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150+ Havanese Names: The Best & Most Popular in 2021

Ashley Bates

Bringing home your Havanese puppy is one of the most exciting things you can experience. Even though you are busy buying supplies, puppy-proofing your home, and scouting for a suitable vet, there’s still a significant thing weighing heavy on your mind—choosing a name!

Naming your puppy is a gigantic deal. After all, it sets the foundation for the rest of your relationship. So, we rounded up tons of names that might match your Havanese guy or girl right away. Check it out.divider-paw

How To Name Your Havanese

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Image Credit: Ralf Bitzer, Pixabay

Only you can name your Havanese. Sometimes there’s a name that you have picked out before they even come home. Other times you have to take a look at their personality before a name really clicks. So, what are some things to consider?


Most of the time, it’s quite easy to pick out a name once you see your puppy’s character. Certain dogs will fit a name just based on how they behave. For instance, sharper-sounding names might fit mischievous dogs better.

However, a softer-sounding name might work better for a slightly more relaxed dog. Personality speaks volumes about the character.


Some owners like to keep things authentic to a breed’s origins. If you’re one of those people, you might try to pick out a Cuban name for your Havanese puppy. You can call them something special that goes hand-in-hand with their lineage.


Sometimes you flat out just like the way a name sounds. There really doesn’t have to be some deeper meaning, and it doesn’t always have to fit right off the bat. A puppy will grow into its name no matter what you choose.

You are going to be the one who uses the name for the rest of your dog’s life. It might as well be something that you absolutely love.


Find the Perfect Name for Your Havanese

To find Havanese puppy names, you have to first consider what you like. Let’s check out these categories and all of the Havanese dog names you could want. No matter what method you pick to name your newest addition, you might just want to browse several options.

White Female Havanese Dog In Marigold Flowerbed
Image Credit: R. L. Coleman, Shutterstock

Popular Names for Your Havanese

Some names top the charts. Here are a few names that are highly popular in the dog community now.

Female Havanese Names

  • Millie
  • Lila
  • Mabel
  • Ruby
  • Lola
  • Luna
  • Abby
  • Rose
  • Violet
  • Molly
  • Cora
  • Suzie
  • Olive
  • Lily
  • Daisy
  • Adele
  • Bianca
  • Paisley
  • Hattie
  • Darcy
  • Honey
  • Ida
  • Isabel
  • Mia
  • Kiki

divider-pawMale Havanese Names

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Image Credit: Ralf Bitzer, Pixabay
  • Jack
  • Sid
  • Frankie
  • Archie
  • Fido
  • Manny
  • Sam
  • Odie
  • Bear
  • Cash
  • Tango
  • Otis
  • Teddy
  • Edgar
  • Ralph
  • Charlie
  • Ralph
  • Duke
  • Toby
  • Leo
  • Oscar
  • Benji
  • Ives
  • Alvis
  • Bruno

divider-pawFamous Names for Your Havanese

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Image Credit: Dorottya Mathe, Shutterstock

If you’re looking for a familiar name of a character you love, here are a few to consider.

Female Havanese Names

  • Hermione—Harry Potter
  • Cruella—101 Dalmatians
  • Maleficent—Snow White
  • Lady—Lady & the Tramp
  • Matilda—Matilda
  • Jasmine—Aladdin
  • Snow White—Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
  • Fiona—Shrek
  • Tinkerbell—Peter Pan
  • Pebbles—The Flintstones
  • Velma—Scooby-Doo
  • Ellie Mae—Beverly Hillbillies
  • Miss Honey—Matilda
  • Tiana—Princess & the Frog
  • Merida—Brave
  • Shirley—Shirley Temple
  • Punky—Punky Brewster
  • Annie—Orphan Annie
  • Elena—Elena of Avalor
  • Leia—Star Wars
  • Katniss—Hunger Games
  • Elle—Legally Blonde
  • Rose—Golden Girls
  • Mary Poppins—Mary Poppins
  • Alice—Alice in Wonderland
  • Arwen—Lord of the Rings
  • Leeloo—5th Element
  • Jane–Tarzan
  • Beatrix—Harry Potter
  • Buttercup—The Princess Bride
  • Rapunzel—Tangled
  • Minerva—Harry Potter
  • Nala—The Lion King
  • Marge—The Simpsons
  • Dorothy—Wizard of Oz
  • Gamora—Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Baby—Dirty Dancing
  • Scarlett—Gone with the Wind

divider-pawMale Havanese Names

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  • Littlefoot—Land Before Time
  • Hagrid—Harry Potter
  • Gus Gus—Cinderella
  • Arthur—Arthur
  • Sparky--Frankenweenie
  • Stitch—Lilo & Stitch
  • Thatch–Atlantis
  • Yoda—Star Wars
  • Tarzan—Tarzan
  • Caillou—Caillou
  • Holden—Catcher in the Rye
  • Horton—Horton Hears a Who
  • Baloo—The Jungle Book
  • Bane—Batman
  • Beavis—Beavis and Butthead
  • Samson—The Holy Bible
  • Hyde—Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
  • Fagin—Oliver Twist
  • Geppetto—Pinnochio
  • Huckleberry—Huckleberry Finn
  • Milo—Milo & Otis
  • Poe—Kung Fu Panda
  • Dr. Evil—Austin Powers
  • Kenny—South Park
  • Tigger—Winnie the Pooh
  • Igor—Igor
  • Lafayette—Aristocats
  • Waldo—Where’s Waldo?
  • Weasley—Harry Potter
  • Frodo—Lord of the Rings
  • Luigi—Mario
  • Oliver—Oliver & Company
  • Jimmy—Jimmy Neutron
  • Dag—Angry Beavers
  • Stimpy—Ren & Stimpy
  • Bart—The Simpsons
  • Sebastian—The Little Mermaid
  • David—Schitt’s Creek

divider-pawFood Names for Your Havanese

Food names are always a good idea because they remind us of delightful things. Plus, it’s really cute to have a pudgy little Havanese named after your favorite dessert, right? Here are a few to consider.

Food Names for Female Havanese

  • Cookie
  • Marshmallow
  • Cupcake
  • Marzipan
  • Peach
  • Sushi
  • Ginger
  • Olive
  • Cookie
  • Brownie
  • Pepper
  • Buttercup
  • Dumpling
  • Pancake
  • Muffin
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Nutmeg
  • Pumpkin
  • Muffin
  • Pound Cake

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  • Taco
  • Ramen
  • Macaroon
  • Nugget
  • Marmite
  • Cashew
  • Gobstopper
  • Peanut
  • Biscuit
  • Basil
  • Nacho
  • Pickle
  • Milkshake
  • Meringue
  • Oreo
  • Butterscotch
  • Kumquat
  • Fig
  • Caviar
  • Chive

divider-pawVintage Names for Your Havanese

There’s nothing like putting a classic spin on things. Here are a few dated names that deserve consideration.

Female Havanese Names

  • Agatha
  • Millie
  • Franny
  • Darlene
  • Vivian
  • Bonnie
  • Jilly
  • Winnie
  • Matilda
  • Rhonda
  • Daphne
  • Myrtle
  • Bea
  • Harriet
  • Lottie

divider-pawMale Havanese Names

  • Bob
  • Charlie
  • Carl
  • Hector
  • Herschel
  • Vincent
  • Edgar
  • Winston
  • Melvin
  • Marvin
  • Gary
  • Earl
  • Paul
  • Reuben
  • Nester

divider-pawCuban Names for Your Havanese

The Havanese hails from Cuba—so if you want to give your dog a name that goes back to its roots, browse these names.

Female Havanese Names

  • Aymee—beloved
  • Dalila—variation of “delilah”
  • Giselle—pledge
  • Benita—blessed
  • Lur—earth
  • Mirana—wonderful
  • Yandra—mother
  • Tranquila—tranquil
  • Samara—under God’s rule
  • Yanet—God is merciful

Male Havanese Names

  • Dalian—valley
  • Castilo—beautiful
  • Emetrio—deserves affection
  • Geraldo—excellent spearman
  • Julio—full of youth
  • Maceo—gift of God
  • Pirro—flaming hair
  • Paz—peace
  • Yudel—praise
  • Vincente—conqueror

divider-pawFinal Thoughts

Do you have a scratch pad with names jotted down now? If you can’t decide, even after going down the list—maybe it’s time to leave it up to fate. Ball up all the names and put them in a hat. Whatever you pull out, you can go with that name.

Of all these great names for consideration, what are some of your favorite picks?

Featured Image Credit: ralfdeon, Pixabay

Ashley Bates

Ashley Bates is a freelance dog writer and pet enthusiast who is currently studying the art of animal therapy. A mother to four human children— and 23 furry and feathery kids, too – Ashley volunteers at local shelters, advocates for animal well-being, and rescues every creature she finds. Her mission is to create awareness, education, and entertainment about pets to prevent homelessness. Her specialties are cats and dogs.