The son of zeus and the king of the gods in greek mythology.






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Naming your dog Hercules is like giving him a superhero cape. It's a nod to the legendary Greek demigod known for his strength and courage. It's perfect for a dog with a big personality or a small dog with a Napoleon complex. Plus, it's a great conversation starter at the dog park. "Oh, this little guy? Yeah, his name's Hercules. He bench-presses squirrels in his spare time." It's a name that's both playful and powerful, just like your furry friend. So, if your pup's got the strength of a titan and the heart of a hero, why not name him Hercules?

Traits associated with the name Hercules:

Dogs named Hercules tend to be brave, loving, loyal, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

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

It suggests that you have a strong appreciation for strength and courage, and that you admire the heroic qualities of the mythical figure Hercules.

Is Hercules a good dog name?

Hercules has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things. Hercules 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 Hercules is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Hercules was, in the past month, the 1372nd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of February 2024, Hercules 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, Hercules was viewed 79 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Hercules is most adored in Utah, Missouri and New Mexico.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Hercules:

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

Famous dogs named Hercules:

  • film icon A english mastiff named Hercules played a role in the movie The Sandlot.

Hercules is found in these categories:

movie dog names

Disney's animated film features a heroic canine named after this demigod.

big dog names

Hercules symbolizes strength, bravery, and heroic feats, perfect for large pooches!

guard dog names

Strong mythological hero connotes protection, strength, and bravery.

celestial dog names

Mythology dubs him a god, stars align in his constellation!

mythical dog names

The name originates from a legendary Greek hero known for his strength and courage.

disney dog names

Named after a beloved animated hero, he's strong, brave and unforgettably charming!

funny dog names

Irony arises from a tiny pup bearing a mighty Greek demigod's moniker.

famous dog names

Named after a legendary Greek hero, symbolizing strength and courage.

Gangster Dog Names

Strong, bold, and commands respect like a mob boss.

badass dog names

Associations with strength, bravery, and heroism from Greek mythology make this a powerful, commanding canine moniker.

Dog names like Hercules:

Brawny and tough.
A fictional characterr.
German physicist and scientist
United States magician (born in Hungary) famous for his ability to escape from chains or handcuffs or straitjackets or padlocked containers (1874-1926)
God of lightning and thunder in norse mythology.
Hercules dog name meaning

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