Animal Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

You’ve decided to honor the animal kingdom by adopting a puppy and whether you’re aware of it or not, it is a small, but relevant form of activism. As Neil Armstrong famously said, “it’s a small step for man, but a giant leap for mankind”. And in this case, a giant step for “animalkind”. Apart from all the joy and affection your new canine friend will undoubtedly give you, you ought to be aware that we, meaning the mankind, are not alone in this world, and that we need to take care and appreciate other species as well.

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Animal Inspired Dog Name Considerations

If you have a German Shepherd or a Husky, you’re probably aware that they are frequently brought into correlation with their close relative, the wolf. There are numerous names you might consider to accentuate the relation of these two species, from the obvious ones such as Wolfie, or to foreign language words, such as the Latin word Lupus (remember the famous Latin expression Lupus in fabula?) or the French Loup. That doesn’t mean you should exclude the Spanish word Lobo, especially because it is already deeply entrenched into pop culture.

Then again, if your dog possesses a glorious mane, or his energetic and courageous character simply reminds you of the king of all animals, you can opt for a variation of names that describe the feline monarch, the mighty lion. There is a plethora of names you might consider, and besides, it is a classic in the art of dog naming, perfect for any Chow Chow, Golden or Labrador Retriever, or any pooch that has a sandy fur coat. So, choose between Leo, which is indeed a classic, Lav, the Slavic version, or Aslan, the Great Lion of the Narnia Chronicles, which is actually a Turkish word for this glorious animal.

Male Animal Inspired Dog Names

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Bear
If your dog reminds you of a fluffy bear
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Aries
If you or your dog happen to be an Aries, go for it
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Perro
Spanish word for a dog
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Spidey
If you’re into arachnids or Spider-Man
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Pooh
If you’re fond of Winnie the Pooh
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Kane
Latin word cane, means dog
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Panda
Perfect for black and white dogs
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Luan
In Albania, this is what they call their lions
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Hund
A German word for ‘dog’
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Armadillo
If you find this animal fascinating, a perfect name for a Chihuahua
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Woof
Name your dog in his own terms
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Bull
Especially convenient for a Pit Bull Terrier
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Eagle
Perfect for Beagles!
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Pas
Means dog in Croatian
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Roar
The mightiest sound in the animal kingdom
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Taurus
Inspire yourself with the stars
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Gecko
If you have an exotic breed, give it an exotic name
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Monkey
For brown, cheeky dogs
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Hippo
If your doggo likes water, this is perfect
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Lav
Means ‘lion’ in Serbian
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Tusk
For dogs that have an ivory fur coat
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Donkey
If you’re fond of Winnie the Pooh’s friend Donkey
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Mono
Spanish word for monkey
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Bjorn
Danish bear is a Bjorn
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Tiger
If you love felines as well as dogs, this is the name
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Maymun
Sounds like My moon, but actually means monkey in Turkish
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Croc
Not the slippers, the crocodile
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Viper
For agile and fast dogs
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Lupo
Wolf in Italian
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Beaver
If your dog likes to play fetch with sticks and branches

Female Animal Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Inu
Japanese word for ‘dog’, as in Shiba Inu and Akita Inu
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Foxy
For a slick, attractive canine friend
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Dove
For white dogs
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Bunny
For a small bouncy poodle
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Raven
If your dog is black as a raven
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Pika
Small rabbit-like animal, but with shorter ears
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Kitty
Sarcastic but cute
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Moo
If you find cows funny
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Piggy
Honor Miss Piggy and your chubby doggy
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Birdy
Musical name for your dog
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Chienne
How the French call a female dog
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Meda
Small, fluffy bear in Croatian
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Mishka
Small, fluffy bear in Russian
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Cadela
Female dog in Portuguese
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Zebra
Perfect if your dog has stripes
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Mousey
If your dog is little and grey
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Owl
For a watchful, patient dog
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Coco
A cute rabbit from Animal Crossing
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Queen B
Be it Beyonce or the bees, it’s a perfect name for a glamorous dog
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Dyani
A Native American word for deer
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Leoni
Common name in Germany, lioness
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Suri
French word for mouse, spelled souris
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Kedi
Means ‘cat’ in Turkish
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Zeka
Small fluffy rabbit in Serbian
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Deer
Also sounds like Dear
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Ladybug
For a cute, spotted dog
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Hula
Native American name meaning ‘eagle’
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Colibri
Means ‘hummingbird’ in Hungarian
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Flutur
Butterfly in Albanian
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Fawn
If your puppy reminds you of a baby deer

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