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200+ Spanish Dog Names (With Meanings)

James Livingood has been a dog sitter for several years. He has written numerous articles and a book about the topic because he loves dogs.

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There are many reasons why you might be looking for a Spanish-inspired dog name. Maybe you're proud of your family heritage or you've recently adopted a dog with Spanish or Latin roots. Perhaps you have fond memories of sightseeing in Barcelona or soaking up the sun in Catalonia. Hispanic culture is among the world's most colorful and diverse, so it's no wonder that you're looking for a Spanish-inspired dog name for your new family member. Here are over 200+ names, along with meanings, to fit your new puppy.

Spanish Dog Names A-C

NameMeaning

Abuelita

Mexican brand of chocolate by Nestle

Alejandro

Spanish form of Alexander. This was the most popular name for boys in Spain from the 1990s until 2006 (and again in 2011)

Alhambra

The palace of the Moorish kings at Granada, Spain

Alicante

Province of eastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea south of Valencia province area 2264 square miles (5864 square kilometers), population 1,852,166

Alicia

Dame Alicia 1910-2004 originally Lilian Alicia Marks English dancer

Alma

River 50 miles (80 kilometers) long in southwestern Crimea flowing into the Black Sea

Almeria

Province of southern Spain southeast of Granada province area 3388 square miles (8775 square kilometers), population 688,736

Alonzo

Marcus Alonzo 1837-1904 Mark American businessman and politician

Amor

Love of fate : the welcoming of all life's experiences as good

Andalusia

Region of southern Spain including the Sierra Nevada and the valley of the Guadalquivir River

Anna

A unit of currency in former British India equal to 12 pies or 1/16 rupee

Antonio

Spanish and Italian form of Antonius (see Anthony). This has been a common name in Italy since the 14th century. In Spain it was the most popular name for boys in the 1950s and 60s.A famous bearer was the Italian Renaissance painter Antonio Pisanello (c. 1395-1455). It is also the name of the main character in The Merchant of Venice (1596) by William Shakespeare

Armando

Armando 1861-1928 Duca della Vittoria Italian general; marshal of Italy

Barcelona

City in Catalonia, Spain

Beatriz

Spanish and Portuguese form of Beatrix

Bella

Short form of Isabella and other names ending in bella. It is also associated with the Italian word bella meaning "beautiful". It was used by the American author Stephenie Meyer for the main character in her popular Twilight series of novels, first released 2005, later adapted into a series of movies beginning 2008

Benito

Spanish form of Benedict. This name was borne by Mexican president Benito Jurez, and also by Benito Mussolini (who was named after Jurez), the fascist dictator of Italy during World War II

Bernardo

City southeast of Sao Paulo in southeastern Brazil population 759,000

Beto

To begin serving as an apprentice to

Bilbao

City in northern Spain; capital of the province of Vizcaya population 349,972

Blanca

Spanish and Catalan cognate of Blanche

Bonita

Means "pretty" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin bonus "good". It has been used as a name in the English-speaking world since the beginning of the 20th century

Bravas

Bravo -used interjectionally in applauding a woman

Burrito

A flour tortilla rolled or folded around a filling (as of meat, beans, and cheese)

Carina

A longitudinal ridge or projection like the keel of a boat

Carlos

Spanish and Portuguese form of Charles

Carlota

Spanish and Portuguese form of Charlotte

Carmelita

Spanish diminutive of Carmel

Carmen

Opera by Georges Bizet

Carmine

A rich red to crimson pigment made from cochineal

Catalina

Island in southwestern California; one of the Channel Islands area 70 square miles (182 square kilometers)

Charo

Spanish diminutive of Rosario

Chica

A Latin-American girl; a Latina

Chico

City north of Sacramento in western California population 86,187

Chorizo

A seasoned, coarsely ground, pork sausage

Churro

A Spanish and Mexican pastry resembling a doughnut or cruller and made from deep-fried unsweetened dough and sprinkled with sugar

Consuelo

Means "consolation" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Seora del Consuelo, meaning "Our Lady of Consolation

Corazon

(Maria) Corazon 1933-2009 neCojuangco president of Philippines (1986-92)

Cordoba

The currency of Nicaragua, divided into 100 centavos

Cornelia

2nd century b.c. Mother of the Gracchi Roman matron

Crema

The light-colored, orangish head of foam on a cup of espresso

Cristina

Cristina (Elisabet) Fernndez de 1953- wife of Nstor Kirchner president of Argentina (2007-15)

Cruz

Means "cross" in Spanish or Portuguese, referring to the cross of the crucifixion

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Dog near boat

Spanish Dog Names D-G

NameMeaning

Dahlia

Any of a genus (Dahlia) of American tuberous-rooted composite herbs having opposite pinnate leaves and rayed flower heads and including many that are cultivated as ornamentals

Dali

Salvador 1904-1989 Spanish surrealistic painter

Damita

American gospel singer

Dante

Short form of Durante. The most notable bearer of this name was Dante Alighieri, the 13th-century Italian poet who wrote the Divine Comedy

Dario

Ruben 1867-1916 originally Felix Ruben Garcia Sarmiento Nicaraguan poet

Diego

Possibly a shortened form of Santiago. In medieval records Diego was Latinized as Didacus

Domingo

Spanish tenor

Donato

Donato 1444-1514 originally Donato d'Agnolo or d'Angelo Italian architect

Dos

A party, celebration, social function

Drina

River 285 miles (459 kilometers) long flowing north along the border between Bosnia and Serbia into the Sava River

Dulce

Sweetened caramelized milk that is traditionally made by reducing a mixture of milk and sugar over heat -often used before another noun

Eduardo

Spanish and Portuguese form of Edward

Eloy

Spanish form of Eligius

Elsa

Short form of Elisabeth. Elsa von Brabant is the lover of Lohengrin in medieval German tales, and her story was expanded by Richard Wagner for his opera Lohengrin (1850). The name had a little spike in popularity after the 2013 release of the animated Disney movie Frozen, which featured a magical princess by this name

Emilia

District of northern Italy comprising the western part of Emilia-Romagna

Enrique

Spanish form of Heinrich (see Henry)

Esmeralda

Means "emerald" in Spanish and Portuguese. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831), in which Esmeralda is the Gypsy girl who is loved by Quasimodo. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since that time

Esperanza

Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sperantia, which was derived from sperare "to hope

Esteban

Spanish form of Stephen

Estrella

Spanish form of Stella 1, coinciding with the Spanish word meaning "star

Eva

Always, frequently, forever

Federico

Spanish and Italian form of Frederick. S

Felipe

Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese form of Philip

Feliz

Merry" as in Merry Christmas

Ferdinand

From Ferdinando, the old Spanish form of a Germanic name composed of the elements fardi "journey" and nand "daring, brave". The Visigoths brought the name to the Iberian Peninsula, where it entered into the royal families of Spain and Portugal. From there it became common among the Habsburg royal family of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria, starting with the Spanish-born Ferdinand I in the 16th century. A notable bearer was Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), called Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese, who was the leader of the first expedition to sail around the earth

Fernanda

Spanish, Portuguese and Italian feminine form of Ferdinand

Fernando

Island of Brazil in the Atlantic northeast of the city of Natal area 10 square miles (26 square kilometers)

Flan

Baked tart with sweet or savoury filling in an open-topped pastry case. (Compare quiche.)

Flor

A film of yeast that develops on the surface of some wines during fermentation, induced deliberately during the production of sherry

Francisco

Spanish and Portuguese form of Franciscus (see Francis). This is the Spanish name of Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552). Other notable bearers include the Spanish painter and engraver Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) and the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975)

Frederica

Site in southeastern Georgia on the western shore of Saint Simons Island containing the site of a fort built under the leadership of James Oglethorpe, founder of the colony of Georgia, in 1736

Frida

Frida 1907-1954 ne Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon Mexican painter

Gabriela

Gabriela 1889-1957 originally Lucila Godoy Alcayaga Chilean poet and educator

Galeno

Brazilian footballer

Galicia

Region of east central Europe including the northern slopes of the Carpathians and the valleys of the upper Vistula, Dniester, Bug, and Seret rivers; former Austrian crown land; belonged to Poland between the two world wars; now divided between Poland and Ukraine

Galleta

Either of two perennial grasses (Hilaria rigida and H. jamesii synonym Pleuraphis rigida and P. jamesii) chiefly of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico used for forage

Gazpacho

A spicy soup that is usually made from chopped raw vegetables (such as tomato, onion, pepper, and cucumber) and that is served cold

Geraldo

Spanish and Portuguese form of Gerald

Giselle

Romantic ballet in two acts

Gonzalo

Gonzalo 1453-1515 El Gran Capitan Spanish soldier and statesman

Granada

City in southwestern Nicaragua on the northwestern shore of Lake Nicaragua population 56,232

Guillermo

Spanish form of William

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Spanish Dog Names H-M

NameMeaning

Hada

Any of various swimming birds (family Anatidae, the duck family) in which the neck and legs are short, the feet typically webbed, the bill often broad and flat, and the sexes usually different from each other in plumage -often used figuratively in phrases like have one's ducks in a row, get one's ducks in a row, or put one's ducks in a row to describe being or becoming thoroughly prepared or organized

Hernan

Hernn or Hernando 1485-1547 Spanish conquistador

Ibiza

Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea

Inez

Ines de 1320?-1355 Spanish noblewoman

Inigo

Inigo 1573-1652 English architect

Isabel

Occitan form of Elizabeth. It spread throughout Spain, Portugal and France, becoming common among the royalty by the 12th century. It grew popular in England in the 13th century after Isabella of Angoulême married the English king John, and it was subsequently bolstered when Isabella of France married Edward II the following century.This is the usual form of the name Elizabeth in Spain and Portugal, though elsewhere it is considered a parallel name, such as in France where it is used alongside Élisabeth. The name was borne by two Spanish ruling queens, including Isabel of Castile, who sponsored the explorations of Christopher Columbus

Isabela

City in northwestern Puerto Rico population 45,631

Ita

A kind of palm tree (Mauritia flexuosa), growing near the Orinoco

Jacinta

Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of Hyacinthus

Jade

Ornamental stone, commonly green

Jamin

To press down hard on the brakes of a car to make it stop suddenly

Javier

Spanish form of Xavier

Jorge

Spanish and Portuguese form of George

Josefina

Spanish, Portuguese and Swedish feminine form of Joseph

Juan

1938- grandson of Alfonso XIII king of Spain (1975-2014)

Juana

Municipality in southern Puerto Rico population 50,747

Julia

Julia (Carolyn) 1912-2004 ne McWilliams American chef

Julio

Spanish form of Julius

Leon

City in the state of Guanajuato, central Mexico population 1,436,480

Leonardo

1452-1519 Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer

Lisandro

Spanish form of Lysander

Lola

Spanish diminutive of Dolores. A famous bearer was Lola Montez (1821-1861; birth name Eliza Gilbert), an Irish-born dancer, actress and courtesan

Lorenzo

Spanish form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1). Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492), known as the Magnificent, was a ruler of Florence during the Renaissance. He was also a great patron of the arts who employed Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists

Loretta

Perhaps a variant of Lauretta or Loreto. A famous bearer was the American actress Loretta Young (1913-2000), whose birth name was Gretchen

Lucia

Island of the British West Indies in the Windward Islands south of Martinique that has been an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1979; capital Castries area 238 square miles (616 square kilometers), population 165,500

Luis

Spanish form of Louis

Luna

A large mostly pale green American saturniid moth (Actias luna) with long tails on the hind wings

Lupe

Short form of Guadalupe

Luz

Means "light" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Seora de la Luz, meaning "Our Lady of Light

Macaria

Daughters of Heracles and Hades in Greek mythology

Madonna

Lady -used as a form of respectful address

Madrid

Province of central Spain in northwestern New Castile area 3087 square miles (7995 square kilometers), population 6,421,874

Madrona

Any of several evergreen trees (genus Arbutus) of the heath family; especially : one (A. menziesii) of the Pacific coast of North America with smooth red bark, thick shining leaves, and edible red berries

Magdalena

River 956 miles (1538 kilometers) long in Colombia flowing north into the Caribbean Sea

Milaga

A sweet brown fortified wine from Mlaga, Spain; also : a similar wine made elsewhere

Mallorca

Island in the Mediterranean Sea

Manuel

Manuel 1897-1955 Mexican soldier and politician; president of Mexico (1940-46)

Marbella

Municipality in Andalusia, Spain

Marco

Luca 1399(or 1400)-1482 originally Luca di Simone di Marco Florentine sculptor

Margarita

A cocktail consisting of tequila, lime or lemon juice, and an orange-flavored liqueur

Maria

A large, dark plain, which may have the appearance of a sea

Marina

A dock or basin with moorings and facilities for yachts and small boats

Mario

Spanish form of Marius. Famous bearers include American racecar driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-). It is also borne by a Nintendo video game character, a mustached Italian plumber, who debuted as the playable hero of Donkey Kong in 1981. He was reportedly named after Mario Segale (1934-2018), an American businessman who rented a warehouse to Nintendo

Mariposa

Any of a genus (Calochortus) of western North American plants of the lily family with showy flowers having three petals and three sepals -called also mariposa tulip

Marques

A license to pass the limits of a jurisdiction, or boundary of a country, for the purpose of making reprisals; a letter of marque

Marta

City and port on the Caribbean Sea in northern Colombia east of Barranquilla population 467,000

Mona

Island of northwestern Wales

Mora

The minimal unit of measure in quantitative verse equivalent to the time of an average short syllable

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Dogs playing fetch

Spanish Dog Names N-R

NameMeaning

Nevada

U.S. state

Nicolas

Nicolas 1636-1711 French critic and poet

Nina

An irregularly recurring upwelling of unusually cold water to the ocean surface along the western coast of South America that often occurs following an El Nino and that disrupts typical regional and global weather patterns especially in a manner opposite to that of El Nino

Olinda

Municipality in Northeast, Brazil

Onofre

Spanish and Portuguese form of Onuphrius

Orlando

Vittorio Emanuele 1860-1952 Italian statesman

Oro

Mountain

Pablo

Spanish form of Paulus (see Paul). Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name

Paella

A saffron-flavored dish containing rice, meat, seafood, and vegetables

Paloma

Means "dove, pigeon" in Spanish

Pan

A usually broad, shallow, and open container for domestic use (as for cooking)

Pancho

Spanish diminutive of Francisco. This name was borne by Pancho Villa (1878-1923), a Mexican bandit and revolutionary

Patia

Butterfly genus in family Pieridae

Paulo

Portuguese and Galician form of Paulus (see Paul)

Pedro

Spanish and Portuguese form of Peter. This was the name of the only two emperors of Brazil, reigning between 1822 and 1889

Pepito

Spanish diminutive of Joseph

Perla

Spanish cognate of Pearl

Picasso

Pablo 1881-1973 Spanish painter and sculptor in France

Pilar

Means "pillar" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Mara del Pilar, meaning "Mary of the Pillar". According to legend, when Saint James the Greater was in Saragossa in Spain, the Virgin Mary appeared on a pillar

Pimiento

Any of various bluntly conical thick-fleshed sweet peppers of European origin that have a distinctive mild sweet flavor and are used especially as a garnish, as a stuffing for olives, and as a source of paprika

Pinta

A pint of milk

Pisto

Spanish dish

Ponce

A man living off another's earnings, especially a woman's

Querida

(in Latin-American contexts) darling

Queso

A dipping sauce of melted cheese and chopped chili peppers : chili con queso

Quito

Capital city in Pichincha, Ecuador

Rafael

City on San Pablo Bay in western California population 57,713

Ramon

Santiago 1852-1934 Spanish histologist

Raton

Pass 7834 feet (2388 meters) high in the Raton Range (the eastern spur of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains) in southeastern Colorado just north of the Colorado-New Mexico border

Raul

Portuguese, Italian, Romanian and Estonian form of Radulf (see Ralph)

Raymundo

Spanish and Portuguese variant form of Raymond

Rey

City of ancient Media with ruins at the modern village of Rey south of Tehran, Iran

Ria

A coastal inlet formed by the partial submergence of an unglaciated river valley

Ricardo

Spanish and Portuguese form of Richard

Rico

Short form of Ricardo, Enrico and other names ending in rico

Rima

A stanza of eight lines of heroic verse with a rhyme scheme of abababcc

Rita

Short form of Margherita and other names ending in rita. Saint Rita (born Margherita Lotti) was a 15th-century nun from Cascia, Italy. Another famous bearer was the American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987)

Roberta

Leymah (Roberta) 1972- Liberian peace activist

Roberto

Roberto 1934-1972 American baseball player

Rocio

Genus of cichlid fishes

Rodan

Fictional giant monster, or kaiju

Rodrigo

Name of 8 popes: especially VI (Rodrigo Borgia) 1431-1503 (pope 1492-1503)

Rosa

Salvator 1615-1673 Italian painter and poet

Rosario

Means "rosary", and is taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Seora del Rosario meaning "Our Lady of the Rosary". This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Italian

Rosita

Spanish diminutive of Rosa

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Dog near Spanish beach

Spanish Dog Names S-Z

NameMeaning

Salamanca

Province of western Spain bordering Portugal area 4763 square miles (12,336 square kilometers), population 350,018

Salvador

Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan form of the Late Latin name Salvator, which meant "saviour", referring to Jesus. A famous bearer of this name was the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dal (1904-1989)

San Sebastian

City in northwestern Puerto Rico population 42,430

Sancho

The squire of Don Quixote in Cervantes' Don Quixote

Sangria

A usually iced punch typically made of red wine, fruit or fruit juice, and soda water

Santana

City in a region of cattle ranches in Bahia, eastern Brazil population 556,756

Santander

Francisco de Paula 1792-1840 Colombian general and politician

Santiago

City and capital of Chile in the central part of the country metropolitan area population 4,668,500

Santo

A painted or carved wooden image of a saint common especially in Mexico and the southwestern U.S

Savannah

River 314 miles (505 kilometers) long in eastern Georgia flowing southeast to the Atlantic and forming the Georgia-South Carolina boundary

Sebastian

Seaport on the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain

Segovia

Andrs 1893-1987 Spanish guitarist and composer

Senorita

An unmarried Spanish or Spanish-speaking girl or woman -used as a title equivalent to Miss

Serge

A type of worsted cloth

Sergio

Spanish form of Sergius

Seville

Capital and largest city of Andalusia and the province of Seville in Spain

Sierra

Means "mountain range" in Spanish, referring specifically to a mountain range with jagged peaks

Socorro

Means "succour, help, relief" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary Mara del Socorro meaning "Mary of Perpetual Succour

Soledad

Means "solitude" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Mara de Soledad, meaning "Mary of Solitude

Sombrero

A kind of hat with a high conical or cylindrical crown and a saucer-shaped brim, highly embroidered, made of plush felt

Sonora

River 250 miles (400 kilometers) long in northwestern Mexico flowing southwest into the upper Gulf of California

Taco

Mexican filled tortilla food

Tamale

Traditional Mesoamerican dish

Tasia

Short form of Anastasia

Tenerife

Largest, most populous Canary Island

Teresa

Mother 1910-1997 Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu Albanian religious in India

Tierra

Means "earth" in Spanish

Toledo

A finely tempered sword of a kind made in Toledo, Spain

Tortilla

A thin round of unleavened cornmeal or wheat flour bread usually eaten hot with a topping or filling (as of ground meat or cheese)

Uno

With one mind : unanimously

Valencia

From the name of cities in Spain and Venezuela, both derived from Latin valentia meaning "strength, vigour

Ventura

City and port on Santa Barbara Channel in southwestern California east-southeast of Santa Barbara population 106,433

Veronica

The image of Jesus's face believed to have been made on the cloth with which St Veronica wiped his face as he went to be crucified; or the cloth used for this

Vicente

Spanish and Portuguese form of Vincent

Vida

Marco Girolamo circa 1490-1566 Italian poet

Villa

A country estate

Vito

Spanish form of Vitus

Xiomara

Possibly a Spanish form of Guiomar

Yolanda

From the medieval French name Yolande, which was probably a form of the name Violante, which was itself a derivative of Latin viola "violet". Alternatively it could be of Germanic origin.This name was borne by a 12th-century empress of the Latin Empire in Constantinople, who was originally from Flanders. It was also used by her descendants in the royal families of Hungary (spelled Jolnta) and Spain (sometimes spelled Violante). The Blessed Yolanda of Poland was a daughter of Béla IV of Hungary who married a Polish duke. It was also borne by Yolanda of Vianden, a 13th-century countess from Luxembourg who joined a convent against her parents' wishes, later becoming the subject of medieval legend. Another notable bearer was a 15th-century duchess of Lorraine, the subject of the opera Iolanta (1892) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Zelia

Genus of flies

Zita

Italian saint

Zoila

Genus of gastropods

Zorro

Fictional character

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