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1984 Dog Names

Updated: July 10, 2024

Welcome to a unique compilation of canine monikers inspired by the year that was notable for a wealth of cultural, historical, and pop culture events. This distinctive collection pays homage to an era known for its remarkable moments in music, film, fashion, and global happenings, all reflected in the names chosen for our four-legged friends during that time.

As you explore this varied assortment, you'll discover names influenced by top chart hits, iconic movie characters, trendsetting fashion designers, and influential figures of the year. Each name invokes the spirit and essence of that memorable year, providing a nostalgic journey back in time. Whether you're a dog lover, a history enthusiast, or simply intrigued by name trends of the past, this unique collection offers a fascinating glimpse into the naming habits of dog owners during this iconic year.

So, step back into the past and delve into this captivating list of canine names. Who knows, you might just stumble upon the perfect name for your new furry friend, or at least enjoy a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about the distinctive events and personalities that shaped the year.

Name Reason to Choose
Airstrip Part of 'Airstrip One', the new name for Britain in the novel
Alf The television show ALF premiered in the mid 80s
Amadeus It's the title of a popular movie from the same year
Antisex Derived from 'Anti-Sex League', a group promoting celibacy in '1984'
Apple This is a nod to the Apple Macintosh, which was introduced in 1984
Ariel The Little Mermaid, featuring the character Ariel, was a popular film in the mid 80s
Atari A nod to the popular video game company of the '80s
Axel From the lead character in the popular film Beverly Hills Cop
Bangles Named after the famous 80s band, The Bangles
Bellyfeel A Newspeak term for blind, enthusiastic acceptance of an idea
Beverly Beverly Hills Cop was one of the biggest films of 1984
BigBrother The symbolic figurehead of the totalitarian government in the novel
Blackwhite Newspeak for the ability to believe that black is white, contrary to the facts
Blanche Blanche is one of the main characters on The Golden Girls, which premiered in the mid 80s
Bono Lead singer of the band U2, very popular in the 80s
Bowie David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' was a hit in 1984
Boyscout 1984 was the 75th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America
Brotherhood This name comes from the rumored resistance movement in the novel
Cheetos In honor of the popular cheesy snack
Cher The singer Cher was a prominent figure in the '80s
Chess In reference to the famous chess match between Karpov and Kasparov
Clash A nod to the British punk rock band The Clash
Cosby The Cosby Show first aired in 1984
Crimethink A Newspeak term for thoughtcrime
Cyborg The term 'cyborg' became popular in science fiction literature around 1984
Cyndi Singer Cyndi Lauper was a pop icon in 1984
DeLorean Back to the Future, featuring the DeLorean car, was a popular film in the mid 80s
Doubleplus A Newspeak term for 'very' or 'super'
Doublethink A term from the novel describing the act of accepting two contradictory beliefs
Duckspeak This name is derived from a Newspeak term for automatic, vocal support of the party line
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Literature Inspired Names

1984 was a year of great literature, and many readers might want to name their dogs after their favorite characters or authors.
Name Description
Aaronson Another revolutionary named in '1984'
Ampleforth A poet who works in the Records Department in '1984'
BigBrother The omnipresent figurehead of the Party in '1984'
Bumstead A character who appears in the '1984' appendix
Charrington The owner of the antique shop in '1984'
Glitter A minor character from '1984'
Goldstein The supposed leader of the resistance in '1984'
Ingsoc The Newspeak term for English Socialism in '1984'
Jones One of the three revolutionaries mentioned in '1984'
Julia Winston's love interest in '1984'
Katharine Winston's wife in '1984'
Martin O'Brien's servant in '1984'
Newspeak The official language of Oceania in '1984'
OBrien A significant character in '1984', who turns out to be a member of the Thought Police
Orwell The author of '1984'
Parsons Winston's neighbor and a character in '1984'
Prole Referring to the proletariat or working class in '1984'
Rutherford The third revolutionary from '1984'
Selina Character who appears in the final pages of '1984'
Skanky A character referred to in '1984'
Syme Character who works in the Research Department in '1984'
Thoughtcrime The act of thinking socially unacceptable thoughts in '1984'
Tillotson Character who works in the Records Department in '1984'
Winston Protagonist in George Orwell's '1984'
Withers A character executed for treason in '1984'

Famous People Names

1984 was a year when many famous personalities made headlines. Naming a dog after them could be a tribute to their influence.
Name Description
Armstrong Named after Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon
Beethoven This is for Ludwig van Beethoven, the famous composer
Chaplin Takes the name from Charlie Chaplin, the iconic silent film actor
Churchill Takes the name from Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister
Darwin A tribute to Charles Darwin, the father of evolution
DaVinci A tribute to Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance polymath
Dickens Inspired by Charles Dickens, the famous author
Einstein Named after Albert Einstein, the prominent physicist
Eliot After T.S. Eliot, the famous poet and essayist
Freud Borrowed from Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis
Galileo In honor of Galileo Galilei, the key figure in the scientific revolution
Gandhi In honor of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indian nationalism
Hawking In honor of Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist
Hemingway Inspired by Ernest Hemingway, the renowned author
Kafka After Franz Kafka, the influential German-language author
Lincoln For the love of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States
Monet Named after Claude Monet, the famous French painter
Mozart A tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the classical music genius
Napoleon Named after Napoleon Bonaparte, the French military leader
Newton For Sir Isaac Newton, the physicist who discovered gravity
Picasso Inspired by Pablo Picasso, the renowned painter
Shakespeare For the love of the English poet and playwright, William Shakespeare
Tesla In honor of Nikola Tesla, the inventor of alternating current
Tolkien For J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of 'The Lord of the Rings'
Twain A tribute to Mark Twain, the author of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'

Historical Event Inspired Names

Numerous significant events occurred in 1984 that could inspire unique and meaningful dog names.
Name Description
Bandaid Inspired by the charity supergroup formed in 1984
Bhopal After the tragic gas leak incident in India
Brezhnev In memory of the Soviet Union leader who died in 1982
Chernobyl Inspired by the nuclear disaster in Ukraine
Footloose Dance film that was a hit in 1984
Ghostbusters The comedy film premiered in 1984
Gizmo The friendly Mogwai character from the 1984 film Gremlins
Gorbachev Inspired by the Soviet leader who came to power in 1985
Indira For Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India who was assassinated in 1984
KarateKid Inspired by the martial arts drama film of 1984
Khomeini Named after the Supreme Leader of Iran in 1984
Kinnock After Neil Kinnock, the leader of the Labour Party in the UK during 1984
Macintosh The first Apple Macintosh computer was introduced in 1984
Mandela In honor of Nelson Mandela who was imprisoned in 1984
Mitterrand Named after the president of France during 1984
Mulroney In honor of the Canadian Prime Minister elected in 1984
Orwell A nod to the author who wrote '1984'
Papillon For Henri Charrière's death, the author of Papillon, in 1984
Reagan From the US president during this time
Sarajevo As tribute to the Winter Olympics host city in 1984
Sinclair The Sinclair QL computer was launched in 1984
Solidarity Named after the Polish trade union that was a significant opposition force in 1984
Terminator The popular science fiction movie was released in 1984
Tetris The iconic video game was released in 1984
Thatcher Named after the UK Prime Minister at the time

Music Inspired Names

1984 was a big year in music with many iconic songs and artists. These could serve as inspiration for dog names.
Name Description
Bono U2's lead singer who released 'The Unforgettable Fire' in 1984
Culture Culture Club had a hit with 'Karma Chameleon' in 1984
Cyndi Cyndi Lauper topped the charts in 1984 with 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun'
DefLeppard Def Leppard's 'Pyromania' was still charting high in 1984
Duran Paying tribute to Duran Duran who had a hit with 'The Reflex' in 1984
Gibson Debbie Gibson started her pop career in 1984
Jovi Bon Jovi formed their band in 1984
Lionel Lionel Richie had a hit with 'Hello' in 1984
Madonna After the pop icon who released her breakthrough album 'Like a Virgin' in 1984
Marley Bob Marley's 'Legend' album was posthumously released in 1984
Metallica Metallica's 'Ride the Lightning' was a defining thrash metal album in 1984
Morrissey In honor of The Smiths frontman who debuted in 1984
Motley Mötley Crüe released their iconic album 'Shout at the Devil' in 1984
Petshop Pet Shop Boys formed their iconic synthpop duo in 1984
Prince For the artist who released the acclaimed album 'Purple Rain' in 1984
Ratt Ratt's 'Out of the Cellar' was a hit in 1984
Sade For the singer who debuted with 'Diamond Life' in 1984
Scorpions The Scorpions released 'Love at First Sting' in 1984
Simmons KISS drummer Gene Simmons, who starred in 'Runaway' in 1984
Slayer Slayer's 'Haunting the Chapel' made waves in the metal scene in 1984
Springsteen After Bruce Springsteen who released 'Born in the USA' in 1984
Tina Tina Turner made a comeback with 'Private Dancer' in 1984
Twisted Twisted Sister made waves in 1984 with 'We're Not Gonna Take It'
VanHalen The band Van Halen released their famous album '1984' this year
Wham Wham! had a global hit with 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go' in 1984

Movie Inspired Names

1984 was a year with many popular movies, and people may want to name their dogs after characters or movies from that year.
Name Description
Atreyu The heroic character from the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story
Axel Drawn from the lead character in Beverly Hills Cop, released in 1984
Conan The titular character of the Conan the Destroyer film
Dana A character from the Ghostbusters film, perfect for a female dog
Egon A Ghostbuster character name that's unique and fun
Falcor The friendly dragon from The NeverEnding Story
Freddie For the horror film lovers, inspired by Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street
Ghostbuster A nod to the supernatural comedy film of 1984
Gizmo The adorable Mogwai creature from the 1984 film Gremlins
Gozer The villain from Ghostbusters
Gremlin After the mischievous creatures from the eponymous 1984 film
Indiana Inspired by the adventurous archaeologist Indiana Jones, first introduced in 1981
Janine The secretary from Ghostbusters, perfect for a feisty female dog
Krull Named after the 1983 sci-fi fantasy film
Murphy Inspired by the character Alex Murphy from the movie RoboCop
Ripley The resilient protagonist of the Alien film series, which began in 1979
Sarah The main female character from The Terminator
Slimer The green ghost from Ghostbusters that remains a pop culture icon
Spengler A Ghostbuster character name that would suit a dog
Staypuft The unforgettable marshmallow man from Ghostbusters
Stripe The main antagonist from Gremlins
Terminator Named after the 1984 sci-fi classic movie
Venkman One of the Ghostbusters from the iconic 1984 film
Zeddemore A Ghostbuster character name that's rare and cool
Zuul The demon from Ghostbusters, suitable for a mischievous pup
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