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One thing about dogs is that they make good friends and devoted companions for life. Because of the joy they bring and the loyalty they give to you and your family, there’s a way you can give back. One way to give back to your dog is to give them great dog names. This means giving them a name worthy of greatness.

If you have one or more dogs in your line-up to give a name to, then it’s about time to consider some great dog names. Don’t just give them a name that mediocre and ordinary; make it phenomenal!

Talking about phenomenal, one way to name your dog is through a phenomenon in nature. Somehow, this phenomenon should match who your dog is and how they can be. Here’s are some examples:

Barrel

Chill

Knight

Ninja

Rebel

Rogue

Shadow

Skip

Sniffer

Snooze

Thunder

Tornado

Valiant

Allegra (happy)

Dulce (sweet)

Muffin

Peach

Poppy

Lucky

Sassy

Since we’re into who your dog usually is, then it would also be great to explore your relationship and how you regard each other. For example, there’s:

Sarge or Skipper – For your right-hand man (or dog). More than a companion, your dog is an assistant you can count on.

Raider – For a dog who knows where all the best spots are and how to find them.

King, Duke, or Roy – For a dog who’s meant to be the leader of the pack. You, as the owner, must remain the Alpha male, of course.

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Queenie, Duchess, or Grace – For a female dog who reigns like royalty.

Another way of naming your dog is to give them a hero’s name. Thus, some of your favourite great dog names could be those which are named after conquerors and generals such as:

Atilla – King of the Huns, Atilla the Hun was ruler of the barbarians.

Genghis or Khan – Genghis Khan was a great Mongolian conqueror and emperor, after whom a river was named.

Ramses – Reigned in Egypt as the third and most celebrated pharaoh of his time.

Caesar –Julius Caesar was a Roman general and military commander.

Marcus (Aurelius) – One of the five good emperors of Rome. An ancient Stoic.

Ike (Eisenhower)–Five-star general and supreme commander of the Allied Forces.

(Winston) Churchill–Famous British prime minister and wartime hero.

(George) Patton–U.S. Army general famous for the Allied victory in Normandy.

Douglas MacArthur–Five-star general and commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific.

Napoleon–Emperor of France and King of Italy in his glory days.

(George) Dewey–The highest-ranked Admiral of the Navy during WWII.

Ulysses (Grant) – President and commander of the Army, Civil War era.

Next, an alternate method of naming your dogs is that they can be named after the ancients. As to meanings, their associations are as follows:

Zeus – The supreme god among all deities in Greek mythology. The name means “the sky” or “to shine”.

Apollo – In Greek, means “god of light” and “god of truth”. Also, “destroyer”.

Ajax – The name means “eagle” in Greek. Strong and swift.

Achilles – With warrior-like qualities. Denotes strength and valour.

Atlas – in Greek, means “to carry”. Denotes great endurance and strength.

Hercules –Roman god and son of Zeus. Famous for being strong and adventurous.

Hermes (Mercury) – Quick and cunning, the messenger of the gods.

Hector – Prince of Troy and brother of Paris. Heir and defender of the throne.

Hera – Queen of gods and goddesses. Fiercely protective.

Athena – Warrior goddess with a spear. Associated with wisdom.

Artemis (Diana) – Goddess associated with hunting and the wilds.

Athena – Goddess associated with wisdom and war.

Venus – Goddess of love and beauty.

Cleopatra (Cleo) – Egyptian queenassociated with power and romance.

Ishtar – Mesopotamian goddess associated with love, beauty, and fertility.

It is true that along with a great pet comes a great name. Thus, here’s a rundown list of the many possible great dog namesyou can give your pets, simply for being who they are. Let’s divide these baby names into groups which are meant for male and female dogs alike. Arranged from A to Z, each list will make it easier for you to see and hear for yourself which choice sounds more like your dog!

Male

Ace

Alfie

Alfred

Ash

Asher

Blake

Brando

Bronze

Buck or Bucky

Bud or Buddy

Caine

Caleb

Chase

Clyde

Cody

Coop or Cooper

Delphi or Delfi

Doug

Drake

Duke

Dutch

Dwayne or Duane

Falcon

Forrest

Franz

Gabby

Hawk

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Jaeger or Jagger

Jake

Jet

Kenji

Keno

Kit

Kodiak or Kojak

Liam

Luke or Lucas

Max

Micha or Michal

Nero

Norman

Pancho

Phoenix

Reece

Roger

Royce

Rocco

Sam

Scamp

Scope

Squat

Sully

Tiger

Titan

Todd

Tucker

Tucson

Tyson

Wyatt

Yukon

Zulu

Female

Adele

Amelia or Mia

Annika

Bailey

Bella or Belle

Berry

Bessie

Bonnie

Cali

Charley

Cleo

Cricket

Dahlia

Daphne

Dixie

Dot

Ellie

Evie

Frankie

Geisha

Gracey or Gracie

Hannah

Hazel

Holly

Janey or Janie

Java

June Bug

Juno

Kashmir

Kiwi

Lilia or Lilla

Lizzie

Maggie

Marley

Meadow

Mimi

Mindy

Missy

Mitzie

Mocha

Neri

Nikita

Patty

Pearl

Peggie

Penny

Pepper

Phoebe

Piper

Roma

Rosa or Rosie

Ruby

Sadie

Sally or Sallie

Sandy or Sandie

Sasha

Shania

Sheena

Stephie or Stef

Susie or Suzie

Sydney

Tatiana

Tatum

Trixie

Vesper

Vida

Willow

Zoey

Zuma

You have just explored the great divide between names which are simply mediocre, and those which are truly memorable. Some of them may be familiar to you, while the rest we hope will sound new and refreshing.

Named like people, the dogs whom we are fond of are puppies and babies who grow into greatness. Because of this, all the more, it’s necessary to give them great dog names which their tiny, little paws will someday fit into.

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