Hercules Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

The Legend of Hercules is as old as mankind itself. Roman mythology tells of a demigod who is so hated by his stepmother, Hera, that he is doomed to a life of sorrow. However, Disney created an animated adaptation of the ancient myth for younger audiences. While many of the creatures featured in the Roman tale are also present in the Disney film, the story is much less disheartening. Hera becomes Hercules' mother in the Disney movie, and Zeus' brother Hades becomes Hercules' antagonist. Although Hades wishes to rid the world of Hercules, our hero will find a way to outwit his evil uncle.

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Hercules Inspired Dog Name Considerations

What type of dog is suited to a name inspired by the movie Hercules?  The most predominant feature of our hero is his superhuman strength. Therefore, dogs reputed to be very strong are deserving of a Hercules inspired name. Dogs such as the Bull Mastiff, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the Doberman Pinscher, the Rottweiler, and the Siberian Husky (or Alaskan Malamute) are all extremely strong dogs. The Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Doberman, and the Rottweiler are all known for their propensity for herding cattle over long distances. Unfortunately, over time, most of the aforementioned dog breeds have been a fighting dog at some point in time. However, this bleak point in their histories points to the extreme strength of these breeds. 

Hercules proves to be quite a heroic figure in the Disney adaptation of his story. However, this is not to say that the Hercules of Roman mythology was any less a hero. The traditional Hercules was bound by honor, which made him heroic. Even though he made many mistakes throughout his life, he always tried to rectify those issues. The Hercules of the Disney movie must prove he is heroic by fighting for what is right, including rescuing two young boys and later, Meg (Hercules' love interest). 

Male Hercules Inspired Dog Names

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Hal
Hal Holbrook plays the part of Hercules' earthly (adoptive) father
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Dan
Danny DeVito provides the voice of Philoctetes
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Cyclops
One of Hercules' antagonist; also a great name for a very strong dog
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Phil
Short for Philoctetes, a satyr who assists Hercules
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Hades
The lord of the Underworld; Hercules' chief antagonist
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Zeus
The chief god; he imprisons his parents The Titans
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Rocky
DWayne "The Rock" Johnson is the voice of Hercules
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Nicholaus
One of the minor characters Hercules encounters in his film
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Phineas
A minor character in the Disney film
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Arius
A young boy that Hercules saves at the behest of Meg
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Tobias
Tobias Santelmann plays the part of Rhesus
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Rhesus
One of Hercules' antagonists throughout the film
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Eurystheus
King Eurystheus asked Hercules to return the Cerebus to the Underworld
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Reece
Reece Ritchie plays the part of Iolaus
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Iolaus
One of Hercules' antagonist
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Tydeus
He is known as the wild barbarian of the film
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Rufus
Rufus Sewell plays the part of Autolycus
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Cotys
Lord Cotys, one of Hercules' main antagonist
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Ian
Ian McShane plays the part of Amphiaraus
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Hercules
Our hero, and the lead character
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Hercules
Our hero, and the lead character
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Ian
Ian McShane plays the part of Amphiaraus
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Cotys
Lord Cotys, one of Hercules' main antagonist
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Rufus
Rufus Sewell plays the part of Autolycus
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Tydeus
He is known as the wild barbarian of the film
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Iolaus
One of Hercules' antagonist
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Reece
Reece Ritchie plays the part of Iolaus
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Eurystheus
King Eurystheus asked Hercules to return the Cerebus to the Underworld
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Rhesus
One of Hercules' antagonists throughout the film
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Tobias
Tobias Santelmann plays the part of Rhesus
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Arius
A young boy that Hercules saves at the behest of Meg
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Phineas
A minor character in the Disney film
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Nicholaus
One of the minor characters Hercules encounters in his film
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Rocky
DWayne "The Rock" Johnson is the voice of Hercules
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Zeus
The chief god; he imprisons his parents The Titans
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Hades
The lord of the Underworld; Hercules' chief antagonist
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Phil
Short for Philoctetes, a satyr who assists Hercules
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Cyclops
One of Hercules' antagonist; also a great name for a very strong dog
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Dan
Danny DeVito provides the voice of Philoctetes
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Hal
Hal Holbrook plays the part of Hercules' earthly (adoptive) father

Female Hercules Inspired Dog Names

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Megara
Hercules' love interest
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Hera
Hercules' mother who gives him up for his own safety
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Alcmene
Hercules' adoptive mother
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Peg
Short for Pegasus; a mythological character that is also Hercules' friend
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Susan
Susan Egan plays the part of Megara
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Ingrid
Ingrid Bolso Berdal plays the part of Atalanta in the 2014 version of the film
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Ergenia
A Thraician princess; this name would fit a Great Pyrenees
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Becca
Rebecca Ferguson played the part of Ergenia
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Irina
Irina Shayk played the part of Megara in the 2014 film
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Karolina
Karolina Szymczak played the part of Alcmena in the 2014 film
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Nora
One of Ergenia's maids in the 2014 film
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Juno
The Roman equivalent of Hera, queen of the gods
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Delphi
The Oracle at Delphi was often run by a priestess of Apollo
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Athena
The goddess of war; she aided Hercules in completing his twelve Labors
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Arcadia
A mythical place on which Hercules stayed while completing many of his Labors
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Hippolyte
The leader of the Amazons; Hercules was to capture her girdle as a part of the Labors
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Melani
Melanippe was a variation of Queen Hippolyte's name
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Hesperus
Mother of the Hesperids with her husband Atlas
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Minerva
Wife of the god of the sea, Neptune
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Flora
The goddess of flowers; this name is perfect for a dog that loves playing outdoors
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Diana
The Roman name of the goddess of the hunt
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Luna
The spiritual embodiment of the moon
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Lucina
A goddess associated with midwifery; she was an incarnation of Juno
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Aurora
The Roman goddess of the dawn
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Nona
A personification of destiny or fate
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Roma
She was the spiritual embodiment of Rome
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Terra
Terra was one of the Roman goddesses of the earth and the harvest
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Venus
The goddess of beauty and love
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Tori
Victoria is the goddess of victory; her Greek equivalent is Nike
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Lycia
A city in the Mediterranean during the height of the Roman Empire

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