Great Danes are one of the world’s most recognizable dog breeds, so it only seems appropriate that they have an equally suitable name! Regardless of whether it’s your first Great Dane or tenth, finding just the right name is crucial.
This article contains lists of names for Great Danes by sex, color, and many more fun approaches to help give you some ideas. In fact, there are 261 names across all of the sections!
- Female Great Dane Names
- Male Great Dane Names
- Great Dane Names by Color
- Champion Great Dane Names
- Funny Great Dane Names
- Majestic Great Dane Names
- Gods and Goddess Names for Great Danes
I hope you find the perfect name for your Great Dane from this list 🙂
Female Great Dane Names
Ladies go first! Gender-specific names are a fantastic place to start, so let’s start by looking at 50 different names that might be a good choice for your female Great Dane.
Many people start by making connections to names based on their dog’s personality or appearance. Whether we realize it or not, we form an association to names over time based on our past experiences.
Let these experiences and your own intuition guide you to find the perfect name for your female Great Dane.
Male Great Dane Names
Next up are the gentlemen! As with our female names, we put together a list of 50 names for Male Great Danes.
Due to their massive size, many males are named after awe-inspiring characters or those who simply inspire!
Keep your mind open while your search for the perfect name for your male Great Dane 🙂
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Great Dane Names by Color
While gender-specific names are a fantastic place to start, many Great Dane owners like to pick a name that reflects their coat color.
There are 7 official Great Dane colors, so I’ve listed at least 10 names for each to get you started with ideas.
Naturally, many of these names are twists or variations on the color itself!
Names for Blue Great Danes
Names for Black Great Danes
Names for Fawn Great Danes
Names for Mantle & Harlequin Great Danes
Names for Merle Great Danes
Names for Brindle Great Danes
Champion Great Dane Names
Sometimes we choose to name our Great Dane with great expectations! Some dogs are fit to be champions, and others need a little inspiration from their name 😉
Funny Great Dane Names
Great Danes are a notoriously goofy breed and a name that reflects that doesn’t feel out of place at all!
Feel free to have fun, be playful, and get some enjoyment out of naming your dog.
- Citizen Dane
- Doggy McDogface
- Motor boat
- Bruno Mars
- Oscar Myer
Majestic Great Dane Names
Take one look at a Great Dane and there’s a word that comes to mind – “majestic”. Finding just the right name that inspires the same sense of majesty is perfectly suitable!
Gods and Goddess Names for Great Danes
Commonly referred to as the “Apollo of dogs”, it’s only fitting that many Great Danes take on the names of gods and goddesses.
That wraps up our list of names for Great Danes! I hope that you found the perfect name for your dog here 🙂
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33 thoughts on “261 Great Dane Names by Gender, Color, and More!”
What no Star Trek names. : )
Our Danes have been Selar, Varel, K’Ehleyr and now Martok.
Because then I’d have to come up with a list of Star Wars names to avoid a world war 😉 haha
Our female Merle is BIG ANGIE our black male HANK. We all love our Friday dose of GREAT DANE news thanks Gus and Zach????
There is no Minerva in the list! Goddess of strategic war, sponsor of the arts and artisans!
First Black Female – Ebony (Ebby)
Second Harlequin Female – Ivory (Ivy)
Third Black Harley Female – Amie (a friend for Ivy).
I need German male names for a new pup coming in June. Love your site and thanks.
You should name him Hans!
We have a 11 week old double blue harlequin, we named him Crash. Our first dane instant love!
You repeated Kaiser!
False advertising… the would be only 260 names. LOL 🤣
I just got our pup, she is just 6mo.
Love the sight
My Danes are Thor, Odin, Seamus and Cora.
Well here we go – over 23 years: Angus, Daisey, Shiner (all white with a black ring around his eye – deaf and blind in one eye but fearless as nothing scared him – poor sight and couldn’t hear). Followed by Pippin, Sadie, Nellie, Winston, and of course Churchill.
Our 18 month old girl is named Solasta which is Gaelic for luminous. Since dogs bring light to our lives and she’s a Brindlequinn, we thought it suited her. Plus, we live in Atlantic Canada, plenty of Gaelic culture here.
We don’t see many Solasta names. Sola yes, which is her short name. Or nicks name “teedo” because of the song… doe ray me fa sola teedo!
It’s a mouthful but we have a Mannanan Mac Lir. “Mac” is a 170 lb harlequin male. He is named after the Celtic god of the sea. Unfortunately, Mac is afraid of the ocean. Go figure. When he is really bad, we use his full name and he knows something is up.
We have a Harlequin, he’s Maverick but the kids thought about Domino as a name. We’ve said we’d love a Blue Great Dane and name him/her Shadow, and a Merle, Myrtle.
Our Dane has two names (like most kids have). Her name is Zoey Grace and she’s a doll 😍
When we were learning how to walk with a leash my male dane would walk in front of me causing me to stumble. So we named him Trip. Happy to say we have passed that stage!
Our Dane is Tiberius. He is the sweetest thing!
I didn’t get to name my Dane. But his name fits. He’s a fawn brindle and his name is Dusty.
Now 16 months old and a real love!
H likes to play with his little (but much older) sisters… a doxy/papillon, and a chihuahua mix.
They used to be al the same size, then you know what Danes do . LOL
I have two – two year old Danes. Kane and Kye!
We named our sweet girl Margie. But her formal name is “Large Marge”. It’s hilarious when they call for her over the speakers at Daycare. “Can someone please bring Large Marge to the waiting room, Large Marge”.
We have a 9 month old Euro Harlequin named Pint. We had to stick with a beer theme to go with our other pups Barley ( a sheepadoodle) and Stout ( a Boston Terrier).
I have my first dane. She is an 18 month Blue Dane. Her name is HarleyMae. My daughter named her that because I always wanted a hog, (Harley Davidson) and Mae after my late wife MaryAnn, who we called Mae.
Xena, named for “Xena Princess Warrior” she is a 7 year old merle.
Our male blue Merle Great Dane puppy is named Comet! It suits him well because of his coloring and size 🙂
First female fawn – Sienna
Second female euro fawn – TINY (runt of the litter)
Third euro Black – Chaos
Our Merle female is named Periwinkle
I have had four wonderful Danes over the years … wanted to name my first one (black) Horse, but my kids wouldn’t let me so I named him Elijah David, called him Eli or Lijah … second one was a rescued black, her name was Mesha … third was a fawn named Allelujah, called her Alle … fourth and present is another rescue, this time a fawn, her name is Azariah, nickname Rya … Mesha and Rya were named for two of the three Hebrew children in the book of Daniel … two heros of mine from the Bible. There is no dog like a Dane. Love them.
We had a Belle (the Beast) and now we have Duchess.
Our black lady is Sally and our blue lady is Stormi
My 10 month old harlequin’s name is Finn. His proper name is Finnegan, but we always call him Finn, or Finny, or Finny Bin Bins or Bubbers. Lol
We’ve had a Sydney, now we have a Cash and I also love Sarma !!
Our first brindle girl was Haily
Should have been Houdini she could open any door! had 12 wonderful years here.
Next was Scout after To Kill a Mockingbird, she shared 10 years with us.
We now have to very handsome black gentlemen Gus 9 years old and Norman 1 year old. They are the ❤️ of our family!