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Great Dane Names – 261 Names by Gender, Color, and More!

Selecting the ideal name for your Great Dane is an important and exciting decision. In this post, I’ll provide you with a list of standout Great Dane names to help you find the perfect fit for your majestic companion.

Whether you’re a new Great Dane owner or simply seeking inspiration, our list has got you covered. This article contains lists of Great Dane names by categories like gender, color, and many more fun approaches to help give you some ideas.

I hope you find the perfect name for your Great Dane from this list 🙂

Great Dane Names

Female Great Dane Names

Ladies 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 with 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.

  • Hazel
  • Greta
  • Doris
  • Willow
  • Pearl
  • Lilly
  • Finley
  • Gypsy
  • Piper
  • Stella
  • Vera
  • Abbi
  • Aspen
  • Basil
  • Belle
  • Bianca
  • Blondie
  • Brooklyn
  • Buffy
  • Candy
  • Carmela
  • Dakota
  • Diva
  • Elsa
  • Eva
  • Charlotte
  • Gemma
  • Sophia
  • Goldie
  • Hershey
  • Hope
  • Kai
  • Jada
  • Pennelope
  • Mila
  • Penny
  • Lexi
  • Kallie
  • Khloe
  • Kona
  • Freya
  • Liberty
  • Phoebe
  • Minnie
  • Moxie
  • Noel
  • Paisley
  • Olive
  • Poppy
  • Rose

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 you search for the perfect name for your male Great Dane 🙂

  • Reggie
  • Walter
  • Drake
  • Moose
  • Hooch
  • Beau
  • Von
  • Wentworth
  • Jax
  • Hunter
  • Huck
  • Judge
  • Kane
  • Koda
  • Maverick
  • Mickey
  • Murphy
  • Ned
  • Norm
  • Oscar
  • Parker
  • Porter
  • Reese
  • Rebel
  • Ringo
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Sampson
  • Scooter
  • Wrigley
  • Watson
  • Wyatt
  • Yogi
  • Yoshi
  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Rusty
  • Carlton
  • Hugh
  • Max
  • Albert
  • Gunner
  • Leo
  • Jasper
  • Arlo
  • Orion
  • Liam
  • Dwight
  • Rupert
  • Colt
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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 seven official Great Dane colors, so I’ve listed at least ten names for each to get you started with ideas.

Naturally, many of these names are twists or variations on the color itself!

Great Dane puppy
Blue Great Dane

Names for Blue Great Danes

  • Suede
  • Blue
  • Grayson
  • Fog
  • Saphire
  • Azure
  • Azul
  • Indigo
  • Sky
  • Teal
Black Great Dane

Names for Black Great Danes

  • Knight
  • Pepper
  • Shadow
  • Storm
  • Noir
  • Sable
  • Jet
  • Tux
  • Smokey
  • Twilight
Fawn Great Dane

Names for Fawn Great Danes

  • Tanner
  • Sandy
  • Sunny
  • Tawny
  • Dawn
  • Biscuit
  • Carmela
  • Ginger
  • Primrose
  • Amber

Names for Mantle & Harlequin Great Danes

  • Oreo
  • Harley
  • Manny
  • Spot
  • Patch
  • Freckles
  • Pongo
  • Penny
  • Puddles
  • Two-tone
  • Dot
Merle Great Dane puppy.
Merle Great Dane

Names for Merle Great Danes

  • Patch
  • Yoyo
  • Twister
  • Dipstick
  • Dipper
  • Swirl
  • Blot
  • Blob
  • Spotty
  • Afina
Brindle Great Dane

Names for Brindle Great Danes

  • Tiger
  • Brin
  • Copper
  • Chestnut
  • Tanner
  • Khaki
  • Amber
  • Patches
  • Kahlua
  • Latte

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 😉

  • Arrow
  • Major
  • Winston
  • Ivy
  • Knute
  • Winnie
  • Ace
  • Primo
  • Axel
  • Barkley
  • Winston
  • Lance
  • Captain
  • MJ
  • Cash
  • Copper
  • Diesel
  • Rambo
  • Prince
  • Ranger
  • Sparticus
  • Tarzan
  • Kobe
  • Napoleon
  • Jeter
  • Julius
  • Genghis
  • Ronald
  • Nelson
  • Cleopatra

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
  • Thumbelina
  • Fizz
  • Weeble
  • Beauregard
  • Doggy McDogface
  • Sassy
  • Motor boat
  • Hoover
  • Dyson
  • Muncher
  • Kat
  • Dove
  • Bruno Mars
  • Butch
  • Goose
  • Gizmo
  • Roku
  • Taco
  • Margarita
  • Stewie
  • Teeni
  • Dinky
  • Weeny
  • Oscar Myer
  • Nano 
  • Dingo
  • Clydsdale
  • Chewy
  • Snuggles

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!

  • Duke
  • Pharaoh
  • Tiara
  • Caesar
  • Khaleesi
  • Diamond
  • Emerald
  • Roman
  • Kingston
  • Behati
  • Aria
  • Ayah
  • Genevieve
  • Mira
  • Kaiser
  • Leo
  • Quinn
  • Titan
  • Kaiser
  • Daenerys

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.

  • Athena
  • Artemis
  • Selene
  • Zeus
  • Apollo
  • Rhea
  • Alastor
  • Ares
  • Atlas
  • Castor
  • Chaos
  • Eros
  • Hades
  • Hercules
  • Kratos
  • Pollux
  • Poseidon
  • Ariel
  • Nero
  • Aphrodite

That wraps up our list of names for Great Danes! I hope that you found the perfect name for your dog here 🙂

If you’re looking for a way to entertain your newly named pup, then make sure to pick up some Great Dane-approved toys as well!

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62 thoughts on “Great Dane Names – 261 Names by Gender, Color, and More!”

  1. First Black Female – Ebony (Ebby)
    Second Harlequin Female – Ivory (Ivy)
    Third Black Harley Female – Amie (a friend for Ivy).

  2. You repeated Kaiser!
    False advertising… the would be only 260 names. LOL 🤣
    I just got our pup, she is just 6mo.
    Love the sight

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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”.

  10. 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).

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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!

  15. We thought about calling our male mantle Great Dane, Mongo, from Blazing Saddles, but decided it was too derogatory, because he’s so smart, so we decided on Hoss, from Bonanza. Fits him perfectly. Big and lovable ❤️

  16. My best buddy is named, “Dane, The Great”! He refused to answer to anything bur Dane. Apparently, he picked up on being a Dane, so that was his name. LOL.

  17. My Dane names were/are Bullwinkle (Bull), Buckeye (Buck), and Brutus (Bru). I was missing Ohio when I got Buckeye as a gift, then Brutus 3 yrs later. Buck just turned 9 and is still very healthy. He bucks like a bronco when playing and is the size of a small buck so his name is a perfect fit! Brutus was named aptly because he ‘bullied’ Buck as they grew older😂.

  18. I’d had 2 1/2 Danes in past and since no travel allowe when I got my fawn full Dane, named her “Tripp 2020”. And she is living up to her name= tripping me up frequently….Nothing like a leaner.

  19. I love this site and look forward to every Friday read and pics.
    I have always wanted a Dane and my husband granted my Christmas wish 2 years ago! Our 2 year old siblings are Willow a Merle female and Francisco (Cisco for short) a black male. They have 2 older black lab brothers. And a tom cat brother and a kitty sister. Lot’s of animal love at our house ❤️

    I didn’t see Francisco on the list so one to add!

  20. my danes are a black (tuxedo with socks) named taco, and i rescued a mantle/harlequin and she was such a spitfire that i named her cholula (like the hot sauce,)

  21. I am on my 6th Great Dane. All males. Their names, in order:
    Dino (Mantle)
    Scooby (Mantle)
    Marmaduke (Mantle)
    Barney (Blue)
    Kodiak (Black), and
    Denali (our 6 month old Blue imported from Poland)

  22. We have our first Great Dane. She is black with white-tipped paws and chest. Lucy Lu joins our family with Jack the Dalmatian. She is such a love and oh, does she make us laugh!

  23. Black male – Boomer ( we got him when we lived in the mountains and his bark would “boom” around)

    Black male – Sasquatch (aka Big Foot)
    Fawn Female – Kilo (size & weight reference)

    2 Black males brothers – Thor & Loki

    Merle Female – Gracie Lou (Miss Congeniality)

  24. Our beautiful Brindlequinn Dane is named Sex! He is so very special, all 205 LBs of him! He is the talk of the town around here! Such a short life demands an exciting name that makes everyone he meets giggle and smile! We love Sex!

  25. Our male Dane is called Roco and our female is called Rica. Absolutely fabulous dogs. So loving, with a crazy funny side to their attitudes.

  26. We got our first I’m sure of many to come last Christmas and he is a Blue Harlequin named Tweeder from the movie Varsity Blues!! He does the “Tweeder end zone dance” when he is about to get a treat or food LOL!!


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