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Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Koda, a name that's as cool as a cucumber and as warm as a Kodiak bear hug. It's a nod to the lovable bear cub from Disney's "Brother Bear," and in Japanese, it means "friend" or "companion" - perfect for your loyal canine sidekick. Plus, it's short, snappy, and easy for your pup to recognize. So, if you're looking for a name that's a blend of pop culture, international flair, and bear-sized love, Koda is a paw-some choice. It's more than just a name; it's a statement that says, "My dog is my best friend."

Traits associated with the name Koda:

Koda has an exotic sound to it, representing an owner that likes to think outside of the box.

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

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

Naming your dog Koda suggests that you are a fan of the Disney movie, Brother Bear, in which Koda is a main character. It also suggests that you have a strong appreciation for nature and the outdoors, as Koda is a bear cub who lives in the wild. Additionally, it suggests that you have a strong sense of loyalty and friendship, as Koda is a loyal companion to the main character in the movie.

Is Koda a good dog name?

Koda 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. Koda is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Koda was, in the past month, the 12th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Koda 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, Koda was viewed 391 times, and liked 4 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Koda is most adored in Kansas, Washington and Iowa.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Arkansas, Kentucky and Maryland.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Koda:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Siberian Husky
  4. Chihuahua
  5. Rottweiler

Koda is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Evokes cuddly bear cub from Disney's "Brother Bear" movie.

badass dog names

Strong, unique, and evokes images of courage and adventure, reminiscent of the bear cub from Disney's "Brother Bear".

Dog names like Koda:

Little battler
Coffee liqueur
the name of a star
Woodland, clearing.
Koda dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (10)

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Liliana (Mexico City, Mexico)
I just named my pomeranian dog that 🥰 Koda, I love the meaning.
February 06, 2024 ◆ Translated

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🇨🇴Martha (Bogota D.C., Colombia)
I have an English Pointer, which I rescued from the streets, we call him Koda, because we remember the Walt Disney movie and now knowing its meaning we like it even more.
January 03, 2024 ◆ Translated

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Sharon ( melbourne Australia) (Victoria, Australia)
I picked the name koda for my female red heeler puppy not only because I love the name because of the meaning of the name it suits her personality
July 06, 2023

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Hector (Alabama, United States)
My five month GSD's name is Koda! I love it!
December 02, 2022

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Gabriel (Mexico City, Mexico)
Koda that's the name of my current pet
October 13, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Claire (England, United Kingdom)
My puppie rottweilers name when I get her in O tober.
July 21, 2022

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Jangmandeep Singh (Ontario, Canada)
The dog I have is a wiener dog and she is named koda.
June 19, 2022

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Idalia Verónica Trejo (México, Mexico)
My puppy is 2 years old and is very loving, playful and noble. We named him koda after the movie of bear land "little bear" according to its meaning in the native American language.
May 20, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Selena (Michigan, United States)
I named my Rottweiler Koda and he was that best dog ever, I love the name Koda I got it from brother bears but I think if anyone finds it from here you should us it. I love the name as a dog name and as a baby name it can be used for a boy or girl but people us it more as a girl name
May 20, 2022

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Athenie Woyengu (Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea)
I love it. That's why my pup is defenately going to be named Koda😁
March 14, 2022

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