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Mexican Puppy Names for a Spanish Speaking Pup

By Janice A. Jones | Last Updated 3-22-2019

If your new pup greets you with "Hola" instead of a bark, you know you need to find him a great Mexican Puppy Name.

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Here's a list for all those who love the Spanish language and especially for all those great dogs who can trace their ancestry to Mexico or even other Spanish speaking countries.  

Just Who Might They Be?

Breeds of Small Dogs Originating in Spanish Speaking Countries

Peruvian Inca Orchid, or Inca Hairless Dog from PeruPeruvian Inca Orchid, or Inca Hairless Dog from Peru

Mexican Puppy Names based on Common Food and Drink Names

Agave - Type of sugar and ingredient in the making of Tequila 

Burrito - Popular Mexican food

Cayenne - Type of Pepper

Cemita - Type of Sandwich

Ceviche - Seafood dish made with raw fish cured in citrus juice

Chalupa -  Corn cups filled with a variety of meat and vegetables

Chai - Tea

Chili - Popular Mexican soup

Chimichanga - (Chimi for short) Tex-Mex food

Chipotle - Type of Pepper

Churro - Fried dough pastry

Concha - Sweet bread

Corona - Mexican Beer

Enchilada - Corn tortilla stuffed with filling

Flan - Mexican Dessert

Guacamole or Guac for short - Avocado dip

Kahlua - Mexican Liqueur 

Margarita - Popular Mexican Alcoholic Drink

Mole - Rich sauce used in many Mexican dishes

Morita - Type of pepper 

Nacho - Tortilla chips covered with cheese and other toppings

Platano - Banana

Pozole - "hominy"

Queso - Cheese

Relleno (Chile Relleno) Pepper stuffed with cheese and fried

Salsa - Mexican Sauce made with tomatoes, 

Sangrita - Spanish type of Wine

Sopa - Soup

Taco - Popular Mexican food

Tamale - Popular Mexican food stuffed into a corn husk

Tapas - Snack Food

Tequila - Popular Mexican Liquor

More Information about Great Mexican Cuisine can be found here.

Mexican Puppy Names Based on Place Names

Ameca - City in West Central Mexico

Campeche - State in Southeastern Mexico

Cancun - City on the Caribbean 

Cozumel - Island in the Caribbean and popular cruise ship destination.

Durango - City in North Central Mexico

Juárez - City in Northern Mexico

La Paz - City in Baja California

León - City in Central Mexico

Puerto Vallarta (Vallarta or something similar for a dog's name) City on the Pacific Ocean in west central Mexico

San Pedro - City in Northeastern Mexico

Silao - City in North Central Mexico

Sonora - State in Northwestern Mexico

Tabasco -  State in Southeastern Mexico

Tepic - City in West Central Mexico

TJ - Slang for Tijuana

Tijuana - Border city between U.S. and Mexico

Veracruz - State in East Central Mexico

Mexican Puppy Names:  Boy Dog Names

Aarón - Light Brighter

Adrián

Agustín

Alejo - defender

Alejandro

Alex

Alexander

Alonso

Álvaro

Andrés - Warrier

Ángel - Angelic

Antonio - Inestimable

Armando - bold man

Axel

Bautista

Bruno

Camilo

Carlos - Charles

Carlos - Means Man

Cayo - Lord

Celino - Heaven

Christian

Christopher

Cristóbal

Damián

Dante

Diego - Teaching

Dylan

Eduardo

Elías

Emiliano

Emilio

Emmanuel

Esteban

Facundo

Felipe - Friend of Horses

Fernando

Francisco

Franco

Gabriel

Gael

Gerardo

Hugo

Ian

Ignacio

Iker

Jacobo - Jacob

Javier - January

Jerónimo

Jesús

Joaquín - Established by God

Jorge - George

José - God will Give

Joshua

Josué

Juan - John

Julián

Kevin

Lautaro

Leonardo

Lorenzo

Lucas

Luciano

Luis

Manuel

Manuel

Mario

Martín

Mateo

Matías - Gift from God (Hebrew)

Matthew

Maximiliano

Máximo

Miguel

Miguel Ángel Who is like God

Nicolás

Pablo

Pedro - Peter

Rafael - Good has Healed

Raúl

Ricardo

Roberto

Rodrigo

Samuel

Santiago - St. James

Santino 

Sebastián

Sergio

Simón

Thiago

Tomas - Twin

Valentín

Valentino

Vicente

Mexican Puppy Names:  Girl Dog Names

Abigail - from Hebrew meaning Father's joy

Abril - Spanish for April, signifying spring 

Adriana - from Latin meaning of the Adriatic

Agustina - from Latin meaning Great, Majestic

Aitana - from Latin, places of the mountains

Alba From the Latin meaning White Rock

Alejandra -Defender of mankind

Alessandra - Defender of men

Alexa 

Allison 

Alma 

Amanda 

Amelia 

Ana Ana 

Ana 

Andrea 

Antonella 

Antonia 

Araceli 

Ariadna 

Ariana 

Ashley 

Bianca 

Camila 

Carla 

Carmen

Carmelo

Carolina 

Caroline

Casandra

Catalina 

Celia

Clara 

Claudia

Constanza 

Cora

Corina

Daniela 

Delfina 

Elena 

Elizabeth 

Emilia 

Emily 

Emma 

Estela

Fabiana 

Fátima 

Florencia 

Francisca 

Gabriela 

Gabriela 

Gloria 

Guadalupe 

Irene

Isabel 

Isabella 

Isidora

Ivanna 

Jazmín 

Jimena

Josefa 

Josefina

Josefina 

Juana

Juana

Julia

Juliana 

Julieta

Laura 

Leticia 

Lola 

Luana 

Lucia 

Luciana 

Luisa 

Luna 

Magdalena 

Maite 

Malena 

Manuela 

Maria 

María 

María 

Maria José

María Paula 

Mariana 

Mariangel 

Martina 

Mía 

Micaela 

Michelle 

Miranda 

Montserrat 

Natalia

Nicole 

Olivia

Paula 

Paulina 

Rafaela

Rebeca

Regina

Renata 

Romina 

Rosa

Salomé

Samantha 

Sara  

Silvana 

Silvia

Sofia

Sophie 

Valentina

Valeria

Valery 

Verónica

Victoria

Violeta 

Yolanda

Zoe

Mexican Puppy Names Based on Common Spanish Words

Alba - Daybreak

Alma – Soul

Aminga – Friend (female)

Amigo – Friend (male)

Azul - Blue

Bebé - Baby

Blanco – White

Bonita – Pretty

Cafe - Brown

Che – Buddy or Dude

Chico / Chica - Kid

Chiquito / Chiquita - Little One

Cómico - Funny

Cordero – Lamb

Diablo – Devil

Domingo – Sunday

Feliz - Happy

Fiesta – Party

Gordito - Chubby

Hola – Hello

Luna - Moon

Isla - Island

Jefe - The Boss

Loma - Hill

Mono - Monkey

Nigra - Black

Niña - Girl

Oso - Bear

Paloma - Dove

Perla - Pearl

Pico - Sharp peak

Piñata - Container of candy and trinkets often seen at Children's Parties

Princesa - Princess

Príncipe - Prince

Querida – Dear

Queso - Cheese for a dog that loves Cheese

Oso - Bear

Perro - Dog

Plata - Silver

Playa - Beach

Querida – Dear

Ratón-Mouse (for a shy little dog)

Rico - Rich

Roja - Red

Santo – Saint

Sierra – Mountains

Sol – Sun

Solana – Sunny Spot

Tigre – Tiger

Toro – Bull

Vida - Life

Yuca - Type of Plant native to South America

Zorro - Fox

Boy Puppy Names Index

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