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Greek Dog Names – 135+ Cultural, Cool Ideas

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Greek dog names are perfect if you have Greek heritage, you’ve traveled to the beautiful country, or you’re enamored with the stunning landscape and remarkable culture.

Greece is a country full of personality and history. So when creating a list of Greek names for dogs, it wasn’t hard to round up over 90 ideas, each with a distinct Greek flare.

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We think you’ll love these creative ideas and hope you find the perfect name for your pup!

Female Greek Dog Names

If you have a female dog, you’ll want to check out these female Greek names and see if any fit. The names range from common to unique! We’ve included their traditional meaning, so you get the full scope of the word.

  • Agatha – good
  • Aggeliki (Angelica) – like an angel
  • Aiketerine (Catherine) – innocent
  • Alexandra – defending mankind
  • Anastasia – reborn
  • Anna – name of king
  • Baslikike / Vasiliki – leader
  • Calliope – beautiful voice
  • Daphne – laurel or bay tree
  • 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

Male Greek Dog Names

Now let’s take a look at the most popular male names right now in Greece. Of course, these also make great 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
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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, we think this is one of the tops!
  • Sparta – A once prominent city-state in ancient Greece, Sparta has an amazing 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.

  • Ambrosia – The food and drink of the gods.
  • 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 wine, grape harvest, winemaking, the vine, ritual madness, religious ecstasy and theater. Sounds like a pretty good gig if you ask me!
  • Electra – A popular character in Greek tragedies.
  • Eos – Titan goddess of the dawn and mother of the planets.
  • Eros – The son of Aphrodite, Eros was the god of love and 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.
  • Harmonia – The goddess of harmony. The daughter of Ares (war) and Aphrodite (marriage).
  • Helios – The god 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.
  • 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.
  • Hypnos – The god of sleep.
  • Iris – goddess of the rainbow and the messenger of the gods.
  • 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.
  • Oceanus – The titan god of the ocean
  • Pan – God of nature
  • Pandora – The first woman that the gods created. She opened a jar that released harmful spirits.
  • Penelope – Daughter of Icarius and the wife of Odysseus.
  • Persephone – goddess of the spring
  • Phoebe – The titan goddess of intellect. Apollo’s grandmother.
  • 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.
  • Selene – The Titan goddess of the moon.
  • Styx – goddess of the river Styx that divides the underworld from earth
  • Titan – race of gods & 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, lightning and thunder god who ruled over Mount Olympus. This is such a fun name for a strong male dog!
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Greek Heroes & Heroines

  • Achilles – Hero of the Trojan War.
  • Actaeon – Hunter who was turned into a stag and torn apart by hounds.
  • Adonis – Handsome youth loved by Aphrodite
  • Ajax – Fought in the Trojan War, second only to Achilles.
  • Andromeda – Ethiopian princess who was rescued by the hero Perseus.
  • Callisto – An Arcadian princess who was loved by Zeus & hunted with Artemis.
  • Hercules – The son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene, Hercules is famous for his strength and for his many fantastic adventures.

Greek Monsters & Creatures

  • Centaur – Half-main, half-horse
  • Cerberus – A three-headed dog who guards the gates of the Underworld.
  • Chimera – A combination of many animals
  • Cyclopes – A giant with one-eye
  • Hydra – A nine-headed snake
  • Medusa – A woman with snakes for hair that turned people to stone.
  • Minotaur – A mythical creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man.
  • Pegasus – A flying white horse
  • Sphinx – A creature with a lion body, woman’s head, and an eagle’s wings

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.
  • Homer – Author of The Iliad and The Odyssey
  • 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?

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