Exotic Dog Names

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Introduction

When we say exotic, we mean: strikingly, excitingly, or mysteriously different or unusual (according to Merriam Webster). Who wouldn’t want such a name for their poochikens? After all, they lend excitement to our lives. Each one of our pups has their different, unique characters, are striking to us and bring love and joy to us. But most of all, when we just get them, they are a wonderful mystery. We don’t know what they will turn out to be, character wise. We found the names, all you have to do is choose the most strikingly unusual one. If you can!

Exotic Dog Name Considerations

Exotic Dog Name Considerations

Who does not want an exotic name for their beloved pet? But this can be daunting, where do you even start? There are many exotic things we can consider, but this really depends on your view of exotic. To someone accustomed to one culture or another, something from that culture will not be seen as exotic. We looked at different origins, from languages and cultures, to classic literature and mythological creatures. Characters that inspire some traits, like fierce loyalty, sneaky villainy or ridiculous stubbornness are also sprinkled in the mix. There are words that inspire exotic feelings (check out the “fragrance of the ocean” for instance). Also, words that we as dog owners can relate to, like 'loved’ ‘cherished’ and 'blessed'. From the ethereal to the mysterious, from the fierce and fiery to the docile and lazy, we found inspired names of characters, era words, and exotic origins. Some of these names are even just a word for the color of your dog. So we sifted through all the funny sounding and the really austere, to leave you with the pronounceable and eloquent. All you need to do now is scroll, consider, pronounce and decide. Now let’s have fun!

Male Exotic Dog Names

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Dante
An ancient boy name and famous classical writer that lived between 1265 - 1321
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Diones
A shortened form of Dionysus, the mythological god of debauchery (steals your shoes?)
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Orin
Celtic for ‘white’
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Kenji
Second son, intelligent, strong and vigorous - borrowed from Japanese
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Laszlo
One who rules with glory - Hungarian origin
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Bredon
Celtic for sword
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Chamwri
A play on Chachamwri the mythical helper for Arthur (Celtic)
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Eghan
Meaning ‘little fiery one’ - Celtic origin; also the name of Ghanaian soccer wonderkid, Shadrach Eghan
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Zalko
According to the Urban Dictionary means ‘one who mingles’ so, a sociable or interactive one
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Owyn
Celtic for little fighter
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Coen
Aboriginal for ‘experienced advisor’, but the name sounds pretty cool (pronounced ‘koon’)
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Kolya
Slavic for ‘victorious warrior’
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Abahu
Aramaic for ‘the Lord is my father’
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Egeus
The catalyst from Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream is the character who tries to prevent his daughter, Hermia, from marrying her true love
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Lysander
Also from “A Midsummer Night's Dream” the man of Hermia’s dreams
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Theseus
The owner of the ‘musical pack of dogs in Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
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Atticus
From “To Kill a Mockingbird”, the father of Scout
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Alceste
Encompasses the idea of bravery, prowess and strength, from Greek origin
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Briley
Noble and strong, English origin
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Huckle
A play on Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer)
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Sawyer
From Tom Sawyer
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Othello
The protagonist hero from Shakespeare's play
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Iago
From Shakespeare's “Othello” - the villain of the play
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Mercutio
From Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet”
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Tybalt F
From “Romeo and Juliet”; he is on the Capulet’s side, Juliet’s cousin
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Benvolio
From “Romeo and Juliet”; Romeo’s cousin and thoughtful friend
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Balthasar
From “Romeo and Juliet”; Romeo’s dedicated & loyal servant
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Marlow
Protagonist in Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness"
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Wiglaf
The kinsman who helps Beowulf fight in the first dragon scene
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Amias
Latin for ‘loved’

Female Exotic Dog Names

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Abella
Meaning “breath” in French
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Airlia
Meaning ethereal in Greek, so think petite and dainty
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Allegra
Which means joy in Latin, very appropriate!
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Imani
Kiswahli for ‘faith’
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Kali
‘Pure’ or ‘energetic’, depending on whether you want to lend from Greek or African origins
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Maile
A Hawaiian vine, also very mysterious sounding
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Aife
Mythical woman warrior of great beauty - Celtic origin
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Aithne
Celtic for fire
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Putri
Indonesian for Princess
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Sabra
Related to the Arabic word ‘Sabr’ meaning ‘patience’ or ‘perseverance’
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Emrys
Meaning ‘immortal’ - Celtic origin
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Svana
Icelandic for ‘swan’
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Umika
Japanese for ‘fragrance of the ocean’
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Zaliki
Egyptian for well born
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Ziva
Of Hebrew origin meaning ‘brilliance’
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Quenby
This is Swedish for ‘womanly’ - queenly, if you want
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Neema
Swahili for born in prosperity; denotes the idea of being idle or lazy, according to the Urban Dictionary
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Zaliyah
Is one that is stubborn in the Urban Dictionary
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Fiacra
Meaning ‘eagle’ in Celtic
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Zaloe
Just a fun name!
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Zakira
A play on Shakira and Arabic for remember’
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Kiah
Of African or aboriginal origin and means ‘God is strength’
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Adlai
Is Aramaic, and means ‘Refuge of God’ - Good name for a rescue?
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Alcestis
The strong minded woman who gave her life for that of her husband in Greek classical literature
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Hermia
From Shakespeare's ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
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Brielle
Is a contemporary name and means “God is might” and has a possible French origin
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Adara
Noble, exalted, beautiful and chaste - all in one word; from Hebrew origin
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Ahava
Hebrew and carries the meaning of a 'cherished one'
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Elysia
Greek for ‘blessed home’
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Éire
Meaning Ireland in Celtic times - also sounds dainty and ladylike

Community Dogs With Exotic Names

Keeva's name story for Exotic Dog Names
Keeva
Female
Rottweiler
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It is an Irish name meaning beauty, gentleness, and beauty.

Avagadril's name story for Exotic Dog Names
Avagadril
Male
Pit Bull
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