55 Meaningful, Mystical and Spiritual Names for Dogs

Updated on December 23, 2018
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Barbara Fitzgerald is an AKC Breeder of Merit and author of a column, "Conversations with Champions," for the BCSA magazine, Borderlines.

Pets possess the ability to bring spiritual contentment into our lives. Dogs, who live in the moment, teach us how to be present. They never worry about the future, fashion or their physical appearance, rather they are non judgemental, and live in a state of contentment or Santosha, the state of feeling that all of your needs are met, no more or less.

Most importantly, pets provide unconditional love. These mystical names celebrate the spiritual lessons that canine companions bring into our lives.

Spiritual Names for Dogs

Abbess: Female head of nuns.

Abbot: Male head of monks.

Apse: Church nave.

Chant: Rhythmic speaking or singing in a religious context. Chant makes a good name for a male or female dog that likes to bark a lot.

Charism: Spiritual gift.

Charity: One of the seven virtues.

Clement: Merciful acts, actions or person, mild.

Deacon: An office in Christian churches involving service.

Dulia: A reverence accorded to saints and angels.

Faith: Belief in divine providence.

Friar: Religious order of men in Catholicism.

Grace: Gift of the divine to the undeserving.

Halo: Crown of light seen around Holy figures and saints.

Hope: Faith in divine assistance.

Hymn: Song of praise to god.

Jubilee: Jewish tradition, a year of emancipation and restoration occuring every fifty years.

Nimbus: Aura of light seen around the heads of Holy figures.

Pilgrim: One who makes a spiritual journey.

Prior: Head of religious house.

Rector: Head of a parish.

Saint: One who is exceptionally virtuous.

Seeker: One is search of religious enlightenment.

Torah: First five books of the Old Testament.

Virtue: Practice of the seven virtues steels ones soul against in.

Yogi: Person proficient in the Hindu spiritual ascetic discipline yoga.

Mystical Names for Dogs

Aikido: Japanese, meaning harmony energy way; form of martial arts.

Brahma: Hindu, Brahma is the creator of the universe and part of the Hindu triumvirate, or Trimurti, with Shiva the destroyer and Vishnu, the preserver.

Chakra: Human energy center.

Confucius: Chinese, educator and philosopher of ancient China.

Dharma: Way of higher truths.

Druid: Celtic magician and soothsayer. Creators of Stonehenge.

Hachiman: Japanese, Shinto god of Archery and war.

Horus: Egyptian, God depicted with the head of a dog, protector of Egypt and Egyptians.

Japa: Spiritual practice of repeating a mantra. Japa makes a good name for a barky dog.

Kami: Japanese, Shinto belief in the sacred power present in both animate and inanimate things.

Karma: The spiritual cycle of cause and effect.

Koan: Zen buddhist masters dialog or question used to validate the students experience or enlightenment.

Mantra: Vedic Hinduism syllables or poems repeated in ceremonies to bring protection.

Moksha: Sanskrit, cycle of death and rebirth.

Nasma: Body made of the purest form of light.

Nirvana: Buddhists' ultimate culmination of the pursuit of liberation.

Sahib: Persian, meaning friend and Lord.

Shinto: Japanese, religion dating to the Eighth Century, involving the worship of ancestors, gods, spirits and the spiritual presence, Kami.

Shiva: Hindu, third god of the Hindu triumvirate, Shiva is the destroyer or transformer.

Simran: Sanskrit, means remembering or contemplating on the highest plane.

Vishnu: Hindu: The Preserver of the universe.

Yana: Sanskrit, meaning spiritual journey or path.

Mystical Names From Spiritual Shrines and Locations

Basil: Saint Basil's Cathedral, located at the end of Moscow's Red Square, represents the Kingdom of Heaven.

Lourdes: France, a small market town which became famous for eighteen visitations by the Mother Mary to a fourteen year old girl. Pilgrimages are made here in the hopes of healing through the spring waters of the grotto located in Lourdes, France.

Mecca: Holiest site in Islam, all muslims are required to pray in the direction of Mecca. Non-muslims are not permitted to enter the city.

Meru: Mount Meru, location of Angkor-Wat, is the Mount Olympus of the Hindu faith.

Sinai: Holy Mount Sinai is believed to be the mountain Moses descended from with the Ten Commandments.

Tibet: Nicknamed "The Roof of The World," Tibet is located in the Himalayas, and was home the to exiled Dalai Lama.

Cool Names Inspired by Mystical Objects

Aegis: Goatskin shield attributed to Zeus and Athena.

Fetish: An object revered for containing a powerful spirit.

Kirpan: Small sword carried by Sikhs.

Mandala: Buddhist and Hindu symbol of the universe.

Rune: Mark or letter of mystical or magical significance.

Tiki: Small carved spirit, frequently worn a a pendant. Tiki makes a cute name for a small breed dog.

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