Mastiff Names – 250+ Perfect Names for This Gentle Giant
by Jessi Larson
If you’re looking for Mastiff names, you’ve come to the right place. Our massive list has over 250 ideas!
This colossal canine is considered one of the largest dog breeds in the world. With this in mind, we’ve included many options that play on their large size.
The Mastiff is also a breed known for its brawny and bulky build, so the list includes plenty of tough and tenacious names as well.
And the Mastiff names don’t stop there. Our guide also includes names that are cute, funny, inspired by color and so much more.
Get ready for all the inspiration you’ll need when picking a name for your new pup!
Mastiff Names Inspired By Size
When it comes to a hulking hound like the Mastiff, a name inspired by their size is always a good bet.
These larger than life names are a great fit for a breed that can weigh anywhere from 120-170 lbs for females and 160-230 lbs for males. That’s a whole lot of dog!
Of course, Mastiff lovers celebrate the breed’s big size and wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s why these Mastiff names inspired by size are a fan favorite.
- Clifford (as in the Big Red Dog)
- Kong (as in King Kong)
- Marmaduke (the lovable Great Dane cartoon character)
- Shamu (as in the huge killer whale at SeaWorld)
- Whale / Whaley
Strong Male Mastiff Names
Mastiffs are regarded as gentle giants, but there’s no denying that this breed is incredibly strong and muscular. Just look at that blocky head and buff body!
When exploring Mastiff names, a sturdy, strong name can be a great choice.
If you’re bringing home a male Mastiff, here are strapping names that perfectly exemplify the power of this pup.
- Texas / Tex
Strong Female Mastiff Names
Although not quite as large as their male counterparts, female Mastiffs are still big and brawny. After all, 120-170 lbs is a whopping weight for a dog!
To reflect their size and might, strong female Mastiff names may be the right fit for your new pup.
Explore the options below and see if any are right for your new dog.
Funny Male Mastiff Names
Who said Mastiff names have to be serious? You can always have a little fun and pick a name with a cheeky sense of humor.
A play on their size is a good option for funny Mastiff names. For example, tough TV characters, larger than life actors or massive creatures all provide inspiration. Or you can pick a silly word for big.
Another idea is to go the ironic route and select a small dog name. A 150 lb dog named Squirt? Now that’s hilarious!
- Big Mac
- Chewie / Chewbacca
- Chuck Norris
- The Hound (a large character from Game of Thrones)
- The Mountain (another Game of Thrones character known for his hulking size)
- Paul Bunyon
Funny Female Mastiff Names
The same thing goes for female Mastiffs. The first idea that comes to mind is playing up the size factor with silly and eccentric names that highlight their heft.
Or, like with the funny male names mentioned above, giving your female Mastiff a small dog name is always a funny, ironic twist.
- Babe (as in the Blue Ox)
- Marge / Large Marge
- Mini / Minnie
- Tinkerbell (or Tankerbell in this case!)
Cute Male Mastiff Names
Not loving the names above? Sometimes a good old-fashioned dog name is just the right fit.
We love the cute male dog names below and think they’d be perfect for a good-natured and dignified dog like the Mastiff.
Cute Female Mastiff Names
A female Mastiff makes an incredibly kind companion, so what could be better than a cute and cuddly name?
Even though your dog may look tough, you know the truth: They’re really just sweet, lovable bundles of fur.
If you’d rather go with a cute, traditional name, here are ideas to consider.
Mastiff Names Inspired By Color
The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes three colors of Mastiffs: Fawn, apricot and brindle. All have distinct black markings on their muzzle, ears, nose and around the eyes.
Another idea for Mastiff names is to draw inspiration from their unique coloring. This creates a name that perfectly suits their distinct appearance.
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More Dog Name Ideas
The dog name ideas don’t stop here. If you’re not inspired by any of the names above, try our online generator and find even more options. You can sort by your favorite styles and themes.
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You can also use our online generator and enter in the styles of names you like or themes based on things you enjoy, like movies, TV, history, music, food, sports and more.
Our system will generate names that are perfectly suited to you and your pooch.
How Do You Pick The Right Name?
How do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your dog? That’s a question all new dog parents ask.
After years of helping new pup parents, here are some tips we’ve picked up when it comes to selecting a name for your dog:
- Is it easy to say? Some names are great in theory but tough to pronounce in everyday life. Before you lock in on a name, make sure it rolls off the tongue.
- Say it out loud. Can you imagine loudly calling for your dog with this name? If not, then it’s not the right name and you should move on.
- Does it fit your dog? Check to see if the name matches your dog’s personality and appearance. This is important for both you and your pup.
- And finally, trust your gut. When you find the right name, you’ll know it!