Destroyer; god of music, poetry, prophecy, archery and medicine






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Apollo continues to rank high with the PupNames community, and I can't say I'm surprised.

It's a stellar dog name, quite literally, named after the Greek god of sun, music, and poetry. Pups named Apollo are sure to radiate warmth, charm, and maybe even a little rhythm.

Being the geek that I am, I also love how Apollo makes me think of the space missions. Anything cosmic gives a dog is larger-than-life mystique, and suits an especially out-of-this-world personality.

Apollo is a name that's both regal and fun, perfect for a dog who's a mix of majestic and mischievous. A truly celestial choice that I'm certain will remain popular for decades to come.

Traits associated with the name Apollo:

Dogs named Apollo tend to be loving, affectionate, strong-willed, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Apollo?

Naming your dog Apollo suggests that you have an appreciation for Greek mythology and a sense of adventure. It could also suggest that you have a strong sense of ambition and a desire to explore new possibilities.

Is Apollo a good dog name?

Apollo has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Apollo isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Apollo is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Apollo was, in the past month, the 70th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Apollo is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Apollo was viewed 156 times, and liked 8 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Apollo's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Apollo is most adored in North Dakota, Kentucky and Arizona.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New York, Ohio and Utah.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Apollo.

Most popular breeds named Apollo:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Rottweiler
  4. American Pitbull Terrier
  5. Boxer

Famous dogs named Apollo:

  • television icon A doberman pinscher named Apollo featured in the television show Magnum-P.I..
  • television icon A dog named Apollo featured in the television show Jim Henson's Pajanimals.

Apollo is found in these categories:

hunting dog names

Apollo is the Greek god of hunting, making it suitable for a hunting dog.

mythical dog names

Apollo is named after a powerful Greek god, symbolizing strength and courage.

posh dog names

Derived from Greek mythology, it exudes regality and celestial sophistication.

roman dog names

Roman god of music, poetry, healing, and the sun.

energetic dog names

Apollo is a Greek god known for strength, vitality, and athleticism.

cool dog names

Named after a Greek god, it exudes strength, power, and celestial charm.

Dog names like Apollo:

The goddess of dawn in greco-roman mythology
One Or Expert
A titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity in Greek mythology. It means "to carry".
The first letter of the greek alphabet.
Bright and shiny.
Noble, Exalted
Apollo dog name meaning

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