Argentina Dog Names

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Introduction

Wondering what to name your dog? Well, don't look much farther than these Argentine names! This is a collection of the top 60 most popular names in the country, each of them with meanings. Lists like these are great for new dog owners who are brainstorming ideas, especially those related to different cultures, countries and regions. This can come in handy for people who may even want to name a dog based on the breed origin. Whatever the case, check out these names and make a list of the ones that stick out to you! You never know what you might find. 

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Argentina Dog Name Considerations

Whether you already have the dog at home or not, naming a new pup can be a challenging experience. It's super easy to just list off cute names and select one that has no meaning whatsoever, but that's not how everyone opts to go about the naming process. 

If you're looking for a name with a really good meaning that connects with the dog on a whole new level, then it's time to take a look through several different names. For instance, these 60 names are all super popular in Argentina. And each one has a meaning all of its own. One name may work for a dog, but it may clash with another. Ultimately, it depends what you're going for. 

You may want a name that reflects a dog's personality, appearance, or temperament. Some even opt for names that describe the dog's favorite toy.  

But of course, if you don't have the dog yet, this can be tricky. You may not have any details until you finally see the dog and take them home with you. In this case, the best thing to do is list off names that you enjoy, note their meanings, and then select from that list once you've gotten to know the dog for at least a few days. 

Male Argentina Dog Names

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Alejandro
It's a version of Alexander, which means "defender"
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Alonzo
It means "noble and ready," or "prompt"
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Antonio
The Spanish version of Anthony; it means "beyond praise"
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Belen
A strong Spanish and Palestinian in influence; it means "Bethlehem"
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Carlo
A variation of Carlos, but both mean the same thing; "free man"
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Chico
A short, affectionate term for "boy" often used to describe size of stature
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Dante
"Enduring, obstinate"; often selected because of its relation to Dante's Purgatorio
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Eduardo
It means "rich guard" and is often used for breeds like German Shepherds or other well-known guard breeds
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Dario
Fairly popular, just not as popular as some of the other names; means "maintain well"
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Don
Often used as a substitute for "sir"; means "world rule"
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Enrique
In reference to the long-lost Spanish singer; means "home ruler"
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Esteban
It's more of a Mexican name, but also used in Argentina; means "crown"
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Federico
It means "peaceful ruler"; very popular in Argentina
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Felipe
It means "lover of horses," making it the best name for dogs who live alongside horses
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Fernando
"Intelligent and brave"; a name that is highly popular, top five
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Nicholas
"Victor by the people, loved by all"
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Marcelo
"The militant"; used often, though not as often as some of the other names
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Ricardo
"Strong, brave"; very common name in Argentina, as well as the rest of Latin America
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Facundo
This name is rarely heard of outside of Argentina; "significant, eloquent"
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Walter
It's spelled the same as in English, but the ending is pronounced differently; it means "ruler of the army"
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Eric
Rarely used, but still a great option; "ruler of the law"
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Javier
Spanish spelling for Xavier; it means "new home"
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Andres
The male version of Andrea; it means "manlike, manly, brave"
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Luciano
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese; it means "lighting"
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Leonardo
Italian and Spanish; "lion, hard"
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Branko
Slavic in origin; "armor, defense"
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Alim
"Wise, learned"; Muslim in origin
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Erwin
Variant of Irwin; "boar friend, sea friend"
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Dominic
Variant of Dominick; "Lord"
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Azarel
Variant of Azarael meaning "God helps"

Female Argentina Dog Names

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Flor
It means "flower" in Spanish
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Federica
The female version of Federico; "peaceful ruler"
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Fuensanta
Very uncommon outside of Argentina; "holy fountain"
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Frida
Also popular in Mexico, due to Frida Kahlo; it means "peace"
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Gitana
The Spanish version of "gypsy"
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Ines
"Meek, Chaste"; variant of Agnes
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Lela
"Dark-haired beauty"
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Luna
"Moon"; Latin in origin
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Lupe
"Valley of the wolves"; short form of Guadalupe
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Marcia
Feminine form of Marcus; "of Mars"
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Maricruz
Often regarded as the long form of Mary; it means "Mary of the Cross"
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Mona
It translates to female monkey, but it actually has another meaning - "little noble one"
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Natalia
The Spanish form of Natalie; "Christ's birthday"
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Nieve
The Spanish word for "snow"
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Orlando
Not too popular in Argentina, but popular enough; means "famous country"
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Julieta
Variant of Julia or Julian; Roman, German, English and Spanish in origin
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Melany
"Black, dark in color"; perhaps a play on melanin, the pigment occurring in hair, skin, and eyes
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Evelyn
Derived from the Old French "aveline" meaning hazelnut
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Aldana
The combination of Alda and Ana
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Agostina
Italian form of Augustine; "worshipped, exalted"
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Paula
From the Latin Paulus, meaning "humble"
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Laura
The laurel tree has always been a symbol of honor and victory
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Ana
Variant of Anna; meaning "grace, favor"
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Mayra
Variant of Maire, a Gaelic form of Mary; "bitter"
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Candela
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
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Abril
The month April; symbolizes spring
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Dara
A Biblical descendant of Judah, known for his wisdom; it means "wise"
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Lara
Popular surname and place name; means "protection"
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Tamara
Used as a symbol for beauty and fruitfulness; "palm tree"
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Elin
Variant of Helen; means "light" or "most beautiful woman"

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