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Introduction

Owners with big dogs often like to celebrate their canine companion’s size and for good reason: their height and strength can provide many advantages, from performing more physically intense tasks to being that much more intimidating to potential intruders. And while there is a significant list of great names for individual breeds such as the Irish Wolfhound and Great Dane, which can stand 30-35 inches tall respectively (and up to 44 for record holders!), sometimes it’s just plain fun to honor a dog’s height. We’ve come up with a thorough list of some of the tallest people, places, and things to name your new addition after. 

Tall Dog Names in Pop Culture

Tall Dog Name Considerations

The greatest consideration when choosing a tall dog name is mostly the association you would like them to have, which is best based on their personality or your overall tastes.

For instance, if you’re heavy into comic books, there are plenty of monstrous characters to choose from. If they’re notorious for misbehaving, then they might be better suited with the name of a tall supervillain, such as Solomon or Mongul. If they’re a great defender or a regular do-gooder, then Starfire or Iron Man would be more appropriate. 

For anyone into sports, there are nearly endless choices available, although the most famous and tallest will be the most universally recognizable for others outside of yourself. For instance, in the NBA alone, you could pick Kareem, Wilt, Chamberlain, Mutombo, Yao, Parish, Ewing, and Shaq, most of whom played for different teams and had unique personalities and quirks you could play off of for even more appropriation. 

Then, of course, you have the acting clan, which includes the likes of Lurch (Carel) and Aasen. If your dog is particularly hairy on top of being tall, then Mayhew, after Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca, would be the perfect choice, the same way Burj or Khalifa would fit a Saluki. 

There are tons of ways you can go, just make sure you find something both meaningful and either fun or clever. It may sound like a tall order but with enough research and inspiration, we’re sure you’ll find a title for your tall tailed tyke in no time. 

Male Tall Dog Names

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Andre
After Andre the Giant, the professional wrestler who stood 7'4"
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Kareem
After Kareem Abdul-Jabber, the legendary 7'2" basketball player
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Wilt
After Wilt Chamberlain, famous basketball player who stood at 7'1"
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Chamberlain
After Wilt Chamberlain, basketball star who also did some acting
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Mutombo
After basketball giant Dikembe Mutombo, who stands at 7'2"
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Parish
After NBA star Robert Parish, 7' tall
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Muresan
After Gheorghe Mureșan, basketball player and actor who towered at 7'7"
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Lurch
The towering giant from the Addams Family
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Everest
The world's tallest mountain at 8,848 meters tall
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Hyperion
The tallest known tree at 115 meters tall
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Redwood
Some of the world's tallest trees
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Doerner
After Doerner Fir trees, one of the tallest non-Redwood in the world
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Burj
After the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world found in Dubai
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Zifeng
After the Zifeng Tower of Nanjing, China
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Willis
After the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower; previously the tallest in the US
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Beanstalk
After the beanstalk from the classic story Jack and the Beanstalk
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Mayhew
After actor Peter Mayhew, who famously played Chewbacca
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McGrory
After Matthew McGrory, the 7'6" actor who starred in Big Fish
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Shaq
After NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, who stands at 7'1"
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Colossus
The massive, 7'5" X-men character
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Iron
After Iron Man, one of the tallest mainstream superheroes at 6'6"
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Bowser
From the Mario Bros franchise, who stands at a monstrous 8'7"
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Godzilla
The monstrous lizard beast
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Solomon
After Solomon Grundy, the 9'2" DC Comics supervillain
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Odin
The towering god of Norse mythology
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Thor
After the giant hammer-wielding Norse god of thunder
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Titan
After the towering titans of Greek mythology
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Mongul
The 8'5" Dc Comics supervillain
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Cronus
Leader and the youngest of the first generation of titans in Greek mythology
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Leto
The Greek goddess of womanly demure and motherhood; mother to Apollo and Artemis

Female Tall Dog Names

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Ewing
After Patrick Ewing, seven-foot Knicks legend
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Yao
After Yoa Ming, NBA star who stands at 7'6"
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Khalifa
The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa
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Kea
After the world's tallest volcano, Mauna Kea
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Angel
After the world's largest waterfall, found in Venezuela, Angel Falls; 979 meters
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Millau
After the Millau Viaduct in France, the highest bridge in the world
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Tsunami
A tall, giant wave
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Giraffe
The world's tallest land animal
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Kosen
The world's tallest living man, Sultan Kosen
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Sequoia
Also known as Redwoods, some of the tallest trees in the world
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Stringy
After King Stringy, a stringbark tree in Australia; one of the tallest in the world
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Alpine
After Alpine Ash trees in Tasmania, some of the tallest old-growth trees
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Meena
After Neeminah Loggorale Meena, a tall member of the Eucalyptus family found in Tasmania
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Meranti
After Yellow Merantis in Borneo, over 300 feet tall
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Abraj
After the Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, found in Saudi Arabia
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Petronas
After the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lampur
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Lakhta
After the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia
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Jolly
After the Jolly Green Giant
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Carel
After actor Carel Struycken, who played The Brute in Sgt. Pepper and Lurch in the Addams Family
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Aasen
After John Aasen, one of the first successful tall actors in the 1920s and 30s
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Kiel
After 7'1" Richard Kiel, who played Jaws in James Bond and Mr. Larson in Happy Gilmore
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Starfire
The 6'4" superhero from DC Comics
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Samus
After Samus Aran, the protagonist of the Metroid series who stands at 6'3"
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Arishem
After Arishem the Judge, leader of the Celestial hosts
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Wendigo
The giant, cannibalistic beast of Algonquin folklore
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Yuga
After Yuga Khan, the eight-foot DC Comics supervillian
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Theia
The sister to Hyperion in Greek mythology; a titaness
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Phoebe
One of the first set of Greek titans; her name means "shining"
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Rhea
The titaness daughter of Gaia; known as the mother of Olympians
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Asteria
Daughter of Helios in Greek mythology; a titaness

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