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Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Dino, a name that harks back to the prehistoric era, gives your pup a mystique as old as time.

It's a playful nod to the Flintstones' pet dinosaur, which adds a great dash of pop culture nostalgia. Plus, it's a pretty hilarious paradox naming your cuddly pooch after a gigantic, extinct reptile. Perfect for Pomeranians or Chihuahua's, right? ...no?

Dino, derived from the Greek 'deinos', meaning 'terrible' or 'powerful', is ironically perfect for your lovable, yet sometimes mischievous furball. So, if you're a fan of history, humor, and a touch of irony, I feel Dino could be the name you've been looking for.

Traits associated with the name Dino:

Dogs named Dino tend to be loving, good-natured, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

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

It suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique and fun name. It could also suggest that you have an interest in dinosaurs or prehistoric creatures.

Is Dino a good dog name?

Dino 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. Dino isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Dino is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Dino was, in the past month, the 199th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Dino 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 PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Dino was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Dino is most adored in North Carolina, District of Columbia and New York.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Ohio, Georgia and Arizona.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Dino:

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

Dino is found in these categories:

unique dog names

This moniker channels prehistoric vibes, echoing the famous Flintstones' pet.

Gangster Dog Names

Evokes images of tough, Italian mobsters from classic cinema.

cute dog names

Evokes playful nostalgia, referencing the lovable Flintstones' pet dinosaur.

famous dog names

He's Fred Flintstone's beloved pet dinosaur in the classic cartoon.

italian dog names

Common masculine name, derived from Italian for "day", symbolizes strength.

Dog names like Dino:

small and unimpressive
Cook. it is also used as a nickname for names long names that begin with 'co-.
To draw or sketch aimlessly.
Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
Light, buoyant, lively
Dino dog name meaning

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