God of War.






Emily P. Contributor

Naming your dog Ares is like giving him a superhero cape. Ares, the Greek god of war, was known for his strength and courage, qualities every dog owner admires. Plus, it's a nod to pop culture, with Ares featuring in Marvel comics and Wonder Woman. It's a name that says, "My dog is a warrior, a protector, and might just save the world one day." So, if you want your dog to have a name that's as epic as his personality, Ares is a top contender. Plus, it's easier to pronounce than Hephaestus!

Traits associated with the name Ares:

Ares has an exotic sound to it, representing an owner that likes to think outside of the box.

Dogs named Ares tend to be loving, loyal, brave, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, empathy, and courage.

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

Naming your dog Ares suggests that you have an appreciation for Greek mythology and may have a strong, independent spirit.

Is Ares a good dog name?

Ares has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Ares 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 Ares is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Ares was, in the past month, the 99th most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Ares 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 visitors.

In the past week, Ares was viewed 0 times, and liked 6 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Ares is most adored in New Mexico, Maryland and Mississippi.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Indiana, Ohio and Georgia.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Ares:

  1. Pug
  2. Vizsla
  3. Akita Breed
  4. Dachshund
  5. Boxer

Ares is found in these categories:

spiritual dog names

Derived from Greek mythology, Ares represents the god of war, embodying strength and courage.

guard dog names

He's named after the Greek god of war, symbolizing protection and strength.

Gangster Dog Names

Named after the Greek god of war, it exudes toughness and rebellion.

Dog names like Ares:

A Breath
Shield of the gods.
Of The Sky
Little Fire
Ares dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (5)

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Agustin (Neuquen, Argentina)
I have a dog that is American Stanford named Ares, he is a beautiful and faithful friend.
March 19, 2024 β—† Translated

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ARES (Mexico City, Mexico)
I have a pug that some drunks gave me
March 17, 2024 β—† Translated

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Jossue Herrera (Nuevo LeΓ³n, Mexico)
I have a pitbull named Ares.
August 28, 2022 β—† Translated

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Frank Bracero (Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador)
My puppy πŸ• is called Ares and today he is 3 years old, he is a Labrador. Beautiful I love it so much πŸ’•.
August 06, 2022 β—† Translated

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Carlos Alberto Hernandez (Bogota D.C., Colombia)
I have a Siberian puppy named Ares.
July 24, 2022 β—† Translated

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