The X-Files Inspired Dog Names

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If you’re looking for a great dog name, just know that the truth is out there, likely somewhere on our list of The X-Files inspired dog names featured below. If it wasn’t enough that the show, which successfully survived two movies and eleven seasons including a well-received reboot as recently as 2016, has wholly-identifiable and distinct names, it’s also been heralded as a top-ten cult classic television show since it’s debut in 1993 and for good reason. It’s cerebral, quirky, off-beat and exceptionally well-written, leaving potential dog-namers a spaceship-load of unique names to give their equally unique dogs.

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The X-Files Inspired Dog Name Considerations

When trying to find the perfect X-Files inspired name to give your dog, try to keep their most notable characteristics in mind, such as their breed type, personality, looks and quirks, as they will provide the easiest and most appropriate starting points. 

For instance, in terms of breed type, if you happen to have a Fox Terrier of any kind, naming it Mulder would certainly be clever (plus, it would be fun just to say “Hey, this is my Fox Terrier, Mulder.”). For the same reason, naming your Airedale, Arthur or Dales, would be similarly suitable, especially if they love to sail through the air (Air Dales the Airedale). 

Looks can work just as well if you find the right character; naming your Afghan either Ringo or Langley would be perfect — especially if they’re barky or snarky — as they both share a similar hairstyle. 

But of course, there are multiple levels you can play their name on, especially when it comes to personality. If they’re particularly skeptical, then Scully would be an appropriate fit. If they tend to randomly disappear, then Sam would be a good choice. If they’re a Pomeranian, Queequeg is perfect for obvious reasons. If your dog happened to bring you and your partner together, then Blevins, after Division Chief Blevins, who brought Scully and Mulder together, would be perfect. 

Whatever you choose, there are certainly plenty of options. You can go as simple as naming them after your favorite writer or as complex as basing their name off of a single character, quote, or episode. Like we stated in the intro, the truth is out there, you just have to want to believe.

Male The X-Files Inspired Dog Names

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Fox
After Fox William Mulder, one of the show's two main protagonists
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Skinner
After FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, who supervises the X-Files office
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Krycek
After Alex Krycek, a Syndicate operative and short-term partner of Fox's
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Raoul
After the "Cigarette Smoking Man" who goes by several aliases including Raoul Bloodworth
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Smokey
After the Cigarette Smoking Man, one of the X-Files greatest villains
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Gibson
After Gibson Praise, the child chess prodigy
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Fitzgerald
After John Fitzgerald Byers, one of the three Lone Gunman
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Melvin
After Melvin Frohike, one of the printer's of The Lone Gunman newspaper, aid to Mulder and Scully
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Ringo
After Richard "Ringo" Langly, the third and most nerdy of The Lone Gunman trio
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X
As in X-Files, also one of Mulder's informants
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Arthur
After Special Agent Arthur Dales
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Dales
After Arthur Dales, FBI Special Agent, one of the first to try to solve the X-Files
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McCue
After Father McCue, the Scully family's priest
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Max
After Max Fenig, a friend of Mulder's
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Fenig
After Max Fenig, the abductee obsessed with extraterrestrial life
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Matheson
After Richard Matheson, a US Senator who took a liking to Mulder early on, but their relationship soon soured
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Spender
After the Spender family, heart of the Syndicate
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Miles
After Detective Miles, father to Billy Miles
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Blevins
After Scott Blevins, who assigned Scully to work with Mulder
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Werber
After Heitz Werber, the hypnotics expert who helps Mulder recall the night his sister disappeared
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Alvin
After Alvin Kersh, Assistant Director of the FBI
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Follmer
After Brad Follmer, the crooked Assistant Director of the FBI
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Conrad
After Conrad Strughold, a highly-influential member of the Syndicate
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Elder
After Elders, high-ranking members of the Syndicate
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Carter
After Chris Carter, the creator and writer of The X-Files
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Duchovny
After David Duchovny, who plays Fox Mulder
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Truth
From the show's tagline, "The truth is out there"
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Spotnitz
After Frank Spotnitz, second only to Carter himself in writing credits
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Simon
After Anne Simon, the show's science consultant
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Alien
As in one of the most frequent topics of the show

Female The X-Files Inspired Dog Names

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Scully
After Dana Katherine Scully, one of the show's two main protagonists
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Mulder
After FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, played by David Duchovny
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Sam
After Fox's sister Samantha Mulder, whose disappearance he seeks the truth of
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Pendrell
After Special Agent Pendrell, an FBI consultant with a crush on Scully
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Queequeg
A Pomeranian that ended up in Scully's possession, named after the Moby Dick harpooner
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Doggett
After Special Agent Doggett, who helped fill-in for Mulder when Duchovny went part-time
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Missy
After Melissa Scully, Dana's sister
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Praise
After Gibson Praise, who turned out to be a mindreader
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Byers
After Lone Gunman John Byers, skilled ice-skater and medical guru
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Langly
After Ringo Langly, the snarky, long blonde-haired Lone Gunman
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Reyes
After Monica Reyes, FBI Special Agent
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Margaret
After Margaret Scully, Dana's mother
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Hosteen
After Albert Hosteen, Navajo code breaker who saved Mulder's life
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Burks
After Charles Burks, who helps Mulder and Scully as a graphic analyst
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Marita
After Marita Covarrubias, Special Representative to the Secretary General of the United Nations, who fed Mulder top secret information
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Teena
After Elizabeth "Teena" Mulder, Fox's mother
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Hoese
After character Theresa Hoese
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Cassie
After Cassandra Spender, ex-wife of the Cigarette Smoking Man
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Billy
The lucky/unlucky lotto ticket winner
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Heitz
After Heitz Werber, a hypnotics specialist
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Kersh
After Alvin Kersh, who eventually became the Deputy Director
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Knowle
After Knowle Rohrer, who got involved in the alien conspiracy after the collapse of the Syndicate
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Cardinal
After Luis Cardinal, Syndicate operative
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Fowley
After FBI Special Agent Diana Fowley
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Gillian
After Gillian Anderson, who plays Dana Scully
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Para
As in paranormal
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Chinga
After the name of the episode written by Stephen King
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Manners
After Kim Manners, who directed much of the show
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Gilligan
After fan-favorite writer Vince Gilligan, who went on to create Breaking Bad
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Snow
After composer Mark Snow, who created the iconic theme song

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