Criminal Minds Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Criminal Minds is a popular procedural crime drama show written by Jeff Davis that was first televised in 2006 and has remained on the air for over a decade. The show follows the work and lives of the agents at the Behavioral Analysis Unit, or BAU for short, as they profile killers and other criminals so that they can bring them to justice. Many of the characters have moved on through the seasons, and new ones have taken their place with only three characters, Penelope Garcia, Dr. Spencer Reid, and Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, appearing in every season. There are many options available for those who wish to give their canine companion a name inspired by this hard-hitting and sometimes unpredictable drama.

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Criminal Minds Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Choosing a name for your new pet is both a responsibility and a privilege. A name that is difficult for your specific dog to hear or one that is challenging to pronounce clearly and consistently may cause confusion for your animal, possibly slowing bonding and training efforts, while one that they seem to respond to naturally may speed up the process. Although many people will be perfectly happy just to pick the name of their favorite character, there are actually several ways that you can narrow down a list of names based on a television show. You could use the name of one of the few animals mentioned on the show by choosing either Roxy or Clooney, or you could pick a name based more off of the animal’s skills and personality. Dogs with quick minds but long memories may find that sharing a moniker with Dr. Spencer Reid is the perfect choice, but a speed demon of a dog may find that a name like Jet would be more appropriate. Dogs that prefer to stay indoors and don’t like a lot of interaction may find that the name Maeve suits them and a dog who always is able to find the good in things in life may prefer a name like Joy or Penelope.

Male Criminal Minds Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
2
Ringo
There is a picture of Ringo Starr on David Rossi’s desk
2
Spencer
Dr. Spencer Reid is a self-taught genius who works as a Supervisory Special Agent with the BAU
1
Bobby
The ex-fiancé of Maeve Donovan
1
Bunker
The real BAU used to operate out of a bunker built below FBI headquarters
1
Clooney
Derek Morgan’s dog Clooney is only mentioned in one episode
1
Cooper
Sam Cooper is the leader of the fictional red team of the BAU and a primary figure in the spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
1
Gabriel
Dr. Tara Elizabeth Lewis’s brother
1
Garrett
The Unit Chief of the FBI International Response Team is Jack Garrett
1
Gideon
Jason Gideon was once the Senior Supervisory Special Agent until he resigned due to emotional distress
1
Hank
Hank Morgan is the late father to Derek Morgan
1
Jack
Aaron Hotchner’s son with his late ex-wife Haley Brooks
1
Luke
Special Agent in Training Luke Alvez joined the team after Derek Morgan resigned
1
Mateo
Mateo Cruz, the BAU section chief after Erin Strauss was killed
1
Quantico
The show Criminal Minds follows the lives of the BAU agents at Quantico VA
1
Rossi
Supervisory Special Agent David Stephen Rossi is the Unit Senior Agent at the BAU
1
Roy
The father of Jessica and Haley Brooks
1
Walker
Supervisory Special Agent Stephen Walker joined the team of the BAU to assist in the hunt for the killer “Mr. Scratch”
-1
Aaron
The former Unit Chief of the BAU; Aaron Hotchner, retired when he was placed into witness protection for a time
-1
Albert
The father of Dr. Tara Elizabeth Lewis
-1
Angeles
The BAU team has visited this city more than any other
-1
Derek
Derek Morgan is a former Supervisory Special Agent at the BAU who specialized in explosives
-1
Henry
The eldest son of JJ Jareau and William LaMontagne Jr is named Henry LaMontagne
-1
Kevin
Penelope is romantically involved with technical analyst Kevin Lynch for several seasons
-1
Matthew
Military veteran Matthew Simmonds was previously part of the International Response Team but is now a Supervisory Special Agent with the BAU
-1
Micheal
The younger son of JJ Jareau and William LaMontagne Jr is named Michael LaMontagne
-1
Robert
Robert Greenaway is the deceased father of Elle Greenaway
-1
Sean
Agent Aaron Hotchner’s younger brother is named Sean Hotchner
-1
Stephen
Stephen Gideon is Jason Gideon’s grown son
-1
Unsub
A term used by the BAU team to refer to an unknown subject or suspect
-1
William
JJ Jareau is married to William LaMontagne Jr, a New Orleans Police Detective

Female Criminal Minds Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
2
JJ
Jennifer “JJ” Jareau is a profiler with the BAU, she was previously the liaison between the BAU and police and media
2
Penelope
Penelope Garcia serves as both the tech analyst and the media liaison officer in the BAU
1
Alex
FBI Linguist expert and professor Dr. Alex Blake joined the BAU after Emily Prentiss left for Interpol and resigned after a traumatic incident
1
Clara
Clara Segar is an agent with the International Response Team
1
Elle
A former Supervisory Special Agent at the BAU, Elle Greenaway specialized in sexual offense crimes
1
Fran
Derek Morgan’s mother is named Fran Morgan
1
Haley
Haley Brooks was Jack’s mother and the ex-wife of Aaron Hotchner
1
Hayden
David Rossi’s second ex-wife, Hayden Montgomery, raised his daughter without telling him about her existence
1
Jet
The agents often take a jet to get to locations of crimes
1
Joy
David Rossi’s daughter by his second ex-wife is Joy Struthers, is a true crime author
1
Maeve
The geneticist that Dr. Spencer Reid dated who was killed by a stalker
1
Roxy
The dog owned by Luke Alvez
-1
Andi
The head of the Domestic Trafficking Task Force is named Andi Swann
-1
Ashley
Ashley Seaver was a probationary agent with the BAU who was later transferred to the Domestic Trafficking Task Force
-1
Baby Girl
Derek Morgan’s nickname for Penelope Garcia
-1
Beth
The love interest of Aaron Hotchner after the death of his ex-wife
-1
Carolyn
Agent David Rossi’s first wife is Carolyn Rossi
-1
Cindi
Cindi Burns is Derek Morgan’s cousin who he has a close relationship with
-1
Copycat
Copycat killers have frequently been featured on Criminal Minds
-1
Diana
Diana Reid is the highly educated and highly intelligent but schizophrenic mother of Dr. Spencer Reid
-1
Elizabeth
Emily Prentiss' mother Elizabeth Prentiss is a US ambassador
-1
Emily
Emily Prentiss has worked for both the FBI and Interpol and is the Unit Chief of the BAU
-1
Erin
BAU Section Chief Erin Strauss was the direct supervisor to Aaron Hotchner
-1
Jessica
The sister of Haley Brooks and Jack’s aunt
-1
Jordan
Jordon Todd, a Counter Terrorism agent, joined the team at the BAU for a time
-1
Kate
Seasoned FBI agent Katherine Callahan joined the BAU after Dr. Alex Blake retired from the FBI
-1
Lily
Lily Lambert is a member of the International Response Team under Jack Garrett
-1
Meg
Agent Katherine Callahan has a niece named Meg
-1
Sandy
JJ Jareau’s mother and Henry and Michael LaMontagne’s grandmother
-1
Tara
Dr. Tara Elizabeth Lewis is a forensic psychologist who joined the BAU recently

Community Dogs with Criminal Minds Inspired Names

Reid's name story for Criminal Minds Inspired Dog Names
Reid
Male
Dalmatian
New York City, NY
Personality
Curious
Goofy
Smart

Named him after Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds