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Mexican Dog Names: Name Ideas For Your Perro!

Names By Abby Dole 2 min read May 24, 2021

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Do you love Mexican culture?

If you can’t get over there for your next vacation, why not consider naming your pooch after something Mexican-inspired? Check out this list of Mexican places, foods, landmarks and more!

Mexican Locations For Dog Names

  • Carmen: Named for “Playa del Carmen”, which is a popular and beautiful beach in Yucatán Peninsula
  • Copper / Copper Canyon: A canyon series in Mexico that is deeper than the Grand Canyon!
  • Oaxaca: A very traditional Mexican city, it has escaped a lot of modernization.
  • Tulum: Tulum features some of the most beautiful beaches and most awe-inspiring ruins.
  • Isla Cozumel: One of the best places to scuba dive!
  • Izamal: Every building in this city is yellow!
  • Mérida: A sweet city that is chock-full of art galleries, restaurants, museums, and theaters.
  • Mazatlán: A beautiful beach and town full of vivid, historic Mexican culture
  • Guadalajara: The second largest city in Mexico, and home of many diverse museums and other cultural sights.
  • Akumal: The direct translation means “Place of the Turtles”, and is a nesting ground where sea turtles lay their eggs.

Mexican Landmarks For Dog Name Ideas

  • (San) Lorenzo: Largest city in Mesoamerica between 1200-900 BC
  • Balankanche: A series of ancient Mayan caves
  • Azulejo: Comes from “Casa de los Azulejos”, and is an urban palace from 1793.
  • Ángel: Comes from “Ángel de la independencia”, which is a large statue of an angel that was erected in 1910
  • Zólaco: Named for a vibrant city square in México

Dog Names Inspired by Important Mexican People

  • Frida /  Kahlo: Frida Kahlo was an artist who suffered from a lot of injuries. Her art is displayed all over the world, although there is the “museo Frida Kahlo”, which is museum dedicated to her work, in Mexico.
  • Hernan: Man who conquered the Aztec Empire
  • Cortes: Last name of the man who conquered the Aztec Empire
  • Hidalgo: Miguel Hidalgo was a Mexican priest who led others to take up arms against the Spanish
  • Benito Juarez: Juarez ruled and helped to modernize Mexican culture
  • Pancho: Pancho Villa is a bandit who joined the revolution
  • Diego Rivera: Husband to Frida Kahlo, artist, and socialist
  • Rodolfo Neri Vela: The first Mexican who traveled to space!

Mexican Food Dog Names

  • Tamale
  • Burrito
  • Taco (Everyone knows what a Taco is, but did you know that the word “taco” means “cleats”? Yes, as in soccer cleats!)
  • Enchilada
  • Mole
  • Churro
  • Pan de Muerto: Pan de Muerto translates to “Bread of the dead”, and it is a staple around Día de Los Muertos, or, the day of the dead!
  • Taquito
  • Tequila: Tequila was traditionally made in the Mexican city of Guadalajara.
  • Salsa

Other Mexican Dog Name Ideas

  • Amigo/a: Friend
  • Lobo: Wolf
  • Perro: Dog
  • Zorro: Fox
  • Alma: Soul
  • Che: Buddy
  • Bonita: Pretty
  • Sierra: Montana
  • Sol: Sun
  • Toro: Bull
  • Solana: Sunny spot
  • Tigre: Tiger
  • Paloma: Dove

Popular Male Mexican Names

  • Miguel
  • Alejandro
  • José
  • Pedro
  • Juan
  • Ricardo
  • Jorge
  • Roberto
  • Jesús

Popular Female Mexican Names

  • Rosa
  • Maria
  • Juana
  • Verónica
  • Gabriela
  • Adriana
  • Gloria

Did we miss any Mexican pup names that you like? Like us know in the comments!

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Abby Dole

Abby Dole is passionate about pooches, and is the owner of a sweet little Terrier Mix named Maggie. She is not only a lover of dogs, but also of poetry, baking, and the outdoors. You can usually find her drinking tea, listening to Norah Jones, and wishing it was raining.

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