If you’ve recently adopted a dog or puppy, then congratulations! We’re very happy and excited for you both! Now, you probably need a name for your fur baby! We’re here to help you out!
Before we get to our list of dog names, let’s consider how to choose the best name for your dog.
OK, now that you’re inspired, let’s get started on our dog names that end with I!
Boy Dog Names That End in I
1). Giovanni: is an Italian name, which means “God is gracious.”
2). Mekhi: is a Hebrew name that means “he is like God.”
3). Malaki: is a Hebrew name, which means “Angel, Messenger of God.”
4). Nikolai: is a Slavic name that means “victorious.”
5). Jabari: is an African name that means “valiant.”
6). Isai: is an English name, which means “God is my savior.”
7). Dimitri: this is a French name that means “son of the goddess of harvest.”
8). Rishi: is a Sanskrit name that means “sage (the herb).”
9). Xavi: this is a French name that means “savior, bright.”
10). Kenji: is a Japanese name, which means “intelligent, second son, strong.”
11). Tzvi: is a Hebrew name that means “deer.”
12). Andrei: is a Slavic name that means “man, warrior, brave.”
13). Hadi: is an Arabic name, which means “rightly guide.”
14). Esai: is a Spanish name that means “God is salvation.”
15). Antoni: is a Catalan (Spanish) name, which means “flower, gift.”
16). Naftali: is a Hebrew name that means “son of Jacob.”
17). Ravi: is a Hindustani name that means “sun, pleasant.”
18). Zaki: is an Arabic name, which means “God remembers.”
19). Kofi: this is an African name that means “born on Friday.”
20). Benji: is an English name that means “son of the south.”
21). Fredi: is a German name that means “peaceful, powerful ruler.”
22). Wali: is an Arabic name that means “lord, guardian, protector, saint, friend.”
23). Bodi: is a Dutch name that means “protection, messenger.”
24). Hari: this is a Hindustani name that means “lion or monkey.”
25). Itai: is a Hebrew name that means “God is with us.”
Girl Dog Names Ending with I
Here are some pretty names for girl dogs ending with I!
26). Naomi: this is a Hebrew name that means “pleasantness.”
27). Leilani: is a Hawaiian name that means “heavenly flower.”
28). Lexi: is an English name that means “protector of the people.”
29). Lorelei: is a German name, which means “pretty.”
30). Heidi: is a German name that means “noble, kind.”
31). Nayeli: is an Arabic name that means “class, style.”
32). Sarai: is a Hebrew name that means “Princess.”
33). Anahi: is a Latin name for girls that means “pure, clean.”
34). Mari: is a Finnish name that means “star of the sea, beauty.”
35). Alani: is a Hawaiian name, which means “precious, awakening.”
36). Demi: is a French name that means “earth goddess.”
37). Rubi: is an English name that means “ruby.”
38) Aubri: is a German name that means “might, elf.”
39). Karli: is a Turkish name that means “strong, brave, free.”
40). Kailani: is a Hawaiian name, which means “sea and sky.”
41). Milani: is a Greek name that means “favorite.”
42). Laci: is a Greek name that means “from Lassy (France).”
43). Suri: is a Persian name that means “red rose.”
44). Nalani: this is a Hawaiian name, which means “victorious.”
45). Aditi: is a Hindustani name that means “freedom, free.”
46). Brandi: is an English name, which means “brandy, proud.”
47). Eleni: this is a Greek name, which means “light, torch, sunny.”
48). Capri: is an Italian name that means “playful, unpredictable.”
49). Melani: this is a Greek name that means “black, dark-skinned.”
50). Lori: this is an English name that means “sweet bay leaves.”
There you have it! 50 dog names that end with I! We hope you’ve enjoyed this list and that you’ve found the perfect name for your dog!
Choosing the Best Name for Your Dog
Choosing a name isn’t easy and it may take a while before you settle on the best name for your canine companion. However, there are a few things to consider when finding the best name for your dog:
- Choose a name you like: this is important for both you and your dog. First, you’ll want to choose a name that has a positive meaning or connotation to you. The reason? Because your fur baby is sensitive and can pick up on negative feelings you may have towards a name. You don’t want your dog to feel badly when you call his name.
- Don’t use a name that sounds like a cue: avoid choosing a name for your dog that sounds like a cue. This can be very confusing to the dog. For example, avoid using name such as “Fletch,” which sounds like “Fetch.”
- Choose a name that can be used in public: this is also important. You don’t want to give your dog a name that is offensive in public. This can include racial/cultural slurs, insults, offensive slang terms, swear words, etc. You get the idea.
- Avoid popular names: going with a popular name for your dog will only be confusing. Think of calling the vet and asking if “Jake” is finished with his grooming. The vet may have 3 or more Jakes if you happen to live in a large city! Also, when you’re at the dog park, call your dog’s name and 10 other dogs will show up.
- Avoid names that rhyme: if you have other pets or dogs at home, then avoid using names that rhyme such as “Moe, Bo, & Jo.” This is extremely confusing for the dogs.
- Choose a simple name: avoid compound names such as “Mrs. Princess Puppy Face.” That may be cute, but it’s much too long. Dogs respond best to names that are about two syllables long or shorter.
- If your dog already has a name: if your adult fur baby already has a name, changing it can be really hard for him. So, choose a name that sounds very close to his current name. For instance, if his current name is “Moe,” this can be changed to “Beau.”
Additional Dog Naming Tips
When it comes to choosing the best name for your dog, don’t forget to let inspiration be your guide! For instance, consider your dog’s personality and characteristics when trying to find a name. You could choose a name such as “Kong” for a Chihuahua, or a name like “Tiny” for a Great Dane!
You can also consider where your dog comes from. For example, what state did your fur baby come from? Where did you find him (was he a stray, in a shelter or rescue)? If your dog was found in a shelter, consider using the shelter’s name or a variation of the name for your canine companion.
Do you have some favorite person/place in history, movies, books, or music? See if there’s a name in the movies and books, etc. that you enjoy!