"Where does the dog name "Fido" originate from?"
In Latin the name means "I am faithful." What a great name for
the average protective and loyal family dog. However, it gets its popularity from a celebrity tie-in. Abraham Lincoln, a largely self-educated but very erudite man, named his dog Fido. Americans followed suit in droves, putting the dog name Fido firmly in the top 20 names.
The Canary Islands were not named for a bird called a canary.
They were named after a breed of large dogs. The Latin name was Canariae insulae, which means "Island of Dogs." The "Canary Dog"
was bred as a multi-purpose farm dog and guard dog.
Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible, but domestic cats are
not mentioned at all.