50 Creole Dog Names and Their Meaning

By Julie •  Updated: 11/12/20 •  9 min read
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Do you have a new dog and need to find just the right name for them? Are you interested in Creole culture or are you of Creole descent? If so, then you’ve come to the right place!

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In this article, we’ll take a quick look at Creole culture and share some great Creole names that could be a great fit for your fur baby! Let’s get started!

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Creoles & Creole Culture

When many people hear the name “Creole,” they may have a tendency to think of parts of Louisiana that are home to Creole people. However, Creoles also live in many places across the Caribbean. These are people who are of African and European descent, and who mostly lived in areas that were predominantly French and Spanish in the US and in the Caribbean. However, the term “Creole” may also be applied to people who are descended from Native Americans and Europeans.

These peoples developed their own language(s) and ethnic identities, along with their own culture and foods. It’s heritage that is both rich and widely varied.

There are several ethnic groups that have been characterized as “creole” including:

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As you can see, Creole people are spread all around the world! And they have created some very rich languages, music, cuisines and more!

Haitian Creole Dog Names

OK, now we’re ready to get started with some Creole pet names! Let’s start with Creole male dog names!

1). Prince: this name is inspired by the city of Port au Prince in Haiti, the capital of this country and a place famous for tourists. And it’s a great name for a dog who is the prince of your heart!

2). Borgne: this is the name of a commune community, which has an economy based on agriculture and fishing. Plus, it’s a pretty name for a dog!

3). Beaumont: this the name of another commune in southwest Haiti. This is a place famous for its forests and the place’s name means “beautiful mountain.” This might be a great name for dogs who love to hike with you in the mountains!

4). Arnaud: this is the name of another commune community in south central Haiti. This is a French name which means “ruler of eagles.”

5). Junior: this is a name that usually refers to a son who has the same first name as his father. If you have the father of a new boy puppy, this would make a cute name for him!

6). Emmanuel: is a name that means “God with us.” This is the perfect name if you believe your fur baby has been sent directly from heaven!

7). Chambellan: this is the name of a commune community in the Grand’ Anse department (this is used correctly) of Haiti. We this this would make a most unusual name for a boy dog!

8). Ennery: is the name of another commune in north central Haiti. If you’re looking for a cute, unusual name for your boy dog, this could be a good fit!

9). Dondon: is the name of another commune in Haiti’s Nord department. Don’t you just love the sound of that name? It’s short and simple, plus it sounds cute!

10). Ferrier: this is the name of another commune in Haiti’s Nord-Est department. This is the French word for “blacksmith.”

11). Ganthier: this is the name of another commune in southeast Haiti. Doesn’t this sound like a very dignified name for a canine companion?

12). Jacmel: this is the name of another commune in southern Haiti, which was founded by the Spanish in 1504. If you enjoy all things Spanish, then this would be a great name for your fur baby!

13). Thiotte: this is the name, of you guessed it, another commune in southeast Haiti! This is would be a pretty name for a boy dog!

14). Acul: this is NOT the name of a commune in Haiti, but is inspired by the Acul River in Haiti! This would make a short, sweet name for a boy dog!!

15). Wyclef: this is the name of a famous Haitian rapper and musician Wyclef Jean.

16). Cabrit: this is a popular goat meat dish in Haiti. We think this is a cute name for dog!

17). Griot: this is the name of a fried pork dish that’s popular in Haiti. It sounds a bit like the name of a wine, and would make a great name for a dog!

18). Kalalou: this is a slippery sauce made of okra—if you love okra, this might be a great name for your dog!

19). Jean-Claude: this is the name of Jean-Claude Duvalier, who was the President of Haiti from 1971-1986.

20). Jeffrey: this is the name of a famous Haitian sprinter named Jeffrey Julmis. This would make a great name for a boy dog, plus you could even shorten the name to Jeff! How cute!

21). Raoul: this is the name of a famous Haitian filmmaker, Raoul Peck!

22). Qwote: do you enjoy pop, electronic, and R&B music? Then you may want to consider this name for your fur baby. This is the name of a famous R&B artist who was born in Haiti.

23). Arijac: this would make a very unusual and unique name for a dog! This name is inspired by Harry Jacque, a famous Haitian painter.

24). Wilbern: here’s another unique name that may be a good fit for your boy dog. This name comes from the famous Haitian football player, Wilberne Augusmat.

25). Cavaellon: here’s another name that comes from a commune and a rural town in southwest Haiti!

Creole Female Dog Names

Now, let’s take a look at some great Creole pet names for girl dogs!

26). Carice: this is the name of a commune found in northeast Haiti. We think this is a very pretty name that would be a good for a small, dainty lady dog.

27). Haiti: this is the name of the country, which has a strong Haitian population. Plus, this is a pretty, short name that would be a good fit for any girl dog.

28). Kokoye: this name comes from a secluded beach on Haiti which is called Kokoye Beach. What a pretty name for a lady canine companion!

29). Labadee: this is the name of a beach found on the northern party of Haiti. This could be a great name for a Labrador Retriever, or even a smaller dog such as a Chihuahua.

30). Chantal: this name comes from a commune in southwest Haiti. This is another pretty name that would be a good fit for a dog with long, flowing hair such as an Afghan Hound.

31). Limonade: this name is derived from another commune in northern Haiti. Plus, it sounds similar to the drink that many people enjoy—lemonade! If you love Haiti and/or enjoy lemonade, then this could be a great name for your dog!

32). Marigot: while this is another name of a commune in Sud-Est department in Haiti, it’s a very pretty name. This might be perfect for a lady dog who is very dainty.

33). Milot: this name also comes from another commune in Haiti on the north central part of the country. This is a very French-sounding name and might be a good fit for a miniature Poodle!

34). Calixte: this name refers to a cup of wine. Do you enjoy whine and all things French? Then why not choose this name for your canine companion?

35). Amelie: this name if French and means “hardworking.” If you have a dog that works or plays hard, this would be a very pretty name for her!

36). Marianne: this is a very popular Creole name, which in French is a combination of two names. The first is “Marie,” which can mean “star of the sea,” and “Anne” which in Hebrew means “grace.” So, in French, this name can mean something like “liberty, equality, and fraternity.”

37). Ophelie: this name means “helper,” and would be such a pretty name for a service dog!

38). Amede: this pretty name means “Lover of God.” This is a simple, yet elegant name that may be a good choice for a dainty dog such as Dandie Dinmont Terrier or even a French Bulldog!

39). Elena: this is a French name that means “bright and shining.” If your fur baby has a star blaze on her chest or back, or if she has a shining personality, this would be a beautiful name for her!

40). Lisette: in French, this name means “one who is pledged to God.” What a pretty name for any girl dog!

Caribbean Dog Names 

Now, here are some dog names inspired by the Caribbean! Let’s get started!

41). Domingo (m): this is the name of the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo. This could be a great name for a dog who has a very upbeat, happy personality!

42). Martinique (f): this is the name of a French Caribbean territory. This would make a very pretty, elegant name for a girl dog.

43). Lena: this is the name of the famous actress, Lena Headey, who was born in Bermuda. This is a pretty, short name that would be a good fit for a small, elegant dog.

44). Pico (m): this is the name of the highest mountain in the Caribbean, Pico Duarte, which is found on the island of the Dominican Republic.

45). Rico (m): this name is inspired for the US island of Puerto Rico. In Spanish, “rico” means rich. So, if you have a dog that has a rich personality, or perhaps has an elegant, rich look, then this could be a great name for them!

46). Selita (f):  this is the name of a famous model, Selita Banks, who is from the Cayman Islands. This is a beautiful name that would be a good fit for almost any lady dog.

47). Maho (m): this is the name of a beach on St. Johns Island. This is a great name for a boy dog. It’s simple, unique and easy for a dog to understand!

48). Playa (f): is the Spanish word for beach. This would make a great name for a girl dog who loves to play on the beach, or one who loves water.

49). Rincon (m): is the name taken from the Playa Rincon beach found in the Dominican Republic.

50). Mustique: this is the name of an island in the Caribbean, which is a private island filled with beautiful beaches and villas.

We hope you’ve been able to find a great Creole or Caribbean-inspired name for your fur baby in this article!

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Julie

Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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