Break away from the mainstream and give your dog a spiritual or mystical name. Here are some ideas to get you thinking.
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Spiritualism is on the rise. More and more young people are looking within themselves to become more self-aware, or “awoken”. And because the principles and symbols of spiritualism are so closely tied to nature, it’s easy to see how spiritual references would make great dog names.
Giving your dog a spiritual name creates a level of significance that goes beyond her appearance or her connection to you as her owner. Spiritual dog names set your pup up for life, as opposed to a cutesy name that both you and your dog could eventually outgrow.
For female dogs, our favorite is Yana. This is a beautiful two-syllable option that fits all of the criteria for a good dog name. It refers to a Buddhist spiritual practice, or a “way of enlightenment”.
Other great choices for girls are Shaina, which is Hebrew for beautiful, or the similar-sounding and slightly more common Shiva.
As of August 2022, spiritual dog names seem increasingly popular with new puppy owners. Our stats show that they are more fashionable than they were six months ago.
Luna is the most popular name, having received more likes than any other in this list of spiritual dog names for girl dogs.
Marie (Quebec, Canada) - 12-28-2021
Beautiful names! I am strongly considering calling my puppy Yana or maybe Luna! They are both so pretty!
Alana (Denver) - 11-14-2021
This is a very good list thank you! I am getting my German shepherd puppy next week and I am so excited
Let us know what you think of these spiritual dog names!