50 Danish Dog Names and Their Meaning

By Kyoko •  Updated: 11/14/20 •  10 min read
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Have you just adopted a dog and need to find a great name for them? Do you love all things Danish or have Danish heritage? If so, then you’ve come to the right place!

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OK, now we’re ready to take a look at the list of Danish dog names! Let’s go!

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Danish Boy Dog Names

Here are some good Danish dog names that might be a great choice for your boy dog!

1). Lars: this is a Danish name that means “crowned with laurel,” which in English is the name Lawrence. What a cute name for a dog!

2). Viggo: this name is inspired by the Danish actor Viggo Mortensen. This is a nice, short name that would be easy your fur baby to hear and understand!

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3). Aksel: this is the same as the English name Absalom, which means “father of peace.” Does your fur baby have a peaceful, loving spirit? Then this could be the perfect name for him!

4). Amberson: this is a Danish name that means “power” or “vigor.” This could make a great name for a St. Bernard or another large, strong dog breed!

5). Anton: in English, this name would be Antony, which means “priceless.” We know your canine companion is definitely cherishes and invaluable to you as a companion!

6). Arne: this is a traditional Old Norse name which means “eagle” or “ruler.” Does your dog think he’s in charge? Then this would be a great name for him!

7). Asbjörn: this is a Scandinavian name that means “divine bear” or “god of bears.” This could be a great name for a dog that resembles a bear, such as a Chow Chow.

8). Asger: this is a very popular male name in Denmark, which means “spear of God.” We hope your fur baby isn’t a weapon, but it could be a great name for a dog who likes to have plenty of fun!

9). Beorhtel: this is a Danish/Norwegian name that means “he who shines with a bright light.” This would the perfect name for a dog with a personality that just sparkles!

10). Bjorn: this is a name that means “bear” which would be a great name for a large, furry dog such as a Great Pyrenees or a Bearded Collie.

11). Brede: is a Danish name that means “glacier.” This would be a great name for dogs who love the snow, such as Siberian Huskies!

12). Dedric: this is the Danish form of the Old German name Dedrik, which means “people’s ruler.” If your dog is king of the house, then this is the best name for him!

13). Dierk: this name also means “ruler of the people.”

14). Elias: this is a name that means “the strong lord” or “God the Lord.” This is a cute, short name that would be perfect for a Bulldog, or perhaps an Australian Shepherd.

15). Gamel: this name means “old” and would make a very unique name for a boy dog, even a puppy!

16). Harald: this name is Danish but is of Germanic origin and it means “army leader.” This made us think of a dog that is strong, and built like a tank such as Mastiff, or even a Rottweiler.

17). Knud: this is a Danish form of the Old Norse name Knutr, which means “knot.” When you walk your fur baby, does he get you tied up in the leash?  Then this would make a great name for him!

18). Lauge: this name means “fellow/partner.” If your fur baby is your best bud and partner in crime, then this is an apt name for him!

19). Mads: this is a very popular Scandinavian name which means “master’s gift.” This is one of those really short names that is an excellent choice for a male dog!

20). Malthe: this a very popular name in Denmark and it means “power” or “ruler.” Do you have a Great Dane? Then this would be the ultimate name for him!

21). Mikkel: means “gift from God.” If you believe your canine companion is sent straight from heaven, then what better name could you choose for him?

22). Nohr: this is a very short, unique name that means “narrow.” This might be a great name for a Whippet or Grey Hound, as they tend to be very slim.

23). Orn: this is an Old Norse name that means “eagle.” If your dog has the spirit of an eagle, is always determined, then this could be the perfect name for him.

24). Rikke: this Danish name means “peaceful ruler.” This sounds like the perfect name for a large dog such as a Bullmastiff, a Dogue de Bordeaux, or even a Great Dane.

25). Thor: this is the Old Norse name that refers to the Norse god of thunder. By the way, the name also means “thunder!”

Danish Girl Dog Names

Now let’s take a look at some great Danish female dog names!

26). Aaliyah: this very pretty name means “rising.” If your lady dog loves to get up early, then what better name could you choose for her?

27). Alba: this is a name that means “white,” “pearl,” or “bright.” This could be a great name for a dog that has light-colored fur, or who is extremely intelligent (bright).

28). Andrea: this is a name that means “brave.” Is your lady dog very brave and courageous? Then this would be the perfect name for her.

29). Angelika: this name means “angel” or “messenger.” Does your dog have an angelic nature or spirit? Then why not choose this name for her?

30). Annegrete: this is a very traditional Danish name that means “God is gracious, and he has answered all our prayers.” If your lady dog is the result of answered prayers, then this is the best name for her!

31). Asta: this is a very popular name across Scandinavia which means “divine strength” or “love.” If your lady dog is the love of your life, then this is a great name for her. Plus, it’s unique and cute!

32). Bina: this is a name that is used in Denmark, but actually has Czech roots, and it means “understanding” or “bee.” If you have a lady dog who is busy as a bee, then this is the right name for her!

33). Caisa: this is a name that means “clean” or “clear.” Is your girl dog extremely clean? Then this would make a really cute name for her!

34). Emma: this is a name often used in Denmark but is originally from Germany and it means “whole or universal.” Does your canine companion complete your life?  Then why not choose this name for her?

35). Freja: this is a Swedish name that means “noblewoman” or “lady” and is very popular in Denmark. If you have a girl dog who is very noble or acts like a lady, this would be a great choice of name for her.

36). Ida: this is an Old Norse name that means “action.” Do you have a dog that loves to be on the go all the time? Then this would be an easy, short, pretty name for her!

37). Karla: this is a popular Scandinavian name that means “strength” or “womanly.” This would be the perfect name for a girl Great Dane!

38). Lea: is a pretty name that means “meadow,” “pasture,” or “delicate.” This might be the perfect name for a small, delicate dog such as a Chihuahua or a Maltese.

39). Liv: this is a Nordic name that means “shelter” or “protection.” Do you have a lady dog who is very protective? Then this is the perfect name for her!

40). Maja: this is a name that means “splendid.” What a great name this would be for any girl dog!

41). Mathilde: while this is a name often used in Denmark, it has German roots, and means “mighty in battle.” This could be a great name for a Bernese Mountain Dog!

42). Merethe: this is another name that means “pearl.” If your fur baby is the gem of your life, or has light colored fur, this could be the perfect, pretty name for her.

43). Naja: this is a Greenlandic name that means “a boy’s younger sister,” which is very popular in Denmark. If you have a dog that is the younger sister of your other dog, then this would be a pretty name for her.

44). Rosa: this is a name that originates from Latin, Spain and Italy but is becoming popular in Denmark. It means “rose.” If you love roses, this would be a pretty name for your lady dog.

45). Signe: this is a Scandinavian name that means “new victory.” This would be a pretty name for any lady dog!

46). Sofie: this is a name that means “wisdom,” and would be a perfect fit for a very smart, wise girl dog.

47). Tadita: this is a name that means “the running one.” If you have a dog that loves to run or jog with you, then this is the right name for her, plus it’s pretty!

48). Takisha: means “healthy and alive.” This would be very pretty, unique name for a girl dog.

49). Talia: this is a pretty name that means “God’s dew.” We just think this is a pretty, uncommon name that would be a great fit for any girl dog!

50). Kirsten: this is another pretty name that means “Christian woman.” If you’re a person of faith, then this would be a fitting name for your lady dog!

Denmark: The Land of Happy People

Denmark is called one of the happiest countries on the planet! And when it comes to the UN World Happiness Report, Denmark continues to hold a place near the top of the list! So, if you’d like to find someplace to be happy, this may be the place for you!

Denmark is a country that has a long history—people first began to live there as long ago as 10,000 BC. The first Danes were hunters and fishermen that probably migrated from southern and eastern Europe at the end of the last ice age. About 3000 BC, farms took over, with the first farmers using stone tools and weapons. They later used bronze and iron.

Later, during the Roman times, the Danes traded such good as fur and amber with Rome. Then about 793 AD, the Vikings began their raids on the English, with their first raid on Lindisfarne. From there, the Vikings raided and created settlements all over England and other areas, even far down into parts of Europe.

Denmark, once the home of Vikings, is now one of the most peaceful countries in the world. And they’re highly efficient workers; however, they also know how to keep a good work/life balance. And the country provides excellent support for families. This means that mothers and fathers are allowed to leave work at a decent hour to pick up their kids from daycare, and they can also take time off with pay if their children become sick. Denmark also gives a long 14 weeks when a mother gives birth.

The country tends to prize a simple life with few possessions, and bragging is seen as extremely rude. You’ll find some excellent folk music here, and did we mention stories? Folklore is also big here. These are stories that have been handed down for generations. In Danish stories, you’ll find plenty of elves, beautiful women living in hills, and more.

And we have to mention Danish food! While Danes do eat plenty of sea food, they’re also partial to meatballs, long hot sausages called polser, and more. You’ll find plenty of great food to fill up on if you visit Denmark! We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of Danemark dog names and that you were able to find the best name for your dog here!

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Kyoko

Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!

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