The Ultimate List of 225+ Celestial Dog Names

Updated on May 22, 2019
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Throughout time, people have been intrigued by the skies above. Perhaps it's the mystery of the vast unknown, or maybe it's the eternal beauty of stars twinkling in the clear night sky.

Whatever the reason, the universe is an unending source of inspiration that reaches into all aspects of life. It can even be found in the names that we give to our dogs. Maybe you think your dog is the most amazing thing in the galaxy. Maybe you think your puppy is almost like a celestial being, or maybe you are just a huge astronomy buff.

Whatever the reason, if you are thinking about giving your new pup an outer-worldly name, then check out this list of more than 225 to choose from. Can you think of a better way to honor your dog than by giving it a name inspired by something as wondrous as the universe?

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Do you ever look at the stars in the night sky and think that your dog needs a name that reminds you of that? If your dog is a bright light in your life, then maybe a name inspired by the constellations is the one for him or her.

Dog Names Inspired by Constellations

 
 
 
Adhara
Centaurid (Centaur)
Major
Aldebaran (Aldi)
Cepheus (Ceph)
Mensa
Algol
Cetus
Minor
Alpha (Alf)
Chamaleon
North
Antares
Corvus
Orion
Antlia
Crater
Pavo
Apus
Cygnus
Pegasus (Peg)
Aquarius
Delphinus
Phoenix
Aquila
Denebola
Pisces
Ara
Dipper
Polaris
Archer
Dorado
Saggitarius
Aries
Draco
Scorpius
Auriga
Gemini
Sculptor
Betelgeuse (Beetle, Juice)
Hercules
Serpens
Bootes
Hydra
Sirius
Canis
Lacerta (Lacey)
Spica
Canopus
Leo
Taurus
Capricornus (Capri)
Libra
Ursa
Carina
Lupus (Loop)
Vega
Cassiopeia (Cassie)
Lyra
Vela
 
 
Virgo
 
 
Zodiac
Alternative name ideas are in parentheses.
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Practically a who's who of names from the works of Shakespeare, there are some wonderful names to be found if you choose a moon one. In fact, there more options than you probably realize.

Dog Names Inspired by Moons

 
 
 
Ariel
Himalia
Perdita (Purdy)
Atlas
Hyperion (Hyper)
Phobos
Belinda
Janus
Phoebe
Bianca
Julie
Portia
Calypso
Kari
Prometheus
Carme
Leda
Prospero
Cordelia
Miranda (Mandy)
Puck
Cressida (Cressy)
Moon
Rhea
Cupid
Narvi
Rosalind (Rosy)
Desdemona
Oberon
Thyone
Elara
Ophelia
Titan
Helene
Pan
Titania
Himalia
Pandora
Umbriel
Alternative name ideas are in parentheses.

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.

— Plato
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From well-known astronomers to terms that just don't fit into one of the other categories, here are some general astronomy-related options for your furry friend.

Dog Names Inspired by Astronomy

 
 
 
Actaurus
Ellipse
Kuiper
Alpha
Faye
Magnetosphere (Magnet)
Azimuth
Filament
Messier
Barnard
Fireball
Neutron
Blueshift (Blue)
Flare
Newton
Caldera
Galileo
Orbit
Celeste
Gamma
Quantum
Chaos
Gravity
Quasar
Copernicus (Copper)
Halley
Rigel
Cosmic
Hartmann (Hart)
Roche
Cosmos (Cosmo)
Hawking
Sagan
Crater
Hershel
Solar
Drake
Hubble
Solstice
Dreyer
Jansky
Tektite
Drone
Kelvin
Trojan
Einstein
Kentaurus (Kent)
Tyson
Ejecta
Kepler
X-Ray
Alternative name ideas are in parentheses.
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Did you get a dog who likes to hang out with you when you are gazing at the stars through your telescope? Do you and you pup get up in the middle of the night so you don't miss a meteor shower?

If you fancy yourself an amateur astronomer and enjoy studying the night skies, then one of these ideas might just be your new pup's name.

Dog Names Inspired by the Solar System

 
 
 
Asteroid (Aster)
Galaxy
Pleiades
Archenar
Jupiter
Pluto
Astro
Leonid (Leo)
Procyon
Aurigid
Lyrid
Pulsar
Capella
Mars
Saturn
Ceres
Mercury
Star
Cluster
Meteor
Sun
Comet
Moon
Triton
Corona
Nebula
Universe
Crescent
Neptune
Venus
Earth
Planet
Zenith
Alternative name ideas are in parentheses.

Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The skies have provided endless inspiration since time began, so surely you'll be able to find a name for your dog among one of these choices if you can't find one anywhere else.

Dog Names Inspired by the Skies Above

 
 
 
Alto
Lightning
Space
Aurora
Luna
Star
Billow
Mamma
Stargazer
Borealis
Night
Storm
Breeze
Pannus
Stratosphere
Celestial (Celeste)
Pileus (Pilot)
Stratus
Cirrus
Rain
Sunshine (Sunny, Sun)
Cloud
Rainbow
Thunder
Cumulus
Red
Velum
Eclipse
Rocket
Virga
Fog
Shine
Whirl
Gaze
Sky
Wind
Ice
Snow
 
Alternative name ideas are in parentheses.
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Some celestial inspiration can't be scientifically proven but it's there. If you are looking for a name that fits in this category, here are some lofty choices.

Dog Names Inspired by the Heavens

 
 
Angel
Heavenly
Blessing
King
Bliss
Paradise
Divine
Rapture
Eden
Shangri-La
Elysium
Spirit
Heaven
Utopia

There Are Lots of Names to Choose From

Admittedly, some of these names are a bit far-fetched, but you never know what might strike your fancy. Take it from someone who knows, it's always fascinating to have a dog with a unique name. They are conversation starters, and you quickly discover how many other people have the same hobbies you do.

Just remember, if you decide on one of these celestial names for your dog, you'll always be reminded of him or her when you gaze at the skies above.

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Sources

  • Go-Astronomy
  • Space.com
  • Sea and Sky
  • Astronomy.com

© 2018 Claudia Mitchell

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    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudia Mitchell 

      11 days ago

      Thanks I hope you find some good names for your dogs.

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      Madison 

      11 days ago

      I have 2 dapple dashoumds and I'm in need of names! I'm so glad I found your page now I have several options

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      To love 

      2 months ago

      Thank you

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudia Mitchell 

      11 months ago

      Oh I agree, all of our dogs are angels. In fact the Beagle in one of the photos is ours who we recently lost. He had a very unique name.

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      Claudia Mitchell 

      11 months ago

      Could be Liz. There are so many inspirations for names.

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      Peggy Woods 

      11 months ago from Houston, Texas

      I can honestly say that we have never drawn from this list when naming our dogs...however, many of them were angels. (Smile)

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      Liz Westwood 

      11 months ago from UK

      This is a very interesting list. We have a dog in the family called Bear. Could this name be linked to the star constellation, Great Bear?

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