Dog Names Meaning Beast

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Whether you just like mythical creatures or your dog is a beast itself, giving them a beast-themed name is a great way to capture a strong element of your or their personality, and there are certainly plenty to choose from. Cultures all over the world have myths and beliefs about various beasts and in recent years, the rise in popularity of the fantasy genre has littered our own culture with beast of all shapes and sizes in just about every form of media, leaving you no shortage of great places to derive an appropriate and unique name for your equally unique dog. 

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Dog Name Meaning Beast Considerations

Knowing where to start can be the hardest part of coming up with a good beast-themed dog name, so our best suggestion is to first make a list of your dog’s most prominent traits from their personality to their regular behavior to their looks. Then consider what your own interests are, from Dungeons and Dragons to worldwide mythology, as this will also help you narrow down the best path to follow.

For instance, if your dog always seems to be able to multi-task, eat or play as if they have several heads and you’re a fan of Greek mythology, the names Cerberus, Orthrus, Hydra and Scylla would all be appropriate. If they tend to charge around headfirst without much care or pace around your hedged yard like they’re guarding the Labyrinth, then the name Minotaur would certainly be suitable. If they tend to crawl around close to the ground, wiggle around or seem to taste the air with their tongue, then the names Basilisk or Echidna would be solid choices. 

There are plenty of attributes, aesthetic qualities and even behaviors you can play off of and tons of cultures worldwide that hold their own stories of mythological or real beasts, so the possibilities are nearly endless as long as you have a bit of patience and imagination. 

Male Dog Names Meaning Beast

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Beast
A being with animal-like qualities or features
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Brute
An unrefined animal-like being
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Monster
An imaginary or oversized being that is often frightening
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Fiend
An evil spirit or creature
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Basilisk
A monstrous lizard or reptile
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Centaur
A half-man, half-horse from Greek mythology
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Cerberus
The three-headed dog that guards the gates of the underworld in Greek mythology
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Orthrus
A two-headed hound that guarded cattle in Greek mythology
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Cyclops
The one-eyed primordial giants of the Greeks
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Minotaur
A beast with the body of a human and the head of a bull
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Bigfoot
The many-named giant ape
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Bogle
A ghostly creature that scares people
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Demon
An evil spirit or creature
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Dragon
A giant, winged, fire-breathing serpent
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Goblin
A grotesque and greedy creature
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Golem
A magically animated creature made of several natural materials such as stone
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Gorgon
The type of creature Medusa was
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Griffin
A half-lion, half-eagle
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Imp
A small and mischievous creature
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Mothman
A half-man, half-moth creature with glowing red eyes
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Mutant
A mutated being, often with distorted or animal-like features
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Ogre
An ugly, giant human-like creature with brute strength and little brains
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Sasquatch
Another name for Bigfoot, the giant bipedal ape
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Thunderbird
Giant powerful birds of myth whose wings caused thunder
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Typhon
The fire-breathing giant that fathered many Greek monsters
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Werewolf
A human transformed into an aggressive and uncontrolled wolf
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Murtlap
A mixture of a rat and a sea anemone
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Bowtruckle
A hand-sized series of branches with the mind of a small animal
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Nundu
A giant, silent leopard littered with thorns
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Hippogriff
Similar to a griffin but with a horse's rear

Female Dog Names Meaning Beast

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Creature
An animal
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Acephali
Headless creatures believed to have lived in Libya
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Acheri
A vengeful spirit sometimes with animalistic behavior
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Amarok
A mythical giant wolf of the Inuit
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Rougarou
The French/Cajun version of a werewolf
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Chimera
A mythological creature composed of a lion, snake and goat
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Sphinx
A creature of myth composed of a human head, eagle's chest and wings and a lion's body
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Nemean
After the Nemean Lion of Greek mythology with impenetrable golden skin
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Ladon
Also known as the Hesperian Dragon of Herculean fame
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Hydra
The mythological multi-headed serpent
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Arachne
The mythological half-woman, half-spider
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Harpy
A creature with the head of a woman and the body of a vulture
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Medusa
The snake-haired beast from Greek mythology
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Pegasus
The winged horse who was the offspring of Poseidon and Medusa
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Scylla
A six-headed sea serpent
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Siren
Sea nymphs who lured sailors to their demise
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Alicorn
A winged unicorn
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Cyno
As in Cynocephalus, an ancient race of humans with the heads of dogs
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Echidna
The half-snake, half-woman
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Lochness
As in Loch Ness Monster, a giant sea serpent who supposedly lives in the Scottish lake
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Manticore
The lion-bodied and human-headed creature of myth
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Thestral
A half-eagle, half-horse from Harry Potter
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Phoenix
The golden bird who is reborn by bursting into flames
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Satyr
Half-man, half-goat creatures of myth
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Wendigo
An evil, animal-like spirit who turns people into cannibals
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Niffler
A seeming mixture of a bird and platypus from Fantastic Beasts
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Occamy
A two-legged, winged serpent
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Demiguise
A small, silky ape that can make itself invisible
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Erumpent
An even more giant and bulbous version of a rhinoceros
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Billywig
A sapphire blue insect with magical powers

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