The god of wisdom, poetry, death, divination and magic in norse mythology.






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

I always think naming your dog Odin is like giving him a superhero cape. This moniker, borrowed from Norse mythology, belonged to the Allfather of the gods, a figure known for wisdom, healing, and even shapeshifting.

That makes it perfect for those "did my dog just...?" moments, which all pup owners will relate to.

With Marvel's Thor series, a pup named Odion has got instant pop culture cred. So if you're looking for a name that screams "my dog is a legend," Odin is an indisputably top-tier choice.

Just remember, with a name like Odin, he might start expecting steak dinners and his own throne! You gotta lay down the law to make sure little Odin stays in order.

Traits associated with the name Odin:

Dogs named Odin tend to be loving, good-natured, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

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

Naming your dog Odin suggests that you have an appreciation for Norse mythology and a strong sense of creativity. It also suggests that you have a strong sense of loyalty and a desire to honor the gods.

Is Odin a good dog name?

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Odin was, in the past month, the 245th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Odin 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, Odin was viewed 172 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Odin is most adored in Idaho, Montana and Kentucky.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Odin:

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

Odin is found in these categories:

mythical dog names

He's named after a Norse god, making the name mythical and powerful.

cute dog names

Norse god moniker adds playful, mythical charm to your furry friend.

superhero dog names

He's named after a Norse god, adding a mythical, powerful touch.

Dog names like Odin:

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Prosperous, rich
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Lovable, loyal companion.
Odin dog name meaning

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