Mythological dog names
Are you looking for an elegant and original name for your dog? Well, the ideal option may be the name of some god or related character from different mythologies such as Greek, Roman or Scandinavian. Let’s go with some nice gods names for dogs.
Gods names for male dogs
Here are some names of gods for your dog. Although some of them are a little long, keep in mind that you can always shorten them by creating a familiar nickname for the day to day. Remember that many gods are the same in Greek and Roman mythology, even if they change names, so you can choose the name you like best:
- Zeus: the main god of Olympus. This name goes great with both large and small dogs. It’s short and has good sonority. In Roman mythology, Zeus would be Jupiter. In the Egyptian mythology, this creator god or supervisor of the universe is Amon.
- Ares: is the Greek war god and Aphrodite’s lover. The Roman equivalent of Ares is Mars, also a great name for dogs.
- Dionisio: is the god of fertility and wine. You can also call your dog with its Roman equivalent which is Bacchus.
- Hermes: in Greek mythology he is the messenger god and the god of travellers. The equivalent in Roman mythology was Mercury.
- Apolo: he was a god of extremes. The god of death was considered equal to the god of healing. Therefore, if your dog is sometimes affectionate, but a junk too, this name can go great.
- Poseidón: the Greek god of the seas, is Neptune in Roman mythology. Your dog is small and you want a funny and original name? Imagine calling him Poseidon!
- Hefesto: is the Greek god of fire and craftsmen. The Roman equivalent is Vulcan. If your puppy has a reddish fur color, this name can go very well. It’s true that Hephaestus had a reputation for being very ugly, so think if you want your dog to be related with him.
- Odín: the most important god of Nordic mythology. God of war, wisdom, poetry or death.
- Thor:Thor is also the god of strength and storms in Nordic mythology, although it may sound familiar from the film character.
+20 Mythological names for female dogs
There are certain names of goddesses you’ll love for your little dog:
- Demeter: she is the goddess of agriculture, the one who created the land according to Greek mythology.
- Hera: is the most powerful goddess of Olympus. In Roman mythology Hera is Juno, a very pretty name for both large and small dogs.
- Persephone:she was the daughter of Demeter and Zeus. She was abducted by Hades and forced to become queen of the World of the Dead.
- Melissa: the first priestess of the Titaness Rhea. It’s a very nice name that also means bee.
- Athena: goddess of wisdom and war. He is one of the twelve gods of Olympus.
- Medusa: everyone who looked at her was turned to stone. If your dog has very curly hair, it may remind you of this mythological character.
- Artemis: is the Greek goddess of hunting. If your dog loves to hunt, you know what name can go ideal. Her Roman equivalent would be Diana
- Aphrodite: she is the Greek goddess of love and her Roman equivalent is Venus.
- Hebe: is the Greek goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera. In Roman mythology her equivalent is Juventas.
- Hestia: is the goddess of home, who gives warmth and union in the family. She has a very calm and peaceful character. If your dog is or you want it to be that way, this name is very nice. In Roman mythology Hestia is Vesta.
- Freya: is a goddess of Nordic mythology related to love and beauty.
- Frigg: is the goddess of motherhood and home, but also has to do with death, in fact, can guess the future. She’s Odin’s wife.
- Skadi: she would be the goddess of winter in Nordic mythology. It’s a beautiful name for any dog, but if your dog belongs to the Siberian husky breed or similar, this name can go great.