Pride Month-Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Sure, this article is titled "Pride Month Inspired Dog Names". But why not let your rainbow flag fly all year long? If you're searching for the "pawfect" LGBTQ+ namesake for your dog, look no further. We've sniffed out some of our favorite queer activists, celebrities, and characters to inspire your Newfy's name!

Pride Month-Inspired Dog Names in Popular Culture

Pride Month-inspired Dog Name Considerations

When choosing a Pride Month-inspired dog name, there are a few things you'll need to consider. Do you want to name your pooch after an LGBTQ+ rights activist who helps make life safe and equitable for queer people? If so, Alphonso and Kent are "grrreat" names for male mutts, while Marsha and Sylvia are excellent choices for female fur-babies.

Or, would you prefer to choose a name from pop culture? While it's no secret that Hollywood often mishandles portrayals of queer people, you have no shortage of well-represented TV, movie, and video game characters to inspire your dog's name!

Finally, consider your own sexual orientation identity. If you're transgender and want to name your dog in kind, Elliot or Lana might be a "pawesome" fit. If you're asexual, you might want to choose Todd or Misty.

Our list of Pride Month-inspired dog names has got a name to suit just about every sexual identity! (And if you don't see a single name you like, feel free to suggest your own at the bottom of this page.)

Male Pride Month-inspired Dog Names

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Todd
An asexual character in "Bojack Horseman".
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Gilbert
Gilbert Baker designed the first rainbow flag in 1978.
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Waylon
After Waylon Smithers, a gay character in "The Simpsons".
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Alphonso
Lawyer and LGBTQ+ activist Alphonso David worked on the first same-sex marriage case in NY.
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Pepper
One of the gay penguins from the "Parks and Rec" episode "Pawnee Zoo".
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Kent
After Norm Kent, celebrated LGBTQ+ activist and publisher of "South Florida Gay News".
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Harvey
In honor of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected California official who was assassinated in the late '70s.
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Jack
A classic Pride-inspired dog name and subtle tribute to Jack McFarland of "Will & Grace".
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Ginsberg
Literature fans will love this tribute to Allen Ginsberg, gay poet and outspoken LGBTQ+ advocate.
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Renly
Queer "Game of Thrones" fans love Renly's romance with Loras.
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Elliot
In honor of trans actor Elliot Page of "Juno" fame.
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Titus
Fans of this fabulous "Kimmy Schmidt" character will "pawsitively" love this dog name!
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Bram
Short for Abraham Greenfeld, a gay character in "Love, Victor".
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Dean
Dean Pelton, an eccentric character in "Community", said being gay was only "two-sevenths" of his sexuality.
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Alec
In honor of Sir Alec Guinness, a bisexual actor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars".
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Levi
After Levi Schmitt, a gay character in "Grey's Anatomy".
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Ru
A shortened form of RuPaul, who needs no introduction!
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Lionel
After Lionel Higgins, a gay character in "Dear White People".
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Rocky
What better place to find a Pride-inspired dog name than "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"?
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Ray
"Archer" character Ray Gillette has been dubbed one of the best LGBTQ+ characters on TV.
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Karamo
Karamo Brown of "Queer Eye" became the first queer Black man cast in a reality show in 2004.

Female Pride Month-inspired Dog Names

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Marsha
Marsha P. Johnson was a Black trans woman who started the Stonewall Riots and effectively invented Pride Month.
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Asami
After Asami Sato, a bisexual character in "The Legend of Korra".
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June
Lesbian activist June Chan cofounded the LGBTQ+ rights group Asian Lesbians of the East Coast.
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Imani
A trans character in "The Chi".
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Gaga
LGBTQ+ idol Mother Monster needs no introduction!
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Ciri
A bisexual character in "The Witcher" novels and video games.
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Ruby
Ruby Corado founded Casa Ruby, a DC non-profit based owned and operated by trans women of color.
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Misty
"American Horror Story" producer Ryan Murphy confirmed Misty Day's asexuality in 2013.
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Sylvia
Sylvia Rivera cofounded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries group with Marsha P. Johnson.
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Sophia
A character in "Orange is the New Black" played by Laverne Cox, a celebrated trans activist.
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Rosa
Ever seen the episode of "Brooklyn 99" where Rosa comes out as bi to her parents?
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Nia
Nia Nal of "Supergirl" is the first trans superhero on TV.
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Eve
A somewhat controversial bisexual character in "Lucifer".
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Erica
Asexual voice actress Erica Mendez stars in dozens of shows, including "Aggretsuko" and "Sailor Moon".
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Nyssa
A bisexual character in Doctor Who and an adorable dog name.
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Trixie
After famous "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant Trixie Mattel.
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Judy
"Friends of Dorothy" know Judy Garland is the original LGBTQ+ icon.
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Tessa
After Tessa Thompson, a queer actress who's played several queer characters.
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Alia
Alia Shawkat is a bisexual actress who played Maeby in "Arrested Development".
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Lana
Lana Wachowski is a trans director whose portfolio includes "The Matrix", "Sense8", and "Cloud Atlas".

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