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Introduction

What comes to mind when you think of mystery? Do you think Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, or Poirot? Maybe you think of all three, and more! Whatever the case, chances are you're here because you're a huge mystery fan. And you're thinking of adopting your very own adorable Scooby-Doo! These are exciting times. Made all the more exciting by potentially finding the perfect mysterious name. Want to find out what you should name your new best friend? Look no further! Here are some catchy names inspired by mystery shows, movies and video games that are sure to help you brainstorm. 

 

Mysterious Dog Names in Pop Culture

Mysterious Dog Name Considerations

When naming a dog, there are a few things to consider. Things that will make the process much simpler for you, and that may lead to a better name. For starters, don't take it too seriously. The easy names make for cute, funny moments, and the more intellectually stimulating names are filled with meaning and history, so there is no real wrong way to go about naming your new dog. Instead, consider what your overall objective is. Do you want the dog to have a meaningful name, or a more laid-back, adorable name? How about a hybrid? 

Also, consider why you're here. This is to help you find names related to mystery, so clearly, you have some kind of goal. Think about what that goal is and what franchise or series may best achieve that. For instance, maybe you really love Agatha Christie novels. And your objective is to focus on that rather than other mystery authors, or series. The name would wind up being mysterious and related to the author, but only fellow Agatha Christie fans may fully understand the dog's name. Whatever you decide, remember that your dog is unique. When in doubt, select the name that reflects him or her the most. 

Male Mysterious Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
1
Sherlock
After the iconic, unbeatable detective of all time, of course
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Watson
Sherlock's sidekick, he's the most sane of the two, and although he's often overshadowed, he's amazing in his own right
1
Godfrey
After Godfrey Norton, the lawyer and Irene Adler's fiance
1
Parker
After Parker Pyne, the Agatha Christie character that notices unhappiness, guilt, and love
1
Maynard
He interviews Cohle and Hart about the Dora Lange case
1
Leroy
The deadpan stalker who seems to be constantly angry all through season one of True Detective
1
Creature
After the creature in the tall grass, a serial killer who carries an axe and murders Dora Lange
1
Reggie
The prime suspect in the Dora Lange case
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Lestrade
After Inspector Lestrade, the police officer and self-proclaimed skeptic
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Wilhelm
The man with the longest name of all time, as well as Holmes's client and Irene Adler's former boyfriend
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Jabez
If your dog is a bit of a dunce, has red hair and owns a pawnshop
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Clay
John Clay, the major criminal who digs a hole under the pawnshop to rob a bank in "The Red-Headed League"
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Peter
Peter Jones, another police officer, one who catches John Clay in the act
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Hercule
The famous Belgian private detective from Agatha Christie novels
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Tommy
Jobless and restless after WWI, this man gets caught up with theft and murder
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Dale
After Twin Peaks' Dale Cooper, who formerly got stranded in Black Lodge, a scary alternate universe
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Gordon
Played by David Lynch himself, Gordon Cole is the slightly deaf FBI head
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Andy
Andy Brennan, in a relationship with Lucy, played by Kimmy Robertson; the most oblivious couple ever, they're freaked out by smartphones
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Bobby
Became a cop after his father in the amazing Twin Peaks show
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Rustin
"Rust" Cohle, the Louisiana State Police detective in True Detective
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Martin
Martin "Marty" Hart is like Rust Cohle's Watson in True Detective
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Thomas
The other detective that interviews Cohle and Hart about Dora Lange
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Ken
The head of the Louisiana CID branch where Cohle and Hart work
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Steve
The sheriff who once went on a blind date and vomited in the girl's lap
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Jake
This dirty old man from True Detective is grumpy, always complaining about young people
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Billy
A reverend who founded Christian schools in Louisiana, but don't be fooled - he's evil
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Joel
The alcoholic, but true believing preacher in True Detective
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Charles
An Australian and murder victim in the Sherlock Holmes story "The Boscombe Valley Mystery"
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James
Charles McCarthy's son and murder suspect in "The Boscombe Valley Mystery"
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Robert
After Lord Robert St. Simon, one of Sherlock's clients and nobleman who finds her wife missing ten minutes after their wedding

Female Mysterious Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Hatty
The missing wife of Lord Robert St. Simon in "The Noble Bachelor" a Sherlock Holmes story
1
Elise
A German woman who tries to warn people of danger in the Sherlock Holmes story "The Engineer's Thumb"
1
Violet
A governess who hires Holmes in "The Copper Beeches"
1
Marple
An old lady with a knack for solving crimes, and one of Agatha Christie's most famous characters
1
Audrey
The bratty teenage daughter, and goth, in True Detective
1
Maisie
The youngest of the two Hart daughters in True Detective, she doesn't know her older sister is jealous of her
1
Prudence
Phyrne's aunt on Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
1
Ines
A mother and nurse on the German Netflix original Dark
0
Lucy
The new maid and suspect of theft in "The Beryl Coronet," a Sherlock Holmes story
0
Alice
Mr. Rucastle's daughter and extortion victim in "The Copper Beeches"
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Irene
After Irene Adler, the woman who outsmarts Holmes and proves to him that women can be smart, cunning, and witty, much to his shock
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Ariadne
An author of crime stories, she's often stumped by one of her characters, the Finnish detective Sven Herjson; another one of Agatha Christie's characters
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Denise
Not really a woman at all, Denise is played by none other than David Duchovny in Twin Peaks
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Catherine
Technically, she's known as Log Lady, but since that's a little too strange, let's stick to Catherine, after the actress Catherine Coulson, the woman who calls Hawk and gets an investigation started in Twin Peaks
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Janey-E
Dougie Jones's wife in Twin Peaks
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Tammy
One of David Lynch's newest characters from Twin Peaks
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Tracey
Let's just say she and Sam Colby have some strange deaths in Twin Peaks
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Maggie
The nurse from True Detective, married to Martin Hart, the Louisiana State Police detective
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Dora
The first victim in True Detective
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Lisa
She's clingy and jealous, not seen after 1996, but she was a court reporter lost in an affair with Martin Hart on True Detective
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Beth
She's known for not wearing much, loving attention, and having an evil uncle in True Detective
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Phryne
The glamourous lady detective from Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
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Dorothy
A working-class Catholic girl hoped for a little more than a normal life in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
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Mac
Phyne's best friend and confidante on Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
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Jane
Cunning, smart, and caring, Jane even taught herself how to read on Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
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Kate
Wife of Isa Whitney, one of Watson's friends in "The Man with the Twisted Lip"
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Helen
One of Sherlock Holmes's clients, and only surviving member of the Stoner family
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Julia
Helen's twin sister in "The Speckled Band," a Sherlock Holmes story
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Elizabeth
A recurring character in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, she's better known as Mac, or Dr. Mac
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Hannah
A massage therapist in Dark, the German TV series created for Netflix

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