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Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Kona, a Hawaiian term for "lady," is a dog name that screams "Aloha!" It's perfect for your furry wahine (female) who loves to surf the living room carpet or your chill dude who enjoys sunbathing. Kona also refers to a district in Hawaii known for its world-class coffee. So, if your pup is a bundle of energy, bouncing off the walls like they've had one too many espressos, Kona could be the perfect fit. Plus, it's a great conversation starter at the dog park - "Did you know my dog's named after a Hawaiian coffee region?" Now, that's a latte fun!

Traits associated with the name Kona:

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

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

Naming your dog Kona suggests that you have an appreciation for the Hawaiian culture and the beauty of the islands. It could also suggest that you are an adventurous person who loves to explore and experience new things.

Is Kona a good dog name?

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

Popularity: Overall

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Kona was, in the past month, the 181st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Kona 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, Kona was viewed 0 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Kona is most adored in District of Columbia, Hawaii and New Mexico.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in South Carolina, Oklahoma and Massachusetts.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Kona:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chow Chow
  4. Siberian Husky
  5. Golden Retriever

Kona is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Hawaiian origin, evokes images of adorable, playful beach-loving pups.

exotic dog names

Hawaiian roots and coffee connotations brew a unique, tropical canine moniker.

playful dog names

The association with Hawaii's Kona district gives a fun, tropical vibe.

Dog names like Kona:

Coffee liqueur
Little battler
The sneaky and trickster god in Norse mythology.
Kona dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (5)

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think of Kona as a great name choice for a dog who is always gentle and loving and kind.
January 27, 2024

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Heather (Illinois, United States)
I named my Westie Kona 27 years ago and still love that name.
August 29, 2023

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Thand (California, United States)
I name my male frenchie Kona after we got him on our 10th anniversary coming from Hawaii!
May 04, 2023

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Paul (Ontario, Canada)
Just got a red yorkiepoo, 12 weeks, fantastic girl - called her Kona. Fits her perfectly.
May 01, 2023

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Alyzza (Michigan, United States)
Just named our red Siberian husky pup Kona! It was the name of a snow cone truck we had in our old neighborhood. ☺️❄️
December 06, 2022

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