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

Votes Name Vote
10
Bear
If your dog reminds you of a fluffy bear
1
Panda
Perfect for black and white dogs
1
Tiger
If you love felines as well as dogs, this is the name
0
Kane
Latin word cane, means dog
-1
Eagle
Perfect for Beagles!
-1
Pooh
If you’re fond of Winnie the Pooh
-2
Tusk
For dogs that have an ivory fur coat
-3
Woof
Name your dog in his own terms
-3
Aries
If you or your dog happen to be an Aries, go for it
-3
Spidey
If you’re into arachnids or Spider-Man
-3
Luan
In Albania, this is what they call their lions
-4
Armadillo
If you find this animal fascinating, a perfect name for a Chihuahua
-4
Bull
Especially convenient for a Pit Bull Terrier
-4
Roar
The mightiest sound in the animal kingdom
-4
Gecko
If you have an exotic breed, give it an exotic name
-4
Monkey
For brown, cheeky dogs
-4
Lupo
Wolf in Italian
-6
Perro
Spanish word for a dog
-6
Taurus
Inspire yourself with the stars
-6
Hippo
If your doggo likes water, this is perfect
-7
Pas
Means dog in Croatian
-7
Lav
Means ‘lion’ in Serbian
-7
Donkey
If you’re fond of Winnie the Pooh’s friend Donkey
-7
Mono
Spanish word for monkey
-7
Bjorn
Danish bear is a Bjorn
-7
Maymun
Sounds like My moon, but actually means monkey in Turkish
-7
Croc
Not the slippers, the crocodile
-7
Viper
For agile and fast dogs
-7
Beaver
If your dog likes to play fetch with sticks and branches
-8
Hund
A German word for ‘dog’

Female Animal Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Raven
If your dog is black as a raven
5
Dove
For white dogs
4
Fawn
If your puppy reminds you of a baby deer
2
Foxy
For a slick, attractive canine friend
2
Bunny
For a small bouncy poodle
1
Kitty
Sarcastic but cute
1
Moo
If you find cows funny
1
Coco
A cute rabbit from Animal Crossing
1
Queen B
Be it Beyonce or the bees, it’s a perfect name for a glamorous dog
1
Ladybug
For a cute, spotted dog
1
Pika
Small rabbit-like animal, but with shorter ears
0
Birdy
Musical name for your dog
0
Suri
French word for mouse, spelled souris
-1
Piggy
Honor Miss Piggy and your chubby doggy
-1
Inu
Japanese word for ‘dog’, as in Shiba Inu and Akita Inu
-1
Hula
Native American name meaning ‘eagle’
-2
Mishka
Small, fluffy bear in Russian
-2
Zebra
Perfect if your dog has stripes
-2
Deer
Also sounds like Dear
-2
Colibri
Means ‘hummingbird’ in Hungarian
-3
Chienne
How the French call a female dog
-3
Meda
Small, fluffy bear in Croatian
-3
Owl
For a watchful, patient dog
-3
Dyani
A Native American word for deer
-3
Kedi
Means ‘cat’ in Turkish
-3
Zeka
Small fluffy rabbit in Serbian
-3
Flutur
Butterfly in Albanian
-4
Cadela
Female dog in Portuguese
-4
Mousey
If your dog is little and grey
-4
Leoni
Common name in Germany, lioness

Community Dogs with Animal Inspired Names

Lady fawn's name story for Animal Inspired Dog Names
Lady fawn
Female
American Stafforshire Terrier
Beachwood, NJ
Personality
Playful, Loving,cuddles Smart, intuition is Amazi

Lady"Fawn" is named after a pup I had as a kid, when my kid told me she is the runt, I've bottle fed her & her color is Fawn That was it for me I took as a sign from my Mom in heaven to get this pup before my 1kid went in USAF & other soon to be graduating HS to "fill my empty nest" I'm so Grateful to now have her as a service dog now too!

Fergus's name story for Animal Inspired Dog Names
Fergus
Male
German Shepherd
Fergus Falls, MN
Personality
Playful, loving, rowdy, ADORABLE

I was getting him and I found my birth father who told me that we'd be moving to Arizona soon. So I wanted to take a "little" piece of Fergus Falls with me!!!