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.
- Aggeliki (Angelica) – like an angel
- Aiketerine (Catherine) – innocent
- Alexandra – defending mankind
- Anastasia – reborn
- Anna – name of king
- Baslikike / Vasiliki – leader
- Calliope – beautiful voice
- Demetra – goddess of corn and harvest
- Despoina – mistress, lady
- Eirene / Irene – peace
- Eleni (Helen) – shining light
- Evangelia / Evangeline – bringer of good news
- Georgia – farmer
- Ioanna (Joanna) – gift from God
- Konstantina (Constance) – firm of purpose
- Kyriake – of the Lord
- Maria – bitter
- Panagiota – all holy
- Paraskevi – the day of preparation
- Sofia – wisdom; wise
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.
- Alexandros (Alexander) – defending men
- Anastasios – resurrection
- Andreas (Andrew) – manly, masculine
- Antonis (Anthony) – priceless
- Athanasios – immortal
- Charalampos – happiness, to shine
- Chrisos (Chris) – bearing Christ
- Dimitris – earth
- Elias – Jehovah is God
- Emmanuel – God is with us
- Evangelos – bringing good news
- Georgios (George) – farmer, earth worker
- Ioannis (John) – God is gracious
- Konstantinos – firm of purpose
- Michael – who is like God
- Nicholaos (Nicholas) – victory of the people
- Panagiotis – all holy
- Spiros – spirit
- Theodoros (Theodore) – gift of God
- Vasilis / Basil – king
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.
- 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.
- Argos – We also love the name Argos, from the city in Argolis.
- Athens – As the capital and largest city of Greece, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world and has a remarkable history.
- Corinth – Another well-known Greek city, Corinth also makes a fun dog name.
- Delphi – Famous as an ancient sanctuary and wealthy city, Delphi was the site of important decisions throughout the ancient classical world.
- Kefalonia – The largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece, Kefalonia makes a beautiful name for a female dog.
- Myrtos – Located on the west side of Greece, Myrtos is a beautiful coastal village and home to the stunning Myrtos Beach.
- Olympia – A sanctuary of ancient Greece, Olympia is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times.
- Parthenon – A former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, the Parthenon is dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron.
- Patras – A simple name with a distinctly Greek flare, Patras is Greece’s third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece.
- 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!
- Sparta – A once prominent city-state in ancient Greece, Sparta has an insane history.
- 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.
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. Here are some great names from greek mythology and greek god names.
- 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.
- Atlas – Titan who carried the weight of the heavens on his back
- Calliope – muse of epic poetry
- Chaos – The origin of everything is the Chaos void
- Chronos – god of time
- Circe – daughter of the sun god Helios
- Clio – muse of history
- 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.
- Iris – goddess of the rainbow
- Kratos – Titan god of strength and power
- Morpheus – god of dreams
- Nike – Titan goddess of victory
- Nemesis – goddess of retribution for evil deeds
- Nyx – A goddess of the night, Nyx is a shadowy figure with exceptional power.
- Persephone – goddess of the spring
- 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.
- Styx – goddess of the river Styx that divides the underworld from earth
- Titan – race of goods & goddesses
- Triton – Messenger of the sea
- Zephyr – The gentle West wind and messenger of spring
- 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.
- Archimedes – Archimedes was a famed Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer in the 200s B.C.
- Aristotle – The famous student of Plato, Aristotle made profound contributions to physics, biology, zoology, ethics, poetry, theater, politics and more.
- Baklava – This rich, sweet dessert pastry, made of layers of filo with chopped nuts and syrup or honey, is a popular choice in Greece.
- Chobani – Another popular Greek yogurt brand is Chobani.
- Fage – Greek yogurt is now a household item, and Fage is one of the most popular brands.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Moussaka – Apotato-based dish, often including ground meat, Moussaka is a mainstay in Greece.
- Oikos – Last but not least is Oikos. How fun would that name be 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.
- Skilos – The Greek word for dog is Skilos. How cool would that be for a dog name?
- Socrates – Socrates is known for his contribution to the field of ethics and for his mentorship of Plato.
- 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.
- 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?
So what do you think of these Greek dog names? Do you have any favorites?