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.

Newfoundland Dog Names in Pop Culture

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

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

Female Newfoundland Dog Names

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

Community Dogs With a Newfoundland Name

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!