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Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.
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The 50 Best African Dog Names

Staci
Sep 3 ·

Looking for the best African dog names? Here they are!

Picking out a dog name can be one of the hardest things in the world, but it is important to do so quickly. Dogs know and remember their names, so it provides them with a sense of familiarity and becomes important for training. It’s the name you’ll use for recall, the name you’ll say to get their attention during training and in other situations. It’s vital they know it.

You might struggle with the perfect name, though. How do you ensure you’ll love it ten years down the line?

If you’re not finding much inspiration from your favorite fandoms or human names, look at different languages and cultures. Often they’ll have names with meanings you might never have thought of, but suit your dog perfectly.

These, for example, are the best African dog names. Any one of them is beautiful for your best friend.

African Dog Names – Male

African dog names

Here are the best African male dog names.

  • Ajani, meaning “he who wins the struggle”
  • Azibo, meaning “earth”
  • Kigo, meaning “fog”
  • Kendi, meaning “the loved one”
  • Yaro, meaning “son”
  • Kazi, meaning “work”
  • Zuberi, meaning “strong”
  • Thimba, meaning “lion hunter”
  • Simba, from The Lion King
  • Scar, from the same movie
  • Kovu, from the same movie
  • Jaffe, from Coming to America
  • T’Challa, from Black Panther
  • Harira, a food
  • Koki, a food
  • Brik, a food
  • Congo
  • Egypt
  • Cairo
  • Maiko
  • Luxor
  • Nile
  • Jackal
  • Rhino
  • Zebra

Female Names

African dog names

These are the best names for female dogs.

  • Safiya, meaning “friend”
  • Mandla, meaning “strength”
  • Kijana, meaning “youth”
  • Mashaka, meaning “trouble”
  • Johari, meaning “jewel”
  • Ayanna, meaning “beautiful flower”
  • Jahzara, meaning “princess”
  • Rahma, meaning “compassion”
  • Zuri, meaning “beautiful”
  • Nala, from The Lion King
  • Sarabi, from the same movie
  • Zira, from the same movie
  • Amala, a food
  • Tahini, a food
  • Cheetah
  • Lioness
  • Nyala
  • Acacia
  • Molala
  • Libya
  • Savana
  • Tana
  • Mali
  • Sahara
  • Zambia

You can also use a typically female name for a male dog, or vice versa. It’s all about what you love!

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Staci
Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.
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