Calling all rebels, jedis, and bounty hunters! A new pooch in your pack is the perfect opportunity to show the world you’re a huge fan of the Star Wars galaxy.That’s why we’ve rounded up this list of the best Star Wars dog names for you to consider. Star Wars fans, and even those new to the franchise, will find a galaxy of names of Star Wars characters, species, weapons, and planets to choose dog names from. Choose wisely, and the Force will be with your sidekick, who is never far, far away from your side.
A word of caution before you embark on your name-choosing journey, though: There are spoilers below!
This skilled Jedi took part in the Clone Wars and displayed great wisdom in mentoring young Padawans.
As a friend of Leia and a fellow freedom fighter, naming a strong and dignified dog after this character would do her proud.
Another Jedi fighter in the Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano never bowed down to the Galactic Empire.
This character has changed sides more times than we can count. Born a Nightsister, she’s been everything from a slave to an assassin to a Jedi. A good choice for a dog with a mercurial personality.
A bounty hunter with the trademark pale skin of the Palliduvin species, this name would work well for dogs with white fur.
Otherwise known as Aunt Beru, this fine lady helped to raise Luke Skywalker in his home world of Tatooine.
It’s a little bit of a mouthful, but a good contender nonetheless! Bo-Katan was a Mandalorian of royal descent, so it’s a suitable name for dogs of magnificent lineage, like a Pharaoh Hound.
Now here’s a lady who doesn’t mess around! An elite Stormtrooper commander and a real contender for the title “Queen of the Dark Side,” you can name a hard and strong dog after this badass.
This former Jedi Knight helped to rebuild the Jedi Order.
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If you are a fan of Darth Vader, naming your dog after this character would be an obscure reference that not everyone at the dog park would recognize. Chelli worked as Darth Vader’s personal spy.
Sometimes a pirate and sometimes working as a rebel, this character’s name rolls nicely off the tongue. Her face was full of adorable freckles, so name an English Springer Spaniel after her! (They have freckles on their noses, too.)
An OG rebel pilot from the planet Ryloth, and, as a bonus, the namesake of the Greek goddess Hera. Name any of the most ancient dog breeds after her and you’re all set!
A commander of a special forces squad of stormtroopers, this elite warrior changed sides and ended up becoming a leader of the rebellion.
Enslaved at an early age and forced to be a First Order Stormtrooper, Jannah escapes to join the Rebellion. A brave and bold breed, like the Doberman, would wear this name with pride.
Raised by Saw Gerrara when she became orphaned, Jyn leads the team that steals the plans to the Death Star, so she’s an uber overachiever and downright amazing, just like a Border Collie!
Everyone knows Chewbacca, right? But did you know he had a wife? Yep, so if you end up with two Wookie-like fur babies, name them after an adorable couple!
One of the most lovable, and mysterious, characters created, Maz is over a thousand years old and seems to know more than she lets on. Since she’s portrayed in puppet form as a wizened old woman, it might be fun to name a Pug or any of the wrinkly-faced breeds after her!
She was the Chancellor of the New Republic. If your dog displays calmness, like a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, choose this one as an homage to a truly great lady!
Enigmatic Merrin is tough to pin down, but she’s got control over the Dark Side while sometimes helping the Rebellion. If you have pooch whose coat reminds you of the hues of the night sky, try this one on for size.
Padme was the mother of not only Luke but Leia, too! A suitable namesake for a beautiful and royal dog, such as a Saluki.
A great name for a spunky, silly dog because Peli is known for her comedic relief. She’s a human, and an engineer working on Tatooine.
Princess Leia (Leia Amidala Skywalker Organa Solo)
One of the most inspiring princesses to ever grace the screen, Leia is a beautiful name befitting a Saluki or any other beautiful and regal pup.
Reva went through a lot, and witnessed more carnage than any young Padawan should. She was always out for revenge, but Obi Wan Kenobi mentored her and got going in another direction. Maybe a good name for your reformed rescue pup?
As a truly amazing Jedi who didn’t quite realize how much power she had, Rey was a key figure in the rebellion.
One of the more unsung heroes of the resistance, this scrappy gal’s name would be appropriate for a small, friendly, and loyal dog like a Cairn Terrier.
A Mandalorian warrior and artist, Sabine served on a crew that included Hera.
An appropriate namesake for any canine who’s reliable and trustworthy. Shaak-Ti was a Togruta Jedi Master during the Clone Wars.
Shmi was the mother of Anakin Skywalker (the future Darth Vader) and although she had a tragic end, it would still be a pretty name for your best gal.
This character is a creepy torturer, but it’s still a cool name, and just obscure enough to start a good convo at the dog park with fellow fans!
A female of the same species as Yoda and Grogu, Yaddle’s life is cut short by Count Dooku.
Admiral Ackbar was a rebel general and a funny looking member of the Mon Calamari species. Naming your pooch after him might give you a chuckle every time you say it!
Anakin was the name of the young version of Darth Vader. He fell in love with Padme Amidala and together they made Luke and Leia.
This character was a childhood friend of Luke Skywalker and fellow fighter pilot. “Biggs” sounds like a great name for a cosmically friendly pup.
Boba Fett was a bounty hunter who served Jaba the Hut. No one knows what he really looked like because his helmet was never removed—meaning this name works for dogs of all sorts!
C-3P0 is Luke Skywalker’s extremely smart and loyal golden robot. Call your dog with these same qualities “3P0” or “Three Pio” and you will pay homage to a classic Star Wars character.
A ginormous fluff-ball of a dog, like a Newfie, would be a natural namesake for Han Solo’s famous Wookiee co-pilot.
Can you imagine the looks you might get if you name your dog “Count Dooku?” He was a Jedi who fell to the dark side, but he’s got a great name!
Known also as simply “Maul”, this dark-side wielding dude was a powerful Sith. It might be a good match for a dog who loves to “maul” you with kisses!
If your dog’s coat is black and he’s a heavy breather, consider naming him after Luke and Leia’s biological father.
Emperor Palpatine (Darth Sidious)
One of the dark side’s major-league baddies, this character is a powerful Sith.
Finn was a Stormtrooper who escaped from Captain Phasma’s unit. It would be cute to name a boy dog “Finn” and a girl dog “Rey” since they were a dynamic duo in “The Force Awakens.”
Jyn Erso’s genius engineer dad, Galen was forced by the Imperial Order to design the Death Star, a famous weapon of mass destruction.
A fan-favorite villain with a cult following, General Greivous was a powerful cyborg trained by Count Dooku. Now there’s a pair of great names!
Grand Moff Tarkin
An original character from the 1977 movie that started it all, this bona fide baddie’s name could be appropriate for an intimidating-looking breed like a Cane Corso.
An odd-looking lizard-like creature from the early Star Wars days, Greedo was a bounty hunter who didn’t last long once Han Solo spotted him. But he’s a fan favorite, so naming your dog might be the way to go!
Grogu (The Child)
A baby version of Yoda’s species, Grogu is referred to by fans as “Baby Yoda.” If you have a dog on the smaller side with big, pointy ears, like a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, you might name him after this very popular character!
In 1977, Han Solo was every teenage girl’s fantasy man. Name any daring and funny dog after the pilot of the Millenium Falcon.
Jabba the Hutt
This character of the criminal underworld was pretty grotesque-looking, but “Jabba” would still be a cute name for a new pup!
Padme Amidala’s floppy-eared comedic sidekick, Jar-Jar Binks is the character that fans love to hate. But it would still be a cute tie-in to name a floppy-eared breed like the Basset Hound after him.
This Mandalorian bounty hunter is the “father” clone of Boba Fett. If you have a sire and a pup, naming them “Jango” and “Boba” would show off your deep Star Wars knowledge!
Kylo Ren (Ben Solo)
The offspring of Han Solo and Leia Skywalker, Ben Solo became Kylo Ren when he was drawn to the dark side by Supreme Leader Snook.
Suave Lando Calrissian was the smooth-talking pal of Han Solo—perfect for a sly pup.
Arguably one of the most iconic heroes of the Star Wars galaxy, Luke doesn’t need much introduction. Naming a pup after him would pay proper homage to the entire franchise.
The name of a legendary purple lightsaber-wielding Jedi who appears in “Attack of the Clones”.
Another classic character first introduced in 1977, the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi was Leia’s only hope against Darth Vader and Luke’s mentor.
Handsome x-wing fighter pilot Poe Dameron paired up with Jyn Erso and Finn to steal the plans to the Death Star.
Known as Obi-Wan’s mentor, among many other achievements, this Jedi was a major force in the prequel film trilogy.
A handmaiden of Padme Amidala, Sabe does her part by standing in as decoy for her mistress.
He might be known for his violent tactics, but Saw Gerrera was the foster parent of Jyn Erso and was responsible for training her in how to fight the bad guys.
Wicket was the clever and adorable fuzzy-wuzzy Ewok who helped the rebels battle the Imperial Troops on Endor in “The Empire Strikes Back.” If your pup also looks like an adorable stuffed animal, it’s a perfect fit!
The oldest and wisest of all the Jedi, Yoda is a pillar of the Star Wars galaxy. “Yoda” would be an especially appropriate name for a wrinkly dog, such as the Shar-Pei.
The name of an oceanic planet and the home of the first Jedi Temple, first introduced in “The Force Awakens.”
Famously destroyed by the Death Star, Alderaan was Leia’s home world.
The adorable rollerball of a droid named BB-8 caught the attention of multitudes of fans in “Rogue One.” This would be a great name for any ball of energy, like a Jack Russell Terrier.
The beautiful cloud city home of Lando Calrissian was located on the gas giant of a planet, Bespin.
Bounty Hunters come in all shapes and sizes (just like dogs). They scoured the galaxy in search of rich rewards.
Cantonica was a desert planet shown in “The Last Jedi.”
Fans will remember this planet from the swampy scenes in “Return of the Jedi” when Luke begins to learn the way of the Force from Master Yoda.
Once Leia became a general, she operated a rebel base from the planet D’Qar.
Short for “android”, droids of all shapes and sizes play pivotal roles in the Star Wars galaxy.
Home of the adorable Ewok species, Endor was a beautiful forest planet.
Is there anything cuter than an Ewok? A super-fuzzy, roly-poly pup named “Ewok” is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Bye, Felucia! This planet was a huge, jungle-filled place shown in “Revenge of the Sith.”
Fun fact: Geonosis was the planet where the Death Star was assembled.
Sure, Hosnian Prime was the name of an urban planet that was ultimately destroyed, but it’s also a pretty badass name for a dog!
The name of the frozen wasteland of a planet shown in the beginning of “The Empire Strikes Back” would make a wonderful dog name for a frosty-looking dog, such as a Samoyed.
The hero Jedi Rey was from the planet Jakku, which was a desolate desert full of the wrecks of spaceships.
The Jawas are the tiny, hooded scavengers found on Tatooine in “A New Hope.” This could be a great name for a pint-sized pup.
Jedha was a sacred planet where kyber crystals were mined to make lightsabers.
If you have a dog who seems to be able to control the Force, go ahead and give them this name that means so much to so many.
If you want to name your dog “Jedi” you might consider adding “Knight” to up the ante!
And then of course, there is the Jedi Master, the top dog in the order of the Jedi!
Home world to the Wookiees, the species of Chewbacca and his wife, Maltobuck.
Now here’s one worth considering! Cool-sounding, easy to say, and appropriate for any dog. Kamino was the planet where cloning technology was developed amongst its watery environs.
Lah’mu would be clever name for your dog if you want to show the depth of your Star Wars knowledge. This planet was the world of black sand where we first meet Jyn Erso as a child in “Rogue One.”
Honor your dog by giving them the name of the greatest weapon ever imagined in movie history!
Famous as the site of a duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan, this planet’s name brings large dog breeds to mind.
The name of this planet is just crying out to be bestowed upon a dog! It was the home world of Padme Amidala and Jar-Jar Binks.
R2D2 is essentially the robot version of a dog: adorable, loyal and intelligent. “Artoo” would be a cute spelling.
Go ahead, name your dog after the good guys!
The Death Star project was moved to the tropical planet Scarif, and its where Jyn Erso, Poe Dameron, Finn and the rest of the rebel crew find the plans of the planet-killing weapon.
Plenty of Star Wars fans adore the Sith! If you do, go ahead and name your dog after these dark side Force-wielders.
The ubiquitous, and expendable, wearers of white armor, some Stormtroopers escape to the Rebel side, like Finn and Jannah. It might make a cute name for a white dog, like a Great Pyrenees.
Known as a neutral territory, Maz Canada had her castle here.
Ah, Tatooine, the gigantic desert world that was the home world of Anikan, Luke and Obi-Wan Kenobi. It was also the site of Jaba-the Hut’s palace.
Any shaggy dog who resembles the famous Wookiee Chewbacca is a great fit for this name!
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