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1790s Dog Names

Updated: June 19, 2024

Welcome to an era of great historical significance that is sure to inspire you in naming your furry friend. The 1790s were a decade of immense change and development around the world, which can be reflected in the unique and rich names that originated during this time.

During this decade, the French Revolution was taking place, the United States was establishing its government, and the industrial revolution was about to begin. From the classic to the unique, the names from this time period resonate with a sense of history, character, and a touch of vintage charm.

This page is dedicated to those timeless names, which carry a bit of that epoch spirit within them. As you journey through this list, you'll find names that were popular and significant during the 1790s. By choosing a name from this era for your dog, you're not only giving them a unique moniker, but also a name steeped in history. Let's explore and find the perfect name for your faithful companion!

Name Reason to Choose
Abigail This name is inspired by the first lady, Abigail Adams, who was a prominent figure in the 1790s
Adonis Adonis is from Greek mythology, which was popular during the Enlightenment, a period that included the 1790s
Allegro Named after a musical term, in honor of the classical music era
Amadeus Named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a prominent composer of the era
Archibald A popular human name in the 1790s, often transferred to pets
Austen Jane Austen began her writing career in the 1790s
Beethoven This German composer's career was just starting in the 1790s
Benedict Named after Benedict Arnold, a general during the American Revolutionary War
Bismarck Named after Otto von Bismarck, who was born in the late 1790s
Bonaparte Inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power during this era
Brave Reflects the courage of the soldiers in the American and French revolutions
Byron Lord Byron, the British Romantic poet, was a figure of the era
Candide Inspired by Voltaire's work published in the 18th century
Casanova Giacomo Casanova, an Italian adventurer and author, was alive during the 1790s
Charlotte Charlotte was a popular name during the 1790s
Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer's literature was popular during this period
Copper Named after the popular material used in 18th century coins
Cornelius Cornelius Vanderbilt, an American business magnate, was born in the late 1790s
Darcy Taken from the character Mr. Darcy in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Dickens Charles Dickens was a popular author during this period
Donatello Donatello, although a Renaissance artist, his works remained influential in the 1790s
Dove Symbolic of peace, a common sentiment in the period following the American Revolution
Duchess A regal name that reflects the stately nature of the 18th century
Duke The title 'Duke' was commonly used in the 1790s, making it a fitting name
Echo Inspired by the Greek nymph Echo, as Greek mythology was still popular in the 18th century
Eleanor This name is derived from Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, George Washington's granddaughter
Elliot Named after the influential poet, George Elliot
Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson was a prominent figure in literature
Empire Reflects the rise of the great European empires in the 18th century
Euclid Euclid's mathematical works were widely studied in the 1790s
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Innovative Inventor Names

The 1790s were a time of many innovations and inventions. The names of these inventors can make for smart and interesting dog names.
Name Description
Babbage Charles Babbage, often referred to as the 'father of the computer', is the source of this name
Bell This name is inspired by Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone
Curie Named after Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize for her research on radioactivity
Dalton John Dalton, who proposed the atomic theory in the 1800s, inspires this name
Darwin A tribute to Charles Darwin, who proposed the Theory of Evolution
Davy Inspired by Sir Humphry Davy, a chemist and inventor who lived in the late 18th century
Diesel This name honors Rudolf Diesel, the engineer who invented the diesel engine
Edison A nod to the famous inventor Thomas Edison
Einstein Inspired by Albert Einstein, one of the most renowned physicists in history
Eli A nod to the inventor Eli Whitney, known for creating the cotton gin
Faraday Michael Faraday, famous for his work on electromagnetism, serves as the inspiration for this name
Fleming This name pays homage to Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin
Franklin Named after Benjamin Franklin, an important figure in the world of inventions during the 1700s
Fulton Robert Fulton was a notable inventor of the late 18th century, known for his development of the steamboat
Galvani Inspired by Luigi Galvani, who made significant discoveries in the field of bioelectricity
Guillotine This is a reference to the infamous invention that was developed during the French Revolution in the 1790s
Jenner This name pays homage to Edward Jenner, who developed the smallpox vaccine
Marconi Inspired by Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the radio
Morse Named after Samuel Morse, known for his invention of the Morse code
Pasteur Inspired by Louis Pasteur, who developed the pasteurization process
Roentgen A tribute to Wilhelm Roentgen, who discovered X-rays
Stephenson A tribute to George Stephenson, who invented the steam locomotive
Tesla Named after the brilliant inventor and electrical engineer, Nikola Tesla
Volta Alessandro Volta, the inventor of the voltaic pile, provides the inspiration for this name
Watt A tribute to James Watt, who improved the steam engine in the 18th century

Influential Artist Names

The 1790s was an era of great artists, using their names could provide classy and cultured dog names.
Name Description
Blake Derived from William Blake, an influential poet and artist from the Romantic Age
Botticelli Taking inspiration from Sandro Botticelli, a major figure of the Early Renaissance
Bruegel After Pieter Bruegel the Elder, a significant artist of the Dutch and Flemish Renaissance
Caravaggio Inspired by the revolutionary Italian painter Caravaggio
Cézanne After Paul Cézanne, a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter
Constable In memory of John Constable, a famed landscape painter of the 19th century
DaVinci A tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci, a true master of the Renaissance
Degas Representative of Edgar Degas, a French artist famous for his paintings and sculptures
Delacroix In honor of Eugène Delacroix, a leading artist of the French Romantic period
Donatello For Donatello, an early Renaissance Italian sculpture from Florence
Gainsborough For Thomas Gainsborough, an English portrait and landscape painter
Goya Inspired by Francisco Goya, a significant Spanish painter from the late 18th century
Hogarth Named for William Hogarth, a major English painter and printmaker
Ingres Named for Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, a significant French Neoclassical painter
Manet Commemorating Édouard Manet, a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism
Michelangelo In memory of Michelangelo, a sculptor, painter, and architect of the High Renaissance
Monet In honor of Claude Monet, a founder of French Impressionist painting
Raphael A tribute to the revered painter Raphael, active in the High Renaissance
Rembrandt After the Dutch master Rembrandt, known for his innovative etchings
Renoir Dedicated to Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a leading French artist in the development of the Impressionist style
Rodin Named after Auguste Rodin, a renowned French sculptor
Rubens After Peter Paul Rubens, the well-known Flemish artist
Titian A nod to the Venetian painter Titian, a leading artist of the 16th century
Turner Honoring J.M.W. Turner, a prominent English Romantic painter
Vermeer Paying homage to Jan Vermeer, a Dutch Baroque Period painter

Literary Inspired Names

The 1790s was a period of significant literature, the names of characters or authors from this period can provide elegant dog names.
Name Description
Austen Inspired by Jane Austen, a renowned author of the late 18th century
Bennet The family name of the protagonists in Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'
Blake A tribute to the English poet, painter, and printmaker, William Blake
Burney Named after Fanny Burney, a renowned English novelist of the 18th century
Candide From the titular character of Voltaire's 'Candide'
Cecilia Another Fanny Burney character from her novel 'Cecilia'
Clarissa The title character of Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa'
Crusoe Taken from the title character of Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe'
Darcy Mr. Darcy is a memorable character from Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'
Defoe In honor of Daniel Defoe, the author of 'Robinson Crusoe'
Evelina The protagonist of Fanny Burney's novel 'Evelina'
Fanny Fanny Burney was a popular English novelist in the late 18th century
Gulliver The protagonist of Jonathan Swift's famous novel 'Gulliver's Travels'
Johnson A nod to Samuel Johnson, author of 'Rasselas'
Lizzy Elizabeth Bennet, a key character in 'Pride and Prejudice', is fondly called Lizzy
Pamela The main character in Samuel Richardson's novel 'Pamela'
Radcliffe In honor of Ann Radcliffe, a pioneer of the Gothic novel
Rasselas The title character of Samuel Johnson's novel 'The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia'
Richardson Inspired by Samuel Richardson, the author of 'Clarissa'
Robinson Inspired by the character Robinson Crusoe from Daniel Defoe's novel of the same name
Rousseau Named after Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a leading philosopher and writer of the 18th century
Sterne Named after Laurence Sterne, the author of 'Tristram Shandy'
Swift A nod to Jonathan Swift, the author of 'Gulliver's Travels'
Tristram From Laurence Sterne's novel 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman'
Voltaire A tribute to the French Enlightenment writer, Voltaire

Geographical Names

The 1790s saw many geographical discoveries and names of these places can make distinctive dog names.
Name Description
Albany The capital of New York state, a significant area during the 1790s
Boston Named after the city in Massachusetts, which was a critical location during the American Revolutionary War
Charleston Charleston, South Carolina was a key Southern city during the Revolutionary War
Chester Chester was a prominent city in Pennsylvania during the late 18th century
Dakota The Dakota territory was explored in the late 18th century
Derby A name that signifies the famous horse race established in the late 18th century in England
Erie Named after Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes discovered in the 17th century
Franklin This name pays homage to Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of America
Geneva Named after the Swiss city, symbolizing neutrality and peace
Hudson Inspired by the Hudson River, named after the explorer Henry Hudson
Madison James Madison was a prominent figure in the late 18th century
Mississippi The Mississippi River was an important waterway for trade in the 1790s
Montpelier The capital of Vermont, a state that joined the Union in the 1790s
Nile Inspired by the Nile River, one of the most important geographical features in Africa
Orleans New Orleans was founded in the 1700s, making this a historically fitting name
Paris The French Revolution happened in the 1790s, and Paris was at the center of it
Plymouth A homage to the first English colony in America
Quebec Quebec City was an important location in the late 18th century
Salem Salem, Massachusetts, is known for its witch trials in the 1690s
Savannah This comes from Savannah, Georgia, a city that was established in the 1700s
Sydney Sydney, Australia was founded as a British penal colony in the late 18th century
Trenton Trenton, New Jersey, was the site of an important Revolutionary War battle
Venice A city in Italy known for its canals and gondolas
Versailles The Treaty of Versailles ended the American Revolution
York New York was a vital city in the 1790s, and it's a great name for a dog

Historical Figure Names

During the 1790s, there were many prominent historical figures whose names could be used as a unique and educational dog name.
Name Description
Adams A tribute to John Adams, second President of the United States
Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven, a classical composer, began his career in this era
Blake William Blake, a British poet, produced many of his best-known works in the 1790s
Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power in France started in the 1790s
Burr Aaron Burr, third Vice President of the United States, is the namesake
Danton Georges Danton was a leading figure during the French Revolution
Franklin Benjamin Franklin's contribution to the invention of bifocal glasses
Goya Francisco Goya, a prominent painter, was active during this period
Hamilton Named after Alexander Hamilton, a key figure in the drafting of the US Constitution
Haydn Joseph Haydn, a composer, was active and influential during this era
Hegel Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, a German philosopher, started teaching in the 1790s
Jay John Jay was a founding father who contributed to the Federalist Papers
Jefferson Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers, is the inspiration
Kant Immanuel Kant, a famous philosopher, published his most important works in the 1790s
Lafayette This is in honor of Marquis de Lafayette, a French major general who served in the Revolutionary War
Madison James Madison, fourth President of the United States, is the namesake
Monroe James Monroe, fifth President of the United States, is the namesake
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a renowned composer, died in the early 1790s
Nelson Horatio Nelson was a British naval hero of the era
Paine An homage to Thomas Paine, an English-born American political activist
Robespierre Maximilien Robespierre was a key figure during the French Revolution
Schubert Franz Schubert, a composer, was born in the 1790s
Turner J.M.W Turner, a famous painter, began his career in the late 1790s
Washington A tribute to George Washington, the first U.S. President
Wordsworth William Wordsworth, an English poet, published his first poetry collections in the 1790s
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