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150+ Spanish Dog Names: Vibrant & Romantic Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Spanish Dog Names

Naming your new dog or puppy is a treasured ritual, and many owners have studied Spanish names for inspiration. Which name will you bestow on your new pet? Will it be something brave, like Tuco, or soft and sweet, like Angelina? To help you with your name search, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of over 150 Spanish dog names. Take a look, and if you’re “muy afortunada” (very lucky), you’ll find a great name for your new furry friend below!

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How To Name Your New Dog

Naming a new dog can be easy if you give the task to a child and just say, “Pick something.” Before doing that, stop and think about it for just a moment and remember that whatever moniker you bestow on your dog will remain for the rest of its life. Some owners pick names based on a special memory, like the name of their favorite person or place. Others pick names representing their beliefs, favorite TV show, or most beloved movie, book, or historical figure.

One last thing to consider is the breed you’ve adopted. What are that dog’s physical or psychological traits? Do they bark a lot, or are they laid back or shy? Are they incredibly huge, like a Great Dane, or tiny, like a Chihuahua?

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Romantic Spanish Dog Names

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The following dog names all have ties to romance, love, and intimacy in Spanish. If your dog is a lover and not a fighter, one of the following names will be perfect.

  • Alma (Soul)
  • Amor (Love)
  • Dulce (Sweet)
  • Hermosa (Beautiful)
  • Hermoso (Handsome)
  • Bella (Pretty)
  • Cariño (Darling)
  • Rosa (Rose)
  • Bebé (Baby)
  • Vida (Life)
  • Luna (Moon)
  • Cielo (Heaven/sky)
  • Corazón (Sweetheart))
  • Tesoro (My treasure)
  • Rey (King)
  • Reyna/ Reina (Queen)
  • Amante (Lover)
  • Bombón(Bonbon/sweetie)
  • Preciosa (Lovely)
  • Radiante (Radiant)
  • Linda (Pretty)
  • Guapo (Handsome)
  • Beso (Kiss)

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Vibrant Spanish Names for Your New Dog

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Looking for a dog name that will light up a room when you say it? If so, the vibrant Spanish dog names below might be what you’re searching for.

  • Luz (Light)
  • Vida (Life)
  • Pequeño (Little one)
  • Diminuto (Tiny)
  • Valiente (Valient/Brave)
  • Corajudo (Brave)
  • Luz solar (Sunshine)
  • Afortunado (Lucky)
  • Fuerte (Strong)
  • Poderoso (Powerful)
  • Maravilloso (Wonderful)
  • Radiante (Radant)
  • Espléndido (Gorgeous)
  • Feliz (Happy)
  • Flor (Flower)
  • Mariposa (Butterfly)

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Exotic Spanish Names for Your Dog

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The names below fit the ticket if you’re looking for something unique and exotic for your new dog.

  • Abran
  • Adriano
  • Bartoli
  • Charro
  • Damario
  • Dominica
  • Edmundo
  • Elisa
  • Esmerelda
  • Feliciano
  • Florencia
  • Gabriela
  • Gabrio
  • Hilario
  • Jairo
  • Javiero
  • Leandro
  • Manny
  • Mia
  • Naldo
  • Natalia
  • Olivia
  • Sanson
  • Yago
  • Zacarias

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Spanish Dog Names Based on Food

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There’s no denying that Spain and other Latin countries have delicious food. You might have a favorite food you want to remember every time you call your dog, in which case the names below will quench your thirst and fill your belly.

  • Churro
  • Gazpacho
  • Jamón
  • Tortilla
  • Chimichanga
  • Burrito
  • Tres Leches
  • Taco Supreme
  • Tamale
  • Empanada
  • Cuba Libre
  • Piña Colada
  • Mojito
  • Pepino
  • Jalapeño
  • Frijoles
  • Queso

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Popular Spanish Dog Names in Latin America

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The names below are some of the most popular for dogs in Latin American countries. If you’re looking to honor your Latin heritage, all of them would be a wonderful choice for your new dog.

  • Clareta (Clear-headed)
  • Carlos (Brave)
  • Concha (Seashell)
  • Ernesto (Sincere)
  • Esperanza (Hopeful)
  • Felisa (Good Luck)
  • Hugo (Intelligent)
  • Lucia (Light)
  • Martin (Powerful)
  • Mateo (God’s Gift)
  • Milena (Gracious)
  • Pablo (Humble)
  • Sofia (Wisdom)
  • Sol (Sun)
  • Thiago (Protected)
  • Valentina (Strong)
  • Valeria (Spirited)

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Spanish Names for Female Dogs

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We’ve looked at Spanish dog names based on food, popular names, and romance, but nothing specific for a female dog. Below are a few choice names for your lady canine that will remind you of her power, grace, and poise.

  • Adella
  • Adrianna
  • Alba
  • Ana
  • Beatriz
  • Callista
  • Camilla
  • Carolina
  • Cristina
  • Daniella
  • Elena
  • Emilia
  • Guadelupe
  • Isabella
  • Jada
  • Julieta
  • Letizia
  • Liliana
  • Magdalena
  • Martina
  • Maya
  • Paula
  • Savannah

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Spanish Names for Male Dogs

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We’ve seen excellent female Spanish names for dogs, but now let’s look at some of the more masculine selections on our list. The following male dog names are quite popular in Latin countries and would make a great choice for your furry friend.

  • Alonso
  • Alvara
  • Bautista
  • Dario
  • Diego
  • Eduardo
  • Enrique
  • Esteban
  • Gonzalo
  • Humberto
  • Izan
  • Javier
  • Jorge
  • José
  • Juan
  • Leo
  • Manuel
  • Marcos
  • Mario
  • Mauricio
  • Maximiliano
  • Pedro
  • Rafael
  • Ramon
  • Rodrigo
  • Salvador
  • Santiago
  • Santino
  • Segundo
  • Sergio
  • Tadeo
  • Vicente

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Spanish Names for Dogs From Fiction, TV, Movies, and Books

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Looking for a Spanish name for your dog from fiction, including books, TV, movies, and more? If so, the names below come right off the page or silver screen!

  • Gomez Addams (The Addams Family)
  • Berlin (Money Heist)
  • Manuel (Fawlty Towers)
  • Don Pedro (Much Ado About Nothing)
  • Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
  • Carlotta (Phantom of the Opera)
  • Cuto (Comic character)
  • Pepe the King Prawn (The Muppets)
  • Diego Salvador Martinez Hernandez De La Cruz (Hollyoaks)
  • Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
  • Wednesday Addams (The Addams Family)
  • Carmen Santiago (Where in the World is Carmen Santiago)
  • Ernesto de la Cruz (Coco)

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Final Thoughts

You need to look at quite a few names and get the input of everyone you care about the most before choosing a name for your new dog. Or, you could print this list, tack it to the wall, throw a few darts, and use the name you hit!

Whatever method you choose, we hope the Spanish and Latin-centric names we’ve presented today will help you find the perfect name for your new perrito (little dog)! Buena suerte con todo, nuestras amigos! (Good luck with everything, friends!)

If you want to test out a few more names on your pup before deciding, check out one of our name posts linked below:

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