100+ Great Dane Names: Ideas for Giant & Gentle Dogs

If you’re adding a Great Dane to your family, you will quickly learn why they are called gentle giants. Their size can be intimidating, and they are protective and tough if need be, but they are mostly sweet like a teddy bear with a heartbeat.  

So how do you find a name that fits all these qualities, and will suit your Great Dane from puppyhood to gianthood? We’ve gathered a list of our favorites for females and males, and added some ironic names for those of you who like to be a bit funny.

Scroll down to get your search started and remember to relax and have fun with the process of choosing your pup’s name.

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Female Great Dane Names

  • Hera
  • Bebe
  • Rebel
  • Dalia
  • Duchess
  • Kindy
  • Luna
  • Oreo
  • Delilah
  • Pearl
  • Millie
  • Zara
  • Kafira
  • Lilo
  • Ursa
  • Aspen
  • Sierra
  • Caramel
  • Candy
  • Olympia
  • Sasha
  • Sheba
  • Cuddles
  • London
  • Brandy
  • Bella
  • Coconut
  • Roxy
  • Willow
  • Sky
  • Poppy
  • Ada
  • Dana
  • Cookie
  • Bess
Great Dane
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Male Great Dane Names

  • Sumo
  • Boomer
  • Grizzly
  • Wolf
  • Hercules
  • Sebastian
  • Rambo
  • Bali
  • Hagrid
  • Charlie
  • Rocky
  • Nash
  • Duke
  • Mack
  • Baron
  • Sarge
  • LeBron
  • Hooch
  • Alaska
  • Memphis
  • Noah
  • Marmaduke
  • Baldwin
  • Winston
  • Apollo
  • Arlo
  • Rex
  • Burke
  • Scooby
  • Kobe
  • Champ
  • Mozzie
  • Moose
  • Kingston
  • Zeus
  • Titan
Great Dane with tongue out
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Ironic Great Dane Names

There’s nothing like a little irony when naming a pet. Giving your massive dog a delicate name will surely bring a smile to your face each time you say it, as well as everyone you meet. The beauty of the Great Dane is that no matter how fragile-sounding the name might be, their size and stature will never let the name hurt them. Basically, you’re not going to find a Great Dane that doesn’t have a strong side, despite how lovable and cuddly they can be. So, we say, go for the irony!

  • Fifi
  • Dobby
  • Pixie
  • Jellybean
  • Sweetpea
  • Runt
  • Minnie
  • Frodo
  • Mouse
  • Spud
  • Tootsie
  • Mite
  • Pippin
  • Pebbles
  • Squirt
  • Piglet
  • Yoshi
  • Diva
  • Munchkin
  • Crumbs
  • Princess
  • Thumbelina
  • Bean
  • Teddy
  • Shorty
  • Bitty
  • Tiny
  • Squirt
  • Nugget
  • Pip
  • Kernel
  • Lamby
  • Peanut
  • Cupcake
  • Bunny

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Finding the Right Name for Your Great Dane

Great Danes are lovable and friendly with a big frame and a bigger heart. Yours deserves a great name that shares his or her personality with the world. We hope our list has helped you find the perfect name for your newest family member, whether it’s funny, ironic, or simply unique.

Remember to have fun while you pick the name, don’t take it too seriously, because your pup is going to love it no matter what. And regardless of the name you select, you’ll always find a special nickname that you call your dog when no one else is around. So, think about a more proper name for his collar, and maybe one of the ironic names, like Squirt or Shorty, just for the family.

If you didn’t find what you were looking for, though, we do have plenty more names where these came from. Try one of our other lists:


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