The “Bark Lion Sentinel Dog” (Abso Seng Kye or Lhasa Apso as its more commonly known), guards the Tibetan region with an air of independence, and are among the noblemen and monks since ancient times.
Since there are a million dogs names out there, choosing a name can be somewhat difficult.
To make things slightly easier for our new dog owners, we have provided a list of 70 popular dog names, separated in various categories, to give to your Lhasa Apso dog breed.
Male Dog Names
Some of the names below are part of a list of popular male dog names, but also recommended monikers that fit the overall look or feel of the Lhasa Apso.
For a dog with the demeanor of a dragon, it means dragon in Tibetan.
Meaning father, this is a name for that dog that has a more serious attitude towards life.
A Greek warrior known for his bravery. If your dog looks like wanting to conquer the world maybe this is the perfect name for him.
This is the name you might want to choose if your dog is determined and strong.
Considering it means intelligence and brightness, you can feel inspired by your dogs attitude to name him this.
For their demeanor this dog can represent his ancestors with his name.
Meaning lion of god, this is a great name for the traits that this breed has.
A Greek name for protector, an ideal title to call a dog bred for guarding and protecting.
Meaning noble wolf, this is exactly what the Lhasa Apso is.
A popular name that can be used for both male and female Lhasa Apsos.
Female Dog Names
The list below tries to provide the best list of names that are befitting your Lhasa Apso’s appearance or personality, but are specifically great for females.
Meaning health and wealth, this is perfect for any dog owners that want to wish good health for their pet.
A word beautifully describing the look of a Lhasa Apso.
The sparkle of gold and anything of luxury, this defines the sheer quality of these breeds.
A tribute to the famous singer Nina Simone. Much like her, the Lhasa Apso is one of a kind.
A name describing its luscious long hair.
A nice word to describe something fancy, exactly what your pet Lhasa Apso is.
A nice word to describe the feeling your heart gets when spending time with this dog.
The Greek name for Earth, it is humble and grounded much like this breed.
This is a no brainer, as it is just another variation of the breed’s name Lhasa Apso.
This is a very common female dog name, although there isn’t anything too special about it.
Movie Dog Names
Naming your Lhasa Apso after a character in a movie or a dog from a famous film is the best way to give a name that is fashionable, unique, and possibly recognizable by many.
A name from the movie Boogie Nights, it is used to describe the fun, active quality of the Lhasa Apso.
One of the characters from the film The Three Musketeers.
The white and friendly ghost. This name can be used to describe the dog’s friendly nature.
From the film Lady and the Tramp. This name suits an elegant, high-class female dog.
For the dog who you think it is your mentor in zen practices, and referring to the Master Miyagi.
Exotic Dog Names
These days it seems naming your dog and child something exotic is a great trend. Therefore, we had to include some of these words that may not be commonly known to provide some foreign variety.
A Tibetan word for great joy.
This is a word that means God is gracious.
This is a Swahili word for gift, a name befitting a special dog like the Lhasa Apso.
Meaning pure one in Hebrew.
In Hebrew, this word means encampment.
An Amharic word for great value.
Meaning exalted in Hebrew.
This is another word for blessing; benediction.
The Hawaiian word for ‘the name of a star.’
An Indonesian word for the strong one.
This is the name of the Dalai Lama.
Appearance-Based Dog Names
One thing that many dog owners tend to do is name their dog after its appearance or personality. There are a lot of factors to consider when examining what goes into a dog’s defining features, whether it’s their actions in itself or simply just the color of their coat and/or size of their body.
A name meaning King, and it is befitting the noble look of the Lhasa Apso.
In Tibetan, this is the name of a rose, and describes the delicate quality of the Lhasa Apso.
A Tibetan word for a shooting star. This signifies the special look and quality of this dog.
A word implying peaceful. This is perfect to describe the quaint quality of the Lhasa Apso.
Meaning the moon in Tibetan, this is perfect for a humble dog like the Lhasa Apso.
A word meaning prosperous, one that fits with the image of the Lhasa Apso.
This is a perfect name for the Lhasa Apso, as it means brave in Tibetan.
Meaning daybreak in Tibetan, this is a great name to exemplify the dog’s patience.
A magic stone in Tibetan, this demonstrates the gem like quality of the Lhasa Apso.
A word that means the devout one in Tibetan – the perfect name for this dog’s loyalty.
Funny Dog Names
There is no doubt that some people don’t need to give their dog a super serious name that has some profound meaning. Some dog owners like to take it easy and simply name their dog after something silly or ridiculous.
Much like the Lhasa Apso, it illustrates the dog’s sweet and tender nature.
This is named after the food, and is a common name for many dog owners choosing silly names.
A word to describe dogs that are pint size and appear somewhat like the nut.
- Bark Twain
If your dog is funny and gets your sense of humor, this is a name referring to Mark Twain.
- Mary Puppins
For that dog that feels the lady in charge of everyone’s education like the fictional character Mary Poppins.
If your dog is as amazing as the funniest comedian, it is a funny name to give it.
- Hairy Paw-ter
A word play which can make your dog famous around your neighborhood, referring to the famous wizard.
For the dog that is all over the place.
Is your dog jumping constantly in excitement? This silly name might do the job.
- Hot Dog
There is no need to explain this name as it is exactly what it says.
Famous Dog Names
The names below list out some famous dog names grabbed from history, film, TV, and/or simply through the sheer fact that they are the pet of a well-known celebrity.
The name of the Mistress of Sansom in the Bible and a highly popular one.
A common name for dogs that is based off the famous singer Bob Dylan.
Named after the famous and somewhat dark Italian poet.
Named after the famous womanizer, it is a name that is popular amongst charming Lhasa Apso.
A dense and sweet coffee liquor, this is a great ust as the character of your dog?
Like the Egyptian Pharaoh, this name is meant to honor the demeanor of this dog.
Meaning wisdom, these dogs certainly look like ancient and wise creatures.
Meaning good fortune, this is perfect for the dog that is really a blessing in your life.
Meaning gentle, if your dog has that soft way of being it is perfect.
This elegant breed is the perfect fit for someone that understands a complex and well defined personality. Despite them being friendly and caring towards their master they can get suspicious about strangers or kids so you should consider not leaving them unattended. The Lhasa Apso will need a fair amount of exercise, yet you don’t need to entertain him for hours as he will be comfortable lying down close to you when needed.