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Introduction

The Die Hard franchise of action thriller films is among some of the most quoted and fondly remembered action films in all of cinema. Thus far, the series has always followed the escapades of John McClane, a New York City cop with a sarcastic and crass attitude who nonetheless will throw himself into the thick of things in order to protect innocent people and stop the bad guys from having their way. That John isn't like so many of the other action film protagonists that we've all become used to (moral stoics who seem unaffected by anything going on in the story) is one of the largest contributors to the Die Hard series' success; John is one of the most human action film characters in cinema.

Die Hard Inspired Dog Names In Pop Culture

Die Hard Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Why give your dog a Die Hard inspired name? Well, we were sort of hitting on it before but the Die Hard series has some of the most memorable and distinct characters in cinema. First off we've got John McClane, whose wry sense of humor and memorable one liners have helped established him as one of cinema's preeminent action heroes. What makes John stand out among his contemporaries however, is the fact that we see him take damage throughout the films, never see him mow down an army of bad guys without flinching, and genuinely fear for his health and safety in his stories. For these reasons, John stands out among action film history; any action film fans looking for a name to give to their pets that references an iconic action film hero should consider naming their pets John, Jon, Johnny, McClane, or even Bruce in order to reference the iconic Die Hard hero.

The Die Hard films have also been responsible for introducing some of cinema's most memorable supporting characters to audiences around the world as well; Reginald VelJohnson's Sgt. Al Powell from the first film in the series is a very memorable character with his own story arc while Samuel L. Jackson's Zeus Carver from Die Hard with a Vengeance is an iconic character in his own right.

Male Die Hard Inspired Dog Names

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John
A reference to the Die Hard franchise's hero, John McClane
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Jon
Another way to spell the name John
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Johnny
A nickname based off of the name John
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Bruce
Action film legend Bruce Willis has portrayed John McClane in all the Die Hard movies
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Will
A name based off of Bruce Willis' surname
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Walter
Bruce Willis' full name is Walter Bruce Willis
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Hans
The fist name of the first Die Hard film's main villain
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Hanns
Another way to spell the name Hans
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Alan
Famed actor Alan Rickman portrayed Hans Gruber in Die Hard
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Sidney
One of Alan Rickman's middle names
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Patrick
Alan Rickman's other middle name
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Rick
Based off of Alan Rickman's surname
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Grant
Major Grant was one of Die Hard 2's antagonists
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Allen
Based off of Major Grant's actor, John Allen Amos Jr.
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Junior
A nickname derived from John Amos Jr.'s name
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Major
Based off of Major Grant's rank
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Alen
Another way to spell the name Allen
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Aimes
A nickname based off of John Amos Jr.'s surname
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Al
Based off of Sgt. Al Powell from the first Die Hard film
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Powell
Taken from Sgt. Al's last name
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Albert
A name that Al is often short for
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Reginald
Reginald VelJohnson of Family Matters fame played Sgt. Al
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Reggie
A nickname for people named Reginald
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Johnson
Taken from Reginald VelJohnson's last name
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Zeus
Shop owner Zeus Carver was the secondary protagonist of Die Hard with a Vengeance
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Carver
Based off of Zeus' last name
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Samuel
Acting legend Samuel L. Jackson portrayed Zeus Carver
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Sam
One of Samuel L. Jackson's commonly used nicknames
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Jackson
Based off of Sam Jackson's last name
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Roderick
A reference to Roderick Thorp, the author of the book Die Hard is based off of

Female Die Hard Inspired Dog Names

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Holly
A reference to John's wife who's taken hostage in the first film
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Samantha
Taken from reported Samantha Coleman from Die Hard 2
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Connie
The similarly sardonic detective from Die Hard with a Vengeance
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Katya
Simon Gruber's stoic right hand woman
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Lucy
John and Holly's daughter
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Mai
A reference to Mai Linh from Live Free or Die Hard
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Gennero
Taken from Holly's maiden name
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Gene
A unisex name that can be derived from Holly's Maiden name
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Holli
Another way to spell the name Holly
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Bonnie
Actress Bonnie Bedelia portrayed Holly in the Die Hard films
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Bedelia
Taken from Bonnie's last name
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Sammy
A nickname based off the name Samantha
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Sammie
An interestingly different way to spell the name Sammy
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Sheila
Actress Sheila McCarthy portrayed Samantha Coleman
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Sheela
Another way to spell the name Sheila
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Shelly
A nickname that folks named Sheila are sometimes called
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Kat
A nickname based off of Katya's name
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Leslie
Actress Leslie Ann Phillips (credited as Sam Phillips) portrayed Katya
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Ann
Taken from the middle portion of Leslie Ann Phillips' name
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Les
The shortened version of the name Leslie
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Angel
Die Hard is set in Los Angeles
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Taylor
Child actress Taylor Fry portrayed a young Lucy in Die Hard
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Mary
Acclaimed actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead portrayed Lucy as an adult
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Elizabeth
Taken from the middle part of Mary Elizabeth Winstead's name
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Liz
A nickname based off the name Elizabeth
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Virginia
The movie was said to take place in Dulles Airport in Virginia
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Maggie
Famed actress Maggie Q portrayed Mai Linh
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Margaret
Maggie Q's first name is short for this
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Denise
Maggie Q's middle name
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Tara
One of Mai Linh's aliases was Tara Tovarek

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