Old English Mastiff Dog Names

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Introduction

The Old English Mastiff, or simply Mastiff, comes from a breed of large dog that is thought to be descended from ancient dogs with elements of the Alpine Mastiff, a now extinct Molosser type of breed. It has an enormous body and, like most Mastiff-type dogs, has a big head that always has a black mask. In spite of its size, however, the Old English Mastiff has a very calm demeanor and a loving nature, which earned him the moniker “gentle giant”. But when it comes to protecting its family, the Mastiff will show off its more aggressive side. It has some idiosyncrasies that may be daunting for some but the breed’s loyalty, love and companionship definitely outweigh them. 

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Old English Mastiff Dog Name Considerations

The Old English Mastiff is a remarkable dog worthy of a name that is as equally remarkable. The Mastiff possesses some notable qualities that can make for a good name. First thing you will notice is its gigantic build. The Mastiff also has a huge head that has the trademark black mask. Its appearance is regal and it carries itself well. Considering all these, you may decide to come up with a name that highlights all or some of these qualities. A name that conveys strength or one that highlights its mammoth size are all good options. Examples of such names are “Goliath”, after the Biblical giant figure, or “Hulk”, after the comic book character known for his tremendous strength.

If you want to make things easier, you can simply choose to name your dog based on his coat color. The Mastiff has a limited range of coat colors, namely brindle, fawn and apricot that is always accompanied with a black mask face. Hence, you may choose a name based on these colors.

Of course, there is more to a Mastiff than just its physical appearance; their personality is as big as its size. You may opt to choose a name that represents the loyal, protective and gentle nature of the Mastiff.  

Male Old English Mastiff Dog Names

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Tank
A metal armored vehicle used in battle
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Bruiser
Someone tough or aggressive
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Atlas
A giant from Greek mythology
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Rocky
After Rocky Balboa, a fictional boxer
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Capone
After Al Capone, a famous Chicago gangster
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Nero
A former Roman emperor
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Vader
After Star Wars character Darth Vader
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Buck
A type of big deer
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Denali
The highest mountain in North America
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Samson
Biblical figure known for his impressive strength
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Alastair
English name meaning “defender of men”
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Byron
English name meaning “bear”
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Ajax
A brave warrior in Greek mythology
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Brutus
Means “heavy” in Latin
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Zorro
A fictional character who is a masked vigilante
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Beau
Means “handsome” in French
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Boyd
Gaelic name meaning “yellow gold”; good for Mastiffs with fawn coat
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Argos
The name of Ulysses’ loyal dog in Homer’s “Odyssey”
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Gifford
English name meaning “gift brave”
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Igor
Russian name meaning “warrior of peace”
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Kane
English name meaning “honor”
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Thunder
A loud crashing sound that comes after lightning
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Leroy
English name meaning “powerful king”
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Lowell
English name meaning “beloved”
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Zeus
The ruler of Olympian gods in Greek mythology
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Ram
Sanskrit name meaning “pleasing”
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Zane
Hebrew name meaning “gift from God”
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Koa
Means “brave” in Hawaiian
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Magnus
Latin name meaning “great”
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Harley
From Harley Davidson, a brand of big bikes

Female Old English Mastiff Dog Names

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Anka
Hebrew name meaning “grace”
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Freya
Queen of the Norse gods
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Athena
Greek goddess of warfare and wisdom
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Avalon
A mystic isle where enchantresses live
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Damia
Latin name meaning “untamed”
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Juneau
Capital city of Alaska
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Blythe
English name meaning “carefree”
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Calista
Greek name meaning “most beautiful”
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Artemis
Greek goddess of the hunt
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Rane
English name meaning “strong counselor”
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Farin
English name meaning “adventurous”
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Imogen
Celtic name meaning “maiden”
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Hope
A virtue and feeling of trust
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Heidi
German name meaning “noble”
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Kula
Means “gold” in Hawaiian; good for fawn-coated Mastiffs
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Hera
Wife of Zeus in Greek mythology
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Sequoia
A type of large tree
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Kahlan
Irish name meaning “strong leader”; also means “beauty” in English
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Katana
Means “sword” in Japanese
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Vera
Means “faith” in Russian
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Huntress
A female who hunts
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Ramona
Spanish name meaning “protecting hands”
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Kelsey
Old English name meaning “ship’s victory”
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Luna
Means “moon” in Latin
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Sheba
Means “oath” in Hebrew
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Portia
Latin name meaning “an offering”
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Thalia
Greek name meaning “to bloom”
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Dawn
The daybreak or start of a new day
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Matilde
German name meaning “strength in battle”
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Saga
Old Norse name meaning “seeing one”

Community Dogs With Old English Mastiff Names

Pablo picasso
Male
Rottweiler
England, AR

I was drunk and found a dog and called him pablo Picasso

Brindle's name story for Old English Mastiff Dog Names
Brindle
Female
English Mastiff
Naples, FL
Personality
Kind, gentle & loving yet increadably protective

Brindies Sassy Pants MDM In memory of her grandma & grandpa ~ parts of their names were used. I wouldn't have her if it weren't for them.

Sarge's name story for Old English Mastiff Dog Names
Sarge
Male
English Mastiff
Parma Heights, OH

My grandpa was in Vietnam he was a gunart Sargent so we named him after my grandpa