Dog Names Meaning Sun

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Introduction

For those who like big concepts, mythology or even just the simplicity of the sun’s beauty and purpose, giving your dog a name that means or implies the sun can be a great way to go. On the whole, it possesses a lot of positive characteristics from being bright and warm to providing life as we know it, imbuing a ton of potential meaning that can play on multiple levels. There are sun gods from all walks of life so regardless of your or your dog’s background or origins, rest assured there is an appropriate sun-meaning name out there to suit your sunny pooch. 

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Dog Name Meaning Sun Considerations

When attempting to come up with a sun-meaning name for your dog, start by putting together a list of their most prominent traits including their breed type, breed origin, looks and even personality, as they will provide the best points to work from. 

There are several ways you can go in the naming process. For instance, you can use their breed origin as a starting point. If you happen to have an Alopekis or a Greek Harehound, the names Athena, Apollo, Eos and Helios, among other Greek mythological beings, would all be perfectly suitable. 

If you prefer to base it on their looks, you can always do that too. For example, if your dog has big, dark eyes, a long dark mane, peculiar markings around their eyes or a particularly pointy snout, then Ra, after the ancient Egyptian sun god, would be a fantastic name. 

If you’d rather play off of their personality, you can always stick to names that are more descriptive such as Sunny or Sunshine if they have a light and playful disposition, Star for a particularly bright dog or even Flare for a dog that has frequent and surprising outbursts. 

There are plenty more directions you can go, from word or name derivatives to comparing the mythological personalities with their modern day canine counterparts, so get creative.

Male Dog Names Meaning Sun

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Sunlight
The heat/light energy the sun produces
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Flare
A sudden burst of flames
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Sol
The Latin name for sun
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Anyanwu
A Nigerian surname meaning sun
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Magec
The Berber goddess of the sun
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Mawu
The creator and sun goddess of the Dahomey
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Gnowee
The aboriginal solar goddess whose torch is the sun
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Malakbel
The god of the sun in Arabian mythology
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Shamsun
A solar goddess of ancient Arabians
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Horus
The Egyptian god of the sky; one eye the sun, the other the moon
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Khepri
The Egyptian god of rebirth and the sunrise
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Ra
The Egyptian god of the sun
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Apollo
The Olympian god of light from Greek mythology
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Eos
The Greek's titan goddess of the dawn
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Helios
Greek mythology's titan god of the sun
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Hyperion
The titan god of light in Greek mythology
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Phanes
The primordial deity of light in Greek mythology
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Ravi
The Hindu god of the sun
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Saranyu
The Hindu goddess of the dawn
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Ushas
The Hindu goddess of light
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Inti
The Incan patron deity and god of the sun
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Neto
The Lusitanian solar deity
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Ao
The personification of the sun in Maori mythology
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Ishan
A male Hindu name meaning sun
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Aelius
Derived from Greek, meaning sun
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Sharik
Arabic, meaning the one the sun shines on
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Levant
A Turkish reference to the direction of the sun rising
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Samson
A Hebrew derived name meaning sun
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Roshan
Persian for bright light
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Cyrus
The Greek derivation of a Persian name for "far sighted"

Female Dog Names Meaning Sun

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Sunny
The sun's state of being; bright, vibrant, glowing
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Star
A heavenly body in space; flaming ball of gas
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Ngai
The Maasai god of the sun
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Bila
The personification of the sun for Australian aborigines
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Wala
A solar goddess of Australian Aboriginal mythology
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Saule
The Baltic goddess of sun and fertility
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Marici
The Buddhist goddess of the heavens and sun
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Surya
The deity of the sun for certain Buddhist groups
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Macha
The Celtic "sun of the womenfolk"
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Athena
A Greek mythological goddess with solar characteristics
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Neaera
The goddess of the rising sun in Greek mythology
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Arinna
The Hittite goddess of the sun
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Malina
The Inuit goddess of the sun
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Atanua
The Marquesan goddess of the dawn
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Sunday
The day of the sun
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Alba
Meaning dawn in Spanish and Italian
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Apollonia
The feminine of Apollo
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Sunshine
A straightforward take on the sun's rays
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Solana
Spanish name meaning sunshine
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Arpina
An Armenian name meaning sunrise
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Kyra
The feminine of Kyros, which means like Ra (the sun god)
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Siria
The feminine of Sirius (the North Star), meaning burning
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Savita
A Hindi name that means the sun
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Thea
Goddess of the sun, god and moon in Greek mythology
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Sunniva
Norwegian, meaning sun gift
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Idalia
The feminine of Idalion, meaning I see the sun
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Oriana
Derived from Latin, meaning golden
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Marisol
A combination of names, similar to "sea and sun" in Spanish
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Easter
Derived from a German goddess, meaning where the sun rises
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Phoebus
An alternate name for the Greek Apollo

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