Tuvalu Dog Names

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Introduction

Tuvalu, formerly the Ellice Islands, is an island country in the Pacific Ocean. Situated in Oceania, its people come from both Polynesia and Micronesia. Tuvalu is about halfway between Hawaii and Australia and has a population of a little over 10,000 people.

Because it’s not well-populated and it’s rare to come across people from the island, many of those who move away try to keep as much of their culture in their life as possible. To do so, some people start searching for Tuvalu dog names. If you are ready to adopt a dog and would love to capture some of your values in their title, then here are a few Tuvalu dog names to consider. 

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Tuvalu Dog Name Considerations

Before you get too ahead of yourself, you may see some merit and benefit in doing some research on Tuvalu, its people, and meanings surrounding it. By doing so, you are well-informed to choose some of the best Tuvalu dog names available.

Compiling information on Tuvalu can also ensure you remain culturally sensitive, one of the more important considerations. The last thing you want to do is upset people by giving your dog a Tuvalu name that’s quite insulting.

If you are bringing home a male or female dog or puppy, then your choice of name and considerations around it become quite important here too. There are some lovely feminine Tuvaluan names out there, but you wouldn’t give them to your boy dog.

Finally, consider your dog’s personality. If your pooch is chilled out and laid back, find out if there is a Tuvaluan word to encompass that. Alternatively, if your dog is full of beans and energy, then such a description in the language of Tuvalu might appeal as well.

Whenever you think about giving your dog a name from another country, it’s always important to factor in cultural nuances and research words you should and shouldn’t use. Once you finish your homework, you can then be confident you have a list of the best potential Tuvalu dog names for your new family addition. 

Male Tuvalu Dog Names

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Tuvalu
The name of the country
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Valu
Variation of Tuvalu
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Atua
Meaning almighty, part of the Tuvalu motto
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Futi
From the capital, Funafuti
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Funa
The start of the capital's name
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Iakoba
The Governor General
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Koba
A play on the Governor's name
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Enele
The Tuvaluan prime minister
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Nauru
Tuvalu is southeast of Nauru
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Alvaro
The first European to sail through
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Nui
An atoll of Tuvalu
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Alexander
The English hydrographer to offer the name Ellice
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George
Alexander's middle name
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Findlay
The last name of the English hydrographer
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Gibson
Captain Gibson declared the Ellice Islands a British Protectorate
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Captain
Of Captain Gibson
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Curacoa
Captain Gibson's boat
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Walo
Meaning eight, of eight islands
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Niutao
A reef island, part of Tuvalu
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Vaitupu
Largest atoll of Tuvalu
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Solitaria
Of La Solitaria, the original name of Niulakita
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John
A captain who passed through the islands
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Byron
Of Captain John Byron
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Mourelle
Francisco Mourelle de la Rua charted the islands first
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Arent
The second European to visit
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Rebecca
The second European's brigantine name
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Doug
Identified Niutao
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Munro
Doug's last name
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Mikhail
Russian explorer who visited Nukufetau
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Mirny
The boat Mikhail commanded

Female Tuvalu Dog Names

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Ellice
Of Ellice Islands, Tuvalu's former name
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Alice
Variation of Ellice
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Elizabeth
The Monarch
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Eliza
Short for Elizabeth, the Queen
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Liz
A nickname for the Monarch, Elizabeth
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Fenua
An island in Tuvalu
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Sakalua
An islet that became a shore camp
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Lua
Of Sakalua, the shore camp
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Curacoa
A Royal Navy boat captained by Gibson
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Emile
A trader in the Ellice group
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Fanny
Fanny, her husband, and son visited Tuvalu in the 1800s
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Janet
The boat Fanny traveled on
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Nicol
The last name of Jane, the boat
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Eila
Of the Haggin family to visit Funafuti by yacht
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Blanche
Eila's daughter
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Ano
A popular Tuvalu sport
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Margaret
Of the Princess Margaret Hospital on Funafuti Island
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Joost
Producer of Paradise Domain - Tuvalu
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Gilliane
Director of a movie about Tuvalu disappearing
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Savana
Of Savana Jones-Middleton, involved with the Disappearing Nation film
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Marble
Of Blue Marble Productions, involved with Atlantis Approaching
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Enele
Energy and spirt
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Laki
Meaning Lucky
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Leinani
Beautiful child in Polynesian
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Kalama
Meaning Karma
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Ahoeitu
Of the Polynesian God, Eithumatupua
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Huali
Bright, pure, and polished
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Rua
By the lake
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Silivia
Woman of the woods
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Kuli
Tuvalu for 'dog'

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