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70 Spanish Dog Names: Male & Female

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My name is Tatiana, but my friends and family call me Tutta. I love writing articles that bring a little creativity to everyday life.

All over the globe, dogs are common companions for families, and if you have a breed originally from or commonly associated with Spain, then you are probably here looking for some Spanish dog names. Of course, Spain is not the only Spanish-speaking country, so we must also add some Mexican dog names into the mix, or whatever Spanish-speaking country you have in mind.

Common Breeds

The language of the moment is Spanish, but what dog breeds are associated with this language? Some of the common dog breeds in Spain or breeds that originated from Spain include:

  • Catalan Sheepdog
  • Andalusian Hound
  • Cantabrian Water Dog
  • Spanish Water Dog
  • Spanish Mastiff
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Spanish Greyhound
  • Spanish Pointer
  • Chihuahua
  • Mexican Hairless
  • Havanese

If you have a Chihuahua, be sure to check out: Chihuahua Names: Male, Female, Cute, & Mexican.

This list does not include only dog breeds that are the most popular in Spain, but also those that originated there or are commonly associated with the area. Thanks to Taco Bell, one of the dog breeds that is most often pinged as a Spanish dog breed is the chihuahua. As with any country, most any breed is accessible and can be found anywhere! It’s all a matter of personal taste.

For a bit of a geographical reminder, Spain is located in Europe, not in South America as many mistakenly believe since it is a Spanish-speaking country. Regardless of geographical location, you still need some Spanish dog names, or even some Mexican dog names.

Spanish Dog Names

When it comes to Spanish or Mexican dog names for these breeds, we have your back! Giving your dog a Spanish dog name is a good way to honor your country or the dog's country of origin. You should definitely know the meaning behind a foreign name or word before assigning it to the dog because, well, you could just be giving them a bad name! Remember, just because it sounds cool to you, it doesn’t mean it is cool.

Not only are we about to give you a great list of male and female names, but we'll also give you the meanings!


Alejandro: Defender

Bebe: Baby

Burrito: Flour tortilla with meat, beans, and cheese

Elvira: Noble guardian

Diablo: Devil

Carina: Beloved

Domingo: Lord

Flor: Flower

Paz: Peace

Alejandra: Defender

Mario: From Mars

Magdelena: Of Magdala

Alonzo: Noble

Zita: Girl

Ciro: Royal

Sierra: Mountains

Armando: Army man

Lela: Dark-haired and beautiful

Guido: Forest

Lola: Sorrow

Hernan: Intelligent/brave

Eldora: Gift of the sun

Esteban: Crown

Bonita: Pretty

Poco: Little

Rosa: Rose

Pablo: Small

Elsa: Vow to God (also a Disney's Frozen name!)

Cortez: In triumph

Corona: Crown

Mango: A fruit

Dahlia: Dweller in the valley

Lobo: Wolf

Gitana: Gypsy

Sancho: Saint

Tia: Princess

Benito: Blessed

Maya: Mother


Chica: Little girl

Taquito: Mexican cuisine

Yolanda: Violet

Consuelo: Solace

Vida: Wisdom

Guillermo: Protections

Mora: Peacock

Tito: Giant

Mona: Noble one

Vito: Life

Luna: Moon

Nicolas: Victory

Savannah: Plateau

Zorro: Fox

Esmeralda: Emerald

Rico: Strong

Zelia: Sunshine

Rio: River

Eva: Life

Carlo: Free man

Blanca: White

Taco: Fried tortilla with meat, cheese, beans and various other toppings

Tequila: Liquor

Gitano: Gypsy

Frida: Peace

Carmine: Garden

Estrella: Star

Chico: Little boy

Nina: Strong

Emilio: Rival

Tierra: Earth

Deciding on a Name

Naming a dog should be a special time and not be rushed as this dog will be your companion for many years to come. Would you rush the naming of your own child? Furbabies are your babies too! Here’s some tips to help with a name:

  • Let the dog help: This may seem silly but it can work! Write some names that you like on index cards and place them around a room with pieces of dog food. Let the dog in the room and the very first card he/she eats off of will be the name it chooses!
  • Flip a coin: Have two names that you like? Flip a coin on it!
  • Draw from a hat: Put a bunch of names in a hat and reach in to pick on out!
  • Take a vote: If you are stuck between a few different names, ask some friends or family for their input!
  • Family matters: If you have a few people in the house, then ask for their input or name ideas.

Before you know it, el perro will have a name!


samantha on March 18, 2020:

not the real deffenition im from cuba

sebastian on December 22, 2019:

with all due respect, the meanings of all the names aren't accurate

Faye on July 01, 2019:

Best spanish name for a dog? pyreness matiff the breed

s on April 22, 2019:

Most of these Spanish names are not translated correctly. For example, Rico means yummy/delicious or in some cases rich not strong.

YOYO on April 09, 2019:

for Paula, white headed dog with black eye.....Mapache, Spanish for Racoon, pronounced Mah Pah Che like Apache with an M, the e at the end is not ee is eh like Grande

Paula on March 13, 2019:

I need a dog name in Spanish for a white headed dog with black eye

Lela on November 21, 2018:


Oscar on February 23, 2018:

I need a dog name that is spanish and english

Lily on January 03, 2018:

I agree with Anonymous

Anonymous on November 13, 2017:

- Enrique Miller you are so rude. Like you can even make a good website.

diane on August 28, 2017:

i love these names! i named my dog tequila, and her two pups whiskey and vodka. :)

Enrique Miller on May 28, 2017:

I'v found better websites this one was the worst.:(

Ann1Az2 from Orange, Texas on January 10, 2015:

I like your suggestion of letting the dog decide - I have always kept a pet for as much as a couple of weeks before coming up with a name - they always seem to come through with their character. Case in point, I had a cat once that dug in the litter box and not only covered up his stuff, but his sister's as well. He naturally became know as Digger!