If you want to give your new pup a truly meaningful moniker, check out our favorite dog names that mean love!
After all, “love” is definitely the best word to describe how we feel about our fur kids, right?
We’ve rounded up a mix of words that mean love in other languages as well as some popular names that are all about amour.
Let’s check them out!
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Dog Names That Mean Love
As always, we’ll break this down into two sections: one for boy dogs and one for girls.
You’ll find translations of words like “love” and “heart” in other languages, famous lovers throughout history & fiction, love-centric dieties & more!
Remember, though, that the gender suggestions are just that: suggestions.
If you see a name on the male list that you think would be great for a girl dog, too, go for it!
After each section, I’ll share some of my favorite dog names that mean love for a little added inspiration. Enjoy!
Male dog names that mean love:
- Aiko (a Japanese word means little loved one)
- Aziz (an Arabic word means beloved)
- Anwil (Welsh for beloved)
- Amadeus (Latin word for love)
- Anteros (Greek god of requited love)
- Anthony (from Anthony & Cleopatra, one of the greatest love stories)
- Bes (Egyptian god of love, music & dance)
- Cariad (Welsh word for love)
- Corazon (a Spanish word means heart)
- Corwin (English word which means friend of the heart)
- Cupid (a Roman god of love)
- Dai (welsh word which means beloved)
- Dashuri (Albanian for love)
- Dawood (another word for beloved friend)
- David (means perfect and lovely)
- Devo (short word for devotion)
- Dilshad (a Persian word means a happy heart)
- Dogoda (Polish spirit associated with love)
- Dragoste (Romanian for love)
- Elsker (Danish for love)
- Erasmus (a popular Greek name means love)
- Gerwyn (fair love in welsh)
- Habibah (Egyptian word means love)
- Hart (heart in Dutch)
- Huba (an Arabic word means love)
- Jedi (Hebrew for love)
- Kama (Hindu god of love)
- Kokoro (a Japanese word means soul)
- Kuni (Buddhist god of love)
- Lancelot (of the Lancelot & Guinevere love story)
- Janan (an Arabic word tha)t means heart)
- Kiefer (crazy in love)
- Khamon (a Thai translation for a heart)
- Koi (Japanese word for love)
- Laska (Slovak for love)
- Liebe (German for love)
- Lennan (an Irish word means love)
- Luben (a Bulgarian word means love)
- Luthando (a Zulu word means love)
- Mehboob (Urdu word means a lover)
- Muhabat (a Urdu word means love)
- Obi (Nigerian word means heart)
- Okan ( Yoruba for heart)
- Paris (a famous lover who started the Trojan war to save Helena)
- Romeo (a famous Shakespearean lover)
- Sanam (a Hindi word means lover)
- Tristan (from Tristan and Isolde, one of the greatest love stories)
- Xochipilli (Aztec god of love, great name for a Xolo!)
- Valentine (a lover)
- Zemër (Albanian word for heart)
It’s so hard to pick a favorite from all these great male dog names that mean love, isn’t it?
If you want to go with something that literally means love in another language, I really like Jedi. It doubles as a great Star Wars dog name!
Love the idea of naming your dog after a god of love? Cupid is always a cute choice, although Anteros is a bit more unique.
Then again, you could name your pooch after one of the greatest lovers of all time! While Romeo is the obvious choice, I really prefer Tristan. If you get a girl dog, you can name her Isolde!
Female dog names that means love:
- Aiko (means little loved one in Japanese)
- Aine (Irish goddess of love & summer)
- Amanda (means who is worthy in love)
- Amara (Greek word that means lovely forever)
- Amorette (French word means love)
- Aphrodite (Greek goddess of love)
- Asta (Norwegian word means love)
- Brisa (a love interest of Achilles)
- Cara (Irish for a loving friend)
- Carys (welsh word means love)
- Cleopatra (the other half of Anthony & Cleopatra)
- Darlena (unlimited love)
- Darling (a word for loved one)
- Ederra (Basque for lovely)
- Eostre (before Freya she was the Germanic goddess of love & origin of Easter)
- Esme (Persian word means love)
- Ettie (an Arabic name for love)
- Femi (Egyptian word means my love)
- Frigga (Norse goddess of love, possibly same origin story as Freya)
- Freya (the Norse goddess of love)
- Grainne (Gaelic word for charming love)
- Guinevere (of the Lancelot & Guinevere love story)
- Gulisa (Georgian word means a little heart)
- Hathor (Egyptian goddess of love)
- Helena (Paris loved her so much, he started a war for her!)
- Honey (a term used for a loved one)
- Imogen (Greek for beloved child)
- Inanna (Sumerian goddess of love)
- Ishiqa (a Hindi word means a worthy love)
- Isolde (from Tristan and Isolde)
- Juliet (a famous historical lover)
- Kalila (an Arabic word means beloved)
- Lada (Slavic goddess of beauty)
- Libi (Hebrew translation for my love)
- Maitea (a Spanish word for love)
- Milda (Lithuanian goddess of love)
- Milena ( Czech word that means love)
- Mina (Germanic word for love, also Dracula’s greatest love)
- Minnie (Dutch for love)
- Nayely ( Native American for “I love you”)
- Prende (Albanian goddess of love)
- Priya (Hindi word that means dear one)
- Qetesh (Canaanite goddess of love)
- Rose (a flower that represents love)
- Sjöfn (one of the Germanic goddess of love)
- Suda (Estonian word for heart)
- Suka (Malay word for love)
- Valentina (a feminine version of Valentine)
- Venus (Roman goddess of love)
- Ziva (Slavic goddess of love)
It’s even harder to choose my favorite female dogs that mean love!
Again, if you want to go the literal route, Suka is a super cute choice. I really like Esme, too. It works well if you’re a fan of the Twilight book series, too.
As far as love goddesses go, Aphrodite may be the most famous but I’m partial to Freya!
For those who prefer literary over literal, while Isolde is perfect if you have a Tristan, I really love Mina. After all, she was pretty much the only woman that could melt Dracula’s stone-cold heart!