When you decide to get a puppy, one of the best parts (besides cuddling with it) is getting to pick out its name! Choosing one, may seem like it’ll be a piece of cake, but with so many unique dog names out there, picking one that’s perfect for your big, large dog breed can be hard. Not only does it need to be cute, but it also needs to be something you like.
To help you narrow down your search, we rounded up 250 big dog names. There are unique ones that are uber-cute like, Fozzie and even ones inspired by movies, like Beethoven. Plus, since you’re looking for a name for a big dog breed, we also have some names listed that are larger than life, like “Grizzly” and “Hulk.”
Read through all 250 big dog names listed, as well as the description of each name.When you come across the right one for your new pal, you’ll know it! Trust us, the perfect name for your pet is below.
250 Big Dog Names
This Biblical name means “breath.”
This name has Latin origin and means “one.”
This state’s name originates from the Aleut aleyska, meaning "the mainland."
With Greek origin, this name means “dominate.”
Meaning “butcher,” this name is of Greek origin.
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This name is of Hebrew origin and means “father is peace.”
A large and in charge dog needs a name like this that means “commander.”
“Strong” is what this Old German name means, which is ideal for a big dog.
This name comes from a type of jazz that originated in the 1940s.
A name of a famous composer, this also means “beetroot farms.”
A name of Old French origin, this name means “bold as a bear.”
This Scottish and English name usually relates to size and is perfect to call a large dog.
Of English origin, this refers to the color of the same name and is also a surname.
This has Scottish origin and means “a loud and startling sound.”
This fun name actually means “gatekeeper.”
This name is a Dutch and English surname.
Not to be confused with the famous NYC bough, this name means “Bronck’s Land.”
Meaning “vesicles of water,” it’s of Middle Low German origin.
“Friend” is what this American name means.
This American name means “lightning-like, swift and sturdy.”
Derived from the word “scotch,” it has European origin.
“Tough guy” is the meaning behind this American name.
With American roots, this name means “village in the woods.”
Hailing from America, this name means “maker or chests.”
Short for “champion,” it has Middle English origin.
An occupational name for a huntsman, this has Middle English origin.
“Spiritual leader and in charge” is what this Native American rooted name means.
If you’re looking for a sweet name for your big furry friend, this French origin candy name is for you.
This Gujarati name means “strong.”
This is American and means “smoldering ash.”
This comes from the Hebraic and Arabic term “amomon,” which means “fragrant spice.”
This is a well-known storybook dog’s name, as well an English surname.
This is an Irish surname and derives from the word “cluna.”
This is an Old English surname and is a perfect name for a fluffy, white dog.
Meaning “desire,” this is the name of the Greek god of love.
In the Bible, this name means “fish.”
This American name translates to “friend.”
This name means “from the meadow” and is of Scottish origin.
This French name means “leader.”
This name is mainly used in English and Australian languages and symbolizes virility and speed.
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This American word is short for “bulldozer.”
This is a royal title and means “title of nobility.”
Meaning “reflective sound,” this name has Greek origin.
With Native American origin, this name means “son or daughter of the moon.”
If you have a snow dog, consider naming them this name. It comes from the Montagnais word “ayas̆kimew,” meaning "a person who laces a snowshoe."
This is an English surname and the name of the highest mountain above sea level.
Hailing from the Greek islands, this unisex names means “dark red.”
This American name means “bright light.”
“Woodsman” or in this case, “woods dog” is what this French name means.
If your pet has brown markings, this name suits them.
“One who is cool and crisp” is what this English-American name means.
This American name was made famous by the character on The Muppet Show.
Coming from Latin origin, this name means “the twins.”
“A commander of an army” is the meaning of this.
“Soul” is what this Ancient Egyptian name means.
If you’re looking for a fun name, this one means “thingamabob or thingamajig.”
This Biblical name simply means “giant.”
Meaning “particularly enormous,” this name is fitting for any big breed of dog.
“Silly” sums up the meaning behind this name.
Meaning “a mixture of dark and white hairs,” this name belongs to a big dog fitting that description.
Of Scandinavian origin, this means "bold warrior."
“Courageous” is what this French name means.
Hailing from Old English, this means “wood.”
This mythology-inspired name is Greek and belonged to Zeus’ son.
This famous name comes from the worldwide chocolate company and would be a good match for a dark brown colored dog.
“A term of endearment” is what this English origin name means.
This is of Irish origin and means “troublemaker.”
In Dutch, this means “a landowner.”
This English name means “one who hunts.”
“Large and enormous” is what this English rooted name means.
This name is linked to the ancient Taino word “hurakán,” meaning “god of the storm.”
This name has Latin origin and means “fiery.”
Of Latin origin, meaning "from India"
“A rich shade of blue” is what this name means.
Derived from the Anglo-Saxon word"iren,” this means “silver-white metallic element.”
Meaning “hunter,” this name is of German origin.
With Persian origin, this means "treasurer."
This has Japanese origin and is most famously known from Star Wars films.
This is a Scottish Surname.
80. Jelly Bean
“A sugar-glazed bean-shaped candy,” is what this refers to.
“A charm or spell” is what this means.
“Decision maker” is what this Middle English and Old French name means.
“Of the sky and weather” is what this Greek name means.
This is an English occupational name for a pork butcher.
Old English origin, this means "king's settlement".
This English name means “youth.”
With Hungarian origin, this is also a variant of the name “Jacob” and means “he who supplants.”
This name is of Japanese origin and means “rice paddy of happiness.”
If your pup likes being in charge, this name meaning “female head of a household” is perfect for her.
This is a surname and is derived from the Old English word “leoht,” which means “light.”
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This name is derived from the Latin word “leo,” meaning “of great strength.”
This Scottish surname comes from the lands of Lingoch.
Hailing from Scottish and Gaelic origin, this name means “with many elm trees.”
This boy’s name means “attached.”
“Freedom” is what this name of Middle English origin means.
“Of good fortune” is what this English name means.
With Latin origin, this means “moon.”
This dog name means “words of a song” and hails from the land across the pond, England.
If your dog is a lady’s man, that’s pretty much what this name means.
A super-tough and strong dog disserves this name.
“Full of wonder,” is what this American name translates to.
With Latin origin, this means "Magnol's flower.”
The Latin meaning of this name is "greater.”
This Old English word means “sap of a tree.”
Of English origin, this name means "pleasant seaside meadow.
With Irish and Gaelic origin, this name means “ leader of the seas.”
Dating back to around 1700, this Russian name means “Earth.”
If your dog is huge, white and fluffy, this sweet treat’s name might be contender.
In Latin, this means “largest.” Talk about a good name for a giant dog.
“A plump ball,” is one meaning of this word.
“Magician” is what this American rooted word means.
With Hebrew and English origin, this name means “Who resembles God?”
This name means “12:00 AM” and is of American origin.
Meaning “intellect,” this popular Disney character name is also great for a dog.
This means “chocolate-coffee flavor.”
This Japanese name means “rice cake.”
This name is of Spanish origin and means “mountainous.”
This out-of-this-world name is actually a surname of English origin.
Of Native American origin, this means “largest species in the deer family.”
“Otherworldly practices” is what this Middle English name means.
Short for “Ignacio,” this Spanish name means “fiery.”
French is the origin of this name, which means “person from Naples, Italy.”
“Light” is what this English name means.
“Bright and energetic” is what this Ancient Greek name means.
This name means “lamb” in Latin.
“Evening” is what this American origin name means.
“Someone who excels in the Japanese art of ninjutsu” is the meaning behind this name.
In Latin, this means “new.”
“Grayish-beige color flecked with brown,” is what this means.
“Elf army” is what the English rooted name means.
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“Greek letter” is what this name means.
This comes from the Greek word “oros,” meaning “mountain.”
“A curved path” is what this means.
Derived from Old English elements meaning “ruler.”
This Old German name means “wealth.”
Named after the animal, this name has Dutch origin.
“Unreal,” is what this name means.
This Old English name means “spear of the gods.”
Hailing from American origin, this is also known as a “flapjack” and means “thin cake of batter.”
If your dog is “a large animal like a bear that has black and white fur,” consider calling it this name.
This is a slang name for “friend.”
Made famous by the TV show The Flinestones, this cute name means “small rocks.”
“Berry” is what this name of English origin means.
This was coined in the 17th century and means “a strong, fresh flavoring.”
This is a Genovese word, which means “to pound or to crush.”
“Ghost-like” is what this Middle English name means.
“Ruler,” is what this means in Latin.
This Greek name means "dark red.”
Of Russian origin, this name means “pipe or flute.”
Of Greek origin, this name means “rich” and is also a Roman god’s name.
151. Polka Dot
If you have a Dalamatian, this name that means “large round dots repeated to form a regular pattern,” would be perfect.
This is Britain military slang for “soldier.”
This is the name of the Greek god of the sea, earthquakes and horses.
This means “royal son” in Latin.
sOf English origin, this means “princely town.”
This is a slang name that means “attractive.”
“A ball-like fluffy body” is what this name means.
An American term of endearment that is similar to “sweetheart.”
“Female ruler” is what this name means.
Meaning “fifth,” this name is of French origin.
Of Arabic origin, this name means “noble.”
With Indian roots, this name means “center of attraction.”
“Arched colors” is what this unique and fun Old English name means.
The meaning of this Hindi name is “king.”
Rambo is a surname with Norwegian and Swedish origins.
An occupational name for a gamekeeper or warden is what this English rooted name means.
“Having little respect for authority,” is what this name of French origin means.
A cognate of the name “Richard,” this is also a surname.
This is a very ancient surname derived from the Old English word “ripel.”
The name originally comes from the Italian variation of"Rocco."
“Of the king,” is what this English rooted name means.
With Latin origin, this means “king.”
Meaning “sword,” this boy’s name is of French origin.
This is of Hebrew origin and means "sun.”
“Person from Scotland” is what this name of American origin means.
The Swahili word for “lion,” this is also the name of a famous Disney character.
Meaning “the heavens,” this name is of Scandinavian origin.
This name refers to a popular cookie that is sprinkled with cinnamon.
Of English origin, this is typically known as a surname.
“Packed snow” is what this wintery name means.
Sonny is derivative of the English word "Son.”
With English origin, this is actually “a gardening tool with a sharp-edge.”
“Ignite” is what this Old English name means.
With American origin, this name means “luminous.”
“Hard and durable” is what this boy name means.
This name means “impetuous nature” and is of American origin.
Of Old English origin, this name means "south meadow."
You’ve probably heard this name from the famous 1999 Disney animation-it means “white skinned.”
This name means “immortality” in Greek.
“Wealthy protector” is what this Old English name means.
This name is a variation of the name “Tiger” and is of English origin.
This name is best known from the storybook The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
This name means “gift of God.”
This hails from the Greek name “Theódoros,” which means “God-given.”
“A loud rumbling” is the definition of this weather-inspired name.
This German name means “battle-mighty.”
“Defender” is what this bold Greek name means.
With Latin origin, this name means “golden gem.”
“The threefold personality of the one divine being,” is what this name means.
In early Slavic records, this name means “a mythical creature.”
This derives from the English word “turbine.”
“A star of light” is the meaning behind this name.
“A ball with a forward and spinning motion,” is the definition of this name.
This means “from the land of the yew tree: and is of Irish origin.
This name comes from the French “tison,” meaning “firebrand."
This name is perfect for any foodie and has Chinese origin.
Deeply rooted in Native American culture, this name means “people of the mountains.”
This German name means “father.”
This name is related to the Latin name Valentine and means “strong.”
In Latin, this means “carrier.”
This name means “soft fabric” and is of American origin.
This means “Scandinavian seafaring pirates.”
“Spiteful” is what this Latin name means.
This is of Old English and means “spirited or fierce.”
“An electromotive force” sums up this name.
This means “a whirlwind” in Latin.
“One that is fashionable” is the definition of this fancy name.
“One who preys on others” is what this means.
This name is Dutch and derives from the Middle Dutch word “wafele.”
Of Native American origin, the meaning of this name is “shelter.”
With German origin, this name means "to rule".
This name has English origin and means “foreigner, stranger.”
“Conquers,” is what this German name means.
This Old German name means "leader who defends."
“Fighter,” is what this means.
Hailing from Old English, this is a popular surname.
This unisex name is of British origin and means “from the Brushwood field.”
This is of Old English origin and means "western stream."
Taken from the Old English word “wilde,” this name means “growing in the natural environment.”
This Welsh name means “fair one.”
This name means “the coldest season of the year.”
“To express a strong desire for something,” is what this English name means.
“One who has magical powers” is what this name means.
This is derived from the Old English word “wulf,” meaning “a wild carnivore dog.”
This is a surname, most famous from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
If your dog is a breed known for herding livestock, that’s the definition of this name.
With Greek origin, this name means “stranger.”
This name means“a large, haired creature that resembles a bear.”
Perfect for a dog with a zen personality, this name means “practitioner of yoga.”
If you want your dog to be your protector, this Spanish name means “man’s defender.”
Of Arabic origin, this means “radiance.”
“Strong woman” is what this feminine name means.
The name of a Greek god, this means “shining.”
Meaning “victorious protector,” this name is also a nickname for the name “Zigmund” and is of German origin.
The Greek version of this name means “life.”
“Energetic woman” is the meaning of this fun name.
This Spanish name means “sly.”
“Beautiful” is what this Swahili name means.
Meaning “lily,” this name is of Czech origin.
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