Spartan Dog Names

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Introduction

Of all of the cities states in ancient Greece, perhaps none have become better regarded than the land of Sparta. What distinguished Sparta from many of Greece's other city states was their army; the Spartan army was such an effective fighting force that, despite their relatively small size when compared to the armies of other nations, were able to repel numerous combatants despite numerous invasion attempts by others. As depicted in the massively successful film 300, the Spartans were such a tough band of brothers that they were able to repel a massive Persian invading force during the battle of Thermopylae. For their valor, fearlessness in battle, pioneering of Laconic speech, and efficacy in combat, the Spartans have lived in on history as some of the world's greatest warriors.

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Spartan Dog Name Considerations

The very term Spartan has become synonymous with toughness, valor, and combat readiness; many writers have used the term as a shorthand to indicate that a character or a group of characters are among some of the finest, most elite warriors in their world (for example, the legendary Spartans from the Halo series of video games.) Even members of the United States military have taken to referring to themselves as Spartans, such as the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division of the United States Army for instance. so, if you'd like for your dog to have a name that instantly commands the respect of others while also paying homage to one of the single most effective fighting forces in the history of the world, consider naming your dog after one of the numerous Spartan warriors from Greece.

While King Leonidas is undoubtedly the most famous Spartan king of them all, in large part due to his various appearances in movies, TV shows, books, and games, there are plenty of legendary Spartan's for you to name your dog after. The witty King Agesilaos is responsible for many of the pithy sayings that are associated with Spartans, while Queen Arachidamia helped the women of Sparta repel an invasion attempt by Pyrrhus of Epirus.

Male Spartan Dog Names

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Leonidas
A reference to ABKC Champion and the legendary Spartan King
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Leo
A nickname taken from Leonidas' name
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Leon
A shortened version of Leonidas' name
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Lion
Leonidas' name means "son of a lion"
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Gerard
Gerard Butler portrayed King Leonidas in 300
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Lelex
A mythological king of Laconia
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Lex
A nickname based on King Lelex's name
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Lacedaemon
Another mythological king who was said to be the husband of Sparta
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Myles
Lelex's son and the father of Eurotas
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Miles
A common name that sounds similar to Myles' name
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Eurotas
Myles' son and the father of Sparta
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Agis
A famous Spartan king and the namesake of the Agiad dynasty
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Aegis
A name that sounds similar to Agis' and references Zeus' shield
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Hercules
The Roman version of Herakles' name
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Herakles
A famous Greek demigod and the purported father of the Spartans
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Herc
A nickname based off Hercules' name
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Echestratus
Agis I 's son and the father of King Labotas
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Labotas
Echestratus' son who ruled for 37 years
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Leobotes
Another way king Labotas' name was spelled
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Cleomenes
A Spartan king notable for many deeds, including preceding Leonidas
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Cleo
A shortened version of Cleomenes I's name
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Pleistarchus
Leonidas' son and successor
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Plistarch
Pleistarchus was also known by this name
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Cleombrotus
Pleistarchus's uncle and Leonidas' brother
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Anaxandridas
Leonidas's father and Cleomenes I's predecessor
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Pausanias
Another notable Agiad King who helped restore democracy in Athens
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Pleistoanax
Pausanias's equally noteworthy father
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Areus
A Spartan king with many military accomplishments under his belt
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Aries
Areus I's name evokes the Greek God of War
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Soos
A Spartan king whose name means "Stability"
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Gorgon
Queen Gorgo's name evokes a certain serpentine haired Greek creature

Female Spartan Dog Names

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Gorgo
Leonidas' wife who was prominently featured in 300
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Lena
Actress Lena Headey portrayed Queen Gorgo in 300
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Leona
A name that combines the names Lena and Leo
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Arachidamia
A famous Spartan Queen who led a revolt
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Sparta
King Eurotas' daughter provided the namesake for the famous city state
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Athena
The namesake of Athens and Greek Goddess of Wisdom
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Athene
Another name for Athena
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Pallas
One of Athena's numerous aliases
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Medusa
The woman Athena transformed into a Gorgon
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Artemis
The Greek Goddess of the Hunt
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Artimis
A more modern way to spell Artemis' name
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Artemisa
The name of a city attributed to Artemis
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Artemesia
A name based off of Artemis'
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Leto
Artemis' mother and the daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe
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Latona
Leto's Roman name
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Phoebe
Leto's mother, whose name means "shining"
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Hera
Zeus' wife and the mother of many Gods and Demigods
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Hestia
The Greek Goddess of the Hearth
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Vesta
Hestia's Roman name
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Helen
Taken from the woman who "launched a thousand ships"
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Helena
A name derived from Helen's
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Andromeda
The Princess Perseus risked life and limb to rescue
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Rhea
The mother of the chief Greek Gods
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Ops
The Roman Goddess Rhea was associated with
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Demeter
The Greek Goddess of the Harvest
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Demi
Demeter is believed to be the source of this popular name
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Persephone
Hades' wife and the Goddess of Seasons
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Nike
The Greek Goddess of Victory
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Chilonis
The daughter of king Leotychidas

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