Do you think you’re a Star Wars superfan? Chances are you’ve pre-bought tickets to Rise of Skywalker and you’re binging Mandalorian since season one. Can you even be a true Skywalker fan if you don’t give your pooch a Star Wars dog name to match your obsession?
If you want to give your pup an adequate name that will be known in all the planet systems, but don’t want to be cliche, you’re in the right place. We’ve gathered a list of 75+ Star Wars dog names for every dog out there.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, there are many fun names you might want to give your puppy. Some are subtle, some are pretty obvious. Here are some amazing Star Wars dog names for your puppy:
Male Star Wars Dog Names
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If you have a male dog and you’d like to give him a unique movie name, we’ve got you covered! There are some names that work great with all four-legged pets, and you’ll certainly find some that you like.
Below are male Star Wars dog names for your liking. We’ve shortened some full names so they are easier to say, and easy for your puppy to learn them.
Here’s what they are:
1.Ackbar – It’s a trap!! But, this name certainly isn’t. It’s a short, well-sounding name that your puppy will quickly learn to respond to.
2. Admiral – One of the titles in the chain of command.
3. Anakin – Anyone who watched the prequel trilogy knows that this is the name of the evil Darth Vader.
4. Artoo – R2-D2 is likely one of the most loveable droids in the Galaxy Far, Far Away. While spelling your dog’s name as R2 might be a bit difficult to explain, Artoo is an excellent alternative.
5. Baby Yoda – While we’ve already learned that this isn’t the true name of the little green creature, it’s still a cute one. And, let’s face it, most fans will keep calling Grogu Baby Yoda.
6. Bane – Darth Bane was a famous Sith lord in the time of the Old Republic. Just expect people to confuse it with Bane, the villain from Batman.
7. Baze – Baze Malbus was a character from Rogue One. He was a soldier and partner of blind Chirrut, a warrior fighting against the Empire.
8. Biggs – Biggs Darklighter is one of the most iconic side characters from the first Star Wars movie. In the New Hope, he was the Alliance pilot friend of Luke Skywalker.
9. Boba – Boba Fett is the feared bounty hunter; another iconic character from the original trilogy that became so loved that it’s expected to get its own Disney+ series!
10. Bodhi – An empire pilot who defected to the Alliance to help rebels during the events of Rogue One.
11. Booster – While this is a fairly common dog name, it’s also the name of a smuggler from the new X-Wing Disney+ series.
12. Cad – Cad Bane is another bounty hunter from the Star Wars universe.
13. Cassian – Yet another Star Wars dog name inspired by a character from Rogue One. Captain Cassian Andor was a Rebel Alliance officer who teamed up with Jyn during the events of Rogue One.
14. Cas – A shortened version of Cassian.
15. Chewie – Chewbacca was a Wookie and the best friend and co-pilot of Han Solo.
16. Chopper – The name of a droid from Star Wars Rebels.
17. Cody – Full name CC-2224. He is a Clone marshal commander in the Grand Army of the Republic.
18. Dagobah – Swamp planet on which Luke Skywalker met Yoda.
19. Darth – A title given to Sith lords that preceded either their birth name or, more commonly, their Sith name. Some notable names are Darth Vader, Darth Sidious, and Darth Maul.
20. Dooku – Count Dooku is the name of a former Jedi and a Sith Lord, also known as Darth Tyranus.
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21. Echo – Another Star Wars dog name that doesn’t necessarily have to be connected with the movie series. This is what one of the clone troopers from The Bad Batch was called.
22. Eisley – The name of a Tatooine spaceport.
23. Embo – A bounty hunter from the era of Clone Wars. His hat flies like a boomerang.
24. Endor – The moon on which the final battle of the Return of the Jedi happened.
25. Ewok – Ewoks are considered the cutest creatures from the Star Wars series. These are furry teddy-bear-like inhabitants of the moon, Endor.
26. Ezra – Ezra Bridger is a Jedi Padawan that appears in the Disney+ Star Wars Rebels series.
27. Falcon – The Millennium Falcon is the famous space ship owned by Han Solo.
28.Finn – FN-2187, also known as Finn, was a stormtrooper who joined the Resistance.
29. Gideon – Moff Gideon is the main villain from the first two seasons of The Mandalorian.
30. Greedo – A bounty hunter who shot first. Or, was it Han?…
31. Grogu – Not everyone is a fan of Baby Yoda’s true name, but it is still becoming an increasingly popular Star Wars dog name.
32. Han – Han Solo is the smuggler and pilot of the legendary Falcon. Together with Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, he is among the greatest heroes of the Galactic Civil War.
33. Hondo – Hondo Ohnaka is the character from Rebels and The Clone Wars. He is the leader of the Space Pirates.
34. Hoth – Ice planet that appeared in The Empire Strikes Back.
35. Hunter – A name that doesn’t require much explaining, but you’ll still know that this is one of the troopers from The Bad Batch.
36. Hux – General Hux is one of the officers of the First Order from the sequel trilogy.
37. Jabba – Jabba the Hutt is the perfect pet name for a slobby, lazy dog breed such as the English Bulldog or Pug.
38. Jakku – Rey’s home planet.
39. Jango – Jango Fett is a bounty hunter and the adoptive father of Boba Fett.
40. Jar Jar – While considered one of the most annoying characters from the entire Star Wars series, Jar Jar Binks is still a popular Star Wars dog name. It’s based on a Gungan from the planet Naboo.
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41. Jawa – Nomadic culture from the planet Tatooine.
42. Jedi – The name of the ancient order of protectors. Jedi Knights were guardians of peace and justice in the Galaxy.
43. Kenobi – Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Jedi Master and one of the biggest characters in the entire Star Wars universe. He trained both Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker.
44. Kit – Kit Fisto is a Jedi Master alien with tentacles on his head.
45. Kylo – Kylo Ren, or Ben Solo, is the son of Leia Organa and Han Solo, and the former student of Luke Skywalker. He defected to the dark side and became one of the leaders of the Knights of Ren.
46. Lando – Lando Calrissian is a smuggler and gambler who is the friend of Han Solo.
47. Luke – Luke Skywalker is the son of Anakin Skywalker and a Jedi hero who destroyed the Death Star.
48. Mando – Mando is short for Mandalorian; the title character of the Disney TV series.
49. Maul – Darth Maul is the Sith Lord with a red and black face and spikes.
50. Obi – Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Jedi who trained both Anakin and Luke Skywalker.
51. Palpatine – Sheev Palpatine was the birth name of Sith lord Darth Sidious, also known as the Emperor.
52. Poe – Poe Dameron is a pilot from the New Republic, and in the Resistance.
53. Porg – Cute type of bird from the planet called Ahch-T0.
54. Rako – A Star Wars name by Rako Hardeen, the Marksman of Concord Dawn.
55. Ren – Another variation of the Kylo Ren name.
56. Rex – A Clone Captain and a commander of the Alliance to Restore the Republic.
57. Scion – Darth Scion is a Sith Lord from the time of the Old Sith Wars, as well as a member of the Sith Triumvirate.
58. Skywalker – The most famous family in the entire Star Wars universe, and the main character in most Star Wars titles.
59. Snoke – Supreme Leader Snoke is the main antagonist in the sequel trilogy.
60. Tarkin – Grand Moff Tarkin is an important political figure in the Empire, and let’s admit it – his name sounds kind of cool.
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61. Teebo – A little-known name of the Ewok leader.
62. Threepio – Another droid name for a dog that might appear a bit more anxious than he should. C-3PO is the best friend of R2-D2, and a well-known droid from the Star Wars universe.
63. Trooper – Soldiers from the Empire are called Storm Troopers.
64. Vader – Darth Vader is the new name of the former Jedi, Anakin Skywalker. He is one of the most recognizable villains of all cinematography.
65. Wampa – Notorious creature from the planet Hoth.
66. Wedge – Wedge Antilles is one of the pilots who flies with Luke Skywalker, and one of the heroes for the Rebellion.
67. Wicket – Another cute Ewok name for your fluffy four-legged companion.
68. Windu – Mace Windu is mostly known because he is played by Samuel L. Jackson – and because he has a purple lightsaber.
69. Wookie – Hairy alien species that Chewbacca belongs to.
70. Yoda – Jedi Master, he is. He is one of the leaders of the Jedi Council, and he is easily recognized by his green skin and the object-subject-verb speech pattern.
71. Zeb – One of the characters from the Star Wars Rebels.
Female Star Wars Dog Names
Star Wars universe has many great female characters, and many make great Star Wars dog names for your girl pups. Here are some of them:
1.Ahsoka – Ahsoka Tano is a female Jedi and the padawan of Anakin Skywalker.
2. Amidala – Queen Amidala from Naboo is the love interest of Anakin Skywalker.
3. Amilyn – Amilyn Holdo is Princess Leia’s good friend, as well as the Vice-Admiral in the resistance. She is present in the sequel trilogy.
4. Aphra – This character isn’t well-known because it is an archaeologist that Darth Vader recruited in the Vader comic book series.
5. Barriss – Barriss Offee is the Jedi apprentice from The Clone Wars.
6. Beru – Beru is Luke Skywalker’s aunt and adoptive parent – and her name sounds a bit like the word bear.
7. Cara – Cara Dune is a shock trooper from The Mandalorian.
8. Hera – Hera Syndulla is a female Twi’lek pilot from the Rebel series.
9. Jannah – Former Stormtrooper who now works for the resistance.
10. Jyn – Jyn Erso is the main character from Rogue One, and the person who stole the plans of Death Star.
11. Leia – Princess Leia Organa is the daughter of Anakin Skywalker. She is the leader of the Rebels from planet Alderaan.
12. Mara – Mara Jade is the romantic interest of Luke Skywalker, and a character of Thrawn Novels.
13. Maz – Maz Kanata is the force-sensitive businesswoman from the sequel trilogy.
14. Omega – One of the clones from The Bad Batch.
15. Padme – Another version of ‘doggified’ names of Padme Amidala.
16. Phasma – Female Stormtrooper from the sequel trilogy, and a captain in the First Order.
17. Qi’ra – A childhood friend of Han Solo.
18. Rey – the name of the main character from the sequel trilogy.
19.Rose – Rose Tico is another female character from the sequel trilogy; love interest of Fin.
20. Sabine – Female character from Rebels.
21. Traya – Darth Traya is a former Jedi turned Sith Lord.
22. Zorii – Character from the sequel trilogy, and Poe’s acquaintance.
How to Pick a Star Wars Dog Name
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While you want to give your dog a name you’ll like, there are also some unwritten rules you want to stick to. For example, Jakku is better than Yoda. But, why?
Dogs Like Names Ending with a Vowel
Names that end with a vowel change tone when you’re calling your dog. This is important for a few reasons, but one of them is that dogs hear higher frequency ranges than we do.
In other words, names that end with vowels are sure to get their attention. Chewie, for example, is an excellent Star Wars dog name for this exact reason. Mara, Threepio, and Cara work great as well.
Two Syllables are the Best
Long names sound fancy, but they aren’t good if you want your dog to remember you. If you want to realize whether a name is good, try saying it several times. You’ll know that a name is good if it sounds comfortable even after you’ve said it multiple times repeatedly.
Naming your dog Darth Vader sounds mighty, but if you name him that, he won’t easily recognize that that is his name, and he won’t likely respond to it. Simply Vader, however, is a much better choice.
Don’t Choose a Name that can Get Confused with Commands
While there likely isn’t a Star Wars dog name that sounds very similar to a specific command, this is something you need to be mindful of. If a name sounds too similar to, for example, the command ‘sit’ or ‘stop’, your pooch will get confused.
Dogs don’t understand words the same way we do. They don’t listen to every single letter to comprehend the meaning behind it. They’ll hear a sound that will let them know it’s time for action. If a name sounds too similar to a command, they won’t know how to behave.
Too Common Of Names Aren’t Good
Choosing a fairly common name isn’t good. No, it’s not just about wanting your pooch to be unique – although that might play a part as well.
For example, Chewie is a fairly common name for fluffy, long-haired dogs – and it’s easy to understand why. This name is ideal for such a pup.
However, if you choose a name that some other dog in the dog park is likely to have, then your pup will easily get confused when the other Chewie’s owner starts calling his dog. If a name is even more common, such as Buddy or Max, your pooch won’t know who to respond to.
All dog owners love giving nicknames to their pups. It’s a good idea to think of a name that has at least some nicknames. Sometimes, a nickname can be more fitting than a full name.
Consider Your Pup’s Personality
A dog’s personality and behavior should always be taken into consideration. While this is more for you than for your dog, it can prevent you from picking many nicknames that would confuse your pup.
Poodles can be called Amidala or Leia, fluffy dogs are Chewie, while Golden Retrievers can be called Han or Luke. Of course, this is entirely up to you.
Stick to One Name
This is really important for people who are adopting dogs from a shelter. While you’ll likely want to change his name, you should pick one and stick to it.
While a dog can learn to respond to a new name at any age, don’t do this too much. Otherwise, your dog will be confused or will respond to too many names at once.
How to Teach a Dog His Name
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Now that you’ve chosen one of many Star Wars dog names for your pup, it’s time to teach your pup to respond to it. Fortunately, this isn’t as challenging as you might think. Here are a few things you can do to get your dog to respond to the name you’ve given him:
Practice Makes Perfect
Don’t give up after a day or two. In fact, you should practice calling your pooch a specific name at least ten times a day.
Stay 2 to 6 feet away from your pup and say his name. When he looks at you, use a marker word, such as ‘Good boy!’ or ‘Yes!’. You might even use a clicker or positive reinforcements, such as treats. It’s a good idea to use healthy snacks, such as fish sticks or brussels sprouts.
Stay on Track
Don’t ask your dog to do anything before you give him a treat after he responds to the Star Wars dog name you’ve given him. You want him to realize that the treat is because he responded to his name and not something else.
Quickly, you’ll notice your pup giving you attention whenever he hears his name. Make sure to reward him from time to time no matter the occasion. This will let him know that you approve of his reaction.
Make This a Game
Some dogs don’t like knowingly learning new things. However, make this a game and they’ll be more than eager to listen to you. Here is one good tactic you can use:
Go to some place where your dog is used to playing and throw a piece of food. Wait until he is done eating, which is the moment when he’ll likely look at you wanting more. Say the marker word, then give him a bit more food. Next time, say his name before the marker word and give another portion of food.
You can even put a piece of food on the floor, wait until he is done eating, then say his name and run away backwards. When he gets to you, reward and praise him.
Repeat this for as many times as possible. The more you repeat, the higher the chances of your pup remembering it.
The most important thing is to make sure that there are no distractions. Anything that can disrupt his focus will set you back a few steps.
The Bottom Line
There are many Star Wars dog names that are a great choice for your dog no matter his breed, size, or character. In fact, some names have become popular even outside of fans of the franchise because of how common they are.
Still, there are some rules you might want to follow when it comes to picking a good name for your dog. While Luke Skywalker might be a cool name on paper, your dog isn’t likely to respond to such a long name.
Pick a name that is shorter, with two syllables if possible. Also, avoid choosing names that sound similar to commands you commonly use, as this will confuse your pooch and he won’t know how to behave.
The Star Wars movie series has many cool names, and there is no reason why you wouldn’t call your dog one of them. Just make sure to pick the right one and you’ll show just how loyal to the franchise you truly are.
We have listed 75+ Star Wars dog names you can choose from, but you are free to choose any one you like. No name is too weird, so go for it!