400+ African Dog Names

Many of the most unusual names for dogs in Africa come from different languages spoken all over the world. Words and phrases from the most common African language, Swahili, are often the top choices. Africa, however, is home to a wide variety of languages, and words widely used as dog names come from Zulu, Afrikaans, and other languages.

Check out this page for the name of the top African dog or search for names in different African languages based on their importance. We’ve got those covered, too, whether you’re looking for dog names for male or female dogs. With names including attractive qualities such as courage, elegance, and strength, from this list of great choices, you are sure to find the right African dog name.

Best African Dog Names 

400+ African Dog Names 9

  • Buziba: night
  • Amaka: noble
  • Eniola: she who is wealthy
  • Ekundayo: my sorrow has turned to joy
  • Masozi: tears
  • Akwasibah: born on Sunday
  • Ebele: mourning
  • Ssanyu: the happy one
  • Adetokunbo: he will wear the crown of sea
  • Dubaku: eleven
  • Chitemo: aze
  • Onyeka: who is the greatest
  • Marjani: red coral
  • Chakide: a mongoose or weasel
  • Dwanh: to run
  • Subira: patience
  • Chiamaka: the spirit knows or God is noble
  • Suzanna: a graceful white lily
  • Dada: nature
  • Refilwe: we are given
  • Sithembile: we have much hope
  • Sheena: gift
  • Butannaziba: who walks before the night
  • Olayinka: she who brings salvation
  • Bolanile: the honor of this house
  • Boipelo: self-glorifying
  • Ekua: born on Wednesday
  • Simisola: rest in wealth
  • Afolabi: high-born
  • Dede: a grasshopper
  • Candace: the mistress of Chendi
  • Bujune: sorrow
  • Chimola: breaker of things
  • Racheal: a ewe
  • Masika: born during a monsoon
  • Olufemi: God loves me
  • Alaba: their own person
  • Chidi: God lives
  • Shukura: be comforted
  • Boitumelo: joy
  • Qhikiza: full-grown girl
  • Remla: a predictor of the future
  • Chigaru: like a large dog
  • Biopuso: self-governing
  • Akua: born on Wednesday
  • Adeola: a crown of high estate
  • Oluchi: work of God
  • Alala: dreamer

 

Top Dog Names from African Words

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  • Adongo: second-born or twin
  • Adwoa: born on a Monday
  • Abeeku
  • Affrica: alternative spelling to Africa
  • Ane
  • Baayo
  • Bheka
  • Chafu: dirty
  • Chebe
  • Chika: God is the greatest
  • Chinaza: God answers
  • Chinedu: God is my leader
  • Congo
  • Domme
  • Hadiya: gift
  • Hlengiwe: savior
  • Idowu: increase
  • Kagiso: peaceful
  • Kalisha: sorceress
  • Kamadia: moon
  • Katlego: she with the boiling stare
  • Kifaru: rhino
  • Kirabo: offering
  • Kunto: morose
  • Leena: softness
  • Lesedi: light
  • Pauline: little
  • Penina: pearl
  • Qelhatat: a queen of Nubia
  • Rahisi: easy
  • Rehma: merciful
  • Samanya: ordinary
  • Sethunya: flower
  • Shani: wonder
  • Shanika: young one from the wilderness
  • Sizwe: country
  • Tamu: sweet
  • Tapiwa: plunderer
  • Tau: lion
  • Titi
  • Uje
  • Wekesa: born during harvest

 

Boy African Dog Names

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  • Zuberi: strong
  • Isoke: hairy
  • Zuri: handsome
  • Abrafo: executioner
  • Obi: heart
  • Kibwe: a small pebble
  • Getura: one who excels or surpasses
  • Ogechi: time-spirit
  • Bhekizitha: watches for the enemy
  • Abidemi: I am reborn
  • Barasa: rum
  • Abimbola: born to be rich
  • Jengo: materials for building
  • Abel: breath
  • Simba: lion
  • Dayo: joy arrives
  • Qinisela: persistent
  • Anyim: from the Niger river
  • Duna: lord, master, and headman
  • Sango: fire
  • Isoba: walks slowly
  • Adegoke: crown-ascending
  • Gazini: blood
  • Paki: witness
  • Lusala: feather
  • Bamidele: bring me home
  • Nawvlee: big devil
  • Isooba: stealthy
  • Nkosana: a petty chief
  • Kobe: tortoise
  • Quanda: an egg
  • Githinji: butcher
  • Kagiso: peaceful
  • Noah: rest
  • Zulu
  • Bbwaddene: like a large dog
  • Kamau: quiet warrior
  • Abioye: born during the coronation

Girl African Dog Names

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  • Udo: peace
  • Nia: intention, life purpose, or mind
  • Chidiebere: God is gentle
  • Tandi (Fire)
  • Malaika: angel
  • Salina: has mercy
  • Blessing: blessing
  • Zola: to love
  • Eshe: immortal
  • Arjana: paradise
  • Aysi: born on Sunday morning
  • Ife: love
  • Safari (Journey)
  • Rufaro: happiness
  • Zuri: beautiful
  • Nandi (Sweet)
  • Obi (Heart)
  • Baako: first
  • Amar
  • Titilayo: ever joyful
  • Ngozi: accident, skin, or snore
  • Joycelin: just and right
  • Bolah: cow’s tail
  • Zimbabwe
  • Patience: endurance
  • Tinashe: the Lord is with us
  • Tapiwa: plunderer
  • Abeni: suppliant
  • Abidemi: born when father was away
  • Sipho
  • Jambo (A greeting)
  • Enu: second
  • Worknesh: she is gold
  • Taonga: we are grateful
  • Oseye (Happy)
  • Sylvia: living in a wood
  • Chinwe: God owns me
  • Sengo (Joy)
  • Rudo: love
  • Ifunanya: love inspires love
  • Sallinge: nothing but a peep
  • Dambudzo: adversity
  • Jayde: jade
  • Nakato: second born of female twins
  • Abebi: one who wards off
  • Abena: born on Tuesday
  • Bheka (To watch)
  • Mala: bitter
  • Nkemdilim: belongs to me
  • Chidimma: God is good
  • Chipo: gift
  • Tamela: she who basks in the sun
  • Tafari: first-born daughter
  • Chinwendu: God owns a life
  • Ndidi: patience
  • Ephigenia: daughter of Iphis
  • Gugu: precious
  • Totit: a female monkey
  • Rutendo: faith
  • Duma (Lightning)
  • Nosizwe: mother of the nation
  • Zuri (Lovely)
  • Nkechi: of God
  • Tamake: twin
  • Lindiwe: I watch
  • Khata
  • Monifa: I am luck
  • Tafadzwe: we are pleased
  • Tcholofelo: hope
  • Uzochi: good manners
  • Chioma: God is good
  • Dayo: joy arrives
  • Adaeza: princess
  • Aza (Strong or powerful)
  • Ashanti: someone of the Ashanti people
  • Nthanda: star
  • Ayotunde: joy has returned
  • Chibuzo: God leads
  • Adanna: father’s daughter
  • Yejide: an image of her mother
  • Nsia: sixth
  • Chizoba: may God save
  • Chiemeka: God has done very well
  • Gbemisola: carry me into honor
  • Tatenda: we give thanks
  • Duma
  • Rumbidzai: praise
  • Nsonowa: seventh
  • Mwanajuma: child of Friday
  • Nandi
  • Atieno: born of the evening
  • Enitan: one of the story
  • Bohlale: Wisdom
  • Efua: born on Friday
  • Mudiwa: beloved
  • Enyi (Friend)