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100 Dog Names from Literature and Mythology

Dog Names from Literature

  • Marley (Marley and Me)
  • Buck (Call of the Wild)
  • Ghost (Game of Thrones)
  • Nero (The St. Bernard in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The First Four Years)
  • Jenny (Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life)
  • Charkie (Curious George)
  • Bullseye (Oliver Twist)
  • Snowy (The Adventures of Tintin)
  • Jock (Jock of the Bushveld)
  • Toby (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Orson (The black Labrador retriever in Dean Koontz’s novels Seize the Night and Fear Nothing)
  • Prince (Margaret Sidney’s Five Little Peppers and How They Grew)
  • Shep (Almanzo’s shepherd dog in These Happy Golden Years)
  • Boots (Thy Servant a Dog by Rudyard Kipling)
  • Lad (Lad, A Dog)
  • Tock (Watchdog of the Phantom Tollbooth)
  • Clifford (The beloved big red dog)
  • Nana (The Newfoundland dog in Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie)
  • Cyril (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
  • Einstein (Watchers by Dean Koontz)
  • Boyd (Kathy Reich’s novels)
  • Max (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
  • Hank (Novels by John Erickson)
  • Timmy (The Famous Five series of books by Enid Blyton)
  • Pickles (Ginger and Pickles)
  • Pilot (Mr. Rochester’s dog in Jane Eyre)
  • Nop (The Border Collie, from the novel Nop’s Trials by Donald McCaig)

  • Leo (Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones)
  • Toto (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)
  • Huan (The Silmarillion)
  • Duke (Penrod: His Complete Story by Booth Tarkington)
  • Ribsy (Companion of Henry Huggins)
  • What-a-Mess (Afghan puppy in a series of children’s books by Frank Muir)
  • Fang (The lumbering boarhound in Harry Potter)
  • Fluffy (from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
  • Perdita & Pongo (The Hundred and One Dalmatians)
  • Duchess (The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan)
  • Sirius (A 1944 science fiction novel by the British philosopher and author Olaf Stapledon)
  • White Fang and Kiche (White Fang by Jack London)
  • Scupper (The Sailor Dog)
  • Banga (Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov)
  • Top (Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island)
  • Lassie (A collie, from the novel Lassie Come Home)
  • Jack (Little House on the Prairie)
  • Laska (Levin’s hunting dog in Anna Karenina)
  • Jip (David Copperfield)
  • Sharik (The dog/man in Mikhail Bulgakov’s Heart of a Dog)
  • Snitter (The Plague Dogs)
  • Yeller (Old Yeller)
  • Shiloh (Shiloh)
  • Yellow Dog Dingo (Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories)
  • Old Dan and Little Ann (Where the Red Fern Grows)
  • Cujo (The St. Bernard in the novel by Stephen King)
  • Buddy / Toby / Bailey / Ellie / Bear (A Dog’s Purpose)

Dog Names from Mythology

  • Diana (In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of hunting)
  • Garm (A four-eyed dog that guarded Helheim in Norse mythology)
  • Vulcan (The god of fire in Roman mythology)
  • Sirius (In Greek mythology, and star in Canis Major)
  • Siren (In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors)
  • Pluto (The ruler of the underworld in classical mythology)
  • Luna (In ancient Roman religion and myth, Luna is the divine embodiment of the Moon)
  • Attis (Phrygian god of vegetation)
  • Nike (The goddess of victory in Greek mythology)
  • Argos (Odysseus’s dog in Greek Mythology)
  • Callisto (Was a nymph, or the daughter of King Lycaon)
  • Apollo (The god of music, truth and prophecy, healing, the sun and light, plague, poetry, and more)
  • Zeus (In ancient Greek religion, chief deity of the pantheon, a sky and weather god)
  • Pegasus (The winged horse in Greek Mythology)
  • Saur (A dog that was “king” of Norway for three years during the 11th century AD.)
  • Flora (In Roman mythology, Flora is a Sabine-derived goddess of flowers and of the season of spring)
  • Hermes (The god of trade, heraldry, merchants, commerce, roads, thieves, trickery, sports, travelers, and athletes in Ancient Greek mythology)
  • Hera (Wife of Zeus and queen of the ancient Greek gods, represented the ideal woman and was goddess of marriage and the family)
  • Titan (In Greek mythology, any of the children of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth) and their descendants.)
  • Athena (Goddess of wisdom, war and the crafts, and favourite daughter of Zeus)
  • Pandora (In Greek mythology Pandora was the first mortal woman who was formed out of clay by the gods)

  • Loki (Loki, in Norse mythology, a cunning trickster who had the ability to change his shape and sex)
  • Vesta (The virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman religion)
  • Juno (Juno was an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state)
  • Pax (Roman goddess of peace)
  • Terra (A goddess of the earth)
  • Bran (Fionn mac Cumhail’s hound in Irish Mythology)
  • Nyx (Greek goddess of the night)
  • Victoria (In ancient Roman religion, was the personified goddess of victory)
  • Hecuba (In Greek mythology, the Queen of Troy, turned into a fierce dog)
  • Spartan (A native or inhabitant of ancient Sparta)
  • Aura (The Titan goddess of the breeze and the fresh, cool air of early morning)
  • Atlas (In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity after the Titanomachy)
  • Eris (The Greek goddess of chaos, strife and discord)
  • Aurora (The Latin word for dawn, and the goddess of dawn in Roman mythology)
  • Poseidon (The god of the sea)
  • Aries (He is one of the Twelve Olympians, the son of Zeus and Hera.)
  • Neptune (The god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion)
  • Artemis (The goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals, and fertility)
  • Cerberus (The hound of Hades in Greek mythology)
  • Cabal (King Arthur’s dog)
  • Fauna (Fauna was the Roman goddess of prophetic goddess of animals, wildlife, fertility and spring)
  • Nox (The Greek goddess of the night)
  • Pan (The god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, rustic music and impromptus, and companion of the nymphs)
  • Hercules (He was the Roman equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles)
  • Achilles (A Greek hero of the Trojan War)
  • Lima (In Roman mythology, Lima was the goddess of thresholds)