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Male Dog Names - Literature and Mythology

Achilles - The hero of Homer's "The Iliad." This legendary male dog is known all over the neighborhood for his bravery.
Aesop - An ancient Greek author of fables. This dog enjoys telling stories.
Ajax - Greek Mythology - A hero of the Trojan War.
Aladdin - "Your wish is my command."
Ali Baba - A poor woodcutter in the Arabian Nights story. He finds treasure hidden in a cave by 40 thieves.
Anubis - An ancient Egyptian god with the head of a jackal. His responsibility was to judge a man's deeds after death.
Apollo - Greek and Roman Mythology - The god of the sun. This boy dog is very powerful indeed.
Ares - Greek Mythology - The god of war. This dog was built for battle.
Argus - Greek Mythology - The giant with a hundred eyes. A wonderful name for your very-large guard dog.
Atlas - Greek Mythology - A giant who supported the heavens on his shoulders. Another good pet name for the large breed of dog.
Bacchus - Greek and Roman Mythology - The god of wine and good times. Also called Dionysus. This dog will never spoil your good time.
Blake - William Blake was a great English poet who died in 1827. Among his most famous works are "Songs of Innocence" and "Jerusalem."
Bluto - "I have more than just a good pair of forearms."
Boreas - Greek Mythology - The north wind god.
Brutus - An exceptionally large dog who stands his ground.
Casper - "The backyard is my favorite haunt."
Charon - Greek Mythology - The boat pilot who escorted dead souls across the river Styx to Hades. A good name for any water-loving dog.
Chaucer - The famous English author of "The Canterbury Tales."
Clifford - The small red dog that grew into a GIANT red dog.
Cyclops - Greek Mythology - The giant with one eye.
Dagan - The Babylonian god of the earth. This dog loves the outdoors.
Damocles - The legendary courtier in Syracuse who was given a lesson in the dangers of being a king.
Dante - A great Italian poet of the Middle Ages. He wrote "The Divine Comedy."
Dickens - A famous English novelist who lived during the 1800's. He wrote "A Tale of Two Cities," "Oliver Twist," "A Christmas Carol," and many other great works.
Dionysus - Greek Mythology - The god of wine and good times. Also called Bacchus.
Dodger - "I am often artful."
Dumbo - "I believe I can fly, these big ears have gotta be good for something."
Ebenezer - A real sour-puss of a dog.
Emerson - "I prefer to sit in the corner pondering."
Erebus - Greek Mythology - A son of Chaos. He ruled the dark kingdom under the earth, through which souls passed on their way to Hades.
Eros - Greek Mythology - The god of love. This dog couldn't be more romantic.
Fable - "I enjoy a good story as much as the next dog."
Falstaff - A comical knight who appears in many Shakespearean plays. This pet will keep you in stitches.
Faust - A magician who, according to legend, sold his soul to the devil.
Hades - Greek Mythology - The home of the dead.
Hamlet - The tragic Shakespearean hero.
Helicon - A mountain region in Greece that was the mythological home of the muses.
Helios - Greek Mythology - The sun god. This dog doesn't much care for clouds.
Hemingway - "I enjoy telling stories to the neighborhood dogs."
Hercules - "I often astound you with my feats of canine strength."
Hermes - Greek Mythology - The messenger god.
Homer - The legendary Greek author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey."
Hugo - Victor Hugo was a famous French novelist who wrote "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," among other works.
Hydra - Greek Mythology - A serpent with 9 heads. When 1 head was cut off, 2 more grew back in its place. Hercules finally killed Hydra.
Iago - The crafty and evil villain of Shakespeare's "Othello." This dog is always scheming.
Icarus - The Greek mythological son of Daedalus. Daedalus fashioned wings for he and his son. Icarus flew too high and the sun melted the wax holding his wings together. He fell to his death.
Ichor - Greek Mythology - The fluid that flowed through the gods veins.
Igor - This dog sometimes likes to eat insects and will assist you in any of your undertakings.
Incubus - An evil spirit thought to attach itself to sleeping victims.
Indra - The early Hindu god of rain and thunder. This dog gets excited during a storm.
Janus - Roman Mythology - The god of portals and beginnings and endings. This dog represents a new chapter in your life.
Jason -"Sailing is my passion."
Jove - Another name for Jupiter.
Jupiter - The Roman god of gods. This dog is second to none.
Kempis - Thomas A Kempis was a Christian author of the middle-ages. He wrote one of the most famous devotional books ever - "The Imitation of Christ."
Lex - "I will get that so-called Super Dog, you'll see."
Loki - Norse Mythology - The god who loved to cause trouble. A fantastic name for any mischievous dog.
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Macbeth - The tragic title character of the famous Shakespearean play.
Marduk - Babylonian Mythology - A major god.
Mars - Roman Mythology - The god of war. This dog loves a good fight.
Mercury - Roman Mythology - The messenger of the gods.
Midas - Everything this dog touches, turns to gold.
Moby - This dog has some characteristic that is humongous.
Morpheus - Greek Mythology - The god of dreams. This boy dog loves to take naps.
Narcissus - Greek Mythology - The youth who was in love with his own reflection.
Nemo - The captain in the famous Jules Verne novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." A great name for your water-loving dog.
Neptune - Roman Mythology - The sea god. Another fantastic name for your water loving dog.
Nestor - Greek Mythology - A great warrior and wise counselor.
Oberon - The mythical king of the fairies. A wonderful name for any toy-breed of dog.
Odin - Norse Mythology - The king of the gods.
Odysseus - The main character and hero of the Greek epic story "The Odyssey."
Odyssey - Written by the Greek poet Homer. This adventure epic ranks as the most influential work of ancient Greek literature.
Oliver - A great name for the orphan dog that you adopted from the pound.
Olympus - Greek Mythology - The home of the gods.
Orion - Greek Mythology - A mighty hunter. This dog can sniff out any prey.
Orpheus - Greek Mythology - A musician who played the lyre. Even rivers stopped flowing to listen to his beautiful playing.
Osiris - Egyptian Mythology - The husband of Isis. He was the chief god of the underworld.
Othello - Title character of the Shakespearean tragedy. He kills his wife out of false jealousy.
Pan - Greek Mythology - The god of forests, woods, meadows, flocks and herds.
Pauper - "I rely on my master's constant charity to survive."
Perseus - Greek Mythology - A son of Zeus. He cut off the head of the Gorgon Medusa.
Plato - Ancient Greek writer and philosopher. One of the most influential thinkers of western civilization.
Pokey - "I take my time getting from point A to point B."
Pollux - Greek and Roman Mythology - The twin of Castor.
Pooh - An animated little teddy bear of a dog.
Popeye - "I's onlys cooks wis Olives Oyls."
Poseidon - The god of the sea. You've never met a dog that loves water more than he does.
Priam - Greek Mythology - The last king of Troy.
Riddler - "I like to watch you scratch your head in disbelief."
Riki-Tiki-Tavi - "I'll be glad to kill that cobra out in the yard."
Romeo - "I'm the most romantic dog you've ever owned."
Saturn - Roman Mythology - The god of the harvest. A good name for the boy dog that lives on a farm.
Satyr - Greek Mythology - The gods of the forests and woods.
Shakespeare - "My imagination knows no boundaries."
Sherlock - Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional detectives ever created.
Sherwood - This forest was the headquarters of the fictional Robin Hood and his merry band of thieves.
Snoopy - "Grown-ups speak gibberish."
Sol - Roman Mythology - The sun god. This boy dog loves to sun-bathe.
Tantalus - Greek Mythology - A king who was punished and sent to the Lower world. He was constantly teased with water and fruit which were kept just out of his reach.
Tarzan - "I'm the king of this jungle that you call a house."
Theseus - Greek Mythology - A great king of ancient Athens.
Thor - Norse Mythology - The god of thunder. This boy dog has a great booming bark.
Titan - Greek Mythology - A giant. A wonderful name for any large breed of dog.
Tolstoy - The famous Russian writer. His best known works are "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina." Your Siberian Husky dog would adore this name.
Toto - This dog likes to pull stuffing out of scarecrows.
Triton - Greek Mythology - A sea god who was part man and part fish. Another super name for you water-loving dog.
Twain - Mark Twain was the pen-name of the great American author - Samuel Clemens. "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Prince and the Pauper" are among his best-known works.
Uranus - Early Greek and Roman Mythology - The god of the heavens.
Virgil - A great poet of ancient Rome. "The Aenid" was his most famous work.
Vulcan - Roman Mythology - The god of fire.
Walt - This dog is happiest while pondering leaves of grass.
Wilbur - The pig in "Charlotte's Web." A great name for the dog that resembles a pig.
Woden - German Mythology - The chief god.
Zane - Zane Grey was a popular American author who wrote stories about the wild west.
Zeus - Greek Mythology - The chief god. No one questions this dog's authority.