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100+ Egyptian Dog Names: Ancient, Traditional & Unique Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Egypt is a great place to consider the inspiration for finding a pet’s name as it’s full of adventure and history. It’s home to one of the seven wonders of the world, the pyramids, the reign of the Sphinx, and is the perfect setting for a Hollywood classic like Indiana Jones and Aladdin! Its ancient history and interesting culture makes this spot a must-see on many people’s bucket list. 

Read on to find a few hieroglyphic gems you could use as ideal pet names. First are the most popular male and female names in Egypt, tough and unique warrior ideas, mighty goddess and god suggestions, and finally, a list that includes the most common places, things, and ideas Egypt has to offer. 

Cats may have been part of the Egyptian hierarchy, but dogs were the true protectors of the land! Here are the best Egyptian goddess names for dogs and more:

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Female Egyptian Dog Names

  • Farida
  • Gamila
  • Lapis
  • Kissa
  • Mandisa
  • Nour
  • Khepri
  • Shani
  • Thema
  • Akila
  • Patra
  • Nubia
  • Chione
  • Femi
  • Tiye
  • Habibah
  • Lotus
  • Bahiti
  • Eshe
  • Auset
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Male Egyptian Dog Names 

  • Abasi
  • Menes
  • Zosar
  • Dakarai
  • Hager
  • Babu
  • Akl
  • Darwish
  • Abrax
  • Cepos
  • Bc
  • Zehur
  • Montu
  • Bassel
  • Ra
  • Sethos
  • Mido
  • Horus
  • Jabari
  • Baako

Egyptian God Names for Dogs

The deities of ancient Egypt are the gods and goddesses who became the center of worship in ancient Egyptian culture. Ancient religion stemmed from the beliefs and rituals of these figures. One of these would be a good selection for the pup who rules your household.

  • Heka – God of Magic
  • Amun – God of the Sun
  • Bastet – God of Cats
  • Anat – Goddess of Fertility
  • Hapi – Protector God
  • Onuris – God of War
  • Neith – War Goddess
  • Ba-Pef – God of Terror
  • Kherty – God of the Underworld
  • Yam – God of the Sea
  • Denwen- Serpent Deity
  • Merit – Goddess of Music
  • Geb – God of Earth
  • Osiris – God of the Underworld
  • Heset – Goddess of Food & Drink
  • Khensu – God of the Moon
  • Neper – God of Grains
  • Ruty – Twin Lion Gods
  • Tutu – Protective God

Egyptian Warrior Dog Names

The Egyptian military was full of brave and daring soldiers. Training for these individuals started as early as five years old! No wonder they were so incredibly skilled. Commonly toting bows and arrows, and wearing elaborate helmets and protective clothing, these soldiers were always ready for battle. Any of these would make the perfect tough name for your pooch. 

  • Ra – Branch of the army
  • Amen – Branch of the army
  • Spear – Weapon
  • Nubian – Type of warrior
  • Hyksos
  • Ptah – Branch of the army
  • Club – Weapon
  • Sutekh – Branch of the army
  • Anon – Type of warrior
  • Mace – Weapon
  • Bow & Arrow – Weapons
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Ancient Egyptian Dog Names

Inspired by the tombs, mummies, and relics, this next list includes ideas surrounding ancient Egypt. They are rich in culture and provide a cool insight into a wild and captivating time in history. Each would offer up an interesting conversation piece if you were to choose one for your dog’s name. 

  • Heiro
  • Tomb
  • Unas
  • Amarna
  • Mummy
  • Pepi
  • Relic
  • Thebes
  • Mehen
  • Glyphic
  • Narmer
  • Kaba
  • Karnak
  • Sultan
  • Khufu
  • Senet
  • Memphis
  • Pharaoh
  • Nefertiti
  • Sphinx
  • Cleopatra
  • Ramesses
  • King Tut

Dog Names Inspired by Egypt

Egypt and its culture have more to offer than just their ancient stories. You could find your pup’s name among many other areas such as the mesmerizing destinations you could travel to, cuisine, arts—the list could go on! Here you will find our favorite names inspired by modern Egypt! 

  • Cairo
  • Desert
  • Sunny
  • Sandy
  • Luxor
  • Aswan
  • Giza
  • Alexandria
  • Karnak
  • Nile

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Finding the Best Egyptian Dog’s Name

We know that when it comes to naming your dog, you’ll want to ensure that you find something that suits them perfectly. Try not to overthink it. If you’re having a little trouble narrowing it down, jot down your favorites and take a break from searching. When you revisit these names, you may love them, or find out that they were the match you were searching for. You should find comfort in knowing that your pooch will love whatever name you give them, as long as you love it too! 


We hope that you were able to find your diamond in the ruff among our list of 100+ Egyptian dog names. With classic ancient ideas and trendy modern suggestions, we’re certain there’s a band here suitable for every type of dog. 

If these weren’t quite what you were searching for, take a peek at one of our other dog name lists linked below: 

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