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Cane Corso Dog Names: 600+ Ideas For Your New Giant Pup

The Cane Corso is a majestic, large, powerful dog. Finding the right name for this breed can be fun, as well as a challenge. We cover over 600 ideas for Cane Corso dog names in this guide,

Danielle DeGroot

Last Updated: August 31, 2022 | 5 min read

Cane Corso on leash

The Cane Corso is a big, proud canine. Originally bred as war dogs for ancient Roman armies, these noble canines are loyal, protective, and steadfast guardians. A canine as unique as the mighty Cane Corso needs a name that shows how strong and regal this breed is. A perfect name should represent a dog, encompass who they are, and reflect a bit of the owner’s personality.

Bringing home a new pup is a whirlwind of excitement, the process of picking a name is part of the fun. Some owners may have something special already picked out. Others may have no idea what to call their pups. It is not unusual to need a little help when finding the right moniker for a pup. Owners often look to things in their lives, culture, entertainment, memory, and even the kitchen, to find dog name ideas.

Picking a name for any pup, but especially one as magnificent as this, is a monumental task. We are here to help with our list of over 600 Cane Corso dog name ideas for names for your new stately companion. This breed is also called the Italian Corso, Corso, Cane Corso Italiano, and Italian Mastiff.

Male Names

Something about a big, imposing guardian dog inspires very masculine monikers. From their vigilant and protective personality to their stately appearance, an Italian Mastiff is an immensely powerful dog. This list of male names is strong, just like this breed.

AlfredCarlFangHulkLincolnRamboUtah
AndreasChampForestHutchLuckyRangerValant
AngusCharlieFrankIceLukeRayVector
ArloChesterFrodoIcemanMackRoccoVictor
AxelClydeGandolfIggyMaverickRogerVinnie
BanditCodyGilbertIgorMaxRonVito
BaxterCooperGooseIronsideMiloRoosterWallace
BearCrusherGhostIvanNedSamWashington
BeastDallasGinoJacksonNelsonSampsonWatson
BenDexterGordoJetNeoSargeantWyatt
BennyDieselGunnerJoeOakleyShadowXavier
BillyDudeGucciJuliusOrionShermanYancy
BoDukeGusKennedyOtisStarskyYeller
BoomerEarlHankKevinOzzieSteveYeti
BonesEddieHarryKingPacoTeddyYukon
BruceEdisonHeathKirbyPeytonTheoZander
BrunoEdwardHectorKobePrinceTitusZeke
BruiserEliotHenryKonaQuentinTobyZeus
BuddyEnzoHoochKongQuinnTurnerZiggy
BusterFalconHugoLesterRalphTysonZorro

Female Names

A strong lady needs a designation that shows just how majestic she is. Her title should let everyone know that she is both bossy and beautiful and that she means business. These monikers can be traditional names, new age, sweet, sassy, and sharp. Pop culture, music, films, and books. All of these are places to find fantastic and fancy feminine names. We came up with a list of fabulous and feminine monikers that fit this elegant breed perfectly.

AbbyBrooklynGemIzzyMeridaQueenStar
AstraBuffyGemmaIvyMiaQueenieSteph
AnnaCandyGertrudeKendraMildredRaeStella
AnnieChloeGraceKeishaMillieRavenStormy
AngelComfortGracieKitanaMissyReignaSugar
AngelinaDaisyGoddessLadyMistyRosaTess
ArielDakotaGoldenLarsaMollyRosalieTilly
ArtemisDarlingGwendolenLeahMonicaRoseTinkerbell
AspenDiamondHannahLeilaNatashaRubyTreasure
AthenaDivaHarlowLibertyNinaSabiraTrina
AvaDuchessHarperLilyNovaSageTrixie
AyeshaElektraHarrietLovelyOliviaSamanthaTrudie
BabeEmberHazelLucyOpheliaSandraUnique
BabyEmmaHeidiMaePearlSandyValentine
BellaEvangelineHeraMablePepperSarahValeria
BethEveHildaMaggiePetalSandraVelda
BelovedFaithHollyMaisyPetuniaSashaVenus
BonnieFancyHoney (Honie)MatildaPhilomenaSassyVilja
BriellaFreyaHopeMattiePoppySharlaWei
BreeGabrielaIsabellaMayaPrincessShelbyWilma

Big Names

These canines are a large, old canine breed. They can reach 110 pounds or more fully grown and stand 24 to 28 inches tall, paw to shoulder. A big, beautiful canine needs a big, beautiful name. Try these giant-sized monikers on for size.

MaleFemale
AdmiralAlaska
AdonisAmazon
ApolloAmber
BastianAphrodite
BiggyAurora
BubbaAvalon
CesearBertha
ColossusBrandy
GoliathCedar
GrootCersei
HerculesCharlize
HeroCleopatra
JabbaDenali
JumboDiana
KaineFrigg
MaximusGiantess
NapoleonGargantua
OdyssiusLatto
OrionLegend
RaiderLizzo
RiverKatsu
RyderMarge
SaberOlympia
TonkaPandora
ThunderPetra
TitanPippi
TroubleRamona
VulcanScout
WoodrowWhiskey
YetiXena

Small Names

Cani Corsi are large pups, but sometimes giving a big beastie a small name can be fun and fitting. It adds a bit of humor to the dog park to see one of these big beasties come galloping up for cuddles after being called “Tiny.” Have some fun with these small yet mighty monikers.

MaleFemale
AlmondAmie
BenjiBitsy
BingBubbles
BojoBug
BooButtercup
HiccupEcho
ImpElf
PalFifi
PetitFleur
PintoKitty
RooPebbles
RuntPixie
TacoPoptart
SquirtSweet Pea
TimTrixie

Roman-Inspired

This valiant champion descends from fierce, loyal, rugged warrior dogs. A Roman-inspired title is a nod to the gallant history of this watchful warrior. This breed is bred to be heroes. Our list of Roman-inspired epithets is a wonderful place to look for a unique and brave designation for these natural warriors.

MaleFemale
AgustusAlba
AntonyAlbina
CiceroAntonia
ClemensCamilla
EvanderCassia
FlaviusDomita
FelixFlavia
JanusHadriana
LeoHortensia
MarcusJuno
OctaviusMarcella
RemusMariana
RomulusSerena
SilviusSilvania
ValeriusTitiana

Hero-Inspired

Everyone loves a hero. Cani Corsi are guardians and heroes of their homes. Every hero needs a call sign that inspires confidence and makes people feel safe. Your hero pooch might just be one of the names on our list.

MaleFemale
AkillesAmara
AkinArwen
ArthurBlink
AryoCarol
BannerEclipse
BladeEden
BlazeEmpress
CaptainGamora
ClarkGodiva
ClintHelena
DashHuntress
FalconKamala
FlashKara
FuryKatniss
GraysonLiberty
HawkeyeLane
JasonLois
JaxLyra
Kal-elMera
KentMarvel
KryptoMunroe
LucasMystique
OdinNebula
OrinRogue
PeterScarlett
RobinStacey
StarkStorm
ThorSummer
WadeValkyrie
WolfWonder

Villain-Inspired

Villains can be both loved and hated and offer another fantastic place to find inspiration for a dog designation. Most of the time, they are misunderstood or down on their luck souls. While a Corso is no villain, one of these naming ideas might fit them exactly right.

MaleFemale
AmonAbsinthe
AtomicAbyss
CasanovaAmora
DeadpoolAndromeda
FlexBanshee
FlintBellatrix
FrenzyCruella
HexDarcy
KillianHela
MaliceHellcat
ParallaxJadis
RampageLizza
RonanMisery
SnakeMisfit
SpikePhantom
ThanosStiletto
Wild BillTremaine
VankoUrsula
VegaVanity
ZyrianVerity

Cool Names For Your Cane Corso

Some pups need a name that shows exactly what they are, and the Corso is one renegade canine. These big beauties need a designation that lets the world know just how special and regal they are. Try these cool ideas for naming your new pup.

MaleFemale
ApacheAri
ArneAse
BedlamAstra
BeretAvril
BrutusCardi
DamienChaka
DanteComet
DomnicDaenerys
HadesEstrid
HermesHermonie
InfernoInga
LeifJoplin
MagnumLolita
MayhemOnyx
PyroRebel
RockySierra
RuneSheena
StenSigrid
SpartacusThora
VaderYrsa

Unusual Ideas

No one wants to call their pooch the same thing as every other dog on the block. Finding a unique epithet can mean having to get creative. Look outside the box and allow yourself to have some fun. Try out some of these unusual Cane Corso names that are sure to turn heads.

ArrowMoira
BabushkaMulan
BentleyNightengale
BeowulfPangea
BindiRaina
BjorkRagnar
ChaiRoar
ChaosRollo
CruzSune
DubbinsUhtred
ErmineVan
FrodeVida
GazpachoVixen
GrendelWinter
MedusaZahra

Other Names

If none of the ideas we have presented so far stand out, try this list of other common dog names. These are tried and true monikers that always make a splash.

MaleFemale
AJIvory
AnnieJada
ArcherJazz
BambiJava
BeauJethro
BesoKox
BellaKrishna
BiscuitKox
BlueLatte
BoxerLogan
BrodyLoki
BrownieLolo
CaneLuna
CappuccinoMarley
CocoMilo
CoffeeMonty
CricketNala
CupcakeNico
DaveNight
DijonOrson
DoryPablo
EboneePeanut
FarleyPumpkin
FayeRoss
FidgetSawyer
GradyScar
GravyTucker
GroverWillow
GoodieZane
HossZoey

Naming Tips

Cane Corso Black Labrador
Naming a new dog is a big responsibility.

Your puppy may not understand the specific meaning of their name but will understand that this word has a significant meaning. They will understand that this word means that you need them, want to see them, are going to walk them, feed them, etc. There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding on what to call a new pooch.

  • Keep it simple. Dogs are not going to realize that a big, long title refers to them. For example, The Esteemed Lady Petunia Paddington has a regal feel, but no canine will respond to that long of a name. Keep monikers to two syllables if possible. Three syllables can also work, but two seem to be the magic number for canines.
  • Canines respond to strong letter sounds. These include D, M, T, K, P, and CH. Softer sounds like F, S, and soft C are harder for canines to hear. The first sound should alert a pup that her owner, or someone else, is trying to get her attention. Words that end in vowels tend to be easier for dogs to pick up.
    Avoid words that sound like command words. Naming your puppy something that sounds like a command will just confuse her. Avoid things like “Kit,” which sounds like “sit,” and “Koe” or “Roe,” which sounds like “no.”
  • Try out some nicknames. For every idea, you consider trying out a few different nicknames. Owners always end up calling their dogs many different nicknames, so it is good to try out a few and see how they feel before making a final decision.
  • Keep things appropriate and clean. Stay away from ideas that are negative or can be perceived as offensive. You do not want to embarrass yourself, your pup, or anyone who might need to call them, like a trainer, vet, or dog sitter.
  • Avoid words that sound like other pets’ names and the names of family members. This goes for nicknames as well. For example, naming your sweet baby, Ana might confuse her when Nana is around. Calling your pup Brad may confuse everyone when you try to talk to Dad.
  • When teaching a puppy a new name, use the word a lot in a happy, positive tone. When they respond to this word, give them a verbal reward like “good,” “yes,” or “right,” followed by a treat. You can also use a clicker to signal that they did the right thing, then follow with a treat.

Final Thoughts

Naming your puppy is a fun experience but also a big responsibility. It is ok to take some time to try out a few different ideas to see which one fits your puppy’s personality. Get creative, but make sure to stay appropriate and respectful. Cani Corsi are magnificent, large canines. These big beauties were bred as warriors and guardians. They are oversized yet lovable and fiercely loyal to their owners. Owning one of these dogs is a true privilege. This is one breed that will keep your heart forever. Male or female, we have offered a list of over 600 name ideas for the majestic Cane Corso.

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