Dog Names Meaning Black

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Introduction

A new dog in the family brings on the "name" debate: What should you call your dog's name? Sometimes if it is a personal dog you get to choose whatever you like, but a family dog is where everyone has a say and arguments can arise. 


The best way to overcome this is to first get to know your dog. He or she won't suffer if they don't have a name within five minutes of stepping inside your home. The name, "puppy" will do for now while you consider all options. 


The best way is to choose from a list of names that are based on its personality. Is your dog fit and fast on their feet? If so, a name that means action such as Frisky or Dynamo would be appropriate. But how about a dog that is inky black in color all over? How about Jet, Tar or Nerissa (Italian for black haired) for a name. This list will help you find an appropriate name for your black dog, some are quite unique but they are easy to say which means your dog will understand and get to know the sound of its name. Then it is only a matter of deciding between the family as to what is the best name. 


If you are still arguing after a day or two, everyone should write the name they love down and put it in a hat. Then draw a name out, and that is it for your lucky pooch.

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Dog Name Meaning Black Considerations

There are certain things to consider when choosing a dog's name. First, a dog's name has to be easy to say. One or two syllable names are the easiest but you don't have to stick with those. Just make sure it is easy to say and sounds sensible when combined with the commands that you will train your dog with. 



For a dog that is black in color, when selecting his name you can consider a few things. For example, do you want to give him a name meaning black which has to do with nature? In that case, maybe Ebony, for the hardwood.  Or an animal may lead you to a black name, as in Panther for the black panther. You will know what fits with your dog's character. A big, tough Rottweiler who is going to be trained as a guard dog wouldn't really suit Baby as a name (unless you consider it funny). Instead, they would suit a strong sounding name meaning black, like Makvala. A Chihuahua is more suited to a name such as Melanie, which means "dark". Put some time and thought into your dog's name and make it one you can both be proud of and happy to live with for many years to come.

Male Dog Names Meaning Black

Votes Name Vote
5
Shadow
A black shadow produced by the light of the moon
5
Phantom
A ghost who is hard to see in the dark
3
Nero
Latin for dark or black haired
3
Ninja
A covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan - they wore black robes
3
Ebony
A valuable black wood; it is a great name for a jet black dog
2
Bear
As in black bear - perfect for a large shaggy black dog
2
Knight
The black and mysterious black knight from the Middle Ages
2
Oreo
A black biscuit with cream in the middle - yum
2
Kuro
A Japanese word meaning black
1
Noir
Meaning a dark event such as a mystery or crime movie
1
Assam
An Indian province famous for its black tea
1
Zorro
A Spanish legend/hero who wore black clothing and a black mask
1
Jet
As in Jet Black of course
0
Corbin
This name means crow - like the bird the black crow
0
Pirate
After the black deeds accomplished under the pirate flag
0
Smudge
A cute name for a small active black dog
0
Bronson
Means son of a dark man
0
Darth
After Darth Vader from Star Wars fame - he loved to dress in black
0
Demon
A dark deity from the afterworld
-1
Gothic
After the Germanic people who often wear all black - it could be shortened to Goth
-1
Duggen
This name is Irish in origin and means black
-1
Omen
A dark omen is not pleasant but the name is cool regardless
-1
Pepsi
A fizzy black drink - a great name for a hyperactive black dog
-1
Charcoal
The fuel used in the popular weekend BBQ
-1
Beetle
As in a black beetle
-3
Marmite
After the black sandwich spread
-3
Tuxedo
For an elegant and well mannered dog
-3
Kerwin
Gaelic name that means little black one; ideal for a small dog
-3
Guinness
A dark Irish stout brewed in Dublin
-4
Tarmac
Usually a black tar used for the sealing - very tough and strong

Female Dog Names Meaning Black

Votes Name Vote
4
Leila
Arab word meaning as black as the night
4
Raven
Glossy black hair like the bird it is named after
3
Storm
After the dark stormy skies that warn of an impending weather event
2
Cinders
As in Cinderella and her clothing that was almost black with the soot
2
Brena
Irish for raven hair
1
Melanie
This means dark and suits a tiny black dog
1
Inky
Dark black ink that is used by artists
1
Brena
This lovely name means she with the raven hair
1
Sheba
The African Queen of Sheba who is mentioned in the Bible
1
Kahlua
A dark delicious coffee flavored liqueur from Mexico
1
Velvet
Soft black velvet - sounds like a Labrador's soft silky coat
1
Kala
In the Hindi language it means black, which is perfect for a female dog
1
Nerissa
A lovely Italian name meaning black haired
0
Blackberry
Not the phone but the delicious blackberry fruit
0
Pepper
Black pepper that will make you sneeze but is delicious on a meal
0
Dahlia
This gorgeous flower comes in a shade of black
0
Misty
Some mists can be so thick they blot out everything
0
Pango
A Maori name for black or a black out - from New Zealand
0
Latte
Strong espresso coffee that will hype anyone up
0
Kanika
Kenyan for black material - what a soft lovely name to bestow on your dog
0
Hershey
Most chocolate fans would know this delicious dark treat
0
Krasa
Which in Russia means beauty, perfect for your jet black dog
0
Cerny
A Czechoslovakian name for black
0
Morticia
The character from the TV series The Adams Family - she had long flowing black hair with a silver stripe
0
Elvira
Mistress of the dark
0
Dusk
That time of the evening when darkness takes over the sky
0
Magic
It could be black magic but more likely for a dog it would be magic to capture your heart
0
Cerin
This short and sweet Gaelic name means little dark one
0
Devaki
Indian name for black hair on a female - perfect for your dog
0
Jetta
A Latin name for jet black

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