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With an ancestry that dates back to the ancient Greeks and the height of the Roman Empire, the modern Cane Corso descends from the molossoid dogs of Ancient Rome that were brought back to Italy. Though excellent at hunting and guarding farmsteads, Corsi numbers dwindled and they were nearly extinct until a group of devoted Italians banded together to save the breed—with the pups eventually making their way to the United States in 1988.

According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), Corsi are eager to please and incredibly loyal to their loved ones—but they also tend to be willful, so they need to have an experienced owner who knows how to handle them. We’ve rounded up the most popular Cane Corso names of the year from our enormous Rover.com database of dog names nationwide. Yes, these are real names given by Cane Corso owners, ranked in order of popularity. Did your dog’s name make the list?

Looking for a dog name for your new puppy or adopted family member? Have fun, use your imagination, and be sure to check out other ideas from our wide selection of dog name lists.

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  1. Zeus
  2. Bella
  3. Diesel
  4. Athena
  5. Nala
  6. Luna
  7. King
  8. Piper
  9. Tank
  10. Enzo
  11. Apollo
  12. Brutus
  13. Kane
  14. Hank
  15. Odin
  16. Thor
  17. Bruno
  18. Ghost
  19. Onyx
  20. Coco
  21. Roxy
  22. Rosie
  23. Moose
  24. Blu
  25. Bear
  26. Kobe
  27. Zoe
  28. Lady
  29. Lola
  30. Dante
  31. Duke
  32. Hercules
  33. Bonnie
  34. Stella
  35. Baloo
  36. Smokey
  37. Rocco
  38. Rocky
  39. Xena
  40. Cinder
  41. Kali
  42. Nina
  43. Nyx
  44. Blu
  45. Queen
  46. Maximus
  47. Atlas
  48. Gus
  49. Bubba
  50. Boomer
  51. Maverick
  52. Gunnar
  53. Milo
  54. Prince
  55. Izzy
  56. Pepper
  57. Chloe
  58. Ellie
  59. Gigi
  60. Grace
  61. Diamond
  62. Pearl
  63. Lucy
  64. Sophie
  65. Maya
  66. Juno
  67. Skye
  68. Bailey
  69. Harper
  70. Karma
  71. Violet
  72. Mila
  73. Storm
  74. Shelby
  75. Titan
  76. Rex
  77. Vinny
  78. Buddy
  79. Capone
  80. Cane
  81. Renzo
  82. Clyde
  83. Cooper
  84. Thanos
  85. Odie
  86. Lorenzo
  87. Leo
  88. Teddy
  89. Bruce
  90. Otis
  91. Bane
  92. Simba
  93. Max
  94. Dozer
  95. Belle
  96. Chosen
  97. Lily
  98. Bagheera
  99. Ella
  100. Magnolia
  101. Sugar
  102. Rhea
  103. Remi
  104. Ruby
  105. Venus
  106. Sadie
  107. Arya
  108. Remmi
  109. Tilly
  110. Freya
  111. Della
  112. Skai
  113. Delta
  114. Skylar
  115. Diva
  116. Ginger
  117. Gracie
  118. Molly
  119. Duchess

Top 10 Female Cane Corso Names

Names with an asterisk (*) are not in the top 10 for all dogs nationwide

  1. Bella
  2. Athena*
  3. Nala*
  4. Luna
  5. Piper*
  6. Coco*
  7. Roxy*
  8. Rosie*
  9. Zoe*
  10. Lady*

Top 10 Male Cane Corso Names

Names with an asterisk (*) are not in the top 10 for all dogs nationwide

  1. Zeus*
  2. Diesel*
  3. King*
  4. Tank*
  5. Enzo*
  6. Apollo*
  7. Brutus*
  8. Kane*
  9. Hank*
  10. Odin*

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It seems that the majestic and powerful ways of this breed have had an impact on the names that are chosen for them by their families. As you can see, there are a plethora of names that touch upon their strength, including King, Tank, Bear, and Storm.

We also see a big influx of names that seem to give a nod to the breed’s ancient Greek roots. Zeus is at the top of the list, and other popular ones include Apollo, Atlas, Thor, Athena, Titan, and Hercules. Not only do these names highlight the Corsi power, but they also look back at the breed’s heritage, which makes them extra special.

Cane Corso Name Advice

If you’re having trouble deciding, keep in mind that great Cane Corso names can come from many different sources of inspiration, such as your favorite color, songs, celebrities, your heritage, or even a favorite figure from history. For example, your puppy might sport a celebrity’s name like Madonna or a song-inspired moniker like Jolene.

Another consideration when choosing your Cane Corso’s name? Dog training. This is of particular importance for puppies. When you’re teaching your new dog to respond to commands like sit, stay, or come, you’ll want to be sure their name isn’t a source of confusion. In other words, avoid puppy names that sound like a common dog training cue, such as “Bit,” which could easily be misheard as “sit.”

Of course, what matters most is that the dog name you choose rolls off your tongue. The best Cane Corso names will make you happy. We’re fans of the “backdoor test” for dog name selection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: stand at the back door and call out your new dog‘s potential name. Saying “Moose, it’s time for dinner!” or “Juno, leave it!” helps take the name out of your imagination and into reality.

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All Dog Names, All the Time

As dog lovers through and through here at Rover, we find dog names absolutely fascinating, and we love searching our data on the topic to discover hot trends, quirky choices, and unique twists on classics. Over the years, we’ve compiled plenty of names for you to peruse—and we keep our lists updated with new data each year.

To start, check out our list of the most popular names of 2020, and then jump over to unique dog names to see the contrast. But that’s only the beginning. We’ve got articles covering top regal choices, loyalty-inspired dog names, Indian dog names, and popular names for weird dogs, black dogs, Bernese Mountain dogs and many more.

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