Pirate Dog Names: Maritime Monikers for your Pirate Pup!

Names By Kelsey Leicht 9 min read January 3, 2023

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Is life best for your Chi when sailing the seven seas? Does your beagle raid the treat bin of all its booty? 

If so, pirate dog names might be just what the name doctor ordered for your doggo!

We’ve composed a sea shanty full for the best pirate dog names, including male, female, and unisex options. Let’s set sail to the awesome names ahead!

Male Pirate Dog Names

boy pirate dog names

Need a masculine name for your pawed pirate? Try on these boy pirate dog names.

  • Ace
  • Bilge (part of ship’s hull)
  • Blackburn
  • Black Jack
  • Blade
  • Brawler
  • Brigg
  • Bronn
  • Buccaneer
  • Bucko
  • Cael
  • Cannon
  • Cannonball
  • Cap’n 
  • Captain
  • Clipper
  • Coffer (chest that stores valuables)
  • Cog (pirate ship)
  • Cornelius
  • Crabs
  • Crowley
  • Cutlass (type of sword)
  • Cutler
  • Cutthroat
  • Dagger
  • Davos
  • Deck/Decker
  • Dredgie (pirate ghost)
  • Duffle (pirate bag)
  • Duggan
  • Dylan
  • Flibustier (a French pirate)
  • Gunsmoke
  • Hook
  • Hudd
  • Ike
  • Jack Hetch (slang for hangman)
  • Jolly Roger (pirate flag)
  • Jones
  • Knave (a servant or dishonorable man)
  • Lad
  • Lombard 
  • Man-O-War
  • Mariner
  • Orlop (lowest ship deck)
  • Pike
  • Privateer (a pirate with papers)
  • Raider
  • Ramshackle (in disrepair)
  • Ruthless
  • Scupper
  • Spike
  • Stubbs
  • Togs (type of garment)
  • Truce
  • Warp (type of ship movement)
  • Yellow Jack

Female Pirate Dog Names

pirate names for girl dogs

Lady pirates weren’t too common, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t feminine names to choose from for your sea-loving lass. Maybe you’ll meet her perfect match with these pretty pirate names for girl dogs.

  • Aggie
  • Ale
  • Aqua
  • Armada
  • Bandanna
  • Battista
  • Buffy
  • Callie
  • Ciri
  • Coral
  • Dominica
  • Fortuna
  • Gem
  • Hally
  • Haven
  • Hearty (another word for sailors)
  • Jarah
  • Jewel/Jewels
  • Journey
  • Kit
  • Lady
  • Lass
  • Lassie
  • Lily-Liver (scaredy cat)
  • Maggie
  • Marina
  • Mayhem
  • Merry
  • Moxie
  • Nerina (means “sea nymph”)
  • Parley (discussion)
  • Pasha (means “of the sea”)
  • Pearl
  • Peg
  • Peggy
  • Penny
  • Pistol
  • Polly
  • Rowdy
  • Roxy
  • Rue
  • Sadie
  • Sandy
  • Sally
  • Savvy
  • Scout
  • Shelly
  • Siren
  • Starboard
  • Stormy
  • Tabby
  • Tally
  • Trix
  • Yara
  • Zoe
  • Zora

Gender-Neutral Pirate Names for Dogs

unisex dog pirate names

Some pirate dog names suit male or female sniffers just fine. Check out these unisex picks with pirate polish.

  • Ahoy
  • Avast (to hold fast)
  • Aye
  • Aye-Aye
  • Bandit
  • Blimey
  • Bones
  • Boots
  • Bounty
  • Chase
  • Coast
  • Crew
  • Crook
  • Crossbones
  • Danger
  • Doubloon (Spanish coin)
  • Dread
  • Dungbie (rear side of ship)
  • Dutch
  • Eye Patch
  • Fortune
  • Freebooter (synonym for pirate)
  • Galley
  • Hatches
  • Heist
  • Hurricane
  • Kelp
  • Lawless
  • Legend
  • Lookout
  • Loot
  • Matey
  • Mizzen (a sail)
  • Musket
  • Mutiny
  • Nipper
  • Outlaw
  • Patch/Patches
  • Peg Leg
  • Pirate
  • Quest
  • Riches
  • Rig
  • Rudder
  • Rum
  • Sailor
  • Scar
  • Scoundrel
  • Schooner (type of ship)
  • Scuttle (to sink a ship)
  • Seadog
  • Sea Legs
  • Shanty (a sea song)
  • Shipsy
  • Shipwreck
  • Silver
  • Skiff (small boat)
  • Spyglass
  • Timbers
  • Treasure
  • Wicked
  • X (as in “X” marks the spot)
  • Yo-Ho-Ho

Funny Pirate Dog Names

funny pirate names for dogs

Do you prefer a name full of laughs for your pirate pupperino? Check out these funny pirate dog name finds.

  • Arr
  • Arrgh
  • Booty
  • Carouser (pirate who drinks too much rum)
  • Chum
  • Grog (type of pirate booze)
  • Heave-Ho
  • Hornswoggle (to cheat)
  • Landlubber (those who prefer land over sea)
  • Limey
  • Plank
  • Plunder
  • Poop Deck (P.D. for short)
  • Scallywag
  • Seaweed
  • Shark Bait
  • Scurvy (common pirate ailment)
  • Scuttlebutt (bin of water)
  • Squiffy (tipsy)
  • Swashbuckler
  • Yarr

Pirate Dog Names Inspired by Real Pirates

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Real pirates are a goldmine of namespiration, even if these boat-dwelling outlaws weren’t the most honorable of people. See which real-life pirate name might fit your floof.

  • Barrow: Thomas Barrow roamed the Caribbean and declared himself the governor of the Bahamian island, New Providence
  • Bart: Bartholomew “Black Bart” Roberts scoured the seas for ships to raid around the Americas and Africa.
  • Bellamy: “Black Sam” hailed from England and was one of the wealthiest pirates ever.
  • Blackbeard: Edward “Blackbeard” Teach lurked around the West Indies and American colonies.
  • Bonny: Anne Bonny was a fierce female pirate who preyed upon ships in the Caribbean.
  • Calico Jack: This English pirate sailed around the Bahamas and Cuba.
  • Captain Kidd: Originally from Scotland, this pirate worked as a privateer capturing English ships. 
  • Ching: Ching Shih was an infamous female Chinese pirate who wandered the South China Sea.
  • Diabolito: Also known as the Little Devil, he was a 19th-century Cuban pirate known for trading fire with the U.S. Navy.
  • Drake: Francis Drake was an English privateer (a hired pirate).
  • Grace: Grace O’Malley was an Irish pirate and one of the most famous of all time.
  • Havana: This Cuban city was a major port and frequent target of pirates.
  • Holloway: Henry Holloway was a pirate who lurked off of the East Coast of the U.S. from South Carolina to Maine.
  • Morgan: Henry Morgan was a 1600s pirate-for-hire. 
  • Nassau: This Bahamian city was a haven for pirates, including Blackbeard.
  • Red Legs: “Red Legs” Greaves was a Caribbean pirate from Scotland.
  • Royal: Port Royal, Jamaica was a homebase for many Caribbean pirates.
  • Tortuga: This island was once home to countless Caribbean pirates.

Pirate Dog Names Inspired by Fictional Pirates

dog names from fictional pirates

Pirate dog names from fictional sources are some of our favorites, as they’re clever, cute, and not associated with a real-life scallywag. Try one of these fanciful finds on your pooch like a costume and see if it matches his pawed pirate persona.  

  • Barbossa: As in Hector Barbossa, Pirates of the Caribbean pirate
  • Black Pearl: Jack Sparrow’s fictional vessel in Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Cap’n Crunch: Cereal brand pirate
  • Captain Hook: Villain and nemesis of Peter Pan
  • Davy Jones: “Locker” at the bottom of the sea home to deceased sailors and pirates
  • Gibbs: As in Pirates of the Caribbean first mate, Joshamee Gibbs
  • Jack Sparrow: Star pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean 
  • Long John Silver: Pirate character of the novel Treasure Island
  • Pugwash: Captain pirate of British comic fame
  • Redbeard: Pirate star of a Belgian comic series
  • Vandala: First name of Monster High doll, Vandala Doubloons
  • Zoro: As in Roronoa Zora, the anime pirate (check out some more anime dog names, if that’s your jam!)

Sea-Themed Pirate Names for Dogs

sea-inspired dog names

You could also opt for creatures and creations related to the seven seas, as they give a nautical feel without naughty ties. Better yet, pair them with another name for a pirate-like choice, such as Bailey Barnacles. Check out these ocean-themed picks.

  • Abalone
  • Anchor
  • Anemone
  • Barnacle
  • Barracuda
  • Bay
  • Beluga
  • Bowhead
  • Briny
  • Buoy
  • Clam
  • Coral
  • Dogfish
  • Great White
  • Grouper
  • Hammerhead
  • Harbor
  • Kraken
  • Leatherback
  • Loggerhead
  • Mackerel
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Mako
  • Manatee
  • Manta
  • Marlin
  • Moray
  • Mussel
  • Narwhal
  • Ocean
  • Octopup
  • Oyster
  • Port
  • Prawn
  • Puffin
  • Reef
  • Salty
  • Scallop
  • Shrimp
  • Shuck
  • Snapper
  • Squid 
  • Tarpon
  • Thresher
  • Tide
  • Tsunami
  • Tuna
  • Urchin
  • Wahoo
  • Walrus
  • Wavy

Pirate Dog Names With Water-Themed Meanings

water-themed dog names

Looking at meanings is a great way to find subtle pirate dog names. Check out these mutt monikers with water-related meanings.

  • Arnav: Indian name meaning “ocean”
  • Calder: Scottish name meaning “rough waters”
  • Ceto: Greek name meaning “sea monster”
  • Enkai: Japanese name that means “deep ocean waters” 
  • Hali: Greek name meaning “sea”
  • Kai: Hawaiian pick meaning “ocean”
  • Kaiko: Hawaiian name that means “ocean current”
  • Kairi: Japanese name meaning “ocean village”
  • Kaito: Japanese pick meaning “ocean”
  • Kelvin: English name meaning “friend of ships”
  • Lir: Sea god of Irish mythology
  • Maj: Scandinavian name meaning “of the sea”
  • Marvin: Welsh name meaning “sea friend”
  • Murphy: Irish name meaning “descendent of the sea warrior”
  • Neron: Spanish name meaning “sea”
  • Oki: Japanese name meaning “ocean-centered”
  • Ponce: Spanish name meaning “ocean”
  • Trent: Latin name meaning “gushing waters”
  • Triton: God of the sea from Greek mythology
  • Yoko: Japanese name meaning “ocean child”
  • Zulimar: Spanish name meaning “blue ocean”
More Mutt Names with Meaning!

Mesmerized by dog names with meaning? See Dog Names That Mean “Friend” and Dog Names That Mean “Protector.”

Picking a Name for Your Dog

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Naming your floof can feel overwhelming, but following a few easy steps can make the process a lot smoother. 

When looking for the right name for your rover:

  • Aim for a name that starts with a consonant. A hard consonant such as B or C at the start of a name are preferred by some trainers, with the thought being that these sounds catch and hold your pup’s attention and don’t get muddied with other sounds like vowels. 
  • Look for something ending in a vowel. Vowels carry when said aloud, making them top-notch choices at the end of your dog’s name. Think Arlo, Charlie, or Aja.
  • Pay attention to syllables. It’s annoying to need to say a long name when calling your pooch – never mind pairing it with commands. Sticking to short names or something that can be shortened to a quick nickname is best.
  • Think long-term. Maybe Coal suits your puppy now, but is her coat going to grow longer and transform more into a brown or gray? Will Babydog still fit your mature mutt? With names, lifetime longevity is key.
  • Decide if uniqueness matters. Selecting a rare name can prevent five other dogs from running your way when you call your pooch at the park. While this is cool, a unique name like Banoffee means you likely won’t find options like Christmas ornaments bearing your pup’s name off the rack. That said, you can always opt for a customized product with your dog’s unique moniker.
  • Brainstorm your favorite hobbies. Your favorite pastimes might be home to your pup’s name. For example, hikers might like nature names for dogs like Willow or River, while a science lover may enjoy chemistry dog names
  • Tap into your pup’s roots. Browsing names from your dog’s origins can be enlightening (and fun!) If you have an Ibizan hound, you’d check out Spanish dog names, for instance. We have loads of name lists from popular pup origins, including Japanese Dog Names, Chinese Dog Names, and British Dog Names.
  • Remember your other pets. If you live in a multi-dog household, try not to pick anything too close to your other pup’s name to avoid confusion. Saying the names together can also prevent accidentally forming a tongue-tying combination.
  • Skip anything offensive. This shouldn’t need to be said, but… don’t pick a name that’s rude or overly negative. You’ll need to offer your pet’s name to vets, groomers, and more. Don’t make it awkward or uncomfortable.
  • Try it out. Take a name out for a spin before making a commitment. Pair it with commands. Write it down. Try calling your pup. Some names sound great in theory, but don’t fit or work well during day-to-day use. 
  • Choose something you love. Your pup’s name is something you say and use a lot, so make sure it’s a name you genuinely like. Nothing’s worse than #nameregret. 
  • Have fun. Naming your dog is an exciting time. If the perfect one doesn’t come to you right away, relax. You have plenty of time to find the name that suits your sniffer best. Mix and match. Try something crazy. But most of all, enjoy the process.

Check out how to pick your dog’s name to discover more pointers about making a choice on a mutt moniker.


Do you have a pupper pirate at home? Does she have one of the pirate-themed dog names on our list or another pirate dog name? Share with us in the comments. We’d love to hear!
Looking for more dog name inspiration? Check out Viking Dog Names and Space Dog Names.

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Written by

Kelsey Leicht

Kelsey is a lover of words and woofs. She worked hands-on with dogs for several years at a boarding kennel as a shift runner and office manager before venturing into the world of writing. She lives in New Jersey with her crew of crazy canines.


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