The Ultimate List of Great Dane Names

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.

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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:

  • Brutus
  • Burly
  • Duke
  • Goliath
  • Grizzly
  • Hawkeye 
  • Hercules
  • Hulk
  • Jett
  • King / Kingsley 
  • Kong
  • Mack
  • Magnum
  • Moose
  • Rambo
  • Rogue
  • Samson
  • Sasquatch
  • Sergeant
  • Stryker
  • Sumo
  • Tank
  • Titan
  • Thunder
  • Tracker
  • Trapper
  • Wolf
  • Zeus

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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:

  • Arya
  • Athena
  • Attila
  • Cheyenne
  • Dakota
  • Daenerys
  • Diva
  • Grace
  • Harley 
  • Huntress 
  • Indiana / Indy 
  • Jezebel
  • Koda
  • Liberty
  • Maxi
  • Nyx
  • Olympia 
  • Rebel
  • Ripley
  • Roxy
  • Saber
  • Sadie
  • Sheba
  • Starbuck 

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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!)
  • Amber
  • Goldy
  • Wheaten 
  • Blondie
  • Butterscotch
  • Cheddar
  • Tawny
  • Manila
  • Hazel


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:

  • Coal
  • Onyx
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Expresso
  • Raven
  • Black Jack

Get more black dog names.


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:

  • Brindi
  • Tiger
  • Chev (for the chevron pattern)
  • Camo
  • Sarge
  • Stripes


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)
  • Azure
  • Cobalt
  • Skye
  • Sapphire
  • Cerulean
  • Slate


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:

  • Harley
  • Harlow
  • Patches
  • Spot
  • Dot / Dottie
  • Checkers


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:

  • Oreo
  • Peppermint Patty
  • Tuxedo
  • Domino
  • Puffin

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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.

  • Tiny
  • Little
  • Teensy
  • Baby
  • Squirt
  • Peanut
  • Bitty
  • Shorty
  • Runt or Runty
  • Peewee
  • Button
  • Elf
  • Shrimp or Shrimpy
  • Munchkin
  • Morsel
  • Smalley
  • Puny
  • Minnie
  • Nugget
  • Bean
  • Half Pint
  • Pixie

In addition to playing on your pup’s size, there are plenty of other ideas for funny dog names. Check out these funny male dog names and funny female dog names.

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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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Got Ideas for Great Dane Names?

If you have any ideas for Great Dane names, let us know below. As we always say, your input helps us keep our website fresh and full of creative, unique dog name ideas.

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  1. Amber Loxley

    Fezzik is the name I have picked for a male Great Dane when I get one. It’s the name of the giant in the Princess Bride.

  2. Kelly Hanratty

    I am going to name my fawn male Great Dane Loki the Viking God known for trickery which I find funny, if not that then Odin, the greatest Viking God known to lead the Vikings to battle and to bring the fallen to Valhalla. Idk just a couple names I like a lot.

  3. Elisa

    My Dane’s was born at 11:07 am on July 11, 7/11 so we named him Reno! He was a large Mantle weighing 204 lbs & stood 39 inches at his shoulders. We had him for 9 f 1/2 years & miss him terribly.

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