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Introduction

Iceland is a Nordic island country located in the North Atlantic. With a population of 348,580 and an area of 40,000 square miles, it is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital of Iceland is also its largest city, Reykjavík. The city and its surrounding areas are where over two-thirds of the country’s population reside. While the country has a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle, Iceland has a temperate climate.

As you search for a name for you new pup, take a look at Iceland. While the country does not have a large population, it has plenty to offer as far as unique naming opportunities. 

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Icelandic Dog Name Considerations

Struggling to settle on just the right name for your new canine companion? Many people find choosing a name to be difficult. If you are having a hard time, a good way to get started is to think of things that are important to you and then explore them. This includes places. Consider places that have meaning for you; perhaps you have lived there, visited or hope to check the place out some day. Once you have a place in mind, take a closer look at it. Explore all that the place has to offer, its food and attractions - even consider the people who are from there. Then, make a list of things within the place that could make a good name for your pup. From there you can consider which option best suits your dog, while bringing the place to mind.

Let’s say, for example, you have strong feelings about Iceland. Considering all of the beauty and uniqueness the country, you will likely find a myriad of naming opportunities. You may also look to Iceland for name ideas if your new pal is an Icelandic Sheepdog, a breed from the country. Taking a look at Iceland is sure to offer you numerous options to consider when seeking a name for your new companion.

Male Icelandic Dog Names

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Rey
For Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland
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Kópavogur
Iceland’s second largest city
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Keflavik
A town in southwest Iceland
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Mosfellsbaer
An Iceland town about 12 kilometers east of the capital
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Grindavik
A fishing town on Iceland’s southern peninsula
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Esjan
For Esjan, a volcanic mountain range, which is located in southwest Iceland
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Hengil
A volcano in southwest Iceland
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Selfoss
A town in southern Iceland that is a part of the municipality of Árborg
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Borgarnes
An Iceland town on a Peninsula
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Glymur
For Glymur Waterfall, Iceland’s second highest waterfall
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Sog
A river in Iceland
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Kirkjufell
For Kirkjufell, a mountain on the north coast of the Snaefellsnes peninsula in Iceland
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Thingvellir
For Thingvellir National Park in Southern Iceland
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Puffin
More than half of the world’s population of the Atlantic Puffin breeds are in Iceland
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Dyn
For Dynjandi Waterfall; dynjandi means “thunderous” in Icelandic
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Gull
For Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland
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Gunnar
For Gunnar Hansen, an actor born in Iceland
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Skyr
A cultured dairy product similar to yogurt created in Iceland
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Foss
For Godafoss Waterfall; in Icelandic means “waterfall of the gods”
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Ofaeru
For Ofaerufoss Waterfall, located in the Eldgjá chasm
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Blue
For Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in Iceland
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Magnus
For Magnus Scheving, a TV producer born in Iceland
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Jon
For Jon Gustafsson, a filmmaker born in Iceland
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Bjarni
For Bjarni Jónsson, a mathematician from Iceland
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Kari
For Kari Kristjansson, an Icelandic handball player
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Geyser
As a result of the volcanic activity under the surface in Iceland, you can see geysers throughout the country
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Breidavik
For Breidavik Beach, considered Iceland’s most beautiful beach
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Dill
Considered the best and most exclusive restaurant in Iceland
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Myvatn
A shallow lake in northern Myvatn

Female Icelandic Dog Names

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Bjarni
For Bjarni Tryggvason, an astronaut born in Iceland
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Akureyri
Located in northern Iceland; the second largest urban area in the country
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Akranes
A port town on Iceland’s west coast
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Selja
For Seljalandfoss Waterfall, located in the south region of the country
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Skóga
For Skogafoss Waterfall, located on the Skógá River
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Arndís
For Arndís Halla, an Icelandic opera singer
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Snorri
For Snorri Hjartarson, an Icelandic poet
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Bjork
For the pop singer from Iceland
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Detti
For Dettifoss Waterfall in northeast Iceland, thought to be the most powerfull waterfall in Europe
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Aldey
For Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall, located in the Highlands region of Iceland
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Katla
A large volcano in southern Iceland
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Pipp
Pipp’s chocolate covered black licorice; a popular treat in Iceland
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Hai
For Haifoss Waterfall, the second tallest waterfall in Iceland
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Laki
A volcanic fissure in southern Iceland
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Krafla
A caldera in north Iceland
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Fossá
The Fossá River is also known as “the river of the waterfalls”
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Hekla
A stratovolcano in southern Iceland
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Hvitá
For the Hvitá River, found in the highlands of Iceland
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Krossá
For the Krossá River, a tributary of the Markarfijót
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Tungnaá
For the Tungnaá River, located in the southern highlands of Iceland
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Gierá
A river in north Iceland that originates from glaciers
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Askja
A caldera in a remote part of Iceland’s central highlands
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Baula
A mountain in Iceland with a reddish hue
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Hábunga
The highest point of Esjan Mountain
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Anita
For Anita Briem, an actress from Iceland
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Sha-ri
For Sha-ri Pendleton, a former world class hurdler and javelin thrower who was born in Iceland
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Svava
For Svava Jakobsdóttir, one of Iceland’s foremost 20th century authors and feminist politicians
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Svala
An Icelandic pop-singer and songwriter
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Soley
A folk singer from Iceland

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