Literary Inspired Dog Names

0 Stories
238 Votes

Introduction

For many people, books and literature is an important part of their lives, and they celebrate this by naming their dogs after fictional characters or the authors who crafted them.  The options for literary-inspired dog names is boundless and guided by one's personal favorites.  For many people, literature characters are like old, steady friends who can revisit over and over again as the years pass.  Dog owners may wish to honor their dogs and their favorite literary pieces by selecting a name that befits the disposition or appearance of their dog.  Or, dog owners may just have a favorite literary reference they have to use, no matter how the fit.

Book First Walk Free!

Literary Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture

Literary Inspired Dog Name Considerations

There are very few considerations dog owners need to make when selecting a literary name for their new pooch.  Overall, just about any size or breed of dog can fit into a literary-inspired name reference.  However, some names are better suited to different types of dogs.  Overall, dog owners should consider what their canine companion would look like if he or she were human.  This is helpful in determining if the name fits and should be relatively easy for most readers considering they use a vast deal of imagination during reading.  For example, Atticus is a reference to Harper Lee's Atticus Finch.  Lee's Atticus is a man of tall character who agrees to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, in a criminal case.  Atticus is hailed as America's most noted literary hero and while any dog might share his name, consider naming a large, loyal dog this classic name.  Some dog owners may wish to name their dog after one of their favorite authors.  If you already have your dog, consider his color, size, and disposition.  Shelley is a great name for a large female dog considering Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein.  Fitz, after F. Scott Fitzgerald, is more fitting for a small Terrier type or a possibly a red-colored dog.  The beauty of the literary-inspired dog name is that there are hardly any restrictions or even great considerations to make.  Go with your heart and have fun.

Male Literary Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
10
Atticus
Harper Lee's Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, dubbed an American hero
8
Kazak
American satire writer, Kurt Vonnegut's, reappearing dog character
7
Holden
Holden of The Catcher in the Rye
6
Dantes
Dantes from The Count of Monty Cristo
6
Santiago
Hemingway's The Old Man in the Sea
6
Binx
Walker Percy's Binx Bolling, a New Orleans stock broker
4
Hamlet
William Shakespeare's masterpiece
3
Pip
Charles Dickens's Pip from Great Expectations
3
Fitz
Reference to American author F. Scott Fitzgerald
3
Yossarian
The protagonist in Joseph Heller's Catch 22
2
Watson
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character from the Sherlock Holmes series
2
Huck
American satire novelist, Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn
2
Banga
Pontius Pilate's faithful Hound in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita
1
Kerouac
Beatnik author of On the Road
1
Rhett
Frankly, guys with this name "don't give a damn"
1
Poirot
Agatha Christie's legendary Belgian detective
1
Copper
A reference to David Copperfield
1
Gandalf
The Grey, then White Wizard of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series
1
Scout
The name of one of Atticus Finch's children in To Kill a Mockingbird
0
Archer
From Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence
0
Bob
A Wheaten Terrier from Agatha Christie's The Dumb Witness
-1
McMurphy
From One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
-1
Macbeth
Another William Shakespeare masterpiece
-1
Oliver
Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist
-2
Mr Darcy
Every girl's dream boat and Jane Austen's most well known male character
-2
Hemingway
Great American novelist
-2
Brett
Hemingway's Brett from The Sun Also Rises
-2
Ichabod
The protagonist in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
-2
Kilgore
One of Kurty Vonnegut's characters
-2
Pilgram
From Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five

Female Literary Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Pippi
A reference to Pippi Longstockings
6
Harper
Harper Lee wrote the single-most important American novel of 20th Century, To Kill a Mockingbird
6
Shelley
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein
6
Beatrice
One of Shakespeare's functional lovers in Much Ado About Nothing
6
Phoebe
From the Catcher in the Rye
6
Rosaline
Shakespeare's female protagonist in As You Like It
5
Jo
Louisa May Alcott's Josephine, a fictional authoress from Little Women
5
Agatha
Agatha Christie's novels are the most translated in history
5
Flossie
One of the Bobbsie twins
4
Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov's Charlotte "Lolita" Haze from Lolita
4
Blanche
From a Street Car Named Desire
4
Hester
Hester from The Scarlet Letter
4
Hazel
The protagonist from Flannery O'Connor's 1952 novel, Blood Wise
4
Charlotte
One of the famed Bronte sisters
2
Emily
Another of the famous Bronte sisters
2
Ursula
Anthropologist and Science Fiction write of dystonia novels
2
Coredelia
A fictional character in William Shakespeare's tragedy, King Lear
2
Bridget
Bridget Jones had quite a diary
2
Heidi
A fictional work by Swiss author Johanna Spyri
1
Celie
From the Color Purple
1
Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov's Margarita from The Master and Margarita
1
Jane
Jane Eyre or Jane Austen, take your pick they're both amazing
1
Zora
African-American novelist and shorty story writer
1
Alice
The main character in Alice in Wonderland
0
Daisy
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Daisy from The Great Gatsby
0
Blume
Get light-hearted with Judy Blume
0
Estella
Charles Dickens's Estella from Great Expectations
-1
Wendy
Miss Wendy Moira Angela Darling of Peter Pan
-2
Elinor
Jane Austen's Elinor from Sense and Sensibility

Community Dogs with Literary Inspired Names