Knight Inspired Dog Names

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For fans of medieval lore, giving your dog a knight inspired name is a great way to bestow them with a unique and timeless title based on both history and legend. While any of the names below will surely stand out on their own, many on our list will also inspire bravery, nobility and numerous other traits characteristic of the time and place. Even elements of the armor will elude to toughness, resilience and even physical characteristics that will translate well into coat patterns and color. So if you’re looking to connect them to an undoubtedly historic era with associations of loyalty, courage, honor, and humility, choosing a knight inspired name is the perfect way to go. 

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Knight Inspired Dog Name Considerations

There are certainly a lot of directions you can go with the naming process, as there are numerous elements to potentially play off of, from the famous knights themselves to tales of their travels and even their looks. Start by defining your dog’s most prominent traits from their personality to their breed origin to their looks, as these will be the easiest facets to consider. 

If you choose to name them after a knight, consider looking into the backstories of the Knights of the Round Table, as many had concrete identities that may also apply to your dog. For instance, for a particularly loyal dog, the names Lucan and Alymore (Alymere) are perfect, as they were considered King Arthur’s most loyal knights. For those who are notably courageous, the names Gawain and Lancelot would be appropriate. 

If your dog is tough and reliable, consider giving them the name of a particular piece of armor. For additional applicability, names that apply to some other aspect of them, such as their looks or personality will be that much more appropriate. For example, if they are hard-headed, give them the name of a type of helmet, such as Cervelliere, Bassinet, or Sallet. If they have coloring that makes them look like they are wearing a breast plate or neck covering, Cuirass or Aventail would be apt.

There are plenty of ways to go, so put your list together then browse ours and do some research of your own to see which words will best suit your dog as the shining example that they are. 

Male Knight Inspired Dog Names

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Nevsky
After Alexander Nevsky, one of the most prominent knights in Russian history
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Bertrand
After Bertrand de Guesclin, AKA "The Black Dog of Brocéliande", a famed Breton knight and commander
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Godfrey
After Godfrey of Bouillon, who played a considerable role in the first Crusade
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Hotspur
After Henry "Hotspur" Percy, an English nobleman known for his ferocity in battle
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Arthur
After King Arthur, nobleman and leader of the famed Knights of the Round Table
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Hawkwood
After John Hawkwood, a legendary mercenary leader and knight
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Lionheart
After Richard the Lionheart, an aptly titled knight
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Crusader
Any one of the classic medieval Crusaders
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Lancelot
One of the earliest, most successful, and most famous Knights of the Round Table
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Percivale
After Sir Percivale, a Knight of the Round Table who searched for the Holy Grail
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Lionel
A relative of King Bors; eventually joins the Knights of the Round Table
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Gawain
One of the most noble of the Round Table and supposed heir to the throne after Arthur
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Galahad
One of three to find the Holy Grail; known for his purity and gallantry
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Cavall
King Arthur's legendary hound
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Degore
The cup-bearer of King Arthur
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Coif
A mail hood worn by knights
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Helm
Also known as a helmet, a type of head protection
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Barbute
A tight, close-fitting helm with a Y or T ventilation configuration
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Armet
A stereotypical helm for a knight; favored in Italy
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Hauberk
A chainmail top covered the torso, arms, and thighs
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Gauntlet
Gloves that cover the fingers to the forearms; often made from a variety of materials
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Greave
Coverings for the lower legs, often plated
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Bailiff
A lord's overseer or steward
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Baron
Landowners and council members
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Constable
Commander of an army or garrison
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Lance
The weapon of choice for jousting
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Pike
A long, thrusting spear
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Hammer
As in war hammer; a weapon that looks similar to a semi-rounded ice axe
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Spear
A long weapon with a sharpened end
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Claymore
A type of broadsword

Female Knight Inspired Dog Names

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Templar
After the Knight's Templar, a well-organized band of fearless crusading warriors
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Morien
After Sir Morien, better known as the Black Knight
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Elcid
After Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, AKA "El Cid" a famed Spanish military leader
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Isabella
After Queen Isabella of Lyonesse, known to be one of the greatest knights of the time
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Bedivere
Returned Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake
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Bleoberis
The knight who became a hermit
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Lucan
A servant of King Arthur
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Plomyde
A Saracen knight
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Safir
A courageous and loyal knight
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Palleas
Born in a low class but rose to be one of the bravest knights
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Kay
King Arthur's foster brother, known for being boorish
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Marys
After Sir Ector de Marys, who is somewhat known to be a ladies' man
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Dagonet
King Arthur's court jester
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Lybyus
Sir Gawain's eldest son
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Alynore
Who was known as one of King Arthur's most loyal knights
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Monarch
One of two positions able to grant someone knighthood
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Bishop
A member of Christian clergy who can grant knighthood
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Cervelliere
A steel skull cap
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Bassinet
A pointed, dog-faced visor
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Sallet
A type of helm favored by Germanic countries
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Aventail
Chain mail hung to protect the neck and shoulders
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Gorget
A steel collar used for protection
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Brigandine
A leather or canvas torso covering with riveted steel plates
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Cuirass
A metal chest plate
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Pixane
A mail or leather collar
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Affinity
To whom a knight's loyalty lies
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Burgess
The land or home owner within a given borough
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Joust
Combat between two mounted knights with lances
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Mace
A blunt weapon with a headed end
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Flail
A weapon composed of a mace and a spiked end suspended on a chain or leather

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