I think we can all agree that dogs are spiritual beings. The connection we have with our dogs are magical to say the least.

In many ancient cultures there is a greater meaning of a name. A name announces you and identifies your soul energy.

Get to know your new dog for a few days before choosing his/her name.

We have researched and compiled this full list of spiritual dog names and their meanings so can find the best spiritual dog name based on faith, culture, and religious beliefs.

Let’s find a spiritual, meaningful name for your puppy or rescue dog.

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Spiritual dog names

  • Aikido – Japanese for “harmony; spirit or energy”
  • Angel – Messenger of God
  • Arial – The lion of God
  • Asher – Hebrew for “blessed, fortunate”
  • Bless – holiness
  • Bliss – Supreme heavenly happiness; utter joy or contentment
  • Brahma – the Hindu creator god
  • Buddha – enlightened
  • Chakra – any of several points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy
  • Chaos – First of the primordial deities
  • Charism – Spiritual gift
  • Charity – Generosity and helpfulness
  • Christian – Follower of Christ
  • Clement – Merciful
  • Confucius – Chinese philosopher
  • Cosmo – Cosmology, the study of the physical universe considered as a totality of phenomena in time and space
  • Deity – A god or goddess
  • Dharma – the basic principles of cosmic or individual existence (Hinduism and Buddhism)
  • Esther – the Jewish heroine of the Old Testament book of Esther
  • Faith – Belief, confidence
  • Grace – Gracious, lovely
  • Harmony – Concord, unity
  • Hope – Trust and faith
  • Horus – falcon-headed Egyptian god of light and the son of Osiris and Isis
  • Japa – Meditative repetition of a mantra or a divine name
  • Joy – To take great pleasure and rejoice
  • Juno – Queen of the ancient Greek gods
  • Justice – quality of being just; fairness
  • Kaleb – Hebrew for “a dog; faithful”
  • Karma – force generated by a person’s actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person’s next existence
  • Mecca – holiest city for Muslims
  • Miracle – event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God
  • Miracle – divinely natural phenomenon experienced humanly as the fulfillment of spiritual law
  • Mojo – Magical charm or spell
  • Moksha – transcendent state attained as a result of being released from the cycle of rebirth
  • Muraqaba – Sufi word for meditation Literally it is an Arabic term which means “to watch over”, “to take care of”, or “to keep an eye”
  • Namste – Hindi salutation or greeting
  • Nimbus – Halo surrounding a supernatural being
  • Nirvana – transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and samsara
  • Nirvana – Place of great bliss
  • Pax – kiss of peace in the Mass
  • Qigong – Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control related to tai chi
  • Rene – Born again or reborn in French
  • Sadhana – One of a number of spiritual practices or disciplines which lead to perfection, these being contemplation, asceticism, worship of a god, and correct living
  • Saint – person acknowledged as holy or virtuous
  • Satguru – great teacher; a supremely wise guide
  • Serenity – Peaceful
  • Shaina – Beautiful
  • Shakila – beautiful, well-shaped
  • Simran – realization of that which is of the highest aspect and purpose in one’s life’, thus introducing spirituality
  • Spirit – supernatural being or essence
  • Theism – Belief in the existence of a god or gods
  • Theosis – In Christian theology it is the transforming effect of divine grace
  • Tiki – wood or stone image of a Polynesian supernatural power
  • Tobiah – Hebrew for “God is good”
  • Torah – body of wisdom and law contained in Jewish Scripture and other sacred literature and oral tradition
  • Trinity – unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • Vida – Life
  • Warlock – One who uses magic
  • Yana – spiritual practice in Buddhism
  • Yin yang – Two principles, one negative, dark, and feminine (yin), and one positive, bright, and masculine (yang), whose interaction influences the destinies of creatures and things
  • Yoga – Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline
  • Yogi – One who performs yoga
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Biblical Christian dog names

  • Aaron – teacher or mentor in Hebrew
  • Abaddon – Destruction in Hebrew
  • Abednego – Servant of Nebo in Akkadian
  • Abel – Breath in the Old Testament
  • Abiel – God is my father in Hebrew
  • Abigail – Joy in the Old Testament
  • Abihu – he is my father, son of Aaron
  • Abijah – king in the Bible
  • Abishai – present of my father in Hebrew
  • Adah – second woman named in the Bible
  • Adam – first man God created
  • Adriel – follower of God
  • Angel – God’s messenger
  • Anna – The first-ever woman Christian missionary
  • Apollos – The destroyer in Greek
  • Ariel – Altar in Hebrew
  • Asa – A physician in Hebrew
  • Asher – Happiness in Hebrew
  • Atara – A crown
  • Barabbas – A criminal in all four gospels of the Bible
  • Barak – Thunder in Hebrew
  • Bartholomew – Son that suspends the waters in Aramaic
  • Beata – blessed
  • Bekah – Half a shekel in Hebrew
  • Bernice – One that brings victory in Greek
  • Bethany – town where Mary Magdalene grew up
  • Bethel – house of Godin Hebrew
  • Beulah – land of Israel
  • Boaz – man who helped Ruth and Naomi
  • Caesar – emperor in Greek
  • Calah – Opportunity in Hebrew
  • Caleb – dog in Hebrew
  • Candace – Ethiopian queen mentioned in the Book of Luke
  • Charity – Dear in Latin
  • Chloe – A proselyte of Paul
  • Cilicia – Which overturns in Latin
  • Clement – Merciful in Greek
  • Cleophas – Whole glory in Latin
  • Cyrus – A Persian prince in Hebrew
  • Damaris – A little woman in Greek
  • Daniela – God my judge in Hebrew
  • David – defeated Goliath the giant
  • Deborah – in Hebrew
  • Delilah – Philistine who was bribed to entrap Samson
  • Dharma – The religious and moral law in Hinduism
  • Dinah – Daughter of Leah and Jacob
  • Drusilla – Herod’s granddaughter
  • Easter – Resurrection Sunday
  • Ebeneze – monument made of stone that was built by Samuel
  • Eden – Paradise in the Book of Genesis
  • Eli – Ascending in Hebrew
  • Elijah – Israelite prophet
  • Elizabet – My God is an oath in Hebrew
  • Esther – Persian King Ahasuerus’ Persian wife
  • Ethan – Strong in Hebrew
  • Eve – The first woman God created
  • Ezekiel – Strength of God in Hebrew
  • Ezra– A prophet in the Old Testament
  • Faith – to trust in Latin
  • Felix – Blessed in Latin
  • Gabriel – An angel of God
  • Gideon – warrior in the Book of Judges
  • Goliath – well-known giant in the Bible
  • Grace – The unmerited favor of God
  • Hannah – The wife of Elkanah in the Bible
  • Hezekiah – The son of Ahaz in the Bible
  • Isaac – Son of Sarah and Abraham
  • Israel – May God reign in Hebrew
  • Jacob – The father of Israel’s twelve tribes
  • Jael – The heroine who killed Sisera to deliver Israel in the Hebrew Bible
  • Jared – The forefather of Noah in the Book of Genesis
  • Jethro – The father of Zipporah
  • Jezebel – King Ahab’s wife
  • Jonah – The prophet in the Book of Jonah
  • Josiah – King Amon’s son
  • Kezia – Job’s second daughter
  • Leah – The wife of Jacob
  • Levi – Jacob’s third son
  • Luke – The author of the New Testament’s third gospel
  • Lydia – The woman who was baptized in Acts 16
  • Mara – The name Naomi gave to herself after returning from Moab
  • Martha – Female master in Hebrew
  • Mary – The mother of Jesus Christ
  • Matthew – One of the twelve apostles in the Bible
  • Micah – One of the twelve prophets of Tanakh
  • Miriam – sister or Aaron and Moses
  • Moses – Lead the Israelites out of Egypt in the Bible
  • Naomi  – Elimelech’s wife
  • Noah – builder of the ark
  • Orpah – Naomi’s daughter-in-law
  • Phoebe – servant of the church of Cenchreae
  • Rachel – female sheep in Hebrew
  • Rebecca – wife of Isaac
  • Rueben – The eldest son of Leah and Jacob
  • Rufus – A Cyrenian who helped carry the cross of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mark
  • Salem – Means peace
  • Samson – A legendary Israelite warrior
  • Sarah – The wife of Abraham
  • Scarlet – The great harlot
  • Seth – Son of Adam and Eve
  • Shiloh – Tranquil in Hebrew
  • Simon – Simon the Leper in the Gospel of Luke
  • Solomon – King David’s son
  • Susanna – A woman that was healed by Jesus
  • Talitha – Little girl in Arabic
  • Thaddeus – Judas the Apostle in the Bible
  • Zebedee – The gift of God
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Sanskrit dog names

The definition of Sanskrit: “An ancient Indo-European language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written and from which many northern Indian languages are derived.”

Sanskrit is said to be the world’s oldest language, The Sanskrit language has been spoken since 5,000 years before Christ. Sanskrit is still the official language of India.

  • Abha ­– splendor, light
  • Abhay – fearless
  • Abhijit – victorious
  • Abhinav – young, fresh
  • Aditi – boundless, entire or freedom, security
  • Agni – fire
  • Ajit – unconquered, invincible
  • Akash – open space, sky
  • Akhil – whole, complete
  • Amala – clean, pure
  • Amandeep – peace, light
  • Amitabh – immeasurable splendor
  • Anand – happiness, bliss
  • Ananta – infinite, endless
  • Anuj – born later, younger
  • Anupam – incomparable, matchless
  • Aparajita – unconquered
  • Apurva – unpreceded, new
  • Arijit – conquering enemies
  • Arjuna – white, clear
  • Arthit – sun
  • Aruna – reddish brown, dawn
  • Asha – wish, desire, hope
  • Ashish – prayer, blessing
  • Ashoka – without sorrow
  • Asim – boundless, limitless
  • Avani – earth
  • Avinash – indestructible
  • Baladeva – god of strength
  • Balwinder – strength, might
  • Bhaskara – shining, light
  • Bhavana – producing, manifesting
  • Bhumi – earth, soil
  • Brahma – growth, expansion, creation
  • Budi – reason, mind, character, intellect
  • Chanda – fierce, hot, passionate
  • Chandan – sandalwood
  • Chandra – moon
  • Chetan – visible, conscious, soul
  • Danish – knowledge, learning
  • Darma – good deed or duty
  • Darshan – seeing, observing, understanding
  • Devaraja – king of gods
  • Devi – goddess, devi is the hindu mother goddess who manifests herself as all other goddesses.
  • Devika – little goddess
  • Dhaval – dazzling white
  • Dilipa – protecting
  • Dipti – brightness, light
  • Divya – divine, heavenly
  • Drishti – sight
  • Gauri – white
  • Girisha – lord of the mountain
  • Gita – song
  • Gohar – jewel, gemstone
  • Gopala – cow protector
  • Govinda – cow finder
  • Grishma – summer
  • Gul – flower, rose
  • Gulbadan – having a body like a rose
  • Harshada – happiness
  • Hema – golden
  • Hira – diamond
  • Ila – earth or speech
  • Inderpal – protector
  • India – body of trembling water, river
  • Indira – beauty
  • Indu – bright drop
  • Isha – master, lord
  • Jagadisha – ruler of the world
  • Jannat – paradise, garden
  • Jayadeva – divine victory
  • Jayanta – victorious
  • Jayashri – goddess of victory
  • Jayendra – lord of victory
  • Jayesh – lord of victory
  • Jaywant – possessing victory
  • Jyotsna – moonlight
  • Kali – the black one
  • Kalyani – beautiful, lovely, auspicious
  • Kama – love, desire
  • Kamini – desirable
  • Kanchana – golden
  • Kanta – desired, beautiful
  • Kanti – beauty
  • Karan – clever, skillful
  • Karishma – miracle
  • Kashi – shining
  • Kaur – girl
  • Kavi – wise man, sage, poet
  • Khan – king, ruler
  • Khushi – happiness
  • Kirtida – one who bestows fame
  • Krishna – black, dark
  • Kshitij – born of the earth
  • Lakshmana – having lucky marks
  • Lalita – playful, charming, desirable
  • Lavanya – beauty, grace
  • Lila – play, amusement
  • Lilavati – amusing, charming, graceful
  • Lochan – the eye
  • Madhu – sweet, honey
  • Madhur – sweet
  • Mahatma – great soul
  • Mahavira – great hero
  • Malati – jasmine
  • Manas – mind, intellect, spirit
  • Mani – jewel
  • Maninder – mind, intellect, spirit
  • Manju – lovely, beautiful
  • Manjula – pleasing, beautiful
  • Manoja – born of the mind
  • Manpreet – mind, intellect, spirit
  • Maya – illusion
  • Melati – jasmine flower
  • Minali – fish catcher
  • Mira – sea, ocean
  • Mitra – friend
  • Mohana – bewitching, infatuating, charming
  • Mridula – soft, delicate, gentle
  • Mukul – bud, blossom
  • Nandita – joy
  • Navneet – new, fresh
  • Neha – love, tenderness
  • Nihal – content, happy
  • Nilam – dark blue
  • Niraj – water-born, lotus” in sanskrit.
  • Nirav – quiet, silent
  • Nirmal – clean, pure
  • Nisha – night
  • Pankaja – born of mud
  • Parminder – highest, best
  • Parvati – of the mountains
  • Phirun – rain
  • Pitambara – yellow
  • Prabhat – shining forth, morning
  • Prabodh – awakening
  • Prakash – light, bright, shining
  • Pramoda – joy
  • Pran – breath
  • Pranay – leader, guidance, love
  • Prasanna – clear, bright, tranquil
  • Prashant – calm, quiet
  • Pratap – heat, splendor, glory
  • Pratibha – light, splendor, intelligence
  • Pravin – skilled
  • Prem – love, affection
  • Priti – pleasure, joy, love
  • Priya – beloved
  • Purnima – full moon
  • Pushpa – flower
  • Putera – son, prince
  • Puteri – daughter, princess
  • Putra – son
  • Raghu – swift
  • Raja – king, ruler
  • Rajendra – lord of kings
  • Rajesh – ruler of kings
  • Rajiv – striped
  • Rajkumari – princess
  • Rajni – queen
  • Rajnish – lord of the night
  • Rakesh – lord of the full moon
  • Rana – king
  • Rani – queen
  • Rati – rest, pleasure
  • Ratna – jewel, treasure
  • Ravi – sun
  • Ravindra – lord of the sun
  • Reshmi – silk
  • Reva – one that moves
  • Riya – singer
  • Rohit – red
  • Roshni – light, brightness
  • Rukmini – adorned with gold
  • Rupinder – greatest beauty
  • Saira – traveler
  • Samir – wind, air
  • Sandip – blazing
  • Sanjaya – completely victorious, triumphant
  • Sanjit – complete victory
  • Sanjiv – living, reviving
  • Saraswati – possessing water
  • Sarita – flowing
  • Sati – truthful
  • Setiawan – loyal, true
  • Shakti – power
  • Shakuntala – bird
  • Shankara – auspicious, lucky
  • Shantanu – wholesome
  • Shanti – quiet, peace, tranquility
  • Sharmila – protection, comfort, joy
  • Shresth – most excellent, best
  • Shreya – superior, best
  • Shri – diffusing light, radiance, beauty
  • Shridevi – goddess
  • Siddhartha – one who has accomplished a goal
  • Siddhi – accomplishment, success, attainment
  • Sitara – star
  • Skanda – hopping, spurting, spilling
  • Sneha – love, tenderness
  • Sona – gold
  • Sudarshan – beautiful, good-looking
  • Sudhir – good, very
  • Sukhbir – pleasant, happy
  • Sulabha – easy, simple, natural
  • Sumati – wise, good mind
  • Sundara – beautiful
  • Suraj – sun
  • Surendra – lord of gods
  • Surya – sun
  • Sushila – good-tempered, well-disposed
  • Tanu – slender
  • Tara – star
  • Tejal – brilliance, splendor”.
  • Thiri – radiance, splendor, beauty
  • Tushar – cold, frost, snow
  • Ushas – dawn
  • Uttara – north
  • Varsha – rain
  • Vasanta – brilliant, spring
  • Vasu – bright, excellent
  • Vayu – air, wind
  • Vihaan – dawn, morning
  • Vijaya – victory
  • Vikrama – stride, pace
  • Vimal – clean, pure, spotless
  • Vivek – wisdom, distinction, discrimination
  • Wira – hero
  • Yama – twin
  • Yash – fame, praise, glory
  • Zarina – golden

Want more dog name ideas? We have a full library of fun dog names grouped by theme, check out the list and let us know what you decide!

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About the Author

Debi McKee is a mom of three kids, three dogs and the creator of Rescue Dogs 101... where she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. She also volunteers for a local dog rescue and Humane Society.

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