Egyptian Dog Names

In ancient Egypt, it’s well known that cats were considered sacred, but dogs were also equally popular with high regard. This list of Egyptian dog names will give you some great ideas for unique dog names you won’t find anywhere else!

In ancient Egypt, dogs were domesticated and served as hunters and companions just like they do today. Dogs were mentioned in mortuary texts and found in imagery, including a man walking a dog on a leash. The dog breeds depicted seem to be the Basenji, Greyhound, Pharoah, Whippet or Saluki.

The god & protector of the underworld, Anubis was depicted with a dog’s head. This dog looks like one of these breeds, possibly a Basenji. This god was very important to Egyptians as it guided the dead souls to judgement in the afterlife. Dogs freely roamed through Anubis’ temple in the town of Cynopolis (City of the Dog).

Ancient Egyptians cared greatly about their dogs and believed they would reunite with them in the afterlife. They even named their dogs and collars have been found with names inscribed on them.

Egyptian dog names

Female Egyptian Dog Names

  • Aisha – peaceful
  • Amenti – goddess of the land of the west
  • Ankhsi
  • Annipe – daughter of the Nile
  • Anukis – goddess of the Nile
  • Aziza – precious
  • Bastet (or Bast) – represented protection, fertility and motherhood
  • Bau – dog headed goddess of fertility
  • Chione – daughter of the nile
  • Cleopatra – famous Egyptian queen
  • Dalila – sweet
  • Femi – lover
  • Hasina – good
  • Hebony – black
  • Isis – motherhood goddess
  • Kamilah – perfect
  • Kepi – tempestuous
  • Kiwu – obese
  • Kosey – word for lion
  • Lapis – blue semi-precious jewel
  • Layla
  • Maye – beloved of Amun
  • Menhit – Egyptian war goddess
  • Nebit – leopard-like
  • Nefertiti – queen of Egypt
  • Nile – river in Egypt
  • Phoenix – mythological bird that rose from the ashes
  • Scarab – beetle & frequent symbol
  • Sekhmet – warrior lioness goddess of light
  • Shani – wonderful woman
  • Tia – Princess during 19th dynasty
Egyptian dog names

Male Egyptian Dog Names

  • Abasi – serious
  • Aker – earth deity that guarded the dead
  • Akil – smart
  • Ammon – mystery
  • Amun – powerful chief of gods & fertility
  • Anubis – protector of underworld, depicted with a dog’s head
  • Aten – sun
  • Azizi – precious
  • Horus – sun god
  • Imhotep – peace
  • Kahotep – peaceful
  • Khafra
  • Khalid – immortal
  • Kufu – one of the pharaohs
  • Luxor – temple
  • Mihos – lion-headed son of Bastet
  • Mekal – fierce devourer
  • Mkhai – fighter
  • Mshai – wanderer
  • Nephi – good son
  • Nomti – strong
  • Odion – yellow flower
  • Osiris – lord of life after death
  • Pepi – Egyptian ruler
  • Pharaoh – Egyptian leader
  • Ra – sun god
  • Rameses – name of multiple pharaohs
  • Seb – god of earth
  • Seth – god of chaos
  • Seti – 19th dynasty ruler
  • Sobek – god with body of a man and head of a crocodile
  • Sphinx – lion with a human head
  • Tut – pharaoh Tutankamun
  • Zoser – king

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