Greek Dog Names – 90+ Cultural, Cool Ideas
by Jessi Larson
Greek dog names are perfect if you have Greek heritage, you’ve traveled to the beautiful country or you’re simply enamored with the stunning landscape and remarkable culture.
Greece is a country full of personality and history. When creating a list of Greek dog names, it wasn’t hard to round up over 90 ideas, each one with a distinct Greek flare.
We think you’ll love these creative ideas and hope you find the perfect name for your pup!
Girl Greek Dog Names Inspired by Top Female Names
If you have a female dog, you’ll definitely want to check out these 20 female Greek names and see if any are a fit. The names range from common to quite unique! We’ve included their traditional meaning so you get the full scope of the name.
Maria – bitter
Eleni (Helen) – shining light
Aiketerine (Catherine) – innocent
Baslikike / Vasiliki – leader
Sofia – wisdom; wise
Aggeliki (Angelica) – like an angel
Georgia – farmer
Anastasia – reborn
Evangelia / Evangeline – bringer of good news
Demetra – goddess of corn and harvest
Eirene / Irene – peace
Anna – name of king
Panagiota – all holy
Ioanna (Joanna) – gift from God
Konstantina (Constance) – firm of purpose
Despoina – mistress, lady
Calliope – beautiful voice
Alexandra – defending mankind
Kyriake – of the Lord
Paraskevi – the day of preparation
Boy Greek Dog Names Inspired by Top Male Names
Now let’s take a look at the most popular male names right now in Greece. These also make fabulous Greek dog names.
Georgios (George) – farmer, earth worker
Ioannis (John) – God is gracious
Konstantinos – firm of purpose
Dimitris – earth
Nicholaos (Nicholas) – victory of the people
Panagiotis – all holy
Vasilis / Basil – king
Chrisos (Chris) – bearing Christ
Athanasios – immortal
Michael – who is like God
Evangelos – bringing good news
Spiros – spirit
Antonis (Anthony) – priceless
Anastasios – resurrection
Theodoros (Theodore) – gift of God
Andreas (Andrew) – manly, masculine
Charalampos – happiness, to shine
Alexandros (Alexander) – defending men
Emmanuel – God is with us
Elias – Jehovah is God
Greek Dog Names Inspired by Locations
Home to so many gorgeous cities and sites, a list of Greek dog names wouldn’t be complete without including geography-inspired names.
Athens – As the capital and largest city of Greece, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world and has a remarkable history.
Parthenon – A former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, the Parthenon is dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron.
Santorini – Santorini is a well-known Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea. As we look through all the ideas for Greek dog names, we think this is one of the tops!
Myrtos – Located on the west side of Greece, Myrtos is a beautiful coastal village and home to the stunning Myrtos Beach.
Kefalonia – The largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece, Kefalonia makes a beautiful name for a female dog.
Olympia – A sanctuary of ancient Greece, Olympia is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times.
Thessaloniki – Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia. If you can pronounce it, this is a fun, authentic option as we explore Greek dog names.
Patras – A simple name with a distinctly Greek flare, Patras is Greece’s third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece.
Corinth – Another well-known Greek city, Corinth also makes a fun dog name.
Argos – We also love the name Argos, from the city in Argolis.
Sparta – A once prominent city-state in ancient Greece, Sparta has an insane history.
Delphi – Famous as an ancient sanctuary and wealthy city, Delphi was the site of important decisions throughout the ancient classical world.
Acropolis – Greek for “highest, topmost, outermost” and “city,” the word Acropolis means a settlement built on elevated ground.
Agora – Agora refers to the central public space in ancient Greek city-states.
Greek Dog Names Inspired by Mythology
In ancient times, man created myths and stories about gods to help understand the world around them. Now called Greek mythology, these stories have been passed down for generations and are often taught in history and literature classes.
Aphrodite – As the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation, Aphrodite embodies romance and love. This is a beautiful name for a female dog.
Apollo – One of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in Greek mythology, Apollo has been recognized as a god of music, truth and prophecy, healing, the sun and light, plague, poetry, and more.
Ares – Ares was the god of War, so if you have a feisty male dog, this is a fantastic name.
Artemis – Depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows, Artemis was the goddess of hunting, wild animals, wilderness and childbirth.
Athena – The goddess of wisdom, craft and war, Athena represents a combination of athleticism and intelligence.
Demeter – Demeter served as the goddess of the harvest and agriculture, presiding over grains and the fertility of the earth.
Dionysus – Dionysus was the god of the vine, grape harvest, winemaking, wine, ritual madness, religious ecstasy and theater. Sounds like a pretty good gig if you ask me!
Eros – The son of Aphrodite, Eros was the god of sexual attraction. His Roman counterpart was Cupid.
Gaia – Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life. How pretty is this name for a female dog?
Hades – As you may have guessed, Hades was the ancient Greek god of the underworld. This could make a fun name for a devious boy dog.
Helios – As the personification of the sun in Greek mythology, Helios is considered a handsome, shining figure.
Hephaestus – Hephaestus was the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors and metallurgy. If your dog has black or silver-colored fur, this name is definitely fitting.
Hera – The wife of Zeus, Hera is vengeful and jealous. Which perhaps makes this a good name for a possessive, sassy dog.
Hercules – The son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene, Hercules is famous for his strength and for his many fantastic adventures.
Hermes – A god of transitions and boundaries, Hermes is quick and cunning and often acts as a messenger for the other gods.
Hestia – Hestia was the goddess of domesticity, family and home. If you have a family dog that’s a homebody, this could just be the perfect name.
Nyx – A goddess of the night, Nyx is a shadowy figure with exceptional power.
Poseidon – In Greek mythology, Poseidon was god of the sea, earthquakes and horses. This is a strong, powerful and unique name for a dog.
Prometheus – The creator of mankind, Prometheus stole fire from Mount Olympus and gave it to mankind.
Zeus – Last, but certainly not least, is Zeus, the sky and thunder god who ruled over Mount Olympus. This is such a fun name for a strong male dog!
Other Fun Greek Dog Names
From the historical to the hilarious, here are more fun Greek dog names you must check out.
Skilos – The Greek word for dog is Skilos. How cool would that be for a dog name?
Kyon – If you go way back, in ancient Greece a dog was called a “Kyon.” Again, that’s a pretty awesome name for a dog.
Opa – You’ve likely seen a scene on TV or in a movie where a Greek person enthusiastically yells, “Opa!” That emotional expression is used frequently during celebrations, like at weddings, and can be followed by a plate smashing.
Plato – Ancient Greece is known for being home to many important philosophers. One of the most notable is Plato, founder of the Academy in Athens and perhaps the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy.
Socrates – Socrates is known for his contribution to the field of ethics and for his mentorship of Plato.
Aristotle – The famous student of Plato, Aristotle made profound contributions to physics, biology, zoology, ethics, poetry, theater, politics and more.
Archimedes – Archimedes was a famed Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer in the 200s B.C.
Hypatia – As the head of the Neoplatonic school at Alexandria, Hypatia taught philosophy and astronomy until she was murdered by Christian zealots.
Kalamata – Switching gears entirely, let’s move from philosophers to food., starting with the Kalamata olive. This large purple olive with a smooth, meaty texture is named after the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese, Greece.
Tzatziki – In Greek culture, Tzatziki sauce is commonly served with grilled meats or as a dip. How funny would it be to name your dog Tzatziki?
Gyro – Greek dog names don’t get much goofier than this. Gyro – the Greek dish made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie and served in pita – makes a hilarious dog name.
Feta – The salty white cheese made of goat’s milk is a staple in Greek cooking. We also love it for a Greek dog name.
Baklava – This rich, sweet dessert pastry, made of layers of filo with chopped nuts and syrup or honey, is a popular choice in Greece.
Spanakopita – Just saying the word Spanakopita brings a smile to my face. Try it. Oh, and we should mention this savory spinach pie is quite delicious.
Moussaka – A potato-based dish, often including ground meat, Moussaka is a mainstay in Greece.
Fage – Greek yogurt is now a household item, and Fage is one of the most popular brands.
Chobani – Another popular Greek yogurt brand is Chobani.
Oikos – Last but not least is Oikos. How fun would that name be for a dog?
So what do you think of these Greek dog names? Do you have any favorites?