European Dog Names – 375+ Amazing Ideas
by Jessi Larson
European dog names are a great choice for those looking for a cool and cultured name that perfectly fits their new four-legged friend.
Maybe you recently traveled to Europe and want to memorialize the trip by exploring European dog names. Or you have family from the continent and want to pay tribute to your lineage. Or you’re dreaming of visiting the region.
Whatever the reason, we have 375+ European dog names you’ll love.
Europe consists of over 40 countries in its entirety. In the guide to European dog names, we’ll highlight names from nine of its most popular countries.
You could also go with a name like Euro or Europa to reflect the continent as a whole.
German Dog Names
German Male Dog Names
German Female Dog Names
- Frau or Fraulein
Other Cool German Dog Names
- Frau – Mrs. in German
- Fraulein – Miss in German
- Herr – German for mister
- Deutsche – The word for German in that language
- Liebling – Translating to “darling,” liebling is a term of endearment
- Liebchen – Or you could go with Liebchen, meaning a person who is dear to you
- Schnucki – Although there is no direct translation to English, Schnucki is close to sweetie pie
- Prost – The German word for “cheers”
- Schatz – Meaning jewel or treasure, Schatz is the most common German term of endearment
- Maus – Meaning “mouse” in German, you can also use the diminutive form, Mäuschen or Mausi (both translate to “little mouse”
- Bärchen – Meaning little bear, this name is quite adorable
- Porsche – The high-end car brand hails from Germany
- Hund – German for dog
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French Dog Names
French Male Dog Names
French Female Dog Names
Other Cool French Dog Names
- Paris – The capital and most populous city of France, Paris makes a gorgeous dog name
- Marseille – Located on France’s south coast, Marseille is the country’s second largest city after Paris
- Lyon – Lyon is a populous city in east-central France
- Versailles – As in the Palace of Versailles, a royal château in Versailles
- Monaco – A principality on the French Riviera
- Bastille – The famous fortress in Paris, stormed by a crowd during the French Revolution
- Riviera – As in the French Riviera, the glamorous Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France
- Lafayette – French named city in Louisiana
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Italian Dog Names
Italian Male Dog Names
Italian Female Dog Names
Other Cool Italian Dog Names
- Florence – The beautiful capital city of Tuscany
- Roma – The Italian version of “Rome”
- Venice – The gorgeous city full of canals and culture
- Gelato – Italian ice cream that is delicious and addicting
- Tiramisu – A popular coffee-flavored Italian custard dessert
- Ravioli – One of the most popular Italian pasta dishes
- Cannoli – Delicious Italian pastries
- Budino – A sweet Italian dish, usually rich and creamy like a custard or pudding
- Gnocchi – Thick, small dumplings
- Ziti – A thick spaghetti-like pasta with a hole running through the center
- Alto – “Wolf” in Italian
- Amico – Translates to “friend”
- Amore – Translates to “love”
- Bellissimo – Meaning very beautiful
- Bambino – Italian for baby, how cute is this name?
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Spanish Dog Names
Spanish Male Dog Names
Spanish Female Dog Names
Other Cool Spanish Dog Names
- Madrid – The capital and most populous city of Spain
- Barcelona – A popular city on the Spain’s northeastern coast
- Ibiza – A Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea
- Seville – A city in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula
- Valencia – The third largest city in Span
- Amigo – Translates to “friend,” perfect for your best pal
- Loco – Meaning “crazy” in Spanish, this is a fun name
- Pequeno – “Little” in Spanish, a great name for little dogs
- Rojo – “Red” in Spanish, perfect for a red dog
- Toro – The Spanish word for “bull”
- Uno – Translates to “one”
- Chorizo – A popular cured sausage in Spain
- Paella – A delicious rice and seafood dish
- Sangria – An alcoholic beverage originating in Spain
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English Dog Names
English Male Dog Names
English Female Dog Names
Other Cool English Dog Names
- London – The capital and most populous city of both England and the United Kingdom as a whole
- Bristol – A city and county in southwest England
- Avon – As in Stratford-upon-Avon, an English medieval market town and the birthplace of William Shakespeare
- Leicester – A city East Midlands of England and also the name of a popular square in London (it’s pronounced “Less-ter“)
- York – A historic walled city in North Yorkshire, England
- Windsor – A historic market town in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England, and also the site of Windsor Castle
- Camden – A borough in London and home to the crazy cool Camden Markets
- Big Ben – The nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London
- Posh – A term that’s often used to describe something that is fancy
- Guinness – The dark, delicious beer that’s very popular in the UK
- Dame – A noble title and the female equivalent of knighthood in the British honours system.
- Quid – Slang for the pound sterling.
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Scottish Dog Names
Scottish Male Dog Names
Scottish Female Dog Names
Other Cool Scottish Dog Names
- Edinburgh – The capital city of Scotland
- Embra – Slang for Edinburgh
- Glasgow – The largest city in Scotland
- Aberdeen – Scotland’s third most populous city.
- Laddie – A Scottish term for a boy or young man.
- Lassie – The term for a girl or young woman.
- Ness/Nessie – A nickname for the Lochness Monster
- Loch – The Scottish Gaelic word for a lake.
- Connery – As in Sean Connery, the legendary Scottish actor
- Bairn – A Scottish term for baby
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Irish Dog Names
Irish Male Dog Names
Irish Female Dog Names
Other Cool Irish Dog Names
- Dublin – Dublin is the capital and largest city in Ireland
- Galway – A city in the West of Ireland, Galway is an ancient place full of myth and wonder
- Limerick – Located in the middle/west portion of the country, Limerick is a charming town that makes a super cool Irish dog name
- Blarney – This town is home to Blarney Castle and the legendary Blarney Stone
- Kilkenny – A popular tourist destination, Kilkenny is another Irish city that makes a fun dog name
- Donegal – Another option is Donegal, a beautiful, historic city in the northern region of Ireland
- Patrick – As in St. Patrick’s Day, the famous Irish holiday celebrated around the world
- Paddy – An Irish abbreviation (Don’t you dare spell it Patty!)
- Shamrock – The green, clover-like plant that serves as the national emblem of Ireland
- Clover – A pretty green plant, the clover is considered lucky if it has four leaves
- Lucky – Because it’s the luck of the Irish!
- Shandy – Shandy, a beer mixed with a soft drink, is quite popular in Ireland
Discover even more Irish dog names.
Polish Dog Names
Polish Male Dog Names
Polish Female Dog Names
Other Polish Dog Names
- Pierogi – Popular in Poland, pierogi are filled dumplings made by wrapping unleavened dough around a savory or sweet filling and cooking in boiling water
- Kielbasa – This type of sausage originated in Poland and makes for a great Polish dog name
- Warsaw – The capital and largest city of Poland
- Kraków – The second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland
- Polski – Meaning “Polish” in Polish
- Polska – The Polish word for “Poland”
- Pies – The Polish word for “dog”
- Wilk – The Polish word for “wolf”
- Kochanie – Translating to sweetheart, this is a sweet term of endearment
- Slonko – Meaning “sunshine” in Polish
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Greek Dog Names
Greek Male Dog Names
Greek Female Dog Names
Other Greek Dog Names
- Argos – We also love the name Argos, from the city in Argolis
- Athens – As the capital and largest city of Greece, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world
- Delphi – Famous as an ancient sanctuary and wealthy city, Delphi was the site of many historical events
- Olympia – A sanctuary of ancient Greece, Olympia is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times
- Santorini – Santorini is a well-known Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea
- Sparta – A once prominent city-state in ancient Greece, Sparta has a fascinating history
- Aristotle – Aristotle made profound contributions to physics, biology, zoology, ethics, poetry, theater, politics and more
- Feta – The salty white cheese made of goat’s milk is a staple in Greek cooking
- Gyro – Greek dog names don’t get much goofier than this
- Opa – You’ve likely seen a scene on TV or in a movie where a Greek person enthusiastically yells, “Opa!”
Discover even more Greek dog names, including names inspired by Greek mythology.
Conclusion: European Dog Names
Hopefully you found inspiration in our list of European dog names. These names are cool, cultured and unique – perfect for a new pup.
And if you have ideas for more European dog names, let us know in the comments below!
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How Do You Pick the Right Name?
How do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your dog? That’s a question all new dog parents ask.
After years of helping new pup parents, here are some tips we’ve picked up when it comes to selecting a name for your dog:
- Is it easy to say? Some names are great in theory but tough to pronounce in everyday life. Before you lock in on a name, make sure it rolls off the tongue.
- Say it out loud. Can you imagine loudly calling for your dog with this name? If not, then it’s not the right name and you should move on.
- Does it fit your dog? Check to see if the name matches your dog’s personality and appearance. This is important for both you and your pup.
- And finally, trust your gut. When you find the right name, you’ll know it!
5 Easy Steps to Teach a Dog Their Name
Once you have a name, how do you teach it to your dog?
All pup parents go through this scenario. They’ve picked out a perfect name and can’t wait to start using it for their dog.
The only problem is their dog doesn’t recognize it yet.
If you’re in this situation, don’t fret. Teaching your dog their name is a lot easier than you think.
Here are five easy steps to take to teach your dog their name.
- Get some small treats and put your dog on a leash in a location without any distractions.
- Say your puppy’s name in a clear, happy, excited voice.
- As soon as they look at you, say “yes” and give them a treat.
- Wait until they look away and then repeat the process 3-5 times.
- Play this name game several times a day and soon they’ll know and love responding to their name!
Want to learn more about how to teach a dog their name? We have an awesome guide that makes it easy