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50 Cool Tibetan Dog Names for Your Lhasa Apso Puppy

Updated on September 23, 2016

Looking for an authentic Tibetan dog name for your new Lhasa Apso? These names are just what your new puppy needs.

A lhasa puppy too young to be named!
A lhasa puppy too young to be named! | Source

Ready to pick out a great new Tibetan name?

Dog names should always have two syllables (both for calling your dog and for training), should be easy to pronounce, and not sound a lot like another person or pet in the household. If you like a name that has a syllable on the end of it, so much the better. See how your puppy responds to “Karma”, for example, and then try “Jalus” (rainbow).

Also try to name your new Lhasa something that fits with her personality. Remember that Lhasa Apsos are great watch dogs but are content to lie around on their favorite lap. (And sometimes that lap dog will not get up to bark at anything!)

Naming your new puppy “Dorjee” (thunderbolt) is not going to help.

Have fun finding a name you both like.

Tibetan Boy Names

Name
Meaning
Name
Meaning
Aku
Uncle
Kalsang
Good fortune
Apo
Father
Norbu
A jewel
Dawa
Born on Monday
Yeshi
Wisdom
Dorjee
Thunderbolt
 
 
Growing Lhasa Apsos are perfect lap dogs.
Growing Lhasa Apsos are perfect lap dogs. | Source

Tibetan Girl Names

Name
Meaning
Name
Meaning
Bumo
Daughter
Jampo
Gentle
Cunu
Baby
Jaya
Hindi word for victory
Dalha
Moon Goddess
Jomo
Lady
Diki
Healthy and wealthy
 
 
Lhasa Apsos also fit in other tight spaces.
Lhasa Apsos also fit in other tight spaces. | Source

Tibetan Animal Names

Name
Meaning
Name
Meaning
Cilpa
Small bird
Lugu
Lamb
Goba
Eagle
Rama
Goat
Kasa
Deer
 
 

If you have not already purchased a tag for your puppy, go ahead and buy one from your pet store or order one from Amazon.com as soon as you have picked out a name.

You should also talk to your vet about microchipping your new Lhasa at your next visit.

Tibetan Color Names

Name
Meaning
Name
Meaning
Akar
Crystal
Mutig
Pearl
Bosa
Ivory
Kabo
White
Cintsha
Cinnamon
Okha
Milk white
Nagbo
Black
Posi
Amber
Marmug
Brown
Serpo
Yellow
Marpo
Red
 
 

Maybe not amazing, but still a cute dog.

Best Buddhist Names

Name
Meaning
Name
Meaning
Choden
The devout one
Karma
An action
Chos
Dharma
Lama
Spiritual teacher
Dharma
 
Las
Another form of karma
Jampa
Loving-kindness
Pema
Lotus
Jinpa
Generosity
Rinpoche
Precious one
And growing Lhasa Apsos also make great watch dogs.
And growing Lhasa Apsos also make great watch dogs. | Source

Other Tibetan Names You Might Like

Name
Meaning
Name
Meaning
Name
Meaning
Amra
Gentle
Jetsan
King
Seba
A rose
Badam
Peanut
Ketu
A shooting star
Shiwa
Peaceful
Dawa
The moon
Mida
Pistol
Tashi
Prosperous
Despa
Brave
Namba
Daybreak
Torma
A magic stone
Duga
 
Ponya
Angel
Yama
 
Jempa
Clever
Reba
Hope
Zopa
Patient

Be sure to pick a special Tibetan name for your new puppy and not one of the overused names. I hope this list gives you plenty of ideas, but if you do not find one you and are looking for a specific word you like be sure to check some of the online Tibetan dictionaries; do more research before you give your dog a name he might have to use for 20 years, and be sure to practice it with your dog and see how he responds to the new name.

I am not a native Tibetan speaker but have done my best to make sure all of these names are correct. If you are a native speaker and have found any errors here let me know in the comment section so that I can correct them.

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      DrMark1961 14 months ago from The Beach of Brazil

      Hi Mary, I appreciate it. Researching another language to write a hub like this is a lot of fun. I´m glad you enjoyed it, especially the pictures. (My own rescue Lhasa did not make this hub because he was ugly and would probably scare off any readers even before reading the names! He passed on about 10 years ago and I still miss his scruffy hair and underbite when I step out onto my porch each morning.)

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      Mary Craig 14 months ago from New York

      I thought this was great! All of these names seem suited to a Lhasa Apso if they fit the dog's personality.

      The pictures were all adorable and the video too cute!

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      DrMark1961 14 months ago from The Beach of Brazil

      Funny comment. You should see all the others that I did not include on this list! Some of these are really good, like Rama and Seba, but there were hundreds that were just too hard for a dog to understand.

      One of my clients named her new dog Amendoim (Peanut). Can you imagine calling a dog by that name all of the time?

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      Bob Bamberg 14 months ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

      Maybe it's just me, but the Tibetan language doesn't seem well suited for dog names. The words don't seem to flow as smoothly as some of the other languages. But then, I've met dogs whose names didn't flow smoothly, but the word had special meaning to the owners.

      Spot. See Spot run. Run Spot, run. Now THAT flows smoothly :)

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