Capital City Dog Names

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Introduction

If you are a travel lover you may wish to name your new pup after one of your favorite places on the globe. Perhaps you want to name your dog after their place of origin, or after a city you hold dear to your heart. Giving your dog a name inspired by a capital city is a great way to pay homage to your love of globetrotting while bestowing your pup with an original name. Plus, each time someone asks why you chose this name for your pet, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to share your travel tales and demonstrate how worldly you are! It’s a win-win! 

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Capital City Dog Name Considerations

Naming your dog after a capital city doesn’t need to be as cut and dry as simply selecting a city and bestowing that exact name on your pup (although, there’s nothing wrong with that). You can take every aspect of the city into account when you are brainstorming names.

Consider things like historical figures from that city; books, movies, or television shows that were set there; tourist attractions, famous landmarks; festivals the city may be host to; noteworthy events that have transpired there; pop culture figures that originate from that city; a traditional food originating in that city. You may even consider fictional characters from capital cities!

The great thing about a capital city inspired name is that it can work for any size, breed, or gender of dog. Some dog breeds, like the Boston Terrier, Havanese, or Lhasa Apso are already named after their cities of origin, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow suit! It could be fun to play with the irony of naming your Havanese pup something like Paris!  As you can see, the possibilities for naming your dog after a capital city are practically endless, but here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Male Capital City Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Ulysses
A famous novel written by James Joyce; a native of Dublin, Ireland
7
Novo
For Porto-Novo, capital city of Benin
6
Vasco da Gama
Portuguese explorer who set out from the nation’s capital, Lisbon
6
Brumbie
For the Brumbies, a rugby team from Australia’s capital, Canberra
6
Atwood
In honor of famous Canadian author Margaret Atwood, of Ottawa, Canada’s capital
5
Plomo
Cerro El Plomo is an Andes mountain, and ceremonial site for the Incas, near Santiago, Chile
5
Nugget
The Denver Nuggets are an NBA team from Colorado’s capital
5
Bode
Museum named for Wilhelm von Bode, in Berlin, Germany
5
Syd
Sydney, Australia is a popular destination for people all over the world
5
Monte
In honor of Montevideo, capital of Uruguay
5
Frontenac
For the Chateau Frontenac, a famous hotel in Quebec City, the capital of Quebec, Canada
4
Berlin
Vibrant capital city of Germany; perfect for a cosmopolitan pup
3
Oslo
The capital of Norway just rolls off the tongue
2
Mayo
Plaza de Mayo is a famous square in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires
1
Buckeye
Buckeye, the mascot for The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
1
Kingston
The lively capital of Jamaica
1
Winston
Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, lived in London
1
Gonzalo
For Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, the founder of Bogotá, capital of Colombia
1
Janeiro
After Brasil’s former capital, Rio de Janeiro; current capital is Brasília
1
McFly
In honor of Marty McFly, character from Back to the Future played by Michael J. Fox, a native of Edmonton, capital of Alberta, Canada
1
Bamako
Capital city of African country of Mali
0
Fenway
Fenway Park is home of the Boston Red Sox in the Massachusetts capital
0
Salem
The capital city of Oregon; also the sarcastic cat from the show Sabrina the Teenage Witch
0
Beirut
Naming your pup for capital city of Lebanon is an offbeat choice
0
Khao San
After famous tourist destination, Khao San road in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok
-1
Juneau
The snowy capital of Alaska; a perfect name for a cold loving pup
-1
Seoul
Who doesn’t want a pet with Seoul… the capital of South Korea
-1
Thames
For the river Thames in London, England
-2
Belvedere
Popular museum in Vienna, the Austrian capital
-3
London
A blatant reference to the capital of the United Kingdom

Female Capital City Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Lutetia
Paris, France was originally called Lutetia
6
Ditan
After the famous Temple of Heaven (aka Ditan), in China’s capital, Beijing
6
Winnie
For Winnie the Pooh, the character inspired by a real-life bear named Winnipeg, after the capital of Manitoba, Canada
6
Luanda
The capital city of Angola and a pretty name for a pup
6
Lhasa
For Lhasa Apso, capital of Tibet; also a dog breed
5
Riga
The capital city of Latvia just rolls off the tongue
5
Georgia
The artsy capital Santa Fe, New Mexico features a Georgia O’Keeffe museum
5
Athena
In honor of Athens, the Greek capital
4
Angel
A cute name, in reference to the iconic Ángel de la Libertad statue in Mexico City, Mexico
4
Lurín
For the Lurín river in the Peruvian capital, Lima
4
Valetta
A beautiful name and also the capital of Malta
4
Maddy
A cute, feminine name inspired by Madison, the capital city of Wisconsin
4
Luneta
A famous park in Manila, the Philippines capital
3
Parnitha
Mount Parnitha lies to the north of Athens, Greece
3
Trinity
Trinity College is a famous institution in Dublin, Ireland
3
Helena
A classic name, and the capital city of Montana
3
Moskva
River running through Moscow, Russia’s capital
3
Khao San
After famous tourist destination, Khao San road in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok
2
Lodi
For the Lodi Gardens in New Delhi, India’s capital
2
Clavel
The teacher character from the classic children’s book Madeline, set in Paris, France
1
Victoria
In honor of Queen Victoria, who has had many cities (capital and otherwise) named after her
0
Rey
Inspired by “Reykjavik,” the capital of Iceland, a trendy travel destination
0
Salish
An homage to the Coast Salish indigenous people of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, Canada
0
Sarajevo
Capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina
-1
Lulu
Derived from Honolulu, Hawaii’s capital city
-1
Carmen
One of the districts of Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose
-2
Sophie
A classic female name, inspired by Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria
-2
Nara
Capital city of Japan’s Nara prefecture
-2
Efate
Efate, the island where Port Vila, the capital city of Vanuatu, is located
-3
Abbey
A nod to Westminster Abbey, in London, UK

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