85 Spanish Dog Names

From Pablo to Carmen

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Have you just brought home a Spanish or Latin American dog breed? Maybe you're passionate about Iberian or Latino culture? We've gathered together a list of 85 popular, unique, fun and meaningful Spanish dog names.

If you're struggling for inspiration, you could find the perfect name for your new dog amongst this collection. Alternatively, it may spark an idea for a different Spanish dog name.

Top Spanish Dog Names

  • María
  • Pablo
  • Carmen
  • Manuel
  • Ana
  • José
  • Marta
  • Pepe
  • Rosa
  • Juan
  • Isabel
  • Pedro
  • Rafael
  • Magdalena
  • Sergio
  • Luna

Tips for Naming Your Dog

Don't feel under pressure to rush into naming your dog. It's much better to take your time and feel comfortable with your decision, rather than selecting something in haste and then want to change it weeks or months down the line. Changing your dog's name once they are used to it can be confusing and unsettling for them.

Try not to pick a name that is too long or difficult to pronounce, unless you're happy to use an abbreviated version. Also, don't get carried away trying to be too humorous or edgy either—remember you still have to call out this name in the park and hear it being shouted out in a crowded vets waiting room.

Spanish Dog Names Inspired By Their Temperament or Appearance

Getting to know your dog's characteristics and temperament can provide name inspiration. Do they have any distinguishing features that make them stand out, are they very gentle natured? Perhaps they have a very distinct personality? Selecting a term that reflects specific traits in Spanish can be a sweet and sometimes humorous choice. Below are a few ideas.

  • Blanco/a (for a white dog)
  • Alma (meaning heart or soul)
  • Lobo (meaning wolf - could suit Huskies)
  • Zorro (meaning fox - perfect for Spitz-type dogs)
  • Mullido/a (meaning fluffy)
  • Pequeño/a (meaning little)
  • Dulce (meaning sweet)
  • Feliz (meaning happy)
  • Lindo/a (meaning cute)
  • Tonto/a (meaning silly)

Famous Figure Inspired Spanish Dog Names

Are you a big fan of a particular Spanish celebrity, artist, author or another high profile figure? We have listed a few famous figures from over the years in Spain to get the ball rolling.

  • Antonio (Banderas)
  • Penélope (Cruz)
  • Javier (Bardem)
  • Paz (Vega)
  • Picasso
  • Isabella (Queen of Castille)
  • Enrique (Iglesias)
  • Carlos (Santana)
  • Salvador (Dali)
  • Joaquín (Cortés)

Culturally Inspired Spanish Dog Names

Spanish culture can offer up lots of ideas for doggy names. From iconic landmarks to characters from novels or films, to your favorite Spanish drink. There are endless possibilities, and we have made a few suggestions below.

  • Sangria (a famous Spanish punch)
  • Cuto (a famous comic book character)
  • Sancho (Panza, a main character from the novel Don Quixote)
  • Dulcinea (Don Quixote's love interest)
  • Gasparilla (an infamous Spanish Pirate)
  • Rioja (a common type of Spanish wine)
  • Carnation (the national flower of Spain)
  • Zipi or Zape (iconic comic book characters)
  • Amigo (meaning friend)
  • Bruto (the name of one of Isabella the Queen of Castile's favorite dogs)

Food-Inspired Spanish Dog Names

Naming your dog after one of your favorite foods isn't uncommon. You'll undoubtedly have come across a few Cookies, Peppers and Honeys. Here are a few Spanish food-inspired options that could work as a cute name.

  • Empanada
  • Churros
  • Tortilla
  • Gazpacho
  • Paella
  • Patatas
  • Hierba
  • Croquetas
  • Gamba (meaning prawn)
  • Sabroso/a (meaning tasty)
  • Chorizo
  • Jamon

More Spanish Male Dog Names

If none of the male Spanish dog names listed at the start of this article appealed to you, here are a few more for your consideration.

  • Jorge
  • Benito
  • Bruno
  • Cecilio
  • Quito
  • Yoyi
  • Dante
  • Donato
  • Maximiliano
  • Gonzalo
  • Paco
  • Lorenzo
  • Diego
  • Chico

More Spanish Female Dog Names

If names like Carmen and Maria feel like too obvious a choice for a girl's Spanish name, here are a few less common choices for you to consider for your dog.

  • Mila (Milagros)
  • Ramona
  • Isadora
  • Isla
  • Laia
  • Pilar
  • Mariposa
  • Catalina
  • Carmela
  • Teresa
  • Matilda
  • Esperanza
  • Valentina

Other Dog Name Ideas

If none of the names on this list have you convinced, why not check out these other dog name listicles: