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Introduction

The contribution of scientists and inventors over several millennia have propelled humanity forward.  The legacy left behind by these men and women continue to push man forward in thinking, and many of us are inspired in our work based on teaching, findings, and inventions of those who came before us.  If science is a big part of your life, naming your dog after a man or woman of science honors that individual and expressed your interest in their field of study and practice.  You can choose a first or last name or choose a variation or nickname of your favorite scientist to match your dog's appearance and disposition.

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Famous Scientist Dog Name Considerations

When choosing a name for your new puppy or adopted a dog, you and your family will want something that befits both your dog and has meaning to you.  Some people studying and practicing in the sciences have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of knowledge and honor their dogs with their favorite scientist's name.  Others may have a strong interest in the life and work of these scientists and choose a name based on those interests.  Whatever the reason, there are some considerations dog owners should make when choosing a scientist's name for the family dog. 

The size and breed of your dog play a role in assigning a good name.  Some scientist's names sound like they are more appropriate for certain sized dogs.  Take Pascal for example.  Blaise Pascal was a 17th Century inventor who made the world's first calculator, and though he made a significant impact on the world with his invention, his name seems more appropriate for a small dog.  Breeds and dispositions may also play a role in selecting the perfect name.  For example, any one of the water dog breeds, especially those with webbed feet like the Portuguese Water Dog or the Newfoundland, love the water.  Naming these dogs Jacques, after the famous Jacques Cousteau would be an example of the theme.

Male Famous Scientist Dog Names

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Einstein
The most prominent physicist in history
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Darwin
Charles Darwin defined Natural Selection and provided a theory of Evolution
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Telsa
Created the A/C Electrical System and paved the way for modern electrical inventions
1
Mendel
The Father of Genetics
1
Newton
Formulated the Law of Gravity
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Galileo
Shocked the world by saying the Earth revolved around the Sun
1
Edison
Gave us music and light by inventing the phonograph and light bulb
1
Archimedes
We wouldn't know how to calculate the underside of a parabola without him
1
Bacon
Francis Bacon developed the Scientific Method
1
Graham
A reference to Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the first telephone
1
Pythagoras
Paved the way for Western mathematics
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Sigmund
A perfect name for any mama's boy
1
Franz
A reference to Franz Boas, Father of American Anthropology
1
Edwin
Edwin Hubble, explorer of the Milky Way
1
Nikola
A reference to Nikola Tesla
1
Atlas
A mythological Greek Titan who discovered the spherical arrangement of the stars
1
Pavlov
A physiologist who defined conditioned behavioral responses through his research with canine salivation
1
Aristotle
A Greek scientist whose ideas shaped Western scientific thought until the Renaissance
1
Pascal
Credited with inventing the world's first calculator
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Nobel
The man who invented dynamite
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Schrodinger
One of the founders of quantum physics
1
Hawk
A reference to Steven Hawking
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Copernicus
Placed the Sun, not the Earth, as the center of the Universe
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Sagan
Prominent astrophysicist who spent his life in search of extraterrestrial life
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Jacques
Jacques Cousteau was an underwater legend and co-inventor of SCUBA
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Watt
A reference to James Watt, Father of the Industrial Revolution
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Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was both scientist and Founding Father of America
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Erasmus
Physician, poet, naturalist, abolitionist, and grandfather to Charles Darwin
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Otto
Helped discover nuclear fission
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Thomas
A reference to Thomas Edison

Female Famous Scientist Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Zora
Zora Neale Hurston was the protege of Franz Boas
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Curie
Marie Curie made discoveries in radiology
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Rosalind
Rosalind Franklin made contributes to the understand of molecular structures of DNA
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Volta
Alessandro Volta was a pioneer of electricity
1
Agnes
Agnes Arber was the first female botanist elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society
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Avery
A reference to Oswald Avery who pioneered work on immunochemistry
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Flossie
A nickname for Florence Nightingale, Mother of Modern Nursing
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Nettie
Nettie Stevens discover the X and Y chromosomes
1
Fanny
Fanny Workman was an explorer and mountaineer
1
Sophie
Sophie Germain developed Number Theory
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Mina
Mina Stevens Fleming developed the modern-day star cataloging system
1
Gerty
Gerty Cori was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for her work in biochemistry
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Ada
Ada Lovelace wrote computer programming in the 1800's
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Jane
Jane Goodall is the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees
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Irene
Irene Joliot-Curie was the daughter of Marie Curie and won a Nobel Prize for her work in chemistry
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Emmy
Emmy Noether was known for her contributions to contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics
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Caroline
Caroline Herschel discovered comets
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Dixy
Dixy Lee Ray was a scientist who served as Washington State's first female governor
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Sofia
Sofia Kovalevskaya was the first Russian female mathematician
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Grace
Grace Hopper was a computer scientist and a Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy
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Dian
Dian Fossey was another prominent primatologist working in Rwanda
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Alice
Alice Hamilton was a pioneer in the field of industrial toxicology
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Fossey
A reference to famous primatologist, Dian Fossey
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Henrietta
Henrietta Swan Leavitt's contributions to astronomy allow scientists to measure the distance of stars
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Joy
Joy Adamson was a naturalist who raised Elsa, the lion cub
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Maria
Maria Agnesi was the first female mathematician appointed as a professor at a university
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Clara
Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross
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Ruthie
Ruth Benedict was one of the first female anthropologists
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Laika
A Cosmonaut dog and the first dog in space
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Eva
Eva Ekebald is noted for discovering how to distill vodka from potatoes

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