CHINESE DOG NAMES

If you own a dog originating from Chinese breeding, you might want to consider names that fit the culture. Choosing Chinese dog names for your Chinese dog is no less realistic than choosing a Scottish or Celtic name for a collie or a Scottish terrier. Of course, you have to first identify what dog breeds originated in China, and then you must get a feel for what Chinese dog names mean and translate to.

There are several breeds of Chinese origin, ranging from the Chow chow, with lots of fluffy hair that looks a bit bear-like, to the Manchurian hairless or the Chinese crested, which have little or no hair at all. Most Chinese dogs are small, like the pug, Shar-Pei, Shih Tzu, and Pekingese, with many if not all being considered toy breeds.

Like many cultures, Chinese names are derived from characters or symbols in the language and all have meanings. For example, the name Bai means “white” and can signify a dog that is mostly or all white in color. If you are thinking about giving your dog a tradition Chinese dog name, see the list below for some basic names and their meanings. While this is just a short list out of thousands of options, it can get you started on the right track to deciding if looking further into Chinese dog names is for you.

Name Meaning
Bao
Chang-o Moon
Chao
Dewei
Fang
Jun
Lei
Liang
Niu
Ru
Ai
Shui
Tai
Tao
Wan
Xun
Meanings - treasure, precious
Meanings - Goddess, keeper of the Ambrosia of immortality
Meanings - great one, surpassing
Meanings - of great principle
Meanings - fragrant, sweet smelling
Meanings - the truth
Meanings - the flower bud
Meanings - good
Meanings - girl
Meanings - scholar
Meanings - loving
Meanings - water
Meanings - very big
Meanings - long life
Meanings - gentle, graceful, lovely
Meanings - Fast