Puppy Names and Meanings

Puppy Names and Meanings

"Names and meanings from around the world."

Looking for interesting puppy names? This mega list has a collection second to none including names and meanings from cultures as diverse as Armenian, Welsh and Hebrew.

Here are a few names to get your started:

LAYLA: African - "Born at night"

BOONE: French - "Good"

HANS: German - "Gift from God"

Or how about this one?:

MELODY: Greek - "Song-like"

All you got to do is pick your favorite. It really doesn't get any easier.

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AFI African "born on Friday"
ANANA African "soft" / "gentle"
BABA African "born on Thursday"
BISA African "greatly loved"
FEMI African "love me"
KALI African "energetic"
LAYLA African "born at night"
MAHA African "beautiful eyes"

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BRAYDEN Celtic/Gaelic "brave"
CINNIE Celtic/Gaelic "beauty"
DOUGALL Celtic/Gaelic "the dark stranger"
ENID Celtic/Gaelic "pure soul"
KEELIN Celtic/Gaelic "slender" / " fair"
TEAGAN Celtic/Gaelic "attractive"





GENGHIS Chinese "true"
KONG Chinese "heavens"
SHU Chinese "fair"
TING Chinese "graceful"
YANG Chinese "masculine" "bright"

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ARMAND French "warrior"
BOONE French "good"
MARGO French "pearl"
PAPILLON French "butterfly"
PIERRE French "a rock"
ROUGE French "red"



BERT German "bright"
CARL German "strong one"
FRITZ German "peaceful ruler"
HANS German "gift from God"
KATRINA German "pure"
LOTTE German "Charlotte"
MITZI German "beloved"
PENN German "commander"
STEFAN German variant of Stephenn
WENDEL German "wanderer"
WOLFGANG German "traveling wolf"

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ALEXIO Greek "defender"
CALLIE Greek "beautiful"
COSMO Greek "harmony"
DASHA Greek "gift from God"
MELODY Greek "song-like"
SPIRO Greek "spirit"
ZORBA Greek fun-loving"

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ALAMEA Hawaiian "precious"
KAMEA Hawaiian "the one and only"
KONA Hawaiian "lady"
OLA Hawaiian "life"

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ADI Hebrew "my jewel"
CALE Hebrew "faithful"
DODI Hebrew "my beloved"
EVA Hebrew "life"
GILA Hebrew "joy"
LIORA Hebrew "my light"
NAVA Hebrew "beautiful"
RINA Hebrew "joy"
SHERRY Hebrew "beloved"
ZILLA Hebrew "shadow"

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CASEY Irish "alert" / "brave"
KEELEY Irish "beautiful"
LEAH Irish "light of the sun"

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ADRINA Italian "happiness"
ALDO Italian "elder"
ALONZO Italian "noble & ready"
AMORE Italian "love"
BELLO Italian "beautiful" / "handsome"
BIANCA Italian "white"
CATARINA Italian "pure"
DEZI Italian "longing"
DONATELLO Italian "gift"
FELICE Italian "lucky"
FRANCO Italian "free"
LEONARDO Italian "lion-strong"
LUCIANO Italian "light"
MARCELLO Italian form of Latin Marcellus
MASSIMO Italian "greatest"
MIMI Italian "beloved"
ORLANDO Italian "heroic"
PRIMO Italian "first born"
ROBERTA Italian "famous"
ROSABEL Italian "beautiful rose"
STELLA Italian "star"
UGO Italian "spirit" "intelligence"
VALENTINA Italian "brave"

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AIMI Japanese "love beauty"
AKIKO Japanese "bright child"
CHO Japanese "butterfly" / "beautiful"
KEIKO Japanese "blessing"
KIN Japanese "golden"
KIYOKO Japanese "clear"
MAI Japanese "brightness"
NYOKO Japanese "gem" / "treasure"
SADA Japanese "pure one"
TORA Japanese "tiger"
YORI Japanese "reliable"
YUMI Japanese "beauty"

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AGATHA Latin "good"
CALIX Latin "most beautiful"
CORO Latin "raven"
DEA Latin "goddess"
FELIX Latin "happy"
HUGO Latin "heart" "mind" "spirit"
JILLIAN Latin "youth"
MILO Latin "grace"
PHOEBE Latin "shining one"
SARA Latin "princess"
VENUS Latin "love"

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ANGENI Native American "spirit"
DAKOTA Native American "friend" / "ally"
PALLATON Native American "fighter"
TEHYA Native American "precious"
YAHOLO Native American "one who yells"

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MISCHA Russian "honey"
SASHA Russian "protector" / "helper"
VLADIMIR Russian "prince"

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AMIGO Spanish "friend"
BELITA Spanish "beautiful"
CARLOS Spanish "man"
CAYO Spanish "rejoice"
CONCHITA Spanish from Latin's Concetta
DULCE Spanish "sweet"
EVITA Spanish "alive"
GOYO Spanish "watchful" / "vigilant"
HILARIO Spanish "joyful" / "happy"
LOBO Spanish "wolf"
MAXIMO Spanish "greatest"
NINA Spanish "little girl"
PABLO Spanish "small"
PACO Spanish "free"
PAZ Spanish "peace"
PEPE Spanish "he shall add"
RUFINO Spanish "red-haired"
SANCHEZ Spanish "son of Sancho"

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DYLLIS Welsh "sincere"
GWEN Welsh "blessed"
LYNETH Welsh "beautiful"
TUDOR Welsh "divine gift"


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