Coming up with the perfect name for your new four-legged friend can be daunting. It should fit with their personality, breed, character and appearance. Many opt for Greek dog names for their pups to reflect their family heritage, a love of Greek mythology, or the inspiration they felt after a trip they took to Greece. Or maybe they just like the way Greek names sound. We have to admit—they are pretty cool!
If you’ve been considering a Greek dog name for the latest addition to your family, look no further. From Greek god names to names inspired by fun Greek foods, here are a few to consider:
Top Greek Dog Names
Are you a lover of Greek mythology? Look no further! Here are some of our favorite names for your pup that come with some Greek flair:
Iris: A beautiful dog deserves a beautiful name. Iris was the Greek goddess of the rainbow. And what’s prettier than a rainbow?
Zeus: In Greek mythology, Zeus was the highest of all the gods, King of Olympus. He ruled the sky, thunder, and lightning. So if your pup is the fearless leader of the pack, this might be the perfect name for him.
Philo: A combining form of the Greek word philos, which means loving or dear. Philo is not only a cute name but also endearing and loving, which could fit most dogs!
Titan: This is the perfect name for a big dog (or a funny name for a tiny pup). Titan is a giant in Greek mythology and Titans were strong and powerful deities who ruled the cosmos.
Athena: Is your new best friend smart and feisty? This might be the right name for her. Athena was the goddess of wisdom and war and was one of the most important deities in Greek mythology.
Nike: If your pup is fast, agile, and loves to play (and win) this could be the name for her. Nike was the Greek goddess of victory. No wonder the famous shoe company chose this name. And their “swoosh” logo represents speed, movement, and power.
Cassia: Is your dog brown or red? Cassia is a female name of Greek origin that means “cinnamon.”
Greek God Names for Dogs
Apollo: Apollo is one of the Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman mythology. He has been recognized as a god of the sun, music and dance, truth and prophecy and healing. This is a great name for an emotional support dog or one that is smart, fun or loves to sunbathe.
Ophelia: Do you live in a rainy city? Or does your pup love to swim? Ophelia was the daughter of Zeus and the Greek goddess of rain, so this is a great name for a water lover.
Ares: Got a fighter on your hands? Ares is the ancient Greek god of courage and war. This name is for that seemingly vicious guard dog, who is really just a sweetie at heart.
Olympia: Is your pup a lover, and maybe sometimes too much so? Olympia was the Greek goddess of love, beauty and procreation.
Clio: Clio was one of the nine muses in Greek mythology. The muses were deities who gave artists and philosophers creativity. So if your new pup inspires you, this could be the right name!
Rhea: Rhea was the Titanis mother of the gods and the goddess of motherhood and female fertility. This is a beautiful name for a strong dog with maternal instincts.
Helios: Does your dog love to bathe in the sun? In Greek mythology, Helios was the god of the sun. He was also a Titan, so this name fits a bigger dog.
Other Greek God Names for Dogs
Greek Mythology Names for Dogs
Olympus: In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus was regarded as the residence of the gods and the throne of Zeus. The name Olympus was also used for several other mountains, villages, and mythical personages in Greece and Asia Minor. This name would fit a bigger dog that thinks he’s the head of the household!
Aegis: Aegis was the shield of Zeus. Perseus used this when decapitating Medusa and the shield actually has the head of Medusa on the front to scare off enemies. So if your dog is protective, Aegis is a perfect name!
Styx: Yikes! Styx was the Greek Titaness of magic and ghosts in Greek Mythology. And often portrayed as a little scary. Even though “Styx” sounds like a cute name, it literally means “shuddering” so it’s a good fit for a mysterious pup.
Trident: Poseidon’s three-pronged weapon was a symbol of power. It’s one of the most powerful weapons made for the gods by the cyclops. The trident can create huge tidal waves and make hurricanes. So if you’ve got a feisty one, this could be a good name.
More Greek Mythology Dog Names
Best Female Greek Dog Names
Chloe: This popular Greek name means “blooming” or “fertility.” The literal translation refers to shoots of green foliage in spring. So it’s extra cute and feminine.
Daphne: This is a very pretty Greek girl dog name. In Greek mythology, Daphne was a beautiful and pure girl who vowed never to be touched by a man. Perfect for your prissy pup.
Sophia: Some dogs are just way too smart. The meaning of Sophia is “wisdom” and in Greek mythology she was viewed as the Divine Feminine.
Maya: Does she love to swim? Maya means “water.” To the Romans, Maya was the goddess of spring after whom they named the month of May after.
Other Female Greek Dog Names
Best Male Greek Dog Names
Marco: In Greek, Marco means “guardian,” Needless to say this is a great name for a watchdog.
Thanos: Is your pup a breed that lives a long time? This popular Greek name is short for “Athanasios,” which means “immortal.”
Orion: Is your breed a hunting dog? If so, this is a great Greek boy dog name for him. In Greek mythology, Orion was a huntsman whom Zeus placed in the sky (hence the constellation).
Triton: In Greek mythology, Triton was a merman with superhuman strength. He also had a special seashell that could calm the waves. Perfect name for a water lover or a dog that loves to swim.
More Greek Dog Male Names
Greek Food Names for Dogs
Arni: This is a cute Greek dog name for any male dog. It means “lamb,” which Greek cuisine is known for.
Olive: Equally cute for a female dog, olives are a staple ingredient in Greek food.
Gyro: This popular Greek sandwich is always a favorite. Meaning “circle” or “turn,” this name fits a quick and agile pup.
Other Greek Food Names for Dogs