Astrology & Star Names For Dogs
Finding the right name for your new canine companion can be a fun process, especially if you have an area of interest that's exciting to you, like astrology. Astrology has been observed since the 3rd millennium BCE, and is still used today by some people as a guide, a calendar, or simply as a way to feel connected with something larger than themselves. Finding the perfect astrology or star name for dogs can include zodiac signs, planets, myths, the names of stars, or anything else that's related to the cosmos and suits your fancy.
When the stars are aligned, you may want to look to your pup's zodiac chart for some dog-naming inspiration. These 131 astrological names for dogs are on point — even if Mercury is in retrograde.
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Astrological names for male or female dogs
Blessing your dog with a fun astrological name is a great way to showcase the character traits that make them who they are. Most of the names on this list are from the Western school of astrology, and many are based on Greek and Roman myths, which many of our constellations today are named after. Astrology isn't just about the sign your dog was born under (known as your sun sign,) it also includes the moon sign, the rising sign, or ascendant, houses, nodes, elements, and aspects. It can be a lot to take in, but just try to have fun with it and see what speaks to you!
Aquila: A great name for a strong dog. Aquila is a constellation on the celestial equator that represents the Greek god Zeus' thunderbolts
Cardinal: A leader of a dog. This name represents the Aries, Cancers, Libras, and Capricorns of the zodiac. Cardinal signs are known for being visionary, and strong-willed.
Eros: A good name for loving dogs. Eros is the Greek god of love, but you may recognize him by his Roman name, Cupid!
Luna: A good name for a wise, gentle dog. Meaning moon, this is what cultures that follow the lunar calendar go by.
Pluto: A good name for a shy or mysterious dog. This former planet rules the sign of Scorpio. Pluto is also the Roman name for the Greek god, Hades, the ruler of the underworld.
Astrological dog name ideas after the planets
Every sign is ruled by a governing planet, which is believed to influence those born under the sign with certain personality aspects. This is based on what the planet is said to rule over. For example, Capricorns are said to be hard-working and a bit serious, which makes sense considering their ruling planet is Saturn, the planet that rules over time and order. See which planet sounds the most like your dog for some fun name ideas!
- Earth: There aren't any Earth-ruled signs, but this is the planet we call home, which can mean many things depending on the person
- Saturn: The planet of time and order
- Jupiter: The planet of luck
- Mercury: The planet of communication
- Mars: The planet of passion and aggression
- Venus: The planet of love
- Pluto: The planet of transformation
- Neptune: The planet of dreams, spirituality, and ideals
- Uranus: The planet of revolution and ideas
Astrology names for dogs based on Western astrology
Most people in the United States follow Western astrology. This astrology, like most others, is based on a wheel broken up into 12 parts. each one representing a certain aspect of time. These parts, known as signs, are each ruled by specific planets. The planets are believed to have some influence over the sign, particularly in how people born under this sign think, present themselves, feel, go about problem-solving — you name it! Giving your dog an astrology name based on their sign is a great way to connect them to their cosmic birthright.
Beautiful astrological names for dogs based on Vedic astrology
Of course, Western astrology isn't the only game in town — in fact, it's not even the oldest or most widely practiced in the world. Vedic astrology is most commonly observed in Hindu traditions, and, while there are still 12 signs, the dates are a bit different than those of Western practices. Vedic astrologers go by a different calendar than Western astrologers, and Vedic astrology is based on a person's karmic path. Here are the 12 Vedic signs, along with their dates, and the closest related sign in Western astrology, for reference.
- Mesha: Aries (April 13–May 14)
- Vrishaba: Taurus (May 15–June 14)
- Mithuna: Gemini (June 15–July 14)
- Karkata: Cancer (July 15–August 14)
- Simha: Leo (August 15–September 15)
- Kanya: Virgo (September 16–October 15)
- Tula: Libra (October 16–November 14)
- Vrishchika: Scorpio (November 15–December 14)
- Dhanus: Sagittarius (December 15–January 13)
- Makara: Capricorn (January 14–February 11)
- Kumbha: Aquarius (February 12–March 12)
- Meena: Pisces (March 13–April 12)
Meaningful astrology names for dogs inspired by the Chinese zodiac
Maybe your dog can't be summed up by just their birth month, or maybe you're not sure exactly when that even is! If so, you can always follow Chinese, Korean, and other Eastern astrology theories and go by the birth year, which has a corresponding animal that represents it. Because all of these make great pet names as they are, you can also pick one based on the animal you like, or based on some of the common traits shared by those born under a particular animal's influence.
Astrology dog names and their meanings
Astrology can be super overwhelming, and even considering astrology names for dogs can be a bit much! Choosing astrology names can be so much easier, and more fun, if you know what these terms mean. This can not only help you understand what you're saying, but it can also help you find the best match for your dog's personality, characteristics, likes, and dislikes. It might even teach you about common myths, which always hold morals you may wish your dog to embody.
- Sirius: The Dog Star!
- Ketu: Name for the dragon's tail in Indian astrology
- Blythe: Free Spirit
- Saju: The four pillars used in Chinese astrology
- Planet: The Greek term for "wanderer"
Star names for dogs
There are an estimated 100 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy. Not all of them have names, but some do. So if you're looking for space-themed of star names for dogs, consider some of these notable and well-known stars in our galaxy.
- Sun (also known as Sol)
- Alpha Centauri
- Proxima Centauri
Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?
Pets are like our children. We love them, care for them, and we get to dress them up in adorable outfits so it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect pet name that reflects their personality and potential. Because settling on a name for your new pet can be hard and emotionally wrenching (oh the indecision!), we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names below!