Dog Names Meaning Gentle Giant

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Introduction

The gentle giant expression is often used to describe the large breed dogs.  Though they can be fiercely protective and always loyal, they rest most of the day and appear docile unless alerted to potential dangers.  Dog owners and those interested in adopting a giant breed dog should already have an idea of how large their puppy will be at adulthood.  Sometimes, dog owners chose a name that reflects the giant size and the docile disposition of their colossal canine.  There are many options for choosing a name including references to various mythological giants as well as words or names that mean giant.

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Dog Names Meaning Gentle Giant Considerations

Dog owners who wish to give their large dog a giant name have a few considerations to make.  First and the most obvious; unless dog owners are looking to be ironic, choosing a gigantic moniker should mean they have a giant breed dog in the family.  Gentle giant dog breeds include most of the giant and large breeds, such as the Great Dane, the Bernese Mountain Dog, the Bullmastiff, the Newfoundland, the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Greyhound, the Irish Wolfhound, and the Saint Bernard.  This does not include the full list of gentle giants but also extends the honors to some of the large giants, like the Pit Bulls.  Contrary to popular belief, the American Pit Bull is a loving, affectionate, and gentle dog and worthy of a gentle giant themed name.

The second consideration dog owners must make is in the name itself.  To classify as a gentle giant-themed name, the name itself must not give rise to violent thoughts or associations.  For example, the names Bruiser, Butch, Tank, and Goliath are all big dog names; however, they are also names associated with fighting or warfare.  Names such as Sequoia, Baloo, Groot, and Jolly are giant associated names that suggest a gentleness of nature as well.     

Male Dog Names Meaning Gentle Giant

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Baloo
A giant sloth bear from the Jungle Book
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Beowolf
A legendary hero
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Hagrid
One of Harry Potter's giant friends
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Titan
Mythological gods with super strength
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Hercules
A legendary demi-god of Greek mythology
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Clifford
The biggest dog ever
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BLue Ox
A reference to Paul Bunyan's Babe the Blue Ox
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Whopper
A large hamburger
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Albion
A Titan of Greek mythology
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Da-Xia
Chinese for big hero
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Marmaduke
A great big Great Dane
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Jupiter
The largest planet in the solar system
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Montaro
Meaning big boy
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Reis
Israeli for giant
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Rion
A pagan giant
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Altas
A Titan who held the world upon his shoulders
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Bear
A great big name
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Big Ben
A large clock tower in London
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Boomer
Another name for a large ship
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Buffalo
A large, woolly bison
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Dane
A large sounding name
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Harley
A large motorcycle manufacturer
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Polaris
The big and bright North Star
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Neptune
God of the vast sea
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Snuffy
The largest and gentlest of Muppets
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Humphrey
Meaning giant peace
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Anzo
Germanic for giant
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Samson
A gentle man with super human strength
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Chumlee
Pawn Stars big teddy bear
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Groot
A gentle tree-like humanoid from Guardians of the Galaxy

Female Dog Names Meaning Gentle Giant

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Sable
A reference to the giant sable antelope
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Jolly
The Jolly Green Giant gently suggests you eat your greens
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Alaska
The largest state in the U.S.
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Bertha
A reference to Big Bertha by Callaway
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Helga
Helga is a giantess name
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Kahuna
Hawaiian for large
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Mama
Mamas are usually big
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Bestla
A frost giant
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Gerd
Another frost giant
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Oni
Japanese for giant
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Sequoia
The largest trees on the planet
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Skadi
A Norse warrior
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Vishal
Sanskrit for giant
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Amazon
Large female protectors
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Blue
The Blue Whale is the largest gentle giant on the planet
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Arctic
A large frozen land
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Baleen
A large and gentle whale
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Pacifica
A reference to the peaceful Pacific Ocean
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Denali
The largest mountain in North America
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Diana
The most famous Amazon
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Eureka
A large idea
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Fantasia
A Disney movie set to Classic music
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Juno
Goddess and wife of Jupiter
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Koa
A large Hawaiian tree
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Mig
A Russian jumbo jet
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Sahara
A large desert
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Sheba
A reference to the Queen of Sheba
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Grida
Norse for giant peace
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Daiki
Japanese for a giant tree
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Kouta
Japanese for giant peace

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