Buddhist Dog Names

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Introduction

According to the Buddhist doctrine, animals are born with a Buddha nature and are enlightened, sentient beings. Of course, we can see this in how they are so carefree and joyful. In fact, all dogs, from Afghans to Zuchons, are surely feeling that Zen in their blood as they lay on their back with their eyes closed and tongue hanging out, not quite asleep but not awake either. We could all learn some Buddhism from our dogs in learning to relax, live for today, and find balance in our lives. Even if your dog is not from Asia, giving them a Buddhist name probably won’t make them feel calmer and more collected, but it sure can't hurt.

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Buddhist Dog Name Considerations

Do you have a Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Chow Chow, Pekingese, or Maltese? All of these breeds and more were seen as and treated like royalty in Asia. In fact, the Lhasa Apso was developed by Buddhist Monks in Tibet to protect the temples and monasteries, and they had their own guards to protect them. Also, the Pekingese were named Lion Dogs because they looked like the ancient lions that guarded the palaces. During the 8th century, they were treated as royal treasures and were not allowed to leave the palace. 

Or maybe your dog is just so Zenlike that you feel they deserve their own Buddhist name. When your dog is laying there with not a care in the world, you swear that your dog is deep in meditation and they certainly know how to make every day special and live in the moment. How could you not name them a Buddhist name? Not only that but dogs are the kings of forgiveness. They do not hold a grudge, and even if you hurt their feelings, they will not remember it 10 seconds from now. Your pawsome pet deserves a Buddhist name for sure, so here are some of the top choices from Wag!. 

Male Buddhist Dog Names

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Bataar
Heroic figure
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Daiji
Love and compassion
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Mu
One who is admired
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Eido
One who can do great things
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Chai Son
Mischievous boy
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Gan
The bold one
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Bankei
Ten thousand blessings
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Sing Tow
Lion dog
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Champo
He who is friendly
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Banko
Everlasting
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Jie
One who is pure
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Zhiyi
4th patriarch who taught the mutual possession of 10 worlds
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Anurak
Male angel in Thai mythology
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Jin
Bright
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Daikan
Powerful
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Kabutsu
Ancient Buddha
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Bakti
Obedient boy
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Tiryagyoni
Buddhist animal world
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Hakue
Pure blessing
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Bu
He who is a leader
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Kanshin
Open heart
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Genghis
Greatest and wise
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Jahlee
God-like
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Khin
One who is kind
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Loday
Wisdom
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Mee Noi
Little Bear
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Oktai
He who understands
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Sakda
Powerful
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Tadaaki
Faithful light
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Sovann
He who is golden

Female Buddhist Dog Names

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Karma
Destiny or fate
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Riki
One who is powerful
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Sarnai
Rose
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Pali
She who is strong
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Nandar
Rejoice or happiness
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Ohma
Linseed flower
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Karamia
Beloved peace
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Tansanee
Beautiful view
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Rochana
One who is sweet
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Gawa
Joy and happiness
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Lawan
Beautiful
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Myia
Emerald
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Chinua
Blessing from God
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Sirikit
One with qualities of a Queen
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Khun Mae
The honorable mother
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Phairoh
Pleasant
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Thang
Victorious one
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Dharma
The teaching of Buddha
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Nyein
Quiet and calm
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Malee
Flower
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Lotus Sutra
School of Buddhism
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Genji
As valuable as gold
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Pimchan
Beautiful as the moon
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Opame
Infinite light
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Kannika
Beautiful flower
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Neisui
Calming water
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Thida
Name of Goddess Sita
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Myitzu
She who is charming
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Jampa
Kindness
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Tora
Goddess of thunder

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