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50+ Rasta Inspired Dog Names – Dog Name Ideas For Your Feline Friends


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Looking for the perfect name for your Rasta pup? Check out our list of cool Rasta dog names! From Bob Marley to Sizzla, we’ve got all the classics covered.

But we didn’t stop there – we’ve also included some unique names inspired by Rastafarian culture and music.

So whether you’re looking for a reggae-themed name for your chill dog or a fiery name for your guard dog, there’s sure to be something on this list that’s perfect for your furry friend.

Male Rasta Dog Names

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Names Notes
Mento An early genre of Jamaican folk music that preceded ska
Bob
After Bob Marley, the most famous reggae artist of all time
Dub
A subgenera of reggae that emphasized remixing rhythm sections and sometimes adding time-based effects
Dread
After dreadlocks, a common hairstyle to Rastafarian followers
Romeo
After Max Romeo, a roots reggae recording artist
Buster
After Prince Buster, one of Jamaican music’s greatest pioneers; influenced many genres
Desmond
After Desmond Dekker, who had one of the earliest reggae hits
Dunbar
After Sly Dunbar, one of Jamaica’s greatest drummers
Roy
After I-Roy and U-Roy, both prominent reggae artists
Tubby
After King Tubby, who had significant influence on many styles of music including reggae
Congo
After the Jamaican musical group The Congos
Banton
After Buju Banton, a prominent dance hall musician
Barrington
After Barrington Levy, a tenured dance hall and reggae artist
Spear
After Burning Spear, Rastafarian and roots reggae artist
Shaggy
A modern Jamaican reggae artist and DJ
Professor
After Mad Professor, an Afro-Caribbean dub music producer
Linton
After Linton Kwesi Johnson, a Jamaican-British dub poet
Rocksteady
The evolving genre that fell between ska and reggae
Kingston
The birthplace of reggae music
Alton
After Alton Ellis, The Godfather of Rocksteady
Ranks
After Shabba Ranks, who grew in recognition due to his rapping instead of singing
Cliff
After James Chambers, aka Jimmy Cliff, a famous multi-instrumentalist reggae artist
Prince
After Prince Buster, a Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer
Wailer
After the Wailers, who featured Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, and Bunny Wailer
King
After King Tubby, a Jamaican sound engineer
Damian
After Damian Marley, Bob’s youngest son, the only with Cindy Breakspeare as his mother
Sly
After Sly Dunbar, a prominent drummer in the Jamaican music scene
Steel
After Steel Pulse, the first non-Jamaican band to win a reggae album Grammy
Scratch
After Lee “Scratch” Perry, innovator of dub reggae
Dekker
After Desmond Dekker, a reggae pioneer

Female Rasta Dog Names

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Names Notes
Perry
After Lee “Scratch” Perry, a highly-talented Jamaican music producer
Maytal
After Toots and the Maytals, who coined the term “Reggae” in their hit “Do the Reggay”
Rasta
The short name for Rastafarian, a religious and social movement developed in Jamaica in the 1930s
Blue
After “Blue Beat”, a term used to describe early reggae-style music
Buju
After Buju Banton, a Grammy-award winning reggae musician
Aitken
After Laurel Aitken, The Godfather of Ska
Blondy
After Alpha Blondy, reggae artist and political activist
Robbie
After Robbie Shakespeare, the talented Jamaican bass player
Jah
The Rastafarian name used to refer to Lord God
Levy
After Barrington Levy, a reggae artist with a considerable discography
Alpha
After Alpha Blondy, an international musical artist from the Ivory Coast
Shabba
After Shabba Ranks, a dancehall/reggae musician who surfaced in the mid-80s
Yellow
After Yellowman, a popular reggae artist in the 1980s
Ragga
AKA Raggamuffin music, a subgenre of dancehall and reggae
UB
After UB40, a popular pop/reggae band formed in the late 70s
Matis
After Matisyahu, a modern Jewish American reggae artist
Bunny
After Bunny Wailer, a core member of the Wailers band
Ziggy
After Ziggy Marley, one of the famous musical sons of Bob and Rita
Marley
After Bob Marley, one of the earliest and most prolific reggae artists ever
Tosh
After Peter Tosh, a core member of the Wailers
Ellis
After Alton Ellis, a Hall of Fame singer-songwriter who helped pioneer the rocksteady genre
Rudie
After “Rudie Blues”, an early term for dancehall/reggae/ska music
Toots
After Toots and the Maytals, an early ska and rocksteady band
Calypso
A style of Afro-Caribbean music
Kwesi
After Linton Kwesi Johnson, who performs/reads poetry over dub reggae
Uhuru
After Black Uhuru, a reggae band from the 70s still playing today

We hope this list of Rasta dog names has inspired you. If not, there are plenty of other exotic Caribbean dog names to choose from on our website if you are looking for more ideas.

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