Dog Names and Their meanings

Dog Names and their Meanings

"Foreign names and their meanings ...from around the world."

Looking for interesting, unusual and exotic names for your dog?

This mega list has hundreds of names and meanings from cultures as diverse as Bulgarian, Celtic and Swahili.

We have names like:

ALIZA: Hebrew - "Most beautiful"

DYLLIS: Welsh - "Sincere"

FIDELIO: Italian - "Faithful"

PIERRE: French - "A rock"

Just browse and pick. It really doesn't get any easier.

Name Origin Meaning
ADI Hebrew "my jewel"
ADRINA Italian "happiness"
AFI African "born on Friday"
AGATA Italian "kind"
AGATHA Latin "good"
AIKO Japanese "beloved"
AIMI Japanese "love beauty"
AKIKA Japanese "brightness"
AKIKO Japanese "bright child"
ALAIN French "handsome"
ALAMEA Hawaiian "precious"
ALDO Italian "elder"
ALEXIO Greek "defender"
ALFONSO Italian "noble & wise"
ALIKA African "most beautiful"
ALIZA Hebrew "happy"
ALONZO Italian "noble & ready"
ALPHIN Gaelic "white"
AMANDO Italian "lovable"
AMEENA Swahili "trustworthy"

Click the image below for even more great Puppy Names...

Dog Names


Name Origin Meaning
AMIGO Spanish "friend"
AMORE Italian "love"
ANANA African "soft" / "gentle"
ANANDO African "bliss"
ANGELITO Spanish "little angel"
ANGENI Native American "spirit"
ARCHIBALD German "very bold"
ARMAND French "warrior"
AURELIA Greek "golden"
AYKO Japanese "love child"
BABA African "born on Thursday"
BABUSHKA Russian "grandmother"
BAI Chinese "white"
BAMBINO Italian "child"
BAYLE American "beautiful"
BAYO African "blessing"
BELITA Spanish "beautiful"
BELLAMY French "handsome friend"
BELLO Italian "beautiful" / "handsome"
BENTO Portuguese "blessed"
BERT German "bright"
BETTINA Italian "blessed"




Name Origin Meaning
BIANCA Italian "white"
BINTY Swahili "daughter"
BISA African "greatly loved"
BLY Native American "tall"
BONITA Spanish "pretty"
BOO Gaelic "star"
BOONE French "good"
BRAYDEN Celtic/Gaelic "brave"
BRYCE Welsh "alert"
CALE Hebrew "faithful"
CALIX Latin "most beautiful"
CALLIE Greek "beautiful"
CAPRICE Italian "fanciful"
CARINA German "friend" / "beloved"
CARL German "strong one"
CARLOS Spanish "man"
CASEY Irish "alert" / "brave"
CASSIDY Celtic/Gaelic "clever"
CATALINA Spanish "pure"
CATARINA Italian "pure"
CATO Latin "wise"

Click the image below for even more great Puppy Names...

Dog Names

More Dog names and their meanings...

Name Origin Meaning
CAYO Spanish "rejoice"
CELSO Italian "tall"
CESAR Spanish "hairy"
CHANA Hebrew "gracious"
CHLOE Greek "blooming"
CHO Japanese "butterfly" / "beautiful"
CINNIE Celtic "beauty"
CONCHITA Spanish from Latin's Concetta
CONNIE English pet form of Constance
CORO Latin "raven"
COSMO Greek "harmony"
CRISPIN Latin "curly-haired"
DADA Nigerian "curly"
DAKOTA Native American "friend" / "ally"
DAMIEN Greek "sweet" "harmless"
DASHA Greek "gift from God"
DAYO African "joy arrives"
DEA Latin "goddess"
DELPHINA Greek "little flower"
DEZI Italian "longing"
DODI Hebrew "my beloved"
DOMINGO Spanish "belongs to the Lord"



Name Origin Meaning
DONATELLA Italian "beautiful gift"
DONATELLO Italian "gift"
DONNA Italian "lady"
DOUGALL Celtic/Gaelic "the dark stranger"
DREW Celtic "courageous"
DULCE Spanish "sweet"
DYLLIS Welsh "sincere"
EDEN Hebrew "delight"
ELDORA Spanish "golden"
ENID Celtic "pure soul"
ENYA Gaelic "little fire"
ESTELLA Latin "star"
EVA Hebrew "life"
EVE Hewbrew "life" / "lively"
EVITA Spanish "alive"
EZRA Hebrew "helper"
FARAH Arabic "joy"
FELICE Italian "lucky"
FELIPE Spanish form of Phillip
FELIX Latin "happy"
FEMI African "love me"
FIDELIO Italian "faithful"

Click the image below for even more great Puppy Names...

Dog Names

More Dog names and their meanings...

Name Origin Meaning
FLORA Latin "flower"
FRANCO Italian "free"
FRANZ German "free"
FRITZ German "peaceful ruler"
GARETH Welsh "gentle"
GEMMA Italian "a jewel"
GENGHIS Chinese "true"
GILA Hebrew "joy"
GOYO Spanish "watchful" / "vigilant"
GUNTHER German "brave warrior"
GWEN Welsh "blessed"
HANNA African "happiness"
HANS German "gift from God"
HECTOR Spanish "defend"
HEINZ German "household ruler"
HILARIO Spanish "joyful" / "happy"
HOSHI Japanese "star"
HOWELL Welsh "alert one"
HUGO Latin "heart" "mind" "spirit"
INGA Swedish "beautiful daughter"
IVAN Hebrew "gift from God"
JENNA Latin "white & smooth"



Name Origin Meaning
JETT English "coal black"
JIA Chinese "beautiful"
JILLIAN Latin "youth"
JULIO Spanish "youth"
KALA Hawaiian "sun"
KALI African "energetic"
KAMEA Hawaiian "the one and only"
KATRINA German "pure"
KEANNA Hawaiian "gracious"
KEELEY Irish "beautiful"
KEELIN Celtic "slender" / " fair"
KEIKO Japanese "blessing"
KENDI African "the loved one"
KILEY Celtic/Gaelic "good looking"
KIMIKO Japanese "dear child"
KIN Japanese "golden"
KISHI Japanese "everlasting"
KIYOKO Japanese "clear"
KOBI Japanese "joy"
KOEVOET Afrikaans "crowbar"
KONA Hawaiian "lady"
KONG Chinese "heavens"

Click the image below for even more great Puppy Names...

Dog Names


Name Origin Meaning
KOSMO Greek "harmony"
KYLIE Aboriginal "boomerang"
LAKOTA Native American "friend"
LALA Bulgarian "tulip"
LAYLA African "born at night"
LAYNA Greek "light" / "truth"
LEAH Irish "light of the sun"
LEO Latin "lion"
LEONA German "lion"
LEONARDO Italian "lion-strong"
LILA African "good"
LING Chinese "delicate"
LIORA Hebrew "my light"
LOBO Spanish "wolf"
LOTTE German "Charlotte"
LOWELL French "beloved"
LUCIANA Italian "light"
LUCIANO Italian "light"
LUIGI Italian "warrior"
LYNETH Welsh "beautiful"
MACARIO Spanish "happy"
MAHA African "beautiful eyes"

Click the image below for even more great Puppy Names...

Dog Names

More Dog names and their meanings...

Name Origin Meaning
MAI Japanese "brightness"
MARCELLO Italian form of Latin Marcellus
MARGO French "pearl"
MARIO Italian "male"
MARNIE Hebrew "rejoice"
MASSIMO Italian "greatest"
MATTEO Italian "gift of God"
MAXIMILLIAN German "greatest"
MAXIMO Spanish "greatest"
MAYA Bulgarian "mother"
MELE Hawaiian "beloved"
MELODY Greek "song-like"
MIGUEL Spanish English version Michael
MILO Latin "grace"
MIMI Italian "beloved"
MISCHA Russian "honey"
MITZI German "beloved"
MOMO Japanese "peach"
MON AMI French "my friend"
NAVA Hebrew "beautiful"
NIKITA Russian "victory"
NINA Spanish "little girl"

Click the image below for even more great Puppy Names...

Dog Names


Name Origin Meaning
NINO Italian "God is gracious"
NYOKO Japanese "gem" / "treasure"
OLA Hawaiian "life"
OLINA Hawaiian "joyous"
ORLANDO Italian "heroic"
OTTO German "wealthy"
PABLO Spanish "small"
PACO Spanish "free"
PALLATON Native American "fighter"
PANCHO Spanish "free"
PAOLA Italian "small"
PAPILLON French "butterfly"
PASCAL Hebrew "born on Passover"
PAVLOS Greek "small" / Greek form of Paul
PAX Latin "peace" / Goddess of peace
PAZ Spanish "peace"
PEDRO Spanish "a rock"
PENN German "commander"
PEPE Spanish "he shall add"
PETITE French "small"
PHOEBE Latin "shining one"
PIERRE French "a rock"

Click the image below for even more great Puppy Names...

Dog Names


Name Origin Meaning
PRIMO Italian "first born"
RADKO Bulgarian "happy"
RAINIER French "strong counselor"
RANI Indian "queen"
RAUL Spanish "wise wolf"
REGINA Latin "queen"
RICARDO Italian "powerful" / "brave"
RINA Hebrew "joy"
ROBERTA Italian "famous"
ROSA Italian "rose"
ROSABEL Italian "beautiful rose"
ROSETTA Italian "little rose"
ROUGE French "red"
RUFINO Spanish "red-haired"
SACHI Japanese "joyful girl",
SADA Japanese "pure one"
SAFFI Danish "wisdom"
SALVADOR Spanish "savior"
SANCHEZ Spanish "son of Sancho"
SARA Latin "princess"
SASHA Russian "protector" / "helper"
SHANI Hebrew "red"

Click the image below for even more great Puppy Names...

Dog Names

More Dog names and their meanings...

Name Origin Meaning
SHERRY Hebrew "beloved"
SHU Chinese "fair"
SHUN Chinese "smooth"
SONJA Scandanavian "wisdom"
SPIRO Greek "spirit"
SPRAGUE German "alert" "lively"
STEFAN German variant of Stephenn
STELIOS Greek "star"
STELLA Italian "star"
TADASHI Japanese "loyal"
TANSY Native American "flower"
TEAGAN Celtic/Gaelic "attractive"
TEENIE American "small one"
TEHYA Native American "precious"
THEMA Egyptian "queen"
TIBURON Spanish "shark"
TING Chinese "graceful"
TINO Italian "small"
TOKALA Native American "fox"
TORA Japanese "tiger"
TRIXIE American "bringer of joy"
TUDOR Welsh "divine gift"

Click the image below for even more great Puppy Names...

Dog Names


Name Origin Meaning
UGO Italian "spirit" "intelligence"
ULRICH German "noble leader"
UZURI Swahili "beauty"
VALENTINA Italian "brave"
VALERIE Latin "strong"
VENUS Latin "love"
VILMA Russian "resolute protector"
VIVIANA Latin "lively"
VLADIMIR Russian "prince"
WENDEL German "wanderer"
WILMA German "protector"
WOLFGANG German "traveling wolf"
XIN Chinese "new"
YAHOLO Native American "one who yells"
YANG Chinese "masculine" "bright"
YASMINA Persian "a fragment flower"
YOKO Japanese "good"
YORI Japanese "reliable"
YOSHI Japanese "good"
YUMI Japanese "beauty"
ZACHARY Hebrew "the Lord remembers"
ZADA Armenian "good fortune"

Click the image below for even more great Puppy Names lists...



Name Origin Meaning
ZAKI Arabic "bright" "pure"
ZEAL American "passion"
ZILLA Hebrew "shadow"
ZITA Italian "little girl"
ZONTA Native American "honest" / "trustworthy"
ZORBA Greek fun-loving"
ZOWIE Greek "life"
ZURI African "good looking"


Return From Dog Names and their Meanings to Dog Names and Meanings

or Search the site

Custom Search



Featured Lists







Enjoy This Site?
Then why not use the button below, to add us to your favorite bookmarking service?

Featured Lists







[?] Subscribe To This Site

XML RSS
follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines


free counters

Puppy Names footer

Copyright © 2009-2010.