  • Blair
  • Blitz
  • Bomber
  • Boxer
  • Bruno
  • Brutus
  • Bullet
  • Buster
  • Captain
  • Chase
  • Chief
  • Clyde
  • Colt
  • Crusher
  • Diesel
  • Dragon
  • Drake
  • Duke
  • Earl
  • Estella
  • Fang
  • Flame
  • Flare
  • Flo
  • Goliath
  • Gotham
  • Gunner
  • Hank
  • Harley
  • Jax
  • Magnum
  • Major
  • Ninja
  • Pharaoh
  • Rambo
  • Remington
  • Sarge
  • Spike
  • Stryker
  • Tank
  • Trigger
  • Wolf
  • Zeus
Great pyrenees
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Great Pyrenees Names Inspired by Its Coloring

The Great Pyrenees is typically white, but some have markings or patches of pale yellow, tan, or gray. You might use the unique coloring of your pup as inspiration to find its perfect name.

Pure White

  • Alaska
  • Alfredo
  • Arctic
  • Aspen
  • Avalanche
  • Blizzard
  • Blondie
  • Camellia
  • Casper
  • Charmin
  • Champagne
  • Coconut
  • Cotton
  • Crystal
  • Daffodil
  • Everest
  • Fleece
  • Fog
  • Frosting
  • Glacier
  • Ice
  • Igloo
  • Lacey
  • Lily
  • Marshmallow
  • Milky
  • Moonflower
  • Pearl
  • Polar
  • Powder
  • Puff
  • Quartz
  • Snowball
  • Sugar
  • Yeti

White with Pale Yellow

  • Amber
  • Apricot
  • Butter
  • Butterball
  • Buttercup
  • Butterscotch
  • Corona
  • Curry
  • Custard
  • Dandelion
  • Marzipan
  • Milkshake
  • Pineapple
  • Potato
  • Saffron
  • Sun
  • Sunflower
  • Sunny
  • Tapioca
  • Tangerine
  • Tequila
  • Waffles

White with Tan

  • Almond
  • Bagel
  • Bean
  • Buckwheat
  • Caramel
  • Coco
  • Dumpling
  • Graham
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Java
  • Muffin
  • Nacho
  • Noodles
  • Nugget
  • Rum
  • Shortcake
  • Snickers
  • Toffee
  • Truffles
  • Twinkie
  • Whiskey

White with Gray

  • Ash
  • Ashton
  • Carbon
  • Chrome
  • Cinder
  • Coal
  • Dove
  • Dusty
  • Ember
  • Gracie
  • Grayson
  • Mercury
  • Nickel
  • Onyx
  • Phoenix
  • Pewter
  • Shadow
  • Silverbell
  • Thunder
Great Pyrenees
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Great Pyrenees Names Inspired by Its Personality Traits

The Great Pyrenees is known for more than its guarding skills. This breed is independent, intelligent, loyal, and affectionate. They make fantastic family dogs because they are gentle and trustworthy but will not hesitate to protect their territory or family members. You might consider using its personality traits to inspire your pup’s name. Here are some of our favorites based on the Great Pyrenees characteristics:


  • Amelia
  • Bear
  • Florence
  • Freedom
  • Frida
  • Indy (like independence)
  • Lawless
  • Liberty
  • Lincoln
  • Maverick
  • Rosa
  • Rebel
  • Rocky
  • Scout
  • Sovereign
  • Spirit
  • Togo


  • Albert
  • Atom
  • Beaker
  • Beta
  • Brain
  • Darwin
  • Dexter
  • Doc
  • Einstein
  • Genius
  • Freud
  • Newton
  • Nobel
  • Plato
  • Urkel
  • Whiz
  • Wisdom
  • Yoda


  • Aladdin (Arabic for faithful)
  • Ally
  • Besnik (Albanian for loyal and faithful)
  • Buddy
  • Chewbacca
  • Clifford
  • Constance
  • Damon (Greek for loyal)
  • Dillon (Irish surname meaning loyal)
  • Duty
  • Fido (Latin for loyal)
  • Lassie
  • Leala (French for loyalty and faithfulness)
  • Mimi (French for faithful guard)
  • Pal
  • Rin Tin Tin
  • Scooby
  • Shiloh
  • Shylah (Irish for strong and loyal to God)
  • Waren (German for loyal)


  • Aphrodite
  • Bae
  • Bambi
  • Buttons
  • Bun Buns
  • Boo Boo
  • Booga Bear
  • Charmer
  • Cherie
  • Cherish
  • Cupid
  • Darling
  • Dear
  • Honey Bug
  • Lovebug
  • Poppet
  • Precious
  • Prince
  • Princess
  • Solace
  • Sugar
  • Sweet Pea
  • Sweets
  • Valentine
  • Vixen
Great Pyrenees puppy
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Tips for Naming Your Great Pyrenees

Picking your new pup’s name is one of the biggest decisions you’ll face when you bring it home. Of course, you could pick one of the most common dog names like Max, Luna, or Bella, but they’re not that creative. In fact, you will probably run into a handful of other dogs named Charlie or Milo at the dog park, which could cause a lot of confusion for the dogs in question.

Your goal when choosing a name for your dog is to pick something that is:

  • Easy to pronounce/understand
  • Not easily confused with common commands
  • Not offensive
  • Unlike the names of your other pets

Let’s take a quick look at some tips that should help you narrow down your choices to a few select options.

1. Pick a name that is easy to say and simple for your dog to understand

While a name like Princess Fluffy Pants III is funny, it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it? Your pup’s name should be easy for you to say to make training much simpler. The best dog name will also have one or two syllables. Shorter names are easier for you to say and will make commands easier for your pup to understand. In addition, short and choppy names can make your dog respond faster. For example, Huck is a better name than Huckleberry Finn.

Great pyrenees Puppy
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2. Pick a name that doesn’t sound like common commands

To help your dog pick up on commands faster, its name should sound vastly different from common commands. For example, “Mo” can sound like “no” to a dog’s ears. Likewise, “Kit” can be confused with “sit.”

3. Pick a name without a negative connotation

You might think Poopy is a hilarious name for your new pup, but how comfortable will you be yelling this name at the dog park or telling your veterinarian’s office? The name you settle on should be something you’ll feel comfortable telling others. Keep names like Poopy as nicknames you use in your house only.

4. Pick a name that’s unique from others in your home

It might be cute to have human siblings named Abby and Gabby or Chloe and Zoe, but it’s not a great idea to name your dog something too similar to another person in your household. Names that are too close can cause a lot of confusion for your pup and make training it much more challenging.

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Final Thoughts

We hope our blog has helped you narrow your list of prospective names for your Great Pyrenees. Remember, you don’t need to have a name picked out before you bring your new dog home. Instead, take your time and get the whole family involved in choosing the best name.

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