One who performs yoga






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Yogi is a paw-fect dog name, especially if your pup has a zen-like calm or a knack for stealing picnic baskets! It's a nod to Yogi Bear, the iconic cartoon character known for his mischievous charm. Plus, in Sanskrit, Yogi means 'one who practices yoga'. So, whether your dog is a master of the downward dog pose or more of a 'snaffle your sandwich when you're not looking' type, Yogi is a name that's full of character. It's fun, it's memorable, and it's got a touch of pop culture nostalgia. Yogi is a name that says, "I'm more than just a pretty pooch!"

Traits associated with the name Yogi:

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

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

It suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy lightheartedness. It also suggests that you are a fan of the classic cartoon character Yogi Bear.

Is Yogi a good dog name?

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Yogi was, in the past month, the 332nd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Yogi 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, Yogi was viewed 0 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Yogi is most adored in Colorado, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Yogi:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chow Chow
  4. Chihuahua
  5. Pomeranian

Yogi is found in these categories:

indian dog names

Refers to a practitioner of yoga in Indian spiritual traditions.

spiritual dog names

Derived from yoga, the term "Yogi" signifies a practitioner of meditation in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

cute dog names

Bear-inspired moniker evokes cuddly charm, referencing beloved cartoon character Yogi Bear.

brown dog names

Yogi Bear's fur matches their color, making them look like twins!

Dog names like Yogi:

Child of sunlight
Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline
Gift of god
Lucky / righteous
Happiness / snow
Yogi dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (6)

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Natalia (Amazonas, Peru)
My dog's name is Yogi, he is so cute and he loves to play. :D
December 11, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Carson (Illinois, United States)
My pooton’s name is Yogi named after yogi the bear
November 27, 2022

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Colin (England, United Kingdom)
Our gorgeous cocker spaniel was called Yogi. He loved his name. We loved him and miss hime so much.
October 20, 2022

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Suhana (Central Singapore, Singapore)
I have a dog called yogi he is a black lab and is SO CUTE!!
June 15, 2022

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darwin mauricio pais peru (Lima, Peru)
yogi was a chow chow dog i will never forget him yogi guandamer a place just for you in heaven i am darwin
April 07, 2022 ◆ Translated

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Marie (Quebec, Canada)
Love this name!
December 28, 2021

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