Marathi Names for Dogs - With Meanings

Janhvi Johorey
By Janhvi Johorey, Psychologist specialized in animal therapy. Updated: June 19, 2018
Marathi Names for Dogs - With Meanings

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If you've decided to adopt a dog, you'll soon discover just how wonderful your bond can be given the necessary time, effort and training. The first step to begin training a puppy or an adult dog is giving them a name, and if you want to help your dog learn faster you should choose a unique name that's at least 2 syllables long.

What about a Marathi name for your dog?

Marathi, a language spoken in the west Indian state of Maharashtra, is the 4th most spoken language as a mother tongue in India. Marathi evolved from Sanskrit through Maharashtri Prakrit, an ancient and medieval language.

The Marathi language can be traced back to the common root of Indo-European languages, but its particular origins are found before the 10th Century, with the rise of the Jadhava or Seuna dynasty who adopted it as a court language. Marathi was used by some religious sects to preach their doctrines, which also explains the language's spread and influence.

If you live in western India, choosing one of our Marathi names for male and female dogs that fits your pet's personality will be a fantastic way of introducing your new friend. If you live anywhere else in the planet, your dog's name will sound unique, beautiful and meaningful.

Stay with us at AnimalWised and discover our Marathi names for dogs with their meanings.

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Marathi: A unique language

Close to 90 million people speak Marathi worldwide. The Marathi language is among the oldest Indo-Aryan languages, and it's believed to be at least 1300 years old. As we pointed out, it evolved from Sanskrit and Prakrit. There are different dialects of Marathi, which include:

  • Warhadi
  • Ahirani
  • Dangi
  • Samavedi
  • Khandeshi
  • Chitpavani.

Marathi is not only the official language of Maharashtra, it is also the co-official language in the union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli. Marathi is also spoken in Goa, and it is recognized as one of 22 official languages by the Constitution of India.

Marathi Names for Dogs - With Meanings - Marathi: A unique language

Marathi names for dogs

Having a faithful dog as a pet is a gift for those fortunate enough to adopt a dog; it takes responsibility and time, but they get so much unconditional love and affection in return. Why not give your dog a name from a language as historically important and rich as Marathi? Moreover, you can choose any name for a male or a female dog.

Let's see if any of these names meet your fancy - and suit your pet.

Laasak (लासक) which means "dancer" in Marathi is a perfect choice for a playful dog; if it is clever at learning tricks, perhaps Laayak (लायक) is better, as it means “clever” or “capable” in Marathi. Choose Laghun (लघुन) if you want to select a name that means “quick” and that is what your dog is when it comes to knowing the rules.

If your dog is like a wave of joy for you, consider naming it Lahar (लहर) after the sea. If your dog is a shy, endearing and bashful one, some Marathi names which mean exactly that include Lajjak (लज्जक), Lajjan (लज्जान) and Lajjit (लज्जित).

If you are aiming for a name to capture a forceful personality, consider Laksh (लक्ष) which means aim or target. If your dog wins a lot of popularity and acclaim easily, it should be named Lakshanya (लक्षन्य) or one who achieves.

For a pure-minded and loving dog, the perfect Marathi name is Kaarin (कारीन). Another smart name is Kaash (काश) which means "appearance". Adding luster to your home and being a ray of sunshine, your dog can also be named Kaashik (काशिक) or the shining one.

Another great name for the perfect guard dog is Kaditula (कदितुला) which means “sword” in Marathi. Perhaps your dog is a star performer: Consider naming it Kahkashan (कह्काशन), another name for the stars.

A good Marathi name for a peaceful dog is Kailas (कैलास). If you have a penchant for an unusual name and are fond of flowers, consider Kairav (कैरव) which means white lotus in Marathi. If your dog is a true blue hero for you, the name to choose is Kaivalya (कैवल्य) which means salvation.

If your dog's nature is ever-changing, consider the name Kaladhar (कलाधर) or one who shows different phases. If you have an intelligent dog, consider naming it Kalap (कलाप) which means “wise” or Kalapak ( कलापक) which means skillful.

If your dog is a good-natured, sweet chap or lass, you should name it Maadhav (माधव) which means “sweet like honey” in Marathi. If it is a brave little dog, choose Maahir (माहिर) which stands for “brave” in Marathi. If your dog is precious, choose Maaksharth (माक्षार्थ), a name for “precious to the mother.” If your dog is fond of music and loves to sing along when it hears a good tune, the name for your dog is Maalav (मालव).

If your dog is a self-respecting being, the best name is Maan (मान) or “respect.” Another great name is Maanas (मानस) which means power. A really fitting name is also Maandhan (मानधन) or “rich in honor.” Some other great Marathi names for dogs are Maanik (मानिक) meaning “ruby” or Maanikya (मानीक्या) which is a jewel - perfect for such a pearl among oysters. If your dog is a brave heart, the perfect name is Maanvir (मान्वीर).

Choose a Marathi name your dog will love and respond to. It can make a huge difference to its happiness quotient - and yours!

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Bhagyashri Joshi
How come you don't suggest any girl names for dogs?
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