85 Dog Names in Spanish

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Have you recently welcomed a Spanish or Latin American dog into your home? Perhaps you're a fan of Iberian or Latino culture. A list of 85 popular, distinctive, amusing, and significant Spanish dog names has been compiled.

If you're struggling for inspiration, you could find the perfect name for your new dog amongst this collection. Alternatively, it may spark an idea for a different Spanish dog name.

Top Spanish Dog Names

  • María
  • Pablo
  • Carmen
  • Manuel
  • Ana
  • José
  • Marta
  • Pepe
  • Rosa
  • Juan
  • Isabel
  • Pedro
  • Rafael
  • Magdalena
  • Sergio
  • Luna

Tips for Naming Your Dog

Don't feel compelled to name your dog right away. It's much better to take your time and make sure you're happy with your decision than to rush into something and then regret it weeks or months later. Changing your dog's name after they've grown accustomed to it might be perplexing and unpleasant.

Unless you're willing to utilize an abridged form, avoid names that are excessively lengthy or difficult to say. Also, don't get too carried away trying to be funny or edgy—remember, you still have to proclaim this name in the park and hear it shouted out in a busy vet's waiting room.

Spanish Dog Names Inspired By Their Temperament or Appearance

Knowing your dog's traits and disposition might help you come up with a name. Do they have any unique characteristics that set them apart, or are they gentle in nature? Is it possible that they have a separate personality? Choosing a phrase in Spanish that expresses certain characteristics may be a nice and sometimes amusing option. Here are some suggestions.

  • Blanco/a (for a )
  • Alma (meaning heart or soul)
  • Lobo (meaning wolf - could suit Huskies)
  • Zorro (meaning fox - perfect for Spitz-type dogs)
  • Mullido/a (meaning fluffy)
  • Pequeño/a (meaning little)
  • Dulce (meaning sweet)
  • Feliz (meaning happy)
  • Lindo/a (meaning cute)
  • Tonto/a (meaning silly)

Famous Figure Inspired Spanish Dog Names

Are you a big fan of a particular Spanish celebrity, artist, author or another high profile figure? We have listed a few famous figures from over the years in Spain to get the ball rolling.

  • Antonio (Banderas)
  • Penélope (Cruz)
  • Javier (Bardem)
  • Paz (Vega)
  • Picasso
  • Isabella (Queen of Castille)
  • Enrique (Iglesias)
  • Carlos (Santana)
  • Salvador (Dali)
  • Joaquín (Cortés)

Culturally Inspired Spanish Dog Names

Dog names inspired by Spanish culture are many. From famous landmarks to fictional characters to your favorite Spanish drink, there's something for everyone. There are countless options, and we've included a few choices below.

  • Sangria (a famous Spanish punch)
  • Cuto (a famous comic book character)
  • Sancho (Panza, a main character from the novel Don Quixote)
  • Dulcinea (Don Quixote's love interest)
  • Gasparilla (an infamous Spanish Pirate)
  • Rioja (a common type of Spanish wine)
  • Carnation (the national flower of Spain)
  • Zipi or Zape (iconic comic book characters)
  • Amigo (meaning friend)
  • Bruto (the name of one of Isabella the Queen of Castile's favorite dogs)

Food-Inspired Spanish Dog Names

It's not unusual to name your dog after one of your favorite cuisines. You've almost certainly came across some Cookies, Peppers, and Honeys. Here are a few names inspired by Spanish cuisine that may be adorable.

  • Empanada
  • Churros
  • Tortilla
  • Gazpacho
  • Paella
  • Patatas
  • Hierba
  • Croquetas
  • Gamba (meaning prawn)
  • Sabroso/a (meaning tasty)
  • Chorizo
  • Jamon

More Spanish Male Dog Names

If none of the male Spanish dog names listed at the start of this article appealed to you, here are a few more for your consideration.

  • Jorge
  • Benito
  • Bruno
  • Cecilio
  • Quito
  • Yoyi
  • Dante
  • Donato
  • Maximiliano
  • Gonzalo
  • Paco
  • Lorenzo
  • Diego
  • Chico

More Spanish Female Dog Names

If names like Carmen and Maria feel like too obvious a choice for a girl's Spanish name, here are a few less common choices for you to consider for your dog.

  • Mila (Milagros)
  • Ramona
  • Isadora
  • Isla
  • Laia
  • Pilar
  • Mariposa
  • Catalina
  • Carmela
  • Teresa
  • Matilda
  • Esperanza
  • Valentina

Other Dog Name Ideas

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