123 Adventurous Dog Names

Your dog is your new best bud. He'll be right by your side on all of your adventures, whether it's just a quick drive to the grocery store or a trek through the Himalayas. No matter if your new puppy is a fluffy, floppy-eared German shepherd or a sleek, short-haired Italian greyhound, falling in love at first sight with your puppy is the easy part.

What's not always easy is coming up with the perfect name. As you get to know your new adventure dog, give her the perfect name. Here's a list of 123 perfect adventure-inspired names for your dog.

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Dog names inspired by famous male adventurers

  • Marco (Polo)
  • Robert (Peary)
  • Edmund (Hillary)
  • Ernest (Shackleton)
  • Thor (Heyerdahl)
  • Bear (Grylls)
  • Steve (Irwin)
  • Ibn (Battuta)
  • George (Aylwin Hogg)
  • William (Montgomery McGovern)
  • Zachary ("Zac" Sunderland)
  • Amerigo (Vespucci)
  • Christopher (Columbus)
  • Vasco (da Gama)
  • Giovanni (Caboto aka John Cabot)
  • Ferdinand (Magellan)
  • James (Cook)
  • Meriwether (Lewis)
  • William (Clark)
  • Tristan (de Cunha)
  • Neil (Armstrong)
  • Daniel (Boone)
  • Johnny (Appleseed)
  • Hernan (Cortes)
  • Juan (Ponce de Leon)
  • Leif (Erickson)
  • Buzz (Aldrin)
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Dog names inspired by famous female adventurers

  • Amelia (Earhart)
  • Nellie (Bly)
  • Bessie (Coleman)
  • Hannah (McKeand)
  • Abigail ("Abby" Sunderland
  • Cecilie (Skog)
  • Gertrude (Belle)
  • Louise (Arner Boyd)
  • Diana (Nyad)
  • Tania (Aebi)
  • Ann (Bancroft)
  • Jeanne (Bare)
  • Carol (Beckwith)
  • Isabella (Bird)
  • Calamity Jane
  • Renata (Chlumska)
  • Octavie (Coudreau)
  • Sophia (Danenberg)
  • Robyn (Davidson)
  • Laura (Dekker)
  • Sally (Ride)
  • Sacagawea
  • Dian (Fossey)
  • Sarah (Winnemucca)
  • Valentina (Tereshkova)
  • Annie (Oakley)
  • Junko (Tabei)
  • Adeline (van Buren)
  • Augusta (van Buren)
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Dog names inspired by adventurous places

  • Timbuktu
  • Himalaya
  • Galapagos
  • Uluru
  • Sierra
  • Amazon
  • Patagonia
  • Iceland
  • Colombia
  • Baja
  • Mongolia
  • Svalbard
  • Antarctica
  • Alaska
  • Caribbean
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Everest
  • Denali
  • Canyon
  • Reef
  • Rainier
  • Yosemite
  • Montana
  • Shasta
  • Paris
  • Kona
  • Avalon
  • Sydney
  • Adelaide
  • Melbourne
  • Zulu
  • Bali
  • Denver
  • Rio
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • Kenai
  • Andes
  • Yukon
  • Tahoe
  • Niagara
  • Toronto
  • Nunavut
  • Cairo
  • Dakar
  • Tangier
  • Luxor
  • Accra
  • Santiago
  • Quito
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Dog names inspired by adventurous dogs

  • Lassie
  • Wishbone
  • Beethoven
  • Jerry Lee
  • Buddy
  • Hachi
  • Tramp
  • Marley
  • Otis
  • Rin Tin Tin
  • Scooby
  • Shadow
  • Chance
  • Skipper
  • Snoopy
  • Milo
  • Toto

Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?

Pets are like our children. We love them, care for them, and we get to dress them up in adorable outfits so it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect pet name that reflects their personality and potential. Because settling on a name for your new pet can be hard and emotionally wrenching (oh the indecision!), we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names below!