Newfoundland Dog Names

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Introduction

The Newfoundland dog is a rare breed that was first raised in the country of Canada. Playfully called a “Newfie”, they were initially bred to be used as working dogs for fishermen in the former Dominion of Newfoundland (now a province of Canada), thus their name. What makes the Newfie stand out is its webbed feet, gigantic size, incredible strength, swimming skills and a high level of intelligence. In fact, it is considered one of the smartest dog breeds in the entire world. Even though it might seem like a menacing pet to have, the Newfoundland is actually a loyal dog and an exceptional guardian for families, especially children. They also love to the outdoors and going on hiking trips. These qualities are what makes the Newfoundland dog the ideal companion.

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Newfoundland Dog Name Considerations

The Newfoundland is an exceptional dog breed. Hence, it deserves a name that is as striking and memorable as it is. There are loads of possible dog names for your new mutt; you simply have to make a few considerations before finally settling on one.

One of the simplest ways to choose a name for your Newfoundland dog is to assess its physical traits. When you lay eyes on a Newfie, the first thing that you will notice is its exceptional size. Therefore, it would be fitting to choose a name that emphasizes this. A good example is the name “Goliath”, a Biblical figure known for being gigantic. Other physical aspects of a Newfie that you may consider are its enormous strength or coat color. Another unique trait of the Newfoundland dog is its impressive swimming skills. The name “Poseidon” or any other name related to water will then be a good match for this breed. You may also forego the physical and focus on your pup’s behavior instead. Does he have any odd habits? Is he friendly and outgoing or shy and reserved? These can all be considered when choosing a name.

Lastly, you can also use its country of origin as inspiration for a name. Newfoundland dogs are originally bred in Canada. Thus, a well-known Canadian term, name or place will all go well with your Newfie.

Male Newfoundland Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Moose
A large deer that is native to Canada
4
Benji
Shortened version of “Benjamin”, which means “intelligent, gentle”
3
Titan
A Greek mythological giant
1
Hunter
One who hunts; also a name of a river in Canada
0
Dixon
Teutonic name meaning “strong leader”
0
Roscoe
Norse name meaning “from the forest”
-1
Kai
Hawaiian name meaning “from the sea”; perfect for a Newfoundland
-1
Amos
Hebrew name meaning “strong”
-2
Yukon
A territory in Canada
-2
Jett
A black semi-precious stone; good for black Newfoundland dogs
-2
Champ
Shortened version of the word “champion”
-3
Odin
Norse god of wisdom, culture and art; also a mountain in Canada
-3
Zeus
Most powerful god in Greek mythology
-3
Webster
After Noah Webster, who published the dictionary; great name for your intelligent Newfoundland
-4
Glover
Short for Glovertown, a town in Newfoundland, Canada
-4
Max
Shortened version of Maximus, which means “greatest” in Latin
-4
Magnum
A Canadian car manufacturer, also a type of powerful gun
-4
Sarge
An informal, shorter version of sergeant
-4
Talos
A giant protector in Greek mythology
-4
Magnus
Latin name meaning “great”
-4
Gaza
Biblical name that means “strong”
-4
Bryer
Canadian name meaning “gentle and sweet”
-4
Cromwell
English name meaning “lives by the winding stream”
-5
Bolivar
Spanish name meaning “one who lives by the riverside”
-5
Bronte
Greek name meaning “the sound of thunder”
-6
Wayne
After famous Canadian hockey player, Wayne Gretzky
-6
Raja
Means “king” in Indian
-6
Coast
A part of land near the sea
-7
Kaiser
Means “emperor” in German
-7
Phelps
After Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps

Female Newfoundland Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
2
Zora
Slavic name meaning “dawn”; good for black Newfoundland dogs
2
Ella
Greek name meaning “torch”
2
Kailani
Hawaiian name meaning “sea and sky”
1
Maple
From Canada’s most recognized symbol, the maple leaf
1
Heidi
German name meaning “noble one”
1
Yoana
A mythical giant in Norse mythology
1
Tala
Native American name meaning “wolf”
1
Oreo
Cookie brand made of chocolate biscuit and white cream filling; good name for a black and white Newfoundland dog
0
Dream
A series of images and thoughts
0
Kona
Hawaiian name meaning “lady”
0
Halsey
Shortened version of "halcyon", which is a mythical bird that breeds in a nest afloat the sea
0
Sasha
Russian pet form of Alexandra, which means “defender of mankind”
-1
Chubby
Rounded, plump; cute name for a dog
-1
Daere
Welsh name meaning “friend”
-1
Paz
Hebrew name meaning “golden”; good for brown Newfoundland dogs
-1
Irma
German name meaning “strength”
-1
Romy
Latin name meaning “dew of the sea”
-1
Freya
Norse name meaning “a noble woman”
-1
Valda
Latin name meaning “brave”
-1
Blithe
English name meaning “cheerful”
-2
Daliah
Hebrew name meaning “gentle”
-2
Makin
Arabic name meaning “strong”
-2
Selah
Hebrew name meaning “like a rock”
-2
Matilde
German name meaning “powerful battler”
-2
Lexy
Greek name meaning “man’s defender”
-2
Aili
German name meaning “sweet”
-2
Sahar
Arabic name meaning “fawn-colored”; good for brown Newfoundland dogs
-2
Laken
English name meaning “taken from a lake”
-2
Mahala
Hebrew name meaning “tender” and “loving”
-3
Quinlan
Gaelic name meaning “graceful, strong”

Community Dogs With a Newfoundland Name

Bea's name story for Newfoundland Dog Names
Bea
Female
Newfoundland
Suffolk, VA
Personality
Friendly
Gentle
Bubbly

Well I had a toy called Beatrice when I was young and loved the name Bea.

Sasquatch
Male
Newfoundland
Harrisburg, PA

He is such a big dog with a big sweet personality. I just thought it was a great name for a big dog and one that was not all that common, at least not in my area!

Loki's name story for Newfoundland Dog Names
Loki
Male
English Mastiff
Pasco, WA
Personality
Lazy

We rescued him and he already had a name