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Spanish Dog Names: Tapas-Inspired Titles for Your Perro Pooch!

Names By Meg Marrs 4 min read May 21, 2020

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A name says everything about a person – or a pooch. Could your dog’s name use some Spanish flair?

Maybe your dog is one of the breeds with their origins rooted in Spain, or maybe you’re trying to learn Spanish and it helps to have someone to talk to. Here’s our collection of popular Spanish names for some inspiration…

Spanish Dog Breeds

Here are some dog breeds that come from Spain and a little bit more about them.

Spanish Greyhounds are also known as the Galgo Espanol (which means, well, Spanish Greyhound), originally used to hunt rabbits in the country due to their lightning speed. (Unfortunately, they are still being used by some to hunt and often mistreated in the process – for this, there’s Galgo Rescue.)

The Ibizan Hound is “even-tempered and polite, a bit aloof, but a sweet-natured family-orientated housemate” according to The American Kennel Club (AKC). They also describe them as being high energy and medium size.

The Canary Mastiff is also called the Perro de Presa Canario. Dog Breed Info describes them “docile [and] affectionate”, though says that they are only for owners who are able to take charge of dog ownership as they might be domineering. According to the AKC, canary mastiffs are not eligible for registration.

Popular Spanish Boy Dog Names

  • Abelito
  • Abundio
  • Adalberto
  • Adolfo
  • Adriano
  • Agapito
  • Agundo
  • Alejandro
  • Alfonso
  • Antero
  • Antonio
  • Armando
  • Arturo
  • Baltazar
  • Basilio
  • Beneharo
  • Benito
  • Bernardo
  • Camilo
  • Cándido
  • Carlos
  • Claudio
  • Conrado
  • Cornelio
  • Cueto
  • Damián
  • Deodato
  • Diego
  • Domingo
  • Edmundo
  • Eduardo
  • Elías
  • Emanuel
  • Emilio
  • Enrique
  • Ernesto
  • Esteban
  • Fabián
  • Fabio
  • Federico
  • Feliciano
  • Felipe
  • Fernando
  • Ferrando
  • Fidel
  • Fito
  • Florio
  • Franco
  • Fulco
  • Gabriel
  • Genaro
  • Gerardo
  • Giovanny
  • Gonzalo
  • Guillermo
  • Gustavo
  • Héctor
  • Hernando
  • Horacio
  • Hugo
  • Ignacio
  • Ireneo
  • Isaac
  • Ismael
  • Iván
  • Jacinto
  • Jaime
  • Jairo
  • Javi
  • Javier
  • Jorge
  • José
  • José María
  • Joselito
  • Juan
  • Julio
  • Lalo
  • Leandro
  • León
  • Leonardo
  • Leopoldo
  • Lorenzo
  • Luis
  • Luisito
  • Manuel
  • Marcelo
  • Marcos
  • Mario
  • Mateo
  • Matías
  • Mauricio
  • Miguel
  • Miguelito
  • Misael
  • Natan
  • Nico
  • Octavio
  • Oliverio
  • Omar
  • Óscar
  • Pablito
  • Pablo
  • Paco
  • Pancho
  • Pascual
  • Pato
  • Pedro
  • Pepito
  • Poncho
  • Rafael
  • Raimundo
  • Ramón
  • Raúl
  • Reinaldo
  • Reynaldo
  • Ricardo
  • Roberto
  • Rodolfo
  • Rodrigo
  • Ronaldo
  • Rubén
  • Salvador
  • Samuel
  • Santi
  • Santiago
  • Segundo
  • Sergio
  • Teodoro
  • Timoteo
  • Tito
  • Víctor
  • Vito
  • Yago

Spanish Girl Dog Names

  • Adelia
  • Adelina
  • Adriana
  • Agustina
  • Aída
  • Alejandra
  • Alicia
  • Alma
  • Alondra
  • Amalia
  • Amelia
  • Ana
  • Andrea
  • Angélica
  • Anita
  • Antonia
  • Aurelia
  • Aurora
  • Beatriz
  • Berta
  • Blanca
  • Brunilda
  • Camila
  • Carina
  • Carla
  • Carlota
  • Carmen
  • Catalina
  • Catrina
  • Clara
  • Claudia
  • Consuelo
  • Cruz
  • Dalia
  • Dayana
  • Delia
  • Dionisia
  • Dolores
  • Dominga
  • Elena
  • Elvira
  • Emilia
  • Esperanza
  • Estela
  • Estrella
  • Eva
  • Fabiana
  • Fátima
  • Feliciana
  • Felicidad
  • Flavia
  • Flora
  • Frida
  • Fulca
  • Gabriela
  • Gloria
  • Gracia
  • Guadalupe
  • Guillermina
  • Hortensia
  • Inés
  • Isabel
  • Jacinta
  • Jacqueline
  • Javiera
  • Joaquina
  • Josefina
  • Juana
  • Juanita
  • Julia
  • Juliana
  • Julieta
  • Karina
  • Leticia
  • Licha
  • Liliana
  • Lola
  • Lolita
  • Lorenza
  • Lucha
  • Lucía
  • Luciana
  • Luisa
  • Luna
  • Lupita
  • Luz
  • Magdalena
  • Manuela
  • Margarita
  • Marta
  • Nene
  • Neva
  • Nina
  • Nita
  • Olinda
  • Paloma
  • Patia
  • Paz
  • Perdita
  • Pilar
  • Presencia
  • Pina
  • Querida
  • Reina
  • Rima
  • Risa
  • Rocio
  • Rosa
  • Rosalinda
  • Rosario
  • Rosita
  • Sancha
  • Sancia
  • Santana
  • Sierra
  • Solana
  • Sonora
  • Tasia
  • Tequila
  • Teresa
  • Tia
  • Tierra
  • Valencia
  • Vida
  • Ventura
  • Xiomara
  • Yolanda
  • Zanita
  • Zelia
  • Zerlina
  • Zita
  • Zoila

Spain Regions & Landmarks

Spain is a country rich with several autonomous regions, complete with their own dialects and traditions. Consider naming your pooch after a region in Spain, including:

  • Madrid
  • Castilla-La Mancha
  • Extremadura
  • Andalucía
  • Castilla y León
  • La Rioja
  • Euskal Herria: The País Vasco and Navarra
  • Cantabria
  • Asturias
  • Galicia
  • Aragón
  • Barcelona
  • Catalunya
  • Valencia
  • Murcia
  • Balearic Islands

Famous Spanish Cities

Your pup may be well-suited to a certain city in Spain – especially if he or she is from there! Some popular Spanish cities include:

  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Seville
  • Granada
  • Valencia
  • Malaga
  • San Sebastian
  • Bilbao
  • Cordoba
  • Toledo
  • Salamanca
  • Santiago De Compostela
  • Segovia
  • Ronda
  • Pamplona
  • Leon
  • Ibiza
  • Vigo

Traditional Spanish Foods and Dishes

Do you love food? Well, we know dogs go crazy for treats. So why don’t you consider naming your pooch after some traditional Spanish dishes? We collected a couple of the cool-sounding and popular ones out there and what they mean. Let us know if you picked a name off one of our lists!

  • Albondiga: Spanish-style meatballs.
  • Chicharrón: Chicharrón is a popular Spanish dish consisting of fried pork belly or fried pork rinds.
  • Chorizo: Chorizo is known as a traditional Spanish spiced, cured and smoked sausage – and it might just be the perfect name for a sausage dog, don’t you think?
  • Churros: Churros are fried dough twists covered in cinnamon and sugar: Great if you have a sweet tooth, and it makes a perfect name for the sweetest of your bunch.
  • Chistorra: Chistorra is another traditional sausage, this time hailing from the region of Aragon in Spain and made from minced pork (or a mixture of minced pork and beef).
  • Croquettes: Small fried breadcrumb rolls stuffed inside with mashed potatoes or ground meat. Also can be filled with fish, cheese, or veggies.
  • Empanada: A stuffed bread pastry stuffed with meat, corn, cheese, or other ingredients, and then fried.
  • Escudella: Escudella literally means “bowl” in Spanish, and the closest description we’ve got is a combination of stew and soup with the centerpiece being a massive, spiced meatball in the middle of the whole thing.
  • Gazpacho: Gazpacho is known as a traditional soup that doesn’t require any cooking time like any other soup – instead, ingredients like tomatoes, cucumber and peppers and blended together to make something delicious.
  • Horchata: A sweet, creamy drink made of made of ground nuts, rice, and cinnamon.
  • Jamon: Jamon, as it turns out, is Spanish for ham – and it just sounds cool!
  • Manchego: A type of cheese made from sheep milk, originating from the La Mancha region of Spain. A great name for cheese-fans!
  • Maiz: Rice.
  • Natillas: Natillas is a traditional custard-like dish made with milk and eggs – and then finished off with some cinnamon on top.
  • Paella: A traditional Valencia dish featuring yellow rice and a variety of seafood.
  • Pulpo: Octopus!
  • Salmorejo: Salmjorejo is made from tomato and bread combined, creating a soup. It is credited to have originated in Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain.
  • Sangria: A delicious Spanish adult drink featuring wine mixed with a variety of chopped fruits.
  • Sofrito: A Spanish sauce used in a variety of meals.
  • Tapas: Popular in Spain, tapas are small dishes that are often ordered in multitude.
  • Torta: A Spanish omelet featuring eggs and onions.
  • Tortilla: Thin unleavened flatbread made from corn. Can also be made from flour.

Spanish Words (And What They Mean)

Still at a loss for words when it comes to finding a name for your dog? Here are some Spanish words and their English equivalents that can help you settle on a name. Keep in mind that dogs have to respond to their names – and sometimes the first name you pick just isn’t the one that fits.

  • Alto: Tall
  • Amor: Love
  • Arco Iris: Rainbow
  • Bajo: Short
  • Bueno: Good
  • Camarones: Shrimp
  • Chistoso: Funny
  • Corazón: Heart
  • Delgado: Thin or skinny
  • Fuerte: Strong
  • Loco: Crazy
  • Perro: Dog
  • Sol: Sun
  • Tonto: Silly
  • Luz: Light
  • Dulce: Sweet
  • Baby: Bebe
  • Gordo/a: Fat

Can you think of any more Spanish words that have made cool names for your dogs? Get in touch with us using the comments section to let us know!

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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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