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130 Incredible Italian Dog Names

Names By Meg Marrs 1 min read August 14, 2021 12 Comments

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  • Lupo (wolf)
  • Pelo (fur): Great for an ultra hairy dog!
  • Alto (tall)
  • Leona (lion)
  • Tino (Small)
  • Bella (Beautiful)
  • Toro (Bull)
  • Matador (Bull Tamer)
  • Bianca (White)
  • Baffi (Mustache)
  • Zitto (Quiet)
  • Dolce (Sweet)
  • Bacio (Kiss)
  • Lucca
  • Nero
  • Geronimo
  • Vespa
  • Farfalle

Fashion names are popular, so you could go for Versace or Valentino or even Dolce and Gabbana for twin pups.

Italian Boy Dog Names

  • Colombo
  • Aldo (Rich)
  • Ambrosi (Immortal)
  • Angelo (Angel)
  • Antonio (Beyond Praise)
  • Arturo (Bear)
  • Aria (Melody)
  • Carlo (Manly)
  • Corrado (Bold)
  • Dante (Lasting)
  • Donatello (Gift)
  • Dona (Lady)
  • Egidio (Squire)
  • Elmo (Worthy To Be Loved)
  • Enrico (Rules The Home)
  • Enzo (Same As Enrico)
  • Ernesto (Serious)
  • Ettore (Loyal)
  • Fabio (Bean Grower)
  • Faust (Lucky)
  • Flavio (Blond)
  • Giuliano (Youthful)
  • Giuseppe (He Shall Add)
  • Ignazio (Fiery)
  • Ilario (Cheerful)
  • Leone (Bold Lion)
  • Lorenz (Laurel) 
  • Lorenzo (Variant Of Lorenz)
  • Lucio (Light)
  • Pasquale (Born Of Passover)
  • Pascal (See Pasquale)
  • Piero (Rock)
  • Pippino (He Adds)
  • Primo (First Born)
  • Renzo (Laurel)
  • Ricardo (Firm Ruler)
  • Rinaldo (Wise Power Male) 
  • Roberto (Wide Fame)
  • Rocco (Battle Cry)
  • Romano (From Rome)
  • Romeo (Pilgrim From Rome)
  • Ruggero (Famous Spear)
  • Tito (Giant)
  • Tommaso (Twin)
  • Ugo (Intelligent)

Italian Girl Dog Names

  • Allegra (Joyful)
  • Alonza (Battle Ready)
  • Amalea (Hard Working)
  • Anita (Grace)
  • Bambi (Child)
  • Baptiste (After John the Baptist)
  • Belinda (Serpentine)
  • Benedetta (Blessed)
  • Cira (Sun)
  • Cadenza (Rhythmic)
  • Carmela (Garden)
  • Catarina (Pure)
  • Clarice (Clear)
  • Constanza (Constant)
  • Elda (Warrior)
  • Elena (Light)
  • Fausta (Lucky)
  • Flavia (Blond)
  • Gemma (Jewel)
  • Giulia (Youthful Female)
  • Grazia (Grace)
  • Lunetta (Little Moon)
  • Mona (Lady)
  • Olympia (from Olympus)
  • Piapious (female)
  • Pietra (Rock)
  • Pippa (Lover Of Horses)
  • Rachele (Lamb)
  • Regina (Queen)
  • Renata (Rebirth)
  • Rosalie / Rosalia (Rose)
  • Rosetta (Little Rose)
  • Rufina (Red-Haired)
  • Serena (Serene)
  • Trista (Sad)
  • Viviana (Alive)
  • Volante (Flying)

Dog Names Based Off Locations & Landmarks in Italy

  • Rome
  • Tuscany
  • Venice
  • Amalfi
  • Florence
  • Genoa

Dog Names Based Off Italian Cuisine

  • Gelato
  • Caramello (Caramel)
  • Nutella
  • Cannoli
  • Mozzarella
  • Pesto
  • Linguine
  • Espresso
  • Ghirardelli

Dog Names Inspired By Famous Italians

  • Pavarotti. Famous opera singer. Great for a howler!
  • Mario and Luigi. You can’t break up this dynamic duo! The name Mario, from the god Mars, means “warlike,” and Luigi means “renowned fighter.”
  • Valentino. Traditionally, Valentino means “brave” or “strong.” But if you’re a fashion lover, you may want to name your pup after the designer.
  • Gabbana. If you’re not a Valentino fan, then maybe you like Gabbana! The name means “creative man.”

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Meg Marrs

Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!

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Pasquale

Pasquale means born of easter. its in the name, pasqua means easter. obviously you’re not italian nor do you have the brains to use google

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Ben Team

Hey, Pasquale.

1) Italian: from the personal name Pasquale (Latin Paschalis, from pascha ‘Easter’, via Greek and Aramaic from Hebrew pesach ‘Passover’). Source.
2) I’d recommend easing up on the condescension until you learn to use Google yourself.

Thanks for reading!

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Cindi

We’re on our way to pick up our pup and trying to get an idea for names, training etc. I found your website and I couldn’t believe all the valuable information!! Your site was so user friendly even I could navigate my way around. Bonus I’ll be getting emails with updated information to help us out. I highly recommend this website to dog lovers and anyone interested in learning more about their dog. Great site!!

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Ben Team

We’re so glad you found the site helpful, Cindi!
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Gino

There are a few names which are not fully explained but then again some have so many meanings which is a challenge for example Ugo is spirit of mind as well as intelligent though i do find your site interesting I look at all Italian things one other site i looked at was just dog names for Italian dogs https://italiandognames.com/

Also Pasquale-if your Italian your a rarity as most Italians are courteous to others OK Pasquale-born on Easter day

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BROCK

I HAVE, LUCCA, AMICO, GINO, LIALA, ENZO, ENRICO, VAHALLA, GISELLA, GISELE, AND NATALIA.

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Linda DiMuro

Aldo

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Chrissy

My dogs name is Bocelli.
after Andrea Bocelli

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Linda DiMuro

ZINA. ZEDI ZETA

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Ruthie

Niko

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Larry Rogak

We have a Corgi named Furla, after the Italian designer label.

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Joe Gaglia

Bob

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