135 Clever Caribbean Dog Names

Updated on July 23, 2020
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Barbara Fitzgerald is an AKC Breeder of Merit and author of the column "Conversations with Champions" for the BCSA magazine, Borderlines.

Over 100 Caribbean Names for Dogs!
Over 100 Caribbean Names for Dogs! | Source

Caribbean Island Inspired Names for Dogs!

Are you seeking a sunny moniker for your new canine companion? Consider these Caribbean Island paradises that will make lyrical name ideas for both male and female dogs. Choose an island name that you may have visited or dream of visiting, perhaps on a Caribbean cruise in the near future!

  • Andros
  • Aruba
  • Bahama
  • Barbuda
  • Bimini
  • Bonaire
  • Cabo
  • Caicos
  • Cayman
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Dominica
  • Domingo
  • Eleuthera
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Indies
  • Lucia
  • Montserrat
  • Mustique
  • Nassau
  • Nevis
  • Redonda
  • Rum Cay
  • Saba
  • Tobago
  • Tortola
  • Trinidad
  • Tropic
  • Turks

Bull terrier enjoying a caribbean beach.
Bull terrier enjoying a caribbean beach. | Source

Dog Names From Famous Carribean Beaches

  • Bathsheba - A quiet beach on Barbados.
  • Dover - A beach on Barbados.
  • Grace - Beach and Bay on Turks and Caicos.
  • Hopkins - Beach on Belize.
  • Kamalame - A Bahamas Cay on Andros.
  • Lindquist - Snow white beach on St. Thomas.
  • Maho - Beach on St. Johns Island.
  • Miami - Florida Beach
  • Mullins - A cliff surrounded beach on Barbados.
  • Playa - Spanish for beach.
  • Rincon - Playa Rincon is a Dominican Republic beach.
  • Rockefeller - Beach on St. Barth.
  • San Jose - Capital of Costa Rica.
  • Seven - Seven Mile Beach is on the Cayman Islands. Also George Costanza's favorite name for a child of either sex.
  • Smuggler - Smuggler's Bay is located in the British Virgin Islands.
  • Treasure - A cay on Bahamas Island Abaco.

Seafaring and Saltwater Dog Names

  • Bertram - Iconic boat manufacturer.
  • Blade - Type of fire coral.
  • Chaparral - Boat manufacturer.
  • Cutter - Type of sailboat.
  • Cyclone - Synonym for hurricane or typhoon.
  • Dinghy - Rubber raft or lifeboat.
  • Gale - Strong wind.
  • Gennaker - Type of sail.
  • Keel - Lateral fin of the boat.
  • Knot - Measure speed.
  • Lace - Type of coral.
  • Lamarck - Type of coral in the Caribbean.
  • Maldive - Type of coral found in the Caribbean.
  • Morton - The king of table salt.
  • Pontoon - Type of boat.
  • Riggs - Sail rigging.
  • Sea Ray - Boat manufacturer.
  • Schooner - Masted ship.
  • Sloop - Type of sailing ship.
  • Spinnaker - Type of sail.
  • Staghorn - Type of coral.
  • Star - Type of coral or fish.
  • Swash - Portion of the beach where the tide ebbs and flows.
  • Tracker - Boat Manufacturer.
  • Trawler - Fishing boat.
  • Tsunami - Massive tidal wave.
  • Typhoon - Hurricane in the pacific.

Border Collie with a Caribbean Name: Cabo
Border Collie with a Caribbean Name: Cabo | Source

Reggae-Inspired Dog Names

Are you looking to imbue your new pup with wisdom via a meaningful Caribbean name? Then look no further than the Reggae greats of Ska and Rocksteady below. These Rastafarians brought Jamaica's local music to the world and changed rock and roll forever.

  • Belafonte - Jamaican born Harry and his lovely daughter Shari are multitalented Caribbean singers, songwriters and actors.
  • Buju Banton - Reggae legend and ambassador of the "dancehall" sound.
  • Alton Ellis - Rocksteady frontman of The Flames.
  • Bunny "Rugs" Clarke - Lead singer of the band Third World, name your puppy Bunny Rugs if you want a smooth, uptown persona for your canine companion. Also, check out their album 96 Degrees in the Shade if you are not familiar with this powerhouse soul-inspired reggae band of the 1970s.
  • Bunny Wailer - One of the founding members of the Wailers, and an artistic ally of Bob Marley
  • Burning Spear - Winston Rodney's stage name.
  • Calypso - Traditional island music.
  • Cliff - Jimmy Cliff, only the second Jamaican artist to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, is a legend of Ska and Reggae music.
  • Delroy - Delroy Wilson, the Cool Operator of the 1960s and 1970s influenced numerous Jamaican singers with his distinct phrasing.
  • Desmond Dekker - The pioneer of Reggae, Dekker's early works found success in the US and UK as early as 1963.
  • Dreadlocks - Makes a cute name for a Puli or Komondor dog.
  • Marley - Bob Marley was the first global superstar to arise from the third world and the Caribbean more specifically. The breakout member of the trio The Wailers, Bobby Marley lost his battle with melanoma cancer at the tender age of 36.
  • Rasta - Rastafarianism evolved as a religion and social movement in Jamaica in the 1930s. Smoking ganja, or the weed of wisdom, helps Rasta's adherents to attain wisdom.
  • Shaggy - Born Oliver Richard Burrell, Shaggy is a highly regarded DJ, actor, and singer of reggae and "dancehall." SHaggy makes a cute name for any of the double-coated dogs.
  • Toots Hibbert - Ska legend and lead singer of the trio The Maytals. Toots makes a cute name for a small dog.
  • Tosh - Peter Tosh, the Bush Doctor, was the more militant of the trio, The Wailers. Tosh was a great instrumentalist playing melodica, keyboards, guitar, and percussion.
  • Winston - Winston Rodney, the lead singer of the group, Burning Spear; considered Rasta's ambassador.
  • Ziggy Marley - Son of the reggae icon, Bob Marley, Ziggy lead the family band, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, to earn his own place in the pantheon of reggae legends.
  • Zydeco - A Creole music tradition, blending blues, R&B as well as traditional Creole (Louisiana natives comprised of a mix of African, Afro-Caribbean, Native American, and European descendants) music.

Caribbean beach names for dogs include Dover,  Grace and Maho.
Caribbean beach names for dogs include Dover, Grace and Maho. | Source

Tropical Dog Names

  • Bacardi
  • Bali
  • Bananas
  • Bikini
  • Canary
  • Captain
  • Catamaran
  • Coco
  • Diver
  • Drifter
  • Dune
  • Fiji
  • Flipper
  • Gidget
  • Gili
  • Hobi
  • Kai (Hawaiian meaning "by the sea")
  • Luana
  • Malibu
  • Mango
  • Marianna
  • Maui
  • Mojito
  • Myers
  • Palmer
  • Pina Colada
  • Piper
  • Reefer
  • Riptide
  • Ron Rico
  • Sailor
  • Sandals
  • Sandy
  • Scuba
  • Shelly
  • Skipper
  • Sunny
  • Surfer
  • Tahiti
  • Tides
  • Tiki
  • Trip
  • Wave
  • Wharf

© 2020 Barbara Fitzgerald

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