50 Indonesian Dog Names and Their Meaning

By Kim •  Updated: 01/17/21 •  8 min read
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Searching for just the right name for your newly adopted dog is not an easy job. Well, sometimes it’s easy, but many times the inspiration just doesn’t come for just the right name. That’s why we’ve written this article!

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If you’ve run out of ideas, why not consider an Indonesian name for your canine friend? We’ve done some research to come up with some very unique names that may be a good fit for your fur baby. But before getting started on our list, let’s take a little time to learn about the beautiful country of Indonesia.

Indonesian Dog Names Female

Here are some pretty Indonesia names for girl dogs!

1). Adinda: means “dear younger sister.” If you have two dogs who are sisters, this would be a very pretty name for the younger one.

2). Augustina: is a name that means “born in August.” This is perfect for a girl dog who was born in the month of August!

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3). Aisya: is a name that means “life beautiful naturally.” If you are concerned about the environment and try to live sustainably, then this would be a beautiful name for your fur baby.

4). Arti: is a name that means “meaningful.” This is a short name but one that could be full of meaning. You might choose this name if your canine companion is a small, ladylike girl.

5). Ati: is a name that means “the heart.” Does your fur baby rule your heart? Then why not choose this name for her?

6). Ayunda: is a name that means “a dear girl.” We’re sure your girl dog is very near and dear to your heart.

7). Budiwati: is a name that means “the wise one.” This would make a wonderful name for a dog who seems unusually wise and intelligent.

8). Dewi: is a name that means “goddess.” This could be a great name for a dog who is very regal and knows she’s beautiful.

9). Diah: is a name that means “teenage girl.” Is your baby out of puppyhood and into being a teen? Then this would be the perfect name for her.

10). Dwi: is a name that means “first child.” If your fur baby was born the first of her litter, then this would be a very apt name for her. Plus, it’s cute! This is a name that can be used for either girls or boys.

Cool Indonesian Dog Names

Next, let’s take a look at some cool Indonesian names that might be a good fit for your dog!

11). Ningrat: this is a name that means “noble.” You might choose this name for a purebred dog, or one who has a very noble bearing.

12). Ratih: this is the Indonesia name for the goddess of beauty.

13). Ratu: is a name that means “queen.” If your fur baby is the queen of hearts for you, then why not choose this name for her?

14). Arief: is a name that means “wise.” This would be a great name for a boy dog who seems very wise and smart.

15). Arjuna: is a name that means “chivalrous.” Is your fur baby chivalrous? We’re not sure how a dog would show that, but it is possible a boy dog could have this attribute.

16). Bambang: is a name that means “knight.” Do you have two chivalrous dogs? Then this would be the perfect name for the second boy dog!

17). Sembojo: is the name of the frangipani flower, which is extremely beautiful and fragrant.

18). Setiawati: is a name that perfectly describes a dog. It means “loyal and faithful.”

19). Wening: is a name that means “quiet.” If your girl dog is quiet and doesn’t bark too much, then this would be a pretty name for her.

20). Candra: is a name that means “moon.” You might choose this name for a boy dog if he is a light color or white, or if he likes to sit out and bay at the moon.

Cute Indonesian Dog Names

Here are some cute names that may be a good fit for your dog!

21). Cahya: is a girl’s name that means “one who is the light in darkness.” This is a very descriptive name for the effect a dog has on our lives.

22). Asmara: is a name that means “love.” What better name would describe the relationship between you and your dog?

23). Buana: is a name that means “Earth.”

24). Netra: is a name that means “vision.”

25). Citra: is a name that means “picture, image, a form of art, an artist’s impression.” This would be a pretty name for a dog who looks as is they’ve been painted or sculptured by an artist.

26). Utama: is a name that means “prominent, or ultimate.”

27). Kemala: is a name that means “beautiful stone.”

28). Merpati: is a name that means “dove.” This might be a pretty name if your dog is the same color as a dove—white or gray—or if she likes to get you up early in the morning, like when doves are calling.

29). Rimba: is a name that means “jungle.” Does your fur baby love to tramp around in the woods and hike? Then this might be the perfect name for them!

30). Setia: is a name that means “truth, faithfulness.” These are two words that definitely describe a dog and their relationship with us.

Best Indonesian Dog Names

If you’re still looking for that perfect name, then check out these best Indonesian names and see if they’ll be right for your dog!

31). Annisa: is a name that means “companion, faithful friend.” Awh, what better name could you choose for your baby?

32). Aulia: is a name that means “leader.” This would be a great name if your dog is the leader of the pack (your family!).

33). Intan: is a name that means “diamond.” What a pretty name for a dog that has a sparkling personality!

34). Nurul: is a name that means “light.”

35). Putri: is a name that means “daughter.” Do you feel like your canine companion is a child, such as a daughter to you? Then why not choose this name for her?

36). Bintang: is a name that means “star.”

37). Kemuning: is name that means “yellow flower.” This would be the perfect name for a dog that has bright yellow or golden fur.

38). Melati: is a name that means “jasmine flower.”

39). Mentari: is a name that means “the sun.”

40). Elang: is a name that means “falcon.” This might be the perfect name for a hunting dog who can zero in on his prey like a falcon.

Indonesia Dog Names for Boys

Here are some Indonesian boy dog names that may be just what you’re looking for!

41). Adhiarja: is a name that means “safety.” If your dog is protective, or he’s a watchdog, then this would be a very unique name for him.

42). Bakti: is a name that means “obedient boy.”

43). Joyo: is a name that means “successful, victorious.” What a happy sounding name this is!

44). Susila: is a name that means “righteous.”

45). Berkah: is a name that means “God’s gift.”

46). Bimo: is a name that means “dear.”

47). Harta: is a name that means “treasure.” What a meaningful name for your dog, especially if he is the treasure of your heart!

48). Kadek: is a name that means “younger sibling.” If you have two dogs who are brothers, then this would be a great name for the younger dog.

49). Nakula: is a name that means “twin.” If your fur baby looks exactly like his father or mother, or if he has an identical sibling, then this would be the perfect name for him.

50). Taman: is a name that means “garden.” If you love to work in the garden, and your dog keeps you company there, then why not choose this name for him?

Indonesia: Unity in Diversity

Indonesia is officially called the Republic of Indonesia and is part of the Malay Archipelago between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The country consists of about 17,5000 islands, of which about 6,000 are inhabited. The largest islands are Sumatra, Java, and Kalimantan (also known as Indonesian Borneo), Sulawesi, and Papua (the Indonesian part of New Guinea).

The country’s location puts it right on the Pacific Rim “Ring of Fire,” which is an area that’s very active with earthquakes and volcano eruptions. Indonesia has about 400 volcanoes; 150 of these are active and include about 75% of all currently active volcanoes in the world!

Because of its location, Indonesia’s cuisine has been highly influenced by Chinese, European, Middle Eastern and Indian foods. Some of the most famous dishes from Indonesia include satay, sambal, nasi goreng, and many more.

Did you know there are 271 million people who live in Indonesia? This is 4th most populated country in the world! About 14 million Indonesian people live in the country’s capital, which is Jakarta (this is the 9th largest city in the world!). A major portion of Indonesian people are of Malay descent.

Because the country is made up of more than 300 ethnic groups, its national motto is “Unity in Diversity.”

Indonesia is a place overflowing with natural wonders and beauty. In fact, Indonesia’s wilderness is home to the highest level of biodiversity in the world! These include the giant Komodo dragon, Javan rhino, tigers, orangutans, and more.

There you have it! We hope you’ve enjoyed this article and learning a little bit about Indonesia. But most of all, we hope that you’ve found just the right name for your canine friend!

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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