Indonesian Dog Names

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Introduction

Officially known as the Republic of Indonesia, the country is located between the Indian and Pacific oceans and is the third largest island country in the world. Indonesia includes over 13,000 islands and is home to more than 261 million people, making it the country with the world’s fourth largest population. More than half of Indonesia’s population lives in Java, which is the world’s most populated island. While the country has a large population, it also has large wilderness areas and abundant natural resources. 

A name inspired by Indonesia may be just what you are looking for as you seek a name for your new canine companion. The diversity of the country will offer a myriad of naming opportunities for you to consider. 

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Indonesian Dog Name Considerations

If you are struggling to decide on a name for your new pup, you can be tempted to throw your hands in the air and give up. It is definitely not easy to choose a name that not only seems like a fit for your pup, but is something that you like and feel you can live with for years to come. If Indonesia is a place that has meaning for you, the country may be a good place to turn to when looking for ideas. With a name inspired by Indonesia, each time you call for your new friend, you will be reminded of a place that has meaning to you. 

You may also want to consider a name inspired by Indonesia if your pup reminds you of a dog from the country or if your pooch shows an affinity for an activity that brings Indonesia to mind.

No matter the reason that you are looking to Indonesia for name possibilities, you will find that the country offers numerous possibilities for you to think about. Take a deep breath and explore the available options, choosing the one that feels right for your furry pal. 

Male Indonesian Dog Names

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Borneo
An island that is politically divided between three countries, one of which is Indonesia to the south
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Sukarno
The first president of Indonesia
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Maluku
The Maluku Islands, also known as the Moluccas, an archipelago within the Banda Sea
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Batu
An archipelago that includes 51 islands
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Banjar
A small independent city located in the east of West Java (on the border between West Java and Central Java)
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Batu
A city in Indonesia’s East Java Province
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Bogor
A city in Indonesia’s West Java Province
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Depok
A city on the southern border of Jakarta in the Greater Jakarta metropolitan region
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Tegal
A large city located in the northwest part of Central Java Province
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Yogy
For Yogyakarta, a city on the island of Java
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Tidore
A city, island and archipelago in the Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia
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Jay
For Jayapora, a city that is the provincial capital of Papua, Indonesia
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Sem
For Semarang, a city on the north coast of the island of Java
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Kasih
For Kasih Beach, which means “lovers beach”
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Tang
For Tangerang, a city in the province of Banten
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Mak
For Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi Indonesia
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Manado
A city that is the capital of the North Sulawesi province
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Palu
A city located at the mouth of the Palu River
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Tom
For Tomohon, a city in the province of North Sulawesi in central Indonesia
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Palem
For Palembang, the second largest city on Sumatra
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Ibu
For Mount Ibu, a stratovolcano at the northwest coast of Halmahera island
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Savu
For the Savu Sea, a small sea in Indonesia
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Awu
For Mount Awu, the largest volcano in the Sangihe chain, located in North Sulawesi
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Ketoprak
A traditional Indonesian food
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Brantas
For the Brantas River, the longest river in East Java, Indonesia
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Rendang
A popular Indonesia dish that is dry beef stew
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Joko
For Joko Anwar, an Indonesian filmmaker
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Ahmad
For Ahmad Dhani, an Indonesian rock musician
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Emil
For Emil Salim, an economist and former Minister of Indonesia
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Aditya
For Aditya Putra Dewa, an Indonesian football player

Female Indonesian Dog Names

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Sunda
For the Sunda Islands of Indonesia
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Java
An island in Indonesia of comparable size to England
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Jakarta
Indonesia’s capital and largest city
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Sulwesi
One of the four Greater Sunda Islands in Indonesia
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Jam
For Jambi, a province of Indonesia that is on the east coast of central Sumatra
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Bali
An island and province of Indonesia
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Madura
For Madura Island, an Indonesian island off Java’s northeastern coast
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Raja
For the Raja Ampat Islands, an archipelago made up of more than 1500 small islands, cays and shoals that surround four main islands
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Kendiri
A city on the island of Java near the Brantas River
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Sungi
For the Sungi River, located in Bali, Indonesia
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Marta
For the Martapura River, located in Borneo; a tributary of the Barito River
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Jelai
For the Jelai-Bila River, located in Kalimantan
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Lawa
For the Lawa River, a branch of the Mahakam River in eastern Borneo
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Sumatra
A large island in western Indonesia
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Bibinoi
For Bibinoi Hill, a group of volcanoes on Bacan island
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Binaiya
For Mount Binaiya, the highest point of Seram, an Indonesian island
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Hiri
A small forested island north of the island Ternate in Indonesia’s Maluku Islands
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Lewotobi
A twin volcano in the southeastern part of the island of Flores in Indonesia
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Inieri
A strovolcano in the south central part of the island of Flores
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Muna
An island in the Southwest Sulawesi province of Indonesia
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Kerinci
The highest peak in Sumatra Island
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Nasi
For Nasi Goreng, or fried rice
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Agnes
For Agnes Monica, an Indonesian singer and actress
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Betawi
For Soto Betawi, a soup made of beef or beef offal with cow milk
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Shireen
For Indonesian actress Shireen Sungkar
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Vindy
For Indonesian celebrity chef Vindy Lee
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Nia
For Nia Dinata, an Indonesia film director
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Satay
Meat skewers cooked over coals
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Siomay
Traditional steamed fish dumplings
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Gulai
Common name for curry dishes in Indonesia

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