Pongo

Male

Meaning

type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans

Origin

Bantu

Pronunciation

/ˈpɒŋɡoʊ/

Traits associated with the name Pongo:

Dogs named Pongo tend to be loving, good-natured, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship.

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

Naming your dog Pongo suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy classic Disney movies. It also suggests that you are a loyal and loving pet owner.

Is Pongo a good dog name?

Pongo 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. Pongo 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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Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Pongo is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Pongo was, in the past month, the 436th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

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

Popularity: United States

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

Pongo is most adored in Oklahoma, Mississippi and Nebraska.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Delaware, New Jersey and Tennessee.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Pongo:

  1. Dalmatian
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Chihuahua
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Cocker Spaniel

Famous dogs named Pongo:

  • literature icon A dalmatian named Pongo was a character in the book The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.
  • film icon A dalmatians named Pongo played a role in the movie 101 Dalmatians.

Pongo is found in these categories:

disney dog names
disney

He's the dalmatian patriarch from the animated classic "101 Dalmatians".

cute dog names
cute

Disney's 101 Dalmatians popularized this playful, endearing moniker.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Originating from 1961's "101 Dalmatians," its popularity has waned.

famous dog names
famous

Star of Disney's "101 Dalmatians," setting canine fashion trends since 1961.

Dog names like Pongo:

Pierce Valley
Rock
Son Of My Right Hand
Soldier, or merciful
Free
a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)
Pongo dog name meaning

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Heidi (Hesse, Germany)
Meine Enkeltochter und ihr Partner haben einen wunderbaren Hund mit Namen Pongo. Erst habe ich Schwierigkeiten gehabt, mir den Namen zu merken. Jetzt liebe ich den Hund und seinen Namen
November 04, 2023 ◆ Translated

Let us know what you think of Pongo as a dog name!