Downton Abbey Dog Names

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Introduction

Period drama, Downton Abbey focuses on rise of the middle-class and decline of the aristocracy in an early 20th century Britain. Upper-class women begin to take a more active role in society and some even become interested in politics and marry for love rather than wealth. The aristocracy, reluctantly, has to be flexible to changing modern attitudes in order to survive. If you have a new pooch in your life, you could certainly feel inspired by this iconic TV series and its characters.  What better way to honor this symbolic and historical show that sadly came to an end in 2015?

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Downton Abbey Dog Name Considerations

If you are thinking about Downton Abbey when naming your pooch, there is much to consider. With so many strong characters, it’s difficult not to feel inspired. You might consider the different places that appear in the show when naming your canine pal.  Places like Belgrave Place, Duneagle Castle, St. Michael’s Church and Brancastle, could inspire you when choosing a name.  St. Michael is a great tag for your well-behaved or angelic pooch.

Temperament can impact on your name choice.  If you have a pooch who loves their food, then a name like Ivy would be fantastic.  If your canine friend is always happy, you could name your dog after army captain, Captain Smiley, who stays at Downton Abbey when he is injured during the war.  Maybe your furry friend has great retrieving or investigative skills and a name like Vyner would suit him, inspired by Inspector Vyner in the show. If your pooch is heroic, a name like Mason would be great to honor the war hero William Mason. 

 This guide contains 60 names to inspire you when choosing a name, but you are not simply limited to these monikers. Design your own by choosing an aristocratic title, followed by a Downton character name. Combinations like Viscount and Bertie, or Duchess and Daisy would make great names. Have fun and choose a name that suits your companion.

Male Downton Abbey Dog Names

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Crawley
Inspired by the family name of those who live in Downton Abbey
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Earl
The Earl of Grantham is Lord Richard Crawley
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Grantham
Richard and Cora are Earl and Countess of Grantham
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Carson
Inspired by Dowton's lovable Butler
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Barrow
A footman and under Butler who sees the errors of his ways
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Mason
Inspired by Mason's farm and war hero William Mason
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Bates
Inspired by Downton's Valet John Bates
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Branson
Lady Sybil marries Irish Tom Branson her father's Chauffeur
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Baxter
Phyllis Baxter is hired as Cora's Maid
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Viscount
A British nobleman with lower status than an Earl
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Gillingham
Inspired by Viscount Gillingham's character
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Albert
Inspired by the Reverand Albert Travis of Downton
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Pharaoh
Labrador Retriever in Downton Abbey in series 1 and 2
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Shrimpie
Scottish nobleman Hugh MacClare; Father of Rose
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Marquess
A British nobleman title that ranks higher than Earl
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Bertie
Bertie Pelham marries Lady Edith; The 7th Marquess of Hexham
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Vyner
Inspired by the character of Inspector Vyner
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Horace
Father of Major Bryant
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Septimus
Septimus Spratt is Violet Crawley's Butler
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Ryder
Dr Ryder is a recurring character in Downton Abbey
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Sergeant
Sergeant Willis is Downton's police officer
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Duke
A great name for a pooch who deserves a title
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Molesley
A Butler and Valet that studies and becomes a teacher
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Captain Smiley
An army captain in the show
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Neild
The Gamekeeper and Duneagle Castle
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Chamberlain
Inspired by Lord Chamberlain; Chamberlain to the King
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Duneagle
A great name inspired by Duneagle Castle
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Brancaster
Bertie Pelham is heir to Brancaster Castle
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St, Michael
Inspired by Downton Abbey's church
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Atticus
Lord Sinderby's Jewish son who marries Lady Rose

Female Downton Abbey Dog Names

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Isis
The Earl of Grantham's Golden Labrador
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Lady
Like all of the aristocratic daughters who live in Downton Abbey
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Sybil
Inspired by Earl and Countess of Grantham's youngest daughter
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Anna
Lady's Maid to Lady Mary
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Martha
Martha Levinson is Cora Crawley's Mom
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Cora
Cora Crawley is Lady of Grantham
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Ellie
The real name of the pooch who plays Isis
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Mary
The eldest daughter at Downton Abbey
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Edith
Lady Edith becomes the owner of a publishing company
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Daisy
A Kitchen Maid who is promoted to Assistant Cook in later series
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Countess Violet
Dowager Countess of Grantham
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Isobel
Inspired by character Isobel Crawley; Baroness Merton
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Abbey
Inspired by the Downton Abbey estate
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Ivy
Ivy works as a Downton Abbey Kitchen Maid
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Elsie
Inspired by lovable housekeeper of Downton Mrs Hughes
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Lady Rose
Inspired by Lord and Lady Flintshire's daughter
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Rosamund
Lady Rosamund Painswick is the Earl of Grantham's sister
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Duchess
A cute name for your pooch; Inspired by Duchess of Yeovil
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Sinderby
Inspired by Atticus's parents
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May
The Cook at Crawley house
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Daphne
Daphne Bryant is the mother of Major Bryant
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Prudence
Friend of the Dowager Lady of Grantham
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Marigold
Miss Marigold Crawley is the illegitimate daughter of Lady Edith
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Mavis
One of the Fallen Women Isobel Crawley tries to help in 1920
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Nellie
Means one who is bright from Greek origin
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Kitty
A guest at Lord and Lady Grantham's 34th wedding anniversary
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Princess Irina
Prince Kurigan's wife; reunited with her husband in England in 1924
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Belgrave
Inspired by 35 Belgrave Square
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Jubilee
Inspired by the Jubilee Dance Hall
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Tiaa
The pup bought in 1925 for the Crawley's at Downton Abbey

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