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100+ Indian Dog Names: Bollywood & Food Names from India

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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When we think of India, we are reminded of colorful clothing and celebrations, authentic and spicy cuisine, and traditions that are uniquely and distinctly Indian! Although India has so much to offer, a few other notable and popular ideas include Bollywood, henna, and the Taj Mahal. 

So when looking for your pup’s new name, you may be interested in ideas that are naturally Indian and rich in history! We have listed our favorite and the most popular suggestions for females and males, names influenced by Indian cuisine, and the iconic Bollywood scene, as well as a few meaningful options. 

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Female Indian Dog Names

  • Barkha
  • Eswari
  • Padma
  • Vineeta
  • Sakshi
  • Jasmit
  • Roshni
  • Hemani
  • Zoya
  • Aditi
  • Diya
  • Urmi
  • Nadira
  • Gargi
  • Kanti
  • Omisha
  • Sheetal
  • Harini
  • Pavani
  • Indu
  • Akshara
  • Deepali
  • Kushi
  • Bimala
  • Ekani
  • Bodhi
  • Tanvi
  • Indira
  • Sweta
  • Dalaja
  • Banhi

Male Indian Dog Names 

  • Daiwik
  • Aarav
  • Parag
  • Indra
  • Malhar
  • Kamal
  • Sujal
  • Yahsvir
  • Parth
  • Rajat
  • Bharat
  • Deepak
  • Vishal
  • Nakul
  • Sanjay
  • Prateek
  • Hari
  • Lavish
  • Rajesh
  • Advik
  • Jeet
  • Darsh
  • Gurdeep
  • Veer
  • Chetan
  • Rohan
  • Tarak
  • Akshant
  • Harshad
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Indian Food Dog Names 

Indian food is not only delicious, its an experience! You may be interested in giving your pup a name inspired by one the following because they are bright and vibrant, or maybe they appreciate a bit of spice in their food now and again. Either way, these all double as excellent and different pet names!

  • Baati
  • Masala
  • Vada
  • Basundi
  • Bhatura
  • Kanji
  • Tikka
  • Paneer
  • Curry
  • Puri Puri
  • Churma
  • Biryani
  • Kofta 
  • Papadum
  • Tej Patta
  • Dalachini
  • Panjeeri
  • Daal Makhni
  • Samosa
  • Garam
  • Amchoor
  • Tandoori
  • Dosa
  • Cardamom
  • Kachori 
  • Amritsari

Indian Bollywood Dog Names

Deciding on a name with a meaning is incredibly special. You can choose to share the meaning with others, or it can remain a secret between you and your pup, truly solidifying your bond! These names are unique, fun, and most importantly authentically Indian!

  • Sonam Ahuja (Actress)
  • Malang (Movie) 
  • Akshay Kumar (Actor)
  • Kareena Kapoor (Actress)
  • Tanhaji (Movie)
  • Kangana Ranaut (Actress)
  • Baaghi (Movie)
  • Ranbir Kapoor (Actor)
  • Salman Khan (Actor)
  • Vidya Balan (Actress)
  • Panga (Movie)
  • Anuska Sharma (Actress)
  • Shahrukh Khan (Actor)
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Indian Dog Names with Meanings

Bollywood is an increasingly popular Indian-Hindu film industry based out of Mumbai, India – this place was formerly known as Bombay, so naturally, they combined Bombay and Hollywood to form Bollywood! Is there a more perfect way to pay homage to a great cultural phenomenon than to name your puppy after it? 

  • Adya (Goddess)
  • Jangalee (Wild)
  • Hoshiyaar (Smart)
  • Motee (Fat)
  • Meharabaan (Kind)
  • Thoda (Little)
  • Pyaara (Cute)
  • Barish (Rain)
  • Goa (Sign)
  • Jigyaasu (Curious)
  • Tej (Fast)
  • Sharaabee (Fluffy)
  • Yoddha (Fighter)
  • Ravi (Sun)
  • Dheere (Slow)
  • Badaboo (Stink)
  • Goonga (Dumb)
  • Bandar (Monkey)
  • Majedaar (Funny)
  • Nadee (River)
  • Chanchal (Playful)

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Finding the Right Indian Name for Your Dog

We know that when it comes to naming your dog, you’ll want to ensure that you find one that fits them perfectly. You should find comfort in knowing that your pooch will love whatever name you give them, as long as you love it too! 

We hope that you were able to find a match among our list of 100+ Indian dog names. With cuisine suggestions, a few famous ideas including names with meanings, we are sure that there is one suitable for all dogs!

If these weren’t quite what you were searching for, take a peek at one of our other dog name lists below: 

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