Today, we shall be listing all African dog names with meaning for those looking forward to giving their dog(s) an African name.

According to Wikipedia, Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent in the world, after Asia.

In getting African dog names, the best way to do so is to look out for unusual names with reasonable meaning. 

You can also lookout for people who impacted humans in one way or the other. – I mean, those that have left their footprints in the sand of time.

 How to Choose the Best African dog names

In choosing a list of African dog names, you must take note of the following;

Dogs are comfortable with words, particularly consonants, that contain long vowels. Samples include Billy, Bing, Jimmy, Harry, etc.

Giving your dog a name from the African dog names list that sounds similar to a command used in training him/her. – Words that sound related to commands should be avoided. – To prevent confusion. 

Names like “lit” or “git” will distract your dog when the command “sit” is been used.

Without much ado, let move into our topic “African dog names” properly

African word for dog

 There is no central word for the dog, as Africans do not share a common language. 

According to Wikipedia, the languages in African are over 2,000

They are endowed with different languages and cultures, which are entirely different from each country in it.

To that effect, the African word for dog is “Doug

That notwithstanding, I shall be listing out the most prevalent African dog names that are very common and popular amongst the African nations.

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African wild dog names

The African wild dog has a lot of names people/humans call them, but the most authentic names include;

  • Cape hunting dog
  • painted dog. 

Its scientific name for the African wild dog is Lycaon pictus, which means “painted wolf,” referring to the animal’s irregular, mottled coat, which features patches of red, black, brown, white, and yellow fur.

Male African Dog Names

Sengo = Gotten from the name “Bisengo”, which means “joy.”

Boboto = peaceful. 

Gahiji = hunter”.

Jabari = brave and fearless.

Adika= First child from the second husband

Addae= Morning sun

Abeeku= Born on Wednesday

Adeben= The twelfth born

Adofo= Courageous warrior

Agyei= Messenger from God

Amar= Long life

Ane= Keep them guessing

Ayize= Let it happen

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Aza= Strong or powerful

Baayo= Orphan  

Bheka= Watch

Buyisiwe= Returned

Chaga= Does things vigorously

Chakide= Weasel

Chebe= Good luck

Delani= Content

Digane= One who searches

Dinga= Wonderer

Domme= I have been blessed

Duma= Lightning

Emi= Ghost

Faa= Useful

Goni= A promise

Ibubesi= Lion

Inaani= Who is home alone

Kaabo= Welcome

Mhambi= Traveller

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Minzi= Protector

Moja= Single

Mondli= Feeder

Moriti= Shadow

Moyo= Good health

Khaya= Home

Okra= Soul

Olee= Happy moment

Phila= In good health

Raadi= Thunder

Roho= Soul

Roro= Fierce

Safari= Journey

Sipho= Gift

Sisa= Fondness

Sudi= Luck

Tandie= Fire

Teke= Prayer

Tezi= One who stays

Thabo= Happiness

Thulani= Be quiet

Tiifu= Loyal

Tindo= Active

Tita= Prince

Titi= Flower

Wandile= You are extra

Amrah = unique 

Bangui = A central African Republic

Oringo = An African name referring to someone who hunts.

Kamau = quiet warrior

Ishaq = laughter

Hekima = clever” and “knowledgeable

Damisi = cheerful personality

Kayin = widedog aggression

Lebna= spirited/soulful

Akins= brave boy

Mhina = full of delight

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A happy participant

 

Female African Dog Names

Aba= Born on Thursday

Ababuo= Child that comes back

Abam= Second child

Abena= Born on Tuesday

Adia= Being a gift

Adom= Help from God

Adowa= Born on Tuesday

Adwoa= Born on Monday

Afia= Born on Friday

Afryea= Born during good times

Bebile= Rich

Bhekisisa= Cautious

Bika= Omen

Enyi= Friend

Enyonyam= It is good for me

Kafi= Quiet

Kamikazi= Queen

Kanzi= Treasure

Kehinde= Youngest of twins

Khata= Home

Khayakazi= The great home

Kianga= Sunshine

Kifaa= Useful

Kuume= Friend

Kwini= Queen

Lomo= Sunshine

Lwandle= Ocean

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Nandi= Sweet

Nata= Faithful

Nhalahla= Luck

Obi= Heart

Ode= Born by the road

Ogbo= Friend

Okaka= Blessing

Simangele= Surprise

Siphokazi= Gift

Siti= Lady

Stara= Protected

Thabisa= Bring joy

Thando= Love

Thembi= Trusting

Tholakele= Found

Uche= Deep thought

Uje= Happiness

Vuyiswa= Made happy

Yafeu= Bold

Asha = lively

Sanura= intelligent

Makena= full of delight

Nuru=filled with light – For a pet that brings you joy and lights up your life with its mere presence, 

Moseka= young girl

Fukayna=knowledgeable

Rufaro = joy.

Kali= energetic

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Oseye= the happy one.

Damara

Central towns in Africa, making it one of the most thoughtful names for an African dog breed.

Monna= unique”.

Eshe= life/energy

Amina= peaceful/safe

Adamma= beautiful girl

Asabi= Of special birth

Cute African Dog Names

Ayo= full of joy

Obo= is a small-sized community in the central region of Africa.

Leki= little brother

Ippy= Central African town

Ashanti= Great African Woman

Vasha= A South African language, meaning A female pup.

Zaire= An African language (Zaire) means River. – It’s a unisex name

Umi

This African Dog Name for Energy

Nalo= peach

Sisi= a puppy that was born on a Sunday.

Okoth= born in rain

Jaja= respected

Themba= trusted

Halla= an unexpected present

Bobo= born on Tuesday

Amar= immortal/long-lived

Enyi= greatness

Morocco= Morocco is a North African country

Tiifu= loyal/faithful

Adia= gift from God

The Most Popular African Dog Name of All Time

Aza= strong/powerful

Nkita = dog

Ekuke

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A participant with theTibetan Mastiff breed

Other 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

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Other 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

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zimbabwe female dog names

Sundai

Muchaneta

Mudada

Mudiwa

Mwanyisa

Rudo

Rufaro

Runako

Mashama

Sekayi

Tichawonna

Tino

Kokayi

Jendayi

Hondo

Goredema

Betserai

Chenzira

Chinouyazue

Chionesu

Chipo

Chuma

Pepukayi

Petiri

Peyisai

Maiba

Maideyi

Japera

Garai

Banga

Dakarai

Gamba

Paradzanai

Jacoline

Jabulani

zimbabwe male dog names

Cebo

Cela

Chaka

Chipo

Daza

Duma

Dumo

Gazi

Jama

Mandla

Menzi

Sipho

 

I hope this article on African dog names was helpful to you.

If you have any questions or contributions, feel free to make use of the comment box below.

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Dr. Sophia Bookmyer is an absolute gem of a Veterinarian. She brings decades of experience to Vetpetsguide and has overflowing talent and passion for breeding and caring for pets, their people, and the team around her. Dr. Sophia was born and raised in Columbiana, Ohio. She completed her undergraduate studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After earning her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1980. She has experience of over 3 decades and is very happy to share them. Her goal is to give pets all over the world a better life and to recommend the best tips, advice, and also recommend the best product for every pet owner.

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