Hinduism Dog Names

  • Home >
  • The Daily Wag! >
  • Names >
  • Hinduism Dog Names
0 Stories
0 Votes

Introduction

Hindu Mythology is filled with an almost innumerable amount of deities, demigods, and demons. Some of them, like Vishnu, Indra, and Shiva, are well known by many people around the world while others are less well known but are just as significant in their own right. One of the most prominent religions of the modern world, Hinduism has been practiced by many Asian cultures for centuries and many other Eastern and Western cultures have also began to contemplate the philosophical and existential musings of Hinduism. Moreover, dogs also play a major role in Hindu Mythology, as they are also given reverence during the festival Tihar.

Hinduism Dog Names In Pop Culture

Hinduism Dog Name Considerations

Consider naming your dog after a character from Hindu Mythology if you hold a particular reverence for the dogs, demigods, or heroes found within the stories and texts of Hinduism. Shiva, the third god of the Hindu triumvirate alongside Brahma and Vishnu, is one of the most well known deities in Hindu lore. Shiva's role in Hinduism is to destroy the universe in order to prepare it for a new cycle of life and rebirth. Indeed, one of the core tenants Hinduism revolves around is taking note of and accepting the cyclical patterns inherent to life. The relationship between Brahma and Shiva really embody the push and pull, ebb and flow nature of life, which is why those two are so popular, but there also many other noteworthy figures in Hindu mythology for you to consider naming your dog after by virtue of said character's virtues and merits. Vishnu is a key member of the Hindu Triumvirate, but the various forms that he's taken in order to achieve certain goals, known as his avatars, are equally as well known and loved as well. If you're a big fan of heroic demi gods, than look to the avatars of Vishnu for inspiration as well.

Male Hinduism Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
0
Ganesha
The elephant headed Hindu god of Wisdom and Learning
0
Vigneshwara
An alternative name for Ganesha that posits him as the remover of obstacles
0
Rudra
An ancient storm deity who also became associated with animals
0
Agni
A Hindu fire god who is seen as a benevolent protector
0
Shoolin
One of Shiva's names that means "one who has a trident"
0
Kami
One of Vishnu's many names, which means "fulfilling desire"
0
Ishan
A name that means "the third eye of Shiva"
0
Brahma
The creator god of the Hindu Triumvirate
0
Vishnu
The messianic second member of the Hindu Triumvirate who protects us all
0
Shiva
The final member of the Triumvirate who ends things to prepare for a new cycle
0
Matsya
The fish based avatar that Vishnu assumes in order to restore balance to the world
0
Kurma
Vishnu's second avatar which resembles a giant tortoise
0
Varaha
Vishnu's 3rd, boar-like avatar
0
Narasimha
Vishnu's lion like avatar that he assumed to restore Dharma
0
Vamana
This short and stout umbrella wielding avatar of Vishnu uses creativity to solve problems
0
Parashurama
Vishnu's sixth avatar and the bane of evil warriors
0
Rama
One of Vishnu's most prevalent avatars known for his heroic nature and skill with a bow
0
Balarama
Considered to an avatar of Vishnu and an avatar of Shesha, the multi headed serpent
0
Krishna
The eight avatar of Vishnu embodies love and compassion
0
Gautama
Based off of Gautama Buddha, who is considered to be the 9th avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism
0
Kalki
The final avatar of Vishnu who has yet to appear but will bring great change when he does
0
Jai
Another alternative name for Shiva that means victory
0
Aja
Another of Vishnu's names that means "unborn"
0
Pashupati
An incarnation of Shiva who rules over animals
0
Ranganatha
Vishnu's resting form
0
Lambodara
One of Ganesha's incarnations whose mount is a mouse
0
Vayu
A Hindu wind deity and the father of Bhima
0
Bhima
The one who slayed all 100 of the Kaurava brothers during the Kurukshetra War
0
Shesha
Vishnu's gigantic, serpentine companion
0
Sarvayoni
A name for Shiva that means "the source of everything"
0
Sarama
Indra's faithful and divine canine companion

Female Hinduism Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
0
Yamuna
The goddess of the Ganges river
0
Kalindi
An alternate name for Yamuna
0
Vishwambhari
A Supreme Being and the goddess of Karma
0
Ushas
The goddess of the Dawn who draws out the sun via a chariot
0
Sita
Rama's consort and one of Lakshmi's incantations
0
Lakshmi
The goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity
0
Ratri
The Hindu goddess of the night sky
0
Shasti
This fertility goddess is also the matron of marriage and children
0
Maya
A goddess who uses illusions to distance us from spiritual truths
0
Kali
The omnivorous goddess of Death and Destruction
0
Kamadhenu
This goddess resembles a cow and is said to be the source of all divine cows
0
Surbhi
An alternative name for Kamadhenu
0
Nirriti
Another death goddess, though to a lesser extent
0
Periyachi
A goddess who is invoked as a supernatural midwife of sorts
0
Saranya
The Sun god Surya's wife and the goddess of the dawn
0
Durga
The demon slaying goddess rides atop a mighty lion
0
Aranyani
This goddess presides over the forests and the animals who live in it
0
Chhaya
The Hindu goddess of Shadows and another of Surya's mates
0
Saraswati
The Hindu goddess of wisdom is a big fan of music, art, and science
0
Radharani
Krishna's mate and an example of how people should strive to serve the divine
0
Radha
One of Radharani's alternate names
0
Radhika
Another alternative name for Radharani
0
Lankini
A Rakshasa who appeared in the Ramayana
0
Jagaddhatri
An aspect of Durga
0
Harsiddhi
This regional goddess is well regarded in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh
0
Harshal
One of Harsiddhi's alternate incarnations
0
Brahmani
One of the seven Hindu Matrikas
0
Brahmi
A shorter name for Brahmani, who is a mother goddess
0
Thurathadi
The Burmese name for Saraswati

Community Dogs With Hinduism Names