75 Italian Dog Names

Italian-themed dog names are perfect for those who love Italy.

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Buongiorno! If you’re looking for an Italian-inspired name for your new dog or puppy, you’ve come to the right place! Choosing a name for your dog or puppy is one part of the fun of welcoming home a new canine family member. Whether you are of Italian ancestry, your dog is an Italian breed or you’re just a fan of everything Italy, Italian dog names are eccellente!

Top Italian Dog Names

These Italian dog names are simply bellissimo!

  • Bella (beautiful)
  • Biscotti
  • Cannoli
  • Cappuccino
  • Dante
  • Dolce (sweet)
  • Enzo
  • Fabio
  • Ferrari
  • Gianna
  • Giuseppe
  • Guido
  • Isabella 
  • Luigi
  • Luna (moon)
  • Lupo (wolf)
  • Paisano 
  • Rocco
  • Scampi
  • Sicily
  • Siena

Tips for Choosing Italian Dog Names

Italy is a great inspiration for dog names. The romantic Italian language holds endless options. But why an Italian dog name? Maybe you yourself are Italian or have some Italian in your family tree. What better way to honor your family heritage then to give your new dog an Italian name? 

If your dog is an Italian breed or mix, it just makes sense to pay homage to your dog’s original homeland with an Italian dog name. Some examples of Italian breeds include the Bergamasco SheepdogBologneseBracco ItalianoCane Corso,Italian GreyhoundLagotto RomagnoloNeapolitan Mastiff and Spinone Italiano

Finding the perfect Italian dog name will have you singing That’s Amore! But remember—if Italian isn’t your first language, make sure you choose a name that’s easy for you to say. After all, you’ll be saying your dog’s name every day for many years to come, so you want it to roll off your tongue.

When choosing an Italian-themed dog name, the options are practically endless. To launch your name search, we’ve come up with a list of 75 popular Italian dog names. Whether you find your new dog’s name on the list below, these names are sure to get your brainstorming session started. First, let’s look at some of the top Italian dog names across all categories.

More Italian Dog Name Ideas

Looking at different lists of name ideas might help you land on the perfect Italian dog name. Consider these categories of some Italian dog name ideas:

Italian Girl Dog Names

Italian is a beautiful language, with a plethora of lovely choices for female dogs. Here are some sweet Italian dog name choices for girl dogs:

  • Amore (love)
  • Bella (beautiful)
  • Bellissimo (very beautiful)
  • Bianca (white)
  • Carina (beloved)
  • Dolce (sweet)
  • Gianna
  • Isabella 
  • Luna (moon)
  • Maria
  • Rosa
  • Sofia
  • Valentina
  • Vita (life)

Italian Boy Dog Names 

With so many Italian boy dog names to choose from, you’re certain to find on that suits your male dog perfectly. Here are just a few options:

  • Angelo
  • Bruno
  • Giacomo
  • Gino
  • Giuseppe
  • Guido
  • Luigi
  • Lupo (wolf)
  • Mario
  • Michelangelo
  • Paolo
  • Paisano 
  • Rocco
  • Romeo
  • Valentino
  • Vito

Italian Dog Names Based on Places

Italy is home to make beautiful regions and cities, many of which would make great names for a dog. Here are some Italian locales to get you started: 

  • Alessandria
  • Amalfi
  • Calabria
  • Casoria
  • Catania
  • Lazio
  • Milan
  • Naples
  • Palermo
  • Pisa
  • Pompeii
  • Sicily
  • Siena
  • Tivoli
  • Tuscany
  • Venice

Italian Dog Names Inspired by Famous Italians

Mine Italy’s many great artists, authors, explorers, car manufacturers, fashion designers and more for unique Italian dog name ideas.  

  • Armani
  • Caesar
  • Cicero
  • Dante
  • Enzo
  • Fabio
  • Ferrari
  • Galileo
  • Lamborghini
  • Leonardo
  • Marco
  • Maserati 
  • Michelangelo
  • Pavarotti
  • Polo
  • Raphael

Italian Dog Names Inspired by Food

Who doesn’t love Italian food? As it turns out, lots of Italian foods make amazing dog names. Here are just a few ideas to get you started. Molto bene!

  • Biscotti
  • Cannoli
  • Caprese
  • Cappuccino
  • Espresso
  • Gelato
  • Linguine
  • Meatball
  • Nutella
  • Pesto
  • Scampi
  • Tiramisu
  • Vino

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