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Honor your love for Mexico, your Spanish heritage or your Mexican food addiction by giving your new dog a Mexican name.

We’ve put together the best and most popular Mexican dog names along with their meanings for both female and male dogs.

brown and white dog wearing a bright color sombrero

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50 Female Mexican dog names

  1. Adalia – noble one
  2. Alma – nourishing, kind; soul; young woman
  3. Amiga – female friend 
  4. Amor – love
  5. Aurora – dawn
  6. Bebé – baby 
  7. Bella – beautiful 
  8. Bonita – pretty 
  9. Catalina – pure
  10. Chica – feminine form of chico small or young
  11. Chiquita/o – little one
  12. Clarisa – bright, clear or famous
  13. Conejito – little bunny
  14. Cora – heart
  15. Corazón – heart 
  16. Dama – lady
  17. Esmerelda – emerald
  18. Fiera – beast, a wild animal
  19. Frida – peace
  20. Gitana – gypsy
  21. Gloria – immortal glory
  22. Hermosa – beautiful 
  23. Josefina – the Lord adds, Jehovah increases
  24. Juana – God is gracious
  25. Lindo – cute
  26. Lola – sorrow
  27. Luisa – famous warrior
  28. Luna – moon
  29. María – of the sea
  30. Mariposa – butterfly
  31. Maya – common daisy,
  32. Mira – look at, watch, see
  33. Nena – baby
  34. Nina – girl, child, daughter
  35. Perrita – little dog
  36. Perrito – puppy
  37. Pollito – little chick
  38. Precioso – precious
  39. Princesa – princess
  40. Querida – dear one
  41. Risa – laughter
  42. Rosa – rose
  43. Rosalinda – Beautiful Rose
  44. Selena – moon
  45. Silvia – from the woods
  46. Sofía – wisdom
  47. Solana – sunshine
  48. Valeria – strength, health
  49. Vida – life
  50. Xiomara – battle ready
young Mexican boy holding his small dog

45 Male Mexican dog names

  1. Alejandro – defender
  2. Amigo – friend 
  3. Amor – love
  4. Andrés – manly
  5. Antonio – priceless
  6. Arturo – noble or courageous
  7. Azul – blue
  8. Beso – kisses
  9. Blanco – white
  10. Carlos – free man
  11. Chico – small boy
  12. Diablo – devil
  13. Diego – supplanter, Spanish for James
  14. Eduardo – wealthy guard
  15. El Perro – dog
  16. Felipe – friend of horses
  17. Feliz – happy 
  18. Fernando – journey
  19. Fido – dog
  20. Fiero – proud
  21. Gordito/a – little fat one 
  22. Javier – castle or new house
  23. Jorge – farmer or earth-worker
  24. Leonardo – brave as a lion
  25. Lobo – timber wolf
  26. Loco – crazy, frenzied
  27. Lugar – spot
  28. Luis – Famous warrior
  29. Marco – Warlike,  Roman God of War
  30. Mateo – gift of God
  31. Pablo – small or humble, Spanish form of Paul
  32. Pato – duck
  33. Pedro – stone or rock, Spanish form of Peter
  34. Perrita – little dog
  35. Principe – prince
  36. Rafael – God has healed
  37. Raul – Wolf Counsel
  38. Ricardo – king, brave ruler, Spanish form of Richard
  39. Roberto – bright fame
  40. Rojo – red
  41. Santiago – Saint James
  42. Sol – sun
  43. Tajín – thunder or smoke
  44. Tigre – tiger
  45. Toro – bull or ox
black pug dog wearing a red sombrero and Maracas

50 Mexican food names for dogs

  1. Aguacate – Avocado
  2. Avocado
  3. Beans
  4. Birria – Mexican stewed meat
  5. Burrito
  6. Cactus – succulent plant commonly found in the desert
  7. Canela – cinnamon
  8. Carnita – pork
  9. Chalupa – fried tortilla in the shape of a boat
  10. Chorizo – Mexican pork sausage, slang for petty thief
  11. Churro – fried dough coated with sugar cinnamon
  12. Cilantro – herb commonly used in Mexican foods
  13. Discada – mixed meat dish
  14. Empanada – pastry
  15. Enchilada – tortillas wrapped around meat or cheese, slang for the entirety of something, especially something impressive or outstanding
  16. Fajita – stripped grilled meat with peppers and onions
  17. Flan – sweet dairy and egg-based custard
  18. Gelantina – Mexican jello
  19. Huevos – eggs
  20. Jalapeno – hot pepper
  21. Jamon – dry-cured ham 
  22. Jarritos – Mexican soda brand
  23. Jícama – root vegetable, traditionally grown in Mexico
  24. Machaca – hearty Mexican breakfast made with dried beef, eggs, tomatoes, onion, garlic
  25. Magdalena – cupcake
  26. Manzana – apple
  27. Margarita – cocktail
  28. Menudo – Pork Stew
  29. Mora – blackberry
  30. Nacho – dish of tortilla chips topped with melted cheese and other toppings
  31. Poblano – pepper
  32. Paloma – cocktail
  33. Pina – a fabric made from the fibers of pineapple leaves
  34. Queso – cheese
  35. Salsa – spicy tomato sauce/dip
  36. Sope – thick corn tortilla-like masa cake
  37. Sopita – little soup
  38. Taco – folded tortilla filled with various mixtures, such meat, lettuce, and tomato
  39. Tajin – ground, dried chile peppers seasoning
  40. Tamale – cornmeal dough rolled with ground meat or beans seasoned usually with chili, wrapped usually in corn husks, and steamed
  41. Taquito – small, rolled taco
  42. Tequila – cocktail
  43. Tocino – bacon
  44. Torta – a sandwich made with a crusty bread roll,
  45. Tortilla – a thin flatbread made from dried and finely ground corn, Spanish word meaning “cake”
  46. Tostito – Frito-Lay brand of Mexican-styled tortilla chip
  47. Tabasco – hot sauce or place where the soil is humid
  48. Ceviche – dish made of raw fish marinated
  49. Pozole – a thick soup chiefly
  50. Horchata – traditional Mexican drink made up of white rice
Mexican Chihuahua dog on the beach Playa del Carmen Mexico

30 Dog Names Based on Places in Mexico

  1. Acapulco
  2. Akumal
  3. Cabo San Lucas
  4. Cancun
  5. Carmen
  6. Chichén Itzá
  7. Cozumel
  8. Durango
  9. Gran Cenote
  10. Guadalajara
  11. Isla Holbox
  12. Isla Mujeres
  13. Islas Marietas
  14. Izamal
  15. La Paz
  16. Los Cabos
  17. Mazatlán
  18. Mérida
  19. Moneterrey
  20. Oaxaca
  21. Palenque
  22. Puerto Vallarta
  23. Puebla
  24. San Miguel de Allende
  25. Sumidero Canyon
  26. Taxco
  27. Tepic
  28. Todos Santos
  29. Toluca
  30. Tulum

Want more dog name ideas? We have a full library of fun dog names grouped by theme, check out the list and let us know what you decide!

About the Author

Debi@RescueDogs101

Debi McKee is a mom of three kids, three dogs and the creator of Rescue Dogs 101... where she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. She also volunteers for a local dog rescue and Humane Society.

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