Native American Dog Names: A List Of 500 Ideas

Bringing home a new furry friend from a breeder or adopting an older dog from your local kennel or rescue organization is an amazing moment in your life. Almost nothing will compare with those first few moments that you get to share with your new pal, and the unique affection you will receive from your pup will last a lifetime.

You have the opportunity to share your family, your friends, your home, and your heritage with your new pup. However, the new member of your family is missing a name and you aren’t quite sure what to call them. Fear not. We have compiled a list of the best male and female Native American dog names for owners looking to give their dog a name that reflects their heritage, shows pride in the Native American culture, or for an owner looking for a unique take on a common name.

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100 Best Male Native American Dog Names

  1. Hassun
  2. Ouray
  3. Quanah
  4. Tatanka
  5. Tonrar
  6. Kamik
  7. Kavik
  8. Amaruq
  9. Bidaban
  10. Hotha
  11. Mahkah
  12. Pays
  13. Shila
  14. Tulok
  15. Kanut
  16. Ataneq
  17. Caiya
  18. Huslu
  19. Makya
  20. Paytah
  21. Tasunke
  22. Shesh
  23. Siku
  24. Tarkik
  25. Tupit
  26. Innuk
  27. Kaskae
  28. Kayuh
  29. Amaqjuaq
  30. Wakanda
  31. Cailan
  32. Luta
  33. Sesi
  34. Kallik
  35. Aatag
  36. Hanska
  37. Akikta
  38. Catahecassa
  39. Dyami
  40. Jacy
  41. Lonato
  42. Pegalesharro
  43. Sahale
  44. Shtiya
  45. Ujarak
  46. Imalik
  47. Miwak
  48. Kai
  49. Koko
  50. Alo
  51. Calian
  52. Elsu
  53. Japa
  54. Piapot
  55. Raini
  56. Nanurjuk
  57. Silla
  58. Sura
  59. Tikaani
  60. Atka
  61. Eska
  62. Inuksuk
  63. Adlartok
  64. Yansa
  65. Maikoh
  66. Bly
  67. Eyota
  68. Yoki
  69. Misu
  70. Mika
  71. Asahavey
  72. Dakotah
  73. Laneetees
  74. Nanuk
  75. Tanana
  76. Imnek
  77. Yuma
  78. Ahanu
  79. Kenesaw
  80. Nanook
  81. Suluk
  82. Attu
  83. Kohana
  84. Kiona
  85. Akando
  86. Dasan
  87. Elan
  88. Kele
  89. Sioux
  90. Siqiniq
  91. Chinook
  92. Kitchi
  93. Denali
  94. Kinta
  95. Enapay
  96. Keme
  97. Tattuye
  98. Suka
  99. Cupun
  100. Honi 

100 Best Female Native American Dog Names

How did you find the first 100? Pretty good, right? Well, if you are bringing home a little girl instead of a little boy, the next 100 will be even better. With names that reflect the beauty of nature and the strength of women in the Native American culture, these next 100 names are sure to impress.

  1. Chimalis
  2. Hurit
  3. Kineks
  4. Neewa
  5. Nini
  6. Kima
  7. Mauja
  8. Akiak
  9. Atotoztli
  10. Dyani
  11. Hinto
  12. Imala
  13. Soma
  14. Nukilik
  15. Kireama
  16. Akna
  17. Aviaja
  18. Enemene
  19. Hokaratcha
  20. Kasa
  21. Na'estse
  22. Tepkunset
  23. Ulva
  24. Miki
  25. Nukka
  26. Tootega
  27. Koko
  28. Kirima
  29. Ahnah
  30. Asiaq
  31. Lulu
  32. Helki
  33. Tanis
  34. Kesuk
  35. Aanaq
  36. Arrluk
  37. Amadahy
  38. Awendela
  39. Aylen
  40. Enesta
  41. Hateya
  42. Kateri
  43. Meli
  44. Winona
  45. Pakak
  46. Sakari
  47. Alasie
  48. Kuruk
  49. Maka
  50. Aponi
  51. Awendea
  52. Chenoa
  53. Enola
  54. Kimi
  55. Maji
  56. Seke
  57. Wonganuchitmetha
  58. Yutu
  59. Miska
  60. Pana
  61. Pukak
  62. Uki
  63. Aga
  64. Amka
  65. Aput
  66. Nina
  67. Micco
  68. Makwa
  69. Ama
  70. Kele
  71. Atepa
  72. Awinita
  73. Halyn
  74. Nizhoni
  75. Meriwa
  76. Qimmiq
  77. Arnaq
  78. Adila
  79. Halona
  80. Nistu
  81. Yura
  82. Panik
  83. Alornerk
  84. Tallulah
  85. Aiyana
  86. Ayita
  87. Catori
  88. Etenia
  89. Niaran
  90. Yaktah
  91. Panuk
  92. Amak
  93. Kitchi
  94. Nokosi
  95. Chilam
  96. Fala
  97. Nese
  98. Yuka
  99. Pinga
  100. Anjij

Famous Native American Dog Names

Too often Native American heritage is forgotten or overlooked. What better way to inspire and remind your family, friends, and acquaintances of the importance of Native American culture than to let your pup share a name with some of the most famous individuals, tribes, and locations in Native American history. From the battles fought in early Mexico to the frigid plains of Alaska, Native American figures deserve their place in the history books, and your new dog deserves a name that carries dignity and strength.

  • Powhatan
  • Calusa
  • Dakota
  • Fox
  • Walla Walla
  • Tecumseh
  • Amarok
  • Ghigua
  • Geronimo
  • Chiricahua
  • Cahokia
  • Cherokee
  • Nauset
  • Yahi
  • Herrick
  • Mourning Dove
  • Hiawatha
  • Little Bighorn
  • Callam
  • Cheyenne
  • Eyak
  • Napissa
  • Papago
  • Tewa
  • Yana
  • Miwok
  • Cha’tima
  • Amarog
  • Nanye-hi
  • Sakayengwaraton
  • Kalicho
  • Caddo
  • Mahican
  • Pontiac
  • Ute
  • Metacomet
  • Black Hawk
  • Red Cloud
  • Sitting Bull
  • Oglala
  • Blackfoot
  • Cocopa
  • Erie
  • Ofo
  • Juneau
  • Algonquin
  • Lakota
  • Wovoka
  • Mangas Coloradas
  • Cochise
  • Pocahontas
  • TallChief
  • Aleut
  • Comanche
  • Dotame
  • Lumbee
  • Ojibwe
  • Sioux
  • Waco
  • Sitka
  • Kenai
  • Navajo
  • Gall
  • Lozen
  • Opchanacanough
  • Shingas
  • Tamanend
  • Touch The Clouds
  • Vittorio
  • Black Kettle
  • Crazy Horse
  • Sacajawea
  • Biloxi
  • Kichapoo
  • Tachi
  • Ketchican
  • Osceola
  • Ahtahkakoop
  • Assuti
  • Kanza
  • Serrano
  • Kodiak
  • Black Elk
  • Spotted Elk
  • Ahuitzotl
  • Sequoiah
  • Squanto
  • Amikwa
  • Jemez
  • Pequot
  • Palmer
  • Lone Horn
  • Tenskwatawa
  • Ghost Dance
  • Will Rogers
  • Apache
  • Fremont
  • Sawokli
  • Nome
  • Neolin

Cute Native American Dog Names

While pride, strength, and determination are all qualities that are frequently associated with Native American culture, an easily overlooked quality is cuteness. Your adorable new pup is already capable of drawing the long, drawn-out ‘awwwww’, but giving them a name to match that cuddly personality can’t hurt. The list below is made up of Native American names for dogs that bring out the cuteness and up the ‘awwwww’ factor.

  • Turquoise
  • Ayita
  • Migina
  • Miki
  • Wuti
  • Saloso
  • Sayen
  • Tama
  • Sun
  • Wigwam
  • Mona
  • Pati
  • Winona
  • Sitsi
  • Nizhoni
  • Doli
  • Moon
  • Tiva
  • Tala
  • Tahki
  • Doba
  • Koko
  • Naira
  • Pavita
  • Fala
  • Adsila
  • Sunki
  • Onida
  • Shikoba
  • Chepi
  • Bidziil
  • Kaya
  • Nova
  • Papina
  • Kasa
  • Atsila
  • Butterfly
  • Earth
  • Moccasin
  • Nikan
  • Weeko
  • Peta
  • Chlumani
  • Una
  • Inola
  • Winnie
  • Luyu
  • Etu
  • Adahy
  • Fawn
  • Bead
  • Spirit
  • Takoda
  • Meli
  • Abeytu
  • Catori
  • Yoki
  • Tadita
  • Nina
  • Henna
  • Nayeli
  • Dy
  • Iskwew
  • Sawni
  • Goga
  • Rozene
  • Chatan
  • Helki
  • Patwin
  • Pinon
  • Dove
  • Feather
  • Kimi
  • Mansi
  • Mika
  • Tayen
  • Anna
  • Sparrow
  • Dakota
  • Kai
  • Lulu
  • Winema
  • Macha
  • Elsu
  • Blossom
  • Medicine Man
  • Mukluks
  • Sihu
  • Eyota
  • Arizona
  • Hinto
  • Dena
  • Mongwau
  • Menewa
  • Tipi
  • Alawa
  • Kanti
  • Wyanet
  • Waapi
  • Etenia

Cool Native American Dog Names

Nothing screams cool like having a northern sled dog, like a Siberian Husky or a Malamute who has a name that resembles their heritage and means something awesome. The names below can help you find that perfect moniker to match your pup’s winning personality and make them the coolest at the dog park. Don’t settle for a name that makes you think of your grandma’s knitting club, choose a name that you will be tweeting about every chance you get.

  • Arnaq
  • Hopi
  • Pazi
  • Lonato
  • Makaya
  • Gad
  • Delsin
  • Alo
  • Mohawk
  • Yukon
  • Iliamna
  • Ice
  • Tallulah
  • Akikta
  • Nikiti
  • Tokala
  • Hawk
  • Eska
  • Chief
  • Akecheta
  • Halyn
  • Mitexi
  • Kele
  • Bly
  • Dakota
  • Dyami
  • Aditsan
  • Axe
  • Ahmik
  • Lusio
  • Yahto
  • Kiska
  • Lye
  • Ahote
  • Enyeto
  • Kono
  • Eagle
  • Apache
  • Kota
  • Matanuska
  • Nuka
  • Atim
  • Maka
  • Yuma
  • Achak
  • Chaska
  • Diwali
  • Pachu’a
  • Kilchii
  • Fox
  • Cree
  • Fire
  • Aialik
  • Denali
  • Liseli
  • Kitchi
  • Kohana
  • Tocho
  • Pezi
  • Taima
  • Bodaway
  • Tooantuh
  • Nakos
  • Iye
  • Aranck
  • Sinopa
  • Maska
  • Odakota
  • Skah
  • Wahkhan
  • Secret
  • Cherokee
  • Tongass
  • Jolon
  • Pallaton
  • Akando
  • Ituha
  • Ambush
  • Alyeska
  • Tyee
  • Enola
  • Cheveyo
  • Mato
  • Askook
  • Black Hoof
  • Lakota
  • Ghost
  • Sawyer
  • Soma
  • Ahawi
  • Sasa
  • Hakan
  • Nayavu
  • Paytah
  • Fringe
  • Annawan
  • Hinto
  • Kwanita
  • Bena
  • Ahunu
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Dog Name Inspiration

It can be a challenge to come up with inspiring topics, traits, or events to help you find the right name for your pooch, but that’s where we can help.

One of the first places to look for inspiration is right here. A list of dog names in a genre that you find interesting is one of the best places to begin to narrow down your search for your dog’s new name. Whether you are looking for cute, cool, famous, funny, or any other factor in your selection process, you can find it right here. However, if you have been through countless lists and you still aren’t connecting with any one name, try something different.

Remember that inspiration can strike at any moment and can come from anywhere. Helpful areas to consider are famous individuals, historical figures or events, and culturally unique names or places.

You can even find inspiration by simply going for a walk and letting your mind wander, reading a book, listening to music, or watching a movie.

The only limit to your choices is your own imagination. Have fun with it and choose a name you know your dog will love.

Help Choosing the Right Name

Thinking up a name for your new dog can be a difficult, frustrating process, especially if your family has completely different ideas about what to call your new pet. To avoid this potential issue, deal with it up front. Come up with some categories of interest that you can use as a baseline for your dog’s name and have your family agree on a couple. From there you can begin your search.

Make sure that you encourage everyone to participate in the name selection process so that you can be certain that every family member is happy with the choice. Remember, your new dog will feel much more welcome if they aren’t being greeted with a name that the family doesn’t quite like.

If you still aren’t sure about the name that you chose, try it out for a couple of days and see how it fits. If you don’t like it, then change it. Nothing says that you can’t change your dog’s name, and switching it up a few times when they first come into your home, won’t cause a big disruption in how they interact with you.

Make sure that you end up with a name that you and your family are happy with, so that you can feel confident knowing that your dog is happy with their new name.

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