Dog Names Meaning Joy

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Introduction

Dogs share in our lives in many ways; they help us with the chores, remind us to get our exercise, and sometimes guard our possessions or our lives. One thing that every dog is able to provide, regardless of its age, size, or breed, is the joy of the unconditional love that they give to us. When we get a new pet one of the first privileges we often have is choosing a new name for them and many people choose a name that illustrates how we feel about our dogs or how they make us feel. If you are looking for a name that reflects the joy that your pet gives to you, this list of joyful names is a good place to start.

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Choosing a name for our new pet can be a fun experience, but it is also an important task and some practical considerations should be taken. A name that is able to be pronounced easily by each of the members of the household will be less confusing to the canine, and a name that your specific dog is able to clearly understand and respond to will help to prevent hindrances to the effectiveness and speed of bonding and training. Many pet parents love to share the humor and joy that our dogs bring into their lives and this desire may lead some to choose a name that means joy or joyful. There are several ways to narrow down the long list of joyful names in order to pinpoint exactly the right one for your canine companion. The dog’s appearance may help to influence the decision, so a white or cream color dog may be dubbed Gardenia and a red-coated dog given the moniker Lantern, as well as their history and breed. Cayo may be the perfect name for a Welsh Terrier or a Spanish Mastiff while an Oriental breed like a Pekingese, Shibu Inu, or Japanese Chin may find a better fit in names like Hsi-Shen or Kiku. Some people may also pick a name that aligns with their other interests, such as the botanist who chooses names like Delphi or Crocus, or the Bible student who prefers names along the lines of Rinnah or Sardis. Whichever name you to choose from this list, it's sure to make you smile. 

Male Dog Names Meaning Joy

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Alair
A name meaning cheerful, joyful, and precious in Latin and Old Germanic
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Ayo
An African name meaning joy
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Bes
This name, meaning brings joy, is also the name of a powerful dwarf god of Egyptian mythology
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Cayo
A Welsh and Spanish name meaning rejoice, derived from the Roman family name Caius
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Dayo
A name from Yoruba meaning joy arrives
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Delphi
A shortened form for delphinium, a flowering plant that symbolizes levity, fun, and joy
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Gamhard
Old German name meaning joyful and strong
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Gazmend
A name from Albania meaning joy
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Gil
This name means shield of goatskin in Spain and Portugal and pledge bright in England, but in Hebrew it means joy
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Hilario
Spanish and Portuguese name derived from either the Latin hilarius or the Greek hilarios, both meaning joyful and happy
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Hillar
The Estonian form of either the Latin hilarius or the Greek hilarios, both meaning joyful and happy
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Hsi-shen
A Chinese god of joy
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Ilariy
Russian form of either the Latin hilarius or the Greek hilarios, both meaning joyful and happy
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Júhuā
The word for chrysanthemum in China, where it symbolizes joy, is used medicinally, and is eaten in salads
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Kayode
A name from Yoruba meaning he brought joy
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Lantern
The red lantern is a sign of joy and good fortune in China
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Marnin
A Hebrew name that means one who creates joy
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Merry
A synonym of the word joy, often used around Christmas time
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Mirth
A word meaning joy and amusement
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Nanda
This name, given to the mythological head of the Gopas and step-father to Krishna
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Oron
A name meaning light and joy from Hebrew origin
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Pramod
A name meaning joy in Hindi
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Radost
The word joy in Bosnian, Croatian, and Czech
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Rinnah
This Hebrew name means shouting for joy; also the name of a descendant of Judah in the Bible
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Sardis
A Biblical name that means prince of joy
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Siamak
A name meaning bringer of joy and great emperor in Persia
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Tayten
An African-American name meaning beautiful joy
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Thabo
A common name for both males and females in South Africa meaning happiness and joy
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Vinod
This is a Hindi name that means happiness, joy, and pleasure, but is sometimes seen as more hedonistic
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Zorion
A name from Portugal meaning happy and full of joy

Female Dog Names Meaning Joy

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Alaia
A Basque name meaning joy
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Alisa
While this name means noble sort in English, Spanish, and Russian, but it means joy in Hebrew
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Bliss
A word that is defined perfect happiness and great joy
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Blithe
A word that means happy or joyous
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Chara
A Greek name meaning joyful
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Crocus
A flower that is representative of youthful joy and love
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Egzona
A name meaning enjoyment in Albanian
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Ellery
An English name meaning joyful and happy
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Etsuko
This name means joy child in Japan
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Farah
An Arabic name that means joy
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Frayda
A name from the Yiddish language which means joy
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Fruzsina
A name from Hungary that means joy and mirth
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Gardenia
This flower is a symbol of secret love and joy
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Gila
The feminine form of the Hebrew name Gil, meaning joy
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Hani
A Hawaiian name meaning joyful
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Hathor
The Egyptian goddess of joy, love, motherhood, and dancing
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Hilaria
Feminine form of the Latin word hilarius, meaning joyful and happy
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Joy
Feelings of great pleasure and happiness, and the central theme of this list
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Joyce
An English name meaning cheerful, joyful, and merry
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Kiku
The Japanese name for chrysanthemum, a flower symbolizing happiness that is featured on the Emperor's crest and official seal
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Lethabo
A common name for both males and females in South Africa meaning happiness and joy
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Olina
A Hawaiian name meaning joyous
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Radojka
A Serbian name that means joy
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Rona
A name that means joy in Hebrew
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Rose
Pink roses as well as combinations of yellow and red are symbolic of the joy of life
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Salida
An Old German name that means joy
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Samkhat
The Babylonian goddess of joy and pleasure
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Simza
A name that means joy in Romani, believed to be adopted from a Hebrew name, Simcha
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Tatum
An Old English name meaning cheerful bringer of joy
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Zelda
Either the shortened form of Griselda, meaning gray battle maid, or the Yiddish form of Salida, meaning happiness and joy

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