100+ Nerdy Dog Names


Whether you know the life story of every character in The Lord of the Rings, whether you are an expert in chemistry or own an extensive collection of comics, you may have been called a “nerd” before. There is nothing wrong with being a nerd. And it can even be an inspiration for choosing a name for your new puppy.

Botanical dog names can take many forms, such as computer names, comic book names, movie names, or television names. Check out the lists below for great ideas!

Science Dog Names

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  • Ion
  • Boron
  • Selenium
  • Dipole
  • Copper
  • Inertia
  • Ultraviolet
  • Argon
  • Beryllium
  • Nickel
  • Radon
  • Osmium
  • Lithium
  • Cobalt
  • Zinc
  • Enzyme
  • Big Bang
  • Coriolis
  • Bromine
  • Carbon
  • Krypton
  • Gallium
  • Manganese
  • Scandium
  • Xenon
  • Decibel
  • Neon
  • Joule
  • Bernoulli
  • Buoyant
  • Titanium

Star Wars Dog Names

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  • Princess Leia
  • BB-8
  • Chewbacca / “Chewy”
  • Skywalker
  • Darth Vader / “Vader”
  • Rey
  • Han Solo / “Solo”
  • Jango Fett
  • Kylo Ren
  • Anakin
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Stormtrooper
  • Ewok
  • Boba Fett
  • Jabba the Hutt / “Jabba”
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi / “Obi-Wan”
  • Jar Jar Binks
  • R2D2
  • C3PO
  • Finn
  • Yoda
  • Wookie

Dog Names Inspired By Literary Characters

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  • Dante
  • Hermione (Harry Potter Series)
  • Snape (Harry Potter Series)
  • Ajax (Greek Mythology)
  • Frodo (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Sherlock (The Sherlock Holmes Series)
  • Holden (The Catcher in the Rye)
  • Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Ibsen
  • Neville (Harry Potter Series)
  • Darcy (Pride & Prejudice)
  • Art3mis (Ready Player One)
  • Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Potter (Harry Potter Series)
  • Cerberus (3-headed dog of Greek Mythology)
  • Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights)
  • Dalloway (Mrs. Dalloway)
  • Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Sauron (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Parzival (Ready Player One)
  • Lolita (Lolita)
  • Buck (The Call of the Wild)
  • Dorian (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
  • Gregor (The Metamorphosis)
  • Sancho Panza (Don Quixote)
  • Moby (Moby Dick)
  • Kurtz (Heart of Darkness)
  • Albus (Harry Potter Series)
  • Brett (The Sun Also Rises)
  • Hagrid (Harry Potter Series)
  • Macbeth (MacBeth)
  • Quixote (Don Quixote)
  • Santiago (The Old Man and the Sea)
  • Bilbo (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Cujo (Cujo)
  • Gollum (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Legolas (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Blue (The Sound and the Fury)
  • Pip (Great Expectations)
  • Agamemnon (Greek Mythology)
  • Dr. Jekyll (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
  • Hercules (Greek Mythology)
  • Electra (Greek Mythology)
  • Argos (The Odyssey)
  • Gimli (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Marlowe (The Big Sleep)
  • Yossarian (Catch 22)
  • Pilot (Jane Eyre)
  • Nana (Peter Pan)
  • Mr. Hyde (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
  • Hamlet (Hamlet)

Nerdy Dog Names Inspired By Film & TV

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  • Alvy (Annie Hall)
  • Nibbler (Futurama)
  • Darth (Star Wars)
  • Ewok (Star Wars)
  • Cersei (Game of Thrones)
  • Xena (Xena Warrior Princess)
  • Arya (Game of Thrones)
  • Khaleesi (Game of Thrones)
  • Tardis (Dr. Who)
  • Hal (2001 A Space Odyssey)
  • Lando (Star Wars)
  • Amelie
  • Neo (The Matrix)
  • Princess Leia (Star Wars)
  • Anakin (Star Wars)
  • Bella (Twilight)
  • Astro (Jetsons)
  • Toto (Wizard of Oz)
  • Falkor (The Neverending Story)
  • Tron (Tron)
  • Finn (Star Wars)
  • Vader (Star Wars)
  • Poe (Star Wars)
  • Spock (Star Trek)
  • Rey (Star Wars)
  • Luke (Star Wars)
  • Daenerys (Game of Thrones)
  • Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Orson (Welles)
  • Gizmo (Gremlins)
  • Drogo (Game of Thrones)
  • Rocky (Rocky)
  • Leela (Futurama)
  • Guido (8½)
  • Han Solo (Star Wars)
  • Hodor (Game of Thrones)
  • Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Bender (Futurama)
  • Rose (Dr. Who)
  • Hedwig (Harry Potter; Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
  • Yoda (Star Wars)
  • Kubrick (Director, Stanley Kubrick)
  • Chewy (Star Wars)
  • Wookie (Star Wars)
  • Kylo Ren (Star Wars)
  • Rosebud (Citizen Kane)
  • Zoidberg (Futurama)
  • Ghost (Game of Thrones)
  • Donna (Dr. Who)
  • Bones (Star Trek)
  • Tyrion (Game of Thrones)

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