Italian dog names sound colorful, captivating, exotic.... and so they should.
After all, they originate in Italy - the land of the Romans, world-famous artists, the mafia, good wine and amazing food, a country that's a blend of history, color, flavor and excitement.
What better backdrop for picking the perfect name for your pup?
Maybe you have an Italian breed, or perhaps you just love the sound of the language or are looking for a dog name that's a little bit different.
Either way you're going to love the great selection of Italian names that I've collected together on this page. If you're not bi-lingual you'll be happy to see the meanings of each dog name as well!
At the bottom of
the page you'll also find a list of the most popular Italian dog breeds, plus links to more pages of names.
For Male Puppies
Aldo - rich
For Female Puppies
Andria - love
There are over a dozen Italian dog breeds that are recognized by registry organizations in the USA.
Lots of the breed names are a challenge to pronounce, but they're all interesting dogs, many of them herding and working breeds.
If you're interested in a breed with a link to the colorful history of Italy, check out this list.....
Bergamasco Shepherd (Pastore Bergamasco)
Italian Shepherd (Pastore Italiano)
Italian Spitz (Volpino Italiano)
Lupo Italiano (wolf-gsd-hybrid)
Maremma Sheepdog (Pastore Maremmano-Abruzzese)
Saint Bernard (from Italian/Swiss Alps)
Want to see more great dog names ? Then check out these pages.....