Bringing home a large breed of dog is a happy thing; it signifies that you have a companion, protector and friend. Naming your large dog is a very important event; you will certainly be looking for a name that will echo your dog’s strength, power and dominance.
It is normal that you think of names that will do justice to your dog's bearing and appearance. But for my opinion, that is not enough. You need to get acquainted with your puppy, observe its behavior and unique characteristics. These facets of its personality will give you precious clues and ideas on the best name for your puppy.
There are a lot of sources of inspiration when you are looking for a name for your large breed of dog. You may name your large dog breeds after big or giant people in reality, cartoon movies or mythologies, for instance Titan, Goliath and Jumbo. You may also get inspiration from places or geography like Sahara or Mountain.
We have collected several creative names for large dogs, and we hope you will find the perfect dog name for your beloved puppy.
Apollo - a god of light and the sun as well as truth and prophecy
Argus - a giant with a hundred eyes
Atlas - the primordial Titan who held up the celestial sphere
Attila - a king of the Huns in the 5th century
Baikal - the freshwater lake with greatest volume in the world
Balor - a king of the Fomorians, a race of giants in Irish mythology
Barbarian - a person who is perceived to be uncivilized
Baron - a title of nobility
Bear - a type of mammal
Beast - any nonhuman animal, especially a large, four-footed mammal
Bestla - an ancient frost giantess in Norse mythology
Bigfoot - a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid
Blaze - a large and powerful wildfire
Bruiser – a strong, tough person
Cacus - a fire-breathing giant in Roman mythology
Caesar - a title of the Roman emperors from Augustus to Hadrian
Cherokee - The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size SUV
Cullinan - the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found
Cyclops - a member of a primordial race of giants in Greek mythology
Denali - the huge park in Alaska
Everest - the Earth's highest mountain
Giant - a person or thing of unusually great size
Goliath - the giant slain by David in the Bible
Hercules - son of Zeus, famous for his strength
Jumbo - a very large person, animal, or thing
Jupiter - the largest planet in the solar system
- an imperial title meaning "emperor"
King - a male monarch
Kong – King Kong, a fictional giant ape
Loki - a giant; God of Mischief in Norse mythology
Macho - machismo
Monster - any animal or thing huge in size
Puma - the genus containing the cougar and the jaguarondi
Sahara – the world’s hottest and largest desert
Samson - a Biblical figure known for his superhuman strength
Simba - a lion character in The Lion King
Spartan - a member of the Spartiate caste
Superior - the largest of the North American Great Lakes
Tank - an armoured combat vehicle
Titan - immortal giants of incredible strength
Tower - a building high in proportion to its lateral dimensions
Warrior - a person engaged or experienced in warfare
Whitney - The tallest mountain in the lower 48 states of the U.S.
Wookiee - a tall, hairy humanoid species in the Star Wars
Zeus - the Greek god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods