Norse Mythology Dog Names

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Introduction

Norse Mythology refers to the collective religious beliefs of early North Germanic peoples, containing stories and accounts that the early Norse peoples used to understand their world and impart morals to one another. An enduring pieces of Norse culture and history, Norse Mythology has influenced many modern pieces of art, entertainment, and pop culture despite being hundreds of years old; from inspiring Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen to serving as the ideological basis for Marvel comic's Thor, the myriad of stories that comprise Norse Mythology have stimulated the minds of men in profound ways. Norse Mythology has deeply rooted itself into contemporary pop culture at this point; everyone has likely heard of Thor the Thunderer or Odin the Allfather in one way shape or form. Norse Mythology is populated with many interesting characters whose names evoke a fundamental force of nature, and that sea of complex deities and fantastic beasts will provide interesting and unconventional naming options for your dog.

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Norse Mythology Dog Name Considerations

Norse Mythological characters have exhilarating stories to go along with their extravagant names and many dog owners who are well versed in Norse lore may choose to name one of their pets after a character due to the story associated with a particular character; do you own a breed that's particularly renowned for its hunting abilities? Why not name him after Ullr, the Norse god of hunting. Do you own a breed that's known to be have a ravenous appetite? Consider naming it after one of Odin's own canine companions, Geri or Freki. The breed, perhaps sleek and agile, or the color of your dog may point towards the use of a Norse mythological name.

Male Norse Mythology Dog Names

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Foresti
One of the lesser known Norse gods, Foresti nevertheless acted as mediator and agent of justice and decision making
6
Thor
One of the most famous and well known Norse gods, thanks in no small part to the Marvel comics character based off of him
6
Mani
The Norse personification of the moon, Mani is Dagr's opposite (who stands as the personification of day)
5
Loki
Another well known Norse god, due to similar reasons as his half brother Thor, Loki is the Norse God of Mischief
4
Gandalf
If this name makes you think of the Lord of the Rings franchise, that's for good reason; Gandalf's name roughly translates to "wand elf"
4
Borr
Odin's father who made a brief appearance in Thor: The Dark World
4
Vili
One of Odin's brothers who helped the Allfather slay Ymir, allowing for the world to be created from the frost giant's body parts
3
Kvasir
Though the Norse god of Inspiration's origins may be somewhat stranger than most others (he was born from the saliva of the Aesir and Vanir,) he no less a patron of the arts in Nordic culture
2
Modi
One of Thor's sons, Modi is the patron of all Norse Berserkers and he is infamous for his wrathful temper
2
Alvis
A dwarf who was tricked out of a wedding arrangement with Thor's daughter
2
Hermod
One of Odin's sons and one of Baldur's brothers, Hermod is famous for going down to the Underworld in the hopes of finding Balder after Loki indirectly slew him
2
Buri
The first god and grandfather of Odin, Vili, and Ve
2
Bragi
This name is attributed to the wizened bard and poet who dwells within Valhalla, the hall of the honored dead
2
Ve
Odin's other brother who aided in the creation of the known world
2
Geri
One of Odin's hunting hounds whose name roughly translates to mean "ravenous one".
2
Heimdallr
The watchmen of the Bifrost, Heimdallr watches the rainbow bridge that leads into Asgard with his peerless vision and unceasing vigilance
1
Odin
The Allfather of the Norse Pantheon and the father of many famous gods such as Thor and Baldur
1
Fitch
A favorite of judges around the world, Fitch is the Norse god of Ruling and Arbitration
1
Dagr
Dagr is the Norse personification of the very concepts of day and daylight
1
Siegfried
The main character of the Volsunga saga who became a legend for his efforts to elope with the princess Brunhilde
1
Fenrir
The dread wolf himself, Fenrir is one of the most well known creatures through out all of Norse mythology
1
Freki
Odin's other hunting companion whose name is said to mean "greedy one"
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Magni
The son of Thor and the giantess Jarnsaxa, Magni is the Norse god of Strength and Brute Force
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Mimir
Though it's unknown if Mimir was a giant or an Aesir, he was known for being a counselor to the Norse gods and a figure of profound wisdom
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Ullr
The Norse god of hunting, archery, and shields, Ullr is said to provide grace to all of those who follow his tenets whilst hunting in the Nordic lands
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Ymir
The progenitor of the Ice Giants, also known as the Jotnar, Ymir is a key figure in Norse Mythology as his body was used to create the known world
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Baldur
The Norse god of light, joy and purity
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Tyr
The Norse god of law and justice, Tyr lost one of his hands to the dread wolf Fenrir
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Sindri
The dwarf blacksmith who forged Mjolnir and many other mythical artifacts in Norse Mythology
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Hoenir
One of the older Aesir, Hoenir is credited for helping Odin create humans many eons ago

Female Norse Mythology Dog Names

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Saga
The Norse goddess of poetry, poetic arts, and history, Saga is another on of Odin's many children and she spends quite a bit of time hanging out with her dad
7
Astrilde
The Norse female counterpart to Roman mythology's Cupid, Astrilde is the goddess of Love in Nordic Myth.
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Hildr
One of Odin's all female, angel-like companions, Hildr is a famous Valkyrie in Norse mythological lore
7
Ran
The Norse goddess of The Sea, Ran's temperament matched that of the sea's; never entirely certain and apt to bouts of rage and anger
6
Gerd
The Norse goddess of Fertility, Gerd is a Frost Giantess and the wife of Freyr, the Norse God of Virility
6
Idunn
The Norse goddess of Spring and the protector of a species golden apples that are capable of bestowing immortality to anyone who eats them
6
Svalin
The goddess who shields the Earth from the full brunt of Sol's heat
5
Laufey
The mother of Loki, Helblindi, and Byleistr
5
Var
The Norse goddess of Agreement sand Promises
5
Skadi
A mountain giantess, Skadi became of one Odin's more notable wives
4
Hlin
The Norse goddess of Consolation and is one of Frigg's handmaidens
4
Sol
The Norse goddess of the sun, Sol is often portrayed as having a playful and fiery personality
4
Bylgia
One of Ran and Aegir's nine daughters
4
Eostre
The Nordic Maiden of the Earth, Eostre's name is the basis for the word Easter
3
Nott
The personification of night, Nott rides a chariot to pull the night sky over the world when the day's time has ended
3
Urd
One of the three Norns, Urd is essentially a member of the Norse mythological equivalent of the Sisters of Fate
2
Skuld
The Norse goddess of destiny, Skuld is a Valkyrie and her name translates to future
1
Freya
The godess of Love, Death, Beauty, and War, Freya's name means "lady" and she is one of the most famous Norse goddess in the pantheon
1
Brunhilde
One of Odin's daughters, Brunhilde was condemned by her father for refusing a arranged marriage until she was rescued by the Norse hero Siegfried
1
Syn
Syn was charged with guarding Frigg's great hall, and she bounced away any uninvited visitors without fail.
1
Jarnsaxa
Thor's wife, this giantess helped conceive Modi and Magni
1
Hela
The Norse goddess of the Underworld, Hela is the daughter of Loki and a very ominous figure in Nordic lore
0
Laga
The Norse goddess of Wells and Springs, Laga is a close confidant of Odin's
0
Embla
The first human woman in Norse mythological lore, Embla was the wife of Ask, the first human man.
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Siv
Her name quite literally means bride and she's the bride of Thor the Thunderer himself
-1
Snotra
The goddess of Virtue and Master of All Knowledge
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Eir
The Goddess of Heling, Eir's name translates to the word mercy
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Vor
The Norse goddess of Wisdom, Vor is known for her deep insight and sensible nature
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Verðandi
The third member of the Norns, Verðandi was able to discern people's fates or wyrds as they were called
-4
Weth
The Norse goddess of Anger

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Odin's name story for Norse Mythology Dog Names
Odin
Male
Golden Retriever
Monroe, CT

My husband and I were married in a Viking ceremony based upon hand fast information. It was complete with and axe ceremony. We cut out cake with a broad axe. It was only fitting that our pup have a strong Viking name