Websites such as DogNamesandMore.com and AllAboutGreatDanes.com offer dozens of cute dog names for large breeds, such as Brando, Diesel, Goliah, Harley, Bear, Boomer, Brutus, Moose, Rambo, Samson, Digby, Marmaduke, Napoleon, Attila and Othello. DogNamesandMore.com suggests either working off the dog's size or personality when selecting a name.
AllAboutGreatDanes.com focuses on male dog names and regularly updates the name list on the website. DogNamesandMore.com has both male and female options, though there are naturally more male names for large breed dogs than female names, since many of the names suggest strength or power.
On both sites, names of epic characters throughout literature and history are popular. Also popular are names of other large animals, such as Bear, Moose and Bigfoot. Sometimes, cute dog names are ironic or funny because of the connotation attached to the name, such as Rambo, Angus or Texas.
Remember, dogs respond better to one or two syllable names, according to Bowwow.com. Do not chose a name that is embarrassing to use at the dog park. Also avoid names that rhyme with common commands like sit, no or stay. Don't be afraid to take a few days to select a name in order to observe the dog's personality and appearance for inspiration. Naming a lazy dog Comet might by ironic, but terribly inaccurate.