Koda, meaning “friend” or “my little bear,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are independent or shy. Find out more about dogs named Koda.


Name: Koda

Meaning: “Friend,” “my little bear”

Personality: Independent, Shy

About This Name: The movies Snow Dogs, Eight Below and Husky featured dogs with this name. Disney’s Brother Bear had a character named Koda. Koda Shigeyuki, a Japanese author, wrote many books, including The Icon of Liberty. South Carolina native Jordan Sudak is an acclaimed rhythm and blues–style musician. In baseball, there is a pitcher named Koda James Glover whose fastball can consistently exceed 90 mph.

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