Gilmore Girls Dog Names

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If you’re a die-hard Gilmore Girls fan then you might consider naming your new canine best friend after one of the show’s many quirky characters. Just as Lorelai and Rory share an unbreakable mother-daughter bond, so too, will you and your pup! There’s no better way to honor your love for the people of Stars Hollow than by naming your pet for them. As an added bonus, you’ll no longer have to feel guilty for spending Friday night binge-watching the show; it’s practically obligatory!

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There is no shortage of featured and supporting characters on the Gilmore Girls that you may wish to name your pet after. If there’s one thing to be said about the inhabitants of Stars Hollow it’s that they have plenty of character. You might even have trouble narrowing down which one of them to name your pup after! If your dog is goofy and long limbed you might consider the name Kirk, or, if it is handsome and athletic you could choose the name Dean! If your pup has a particularly feisty personality, the name Paris would be the perfect option!

If naming your pup after one of the show’s characters doesn’t appeal to you, could opt to name it after one of Lorelai and Rory’s favorite foods! There are quite a few to choose from. A classic family dog breed like a Labrador or a Golden Retriever could be well suited to the name Pancake, a classic American breakfast food (and favorite of the girls’), while any pup with a sweet temper could be called Muffin, a frequent snack choice from Luke’s Diner.

And don’t forget to take into account one of Stars Hollows’ many landmarks or festivals, like the Firelight Festival, or the town gazebo. These events and locations are packed with history for the show’s characters. You could commemorate your favorite scene from the show by naming your pup after the place where it transpired! There are countless Gilmore Girls related names to choose from, but here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Male Gilmore Girls Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Jess
Jess Mariano, Luke’s nephew and Rory’s badboy ex
7
Coffee
A staple in the Gilmore diet
7
Sherman
Amy Sherman-Palladino is the show’s creator
6
Twickham
The Twickham house is a notable landmark in Stars Hollow
5
Digger
For Digger Stiles, Richard’s business partner and Lorelai’s ex-boyfriend
5
Yale
Rory attends Yale University
5
Cambridge
Rory longs to go to Harvard University, in Cambridge, MA
5
Doyle
Doyle is the name of Paris’s college boyfriend
4
Grandpa
Rory and her grandpa have a close relationship
4
Belleville
Jackson Belleville, the vegetable supplier and husband to Sookie
4
Gilmore
The name that started it all
4
Bruce
The name of Sookie and Jackson’s midwife, and a great dog name
3
Al
For Al’s Pancake World, home of the best Chinese food in Star’s Hollow
2
Doose
For Taylor Doose, the grouchy grocer and town selectman
2
Alien
Hep Alien is Lane’s rock band
1
Danes
Luke Danes, owner of Lorelai and Rory’s choice lunch spot, Luke’s Diner
1
Logan
Logan Huntzberger, Rory’s college flame
1
Marty
Marty is the name of Rory’s platonic male friend from Yale
1
Paul Anka
Lorelai’s adopted dog who she names after singer, Paul Anka
1
Chilton
After the name of Rory’s prep school
1
Michel
For the grumpy French concierge, Michel Gerard at Lorelai’s inn
1
Tristan
For Tristan DuGrey, Rory Chilton's crush
1
Hayden
Christopher Hayden is the name of Rory’s biological father
-1
Pop Tart
A typical Gilmore breakfast food
-1
Graham
Lauren Graham portrays Lorelai Gilmore on the show
-1
Medina
Max Medina is Rory’s English teacher and Lorelai’s one time fiancé
-1
Skippy
The name of the hamster Rory had as a child, before Lorelai returned it to the store
-1
Whit
A reference to the many witty one-liners that the Gilmore Girls wield
-2
Herman
For Edward Herman, the actor who portrays Richard Gilmore on the series
-3
Norman Mailer
The author Norman Mailer makes a guest appearance on the show and is berated by Sookie

Female Gilmore Girls Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Donut
A favorite snack of the Gilmore girls
6
Miss Patty
Miss Patty is the town gossip, and owner of the dance studio
5
Louise
Louise is one of Rory’s classmates at Chilton
5
Clara
Clara is Dean’s little sister, who idolizes Rory
4
Babette
Babette Dell is the nosy neighbor that lives next to Lorelai and Rory
3
Carol
For Carol King, who sings the theme song for the show
3
Bangles
For the band, The Bangles, which Lorelai always dream of joining
3
Christiane Amanpour
Rory wants to be a journalist just like Christiane Amanpour
3
Cinnamon
The name of Babette’s cat that dies of old age
3
Gigi
Gigi is Rory’s half sister
3
Swan
“Swan Song” is the infamous episode in which Rory introduces Jess to her grandparents
3
June
Lorelai plans to marry Luke on June 3rd
3
Sadie
A classic dog name, and a reference to the episode “Sadie, Sadie” in which Rory introduces Dean to her grandparents
2
Lane
Lane Kim, Rory’s best friend
1
Rory
The youngest Gilmore Girl, and a cute name for a dog
1
Gypsy
The name of the sassy mechanic in Stars Hollow
1
Leigh
Rory’s middle name is Leigh
1
Hart
For Hartford, the town in which Emily and Richard Gilmore live
1
Poe
A reference to the Edgar Allen Poe festival that Stars Hollow hosts each year
1
Val
A nod to the fact that Rory was valedictorian of her graduating class at Chilton
1
Ivy
Rory aspires to go to an Ivy League university
1
Pippi
A reference to the infamous episode when Rory and Dean watch Pippi Longstocking on a double date with Luke and Lorelai
-1
Sookie
Sookie St. James, Lorelai’s best friend and business partner
-1
Dragonfly
Lorelai and her best friend, Sookie, own the Dragonfly Inn together
-1
Mia
Mia is the owner of the Independence Inn, where Lorelai works until it burns down
-1
Fortune
Lorelai’s dog, Paul Anka, has a fortune telling booth at the Stars Hollow Winter Carnival, as the amazing “doggy swami"
-2
Kim
In honor of Mrs. Kim, Lane’s strict mother
-2
Daisy
Lorelai dreams of being proposed to in a room with a thousand yellow daisies
-3
Giggles
You are sure to giggle frequently while watching the show
-3
Sassy
Many of the show’s characters are very sassy

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