100+ Nerdy Dog Names You'll Love

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Nov 13, 2020
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Thinking about a great name for your new dog?

Finding the perfect name for your new pet can be an overwhelming experience. Let us help you zero in on the right one for your pup.

A lot of folks these days are naming their dogs something nerdy. A nerdy name exhibits playful innocence and sparks curiosity, qualities that are trademarks of most dogs. If you’re looking for geeky dog names for your dog, check out our list of nerdy dog names.

If your dog shows superhero qualities, then you may want to check out marvel dog names, or if you are looking for something inspired by science you might like these scientist names.

Cool Nerdy Boy Dog Names

Are you looking for geeky names for your dog? Here’s a list of some of the coolest nerdy names for dogs that are quite popular across the globe.

1. Alex, this shortened version of Alexander means ''warrior''.

2. Axel, a very popular male dog name which has biblical ties.

3. Bruno, like everyone’s favorite singer, Bruno Mars.

4. Buddy, since your dog is your best buddy.

5. Buster, a very popular nerdy dog name for a male dog.

6. Champ, for the champion dogs.

7. Chester (Latin origin), this was an extremely popular name in 19th century literature.

8. Diego, the Spanish version of the popular English name James.

9. Felix, which means ''happy'' or ''lucky'', is a great name choice for a dog.

10. Fido, inspired by Fido Dido, 7 Up’s cartoon mascot.

11. Hunter, for fans of the famous '90s game 'Duck Hunt'.

12. Maxon, which means ''greatest'' is perfect for your best companion.

13. Oscar, when your dog is indeed Oscar material.

14. Pax, was the Goddess of peace in Greek mythology and is a great name for a male pup.

15. Rey, from the geeky wrestler, Rey Mysterio.

Cute Geeky Names For Girl Dogs

Brought home a girl dog? This list of cool girl dog names has been curated just for you. Take your pick.

16. Ava (Latin origin), this name means "like a bird". It is one of the most unique dog names.

17. Belle, as charming as Princess Belle from 'Beauty And The Beast'.

18. Coco, like Pixar’s animation film or the French designer.

19. Dora, drawing inspiration from the nerdy explorer kid.

20. Ellie, any super fans of Ellie Goulding?

21. Lola, is the nickname for the Spanish name Delores.

22. Lucy, an ideal name for dogs with light colored fur.

23. Maya, just like the 3D animation software.

24. Olive, as simple as Popeye’s ladylove, Olive Oyl.

25. Patches, a name for those spotted or patterned dogs.

26. Peach, like the helpless princess in Mario.

27. Penny, a nerdy dog name inspired by the 'It' clown.

28. Piper, like the Pied Piper, perfect for female dogs who are good at chasing away those pesky rats from your garden.

29. Ruby, just like the gem.

30. Summer, inspired by the season.

Unique Nerdy Names For Dogs

Do you prefer one-of-a-kind nerdy dog names? We’ve scoured places to get you these unique nerdy dog names.

31. Aero (M), like the chocolate.

32. Atlas (M/F),  was a Greek God. Today, it is used to denote a maps collection.

33. Boo (M/F), a cute Halloween scary surprise.

34. Bubba (M/F), a term used to refer to someone close and special.

35. Cash (M/F), for super fans of the singer, or the dollar!

36. Goku (M), inspired by the character in 'Dragon Ball Z'. One of our favourite superhero dog names.

37. Juniper (F) (Latin origin), a nerdy biology inspired dog name meaning "young".

38. Kiki (F), meaning ''lord of a manor'' or the ''owner of a house''.

39. Magnus (M), sounds like something you’d call a warlock or a wizard.

40. Nero (M), was once a strong Roman Emperor.

41. Sage (M/F) (Latin origin), is a nerdy dog name for someone who knows it all, just like your dog.

Nerdy Dog Names Inspired By Movies, Comics, Books And More

A list of nerdy dog name ideas is certainly incomplete without some inspiration from movies and comic books. From 'Star Wars' to 'Harry Potter' and the popular 'Game Of Thrones', there are many shows and movies with super cool nerdy characters.

42. Albus (M), inspired by the great Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts in ‘Harry Potter’.

43. Arya (F), the powerful Stark girl from the ‘Game Of Thrones’ series.

44. Baba (M), inspired by Ponda Baba from ‘Star Wars’.

45. Baelish (M), a dog name inspired by the cunning sycophant in the ‘Game Of Thrones’ series.

46. Baggins (M/F), inspired by the Baggins family in ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ series.

47. Bilbo (M), inspired by Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ series.

48. Bran (M), the supernaturally-gifted Stark kid from the ‘Game of Thrones’ series.

49. Caesar (M), from the Roman emperor Julius Caesar for a dog who rules the roost.

50. Chewbacca (M/F), also known as Chewie, was Solo’s co-pilot in ‘Star Wars’.

51. Darth (M), a good-hearted Jedi who turns evil in the ‘Star Wars’ series.

52. Dax (M), like the alien in ‘Star Trek’.

53. Frodo (M), the renowned protagonist in ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ series.

54. Gandalf (M), is a wizard and one of the protagonists in ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ series.

55. Gilly (F), Samwell Tarly’s better-half in the ‘Game Of Thrones’ series.

56. Gollum (M), a fictional character from the ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ series.

57. Han (M), the great Han Solo from ‘Star Wars’.

58. Jabba (M/F), paying tribute to the slug-looking alien, Jabba the Hutt from ‘Star Wars’.

59. Joffrey (M), the crazy Lannister lad from the ‘Game Of Thrones’ series.

60. Kent (M), any nerd name list is incomplete without Superman’s alter-ego, Clark Kent.

61. Kirk (M), a fictional character in the ‘Star Trek’ series.

62. Leia (F), yes this is inspired by Princess Leia from ‘Star Wars’.

63. Luigi (M), Mario’s geekier brother in the green costume.

64. Potter (M/F), the primary protagonist in J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ fantasy series. An awesome name if you love 'Harry Potter'.

65. Scotty (M), one of the fictional characters in the sci-fi series ‘Star Trek’.

66. Shae (F), one of the pretty and friendly young ladies in the ‘Game Of Thrones’ series.

67. Sisko (M/F), one of the characters in the ‘Star Wars’ series.

68. Spock (M), the nerdy-looking commanding officer in the ‘Star Trek’ series.

69. Tarly (M/F), from the intelligent Samwell Tarly, Jon Snow’s bestie, in the ‘Game Of Thrones’ series.

70. Tyrion (M), the smart and intelligent Lannister from the ‘Game Of Thrones’ series.

71. Yoda (M), the greatest Jedi Master in the ’Star Wars’ franchise.

Scientific Names For Dogs

Here’s our list of scientific nerdy dog names inspired by famous scientists, the periodic table, and scientific wonders.

72. Atom (M), small units of matter that make an element.

73. Aurora (F), the northern lights in the sky. Also, the name of fairytale princess 'Sleeping Beauty'.

74. Beaker (M/F), remember those glass tubes in the chemistry lab?

75. Boron (M/F), one of the chemical elements in the periodic chart with symbol B.

76. Catalyst (M/F), you could say this is a motivator or an agitator in a chemical reaction.

77. Copper (M/F), one of the chemical elements with the symbol Cu. One of our favorite nerdy dog names.

78. Cosmo (M/F), used to refer to the universe.

79. Curie (F), after the famous physicist who discovered radioactive elements, she was also the winner of two Nobel prizes.

80. Dalton (M), from the guy who introduced the atomic theory in chemistry, John Dalton.

81. Darwin (M), inspired by Charles Darwin and his theory of biological evolution. One of the coolest scientist names for dogs.

82. Dexter (M), from the cartoon based on the genius boy and his hidden laboratory.

83. Einstein (M), the man behind the theory of relativity.

84. Faraday (M), inspired by Michael Faraday, who discovered electromagnetic induction.

85. Gamma (M/F), like gamma rays. Also, a Greek letter.

86. Hawking (M), like the world famous physicist Stephen Hawking.

87. Hubble (M/F), just like the versatile Hubble Space Telescope.

88. Ion (M), an atom that has a positive or negative charge.

89. Joule (F), is the unit of energy in physics.

90. Laika (F), the first space dog. The perfect choice for those looking for space dog names.

91. Laser (M/F), the common term for a small device that emits light.

92. Nebula (F), a cloud of dust, helium, hydrogen, and other ionized gases found in space. Also, a prominent character in Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’.

93. Neutron (M/F), a subatomic particle that doesn’t have an electrostatic charge.

94. Nova (F), which is the astronomical term for a star.

95. Pi (M/F), a Greek letter that’s also a mathematical constant.

Technology Inspired Dog Names

So, you’re a tech geek? Well, here are some tech-inspired nerdy dog names that you could consider for your new pet.

96. Alpha (M), is the term used to refer to software that’s being tested. Also, the leader of a wolf pack.

97. Apple (M/F), for those who love Steve Job’s products.

98. Beta (M/F), the almost ready for the release version of the software.

99. Byte (M/F), digital info that is made up of eight bits.

100. Cisco (M), a networking company that is globally renowned.

101. Cookie (F), the term given to pieces of data stored on a computer.

102. Data (M/F), numerical information that is stored or processed by computers.

103. Droid (M/F), usually used to refer to a robot in sci-fi movies and shows.

104. Gates (M), like Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft.

105. Java (F), a programming language that’s useful for all purposes.

106. Linux (M/F), an open source operating system for computers.

107. Mac (M), the name given to Apple’s range of computing systems.

108. Nano (M), as in nanotechnology.

109. Nissan (M/F), the Japanese automobile manufacturing giant.

110. Pascal (M), one of the oldest programming languages.

111. RAM (M/F), or random access memory, which stores data on computers.

112. Sega (M/F), Japanese video game developer.

113. Sony (M/F), is a Japanese multinational and one of the world’s biggest consumer electronics provider.

114. Sputnik (M), pays tribute to Earth’s first artificial satellite.

115. Tesla (F), a famous American company which deals with electric cars and clean energy.

Kidadl has lots of great names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for nerdy dog names, then why not take a look at something like chocolate lab names and nerdy cat names or nerdy girl names.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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