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75+ Fun "Game of Thrones" Dog Names With Brief Backstories

James Livingood has been a dog sitter for several years. He has written numerous articles and a book about the topic because he loves dogs.

Game of Thrones Names for Dogs and Direwolves

Game of Thrones Names for Dogs and Direwolves

Dog Names from Game of Thrones

Here are the best Game of Thrones dog names from the television series. These names range from character names to creatures and much more! Below the list of names are some tips and tricks on how to name your canine friend.

Note that some of these names may contain spoilers.

"GOT" Direwolf, Animal Names, and Last Names

NameBrief Backstory

Drogon (Dragon)

The biggest of the three dragons


Last name of illegitimate child from the Reach

Ghost (Direwolf)

John's white wolf

Grey Wind (Direwolf)

Rob Stark's wolf


Last name of illegitimate child from the Westerlands

Lady (Direwolf)

Sansa's wolf

Nymeria (Direwolf)

Arya's wolf


Last name of illegitimate child from the Iron Islands

Rhaegal (Dragon)

Green dragon


Last name of illegitimate child from the Riverlands


Last name of illegitimate child from Dorne

Shaggydog (Direwolf)

Rickon Stark's wolf


Last name of illegitimate child from the North


Last name of illegitimate child from the Vale


Last name of illegitimate child from the Stormlands

Summer (Direwolf)

Bran's wolf

Viserion (Dragon)

Killed and brought back by the Night King


Last name of illegitimate child from the Crownlands

Funko Figures of Snow and John Snow

Funko Figures of Snow and John Snow

"GOT" Main Character Names (A - M)

NameBrief Backstory

Arya Stark

Learned swordfighting and face changing magic, kills off a list.

Bran Stark

Legs are broken and becomes greenseer

Brienne of Tarth

Knight woman with high sword fighting ability


Common sense mercenary with wit

Catelyn Stark

Mother of Starks

Cersei Lannister

One of the main villians, her children die as she tries to hold onto power.

Children of the Forest

Nature elves with magic

Daario Naharis

Love interest of Daenerys

Daenerys Targaryen

Old bloodline and used magic to hatch dragon eggs.

Davos Seaworth

Common sense thief turned into adviser

Eddard "Ned" Stark

Famous for doing the right thing

Ellaria Sand

Oberyn's love interest and has deadly daughters.


Son of Robert Baratheon and forges iron


Woman Samwell Tarly hides (along with her baby)

Jaime Lannister

Kingslayer; Has relations with sister

Jaqen H'ghar

Face changer that saves Arya

Joffrey Baratheon

One of the main villains, known for cruelty

Jon Snow

One of the main heroes; If you name a puppy this, that puppy knows nothing.

Jorah Mormont

Former spy that now loves Daenerys

Khal Drogo

Chief of horse riders

Margaery Tyrell

Tried to gain power through marriage.


Fire priestess who uses blood in her magic.

Statue of man holding dogs

Statue of man holding dogs

Main Character Names (P - Z)

NameBrief Backstory

Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish

Manipulative court player

Ramsay Bolton

Another main villain known for cruelty

Robb Stark

Tried to claim iron throne, but betray Freys

Robert Baratheon

King and known for hunting, drinking, women. His death starts a new round in "The Game of Thrones"

Roose Bolton

Father of cruel Ramsay Bolton

Samwell Tarly

Night's watch guard who hides baby/woman

Sandor "The Hound" Clegane

Simple, Ruthless, but with sense of honor

Sansa Stark

Stark given over to Lannisters / Boltons, suffers greatly


Woman who corrupts Tyrion

Stannis Baratheon

Tried to claim iron throne and listened to fire priestess

Talisa Maegyr

Healer who Rob falls in love with

The High Sparrow

Religious leader

Theon Greyjoy

Betrays Starks and is tortured by Boltons

Tommen Baratheon

Kind King who kills himself

Tormund Giantsbane

Wild man with red hair

Tyrion Lannister

Little person with big personality

Tywin Lannister

Father and main head of house Lannister


Eunuch who manipulates court politics

Viserys Targaryen

Old bloodline who wanted to forcefully reclaim iron throne

White Walkers

Zombie creatures who serve as the main villain


Wild woman who John loves

Large wolf and woman in red

Large wolf and woman in red

Game of Thrones Side Character Names

NameBrief Backstory

Grand Maester Pycelle

Clergyman who participates in court politics

Gregor Clegane

The "mountain", revived by necromancy

Grey Worm

Head of military unit for Daenerys


Simple man who says only "hodor"; very sad origin story.

Hot Pie

Cooking Character who joined on Arya's adventures

Little Sam

Baby Samwell helped hide.

Maester Aemon

Helpful old Night's Watch that should have inherited throne

Maester Luwin

Clergyman to house Stark

Meryn Trant

Solider who killed Arya's sword instructor

Myrcella Baratheon

Child of Cersei Lannister, poisoned


Villian, no one likes, kills during time at night's watch.

Podrick Payne

Squire to several important figures


Clergyman who experiments with Necromancy

Shireen Baratheon

Daughter of Stannis Baratheon who is sacrificed.

Stone men

Characters with a disease of the skin that drives them mad.

The Waif

Character who trained with Arya and faceless men

Thoros of Myr

Former red priest, known for drinking.

Yara Greyjoy

Theon's sister and captain of ships

Metal quill and paper

Metal quill and paper

Building Unique Game of Thrones Dog Names

While you can simply use the same names presented above, several dog owners have chosen to build their own names. Here are several methods to build your unique dog name:

  • Use a description, followed by favorite location: In this idea, you want to take a behavior or feature of your canine, then figure out their favorite location. From there, you can give them a description and an "illegitimate child" name. For example, if your dog loves to dig and explore the mountains, you could name them "Explorer Stone" (Stone is the last name of an illegitimate child from the Vale). Another example could be "Swimming River" (River is the last name of an illegitimate child from the Riverlands).
  • Take part of a character nickname: In this example, you take part of a character name and modify it to suit the dog. For example, a dog that chases birds could be the "High Sparrow Chaser." Another example could be, "The Mountain Hound". You could even simply add "Direwolf" to the end or beginning of their name. (Just make sure your vet knows they aren't actually a many vets will not treat wild animals)
  • Use a pun: This is one of the most dangerous techniques, because puns can wear out very quickly. One of the best ways to use a pun name is to take an existing name and modify several characters. For example, Khal Drogo could become Khal Dog-o. Another example could be Brienne of Tarth becoming Brienne of Bark-th.

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