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65 Literary Dog Names

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

  • Lorca (poet Federico García)
  • Francie (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
  • Story
  • Gandalf (The Hobbit)
  • Kerouac (On the Road)
  • Rhett (Gone With the Wind)
  • Zora (Their Eyes Were Watching God)
  • Marlowe (The Big Sleep)
  • Sherman (as in author Alexie)
  • Homer
  • Galadriel (Lord of the Rings)
  • Sherlock (as in Holmes)
  • Harry (Harry Potter—for more see 70 Most Unique Dog Names)
  • Clifford (The Big Red Dog)
  • Lyric
  • Baldwin (Another Country and many more)
  • Elena (author Ferrante of the Neapolitan novels)
  • Hermione (Harry Potter)
  • Byron (as in Lord)
  • Dashiell (author Hammett)
  • Ulysses
  • Antonia (My Antonia)

  • Fable
  • Mowgli (The Jungle Book)
  • Poe (as in Edgar Allen)
  • Sonnet
  • Anais (as in Nin)
  • Pablo (as in the poet Neruda)
  • Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  • Rip Van Winkle (Rip for short?)
  • Tennyson (the poet)
  • Cullen (Twilight)
  • Rumi (the poet)
  • Isabel (The House of Spirits and many more)
  • Keats
  • Ellison (Invisible Man)
  • Dalloway (Mrs. Dalloway)
  • Bronte (as in the sisters)
  • Harper (as in Harper Lee)
  • Arya (Game of Thrones)
  • Novella
  • Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
  • Bingley (Pride and Prejudice)
  • Gulliver (Gulliver’s Travels)
  • Matilda (Matilda)
  • Merlin
  • Huckleberry (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
  • Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale and many more)
  • Beckett (Waiting for Godot)

  • Blanche (A Streetcar Named Desire)
  • Dante (The Divine Comedy)
  • Holden (The Catcher in the Rye)
  • Wilder (The Little House on the Prairie)
  • Haruki (famed author Murakami)
  • Pippi (Pippi Longstocking)
  • Ophelia (Hamlet)
  • Truman (In Cold Blood)
  • Eloise (Eloise at the Plaza)
  • Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
  • Whitman (Leaves of Grass and more)
  • Balzac
  • Maya (as in Angelou)
  • Katniss (The Hunger Games)
  • Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)
  • Bram (Dracula)