Belgian Malinois Dog Names

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Introduction

Although they are often mistaken as German Shepherds, the Belgian Malinois is unique in its own right. Originally bred in the city of Malines in Belgium, the Malinois was developed to be used as a herding dog. Nowadays, the breed are also a frequent choice for guard dogs, household companions, search and rescue, and police K-9 units. The Belgian Malinois is intelligent and has an impressive stamina, enabling it to perform a variety of agile tasks. Despite their strong body and muscular build, the Malinois is extremely sensitive and likes to be included in activities of the family. For those who want a physically-capable dog with a soft spot, the Belgian Malinois is the perfect choice.

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Belgian Malinois Dog Name Considerations

The Belgian Malinois is a lovely dog that should be given a name that is as equally lovely. One of the simplest ways to name your dog is to use its country of origin as an inspiration. The Malinois was first bred in Belgium, specifically in the city of Malines. To date, the Malinois remains to be one of the most popular breeds in its home country. Since Belgium has three official languages – Dutch, French and German, an eloquent name from any of these languages will work well for your dog. Moreover, anything that relates to Belgium and its culture may also be used as a name for a Malinois.

Another tip for naming a Belgian Malinois is to use its striking characteristics as inspiration. The Malinois is known for a short, fawn-colored coat and a black mask on their face. It has a medium-sized but strong body and build. Apart from their physical attributes, the Malinois’ personality is also characterized by high levels of energy, intelligence, protective personality and sensitivity. If your dog has certain habits or quirks, you can also use that as a good basis for a name. All these qualities can help you brainstorm for a name that is suitable for your new Belgian Malinois.

Male Belgian Malinois Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
12
Magnus
Means “great one” in Latin
9
Beau
Means “handsome” in French
4
Baz
Greek name meaning “royal”
4
Cain
Hebrew name meaning “spear”
3
Bruno
German name meaning “brown”
3
Hans
German name meaning “gift from God”
2
Klaus
Dutch variation of “Nicholas”, which means “victory of the people”
-1
Butch
Means “masculine in appearance”
-2
Marvel
Means “to wonder” in French
-2
Gunther
German name meaning “warrior”
-2
Markus
Dutch version of Mars, the Roman god of fertility
-3
Barend
Dutch name meaning “bear”
-4
Audrick
German name meaning “noble friend”
-4
Kelian
Belgian term for a small water channel
-4
Sevrin
French name meaning “restrained”
-4
Bram
Dutch form of “Abraham”
-4
Dirk
Dutch name meaning “ruler of the people”
-5
Lars
Scandinavian name meaning “victory”
-5
Amell
German name meaning “power of an eagle”
-5
Sander
Dutch form of the name “Alexander”, which means “defender of mankind”
-5
Coen
Dutch name meaning “bold advisor”
-6
Egon
German name meaning “strong with a sword”
-6
Engel
Means “angel” in German
-6
Joost
Dutch name meaning “just”
-7
Abelard
Dutch name meaning “noble”
-7
Johan
Hebrew name meaning “gift from God”
-8
Udolf
English name meaning “wealthy wolf”
-8
Floris
Dutch name meaning “prosperous”
-9
Pieter
Dutch name meaning “rock”
-11
Emo
German name meaning “serious”

Female Belgian Malinois Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
12
Belle
Means “beautiful” in French
11
Espen
Dutch name meaning “bear of God”
10
Adele
German name meaning “noble”
10
Anika
Dutch form of “Anna”, which means “grace”
10
Nadia
French name meaning “hope”
7
Analiese
German name meaning “grace”
7
Petra
German name meaning “rock”
5
Aleta
Dutch form of “Adelheid”, which means “nobility”
5
Zara
Russian name meaning “princess”
3
Bente
Dutch name meaning “brave”
3
Devi
Sanskrit name meaning “divine”
3
Anneke
Dutch name meaning “grace”
1
Marit
Scandinavian name meaning “pearl”
1
Gustel
German name meaning “noble”
0
Lara
Means “citadel” in Dutch
0
Adal
German name meaning “sweet”
0
Slania
French name meaning “health”
-1
Edda
Means “poetry” in Dutch
-1
Gunnel
German name meaning “battle maiden”
-2
Ilse
Dutch form of “Ilsa”, which means “pledged to God”
-2
Halfrida
German name meaning “peaceful heroine”; can be shortened to Hal or Frida
-3
Godiva
A brand of gourmet chocolates from Belgium
-3
Irmgard
German name meaning “war goddess”
-3
Gertrude
German name meaning “spear of strength”; can be shortened to Gertie
-3
Maud
Dutch version of “Matilda”, which means “strength in battle”
-3
Lieke
Dutch name meaning “angelic”
-4
Bruges
A city in Belgium
-4
Belvas
A famous chocolatier in Belgium
-5
Belfort
A famous tower in Belgium
-5
Mons
A city in Belgium

Community Dogs With Belgian Malinois Names

Hero's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Hero
Male
Belgian Malinois
Sissonville, WV

He was a stray. We brought him in because I got attacked on the street and he chased him off so his name is Hero.

Gambino's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Gambino
Male
Belgian Malinois
Dallas, TX
Personality
Friendly

The best dog ever

Max's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Max
Male
Belgian Malinois
New York, NY
Personality
Stubborn
Fluffy butt
Fun-loving

In Latin means greatest.

Echo's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Echo
Male
Malinois Greyhound
Iowa Park, TX
Personality
Energetic
Loving

We named her after the Jurassic world dinosaur named echo

Harley's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Harley
Male
Belgian Malinois
Waco, TX

I ride Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Bear's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Bear
Female
Belgian Malinois
Warner, NH
Personality
Protective

Strong and energetic and protective

Bear's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Bear
Female
Belgian Malinois
Warner, NH
Personality
Protective

Strong and energetic and protective

Bear's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Bear
Female
Belgian Malinois
Warner, NH
Personality
Protective

Strong and energetic and protective

Kahn's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Kahn
Male
German Shepherd
Quincy, WA
Personality
He is sweet, protective, funny, gentle, and so cut

When we got my dog, we were having a hard time naming him. Khan had gone though a lot of trouble before we got him so we wanted a name that meant something for coming out of a hard time. Khan means Leader, king, master, ruler, things like that, and my dog definitely changed and found a great home were he can live freely as a king!!!