150 names for dogs inspired by series characters

 150 names for dogs inspired by series characters

Tracy Wilkins

Dog names can follow several different criteria. Some owners like to pay homage to their favorite artists and singers, while there are those who look for other references: food, drinks, designer brands ... all of which can make a great dog name. But did you know that another very interesting possibility is to be inspired by the characters of that series that you like a lot? Yes,that's right: when it comes to choosing a name, dogs can be called whatever you prefer - and using characters as a basis is a great strategy to think of different and unusual names.

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With this in mind, the Paws of the House has put together a special list of female and male dog names inspired by this pattern. There are several series and characters to remember, all separated by category. Take a look!

Dog name inspired by very successful series

There are series that are so successful that it is difficult to find someone who does not follow. Great works, such as Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, have already ended, but even today there are those who like to marathon and be inspired by the characters to choose the dog's name. Best of all, you don't necessarily have to stick to the protagonist. Here are some suggestions:

  • Alicent (House of the Dragon)
  • Arya (Game of Thrones)
  • Berlin (La Casa de Papel)
  • Betty (Mad Men)
  • Cassie (Euphoria)
  • Daenerys (Game of Thrones)
  • Denver (La Casa de Papel)
  • Don (Mad Men)
  • Dustin (Stranger Things)
  • Eleven (Stranger Things)
  • Ellie (The Last of Us)
  • Fezco (Euphoria)
  • Hank (Breaking Bad)
  • Jack (This Is Us)
  • Jesse (Breaking Bad)
  • Joan (Mad Men)
  • Joel (The Last of Us)
  • Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)
  • Jules (Euphoria)
  • Kate (This Is Us)
  • Kevin (This Is Us)
  • Maddy (Euphoria)
  • Mike (Stranger Things)
  • Nairobi (La Casa de Papel)
  • Nancy (Stranger Things)
  • Peggy (Mad Men)
  • Pete (Mad Men)
  • Randall (This Is Us)
  • Rebecca (This Is Us)
  • Rhaenyra (House of the Dragon)
  • Robb (Game of Thrones)
  • Rue (Euphoria)
  • Sansa (Game of Thrones)
  • Saul (Breaking Bad)
  • Skyler (Breaking Bad)
  • Steve (Stranger Things)
  • Tokyo (La Casa de Papel)
  • Tyrion (Game of Thrones)
  • Walter White (Breaking Bad)
  • Will (Stranger Things)

Comedy series can make for a good dog name

Comedy series can have different formats: from sitcoms with an audience to documentaries (or, in this case, the famous mockumentary). No matter what the style is, the fact is that the characters of series like this usually captivate the viewer a lot and can serve as a source of inspiration when deciding on names for male or female dogs, such as...:

  • Amy (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
  • Barney (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Bernadette (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Boyle (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
  • Cameron (Modern Family)
  • Chandler (Friends)
  • Chidi (The Good Place)
  • Claire (Modern Family)
  • Dwight (The Office)
  • Eleanor (The Good Place)
  • Gina (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
  • Gloria (Modern Family)
  • Holt (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
  • Howard (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Jake (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
  • Janet (The Good Place)
  • Janice (Friends)
  • Jay (Modern Family)
  • Jim (The Office)
  • Joey (Friends)
  • Leonard (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Lily (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Marshall (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Michael Scott (The Office)
  • Mitchell (Modern Family)
  • Monica (Friends)
  • Pam (The Office)
  • Penny (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Phil (Modern Family)
  • Phoebe (Friends)
  • Rachel (Friends)
  • Robin (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Rosa (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
  • Ross (Friends)
  • Sheldon (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Stanley (The Office)
  • Tahani (The Good Place)
  • Ted (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Terry (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
  • Tracy (How I Met Your Mother)

Name for dog based on crime series

Just as there are those who are fans of humorous series, there are also those who prefer series with a more "dark" touch, such as police and criminal investigation series. This type of series is usually quite successful and it is possible to see this by the number of seasons that each title has. Check out some names for female and male dogs:

  • Annalise (How To Get Away With Murder)
  • Catherine (CSI)
  • Charles (Only Murders In The Building)
  • Connor (How To Get Away With Murder)
  • Debra (Dexter)
  • Derek (Criminal Minds)
  • Dexter (Dexter)
  • Fitzgerald (Scandal)
  • Gil (CSI)
  • Greg (CSI)
  • Jennifer (Criminal Minds)
  • Laurel (How To Get Away With Murder)
  • Mabel (Only Murders In The Building)
  • Nick (CSI)
  • Oliver (Only Murders In The Building)
  • Olivia Pope (Scandal)
  • Patrick (The Mentalist)
  • Sara (CSI)
  • Spencer (Criminal Minds)
  • Wes (How To Get Away With Murder)

Dog name could be based on medical series

Another category that often has a special place in the hearts of the public are medical series, such as Grey's Anatomy and House. The dog name can make a reference to the most iconic characters of these series, even if they do not stay until the end of the story. Here are some interesting suggestions:

  • Allison (House)
  • Arizona (Grey's Anatomy)
  • Audrey (The Good Doctor)
  • Callie (Grey's Anatomy)
  • Derek (Grey's Anatomy)
  • Eric (House)
  • House (House)
  • Karev (Grey's Anatomy)
  • Lawrence (House)
  • Lea (The Good Doctor)
  • Lexie (Grey's Anatomy)
  • Lisa (House)
  • Meredith (Grey's Anatomy)
  • Morgan (The Good Doctor)
  • Odette (House)
  • Remy (House)
  • Shaun (The Good Doctor)
  • Sloan (Grey's Anatomy)
  • Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
  • Wilson (House)

Teen series can also make great dog names

If you are the type who likes a good teen series to pass the time, know that you are not alone! There are many works that can be explored in this category, from older (but iconic) series that marked an entire generation, as well as more recent series that have been very successful among young audiences. Dog names can be varied, such as:

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  • Aimee (Sex Education)
  • Alaric (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Blair (Gossip Girl)
  • Bonnie (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Charlie (Heartstopper)
  • Chuck (Gossip Girl)
  • Dan (Gossip Girl)
  • Damon (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Davina (The Originals)
  • Devi (I Never)
  • Elena (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Elijah (The Originals)
  • Emily (Emily in Paris)
  • Enid (Wandinha)
  • Eric (Sex Education)
  • Georgina (Gossip Girl)
  • Hayley (The Originals)
  • Jess (Gilmore Girls)
  • Kamala (I Never)
  • Katherine (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Klaus (The Originals)
  • Kurt (Glee)
  • Lorelai (Gilmore Girls)
  • Lydia (Teen Wolf)
  • Maeve (Sex Education)
  • Mercedes (Glee)
  • Mindy (Emily in Paris)
  • Nate (Gossip Girl)
  • Nick (Heartstopper)
  • Noah (Glee)
  • Otis (Sex Education)
  • Rory (Gilmore Girls)
  • Ryan (The OC)
  • Scott (Teen Wolf)
  • Serena (Gossip Girl)
  • Seth (The OC)
  • Stefan (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Stiles (Teen Wolf)
  • Summer (The OC)
  • Wandinha (Wandinha)

Are you going to choose a dog name? Keep an eye on these tips!

You can already tell that there are many names for dogs, right?! One of them will surely be perfect for your four-legged friend, but before making that decision it is important to pay attention to some tips so that you don't have any problems when it comes to calling your dog:

The dog's name cannot be too long. Ideally, the word should have a maximum of three syllables to make it easier for the animal to remember. Dogs understand what we say, but their memory works best with short words and preferably ending in vowels.

It is good to avoid names that are similar to commands. This will help to avoid confusion at the time of the dog training session. The ideal is always to see if the name for the dog (female or male) rhymes with words like: sit, lie down, roll, among others.

Use common sense when choosing a dog name. In this sense, it is also important to avoid nicknames that are "homages" to real-life serial killers. There are many true crime series, but it is not good to use them as a reference when giving a dog name - not least because your puppy deserves a name that alludes to good things, not bad,right?!

Tracy Wilkins

Jeremy Cruz is a passionate animal lover and dedicated pet parent. With a background in veterinary medicine, Jeremy has spent years working alongside veterinarians, gaining invaluable knowledge and experience in caring for dogs and cats. His genuine love for animals and commitment to their well-being led him to create the blog Everything you need to know about dogs and cats, where he shares expert advice from veterinarians, owners, and respected experts in the field, including Tracy Wilkins. By combining his expertise in veterinary medicine with insights from other respected professionals, Jeremy aims to provide a comprehensive resource for pet owners, helping them understand and address their beloved pets' needs. Whether it's training tips, health advice, or simply spreading awareness about animal welfare, Jeremy's blog has become a go-to source for pet enthusiasts seeking reliable and compassionate information. Through his writing, Jeremy hopes to inspire others to become more responsible pet owners and create a world where all animals receive the love, care, and respect they deserve.