Moon Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

The night air is crisp and cool. As Fido heads out into the backyard, his nose begins to twitch. The further outside he gets, he starts to notice a bright glow emanating through the trees. Overcome with an urge to mark this special event, he flings his head back and sings the song of his ancient brothers to a giant orb in the darkness - the moon!

All creatures, and even our planet, have a very close-knit relationship with our largest satellite. Responsible for tides, cycles, and the earth's axis, this giant ball of rock has been a source of mystery and wonder to both human and canine alike. For any that would like to commemorate this awe by naming their pooch in a lunar manner, join us as we jump right in to all things moon.

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Moon Inspired Dog Name Considerations

So, you've decided to look to the heavens for your new pupper's title - now what? To narrow down your search, there are a few different exercises you can do. First, why not draw inspiration from your woofer's background, be it from bloodlines if you're getting a purebred or breed history if you are adopting a rescue? This is a great way to highlight a language that has specific ties to your doggo, helping you find unique ways to say "moon." 

If you've tried this, but the word doesn't flow, don't worry! There are other ways to come up with a name that is linked with the moon while still paying homage to your barky buddy's individuality. Both science and history can give you ample inspiration providing all of the different titles humans have given our lunar companion down through the centuries.

Scientific names can bring geeky charm, while names from ancient history often sound regal and imposing. Once you have a few favorites, try saying them out loud and in different tones. Naming a pooch is more than just finding a cool name - you have to be comfortable saying that name in every situation (good, or bad). If one of your choices passes the voice test, you may have a winner! 

Male Moon Inspired Dog Names

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Neil
After Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon
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Apollo
After the United States' missions to the moon
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Sputnik
After Russia's missions to space
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Eclipse
After the phenomenon caused by the alignment of the sun, moon, and earth
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Kona
The location of the conference where scientists met in 1984 to discuss the moon's birth
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Magma
The rock that the moon is made out of, formed by cooled lava
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Smythii
One of the moon's impact basins
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Regolith
The name of the loose surface layer of the moon
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Houston
The location where mission control was set
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Mayank
A Hindi name that means 'moon'
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Hang
A Vietnamese name that means 'moon'
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Chan
A Sanskrit word that means 'moon'
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Jericho
The name of an ancient city derived from the Hebrew word meaning 'moon'
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Hermit
From Hermite, the name of a large crater on the moon
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Orbit
The word that describes how the moon travels around the Earth
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Cassani
After Giovanni Domenico Cassani, a scientist who studied the movement of the moon
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Tide
The term used to describe the moon's gravitational pull on Earth's waters
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Gibbous
A term used to describe one of the moon's phases
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Shen
After Shen Kuo, a Chinese scientist who studied the moon
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Galileo
After the Italian astronomer
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Knowth
A location in Ireland where the oldest depiction of the moon is from
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Buzz
After Buzz Aldrin, one of the first two men to go to the moon
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Hubble
After the space telescope that takes photos of the moon and other heavenly bodies
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Wolf
After the 'wolf moon' of January
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Buck
After the 'buck moon' of July
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Hunter
After October's 'hunter's moon'
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Jace
An American name meaning moon
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Indu
An Indian name meaning 'moon'
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Badar
An Arabic name meaning 'full moon'
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Chand
An Indian name meaning 'moon'

Female Moon Inspired Dog Names

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Moon
After Earth's natural satellite
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Luna
A name adapted from the moon goddess of Rome
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Laika
After the first female dog in space
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Mona
The ancient Germanic word for moon
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Cindy
After Cynthia, a derivative of the Roman moon goddess
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Diana
The name of the Roman moon goddess
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Selene
After the Greek moon goddess
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Theia
The hypothesized planet that was the source of the moon
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Maria
The name of the plains on the moon
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Deva
After the Hindu goddess of the moon
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Crescent
One of the moon's lunar phase shapes
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Aylin
A Turkish word meaning 'moon halo'
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Monday
Meaning "Moon Day"
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Nokomis
A Native American name meaning 'daughter of the moon'
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Clementine
The name of a space craft that took pictures of the moon
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Blue
From the term blue moon, used to describe a phenomenon where the moon appears blue
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Quila
After the Incan moon goddess
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Lucine
An Armenian name that means moon
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Nanna
After the Sumerian moon goddess
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Hala
Arabic for 'moon halo'
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Neoma
Greek for 'new moon'
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Ayla
A Turkish name meaning 'moonlight'
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Strawberry
After the 'strawberry moon' of June
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Pink
After the 'pink moon' of April
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Snow
After February's 'snow moon'
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Ming
Chinese, meaning 'bright moon'
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Malti
An Indian name meaning 'moonlight'
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Mahsa
A Persian name meaning 'moonlike'
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Lunette
A French name that means 'little moon'
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Mahina
A Hawaiian name meaning 'moon'

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