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600 Cool Dog Names From Around the World

Rachel Poli Author
Rachel
Aug 5 ·

Choosing a name for your new furry friend isn’t as easy as it seems. However, there are so many name options! One of the ways you can choose a name for your doggo is by taking inspiration from the countries, cultures, and food from all over the world. That’s why we put together a list of cool dog names from around the world for you to consider.

Whether you have a dog breed that’s origin came from another part of the world, or if you have roots in another country, naming your dog after that location is a unique way to compliment that.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to picking out a name. For example, you can choose something from another language, a name that’s based on food from another country, a location, or anything in between. 

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600 cool dog names from around the world

French dog names

Let’s dive into some of the best dog names from around the world. For instance, here are some of the best French dog names for your consideration.

  • Alphonse
  • Amie
  • André
  • Aubin
  • Babette
  • Baldoin
  • Bijou
  • Brie
  • Bruno
  • Chantel
  • Chapelle
  • Coquette
  • Corinne
  • Cosette
  • Crepe
  • Croissant
  • Eclair
  • Edith
  • Eiffel
  • Esmé
  • Fille
  • Fleur
  • Fondue
  • Fontaine
  • Franco
  • Ganache
  • Gaston
  • Geneva
  • Gigi
  • Leon
  • Libellule
  • Louvre
  • Lyon
  • Macaron
  • Marvel
  • Montpellier
  • Mousse
  • Noir
  • Oliver
  • Papillon
  • Paris
  • Pascal
  • Perseval
  • Pistache
  • Rififi
  • Rochelle
  • Serge
  • Soufflé
  • Versailles
  • Vivien

Cool Dog Names – German

Do you have a German Shepherd at home? Then try one of these names on for size!

  • Ada
  • Adele
  • Agatha
  • Ahren
  • Albrecht
  • Aldo
  • Arno
  • Blitz
  • Brock
  • Brunhilde
  • Dieter
  • Emil
  • Emmeltaler
  • Ernst
  • Frankfurter
  • Frans
  • Freida
  • Fritz
  • Fritzi
  • Greta
  • Gretchen
  • Gunther
  • Hans
  • Haribo
  • Hase
  • Heidi
  • Heinrich
  • Ilse
  • Ingrid
  • Kaiser
  • Kuchen
  • Kurt
  • Liebling
  • Limburger
  • Manfred
  • Marzipan
  • Maus
  • Milka
  • Mitzi
  • Nadine
  • Niklas
  • Otto
  • Perle
  • Petra
  • Pretzel
  • Pumpernickel
  • Rolf
  • Sabine
  • Schatzi
  • Stollen

Greek dog names

Greece is an awesome place, and its mythology is a fun way to get started on the naming process.

  • Angela
  • Apollo
  • Ares
  • Artemis
  • Asteria
  • Atlas
  • Bia
  • Caesar
  • Calista
  • Calix
  • Carissa
  • Cerus
  • Cicero
  • Clotho
  • Cronus
  • Delia
  • Demetrius
  • Dido
  • Dru
  • Echo
  • Effie
  • Elena
  • Elpis
  • Eugene
  • Gaia
  • Hades
  • Harmonia
  • Hera
  • Hestia
  • Hypnos
  • Indigo
  • Jace
  • Julian
  • Kosmos
  • Lyra
  • Lyric
  • Maximus
  • Neo
  • Nike
  • Nyx
  • Oceanus
  • Olympia
  • Omega
  • Sirius
  • Theo
  • Timon
  • Titan
  • Topaz
  • Typhon
  • Zeus

dog names from around the world

Hawaiian

If you’re feeling tropical, then consider some of these Hawaiian dog names.

  • Ailani (high chief)
  • Aka (shadow)
  • Akamu (red earth)
  • Akela (grace)
  • Akua (spirit)
  • Alana (awakening)
  • Bane (long-awaited child)
  • Diamond (a place)
  • Etana (strong)
  • Ewalani (from heaven)
  • Hae (growl)
  • Hoku (star)
  • Ilio (dog)
  • Iniki (after a famous hurricane)
  • Isla (island)
  • Kahlua (dancing)
  • Kai (ocean)
  • Kaia (the sea)
  • Kaila (stylish)
  • Kala (princess)
  • Kale (strong)
  • Kana (a demigod)
  • Kane (man)
  • Kapua (flower)
  • Keala (pathway)
  • Keanu (cool mountain breeze)
  • Keiki (child)
  • Koa (brave)
  • Kohala (after the volcano)
  • Kona (lady)
  • Lani (sky)
  • Lea (a goddess)
  • Lilo (generous)
  • Luana (happy)
  • Lupo (wolf)
  • Mahina (moonlight)
  • Makani (wind)
  • Malia (peaceful)
  • Mano (shark)
  • Maui (the place)
  • Moana (ocean)
  • Moku (island)
  • Nahoa (bold)
  • Nalani (silence of the heavens)
  • Nana (spring)
  • Nani (beauty)
  • Ohana (family)
  • Pearl (after a place)
  • Polo (large)
  • Weuweu (fluffy)

indian dog names

Cool Dog Names – Indian

Next up, these Indian dog names are a great idea for any pooch, big or small.

  • Abanish
  • Ameya
  • Amitabh
  • Anil
  • Anya
  • Arjun
  • Bala
  • Bandar
  • Beta
  • Chadna
  • Charita
  • Dakshi
  • Deepti
  • Devi
  • Gaman
  • Hardik
  • Joti
  • Komala
  • Kutta
  • Labani
  • Laksha
  • Lalasa
  • Lalith
  • Lamba
  • Loha
  • Magna
  • Manas
  • Mesha
  • Mohan
  • Monojit
  • Mounish
  • Nabanna
  • Nabin
  • Neha
  • Nirav
  • Poltu
  • Prapti
  • Putput
  • Putrika
  • Raina
  • Rasna
  • Sachi
  • Safed
  • Sakari
  • Shakti
  • Sona
  • Sumit
  • Sundar
  • Vidvan
  • Yasti

dog names from around the world

Irish

Are you feeling lucky? Then test out one of these Irish dog names.

  • Alma
  • Anlon
  • Bailey
  • Blarney
  • Bree
  • Burren
  • Carrick
  • Cashel
  • Clover
  • Cork
  • Covey
  • Cowan
  • Dagda
  • Deirdre
  • Dermot
  • Donagal
  • Dorren
  • Dublin
  • Ennis
  • Enya
  • Fergus
  • Finn
  • Fiona
  • Gaelic
  • Galway
  • Guinness
  • Keely
  • Keiran
  • Leary
  • Limerick
  • Lorcan
  • Mannix
  • Meara
  • Moher
  • Moira
  • Neala
  • Noreen
  • Norris
  • Patrick
  • Puca
  • Quinn
  • Riona
  • Rogan
  • Rosin
  • Shamrock
  • Shandy
  • Sorley
  • Tiernan
  • Wexford
  • Winnie

Cool Dog Names

Italian dog names

What’s a better way to pay homage to your Italian roots? Give your dog an Italian name, of course!

  • Alessandria
  • Amalfi
  • Amore
  • Angelo
  • Armani
  • Bella
  • Bellissimo
  • Bianca
  • Biscotti
  • Bruno
  • Caesar
  • Calabria
  • Cannoli
  • Cappuccino
  • Caprese
  • Carina
  • Catania
  • Dolce
  • Espresso
  • Gelato
  • Giacomo
  • Gianna
  • Isabella
  • Linguine
  • Luigi
  • Luna
  • Lupo
  • Marco
  • Maria
  • Mario
  • Michelangelo
  • Milan
  • Naples
  • Palermo
  • Paolo
  • Pesto
  • Pisa
  • Pompeii
  • Rocco
  • Romeo
  • Rosa
  • Scampi
  • Sicily
  • Sofia
  • Tiramisu
  • Valentina
  • Valentino
  • Venice
  • Vita
  • Vito

Cool Dog Names

Japanese dog names

In addition, these Japanese dog names are a great idea. No matter the breed or size of your pup, a Japanese name is a good idea.

  • Aimi (beautiful)
  • Akira (bright)
  • Asami (morning beauty)
  • Aya (art)
  • Cho (butterfly)
  • Emi (beautiful blessing)
  • Emiko (beautiful blessing child)
  • Etsuko (child of joy)
  • Haruki (shining son)
  • Hikari (light)
  • Hiromi (beauty)
  • Hiroshi (generous)
  • Hoshi (star)
  • Inu (dog)
  • Junichi (obedient)
  • Kana (powerful one)
  • Katsu (victory)
  • Ken (healthy and strong)
  • Kenta (large and healthy)
  • Kiko (chronical child)
  • Kimi (noble)
  • Kitsune (fox)
  • Kouta (peace)
  • Koya (fast leader)
  • Kyoto (the place)
  • Mai (dance)
  • Mami (true beauty)
  • Mamoru (guardian)
  • Mana (love)
  • Mayu (gentle)
  • Mitsuko (child of light)
  • Moriko (child of the forest)
  • Nao (truthful)
  • Rin (dignified)
  • Sachiko (joyful child)
  • Sakura (cherry blossom)
  • Satomi (beautiful and wise)
  • Shiori (poem)
  • Sho (fly)
  • Sora (sky)
  • Tadashi (loyal)
  • Taiki (shine)
  • Takeo (hero)
  • Tokyo (the place)
  • Toshi (wise)
  • Tsuyoshi (strong)
  • Yori (trust)
  • Yuki (snow)
  • Yukio (blessed hero)

Cool Dog Names

Mexican

Next, check out these Mexican dog names. These names are certainly unique. 

  • Adriana
  • Alejandra
  • Antonio
  • Araceli
  • Burrito
  • Cancun
  • Carmen
  • Cayenne
  • Celaya
  • Chalupa
  • Coco
  • Colima
  • Eduardo
  • Elena
  • Enchilada
  • Ensenada
  • Esmerelda
  • Francisco
  • Gerardo
  • Gloria
  • Guadalupe
  • Ixtapa
  • Javier
  • Jicama
  • Jorge
  • Josefina
  • Juan
  • Juana
  • Leticia
  • Luis
  • Manuel
  • Margarita
  • Maya
  • Merida
  • Miguel
  • Nacho
  • Oscar
  • Paloma
  • Pedro
  • Pico
  • Rafael
  • Reynosa
  • Ricardo
  • Rosario
  • Saltillo
  • Silvia
  • Sonora
  • Taco
  • Tamale
  • Zamora

Cool Dog Names

Spanish

Finally, try these Spanish dog names.

  • Albondiga
  • Almo
  • Antonio
  • Armando
  • Armor
  • Avellana
  • Bella
  • Bombón
  • Bonita
  • Canela
  • Caramelo
  • Carlos
  • Castaña
  • Chico
  • Chiquita
  • Chispa
  • Chorizo
  • Churro
  • Corazón
  • Diamente
  • Diego
  • Diez
  • Domingo
  • Dulce
  • Emilia
  • Enrique
  • Fantasma
  • Felipe
  • Feliz
  • Fernando
  • Fresa
  • Frida
  • Frijol
  • Galleta
  • Helado
  • Hermoso
  • Lucia
  • Luna
  • Luz
  • Maní
  • María
  • Mariposa
  • Mora
  • Pablo
  • Paloma
  • Pastel
  • Pearla
  • Pepino
  • Pepita
  • Pequeño
  • Pimiento
  • Regaliz
  • Risa
  • Rosa
  • Sal
  • Santana
  • Sierra
  • Soleado
  • Uno
  • Zorro

Which name is right for your puppy?

Did any of these names jump out at you? Which dog names from around the world are your favorites? There are more dog names where that came from. So take your time in giving your doggo a name. They’ll thank you later! You now have a list of the best cool dog names in the world.

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