With an incomparable elegance, Dobermans are distinctive for their sleek bodies, shiny coats, and powerful physique. Favored for protection work, these dogs make ideal guardians with their intelligence and bravery. We’ve rounded up the most popular Doberman names of the year from our enormous Rover.com database of dog names nationwide. They’re ranked in order of popularity. Did your dog’s name make the list?
Looking for a name for your Doberman puppy or adopted family member? Have fun, use your imagination, and be sure to check out other ideas from our wide selection of dog name lists.
The 139 Most Popular Doberman Names
Top 10 Female Doberman Names
Top 10 Male Doberman Names
Doberman Name Trends
It’s pretty clear that the Doberman’s reputation for strength and fearlessness has influenced the names that are chosen for them. In our list of top names, you’ll find Bear, Diesel, and Storm, along with mythology-inspired names like Thor and Apollo. These god and goddess names are much more popular for Dobermans relative to other breeds, in fact Norse god name Loki makes the top ten for this breed.
We also see a big influx of royalty-inspired names like Prince—which makes sense, given the Doberman’s dignified bearing. Other popular Doberman names reference their dark coloring, such as Coco and Copper.
Doberman Name Advice
If you’re having trouble deciding, keep in mind that great Doberman names can come from many different sources of inspiration, such as your favorite foods, books, celebrities, your heritage, or even dog breed history. For example, your puppy might sport a food-inspired name like Pepper or a musical moniker like Mozart.
Another consideration when choosing your Doberman name? Dog training. This is of particular importance for puppies. When you’re teaching your new dog to respond to commands like sit, stay, or come, you’ll want to be sure their name isn’t a source of confusion. In other words, avoid puppy names that sound like a common dog training cue, such as “Trey,” which could easily be misheard as “stay.”
Of course, what matters most is that the dog name you choose rolls off your tongue. The best Doberman names will make you happy. We’re fans of the “backdoor test” for dog name selection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: stand at the back door and call out your new dog‘s potential name. Saying “Flora, it’s time for dinner!” or “Ace, leave it!” helps take the name out of your imagination and into reality.
All Dog Names, All the Time
As dog lovers through and through here at Rover, we find dog names absolutely fascinating, and we love searching 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 data each year.