50 Lhasa Apso Dog Names

By Julie •  Updated: 03/03/21 •  8 min read
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Have you just adopted an adorable Lhasa Apso and need a name for your dog? Then you’ve come to the right place!

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We’re here to help you find the best name for your fur baby! We’ve done some research to find some of the best Tibetan names that might be a good fit for a dog. Along with each name, you’ll find the meaning included, which can help you choose a specific name that has special meaning for your canine companion.

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OK—those are some quick facts on the Lhasa Apso breed! Now, let’s get on to that list of dog names we promised!

Lhasa Apso Dog Names Female

Here are some beautiful Tibetan female dog names for Lhasa Apso!

1). Akar: is a name that means “white crystal.” You might choose this name if your Lhasa Apso has more white in her hair than any other colors.

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2). Amrita: is a name that means “Ambrosia.” In Greek mythology, ambrosia was a drink of the gods, which conveyed longevity and immortality to anyone who drank it. This substance was also called “nectar.” This Tibetan name might be a great choice if your fur baby has a sweet spirit.

3). Boshay: is a name that means “Amber.” This might be the perfect name for a dog that’s a golden, reddish color.

4). Ceba: is a Tibetan name, which means “dear to hold.” If your Lhasa Apso is a lap dog, then this would be the perfect name for her.

5). Cepla: is a Tibetan name, which means “apricot.” This would be a pretty name for a girl dog whose color is a little on the gold side, with a little red.

6). Choden: is a name that means “the devout one.” Lhasa Apsos are known for being extremely loyal to their families, so this might be a great name for your dog.

7). Chodren: is a name that means “lamb of the Dharma.”

8). Cimba: is a name that means “small.” What a cute name for a girl dog!

9). Dawa: is a Tibetan name, which means “born on a Monday.” This can be a girl or a boy dog’s name!

10). Dechen: is a Tibetan name, which means “health and happiness.” This could be a name of blessing for your fur baby!

11). Diki: is a name that means “healthy and wealthy.”

12). Gawa: is a name that means “joy.” If you have a very happy Lhasa Apso, then this would be a great choice of name for her!

13). Hariti: is a name that means “protectress of children.” This dog breed is known for being extremely loyal and protective of their families, so this could be a pretty name that fits your fur baby!

14). Jalus: is a Tibetan name, which means “rainbow.” How pretty is that? And it’s a name that can be used for both girl and boy dogs.

15). Je-tsun: is a name that means “high born,” which would be a very noble name for your canine companion.

16). Kipu: is a name that means “happy.” What a pretty name! And it’s one that can be used for boy and girl dogs.

17). Kitsi: is a Tibetan name, which means “tickle.” Does your fur baby like to be tickled?

18). Nele: is a Tibetan name, which means “hawk.”

19). Nima: is a name that means “sun.” This would be the perfect name for a dog that has a more golden color.

20). Pabu: is a name that means “puffball.” What a cute name this could be for your girl or boy Lhasa Apso!

Lhasa Apso Dog Names Male

Here are some cute male dog names for Lhasa Aspos!

21). Anil: is a Tibetan name, which means “air, wind.” If your canine friend likes to run fast, this would be an apt name for him!

22). Dache: is a name that means “powerful arrow.”

23). Dachen: is a Tibetan name, which means “great joy.” If your dog has brought great joy into your life, why not consider this name for him?

24). Dampa: is a name that means “sacred.” When Lhasa Apsos worked as guardians of Buddhist monasteries, they were thought to be sacred beings.

25). Dechen: is a name that means “ultimate bliss.” If your fur baby makes you happy, this might be the best name for him!

26). Dedan: is a name that means “having happiness.” This would be the perfect name for a happy boy dog!

27). Denpa: is a name that means “truth.”

28). Dorje: is a Tibetan name, which means “indomitable.” This breed is said to have indomitable spirits!

29). Dorjee: is a name that means “a thunderbolt.” If your fur baby is extremely protective, this might be a great name for him.

30). Gephel: is a Tibetan name, which means “increase of merit.”

31). Goba: is a name that means “eagle.” Does your dog have eyes like an eagle?

32). Jampa: is a name that means “caring.” If your canine friend likes to stay by you when you’re unhappy or not feeling well, this might be a great name for him.

33). Jangbu: is a Tibetan name, which means “wise.” Lhasa Apsos are said to be extremely intelligent. If your dog seems very wise, maybe this could be the perfect name for him.

34). Jigme: is a name that means “fearless.”

35). Jinpa: is a name that means “generosity.” And it’s a name that can be used for both boy and girl dogs.

36). Kaba: is a Tibetan name, which means “coffee.” Does your canine companion have a lot of energy?

37). Kalsang: is a name that means “good fortune.” Has your dog brought good fortune to your life? This is another name that can be used for boys or girls.

38). Kasa: is Tibetan name that means “deer.”

39). Mingma: is a Tibetan name, which means “born on a Tuesday.” If your dog was born on a Tuesday, then why not consider this name for him?

40). Pasang: is a name that means “born on a Friday.” If your fur baby was born on this day, you might choose this name for him!

Tibetan Lhasa Apso Dog Names

Haven’t quite found the right name for your dog yet? That’s OK! Here are a few more names to consider for your Lhasa Apso fur baby!

41). Pemala (f): is a Tibetan name, which means “respect of the lotus.” What a pretty name this would be for your dog!

42). Pemba (m): is a name that means “born on a Saturday.”

43). Poso (m/f) is a Tibetan name that means “glory.” This would be the perfect name for an especially handsome or beautiful dog.

44). Rabten (m/f): is a Tibetan name that means “steadfast, faithful.” These are two words that aptly describe a Lhasa Apso!

45). Rinchen (m/f): is a name that means “treasure, precious.”

46). Rinzen (m/f): is a Tibetan name, which means “the holder of intelligence.” This is another name that is a very good description of this breed of dogs.

47). Sangmu (f): is a name that means “the kind-hearted one.”

48). Senge (m):is a Tibetan name, which means “lion.”

49). Sengemo (m): is a Tibetan name, which means “lioness.”

50). Tashi (m/f): is a name that means “prosperity and lucky.”

Lhasa Apsos: An Ancient Dog Breed

Did you know that your Lhasa Apso comes from a very ancient dog breed? This breed has been around for about 1,000 years, and once served in Tibetan palaces and Buddhist monasteries. In fact, these dogs were considered to bring good luck and prosperity. So, your dog has a very noble and distinguished breed of dogs.

Today, Lhasa Apsos are bred as companion dogs that still have the urge to protect their families, as they once protected royalty in Tibet. They’ve retained their alertness and are wary with strangers. At the same time, these dogs are extremely loyal to their families, and can be aggressive with those they don’t know if the dogs are not properly socialized and trained.

These sturdy small dogs come from the Himalayas, where the weather can be very cold. For this reason, Lhasa Apsos have a double coat to keep them warm. Their coat is quite dense and divides down the middle from their nose all the way back to their tail.

Lhasa Apsos come in a variety of colors from black, black & tan, to cream, golden and even red, blue and silver. These dogs require regular brushing and bathing to keep their hair from matting and remove dirt.

This is a breed that’s overall health is pretty good, though they are prone to certain health issues. These genetic health issues include Progressive retinal atrophy, sebaceous adenitis, and cherry eye.

These dogs are extremely smart, and they’re known for their very independent personalities. They can also be somewhat mischievous. While these Lhasa Apsos are devoted to their families, their goal is not to be people pleasers, like some other dog breeds. Even with training, they are not always obedient dogs.  For this reason, the pet parents of a Lhasa Apso must ensure they are in charge, or their dog will definitely take over.

Lhasa Apsos are sometimes underestimated due to their size. People see these dogs as small and fragile; however, it’s just the opposite. They are sturdy and strong dogs. However, they don’t require a lot of exercise. Even so, they do enjoy short walks and love to play!

There you have it! We hope you’ve enjoyed this article and that you’ve found the perfect name for your dog!

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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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