Basque Dog Names

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Introduction

Basque is the language spoken in the Basque Country, a region that straddles between southwestern France and Northwestern Spain. The residents of this region are characterized not just by the language but also for their common culture and mutual ancestry. This language is unique and isolated - which means that it is unrelated to any other language in Europe and the world – and is spoken by less than a million individuals. Because of its individuality, clear pronunciation, and beautiful sound, the Basque language appeals to a lot of dog owners who would like to give their furbabies a special and lovely-sounding name. 

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Basque Dog Name Considerations

Picking a name for the latest addition to your household is one of the more exciting things about being a new dog owner. More often than not, furparents want to give one-of-a-kind names that match their dog's unique attributes. A clever way to give your pooch an extraordinary name is to turn to other languages for inspiration. The Basque language can be a perfect choice because it is uncommon and at the same time, sounds lovely when pronounced.

When choosing a Basque name for your pooch, you may want to make a few considerations. One of the things to take into account is the length; names with no more than two or three syllables are the optimal choice for a dog name. Some Basque names fall under this criterion but there are a few that are exceptionally long. In case you do feel like going for a lengthy name choice, be sure to have a shortened version of this name that you can use.

Another consideration before making a final choice on the name is your dog’s qualities. There are several Basque names that can match your dog’s attributes. For instance, if you have a black-coated dog, you can give them the name “Beltz”, which means “black” in Basque. 

Male Basque Dog Names

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Bolivar
Basque name meaning “mill on the shore”
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Xabat
Basque name meaning “savior”
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Lehoi
Basque name meaning “lion”
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Beltz
Means “black” in Basque; good for black-coated dogs
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Ahio
Basque name meaning “wish”
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Ander
Basque for of “Andrew”, which means “manly”
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Arkaitz
Basque name meaning “rock”
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Eder
Basque name meaning “good looking”
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Ozen
Basque name meaning “howler”
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Ganix
Basque form of “John”, which means “God is gracious”
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Zuri
Basque name meaning “white”; good for white-coated dogs
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Kerman
Basque name meaning “brother”
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Tipi
Basque name meaning “small”; good for small-sized dogs
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Yuli
Basque name meaning “youthful”
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Anker
Basque name meaning “fierce”
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Zorion
Basque name meaning “happiness”
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Gergori
Basque form of “Gregory”, which means “watchful; vigilant”
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Lagun
Basque name meaning “friend”
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Bernat
Basque form of “Bernard”, which means “bold as a bear”
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Argi
Basque name meaning “light”
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Ekaitz
Basque name meaning “storm”
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Dabi
Basque name meaning “dearly loved”
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Fermin
Basque name meaning “strong”
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Gilamu
Basque name meaning “resolute protector”
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Gau
Means “night” in Basque; good for dark-coated dogs
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Luken
Basque name meaning “bringer of light”
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Patxi
Basque name meaning “free”
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Amets
Basque name meaning “dream”
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Balio
Basque name meaning “valor”
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Ortzi
Basque name meaning "sky"

Female Basque Dog Names

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Maite
Basque name meaning “love”
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Laguna
Basque name meaning “companion”
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Alaia
Basque name meaning “joy”
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Motela
Basque name meaning “snow”; good for white-coated dogs
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Ume
Means “girl” in Basque
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Bigun
Basque name meaning “soft”
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Angelu
Basque name meaning “angel”
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Esti
"Sweet” is the meaning of this Basque name
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Izar
Basque name meaning “star”
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Lili
Means “lily” in Basque
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Otsana
Basque name meaning “she-wolf”
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Zurine
Basque name meaning “white”; good for white-coated dogs
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Maritxu
Basque name meaning “beloved”
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Alaba
Basque name meaning “daughter”
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Artizar
Basque name meaning “morning star”
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Pozne
Basque name meaning “happiness”
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Gorria
Basque name meaning “red; good for red-coated dogs
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Berezi
Basque name meaning “special”
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Arrosa
Basque name meaning “rose”
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Bitxi
Basque name meaning “gem”
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Handia
Basque name meaning “big”; good for large dog breeds
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Lerden
Basque name meaning “graceful”
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Onsa
Basque name meaning “good”
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Basa
Basque name meaning “wild”
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Neska
Basque name meaning “lass”
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Ederne
Basque name meaning “beautiful”
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Zilar
Basque name meaning “silver”
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Uda
Basque name meaning “summer”
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Pellkita
Basque name meaning “happy”
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Dorote
"Gift from God” is the meaning of this Basque name

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