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100+ Latin Dog Names: Passionate & Sweet Ideas For Your Pet

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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We know there are many vibrant and beautiful interpretations of Latinit could be known to some as a heritage or roots, others, as the birth of language. However you see it, we know that choosing a name for your pet to embody this word can be challenging. So, we’ve broken it down and created a few informative lists to help you with your search.

The Latin language is no longer spoken for communication and has transformed into the “Romance” languages, which we have detailed below, and given you some amazing names from each. The classical language is now used for religious and scientific naming and has inspired a lot of what we know and love today.

Latin American culture is also widely celebrated—whether as a direct reflection of your family and heritage or not. If you simply can’t get enough, we understand! Scroll down to find the best Latin-inspired names for your dog.

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Latin Female Dog Names

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  • Celeste
  • Donata
  • Adoria
  • Imogene
  • Carmine
  • Annabel
  • Mabel
  • Una
  • Fidella
  • Julia
  • Camilla
  • Lena
  • Ursula
  • Flavia
  • Leandra
  • Drusilla
  • Nerva
  • Marcia
  • Gillian
  • Deanna
  • Alta
  • Vera
  • Augusta
  • Vita
  • Sidra
  • Laveda
  • Antonia
  • Serena
  • Cornelia
  • Carita
  • Fidella
  • Claudia
  • Ara

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  • Ace
  • Clarence
  • Theodore
  • Faustus
  • Fidel
  • Marcel
  • Portia
  • Dominic
  • Octavia
  • Reva
  • Basil
  • Horace
  • Terence
  • Cecil
  • Florentius
  • Horatius
  • Aloysius
  • Victor
  • Kadence
  • Nero
  • Benedict
  • Rex
  • Christian
  • Ether
  • Remus
  • Ignatius
  • Jovon
  • Fabian
  • Major
  • Lucious
  • Agepetus
  • Cato
  • Romanus
  • Hugo
  • Claudius

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The modern Latin culture is an alluring combination of art, music, dance, religion, and traditions. We have noted some of the most recognizable attributions of the culture that also work well as amazing pup names!

  • Cha Cha
  • Cumbia
  • Atacama
  • Pitbull
  • Andes
  • Mariachi
  • Shakira
  • Latino
  • Selena
  • Amazon
  • Pinatas
  • Jive
  • Bachata
  • Pasa/Doble
  • Pausini
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Rumba
  • JLo
  • Bossa Nova
  • Samba
  • Tango
  • Latina
  • Merengue
  • Salsa
  • Thalia
  • Tejano
  • Estafan

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Latin was a dialect used during the Roman Empire but has since transformed into a family of languages that we refer to as the Romance Languages—French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian. We have gathered our favorite pup-inspired words and translated them into early Latin, and its modern counterparts.

  • Canis (Dog – Latin)
  • Prima (First)
  • Ravus (Grey)
  • Nova (New)
  • Fulvus (Golden Yellow)
  • Atra (Black)
  • Magna (Great)
  • Rubra (Red)
  • Obscura (Dark)
  • Parva (Small)
  • Canus (Grey and White)
  • Albus (White)
  • Aqua (Water)
  • Filia(Daughter)
  • Densa (Thick)
  • Fuscus (Dark)
  • Mira (Strange)
  • Caine (Dog – Romanian)
  • Cane/Cagna (Dog – Italian)
  • Chien (Dog – French)
  • Cadela/Carchorro (Dog – Portuguese)

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Of course, the list of Latin-inspired pup names could go on forever, as there are so many unique and fun ways to interpret and explore them. Nevertheless, we hope the list of our list of names has, at the very least, given you some inspiration and a bit of enjoyment while reading!

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