Choosing dog names by country of origin is a good idea if you are looking for a name for your new dog or puppy.
Here is a list of dog names by country of origin.
Dog Names by Country of Origin
Countries of origin: Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan
The Afghan Hound, originally from Afghanistan, is one of the most ancient dog breeds, dated thousands of years ago, back to the Christian era.
In the 19th century, British soldiers brought this breed to England, and the breed was very popular among Britain’s upper class.
AFGHANISTAN AND INDIAN NAMES FOR AFGHAN HOUNDS
Agni, Anik, Arun, Bipin,Deep, Deo, Dip, Hira, Isha, Jaya, Kapil, Lalit, Lucky, Mitra, Nand, Padma, Prem, Rahul, Ram, Rishi,Sachin, Saral, Surya, Vipin, Yash.
Abha, Aditi, Aisha, Aiza, Arti, Bala, Devi, Devika, Gauri, Gul, Hema, Ila, Isha, Kala, Kanta, Kavita, Kumari, Laila, Lina, Malini, Maya, Nalini, Nur, Priti, Reva.
Country of origin: England
Back in the 1800s in the Valley of Aire in England, factory workers bred the Airedale terrier to be hunter of ducks and rats as well as guard dogs and companions.
ENGLISH NAMES FOR AIREDALE TERRIERS
Ace, Albie, Alfie, Alpha, Ash, Benny, Bert, Boone, Bran, Cade, Cam, Cass, Chas, Chet, Chip, Codie, Cory, Dax, Elroy, Grady, Hal, Hank, Jasper, Jaxx, Landon, Maddox, Scotty, Talon, Ward.
Abby, Ada, Alaline, Addy, Aggie, Babs, Bambi, Bea, Bee, Cass, Charis, Danna, Della, Della, Effie, Ember, Flick, Githa, Hatty, Idella, Kae, Kelia, Lena, Luna, Maudi, Titty.
Country of origin: Japan
The Akita breed dates back to early 17th century from the mountainous regions of Japan. Traditionally a hunter dog was once restricted to member of the Imperial family.
JAPANESE NAMES FOR AKITA-INUS
Arata, Daiki, Goro, Haru, Hanzo, Hinata, Hibiki, Jun, Kaito, Katsu, Kei, Ken, Kenji, Koki, Michi, Nao, Naoki, Nobu, Nori, Rin, Shin, Taiki, Yasu, Yoshie, Yuki.
Aiko, Airi, Ami, Chika, Cho, Hibiki, Kanna, Kiku, Kyo, Mami, Mayu, Midori, Mika, Mio, Reina, Riko, Saki, Sora, Suzu, Shun, Yoko, Yu, Yuki, Yuna
Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
The Basenji breed is an affectionate, alert and intelligent hunting dog from Africa.
African tribesmen admired Basenjis because they were hunters with sharp eyesight, high speed and a good sense of smell.
AFRICAN NAMES FOR BASENJIS
Anadi, Ayo,Baako, Bukar, Dumi, Chuks, Dayo, Efiro, Ekene, Itri, Jengo, Kato, Mosi, Modou, Makena, Obi, Okoro, Rudo, Simba, Sefu, Tafari, Thando, Tau, Oyibo Yao, Zuberi.
Abena, Ade, Alaba, Ayo, Bitrus, Cali, Chichi, Chidi, Chika, Ekene, Enu, Hibo, Kayin, Lulit, Makena, Nia, Thandi, Yolima, Zola, Zuri
Country of Origin Spain-Tenerife Island
The Bichon Frise is originally from Spain, on Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. They were sailing dogs and sometimes herding dogs. Later, the French developed them into lap-dogs. They are descendents from the poodle type dogs. Modern Bichon Frise have four categories: The Bichon Frise of Tenerife, the Maltese, the Havanese, and the Bolognese, often treated as separate breeds.
TENERIFIAN NAMES FOR BICHON FRISES
Aday, Abian, Afur, Artemis, Belicar, Darlos, Chedey, Jonay, Rayco, Ubay, Yeray, Yurema, Xama.
Aray, Agora,Daida, Faina, Iraya, Iballa, Isora, May, Naira, Nisa, Yurena, Xerach.
Country of origin: Germany
The Boxers, originally from Germany, are decedents from the mastiff-types and the English bulldog. Their job was to chase deers and wild boars.
GERMAN NAMES FOR BOXERS
Abe, Arno, Bert, Bonifaas, Casper, Dani, Flip, Funs, Gerd, Gust, Hans, Ivo, Karel, Lars, Lukas, Melle, Micha, Olaf, Timo.
Agnes, Anika, Anhe, Cilla, Drika, Elly, Erna, Febe, Gusta, Helga, Ilse, Jetta, Juul, Lotte, Meike, Mina, Neske, Puk, Rika.
Country of origin: Mexico
Some archaeological finds show the Chihuahua’s origin is Mexico. This breed probably descends from the Techichi, a companion dog in the Toltec civilization in Mexico.
MEXICAN NAMES FOR CHIHUAHUAS
Alejo, Amigo, Benito, Berto, Coco, Chico, Gordo, Lobo, Nacho, Oso, Paco, Pancho, Rafa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tijuana, Taco, Toro, Zorro.
Alma, Ale, Adela, Adelita, Angelita, Bebe, Frida, Fiesta, Flor, Juanita, Lola, Lupe, Maya, Nina, Nayeli, Pepa, Pepita, Rosa, Vida.
Country of origin: Wales, United Kindom
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi took its name from the medieval kingdom of Cardiganshire in Wales. Celts brought Cardigans to Wales from central Europe around 3,000 thousand years ago. Pembroke Corgis came to Britain in 1107. Cardigans and Pembrokes are separate breeds since 1934.
WELSH NAMES FOR CORGIS
Aled, Anwen, Brin, Cadi, Emyr, Glaw, Gwil, Iago, Madog, Owen, Toffy, Tomi, Tomos, Trev, Tristan, Urien, Wynn, Yale, Yorath.
Alis, Bron, Carys, Dilys, Efa, Elin, Glaw, Glynis, Gwenda, Luned, Myf, Nerys, Owena,Seen, Siwan, Tegan, Tesni, Tiwlip, Winnifred, Wynne.
Country of origin: Ireland
The Irish setter became popular in the 18th century throughout Ireland and the British Isles. This breed was probably the result of combining English setters, spaniels pointers and Gordon setters.
IRISH NAMES FOR IRISH SETTERS
Alastar, Aran, Barrie, Brady, Casey, Cian, Conan, Cowal, Declan, Felim, Finn, Flannan, Liam, Mannix, Odran, Owinn, Shea, Stiofan, Toal, Ulik.
Asling, Bevin, Cait, Eilish, Erin, Finola, Grania, Lile, Moira, Muriel, Neve, orla, Patsy, Roise, Shea, Siobhan, Sile, Sive, Tallula, Una.
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