Big dogs are special, from the classic Lab to the striking Great Dane, the standard poodle, the Great Pyrenees, or any lovable mixed-breed dog that landed large genes. So how do you find the best name for your big dog? No matter their size, these dogs have a variety of styles and personalities, so we’ve given a lot of thought to finding the best big dog names. There are plenty of options to fit any temperament, from a rough-and-tumble Bear to an elegant Skye or a quirky Venti.
Some of these names are inspired by your dog’s size, but not all! We handpicked these choices by digging through our Rover.com database of dog names. Many of these names are unique, while others show up on the list of top 100 dog names.
This is only the beginning, of course. Use your imagination, have fun, and be sure to check out our other dog name articles for more ideas.
50 Top Big Dog Names
- Albus (for Dumbledore, of course!)
- Aurora (Rory)
- Cassius (Cash)
- Rain / Rainy
- Smokey / Smoky
- Thor / Thora
Still not satisfied? The best big dog names don’t necessarily have to say anything about the size of your dog. A sweet name like Pip or a goofy name like Noodles might be perfect for your pet. Why? Because the best big dog names are the names that fit the individual dog.
More Dog Names
As dog lovers through and through here at Rover, we find dog names absolutely fascinating, and we love searching through our data on the topic to discover hot trends, quirky choices, and unique twists on classics. Over the years, we’ve compiled plenty of names for you to peruse—and we keep our lists updated with new dog name data each year. You can also check out our list of unique dog names or take a look at our list of celebrity-inspired dog names!
The Dog Name Generator
If you need some more name inspiration, check out our Dog Name Generator! We’ll delve into our huge Rover database of dog names and based on the information you provide, we’ll give you some dog-name-related intel. We’ll tell you the two most popular dog names for your dog’s breed and gender, and if you’re looking for a name that stands out from the pack, you’re in luck! We’re throwing in a third, decidedly random option that’s just for fun. That’s right, we won’t just give you one result, we’ll give you three whole dog names to choose from! Then we’ll leave it up to you to decide if your new addition is more of an Lola or a Princess Porkchop.
Good luck and have fun choosing the perfect name for your new dog
Featured image via Flickr / Jonna Jakkila