Africanis Dog Names

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Introduction

Although not many people have heard of the Africanis, this canine kid has been around since ancient times. Developed naturally as a wild dog in South Africa, the Africanis is thought to be a cross between a wild dog and a fox, coyote, or wolf. A medium to large dog, they can range from 60 to 80 pounds and are athletic but slender with long legs and a coat of many colors. Even though this feisty breed has been around for over 7000 years, it is not recognized by any major kennel club. However, the Africanis has been the official original dog of Africa since the 21st century.

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Africanis Dog Name Considerations

The Africanis breed of dog is thought to have come over to Africa with the Neolithic herdsmen from the Middle East approximately 7000 years ago before the time of the Egyptian dynasties. The energetic and stealthy pupster started being noticed around 200 CE when they came with their Bantu owners. However, the earliest record of a domestic dog was in 570 CE in the Ellisras district near Botswana. What makes these amazing pooches so incredible is that they were bred by nature rather than people and they evolved to survive in the harsh conditions in Africa. And although they do not have a uniform appearance like Western breeds, they are typically brown and white with a ridge of hair on their back like a Ridgeback. 

These special pups are rare, and if you are lucky enough to find and procure an Africanis, you better come up with an excellent moniker for them. Because they are an African breed, many Africanis owners choose to give them an African name such as Hond, which is Afrikaans for dog, Pharaoh, the Egyptian name for king, or Zambia, which is a beautiful country in southern Africa. Similarly, Mali is a country in Africa and a cute name for a dog and Gazelles are found all over Africa, so Gazelle would be a perfect name for a tall, sleek, dog like the Africanis. Here are more Africanis names that we found. 

Male Africanis Dog Names

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Anubis
The ancient Egyptian god with the head of a dog
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Tezi
Means one who stays in African
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Zanzibar
A pretty island off the coast of Africa
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Duma
The African word for lightning, for that fast doggo
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Minzi
African for protector and perfect for a guard dog
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Togo
An African country and cute for the dog who always has “To-Go”
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Atlas
A large mountain range in Africa and ideal for a huge pup
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Nile
The longest river on earth, which is in Egypt
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Sphinx
An ancient Egyptian statue
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Uje
Afrikaans name for happiness and a awesome for a fun dog
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Tita
The African name for prince, for a regal puppy
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Cherika
Ethiopian and Amharic for the moon
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Sama
Hausa for heaven or sky
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Zuvan
Means sun in Shona and great for a yellow pup
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Pharaoh
The Egyptian name for king
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Stanley
One of the largest waterfalls in Africa
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Zoser
An ancient Egyptian king
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Tut
The child king, King Tut
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Ramses
The name of several Egyptian kings
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Congo
A large river in Africa
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Samba
For the dog who likes to dance
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Khufu
An ancient king of Egypt in the Pyramid of Giza
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Hannibal
A famous Carthaginian general
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Impala
Perfect name for a brown dog who runs fast
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Fez
A fun name for a red dog
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Rudolph
One of the great lakes in Africa
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Nechos
An ancient Egyptian pharaoh
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Kinshasa
The capital of the African country of Zaire
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Scarab
A beetle used for jewelry in ancient Egypt
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Zambia
A country in southern Africa

Female Africanis Dog Names

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Sahara
The world’s largest desert and great for a sandy-colored dog
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Sheba
The Arabian Queen of Wisdom
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Cairo
The capital of Egypt and a cute dog name
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Nefertiti
An ancient Egyptian queen
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Egypt
A fantastic name for any dog
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Kafi
Means quiet in African and perfect for a quiet pooch
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Savannah
One of the most popular female African names
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Wuba
Amharic and Ethiopian for beautiful
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Enyi
The Old African name for friend
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Nandi
The African word for sweet and good for a friendly pup
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Victoria
A lake in Africa
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Abebi
African word for blessing, because your dog is a blessing
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Titi
Afrikaans name for flower
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Ashaki
The West African name for most beautiful
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Obi
The African name for heart, perfect for a red dog
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Kinania
Means dawn in Kikuyu language
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Sauda
Means dark beauty in Swahili and great for a black dog
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Giza
A busy city in Egypt near Cairo
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Nyota
The Swahili name for star
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Osumare
Yoruba for rainbow and fun for a colorful dog
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Zahra
The Swahili name meaning flowering
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Nibia
A region in Africa that used to be a kingdom
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Shakina
African for the beauty is near
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Abla
Means rose in Swa and great for a red doggo
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Voodoo
For the dog that has a spell on you
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Sanura
Swahili for kitten and great for a small pup
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Mali
A country in Africa and cute name for a dog
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Gazelle
Awesome name for a graceful and fast pooch
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Cleo
Short for Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt
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Kianga
African for sunshine and great for a yellow pup

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