60 fun & Adorable Newfie Dog Names

Newfie dog names

If you’re on the lookout for a Newfoundland dog, then you’ve likely heard a range of fun and quirky Newfie dog names. This fluffy bear with its super powers as both a hero water rescue dog and a full time cuddle buddy means you shouldn’t be left short of cool ideas for names.  

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time for an owner. Whether that’s shopping for new toys for your Newfie, buying supplies at your local pet store, arranging puppy training classes or simply trying to figure out an appropriate name (the most fun part in my opinion). 

So, what should you name your Newfie? To be honest, sometimes you won’t know until you meet your pup. And other times, you’ll change your mind all together just as soon as you think you’ve landed on something. 

However, let us not waste any more time. Here is our list of Newfie Dog Names.

Male Newfie Dog Names

What’s a good name for a male Newfoundland dog? Well, I’ve decided to split these into multiple different areas that reflect the chrematistics of the Newfie.

These are “Warrior” to reflect strength and courage, “Cute and Cuddly” to respect their floof and “Native” to pay homage to their Canadian/ North American roots.



  1. Thor
  2. Titan
  3. Bear
  4. Hercules
  5. Atlas
  6. Samson
  7. Odin
  8. Goliath
  9. Maximus
  10. Rocky

Cute & Cuddly

  1. Buddy
  2. Teddy
  3. Charlie
  4. Bailey
  5. Cooper
  6. Ollie
  7. Marley
  8. Louie
  9. Ziggy
  10. Dexter


  1. Nanuk (Inuit for “Polar Bear”)
  2. Akiak (Inuit for “Brave”)
  3. Sikumi (Inuit for “Ice”)
  4. Kavik (Inuit for “Wolverine”)
  5. Talon (Native American for “Claw”)
  6. Miska (Native American for “Little Bear”)
  7. Chogan (Algonquian for “Blackbird”)
  8. Koda (Native American for “Friend”)
  9. Yuma (Native American for “Son of the Chief”)
  10. Nodin (Native American for “Wind”)

Female Newfie Dog Names

What’s a good name for a female Newfie? Obviously, that’s up to you and what themes you like to honour. For our list, we’ll repeat the above. This time the categories will be “Feminine”, “Cute and Cuddly” and “Native Canadian/North American.


  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Stella
  4. Aurora
  5. Daisy
  6. Athena
  7. Sophia
  8. Isabella
  9. Grace
  10. Freya

Cute & Cuddly

  1. Rosie
  2. Zoey
  3. Molly
  4. Sadie
  5. Ruby
  6. Lulu
  7. Penny
  8. Lily
  9. Olive
  10. Chloe

Native Canadian

  1. Nuna (Inuit for “Land”)
  2. Suka (Inuit for “Fast”)
  3. Tala (Native American for “Wolf”)
  4. Yuki (Native American for “Snow”)
  5. Sakari (Inuit for “Sweet”)
  6. Sequoia (Native American for “Giant Redwood”)
  7. Kaya (Native American for “Pure”)
  8. Lulu (Native American for “Rabbit”)
  9. Nayeli (Native American for “I Love You”)
  10. Ama (Native American for “Water”)

Using Instagram For Naming Inspiration

Instagram is a great source of inspiration when it comes to finding dog names. It allows you to get a real feel for a dogs personality and unique characteristics. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of awesome Newfoundland dog content on Instagram, it’s a staple in my daily scrolling.

Here are some great dogs to follow:

Lilly and Winston The Newfies

Uncle Bøgh

Thor & Atena

How To Come Up With A Good Name For Your Newfoundland Dog?

Some owners love the traditional names such as Max, Sam, Bella, etc. Some owners love to build in quirky themes that are call backs to the origins of the breed or something quirky and unique. 

It’s a fun but important job, here’s a list of points to consider when going through the process: 

Reflect on the Breed’s Characteristics: Newfoundland dogs are large, fluffy, a bit messy but full of love, loyalty and courage. Names that reflect strength, bravery, and loyalty can be a good fit. 

Consider Their Origin: Newfoundland dogs’ origin is much debated. Many believe they’re ancestors of Pyrenees sheepdogs who accompanied the French to Canada in the 1500’s, who were later bred with black retrievers from Britain. 

Easy to Understand and Pronounce: Choose a name that’s easy for your dog to recognise. Dogs typically respond well to one or two syllable names. 

Trial the Name: Before you finalize a name, try it out for a few days to see how it feels and how your dog responds to it. Also, see how you like it as you repeat it over the course of a week or so. 

Personality-Based Names: Every dog is unique, and your Newfie’s personality might inspire the perfect name. They may be slow, energetic, goofy, a softy, a real big foody which may lead to them being a real big drooler

Famous or Inspirational Names: You can consider names of famous historical figures, characters from your favorite books, or even names of cities or countries.

Remember, the best name for your Newfie is one that you love, that suits your dog, and that your dog responds well to. Go forth and happy naming! 

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