Over the years, Salukis have carried a variety of names. Early Egyptian cave drawings indicate that the breed is among the oldest. Known as the ‘Royal Dog of Egypt’, many owners choose ancient Egyptian names for their Saluki. Names of Pharaohs and Queens like Ramses, Cleopatra, and Khafra are particularly popular. While some owners turn to the Rosetta Stone, others choose a name that fits the breed’s physical characteristics. Once thought to be the fastest breed, the Saluki is known to wear many speed related names. Atomic and Berzerk are common names that highlight the Saluki’s swiftness. Other speed related names can be taken from famous Olympic athletes and sports figures.