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2001 Dog Names

Updated: June 18, 2024

Welcome to an extensive compilation of pet monikers that is sure to offer something for every type of dog and dog owner. This list has been meticulously curated, providing a diverse range of options to choose from, whether you're looking for something traditional, unique, fun, or even inspired by popular culture.

In the year 2001, many intriguing moments occurred, from significant historical events to popular movies and music, all of which can serve as a unique source of inspiration for naming your furry friend. Here, you'll find a plethora of options, each with its own character and charm, reflecting a variety of themes, trends, and influences from that year.

Whether you've just welcomed a new puppy into your home or you're looking to rename an older dog, this list promises a wealth of choices. These names cater to all breeds, sizes, colors, and personalities. So, take your time, enjoy the process, and soon enough, you'll find the perfect moniker that matches your pet's unique identity and adds a touch more joy to your companionship.

Name Reason to Choose
Airbnb A trendy name for a dog that's always ready for an adventure
Amazon A powerful name for a dog that's always delivering
Amp For the significant role of amplifiers in music
Apple A fresh name for a dog that's always refreshing
Bagel For the love of this breakfast item
Bailey This name has a friendly, approachable feel
Bandit Great for a mischievous dog who's always getting into things
Baxter A sophisticated name for a dog with class
Bella A beautiful name for a beautiful dog
Binary It's a nod to the binary code, the base of all digital information
Bing A quick name for a dog that's always ready to go
Bingo A fun and lively name that's easy to call out
Biscuit Great for a dog that's as comforting and warm as a freshly baked biscuit
Blip Reflects the 'beeping' sounds of early 2000's tech
Bluetooth Named after the wireless technology
Brandy Great for a dog with a warm and comforting presence
Brick A tribute to the robust and sturdy smartphones of the early 2000s
Buddy Perfect for a loyal and friendly dog
Buffer Captures the struggle with early internet speeds
Burger Recognizes the rise of fast food chains
Chai A nod to the popular spiced tea
Champ Great for a dog who is a champion in your heart
Chewie Perfect for a dog who loves to chew toys
Chia For the rise in health-conscious eating
Chip For the importance of microchips in this era
Chrome For a shiny and polished dog, like the popular web browser
Cinder Great for a dog with a dark, smokey coat
Coco Perfect for a dog with a rich, dark coat
Cola For the famous rivalry with Coca Cola
Comet Great for a dog who's always on the move
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Space Themed Names

2001 was the year of the famous movie '2001: A Space Odyssey', space themed names could be a great tribute
Name Description
Andromeda A galaxy and a constellation
Apollo Inspired by the Apollo space missions
Astra Latin for 'star'
Aurora In honor of the beautiful lights in the sky
Comet A celestial object that orbits the sun
Cosmo Short for cosmos, another word for universe
Eclipse When one celestial body moves into the shadow of another
Galaxy Represents the vastness of space
Halley In honor of Halley's Comet
Jupiter The largest planet in our solar system
Luna The Latin word for moon
Meteor A small body of matter from outer space
Nebula Clouds in space that are often star-forming regions
Neptune The eighth planet from the sun
Nova A star showing a sudden increase in brightness
Orion Named after a constellation
Pluto A dwarf planet that was once considered the ninth planet
Pulsar A highly magnetized rotating neutron star
Quasar The most luminous objects in the universe
Rigel A star in the Orion constellation
Rocket A tribute to manned space exploration
Saturn The second largest planet in our solar system
Solstice The time of year when the sun is at its highest or lowest point in the sky
Stellar Related to stars
Venus The second planet from the sun

Historical Names

Important figures from 2001 can provide meaningful dog names
Name Description
Aristotle Pays tribute to Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist
Beethoven A tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven, the prolific German composer and pianist
Caesar Named after the famous Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar
Churchill Winston Churchill, the British statesman who served as Prime Minister during World War II, is the inspiration
Cleopatra Inspired by the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt
Confucius This name honors Confucius, the Chinese philosopher and politician
Copernicus Chosen to honor Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer
Darwin In homage to Charles Darwin, known for his theory of evolution
DaVinci Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian polymath of the Renaissance
Edison Chosen in honor of Thomas Edison, a leading inventor and businessman
Einstein Albert Einstein, the theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, inspired this name
Freud Chosen in honor of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis
Galileo An Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, Galileo Galilei, is the namesake
Gandhi Named after Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indian nationalism against British rule
Hemingway This name is inspired by Ernest Hemingway, the American journalist, novelist, and short-story writer
Lincoln Taken from Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States
Magellan This name is dedicated to Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer who organized the Spanish expedition to the East Indies
Mozart Pays tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, an influential composer of the classical era
Napoleon This name references the French military and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte
Picasso This name honors Pablo Picasso, the influential Spanish painter
Roosevelt Named after Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States
Shakespeare Named after the most famous playwright in English literature, William Shakespeare
Socrates This is in honor of the classical Greek philosopher
Tesla Named in honor of Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, and physicist
Tutankhamun Inspired by the Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty

Music Inspired Names

Popular music artists from 2001 could inspire dog names
Name Description
Adele Inspired by the soulful British singer and songwriter
Beatles A tribute to the iconic British rock band
Bono The lead vocalist of U2 inspired this name
Bowie Inspired by the eclectic rock star, David Bowie
Cash A nod to the 'Man in Black', Johnny Cash
Cher Named after the Goddess of Pop
Drake Named after the popular Canadian rapper and songwriter
Dylan Bob Dylan, the famous folk singer, is the inspiration here
Elvis Named after the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley
Floyd This name is a nod to the psychedelic rock band, Pink Floyd
Freddie Freddie Mercury, the lead vocalist of Queen, inspired this name
Hendrix Inspired by the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Jagger Named after Mick Jagger, the energetic frontman of The Rolling Stones
Joplin Janis Joplin's soulful voice is remembered with this name
Lennon John Lennon's impact on music is remembered with this name
Madonna Named after the Queen of Pop
Marley This name honors the reggae legend, Bob Marley
Mozart This name pays tribute to the classical composer
Pixie Inspired by the alternative rock band Pixies
Presley Another homage to Elvis Presley
Prince In honor of the eccentric and talented artist
Sinatra In honor of the smooth-voiced Frank Sinatra
Stevie Stevie Nicks' unique voice is the inspiration here
Swift Inspired by the popular pop artist, Taylor Swift
Zeppelin From the classic rock band, Led Zeppelin

Names Based on Popular Characters

Characters from popular 2001 TV shows and books can make for unique dog names
Name Description
Bond Inspired by the suave spy, James Bond
Buffy Taken from the strong, vampire-slaying character in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
Darth Taken from the iconic 'Star Wars' villain, Darth Vader
Eeyore Named after the gloomy donkey in A.A. Milne's 'Winnie-the-Pooh'
Frodo Taken from the brave hobbit character in 'The Lord of the Rings'
Gandalf Inspired by a wizard from J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings' series
Gizmo After the cute creature in the movie 'Gremlins'
Gollum A name inspired by the complex character in 'The Lord of the Rings'
Hagrid For fans of the lovable half-giant in 'Harry Potter'
Hermione A tribute to the intelligent character from J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series
Katniss A tribute to the brave heroine in 'The Hunger Games'
Mulan Taken from the courageous Disney princess
Nemo From the popular Pixar film, 'Finding Nemo'
Pippin For fans of the mischievous hobbit in 'The Lord of the Rings'
Poirot A nod to Agatha Christie's famous detective
Ripley Inspired by the tough protagonist in the 'Alien' franchise
Sherlock A nod to the famous detective from Arthur Conan Doyle's stories
Shrek A name inspired by the friendly ogre in the 'Shrek' movies
Simba This name comes from the main character in Disney's 'The Lion King'
Snoopy A tribute to the beloved character from Charles M. Schulz's 'Peanuts' comic strips
Spock Inspired by the logical Vulcan in 'Star Trek'
Toto From Dorothy's canine companion in 'The Wizard of Oz'
Trinity From the kick-ass character in 'The Matrix' series
Vader After the 'Star Wars' character, a name suited for black dogs
Yoda After the wise Jedi master in the 'Star Wars' series

Movie Inspired Names

2001 was a year of great movies that can inspire great dog names
Name Description
Baloo 'The Jungle Book' popularized this name
Bambi A character in a classic Disney animation sharing the same name
Beethoven 'Beethoven' is a popular movie about a lovable Saint Bernard
Bolt The super-dog from Disney's 'Bolt'
Dory Named after the amusing and forgetful fish in 'Finding Nemo'
Gandalf The wise wizard from 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy
Gizmo The adorable creature from 'Gremlins'
Groot Inspired by the iconic tree-like creature in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Hooch From the movie 'Turner and Hooch'
Marley Taken from the tear-jerking film 'Marley & Me'
Nemo From the popular animated film 'Finding Nemo'
Olaf 'Frozen' introduced this friendly snowman
Pongo From the heartwarming '101 Dalmatians' film
Rambo Inspired by the action movie series featuring Sylvester Stallone
Rex 'Toy Story' made this dinosaur name popular
Rocky A classic movie about a determined boxer
Shrek Inspired by the green ogre in the animated movie
Simba Inspired by the brave main character in the movie 'The Lion King'
Spartacus From the historical drama film of the same name
Stitch Named after the lovable alien from 'Lilo & Stitch'
Sully The friendly monster from the movie 'Monsters, Inc.'
Toto Comes from 'The Wizard of Oz'
Tramp One of the lead characters in 'Lady and the Tramp'
Woody The cowboy doll from 'Toy Story'
Yoda A wise and powerful Jedi from 'Star Wars'
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