Afrikaans Dog Names

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Introduction

Afrikaans is a language that belongs in the West Germanic language family, and it is tightly connected to Dutch. This is mostly because it actually evolved from the Dutch vernacular which the settlers spoke when they came to South Africa. Afrikaans can be described as “the child of Dutch”, but what it actually also is, is a creole, or a creolized language. The name is a short form of the Afrikaans-Hollands, its previous full name, which literally means African Dutch. It is widely spoken in South Africa, a fascinating country that gave us many artists and performers, as well as other important historical figures, so wanting Afrikaans to be the inspiration for the name of your pup is surely not a surprise.

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Afrikaans Dog Name Considerations

Thinking about the perfect name for your pup inspired or directly coming from the Afrikaans language is not an easy task, but at the same time, it is quite a fun and challenging journey. Picking a perfect moniker is the start of a beautiful friendship between you and your pup, and there are many ways in which you can tackle this. You can choose famous people as an inspiration, for example a musician or an actor from South Africa, or you can use a dictionary to translate your favorite word into Afrikaans.

If that is how you have decided to roll, the options are literally endless. For example, your new pup can get the name Vlek which means spot in Afrikaans and it is perfect for a spotty pupperino that melts your heart with their puppy eyes. Wit means white in Afrikaans, and it is a perfect name for a white dog, and Blom means petal in Afrikaans, and it is just an amazing match for a gentle and delicate pup. Or, maybe you can name your Boerboel simply – Boel, which is a slang word for dog in Afrikaans. Even if you choose a Dutch word and translate it, it would probably work, as Afrikaans was developed from Dutch, but with the power of Internet, now more than ever, it is so easy to translate everything even if it is hard to find an Afrikaans dictionary in your library.

Male Afrikaans Dog Names

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Ninja
After Watkin Tudor Jones, a South African rapper
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Watkin
After Watkin Tudor Jones, a South African rapper
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Dean
After Dean Geyer a South African Australian singer-songwriter
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Dube
After Lucky Dube, a South African reggae musician
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Vusi
After Vusi Mahlasela, a South African singer-songwriter
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Ade
A popular Afrikaans name that means royal
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Adiel
A popular Afrikaans name that mean goat
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Adriaan
Adriaan , an Afrikaans name that means from Adriatic region
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Belay
Belay means above, or superior
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Christo
Afrikaans version of the name Christian or Christopher
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Imka
Imka means water in Afrikaans
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Janco
A Dutch inspired version of John
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Jengo
Name meaning the one with reddish skin
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Kai
Kai means water in Afrikaans
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Lief
Lief means love in Afrikaans
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Hart
Hart means heart in Afrikaans
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Hond
Hond means dog in Afrikaans
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Hondije
Hondije means puppy in Afrikaans
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Soet
Soet means sweet in Afrikaans
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Maan
Maan means moon in Afrikaans
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Ster
Ster means star in Afrikaans
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Suiker
Suiker means sugar in Afrikaans
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Blom
Blom means petal in Afrikaans
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Heerlik
Heerlik means delicious in Afrikaans
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Gelukkig
Gelukkig means lucky in Afrikaans
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Vonk
Vonk means spark in Afrikaans
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Vlek
Vlek means spot in Afrikaans
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Kuns
Kuns means art in Afrikaans
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Skildery
Skildery means painting in Afrikaans
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Minnaar
Minnaar means lover in Afrikaans

Female Afrikaans Dog Names

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Yolandi
After Yolandi Visser, a vocalist in the South African group Die Antwoord
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Sixteen
After Sixteen Jones, Yolandi and Ninja's daughter
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Miriam
After Miriam Makeba, a South African singer
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Brenda
After Brenda Fassie, a South African anti-apartheid Afropop singer
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Thandiswa
After Thandiswa Mazwai, a South African musician
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Yvonne
After Yvonne Chaka Chaka, a South African singer
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Simphiwe
After Simphiwe Dana, a Xhosa singer
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Sibongile
After Sibongile Khumalo, a South African singer
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Toya
After Toya Delazy, a South African singer
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Abina
A popular name in South Africa that means born on Tuesday
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Meisie
Meisie means girl in Afrikaans
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Dame
Dame means lady in Afrikaans
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Koningin
Koningin means queen in Afrikaans
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Melodie
Melodie means melody in Afrikaans
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Wit
Wit means white in Afrikaans, perfect for a white doggo
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Baba
Baba means baby in Afrikaans
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Klein
Klein means small in Afrikaans
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Blou
Blou means blue in Afrikaans, for a blue eyed girl
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Fantastiese
Fantastiese means fabulous in Afrikaans
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Berg
Berg means mountain in Afrikaans
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Bos
Bos means forest in Afrikaans
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Speel
Speel means play in Afrikaans
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Raaisel
Raaisel means mystery in Afrikaans
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Feetjie
Feetjie means fairy in Afrikaans
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Rivier
Rivier means river in Afrikaans
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Vriendin
Vriendin means girlfriend in Afrikaans
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Kleur
Kleur means color in Afrikaans
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Slim
Slim means smart in Afrikaans
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Happie
Happie means snack in Afrikaans
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Lag
Lag means laugh in Afrikaans

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