Literary dog names: 256 Ideas for naming female, male Puppy

Are you looking for great, funny or famous literary dog names? Here is the list of best literary names for male, female dogs.

For those who love to read, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book and going on an adventure in the comfort of your home. And even better when you have a new dog to cuddle with. If you agree with these claims, you must take a look at these great literary dog names when naming your puppy.

Literary dog names reflect your reading preferences and may even reflect a particular work you love. And if someone gets a reference name right away, you’ll know you’re a literary lover and reading.

There are many great literary dog names to consider when naming your puppy. Below are 256 funny, unique dog name ideas inspired by some of your favorite literary.

Literary dog names that start with A

  • Adela – Passage to India.
  • Agatha – Agatha Christie.
  • Ahab – Moby-Dick.
  • Alice – Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.
  • Amory – This Side of Paradise.
  • Anais – as in Nin.
  • Anne – Anne of Green Gables.
  • Antonia – My Antonia.
  • Archer – The Age of Innocence.
  • Argos – The faithful dog in the Odyssey.
  • Arrietty – The Borrowers by Mary Norton.
  • Arwen – Lord of the Rings.
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  • Arya – Game of Thrones.
  • Aslan – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.
  • Athos – The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.
  • Atticus – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
  • Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale and many more.
  • Augustus – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
  • Aureliano – One Hundred Years of Solitude.
  • Austen – Jane Austen.

Literary dog names that start with B

  • Babbitt – Babbitt.
  • Bailey – A Dog’s Purpose.
  • Baldwin – Another Country and many more.
  • Bear – A Dog’s Purpose.
  • Beatrice – Much Ado About Nothing, ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary.
  • Beckett – Waiting for Godot.
  • Becky – Vanity Fair.
  • Bella – Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.
  • Bendrix – The End of the Affair.
  • Bennet – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
  • Bingley – Pride and Prejudice.
  • Binx – The Moviegoer.
  • Blanche – A Streetcar Named Desire.
  • Blue – The Sound and the Fury by William Falkner.
  • Bond – James Bond.
  • Bovary – Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
  • Bram – Dracula.
  • Brett – The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.
  • Bronte – as in the sisters.
  • Buck – Sled dog from Call of the Wild.
  • Buddy – A Dog’s Purpose.
  • Bullseye – Bill Sikes’ dog in Oliver Twist.
  • Byron – Lord Byron.

Literary dog names that start with C

  • Caddie – The Sound and the Fury.
  • Capote – Truman Capote.
  • Casaubon – Middlemarch.
  • Caspar – The Portrait of a Lady.
  • Celie – The Color Purple.
  • Charkie – Curious George.
  • Charlotte – Charlotte’s Web.
  • Chatterly – Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
  • Clifford – Clifford The Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell.
  • Copperfield – David Copperfield.
  • Coraline – Coraline by Neil Gaiman.
  • Crusoe – Robinson Crusoe.
  • Cujo – From Stephen King’s book.
  • Cullen – Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.

Literary dog names that start with D

  • Dabney – Delta Wedding.
  • Daisy – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • Dalloway – Mrs. Dalloway.
  • Dante – The Divine Comedy.
  • Dantes – The Count of Monte Christo.
  • Darcy – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
  • Dashiell – author Hammett.
  • Dedalus – Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man.
  • Dickens – Charles Dickens.
  • Dodger – Oliver Twist.
  • Dorian – The Picture of Dorian Gray.
  • Dorothy – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

Literary dog names that start with E

  • Edgar – Edgar Allen Poe.
  • Edna – The Awakening.
  • Einstein – Watchers by Dean Koontz.
  • Elena – author Ferrante of the Neapolitan novels.
  • Elinor – Sense and Sensibility.
  • Eliot – T.S. Eliot.
  • Ellie – A Dog’s Purpose.
  • Ellison – Invisible Man.
  • Eloise – Eloise at the Plaza by Kay Thompson.
  • Emerson – A Room With a View.
  • Emma – Emma by Jane Austen.
  • Éowyn – The Lord of the Rings.
  • Esmeralda – The House on Mango Street.

Literary dog names that start with F

  • Falstaff – Henry IV.
  • Fang – The lumbering boarhound in Harry Potter.
  • Faulkner – William Faulkner.
  • Fern – Charlotte’s Web.
  • Finn – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
  • Fitz – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • Fitzwilliam – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
  • Florentino – Love in the Time of Cholera.
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  • Fluffy – From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
  • Francie – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
  • Frankie – The Member of the Wedding.

Literary dog names that start with G

  • Galadriel – Lord of the Rings.
  • Gandalf – The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Garp – The World According to Garp.
  • Gatsby – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • Ghost – Jon Snow’s four-legged companion in Game of Thrones.
  • Ginny – Harry Potter.
  • Golightly – Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
  • Gretel – Hansel and Gretel.
  • Gulliver – Gulliver’s Travels.
  • Gwendolen – The Importance of Being Earnest.

Literary dog names that start with H

  • Hagrid – Harry Potter.
  • Hamlet – Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
  • Hansel – Hansel & Gretel.
  • Harper – as in Harper Lee.
  • Harry – Harry Potter—for more see 70 Most Unique Dog Names.
  • Haruki – famed author Murakami.
  • Havisham – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
  • Hazel – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
  • Heathcliff – Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.
  • Hemingway – Ernest Hemingway.
  • Hermione – Harry Potter.
  • Hester – The Scarlet Letter.
  • Holden – The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.
  • Homer – Homer, author of the Odyssey.
  • Huck – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  • Huckleberry – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  • Hunter – Hunter S. Thompson.

Literary dog names that start with I

  • Ichabod – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
  • Isabel – The House of Spirits and many more.
  • Isabella – Northanger Abbey.

Literary dog names that start with J

  • Jack – Jack Kerouac.
  • Jane – Jane Eyre.
  • Janie – Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  • Jasper – Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.
  • Jean – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
  • Jekyll – The Strange Case of DrJekyll and MrHyde.
  • Jewel – As I Lay Dying.
  • Jip – David Copperfield.
  • Jo – Little Women.
  • Joad – The Grapes of Wrath.
  • Joyce – James Joyce.
  • Jude – Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy.
  • Juliet – Romeo & Juliet.

Literary dog names that start with K

  • Karenina – Anna Karenina.
  • Katniss – The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
  • Kaz – Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo.
  • Kerouac – Jack Kerouac or on the Road.
  • King – Stephen King.
  • Kurtz – Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

Literary dog names that start with L

  • Lad – From the novel Lad, A Dog.
  • Langston – Langston Hughes.
  • Laska – Levin’s hunting dog in Anna Karenina.
  • Lassie – Lassie Come Home.
  • Lassie – Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight.
  • Leo – Leo Tolstoy.
  • Leopold – Ulysses.
  • Lila – Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab.
  • Lily – The House of Mirth.
  • Lolita – Lolita.
  • London – Jack London.
  • Lorca – poet Federico García.
  • Luna – Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter.

Literary dog names that start with M

  • Macbeth – Macbeth.
  • Maisie – What Maisie Knew by Henry James.
  • Marcel – Remembrance of Things Past.
  • Maribelle – Sweet Bird of Youth.
  • Marley – Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan.
  • Marlowe – The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.
  • Mary Lou – On the Road.
  • Matilda – Matilda by Roald Dahl.
  • Max – How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • Maya – Maya Angelou.
  • McMurphy – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
  • Milo – Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.
  • Moby – Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.
  • Moriarty – On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
  • Mowgli – The Jungle Book.
  • MrDarcy – Pride and Prejudice.

Literary dog names that start with N

  • Nana – The Darling family’s pet in Peter Pan.

Literary dog names that start with O

  • Old Dan and Little Ann – Where the Red Fern Grows.
  • Oliver – Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
  • Ophelia – Hamlet.
  • Orwell – George Orwell.
  • Oscar – Oscar Wilde.
  • Othello – Othello.

Literary dog names that start with P

  • Pablo – as in the poet Neruda.
  • Padfoot – Harry Potter.
  • Penelope – The Odyssey.
  • Perdita – The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.
  • Pevensie – The Lion – the Witch and the Wardrobe.
  • Phoebe – The Catcher in the Rye.
  • Pilgrim – Slaughterhouse-Five.
  • Pilot – Mr. Rochester’s dog in Jane Eyre.
  • Pip – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
  • Pippi – Pippi Longstocking.
  • Poe – as in Edgar Allen.
  • Pongo – The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.
  • Portia – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
  • Prim – Hunger Games.
  • Puck – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Literary dog names that start with Q

  • Quixote – Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.

Literary dog names that start with R

  • Ramsay – To the Lighthouse.
  • Raskolnikov – Crime and Punishment.
  • Raven – The Raven.
  • Rhett – Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
  • Ribsy – Companion of Henry Huggins.
  • Ripley – The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith.
  • Rodion – Crime & Punishment.
  • Romeo – Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
  • Rumi – the poet.
  • Ryder – Brideshead Revisited.
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Literary dog names that start with S

  • Samsa – The Metamorphosis.
  • Sansa – Game of Thrones.
  • Santiago – The Old Man the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.
  • Sawyer – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
  • Scarlett – Gone with the Wind.
  • Scout – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
  • Sebastian – Brideshead Revisited.
  • Seuss – as in Dr. – aka Theodor Seuss Geisel.
  • Shakespeare – William Shakespeare.
  • Sherlock – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • Sherman – as in author Alexie.
  • Shiloh – Dog saved from abusive owner in Shiloh.
  • Sirius – Harry Potter.
  • Snoopy – the Peanuts comic strip.
  • Snowball – Animal Farm.
  • Snowy – Tintin’s dog in The Adventures of Tintin.
  • Spade – The Maltese Falcon.
  • Stark – All the King’s Men.
  • Stryver – A Tale of Two Cities.

Literary dog names that start with T

  • Tennyson – as in Alfred – Lord Tennyson.
  • Tennyson – the poet.
  • Tess – Tess of the d’Urbervilles.
  • Toby – Used by Sherlock Holmes when he needs help sniffing out a clue, also from A Dog’s Purpose.
  • Tock – The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.
  • Tolkien – JRR Tolkien.
  • Toto – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
  • Tris – Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth.
  • Truman – In Cold Blood.
  • Twain – Mark Twain.

Literary dog names that start with U

  • Ursula – Women in Love.

Literary dog names that start with V

  • Valjean – Les Misérables.
  • Van Helsing – Dracula.
  • Violet – A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • Vonnegut – Kurt Vonnegut.

Literary dog names that start with W

  • Wallace – David Foster Wallace.
  • Walt – Walt Whitman.
  • Watson – Sherlock Holmes.
  • Wentworth – Persuasion.
  • White Fang and Kiche -– White Fang by Jack London.
  • Whitman – Leaves of Grass and more.
  • Wilder – The Little House on the Prairie.
  • Williston – The Last Gentleman.
  • Winn-Dixie – Because of Winn-Dixie.
  • Winnie – Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne.

Literary dog names that start with Y

  • Yeller – Old Yeller.
  • Yossarian – Catch.

Literary dog names that start with Z

  • Zhivago – DrZhivago.
  • Zora – Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  • Zuckerman – My Life as a Man.

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Henry Mark
Mark is Editor at dognamesbest.com covering Information about breeds, naming dogs. He's a graduate in veterinary medicine at the agricultural academy.