Historical Figure Dog Names

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Introduction

History is full of figures that have made impacts on society in their time and beyond.  Historical figures can be anyone from authors to poets to musicians.  Politicians, explorers, and scientists are often historical figures we respect and honor today.  For the history buffs, choosing a historical figure as a dog's name is the ultimate ode to their favorite member of society.  The choices for historical figures are limitless as well, and new dog owners have an opportunity to consider many different names for their puppy or new dog.

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Historical Figure Dog Name Considerations

Name considerations for the historical figure theme are few because the theme is so expansive.  Owners are sure to find the perfect fit for their new dog.  Just like with other themes, owners want to take into consideration the size and breed as well as gender of their new companion.  Some names are better suited for certain sized dogs, like Brutus.  Brutus, unless owners have a flare of the ironic, sounds like a large dog name.  Coco, on the other hand, sounds much better suited for a small female dog.  The color of the dog also plays a role in name selection.  Rosa, Coco, Hazel, and Daisy all seem to evoke certain color imagery.  Another consideration owners might take when choosing a historical figure inspired dog name is the breed origin.  For example, Dante was an Italian poet and an excellent choice for a Cirneco dell'Etna or Italian Spinone dog who has origins in Italy.  The final consideration is a twist.  Owners might want to twist a historical figure's name to make it more dog-like.  For example, Leif Eriksbone instead of Leif Erikson or Woofgang instead of Wolfgang are great options.

Male Historical Figure Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Brutus
A Roman politician
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Dickens
A reference to Charles Dickens
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Goliath
A Biblical hero with immense strength
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Plato
A Greek philosopher
1
Homer
A Greek poet
1
Leif Eriksbone
A doggy twist on Leif Erikson's name
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Houdini
A reference to Harry Houdini, the magician
1
Genghis
A reference to Genghis Khan
1
Socrates
A classic Greek philosopher
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Midas
A Biblical king
1
Voltaire
A French writer and philosopher
1
Horace
A Roman poet
1
Samson
A Biblical character with super human strength
1
Grover
A reference to Grover Cleveland
1
Abel
The first son of Adam and Eve
1
Tesla
A reference to Nikola Tesla
1
Cicero
A Roman philosopher
1
Rafael
A Renaissance painter
1
Dante
An Italian poet
1
Geronimo
Famous chief of the Chiricahua Apache tribe
1
Ajax
A Grecian hero
1
Nero
A Roman emperor
1
Woofgang
A doggy twist of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1
Gulliver
A historic fictional character from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels
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Chopin
A Polish composer
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Tital
Greek mythological deities that proceeded the Olympians
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Jacques
Jacques Cousteau was a famous marine biologist
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Kerouac
Wrote the beatnik bible, On the Road
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Beethoven
A German composer and crucial to the transition between Classic Romantic music
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Byron
A reference to Lord Byron, English poet

Female Historical Figure Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Guinevere
Queen to King Arthur
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Cleopatra
A famous Egyptian Queen
1
Delilah
A Biblical character beloved by Samson
1
Persephone
A daughter of Zues
1
Jezebel
A Biblical princess
1
Venus
The goddess of beauty
1
Flossie
A nickname for Florence Nightingale
1
Amelia
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
1
Brunhilde
A shield maiden and Valkyrie in German mythology
1
Hazel
Hazel Scott was a famous Jazz pianist and singer
1
Beatrix
Beatrix Potter, famous author of Peter Rabbit
1
Coco
A reference to the French designer, Coco Chanel
1
Venus
Goddess of love and beauty
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Helen
Her face would launch a thousand ships
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Hester
A reference to Hester Prynne in the Scarlet Letter
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Maggie
A nickname for Mary Magdalena
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Rosie
We can do it, Rosie the Riveter
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Paris
He ran away with Helen of Troy
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Beth
A nickname for Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen
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Rosa
A reference to civil rights activist, Rosa Parks
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Harriet
Harriet Tubman was a spy and leader of the Under Ground Railroad during the American Civil War
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Seneca
A Roman Philosopher
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Joan
A reference to Joan of Arc
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Daisy
Daisy Bates was an American civil rights activist and writer
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Ella
A reference to civil rights activist, Ella Baker
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Zora
Zora Neale Hurston was an American folk writer and protege of Franz Boas
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Dolores
Dolores Huerta was a civil rights and labor activist and co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association
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Marge
A nickname for Margaret Mead, famous cultural anthropologist
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Clara
Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross
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Louisa
Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women

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