Zodiac-Inspired Dog Names

by Sundays

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Are you in search of the perfect name for your new pup? Check out these zodiac-inspired dog names.

Sure, you’ve heard of zodiac signs, and you more than likely know what sign you are. You may even know whether your dog is an Aries or a Libra and if the two of you are the perfect match. If you don’t know what month (or year) they were born, you can still make your best guess based on their personality traits. 

Whether you have a puppy and you’re 100% sure of their birth date, or you adopted a dog and have no idea, they need a name that’s worthy of all the quirks of their zodiac sign. Here’s a little about each sign and a list of the best zodiac names for dogs.

Aries (March 21 - April 19) | Ram | Fire sign

Just like a ram, Aries like to lead with their head. They are super confident, even if they actually have no idea what they’re doing. 

So an Aries pup will dive right into whatever they want to do, whether it’s mealtime or playtime. They might try to lead you on every walk because they know exactly where they want to go. Even though they are determined and impatient, Aries pups are also upbeat and optimistic.

Here are some names that are fitting for an Aries dog:

Buck: Slang for ram

Butterfly: A nice springtime name for dogs on the move

Rambo: Action film character from the ‘80s

Rogue: They love to go rogue

Scarlett: Because they are ruled by Mars, the red planet

Tup (the pup): Rams are called “tups” in some parts of Scotland

Celebrity Aries you can name your pup after:

Elton John

Ewan McGregor

Keira Knightly

Lady Gaga

Pharrell Williams

Reese Witherspoon

Taurus (April 20–May 20) | Bull | Earth sign

Yes, a Taurus may be stubborn, but they are also hardworking and dependable. They have certain ways of doing things and enjoy the finer things in life.

If your dog is a Taurus, their perfect Sunday morning would find them snuggled up in the finest, softest, comfiest blankie, with you hand-feeding them their favorite Sundays for Dogs recipe. Did we mention Taurus pups love comfort?

You might want to call your Taurus dog by one of these:

Audrey: Noble and strong

Bullwinkle: Technically a moose, but the name fits

Fintan: Irish name meaning “white fire” or “white bull”

Moxie: Energy, courage, and determination

Neci: Intense and fiery

Thoreau: French name that means “strength of a bull”

Toro: Spanish word for bull

Celebrity Tauruses you can name your pup after:


Channing Tatum


Gigi Hadid

Rami Malek

Gemini (May 21–June 20) | Twins | Air sign

The party doesn’t start until a Gemini walks in. These talkative signs love meeting new people and learning new things.

Dogs born under the sign of the twins are sure to make new friends wherever they go–whether human or canine. Your Gemini dog will love learning new tricks, but don’t be surprised by their short attention span.

Great twin names for Gemini dogs include:

Apollo (god) / Artemis (goddess)

Castor / Pollux

Gilgamesh / Enkidu

Leda (Project Leda from Orphan black)

Osiris (boy) / Isis (girl)

Romulus / Remus

Rumi / Sir (Beyonce’s twins)

Tia / Tamera

Celebrity Geminis you can name your pup after:

Idina Menzel

Iggy Azalea

Liam Neeson

Marilyn Monroe

Mel B (aka Scary Spice)


Shia LeBeouf

Cancer (June 21–July 22) | Crab | Water sign

If you know any Cancers, then you know they tend to be emotional and have strong ties to their family and friends. In fact, they will defend them at all costs.

Just like crabs, Cancer pups might take a little while to come out of their shell. But when they do, you’ll have a loyal homebody that loves spending time with you and comforting you when you’re not feeling your best.

Check out these appropriate crab-inspired names for Cancer dogs:


Kingler (Pokemon)

Krabby Patty 

Sebastian the crab


Celebrity Cancers you can name your pup after:

Jaden Smith

Mindy Kaling

Post Malone


Selena Gomez

Vin Diesel

Leo (July 23–August 22) | Lion | Fire sign

Fires are pretty dramatic, and true to their fire sign identities, so are Leos. They never lack passion and are always seeking out the spotlight.

Does this sound like a four-legged Leo that you know? If so, they probably crave attention from anyone willing to give it. Leos are proud, loyal, and put their heart into everything they do, including their relationships with their people.

Here are some excellent lion-inspired options for naming a Leo dog:










Celebrity Leos you can name your pup after:

Barack Obama

Cole Sprouse

Demi Lovato

Dua Lipa


Mick Jagger

Virgo (August 23–September 22) | Maiden | Earth sign

If you want something done right, or should we say perfectly, you need a Virgo. Not only are Virgos perfectionists, but they’re pretty proud of this fact.

Now, when it comes to Virgo canines, this trait can come out in interesting ways. Your dog might love lining up their toys in a row or in specific shapes, or they might take a full 10 minutes circling and scratching in their beds to get all the fluffiness in the exact right spot.

We rounded up this list of Virgo names for dogs:

Akhil: Whole or perfect

Avani: Good earth 

Gaia: Earth mother

Kaj: Danish for earth

Kenzo: Strong and healthy

Kritu: Perfect handsome one

Celebrity Virgos you can name your pup after:

Blake Lively

Jack Black

Keanu Reeves

Kobe Bryant

Liam Payne



Libra (September 23–October 23) | Scales | Air sign

Libras are known for having tons of charm and great taste. They love being surrounded by beauty, comfort, and all the finer things in life.

Of course, Libras are also known for never being able to make a decision, no matter how small it is. You might have a Libra dog if only the finest bedding will do (your bed) and they will only accept the best dog food (Sundays!) for every meal.

The best name for Libra dogs are:

Cosmo: Beauty and order


Irie: Peace and harmony


Saldo: Balance in Finnish


Sheehan: The peaceful one

Celebrity Libras you can name your pup after:

Bruno Mars

Cardi B


Serena Williams

Snoop Dogg

Zac Efron

Scorpio (October 24–November 21) | Scorpion | Water sign

This water sign is brave, loyal, and full of emotional energy. Scorpios are often misunderstood and characterized as being sneaky, always plotting something. 

Of course, if you have a Scorpio dog, you can bet that they probably are carefully plotting how to steal some delicious food from the table. But once you gain their trust, your little pup will be 100% invested in you and the bond between you.

Some fitting names for Scorpio dogs include:

Cyrene: Supreme power


Koa: Hawaiian for warrior

Oscar: Champion warrior

Takeo: Strong as bamboo

Valencia: Brave and strong

Celebrity Scorpios you can name your pup after:




Penn Badgley

Willow Smith

Winona Ryder

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21) | Archer | Fire sign

Sagittarians have an infinite thirst for knowledge and adventure. And they go all in on whatever they set their sights on–at least until the next quest comes along.

What you see is what you get with your Sagittarius pup. They don’t try to hide anything they’re up to, and their devotion to you also comes with no strings attached. Just be sure to keep an eye on your curious thrill-seeker so they don’t get into trouble.

What to call a Sagittarian dog:

Artemis: Goddess of the hunt (archer reference)

Hawkeye: Founding member of the Avengers

Katniss: Top-notch archer from The Hunger Games

Legolas: Lord of the Ring expert marksman

Merida: Bow hunter from Brave

Celebrity Sagittarians you can name your pup after:

Brad Pitt


Jonah Hill

Miley Cyrus


Trey Songz

Capricorn (December 22–January 19) | Goat | Earth sign

Once a Capricorn has their mind set on something, you really can’t talk them out of it. This could be a good or a bad thing. 

For your Capricorn doggo, their goal could be mastering that new trick you’re working on together, or it could be gaining top dog status in the neighborhood. No matter the objective, a Capricorn’s focus never wavers. 

Here are some good ideas for Capricorn dog names:





Mr. Tumnus



Celebrity Capricorns you can name your pup after:

Denzel Washington

Dolly Parton

Kit Harington

Orlando Bloom

Zooey Deschanel

Aquarius (January 20–February 18) | Water Bearer | Air sign

Aquarians are what you might call sensitive dreamers. As an air sign, they literally have their head in the clouds. 

So what does this mean for Aquarian dogs? They can be pretty stubborn if they get an idea into their heads, and they also have a rebellious streak. It’s best to let them think they are in control while always offering gentle guidance and love.

Aquarian dogs might do well with one of the following names:

Aria: Wind


Ciel: French for sky

Endri: Dreamer

Morpheus: God of dreams

Nuage: French for cloud

Zephyr: West wind

Celebrity Aquarians you can name your pup after:

Bella Poarch

Elijah Wood

Guy Fieri

Oprah Winfrey


Pisces | February 19–March 20 | Fish | Water sign

Adaptable, emotional, and artistic–these all describe the Pisces sign. They can get their head stuck in the clouds quite a bit, and you might wonder if they are living in a fantasy world sometimes.

As for dogs born under Aquarius, they are kind and gentle creatures, and highly attuned to your feelings and needs. Aquarian dogs are excellent cuddlers, and they also like having a “job” to do, even if it’s just carrying around their favorite toy.

We’ve rounded up some of the best names for Pisces dogs:







Mr. Piranha

Celebrity Pisces you can name your pup after:

Bad Bunny

Drew Barrymore

Elliot Page


Oscar Isaac


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