Traits associated with the name Fido:

Fido has a fun sound to it, and represents a down-to-earth owner who doesn't take life too seriously.

Dogs named Fido tend to be loving, loyal, brave, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

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

Naming your dog Fido suggests that you are a traditionalist who values loyalty and companionship. It also suggests that you have a strong connection to the past and may be a sentimental person.

Is Fido a good dog name?

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Fido was, in the past month, the 1734th most viewed dog name on

As of April 2024, Fido 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.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Fido was viewed 63 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Fido is most adored in Missouri, Oklahoma and Idaho.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New York, Utah and District of Columbia.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Fido:

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

Famous dogs named Fido:

  • film icon A dog named Fido played a role in the movie Bobby Bumps.

Fido is found in these categories:

loyal dog names

Fido means faithful in Latin, perfect for a trusty pooch!

old fashioned dog names

Popularized in the 19th century, it's Latin for "faithful."

british dog names

Commonly used in the UK as a generic name for dogs.

traditional dog names

Latin roots mean "trust," and Abraham Lincoln owned a pup named so!

guard dog names

Latin roots translate to "I am faithful", ideal for protective pooches.

Dog names like Fido:

Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
Free man
From the fern-covered clearing
Fair-haired hero
Gift of god
like down or as soft as down
Fido dog name meaning

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think of Fido is a popular for all dogs that always happy and are ready to play with their owners and also super loyal to them.
January 24, 2024

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