Traits associated with the name Lyra:

Dogs named Lyra tend to be loving, loyal, brave, and resilient. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and courage.

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

Naming your dog Lyra suggests that you have an appreciation for literature and mythology. Lyra is a character from the book series His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, and is also the name of a constellation in the night sky. It suggests that you have a creative and imaginative side.

Is Lyra a good dog name?

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Lyra was, in the past month, the 360th most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Lyra 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, Lyra was viewed 0 times, and liked 4 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Lyra is most adored in District of Columbia, Utah and Washington.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Lyra:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Border Collie
  3. Chihuahua

Lyra is found in these categories:

independent dog names

Lyra symbolizes freedom and self-reliance, traits common in autonomous canines.

greek dog names

Derived from Greek, meaning "lyre", a musical instrument.

celestial dog names

Named after a constellation, she's a starry-eyed pup from cosmic mythology.

Dog names like Lyra:

The bright one
The divine embodiment of the moon in greek mythology
a woman of refinement
Lyra dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (3)

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Lyra (Mexico City, Mexico)
I'm going to give my dog ​​Pitbull that name, I loved it.
December 06, 2023 ◆ Translated

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Maria (England, United Kingdom)
My dog is named Lyra! She is 3 and she is the best dog in the world. Love the name!
December 28, 2022

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Lira (Lima, Peru)
It's very nice 😍 thank you and it's my best partner
September 01, 2022 ◆ Translated

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