Apollo

Apollo, meaning “god of the sun,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are tough. Find out more about dogs named Apollo.

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Name: Apollo

Meaning: “God of the sun”

Personality: Tough

About This Name: A New York Police Department K-9 hero named Appollo (a variant spelling) was awarded the Dickin Medal for his work after 9/11. Actress/TV host and professional wrestler Marie Menounos is devoted to her many pets, including a white German Shepherd named Apollo. Captain Apollo of Battlestar Galactica (originally played by actor Richard Hatch) was a Viper Space Fighter pilot. And it was NASA’s Apollo program that landed men on the moon.

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