50 Catalan Dog Names and Their Meaning

By Tom •  Updated: 08/31/20 •  10 min read
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Do you have a dog and would like to find an usual name for him or her? Are they are breed from Catalonia in Spain? Or do you have Catalan ancestry? No matter you the reason for your interest in a Catalonian dog name, you’ve come to the right place!

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We’ve put together a list of 50 Catalan dog names and their meanings, so you can find that special name for your fur baby! OK, with this short look at Catalan and it’s beautiful sheepdogs, we’re now ready to get stared with our list of Catalan names for dogs!

Catalan Girl Dog Names

Here are some great girl dog names that come from Catalonia! This list contains Catalan female dog names!

1). Alba: means “white,” and could be a beautiful, simple name for a lady dog who is a light or white color.

2). Caterina: means “pure,” and in English the name would be “Catherine.” This could the perfect name for a lady dog who is easy-going and has a gentle spirit.

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3). Estel: means “star.” Does your dog have a white blaze on her forehead, back or chest that resembles a star-shape? This would be the perfect name for her!

4). Flor: means “flower,” which would be a pretty name for a delicate dog such as a Chihuahua, or perhaps a greyhound.

5). Marta: means “lady,” and translated into English is the name Martha. What a pretty, soft name for a lady dog!

6). Luisa: means “renowned warrior,” and could be the perfect name for a girl dog who is a very good watchdog and/or protective of you and your family.

7). Jacinta: means “hyacinth.” This is another beautiful name for a girl dog—any girl dog!

8). Aina: stands for Anna, which is short for Hannah. Hannah means “favor, grace.” This could be the lovely name for a graceful dog, one who is gentle and relaxed.

9). Alexia: means “helper and defender,” and would be the perfect name for a watchdog, or one who is very protective of her home and family.

10). Berta: means “bright, famous” and could be the perfect name for a lady dog who is smart, has a bright personality, or maybe one who would like to become a famous diva!

11). Angela: means “messenger.” What a pretty name for a girl dog who brings a message of hope and love to your life, just like an angel!

12). Carla: means “free man,” and is the female version of the name Charles. We think this name is so pretty that it could be a great name for any girl dog.

13). Carme: means “garden,” and would a great name for any girl dog who enjoys spending time outside in the garden, or just in nature with you on a hike!

14). Cristina: means “Christian,” and would be a great name for your fur baby if you belong to this faith, or if you just love this beautiful name!

15). Diana: means “heavenly, divine” and would be the perfect name for a dog who brings a bit of heaven and the divine into your heart and life.

16). Emma: means “whole or universal.” What a great name for a girl dog—this is a short, sweet name that might be a good fit for a gentle, relaxed fur baby. Or perhaps if you’re a fan of the book of the same name by the famous English author Jane Austen.

17). Jana: is the feminine form of the name John. This would be a great name for any girl dog, perhaps one who is small and light on her feet.

18). Laia: means “sweetly speaking,” and would be great name if your fur baby likes to talk you!

19). Rosa: comes from the Latin and means “rose.” This is a pretty, sweet name for any girl dog.

20). Zoe: means “life.” If you’re looking for a short name for your fur baby, then this is a great choice. And we know that your girl dog brings much to your life, so it would be an appropriate name for her!

Catalan Boy Dog Names

Here are some great Catalan male dog names that may be a great fit for your fur baby!

21). Alexandre: means “defending men,” and would be a great name for a boy dog who protects both his home and family. Plus, it’s just a great name that could be a good fit for any male dog!

22). Arnau: in English is Arnold and means “ruler.” This could be a great name for a boy dog who thinks he’s the ruler of the house! Or perhaps a strong male dog who thinks he’s a bit like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

23). Guillem: which in English is William and means “will helmet/protection.” This is a very popular Catalan name and would make a great choice for any boy dog.

24). Iker: this is a famous region in Catalon, and a popular baby boy name there due to the football (soccer) star Iker Casillas. What a great name if you have an athletic dog!

25). Jordi: means “farmer,” and in English the name is Jordon or George. Again, this name has become a popular choice of name for baby boys in the region due to the famous footballer Jordi Alba.

26). Oriol: means “golden,” and would be a great name for any dog that has gold-colored fur, or a great, golden personality!

27). Pascual: stands for “Easter,” and could be the perfect name for any boy dog!

28). Nicolau: means “people’s triumph.” What a great name for a dog that competes and wins! Or for any dog who gains his pet parent’s heart!

29). Marc: means “warlike, warrior.” You may not have a warrior dog, but if he’s protective this might be a great name for your fur baby!

30). Roc: means “rest.” This could be a great name for a dog who is happy to lay around and stay relaxed, and/or for a fur baby who has a very easy-going nature.

31). Antoni: means “knowing,” and in English is the name Antony. What a cute name for your fur baby!

32). Artur: this name comes from the English name Arthur. In Celtic, this name means “bear.” This would be a great name for a dog who resembles a bear in size or looks!

33). Gabriel: means “strong hero, man.” If you have a strong boy dog, no matter his size, then this could be a great name for him!

34). Jaume: means “one who follows,” and would be a great name for a dog who loves nothing better than to follow you around everywhere!

35). Lluc: means “from Lucania” in the Greek, and in English this name is Luke. This is a short, very masculine name that might be the perfect fit for a small dog who has a large personality.

36). Oliver: means “the olive tree,” and is a great name for any dog who has a peaceful spirit, as the olive branch is often used as a symbol for peace.

37). Pau: means “small or humble.” If you have a small dog, or a fur baby who has a humble spirit, this would be the perfect name for him!

38). Raul: means “counsel wolf or famous wolf.” Do you have a fur baby who resembles a wolf? What better name could you find for him?

39). Roma: means “roman.” We think this is name that might be a good fit for dogs who love to travel!

40). Ximo: means “raised by God.” This is the perfect name if you feel that your dog is a gift directly sent from heaven.

Catalan Puppy Names

Here are some great name choices for puppies!

41). Alex (m): means “to defend or help.” This is a great short, easy name for a puppy who will be helpful. Perhaps a great name for a puppy who will grow up to be a service dog!

42). Alicia (f): this name is short for Adelaide, which means “noble type.” If you have a dog who has a noble pedigree, then this would be a great name for her!

43). Bernat (m): means “bear, brave, hardy.” This could be a great name for a St. Bernard, or any dog who is brave and strong.

44). Elia (f): means “sun.” This was also a Roman family name. If you have a girl dog who is full of sunshine, then this is a great name choice for her!

45). Enric (m): means “home ruler.” This is the perfect name for a dog who believes he’s in charge!

46). Ester (f): another name that means “star.” If you fur baby is the center of you life, then what better name could you choose?

47). Gemma: means “gem, precious stone.” This is the perfect name for a dog if she’s the gem of your heart.

48). Hug (m): means “heart, mind and spirit.” What a great name for a boy dog who seems to know what you want before you even say a word!

49). Ingrid: means “beautiful.” We know you have a beautiful lady dog!

50). Iris (f): means “rainbow,” and would be the perfect name for a puppy who is like pot of gold and the end of the rainbow!

What’s to Love About Catalonia?

Dare we say everything? Catalonia, located in Spain’s extreme north eastern corner and sharing a border with France, is a distinctive cultural area. Catalonia is what is know as one of Spain’s comunidades autonomias (autonomous communities), which has its own language and culture. Not only that, but Catalonia has also played an important part in history.

Barcelona is one of the region’s major cities, which is located on the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a modern city, filled with beautiful architecture from ancient and medieval times, a relaxed atmosphere, and more. It’s always an adventure in this beautiful city—just turn the corner, and you’ll come across a beautiful surprise.

Catalonia is also known for its wonderful cuisine. Their foods include everything from the sean and mountains. You’ll find Pa amb tormquet (which is toasted bread with tomato, olive oil, and salt), to Escudella, which is a type of Catalan stew made of meat, beans, potatoes and cabbage. And they have their own version paella, which is called Fideua.

Along with its wonderful cuisine, Catalan is filled with a rich cultural heritage. Catalan people are very proud of their heritage and nation. It’s also a nation famous for its famous dog breed.

Catalan Sheepdog

The Catalan Sheepdog originates from Catalan and was originally bred as a herding dog. After the Roman invasion, the dog was then used to guard the flock, as well as heard cattle. No one is completely sure of the ancestry of these beautiful dogs, but they are thought to be descended from an ancient Pyrenean Mountain dog of some kind.

These dogs were used in both World Wars as messenger and guard dogs. Today they’re often used as police or search and rescue dogs in Spain.

Catalan Sheepdogs are considered to be gentle and obedient, and they’re known to be great dogs for families, especially because they’re good with kids. These dogs are patient and rarely aggressive, though they can be wary of strangers. Because they are herding dogs, a Catalan Sheepdog may try to keep small kids and other dogs herded together. They’re also known for doing with other dogs and cats, in spite of their herding natures.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of Catalan dog names, and that you were able to find the best name for your dog!

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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