Best Doberman Names for Male and Female Dogs

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. June 20, 2019
Best Doberman Names for Male and Female Dogs
Doberman Pinscher

Animal file: Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher is a large bodied dog with a sleek, well-proportioned musculature which gives them a striking appearance. unfortunately, this is also part of the reason they have a bad reputation with some. It is an unfounded reputation as Doberman's are a peaceful and friendly breed. They have a predisposition to training and are incredibly loyal to their guardians, something which has been abused in the past. It is also something which makes them an invaluable part of police forces and fire departments across the world.

While Doberman Pinschers are incredible working dogs, they are equally wonderful companion animals. They are a sweet, sensitive and affectionate dog which needs a human caretaker who can provide the right environment for their personality. If you fit this bill, you may be thinking about adopting one yourself. Once you do, it's natural to think about what you will want to name them. Fortunately, AnimalWised has this list of the best Doberman names for male and female dogs with 200+ ideas to choose from.

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  1. What to call a Doberman
  2. Name for male Dobermans
  3. Names for female Dobermans
  4. Cool names for Doberman dogs
  5. German names for Dobermans
  6. Black Doberman names
  7. Brown Doberman names

What to call a Doberman

When choosing a name for your dog, whether a Doberman or different breed, it is important to take into account certain considerations:

  • Short names: names with only one or two syllables are easier for a dog to internalize. If you give them a long name, they will not be able to recognize it and it will be counterproductive to training. You can give them a long name and then call them by a shorter nickname, but only as long as you are consistent.
  • Unique: the name should not resemble that of another animal or person. Even names which sound similar might be confusing to your dog. You shouldn't use a name which sounds like a common word you use in the home. It will only make it more difficult for the dog to come when you call.
  • Consistency: don't call them by a variety of names and expect the dog to respond to you. Also, everyone in the household needs to pronounce their name the same.

It's not only technical considerations you have to make when choosing a name for your Doberman. You also need to think about what suits them personally. You can think too much about what name to choose for your dog, but you will be keeping it for all of their lives, so it's better to make it something which suits you and your family. Think about:

  • Physical features: whether adopting an adult Doberman or a puppy, you can take a look at their physical characteristics. Is there something about their appearance which might inspire a name, such as a patch of color? Maybe the way they move could inspire a name. For example, a Doberman which likes to drag their bum on the ground might be called 'Scooter'.
  • Their personality: if your dog is active, quiet, grumpy, playful or whatever they might be, then you can choose a name which corresponds. Like one of Snow White' Seven Dwarfs, you can even simply call them by their most suitable adjective.
  • Your personality: your dog won't actually understand the meaning behind a name, even if they recognize it when called. This means you can choose a name which is related to something important to you. A famous sports star, actor, physicist or anything related to your preferences can be a fun way to choose a name for your Doberman.
  • Funny: as long as it's not offensive or unsuitable to call out in a dog park, funny almost always works.

Name for male Dobermans

As we have said above, many people have the wrong idea about Dobermans. For this reason, they think of them as brutish or vicious, giving them a name which would fit with this misconception. With males in particular, guardians might give them what they consider badass Doberman names. To us a badass Doberman name is simply one which is cool which suits their personality and which respects their true nature. Here are some of the best male Doberman names to get you thinking:

  • Alan
  • Alf
  • Anubis
  • Apollo
  • Achilles
  • Argus
  • Arno
  • Arturo
  • Aslan
  • Audie
  • Avalon
  • Baron
  • Benny
  • Bernie
  • Biff
  • Branko
  • Charles
  • Chewy
  • Coel
  • Cooper
  • Corbin
  • Cosmo
  • Dante
  • Davos
  • Dexter
  • Dingo
  • Draco
  • Drogo
  • Elmer
  • Elmo
  • Eiros
  • Enzo
  • Evan
  • Noodle
  • Firulais
  • Arrow
  • Goliath
  • Gus
  • Hader
  • Hans
  • Hodor
  • Ingo
  • Jaco
  • Jazz
  • Kobe
  • Lancelot
  • Larry
  • Laser
  • Buster
  • Linus
  • Luigi
  • Marty
  • Moleman
  • Monty
  • Morgan
  • Neo
  • Nile
  • Noel
  • Osiris
  • Plato
  • Ramses
  • Rocco
  • Tarzan
  • Trendy
  • Trent
  • Ulysses
  • Vito
  • Zeus

Names for female Dobermans

Is your new family member a female Doberman? If so, you may want to choose a typically female name for them. Equally, you might want to choose something unisex or non-specific. It is just was acceptable to call them by a classically male name. However you want to go about it, these names for female Dobermans can help you to choose the right one for you and your dog:

  • Aisha
  • Aphrodite
  • Athena
  • Aurora
  • Beautiful
  • Brie
  • Bridget
  • Breeze
  • Camille
  • Taster
  • Gogo
  • Cora
  • Coral
  • Delilah
  • Lady
  • Sweet
  • Eevee
  • Flora
  • Gabby
  • Gadot
  • Gala
  • Gin
  • Greta
  • Hanna
  • Hera
  • Hydra
  • Kim
  • Kira
  • Lexa
  • Libera
  • Cute
  • Lisa
  • Livia
  • Maya
  • Minnie
  • Mika
  • Nala
  • Nefertiti
  • Nella
  • Frog
  • Girl
  • Olivia
  • Osiris
  • Paris
  • Penny
  • Princess
  • Priscilla
  • Randy
  • Ruby
  • Renee
  • Sally
  • Sara
  • Tyra
  • Vita
  • Venus
  • Vera
  • Xira
  • Yakira
  • Zane
  • Zoe
  • Zula
  • Zazu

Cool names for Doberman dogs

Whether you want to choose a fierce name or something a little less powerful, choosing a cool name for your Doberman can reflect your own personality. Of course, what is cool is purely subjective, but consensus would agree that these Doberman names are pretty cool. We think they are anyway and our mom thinks we're cool.

  • Brando
  • Adele
  • Billie
  • Ariana
  • Beatrice
  • Harry
  • Blade
  • Frankie
  • Knuckles
  • Jordan
  • Mohamed
  • Omar
  • Onassis
  • Natalie
  • Carlos
  • El Chapo
  • Esmerelda
  • Cher
  • Spalding
  • Sterling
  • Patches
  • Blossom
  • Topanga
  • Rain
  • Tyler

German names for Dobermans

The Doberman is a dog of German origin. In fact, outside of the USA and Canada, it is called the Dobermann which is it's original German spelling. If you want to give some love to this German dog's German roots, then you might want to choose a German name for your Doberman. Here are some German Doberman names you might want to select:

  • Adalia
  • Adler
  • Annette
  • Ava
  • Blaz
  • Brunn
  • Derek
  • Gretchen
  • Hagen
  • Heidi
  • Herman
  • Jenell
  • Johan
  • Kerstin
  • Kurt
  • Leyna
  • Marlene
  • Norbert
  • Otto
  • Ritter
  • Rocky
  • Schwarz
  • Varick
  • Viveka
  • Volker
  • Wanda
  • Zelig
  • Zelinda

Black Doberman names

There are only two genetic allowances for coat color in the Doberman Pinscher. The most common is black with a tan undercarriage, although there are also tan patches which can appear. Black dogs are often seen as very sleek and elegant and the Doberman is no example. Their short but silky black coat only adds to this perception. If you have a black Doberman and want to use their color as inspiration for the name, this list can help:

  • Agate
  • Black
  • Blackie
  • Blade
  • Capone
  • Carbon
  • Duchess
  • Goofy
  • Gray
  • Smoke
  • Moon
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Obsidian
  • Onyx
  • Pearl
  • Sultan
  • Storm
  • Truffle

Since the color black is often related to strength, power and pride, you might want to see some other choices for strong dog names to help you name your Doberman.

Best Doberman Names for Male and Female Dogs - Black Doberman names

Brown Doberman names

The other color of Doberman dogs is actually known as ‘diluted’. This gives the appearance of the dog being a brown color, but it can be of various shades of coffee, chocolate, tan or fawn. If you choose to adopt a brown Doberman, these names might be suitable for you:

  • Sandy
  • Oatie
  • Barry
  • Brownie
  • Cocoa
  • Candy
  • Cinnamon
  • Canelo
  • Coconut
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Sahara
  • Coastal
  • Moreno
  • Chip
Best Doberman Names for Male and Female Dogs - Brown Doberman names

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