Creative and Unique Names for Large Dogs

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

Kaiser - 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

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