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120 Dog Names from Literary Characters

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

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  • Syntax
  • Huckleberry or Huck – Huckleberry Finn
  • Juliet – Romeo & Juliet
  • Pilot – Mr. Rochester’s dog in Jane Eyre
  • Austen – Jane Austen
  • Fang – The lumbering boarhound in Harry Potter
  • Orwell – George Orwell
  • Gretel – Hansel & Gretel
  • Max – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Atticus – To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Spartan
  • Alice – Alice in Wonderland
  • Fluffy – from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Jot
  • Hansel – Hansel & Gretel
  • Fitz – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Fern – Charlotte’s Web
  • Falstaff – Henry IV
  • Shiloh – Dog saved from abusive owner in Shiloh
  • Marley – The mischievous dog who made us laugh and cry in Marley and Me
  • Fable
  • Hamlet
  • Scribe
  • Toto – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Arya – Game of Thrones
  • Watson – Sherlock Holmes
  • Loki
  • Yeller – Old Yeller
  • Ginny – Harry Potter
  • Einstein – Watchers by Dean Koontz
  • Sherlock – Sherlock Holmes
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  • Hera
  • Beatrice – Much Ado About Nothing
  • Luna – Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter
  • Laska – Levin’s hunting dog in Anna Karenina
  • Toby – Used by Sherlock Holmes when he needs help sniffing out a clue
  • Rhett – Gone with the Wind
  • Dot
  • Leopold – Ulysses
  • Tolkien – JRR Tolkien
  • Clifford – The beloved big red dog
  • Nyx
  • Othello
  • Jip – David Copperfield
  • King – Stephen King
  • Holden – Catcher in the Rye
  • Callisto
  • Faulkner – William Faulkner
  • Cujo – from Stephen King’s book
  • Pip – Great Expectations
  • Hemingway – Ernest Hemingway
  • Scribble
  • Ophelia – Hamlet
  • Charkie – Curious George
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  • Buck – Sled dog from Call of the Wild
  • Nana – The Darling family’s pet in Peter Pan
  • Dodger – Oliver Twist
  • Titan
  • Winn-Dixie – Because of Winn-Dixie
  • Gulliver – Gulliver’s Travels
  • Maya – Maya Angelou
  • Scarlett – Gone with the Wind
  • Siren
  • Daisy – The Great Gatsby
  • Prim – Hunger Games
  • Pippi – Pippi Longstocking
  • Tock – Watchdog of the Phantom Tollbooth
  • Oscar – Oscar Wilde
  • Gandalf – Lord of the Rings
  • Heidi
  • Sirius – Harry Potter
  • Vonnegut – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Sirius
  • Bullseye – Bill Sikes’ dog in Oliver Twist
  • Moby – Moby Dick
  • Ghost – Jon Snow’s four-legged companion in Game of Thrones
  • Capote or Truman – Truman Capote
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  • Atlas
  • Matilda – from Roald Dahl
  • Gatsby – The Great Gatsby
  • Raven – from Edgar Allan Poe
  • White Fang and Kiche – White Fang by Jack London
  • Ripley – The Talented Mr Ripley
  • Buddy / Toby / Bailey / Ellie / Bear – A Dog’s Purpose
  • Agatha – Agatha Christie
  • Perdita & Pongo – The Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • Puck – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Snowy – Tintin’s dog in The Adventures of Tintin
  • Ribsy – Companion of Henry Huggins
  • Arwen – Lord of the Rings
  • Novella
  • Wallace – David Foster Wallace
  • Hunter – Hunter S. Thompson
  • Old Dan and Little Ann – Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Sansa – Game of Thrones
  • Inky
  • Scout – To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Bond – James Bond
  • Hercules
  • Marlowe – from Raymond Chandler series
  • Lad – Lad, A Dog
  • Edgar or Poe – Edgar Allan Poe
  • Quixote – Don Quixote
  • Blue – The Sound and the Fury by William Falkner
  • Artemis
  • Milo – Catch-22
  • London – Jack London
  • Twain – Mark Twain
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  • Quill
  • Lassie – Lassie Come Home
  • Lyric
  • Argos – the faithful dog in the Odyssey
  • Dickens – Charles Dickens
  • Kerouac or Jack – Jack Kerouac
  • Violet – Lemony Snicket
  • Aries
  • Joyce – James Joyce
  • Luna
  • Shakespeare – William Shakespeare
  • Romeo – Romeo & Juliet
  • Snowball – Animal Farm
  • Leo – Leo Tolstoy