Book Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

From classics to modern favorites, books are an incredible source of inspiration when it comes to naming your new dog or puppy. Whether you are a bookworm with an extensive collection of books or there is just one particular book that really had an impact on you, the characters found inside books make great inspiration for pet names. From page-turning thrillers to romance, comedy and more, there are books to suit any preference. If reading is one of your passions in life, choosing a name inspired by one of your favorite books is a great idea. Keep reading to discover a few suggestions for book inspired dog names.  

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Book Inspired Dog Name Considerations

You may be tempted to give your dog a book inspired name for several reasons. Maybe reading is one of your great passions, or perhaps you work with books as a librarian or literature teacher. Your dog may even have characteristics that remind you of a certain character. In any case, choosing a book inspired dog name is an excellent way to share your passion with your canine companion.

When thinking of name ideas, remember that the name you choose will stick with your pet for his or her entire life. Also, keep in mind that it is the name you will have to use when making grooming or veterinarian appointments, so avoid choosing something embarrassing or offensive. 

Consider your pet’s appearance and personality. Does he or she resemble a dog in a famous work of literature? If you have a large Saint Bernard, for example, Cujo could be a great name if you are a fan of horror author Stephen King. A yellow Lab would make a good Marley. You may even want to consider your favorite human characters. If there is one that you particularly love, giving your dog that character’s name is a fitting tribute. Check out some of our favorite book inspired names below to get your creative juices flowing. 

Male Book Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Fang
Large dog belonging to Hagrid in the Harry Potter Series
7
Winn-Dixie
From Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
7
Jekyll
From The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and My. Hyde
7
Atticus
From To Kill a Mockingbird
6
White Fang
The dog in the Jack London novel of the same name
5
Gatsby
For the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
5
Frodo
From The Lord of the Rings
4
Cujo
Saint Bernard in Stephen King's terrifying tale of the same name
4
Top
The dog in Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
4
Toto
The little black dog in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
4
Holden
Main character in The Catcher in the Rye
4
Santiago
Character in The Old Man and the Sea
4
Dorian
From The Picture of Dorian Gray
3
Buck
The canine narrator in The Call of the Wild
3
Harry
Title character in the Harry Potter series
3
Serverus
Severus Snape; potions instructor in Harry Potter series
3
Montmorency
The Fox Terrier in Three Men in a Boat
3
Rowf
Lead character in "The Plague Dogs" by Rickard Adams
3
Crusoe
Title character in Robinson Crusoe
2
Oliver
Oliver Twist
1
Ron
Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series
1
Fluffy
For the three-headed dog in Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone
1
Old Dan
The dog in Where the Red Fern Grows
1
Rhett
From Gone with the Wind
1
Sherlock
For the Sherlock Holmes series
0
Orson
The black Labrador Retriever in multiple Dean Koontz books
-1
Marley
The troublesome yellow Lab in Marley & Me
-1
Rigsby
Dog in several Beverly Cleary novels
-1
Pip
Character in Great Expectations
-3
Jack
For legendary author Jack London

Female Book Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Arya
From the Game of Thrones Series
6
Juliet
Romeo & Juliet
6
Jane
For the title character in Jane Eyre
6
Matilda
For the beloved children's book
5
Prim
For Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games series
5
Beatrix
For beloved children's author Beatrix Potter
4
Hermione
Leading female character in the Harry Potter series
4
Duchess
The dog in The Pie and the Patty Pan by Beatrix Potter
4
Elinor
From Sense and Sensibility
4
Dorothy
From The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
2
Alice
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
2
Anne
For Anne of Green Gables
2
Christine
For the car in the Stephen King novel of the same name
1
Bella
Female character in the Twilight series
1
Celie
From The Color Purple
1
Penelope
From The Odyssey
1
Charlotte
Charlotte's Web character
1
Eowyn
From The Lord of the Rings
1
Blanche
From A Streetcar Named Desire
0
Lassie
The Collie in Lassie Come Home
0
Scarlett
Leading female character in Gone with the Wind
0
Caddie
From The Sound and the Fury
-1
Pippi
For Pippi Longstocking
-2
Bronte
For the Bronte sister novelists
-2
Katniss
Leading female character in The Hunger Games series
-2
Jo
One of the Little Women
-2
Nana
The family dog in Peter Pan
-4
Dasiy
From The Great Gatsby
-4
Little Ann
From the novel Where the Red Fern Grows
-4
Gwen
For Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest

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