50 Latin Dog Names and Their Meaning
Have you been searching high and low for a name for your dog? Then why not consider a Latin name for your dog? You may be thinking why choose a Latin name, when this is an ancient dead language. We understand. While Latin may be a dead language, it’s still around and kicking in the 21st century! And there are many great names that come to us from the Latin language.
To help you find a great Latin name for your dog, we’ve done some research into various categories of names that could be a good fit for your dog.
Latin Dog Name Ideas
Here are some great Latin name ideas that might be a great choice for your dog!
1). Abban (m): is a Latin name that means “white.” This would be the perfect name for a dog that’s mostly white, or who has a light-colored coat.
2). Abril (f): is a name that means the month of April. So, if your fur baby was born in this month, why not choose this name for her?
3). Ace (m): is a name that means “unity, one.” You and your family will become united with your dog, so what better name could you choose for him? This is a name that also means “someone who excels” at something.
4). Achaean (m): is a name that means “a Greek.” If you have Greek heritage, this could be a great name for your dog.
5). Acheloe (m): is a name that means “from water.” Does your dog love playing in the water? Does he enjoy swimming?
6). Adamina (f): is a name that means “of the red earth.” If your fur baby has reddish fur, then this would be a pretty, unique name for her.
7). Adiran (m): is a name that means “of the Adriatic.”
8). Adora (f): is a name that means “beloved one.” What an adorable name for a girl dog!
9). Aemilius (m): this was the name of a Roman clan in ancient times. One famous person from this family was Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (229 BC-160 BC), who was twice a consul of Rome. He was also a noted general who conquered Macedon.
10). Aeneus (m): is a name that means “mean made of bronze.” Bronze has a reddish color, so this would be a great name for a dog that has red fur, such as a Vizsla, Cocker Spaniel, or an Irish Setter.
11). Afra (f): is a name that means “from Africa.” This could be a great name for a dog that comes from an African dog breed such as a Rhodesian Ridgeback, Boerboel, or an Abyssinian Sand Terrier.
12). Agape (f): is a name that means “love.” In the Bible, agape love is that which is unconditional love. This is the highest form of love. Dogs love their pet parents with this type of love.
13). Aggie (f): is a name that means “lamb.” This might be cute name for a Poodle or any dog that has fluffy, curly hair like a lamb.
14). Alacrino (m): is a name that means “outgoing, alive.” This would be the perfect name for a dog that is filled with life and very energetic.
15). Alben (m): is a name that mans “fair, blond.” What an unusual name this would be for a dog that has blond hair such as an American Pitbull Terrier, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, or an Australian Terrier.
16). Aleria (f): is a name that means “eagle.” This might be the perfect name for a hunting dog who has eagle eyes.
17). Alroy (m): is a name that means “royal.” Does your fur baby have a regal bearing or way of being? Then this would be a great name for him!
18). Alta (m/f): is a name that means “tall, lofty.” If you have a tall dog this would be a great name for them! Tall dog breeds include the Borzoi, Neapolitan Mastiff, and the Scottish Deerhound. Of course, your dog doesn’t have to be a purebred canine to be tall!
20). Balara (f): is a name that means “strong.” If you have a girl dog who is very strong, this would be a pretty name for her.
Ancient Latin Dog Names
Now, here are some truly ancient Latin names that might be a good fit for your dog!
21). Aelia: is an ancient Roman name, which means “sun.” This would be a great name for a dog that has a very sunny disposition and/or golden fur.
22). Agrippa (m): this is an ancient Latin name that means “one who causes great pain at his birth.”
23). Antonius: is an ancient Latin name that means “worth of praise, of value.” Surely this is an apt description for your canine companion!
24). Aquilinus: is an ancient Latin name that means “eagle.”
25). Aulus (m): is an ancient Roman name that means “little grandfather.” What a cute name this would be for a boy dog!
26). Avitus: this was the name of an ancient Roman family, which means “ancestral.” It was also the name of a Western Roman emperor in the 5th century who had a very short reign.
27). Caecilia: this is an ancient Latin name that means “heavenly lily.” What a pretty name for a girl dog!
28). Caeso (m): this is an ancient Roman name that means “blue-grey.” This would be a fitting name for a dog such as a Blue Heeler.
29). Cato: is an ancient Latin name that means “good judgement, wise.”
30). Claudia: is a name that may mean “lame, crippled, or liming.” If your fur baby has some type of mobility issue, then this would be a pretty name for her.
Unique Latin Dog Names
Here are some very uncommon Latin names that may be a good choice for your dog!
31). Aapril (f): this uncommon Latin name means “April.” If your canine friend was born in this month, then this would be a very unique name for her.
32). Abantiades (m): is a unique name that means “descendant of Abas.”
33). Abbon (m): this is a very uncommon name, so much so that no one seems to know what it means! If you’d like an extremely unique name for your dog, then this would be a choice!
34). Carmelle (f): is a name that means “garden or orchard.” If you love to garden and/or your fur baby enjoys being out in the garden, then this would be a pretty name for her.
35). Danaus: is a Latin name that means “king and father of the Danaides” in ancient Greek mythology.
36). Genius (m): is a name that means “a guardian spirit.” While in English we view this name as meaning someone is highly intelligent, doesn’t the Latin meaning really speak more about a dog’s relationship with us?
37). Jovanny: is a name that means “God is gracious.”
38). Ramiro (m): is a name that means “judicious.”
39). Regis (m): is a name that means “kingly.” If your fur baby has a regal air about him, then why not choose this name for him?
40). Sabine (m/f): is a name that means “of the tribe of Sabine.” The Sabines were an ancient Italic people who live in the Apennine Mountains in ancient Italy. They also lived in the Latium area before the founding of Rome.
Beautiful Latin Dog Names
Here are some more names, just in case you’re still looking for just the right name for your canine companion!
41). Beata: is a beautiful Latin name that means “one who brings joy.” This is another very fitting description of just what a dog can bring to our lives.
42). Bence (m): is a name that means “blessed.” Certainly you’re blessed to have your dog, and he’s blessed to have you!
43). Bourne (m): is a name that means “brook or stream.” This is the perfect name for dogs that enjoy the water!
44). Caia (f): is a name that means “to rejoice.” Surely your dog is rejoicing that you’ve adopted her!
45). Caritas (m/f): is a name that means “love, charity, and mercy.”
Popular Latin Dog Names
Here are some Latin names that are popular! Maybe one of these would fit your dog!
46). Sylwia (f): is a name that means “from the forest.” If your fur baby loves to hike in the woods, then this is a great name for her.
47). Olivia (f): is a name that means “olive tree.”
48). Lucas (m): is a name that means “from Lucania.”
49). Sebastian: is a name that means “person from the ancient city of Sebastia.” This just sounds like a name for a very large dog!
50). Julian (m): is a name that means “youthful.” This would be the perfect name for a dog, such as a Golden Retriever, who will be a puppy for life!
Fun Facts about the Latin Language
Latin is called a classical language, which is because it’s an ancient language that is still learned in higher education, and it’s related to several modern languages. Latin belongs to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.
It was originally spoken in an area near Rome, which was called Latium. Over time, Latin became the more dominant language spoken in Italy. From there, the language spread to the rest of the area around the Mediterranean. In fact, it inspired the languages that today we call the Romance Languages, which include Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Romanian, and Catalan.
While Latin is no longer a living language used in the world today, it’s very much alive in medicine, science, and more. And when it comes to English, many of our words have Latin roots. Latin is also used by the Catholic Church, and the language is used in law, government, and logic.
When it comes to science, Latin is used as the language the system whereby living things are classified. This system was started by Karl von Linne, who was a Swedish botanist who we know as Carolus Linnaeus. He created this system back in 1758, and it’s been in use ever since. In fact, the Latin name for domesticated dogs is Canis lupus familiaris.
So, you can see that while Latin isn’t a language spoken in a specific country these days, the language is still alive and useful. It’s also a great way to find a unique, meaningful name for your dog. What could be better than a distinctive Latin name for your fur baby? It will be a name you won’t hear everywhere, and it could even develop into a source of conversation when you’re out with your canine friend. Everyone will be curious to know where you found such an uncommon name for your dog!
There you go! We hope you’ve had fun reading through this list of names! We also hope you’ve found the perfect name for your canine friend!