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100 Dog Names Inspired by Books

Find the best pet name by browsing our list of literary dog names.

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  • Florentino, Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Casaubon, Middlemarch
  • Garp, The World According to Garp
  • Blanche, A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Stryver, A Tale of Two Cities
  • Emma, Madame Bovary
  • Anne, Anne of Green Gables
  • Gandalf, The Hobbit
  • Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
  • Ryder, Brideshead Revisited
  • Samsa, The Metamorphosis
  • Dantes, The Count of Monte Christo
  • Binx, The Moviegoer
  • Gwendolen, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Holden, The Catcher in the Rye
  • Oliver, Oliver Twist
  • Rhett, Gone With the Wind
  • Santiago, The Old Man and the Sea
  • Tess, Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Chatterly, Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  • Zhivago, Dr. Zhivago
  • Mary Lou, On the Road
  • Dabney, Delta Wedding
  • Amory, This Side of Paradise
  • Éowyn, The Lord of the Rings
  • Lolita, Lolita
  • Jewel, As I Lay Dying
  • Aureliano, One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Yossarian, Catch-22
  • Babbitt, Babbitt
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  • Pevensie, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Pippi, Pippi Longstocking
  • Mia with glasses
  • Sebastian, Brideshead Revisited
  • Van Helsing, Dracula
  • Stark, All the King’s Men
  • Atticus, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Phoebe, The Catcher in the Rye
  • Hester, The Scarlet Letter
  • Emerson, A Room With a View
  • Edna, The Awakening
  • Dalloway, Mrs. Dalloway
  • Ramsay, To the Lighthouse
  • Frankie, The Member of the Wedding
  • Caspar, The Portrait of a Lady
  • Maribelle, Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Jo, Little Women
  • Celie, The Color Purple
  • Antonia, My Antonia
  • Quixote, Don Quixote
  • Ahab, Moby-Dick
  • Macbeth, Macbeth
  • Hazel, Wise Blood
  • Marlowe, The Big Sleep
  • Scarlett, Gone with the Wind
  • Daisy, The Great Gatsby
  • Sherlock, A Study in Scarlet
  • Valjean, Les Misérables
  • Pilgrim, Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Jean, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • Dorian, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • Spade, The Maltese Falcon
  • Wentworth, Persuasion
  • Juliet, Romeo and Juliet
  • Marcel, Remembrance of Things Past
  • Janie, Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Becky, Vanity Fair
  • Pip, Great Expectations
  • McMurphy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Ursula, Women in Love
  • Bendrix, The End of the Affair
  • Caddie, The Sound and the Fury
  • Joad, The Grapes of Wrath
  • Kurtz, Heart of Darkness
  • Huckleberry, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Charlotte, Charlotte’s Web
  • Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights
  • Williston, The Last Gentleman
  • Copperfield, David Copperfield
  • Lily, The House of Mirth
  • Isabella, Northanger Abbey
  • Portia, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
  • Elinor, Sense and Sensibility
  • Zuckerman, My Life as a Man
  • Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe
  • Karenina, Anna Karenina
  • Rodion, Crime & Punishment
  • Alice, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
  • Ichabod, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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  • Jekyll, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Francie, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Raskolnikov, Crime and Punishment
  • Moriarty, On the Road
  • Jane, Jane Eyre
  • Penelope, The Odyssey
  • Archer, The Age of Innocence
  • Adela, Passage to India
  • Brett, The Sun Also Rises
  • Gatsby, The Great Gatsby
  • Dedalus, Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
  • Scout, To Kill A Mockingbird