Portugal Dog Names

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Introduction

Portugal (officially the Portuguese Republic) is located for the most part on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe and is the westernmost country of mainland Europe. Portugal’s territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, which are both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. One of the oldest European nation-states, Portugal’s territory has been settled, invaded and fought over singe prehistoric times, however the country is now considered the most peaceful in the EU. The rich history of the country as well as its beautiful landscape means that Portugal offers a myriad of naming opportunities.

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Portugal Dog Name Considerations

Struggling to choose a name for your pooch? Don’t despair! Many people find it challenging to settle on a name that feels “just right” for their new pal. As you think about what name is the best fit for your new friend, one way to come up with potential names is to take a look at places that have meaning to you. This can include places where you have lived, traveled to or hope to one day visit. After choosing a place, you can explore all that is offered within its confines, coming up with potential names as you go. From there, make a list of possibilities that you like the sound of, as well as seem suitable for your pup.  For example, if Portugal has meaning to you, take a look at its cities, rivers, mountains, and food. Peruse your list and narrow down the possibilities to those that seem to be the best fit for your dog. By considering the activities that your dog enjoys, you can further narrow down the list that you have compiled. Regardless of what has led you to look to Portugal for possible names for your pooch, you will find that the country has plenty of ideas to consider. 

Male Portugal Dog Names

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Lisbon
Portugal’s capital and largest city
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Barreiro
A town in Portugal’s Setúbal District
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Chaves
A city in north Portugal
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Elvas
A municipality in the east central part of Portugal
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Esmoriz
A city in Portugal located 16 miles south of Porto
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Faro
Portugal’s southernmost city
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Fafe
A city in northern Portugal
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Funchal
The largest city in Portugal’s Autonomous Region of Madeira
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Gondomar
A municipality in northwest Portugal
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Lagos
A municipality at the mouth of the Bensafrim River
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Loures
A city in the Portuguese Grande Lisboa Subregion
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Machico
A city located in the southeast part of the island of Madeira
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Bensafrim
For the Bensafrim River
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Montijo
A municipality in west central Portugal
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Alto
For the Alto River, a small river located in the Póvoa de Varzim Municipality
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Lamego
A city in north central Portugal
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Ovar
A city in the western part of Portugal
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Porto
Portugal’s second largest city
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Setúbal
A city in western Portugal
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Valongo
A city in the northwest part of Portugal
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Piquinho
For the Piquinho Mountain, Portugal's tallest mountain
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Ruivo
For Ruivo de Santana, a Portugal mountain
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Prado
For the Bridge of Prado in northern Portugal
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Tomar
A city in central Portugal
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Cozido
For Cozido a Portuguesa, a popular stew in Portugal
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Cedro
Pico de Cedro is Portugal’s fifth highest mountain
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Tagus
For the Tagus River, the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula
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Vasco
For Vasco de Gama, a Portuguese explorer
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José
For José Saramago, a Portuguese writer who received the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature
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Tamboril
Portuguese for monkfish, a popular food in the country

Female Portugal Dog Names

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Almada
A city on the southern margin of the Tagus River
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Alfena
A city in northwest Portugal
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Tavira
A town in southeast Portugal
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Paredes
A city in the Porto District
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Caia
For the Caia River, a tributary to the Guadiana River
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Abadia
For the Abadia River, which flows into the Alcobaca River
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Alva
For the Alva River which flows into the Mondego River
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Lima
For the Lima River, which flows westward from Spain into Portugal
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Torre
For Torre Mountain, mainland Portugal’s tallest mountain
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Maia
A municipality in northwest Portugal; a part of the Porto metropolitan area
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Mirandela
A city in northeast Portugal
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Guarda
A city in the Portugal’s Centro Region
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Leiria
A municipality in the west central part of Portugal
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Horta
A city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores
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Lagoa
A municipality in the region of Algarve
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Amadora
A city in the northwest Lisbon metropolitan area
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Amarante
A municipality in the district of Porto
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Amora
A civil parish in the municipality of Seixal
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Anadia
A municipality in west central Portugal
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Carmen
For Carmen Miranda, a singer, dancer, Broadway actress and film star born in Portugal
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Beja
A city and municipality in the Alentejo region
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Braga
A city in the northwestern district of Braga
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Fátima
A municipality in west central Portugal
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Amália
For Amália Rodrigues, a Portuguese fadista and actress
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Sofia
For Sofia Aparício a Portuguese model and actress
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Fernanda
For Fernanda Ribeiro, a long-distance runner who won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics
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Alheira
A fowl sausage that is a common dish in Portugal
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Bacalhau
Codfish, which is Portugal is a dish with the nickname “the faithful friend”
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Francesinha
Porto’s signature dish
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Cataplana
A seafood stew popular in Portugal

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