100+ Best Bernese Mountain Dog Names

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Mar 01, 2024 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Nov 19, 2020
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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The Bernese mountain dog is a dog breed that is a loyal companion and a good watchdog.

Some mountain dogs are given proper dog training to help herd cattle as well. There a lot of suitable names to give Bernese mountain dog puppies.

The Bernese mountain dog breed is very common in Switzerland. Almost all Bernese mountain dog names are also great to name the Entlebucher mountain dog breed, which is the smaller version of the Bernese mountain dogs. Here is a rundown of the 100 best Bernese mountain dog names to give your mountain dogs.

If you like to know more about dog names, you can read our articles on Big Dog Names and Husky Names.

Bernese Mountain Dog Names For Male Dogs

Are you looking for the perfect name to give your strong male Bernese mountain dog? Some of the best male Bernese mountain dogs are given dog training. These are common to most mountain dog breeds. Here are some of the best male Bernese mountain dog names to give your newly trained dog.

1. Apollo (Greek origin) meaning "music, poetry". Apollo was the Greek God of sunlight and music.

2. Boone (French origin) meaning "good". Boone is also another word for the English word, boon.

3. Bruce (Scottish origin) meaning "the willowlands". Bruce is a very famous name that became popular after the actors, Bruce Lee and Bruce Willis.

4. Charlie (English origin) meaning "free man". Charlie is famous after the renowned comedian actor Charlie Chaplin.

5. Cooper (English origin) meaning "barrel maker". Cooper Cupp is an American footballer.

6. Denali (Indian origin) meaning "great one".

7. Finn (Irish origin) meaning "white".

8. Frankie (American origin) meaning "free, truthful".

9. George (Greek origin) meaning "farmer". George is common among male dog names.

10. Gus (English origin) meaning "great".

11. Hank (American origin) meaning "ruler of home".

12. Henry (Hebrew origin) meaning "Lord".

13. Hudson (English origin) meaning "son of Hudd".

14. Koder (Slovenian origin) meaning "curl". This is a great dog name to give your mountain dog if he has a curly thick coat of fur.

15. Max (Latin origin) meaning "the greatest".

16. Murphy (Irish origin) meaning "sea warrior".

17. Odin (Scandanavian origin) meaning "rage".

18. Oliver (Latin origin) meaning "olive tree". Oliver is popular among the names of Bernese mountain dog in the West.

19. Parker (English origin) meaning "park keeper".

20. Pete (English origin) meaning "quaking tree".

21. Sammy (Hebrew origin) meaning "God heard".

22. Theo (Greek origin) meaning "divine gift".

23. Thor (Norse origin) meaning "thunder". Thor is the famous God of thunder in Norse mythology.

24. Toby (Hebrew origin) meaning "God is good".

25. Walter (German origin) meaning "brightness". A great addition to the long list of names of Bernese mountain dog.

26. Winston (English origin) meaning "wine's town". Winston Churchill was the former Prime Minister of England.

27. Zeus (Greek origin) meaning "God". Zeus is the God of thunder in Greek folklore.

Female Bernese Mountain Dog Names

Happy bernese mountain dog in beautiful flowered field.

It can be difficult to come up with a list of names for a female Bernese mountain dog because you want female dog names that denote strength as well as femininity which can be rare for dog names. Here are some of the best female mountain dog names to give your new mountain dog breeds.

28. Aspen (American origin) meaning "quaking tree".

29. Bailey (English origin)meaning "bailiff". Bailey is common among mountain dog names in  Switzerland.

30. Bella (Italian origin) meaning "beautiful". The name Bella became popular because of the female protagonist in the 'Twilight' series.

31. Callie (Greek origin) meaning "beautiful".

32. Chloe (French origin) meaning "young". Chloe G Moritz is a famous American actress known for her role in the movie, '5th wave'.

33. Daisy (English origin) meaning "day's eye".

34. Dakota (American origin) meaning "friendly". Dakota Johnson is a very famous American actress.

35. Ellie (Hebrew origin) meaning "light". Ellie Goulding is a very popular English female pop singer known for her single, 'Love Me Like You Do'.

36. Fiona (Scottish origin) meaning "white". The name, Fiona, became popular after the release of 'Shrek', where the name of the female protagonist is Fiona and is a great choice for dogs.

37. Gracie (Latin origin) meaning "thanks".

38. Hazel (English origin) meaning "tree color". Hazel is a great dog name to give brown fur coated dogs.

39. Heidi (Germanic origin) meaning "nobility".

40. Josie (Hebrew origin) meaning "God will add".

41. Juno (Latin origin) meaning "youth". Juno is the name of the female protagonist in the popular movie, 'Juno'. Juno is a very popular name among American dogs.

42. Lexi (Greek origin) meaning "defender of mankind".Lexi Ainsworth is a popular American actress.

43. Lilly (Greek origin) meaning "pure". Lily J Collins is another popular actress known for her role in the new Netflix series, 'Emily in Paris'.

44. Lola (German origin) meaning "sorrows". Lola is the name of a popular rescue puppy in America.

45. Lucy (Latin origin) meaning "light". Lucy Hale is another popular female actress that starred in the TV series, 'Pretty Little Liars'.

46. Luna (Latin origin) meaning "moon". Luna Lovegood is a loved character from 'Harry Potter'.

47. Maggie (English origin) meaning "pearl".

48. Mia (Italian origin) meaning "ocean Goddess". Mia is the name of a female character in the 'Fast and Furious' movie franchise.

49. Millie (English origin) meaning "bright". Millie Bobby Brown is the name of a very popular British child actress.

50. Molly (American origin) meaning "gem".

54. Olive (English origin) meaning "olive tree". One of the nice dog names.

55. Penny (American origin) meaning "luster". Penny is also the name of one of the main characters the famous television series, 'The Big Bang Theory'.

56. Piper (English origin) meaning "flute player".

57. Riley (Irish origin)meaning "brave".

58. Rosie (English origin) meaning "rose". Rosie is a common name among dog names in the UK.

59. Ruby (English origin) meaning "jewel".

60. Sadie (English origin) meaning "princess". Sadie is a great name to give your female Bernese Mountain dog if you want to spoil her with extra love.

61. Sasha (Russian origin) meaning "independent". Sasha Sloan is a new singer making her way up in the music industry.

62. Sophie (Greek origin) meaning "wisdom". Sophie Turner is a very famous female actress with a strong love for dogs as well.

63. Stella (Latin origin) meaning "star". One of the few cute dog names.

64. Willow (English origin) meaning "a tree". Willow is one of the best female dog names if you live near a woody mountain.

65. Winnie (Welsh origin) meaning "soft". The name, Winnie, became popular after the name of the main character in the animated kids series, Winnie the Pooh. One of the funny dog names.

66. Zoe (Greek origin) meaning "life". Zoe Kravitz is a very popular American actress and makes it to the list of lively mountain dog names.

Unisex Names For Bernese Mountain Dog

Puppy sitting in garden looking up during an early summer morning

Are you looking for unisex Bernese mountain dog names to give your new mountain puppy? Here's a list of mountain dog names from all over the world that you can use to name your dogs.

67. Abby (Hebrew origin) meaning "father's joy".

68. Harley (English origin) meaning "old clearing". Harley Davidson is a very famous motorcycle manufacturer.

69. Kona (Hawaiian origin) meaning "world ruler".

70. Louis (French origin)meaning "warrior, knight". Louis Tomlinson is a popular song artist that was formerly part of the famous boy band, 'One Direction'.

71. Maple (English origin) meaning "tree".

72. Marley (English origin) meaning "pleasant wood". Marley is a very popular dog name after the famous pop-culture movie, 'Marley and Me'.

73. Milo (Finnish origin) meaning "pond". One of the common dog names.

74. Oakley (English origin) meaning "mild or merciful".

75. Ollie (English origin) meaning "both cities".

76. Pepper (English origin) meaning "hot spice". Pepper can be linked to a character in the famous Marvel franchise movie, 'Iron Man'. This name is common among dog names for a black-furred dog.

77. Remy (French origin) meaning "oarsman".

78. Wrigley (English origin) meaning "wood, clearing".

Coolest Bernese Mountain Dogs Names

Are you someone who is looking for cool and unique Bernese mountain dog names to give your new dog? You've come to the right place. Here is a rundown of a few Bernese mountain dog names you can give the dogs to make them sound cool.

79. Bear (M) (English origin) meaning "strong and brave".

80. Beau/Bo (M/F) (French origin) meaning "beautiful, handsome". Beau has also come to denote love and favoritism.

81. Bruno (M) (German origin) meaning "brown". Bruno is a great dog name to give your pup if he is brown-furred.

82. Buddy (M/F) (American origin) meaning "best friend". This is a great name to give your new dog, man's best friend.

83. Coco (M/F) (Spanish origin) meaning "chocolate". Coco is the name of a famous Disney movie that caused a lot of hype around that name.

84. Duke (M) (English origin) meaning "leader". Duke is very common among big dog names

85. Jack (M) (English origin) meaning "God is great".

86. Jax (M) (American origin) meaning "son of Jack".

87. Leo (M) (Hebrew origin) meaning "lion". Leo is also an astrological sign.

88. Loki (M) (Greek origin) meaning "airy, airhead". Loki is also part of the Norse mythology and is the half-brother of Thor. Loki is considered the God of mischief. One of the powerful dog names.

89. Nala (F) (Arabic origin) meaning "water in the desert". Nala is the name of the wife of Mufasa in 'Lion King' after which, the name became very popular.

90. Otis (M) (Greek origin) meaning "wealth".

91. Roxy (F) (American origin) meaning "dawn". Roxy Music is the name of a band.

92. Rambo (M) (Swedish origin) meaning "raven's nest". This is a tough name compared to most male dog names to give your mountain dog.

93. Sam (M) (Hebrew origin) meaning "name of God". Sam Smith is a very famous English singer and songwriter.

94. Snoopy (M) (English origin) meaning "curious or inquisitive". Snoopy is also the name of the cute little dog in the movie, 'The Peanuts'.

95. Zeke (M) (Hebrew origin) meaning "God will strengthen". Zeke is a very popular name amongst strong dog names.

Funny Bernese Mountain Dog Names

Are you looking for a list of comical Bernese mountain dog names? Funny but cute dog names are hard to come by. Here are a few Bernese mountain dog names you can give your new mountain dog.

96. Bernie (M/F) (French origin) meaning "bold as a bear". This name is one of the best mountain dog names you can give your dog because it can stand to be short for 'Bernese'.

97. Poppy (F) (English origin) meaning "the flowering poppy". Poppy is heard widely for Bernese mountain dogs.

98. Rocky (M) (English origin) meaning "rock".If you are someone who considers your dog to be your grounding rock, then this is a great name.

99. Scout (M) (American origin) meaning "the person at lookout". This is the best name to give your watchdog because of what the name implies.

100. Sully (M) (English origin) meaning "from the south field". Sully is the name of a character in the animated movie, 'Monsters Inc.'

101. Yogi (M/F) (Japanese origin) meaning "bestow, ceremony". Yogi is the name of the main character in the animated movie, 'Yogi Bear'.

Kidadl has lots of great baby names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Bernese mountain dog names then why not take a look at Brindle Dog Names, or for something different take a look at Star Wars Dog Names.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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