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Lhasa Apso Dog Names

Dog Names March 19, 2019


Lhasa Apso Dog Names

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The “Bark Lion Sentinel Dog” (Abso Seng Kye or Lhasa Apso as its more commonly known), guards the Tibetan region with an air of independence, and are among the noblemen and monks since ancient times.

Since there are a million dogs names out there, choosing a name can be somewhat difficult.

To make things slightly easier for our new dog owners, we have provided a list of 70 popular dog names, separated in various categories, to give to your Lhasa Apso dog breed.

Male Dog Names

Some of the names below are part of a list of popular male dog names, but also recommended monikers that fit the overall look or feel of the Lhasa Apso.

  • Druk

For a dog with the demeanor of a dragon, it means dragon in Tibetan.

  • Apo

Meaning father, this is a name for that dog that has a more serious attitude towards life.

  • Ajax

A Greek warrior known for his bravery. If your dog looks like wanting to conquer the world maybe this is the perfect name for him.

  • Dorjee

This is the name you might want to choose if your dog is determined and strong.

  • Akira

Considering it means intelligence and brightness, you can feel inspired by your dogs attitude to name him this.

  • Monk

For their demeanor this dog can represent his ancestors with his name.

  • Ariel

Meaning lion of god, this is a great name for the traits that this breed has.

  • Alexis

A Greek name for protector, an ideal title to call a dog bred for guarding and protecting.

  • Adi

Meaning noble wolf, this is exactly what the Lhasa Apso is.

  • Marley

A popular name that can be used for both male and female Lhasa Apsos.

Female Dog Names

The list below tries to provide the best list of names that are befitting your Lhasa Apso’s appearance or personality, but are specifically great for females.

  • Diki

Meaning health and wealth, this is perfect for any dog owners that want to wish good health for their pet.

  • Misty

A word beautifully describing the look of a Lhasa Apso.

  • Bling

The sparkle of gold and anything of luxury, this defines the sheer quality of these breeds.

  • Nina

A tribute to the famous singer Nina Simone. Much like her, the Lhasa Apso is one of a kind.

  • Blondie

A name describing its luscious long hair.

  • Crystal

A nice word to describe something fancy, exactly what your pet Lhasa Apso is.

  • Blossom

A nice word to describe the feeling your heart gets when spending time with this dog.

  • Gea

The Greek name for Earth, it is humble and grounded much like this breed.

  • Lahsa

This is a no brainer, as it is just another variation of the breed’s name Lhasa Apso.

  • Lola

This is a very common female dog name, although there isn’t anything too special about it.

Movie Dog Names

Naming your Lhasa Apso after a character in a movie or a dog from a famous film is the best way to give a name that is fashionable, unique, and possibly recognizable by many.

  • Boogie

A name from the movie Boogie Nights, it is used to describe the fun, active quality of the Lhasa Apso.

  • Aramis

One of the characters from the film The Three Musketeers.

  • Casper

The white and friendly ghost. This name can be used to describe the dog’s friendly nature.

  • Lady

From the film Lady and the Tramp. This name suits an elegant, high-class female dog.

  • Miyagi

For the dog who you think it is your mentor in zen practices, and referring to the Master Miyagi.

Exotic Dog Names

These days it seems naming your dog and child something exotic is a great trend. Therefore, we had to include some of these words that may not be commonly known to provide some foreign variety.

  • Dachen

A Tibetan word for great joy.

  • Shanay

This is a word that means God is gracious.

  • Zawadi

This is a Swahili word for gift, a name befitting a special dog like the Lhasa Apso.

  • Zak

Meaning pure one in Hebrew.

  • Tira

In Hebrew, this word means encampment.

  • Kebede

An Amharic word for great value.

  • Rama

Meaning exalted in Hebrew.

  • Benison

This is another word for blessing; benediction.

  • Kona

The Hawaiian word for ‘the name of a star.’

  • Baliram

An Indonesian word for the strong one.

  • Tenzin

This is the name of the Dalai Lama.

Appearance-Based Dog Names

One thing that many dog owners tend to do is name their dog after its appearance or personality. There are a lot of factors to consider when examining what goes into a dog’s defining features, whether it’s their actions in itself or simply just the color of their coat and/or size of their body.

  • Jetsan

A name meaning King, and it is befitting the noble look of the Lhasa Apso.

  • Seba

In Tibetan, this is the name of a rose, and describes the delicate quality of the Lhasa Apso.

  • Ketu

A Tibetan word for a shooting star. This signifies the special look and quality of this dog.

  • Shiwa

A word implying peaceful. This is perfect to describe the quaint quality of the Lhasa Apso.

  • Dawa

Meaning the moon in Tibetan, this is perfect for a humble dog like the Lhasa Apso.

  • Tashi

A word meaning prosperous, one that fits with the image of the Lhasa Apso.

  • Despa

This is a perfect name for the Lhasa Apso, as it means brave in Tibetan.

  • Namba

Meaning daybreak in Tibetan, this is a great name to exemplify the dog’s patience.

  • Torma

A magic stone in Tibetan, this demonstrates the gem like quality of the Lhasa Apso.

  • Choden

A word that means the devout one in Tibetan – the perfect name for this dog’s loyalty.

Funny Dog Names

There is no doubt that some people don’t need to give their dog a super serious name that has some profound meaning. Some dog owners like to take it easy and simply name their dog after something silly or ridiculous.

  • Fudge

Much like the Lhasa Apso, it illustrates the dog’s sweet and tender nature.

  • Bacon

This is named after the food, and is a common name for many dog owners choosing silly names.

  • Cashew

A word to describe dogs that are pint size and appear somewhat like the nut.

  • Bark Twain

If your dog is funny and gets your sense of humor, this is a name referring to Mark Twain.

  • Mary Puppins

For that dog that feels the lady in charge of everyone’s education like the fictional character Mary Poppins.

  • Whoopi

If your dog is as amazing as the funniest comedian, it is a funny name to give it.

  • Hairy Paw-ter

A word play which can make your dog famous around your neighborhood, referring to the famous wizard.

  • Spam

For the dog that is all over the place.

  • Bungee

Is your dog jumping constantly in excitement? This silly name might do the job.

  • Hot Dog

There is no need to explain this name as it is exactly what it says.

Famous Dog Names

The names below list out some famous dog names grabbed from history, film, TV, and/or simply through the sheer fact that they are the pet of a well-known celebrity.

  • Delilah

The name of the Mistress of Sansom in the Bible and a highly popular one.

  • Dylan

A common name for dogs that is based off the famous singer Bob Dylan.

  • Dante

Named after the famous and somewhat dark Italian poet.

  • Casanova

Named after the famous womanizer, it is a name that is popular amongst charming Lhasa Apso.

  • Kahlua

A dense and sweet coffee liquor, this is a great ust as the character of your dog?

  • Ramesses

Like the Egyptian Pharaoh, this name is meant to honor the demeanor of this dog.

  • Yeshi

Meaning wisdom, these dogs certainly look like ancient and wise creatures.

  • Kalsang

Meaning good fortune, this is perfect for the dog that is really a blessing in your life.

  • Jampo

Meaning gentle, if your dog has that soft way of being it is perfect.

Final Thoughts

This elegant breed is the perfect fit for someone that understands a complex and well defined personality. Despite them being friendly and caring towards their master they can get suspicious about strangers or kids so you should consider not leaving them unattended. The Lhasa Apso will need a fair amount of exercise, yet you don’t need to entertain him for hours as he will be comfortable lying down close to you when needed.


David was a dog trainer for 7 years before joining the team. he still does it part-time. When he's not working he loves going to the park with his two Jack Russell Terrier's Joe and Bells.
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    Vickie Curran

    Our Lhasas are named Biscuit and Tibet. I've also had Lhasas named Parson, Tyson. Dixie and Chelsea.

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