Dog Names Meaning Friendly

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Introduction

Dogs have been living side-by-side with humans for hundreds of thousands of years. People have chosen to share their lives with dogs for a number of reasons; for security, for help with disabilities or with the chores, and more frequently than any other reason, for companionship. Most dog owners prefer that their pets be at least somewhat friendly, if not towards the neighbors and their canine companions, at least towards us and the pets and people that live in our homes with us. If you are looking to show the world just how friendly your particular dog is, you can always kick start the process by giving them a nice, friendly name to be introduced with. 

Friendly Dog Names in Pop Culture

Friendly Dog Name Considerations

There are many names out there that mean friendly or friend, and there are individual words for friendly in nearly every language, giving you several options if you are wanting to give your canine a name that announces their sociable and pleasant nature to anyone that they are introduced to. A good name choice can help your dog master training and tricks more quickly, foster self-confidence, and enhance the bond between pet and pet parent, it should be easy to pronounce by all of the people who will be responsible for the dog’s training and should be a name that your dog responds quickly to. While choosing a name that means friendly already takes the dog’s personality into account, there are other ways to narrow down the field when it comes to picking a name for your specific animal. In some cases, the appearance of your dog may influence your decision, perhaps giving an edge to names like Pineapple, Canary, or Rose for a dog with a yellow-colored coat while a dog with a blue coat or blue eyes might be better suited to a name like Lapis. The dog’s heritage and your own personal interests and hobbies can also prompt you to pick one name over another, for instance the rare Native American Indian breed dog may be more likely to receive a name like Dakota while the Japanese Chin may be better suited to the name Yūjō, and the water dog that you just can’t seem to get back on dry ground may end up with the name like Kelvin or Dolphin.

Male Friendly Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Turquoise
An ancient symbol of friendship and honesty
6
Airyaman
The Persian god of friendship and healing
6
Amistós
The word for friendly in Catalan
6
Inuksuk
Rocks stacked into a human form that have come to symbolize hope and friendship to the Inuit people
6
Yūjō
A Japanese word that stands for friendliness, friendship, and fellowship
5
Buddy
Buddies are usually quite friendly with each other
5
Dakota
A Sioux name meaning friendly one or ally
5
Mithra
An Old Iranian god that ruled over light, contracts, and friendship
4
Anis
Arabic name for friendly or friend
4
Pikorua
A Maori symbol of friendship and endurance
4
Sõbralik
The Estonian word meaning friendly
4
Wamiq
An African name that means loving and friendly
3
Filikós
The Greek word for friendly
2
Dolphin
These marine mammals are known for their friendliness and helpfulness
2
Freundlich
Friendly in the German language
2
Maudud
An African name meaning attached and friendly
2
Vennlig
The Norwegian word for friendly
1
Akiiki
A name meaning friendly in Egyptian and friend in some African languages
1
Curcio
A Spanish name meaning friendly and polite
1
Pineapple
This tasty fruit is also a symbol of friendship and hospitality
1
Winthrop
A name from England that means friendly
0
Kelvin
Derived from the name of a Scottish river, believed to mean friendly river
0
Ramah
An Indonesian word that means friendly
-1
Elan
Cheyenne name that means friendly
-1
Itai
Israeli name meaning friendly
-1
Oswyn
An English name meaning divine friend
-1
Rafiq
A name meaning companion or friend in Arabic
-2
Panfilo
Italian name that means a friend to all
-2
Sparrow
In Britain the sparrow symbolized the friendship and harmony of the home
-3
Benigno
An Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese name meaning kind or friendly
-3
Mr. Rogers
Fred Rogers, the writer, producer, and star of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, is a figure of true kindness and friendliness

Female Friendly Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
5
Demeka
A French name meaning friendly
5
Ermina
A name meaning friendly in the Muslim tongue
5
Orva
An English name meaning courageous friend
5
Thuy
A name from Vietnam that means friendly
5
Tomoko
A Japanese name meaning friendly child
4
Kirafiki
A word meaning friendly in Swahili
4
Tamika
An English name meaning friendly
3
Lapis
Lapis Lazuli is considered a stone of friendship and universal truth
3
Philotes
The Greek spirit of friendship and affection
3
Rose
Yellow roses are a powerful symbol of platonic friendship
3
Sik'is
A word from the Navajo language that means friend
3
Vänlig
Swedish, meaning friendly
2
Filia
A Greek name that stands for friendship
2
Nysse
A Scandinavian name meaning friendly elf
1
Hetal
A name from India meaning friendly
1
Ivy
A symbol of fidelity, enduring friendship, and loyalty
1
Jade
The jade plant is also known as the friendship tree
1
Mesra
A Malaysian word that means intimate or friendly
1
Ruth
A name derived from the Hebrew word ru’et, meaning friend
0
Ai
A Chinese name meaning friendly or love and affection
0
Aneesa
An African name meaning friendly and of good company
0
Canary
Bright yellows, like canary yellow, are viewed as happy and friendly colors
0
Lavada
An American name meaning friendly and creative
0
Linden
A Slovenian symbol of friendship, love, and loyalty
0
Yǒushàn
The Chinese word for friendly
-1
Amika
This name means friendly in Esperanto
-1
Una
A name from Iceland meaning friend
-3
Gladwyn
A Middle-English name that means bright friend
-3
Kiku
The Japanese word for chrysanthemum, a traditional gift to friends

Community Dogs with Friendly Names