Anatolian Shepherd Dog Names

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Introduction

The Anatolian Shepherd is a dog breed that hails from Turkey and was developed in the country’s Anatolian peninsula, hence the name.  This breed was carefully tailored to become guard dogs and to specifically watch over livestock. Anatolian Shepherds have great sight and hearing and are highly intelligent and alert. The breed can make decisions for themselves; they can distinguish whether or not someone or something is a threat on their own. Albeit protective, this dog is calm and quiet. Anatolian Shepherds are affectionate towards the people they consider family. However, they can be hostile towards strangers, even if they’re your friends or close relatives. This breed is definitely not a dog for first-time owners; they will need a master who is firm, confident, and assertive. 

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog Name Considerations

Anatolian Shepherds have many imposing qualities and abilities, all of which are superior to regular dog breeds. This makes them deserving of a well thought-out name. Anatolian Shepherds were bred strictly to guard livestock. Since the breed’s ‘job’ is to guard large animals, breed enthusiasts made sure that these dogs possess a superior build and skills that will make for the perfect guard dog. As a result, an Anatolian Shepherd’s build and color resembles that of livestock, which helps them camouflage among the flock that they’re guarding. They are large, strong, and self-reliant dogs that may appear intimidating at first sight. They are capable of thinking for themselves and are dominant to predators and intruders. They stay true to their roles and take it very seriously. The Anatolian Shepherd is not a dog breed that you can easily mess with.

Having said all of this, it would be sensible to choose a name that reflects the aforementioned qualities. For both male and female Anatolian Shepherds, select a name that emanates power and strength. You can also choose to give them a name that will showcase their dominance while still expressing their loyalty and diligence. You also have the option to name them after powerful men and women in history, people of royalty, warriors, or even deities in mythology books that possess the same characteristics.

It is also worth noting that an Anatolian Shepherd is a Turkish dog breed. So, it would also make sense to choose a name that is linked with Turkish culture and history.

Male Anatolian Shepherd Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
2
Hero
Means “someone who is acknowledged for being courageous”
2
Van
A city in eastern Turkey
2
Tamraz
Means “a strong dog” in Turkish
2
Tarkan
Turkish name that means “he who is bold and strong”
1
Cetin
A Turkish name that means “one who is strong, tough, and hard”
1
Erol
Means “brave” in Turkish
1
Asker
Turkish word for “soldier”
1
Baki
Turkish name that means “one who has a quick and analytical mind”
1
Zeki
Turkish name that means “one who is intelligent”
1
Berk
Means “man of strength” in Turkish
1
Aslan
Turkish name meaning “lion”
0
Izmir
A city on Turkey’s Aegean coast
0
Wyatt
Means “little warrior” in French
0
Azma
Means "powerful" in Turkish
0
Sadik
Means "faithful" in Turkish
0
Metin
A Turkish name that means “having or wielding force or authority”
0
Mardin
A city in southeastern Turkey
0
Emmad
Means “leader” in Turkish
0
Andro
Means “warrior” in Croatian
0
Arif
Means “wise” in Turkish
0
Sinop
A city in Northern Turkey
0
Amos
Means “strong” and “brave” in Hebrew
0
Engin
Means “large” in Turkish
-1
Ferkan
Turkish name meaning "strong"
-1
Ewan
Means “young warrior” in Irish
-1
Mizrak
Means "a spear" in Turkish
-1
Leon
Means “brave as a lion” in French
-1
Alp
Means “a brave hero” in Turkish
-1
Edmon
Means “prosperous protector” in French
-1
Egemen
Means “superior” in Turkish

Female Anatolian Shepherd Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
2
Kelsey
Means “brave” in Irish
1
Adana
Major city in southern Turkey
1
Alexa
Means “protector of mankind” in Greek
1
Antalya
A city in the southern region of Turkey
0
Emine
Turkish name that means “one who is fearless and courageous”
0
Sidika
Means “truthful” in Turkish
0
Rosa
Means “noted protector” in German
0
Ankara
The capital of Turkey
0
Kiral
Means “supreme leader” in Turkish
0
Ahla
Turkish name meaning “cute and sweet”
0
Konya
A city in Turkey’s central Anatolia region
0
Hesna
Means "a beautiful woman" in Turkish
0
Alanya
A city in Turkey’s central Mediterranean coast
0
Manisa
A large city in Turkey’s Aegean region
0
Hilda
Means “protector” in Scandinavian
0
Chantal
Means “tough like a stone” in French
0
Malatya
A large city in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey
0
Alda
Means “wise” in German
0
Valentia
Means “strong” in Italian
0
Melike
Turkish name that means “the female sovereign ruler”
0
Delma
Means “noble protector” in German
0
Carla
Portuguese name that means “one who possesses strength”
0
Esana
Means “to safeguard” in Turkish
-1
Ece
Means “queen” in Turkish
-1
Kumru
Means "dove" in Turkish; good for white Anatolian Shepherds
-1
Antakya
A city in southern Turkey
-1
Minne
Means “resolute protector” in German
-1
Melda
Turkish name meaning "young and gentle"
-1
Istanbul
A major city in Turkey
-1
Tracy
Means “warrior” in French

Community Dogs With Anatolian Shepherd Names

Anna banana's name story for Anatolian Shepherd Dog Names
Anna banana
Female
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Idaho, OH

We rescued a 3 yr old Anatolian Shepherd named Athena, but my young daughter had trouble saying it, so we named her Anna Banana.