Tarzan Dog Names

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Introduction

Originally created by the legendary Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan has come to be the oldest known example of the "Wildman" characters that have become so prevalent in Western fiction; characters like the X-Men's own Wolverine and the Teen Titan's Beast Boy were inspired by Tarzan to some degree or another. Most modern audiences became familiar with Tarzan when Disney released an animated feature film based on the character in 1999 but there have been numerous films made about Tarzan that have been released before and after that adaptation. While certain things about the character may change from adaptation to adaptation, Tarzan is almost always depicted as an animal lover and advocate of their ethical treatment. This is one good reason to give your pup a Tarzan inspired name!

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Tarzan Dog Name Considerations

Well, to address the elephant in the room (pun intended), one of the main reasons many dog owners may want to name their dog after a Tarzan character would be due to the love they have for Disney's previously mentioned 1999 film. The film was a critical and commercial success back in the day, with Phil Collins' now notorious soundtrack winning numerous awards and accolades that only helped spread the word about how awesome the film was. But we don't have to stick to numbers alone when trying to gauge the film's success, the next time you're at Disney land (or any other place that's loud and full of people,) let out Tarzan's famous jungle call and take note of just how many people instantly recognize it. That's just how prolific Tarzan is as a character and icon.

Another reason one might want to consider naming their dog after Tarzan is due to the various themes the character represents; Tarzan is, at his core, a character who was thrust into an impossible situation and was forced to adapt the jungle. Tarzan is a survivor, one of fiction's quintessential examples, but he's also an advocate for the just treatment of animals and bridge between the animal kingdom and the kingdom of man. 

Male Tarzan Dog Names

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Tarzan
Based on the man of the hour
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King
Taken from the King of the Jungle
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George
A shout out to George of the Jungle
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John
Tarzan's actual first name
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Clayton
Tarzan's last name and the villain of the Disney film
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Greystoke
One of Tarzan's other names
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Tony
Based on Tony Goldwyn and Tony Hawk
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Anthony
A longer version of Tony
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Ape
Tarzan is known as the Ape Man
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Brian
Brian Blessed provided Tarzan's yell in the Disney film
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Kerchak
Tarzan's adoptive ape father
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Archimedes
The first name of Jane's father
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Quincy
Archimedes' middle name
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Porter
Archimedes' and Jane's last name
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Nigel
Nigel Hawthorne voiced Prof Porter over in 1999
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Lance
Lance Henriksen voiced over Kerchak
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Tantor
Tarzan's clumsy elephant friend
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Wayne
Wayne Knight portrayed Tantor in 1999
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Jim
Jim Cummings voiced over Tantor in the show
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Elmo
Elmo Lincoln was the first man to play Tarzan in 1916
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Frank
Frank Merrill played Tarzan in Tarzan the Mighty
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Johnny
Johnny Weismuller played Tarzan for 12 films
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Herman
Herman Brix portrayed Tarzan in The New Adventures of Tarzan
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Lex
Lex Baker portrayed Tarzan in 1949
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Gordon Scott
Tarzan's actor in 1955
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Jock
Jock Mahoney first played Tarzan in 1962
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Mike
Mike Henry first played Tarzan in Tarzan and the Valley of Gold
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Ron
Ron Ely on the 1966 NBC Tarzan show
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Wolf
Wolf Larson played Tarzan from 1991 to 1994
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Alexander
Alexander Skarsgård played Tarzan in 2016

Female Tarzan Dog Names

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Jane
Tarzan's love interst
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Jayne
Another way to spell Jane
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Sabor
The leopard who killed Tarzan's birth parents
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Kala
Tarzan's adoptive mother
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Glenn
Glenn Close portrayed Kala in the 1999 film
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Terk
Tarzan's adoptive cousin in the 1999 film
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Terkina
Terk's full name
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Rosie
Rosie O'Donnell portrayed Terk in 1999
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April
April Wenchell voiced Terk over in The Legend of Tarzan
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Brenda
Terk's voice actress in Tarzan 2
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Karla
Karla Schramm portrayed Jane in the 1920's
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Carla
Another way to spell Karla
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Dorothy
Dorothy Dunbar was Jane's actress in 1927
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Dora
A name based on Dorothy
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Virginia
Virginia Huston played Jane in Tarzan's Peril
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Eve
Eve Brent played Jane in Tarzan's Fight for Life
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Eva
A name very similar to Eve
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Joyce
Joyce MacKenzie was Jane in Tarzan and the She Devil
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Joy
A shorter version of Joyce
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Vanessa
Jane's actress in 1950
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Nessa
A name based on Vanessa
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Joanna
Joanna Barnes was Jane's actress in 1959
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Joanne
A name similar to Joanna
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Enid
Jane's actress in Tarzan and the Apes was Enid Markey
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Maureen
Maureen O'Sullivan played Jane opposite of Johnny Weismuller
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Minnie
Voiced Jane over in the Disney 1999 film
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Ameilia
Minnie Driver's actual first name
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Fiona
Minnie Driver's middle name
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Margot
Margot Robbie played Jane in the 2016 film
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Elise
Margot Robbie's middle name

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