Small but mighty, the affectionate Havanese breed has a Bichon ancestry, originating from Cuba. With a silky double coat capable of growing to the floor, and available in a wide range of colors, this dog happens to be quite versatile and chic in the style department. Havanese dogs are also social butterflies and thrive in environments that include people and other pets. Naturally, they are wonderful family pets as they enjoy the company of children who want to play at the drop of a hat or curl up at the end of the day.
You’ve adopted a Havanese of your very own and have started your journey to the perfect name. Below we have gathered the top-rated and most popular names for the Havanese breed, including a Cuban inspired section to honor their heritage, puppy names for those brand new to the world, and finally a few fluffy names.
We’re sure your bright new dog will be curious about what you’re doing so keep them close by to test out a few as you go!
Female Havanese Dog Names
Male Havanese Dog Names
Havanese Cuban Dog Names
Being the national dog of Cuba, it would be fitting to pair your pooch with a name inspired by this country’s culture and language. Here are a few favorite Havanese names with Cuban flair.
- Bayamo – City
- Melli – Town
- Loma – Mountain
- Havana – City
- Pico – Mountain
- Minas – Town
- Maestro – Mountain
- Zapata – Mountain
- Tunas – City
Havanese Puppy Dog Names
It might be tough to imagine your new addition as a mature adult as your puppy is just soo new. Although you want to consider that your Havanese will eventually grow up, there’s no harm in wanting a name that’s equal parts youthful and adorable!
Fluffy Havanese Dog Names
Whether you keep your dog’s coat trimmed into the infamous Puppy Cut or let it grow lavishly – a fluffy name would be the perfect complement to their fur-do versatility.
White Havanese Dog Names
Although the Havanese coat may come in a vast array of colors, the most common is white! Crisp and clean and a beautiful trait to accompany their stoking dark brown eyes.
Finding the Right Name for Your Havanese Dog
Choosing your Cuban dog’s name is an exciting part of adoption, and once you spot it, you’re sure it will be the one. Unfortunately, with so many spectacular ideas, it may be difficult to narrow it down to just one. If this rings true for you, read on for a few final tips to help you make a final decision.
- Keep it simple. A long name might be fun, but it’s not very practical. If you insist on a name that’s longer, we recommend finding a cute nickname that you can use on the daily.
- Get your pet’s opinion. You might be surprised yo learn that your pup could in fact love or dislike one of your choices. Say each contender aloud and wait for a reaction from your pup. They may just point you in the right direction.
- Forgot names that could be associated with commands. Mo, Bess, or Shay are all cute, but could easily be confused with the command words, no, yes, and stay.
Above all else, don’t overthink it, have fun, and rest assured that your pup will love whatever you choose! Hopefully, you found that name for your Havanese among our suggestions. If not, you can always get a bit of inspiration from one of these dog name posts:
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