Looking for best dog names?

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Shuffling through the best dog names to arrive at one is perhaps the cutest responsibility you may have as a pet parent.

Adopting a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, sure it comes with great responsibilities, perhaps the first of them – choosing from a list of best dog names for your forever buddy.

Tips for choosing your dog’s name

  1. Choose a Name That Ends With a Vowel – Dogs distinguish frequency ranges at a much higher level than we do. With a vowel name, it’s really easy to get their attention.
  2. Dogs Prefer ‘Short’ Sounds so a short name suits them more. Also worth noting is that names eventually get trimmed, Kaalicharan becomes Kaali.
  3. Try not to name your dog after controversial figures – what did the doggo do to deserve the infamy? So Hitler, Kim Jong, and Osama are outta contention.
  4. Test out your favourite choices with your dog to see which one he prefers.
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Best dog names

The rich sense of smells and sounds apart, the most gifted of our canine friends have a vocabulary of about 300 odd words. This set contains everything – toys, treatstrains and you. Yet there is a sound to which dogs’ ears are best attuned, that of their name.

Indian dog names for that adorable desi dog you’ve adopted

  1. Nirvana (meaning: a transcendent state in which one is released from the cycle of death and rebirth.)
  2. Karma (meaning: the result of one’s actions)
  3. Mowgli or Baloo (Jungle Book, anyone?)
  4. Amaya (meaning: innocent)
  5. Falgun (meaning: spring season)
  6. Yogi (for all those yoga practitioners)
  7. Babu (Because why should only boyfriends have this moniker?)
  8. Gabru (meaning: youthful)
  9. Pihu (meaning: the sound of birds chirping)
  10. Malang (meaning: nomad)
  11. Sheru (meaning: affectionate slang for ‘lion’)
  12. Batuk (meaning: Boy)
  13. Chinnu (meaning: Spontaneous)
  14. Gauri (meaning: white)
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s dog is named ‘Shanouk’ which means ‘Gentle warm breeze during a cold morning’.

Dog names in Tamil (male)

Aamod – Pleasure
Abheek – Fearless
Adhiraj – King
Anbu – Love
Azhagu – Beautiful
Chinna – Small
Etash – Luminous
Hrishi – Pleasure
Kairav – White lotus
Mani – A jewel
Munna – Sweet
Muthu – Pearl
Nani – Beauty
Nikash – Horizon
Raja – King
Selvam – Wealth
Shamak – Peacemaker
Surya – Sun
Vallabh – Beloved
Vetri – Victory
Vettri – Brave

Dog names in Tamil (female)

Alekhya – Painting
Amolika – Priceless
Amulya – Invaluable
Anjika – Blessed
Avani – Earth
Bhagya – Lucky
Deepa – Light
Deleena – Good looking
Divya – Divine
Ganika – Flower
Gaurika – Pretty young girl
Grishma – Warmth
Hemakshi – Golden eyes
Imai – Eyelash
Kanaka – Gold
Kashika – The shining one
Kimaya – Divine
Kutty – Small girl
Manasvi – Intelligent
Manika – Jewel
Nila – Moon
Nirvi – Bliss
Nitha – Loyal, grace
Romila – Heartfelt
Rupa – Beautiful
Sachi – Grace
Sathya – Truth
Tasha – Birth
Yamini – Light

Popular pet names inspired by pop culture

  1. Arya and Ghost (Game of Thrones)
  2. Keanu (after Keanu Reeves – the nicest man in Hollywood)
  3. GaGa (You guessed who)
  4. Loki and Thor (The Avengers)
  5. Rock (Wrestler turned actor The Rock)
  6. Kim (Kardashian)
  7. Mocha and Oreo (food inspired)
  8. Snoopy (Peanuts)
  9. Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
  10. Nairobi and Professor (Money Heist)

Popular Male Dog names

  1. Boomer
  2. Buddy
  3. Caesar
  4. Charlie
  5. Cooper
  6. Cody
  7. Dino
  8. Duke
  9. Milo
  10. Oscar
  11. Goofy
  12. Jack
  13. Julius
  14. Rusty
  15. Max
  16. Rocky
  17. Murphy
  18. Teddy
  19. Pluto
  20. Mickey
  21. Marley
  22. Toby
  23. Luke
  24. Mac

Popular female dog names

  1. Apple
  2. Ariana
  3. Bailey
  4. Celeste
  5. Cookie
  6. Coco
  7. Daisy
  8. Emmy
  9. Gypsy
  10. Grace
  11. Olivia
  12. Muffin
  13. Pearl
  14. Poppy
  15. Rose
  16. Tuna
  17. Laika
  18. Luna
  19. Lily
  20. Lucy
  21. Lola
  22. Violet

Can we guess your pet’s name without vowels?

e.g. If your pet’s name is Pixie… scribble P_x_ _

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