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225+ Cool and Unique Dog Names Inspired by Rock Music Songs

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A list of more than 225 dog names inspired by all kinds of rock songs.

A list of more than 225 dog names inspired by all kinds of rock songs.

Calling all music lovers. If you are a fan of rock music and just got a new dog, here is a list of names for you.

Everyone has that favorite song. Maybe it's a headbanging heavy metal tune, or something soft and sentimental, like a folk song. Whatever the type, music can evoke strong emotions, and it's fun to name dogs after good songs.

Get to know your dog and his or her personality. I'm guessing a song will come to you pretty soon, but in case you need some extra inspiration, here are loads of ideas. Admittedly, this list doesn't come close to covering all the possibilities out there, but there are more than 225 to choose from, so it's a good start.

You'll find lists for hard, classic, punk, southern, and folk rock. They are also divided by male and female suggestions, but many of the selections can be used for either. So if your dog is a rocker, or you just want him to be one, think about one of these names.

Heavy Metal / Hard Rock dog names inspired by songs.

Heavy Metal / Hard Rock dog names inspired by songs.

Heavy Metal and Hard Rock

Do you think your new dog is a headbanger, or do you just want him to be one? Here are some hard rocking song names to choose from.

Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Male Dog Names

NameSongArtist

Ace

Ace of Spades

Motörhead

Anthrax

Anthrax

Anthrax

Billy

Billy's Got a Gun

Def Leppard

Catcher

Catcher in the Rye

Guns N' Roses

Crowley

Mr. Crowley

Ozzy Osbourne

Feelgood

Dr. Feelgood

Mötley Crüe

Fixxxer

Fixxxer

Metallica

Grinder

Grinder

Judas Priest

Hangar

Hangar 18

Megadeth

Hellraiser

Hellraiser

Ozzy Osbourne

Hooligan

Hooligan's Holiday

Mötley Crüe

Icarus

Icarus

Iron Maiden

Jack

Fairies Wear Boots/Jack the Stripper

Black Sabbath

Johnny

Lost Johnny

Motörhead

Judas

Judas Be My Guide

Iron Maiden

Lucifer

N.I.B.

Black Sabbath

Luke

Luke's Wall/War Pig

Black Sabbath

Motorbreath

Motorbreath

Metallica

Mr. Nice Guy

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Alice Cooper

Phantom

Phantom of the Opera

Iron Maiden

Rat

Road Rats

Alice Cooper

Ripper

The Ripper

Judas Priest

Rocket

Rocket Queen

Guns N' Roses

Sandman

Enter Sandman

Metallica

T.N.T.

T.N.T.

AC/DC

Trooper

The Trooper

Iron Maiden

Wrathchild

Wrathchild

Iron Maiden

Zorro

Zorro's Ascent

Alice Cooper

Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Female Dog Names

NameSongArtist

Amber

Sweet Amber

Metallica

Angela

Angela

Mötley Crüe

Beth

Beth

Kiss

Capricorn

Capricorn

Motörhead

Charlotte

Charlotte the Harlot

Iron Maiden

Domino

Domino

Kiss

Glitter

Glitter

Mötley Crüe

Medusa

Medusa

Anthrax

Moonchild

Moonchild

Iron Maiden

Rainbow

Rainbow Eyes

Rainbow

Rocka

Rocka Rolla

Judas Priest

Rosie

Whole Lotta Rosie

AC/DC

Shandi

Shandi

Kiss

Shine

Shine

Motörhead

Strutter

Strutter

Kiss

Tarot

Tarot Woman

Rainbow

Teaser

Teaser

Mötley Crüe

A classic dog deserves a classic rock kind of name.  Here's a list of them.

A classic dog deserves a classic rock kind of name. Here's a list of them.

Classic Rock

This list could be pretty much endless, but to keep it manageable I picked some of the more popular bands with songs that most people have heard of.

Hopefully one of them appeals to you and your furry friend.

Classic Rock Male Dog Names

NameSongArtist

Baba

Baba O'Riley

The Who

Barracuda

Barracuda

Heart

Blue

Blues Power

Eric Clapton

Boris

Boris the Spider

The Who

Brain

Brain Damage

Pink Floyd

Brick

Another Brick in the Wall

Pink Floyd

Casey

Casey Jones

The Grateful Dead

Charlie

Cosmic Charlie

The Grateful Dead

Clegg

Corporal Clegg

Pink Floyd

Desperado

Desperado

The Eagles

Evermore

The Battle of Evermore

Led Zeppelin

Jude

Hey Jude

The Beatles

Kashmir

Kashmir

Led Zeppelin

King

Sun King

The Beatles

Midnight

Midnight Rambler

The Rolling Stones

Mr. D.

Dancing With Mr. D.

The Rolling Stones

Ocean

The Ocean

Led Zeppelin

Outlaw

Outlaw Man

The Eagles

Panama

Panama

Van Halen

Pepper

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles

Renegade

Renegade

Styx

Ripple

Ripple

The Grateful Dead

Seamus

Seamus

Pink Floyd

Slip

Slip Kid

The Who

Stephen

St. Stephen

The Grateful Dead

Tom

Tom Sawyer

Rush

Tommy

Tommy Can You Hear Me?

The Who

Tripper

Day Tripper

The Beatles

Truckin'

Truckin'

The Grateful Dead

Warhol

Andy Warhol

David Bowie

Whisky

Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)

The Doors

Ziggy

Ziggy Stardust

David Bowie

Happiness is a warm puppy.

— Charles M. Schulz

Classic Rock Female Dog Names

NameSongArtist

Althea

Althea

The Grateful Dead

Amanda

Amanda

Boston

Angel

Angel

Aerosmith

Angie

Angie

The Rolling Stones

Anna

Anna

Bad Company

Annabella

Wicked Annabella

The Kinks

Annie

Dreamboat Annie

Heart

Athena

Athena

The Who

Baby

I Can't Quit You Baby

Led Zeppelin

Bebe

Bebe Le Strange

Heart

Begonia

Scarlet Begonias

The Grateful Dead

Bertha

Bertha

The Grateful Dead

Dreamer

Little Dreamer

Van Halen

Gina

Livin' On A Prayer

Bon Jovi

Gypsy

Gypsy

The Moody Blues

Honey

A Taste of Honey

The Beatles

Jane

Lady Jane

The Rolling Stones

Lady

Lady

Styx

Layla

Layla

Derek and the Dominoes

Lizzy

Dizzy Miss Lizzy

The Beatles

Lucy

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

The Beatles

Luna

Luna

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Madame

Suite Madame Blue

Styx

Magnolia

Sugar Magnolia

The Grateful Dead

Matilda

Matilda Mother

Pink Floyd

Michelle

Michelle

The Beatles

Moonage

Moonage Daydream

David Bowie

Moonlight

Moonlight Mile

The Rolling Stones

Pandora

Pandora's Box

Aerosmith

Penny

Penny Lane

The Beatles

Prudence

Dear Prudence

The Beatles

Queen

Killer Queen

Queen

Rebel

Rebel Rebel

David Bowie

Rhiannon

Rhiannon

Fleetwood Mac

Rigby

Eleanor Rigby

The Beatles

Ruby

Ruby Tuesday

The Rolling Stones

Runaway

Runaway

Bon Jovi

Sadie

Sexy Sadie

The Beatles

Sally

Lay Down Sally

Eric Clapton

Sara

Sara

Fleetwood Mac

Satin

Nights in White Satin

The Moody Blues

Sister

Dance Little Sister

The Rolling Stones

Songbird

Songbird

Fleetwood Mac

Sunflower

China Cat Sunflower

The Grateful Dead

Suzie

Suzie Q

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Tangerine

Tangerine

Led Zeppelin

Tequila

Tequila Sunrise

The Eagles

Victoria

Victoria

The Kinks

Virginia

Sweet Virginia

The Rolling Stones

Witchy

Witchy Woman

The Eagles

Dog names inspired by punk rock songs.

Dog names inspired by punk rock songs.

Punk Rock

Safety pins, spiked hair, and anti-establishment lyrics weren't all that punk rock brought. There was great attitude too, and if you think your dog is a punk rocker, then here are some names that fit the bill.

Punk Male Dog Names

NameSongArtist

Bill

Lonesome Cowboy Bill

The Velvet Underground

Billy

Billy Is A Runaway

Iggy Pop

Blister

Blister In The Sun

The Violent Femmes

Butterbean

Butterbean

B-52's

Chump

Chump

Green Day

Commando

Commando

The Ramones

Cretin

Cretin Hop

The Ramones

Denis

Denis

Blondie

Jeff

Susie and Jeffrey

Blondie

Jigsaw

Jigsaw Feeling

Siouxsie and The Banshees

Jocko

Jocko Homo

Devo

Loco

Loco Mosquito

Iggy Pop

Macho

Macho Insecurity

The Dead Kennedys

Psycho

Psycho Therapy

The Ramones

Rambozo

Rambozo the Clown

The Dead Kennedys

Scorpio

Scorpio Rising

Adam Ant

Snowball

Snowball

Devo

Punk Female Dog Names

NameSongArtist

Christie

Christie Road

Green Day

Christine

Christine

Siouxsie and The Banshees

Claire

Planet Claire

B-52's

Havana

Havana Affair

The Ramones

Heaven

Heaven

The Talking Heads

Helena

Helena

My Chemical Romance

Janie

Janie Jones

The Clash

Josie

Josie

Blink-182

Judy

Judy Is A Punk

The Ramones

Kim

Kimberly

Patti Smith

London

London Calling

The Clash

Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

B-52's

Moon

Moon Rocks

The Talking Heads

Queen

God Save The Queen

The Sex Pistols

Rose

New Rose

The Damned

Sheena

Sheena Is a Punk Rocker

The Ramones

Sunday

Sunday Girl

Blondie

Suzy

Suzy Is A Headbanger

The Ramones

Venus

Venus in Furs

The Velvet Underground

Dog names inspired by southern rock songs.

Dog names inspired by southern rock songs.

Southern Rock

Generally a little more laid back, and with a touch of a drawl, Southern rock names might be good for a dog south of the Mason-Dixon line or for one that just wants to live down there.

Southern Rock Male Dog Names

NameSongArtist

Bayou

Black Bayou

Charlie Daniels Band

Curtis

The Ballad of Curtis Loew

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Diablo

El Diablo

ZZ Top

Eagle

Fly Eagle Fly

The Marshall Tucker Band

Gator

Gator Country

Molly Hatchet

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

Molly Hatchet

Jitterbug

Jitterbug

Charlie Daniels Band

Junkyard

Junkyard

The Zac Brown Band

Martin

Martin

The Zac Brown Band

Midnight

Midnight Rider

The Allman Brothers

Sailor

Sailor

Molly Hatchet

Willie

Willie Jones

Charlie Daniels Band

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.

— Will Rogers

Southern Rock Female Dog Names

NameSongArtist

Angeline

Angeline

The Allman Brothers

Belle

Gypsy Belle

38 Special

Breeze

They Call Me The Breeze

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Dixie

Sweet Dixie

Molly Hatchet

Georgia

Georgia

Charlie Daniels Band

Gypsy

Roll Gypsy Roll

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Jackie

Jackie Blue

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Ko Ko

Ko Ko Blue

ZZ Top

Mango

Mango

The Zac Brown Band

Melissa

Melissa

The Allman Brothers

Missy

Sweet Little Missy

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Ophelia

Ophelia

The Band

Sally

Back Alley Sally

38 Special

Soulshine

Soulshine

The Allman Brothers

Stormy

Stormy Monday

The Allman Brothers

Tuesday

Tuesday's Gone

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Tush

Tush

ZZ Top

Folk rock inspired dog names.

Folk rock inspired dog names.

Folk Rock

Gentle and sentimental, folk rock names could be perfect for those low-key sweet pups.

Why not brew up a cup of tea, put on some soft folk sounds, snuggle up with your pup, and get inspired by some beautiful tunes.

Folk Rock Male Dog Names

NameSongArtist

Aspen

Aspenglow

John Denver

Bagman

The Bagman's Gambit

The Decemberists

Bojangles

Mr. Bojangles

Bob Dylan

Boxer

The Boxer

Simon and Garfunkel

Coyote

Coyote

Joni Mitchell

Creeque

Creeque Alley

The Mamas and the Papas

Drifter

Drifter's Escape

Bob Dylan

Durango

Romance in Durango

Bob Dylan

Jazzman

Jazzman

Carole King

Jericho

Jericho

Joni Mitchell

Julio

Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard

Simon & Garfunkel

Leroy

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Jim Croce

Midas

King Midas In Reverse

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Pretender

The Pretender

Jackson Browne

Puff

Puff, The Magic Dragon

Peter, Paul & Mary

Rocky

Rocky Mountain High

John Denver

Stewball

Stewball

Peter, Paul & Mary

Woodstock

Woodstock

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Woody

Song To Woody

Bob Dylan

Folk Rock Female Dog Names

NameSongArtist

Alice

Alice's Restaurant Massacree

Arlo Guthrie

Cactus

Cactus Tree

Joni Mitchell

Calypso

Calypso

John Denver

Cecelia

Cecelia

Simon & Garfunkel

Chelsea

Chelsea Morning

Fairport Convention

Corrina

Corrina, Corrina

Bob Dylan

Domino

Domino

Van Morrison

Gemini

Gemini Childe

The Mamas and the Papas

Honey

Tupelo Honey

Van Morrison

Isabel

Isabel

John Denver

Jenny

Cotton Jenny

Gordon Lightfoot

Judy

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Kathy

Kathy's Song

Simon & Garfunkel

Lavender

Lavender Windows

Jackson Browne

Maggie

Maggie's Farm

Bob Dylan

Mystic

Into the Mystic

Van Morrison

Rosanna

Rosanna

Gordon Lightfoot

Sage

Scarborough Fair

Simon & Garfunkel

Sanibel

Sanibel

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Summersong

Summersong

The Decemberists

Suzanne

Suzanne

Leonard Cohen

Windsong

Windsong

John Denver

Winter

Winters Winds

Mumford & Sons

So there you have it, over 225 names inspired by various rock songs that could be perfect for your puppy.

It's more fun and meaningful to name a dog after a good song. If it's a more obscure name, you can have fun trying to stump your friends when they ask how your dog got its name.

If it's from a well-known song, you'll get lots of people telling you what a great name it is. It may even inspire someone to name their dog after their favorite song.

You can't go wrong if you decide to go with a rock song choice. You and your dog will love it and you'll be singing a good tune all day long.

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Comments

Claudia Mitchell (author) on July 12, 2018:

Hi Peggy -

I'm hoping lots of people find their dog names in this article. We didn't name our dogs after songs, but while compiling this list there were a lot that appealed to me. Thanks for ready!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 11, 2018:

None of our dogs had any of these names however my mother once had a dog named Missy. My aunt and uncle had one named Maggie and my mother had a cat named Angie. I will bet that many people who read this will find one of their pet names here. (Smile)