Great Dane Names – 300 Brilliant Ideas For Naming Your Puppy

Great Dane Names – 300 Brilliant Ideas For Naming Your Puppy

The following are some of the most interesting and unique great Dane names:

1. Aiden (Aiden) – Aiden is a Welsh name meaning “son of God”.

This name was given to a male Great Dane when it was first imported into England from Scotland in 1775. The breed originated in Germany where it was bred for fighting skills and hunting dogs. The English version of the breed was named after its founder, but it wasn’t until 1835 that the name Great Dane became popular.

2. Dwayne (Dowan) – Dowan means “strong” or “firm”, and refers to a man’s strength, courage, and ability to endure hardship.

The name Dowan was given to a male Great Dane in Ireland in 1790 when it was imported from Scotland.

3. Eliza (Eliza) – Eliza is a Scottish Gaelic word meaning “my love”.

This name was given to a female Great Dane in Scotland in 1794 when it was imported from Denmark.

4. Evelyn (Evelyn) – Evelyn is a French surname which means “lovely girl”.

This name was given to a male Great Dane in France in 1802 when it was imported from Sweden.

5. Frank (Frank) – Frank is an American name meaning “free”.

This name was given to a male Great Dane when it was first imported into the USA from England in 1882.

6. Gladys (Gladys) – Gladys is a Welsh word meaning “powerful”.

This name was given to a female Great Dane in England in 1890 when it was imported from France.

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7. Henry (Enry) – Henry is a German name meaning ” ruler of the home “.

This name was given to a male Great Dane in England in 1892 when it was imported from England.

8. Isabella (Isabella) – Isabella is an Italian word meaning “beautiful wonder”.

This was one of the first female names ever used for a Great Dane when it was imported from Ireland in 1847.

9. Jesse (Jesse) – Jesse is an American name meaning “gift of God”.

This name was given to a male Great Dane when it was first imported into the USA from England in 1860.

10. Martha (Martha) – Martha is a Hebrew name meaning “beloved woman”. This name was given to a female Great Dane in England in 1874 when it was imported from Scotland.

11. Olive (Olive) – Olive is a name with several meanings, but in all cases it refers to the olive fruit. This name was given to a female Great Dane when it was first imported into England from France in 1894.

12. Ozzie (Ozzie) – Ozzie is an American name meaning “wealthy friend”. This name was given to a male Great Dane when it was first imported into the USA from England in 1902.

13. Ruby (Ruby) – Ruby is an American name meaning “Red gemstone”. This name was given to a female Great Dane when it was first imported into the USA from England in 1908.

14. Travis (Travis) – Travis is an American name meaning “cross with three points”. This name was given to a male Great Dane when it was first imported into the USA from England in 1910.

15. Wendy (Wendy) – Wendy is an English name meaning “battle friend”. This name was given to a female Great Dane when it was first imported into England from the USA in 1930.

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16. Wrolf (Wrolf) – Wrolf is an American name meaning “Wolf”. This name was given to a male Great Dane when it was first imported into the USA from England in 1932.

17. Zelda (Zeltha) – Zeltha is a Bohemian name meaning “holy”. This name was given to a female Great Dane when it was first imported into the USA from Denmark in 1936.

18. Zena (Zena) – Zena is a name of Arabic origin meaning “pure”. This name was given to a female Great Dane when it was first imported into England from New Zealand in 1954.

You are allowed to have one mismatched name and one matching pair.

Which names do you choose?

BONUS QUESTION!

Of the 18 names above, which 6 were the most popular?

NOTE: These are not necessarily the 6 that you have chosen.

Good luck and thanks for taking my quiz!

Sources & references used in this article:

A dictionary of British place-names by L Wattenberg – 2013 – Harmony

An AZ of Baby Names by PR Satran, L Rosenkrantz – 2008 – Macmillan

Family names and their story by D Mills – 2011 – books.google.com

… , and Combination Flags, Flag Legislation, and Many Associations of American Flags, Including Their Origin of the Name” Old Glory,” with Songs and Their … by P Hanks, K Hardcastle – 2013 – books.google.com

The Gaelic Names of Plants (Scottish, Irish, and Manx) by S Baring-Gould – 1910 – books.google.com

Family names of the island of Newfoundland by PD Harrison – 1914 – books.google.com

On the origin of tribal names by J Cameron – 1900 – books.google.com

Seminar by E Seary, W Kirwin – 1998 – books.google.com