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175+ Nerdy Dog Names: Geeky Names For Your Canine!

Names By Meg Marrs 3 min read April 8, 2021

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Calling all Comic-Con attendees, science and math lovers, and avid gamers—your dog definitely needs a name that reflects the things that you know and love!

Whether you know every character’s life story from Lord of the Rings, you’re an expert in chemistry, or you own an extensive collection of comic books, you probably have been dubbed a “nerd” before. Embrace that epithet and give your pooch a title that allows you to geek out together!

Famous Nerd Characters from TV and Movies

Looking to name your pooch after a famous television or big screen nerd? Check out these geeky characters below.

  • Bill Nye (Bill Nye the Science Guy)
  • Clark Kent (Superman)
  • Dwight Schrute (The Office)
  • Matilda Wormwood (Matilda)
  • Peter Parker (Spider Man)
  • Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Steve Urkel (Family Matters)
  • Velma (Scooby Doo)

Science Dog Names

Looking for a bookish name for your buddy? These science-y dog names below are just the thing!

  • Argon
  • Bernoulli
  • Beryllium
  • Big Bang
  • Boron
  • Bromine
  • Buoyant
  • Carbon
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Coriolis
  • Decibel
  • Dipole
  • Enzyme
  • Gallium
  • Inertia
  • Ion
  • Joule
  • Krypton
  • Lithium
  • Manganese
  • Neon
  • Nickel
  • Osmium
  • Radon
  • Scandium
  • Selenium
  • Titanium
  • Ultraviolet
  • Xenon
  • Zinc

Math Dog Names

These mathematically-inspired dog names are all different, but really they all equate to one result – love for your pooch!

  • Algebra
  • Algorithm
  • Alpha
  • Apex
  • Apothem
  • Bisector
  • Chi
  • Delta
  • Ellipse
  • Epsilon
  • Gamma
  • Hexagon
  • Kappa
  • Lambda
  • Matrix
  • Mu
  • Nu
  • Oblique
  • Octagon
  • Omicron
  • Parabola
  • Phi
  • Pi
  • Polygon
  • Rho
  • Rhombus
  • Sigma
  • Tan
  • Tau
  • Theta
  • Trapezoid
  • Vector

Marvel Comic Book Dog Names

These Marvel characters are fan-favorites, and they’ll serve as great dog names for any diehard X-Men, Avengers, or Guardians of the Galaxy fan!

  • Beast
  • Banshee
  • Black Widow
  • Buckey
  • Captain America / “Cap”
  • Cyclops
  • Deadpool
  • Doctor Strange
  • Professor Xavier / “Dr. X”
  • Drax
  • Gambit
  • Gamora
  • Groot
  • Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Jubilee
  • Joker
  • Loki
  • Magneto
  • Mimic
  • Mystique
  • Nightcrawler
  • Nebula
  • Rocket
  • Rogue
  • Ronan
  • Sabretooth
  • “Spidey” / Spider-Man
  • Star-Lord
  • Storm
  • Thanos
  • Thor
  • Wolverine
  • Yondu

DC Comic Book Dog Names

Watch out Batman – a new animal is in town. These DC Comic dog names are great for owners who have always looked up to these crime-fighting heroes in the paper pages.

  • Batman
  • Gotham
  • Bane
  • Trigon
  • Krypton
  • Nightwing
  • Cyborg
  • Slade
  • Beast Boy
  • Raven
  • Harley Quinn
  • Starfire

Star Trek Names

A list of nerdy dog names wouldn’t be complete without some of our favorite Star Trek dog names.

  • Barclay
  • Captain Janeway
  • Captain Kirk
  • Captain Picard
  • Captain Sisko
  • Data
  • Enterprise
  • Geordi La Forge
  • Kira
  • Klingon
  • Neelix
  • Nog
  • Odo
  • Q
  • Quark
  • Rom
  • Spock
  • Starfleet
  • Voyager
  • Wesley Crusher
  • Worf

Star Wars Names

Our top picks for the best dog names based on beloved character from a galaxy far, far away.

  • Anakin
  • BB-8
  • Boba Fett
  • C3PO
  • Chewbacca / “Chewy”
  • Darth Vader / “Vader”
  • Ewok
  • Finn
  • Han Solo / “Solo”
  • Jabba the Hutt / “Jabba”
  • Jango Fett
  • Jar Jar Binks
  • Kylo Ren
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi / “Obi-Wan”
  • Princess Leia
  • R2D2
  • Rey
  • Skywalker
  • Stormtrooper
  • Wookie
  • Yoda

Battlestar Galactica Names

  • Boxey
  • Captain Apollo
  • Commander Adama
  • Commander Cain
  • Commander Xavier
  • Cylon
  • Doctor Zee
  • Lieutenant Starbuck
  • Medtech Cassiopeia
  • Serina

Techie & Programmer Names

  • Ajax
  • Apache
  • Beta
  • Byte
  • Browser
  • Cisco
  • Codec
  • Colbal
  • Cookie
  • Cyber
  • Data
  • Digit
  • DOS
  • Emoji
  • Giga
  • Glitch
  • Java
  • Link
  • Linux
  • Nano
  • Pixel
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Siri
  • Vector
  • Widget
  • Zip

Doctor Who Dog Names

  • Clara Oswold
  • Donna Noble
  • Martha Jones
  • River Song
  • Rory Williams
  • Rose Tyler
  • Sally Sparrow
  • Sarah Jane Smith
  • Tardis

Video Game Character Names

  • Aerith (FFVII)
  • Amaterasu (Okami)
  • Banjo (Banjo-Kazooie)
  • Bowser (Super Mario)
  • Cait Sith (FFVII)
  • Cid (Final Fantasy)
  • Cloud (FFVII)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Diddy Kong (Donkey Kong)
  • Donkey Kong / “DK” / Kong (Donkey Kong)
  • Kirby (Kirby’s Dream Land)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
  • Link (Legend of Zelda)
  • Luigi (Super Mario)
  • Mario (Super Mario)
  • Pikachu (Pokemon)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Samus (Metroid)
  • Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Miles “Tails” Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Yoshi (Super Mario)
  • Yuna (FFX)
  • Zelda (Legend of Zelda)

Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Names

  • Aragorn
  • Balin
  • Bard
  • Bilbo Baggins
  • Bombur
  • Boromir
  • Elrond
  • Faramir
  • Frodo Baggins
  • Galadriel
  • Gandalf
  • Gimli
  • Gollum
  • Hobbit
  • Legolas
  • Meriadoc Brandybuck
  • Peregin Took
  • Samwise Gamgee
  • Shadowfax
  • Thorin Oakenshield
  • Treebeard

Other Nerdy Dog Names

  • Goku (Dragon Ball Z) – make sure to also check out our collection of anime dog names!
  • Astro (Jetsons)
  • Bender (Futurama)
  • Bojack (Bojack Horseman)
  • Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Mulder (X-Files)
  • Scully (X-Files)
  • Xena (Xena Warrior Princess)

What nerdy dog names did we forget? Share your top picks in the comments!

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Meg Marrs

Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!

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