Top 130 Science-Geek Pet Names

So, you're a shameless science geek, and you want your pet to be a living testament to your obsession with physics, astronomy, geology, molecular biology, chemistry, etc ... ? Cool. We're totally down with that.

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Here are our top names based on historical figures in science.

  • Archimedes
  • Aristotle
  • Billy Nye
  • Bohr (Niels Bohr)
  • Cerf (Vincent Gray Cerf)
  • Copernicus
  • Da Vinci
  • Darwin (great for finches!)
  • Edison
  • Edith Clarke
  • Einstein (or Albert. Perfect for any critter with wild, shaggy locks.)
  • Erwin (As in Schrödinger — for cats, of course)
  • Freud (or Sigmund)
  • Galileo
  • Gates (Bill Gates)
  • Goddard (Robert Hutchings Goddard)
  • Hawking
  • Heisenberg (not Walter White!)
  • Higgs (perhaps for a shy, elusive cat?)
  • Hopper (Grace Hopper)
  • Hubble
  • Jobs (Steve Jobs)
  • Kepler (Johannes Kepler)
  • Khan (Bob Khan)
  • Laika
  • Lovelace (Ada Lovelace)
  • Marie Curie
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Newton (or Sir Isaac)
  • Pascal
  • Pasteur (Louis Pasteur)
  • Pavlov (for dogs ... or cats —they drool, too)
  • Pelton (Lester Allan Pelton)
  • Rosalind (Rosalind Franklin)
  • Sagan
  • Tesla (or Nikola)
  • Tycho (Tycho Brahe)
  • Woz (Steve Wozniak)

Top pet names for science geeks.

  • Ajax
  • Amp
  • Apache
  • Apollo
  • Aquarius
  • Argon
  • Asteroid
  • Astra
  • Atom
  • Aurora
  • Axis
  • Beaker
  • Beta
  • Boron
  • Byte
  • Carbon
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  • Chet
  • Chip
  • Cipher
  • Comet
  • Cosmo
  • Cyber
  • Data
  • Delta
  • Digit
  • Dob (Dobsonian)
  • Doppler
  • Eclipse
  • Equinox
  • Flare
  • Flurry
  • Galaxy
  • Gamma
  • Geo
  • Gibbous
  • Glitch
  • Gram
  • Gravity
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  • Halo
  • Hedron
  • Helix
  • Iris
  • Isotope
  • Jet
  • Jupiter
  • Kernal
  • Kilo (kilogram)
  • Laser
  • Linux
  • Luna
  • Mac
  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Meteor
  • Micron
  • Moon
  • Nano
  • Nebula
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  • Neon
  • Neptune
  • Neutron
  • Nitro
  • Nova
  • Orbit
  • Photon
  • Pi
  • Pipette
  • Pixel
  • Pluto
  • Polar
  • Quark
  • Quasar
  • Radar
  • Rocket (for superfast runners)
  • Ruby
  • Saturn
  • Solstice
  • Sonic
  • Spark
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  • Star
  • Sunny
  • Tetra
  • Titan
  • Twilight
  • Vector
  • Venus
  • Volt
  • Widget
  • Zero
  • Zeta
  • Zinc
  • Zodiac

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

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