Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Naming your dog Hades is a respectable move. It's a bold, and quite cheeky nod to Greek mythology.

Hades, the god of the underworld, was misunderstood, not evil. He was just doing his job, right? Like your dog when he steals your socks or bolts after squirrels in the park.

Plus, it's a great conversation starter at the dog park. "Oh, this is Hades, lord of the underworld, chewer of slippers."

Hades is a name with a rich history, a dash of humor, and a hint of rebellion. And if your pup has a mischievous streak or a regal demeanor, Hades could be the name you've been looking for.

You've gotta admit, it's way cooler than naming him Fido.

Traits associated with the name Hades:

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

Dogs named Hades tend to be loving, loyal, brave, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

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

Naming your dog Hades suggests that you have an appreciation for mythology and a sense of humor. It also suggests that you are creative and have a unique outlook on life.

Is Hades a good dog name?

Hades is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Hades 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 Hades is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Hades was, in the past month, the 1058th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Hades 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.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Hades was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Hades is most adored in Texas, Georgia and Minnesota.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Iowa, South Dakota and Delaware.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Hades:

  1. Miniature Pinscher
  2. American Staffordshire Terrier
  3. Boxer
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Rottweiler

Hades is found in these categories:

guard dog names

Greek mythology's underworld ruler symbolizes protection and watchfulness.

Gangster Dog Names

Underworld boss in Greek mythology, exuding a tough, rebellious vibe.

badass dog names

Associations with the Greek god of the underworld convey a sense of power, mystery, and fearlessness.

german dog names

Not directly connected, but used in German mythology studies.

mythical dog names

Hades is named after the Greek god of the underworld, often associated with dogs guarding the afterlife.

spiritual dog names

Derived from Greek mythology, Hades is the god of the underworld, symbolizing spiritual realms and the afterlife.

gothic dog names

This name draws from dark, underworld mythology, embodying a mysterious and eerie vibe.

Dog names like Hades:

One of the giants that lead the forces of destruction in norse mythology
Woodland, clearing.
Strange brew, distilled liquor made by the Hutsnuwu Indians
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Hades dog name meaning

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