Nerdy Names for Dogs and Cats

By Erick Laubach

Ain't nothing wrong with being a nerd. In fact, if you're a nerd and proudly identify yourself as such (which you should!) AND you also happen to be racking your brain for a name for your new fur-kid, fear not. We've compiled a list of some of the nerdiest pet names to be found anywhere.

We've got name ideas for: Computer & Graphic Design Nerds, Math & Science Nerds, Film & TV Nerds, Gamer Nerds, and Comic Book Nerds. We realize that this is in no way an exhaustive list of categories—for example, we're missing History Nerds and Music Nerds—but if we included every single kind we could think of, this list would go on for days. Even if you can’t find the perfect moniker on this list, we’re sure that it’ll take your brainstorm into even greater heights of geekery.

Your fave nerdy name not on the list? Comment below!

Computer & Graphic Design Nerd Names

• Ajax
• Apple
• Beta
• Bing
• Bug
• Boot
• Cache
• Chroma
• Cloud
• Cisco
• Codex
• Chip
• Data
• dOS
• dongle
• dot matrix
• Gif
• Google
• Glitch
• Java
• Mac
• Megabyte
• Node
• Pixel
• Raster
• Render
• Ruby (On Rails)
• Vector
• Widget
• Wysiwyg
• Zip

Math & Science Nerd Names

• Aristotle
• Bunsen
• Beaker
• Dalton
• da Vinci
• Darwin
• Digit
• Edison
• Einstein
• Faraday
• Fractal
• Gadget
• Galileo
• Gizmo
• Hawking
• Kelvin
• Marie Curie
• Laser
• Nebula
• Newton
• Pi
• Quark
• Tesla
• Sagan
• Sputnik
• Sirius
• Watson & Crick (For a pair of pets)

Book Nerd Names

• Ajax (Greek Mythology)
• Agamemnon (Greek Mythology)
• Albus (Harry Potter Series)
• Argos (The Odyssey)
• Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird)
• Blue (The Sound and the Fury)
• Brett (The Sun Also Rises)
• Buck (The Call of the Wild)
• Cerberus (3-headed dog of Greek Mythology)
• Cujo (Cujo)
• Darcy (Pride & Prejudice)
• Dr. Jekyll (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
• Hercules (Greek Mythology)
• Hagrid (Harry Potter Series)
• Hermione (Harry Potter Series)
• Ibsen
• Electra (Greek Mythology)
• Dalloway (Mrs. Dalloway)
• Dante
• Dorian (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
• Gregor (The Metamorphosis)
• Hamlet (Hamlet)
• Holden (The Catcher in the Rye)
• Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights)
• Kurtz (Heart of Darkness)
• Lolita (Lolita)
• MacBeth (MacBeth)
• Marlowe (The Big Sleep)
• Mr. Hyde (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
• Moby (Moby Dick)
• Nana (Peter Pan)
• Neville (Harry Potter Series)
• Pilot (Jane Eyre)
• Pip (Great Expectations)
• Quixote (Don Quixote)
• Potter (Harry Potter Series)
• Santiago (The Old Man and the Sea)
• Sancho Panza (Don Quixote)
• Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird)
• Sherlock (The Sherlock Holmes Series)
• Snape (Harry Potter Series)
• Yossarian (Catch 22)

Film & TV Nerd Names

• Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
• Alvy (Annie Hall)
• Amelie
• Anakin (Star Wars)
• Arya (Game of Thrones)
• Astro (Jetsons)
• Bella (Twilight)
• Bones (Star Trek)
• Bender (Futurama)
• Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
• Darth (Star Wars)
• Drogo (Game of Thrones)
• Ewok (Star Wars)
• Falkor (The Neverending Story)
• Gizmo (Gremlins)
• Guido (8½)
• Hal (2001 A Space Odyssey)
• Hedwig (Harry Potter; Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
• Hodor (Game of Thrones)
• Khaleesi (Game of Thrones)
• Kubrick (Director, Stanley Kubrick)
• Leela (Futurama)
• Neo (The Matrix)
• Orson (Welles)
• Wookie (Star Wars)
• Chewy (Star Wars)
• Tardis (Dr. Who)
• Tyrion (Game of Thrones)
• Rocky (Rocky)
• Rosebud (Citizen Kane)
• Spock (Star Trek)
• Toto (Wizard of Oz)
• Tron (Tron)
• Yoda (Star Wars)
• Vader (Star Wars)
• Xena (Xena Warrior Princess)

Gamer Nerd Names

• Atari
• Banjo
• Bowser
• Biggs
• Cid
• Chi
• Cloud
• Genesis
• Kazooie
• Kirby
• Jax
• Johnny Cage
• Mario
• Halo
• Luigi
• Link
• Peach
• Pong
• Eve
• Drake
• Raden
• Ryu
• Sonic
• Sub-Zero
• Yoshi
• Wedge
• Varian
• Zelda
• ZugZug

Comic Book & Anime Nerd Names

• Akira
• Bizarro
• Black Widow
• Clark (Kent)
• Deadpool
• Dr. Doom
• Galactus
• Hellboy
• Hulk
• Kal-El
• Lex (Luther)
• Loki
• Magneto
• The Maxx
• Oracle
• Mystique
• Pepper (Potts)
• Professor X
• Rocket
• Rorschach
• Sabertooth
• Sakamoto
• Sasquatch
• Storm
• Taiga
• Thing
• Thor
• Zod