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Punjabi Names for Dogs

By Janhvi Johorey, Psychologist specialized in animal therapy. Updated: June 17, 2018
Punjabi Names for Dogs

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If you're about to welcome a dog into your life, you're probably worrying about many things, from its life necessities to its training. One of the most important things to decide is the name, and there are so many possibilities out there that it can be hard.

Do you have Indian or Pakistani heritage? Are you interested in their culture? You might want to choose a Punjabi name for your new pet; however, make sure that you know what it means and that it fits your friend's personality.

Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by inhabitants of the northern Indian state of Punjab and the neighboring nation of Pakistan. It is also an official language in the state of Haryana and the capital territory, Delhi. Punjabi is a widespread language with 88 million native speakers by some estimates; this makes it the tenth most widely spoken language across the globe.

Stay with us at AnimalWised and discover the best Punjabi names for dogs and their meaning.

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Punjabi: A language of distinction

Punjabi is written in a distinctive Gurmukhi script which is Sikh in origin, The script belongs to the Indic family of scripts written from left to right, unlike Hindi. Punjabi emerged as an independent language in the 11th century. This script was first used in 1604 to compose the Adi Granth, the main text of Sikhism; the literary tradition in Punjabi was started by Guru Nanak Devji, the first Sikh Guru.

Partition of the subcontinent led to dividing lines for the state of Punjab as well. This has resulted in different dialects of Punjabi, which include:

  • Rachnavi/Jhangochi
  • Majhi
  • Shahpuri
  • Pothowari
  • Hindko
  • Malwi
  • Doabi
  • Pwadhi
Punjabi Names for Dogs - Punjabi: A language of distinction

Dogs: Our best friends

Dogs are friendly and loyal, and they deserve a name befitting their status as our best friend. Consider the following names for your pet dog: Aadroop | ਆਦ੍ਰੂਪ, meaning embodiment of the beginning; Aaradh | ਆਰਾਧ, deep love; or Aarman | ਆਰਮਾਨ, wish or desire.

These are just some of the unusual names your four legged furry friend might respond well to.

Punjabi Names for Dogs - Dogs: Our best friends

What is the perfect name for your dog?

If your dog is obedient - like most canine friends are - the perfect name is Aayakar | ਆਯਕਾਰ which means one that follows rules. Another great Punjabi name for dogs is Abani | ਅਬਨੀ, which stands for earth. If your pet pooch has helped you to conquer your fears, consider Abhaijeet | ਅਭਿਜੀਤ, or victory over fear, as a possible name. Got a handsome dog? Perhaps the best name is Abhiroop | ਅਭਿਰੂਪ which means handsome or pleasing.

Punjabi Names for Dogs - What is the perfect name for your dog?

Punjabi names for loving dogs

If your pet dog fulfills your need for affection, consider naming him Babaljeet | ਬਬਲਜਿਤ which means filled with love. In case your dog is a brave one, consider Bachanbir | ਬਚਾਨਬੀਰ which stands for brave promise. If you have a happy-go-lucky dog, consider the name Bachint | ਬਚੀਨ੍ਤ which is Punjabi for "without worry".

What is your dog like?

Chainpreet | ਚੈਨਪ੍ਰਿਤ is another name for peacefulness, and is an excellent choice for your contented pet dog. Add a sense of unexpectedness by naming your dog Chamanjeet | ਚਮਨਜਿਤ which stands for the garden of victory. If your dog is vivacious and light-hearted, choose a name that matches its temperament, namely Chanchal | ਚਂਚਲ or active.

Punjabi Names for Dogs - What is your dog like?

Names for active dogs

If your dog is an energetic and active one, choose a name which is just as limitless as its stamina, like Gagan | ਗਗਨ which means sky. Add a dash of ebullience to it by naming him Gagandeep | ਗਗਨਦੀਪ, which is Punjabi for the light of the sky. Sky's the limit when it comes to creative names such as Gaganjeet | ਗਗਨਜੀਤ, or the victor of the skies.

Punjabi Names for Dogs - Names for active dogs

What to call an exceptional dog?

Your dog could be really affectionate and loving earning the moniker Haardik | ਹਾਰ੍ਦਿਕ which means affectionate. Another, more regal name is Hakamjeet | ਹਕਾਮਜਿਤ or victory of the ruler.

If you feel fortunate to have your dog, consider naming it blessed with fortune or Harbhaag | ਹਾਰਭਾਗ. Harbin | ਹਰਬੀਨ means filled with courage. If your dog is one with merits, choose Hargun | ਹਰ੍ਗੁਨ or one with strong positive attributes.

There are just so many names out there. Choose one which suits your pet and adds to its personality, and you would have made the right choice.

Punjabi Names for Dogs - What to call an exceptional dog?

Have you found the perfect name for your dog? If you have more ideas of Punjabi names for dogs, please tell us in the comments section.

If you still haven't found the right name for your pet, we recommend our other name lists inspired by the different languages around the world:

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