Spice Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Whenever we hear the word "spice" the first thing that most likely comes to mind is cooking. Spices have been used for as long as we can remember to make foods unique and flavorful and there is quite an extensive list of different variations. While a love of the culinary arts may be the most obvious reason for naming a dog after a spice, other forms of inspiration can come from the dog's coloring and personality. Or perhaps you, the owner, just really love to put something like Cinnamon on everything; thus, you name your dog Cinnamon. No matter what reasoning may be behind a spice chosen title, we are sure that it is going to be delightfully perfect in every way!

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Spice Inspired Dog Name Considerations

If you are looking for a wide variety of names that can work for dogs of all shapes, colors, and sizes, then you have come to the right place. Thanks to the wide variety of different spices in the world, there are so many great options that range from subtle to pungent and spicy to sweet. Because of this, whether you decide to name your dog based on his appearance of his personality, a spice name can provide you with options for both sides of the spectrum. You might have a gorgeous chocolate Lab who is just as sweet as can be, so you decide to name her Anise after the Star Anise spice due to her coloring. That same name can be used for a dog that may not have the same coloring, but tends to have a very confident personality that almost borders on overbearing. No matter how you choose to interpret the name, Anise is beautiful and very unique.  

Another great example for a spice named dog would be Pepper. This name would be perfect for a pied dog or one who has a super upbeat and energetic personality. If you are the type of person that tends to see Pepper as the more toned down companion of Salt, you might even decide that the name Pepper is perfect for a more laid-back and even-keeled dog, perhaps older and with a bit of white showing throughout his black fur. 

Male Spice Inspired Dog Names

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Tartar
Cream of Tartar is usually gathered from wine making and is used as a stabilizer in cooking
4
Cubeb
An exotic spice that is similar to pepper and frequently used as a substitute
4
Seasame
Actually one of the most ancient seed spices used today
4
Sumac
A deep red spice that is almost purple
4
Wasabi
Has an intense heat wave that is aggravating at first, but then dies off quickly
4
Cumin
Very earthy with a pretty tan color and a strong aroma
4
Fennel
The ground fennel seed has a grassy, sweet flavor that tastes like licorice
3
Arrow
Short for Arrowroot which is used for a base in things such as sauces and gravies
3
Dill
Smells similar to caraway, but has a very clean and strong smell like anise
3
Fenugreek
A caramel colored seed that, once ground, has a strong and spicy smell with hints of butterscotch and a sweet nut
3
Bay
Very mild and used to flavor soups or roasts
2
Celery
The smallest of all seeds to be used for seasoning
2
Tomatillo
Used in Mexican dishes, primarily sauces, and has a slightly sour flavor
2
Agar
Taken from seaweed and used as a gelling agent
2
Aleppo
A fruit chilly flake with a pretty, deep red color
2
Chervil
Similar to parsley in appearance but smells and tastes more like anise
1
Allspice
Discovered in Jamaica by Columbus while he was visiting the New World for the second time
1
Amchur
A spice made from dried mangos
1
Caraway
Grown for its seeds which are used in baking and offers a licorice flavor
1
Coriander
The plant for this seed is Cilantro
1
Chili
Short for chili powder which is made from ground chilies
0
Peppercorn
Considered the King of spice and is slightly hot with a bit of a bite and very subtle sweetness
0
Molasses
Granulated molasses is a natural sweetener that is taken from ripe sugar cane
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Mustard
Thought to have first been cultivated in the year 3,000 B.C. from India
0
Turmeric
Ranges in color from yellow, deep orange, and brown
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Basil
Possesses a sweet and earthy flavor
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Coconut
Shredded, unsweetened coconut is used for spicing up all kinds of different baking recipes
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Tamarind
Highly concentrated spice that has a sour, yet sweet, flavor
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Mace
Comes from the same tree as nutmeg and is actually a very thin covering that is found laced over the nutmeg seed
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Sichuan
Also known as Chinese Pepper

Female Spice Inspired Dog Names

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Poppy
These seeds are taken from the Poppy flower and have a nutty flavor
6
Morita
The Morita chipotle pepper is a pretty red color and has a moderate heat level
5
Lemon
Lemon peel is dehydrated, becoming brown in color, and is then used in baking
5
Nigella
Also known as Black Caraway Seed
5
Sugar
Besides baking, brown sugar is also frequently used in flavoring meats
4
Cinnamon
Lovely brown color with a spicy note
4
Honey
Granulated honey is used in rub blends and is a subtle yellow hue
4
Nutmeg
Has a piney aroma with a spicy and sweet flavor that is similar to clove
4
Piri
Short for the Piri-Piri Chili Peppers which are also known as African Red Devil due to their high heat level
4
Licorice
Dried licorice root is very sweet and pungent
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Tangerine
The peel of the Tangerine, like the lemon, is dehydrated and becomes a lovely light orange color
3
Oregano
A Greek seasoning that has a very bright and sweet flavor with a hint of lemon
3
Cassia
Unopened flowers of the cassia, or cinnamon, tree that have an earthy and floral taste with a hint of cinnamon
2
Ginger
Spicy and pungent with a very light, tan color
2
Star
Short for Star Anise, which is similar to Anise seed, but more pungent
2
Marjoram
Sweet smelling with a hint of fruit flavoring
2
Cocoa
Although not traditionally thought of as a spice, the cocoa seed deserves to be thought of as one due to it's aromatic, medicinal, and flavorful properties
1
Anise
Has a licorice smell with a fruity taste
1
Clove
Harvested from the clove tree's buds
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Aji
A golden yellow powder created with the Aji Amarillo Peruvian Chile
0
Juniper
The berries of the Juniper plant are dried and ground, and were initially used for medicinal purposes
0
Sage
Once it was believed that the healing properties of sage were so strong they could bring someone back to life
0
Thyme
Has a very hearty taste with lot of versatility
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Saffron
Gorgeous dark red color and considered the world's most expensive spice
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Vanilla
The vanilla bean is used for flavoring sweet foods
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Tarragon
A French spice with a bittersweet flavor
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Tellicherry
A small pepper from the Malabar Coast in India
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Maple
Maple sugar is made from Wisconsin maple sap and significantly more sweet than cane sugar
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Epazote
Similar to that or oregano and fennel, with a minty and pine aroma
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Rosemary
Ground from rosemary needles and extremely potent

Community Dogs with Spice Inspired Names

Ginger
Female
Basenji
Portland, OR
Personality
Smart
Sweet

She's GINGER color