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Emily P. Contributor

Cleo, a name fit for a queen, or in this case, a queen of the canine kingdom! It's short for Cleopatra, the legendary Egyptian queen known for her beauty and wit. Your Cleo might not rule Egypt, but she'll definitely rule your heart (and probably your couch). Plus, it's a nod to Miss Cleo, the infamous TV psychic. So, if your pup seems to know exactly when you're about to open that treat bag, you'll know why. Cleo is a name that's regal, mysterious, and just a little bit cheeky. Perfect for your four-legged royalty!

Traits associated with the name Cleo:

Dogs named Cleo tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship, and courage.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Cleo?

Naming your dog Cleo suggests that you have an appreciation for ancient history and culture. It could also suggest that you have a strong connection to the past and a fondness for the stories of ancient Egypt.

Is Cleo a good dog name?

Cleo has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Cleo is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Cleo is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Cleo outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Cleo was, in the past month, the 263rd most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Cleo is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Cleo was viewed 0 times, and liked 6 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Cleo's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Cleo is most adored in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Nebraska.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Delaware, Oregon and Oklahoma.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Cleo.

Most popular breeds named Cleo:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chihuahua
  4. American Pitbull Terrier
  5. Chow Chow

Famous dogs named Cleo:

  • television icon A basset hound named Cleo featured in the television show The People's Choice.
  • television icon A poodle named Cleo featured in the television show Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Cleo is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Evokes playful charm, inspired by Egyptian queen and animated poodle star.

posh dog names

Derived from Cleopatra, it exudes regality and ancient Egyptian luxury.

old fashioned dog names

Popular in ancient Egypt, this canine moniker has since lost modern appeal.

hipster dog names

Ancient Egyptian roots meet modern unconventional trendiness in this canine moniker.

independent dog names

Historical figures like Cleopatra embody independence, making their names symbolize self-reliance and autonomy.

Dog names like Cleo:

Free man
Cook. it is also used as a nickname for names long names that begin with 'co-.
Fortune, Luck
The name of a Scottish river; means "the keeper of the keys".
Light, buoyant, lively
Cleo dog name meaning

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