Botswana Dog Names

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Introduction

Maybe it's your place of birth, your heritage, or an amazing place that you once visited. Whatever your reasons, Botswana holds a dear place in the hearts of many. This little corner in Southern Africa is filled with rich culture, food, and of course, its love of animals.

In this guide, you can expect to find sixty name ideas for dogs (male and female) that are popular in Botswana. So grab a pen and notepad, and make sure to note the names that stand out to you. Pay extra attention to meanings too, you don't want to unjustly misname your beloved pet!

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Botswana Dog Name Considerations

Whenever people name their dogs, they tend to just pick a name they find adorable. And frankly, that approach can work, but it depends on the dog, and the name itself. Not every dog can pull of an adorable name like "Tiny" or "Quincy."

If you're here, reading this, then obviously you want to do more than just find an adorable name. And the fact that you're taking the time to read through name ideas chock full of history means you're willing to put in some effort to find a name that is culturally rich and diverse.

Just keep a few things in mind while you're browsing and writing down names you like. For starters, write down both male and female names, unless you already know the dog's gender. Also, make sure to write down the meanings of the names, for future reference. There's nothing worse than blindly selecting a name because it sounds good, only to find that the meaning is either insulting, or completely unrelated to the dog.

It also helps to consider the dog's breed, age, size, color, and personality traits. Some dogs are outgoing and friendly, while others tend to be more aggressive and territorial. Not every dog is the same, so the name should reflect that as much as possible.

Male Botswana Dog Names

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Nyack
"Won't give up"
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Oba
"King" or royalty
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Ochen
"One of the twins"
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Odion
"First of twins"
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Tabansi
"One who endures"
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Tadelesh
"Lucky" and fortunate
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Akanyang
"To think" or be logical
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Amogelang
"To receive or accept"
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Baboloki
"Savior"; the short form is Loki, which is also meaningful in Norse mythology
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Baruti
"Educator"; someone who teaches and informs
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Boikanyo
"Dependence"
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Boipelo
"Proud" and serious
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Dineo
"Gifts, presents"
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Fenyang
"Full of spirit"; perfect for trailblazers
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Gaone
"Of His/God"
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Godiraone
"It is God who gives or acts"
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Kabo
"Which has been given"
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Kagiso
"Peace or peaceful"
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Katlego
"Success/successful"
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Kgosiemang
"King or chief"
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Khumo
"Wealth, riches"
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Khumoetsile
"Wealth has come"
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Kopano
"United universe"
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Mmusi
"Governor or ruler"
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Modise
"Herd boy" or one who works herding animals
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Mogapi
"One who confiscates"
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Mogotsi
"The builder of fire"
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Mompati
"One who accompanies me"
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Mooketsi
"One who is increasing"
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Morapedi
"One who prays"

Female Botswana Dog Names

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Barulaganye
"They come immediately after each other"; ideal for twins
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Bontle
"Beautiful"
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Botshelo
"As valuable as life"
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Dipuo
"Talks, talkative"
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Gorata
"Having willpower"
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Gouta
"Gold, golden"
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Itumeleng
"Joy, joyful"
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Keabetswe
"We have been given"
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Kealaboga
"Thank you"
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Keeya
"Garden flower"
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Keitymetse
"I am happy, I am thankful"
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Keletso
"Wish, wishful"
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Lesedi
"Light, bright"
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Lorato
"Love, lovable"
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Motlalepula
"One who comes with rain"
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Naledi
"Star; luminescent"
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Ontlametse
"He has protected me"
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Pulafel
"Only rain"
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Segomotso
"A comfort"
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Sethunya
"To bloom"
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Tale
"Of a noble"
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Sylvanella
"Little forest"
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Tsholofelo
"Hope, hopeful"
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Tshweu
"White, pale"
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Tshegofatso
"Blessing"
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Reneilwe
"Given"
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Keneilwe
"I have been given"
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Kelebogile
"I am thankful"
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Kedobonye
"I have seen them"
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Keabetswe
"We have been given

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