Dog Names Inspired by Mythology

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If you are struggling as so many owners do over choosing a name for your new dog, then take heart as we are here to help. You can, of course, browse the usual dog names like Blackie, Boris or Bella but there are other options out there. Rather than just grabbing the first name you can think of, and because a new dog is something special, a little more time should be taken to ensure the name you settle on suits both the dog and yourself.  Your dog puts so much trust and faith in you that they deserve a name fitting to its temperament and character. After all, you are going to spend many happy years together so go for a name that will last the distance. There are all sorts of names that range from funny to seriously serious. Names inspired by towns, movies, or even cars. But we have something that we think is special, and it is a list of names for dogs that are inspired by mythology. These names call to us from the distant past, from many cultures, and diverse lands. If you are looking for a name that has panache,  a bit of punch or is just plain unique, then cruise our list of mythology inspired names - it is the easy way to find your dog's special name.

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Dog Names Inspired by Mythology Considerations

Before you get hooked on a long exotic sounding name, consider what that name sounds like in the shortened version. It may not have quite the effect that you were hoping for. Often names that have one or two syllables are the easiest to say and call out. Your dog will be long gone after that small furry rodent if you are struggling to say his name to make him stay. Also, think about how the name sounds with the commands that you are going to train your dog with. The name Kit sounds so much like 'sit' that it will confuse your dog. The name Shay sounds like 'stay'. Speak any name you like out loud and in conjunction with the commands to get a true understanding of how it works and sounds. Life is complicated enough without confusing your dog. Lastly, pick a name that will suit your dog as it grows. Tiny is fine at two months old, but once your Great Dane is a year old, he will hardly fit his name - unless it appeals to your sense of humor. And you can do better than 'Puppy; your dog is going to grow up so please, think carefully about the name you choose. Have a look at the inspiring Mythology names listed below; you may like more than one and have to do a hat draw to solve the problem.

Male Dog Names Inspired by Mythology

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Apollo
He was the Greek idol of music, as well as the god of poetry and stories
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Aries
He was a Greek idol of war
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Atlas
The Titan who was forced to carry the world on his shoulders
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Mercury
He was the messenger of the gods in Roman Mythology
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Neptune
Good for a dog who loves water, as Neptune was god of the sea
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Odin
The Norse deity of wisdom, Viking poetry and lots of magic
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Perseus
This Titan god causes havoc and peace - similar to your new dog
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Chronos
If your dog can predict the moment when you are about to walk in the door, then maybe he is the god of time like Chronos is
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Chaos
Something most puppies create, but seriously he is the primordial Greek god that creates chaos
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Zephyr
Not the car model, but the gentle wind of the west that awakens Mother Earth
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Troy
The famous city which staged the war between the Trojans and the Greeks
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Achilles
The great hero of the Trojan War
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Aeolus
The spirit of difficulty - this name would suit a mischievous dog
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Aura
Titan of the breeze - that fresh smell of the wind on a summers day
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Hypnos
If you have a dog who loves to laze about, this is perfect for it as it is the Greek idol of sleep
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Mars
The Deity of war and very powerful - good for a large impressive looking dog
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Minotaur
Half man, half beast or perhaps dog - but a strange creature of wonder
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Pales
This name depicts the Deity of shepherds, flocks and dogs - it would suit a Shetland Sheepdog
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Pluto
The Disney dog! But also the Deity of the underworld and brother of Zeus
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Pontus
He is the god of the sea, so a perfect name for a Labrador Retriever
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Styx
Short, cute and easy to say, it means he is one of the river gods
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Thor
The stuff legends and movies are made of - the Norse god of thunder
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Zeus
A powerful ruler of Mount Olympus
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Hector
Champion of the Trojan people and a true hero of the Trojan War
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Cupid
Yep the one who makes people fall in love - much like your cute dog does
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Argos
Odysseus 's faithful dog
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Spartan
The citizens of Sparta who were considered the greatest warriors of the ancient world
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Vulcan
God of fire and all metals - it is also a cool name for your dog
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Baccus
A god of wine, but love the strength in this name - it would suit a tough dog
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Saturn
The god of time not to mention one of the largest planets in our solar system

Female Dog Names Inspired by Mythology

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Aurora
The beautiful goddess of the dawn
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Belona
She was a minor goddess of war
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Flora
If your dog loves flowers, then this is the name for her - it means the goddess of flowers
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Athena
The name of the virgin goddess of wisdom - perfect for a calm wise dog
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Hera
A short and sweet name, Hera is the marriage and family goddess
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Valkyrie
A beautiful name in Norse mythology meaning beautiful warrior women who brought the fallen heroes from battle to Valhalla to rest
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Cura
After the goddess of care, which is a great name for a caring, loving dog
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Echo
A nymph who only repeated the words of others
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Enyo
For a dog with spirit, as this is the goddess of war and peace
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Fortuna
A dog will be lucky with this name, it is from the Roman goddess of fortune
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Harmonia
As it sounds, the goddess of harmony will bring calm and peace to your household
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Hera
A short name that packs a punch, from the Queen of the heavens
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Helena
A variant on the name Helen, the fairest woman in the world
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Iris
Like the intense color of the iris flower, the goddess of the rainbow has a colorful personality
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Juno
Roman queen of the gods
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Lima
Short and sweet, the goodess of the threshold makes her entrance
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Minerva
Poetry and wisdom abound from this goddess
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Pandora
The one who opened the box containing human illness
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Selene
A Titan goddess of the moon
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Rhea
A wondrous woman and Zeus' mother
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Tempest
Deity of the thundering storms
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Venus
What a beauty, the goddess of love and beauty
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Vesta
For a dog that loves being home with you, it carries the goddess of the hearth and sacred fire
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Asteria
Mother of Hecate in Greek mythology
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Ioanna
A gift from God
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Aphrodite
A Greek goddess of love and beauty
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Gaia
The ancestral mother of all life - such a priceless name for your beloved dog
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Hestia
A perfect name for a dog who, like the goddess Hestia, loved domesticity, family and home
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Nyx
Love this name! She is a shadowy but powerful goddess of the night
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Kyon
In the distant past, ancient Greeks called the dog a kyon
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Eleni
A beautiful name meaning a shining light

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