Hundreds of the Best Nerdy Dog Names For Your Friend

When it comes to picking a name for your dog, consider that nerds rule!

Whether you’re a science fanatic who idolizes Bill Nye or a Star Wars geek who dreams of having their own pet Yoda, the world of nerdom is an endless source of entertaining, intelligent, and fun names.

a black and white dog with glasses and black board background
A nerdy Black and White dog with big glasses

This list of nerdy dog names will get you started on the search for the right moniker for your dog.

How do you pick the right Nerdy name for your dog? 

The first thing is to consider your passion. Movies? Math? Narrow it down and think of some of the best names from that subject.

Pick something that you love and that fits your dog’s looks or personality (or both!).

It’s vital to choose a name that you both like because you two will be stuck with it for years to come.

A trick you can try is repeating the name to yourself for a few days to make sure that you love it. Then, start saying it around your dog.

Does your pup respond? If so, give your doggo a praise or a treat! Soon enough, they’ll quickly learn what their name is.

Famous Nerdy dog names

If you’re looking for the perfect nerdy name for your dog, look no further than pop culture, history and science.

a close-up image of a long-haired Sprocker with wind blowing its fur
A Sprocker sporting an Einstein look – Image source

Nerd names for dogs based on historical figures in science

There’s no better place to look for nerdy dog names than in history. There have been some pretty impressive scientists throughout time and many of them have names that are perfect for your pet!

From ancient Greek astronomers to modern science gurus like Neil DeGrasse Tyson, here are some awesome options.

  1. Agnesi
  2. Agnodice
  3. Archimedes
  4. Aristotle
  5. Beatrix
  6. Bernoulli
  7. Bill
  8. Copernicus
  9. Da Vinci
  10. Dalton
  11. Darwin
  12. Dian
  13. Edison
  14. Einstein
  15. Faraday
  16. Fibonacci
  17. Florence
  18. Galileo
  19. Geiger
  20. Hawking
  21. Hildegard
  22. Jane
  23. Mary or Marie
  24. Newton
  25. Nina
  26. Sagan
  27. Tesla
  28. Tycho
  29. Virginia
  30. Woz

Popular Nerd Characters from TV and Movies

TV shows, films, and books are the perfect place to start in your hunt for the right name.

Nerdy dog names from film and movie

There are plenty of geeky and nerdy names from movies. Here are some of our favorites:

Names inspired by Star Trek films and TV:

  1. Spock
  2. Kirk
  3. Nyota
  4. Scotty
  5. Leonard
  6. Hikaru
  7. Pavel
  8. Janice
  9. Geordi
  10. Hadley

Star Wars is another excellent source of names:

  1. Darth
  2. Vader
  3. Leia
  4. Obi-Wan
  5. Han (as in Han Solo)
  6. Luke
  7. Chewbacca
  8. Tarkin
  9. R2
  10. Greedo
  11. Wedge
  12. Jawa
  13. Mos
  14. BoShek
  15. Senni
  16. Jango
  17. Jarjar
  18. Boba
  19. Oola
  20. Padme
  21. Sebulba
  22. Q’ira
  23. Holdo
  24. Mothma
  25. Dooku
  26. Yoda
  27. Ewok
  28. Jabba
  29. Anakin

Who can forget the classic Lord of the Rings trilogy?

  1. Aragorn
  2. Gandalf
  3. Frodo
  4. Gollum
  5. Legolas
  6. Arwen
  7. Sauron
  8. Bilbo
  9. Boromir
  10. Galadriel
  11. Gimli
  12. Samwise
  13. Saruman
  14. Pippin
  15. Elrond
  16. Merry
  17. Haldir
  18. Isildur
  19. Lurtz
  20. Celeborn
  21. Elendil
  22. Gil-galad
  23. Rosie
  24. Everard
  25. Lobelia
  26. Figwit
  27. Hamfast
  28. Rimil
  29. Bounder

Nerdy dog names from television

Some of the best TV series also have great names for dogs. How about a name from Battlestar Galactica? 

  1. Kara
  2. Gaius
  3. William
  4. Six
  5. Boomer
  6. Helena
  7. Lee
  8. Anastasia
  9. Saul
  10. Cally
  11. Karl
  12. Galen
  13. Feli
  14. Sam
  15. Ellen
  16. Tory
  17. Billy
  18. Cavil
  19. Brendan
  20. Leoben
  21. D’Anna
  22. Sherman
  23. Athena

Dr. Who has been around since 1963, so you can bet there are tons of names to pick from. Of course, you can always go with good old K9. Check him out in the video below!.

  1. Doctor
  2. Master
  3. Amy
  4. Jack
  5. Rose
  6. River
  7. Donna
  8. Martha
  9. Rory
  10. Mickey
  11. Harriet
  12. Curator
  13. Wilfred
  14. Graham
  15. Ryan
  16. Tish
  17. Lynda
  18. Evangelista
  19. Zu-Zana
  20. Winston
  21. Paradox

And then, of course, there have been so many awesome cartoon dogs. Why not pick one to name your adorable pupper?

  1. Scooby
  2. Snoopy
  3. Pluto
  4. Odie
  5. Goofy
  6. Max
  7. Bolt
  8. Tramp
  9. Droopy
  10. Copper
  11. Courage
  12. Lady
  13. Spike
  14. Tyke
  15. Pongo
  16. Muttley
  17. Clifford
  18. Dino
  19. Slinky
  20. Grommet
  21. Brian
  22. Astro
  23. Blue
  24. Trusty
  25. Jock
  26. Huckleberry
  27. Peabody
  28. Underdog
  29. Perdita
  30. Sam
  31. Jake
  32. Charlie
  33. Marmaduke
  34. Colonel
  35. Chief
  36. Seymour
  37. Peg
  38. Pal
  39. Snuffles
  40. Wishbone
  41. Napoleon
  42. Lafayette
  43. Marc
  44. Snowy
  45. Ren
  46. Krypto

Other Nerdy Dog Names from Movies/TV

From Harry Potter and Game of Thrones to the classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer, TV and movies are full of some other good options:

a GSD wearing a red scarf while sitting on a throne
A proud German Shepherd sitting on The Iron Throne – Image source
  1. Marvin
  2. Critter
  3. Mac
  4. Groot
  5. Poole
  6. Rico
  7. Ripley
  8. Strax
  9. Traxkler
  10. Strutter
  11. Vasquez
  12. Venkman
  13. Zebes
  14. Zed
  15. Buffy
  16. Cisco
  17. Zorg
  18. Watney
  19. Wickus
  20. Zaius
  21. Zerbes
  22. Porthos
  23. Quaid
  24. Gort
  25. Klaatu
  26. Korben
  27. Lacombe
  28. Leeloo
  29. Gaff
  30. Furiosa
  31. Freck
  32. Flash
  33. Hicks
  34. Eleven
  35. Fidgit
  36. Brenner
  37. Chevette
  38. Daenerys
  39. Arya
  40. Khal
  41. Jojen
  42. Oberyn
  43. Ygritte
  44. Tyrion
  45. Cersei
  46. Ramsay
  47. Daario

Comics Nerdy dog names

Comic books are full of wonderful nerdiness, from the dark, dystopian tales to the lighthearted adventures you grew up with. Here are just a few: 

  1. Akira
  2. Alfred
  3. Astro
  4. Bruce
  5. Clark
  6. Deadpool
  7. Dredd
  8. Flash
  9. Frost
  10. Galactus
  11. Goku
  12. Halo
  13. Harvey
  14. Hawkeye
  15. Hulk
  16. Jade
  17. Joker
  18. Lex
  19. Loki
  20. Magneto
  21. Marv
  22. Mystique
  23. Obelix
  24. Oracle
  25. Pepper
  26. Raven
  27. Rocket
  28. Rogue
  29. Rorschach
  30. Spawn
  31. Storm
  32. Usagi
  33. Venom

Marvel Comic Book Dog Names

Prefer the Marvel universe? Here are some cool characters:

A Silky Terrier wearing a wolverine costume
A geeky marvel-loving Silky Terrier – Image source
  1. Jessica
  2. Ant
  3. Marvel
  4. Wolverine
  5. Angel
  6. Anthem
  7. Arcade
  8. Ares
  9. Bloke
  10. Blade
  11. Blur
  12. Butterfly
  13. Cable
  14. Cornelius
  15. Countess
  16. Doop
  17. Dracula
  18. Ezekiel
  19. Firestar
  20. Forge
  21. Gressil
  22. Gideon
  23. Jocasta
  24. Jubilee
  25. Loa
  26. Loki
  27. Maelstrom
  28. Magneto
  29. Misty
  30. Thundra
  31. Titania
  32. Thanos

DC Comic Book Dog Names

DC more your style? How about one of these options?

  1. Harley
  2. Etta
  3. Lucius
  4. Signal
  5. Amethyst
  6. Anarky
  7. Atom
  8. Bane
  9. Deimos
  10. Enchantress
  11. Jay
  12. Jesse
  13. Hippolyta
  14. Huntress
  15. Mera
  16. Monitor
  17. Robin
  18. Rick
  19. Riddler
  20. Rip
  21. Tawky
  22. Drake
  23. Thunder
  24. Vixen
  25. Zoom

Dog names inspired by literary characters

If you’re a big reader, try choosing one of your favorite literary characters. 

  1. Elizabeth
  2. Scarlett
  3. Atticus
  4. Holden
  5. Darcy
  6. Gatsby
  7. Hermoine
  8. Katniss
  9. Jo
  10. Ebenezer
  11. Lisbeth
  12. Daisy
  13. Ahab
  14. Hester
  15. Pip
  16. Tintin
  17. Josef
  18. Sherlock
  19. Emma
  20. Lancelot
  21. Bovary
  22. Humbert
  23. Anne
  24. Ripley
  25. Patrick
  26. Lyra
  27. Godwin
  28. Elinor
  29. Fermin
  30. Zazie
  31. Fagin
  32. Hannibal
  33. Lorelei
  34. Maisie
  35. Jim
  36. Rhett
  37. Hamlet
  38. Arturo
  39. Zeno
  40. Moby
  41. James

Nerdy gaming console and video game character dog names

Who doesn’t love to sit down with their favorite video game. Memorialize your love for the console with a name from your favorite game. 

  1. Atari
  2. Banjo
  3. Boo
  4. Boss
  5. Bowser
  6. Cid
  7. Chell
  8. Chun-li
  9. Crash
  10. Duke
  11. Eve
  12. Fenix
  13. Fox
  14. Ganon
  15. Genesis
  16. Jax
  17. Kirby
  18. Kitana
  19. Kong
  20. Koopa
  21. Kratos
  22. Lara
  23. Link
  24. Mai
  25. Mario
  26. Mileena
  27. Peach
  28. Pong
  29. Princess
  30. Ryu
  31. Samus
  32. Sega
  33. Snake
  34. Sonic
  35. Sonya
  36. Switch
  37. Wario
  38. Zelda

Top Nerdy Dog Names

No matter what dog breed you have, these popular geeky names are sure to fit. 

a Jack Russell Terrier with adorable knitted ears
A goofy Jack Russell Terrier wearing Yoda ears – Image source
  1. Gizmo
  2. Chewy
  3. Leia
  4. Khaleesi
  5. Yoshi
  6. Yoda
  7. Vader
  8. Magic
  9. Luigi
  10. Pixel

Math & Science Nerdy Dog Names

Where would we be without math and science? Your best friend deserves to carry the name of your favorite STEM topic.

A nerdy Shih Tzu
A Shih Tzu looking genius with his eyeglasses – Image source

Math Dog Names

Math your subject? There are so many good name ideas from the science of math to choose from. One of these is sure to be the perfect name for your little pooch.

  1. Abstract
  2. Algorithm
  3. Alpha
  4. Apex
  5. Apothem
  6. Axiom
  7. Bell
  8. Bisector
  9. Cartesian
  10. Chi
  11. Cubic
  12. Delta
  13. Element
  14. Ellipse
  15. Epsilon
  16. Fractal
  17. Gamma
  18. Hexagon
  19. Hyperbola
  20. Infinity
  21. Kappa
  22. Lambda
  23. Matrix
  24. Modulus
  25. Mu
  26. Nu
  27. Oblique
  28. Octagon
  29. Omicron
  30. Parabola
  31. Parabol
  32. Paradox
  33. Phi
  34. Pi
  35. Polygon
  36. Rho
  37. Rhombus
  38. Sigma
  39. Surd
  40. Tan
  41. Tau
  42. Theta
  43. Trapezoid
  44. Vector

Nerdy names for science geeks

The fields of chemistry and space have some of the coolest names out there, and many of them really stand out as unique. You won’t find your average Rover or Spot, here! 

  1. Apollo
  2. Asteroid
  3. Ariel
  4. Aries
  5. Astra
  6. Atlas
  7. Atom
  8. Aurora
  9. Beaker
  10. Callisto
  11. Cassiopeia
  12. Ceres
  13. Comet
  14. Cosmo
  15. Eclipse
  16. Galaxy
  17. Helix
  18. Hubble
  19. Isotope
  20. Jupiter
  21. Leo
  22. Libra
  23. Lyra
  24. Mercury
  25. Nebula
  26. Neutron
  27. Nova
  28. Orion
  29. Phoenix
  30. Pi
  31. Quasar
  32. Quark
  33. Saturn
  34. Sirius
  35. Sputnik
  36. Sky
  37. Star
  38. Stella
  39. Titus
  40. Triton
  41. Venus
  42. Virgo
  43. Zeta

Techie & Programmer dog names

a nerdy Chihuahua wearing big glasses while sitting on a chair
Meet Max, a smart Chihuahua sporting glasses big for him – Image source

While they may labor behind the scenes, there are some programmers and designers out there that deserve to be honored by naming your dog after them.

After all, they are the ones who brought technology to the place it is today. 

Bonus! Only insiders will get the reference.

Nerdy names for dogs inspired by computer & graphic design

If you want to work in some of the most well-known graphic designers and design terms out there, here are some more options:

  1. Aperture
  2. Apex
  3. Milton
  4. Rand
  5. Fletcher
  6. Stefan
  7. Jan
  8. Alex
  9. Chip
  10. Cipe
  11. Erik
  12. Gif
  13. Heller
  14. Josef
  15. Airey
  16. Louise
  17. Lotta
  18. Maeda
  19. Ivan
  20. Lester
  21. Bayer
  22. Dwight
  23. Grid
  24. Hex
  25. Italics
  26. Kerning
  27. Margin
  28. Palette
  29. Raster

Tech Brand Dog Names 

Technology is a huge part of our lives, and if you work in the tech sector, or just really love technology, there are some great names to give to your pooch.

  1. Ajax
  2. Alpha
  3. Apple
  4. Behance
  5. Beta
  6. Bit
  7. Bug
  8. Gyte
  9. Chip
  10. Cisco
  11. Clarus
  12. Cloud
  13. Codec
  14. Cookie
  15. Cortana
  16. Cro
  17. Cupertino
  18. Cyber
  19. Data
  20. Digit
  21. Diode
  22. Dot
  23. Gates
  24. Giga
  25. Glitch
  26. Hacker
  27. Java
  28. Kernal
  29. Linux
  30. Mouse
  31. Morph
  32. Nano
  33. Newbie
  34. Nokia
  35. Pascal
  36. Pixel
  37. Radar
  38. Ram
  39. Redmond
  40. Root
  41. Serif
  42. Shell
  43. Siri
  44. Sony
  45. Surf
  46. Sync
  47. Typo
  48. Vector
  49. Widget
  50. Wifi
  51. Zip

Programmer Nerdy dog names

a tri-color Aussie puppy with his toy laptop
Meet Cooper, an Australian Shepherd wanting to code – Image source
  1. Abrash
  2. Aho
  3. Mac
  4. Roland
  5. Lars
  6. Beck
  7. Zork
  8. Bradley
  9. Capps
  10. Cohen
  11. Cooper
  12. Rexx
  13. Lexx
  14. Dorsey
  15. Eich
  16. Ewing
  17. Linux
  18. Griswold
  19. Hack
  20. Henter
  21. Kamp
  22. Kay
  23. Knight
  24. Martin
  25. Moler
  26. Jakarta
  27. Java
  28. Oates
  29. Papert
  30. Page
  31. Romero
  32. Sakya
  33. Perl
  34. Nukem
  35. Quake
  36. Doom
  37. Inferno
  38. Bell
  39. Zeev
  40. Turner
  41. Yang

Geeky Dog Names

What’s the difference between a nerdy name and a geeky one? A geek is focused on gathering things and learning more about their favorite topic.

Some of these names take inspiration from some of the geekiest subjects out there:

  1. Ada
  2. Echo
  3. Fleur
  4. Leela
  5. Teyla
  6. Coraline
  7. Keiko
  8. Adria
  9. Daisy
  10. Jimmy
  11. Alyx
  12. Jace
  13. Tyr
  14. Arnold

Best male and female Nerdy dog names

If you’re looking for female dog names that fit your nerdy nature, here are a few excellent options, followed by some perfect male dog names.

Female Nerdy Dog Names

  1. Cookie
  2. Penny
  3. Princess
  4. Buffy
  5. Gidget
  6. Clara
  7. Gizmo
  8. Ripley
  9. Java
  10. Sansa

Male Nerdy Dog Names

  1. Gizmo
  2. Chewie
  3. Finn
  4. Thor
  5. Cookie
  6. Apache
  7. Ripley
  8. Bones
  9. Mac
  10. Ash

What Nerdy name should I give my dog?

a Shih Tzu sitting on a wooden floor while wearing glasses
Meet Chewy, a geeky Shih Tzu wearing fake lenses – Image source

You can’t go wrong with any of these excellent choices, but pick a name for your pup that really speaks to you.

If you aren’t into games but love programming, narrow down your choice to something that speaks to your soul. 

Then, look at your pup and make sure the name fits. Some pet names are clearly wrong for one dog but right for another. Good luck! 

Further reading: Other dog names by personality

 

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