Looking for South African puppy names?

Maybe you are about to get a Rhodesian Ridgeback and you would love to give your new dog a South African name. Or maybe you would just really love to give your new puppy a South African name. Finding the right name can be really hard so you made a good choice to get inspired here at 123Tinki.com. In South Africa the biggest tribe is the Zulu-tribe and the Zulu language is the most spoken local language of all. The examples of South African puppy names we give you are all Zulu names.

As we said before, the local language that is spoken most in South Africa is the Zulu language. The following names are Zulu puppy names to help you get inspired and maybe even find the perfect South African dog name for your puppy!

  • Cebo (wealth)
  • Chipo (gift)
  • Duma (thunder)
  • Mandla (power)
  • Nandi (sweet)
  • Sonto (sunday)
  • Zula (brilliant)


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South african puppy names

We believe that finding the perfect name is always possible. There are a few things you should remember when choosing a name and then that quest for the perfect name will be easy peasy lemon squeezy! The first thing you will have to remember at all times is that the name you choose, has to be a name that you as the owner absolutely love. Remember that you are the one that has to call the name for the rest of your dog’s life so it would be a pity if the name does not sound fun to you.

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Knowing that you will (hopefully) have to call the name for a really long time it is also important to remember that the name should not be too long. Only one or two syllables is enough, a long name becomes incredibly confusing for your dog. Dogs need clarity! Often a long name is turned into something shorter later on which is even more confusing for your dog.

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