Get ready for a HUGE list of St. Bernard names. In fact, we’ve got 130+ ideas ranging from famous to funny, and everything in between.
Among the world’s most famous and beloved breeds, the St. Bernard stands out for its large, strong build, obedient personality and sweet demeanor, especially as a family dog.
The breed got its start in the western Alps in France, Switzerland and Italy where it was used as a rescue dog. Soon enough, stories of the breed’s alpine rescues – and enormous size – made their way to the rest of the world, and today people all over recognize this gentle giant.
As you prepare to welcome this breed into your home, check out our ultimate list of St. Bernard names. You’re sure to find an option perfect for your new pup!
Famous St. Bernard Names
Quite the distinctive-looking dog, the St. Bernard has been a fixture in movies, TV, novels and even professional sports.
When looking for St. Bernard names, why not draw inspiration from famous furballs of the same breed?
Here are the most famous St. Bernards that have made history or entertained the masses.
- Beethoven – Perhaps the most famous St. Bernard is the lovable dog from the 1992 comedy Beethoven.
- Cujo – The rabies-stricken dog who terrorizes a town in the 1981 Stephen King novel Cujo and the 1983 film of the same name.
- Nana – As in the Darling family dog in the Peter Pan movies.
- Bolivar – Donald Duck’s non-anthropomorphic pet.
- Buck – From Jack London’s novel, The Call of the Wild.
- Gumbo – The team mascot for the New Orleans Saints
- Bernie – The mascot of the Colorado Avalanche.
- George – From the 1971 movie and its 1972–74 spinoff television series.
- Barry – The famous Alpine rescue dog.
Strong Male St. Bernard Names
Standing 28-35 inches and weighing a whopping 140-180 lbs, male St. Bernards are massive creatures. This provides excellent inspiration when looking for St. Bernard names and leads us to explore ideas that fit the breed’s sizeable stature.
For example, here are strong, powerful options that play on the size of this gentle giant.
Strong Female St. Bernard Names
At 26-28 inches tall and 120-140 lbs in weight, the female St. Bernard is no shrinking violet. In fact, they weigh about the same amount as many human females!
As you look for St. Bernard names for your female pup, you should definitely explore these strong, athletic ideas fitting for this powerful breed.
Cute Male St. Bernard Names
Sure, St. Bernards are giant, but they’re also gentle giants. Loving and eager to please, the breed excels as a family dog and cherished companion. They also have an impossibly adorable face with large soulful eyes and a droopy smile.
With both their personality and appearance in mind, you should definitely consider cute male dog names. Here are some adorable ideas.
Cute Female St. Bernard Names
Continuing with the cute St. Bernard names, here are options for female furbabies. Sweet and sunny, these names are perfect for your (giant) new addition.
Ironic St. Bernard Names
And finally, let’s have a little fun here. It’s a safe bet that your St. Bernard will weigh anywhere from 120-180 lbs – maybe even more. How funny would it be to give your St. Bernard a tiny dog name?
Just imagine a massive-sized dog named Tiny. Or Baby. Or Shorty.
Are you smiling yet?
If you like this idea, check out these ironic (and very funny) St. Bernard names.
More Dog Name Ideas
The St. Bernard names 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.
Popular categories include:
How to Teach Your Dog its Name
Is this your first St. Bernard? Get the St. Bernard manual!
The more training you can get, the better. Reading up on how to be a better dog parent is always a good idea, so consider buying this book to learn more about the St. Bernard’s needs.