Your Guide to Dog Names
from Mythology & Folklore
Dog Names From Mythology
There are many great dog names from mythology, but it takes a little searching to find just the perfect name.
Ever consider a dog name from
mythology or folklore? There are plenty
to choose from.
Many of the dog names from mythology lend themselves nicely as a regal
name for your dog.
The list below does not
begin to list all the gods from the ancient worlds.
We’ve left out many as some are just too long
to be practical as a name for a small dog. Some are difficult for English Speaking
people to pronounce.
Some represent negative themes that we feel does not
represent all the good traits that a dog can possess.
Dog Names from Mythology
Achilles: Hero of the
Aeolus: god of the winds
Aphrodite: Greek goddess of love
Apollo: Greek idol of music god of
poetry, music, and oracles
Aporia: Spirit of difficulty, good name
for a mischievous dog
Aries: Greek idol of war
Artemis: Greek virgin goddess of the
Asteria: Mother of Hecate in Greek
Athena: Greek goddess of wisdom
Atlas: The Titan forced to carry the sky on
Aura: Titan of the breeze and the fresh
cool air of morning; Dogs that love the fresh morning breeze
Aurora: Roman goddess of the dawn; For any early rising dogs
Bia: Spirit of force and power, good for a small dog with a big personality
Chronos: God of time, perfect for that dog that knows just when you're about to walk into the house
Cronus: Father of ZeusCupid: Roman dog of love, sweet name
for a loving puppy
Cura: Roman goddess of care
Daphne: Nymph, pursued by Apollo;
Di: Short for Diana, goddess of the
hunt, good for a hound
Echo: A nymph who only repeated the
words of others
Enyo: Goddess of war and peace; Have a spirited dog?
Eris: Goddess of discord, for an
Eros: Son of Aphrodite; Greek god of love and attraction; Any dog could have this name!
Fortuna: Roman goddess of fortune, A better choice for a dog than the over used, Lucky
Hades: King of the underworld
Harmonia: Greek goddess of harmony
Hector: hero of the Trojan War and
champion of the Trojan people; You see great things to come with your new dog
Helen: Fairest woman in the world; daughter
Helios: Titan of the sun
Hera: Queen of the heavens and Greek goddess
of marriage, women, childbirth, heirs, kings, and empires
Hercules: Roman deity of strength; dog names from mythology that refer to strength or power can be used for both strong dogs and those that are tiny. Consider Hercules for a Chihuahua.
Hermes aka Mercury: God of physicians and thieves;
Hyperion: The titan of light
Hypnos: Greek idol of sleep; Perfect for a lazy dog
Iris: Goddess of the rainbow, for the dog
with a colorful personality
Isis: An Egyptian deity;
Janus: Two-headed idol; Roman god of
gates and doors
Juno: Roman queen of the gods
Jupiter: Roman king of gods: Do you have that Alpha Male?
Kakia: Spirit of the voice; perfect for a talkative dog
Karpo: Goddess of the fruits of the
Liber: Roman god of male fertility; Will
your dog be a stud?
Lima: Roman goddess of the threshold
Luna: Roman goddess of the moon: Consider it for a night owl or a white dog
Mania: Spirit of madness, Does this
name fit your hyper dog?
Mars: Deity of war
Mercury: messenger of the gods in Roman
Minerva: Roman goddess of poetry and
Minotaur: Half man and half beast
Nemesis: Roman goddess of revenge
Neptune: god of the sea; one of many dog names from mythology if you have a dog that loves the water.
Nike: goddess of victory; Just like the clothing company
Nixi: Roman idol of childbirth
Nox: Roman goddess of night: good choice for a black dog
Olympus: Home of the gods
Odin: The Norse deity of wisdom,
poetry, and magic
Opis: goddess of fertility, Might be
great for a breeding dame
Pales: Deity of shepherds,
flocks and livestock; Great name for a
Pandora: Opener of box containing human ills
Paris: Son of Priam; gave the apple
of discord to Aphrodite
Pax: Roman goddess of peace
Pegasus: Winged horse; great name for a fast runner
Perseus: Titan god of destruction and
Phoebe: Titan god of intellect and
Pluto: Deity of the underworld and
brother of Zeus; AND the beloved Disney dog
Pomona: Roman goddess of fruit
trees, gardens and orchards
Pontus: Sea god; Have a dog that likes to swim?
Poseidon: god of the sea and brother of
Zeus: Great name for a water-loving dog
Proteus: Sea god
Psyche: goddess of the soul
Rhea: Zeus’ mother
Roma: Personification of the Roman
Saturn: god of Harvest
Selene: Titan goddess of the moon
Sors: Roman God of Luck
Styx: One of the river gods
Tellus: Roman goddess of the earth
Tempeste: Deity of storms
Thesis: god of all creation
Thor: The Norse god of thunder
Triton: god of ships
Uranus: Roman god of the sky
Venus: Roman goddess of love and beauty; Planning on showing your dog?
Vesta: Roman Goddess of the hearth and
sacred fire: This dog is a real homebody
Victoria: Roman goddess of
victory: Also a nice Royal name
Vulcan: Roman god of fire; Do you have
a puppy with a fiery personality?
Zeus: Ruler of Mount Olympus: Maybe your dog thinks he’s the Alpha?
Dog Names from American Folklore
Here are some names drawn from American Folklore. Some of these names work very well for different breeds and most can be
shortened to one syllable words. If you
have a dog breed that originated in the United States, such as the Boston terrier,
American Hairless or the Alaskan Klee Kai, consider one of these names.
- Ethan Allen: Hero
of the American Revolution
- Daniel Boone: Frontiersman: Great for a dog who loves adventure
- Paul Bunyan: Lumberjack
of legend: Cute for a tiny dog with
a big personality
- Calamity Jane: Frontier character
- John Chapman:
aka. Johnny Appleseed: Does
your dog love apple snacks?
- Buffalo Bill Cody: Scout and showman: There are plenty of dogs out that that
want the spotlight, does your dog like to put on a show for you?
- Davy Crockett: Frontiersman. Is your dog looking for the next big
- Mike Fink: Legendary frontiersman, marksman, fighter, and teller of Tall Tales
- John Henry: Legendary
strongman; you know your dog is strong when he always wins the tug-of-war
game with you.
- Jesse James: Outlaw; How about this name for a dog with
a little bit of mischief in him.
- Casey Jones: Locomotive engineer: Do have a dog that prefers riding in a
- Annie Oakley: Theatrical performer and superb
marksman; She was best known for
performing in Buffalo Bills Wild West Show
- Pecos Bill: Famous Cowboy
- Betsy Ross: Seamstress; sewed the first American Flag
- Uncle Sam: Term used to symbolize the United States
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