Great Dane names can be as cool and collected or cute and cuddly as your new Great Dane puppy. Today we’re thrilled to share 300 awesome Great Dane names. Including themed names lists and smart ways to choose the right name for your new dog. Inspired by your huge pup’s strength and loving, loyal and affectionate nature, as well as trending topics and totally unique, off-the-wall ideas. We’ll help you to decide on the perfect name to start your journey as a Great Dane puppy parent.
- Classic female and male Great Dane names
- German dog names
- Names by color and pattern
- Cute, funny and cool ideas
- Strong names for Great Danes
The Great Dane stands out because of their enormous size, gentle nature and incredible looks. Easy going despite their size, this dog really is the perfect pet for big homes. We’ll share names for Great Danes of every type, from black and blue colors to the harlequin pattern. It’s time for the best Great Dane names in the world! Whether you are looking for cute, unique, funny or even color based naming ideas, we’ve got some awesome inspiration for your perfect Great Dane name.
Naming Your Great Dane Puppy
Good Great Dane names can be as big and striking, or cute and adorable, as they are. The best Great Dane puppy names are ones that your tiny pup will continue to suit into her impressively sized adulthood.
These leggy dogs are strong and tough, but they also provide loving companionship to their human family. And a Great Dane obviously deserves a really great name. So let’s begin our search by looking at some ideas for male and female Great Danes.
Girl Great Dane Names
Female Great Dane names can reflect their impressive full grown built, yet still be feminine. If you love traditional names for dogs, then this selection should hopefully help you to start getting inspired. Check out these Great Dane dog names female puppies can really grow into.
Boy Great Dane Names
Great Dane boy names can of course be traditional human style names as well. These don’t have to be popular names in the current top 10, and they can still be unusual. Or reflect your dog’s awesome breed.
Great Dane dog names male pups will suit as they grow up, can be inspired by the stronger, tougher, more imposing types of human name. But they can also reflect this wonderful breed’s cute nature and adorable face. See what you think of this selection.
German Dog Names
Did you know that Great Danes originated in Germany? For this reason a lot of owners find it fun to give them German names. You can use modern German names, or those that are slightly less popular at the moment. Here are a range of ideas you can choose from!
Harlequin Great Danes
Harlequin Great Danes are beautiful. Their striking black and white coats make even these enormous pups stand out even more. Finding Harlequin Great Dane names that can reflect their amazing black and white splodges is lots of fun. Here are some of my favorite ideas, to help get you inspired.
Blue Great Danes
Can you think of anything more stunning than a blue Great Dane? These magnificent dark grey dogs have a sheen so bright you can see why it’s often referred to as blue. Depending upon the shade of your pup, he might suit one of these cool grey or blue Great Dane names.
Black Great Danes
Black female Great Dane names and male Great Dane names can be derived from black objects. But they can also be inspired by the night, and those things you associate with it. If you have a gorgeous black Great Dane, why not try these names on for size?
Whatever color your Great Dane is, you can be pretty sure that what he will definitely be is cute.
Cute Great Dane Names
Adorable Great Danes deserve cute Great Dane names. Sadly some people can be a bit overwhelmed or worried by the site of a giant dog breed. A cute name can go a long to easing their concerns as he bounds their way in the dog park. Here are some our top ideas for cute Great Dane names.
Small names for big dogs can make very funny Great Dane names. These words all mean small, or refer to little objects. See if any of these ideas inspire your giggle reflex!
Cool Great Dane Names
We all have different ideas of what it means to be cool. Depending upon your hobbies and interests, there can be quite a range. Whether you’re a fan of Star Wars or a keen knitter, or both, looking at your major hobby and the things associated with it can be a great way to pick cool names for your Great Dane.
Another idea is to try to look at some unique Great Dane names. After all, what is cooler than something a little bit unusual! I’ve put together a bit of a mix of ideas here, hopefully some of them will resonate with you and your pup.
Strong Great Dane Names
As large breed dogs, Great Danes inspire an image of strength as well as size. Strong Great Dane names can come from physically strong people, objects or even ideals! See whether you think any of these would suit your rapidly growing pup.
Judy lecaros says
we plan to call our new dane puppy either apollo or zeus. our last 2 danes were called caesar, loved that name, but after just losing him few weeks ago, can’t handle saying that name to new pup without crying.
We had a fawn male that we called Tater, he was golden brown just like a tater tot.
Kim J says
My babies a Fawn Male named Bosco
And my female is Zoey..I call her ZoZo
We got our first Great Dane back in November. He is a black Great Dane named Hamilton. We call him Ham or Hammy for short. He has been a great addition to our family and we have become addicted to Great Danes.
My first dane was a black female named Kaci. Second was Socks a beautiful big blue boy with four white paws, hence the name Socks. Now I have Trax the harlequin and getting his baby brother in two weeks who is a gray merle who I’ve name Thomas because he looks so regal.
My daughter and I got two female puppies. Her’s is a merle named Princess Star and mine is black and her name is Duchess. They are 10 weeks old and a handful right now, but they are precious.
We named our black dane Samson! A very handsome boy!
margherita delach says
We named our Great Dane Maximus. Fits him perfectly. He was a gentle giant, my body guard. loved giving kisses and always wanted attention. He was my shadow and adored my kids. Everyone in my town knew who he was, and was loved by everyone, they called him the horse. He lived like a King in my home. We had him for almost 9 wonderful years. He passed away few days ago and our hearts are broken.
Renee Wadlington says
I truly understand your pain. I was able to have mine for 6 wonderful years before a tumor on his heart took him. There will never be another Socks.
Deborah Hauptman says
I’m so sorry for your loss! I lost my marlequin Dane in February 2021. Her name was Blake.
May your wonderful memories of Maximus sustain you!💝
Ray Garr says
Black Great Dane (has white chest and 3 small socks) is Obie…..
Maximus black male
Roxey Cleopatra merle female
I have had a Mantle Great Dane named Sampson, all black one named Zorr, and Harlequin one named Jack.
Right now I have a Fawn one named Ed, a Merlequin with bright blue eyes named Ice, and mostly black harlequin with some grey named Stone. All big boys 😊
I have a black male. His name is Drago
I have a 3/4 Great Dane & 1/4 German Shorthaired Pointer Mix. He looks like a mini Dane at right around 95lbs at 2 years old. He has a piebald pattern with freckles. We named him Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs/The Walking Dead) it fits him perfectly.
We have 2 fawn males named Diesel and Stroker. My husband is a car guy and their names fit them perfectly! Diesel is 192lbs. And Stroker is leaner coming in at 180lbs. Best dogs…EVER!
I have a girl named daenerys from game of thrones
Where my fans at!?
I have a black Dane named Drogon! Go game of thrones
Olivia Dougherty says
My big of is named DROOLIUS CEASER !
Black male named Little Harley Couch Destroyer…twin blue merle m/f Wednesday and Pugsley…..male red merle named Beauford…..Harliquin named Grunt
Getting a blue female and want its nick name to be kitty. So I am thinking Kiki.
Want that nick name so when we call out kitty kitty a big dog comes running to me !!!
Rylee Kelley says
our brindle make great dane name is storm
My first Great Dane was a female brindle. We named her Tigger!
RAYMELL GETER says
My boy name is
Our boys name is Beauregard
RAYMELL PATRIETH GETER says
MY BOY NAME IS
BLIZZARD. HE’S A Harleqin Dane.
Allyson Neyen says
I have a Vulpine named Diesrl.
We had Chevy a black American Great Dane and Holden Son of Chevy, a black American cross blue Great Dane both the most beautiful gentle men!
We had Duke and Duchess.
Stan N Wioniewski says
We had our Duchess for 15 years, what a dog every one knew Duchess and just came over to see her. She was part of our family and loved to be with people. She was treated like a Duchess should be. She had her own heated bed and my mother always made sure she had clean bed spreads. Would love to have another but our ages crept up on us.
Don & Sandy Neville says
Our 6 yr old is a black & white merle named Tinkerbell, my father in-law named her 🙂 then we also had a blue merle named Pnutty
A mantle named Denali
A black named Nyx
our dog name is ARTUR
Teddy Upchurch says
We named ours Izzy. She is spoiled already. We love her so much. She has a personality of her own.
Dane Addict says
Over 45 years our Harlequins males (Knights of the Round Table) have been; Merlyn (the enchanter), Galahad (the ladies man), Gawain, Gareth, Lancelot, and König. The Merlequin female – Gwenevere. Our blue male rescue was Sampson.
Hitesha Soni says
My little girl is Maggie?
I ended up naming our pup kitty
I like Malcolm, but I heard some dogs talking recently and one of them was referred to as “Lord Destructor, chaser of Cars” and another was “Basshorn, chewer of wood”
Dawn Novitski says
Our big boy is a blue merle named Groot…
That’s what we named our white 3 month old. My daughter calles him baby groot.
If you didn’t know, Groot is actually Danish for “giant”
We named our Great Dane GULLIVER. He truly was the most gentle giant.
I named my Great Dane Lilliput, after the Lilliputians in Gulliver’s travels. She was also known as Tiger Lilli. (Brindle)
We have a mere hitch named Gigi Iona Bigdog
i have 1 big 3 year old great dane called onyx
Our blue male is Sir Duke of Denali.
I have a Kobalt, blue male. Kalipso, a chocolate female. Ebonie , a black female. Indigo, a blue Fawn female and Gideon a blue harlequin male. So far. Lol.
Tracy Quinn says
I have a Beast and a Ritzi
I have a fawn named Nutmeg, a harlequin named Peanut, and two mantles names Merle and Bellatrix
Mrs t says
My girls are Justice and Liberty
cute i love it
My little girl is named Toast.
Audrey Bickelhaupt says
My little girl is Sofie.
We had a Moxy Maehem and now a Matilda Waffles. I’ve always wanted a male named Hamlet.
Amber Loxley says
I want to name my great dane Fezzik , like the giant in The Princess Bride.
That is really smart! Love it!
Our dogs name is willow.
Boy or girl?