African Dog Names – 131 Exotic, Unique Ideas For Your Pup

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Looking for a dog name that’s very unique, that no other dog owner in your town, heck maybe even your state, has used? How about African dog names?

Sure, they’re a little hard to pronounce, but practice makes perfect. These names are beautiful, exotic and rare.

If you happen to have an African breed, you should definitely consider African dog names. The most popular dog breeds from the continent are the , the strong, even-tempered, affectionate dog originating in Zimbabwe, and the , the smart, poised and independent hound from central Africa.

But you don’t need one of these types of dogs in order to look at African dog names. Any dog would be lucky to have one of these names!

Male African Dog Names

  • Abeeku
  • Addae
  • Adeben
  • Adika
  • Adofo
  • Adom
  • Agyei
  • Amar
  • Ane
  • Bheka
  • Buyisiwe
  • Chaga
  • Chakide
  • Chebe
  • Delani
  • Ibubesi
  • Khaya
  • Mhambi
  • Minzi
  • Mondli
  • Moyo
  • Obi
  • Ode
  • Ogbo
  • Okra
  • Olee
  • Phila
  • Raadi
  • Roho
  • Roro
  • Safari
  • Sipho
  • Sisa
  • Sudi
  • Thabo
  • Thando
  • Thulani
  • Tiifu
  • Tindo
  • Titi
  • Uje
  • Wandile
  • Yafeu

Female African Dog Names

  • Aba
  • Ababuo
  • Abam
  • Abena
  • Adia
  • Adowa
  • Adwoa
  • Afia
  • Afryea
  • Ayize
  • Aza
  • Baayo
  • Bebile
  • Bhekisisa
  • Bika
  • Dinga
  • Domme
  • Duma
  • Emi
  • Enyi
  • Faa
  • Goni
  • Inaani
  • Kafi
  • Kanzi
  • Kehinde
  • Khata
  • Kianga
  • Kuume
  • Kwini
  • Lomo
  • Moja
  • Moriti
  • Nandi
  • Nata
  • Nhalahla
  • Okaka
  • Siti
  • Stara
  • Tandie
  • Teke
  • Tezi
  • Thabisa
  • Thembi
  • Tholakele
  • Vuyiswam

African Dog Names Inspired By Geography

Other ideas for an African-themed name include going with the name of a country, city or other geographic element. 

  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Congo
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
  • Tunisia
  • Tanzania
  • Libya
  • Liberia
  • Egypt
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Nile
  • Sahara
  • Kalahari
  • Victoria (like Victoria Falls)
  • Timbuktu
  • Cairo
  • Giza
  • Casablanca
  • Nairobi
  • Tripoli
  • Lagos
  • Serengeti

African Dog Names Inspired By Indigenous Animals

Africa is home to many unique, stunning animals that could also make interesting dog names.

  • Aardvark
  • Antelope
  • Baboon
  • Buffalo
  • Bushbaby
  • Cheetah
  • Giraffe
  • Gorilla
  • Hippo
  • Hyena
  • Jackal
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Mongoose
  • Monkey
  • Okapi
  • Ostrich
  • Rhino
  • Warthog
  • Wildebeest
  • Zebra

And if you want an exotic dog name but aren’t sold yet on any of the ideas above, don’t worry – we’ve got plenty more. Our online generator lets you filter names based on your personal style and interests.

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