African Dog Names

118 Dog Names
African Dog Names
Many of the most unique dog names come from African. That’s where our list comes in! Keep reading to find African pet names to help your dog stand out.
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Zane Male
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Means well-born, noble
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Goni Female Male
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A South African name meaning promise for a pet you feel is a blessing in your life
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Aba Female
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This beautiful name from the Akhan people of Ghana is perfect for your temperate pet who was born on Thursday
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Zuzan Female
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Refers to the sun, for a pet with shiny coat
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Mhambi Male
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A Bantu name meaning 'wanderer,' perfect name for an adventurous pet who loves the outdoors
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Chaga Male
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A Swahili name for an energetic pet who is extremely active
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Safari Female Male
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Refers to ‘a journey’ in Swahili, a fitting name to an adventurous pet who likes to travel
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Kaabo Female Male
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A Yoruba name meaning ‘welcome,’ fits a friendly pet who warmly welcomes people at your home
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Daliah Female Male
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Suits a gentle pet
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Thulani Male
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A fitting Zulu name for a quiet pet who brings you comfort and peace
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Baayo Male
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This Gambian name is ideal for your resilient pet
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Emi Female Male
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Refers to a ghost in Yoruba community, suits a pet who always gives you chills especially at night
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Phila Male
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A name of South African origin meaning 'love' for your beloved pet
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Okra Male
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Ghanaian name meaning ‘soul,’ fits a pet who gives you comfort and inner peace
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Afia Female
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This Swahili name is perfect for a pet who is in perfect health or one who was born on Friday
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Adofo Male
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A wonderful name for your courageous pet who’s a fierce warrior
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Teke Female Male
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A Nigerian name meaning ‘prayer,’ suits a pet who gives you lots of hope
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Marinda Female
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Refers to the evening star
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Ode Female Male
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Means ‘born along the road’ in Benin
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Thembi Female
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Give your trustworthy pet this beautiful Zulu name
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Nata Female
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A Swahili name meaning ‘faithful,’ suits your loyal pet friend
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Nandi Female
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Call your sweet and brave pet after the mother of the brave South African warrior Shaka Zulu
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Moyo Male
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A healthy pet full of life deserves this Malawian name
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Obi Female Male
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Nigerian name meaning ‘heart,’ suits your darling pet who you treasure

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Enyonyam Female
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A Ghanaian name meaning ‘It’s good for me,’ suitable for your pet who is perfect in every way
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Uche Female
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Consider this Nigerian name for a quite pet who is always lost in deep thoughts
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Lomo Female Male
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Means ‘sunshine’ in Nigeria, suits a lively pet who brightens your day
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Uje Female Male
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Means happiness among the Nigerian Igarra community, perfect for your ever smiling pet
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Sisa Male
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Means 'favor from God,' a fitting name to a loyal and loving pet
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Zola Female
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Suits a peaceful and calm pet
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Sipho Male
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A fitting name for your adorable pet who was given to you as a gift
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Adia Female
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This Swahili name means ‘a gift from God,’ fits a loyal and faithful pet
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Maha Female
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Means beautiful eyes
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Kamikazi Female
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Means ‘queen’ in Rwanda and Burundi, a fitting name for your majestic and royal pet
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Asha Female
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A variant of Aisha meaning lively, fits an active pet
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Feechi Male
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Means he who worships God
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Abam Female
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If you have a pet born after twins then this name fits her perfectly
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Delani Male
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A Zulu name for a pet who gives up easily
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Amar Male
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Consider this name for a pet who has been blessed with long life
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Kanzi Female
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Give your dear pet whom you treasure so much this Swahili name that means ‘my treasure’
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Afryea Female
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Consider this name for a pet born during happy times such Christmas or another festive season.
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Siti Female
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Consider this Swahili name for a pet who likes to be treated like a lady
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Yafeu Male
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An Egyptian name for a bold and courageous pet
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Chebe Female
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Suits a pet who brings you good luck and fortune
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Minzi Male
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A fitting name for a loyal pet who protects and defends your home
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Siphokazi Female
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A Zulu name meaning 'an immeasurable gift'
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Chakide Male
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Refers to mongoose, a fitting name for your brown or grey coated pet who is courageous and adventurous
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Moriti Female Male
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A suitable name for a pet who loves to do errands

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Adika Male
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This unique Ghanaian name will suit a firstborn pet of the second husband
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Adeben Male
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Give your twelfth born pet this lovely name
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Inaani Female Male
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This lovely name suits a pet who loves to stay indoors
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Shaka Male
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Refers to Zulu tribal leader suits a strong pet who rules over your home
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Olee Female Male
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A fitting Nigerian name for a joyous pet who puts a smile on your face
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Nhalahla Female
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Give your fortunate pet who has unending good luck this Zulu name
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Ane Female
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Your beautiful pet will love this lovely name that perfectly describes her beauty
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Bambara Male
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A large ethnic group in West Africa suits your social pet
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Kehinde Female
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If you have pets who are twins give them beautiful Yoruba names by calling the first born Taiweo and the second born of the twins Kehinde
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Tandie Female Male
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Your affectionate pet will love this name
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Tindo Male
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Swahili name meaning ‘active,’ suits a lively and playful pet
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Bheka Male
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Means ‘behold’ in Zulu,fits a watchful pet who always takes care of you
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Ibubesi Male
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Refers to a lion in Zulu fits your fierce and courageous pet
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Kianga Female
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Means sunshine, a fitting name for your radiant, blissful pet
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Roro Female Male
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A fitting name to your friendly pet who is also famous
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Duma Female Male
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Zulu name meaning lightning or thunder, perfect for your fierce pet
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Ababuo Female
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Ababuo means ‘child keeps returning' a suitable name for your young pet who seeks your attention all the time
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Thabisa Female
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Consider this South African name for your happy pet who is a bundle of joy
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Abena Female
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Consider this name for an adorable beautiful pet born on Tuesday
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Dinga Female Male
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A Zulu name ideal for your pet who likes to wander and is always seeking for adventure
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Khata Female Male
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A Zulu name that means ‘home,’ fits a pet who gives you comfort and peace of mind
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Mzuri Female Male
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For a pet who is dependable
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Sabra Male
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Means patient for a calm and steadfast pet
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Sudi Male
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Give your lucky pet this lovely East African swahili name that means luck
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