120 Greek Names for Male Dogs
If you’re looking for a name for your male dog and can’t think of one, don’t worry, we’ve come to the rescue! Here’s a great selection of 120 Greek names for male dogs that you’re going to love!
We know that naming your dog isn’t an easy choice and that many owners like there to be a special meaning behind their dog’s name. If this is your case, read on, because you’re sure to find several names that will be perfect for your dog!
Why use Greek names for male dogs?
The first reason to use Greek names for male dogs is that they’re very original. It’s also a good idea because you’re likely to find several to suit your dog’s personality.
You’ll notice that most of the names we’ve brought you are short and easy on the ear (and tongue!), which will make it easier for your dog to learn it faster and respond to your orders with every call.
Last, but not least, when you call out your dog’s name in public, people are bound to take notice. People who know a bit about Greek history will love the name too!
15 names of Greek gods for dogs
We’ll start off with a more in-depth look at 15 Greek names for dogs, before giving you a list of the other 105. We’ll briefly tell you their meaning so you can see if they express your dog’s personality or looks in some way. Ready? Here we go!
1. Chaos or Khaos
According to Greek mythology, chaos or khaos is the primitive state of existence, from which the first gods emerged. This term also means “void that occupies a hollow” and is said to designate the first god to appear, bringing an end to the existence of nothingness.
This is a neutral name that adapts to both males and females and breaks with the traditional concept of chaos.
Greek oral tradition says that Chaos was divided into three gods: Gaia, Nicte (female) and Erebos, who personifies the darkness, which fills every nook and cranny. Other stories relate it to destiny. But, be that as it may, it’s a very beautiful name for those black dogs.
Cadmus is known as the legendary founder of Thebes. It’s a name that that’s related to obedience, because Cadmus always followed the instructions of different kings, oracles, gods and goddesses. For this reason, it’s an ideal name for calm dogs who obey orders well.
Among a variety of anecdotes, Cadmus is known for murdering one of Ares’ sons. Because of this, he lived for 8 years as his servant.
Ares, son of Zeus and Hera, is known as the god of war, so he also represents masculine virility. It’s not surprising, then, that throughout the mythological stories he’s associated with more than 30 lovers and 60 children.
It’s a good choice for dogs that are strong without being aggressive, and which enjoy confrontations with other dogs. The name Ares indicates presence and attitude.
Poseidon is one of the Greek gods that people most remember. He was the god of the seas, rivers and oceans and was also known as the “earth-shaker”. He was such an important god that in cities like Corinth and Magna Graecia he was the head of the polis.
Pegasus is the name of the mythological horse of Zeus, sired by Poseidon and given birth to by the Gorgon Medusa. Mythology says that when Perseus decapitated Medusa, beautiful white hair sprouted from his neck. In several stories he stands out because of how he helped several heroes during their conquests and battles.
This beautiful horse is always represented with a white, bright and almost celestial color. Because of this, it’s a popular name with white male dogs.
Zeus was the god of heaven, order, justice and in control of the destiny of the universe. He was the son of Chronus and Rhea, two titans. He was also known as the king of lightning who controlled the storms that he punished humans with.
As the Titans ruled the world, Chronus ate all the children he had with Rhea to prevent them from taking away his kingdom.
Tired of the abuse, the Titan Rhea hid Zeus with the humans, and, when he grew up, his father’s fears became reality. Zeus gave Cronus a vomitive and made him regurgitate his siblings, hence starting a long battle between gods and Titans.
Cronus was the Titan who belonged to the first generation of Titans and had several children with his sister Rhea. Fearing that one of them would take away his throne – as he did with his father – he ate each of his children, including Demeter, Hera, Hestia, Zeus and Poseidon. Cronus also means time in Greek, so it’s an ideal name for dogs whose affection is timeless.
Hephaestus was the son of Zeus and Hera and was recognized as the god of craftsmanship, fire and metallurgy. When we say that he was the god of fire, we’re talking about creative fire, which he used to forge tools from metal.
Legend tells that he built the thunderbolts of Zeus, the arrows of Artemis and Apollo, and the chains worn by Achilles.
Hades is one of the most striking Greek names you can give your male dogs. He was the god of the dead, he controlled the underworld and lived there with Persephone. Although he is related in western cultures with the devil, his function in Greek mythology was to watch over the souls that go to what many call hell.
Apollo was the god of musical protection and health. He was the son of Zeus and Leto, himself the daughter of a titan. The instrument most associated with him is the lyre. He was also known as the god of prophecies, as he sometimes used his knowledge of Zeus’ will to reveal to humans what would happen in the future.
He was also an excellent athlete and was said to be the first to win the Olympic games. Therefore, it’s an ideal name to give to sporting dog breeds.
Hermes is also the son of Zeus and is characterized by being very eloquent and charismatic. He was known as the protector of thieves and the god of the borders. Undoubtedly, it’s an ideal name for sociable, charming dogs.
Mythology states that his greatest achievement was to negotiate the freedom of his sister Persephone with Hades. The price for this was to have to go down to the underworld itself.
He was one of the most beloved Greek mythological beings, as he was the god of wine and life. However, technically, he was actually a demigod, as Zeus sired him with a human named Semele. Dionysus is also the entity that personifies agriculture. This name applies to dogs that love to eat fruits, vegetables, and greens.
We all know that this is a very romantic, even erotic, name, but it could still be a good name for one of your male dogs. He was the god of love, amorous desire and fertility. He was represented with wings and he’s often known as Cupid.
Helios is the personification of the sun, son of the Titans Hyperon and Tea. He’s represented with a halo and the rays of the sun, aboard a chariot guided by horses from which he watched over the sky.
The 105 additional Greek names for male dogs
So, we’ve told you about some of the most recognized Greek gods and the types of male dogs that their names may be ideal for. Here’s a section which is simply a list of 105 other Greek names which may be a perfect fit for your furry friend!
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