Retro Dog Names

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Introduction

You were thinking of your future when you decided to adopt a dog, but that doesn't mean the dog's name can't be retro. There are lots of cool names from the past that work great for a cool pup. Retro is anything fashionable from a bygone era, particularly from the 20th century. It's almost a form of nostalgia, a yearning for days gone by. Your pup may be new but a retro moniker might bring back memories of dogs you loved in the past or touch a place in your heart you thought could no longer be touched. A retro name may be the perfect way to express your bond with this new pup. Plus, it be groovy, man.

Retro Dog Names in Pop Culture

Retro Dog Name Considerations

One thing we know, naming a dog is a bit easier than naming a child. You don't have to worry about the dog being socially accepted, whether the initials spell anything undesirable, or how the first and last name sound together. It does, however, require thought and  consideration. How about coming up with something unique for your furry friend? 

A retro name is perfect for many dogs. There are words that describe personality, size, attitude and many more attributes. Is your dog calm and laid back? How about calling it Chill from hippie lingo? Active and energetic? Maybe Dynamite (a phrase made popular on the TV show Good Times) would be ideal?

Whatever name you choose, make sure it's easy to say and easy for the dog to understand and remember. They work best with short names of just one or two syllables. Names that sound too similar to everyday commands aren't usually a good idea, either. For example, "Joe" sounds like "no" and could cause the dog to be confused. 

A retro dog name should be chosen because you love it. It needs to make you feel something, either happy or nostalgic or sentimental. It also needs to please the other members of the family, and most importantly, make the dog happy.

Male Retro Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Tarzan
Tarzan the ape man
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Einstein
After Albert, of course
1
Elvis
As in Presley
1
Domino
After Fats Domino
1
Archie
For the comic book character
1
Jughead
Another character in the Archie series
1
Churchill
After Winston
1
Bogart
After Humphrey
1
Skipper
The captain from Gilligan's Island
1
Yogi
After Yogi Bear
0
Checkers
After singer Chubby Checker, great name for a black and white dog
0
Clark
Clark Kent, Superman
0
Woodstock
After the hippie fest
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Bopper
In memory of the Big Bopper
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Henry
After Henry Fonda
0
Elwood
One of the Blues Brothers
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Lennon
After John
0
Jagger
After Mick Jagger
0
Ringo
After Ringo Starr, of course
0
Wilson
After Brian Wilson, a member of The Beach Boys
0
Opie
The son on the And Griffith show
0
Herman
Of Herman's Hermits
0
Sinatra
In memory of Frank
0
Stewart
To celebrate James
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Barney
After Barney Fife
0
Simon
Of Simon and Garfunkel
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Nehru
In memory of Nehru jackets
0
Gomer
Remember Gomer Pyle?
0
Rambo
The movie
-1
Fabio
Remember the hunky male model on romantic book covers?
-1
Presley
After Elvis
-1
Brando
For Marlon

Female Retro Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Agatha
After Agatha Christie, the mystery writer
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Edith
After Edith Bunker
1
Wilma
After Wilma Flintstone
1
Daisy May
A comic strip character from Lil Abner
1
Blondie
An adorable comic strip character
0
Trixie
After Trixie Belden, girl detective
0
Ginger
After Ginger Rogers
0
Gladys
For Gladys Knight and the Pips
0
Peaches
From Peaches and Herb
0
Maude
Edith Bunker's cousin
0
Lulu
Little Lulu was a popular comic book character
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Bea
Aunt Bea from Mayberry
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Brenda Lee
A famous singer in the 50s and 60s
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Rhonda
The Beach Boys sang about her
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Janis
For Janis Joplin
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Marilyn
After Marilyn Monroe
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Gloria
For Gloria, a song in the 60s
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Barbie
After the Barbie doll
0
Hula
For the hula hoop
0
Hayley
For Hayley Mills, actress
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Jackie O
For the first lady
0
Doris
For actress Doris Day
0
Peace
The popular hippie sign
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Nova
It was a cool car
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Twister
Can she do the twist?
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Cher
After the phenomenal singer
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Annette
In memory of Annette Funicello
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Peyton
After book and TV show Peyton Place
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Maxi
After maxi skirts
-1
Chantilly
A type of lace popular in wedding dresses in the 50s and 60s
-1
Veronica
A character in the Archie comic books
-1
Connie
After Connie Francis
-1
Tammy
The protagonist in a series of movies

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