Romeo, meaning “pilgrim to Rome,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are eager to please or outgoing. Find out more about dogs named Romeo.


Name: Romeo

Meaning: “Pilgrim to Rome”

Personality: Eager to Please, Outgoing

About This Name: Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet features a pair of young star-crossed lovers who come to a tragic end. Actress Katherine Heigl chose the name Romeo for one of her many dogs, a lovable schnauzer. Sharing this name are singer Romeo Santos and American rapper Romeo Miller. Romeo was also the name given to a wolf living in Mendenhall, Alaska, who successfully interacted with humans until he was killed by out-of-state hunters in 2009.

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