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500+ Exotic Dog Names – What’s Your Favorite Tropical Puppy Name?

Are you looking for exotic dog names? We get it, you can to break the norm and bring your puppy a name that stands out from the rest. Therefore, here we have an amazing list of 500+ names that are as unique and special as your precious pup.

They are suitable for any breed, but especially for the most uncommon ones like the Cesky Terrier, the Lagotto Romagnolo, the Thai Ridgeback, the Azawakh or the Pyrenean Mastiff, for example. Therefore, it’d like to showcase the originality of your dog, then our list will help you!

List of Exotic Dog Names

Here are several options of exotic dog names for you to choose from:

  • Abram
    Birth name of Abraham in the Old Testament.
  • Ace
    Top of the heap.
  • Adelaar
    Eagle.
  • Adi
    Jewel.
  • Adlai
    God's justice.
  • Adoni
    Lord.
  • Adonis
    A mortal lover of aphrodite in Greek mythology.
  • Adrian
    Form on Latin given name Hadrianus.
  • Aesop
    Greek fabulist and storyteller who was born as slave.
  • Afiya
    Good health, well being.
  • Akocha
    Sunrise.
  • Alam
    Jaguar.
  • Alcyone
    Mighty power.
  • Alistair
    Greek origin and means 'man's defender'
  • Alize
    Alize of Ithaca New York.
  • Amadi
    Lightning spirit.
  • Ambassador
    An important and high rank official that represents a nation.
  • Ammo
    Short for ammunition.
  • Anandin
    Joy; bliss.
  • Ande
    Inside of the soul; spirit.
  • Ander
    Man.
  • Anpona
    I hear the sun rising.
  • Apollo
    One of the most important gods in Greek and Roman mythology.
  • Aquiline
    Like an eagle.
  • Archana
    Worship.
  • Archer
    A person who participates in archery.
  • Ares
    Greek god of war.
  • Aristotle
    A greek philosopher in Ancient Greece.
  • Armas
    Sweetheart.
  • Arnaldo
    Spanish for 'eagle power'
  • Arsenic
    A poisonous chemical element represented with the symbol 'As'
  • Atik
    Courageous one.
  • Atilla
    A tough dog name from tough ruler of the Huns.
  • Atlas
    The primordial Titan in the Greek mythology.
  • Avidan
    My Father is judge.
  • Axle
    A spindle for a rotating wheel or gear.
  • Bahi
    Splendid.
  • Baisong
    Tall pine.
  • Balavaan
    Powerful man.
  • Balba
    A name meaning stuttering and stammering.
  • Baliram
    The strong one.
  • Bandit
    An outlaw who lives by plunder.
  • Banshee
    A female spirit believed as omen of death in Irish mythology.
  • Barack
    The 44th president of the United States of America.
  • Barik
    A well watered place.
  • Bashira
    Having mental perception.
  • Basil
    Herbs commonly used in in Italian cuisine.
  • Batua
    Unity.
  • Bear
    Large animal, great name for big dog!
  • Bedreven
    Skilled expert.
  • Benison
    Blessing; benediction.
  • Bentley
    A very expensive car.
  • Berhan
    Light, illumination.
  • Bhasanta
    Shining one.
  • Binah
    Mystical understanding.
  • Bismarck
    The capital of North Dakota.
  • Bison
    Another name for the American buffalo.
  • Blaze
    Means 'flame' as in 'fire'
  • Bo
    A wooden staff weapon from Japan.
  • Bodan
    Wise learned one.
  • Bodhya
    One of great understanding.
  • Boris
    Experimental rock band in Japan.
  • Brahma
    The creator god of Hindu.
  • Brawler
    Quite appropriate for a tough fighter dog.
  • Bron
    Spring; fountain.
  • Bronx
    A northernmost borough of New York City.
  • Brooklyn
    The most densely populated city among the five boroughs.
  • Bruin
    Another name for a bear.
  • Bruno
    Name after the mockumentary comedy film 'Bruno'
  • Brusky
    Abrupt, bluff, blunt.
  • Brutus
    A political person in late Roman Republic.
  • Budhila
    Awakened; enlightened one.
  • Buga
    An inactive volcano in the Philippines.
  • Bullet
    A gun shoots bullets.
  • Bundy
    Serial killer in America.
  • Burton
    From the fortress.
  • Buster
    Like Blockbuster.
  • Butch
    A term to describe masculine traits.
  • Cade
    Juniper.
  • Caesar
    Caesar salad or Julius Caesar.
  • Callion
    Perfection; handsome.
  • Capo
    Sound device used on the neck of a stringed instrument.
  • Capone
    A notorious American gangster.
  • Carlito
    Means 'little Carlos'
  • Castor
    Vegetable oil from castor beans.
  • Chalin
    Beautiful flower.
  • Champ
    Short for champion.
  • Chandi
    Silver.
  • Chava
    Earth.
  • Chene
    Oak tree.
  • Cherika
    The moon.
  • Chico
    A city in California.
  • Chief
    Term refers to the leaders of Indian tribes.
  • Chime
    To never die.
  • Chiwen
    Steady; persistent.
  • Chomden
    Overcome the negative.
  • Chopin
    A classical musician.
  • Cion
    Affectionate one.
  • Clarence
    A name created for a 14th-century Prince.
  • Clive
    Cliff.
  • Colonel
    Commissioned military officer rank.
  • Combat
    Another word for fighting.
  • Comet
    An astronomical object composed of ice and dust.
  • Conan
    The television host Conan O'Brien.
  • Confucius
    An influential Chinese social philosopher.
  • Coral
    Polyps that live in the ocean.
  • Cory
    Summit; peak.
  • Costello
    An English word for son of Oisdealbhach.
  • Crusher
    A tool used to reduce large rocks into smaller rocks.
  • Cuan
    Harbor; safety.
  • Cyanide
    A poisonous chemical compound.
  • DIgger
    Protestant agrarian communists group.
  • Dachen
    Great joy.
  • Daitan
    Daring; bold one.
  • Dakota
    States in the United States.
  • Damian
    Means 'to tame'
  • Damon
    The subduer; conqueror.
  • Darit
    Gift.
  • Darshan
    Vision.
  • Dauphine
    Dolphin.
  • Dechen
    Ultimate bliss.
  • Delphi
    A town and archaeological site in Greece.
  • Demona
    Fictional character who was consumed by hatred forr humanity.
  • Deoma
    A prayer.
  • Desmond
    Means 'Man from south Munster'
  • Deun
    Saint.
  • Devrit
    God-given.
  • Dexter
    Means 'right-handed, fortunate; one who dyes'
  • Dhanesh
    Helpful to everyone.
  • Dhonden
    Having meaning.
  • Diablo
    A dark fantasy-themed action role-playing game.
  • Dione
    Divine.
  • Dolunay
    Full moon.
  • Doromene
    Gift of might.
  • Drake
    Dragon.
  • Dreolan
    The wren bird.
  • Dryade
    Tree.
  • Duke
    A private university in North Carolina.
  • Duren
    Enduring one.
  • Dutch
    People or language related to Netherlands.
  • Dymond
    May refer as town in Ontario.
  • Dyrkan
    Worthy of worship.
  • Echahow
    I help save.
  • Edusamme
    The one who advances.
  • Eldon
    Old farm.
  • Elea
    Floating; clarity.
  • Elion
    Sun god.
  • Eliyada
    God knows.
  • Emetal
    Joy.
  • Emrys
    Ambrosia; immortality.
  • Enze
    Bestows favors.
  • Erebus
    The son of a primordial god Chaos.
  • Ermene
    Mighty one.
  • Euden
    Fine tree.
  • Eugene
    Main city of Oregon.
  • Evander
    Good man.
  • Ezume
    Pure water; pond.
  • Faishtako
    Angelic.
  • Fanaka
    Success; valuable.
  • Fang
    A long, pointed tooth used for biting and tearing flesh.
  • Farhan
    Joy.
  • Farzan
    Learned; intelligent.
  • Fidel
    A former communist revolutionary and political leader from Cuba.
  • Fitch
    Famous brand Abercrombie and Fitch.
  • Fletcher
    Maker of arrows.
  • Fochik
    The celestial stars.
  • Fredan
    Peace.
  • Gadula
    Greatness.
  • Gainde
    Wolf.
  • Gallan
    Brave one; gallant.
  • Gaspar
    Means 'treasure keeper'
  • Gavan
    Safe harbor.
  • Gaza
    Treasure; wealth.
  • Genghis
    The founder of the Mongol Empire.
  • Genki
    Lively one.
  • Gev
    Brave warrior.
  • Gia
    American fashion model on the late 1970's.
  • Giles
    Young goat.
  • Girma
    Worthy of glory.
  • Goliath
    A biblical figure who fought against David.
  • Goren
    Excel; above all.
  • Grunt
    Deep guttural sound made by an animal.
  • Gucci
    A luxury brand of fashion and leather goods from Italy.
  • Guven
    Trust.
  • Guy
    Valley; warrior.
  • Hades
    Greek king of the underworld.
  • Hali
    Authentic; genuine.
  • Hampton
    Hotels and Suites brand.
  • Handowan
    Night song.
  • Hannibal
    A talented Carthaginian military commander and tactician.
  • Harley
    Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
  • Hasiin
    Hope.
  • Haylan
    Healer.
  • Hector
    Hector in the Greek epic poem 'Iliad'
  • Helaku
    Sunny day.
  • Hercules
    Roman equivalent of demigod Heracles.
  • Hieron
    Holy place.
  • Hokama
    The guide.
  • Hopet
    Hope.
  • Horace
    A leading Roman lyric poet.
  • Hugh
    Heart; mind.
  • Hulk
    A fictional emotionally impulsive superhero.
  • Ice
    Cold frozen water.
  • Ichante
    From the heart.
  • Ife
    Love.
  • Ikeno
    Joy.
  • Ime
    Miracle.
  • Isis
    Ancient Egyptian goddess.
  • Itan
    The chief.
  • Izak
    He who laughs.
  • Jadd
    One who is serious.
  • Jaideep
    Victory of the light.
  • Jaleel
    Great; fine.
  • Jamal
    Handsome; beautiful.
  • Jampal
    Splendor; supreme.
  • Janta
    Knowledge; skill.
  • Jasper
    A surviving vampire in the Twilight.
  • Javan
    Swift one.
  • Jaws
    A famous thriller film about sharks.
  • Jeevan
    Life.
  • Jezebel
    The wife of King Ahab.
  • Jhazala
    Gazelle.
  • Jimbo
    Jimmy Donal, the co-founder and promoter of Wikipedia.
  • Jimin
    He rescues people.
  • Jonam
    God gave.
  • Juniper
    Coniferous plants that belongs to cypress family.
  • Justice
    The idea of moral rightness based on ethics.
  • Kabir
    Greatness.
  • Kadmiel
    Close to God.
  • Kahlua
    A coffee-flavored drink from Mexico.
  • Kalmanu
    Lightning striking a tree.
  • Kamen
    Stone.
  • Kane
    An American professional wrestler and actor.
  • Kato
    The eleventh most common Japanese surname.
  • Kave
    Above it all.
  • Kebede
    Great value.
  • Kemen
    Encouragement.
  • Kenji
    Wise & healthy boy.
  • Kennis
    Knowledge; skill.
  • Kenya
    Republican country in East Africa.
  • Kerk
    Church.
  • Keshen
    Deeply profound.
  • Kevad
    Springtime.
  • Khan
    A title given to ruler in Mongolian languages.
  • Kiama
    Magic.
  • Kida
    The dawn.
  • Kiira
    The dawn.
  • Killa
    The first single of the R&B American group.
  • Killer
    This one goes almost without saying.
  • Kiloh
    More like a male name.
  • King
    Another name for a Monarch.
  • Kintu
    First man.
  • Kitaro
    Happy boy.
  • Kiyo
    Purity.
  • Klingon
    A fictional warrior race.
  • Koa
    Hawaiian word which means brave, fearless and bold.
  • Koda
    Stage name of a Japanese singer and songwriter from Kyoto.
  • Koji
    To light the way.
  • Kona
    The name of a star.
  • Kono
    One with dexterity.
  • Kuasa
    Strength; power.
  • Kuende
    Growth; evolution.
  • Kumi
    Rarely seen beauty.
  • Kush
    An ancient kingdom in northeastern Africa.
  • Kushala
    Wholesome one.
  • Kuva
    Power; forces.
  • Kwanzaa
    Feast of first fruits.
  • Lakota
    Friends.
  • Lal
    Precious.
  • Laniyan
    Thoughtful one.
  • Leander
    A character from Greek myth 'Hero and Leander'
  • Lecter
    Famous fictional character in horror novel.
  • Lemuel
    Belonging to God.
  • Lennox
    A Scottish surname from Levenach.
  • Leon
    Leader of the Greek armies and King of Sparta.
  • Lewin
    Cherished friend.
  • Liam
    Determined guardian.
  • Liberty
    A political philosophy involving free will of human beings.
  • Lootus
    He brings us hope.
  • Lucius
    Small group found in the culture of ancient Rome.
  • Luna
    Personification of the Moon.
  • Lyman
    Valley man.
  • Macho
    A person that displays manly characteristics.
  • Mack
    Mack Trucks is a truck-manufacturing company.
  • Magnus
    Means 'Great' in Latin.
  • Maitri
    Special kind of magic.
  • Majjati
    Dive into life; exuberance.
  • Maki
    Good tree.
  • Malak
    Angel.
  • Malone
    Grace from God.
  • Malouk
    Arabic name for a male dog.
  • Mandeep
    Heart fire; motivation.
  • Manoj
    Mind; heart.
  • Manulani
    Bird of heaven.
  • Marjah
    The hope one has.
  • Mato
    Bear.
  • Maverick
    Character played by Tom Cruise in the movie 'Top Gun:Maverick'
  • Maxima
    The points of a function in calculus.
  • Maximus
    Stoic philosopher and teacher during 2nd century.
  • Medhavin
    Wise one.
  • Medusa
    A chthonic monster in Greek mythology.
  • Meeko
    The raccoon sidekick of Pocahontas.
  • Melak
    Angel.
  • Menace
    A harm that causes intimidation.
  • Merak
    Curious one.
  • Mezian
    Goodness.
  • Milam
    Dream.
  • Miran
    Peaceful one.
  • Mitis
    Term which means gift of God.
  • Mitsu
    Could be short for Mitsubishi.
  • Modigy
    Brave.
  • Mohawk
    Like the mohawk hairstyle.
  • Mohkave
    Bobcat.
  • Mojo
    An alien super villain in Marvel Comics.
  • Monroe
    Mount on the river Roe.
  • Moray
    A council area of Scotland.
  • Mudar
    Wise one.
  • Munay
    Loving power.
  • Mustang
    A free-ranging feral horse breed.
  • Nadanje
    The receiver.
  • Nadiv
    Generous & noble.
  • Nahko
    Bear.
  • Nakota
    Friend; ally.
  • Namiid
    Star dancer.
  • Nandak
    Brings happiness.
  • Napalm
    A thickening/gelling agent use in military operations.
  • Neosho
    River.
  • Nesshin
    Eagerness.
  • Neville
    The new town.
  • Nicho
    Latin American folk art object.
  • Nightmare
    A frightening dream that can cause a negative emotional response from the sleeper.
  • Nikiq
    Flower of the moon.
  • Nimakin
    Original home.
  • Nitro
    Nitroglycerin is an explosive chemical compound.
  • Noam
    Pleasant man.
  • Nordun
    Seven jewels of wisdom.
  • Nova
    An explosion caused by the accretion of hydrogen.
  • Obadiah
    Servant of God.
  • Oban
    King.
  • Octavius
    An ancestor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
  • Odiche
    One who is special.
  • Odin
    The ruler of Asgard in Norse mythology.
  • Okana
    Extreme; without limit.
  • Olen
    Deer.
  • Oluremi
    God consoles me.
  • Omen
    A fact that is believed to foretell the future.
  • Onsi
    Eagle.
  • Orun
    Sun.
  • Osceola
    Black drink crier.
  • Ossa
    Divine law.
  • Oswald
    An early twentieth-century Scottish Protestant Christian minister.
  • Otto
    Rich.
  • Oyate
    Tribe; nation.
  • Ozoa
    The good road in life.
  • Pachama
    Mother Earth.
  • Pallava
    Sprout; blossom.
  • Panya
    Cherished.
  • Parthena
    Virginal; pure.
  • Patton
    U.S. General George S. Patton who served in World War II.
  • Pavaki
    Purity.
  • Pazima
    Lightning & thunder.
  • Pedion
    Field; open country.
  • Perama
    Very loving.
  • Phaedon
    Shining one.
  • Phantom
    Like the Phantom of the Opera.
  • Pharaoh
    A title used for ancient Egyptian rulers.
  • Phereniki
    Bringer of victory.
  • Pilot
    A military aviator trained in air-to-air combat.
  • Planina
    Mountain.
  • Predan
    Devoted.
  • Predator
    An American science fiction action movie in 1987.
  • Prince
    An American singer and actor name Prince Rogers Nelson.
  • Princess
    Daughter of queen or king.
  • Qadesh
    Holy.
  • Qadir
    Capable one.
  • Qawaya
    Strong one.
  • Qawe
    Brave.
  • Qen
    Honest & upright.
  • Qinda
    Hardworking man.
  • Qiyana
    Clever one; crafty.
  • Raashida
    Rightly guided.
  • Radi
    Satisfied.
  • Rahana
    Sweet basil.
  • Rama
    Exalted.
  • Rambo
    From the Rambo film series.
  • Ramesses
    Conventional name given to Egyptian pharaohs.
  • Randeep
    He outshines in battle.
  • Ranielle
    Rain + Elle.
  • Raptor
    A Raptor bird.
  • Rattler
    May refer to rattlesnake.
  • Raviro
    Gift from God.
  • Rayna
    Song of the Lord.
  • Razor
    A bladed tool use in shaving unwanted body hair.
  • Remeleen
    White antelope.
  • Rex
    King.
  • Rhamah
    My sweetness.
  • Rimaline
    White antelope.
  • Rimon
    Pomegranate fruit.
  • Ripper
    A fictitious name for an unidentified serial killer.
  • Risette
    Pleasant little laugh.
  • Rochana
    Beautiful.
  • Rocky
    Rocky the boxer in American boxing sports-drama films.
  • Rodan
    Fertile earth; fertility.
  • Roland
    Famous throughout the land.
  • Ronel
    Song of the Lord.
  • Rosalba
    White rose.
  • Roxy
    A very popular clothing brand.
  • Ruger
    A brand of gun.
  • Rukiya
    She rises up.
  • Rukundo
    Victory.
  • Rupert
    Famous brilliance.
  • Sabon
    Seed.
  • Sabria
    One with knowledge.
  • Sadira
    Lotus tree.
  • Safi
    Pure.
  • Sajjana
    A good person.
  • Sajovan
    Possessed of youth.
  • Salome
    Peace.
  • Samson
    A Biblical figure.
  • Sana
    Gaze upon; to look at.
  • Sanjay
    Referring to Buddha.
  • Sarani
    Joy.
  • Sarge
    May refer to Sergeant.
  • Sarita
    River.
  • Sarojanetra
    Lotus eyes.
  • Sashi
    The world.
  • Sativa
    An annual plant used by humans as drug.
  • Saundra
    Defender of mankind.
  • Savine
    Juniper plant.
  • Seeley
    A fictional character in the tv series 'Bones'
  • Selaras
    Harmony.
  • Senator
    A member of the upper chamber of the congress.
  • Serena
    Calm & peaceful.
  • Sevan
    Devoted to serving others.
  • Shaelynn
    Shae + Lynn.
  • Shaiwase
    Good luck; happiness.
  • Shaka
    Gesture of common greeting.
  • Shalana
    Prefix Sha + Lana.
  • Shamir
    Guard; protector.
  • Shanah
    Standing elk.
  • Shanay
    God is gracious.
  • Shani
    Marvelous.
  • Shantay
    Stone, boulder.
  • Sharonda
    A plain, a flat area.
  • Shauriana
    To counsel together.
  • Shawanda
    Prefix Sha + Wanda.
  • Sheela
    Kind.
  • Shilin
    Cherry.
  • Shingi
    Be strong.
  • Shiva
    Patience & endurance.
  • Shori
    Triumph.
  • Sicily
    An Italian island.
  • Sinjin
    Saint; holy man.
  • Siona
    Peak; height.
  • Smasher
    To violently break something into pieces.
  • Socrates
    Was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher.
  • Solen
    The light.
  • Somendra
    The goddess Indra.
  • Sonste
    Sun.
  • Sparta
    A famous warrior city-state in ancient Greece.
  • Spear
    Pole weapon with a shaft and pointed head.
  • Speire
    Sky.
  • Spike
    Fictional character in the the television series 'Angel'
  • Stalene
    Star; shining brightly.
  • Steele
    An African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee.
  • Stetson
    A famous brand of hats.
  • Storm
    Fictional character in a number of comic books by Marvel Comics.
  • Stormy
    A weather characterized by violent disturbance.
  • Stryker
    An eight-wheeled, armored fighting vehicle.
  • Suchi
    Sacred.
  • Sulalita
    Good charm.
  • Sumo
    A Japanese form of wrestling.
  • Sunkwa
    Thunder horse.
  • Surayya
    Stars in constellation Taurus.
  • Surya
    The sun.
  • Syndy
    Cindy; light.
  • Tahan
    Endurance; strength.
  • Tahana
    From state of Texas.
  • Taij
    Light.
  • Taishiro
    Ambitious boy.
  • Taiyo
    The sun.
  • Takaji
    Elevated boy.
  • Taki
    Song.
  • Talitha
    Maiden; child.
  • Tamani
    Desire.
  • Tamika
    Child of the people.
  • Tanani
    Tanana River in Alaska.
  • Tank
    Armoured fighting vehicle for front-line combat.
  • Tapuwa
    We have been given.
  • Tariqa
    The spiritual way.
  • Tashina
    Born on Christmas day.
  • Tavanna
    A treeless plain; savannah.
  • Taze
    Fresh; new.
  • Tehia
    Birth; resurrection.
  • Tejomur
    Made of light.
  • Teman
    Friend.
  • Tenzin
    Dalai Lama's name.
  • Terence
    A Roman playwright.
  • Terra
    The earth.
  • Terror
    A feeling of extreme fear.
  • Teru
    True illumination.
  • Tex
    A typesetting system designed by Donald Knuth.
  • Thaddeus
    Derived from the Aramaic word which means 'breast'
  • Theana
    Goddess.
  • Thor
    A hammer-wielding god In Norse polytheism.
  • Thunder
    A loud rumbling or loud crack sound.
  • Tierra
    Dark skinned; serrated.
  • Tira
    Camp; encampment.
  • Titus
    79 To 81 Roman Emperor.
  • Toiya
    Victory.
  • Tonde
    God please listen to our cry.
  • Tora
    The law of God.
  • Toshiro
    Intelligent boy.
  • Trampler
    A former artist and writer.
  • Tsering
    Long life.
  • Tuki
    Traveler.
  • Tursam
    Lucky.
  • Tyson
    An American undisputed heavyweight boxer champion.
  • Uhane
    The soul; strong spirit.
  • Ulrich
    A Germanic name meaning 'heritage'
  • Ulysses
    Served as the 18th president of the United States.
  • Ume
    Energy.
  • Umilan
    One who is lovable.
  • Upala
    Stone; gem.
  • Urban
    Strong; healthy.
  • Usian
    Wisdom.
  • Utama
    Excellent.
  • Uzi
    An open bolt, blowback-operated submachine gun.
  • Vader
    A central character and one of the main protagonist in the Star Wars saga.
  • Vandeny
    The ocean.
  • Vash
    A major character in the Star Trek.
  • Vasun
    Excellence.
  • Vega
    The the fifth brightest star in the night sky.
  • Velyo
    Great.
  • Veran
    Belief; faith.
  • Vidan
    Life.
  • Viking
    The Norse explorers who raided wide areas of Europe and the North Atlantic islands.
  • Viper
    A venomous snake in the eastern U.S.
  • Viran
    Strong hero.
  • Vrstan
    Excellent one.
  • Vulture
    A scavenging bird of prey.
  • Wailani
    Heavenly water.
  • Walaa
    Loyalty.
  • Waseya
    Bright sunshine.
  • Wayland
    Land by the road.
  • Weston
    A regal sounding tough dog name.
  • Wicaka
    Tells the truth.
  • Wicked
    The novel written by Stephen Schwartz.
  • Wolf
    Gray wolves are social predators.
  • Xena
    Fictional character of a warrior princess.
  • Xuren
    Continue the mission.
  • Xylon
    Comes from the forest.
  • Yakir
    Dear one; darling.
  • Yale
    Productive land.
  • Yarden
    Descent like a rivers waters.
  • Yohan
    Dove.
  • Yosef
    God will add.
  • Yume
    Dream.
  • Zada
    Means 'Prosperous, Fortunate'
  • Zak
    Pure one.
  • Zaklon
    Protection; shelter.
  • Zane
    Hebrew name meaning 'God is gracious'
  • Zarevo
    Beautiful red glow in the sky.
  • Zeke
    From 'Ezekiel' meaning 'God will strengthen'
  • Zeus
    The 'Father of Gods and men' in the Greek mythology.
  • Zhenni
    Integrity; virtue.
  • Zira
    Path; the way.
  • Zorden
    Acquires strength.
  • Zulu
    Ethnic tribe of southern Africa.

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Inspired by Gods & Mythology

Every culture has myths and gods/deities, and therefore, we can leverage such a rich culture as a source of inspiration to find the perfect dog names for exotic breeds. For example, if you got a Pyrenean Mastiff, you could name it Thor, for it is as strong and majestic as your dog.

Furthermore, if you have a Weimaraner, and you plan to use it for exploring the wilderness and hunting, you could name it as the demigod Hercules, to represent how strong and brave your dog is.

If you have a very exotic female dog, you could name her Isis, like the Ancient Egyptian goddess. One of the most important deities and mother of Horus (which is another great name for your pup, by the way).

If you would like your dog to represent your faith as much as you, you could name it Obadiah, which means servant of God. A very powerful and meaningful name, and hence, an ideal choice if you have strong religious convictions.

Apollo is another cool name for a male puppy. It is one of the most important deities of the Greek and Roman pantheon. It is, also, one of the most complex gods. It is the god of the sun, knowledge, healing, music, dance and light. Without any doubts, a rich and very meaningful name for your dog.

You could also name your pup Brahma, like the Hindu god creator. A gigantic display of power, and therefore, suitable for big dog breeds or if your pup has a very firm temperament. Also an excellent name for dog breeds that belong to India like the Chippiparai, the Combai, the Bully Dog or the Mudhol Hound.

Exotic Dog Names from Foreign Words

Thanks to the vast and complex cultures that inhabit our world, we have a majestic variety of words that will fit the bill of tropical dog names, because they sound beautiful and they are truly unique and outstanding.

For example, in Semitic language we have the word Adi, which means jewel. Therefore, if your dog is as beautiful and bright as a jewel, then here you have an ideal choice.

If your dog is imposing and towering, you could name it Adoni, which means lord in Hebrew. It’s also an excellent biblical name for your dog, in case you would like to represent your faith as well.

If your dog is as bright as the sunrise, then you could name it Akocha, which means exactly that. It is a name typically used by the Chickasaw, who are the indigenous people of the Southern Woodlands. It sounds very exotic, sweet and mysterious, and of course, it also has a deep meaning.

You could also name your pup Ande, which is the Greek word for “inside the soul”. A perfect exotic dog name for a puppy with stunning eyes. Excellent when you want to extrapolate the qualities of your dog to a much higher concept. Something that feeds exactly what you want your puppy to represent from now and in the future.

Outstanding Exotic Puppy Name Ideas

Truth be told, our selection of names is so big that you can define your own criteria. For example, you can simply choose one depending on how cool it sounds, without any significant meaning behind it.

Furthermore, you can choose one that better defines the characteristics of the breed. For instance, a hunting dog like the Barbet could be named Atik, which means the courageous one.

If it is very charming, you could name it Armas, which means sweetheart. Under this category, we can find the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the Collie, the Golden Retriever or the Beagle. Just a few examples, because those are some of the most gentle dog breeds.

For dog breeds that excel in learning tricks, you could choose Bedreven. It means a skilled expert in Dutch and is ideal for the smartest breeds (e.g. the Border Collie, a Poodle mix, the Black German Shepherd or the Papillon).

As you can see, our list of exotic dog names will suit different purposes. All you have to do is to explore it to find the ideal name for your puppy.

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