Tiki

Unisex

Meaning

Ancient symbol bringing good luck

Origin

Polynesian

Pronunciation

/ˈtiːki/

EDITOR'S NOTE

Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Tiki, a Polynesian term for a carved figure, is a fantastic dog name for those with a taste for the exotic. It's a nod to the Tiki culture of the mid-20th century, when everyone was mad for Hawaiian shirts and Mai Tais. It's also a great choice for fans of NFL legend Tiki Barber - though hopefully, your Tiki won't be prone to fumbling! With its easy pronunciation and fun, tropical vibe, Tiki is a name that's sure to make your dog stand out at the park. Plus, it's a great excuse to throw a luau-themed puppy party!

Traits associated with the name Tiki:

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

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

That you have a sense of fun and adventure! Tiki is a fun and playful name, suggesting that you have a positive outlook and enjoy life.

Is Tiki a good dog name?

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Tiki was, in the past month, the 603rd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Tiki 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, Tiki was viewed 104 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Tiki is most adored in Kansas, Mississippi and New Mexico.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Missouri, Louisiana and District of Columbia.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Tiki:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Pomeranian
  3. Chow Chow
  4. Yorkshire Terrier
  5. Shih Tzu

Tiki is found in these categories:

ocean dog names
ocean

Tiki refers to Polynesian carvings often associated with coastal cultures.

spiritual dog names
spiritual

Derived from Polynesian culture, often associated with spiritual figures or deities.

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