Dunkirk Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

In 2017, director Christopher Nolan released a film that depicted the harrowing events that took place during World War II's infamous Dunkirk Evacuation. Nolan himself describes his film, aptly titled Dunkirk, as a survival film first and a war film second; the characters featured in the film are essentially nameless and little to no emphasis is placed on the political aspects of the war. At it's core, Dunkirk is a film that was created with the intent of placing viewers right in the middle of the war - it's less of a traditional film and more of an experience that humanizes the men, women, children, and animals that got caught up in one of history's most brutal conflicts.

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Dunkirk Inspired Dog Name Considerations

If you have a sense of national pride towards the British Crown, or any of the nations who fought on the side of the Allies during World War II, then you may want to consider giving your dog a Dunkirk inspired name out of a sense of patriotism - what better way to show your solidarity to a country than to name your dog after one of the soldiers, medics, nurses, engineers, and volunteers who put their lives on the line? Folks looking to give their dogs a masculine name will have their pick of the litter, as there were countless brave men from nations all around the world who fought in World War II.

If you're just looking to name your dog after a figure who was involved in the Dunkirk Evacuation, or after any figures from the British armed forces, then you'll still have a large number of names to choose from. The notorious British commander Lord Gort was heavily involved with the Battle of Dunkirk, which coincided with the Dunkirk Evacuation. Lord Gort also just so happened to be a man of many names - just about any of which could potentially work out great as an alias for your dog. You could also name your pet after one of the many animals that served in World War II as well as any of the dogs who were also rescued during the Dunkirk Evacuation. 

Male Dunkirk Inspired Dog Names

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Winston
The Airedale who earned the rank of Private
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Gort
A reference to the British Commander Lord Gort
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John
Lord Gort's first name
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Johnathan
Longer form of John
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Johnny
A nickname based on John
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Standish
One of Lord Gort's many middle names
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Surtees
Another of Lord Gort's middle names
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Prendergast
Lord Gort's last middle name
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Vereker
Lord Gort's full name was John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker
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Tiger
Lord Gort was also known as the Tiger
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Christopher
After the director of Dunkirk himself
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Chris
Shortened form of Christopher
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Edward
Chris Nolan's middle name
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France
Dunkirk is located in the North of France
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Eddie
Nick name for Edward
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Dunkerque
French for Dunkirk
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Nolan
The last name of Christopher and Johnathan Nolan
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Fionn
Fionn Whitehead portrayed Tommy in Dunkirk
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Tommy
A nickname for British soldiers in WW II
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Ardennes
Referring to the Ardennes Forest
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Thomas
Extended version of Tommy
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Jack
Jack Lowden played Collins in the film
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Jackson
A name Jack is often short for
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Glynn
Tom Glynn-Carney played Peter in the film
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Harry
Harry Styles played Alex in Dunkirk
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Harold
Longer form of Harry
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Alex
Shortened form of Alexander
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Alexander
Means "protector of mankind"
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Kenneth
Sir Kenneth Branagh played Commander Bolton
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Dynamo
Evacuation code name Operation Dynamo
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Farrier
The name of Tom Hardy's daring pilot character

Female Dunkirk Inspired Dog Names

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Rosie
Rosie the Riveter was the symbol of women's efforts during WW II
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Rosanne
Longer form of Rosie
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Roxy
A tough name similar to Rosie
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Paradis
In reference to the Paradis Massacre at Dunkirk
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Normandy
Liberation took place in Normandy
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Eleanor
Lord Gort's mother's first name
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Ellie
Shortened form of Eleanor
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Elle
French for she
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Corinna
The first name of Lord Gort's wife
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Katherine
Corinna Vereker's middle name
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Miranda
Miranda Nolan is the cousin of Chris and Johnathan Nolan
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Kim
Kim Hartman played a stewardess in Dunkirk
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Kimberly
Longer form of Kim
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Emma
Emma Thomas was one of the producers of Dunkirk
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Joceline
Joceline Andrews was a crowd makeup artist for the film
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Margaret
The most popular female name in 1944 Britain
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Marge
Shortened form of Margaret
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Patricia
The 2nd most popular female British name
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Patty
Nickname for Patricia
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Pat
Shortened form of Patricia
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Elizabeth
A famous British soldier during WW II
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Liz
Taken from Elizabeth
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Beth
Also taken from Elizabeth
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Bethany
Longer form of Beth
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Clementine
The first name of Winston's Churchill's wife
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Clem
Shortened form of Clementine
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Ogilvy
Clementine Churchill's middle name
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Hozier
Clem's maiden name
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Diana
One of Clem and Winston's children
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Mary
Mary Soames was the youngest of Clem and Winston's children

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