- Tough and Tenacious Ideas
- Cute & Classic Doberman Names
- Elegant Doberman Names
- Big Dog Names
- Smart Dog Names
- Colorful Names
- Red Dog Names
- Blue Dog Names
- Funny Doberman Names
- German Dog Names
- Final Thoughts: Doberman Names
- More Dog Name Ideas
- How Do You Pick the Right Name?
- 5 Easy Steps to Teach a Dog Their Name
- Other Ideas for Doberman Names?
- The History of the Doberman Pinscher
by Jessi Larson
When it comes to Doberman names, what are you looking for?
Something tough and strong? A tribute to their heritage? Or names that are funny and ironic? We’ve got all that and more!
Tough and Tenacious Ideas
Historically, the Doberman Pinscher was bred to be a guard dog. With a strong, athletic build and a high level of intelligence, they are excellent for police work, the military and canine sports.
This gives them a tough reputation, so as you explore Doberman names, it makes sense to choose a strong moniker that reflects their strapping appearance and tenacious personality.
Tough Male Doberman Names
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Tough Female Doberman Names
- Rousey – as in Ronda Rousey
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Cute & Classic Doberman Names
Although the Doberman has a tough exterior, they’re known to their owners as loyal and loving pets. That’s why cute and classic dog names are a great option.
After all, you know your dog is a sweetheart – let his or her name exemplify their character!
Cute, charming and charismatic, these names are beloved by million of pup parents and counted among the most popular pet names.
Cute Male Doberman Names
Cute Female Doberman Names
Elegant Doberman Names
The Doberman is considered a tough, protective pup, but there’s also something regal about the breed.
It could be their cool and confident nature or the way they move with grace and ease.
Whatever the reason, this lends itself to elegant dog names like the following.
Elegant Male Doberman Names
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Elegant Female Doberman Names
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Big Dog Names
The Doberman is considered a large dog breed. Weighing 70-100 lbs and standing 24-28 inches tall, they are certainly a big, strong breed with a commanding presence.
This serves as excellent inspiration for Doberman names!
These big dog names are perfect for an ample-sized animal like the Doberman.
- Clifford – as in the Big Red Dog
- Marmaduke – the lovable Great Dane cartoon character
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Smart Dog Names
The Doberman is considered a highly intelligent dog. In fact, it’s the fifth smartest breed according to Dog Breeds List.
You could recognize the breed’s braininess with one of these smart dog names. They’re cute, creative and instantly reflect high intelligence.
- Da Vinci
Dobermans come in five different coat colors: black, red, blue, fawn and white. Most commonly, however, they are best known as being black and tan or brown.
Another idea: Base your dog’s name on its color!
Below are names that correspond with the most popular Doberman colors. See if any are the right fit for your furry friend’s coloring.
- Dos – two in Spanish for coats with two colors
- Zwei – two in German for coats with two colors
Black Dog Names
- Nero – black in Italian
- Noir – black in French
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Brown or Tan Dog Names
- Braun – brown in German
- Brun – brown in Swedish
- Charlie Brown
- Chip – like chocolate chip
- Kobicha – one of the Japanese traditional colors used in kimonos
- Marron – brown in French
- Peanut Butter
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Red Dog Names
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White Dog Names
- Al Bino
- Bianco/Bianca – white in Italian
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Blue Dog Names
Funny Doberman Names
If you have a good sense of humor, funny dog names are always a great choice. Everyone needs a good laugh after all!
To start, Dobermans are known as one of the toughest dog breeds in the world. Why not turn the tables and give your Doberman a cutesy, adorable name?
Also, since the breed weighs up to a whopping 100 lbs, small dog names are a funny and ironic choice.
Or you could go with a straight-up silly name that is goofy, wacky and maybe even a bit weird!
Funny Male Doberman Names
- Chuck Norris
- Pee Wee
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Funny Female Doberman Names
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German Dog Names
Did you know that the Doberman Pinscher was developed in Germany in the late 1800s to help collect taxes?
You could pay tribute to their German heritage with a German dog name!
These names are quite popular in the country and make excellent Doberman names.
Male Doberman Names
Female Doberman Names
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Final Thoughts: Doberman Names
Finding the perfect name for your pup is no easy task. With thousands of options out there, it can be hard finding just the right one.
There are so many directions you can take, especially with the Doberman Pinscher.
You can pick a tough and tenacious name that fits their intimidating exterior. Or a big dog name for their sizable build.
Cute and classic dog names are always a popular choice. As are elegant dog names.
Or you could pick a name that pays tribute to their coloring, intelligence or heritage.
The options are endless!
To help your search, we recommend you write down any idea that piques your interest. From there, narrow it down one by one until you have just a handful of names.
When you welcome your Doberman home, try out each of the final names. You’ll know which one is right in no time!
More Dog Name Ideas
If you’re not inspired by any of these Doberman names, try our online generator and discover even more options. You can sort by your favorite styles and themes to discover the perfect name for your pup.
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How Do You Pick the Right Name?
How do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your dog? That’s a question all new dog parents ask.
After years of helping new pup parents, here are some tips we’ve picked up when it comes to selecting a name for your dog:
- Is it easy to say? Some names are great in theory but tough to pronounce in everyday life. Before you lock in on a name, make sure it rolls off the tongue.
- Say it out loud. Can you imagine loudly calling for your dog with this name? If not, then it’s not the right name and you should move on.
- Does it fit your dog? Check to see if the name matches your dog’s personality and appearance. This is important for both you and your pup.
- And finally, trust your gut. When you find the right name, you’ll know it!
5 Easy Steps to Teach a Dog Their Name
Once you have a name, how do you teach it to your dog?
All pup parents go through this scenario. They’ve picked out a perfect name and can’t wait to start using it for their dog.
The only problem is their pup doesn’t recognize it yet.
If you’re in this situation, don’t fret. Teaching your dog their name is a lot easier than you think.
Here are five easy steps to take to teach your dog their name.
- Get some small treats and put your dog on a leash in a location without any distractions.
- Say your puppy’s name in a clear, happy, excited voice.
- As soon as they look at you, say “yes” and give them a treat.
- Wait until they look away and then repeat the process 3-5 times.
- Play this name game several times a day and soon they’ll know and love responding to their name!
Want to learn more about how to teach a dog their name? We have an awesome guide that makes it easy.
Other Ideas for Doberman Names?
If you have ideas for Doberman names, let us know! Share your thoughts in a comment below.
We love hearing from readers and use your ideas to keep our site full of the absolute best dog names.
And when you do decide on a name for your Doberman, please share that, too. Tell us about your dog, what you selected for a name and how you picked it.
The History of the Doberman Pinscher
As mentioned above, the Doberman Pinscher was originally bred to help protect a tax collector. The history is fascinating. It’s so crazy, we couldn’t leave without mentioning this.
Strong, regal and highly intelligent, Dobermans can trace their roots back to the 19th century when German tax collector Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann created a dog breed designed to protect him during his collections.
He used a mix of many different breeds, including the Great Dane, the Greyhound, the German Shorthaired Pointer, the Rottweiler and others.
Today the Doberman is consistently in the top 20 most popular dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC), and for good reason.
They’re considered a fearless, loyal and loving companion. But we think you already know that!