Choosing Italian dog names for Cane Corso puppies just makes sense, since they originated from the boot-shaped nation!
If you recently adopted one of these magnificent brave dogs and are at a loss for name ideas, we’ve got you covered!
Read on for 50 of our favorite male and 50 female names for Cane Corso dogs!
Then, tell us if your favorite name made our list.
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Italian Dog Names for Cane Corso Puppies
Ah the Cane Corso, an Italian dog breed that exemplify the words “tough” and “powerful.”
It’s only fitting that their names illustrate that and many more adjectives similar to those words.
These well-suited guard dogs are athletic hunters originally bred to hunt big game.
Although they are a seemingly large and scary breed, Cane Corso dogs are actually quite kid-friendly and affectionate with their family
However, in general these large dogs can be quite intimidating to strangers.
And there we have it, the intelligent, affectionate, tough and powerful Cane Corso deserves a name that will reflect these awesome traits.
Since they originate from Italy, let’s see if we can find the right Italian name for your new puppy.
Male Italian Names for Cane Corso
It was quite easy to find some great Italian names for their fierceness as well as their gentle side! Take a look!
2. Dante – Steadfast and faithful, which is exactly what your Cane Corso is.
3. Enzo – Ruler of the house. Hopefully it’s you, but we all know our dogs run things.
7. Don – As in mafia dons, although it actually means head of household
8. Lorenzo – A form of Laurence
9. Antonio – Italian form of Anthony. Worthy of admiration or praise, which your Cane Corso will definitely be.
11. Alessandro – Defender of men. How fitting for man’s best friend!
13. Giovanni – God is merciful
16. Niccolo – People’s triumph
19. Gabriel – The archangel, and God’s bravest man. In this case, God’s bravest dog.
22. Salvatore – Savior, which your dog will be.
25. Giorgio – Not as in Armani, but as in the farming man.
26. Angelo – God’s messenger.
27. Paolo – Small or petite, nothing like your Cane Corso but that’s the humor in it.
30. Franco – French man, for if you have a bit of French in you.
31. Luciano – Light of the day. Your Cane Corso will be the light of your life, not only the day.
32. Marco –
34. Faustino – Fortunate
35. Flavio – Golden-haired. Perfect if you choose a fawn colored Cane Corso.
36. Nero – The strong one
37. Vito – Full of life, as all dogs are
38. Ventura – Good luck and fortune
41. Giambattista – a unique name that translates to John the Baptist
45. Armani – Longing for, and for those longing for style.
50. Valentino – Another fashion powerhouse, but also meaning healthy.
Now not all of the names need to mean something, sometimes they just sound cool (like Tito).
I love the idea of giving a powerful Cane Corso a name that means “small,” so Paolo is a great pick!
Although a lot of the options presented above are great and fitting for what the dog means to you, what he brings into your life, and what he looks like.
Some if not all of the names above can be unisex, but we have also compiled a list of names just for little Cane Corso girls.
Female Italian Names for Cane Corso
1. Sofia – Woman of wisdom. The Cane Corso is an intelligent dog indeed.
5. Chiara – Bright and clear
6. Gaia – Mother Earth Goddess
9. Vittoria – Woman of victory
21. Alessandra – Protector of humanity. Doesn’t that sound exactly like a dog?
22. Valentina – Strong and sound.
23. Angelina – God’s messenger
24. Antonia – Invaluable, just like we’re sure your dog is to you.
27. Flavia – Golden-haired woman. Suitable for a fawn colored female Cane Corso.
28. Gina – Queen, as your dog most likely will be.
31. Perla – Gemstone. Something precious just like your pup.
34. Isabella – Promise of God
35. Donna – Lady-like
39. Bibiana – Full of life. We’re sure your dog will be exactly that.
42. Diana – Divine woman, just like Lady Di.
44. Madonna – My lady, or if you’re a huge fan of the singer.
49. Zita – Small girl, so it’s a great ironic name!
I kind of love Clara as a great female Italian Cane Corso dog name, how about you?
It’s such a sweet name that tells the world, “she may look tough, but she’s a big softie at heart!”
From names such as Zita and Flavia, that describe the appearance of your new Cane Corso pup, to meaningful ones such as Perla and Gina, we hope our list can help you narrow down your search for suitable names.