Historical Fiction Dog Names

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Introduction

Literature comes in many genres, including satire, drama, horror, science fiction and a whole lot more. One of the many literary genres that have gained popularity over the years is historical fiction. In this genre, the plot occurs in a setting during the past. Aside from being set in the past, another vital component of historical fiction is that it pays attention to the social conditions, etiquettes, customs and other details of that certain period. Additionally, authors also like to explore different historical figures or notable events and try to recreate what could have happened during that setting. Over the years, historical fiction has produced some of the most memorable novels and characters in literature.  

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Historical Fiction Dog Name Considerations

As a new dog owner, you immediately take on a number of responsibilities as a “furparent”, including being committed to taking care of your new pooch and providing their needs. But perhaps the first task that you will be taking on is choosing an appropriate name for your dog. As simple as this job may seem, it takes a lot of brainstorming before you can decide on a name that your furbaby will carry forever.

One of the general rules when it comes to naming your dog is to keep it short and easy to understand. As tempting as it is to choose a long, unique name for your pooch, you have to keep in mind that dogs have a limited ability to remember names and words that are too long. This is why dog experts suggest that dog names should be no more than two to three syllables. However, if your heart is set in a long and special name, make sure that there is a shortened version or a nickname that you could call your dog.

For fans of historical fiction, there are plenty of sources of inspiration for a dog name. You can name your pooch after your favorite historical fiction author, novel or even the characters in the novel. 

Male Historical Fiction Dog Names

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Buck
The dog and main character in the novel "Call of the Wild"
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Athos
One of the three musketeers from the novel "The Three Musketeers"
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Porthos
One of the three musketeers from the novel "The Three Musketeers"
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Aramis
One of the three musketeers from the novel "The Three Musketeers"
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Munich
A historical novel by Robert Harris
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Shogun
A historical novel by James Clavell
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Claudius
Named after the fourth Roman Emperor from the novel “I, Claudius”
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Dickens
After author Charles Dickens
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Leo
After Leo Tolstoy, author of “War and Peace”
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Wolf
After the novel “Wolf Hall”
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Markus
After Markus Zusak, author of “The Book Thief”
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Gore
After Gore Vidal, author of “Burr”
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Bolivar
General Simon Bolivar, the main character in the novel “The General in His Labyrinth”
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Hadrian
After the novel “Memoirs of Hadrian”
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Walter
After Walter Scott, author of “Waverley”
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Wayne
After historical fiction author Wayne Grant
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Ernt
After Ernt Allbright, the character from the novel “The Great Alone”
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Pino
After Pino Lella, the character from the novel “Beneath a Scarlet Sky”
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Dorrigo
Dorrigo Evans, the character from the novel “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”
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Frazier
After Charles Frazier, the author of the novel “Varina”
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Peter
After Peter Carey, author of the novel “Oscar and Lucinda”
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Salman
After Salman Rushdie, author of “Midnight’s Children”
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Blackthorne
After John Blackthorne, the main character in the novel “Shogun”
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Victor
After Victor Hugo, author of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
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Rostov
Count Alexander Rostov, a character in the novel “A Gentleman in Moscow”
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Lale
After Lale Sokolov, a character in the novel “The Tattooist of Auschwitz”
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Toloki
A character in the novel “Ways of Dying”
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Jacob
Jacob de Zoet, a character in the novel “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet”
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Raffi
Author of the novel “The Fool”
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Dumas
After author Alexandre Dumas

Female Historical Fiction Dog Names

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Chiyo
After Chiyo Sakamoto, the main character in the novel “Memoirs of a Geisha”
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Margaret
Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind”
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Juliet
Juliet Ashton, a character in the novel “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”
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Tatiana
After Tatiana de Rosnay, author of “Sarah’s Key”
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Hilary
After Hilary Mantel, author of “Wolf Hall”
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Georgia
After Georgia Hunter, author of “We Were the Lucky Ones”
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Morrow
Anne Morrow, a character in the novel “The Aviator’s Wife”
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Hetty
After Hetty Grimke, a character in the novel “The Invention of Wings”
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Lena
After Lena Woodward, a character in the novel “Karolina’s Twins”
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Ellie
After Ellie Carver, a character in the novel “The Lost Castle”
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Esmeralda
A character in the novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
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Pachinko
After the historical fiction novel of the same name
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Pari
After a character from the novel “And the Mountains Echoed”
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Maryse
After Maryse Conde, author of the novel “Segu”
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Tracy
After Tracy Chevalier, author of the novel “Girl with a Pearl Earring”
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Dinah
The main character in the novel “The Red Tent”
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Vianne
After one of the main characters in the novel “The Nightingale”
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Isabelle
After one of the main characters in the novel “The Nightingale”
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Sigrid
After Sigrid Undset, author of the novel “Kristin Lavransdatter”
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Philippa
Philippa Gregory, author of the novel “The White Queen”
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Claire
Claire Randall, a character from the “Outlander” series of historical fiction novels
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Jane
After Jane Austen, author of the novel “Pride and Prejudice”
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Lauren
After Lauren Belfer, author of the novel “A Fierce Radiance”
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June
After June Walker, a character in the novel “The Atomic City Girls”
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Vedette
After Rachel Vedette, a character in the novel “The Cloister”
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Lisette
After Lisette Roux, a character in the novel “Lisette’s List”
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Lilac
After the historical fiction novel “Lilac Girls”
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Lady
After Lady Kenefick, a character in the novel “What Once Was True”
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Varina
After the novel of the same name
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Indu
After Indu Sundaresan, author of the novel “The Twentieth Wife”

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