What's in a Name? 270 Shakespearean Names For Your Dog

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But soft! What name for thy pupper will you take? These 270 Shakespearean names are the best: how can you pick just one?

Have a love for the written word? Check out these Shakespeare-inspired names for your dog below!

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Shakespearean names for female dogs

  • Adrian
  • Adriana
  • Alice
  • Aliena
  • Audrey
  • Baptista
  • Beatrice
  • Bianca
  • Blanche
  • Callie
  • Calpurnia
  • Cassandra
  • Cassie
  • Celia
  • Ceres
  • Cleo
  • Cleopatra
  • Cobweb
  • Cordelia
  • Cupid
  • Ophelia
  • Cymbeline
  • Desdemona
  • Diana
  • Dion
  • Dionyza
  • Dolabella
  • Duchess
  • Eleanor
  • Elizabeth
  • Emilia
  • Francisca
  • Gertrude
  • Grey
  • Helen
  • Helena
  • Helena
  • Hermia
  • Hermione
  • Imogen
  • Iris
  • Isabella
  • Isidore
  • Jacquenetta
  • Jane
  • Jessica
  • Joan
  • Julia
  • Juliet
  • Juno
  • Jupiter
  • Kate
  • Katharine
  • Katherina
  • Katherine
  • Lavinia
  • Leonine
  • Luce
  • Luciana
  • Lucia
  • Margaret
  • Maria
  • Mariana
  • Miranda
  • Mona
  • Morgan
  • Octavia
  • Olivia
  • Ophelia
  • Paulina
  • Phebe
  • Portia
  • Regen
  • Robin
  • Rosalind
  • Rosaline
  • Rose
  • Silvia
  • Tamora
  • Tatiana
  • Titania
  • Ursula
  • Valentine
  • Valeria
  • Verona
  • Viola

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Shakespearean names for male dogs

  • Aaron
  • Abbott
  • Abhorson
  • Abraham
  • Abram
  • Achilles
  • Adam
  • Adrian
  • Aediles
  • Aemilius
  • Aeneas
  • Agrippa
  • Ajax
  • Alarbas
  • Albany
  • Alexander
  • Alexas
  • Alonso
  • Andronicus
  • Angelo
  • Angus
  • Antenor
  • Antonio
  • Antony
  • Arogon
  • Ariel
  • Arthur
  • Bagot
  • Balthasar
  • Banquo
  • Bardolph
  • Barnardo
  • Bartholomew
  • Basset
  • Benedick
  • Benvolio
  • Berkeley
  • Berri
  • Bertram
  • Bishop
  • Bottom
  • Borachio
  • Brandon
  • Brutus
  • Buckingham
  • Bushy
  • Cade
  • Caius
  • Caliban
  • Canterbury
  • Caesar
  • Camillo
  • Capulet
  • Cassio
  • Cassius
  • Catesby
  • Cato
  • Cesario
  • Charles
  • Cicero
  • Clarence
  • Claudio
  • Claudius
  • Clifford
  • Corin
  • Corin
  • Cornelius
  • Crab (Launce's dog in the Two Gentleman of Verona!)
  • Curan
  • Curtis
  • Davy
  • Decius
  • Demetrius
  • Dennis
  • Derby
  • Diomedes
  • Dion
  • Donalbain
  • Douglas
  • Duncan
  • Earl
  • Edgar
  • Edmund
  • Edward
  • Egeon
  • Egeus
  • Emmanuel
  • Fabian
  • Fang
  • Fenton
  • Feste
  • Ferdinand
  • Flavius
  • Fleance
  • Fortinbras
  • Francis
  • Francisco
  • Fred
  • Frederick
  • Freddy
  • Friar
  • George
  • Gerald
  • Gobbo
  • Gonzalo
  • Grey
  • Griffith
  • Guildenstern
  • Gunner
  • Hal
  • Hamlet
  • Hector
  • Henry
  • Hero
  • Horatio
  • Hubert
  • Iago
  • Jamy
  • Jaques
  • John
  • Joseph
  • Julius
  • Justice
  • Laertes
  • Lance
  • Launcelot
  • Lennox
  • Leonardo
  • Lincoln
  • Lorzenzo
  • Lucio
  • Lucius
  • Lysander
  • Macbeth
  • Malcolm
  • Marcellus
  • Marcus
  • Mercutio
  • Michael
  • Montague (or Monty for short!)
  • Morgan
  • Mortimer
  • Morton
  • Morty
  • Nell
  • Oberon
  • Octavius
  • Oliver
  • Oswald
  • Orlando
  • Oswald
  • Othello
  • Paris
  • Peter
  • Petruchio
  • Phillip
  • Philo
  • Pistol
  • Polonius
  • Prospero
  • Puck
  • Regan
  • Reynaldo
  • Richard
  • Robert
  • Robin
  • Roderigo
  • Romeo
  • Rosencrantz
  • Ross
  • Sebastian
  • Shakespeare
  • Shaw
  • Silvius
  • Stephano
  • Timon
  • Titinius
  • Toby
  • Tybalt
  • Ulysses
  • Usher
  • Valentine
  • Vincent
  • William

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