Nerdy Dog Names – Awesome Names for Your Pup [Infographic]

Nerdy dog names can take a number of different forms such as computer names, comic book names, movie names or tv names. Check out the lists below for awesome ideas from them all!

A lot of techie folks like myself want to reflect their passion for technology in their dog’s name. You can go for a name that everyone will recognize like Vader (Star Wars) or something recognizable only to fellow geeks like Redmond (Microsoft headquarters location). The key to picking good nerdy dog names is getting something you’re passionate about and don’t mind yelling across the park.

For any of these names you’ll want to make sure you don’t get too complicated. Using a name that is too long is going to be harder for your dog to learn and harder to say when you need to get your pup’s attention.

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Top Nerdy Dog Names

We’ve had millions of users saving their favorite names from our dog names search engine. Here are their favorite nerdy dog names:

Male Nerdy Dog Names

  1. Gizmo
  2. Chewie
  3. Finn
  4. Thor
  5. Cookie
  6. Apache
  7. Ripley
  8. Bones
  9. Mac
  10. Ash

Female Nerdy Dog Names

  1. Cookie
  2. Penny
  3. Princess
  4. Buffy
  5. Gidget
  6. Clara
  7. Gizmo
  8. Ripley
  9. Java
  10. Sansa

Techie Dog Names

These names are based around your favorite tech gear. What kind of technology do you work with day to day? It might make a great dog name. For computer dog names these might include things like:

  • Ajax – web technology
  • Alpha – first version software
  • Apache – server tech
  • Beta – pre-release software
  • Bit – computer data
  • Bug – software issue (or feature?)
  • Byte
  • Chip
  • Cisco – famous networking company
  • Clara – Santa Clara Silicon Valley
  • Clarus – Apple dogcow mascot
  • Cloud – servers
  • Codec – video formatting
  • Cookie – web tracking
  • Cupertino – Apple headquarters location
  • Cyber
  • Data
  • Digit
  • Diode – semiconductor device
  • DOS – early text based operating system
  • Dot – (Matrix) old printing format
  • Gates – Bill Gates founder of Microsoft
  • Giga – computer data size Gigabyte/bit
  • Glitch – bug in the system
  • Java – programming language
  • Kernal – core of computer operating system
  • Linux – computer operating system
  • Mac
  • Mouse
  • Nano
  • Newbie – or Noob, someone who is inexperienced
  • Pascal – classic programming language
  • Pixel – dot on a screen
  • RAM – computer memory
  • Redmond – headquarters of Microsoft
  • Ruby – programming language
  • Shell
  • Siri
  • Vector – type of graphics
  • Widget
  • Woz – Steve Wozniak founder of Apple
  • Zip – compression

Keep in mind that technology goes out of date much faster than your dog so try not to pick something that will be obsolete (unless it has nostalgic value). Something classic like Mac can be cool, but if you went with Zune you might have regretted it. You want a name that will last at least decade so keep that in mind.

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Comic Book Dog Names

Comic names are a perfect opportunity to get something unique and tailored specifically to you. You can go with something that most people know like Hulk or Rogue.

Or try something that not everyone will recognize as a comic name like Parker or Harley.

These names can also be a great opportunity for humor (like using Hulk or Thor for a tiny dog). Here are some more ideas:

  • Akira – Japanese animation film
  • Alfred – butler from Batman
  • Clark – Clark Kent aka Superman
  • Deadpool
  • Flash
  • Galactus
  • Goku
  • Harley
  • Harvey – Harvey Dent aka Two-Face from Batman
  • Hawkeye
  • Hulk
  • Jade
  • Lex – Lex Luther enemy of Superman
  • Loki
  • Magneto
  • Mystique
  • Oracle
  • Pepper
  • Raven
  • Rocket
  • Rogue
  • Rorschach
  • Storm
  • Thor

Look up your favorite comic for a list of names and see if anything sounds like something you’d love to call your dog or check out our lists of boy comic book dog names or girl comic book dog names to get started.

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Video Game Dog Names

There’s a lot of great names you can use from your favorite video games.

Try something classic like Mario, Link or Zelda or something newer like Eve or Drake.

Match the character’s personality to your dog. A cute small dog might work well with Yoshi, while a big tough dog works better with Bowser.

Again like mentioned with techie dog names, something classic like Atari can be cool, but if you went with NeoGeo you might have regretted it. You want a name that will last at least decade so keep that in mind. Here are some more ideas:

  • Atari – classic gaming system
  • Banjo – Banjo-Kazooie
  • Boo – Ghost from Mario
  • Boss – Baddies from any game
  • Bowser – Enemy of Mario
  • Cid – Cid Highwind from Final Fantasy
  • Cortana – Halo AI
  • Crash – Crash Bandicoot
  • Drake – Nathan Drake from Uncharted
  • Duke – Duke Nukem
  • Eve – Parasite Eve / EVE online
  • Ganon – Baddy from Zelda
  • Genesis – classic gaming system
  • Halo – Shooter game series
  • Jade – Mortal Kombat
  • Jax – Mortal Kombat
  • Kirby – Puffy hero
  • Kong – Donkey Kong
  • Koopa – Mario’s enemy
  • Kratos – God of War
  • Lara – Lara Croft
  • Link – Main character in the Zelda games
  • Luigi – Mario’s brother
  • Mac – Punch Out hero
  • Peach – Princess Peach of Mario
  • Pong – Classic game
  • Princess – Princess Peach of Mario
  • Ryu – Street Fighter
  • Samus – Metroid
  • Sega – Classic gaming system
  • Sonic – The Hedgehog
  • Switch – Nintendo system
  • Wario – Mario’s enemy
  • Yoshi – Mario’s companion
  • Zelda – Princess from Zelda series

See some more boy cat video game names & girl cat video game names here!

Find more names with our boy video game dog names or girl video game dog names

Nerdy Movie Names & TV Names

yoda dog

Another great opportunity for nerdy dog names exists here. Pick out your favorite movie or tv show and think through the character names.

Sci-fi dog names can be particularly good like Yoda, Spock, or Starbuck.

Arya and Sansa, popular characters on Game of Thrones, have quickly become top female dog names. On the flip side, classics like Hermione from Harry Potter and Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer are still popular as well. Here are some more ideas:

  • Ackbar – Star Wars “It’s a trap!”
  • Anakin – Star Wars
  • Archer – Spy cartoon
  • Astro – Jetsons dog
  • Bender – Futerama
  • Boba – Star Wars
  • Cersei – Game of Thrones
  • Chekov – Star Trek
  • Chewie – Star Wars
  • EeeVee – Fox-type Pokemon
  • Elf – Fantasy race
  • Ewok – Star Wars
  • Flynn – Tron
  • Frodo – The Lord of the Rings
  • Gandalf – The Lord of the Rings
  • Ghost – Game of Thrones
  • Gizmo – Gremlins
  • Grey Wind – Game of Thrones
  • Hodor – Game of Thrones
  • Lady – Game of Thrones
  • Mulder – X-Files
  • Neo – The Matrix
  • Nymeria – Game of Thrones
  • Obi – Star Wars
  • Pikachu – Pokemon
  • Potter – Harry Potter
  • Prim – Hunger Games
  • Riker – Star Trek
  • Ripley – Aliens
  • Scully – X-Files
  • Shaggydog – Game of Thrones
  • Spock – Star Trek
  • Sulu – Star Trek
  • Tardis – Dr Who
  • Tiberius – Star Trek
  • Tyrion – Game of Thrones
  • Uhura – Star Trek
  • Wedge – Star Wars
  • Xena – the warrior princess

If you’re a big Star Wars fan you may also want to check out our Star Wars Dog Names.

Scientist Dog Names

Another great source of nerdy dog names comes from famous scientists and mathematicians. Some of these scientist dog names are so famous everyone will know them, while others may be familiar from school or will only be known by a select few nerdy insiders. You can also pull some great ideas using scientific & mathematical terms. Are their any unique terms in your field of work or study that could make good dog names?

  • Archimedes – Greek astronomer & mathematician
  • Aristotle – Greek philosopher & scientist
  • Asteroid
  • Atom
  • Axis
  • Beaker
  • Bernoulli – Swiss family of mathematicians and physicists
  • Copernicus – Renaissance mathematician and astronomer (created model where the sun was the center of the universe)
  • Cosmo
  • Da Vinci – Italian renaissance inventor, artist, and more
  • Darwin – English naturalist and writer
  • Edison – American inventor
  • Einstein – theoretical physicist
  • Faraday – English scientist
  • Fibonacci – Italian mathematician
  • Fractal
  • Galileo – Italian scientist
  • Geiger – German physicist inventor of the Geiger counter
  • Hawking – English theoretical physicist
  • Helix
  • Hubble
  • Isotope
  • Laser
  • Leonardo – See Da Vinci
  • Nebula
  • Neutrino
  • Neutron
  • Newton – English mathematician, astronomer, physicist
  • Pascal – French mathematician, physicist, inventor
  • Photon
  • Pi
  • Quark
  • Sagan – Astronomer, astrophysicist, host of Cosmos
  • Sputnik
  • Star
  • Tesla – Serbian-American inventor, electrical & mechanical engineer
  • Tycho – Danish astronomer
  • Woz – Founder of Apple computer

Space Names for Dogs

Another great category for names are space names for dogs. In addition to the scientist names these can really highlight your fascination with space or sci-fi. Not to mention many of these names are really cool or beautiful!

  • Apollo
  • Asteroid
  • Ariel
  • Astra
  • Atlas
  • Aurora
  • Callisto
  • Ceres
  • Comet
  • Cosmo
  • Eclipse
  • Galaxy
  • Hubble
  • Jupiter
  • Leo
  • Mercury
  • Nebula
  • Neptune
  • Nova
  • Orion
  • Phoenix
  • Pluto
  • Quasar
  • Saturn
  • Sirius
  • Sky
  • Sputnik
  • Star
  • Stella
  • Titus
  • Triton
  • Venus
  • Virgo
  • Zeta

Want more nerdy dog names? View a list of geeky dog names for boys or geeky dog names for girls

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