Africa is a diverse continent with an incredible cultural heritage. It’s also home to quite a few dog breeds, including the Rhodesian Ridgeback, Azawakh, and Basenji. Whether or not you own one of these breeds, why not consider an African name for your new best friend?
We’ve put together this comprehensive list of over 100 African dog names, ranging from the familiar (Safari) to the more exotic (Xolani). Keep reading to find your furball’s interesting new name!
Female African Dog Names
Male African Dog Names
South African Dog Names
South Africa is both a country and an African region, and the area’s colonial history has resulted in a unique language (Afrikaans) and set of popular names. Let’s take a look!
Finding the Right African Name for Your Dog
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Header image credit: Rhodesian Ridgeback by du_weist_schon_wer, Pixabay
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.