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The Ultimate List of 225+ Celestial Dog Names

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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

Alternative name ideas are in parentheses.

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

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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

Alternative name ideas are in parentheses.

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

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

Alternative name ideas are in parentheses.

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

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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

Alternative name ideas are in parentheses.

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

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

Alternative name ideas are in parentheses.

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

 

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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 that 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.

So...

Sources

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

© 2018 Claudia Mitchell

Comments

Claudia Mitchell (author) on August 08, 2019:

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

Madison on August 08, 2019:

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

To love on June 03, 2019:

Thank you

Claudia Mitchell (author) on August 31, 2018:

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.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on August 31, 2018:

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

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 31, 2018:

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

Liz Westwood from UK on August 29, 2018:

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?