The Ultimate List of Great Dane Names
by Jessi Larson
When looking for Great Dane names, how do you find one fit for this giant and gentle creature?
That’s a good question. As a pet, Great Danes emanate a soulful and sensitive quality. At the same time, you can’t deny their large, looming size. A female weighs 100-130 lbs, and a male tops the charts at 120-200 lbs. That’s a lot of dog!
A regal and dignified dog, the Great Dane boasts a remarkable history that goes all the way back to the 13th century B.C. In the 1800s, they were known as a “German boarhound,” though the name was changed to Great Dane due to tensions with Germany at the time.
If you’re lucky enough to welcome one of these dogs into your home and hunting for Great Dane names, take a look at these 100+ ideas.
Male Great Dane Names
Tipping the scales at up to 200 lbs, male Great Danes are a sight to behold. Large and lanky, this breed makes jaws drop with their sheer size.
And even though Great Danes are a bit gangly looking, they’re remarkably athletic and agile.
When looking for male Great Dane names, there’s no denying their hulking size and enormous strength, which provide excellent inspiration for this list:
- King / Kingsley
Female Great Dane Names
Compared to their male counterparts, female Great Danes are petite pups at “only” 100-130 lbs. Still, that’s a massive-sized dog – one who deserves a strong, spirited name.
To provide you with inspiration, check out these bold and beautiful female Great Dane names:
- Indiana / Indy
Great Dane Names Inspired By Color
Great Danes sport a variety of coat colors, from light brown to black and even blue.
The color of your dog’s coat can make for interesting Great Dane names perfect for your pup’s appearance. Let’s check out the different options!
Fawn is defined as a tan color ranging from light in color all the way to dark deer-red. If your Great Dane has this color of coat, some names to consider include:
- Fawn (we couldn’t pass that up!)
Black is another popular color for a Great Dane. This dark, glossy color is quite striking, especially on such a regal and statuesque dog. Cool names for black Great Danes are:
- Black Jack
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According to the AKC standard, the Brindle coat color is golden-yellow with black markings across the body in a chevron pattern. Names inspired by this pattern include:
- Chev (for the chevron pattern)
Another one of the six Great Dane coat colors is blue. In this case, it’s a steel-blue that’s almost silver-like in nature. This inspires names like:
- Blue (yes, another obvious name)
The Harlequin coat is white with ‘torn’ black patches over the body, according to the AKC. The patches are evenly-spread throughout, creating a gorgeous, interesting pattern. Ideas for Harlequen names include:
- Dot / Dottie
For a Mantle coat, the entire body is black in color, with a white muzzle as well as a white neck and chest. A part of all the four legs must be white, as does a tip of the tail. Names inspired by the mantle pattern include:
- Peppermint Patty
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Funny Great Dane Names
How freakin’ funny would it be to give a hulking Great Dane the name “Tiny”?
We love the idea of giving your giant Great Dane a funny, ironic name that playfully toys with their size.
If you’re on board with exploring this idea, check out these ideas.
- Runt or Runty
- Shrimp or Shrimpy
- Half Pint
Other Ideas For Great Dane Names
If you’re looking for more conventional names for your Great Dane, don’t fret – you can explore hundreds of dog names using our online generator.
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