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Latin dog names: Find some ideas for your dog's name

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Latin dog names for your puppy or dog

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Your dog will stand out with a traditional Latin name. Do you know what these Latin names mean? Read on for examples and ideas for dog names in Latin.

By Lorraine Kipling

Updated on the 25/11/2020, 16:35

Whether you are a classical scholar, or simply looking to give your dog a unique name with a traditional flair, Latin is rich with possibilities.

Latin words are in the roots of so many languages, including English, of course. This means that even if you don’t know your amo, amas, and amat, from your amamus, you will probably get a gist of the meaning of some latin female and male dog names.

How to choose a dog's name? Follow these tips to help you

We have gathered 15 examples of great Latin dog names and their meanings.

15 Latin dog names

Alva

This is a lovely name for a ‘fair haired’ dog such as a Golden Retriever.

Beatrice (also Bea)

The ‘bringer of blessings’ is a fitting name for a Shi Tzu, which is considered to be a lucky dog.

Cato

Meaning ‘knowledgeable and wise,’ this name would work for a Bloodhound.

Felix

A lighthearted name meaning ‘fortunate and happy,’ which would be appropriate for a Bichon Frise.

Fidel

A good name for a loyal Akita, since the name means ‘faithful.’

Lara

This name means ‘bright and famous,’ and would be great for an intelligent dog such as a Border Collie.

Linus

For a blonde Labradoodle (or any other blonde dog), this name means ‘with flaxen hair.’

Mabel

This name is for an ‘endearing’ Old English Sheepdog.

Magnus

A Bernese Mountain Dog could live up to a name that means ‘great one.’

Marcel

A feisty Border Terrier could be called ‘little fighter.’

Orson

With the ‘courage of a bear,’ this name would be great for a Newfoundland.

Petra

Literally, ‘rock.’ This is a name for a reliable dog such as a Doberman.

Rex

A regal name for a ‘king’ of a dog, like a Great Dane.

Rufus

A ‘red haired’ dog like a Dachshund would suit this name.

Sylvester

This is a beautiful name, meaning ‘of the forest.’ It would suit a dog that likes to run in the wild with the spirit of a worl, like the Siberian Husky.

Find out more about some great dog names in the posts below:

Need more inspiration? Check out this list of dog names for male and female