Greek God and Goddess Dog Names

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Introduction

Bringing home a new dog is an exciting experience; the world changes for you and for your new pup, sometimes a little and sometimes a lot. Whenever the world changed for the Greeks, whether it was a little or a lot, they called upon their gods and goddesses, of which they had many. People are still fascinated by the great Pantheon of Greek gods and goddesses even today and many people may choose to give their pets names based on these complicated and beguiling characters from ancient mythology. After all, it couldn’t hurt to have a furry god or goddess in the family!

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Greek God and Goddess Dog Names

Choosing a name for your new canine is an important step in creating a bond with your pet. It is something you will say and hear many times a day, hopefully for many years and it should be a meaningful name that is easy for you and your household members to pronounce and that the dog responds favorably to. There are countless names that can be garnered from the Greek pantheon of gods and goddesses. Some, like Hercules and Athena, have stories that are well-known and instantly identifiable, while other names such as Elpis, referring to the hope remaining in Pandora’s box, or Kratos, referring to the god of strength and power, may be more obscure. While some names may seem almost obvious given a specific dog’s appearance, like Atlas or Titan for a very large canine, or a dark colored dog named after the goddess of night, Nyx, other names may take a little more thought. In some cases, it may benefit both you and your dog to wait a few days before choosing their new name. Only time allows you to see the twitching paws that inspire you to name your dog after Morpheus, the god of sleep and dreams, or to learn that the name Hestia is perfect for your new dog because her new favorite thing to do is to lay in front of the fireplace.

Male Dog Greek God and Goddess Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Apollo
Originally the Greek god of music, healing, herding, later earning the title of sun god as well
7
Zeus
King of Olympus and philandering husband to Hera, queen of Olympus; god of the sky, weather, and justice
6
Atlas
The Titan who carried the weight of the heavens on his back
6
Chaos
The origin of everything, according to Greek mythology, is the Chaos void
6
Zelus
One of the four children of Titans Pallas and Styx and the Titan god of zeal, rivalry, dedication, and jealousy
6
Zephyr
The gentle West wind and the messenger of spring, also the husband to many wives and father to many children
5
Helios
The first Greek god of the sun, who drove the chariot of the sun across the sky
5
Pan
The satyr God of the woods, fields, and flocks
5
Triton
Messenger of the sea and son of Poseidon who could calm the waves by blowing his conch shell trumpet
5
Typhon
The god of monsters, storms, and volcanoes who unsuccessfully challenged Zeus for control of Olympus
4
Pallas
The Titan god of war who had four children with the goddess Styx: Bia, Kratos, Nike, and Zelus
4
Poseidon
The wrathful and often cruel god of the ocean and of earthquakes
3
Hades
The morbid and fearsome god of the dead and king of the Underworld
3
Notus
The personification of the hot South wind of midsummer, the bringer of storms and destroyer of crops
2
Ares
The Greek war god that represents the untamed and violent aspect of war
2
Hermes
The quick moving god of commerce and travel who acts as messenger to the gods
2
Uranus
The god of the sky and the father of the Titans, whom he despised
1
Kratos
The Titan god of strength and power and one of the four children of the Titans Pallas and Styx
1
Morpheus
The god of dreams, who was said to use dreams to deliver messages from the gods to humans
1
Plutus
The god of wealth and agricultural bounty
0
Chronos
The Greek god that rules over linear time
0
Eros
God of love, procreation, and sexual desire and one of the five primordial deities born from the Chaos void
0
Eurus
The lesser known personification of the East wind, a symbol of autumn that delivers warmth and rain
0
Hercules
A son of Zeus and well-known demi-god believed by the Greeks to be the strongest man on Earth
0
Hypnos
The god of sleep and brother to Thanatos, the god of death
-1
Boreas
The strong but temperamental personification of the cold North wind and the bringer of winter
-2
Erebus
The God of darkness and one of the five primordial deities born from the Chaos void
-3
Tartarus
God of the storm pit in the depths of the Underworld and one of the five primordial deities born from the Chaos void
-3
Thanatos
The god of death and brother to Hypnos, the god of sleep
-4
Titan
A race of Greek gods and goddesses that were overthrown by Zeus and the Olympian gods and goddesses

Female Dog Greek God and Goddess Names

Votes Name Vote
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Athena
The well-known goddess of wisdom, poetry, art and strategy who sprang, fully formed, from Zeus's head
7
Circe
The daughter of the sun god Helios and a powerful sorceress that could change men into animals
6
Demeter
The goddess of agriculture, grain, and bread and the mother of Persephone, for whom she grieves each winter
6
Elpis
The name of hope, the only remaining spirit in Pandora’s box once it had been opened
6
Nyx
The goddess of night and one of the five primordial deities born from the Chaos void
6
Tyche
The goddess of chance and fate, often depicted in art as a close companion to Nemesis, the goddess of retribution for evil deeds and undeserved good fortune
5
Artemis
The aloof goddess of the hunt and the moon who also protects the animals of the forest
5
Brizo
A little known Greek goddess of mariners, sailors, and fishermen, who is said to bring prophetic dreams
5
Calliope
The muse of epic poetry
5
Erato
The muse of love poetry and lyrics
4
Astraea
The goddess of innocence, her name means star maiden
4
Leto
The Titan goddess of modesty and kindness, and the mother of Apollo and Artemis
4
Metis
The Titan goddess of wisdom, prudence, and deep thought who was the first wife of Zeus and the mother of Athena
3
Enyo
The sister and close companion of Ares who was also closely linked to the goddess of strife, Eris
2
Aphrodite
The passionate but self-centered goddess of love and beauty
2
Gaia
The earth goddess, also known as Mother Earth, and one of the five primordial deities born from the Chaos void
2
Hera
The jealous and vindictive principal wife of Zeus and the queen of Olympus, she is the goddess of marriage and birth
2
Selene
The goddess of the moon and sister to Helios who drives her own silver moon chariot across the sky at night
1
Clio
The muse of history
1
Hestia
The virgin goddess of home and hearth who rules over daily domestic life
1
Iris
The goddess of the rainbow and the personal messenger to Hera, the queen of Olympus
1
Persephone
The goddess of the spring who lives in the underworld with Hades for six months of each year
1
Thalia
The muse of comedy
0
Eos
The Titan goddess of the dawn who rose into the sky to disperse the mists of night with her light
0
Styx
The goddess of the river Styx that forms the boundary between the underworld and earth, as well as the goddess of hatred
-1
Até
The minor goddess of mischief, delusion, blind folly, and rash actions
-1
Bia
The Titan goddess of force, might, and power and one of the four children of the Titans Pallas and Styx
-1
Eris
The goddess of strife and discord who often rode her chariot to war alongside Ares
-1
Nike
One of the four children of the Titans Pallas and Styx and the Titan goddess of victory
-2
Nemesis
The goddess of retribution for evil deeds and undeserved good fortune, and a close companion to the goddess of chance and fate, Tyche

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Penelope's name story for Greek God and Goddess Dog Names
Penelope
Female
Boxador
Lucasville, OH
Personality
Energetic
Silly
Chewy
sleepy

My mother suggested it! Her name was Roxy though originally so she is Penelope Roxy Barnett