Literature Dog Names – Awesome Name Ideas from Books

literature dog names - dog readingFor bookworms, there’s nothing better than curling up with a novel and going on an adventure from the comfort of your home. Even better is when you have a new dog to cuddle up next you.

There are many great literature dog names to consider when naming your puppy. This type of dog name reflects your interest in literature and a particular piece of work that you enjoy. And if someone gets the name reference right away, you’ll know you’re with a kindred literary spirit.

It can either be a dog name from a book, or a name of a human character or city, the name of an author you like or a general reference to writing.

Literature Dog Names
Picking dog names from books is a great way to name your pup. Here are a few famous dogs from literature:

  • Argos – the faithful dog in the Odyssey
  • Ghost – Jon Snow’s four-legged companion in Game of Thrones
  • Fang – The lumbering boarhound in Harry Potter
  • Marley – The mischievous dog who made us laugh and cry in Marley and Me
  • Nana – The Darling family’s pet in Peter Pan
  • Bullseye – Bill Sikes’ dog in Oliver Twist
  • Clifford – The beloved big red dog
  • Buck – Sled dog from Call of the Wild

Or go with a literature-inspired dog name like:

  • Gatsby
  • Dickens
  • Fable
  • Raven
  • Sherlock
  • Watson
  • Romeo
  • Juliette
  • Rosebud
  • Zelda
  • Puck
  • Hamlet
  • Gulliver
  • Daisy
  • Edgar
  • Huckleberry (or Huck)
  • Bond
  • Pippi
  • Prim
  • Gretel
  • Sansa
  • Matilda
  • Heidi
  • Annie

Get a full list of male dog names from literature or female dog names from literature.

Don’t Forget about Mythical Dog Names
Mythology is also a great source for unique dog names. The names are creative and come with interesting back stories. Some examples:

  • Hercules
  • Hera
  • Sirius
  • Atlas
  • Nyx
  • Luna
  • Spartan
  • Titan
  • Callisto
  • Siren
  • Aries
  • Artemis
  • Loki

Get a full list of male mythical dog names or female mythical dog names.

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