Doberman Names – 141+ Cute, Tough, Tenacious Ideas

by Jessi Larson

When it comes to Doberman names, what are you looking for?

Something tough and strong? A tribute to their heritage? Or names that are funny and ironic? We’ve got all that and more!

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Tough and Tenacious

The Doberman Pinscher was bred to be a guard dog, and with a strong, athletic build and a high level of intelligence, they are excellent for police work, the military and canine sports.

This gives them a tough reputation, so you could explore a tough dog name.

Male Doberman Names

  • Ace
  • Admiral
  • Axel
  • Blaze
  • Bruiser
  • Bruno
  • Buck
  • Buckeye
  • Bullet
  • Butch
  • Chief
  • Chopper
  • Crash
  • Diesel
  • Flash
  • Gunner
  • Hawkeye
  • Hunter
  • Jax
  • Maverick
  • Max
  • Ranger
  • Rex
  • Spike
  • Tank
  • Trapper
  • Trooper
  • Tyson
  • Vinnie

Female Doberman Names

  • Blizzard
  • Cruella
  • Echo
  • Harley
  • Huntress
  • Jinx
  • Justice
  • Katniss
  • Lola
  • Nyx
  • Olga
  • Rebel
  • Ripley
  • Rogue
  • Roxy
  • Ursula
  • Vixen
  • Xena

Colorful Names

Dobermans come in five different coat colors: black, red, blue, fawn and white. Most commonly, however, they are best known as being black and tan or brown.

Another idea: base your dog’s name on its color! Here are names that correspond with the most popular Doberman colors.

Male Doberman Names

  • Bear
  • Copper
  • Ember
  • Java
  • Midnight
  • Jaguar
  • Sable
  • Shady
  • Smokey
  • Twilight

Female Doberman Names

  • Brownie
  • Carmelo
  • Coco
  • Ebony
  • Expresso
  • Fawn
  • Godiva
  • Hershey
  • Oreo
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Pepper
  • Raven
  • Shadow
  • Sepia
  • Tawny

An Ironic Approach

Dobermans are known as one of the toughest dog breeds in the world. So why not turn the tables and give your Doberman a cutesy, adorable name? You know your dog is a sweetheart – let his or her name exemplify their character!

Male Doberman Names

  • Alfie
  • Augie
  • Biscuit
  • Boots
  • Buddy
  • Corky
  • Ernie
  • Opie
  • Pee Wee
  • Scrappy
  • Skip
  • Squirt
  • Teddy
  • Toto
  • Ziggy

Female Doberman Names

  • Angel
  • Ava
  • Bambi
  • Bella
  • Buffy
  • Bunny
  • Cutie
  • Daisy
  • Dolly
  • Dot
  • Fifi
  • Grace
  • Josie
  • Lady
  • Maisie
  • Mia
  • Millie
  • Mimi
  • Minnie
  • Myrtle
  • Peaches
  • Penelope
  • Pixie
  • Precious

German Homage  

The Doberman Pinscher was developed in Germany in the late 1800s. (More on that below.) Pay tribute to their heritage with a popular German name.

Male Doberman Names

  • Christian
  • Dieter
  • Frank
  • Friedrich
  • Fritz
  • Gunter
  • Hans
  • Helmut
  • Jan
  • Klaus
  • Otto
  • Sebastian
  • Stefan
  • Uwe
  • Wilhelm
  • Wolfgang

Female Doberman Names

  • Bertha
  • Birgit
  • Edith
  • Frieda
  • Gertrud
  • Gisela
  • Helga
  • Hidegard
  • Ingrid
  • Liesel
  • Maria
  • Martha
  • Petra
  • Sabine

Hopefully this provides good inspiration for Doberman names. If you want to check out other options, try our dog name generator for more!

The History of the Doberman Pinscher

Did you know Doberman Pinschers were originally bred to help protect a tax collector? The history is fascinating. It’s so crazy, we couldn’t leave without mentioning this.

Today Doberman Pinschers have become one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. Strong, regal and highly intelligent, Dobermans can trace their roots back to the 19th century when German tax collector Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann created a dog breed designed to protect him during his collections.

He used a mix of many different breeds, including the Great Dane, the Greyhound, the German Shorthaired Pointer, the Rottweiler and others.

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  1. Karen McDaniel

    My sweet red doby was named Xavier. She was the smartest girl. More polite than most peoples kids. So protective of me and kind to others. She had great intuition about people and could tell before I could that there was just something not quite right about certain individuals. She will always be missed. And I know when it’s my time to leave this world she will be there to meet me.

  2. Hegla Shmell

    these are really bad name and those German names aren’t German and those ironic ones aren’t ironic.

  3. Kat Marie

    I’ve had 3 dobies over the years. My first one was Brandy in the ”70”s, Bella in the 2003, and I have Sushi since 2009, he’s a big Love Bug. He’s definitely showing his old age. I hope he stays with me as long as he can. I’m preparing myself for the time the Rainbow Bridge comes calling.

  4. Micaela

    I have had 2 Dobies. Bella, a beautiful large red female, my angel who passed at 6 1/2 yrs due to DCM. I now have my 3 yr old black & rust little girl, Lagertha. She is the December 2020 calendar girl in Doberman US 2020 Calendars. They are Love Dogs those Dobies.

  5. Jane

    We have one B/T male named Optimus and a female Blue/ Rust named Blue Bird. We will probs get another this spring, a red one. Male will be Teller (like Jax Teller from SOA) or for a female it will be Skipper, as we are big boaters. Love Dobermans, the name possibilities are truly endless! ❤️

  6. Patricia Reynolds

    I have a 2yo male European Doberman weighing in at 129lbs, his name is Hidalgo (gentleman in Spanish). Smartest dog I’ve ever encountered, except he just can’t comprehend hes bigger and heavier than me.
    Love him to death save for the times he thinks I’m a jungle gym. Im usually sporting 2-3 black n blues. I love how he stands in front to protect me from every single thing, even the heat from the coal stove while I’m trying to load it…could never have imagined such a protector. Love my Gentleman.

  7. Jason

    I had a red Doberman female named Piper, she passed away on Boxing Day. We’re waiting on our new arrival on the 23rd a Red European Doberman. And we’re still deciding on names. Max, Thor, Copper, Buck, are considerations at the moment

  8. James Nye

    Hi, we also are waiting for our European Red Doberman. A male. I found 2 syllable names work best. I am looking for a German/ European name. Copper sounds good. Sargent, Maxwell, Axel, Angus. Share your ideas.

  9. Jonny

    I have two reds, a four year old Euro named Ollie (after Olivier Giroud) and our rescue punk rock pup Layla.

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