The sneaky and trickster god in Norse mythology.






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Originating from Norse mythology, Loki is the god of mischief, which could be perfect if you've got a playful, cheeky pup on your hands. It’s like naming your dog after the ultimate trickster. Expect some stolen socks and surprise sprints around the house!

Thanks to Marvel’s portrayal, Loki has gained a rep as a charming anti-hero. So, if your dog has a bit of that roguish charm (think: escaping from the yard, then greeting you with a "Who, me?" look), Loki could be a spot-on choice.

But here’s the fun twist: Loki is also kind of adorable. Imagine a tiny, fluffy dog named Loki, defying all expectations of being a big, fierce beast. It’s like naming a Chihuahua Thor – unexpected and hilarious.

So, if you're ready for a life filled with playful antics, a dash of drama, and a sprinkle of surprise, then name your dog Loki. It's a name that promises adventure and a whole lot of personality. 🐾🎭🌟

Traits associated with the name Loki:

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

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

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

It suggests that you have an appreciation for mythology and may have a mischievous or playful side.

Is Loki a good dog name?

Loki has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Loki is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Loki is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Loki outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Loki was, in the past month, the 30th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Loki 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, Loki was viewed 0 times, and liked 16 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Loki is most adored in Colorado, Georgia and Texas.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Utah, District of Columbia and Idaho.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Loki:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Siberian Husky
  4. American Staffordshire Terrier
  5. Rottweiler

Loki is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Mischievous Norse god reference adds playful charm to canine monikers.

superhero dog names

He's named after Thor's mischievous brother from Marvel comics.

nerdy dog names

He's named after a mischievous Norse god popularized by Marvel comics.

badass dog names

Associations with Norse mythology's trickster god, implying cunning, mischief, and power.

mythical dog names

Loki is a trickster god in Norse mythology, often associated with mischief and change.

gothic dog names

This name draws from dark, mysterious Norse mythology, often associated with eerie, supernatural themes.

cuddly dog names

He's a mischievous Norse god, perfect for playful, loving pups.

playful dog names

The name references a mischievous Norse god, suggesting a playful, cheeky canine personality.

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Sigourney weaver's character.
Loki dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (4)

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Billy O. (Nairobi, Kenya)
I love the sound of this one. Short two syllables and slides well in the mouth.
March 27, 2024

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Michaelly (Havana, Cuba)
Me and my family have a dog named Loki, on January 2nd we found him in the streets and decided to pick him up with his beautiful blue eyes and that's when I knew I wanted him as my pet.
February 18, 2024 ◆ Translated

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Merissa Ambrose (Georgia, United States)
My husband and myself has an adorable little boy puppy that is about 8 or 9 wks. old and he is named "Loki".We adopted him from the animal control center about a month ago on April the 2nd and he looked at me with his cute little baby blue eyes and he looked so sad,right then I knew that he was the puppy I wanted.
May 05, 2023

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Loky o Lochy nose cual? (Lima, Peru)
Loky or Lochy I don't know which one?
May 05, 2023 ◆ Translated

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