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

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

Female Anatolian Shepherd Dog Names

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

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