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100+ Scientist-Inspired Dog Names: Smart & Sophisitcated Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Scientist-Inspired Dog Names

Science is quite an influential tool that is shaping our world and transforming our minds. Our dogs happen to be just as innovative and curious as scientists across the globe. Discovering new and exciting things on the daily, our pooches are not that far from these brilliant minds. Why not pair your new addition with an inventive science-inspired name? 

You could go for one of your favorite scientists, or perhaps a preferred branch of science, more specifically, a sub-topic that interests you the most. You might even be inclined to choose a scientific dog name based on a general term or type of scientific study. Whichever name path you find yourself on, there are plenty of science names for dogs for you to consider. 

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Female Scientist Dog Names

  • Lovelace –  Mathematician 
  • Goeppert – Chemical Physicist
  • Hopper or Grace – Mathematician / Programmer 
  • Marie Curie – Radioactivity 
  • Sau Lan Wu – Particle Physicist
  • Tierra Guinn – NASA Engineer 
  • Gertrude Elion – Biochemist / Pharmacologist
  • Anning – Fossil Collector 
  • Jane Goodall – Primate Scientist 
  • Mae Jemison – Astronaut 
  • Doudna – Genetic Engineering 
  • Freese – Study of Dark Matter
  • Rubin – Dark Matter Theory 
  • Rosalind Franklin – Biophysicist

Male Scientist Dog Names 

  • Einstein – Theoretical Physicist
  • Darwin – Biologist 
  • Bohr – Theoretical Physicist
  • Gates – Business Man / Humanitarian / Philanthropist 
  • Watson – Molecular Biologist
  • Sigmond – Psychoanalyst
  • Galileo – Astronomist / Physicist 
  • Aristotle – Philosopher
  • Newton – Scientist 
  • Cerf – Father of the Internet 
  • Kepler – Mathematician / Astrologer
  • Pascal – Mathematician / Physicist 
  • Erwin – Biochemist 
  • Pelton – Inventor 
  • Hawking – Physicist 
  • Edison – Scientist 
  • Crick – Molecular Biologist
  • Da Vinci – Inventor 
  • Tycho – Planetary Observer 
  • Franklin – Chemist 
  • Rutherford – Physicist
  • Telsa – Engineer / Inventor 
  • Archimedes – Mathematician
  • Nye – The Science Guy 
  • Hubble – Astronomer 
  • Copernicus – Mathmetician / Astronomer
  • Pythagoras – Mathmetician 
  • Dalton – Chemist 
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Astrology-Inspired Dog Names

Are you and your pup stargazers? Indulge in your daily horoscopes and avoid certain signs while were in retrograde? Enjoy the rare and beautiful comet and shooting star sighting? If you are just as obsessed with the galaxy as you are with your new furball, an astronomical name would be out of this world!

  • Celestial
  • Apollo
  • Comet 
  • Virgo 
  • Sunny
  • Jupiter 
  • Mars 
  • Pandora 
  • Pluto 
  • Taurus 
  • Moon 
  • Aries 
  • Estella 
  • Neptune 
  • Orion 
  • Libra 
  • Mercury 
  • Leo 
  • Rocket 
  • Astra 
  • Roid 
  • Star 
  • Gemini 
  • Luna 
  • Capri 
  • Galaxy 
  • Nova 

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Chemistry-Inspired Dog Names

The periodic table is an interesting tidbit of information all on its own, so naturally, we would have a list of potential dog names to represent all things chemistry! Our dogs can be many things: airheads, gassy, and full of drool – all of which are conveniently represented by the elements!

  • Beaker 
  • Amino 
  • Krypton 
  • Agron 
  • Alchemy 
  • Neon 
  • Nickel 
  • Copper 
  • Iron 
  • Zinc 
  • Noble 
  • Bond 
  • Cobalt 
  • Poly 
  • Tin 
  • Nitro 
  • Bromine 
  • Distill 
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Physics-Inspired Dog Names

Physics is a great fundamental idea to ponder when searching for a pet’s name! As a matter of fact, each of these ideas is a force to be reckoned with. Don’t waste too much energy looking elsewhere, as your ability to find the perfect physics-inspired name for your dog will be theoretically relative to how much you study our list below:

  • Magnet 
  • Baro 
  • Motion 
  • Gravity 
  • Ray
  • Watt
  • Diode
  • Gamma
  • Cyclotron
  • Neutron 
  • Vector 
  • Static 
  • Theory 
  • Quantum 
  • Fuse
  • Force 
  • Torque
  • Atom 
  • Decibel
  • Law
  • Pulse
  • Idiom 
  • Joule 
  • Solar 
  • Mass 

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Biology-Inspired Dog Names

As your pup will inevitably grow from a youngling to a mature dog, you might be interested in going with an evolutionary name.

  • Corpus 
  • Algae 
  • Fossil 
  • Pollen
  • Dicot 
  • Embryo 
  • Neuro
  • Exon 
  • Mortis
  • Sessile
  • Monera
  • Zygote
  • Polar
  • Omni
  • Isomer 
  • Niche
  • Gonad 
  • Lesion 
  • Fungi
  • Brains 
  • Derma 
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Other Scientist-Inspired Dog Names

Not specific to one genre, these options are adorable and fun name considerations. 

  • Gizmo 
  • Apache 
  • Bones 
  • Fidget 
  • Apex 
  • Nebula 
  • Chi 
  • Pi 
  • Delta 
  • Alpha 
  • Kappa 
  • Sigma 

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Scientist-Type Dog Names

There are many fields in which one may be a scientist! So generally speaking, one of these areas would make for an excellent sciencey name for the smartest of pooches. 

  • Bota (Botanist)
  • Astro (Astronomer)  
  • Geo (Geologist)
  • Gene (Geneticist)
  • Cyto (Cytologist)
  • Agro (Agronomist)
  • Hydro (Hydrologist)
  • Eco (Ecologist)

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Finding the Right Scientific Name for Your Dog

We hope that you were able to find a cool and thought-provoking scientific dog name for your brand new addition from our list of science and scientist-inspired names. All cute and fun in their ways, certain pups of all backgrounds, breeds and genders can be paired with something suitable! If you are a major fan of the sciences, you might appreciate the famous names we’ve gathered and the ideas supporting their work. 

We know there are a ton of choices among these, so picking just one might be tough. Consider the following guidelines as you narrow down your search: 

Which one speaks to an area you love? For those with the periodic table taped to their wall or a skylight carved into their bedroom, this would be an easy choice! For others, decide if you want to choose a name as vast as the sky, or as lit as the lab!

Now that you’ve narrowed down your topic, what has drawn you here? The famous scientists, the area in which they study, or the subject of their work? For example, Einstein, who studied physics, and was responsible for the theory of relativity. 

Finally, choose your favorites and recite them to your pup! They might surprise you with an approving tail wag or disapproving whimper.

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