G.I. Joe Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Originating in 1963, G.I. Joe started as a small set of action figures but blossomed into a massive franchise that today remains one of the most memorable lines of toys for American kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s. Spanning an original run of popularity with their 4-inch figures that lasted from 1982 until 1994, Hasbro and G.I. Joe produced over 500 figures and another 250 vehicles and playsets to boot. Its success not only generated reproductions and spin-offs that are still running today, but with it developed several television shows and movies that shared similar fanfare. With it came a massive list of unique characters, each with their own titles that, for our purpose, serve as a myriad roster of potential dog names.

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G.I. Joe Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Given the mass of names that exist in the G.I. Joe world, from the comics to the action figures and television shows, it’s tough to know where to begin. It can be as easy as naming your dog after a favorite character’s codename or as complex as extracting elements from their past. Thankfully, each character was given a hefty background, so there are more than enough points to pull from. 

For instance, if your dog likes to sabotage your things like a covert ops specialist, the names Lady, Jaye, Claymore, Helix and Poole would all be suitable. If they love to zoom around like some kind of fighter pilot, then the names Ace, Wild Bill, Cutter, Blaster, Maverick and Payload would be good fits. If they are particularly silent or sneaky, then naming them after one of the team’s many ninjas, such as Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Jinx, Shadow or Dojo would be perfect. 

The best place to start would likely be isolating which generation you’d like to pick the name from, then finding a character with attributes similar to your dog from that series. But don’t forget to be creative. All of the characters have real names and backgrounds as well, so if you don’t want to be too obvious, dig a bit deeper into the profiles of characters you like best.

Male G.I. Joe Inspired Dog Names

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Steeler
The original G.I. Joe tank commander
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Flint
The chief warrant officer for G.I. Joe
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Timber
Snake Eyes' wolf sidekick
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Cutter
G.I. Joe's hovercraft pilot
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Recoil
Long Range Recon Patrol infantry specialist
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Hawk
The original missile commander
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Duke
After First Sergeant Conrad S. Houser
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Chuckles
The Hawaiian shirt-wearing undercover specialist
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Dusty
The 1985 desert trooper
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Outback
G.I. Joe's survivalist
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Tunnel
After Tunnel Rat, G.I. Joe's Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialist
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Gung-Ho
The totally ripped 1983 Marine
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Mutt
G.I. Joe's dog handler; came with his dog Junkyard
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Junkyard
Mutt's faithful canine sidekick
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Slugger
A self-propelled cannon
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Ripcord
The team's High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) jumper
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Claymore
G.I. Joe's covert ops officer
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Doc
The team's original medic from 1983
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Law
G.I. Joe's Military Police member who came with Order, his K-9
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Clutch
One of the original drivers; came with the V.A.M.P.
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Recondo
The 1984 jungle trooper
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Ace
The original air force fighter pilot
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Wild Bill
An original Army chopper pilot
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Frostbite
The Tiger Force Snow Cat driver
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Slaughter
After Sgt. Slaughter, one of the best known G.I. Joe members
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Grunt
One of the original infantry troopers from 1982
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Barbecue
G.I Joe's firefighter
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Stone
After Sgt. Stone of special forces
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Maverick
An Air Force vector pilot
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Fuze
After Short-Fuze, the team's mortar soldier

Female G.I. Joe Inspired Dog Names

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Snake Eyes
One of G.I. Joe's most prominent and well-loved commando characters
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Zap
An army bazooka solider
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Scarlett
A favorite female character from the original 1982 G.I. Joe; counterintelligence
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Stalker
A ranger, also known as Sgt. Stalker on some toys
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Jaye
Also known as Lady Jaye, introduced in 1985; covert ops
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Thunder
Introduced in 1984; artillery specialist
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Spirit
G.I. Joe's tracker who came with his eagle partner Freedom
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Jinx
A popular female character from Tiger Force; a ninja
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Alpine
After Albert Pine, the mountain trooper
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Airborne
G.I. Joe's helicopter assault trooper
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Torpedo
The team's original Navy SEAL
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Quick
After Quick Kick, the team's martial arts master
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Flash
The original laser rifle trooper
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Falcon
After Lt. Falcon, a green beret
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Breaker
The team's original communications officer
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Dodger
The team's maintenance expert and Marauder driver
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Avalanche
The team's cold weather specialist and Dominator driver
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Chameleon
The illegitimate half-sister of the Baroness
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Shockwave
The SWAT specialist from 1988
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Red
After Red Dog, one of Sgt. Slaughter's renegades
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Taurus
One of Sgt. Slaughter's renegades alongside Red Dog and Mercer
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Mercer
A Renegade who operated under Sgt. Slaughter
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Pythona
A Cobra-La emissary
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Raven
A Cobra Night Raven pilot
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Zarana
An infiltration specialist for Cobra
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Firefly
A Cobra saboteur
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Yuki
Ground self defense for the G.I. Joe team
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Ophelia
A female ninja trained by Snake Eyes
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Peony
After Pale Peony, an Arashikage Clan ninja
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Vypra
An intelligence and martial arts expert for Cobra

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