We’ve collected over 200 Doberman names to inspire you and we’ve got some great tips for finding new and original names that are just perfect for your beautiful Doberman Pinscher. The names are grouped into themes around different topics such as sport, and food as well as the traditional lists of names for female Dobermans or names for boy Dobermans.
Nothing compares to the excitement of bringing a new puppy home and adding a loved one to your family. So how do you decide what name is just right for your new best friend? There are many things to consider when looking at Doberman names. You want a name that fits with your family, but also fits the personality of your new dog. You want a name simple enough that the dog will recognize it, but also something that the whole family will love.
So let’s look at the Doberman Pinscher!
About Doberman Pinschers
This German breed of dog is large, powerful, and loyal. Elegant and athletic, Dobermans are known as great guard dogs. This is a very intelligent breed and takes well to training.
If you want to give your Doberman a name that matches their breed and personality, it’s worth thinking about the kind of dog your tiny puppy is going to become once they are grown up and sensible. You can also look at the physical characteristics of your dog to help you choose a name. Another great way to find a name is to look at your own interests and activities and we’ll give you some tips for building personal collections of names below.
Fierce Doberman Names
For a tough dog, you might want to give them a tough name! Whether you want a classic hunter name or a guard dog name, a powerful name will definitely suit a Doberman Pinscher. Here are some badass Doberman names to get you started:
Male Doberman Names With A Fierce Vibe
Fierce Female Doberman Names
- Arya – like the tough-as-nails Stark from Game Of Thrones
- Cercei – maybe you’d like a Game Of Thrones name, but would prefer a Lannister!
- Bonnie – One half of the crime duo Bonnie and Clyde
The Doberman breed was created and developed way back in the 1890s by a German tax collector named Karl Dobermann. Over the years since the breed was originally created American lines have been bred as active companions rather than ferocious guard dogs, and not everyone wants a fierce name for their Dobie!
German Doberman Names
If you’d like to recognise your dog’s German origins in their name, here are some German dog names, along with their meanings.
Male Doberman Pinscher Names
- Aldo – Old and wise
- Felix – happy and lucky
- Arlo – Unknown
- Arnold – Ruler
- Hans – Gracious
- Kaiser – Emperor
- Otto – Wealthy
- Ulf – Wolf
- Bruno – Brown
- Gunther – Bold warrior
- Bernard – Brave as a bear
- Fritz – Peaceful ruler
- Axel – Peace
- Max – The greatest
- Rolf – Famous wolf
Female Doberman Pinscher Names
- Bernadette – Brave as a bear
- Greta – Pearl
- Marta – Lady
- Claudia – Enclosure
- Ella – Fairy Maiden
- Ava – Life
- Elsa – Pledged to God
- Heidi – Noble, serene
- Lola – Lady of sorrows
- Beatrix – Bringer of happiness
- Frieda – Peaceful
- Helga – Pious
- Leona – Brave, like a lioness
- Petra – Rock solid
- Trudi – Strong spear warrior
Maybe one of the best Doberman names for your pup is something adorable!
Cute Doberman Puppy Names
Here are some cute options for Doberman Pinscher names.
Boy Doberman Names
- Girl Doberman Names
Pop Culture Doberman Names
Want to name your dog after your favorite character, actor or musician?
Here are some good Doberman names for your inner pop culture buff!
Male Doberman Names From Pop Culture
- Hagrid – Harry Potter
- Yoda – Star Wars
- Drogo – Game of Thrones
- Loki – Norse mythology/Thor movies
- Freddie – Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen
- Frodo – Lord of the Rings
- Lupin – Harry Potter
- Vader – Star Wars
- Pongo – 101 Dalmatians
- Rocky – Rocky
- Dude – The Big Lebowski
- Vito – The Godfather
- Rocket – Guardians of the Galaxy
- Marty – Back to the Future
- Toto – The Wizard of Oz
- Snoop – Rapper Snoop Dogg
- Han – Star Wars
- Bruno – Musician Bruno Mars
- Cooper – Actor Bradley Cooper
- Odin – Norse Mythology
Female Doberman Names From Pop Culture
- Daenerys – Game of Thrones
- Leia – Star Wars
- Belle – Beauty and the Beast
- Buffy – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Lady – Lady and the Tramp
- Penny – From “Penny Lane” by The Beatles
- Duchess – The Aristocats
- Luna – Harry Potter
- Velma – Scooby Doo
- Lilo – Lilo and Stitch
- Rey – Star Wars
- Khaleesi – Game of Thrones
- Perdita – 101 Dalmations
- Barb – Stranger Things
- Alice – Alice in Wonderland
- Willow – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Louise – Bob’s Burgers
- Nana – Peter Pan
- Juliet – Romeo and Juliet
- Zelda – The Legend of Zelda video games
Unique Doberman Names
Every dog is special. But your dog will be super special to you. And maybe you’d like a name that’s super special and unusual too. The best way to find unique Doberman names that are personal to your family, is to brainstorm a collection of words around a theme based on your own interests.
Brainstorming means writing down literally every word that jumps into your mind on and around a theme. Some of those words will be rubbish and will be discarded when you make your shortlists. But don’t stop to evaluate each thought. Think of this initial process as a brain dump. Just get as many words down on paper as you can.
The further you get from mainstream interests and popular dog name themes, the more likely you are to find a unique name that no-one else has thought of. Here are some more ideas for unique names for your dog.
Unique Male Doberman Names
When it comes to naming your Doberman, male dog names can seem repetitive after a while. These unique names will help your Doberman stand out from the crowd at the dog park.
Unique Female Doberman Names
Place Names For Doberman Dogs
The places we come from, or spend happy times in can be very significant for us. Check out these very unusual names for Doberman boy names
And how about these for girls
TIP: picking a place name with an a at the end tends to give it a feminine twist, and O on the end can sound more boyish.
Food-Themed Dog Names
A food theme can be a good way to find more original doberman names. You’ll find some ideas below, and you can make your own collections based around foods that interest you. You could have a seafood collection with a humorous twist (think Shrimp, and Mussels). Whether it’s a snack, a meal, or a seasoning, here are some fun food dog names.
Food Themed Male Doberman Names
Female Dog Names With A Culinary Flavor
Punny Dog Names
Male Doberman Names
- Sherlock Bones
- Arf Vader
- Bark Twain (or Wahlberg or Ruffalo)
- Jude Paw
- Bilbo Waggins
- Fuzz Aldrin
- Richard Barks
- Muttley Crew
- Godric Gryffindog
- Wil Fleaton
- Alan Barkin
- Sheddie Vedder
- Colin Furth
- Jerry Flea Lewis
- Lick Offerman
- Ron Furgundy
Female Doberman Names
- Mary Puppins
- Gale Pawthorne
- Drooly Andrews
- Pawdrey Hepburn
- Kelly Barkson
- Nigella Pawson
- Waggie Gyllenhaal
- Helga Hufflepup
- J.K. Howling
- Sansa Bark
- Noseanne Barr
- Amy Pawler
- Tina Spay
- Amy Farrah Howler
- Debbie Hairy
- Flea-ba McEntire
- Margot Dobie (a Doberman-specific pun!)
Sports-Themed Dog Names
Here are some dog names from some of the world’s most popular sports.
Male Doberman Names
- Gordie – Hockey player Gordie Howe
- Kobe – Basketball player Kobe Bryant
- Ovi – Hockey player Alexander Ovechkin
- Yogi – Baseball player Yogi Berra
- Hogan – Wrestler Hulk Hogan
- Ace – Baseball and tennis term
- Bo Jackson – Baseball and football player
- Madden – Football coach/broadcastergbhhhvfsdxcvfd John Madden
- Tyson – Boxer Mike Tyson
- Jazz – Basketball team Utah Jazz
- Papi – Nickname of baseball player David Ortiz
- Babe – Baseball player Babe Ruth
- Ali – Boxer Muhammad Ali
- Tiger – Golfer Tiger Woods
- Sid – Hockey Player Sidney Crosby
- Bolt – Runner Usain Bolt
- Maverick – Basketball Team Dallas Mavericks
Female Doberman Names
- Ronda – MMA fighter Ronda Rousey
- Serena and/or Venus – Tennis player sisters Serena Williams and Venus Williams
- Flo – Track and field athlete Florence Griffith Joyner
- Wilma – American sprinter Wilma Rudolph
- Kellar – Hockey player Becky Kellar
- Nike – Sports apparel brand and Greek goddess of victory
- Althea – Tennis player Althea Gibson
- Gabby – Gymnast Gabby Douglas
- Mia – Soccer player Mia Hamm
- Amber – Basketball player Amber Holt
- Pova – Tennis player Maria Sharapova
- Zoe – Snowboarder Zoe Gillings
- Hope – Soccer player Hope Solo
- Rigby – Gymnast Cathy Rigby
- Bonnie – Speed skater Bonnie Blair
- Cammi – Hockey player Cammi Granato
- Steffi – Tennis player Steffi Graf
- Piper – Olympic swimmer Carly Piper
Popular Dog Names
Sometimes classic names are the best. Here are some popular choices for your Doberman.
Male Doberman Names
Female Doberman Names
For more popular dog names, have a look at this site!
Choosing The Best Name For Your Doberman Puppy
Choosing a name isn’t easy. And the sheer amount of choice can be overwhelming. We recommend that you start by making a short-list. Go through your brainstormed collections and the lists on this page, and pick out ten names that appeal to you. Take some post-it notes or small postcards and write one name on each card. Then pin the notes up on a noticeboard in your kitchen, or stick them to the refrigerator. Leave the names up in a prominent position for a few days and get comfortable with them.
You’ll soon start to get a feel for the names that are going to work better for you and your family. After two or three days, start to remove one name each day. Take down the name you like least out of those you have pinned up. After nine days, you’ll have the winner. And if you want to, you can let other members of the family take turns to remove each name.
Options are endless , but the right name will come to you when you have spent a few days on this process. And more names you collect, and the more personal name collections you build, the more likely you are to find a distinctive and unique name for your dog. Be creative, and have fun!
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